Hey folks! Things have been very quiet recently, I know. So, I thought I’d bring you all a little semi-regular feature about the nerdy things I’m currently enjoying in life. Because after all, a nerdy life is a lovely life!
Stranger Things. Stranger. Things. STRANGER THINGS. If you haven’t heard about this amazing sci-fi/mystery/horror series on Netflix, where have you been? We initially watched it a few days after it was released, but it’s finally on a lot of people’s radars so I can squee about it more. The story is phenomenal, the cast is fantastic – especially the young actors, they are all just wonderful. I want to protect them and love them, and make sure they’re happy and safe. Plus, the horror aspects of the show are top notch. Also, if you’re a big fan of the eighties and that vibe, you’ll love this even more.
I’ve been rewatching the Saw anthology too. Some might say that after the third film it all went downhill, and there is a point there, but I’m a huge fan of the series. An eighth film is in production as we speak, and I’m curious as to what they’re planning to do with the series – especially with the fate of certain characters made very clear during the film timeline. But I’ll give it a go nonetheless I’m sure. (Controversial opinion time! I fucking adore Detective Mark Hoffman, played by the delicious Costas Mandylor. His character is messed up and wonderful.)
I’m still reading through Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. I go through periods where I’ll read and read, devouring books by the day, and then there might be months where I don’t pick up a single book. Hannibal Lecter is one of my favourite fictional characters, something that was cemented further by the wonderful (and sadly cancelled) TV series. Mads Mikkelsen was the perfect Hannibal. I aim to actually finish this book and pick up another one soon, trying to get back into good reading habits again!
I did pick up Pokemon GO for a little while. But when the company that makes it started buggering it up, it lost its appeal very quickly. I’m a huge Pokemon fan, have been since I was 10 – I’ll be going back to the console games at some point.
This weekend saw the release of Magic: the Gathering’s exciting new multiplayer set, Conspiracy: Take the Crown. I was lucky enough to play in a draft of the game today at work at our launch party for the set, and it was a LOT of fun! The drafting of the cards was a brilliant experience in itself, seeing all the new cards built around the Conspiracy cards. Along with the addition of cards that play on the Monarch mechanic – I was the Queen for two rounds! – it made for a very fun afternoon. If you play MtG, I implore you to get along to your nearest Conspiracy: Take the Crown draft, you won’t regret it.
That’s it for my first regular post with Some Nerd Girl! What have you been up to this week? Drop me a comment below!
Claire is a foul-mouthed British twenty-something who spends most of her time pretending to be an adult. Her nerd status started from an early age with her dad’s love of sci-fi and developed through a love of gaming, reading and horror. As well as volunteering for a charity, Claire writes about her life with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and mental health over at her blog, as well as tweeting nonsense over as @MouthAndSpoons. The dream is to either make it as a successful writer, or go into mental health research. She lives at home with her equally nerdy husband, their dog Lady, cat Pip and a lot of fish.