Geek of the Week #17

Friday, September 27, 2013

1. Disney Princess renditions have been pretty popular around the web lately and in addition to these cool princesses wearing their prince's outfits, a friend sent me a link to ones wearing garb appropriate to when their movie was released (there are more once you click through)!

2.  This Buzzfeed article has been making the rounds but just in case you haven't seen it: "Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen’s Friendship Is Better Than Yours".

3. I was a complete fangirl yesterday as one of my childhood heroes, Tamora Pierce, was in DC for the National Book Festival!! I went an hour and a half early for her signing but thanks to the kindness of strangers I actually got to hear her speak too (& she totally trolled the audience - it was hilarious). Yay for fellow geeks!

Some memorable moments:

"I set out to write what I wanted to read when I was 12 years old."
"I wanted characters that were real to me...and I wanted them to be girls."

Plus she's currently in the midst of writing Exhile, Arram/Numair's story of his time at mage school in Carthak (with Ozorne)! Eeek! Can't. Wait.

4. More fanart love, because these art nouveau inspired portraits of Hayao Miyazaki's characters are just phenomenal! How do I get them on my wall?!

5. On a bit of a sadder note, I'm sorry to have to say goodbye to Elaine and her blog Clothed Much. I'm not Mormon and not really modest either, but I will miss her fantastic outfits and great sense of humor. Thank goodness she's not giving up Twitter or Instagram!

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