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2017 Geek-A-Long: Thor

He’s hot. He’s sexy. He doesn’t understand your human ways. He’s…

THOR, GOD OF THUNDER!

Lightning bolts and abs aside, I never got into the Thor comics. The closest I ever got was when he made an appearance in Squirrel Girl, which honestly was delightful. Loki turned himself into Cat Thor and then stayed that way for a while just to upset Thor. Straight up charming, guys.

Squirrel Girl comics

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Static Shock

I loved Static Shock. The show was fun and heartfelt and relevant without being overt. It was the first cartoon to star an African American superhero and felt like it came out of nowhere. In reality, it was based off of a character created as part of DC’s Milestone Universe, which focused on Dakota City after a chemical explosion gave a bunch of people super powers. It was gritty and diverse and violent and didn’t…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen isn’t her name. It’s Spider-Woman. Well, really it’s Gwen Stacy. In an alternate universe where Peter Parker doesn’t get bitten, Gwen does. She starts fighting crime as the Amazing Spider-Woman until a tragedy strikes. On her prom night, her friend Peter, wanting to be a superhero, turns himself into the Lizard and dies while fighting Spider-Woman. She has to go on with her life, living next to the Parkers without ever telling them the truth of how their nephew died. It’s a great story, but started…

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Linvilla Pullover Pint-Sized

Is it possible to have an Eggo Waffle hangover? Because I’m pretty sure I have one. Over the weekend, we had a nine-hour-long Stranger Things 2 marathon party, and we ate an embarrassing amount of waffles. I’m talking about bought-it-in-bulk-from-CostCo amount of embarrassing. I naively thought I’d have some left over for breakfast for the next month, but no. We went at them like it was our jobs. On the upside, my sugar high ensured that I made serious progress on my Christmas knitting.

But today isn’t about…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Beast Boy

Even though we put the final Geek-A-Long Guild boxes of the year into the mail, I still have trouble believing this is the 44th square, which means there are only four left after today! FOUR. Where did the year even go? How did we get only two days away from November? I swear to Chuck ::winks at Supernatural fans:: that I was crocheting sea creatures pool side yesterday and making Fourth of July plans. I know I’ve been chipping away at my Christmas knitting, knocking items of…

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Currently Crushing On

Hello and good morning! How are you as we enter the final stretch of October? I was doing awesome. For the first time in my adult life, I managed to purchase Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters a week in advance instead of scrambling to get it the day of, but now it turns out there was a reason why I wait until the last minute: my dear husband, who is currently laying in bed moaning, “Why did you let me do this to me?”

Normally, my husband is the responsible one in our relationship since I’m the hurricane of crazy.

Megan-Anne at…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Kitty Pryde

There’s this cliche in X-Men comics that whenever a new character joins the team the cover says “Welcome to the X-Men, hope you survive the experience!” The first person to get that message was Kitty Pryde, a young teenage Jewish girl who could phase through solid matter and disrupt electronics. She is the point of view character for generations of fans and one of the most well known X-Men. In the comics anyways, she only had a very small role in the movies.

Shadowcat doesn’t care…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Blue Beetle

The Blue Beetle I know and love, Jaime Reyes, was actually the third person to take on the Scarab. He was a relatively normal kid from Texas until he discovered the Blue Beetle Scarab on his way home from school. He took it home and it did exactly what your innermost nightmares thought it would. It came alive, grafted itself onto his spine, and induced some weird dreams. Super fun, right?

To make matters even creepier, the Scarab is part of a living hive-mind, genetically engineered by these jerky aliens called…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Fantastic Four


The Fantastic Four are Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, The Thing, and Mr. Fantastic. Unless The Thing leaves and then She-Hulk takes his place. Or if Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, and the Hulk happen to be around.

Or if there are more than four people on the team. Or if any of them happen to be dead or missing in another dimension.

Fantastic Four was the foundation of the Marvel Universe….

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Giveaway Winner and Advent Yarn Calendars

Hi. Hello. How are you? I’m 100 percent hungover, so I’m going to need everyone to read quietly today. Last night, my husband and I celebrated our 4-year anniversary, and I might’ve gotten a little carried away drinking these blackberry Moscato cocktail things. They’d bring me this single serve martini shaker filled with deliciousness and then I’d pour it into a glass of Moscato… It seemed like a great idea at the time. You see, my husband and I take turns being the designated driver, he gets Valentines Day and I get our anniversary, but we have this rule…

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