5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Retro Video Games

I’ll be totally honest, I’m not sure what constitutes “retro” here, so I’m just going to list my 5 favorite old games. Plus these things are all subjective anyway. 

1.) Crash Bandicoot. I loved this game so so much. One New Years Eve I stayed up until 5am and tried to beat the game. I was unsuccessful. I am super pumped for the re-boot. Does anyone have a PS4 I can borrow? 

2.) Super Mario Party. When I was growing up we had an old tube TV and a beat up couch out in the garage that we used to play Super Mario Party on for hours and it was so much fun. Sometimes I miss those days. 

3.) Spyro the Dragon. I never quite got the hang of this game, but it still brought me a lot of joy to play. 

4.) Ms. Pacman. I consider this retro, even though you can find it anywhere. But its simple graphics make it a fun throwback. 

5.) Sonic the Hedgehog. This was probably the first game that I would obsess over and play for hours and hours. Such a fun game, I even found an app recently that semi simulates it, and I got obsessed all over again. 

What are your favorite Retro Video Games? 

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Fantasy Creatures I would want as Pets

Life has been a bit crazy lately. I started a new job! It is awesome, but also requires a lot more of my mental energy than I was expecting. I did a little bit of traveling and dog sitting away from my own apartment. This stuff has been really exciting and a lot fun, but my schedule is totally out of whack. All this to say, the blog has had to take a bit of a back seat. I’m working on being better about it, because I’ve missed writing a lot!  On that note, there haven’t been any official 5 Fandom Friday posts from The Nerdy Girlie, but I saw this one floating around and wanted to do it. Without further ado the 5 fantasy creatures I want as pets. 

1.) Dragon. Probably like a dragon from the Eragon series, so we could have a bond and I could ride the dragon. Dragons are awesome, even when they are raining down destruction they are majestic beings, no arguing with that. 

2.) Niffler. From the Harry Potter universe. Seeing these adorable creatures come to life in the Fantastic beasts movie was truly magical. Yes they would destroy a home, but they are just so stinking adorable. 

3.) Pegasus. Flying horse, need I say more. My character in my very first RPG had a pegasus, and he was hella awesome!

4.) Sphinx. There is something so awesome about these mysterious animals. 

5.) Giant Otter. Technically these animals exist. I want like a horse sized otter. This may or may not be something another RPG character had. Otters are so cute and they are vicious, really making them the best animal to ride into battle IMO. 

Do you have any fantastical animals you would want as pets? Let me know in the comments. 

Do you have any fantastical animals you would want as pets? Let me know in the comments. 

5 Fandom Friday: Green Photo Challenge

This 5 Fandom Friday is the Green Photo Challenge. So I am posting 5 photos with a green theme. I will do my best to keep them nerdy, but they don’t necessarily have to be. It just so happens that green is my favorite color so I can find green things everywhere. 

1.) My backpack. I just bought this, and i debated heavily between this green and the black. I decided that everything I own is mostly black, so I decided to take a chance and get the green one. I couldn't be happier about it. 

2.) My plants! I'm just honestly impressed I've kept them alive this long, but they bring me a lot of joy when i look at them. 


3.) My power drill! I love crafting and using power tools so this is one of my favorite things. 

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4.) My dog in a green blanket. Okay this is an opportunity to show you all my adorable dog and to showcase my favorite blanket which happens to be green. 

5.) This is a little corny but its a picture from my balcony. I don't know if you all know this but Washington is called The Evergreen State. I love my adopted home so very much and I love how green it is, even the grey adds to the green. 

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5 Fandom Fridays: Fictional Spouses I'd Totally Marry

This 5 fandom Friday brought to you by The Nerdy Girlie, is all about the fictional husbands/wives that we would marry. I have a feeling this list will be hard to keep to 5. Okay I’m going to start daydreaming now…

1.) Ben Wyatt- Parks and Recreation


He is smart, kind, incredibly nerdy, and has a cute butt. Leslie and Ben have such a fantastic relationship. They have an incredible partnership, and they weather the hard and awkward parts of love with humor and grace. They support each others dreams and Ben was willing to give his up to help Leslie achieve her own, swoon. 

2.) Khal Drogo- Game of Thrones


Beneath his tough never been defeated (except for that one time he got a scratch and it killed him thing) macho attitude. Lies a man who loves his queen more than anything. He was willing to raise an army cross the sea and conquer a foreign land, if that isn’t true love I don’t know what is. 

3.) Jim Halpert- The Office

His sense of humor, his dorky looks, his never-ending love for his wife. Do I need to say more? 

4.) Luke Cage- Luke Cage/ Jessica Jones

Luke Cage is just a fantastic guy. He stands up for whats right. He believes in his community. He has unbreakable skin. When he talks about his wife, who unfortunately was killed you can tell how much he absolutely loved her. Reva helped him out after the whole incident in jail when he got his super powers, and then they fell in love. He cares so much and I would be happy to help him with the loss of his wife. 

5.) Ron Swanson- Parks and Recreation


Another Parks and Rec husband (honestly this list could be just parks and rec guys *cough* Andy Dwyer *cough*). Ron is a scotch drinking feminist who loves strong ladies, like… um… hello that is basically how i see myself. He sticks to his guns, challenges the people he loves in his life, and genuinely cares for and loves his wife. Everything you could possible want in a husband and partner.