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Back on track!
I need to finish out my Star Wars theme, and give some love to Finnie-Finn-Finn! I really loved The Force Awakens, and Finn was that perfect blend of familiar, and yet fresh! And I REALLY wanted to do a Stormtrooper outfit, but needed it to be Finn too! Also: that
is so cool! It's available through
! I want a few more from there (especially the Rey one 😍).
Here is a Finn inspired playlist!
Is there a workout cosplay you'd like to see? Maybe just a character inspired playlist you'd like to sweat, or dance too? Let me know in the comments, or on twitter
Today is of course Rey...who's last name we "don't know." **
** (though by now you
seen the movie): She is also a bad mamma jamma and a brilliant pilot...which I assume "runs in the family." I apologize for the quotation marks, but I'm pretty sure she's a Skywalker. Anyway, Rey is a fierce fighter, and becomes even more fierce as a Jedi bad-ass! That's why this outfit is based around outdoor terrain running...but also so you can use a bo staff like Rey
And here's a hand-holding/bo-staff swinging playlist:
Is there a Workout Cosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, or, tweet me:
Today's Workout Cosplay is inspired by Kylo Ren!
I really LOVE that vest! I want one so bad! Kylo does dress in my favorite color (to wear): black! And since there's still a lot of cool weather, I tried to make this a warm for all (...ish?) outfit. I also really like the water bottle as these are a great way to bring some of your nerdy inspiration to the gym!
Here's a Kylo inspired playlist...it's a moody-movement inspired, 'cause Kylo ;P
Hope you liked today's Workout Cosplay!
Have a Workout Cosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, or, tweet me
Today's workout cosplay ties into last week's! Where BB-8 is a CSO, Poe is the pilot!
Oh, Oscar Isaac...why you be so dreamy. But seriously, Poe was such an awesome character in The Force Awakens (TFA), and I'm super stoked he was not killed off! Can't wait to see more of his and Finn's Bromance (/romance?).
As for the playlist...
Did you know: Oscar Isaac played in some florida ska bands in his youth? My Rude-Joie heart is fluttering! In fact,
article is 100% to blame for this week's workout playlist, dubbed "
"! Hope you enjoy this (mostly) 90's nostalgia trip!
Bonus points: for cardio,
-ing to the beat is not a bad cardio at all! In fact, it's really fun and makes you work your obliques if you swing your arms right.
Have a fun #WorkoutCosplay you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments, and/or, tweet me @Joie_Fatale!
Today's workout cosplay is inspired by the
I love the Star Wars droids, and just generally love robots! But BB-8 is the cutest thing since R2-D2 and G.I.R. (from
...told you I love robots)! I'm going to hold off on gushing about BB-8, but know: I have seriously thought about changing my pup Thorin's name to BB-8! Also: that gym bag! <3 p="">
Here's a BB-8 inspired playlist to help you
a-long your workout ;)
Be prepared...next week will be a strait up "Nostalgia Trip" in terms of the playlist, but it'll be FUN!
Have a #WorkoutCosplay you'd like to see, let me know in the comments, or, tweet me
And what better way to kick off, than with my fellow Female Geek Bloggers in: FANDOM FRIDAYS (imagine here, a dramatic echo). Megan from The Nerdy Girlie, and, Kristin from Super Space Chick
This Friday we are looking at our Gateway Fandoms--Our fandoms that got us into fandoms, the nerd life, the things we unabashedly *squee* about!!!
Here, friends, are mine, ranked from the most recent of these, to my very first (and just so you know, Harry Potter was number 6...and you'll see why when you get to #1).
5). Invader Zim
I remember Friday March 30, 2001 (you see why this is on the list?) because I knew that this new show was going to be awesome, but, unfortunately, it would not be appreciated until it was cancelled, because that's how life works. I actually stumbled across the show's premiere on Nickelodeon not because I knew it was airing, but by the luck of channel-surfing. I loved Jhonen Vasquez's Johnny the Homicidal Maniac already, and when I saw the "created by" at the end of the episode, I understood the familiarty and was hooked and have been GIR-obsessed since episode one (I even got him in tattoo form!).
4). Astonishing X-Men: Age of Apocalypse
3). Sailor Moon (anime)
2). Star Wars
1). My Dadoo!
|Art by Jeffrey Brown from: Vader's Little Princess|
My dad is a nerd.That's who I get it from! He's a history nerd, a Trekkie/Trekker (he's dressed as an Alien, and Captain Kirk a few times),a Sleepy-Head (Sleepy Hollow fan), a Star Wars nerd (he had a license plate that read Darth Vader--in license plate lingo), and more recently, I've been introducing him to Doctor Who which he likes, but has some watching to do. He watched Smallville, and is excited for The Flash and is starting Arrow! Since I was little I was a fan of my parent's, but, since this is about "Gateways" I gotta say, my dad is the number one in the arena! (Addendum: The only reason Harry Potter wasn't number 5 is because my dad was the person who got me into nerdy things...EVERYTHING I love are in one way or another because of him! So I couldn't, not list him...right?).
My first memory is watching Star Wars with my family.
A little bit of history:
My dad grew up during the 60's, and collected a lot of comics. He even had a Spider-Man number one!
That is until his mom's--my Big Mama's--house caught fire. All the comics were gone, but thank God she made it out!
He also watched the old Batman series with Adam West. He loved the adventures, the utility belt, and of course the boss-est car to ever roam the earth: the Batmobile!
Later, he saw the premiere of Star Trek! He like many people loved the stories! The writing spoke to, and continues to speak to people. Also, he loved Roddenberry and crew's vision of the future which included ALL people of all backgrounds! AND a future where it wasn't just us Earthlings, but some aliens as well.
In his late 20's Star Wars A New Hope came out. Light sabers, space saga, and DARTH-frakking-VADER! How could he not like it? and then, in 1980, The Empire Strikes Back came out, and we met Lando Calrissian, Jedi Master Yoda, saw the ice planet Hoth, and learned one of the greatest shockers of all time:
And with the Return of the Jedi helped signal a new era for my dad: fatherhood! Via your's truly!
With this change my father became a Jedi master in his own right and we--my siblings and I--his young padawans.
Which comes down to me.
Growing up, I know we watched Star Trek, and my dad got us into action figures pretty early on. And the old Batman show?
KUSI 9/51 used to play it all the time (I've kept my old KUSI Kids Club Card all these years). We even have a VHS tape full of episodes including Black Widow (not the Marvel assassin, but an older bank robber). Like my dad, I loved the Batmobile and wanted my own utility belt.
My dad would watch these shows with us, and my mom would watch us all play together. We all had
I'll admit, I'm blessed to have parents that let us play cool games, and read awesome books, rather than being the superstitious kind.
But Star Wars? I LOVED Star Wars!!! I wanted a light saber more than anything in the world. And I definitely wanted to be able to wield the force. The Millenium Falcon; Han Solo; Leia; Luke; Yoda; Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi!
To me, Star Wars was brilliant because it can be enjoyed at any age. Leia was a smart diplomat with a warrior streak. Luke was a sincere kid trying to make his way; Han was the quintessential bad boy with a heart of gold! It was awesome! I liked how at the end of the trilogy Vader redeemed himself and did the right thing in the end and gets to be with Obi-Wan and Yoda (sorry, but I do have the original theatrical versions, and I prefer it...can't help it).
To go back to the opening question:
What is/was your first FANDOM memory?
Was it a video game? The star who played your favorite hero? Something you watched with one of your favorite people?
Please share in the comments! And if you want to write, or have written a post, share a bit about it AND link to your post in the comment box yo'! I would love to read it!