Geeky Friday – Bioware Fashion

I can’t really remember how I came across it, I think it was in an article about their fashion show at PAX, but at the moment I’m hovering over the BioWare store looking at all the pretty, stylish and functional stuff they created for their lady fans (from size S to XXL, they really know how to do it right!).

When I came out as a geeky girl on this blog, I didn’t really mention I like playing computer games too, since I can’t actually play them because of my motion sickness (which also complicates taking selfies). But I do and so I play along with one of the housemates helping them make the right decisions and giving them style advise for their characters.
The game I liked best so far happens to be a BioWare game: Dragon Age.

So now I’m really thinking that it would be so awesome if this skater dress could become my birthday dress (yes, it seems I’m a bit obsessed with birthday dresses this week, but I promise I’ll talk about something else next week!)

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How do you feel about geeky clothing? Would you wear a dress, tank top or other item of clothing that could come right out of your favourite game?

Geeky Friday – The games edition

Both my housemates and I love playing board and card games and playing these kinds of games is a bit of a theme in all of our friendships, we play them during games days or nights as well as in the early hours of our new year’s celebration.

On Sunday me and my newest housemate visited a couple of friends to play games with them and some other friends. We ended up also eating some take-out chinese, which wasn’t a straight forward thing as we first received the wrong order and had to return to the take-out place. We did get 2 complimentary bottles of wine and some krupuk to make up for the trouble.

I chose my outfit to be suitable for a small apartment holding quite some people on a summer’s day, but also wanted it to be geeky and I had to be able to add hooped earrings following the #IwillwearwhatIlike list.

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In the end I did a triple transgression with hooped earrings as well as a sleeveless geeky graphical T-shirts, paired with a linen skirt and my orange Tamaris bow-sandals, which I bought for the my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary.

We played several games, some I had and some hadn’t played before, but there’s one that stood out enough to make it to my games wishlist. (Yes, apart from my shoe wishlist I also have several other wishlists, including a dresses wishlist)
It’s a game called Dixit, which apparently won a lot of prizes and awards according to boardgamegeek.

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The game goes as follows: the player whose turn it is (I’ll refer to this player as “the first player” for explaining purposes) will look at his/her cards and choose a sentence to “describe” one of the cards he or she has in hand. I use the word describe loosely since you actually want to give a hint about what’s on your card without giving too much away if you want to score points.

Once the “description” is known, all other players look into their hand for a card that could also match that description. They give the cards blindly to the first player who shuffles them and then lays them on the designated spots on the scoreboard.
The other players now try to guess which card was the one of the first player hoping to get it right.

If nobody or everybody finds the correct card, the storyteller scores 0 oints, and each of the other players scores 2 points. Otherwise the first player and whoever found the correct answer scores 3 points. All players, other than the first player, who get their cards voted for receive one point.
The game ends when someone scores 30 points.

As an added feature you can have the first player block one of the cards of the others to avoid it from scoring points too.
(both the choosing and the blocking is done secretively and revealed when everybody has made their choice)

The reason it’s on my whishlist? I love the possibility to do some storytelling and I love guessing games.

Do you like playing games? Have you ever played Dixit and if so, did you like it?

Geeky Friday – 3D printed fashion

I wrote about 3D printing before, but Danit Peleg is taking it to a whole new level, creating a whole line of clothes that you should be able to print from home.
She herself explains it best, so I’ll let her do the talking…

This would finally make it possible for me to post stuff using the hashtag #memade, kinda… (or at least it might provided I can convince the programming housemate that he should buy a 3D printer, which shouldn’t be too hard since he kinda wants one anyway).

Would you be open to printing your own clothing at home or maybe while traveling?

Geeky Friday -The “Minions” edition

Last Sunday we went to see the Minions movie. I had been looking forward to this movie ever since it was announced last year, simply because I’ve adored those little henchmen right from their first appearance in the “Despicable Me” movies.

In this movie we basically follow the Minions on their journey to find the perfect despicable villain to work for. The greater part of the movie we follow 3 particular Minions: Kevin, Stuart and Bob (who kinda reminds me of the almost 3-year-old son of a couple of friends) after they are recruited by Scarlet Overkill (wonderfully voiced by Sandra Bullock) to help her with her evil plans.

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I decided to wear my Ript Apparel “The Minions got the phone box” t-shirt and prompted my housemates to do so too, but they objected. They didn’t want to go all matched up and they objected that by wearing a Minions t-shirt to the Minions movie I was breaking the first rule of fandom shirts, which is quite similar to the first rule of band shirts.
I, however, beg to differ: since this t-shirt represents a crossover of 2 fandoms, it is the best way to convince other Minions fans that they should all be loving and watching Dr Who, so I’ve worn it anyway.

So, what do you think? Did I break the first rule of fandom shirts or not?

Summer Frocktacular

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As the pretty flyer suggest the second Summer Frocktacular ended last Saturday over at Go Frock Yourself.

Due to still being kinda couch bound, I only managed to upload a few pictures, recap and accompanying stories below.

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Started on Sunday with a PJ-day, but did it in frocktacular style by wearing a Musti nightie.

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Wednesday was International fairy day, so I popped on my wings for a quick snap.

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Looking pretty exhausted on Friday when I learned that walking distance can be relative. Went out to mail a letter and ended up on a bench on the other side of the railway bridge (with my house in view) where I had to rest for half an hour.
Was glad I always put on some sunscreen when I go out, even if it is partly cloudy or just for 10 minutes.
(And yes I need (someone) to clean that mirror (for me)).

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International Sunglasses day on Saturday, resulting in my photographer trying all kinds of crazy things to make me laugh because I looked too stern with my sunglasses on.
(Go here for a better look at the dress).

Geeky Friday – Clothing of the future!

Recently I discovered British Pathé and their Vintage fashion youtube channel.  They describe themselves as “the finest newsreel archive in the world and a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.”

They feature a film of the day and upload a new film on their Vintage fashion channel every Wednesday. They also have a war archive channel and a sporting history channel.

To keep in line with the Geeky Friday theme, I hereby present you a 1930’s designers’ idea on what women would wear by the year 2000. Such a pity some of these ideas haven’t been implemented yet

Which of the featured designs would you gladly wear?

Geeky Friday – the towel edition

Last week a dear friend celebrated her 42nd birthday, so on Saturday we gave her a surprise towel party, for which none of us panicked because we all knew where our towel was at.

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I myself combined my own birthday party outfit from last year (which was a gift from myself to myself as per yearly tradition) with a hot pink head towel similar to the one my housemate is wearing;. Unfortunately (or not) there’s no picture proof of that since nobody else took pictures…

Since it was International Gin Day, we kinda had an additional cocktail party theme going on too, hence the bow tie on the afore mentioned housemate and the tiki cocktail inspired outfit on the other housemate (who luckily doesn’t always go to parties like this).

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If none of the above makes any sense to you, you probably haven’t read Douglas Adams’ ” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (or seen the movie adaptation) and don’t know that 42 is The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.

In order to keep with the towel party theme, I decided to let this little towel kitty help me hand over our birthday gift (a voucher for an amazing absinthe and cocktail bar in Ghent).

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Instructions on how to make this particular piece of towel origami can be found here.

Have you ever held a towel party or tried your hand at towel origami? And have you read (or seen) “The Hitchhiker’s Guide”?