Dear Pottermore: You Don’t Understand Us At All.

006pottermorelogoDear Pottermore, we need to talk. You know I love you, right? Sure, you’re slow to load, and the limitations built into your system are a bit extreme and difficult to work around. But, you’re cooky and odd and you remind me of those endless hours I’d spent clicking around JK Rowling’s website, trying to find easter eggs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans. That sure was a long time ago, now wasn’t it? Gee, I think that was before the sixth book even thought of coming out! I remember those days, and how upset I was over Sirius’s death, and how much time I spent scouring the internet for even the tiniest scrap of information about Harry Potter. I remember pushing myself harder to learn English well enough to be able to write good fanfiction. Shit… you know what? I think I was like, literally, 12.

I’m not 12 anymore, Pottermore. I’m 23 and ¾. I’ve learned English well enough to write fanfiction. I’ve stopped hoping that the random tapping on the window is an owl. I’m… still in denial about Sirius. And Fred. And Lupin. And Tonks. And the fact that Harry would name his son Albus Severus. Like what the actual hell no just no. But… even after all that… I like you, Pottermore. I like you as you are. You’re the place I go when I want to relive those glory days of being young and having nothing good in my life except those scraps of information about Harry Potter that I scrounged up from the internet.

Except, well…

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Friday Favorites #2: stuff we found this week that’s pretty cool

friday faves 2Oh look, it’s Friday again, which means, it’s time for a roundup of things we’ve been really into this week (well past two weeks, I suppose, last week I was just too busy to do a roundup, what with work and all the PVP I was doing in Neverwinter). Today, Steph and I will be bringing you a whole tonne of things we really really really like right now, and hope that some of you are into them too, have an opinion on them, or are planning to try them. Ready? Well… if you’re not you can just pause and prepare yourself before you click the read more button…

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Discussion: Is Elementary better than BBC Sherlock?

yesSo, in a previous post, I mentioned having marathoned the hell out of CBS “Elementary” when I should have instead been catching up on ABC’s “Agent Carter” because I am the literal worst and also I wanted something that was a little bit… chill? I guess. Murder mysteries have always been a favorite of mine, and, (as anyone who ended up here from 3CG would know) I was reared on a steady diet of everything Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Like, murder. It’s fun. So, anyway, I’ve been a longtime skeptic about whether “Elementary” was as good as “BBC Sherlock” because, well, who wasn’t at first, right? It took me like 2.5 years to even get around to watching it; I expected, at most, mediocrity filled with gimmicks.

So what did I end up getting? Well. Here’s a chat Steph and I have had about “Elementary” and “Sherlock”, and which one, ultimately, is the best one. Ready for the answer to that question? Click through to the rest of the post for all the gory details!

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Friday Favorites #1: stuff we found this week that’s pretty great

geek lifestyle friday favorites listOkay, so, for ages back at 3ChicGeeks, I’ve wanted to do a Friday Favorites thing. Partly because we had struggled with having a 3-days-a-week posting schedule that actually, you know, got posted, and partly because I like sharing things I like with people who aren’t necessarily my Facebook friends list, my guild, my alliance, or my favorite subreddit. Plenty of other blogs do it too; I’m especially into how Everyday Is A Holiday does theirs – pretty things that fit their aesthetic and lifestyle. Our aesthetic is divine hipster geek trash and we are here to share things that fit the divine hipster geek trash lifestyle and aesthetic. What things is that? Continue reading, find out, probably regret everything…

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