Friday Favorites #71

August 01, 2014

Every Friday I round up some of my favorite things from around the web. Common categories include artwork, home d├ęcor, cosplay, and cats, but a few others get thrown in from time to time. Here are my favs for the week of 26 July to 1 August 2014:

 

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Bioshock Inspired Video Game Poster - Would You Kindly by The Pixel Empire

Would You Kindly by The Pixel Empire

 

Game of Thrones - Tears of Lys - by Fernando Reza Game of Thrones - Valyrian Steel - by Fernando Reza

Game of Thrones Curiosity and Wares Series by Fernando Reza (Tears of Lys | Valyrian Steel)

 

Replica by Brian Rood

Replica by Brian Rood

 

 

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Little Fat Cthulhu Custom Chess Set from Little Fat Dragons

Little Fat Cthulhu Chess Set from Little Fat Dragon (no longer available, but so pretty!)

 

 

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AT-ST Cat Condo via Geekologie

AT-ST Cat Condo via Geekologie

 

 

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Ramona Flowers Cosplay by Varia

Ramona Flowers Cosplay by Varia

 

 

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Lois Lowry Talks The Giver Movie, Says Many of the Changes “Work” – After seeing the trailer I was feeling a little skeptical about the movie adaptation of The Giver, but this article has helped to ease my worries a bit.

 

 

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I absolutely love The Flash, but I am very wary of the new series coming to CW this fall. However, this little trailer has raised my hopes exponentially.

 

Julianne Moore as Alma Coin = Flawless.

 

The Maze Runner movie is looking goooood! I mean, there are obvious differences from the book, but that’s to be expected. Plus, our first glimpse at the grievers! Only a little over a month and a half to wait!




5 Favorite Harry Potter Characters
(List of the Week First Edition)

July 31, 2014

5 Favorite Harry Potter Characters | allonsykimberly.com

“List of the Week” is a new weekly segment where I write about 5 things pertaining to a particular topic. The lists can cover anything from favorite characters to most embarrassing moments to weird items I keep in my desk. Feel free to take part in the list making as well! It’s a fun and easy way to get to know people around the blogosphere.

Since today is Harry Potter’s birthday, I thought it would be fitting to make this week’s prompt Favorite Harry Potter Characters. Here are my picks:

 

5. HERMIONE GRANGER

Books and Cleverness Hermione Granger Art from flomino

Artwork by flomino

She’s smart and loves to learn and was never ashamed of it. Without her Harry and Ron would probably have never even made it past First Year at Hogwarts. She was never afraid to stand up for herself - she slapped Malfoy in the face! (or punched if you prefer the movie) Plus she’s got a giant pet cat named Crookshanks.

 

 

4. CEDRIC DIGGORY

Remember Cedric Diggory Art from Gold-Seven on deviantArt

Artwork by Gold-Seven on deviantArt

“Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. …a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end.” I couldn’t have put it any better than Dumbledore.

 

 

3. RONALD WEASLEY

Ron Weasley by Gold-Seven on deviantArt

Artwork by Gold-Seven on deviantArt

Ron Weasley is a loyal friend and incredibly brave. I mean, he took on a Mountain Troll to save a girl he supposedly didn’t even like, sacrificed himself in a dangerously brutal chess game, and followed a bunch of spiders (his biggest fear) into the Dark Forest to help Harry. He’s also super funny. His jokes and witty quips are some of my favorites things from the books.

 

 

2. CHARLIE WEASLEY

Charlie Weasley at Work Art from InTheArmsOfUndertow on deviantArt

Artwork by InTheArmsOfUndertow on deviantArt

Charley Weasley is such an underappreciated character. He only appears a few times in the books and you never see him in the movies, but he’s one of my favorite characters from the series. He left his home and his family to follow his dreams of dragon taming in Romania. That had to take some serious chutzpah. And he works with DRAGONS! which is pretty awesome.

 

 

1. LUNA LOVEGOOD

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What isn’t there to love about Luna? She’s quirky and marches to the beat of her own drum without caring about what other people think and say about her. Despite suffering the tragic loss of her mother, Luna always remains in good spirits. She’s also clever, knows how to stand her ground, and never questions her beliefs no matter how many people think she’s loony.


 

It feels kind of turdish to write this post on Harry’s birthday and not even include him on the list, but oh well. I also decided to only pick from characters of the main series, disregarding the next-gen, because then I would have to include Rose and Scorpius and it would just have opened up a can of worms and it would have taken me even longer to write this post.

 

Oh! And I was thinking of possibly turning this Weekly Lists series into a link-up party, but I don’t think I’d get enough people to participate. Is that something anyone would be interested in? If not, that’s cool, I’ll keep these posts to myself. But, I thought it could be a fun way to get to know and interact with each other.

 

Okay, I’ve blathered on for long enough now. Have an awesome day!




50 Geeky Tank Tops Perfect For Summer
(Fangirl Fashions #27)

July 29, 2014

50 Geeky Tank Tops Perfect For Summer | allonsykimberly.com

Tank tops are always a summer staple, but paired with a cardigan they can transition all the way through fall and winter. For such a versatile piece of clothing you have to have a tank top that expresses your geeky personality. Here are 50 tank tops inspired by video games, super heroes, sci fi, tv shows, and movies so you can rock your fandoms all year long.

 

8 Bit Hearts Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations

8 Bit Hearts Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations – $55

 

Adventure Time Marceline Tank Top from We Love Fine

Adventure Time Marceline Tank Top from We Love Fine – $24.65

 

 

Avatar The Last Airbender Elements Tank Top by Tui&La via Skreened

Avatar the Last Airbender Elements Tank Top from Tui & La – $22.99

 

 

Batman Girls Top from EMP Batman Girls Top from EMP

Batman Tank Top from EMP – 26,99 €

 

Boba Fett Hooded Tank Top from Her Universe

Boba Fett Hooded Tank Top from Her Universe (Hot Topic) – $39.50

 

 

Captain Marvel Tank Top from We Love Fine

Captain Marvel Tank Top from We Love Fine – $24.65

 

 

Cat and Snitch Harry Potter Tank Top from August Decorous

Cat and Snitch Harry Potter Tank Top from August Decorous – $22
(Yes, I’m endorsing my own products – don’t hate me!)


 

Chell Aperture Laboratories Portal Tank Top from ThinkGeek

Chell Aperture Laboratories Portal Tank Top from ThinkGeek – $20.99

 

 

Choose Wisely Pokemon Tank Top from The Doctors Shop

Choose Wisely Pokemon Tank Top from The Doctors Shop – $33.99

 


Darth Vader Tank Top from ThinkGeek

Darth Vader Tank Top from Her Universe (ThinkGeek) – $19.99

 

 

Catching Fire Tank Top from August Decorous

Catching Fire Tank Top from August Decorous – $22

 

 

DC Comics Batman Mask Girls Tank Top from Hot Topic

DC Comics Batman Mask Girls Tank Top from Hot Topic – $20.50

 

 

Doctor Who Public Call Box Blueprint Tank from GeekyU

Doctor Who TARDIS Blueprint Tank Top from GeekyU – $19.94

 

 

Final Fantasy VII Meteor Racer Back Tank Top from Nerdvana Store

Final Fantasy VII Meteor Tank Top from Nerdvana Store – $25

 

 

DC Comics Superboy Girls Tank Top from Hot Topic

DC Comics Superboy Tank Top from Hot Topic – $20.50

 

 

Harry Potter Expecto Patronum Tank from Lauren's Pillows

Harry Potter Expecto Patronum Tank Top from Lauren’s Pillows – $22

 

 

Doctor Who Van Goph Women's Tank Top from Super Hero Stuff

Doctor Who Van Gogh Exploding TARDIS Tank Top from Super Hero Stuff – $23.99

 

 

Firefly Serenity Tank Top by Krampus Press

Firefly Serenity Tank Top from Krampus Press – $27.49

 

 

Game of Thrones Direwolves of Winterfell Tank Top from Fencing N Archery

Game of Thrones Direwolves of Westeros Tank Top from Fencing and Archery – $24

 

 

Ferris Bueller Tank Top from Hot Topic

Ferris Bueller Tank Top from Hot Topic – $20.50

 

 

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Racerback Tank Top from Tomorrows Unknown

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Tank Top from Tomorrows Unknown – $20

 

 

Godzilla King of Monster Gojira from Rockin House

Godzilla Tank Top from Rockin House – $14.99

 

 

Harley Quinn Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations

Harley Quinn Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations – $55

 

 

Harry Potter King's Cross Station Tank Top from HPpoint

Harry Potter King’s Cross Station Platform 9 3/4 Tank Top from HPpoint – $14.99

 

 

Indiana Jones Tank Top from So You Think You Can Hot

Indiana Jones Tank Top from So You Think You Can Hot – $14.99

 

 

Kingdom Hearts Heartless Tank from Hot Topic

Kingdom Hearts Heartless Tank Top from Hot Topic – $20.50

 

 

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Map Tank Top from Vintage Art Shirt

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Map Tank Top from Vintage Art Shirt – $15

 

 

Luke Skywalker Jedi Tank Top from August Decorous

Luke Skywalker Jedi Star Wars Tank Top from August Decorous – $22

 

 

Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Cover Girls Tank Top from Hot Topic

Marvel The Amazing Spiderman Tank Top from Hot Topic – $22.50

 

 

SHERlocked Tank Top from Feerie Doll

I Am SHER-locked Tank Top from Feerie Doll – $22.13

 

 

Harry Potter Marauder's Map Tank Top from Thinking Gallery

Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Tank Top from Thinking Gallery – $15


 

Star Wars Chewbacca Tank Top from We Love Fine

Star Wars Chewbacca Tank Top from We Love Fine – $29

 

 

Nintendo The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina of Time Epona & Navi Girls Tank Top from Hot Topic

Nintendo Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Epona & Navi Tank Top from Hot Topic – $24.50

 

 

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations – $55


 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tank Top from We Love Fine

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tank Top from We Love Fine – $29

 

 

Ms. Marvel Her Universe Tank Top

Ms. Marvel Tank Top from Hot Topic – $24.50

 

 

Narnia Quote Courage, Dear Heart from Jordandene

Chronicles of Narnia Quote Tank Top from Jordandene – $22


 

Star Trek Blue Starfleet Tank from We Love Fine

Star Trek Blue Starfleet Tank Top from We Love Fine – $24.65

 

 

Periodic Table of Elements Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations

Periodic Table of Elements Tank Top from Nerd Alert Creations – $55

 

 

Triforce of Courage Womens Racerback Tank from GeekyU

Triforce of Courage Tank Top from GeekyU – $19.94

 

 

The Flash Tank Top from Super Hero Stuff

The Flash Tank Top from Super Hero Stuff – $16.49

 

 

Rapture Tank Top by asylumartz on Red Bubble

Bioshock Rapture Tank Top from Asylum Artz – $20.75

 


Star Wars Stormtrooper Tank Top from We Love Fine

Star Wars Storm Trooper Tank Top from We Love Fine – $29

 

Sherlock Poncho Tank from Gold Bubble

Sherlock Poncho Tank from Gold Bubble – $69

 

 

Wonder Woman Racerback Tank Top from Deviousness Designs

Wonder Woman Racerback Tank Top from Deviousness Designs – $17

 

 

Working Off My Adipose from Look Human

Doctor Who Adipose Tank Top from Look Human – $29


 

X-Men Phoenix Tank Top from We Love Fine

X-Men Phoenix Tank Top from We Love Fine – $24.65

 

 

Yoshi Girls Tank Top from EMP

Yoshi Tank Top from EMP – $21,99 €

 

 

Young Justice Tank TOp from Murrmernator

Young Justice Tank Top from Murrmernator – $22

 

 

Zelda Girls Tank Top from EMP

Legend of Zelda Tank Top from EMP – $21,99 €

 

 

 

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