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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

So the fourth and final Hunger Games film was released and I’m pretty satisfied. They stayed true to the scenes in the book and overall it was an amazing movie. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want spoilers, stop reading here.   Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

Vesture Vocab: Lexical Decorations for your Costumes and Conversations

I like words, and, admittedly,  I’m sometimes unnecessarily verbose. I am especially fond of random terms that one doesn’t get to hear every day. In all of fashion and costume history, there are an inordinate amount of words that fit this bill, and they’re like lexical little decorations for my knowledge of the subject.

Similarly, there are all sorts of minor details that can turn a good outfit into a really great and interesting ensemble, costume or cosplay. In an attempt to combine these two concepts, I’ve assembled the following list. Here are some nifty words for Scrabble and crossword aficionados, or people who would just like to spruce-up their togs terminology!

The Library, by Elizabeth Shippen Green.
The Library, by Elizabeth Shippen Green.

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Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer Released

When Harry Potter ended, everyone knew what they were getting. People watched the last trailer and cried because with it came the end of a monumental era. The end of the Twilight Saga films brought much relief for the actors, who could go back to their careers as serious indie actors, for the fans, who could finally read the series in peace, and for the haters, because there’d be no more hype. Mockingjay Part 2 doesn’t feel like a sigh of relief or bittersweet. It is definitely time to take the Capitol down, and that’s very exciting. I have read Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay twice, and I still got confused by things happening in battle scenes. My hope is that seeing these battles on the big screen will help me understand.

For those going in having never read the books, I salute you and recommend you bring at least one box of tissues.

Now let’s discuss this trailer:

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The Daily Geekette’s Best of 2014!

The votes are in! Today, on the day of the Golden Globes, we here at the Daily Geekette would like to formally announce the winners of the Best of 2014 Awards!

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Banned Books are an Example of Gender Equality?

Banned Book Week has arrived.  Initially, I intended to write a post showing that the list of banned books from each year features more women authors and books with female protagonists, but to my surprise, every year the split is pretty much 50/50.

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An American Bibliophile in London

This will hopefully (time permitting) be the first of several posts about geekdom in the United Kingdom.

I am currently doing my student teaching in a suburb of Manchester.  Each student is required to bring in a book to read during their downtime.  I, being the bibliophile that I am, immediately wanted to know what each student was reading.  What’s really cool is that though they may be reading the same books as we do in the States, the covers are completely different for many famous books.

Then this weekend I visited London and went to FIVE BOOKSTORES IN ONE DAY.  Here are some of the covers I saw that I thought were way cooler than their American counterparts:

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.  The only disappointing thing about this edition, is that in the U.S. edition, the font is colored (Shiver has blue font, Linger has green, and Forever has red) and these just had normal font color.

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