Day 01 — My favourite song

Jeez, hard one first. Here’s the thing. I think I must be the only person of my generation who is fairly apathetic about music. I like it okay, I know the lyrics to a stupidly large amount of songs, but I don’t really ‘love’ music. I know, I’m a freak.

If I have to choose one song I like a lot right now it would be Bruises by Chairlift. It’s fun, it’s bouncy and it was the music that went with the new iPod Nano ad…

The 30-day challenge

So Kacie posted this idea on Facebook (she got it from Tumblr), and I liked it. I think I’ll give it a go. I’ll try to keep ’em brief so your blog-reading muscles don’t get overworked. Play along at home if you like, share your faves with me as we go along.

Day 02 — My favourite movie

Day 03 — My favourite TV show

Day 04 — My favourite book

Day 05 — My favourite quote

Day 06 — Whatever tickles my fancy

Day 07 — A photo that makes me happy

Day 08 — A photo that makes me sad

Day 09 — A photo I took

Day 10 — A photo of me taken over ten years ago

Day 11 — A photo of me taken recently

Day 12 — Whatever tickles my fancy

Day 13 — A fictional book

Day 14 — A non-fictional book

Day 15 — A fanfic

Day 16 — A song that makes me cry

Day 17 — An art piece

Day 18 — Whatever tickles my fancy

Day 19 — A talent of mine

Day 20 — A hobby of mine

Day 21 — A recipe

Day 22 — A website

Day 23 — A youtube video

Day 24 — Whatever tickles my fancy

Day 25 — My day, in great detail

Day 26 — My week, in great detail

Day 27 — This month, in great detail

Day 28 — This year, in great detail

Day 29 — My hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Day 30 — Whatever tickles my fancy


So we went to Armageddon over Easter weekend. For those of you not in the know, Armageddon is a “pop culture expo” … basically a geek-fest. Ostensibly it is giant store for people to sell their wares (comics, figurines, t-shirts, movies, games, swords etc etc etc), but  really it is SO much more than this.

Just another day in central Wellington: Spock holds hands with a Dalek

Armageddon is a strange collection of geeks, nerds, emos, weirdos, and aged Trekkies (that would be me and Stephen). The thing that brings us all together is a shared love of comics, anime and sci-fi. To be completely honest, I am not into comics at all. I never really liked the chaotic nature of the comic – text and drawings all over the page. I prefer my words all in neat straight lines. This is a somewhat shameful admission for a self-confessed geek.

And anime is a strange form of art that I just don’t get. I suspect that it is very referential – in order to enjoy amine, you need to have a working knowledge of every other amine series ever made, and it helps if you can remember the plot of every Marvel comic ever produced. And if you spent your childhood drawing manga, that would also help. Having not done any of this, anime, manga, and comics in general just don’t do it for me.

So what the heck was I doing there? Other than experiencing the joy of watching Stephen and Megan pawing, nay *drooling*, over the comics, I was there for the Star Trek. Specifically, a panel of three Star Trek actors: Dominic Keating (Lt Reed from Enterprise), Rene Auberjonois (Odo from Deep Space Nine), and John Billingsley (Dr Phlox from Enterprise).

The Star Trek Panel

It was awesome. They were entertaining and funny, and the crowd asked interesting (and sometimes ridiculous) questions. It was fun to see the interplay between the Trekkies in the crowd (with their scary and exact knowledge of everything Trek) and the actors, who are certainly not that into the whole Star Trek universe. Case in point:

Trekkie: “Can you name all the star ships in the fleet?”

Dominic: “I couldn’t give a hoot” (or words to that effect)

John: “Well…there’s Enterprise…”

All-in-all we had a really great weekend. It wasn’t perfect (food always an issue; Megan could have had more coffee, earlier; our dorm room could have been a *little* bigger) but no-one got hurt and everyone had lots of laughs.

I’m a proud member of an all-nerd family 🙂

Nerds need love too!