This week’s featured geek has been known to show up around town dressed like Wonder Woman, drives a car decorated with her favorite superhero and makes neat nerdy things in her Etsy shop Lazy Girl Art Studio.
1) Introduce yourself:
2) What do you geek out on?
Wonder Woman mostly, but any female superheroes or strong women in general. I’ve been collecting action figures and Wonder Woman stuff for a really long time. My WW collection started small, on a shelf in my room. Now it’s bled into my car, work, kitchen, you name it. Sometimes I wonder how many people are looking at the crazy lady getting out of her WW car, with her WW purse, holding her WW Tervis. I have zero clue about politics or history or current events, but ask me about pop culture and it’s highly likely I can answer any question thrown at me.
3) Marvel or DC? and Why?
DC! I feel that they’ve included more female superheroes and made them more interesting and empowering. That is probably becoming less and less of an issue these days but I grew up on Justice League which was definitely more prevalent at the time.
4) Star Wars or Star Trek? and Why?
Star Wars. I never really got into Star Trek at all although I am loving watching The Orville which is kind of similar. I’m not a huge Star Wars nerd either but I have been known to walk with the Last Council Saber Academy in a parade or two.
5) Were you a geeky kid or did you come into it later in life?
I’ve been obsessed with WW since I was really little because of the TV show. I had all the dolls and accessories they had back then. But as I got older I was a closeted geek. I didn’t have friends that were into any of this. I had a life renewal around 2012 and I found out about MegaCon. When I walked in there I was blown away at everything it contains. I finally found this world I’ve always belonged in.
6) Are your kids into the geek stuff too?
Ha! Maybe because I have kind of forced it into them. Seriously though, I’d say one is more into it than the other. Now that they’re old enough, if they want to cosplay someone I make them do it. Sometimes it doesn’t get done because it’s not that important to them. If I get an idea in my head about a costume you can pretty much bet on it happening. Grace has a small collection of Harley Quinn and The Flash things (though I may have bought most of them for her) They’re both artists and I feel sometimes that creating art and being geeky go hand in hand.
7) Are you working on anything right now you’d like to share?
Nope 😦 I think I’ve been in a little funk lately. I haven’t been inspired, but I haven’t really been looking too much because money is tight at the moment. There’s always pictures in my phone of things I want to do, I just need to buy a 100 things to make them with. Sometimes I get inspired by seeing something I can make with things I already have, hopefully one of those will pop up in my life soon.
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