Day 18: Plans/Dreams/Goals You Have

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday!

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Hope your Geek Week is lovely! I know I’m totally basking in all these awesome geeky Youtube videos. I apologize for the delay in the Blog Challenge. It’s proving to be a difficult task pumping out 2 posts a day, especially when I work every night. But no worries, I promise to do better! Believe in me, senpai!

(Yeah… things just got weird again. I just have a natural instinct to make things weird.)

Before I get into the main topic of the post, I’d just like to note how freaky it is that the Blog Challenges have actually been on point with different events in my life. It’s like it knows what I’m doing… Did we just enter the Twilight Zone?

Anyways, this summer has been one of the most eventful and life changing experiences in my short life. A lot of new things are happening… chapters closing, new doors opening. As much as I’m sad about the past, I’m just really excited for the future. Have you ever had that feeling? It’s so weird… like, how the hell am I supposed to feel? Sad? Happy? Both? How the hell do you feel both sad and happy at the same time?!

With that being said, I have a couple goals I’m working toward in this very moment. One being this blog. Like I’ve said in previous posts, I’m not doing this for any monetary compensation. I’m blogging because I love to write and I love to make new friends who appreciate my work. It’s been an amazing 2 months so far, and I know things will only get better from here on out. I know I post stuff sporadically throughout the day, but I appreciate you still reading the content on this blog… whether you’re reading it at 3 AM or 3 PM.

Which brings me to my second goal which I’m super excited to talk about… my Youtube channel! SO I know I currently only have 2 videos up (both of which are vlogs) but I finally decided a focus for the channel. If you follow my Twitter, I tweeted something about it earlier this evening. I’m meeting up with a friend tomorrow to start discussing the plans for this new endeavor, so just sit tight! I am planning to rock the shit out of your computer screen. It’s gonna be epic. Or so I hope.

Third goal… Boogiezone! As I’ve said in previous posts, I’m really happy to be interning here. I’m actually planning on doing a lot for all the social media networks as well as editing content for the Youtube channel. I know.. it’s like, right up my alley, right?! AND I get to take classes for free. It’s a total win-win situation. By the way, if you’re a dancer and you happen to be free on Thursday nights, come take the Boogiezone Community Class at 9 PM! 🙂 We feature different choreographers every week so it’s always a new style to try. Come get down with us.

Fourth goal… Maid Cafe! I know Anime Expo just ended, but I already have some awesome ideas for next year. I can’t tell you guys too much, but just know that these ideas will hopefully be approved and we’re just gonna come back stronger than ever in 2014. Yeah, you best be ready to buy some tickets to our shows.

As for general plans, I’m going into my VERY LAST SEMESTER OF COLLEGE EVER! I cannot wait for this shit to be done with. I just have 3 classes and I’m done forever! Just gotta beast mode it.

I’m also planning on attending some conventions! As of this moment, I will be at Comikaze AND Pacific Media Expo. I know I’m hella n00b and a bit rusty, but I AM planning to cosplay.

WHAAAAT?! Ally cosplays?!

Yes, I do. I’m not like a pro at it or anything, but I do. I just haven’t been cosplaying in recent years because well… all of my time and efforts went to my sorority and Maid Cafe. But I miss dressing up! If you’re planning on attending either convention, don’t be afraid to say hi to me! 🙂

As for what my DREAM is… well… I’m still kinda figuring that out. All I know is that I’m really happy where my life is right now. Blogging, vlogging, and dancing are what makes me happy. I’ll try to see if I can make a career out of that. If all else fails, I can always join the circus.

-Alice

OH and if you’re wondering why I put a Nyan Cat gif in this post… there’s no reason. I just love Nyan Cat. Happy Geek Week! 😉

We Need More Female Super Heroes

Hey guys! Happy Monday!

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Photo from indigograce.wordpress.com

I recently read this article from xojane.com about how a fellow fan was so captivated and moved during a panel at this year’s SDCC. The panel featured actresses involved in Marvel movies and they spoke about something a little out of the ordinary to address at conventions: sexism. When the moderator asked, “what was the most egregious example of sexism you’ve seen on set?” EVERY actress had a story to tell.

And for this, I’m glad. Mind you the audience for this panel was 85% white males who obviously can’t identify with this kind of discrimination in the workplace. After reading this article, I felt so proud to be a woman and I felt so compelled to write this post.

If you’ve kept up with my blog thus far, then you know I’m a proud Geek Girl. If you don’t know what a Geek Girl is… well… let me fill you in. We’re the minority in this fandom. Why? Because this fandom is still being controlled by men who feel this is still a “Boys-Only-Club.” Now I’m not trying to say EVERY man is this way. I’m just stating that most are and it creates a schism in our community. A community that’s supposed to be welcoming and open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and age. But alas… here we are in the year 2013 and we still see this shit happening.

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Photo from videogamesblogger.com

I’m not trying to say that I hate all the females in comic books, I’m just merely saying we need more female LEADS. For instance, take Lara Croft here. She’s one of the few successful female leads in a video game series. I admire her, as I do with my other favorite female super hero, Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. We need more females characters like THIS! Strong, determined women who tenaciously achieve their goals. Now that’s a story worth writing.

And why do we need them as the LEAD versus just another supporting character? Because the whole series/video game surrounds the main character’s life! You get to understand the complexity of the character and see that character’s vulnerable points, which is what makes that character so human and relatable to others. You don’t get those kinds of connections with supporting characters. I mean, why do you think people love Captain America so much? Because he was that scrawny kid from Brooklyn that had a heart of gold and wanted to protect others. A lot of people can identify with that.

So my fellow readers… this argument I’m making ties in with the ever-going topic of “Fake Geek Girls.” That topic alone is for another time, but I’d just like to leave you with this – be open and welcoming to your fellow geeks. Don’t you fcking judge them if you don’t personally know them. Don’t we get that enough as fellow geeks? How many times do non-geeks look at you like you’re an alien when you start ranting about the latest video game releases or the latest comic books? And don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about! We need to stick together and support our love for the fandom.

So… don’t fck it up. Just be cool with everyone.

-Alice

Day 17: Someone You Would Want to Switch Lives With for a Day

Hey guys! Happy Sunday Funday!

Hope your week has been swell and if you were one of the lucky thousands to be at VidCon this weekend, fck you.

Just kidding. But if you went to VidCon this weekend, let me know how it went! 😀

Anyways, today’s challenge is about who I would want to switch lives with for a day and why. I’m going to tweak the challenge a bit and instead of switching lives, we’re going to call it “Take-Your-Fan-to-Work Day.”

When it comes down to it, I don’t want to “switch lives” with someone, even if it was for a day. I like who I am and I couldn’t imagine being someone else. In all honesty, I would probably fck up their life in those 24 hours. (C’mon… I’ve seen Freaky Friday.) So I’d rather be given the opportunity to hang out with them for 24 hours. Like, let’s be best friends for 24 hours. Doesn’t that sound much better?! Then you can instagram that shit.

The person I’d love to be best friends with for 24 hours is the one and only… Jenna Marbles.

So for you unfortunate and sad souls who don’t know who this awesome girl is, Jenna Marbles is one of the top Youtubers today with over 10 million subscribers. She’s got a brash, tell-it-like-it-is personality that I can’t help but love and admire. She mostly does vlogs, which is why I aspire to be like her. She’s super funny, down-to-earth, and helloo… she’s beautiful!

The reason I would want to be her best friend for a day is because of how awesome she is. If you watch her videos, she’s so likable. She has this personality that’s infectious and it’s hard not to laugh at her jokes or want to be her friend. Or bang her. But in all seriousness, I feel like my humor is similar to her’s, so if I ever had a conversation with her, we would be able to hit it off.

What would we do with our day together? Well, I’d let her decide.. after all, it’s “take-your-fan-to-work day.” But after she was done with whatever business she had to handle, I would just love to buy some pizza, mass amounts of hot cheetos, and two 6-packs of beer and just have a movie night. Or play video games. I don’t know what video games she’s into, so I’m okay with just watching movies. But it’d have to be ridiculously funny movies that we can make drinking games to.

So that would be my day with Jenna. Fun fact, during last year’s VidCon, she stopped by my Starbucks. I UNFORTUNATELY wasn’t working so I had the displeasure of hearing it from my coworkers. And they’re not even big fans of her’s, so I was like “WHY FATE WHYYY?!” Fate trolled me so hard that day. As it does every other day. Le sigh.

Question of the Day: Who would you switch lives with?

In case you didn’t read yesterday’s blog post, Happy Geek Week! It’s Geek Week on Youtube and there’s going to be awesome nerdy content being uploaded everyday for a week! WOOO! So check that shit out.

In honor of Geek Week, I, too will be posting some geeky articles for you to enjoy. I already started yesterday with my post “10 Reasons to Date a Geek Girl” so check that out if you haven’t already. 🙂

-Alice

10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek Girl

Hey guys! Happy Saturday!

Photo from inkbluesky.wordpress.com

Photo from inkbluesky.wordpress.com

So in honor of Youtube’s Geek Week, I decided to compile a list of reasons why dating a geek girl is the best decision you could possibly make in your lifetime. Because let’s be real… we’re the shit.

1. She can help you with your homework. Whether she’s really good at science, math, or literature, she is savvy in her area of expertise and can help you pass that class, yo.

2. She is a walking, living, and convenient encyclopedia. Chances are she’s a huge fan of something – whether it’s anime, video games, sci-fi, comic books, etc, and she will know EVERYTHING there is to that genre. Need a new video game to play? She’ll know what the latest releases are AND the reviews. Bam.

3. She ain’t afraid to walk into a comic book store. Fck those comic book staff that judge her. She’s still gonna buy the latest issue of Spiderman.

4. Video game nights make the perfect date.

5. You can have an enlightening and riveting conversation with her about almost any social issue since she’ll be up to date with current events.

6. Fan meet ups, cosplay gatherings, video game tournaments? Yeah, she’ll not only accompany you, but she’ll participate in them.

7. COSPLAY. Enough said.

8. She is up to date on the latest technology and she’ll have a well thought out opinion on different products.

9. You now have someone who can make terrible puns with you and think it’s hilarious. Han Solo? I think you mean, Han TAKEN!

10. Again, COSPLAY. Enough said.

Think I missed any? Add some more reasons in the comments! 🙂 Happy Geek Week! Check out Youtube this week to watch some awesome videos.

-Alice

Day 16: Another Pic of Yourself/Life Update

Hey guys! Happy Friday!

So I have no idea why this blog challenge insists on posting so many damn pictures. I mean, where the hell is the “challenge” in that? So I’m gonna make it more interesting and just rant about how I am today. 😀

Well… I hope that’s interesting to you. 😛

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TA-DA! Itsaaa me. And Miku! I was planning on seriously doing a selfie but Miku jumped in the picture and I couldn’t turn my best friend down! I mean, look how cute she is!

I can’t believe I’m over halfway done with this 30 day blog challenge. I meant to note that in yesterday’s post, buuuut I forgot. Oops.

I really love doing these challenges because it’s making me work towards something. Even though at the end of 30 days nothing will physically happen, I’m still going to be super proud of myself for sticking it out and accomplishing something… even if it is just writing blog posts.

Anyways, I had a pretty good week! In literally just one week, I rewatched the first season of Legend of Korra AND I started and am caught up with Attack on Titan. Yeah… I just have a lot more time on my hands now that I’m single. So uh… if you wanna hang out with me… let me know… I need human interaction, damnit.

First of all, KORRA! Ah, need I say more?! Watching it gave me the feels all over again. It’s such an AMAZING series and the fact that it’s on cable television from a big network like Nickelodeon just never ceases to amaze me. The Avatar and Korra series are seriously Nickelodeon’s prized jewels. There’s no other show on that network that even COMPETES with the level of content, characters, and fight sequences like these shows do. Honestly, the Avatar trilogy is probably what’s keeping Nickelodeon from dying out. Oh and the Kids’ Choice Awards too, I guess.

Btw, my current OTP is Korra and Mako. And in case you were wondering… hell yeah, I’m gonna be looking up some dirty fanfiction. You know how I do.

Now onto Attack on Titan. Can I just say I’ve officially been mindfcked at least 10 times watching this show?! And there’s only 16 episodes out! And by mindfcked I don’t mean that the storyline is hard to follow, I just mean that this show is just beyond epic. EVERYTHING from the character development, the artwork, the music, the plot, etc. This shit is TOP NOTCH. And I honestly haven’t been keeping up with any recent anime, so I really lucked out on this one. Attack on Titan was like the talk of the town at this year’s Anime Expo, so I decided to see what the fuss was about. Sure enough, I was not let down. If you’re looking to get into anime or if you need a new anime to watch, I definitely, DEFINITELY recommend this one. You won’t be disappointed. I seriously stayed up til 5 in the morning two nights in a row just watching episode after episode. It’s THAT good.

Other than that, I’ve just been doing my usual routine. Staffing at Boogiezone has proven to be the best remedy for me, as well as a great stepping stone. In case you don’t know, I currently intern and staff for Boogiezone Utopia in Torrance, CA. It’s more than just a dance studio… it’s really a dance community where passionate people can mingle and train together. I love hosting the community classes. It’s been such an honor getting to meet and take class from some of the best choreographers. And the best part is that I get to interview them at the end! Well what do ya know… my journalism skills just came in handy!

The best part of staffing/interning at Boogiezone is that I truly get to do what I love, in an industry that I’m striving to be apart of. It’s such a win-win situation for me. Plus, I’ve met so many awesome people so far. I’m really starting to feel like my life is going somewhere special.

The last thing that I’ve been doing is that I recently got back on that work out grind and healthy eating. Let me tell ya, this is proving to NOT be an easy task. I mean, working out is fun, but eating healthy is just so difficult for me! I don’t know why! Like, I’ll make good choices sometimes, and then all of a sudden there’s a bag of hot cheetos. Like wtf?! Where did that come from? Oh yeah, your inner fat kid just insisted on stopping by that 7-11 to buy that. Damnit.

Again, in case you’re wondering, I don’t go to the gym. I work out at home. 🙂 I watch Cassey Ho’s channel “Blogilates.” She’s an amazing Youtube fitness guru and I highly suggest you watch some of her stuff. She will destroy you.

But then you’ll be so hot and sexy afterwards, so it’s ok to get destroyed! ❤

And that’s about all I did this week. I’m going to a Disney audition tomorrow morning so I’m going to TRY not to stay up all night watching anime or Youtube videos. The keyword is TRY.

I’ll have that Ryan Higa vlog up soon on my Youtube channel, I promise! I’ve just been really distracted with Legend of Korra and Attack on Titan. Lol. Oops.

Oh and I’m really serious about waiting outside the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend to find some Youtubers at VidCon. Soo, feel free to join me! 😉

-Alice

Day 15: Put Your “iPod” on Shuffle. What are the first 10 songs to play?

Hey guys! Happy Thursday!

Photo from support.apple.com

Photo from support.apple.com

So let me be real for a second. I don’t own an ipod. Or an iphone. Or anything Apple. *GASP!* I know, right? What century am I living in?

Well I currently own a Droid 3 and that’s because my Droid Pro broke last year and thankfully, a good friend of mine lent me his old phone. So I’m way behind on any cool apps. Seriously. I just downloaded snapchat about a week ago and I can’t even record videos because this phone is too old and ghetto. There is a camera in the front so I can technically take selfies if I wanted to, but that camera is so bad, I can’t even see myself. It’s like looking into a really dirty mirror. So uh… yeah. No Vine, no Instagram videos. Le sigh. Life is tough sometimes. #FirstWorldProblems

But for the sake of the challenge, I will just list my top 10 songs that I pretty much listen to a lot in these recent days.

In no particular order:
1. Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller – The Way
2. Bruno Mars – Treasure
3. J. Dash – Wop
4. Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love
5. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – Get Lucky
6. Bingo Players feat. Far East Movement – Get Up (Rattle)
7. Chester See, Toby Turner, Wayne Brady – Whistle While I Work It
8. Girls Day – Expectation
9. Sistar – Loving U
10. Touhou: Alice and Marisa – Sweet Magic

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite song at the moment? (I’m always looking for some new music to listen to!)

Oh and for those of you at VidCon right now… you lucky shits.

Just kidding! I’m not bitter or anything. I’ll just waiting outside the con… for you…

-Alice