Geek Chic: Tadeudz Creations

One of the reasons I love blogging is that I get to share all the amazing things I find on the internet, at conventions, or just when I move about life in general. A while back, I became acquainted with the Etsy shop of a Twitter friend, Ally (Tadeudz), and her jewelry is so lovely that I immediately contacted her with a request for a commissioned piece. She made me a lovely Black Widow inspired necklace that I’ve worn practically nonstop since receiving it.

Let me tell you a bit about Ally and her shop, Tadeudz Creations. Ally began making jewelry in early 2014 after a discouraging search online for a Supernatural charm bracelet. “Of the ones I found, none fitted the aesthetic I had in mind; most were very plain or masculine looking. I wanted something that would show off my nerd passion but would also be feminine and pretty to look at,” says Ally.  Continue reading

Meme Monday: Valentine’s Day Cards

 

Happy Monday, Collectors!

Love is in the air, and even though Valentine’s Day is still 12 days away, I wanted to give you a few options on cards for your favorite internet friends. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

xoxo

The Collectiva Diva
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Fanfic Wednesday: “Tea and No Sympathy”

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Tea and No Sympathy by who_la_hoop

Word Count: 70,045
Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Warnings: NSFW, EWE

Author’s Summary

It’s Potter’s fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It’s been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco’s getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he’s falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?

My Thoughts

Okay, so I’m a sucker for the time loop trope. Have been ever since I first watched “Groundhog Day” way back when, and my love was set in stone with Supernatural‘s “Mystery Spot.” I was casually strolling through AO3 the other day and came across this fic completely by accident, since I was actually the Johnlock tag. I have zero regrets and a whole lot of gratitude for this author, who captured a post-war Draco Malfoy with superb superciliousness that slowly changes the more the day is repeated and the more he gets to know Harry Potter. If there’s two things I love in an HP fic it’s 1) a Draco Malfoy who’s determined to not let negative social stigma stop him from succeeding in life and 2) descriptions of Harry’s unmanageable hair. This fic has both in spades. It’s humorous, it’s a bit angsty, but in the end it’s charming.

Read it if you ship Drarry and prefer EWE fics.

-The Collectress

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Geek Chic: 5 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Fan

Happy Holidays! Don’t know what to get your favorite fangirl or boy for Christmas? Have no fear! The Collectiva Diva is here to help and do the legwork. Last year, I gave you the Guide to Geek Chic Giving, just in case you weren’t sure where to start. This year, with less than a week until Christmas, you may have to express ship, but trust me, ship it. ship it good.

xoxo Misha’s Little Diva

1) The Supernatural Fan

Had to start with what I know. For the SPN family member who has everything, order Jason Mann’s Christmas With Friends over on his website for $15. Friend of the show, Manns convinced some of his Supernatural buddies to sing on this holiday treat, and yes, that means we get songs sung by Richard, Jared, Jensen, Misha, Rob and more.

Image property of Jason Manns

Image property of Jason Manns

2) The Sherlockian

There is a lot of great Sherlock gear out there, but around the holidays, I like my Sherlock with antlers. Check out Lilinas’ page over at Redbubble for iPhone cases, tote bags, throw pillows and tees with this adorable design. Prices range from $15-$30 depending on the item, of course.

Tote bag, Lilinas $18

Tote bag, Lilinas $18

3) The Whovian

Doctor Who fans will adore these funny pajamas that probably aren’t bigger on the inside, but they sure are cute. Visit the Spencer’s website and, for only $25, you can get this hooded onsie and totally look exactly like David Tennant in Series 4*.

*In no way will you look like David Tennant in Series 4

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Pajamas, Spencer’s $25

4) The Marvel fan

With 2 new Marvel movies released this year, Funko promptly created various mini versions of Marvel film favorites, ranging from $6-30. Amazon has everyone from Loki to Spiderman, Agent Coulson to an adorable dancing Groot. Of course, I purchased Cap and Bucky for myself and labelled them “To: Diva, From: Santa” because that’s what we fangirls do.

Gamora Funko Pop Doll, Amazon $12

Gamora Funko Pop Doll, Amazon $12

5) The Potterhead

Harry Potter fans already have gotten a pretty amazing Christmas present, with J.K. Rolling releasing 12 new stories from the Hogwarts!Verse on Pottermore.com between December 12-23 for FREE. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, though, check out the WB shop. With quidditch jerseys, time turner watches, cosplay gear and Hedwig figurines, there is something for every fan.

House ties, WBShop $22

House ties, WBShop $22

 

 

Geek Chic: Baby Slytherin

I know, I know. On Wednesdays we write about Winchesters. You can all tweet your disappointment at me later. I got sidetracked, okay? It’s the end of term for me, and I wrote a 17 page essay in six hours today. So instead of blogging about Winchester angst, I decided I need to do something a little cuter and fluffier.

Let me tell you about Baby Slytherin.

My brother recently phoned me (while I was in a crowded restaurant no less!) and told me that in a few months, I’d be Auntie Collectress. Yes, coming summer 2015 is the affectionately (and somewhat biasedly) named Baby Slytherin. So like any good auntie, I immediately took to the interwebs to find cute baby clothes. Here are my Harry Potter favourites for the geek chic wee wizard, and just in time for Christmas.

Welcome to House Slytherin

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