A House Divided: A Review of Captain America Civil War

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Although I will do my best to keep this a spoiler free review, some important scenes will be discussed and will be marked with **.  

The third installment of the Captain America franchise is, arguably, the most anticipated film of the year and has been heralded as the superhero film that will change the landscape of a cinematic world littered with men in spandex. But does the film live up to the intense hype surrounding it?

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Supernatural Recap: “Don’t Call Me Shurley”

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Episode 11×20 AKA “How Chuck Got His Groove Back”

Well, the hellatus is over and Darkness is unleashed on the Earth in the form of a woman, Amara. Sam has hair glorious enough to rival season 8; Dean has a weird not-quite-consensual relationship with the Big Bad; and Castiel’s not here right now. I’m guessing the Winchesters won’t be getting sunshine and puppies anytime soon…Warning THERE BE SPOILERS AHEAD. 
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Orphan Black 4.03: “The Ice Queen Cometh”

When I wrote my season 4 wishlist, I didn’t necessarily think I’d be referring back to it in my recaps, but I’ve been blessed with the show fulfilling my needs left and right so a look back seems necessary.
Spoilers ahead! 

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Geeky Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

Hello Collective lovelies! Katie here, and the time has come to show the geeky mamas in our lives just how much we appreciate them. Well, actually, we should be showing them every day….but ESPECIALLY this Sunday because it is Mother’s Day! Today I’m going to share with you some gifts that I think would be perfect for every different kind of nerdy mom out there.

The Nerdy Cook

For the woman who loves to cook, there are a plethora of great nerdy kitchen items out there, here a few ideas.

A Death Star Waffle Maker

Oh yes, you heard that right. It’s a waffle maker shaped like a death star, so your mom can feel extra bada** as she destroys (eats) it. The dark side never looked so delicious.

Nerdy Nummies by Rosanna Pansino

If baking something from scratch is more her tempo, get mom the Nerdy Nummies cookbook. Written by the hilarious Rosanna Pansino, this cookbook is filled with recipes to make you simultaneously drool and fangirl (it’s the Benedict Cumberbatch of cookbooks). 

The Geeky Fashionista

If your mom is into combining her geeky personality with her fashion sense (like yours truly), I’m sure you can find something from one of these stores that will make her want to strut her stuff on the runway.

Her Universe

The Her Universe online store is filled with amazing clothing items that help express your inner nerd! From light saber skirts to a tenth doctor dress, you’re sure to find something great for mom on this website. 

Literally ANYTHING From Geek Fashion Week on ThinkGeek

Drink every time I mention ThinkGeek in this post! Wait…actually…don’t do that! ThinkGeek has this great section called Geek Fashion Week that is full of trendy and nerdy clothing. Try to have some willpower as you shop here though because everything here on this website is so beautiful. 

The Fit Fangirl

For the mom who loves to work on her fitness, get her some geek-inspired workout gear and she will be even more pumped to hit the gym!

Active Apparel

Okay, I just got distracted for like 15 minutes on this site. So many funny and geeky workout tops to choose from! My personal favourite? The “Hakuna Masquata. It Means Nice Booty.” 

And if all else fails, just take her out to see Civil War this weekend! Maybe just try not to disagree over Cap vs Stark, okay? If you enjoyed this quick little gift guide, give this post a like and comment down below letting me know what you got your mom for Mother’s Day. I’m sending my mom a magazine I got signed by Jonathan Frakes (Ryker) at Toronto Comicon! See you guys next time!


About the Author: Katie is a makeup artist/blogger from the Great White North (AKA, good ol’ Canada). She spends her time creating YouTube videos, writing about anything that crosses her mind, and living vicariously through episodes How I Met Your Mother. You can check out her videos here. Or follow Katie on Twitter @katiealayagreen and at her Blog.

Fanfic Wednesday: “the coat thief”

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“the coat thief” by Gretahs (AO3)

Pairing(s): Poe Dameron/Finn (Star Wars)
Word Count: 3797

Author’s Summary

BB-8 violently rolls romance into Poe Dameron’s life.

My Thoughts

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Diva here, reccing you Star Wars fics because, duh, it’s May 4th and that’s just how we roll.

First of all, this is a fic from BB-8’s POV, which is amaze balls. Second, the writer doesn’t give gender to BB-8, which is also amaze balls. Third, if you are a fan of StormPilot ship, this is the fluffy meet-cute you’ve been waiting for. I love the idea of BB-8 working to make his Friend-Poe happy. I also love the idea of BB-8 as a busybody. You know what? I just love BB-8, okay?

xoxo

C. Diva

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The 100 Recap: “Join or Die”

So far this year, The 100 has not been shy with character deaths or plot twists. In a world like this, peace is fleeting; a new Commander attempts to control the coalition, while artificial intelligence ravages the population of Arkadia. Clarke remains Wanheda, attempting to reconcile the person she was with the person she longs to be. Season three body count: 500+

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Supernatural Recap: “The Chitters”

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Episode 11×19 AKA “The One With Jesse and Cesar”

Well, the hellatus is over and Darkness is unleashed on the Earth in the form of a woman. Sam has hair glorious enough to rival season 8; Dean has a weird not-quite-consensual relationship with the Big Bad; and Castiel’s not here right now. I’m guessing the Winchesters won’t be getting sunshine and puppies anytime soon…Warning there be spoilers ahead.

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