The Collectress Picks 5: Things Geeky Gals Need When They Fly

I recently spent way too much time on an airplane (or aircraft, if that’s your preferred term). A direct flight from LAX to Heathrow comes with its fair share of boredom, and it gets a girl thinking about things that would speed up the trip the next time around.

Or, you know, make it so you’re the coolest person crammed into economy seat 50F.

Superhero Sleep Mask

Source: Etsy
Source: Etsy

We may not have arc reactor-powered supersuits to fly us around the world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fly in style. Bonus: a sleep mask keeps you from punching your pesky seatmate in 50E who decides to keep on their reading light all through a red-eye flight. 


This one’s for all my fanfic readers out there. If you’re like me and need a steady diet of Destiel and 00Q fics, but get frustrated when you find them on a site where you can’t download a PDF for them (*cough cough* FFN/LJ *cough cough*), then this app is for you. Pocket lets you save anything you read online so you can access it later, even if you don’t have an internet connection.

So if you’re in the middle of a 60K+ fic, here’s a way to take it with you on the long transatlantic flight. Best part: it’s free.

A Good Playlist

Because having headphones on is the universal sign for “don’t fucking talk to me,” even to the rudest of seatmates.

Zombie Mints

Better to have brainy breath than morning breath after a long red eye flight.


Bilbo Baggins Snuggly Blanket

Especially apropos if you’re flying Air New Zealand.