The Collective Blog

Fangirling, feelings, feminism.

Geek Chic: Fandom Tattoos

Nerds  clearly have obsessive tendencies when it comes to the fandom we adore. We cosplay, buy the gear, import the authentic, and aren’t afraid to ink up. Tattoos are serious–ask any artist who paints pictures with permanent ink on peoples’ bodies. I have a few tattoos but I dream of full sleeves, space ships and time […]


Music Tuesdays: The Music of Doctor Who

Confession: Sometimes, at the gym, I listen to the Doctor Who season 5 soundtrack and pretend I’m Amy Pond on a great adventure with the Doctor. As I’ve mentioned before, in a previously written but yet unpublished post (wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey) Whovians are an intense fandom. As a person new-to-Who, I’ve wholeheartedly embraced the Wholigan lifestyle, […]


Travel Broke: Los Angeles

Whether you’re a long-time resident of the City of Angels or just visiting for the weekend, start here for tips on how to enjoy yourself around town without breaking into the savings account. The Getty Museum Admission: Free Parking: $15 ($10 after sundown) Location: 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest […]