Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Not my picture just added the text. I LOVE Adventure Time!

Happy Christmas and Holidays to everyone no matter what you celebrate!
Hopefully everyone has a nice, safe, fun time....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brown Skin v.s. Cosplay

In every Sociology class I've taken (and I've taken a lot) it was always stressed that, your background, and your upbringing, play massive parts into how you view the world as an adult.

Being an African American Female, my eyes are super tinted from a gummy past, soaked in confusion.
From the jump no geek ever feels they belong anywhere. Add being a girl to that and things get weird. Add being black as the cherry on top, and you've got a vomit sundae filled with chunks of questions and crying. 

Fun, oh so much fun.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Discussion coming soon....

As well as most people know I’m a HUGE Doctor Who fan. My devotion to the show is forever inked onto my back as proof.

<-----  SEE

The deeper I dive into the fandom pool, the darker the water gets. I feel it’s time address these issues, along with some of the issues that were touched on while I was on panels at Chicago TARDIS. Hopefully I can start some healthy discussion, similar to what was had at the convention.

My Cosplay From Chicago TARDIS 2011

Posting some pictures of me in my costumes from the other weekend at Chicago TARDIS. Which was (one thing withstanding) AMAZING!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Welcome back to the world

Hello everyone, I know I haven't blogged in a while. Excuses, excuses, been having a wild few months going on here. Some awesome heights and some deep lows. Now I'm still on the mend but time heals all right? Now that I have sometime before I go back to school I'd like to do some blogging that enters into the fandom realm.

Where am *I*?
Because as an African American Woman I am apart of the minority in all the circles I run in. The mainstream will never truly honor my viewpoint, I'm almost invisible. Also because in this day and age people claim to be so tolerant but are closeted pig minded a*sholes. Oh the twisted world we live in, but that's a rant for another time...

Anyways I want to offer my unique viewpoint on what I see happening in the fandoms where I play. I want to be hear and valued!

People are ranting about the lack of women involved in the DC reboot, the lack of women is insane but I'm guessing at this point they are so far removed from their fans they could care less; also where are the creators, and artists of different race? I haven't heard too much on this but it might be too taboo. Although the racist howling over the new Spider-man seems to show the massive close-mindedness of a lot of fans out there, and that shit hurts.

Already I don't have much too look up to in figures that look like me, and whenever someone tries to break down these insane walls people shit allover it. There is a gaping hole where the people of different races have superheros or idols to look up to and aspire to be like. It's a SICK injustice and I want to speak out on it!
Actress Janet Fielding and I!!! Me as Tegan with the real Tegan!!!

Hell even in one of my all time favorite fandoms (Doctor Who) lacks anyone for those of different backgrounds to admirer. Yes I'm the one cosplaying as white characters who I like! Don't get me wrong I LOVED Martha Jones, even though RTD wrote her shitty just because she wasn't his mary-sue Rose Tyler, but I don't want to be limited to just her few costumes when I want to cosplay. Some people have said somethings but to hell with them I just wanna have fun like EVERYONE ELSE!

I want to be a writer. The creator who is making characters that more people can find common ground with. I want to have more options in the geek world! Everyone one should want that!

I'm gonna change pace with this blog. Nothing is gonna be off limits, comics, T.V., manga, music, cosplay, I'm gonna explore more in this geek world that I live in and I hope your gonna go along for the ride!

-Quiana (She Geek)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


My stomach is full of strawberry pancakes. IPod at the repair shop. Cat, Elmo on my foot. Duran Duran flowing from the speakers. Red shirt with Tardis key around my neck. One couldn’t say I’m not a dedicated fan of my patchwork quilt of fandom. When your 7 year old sister wants to watch the 5th Doctor’s stories, you’ve done something right. Hell I even have a Doctor Who tattoo. But I digress.

So much for my plan to blog every day. Oh well, I’ll try again.

School is about to start next week, and I have no desire to go back at all. Being alone all the time makes me sad and grumpy, but I don’t want the hassle of the work.  I’m taking 5 classes again, and can feel the stress climbing up my legs. Sigh. Going to school will help me to be a better writer but the truth is (or what I think it is) that if you’re a good writer it’s already there. You have it. School teaches you the outlines, the formats the hard core info, but the substance, the core is there in you or not.  I question sometimes if I have it. Will I ever get the chance to prove myself? I wonder.  I want to write that’s all I want to do. I want to live it every day, breath it more than I already do. I know, but I don’t.
Sorry for the gloomy tone there that’s just my mindset on the career thing at the moment.

Moving on.

 My therapist is teaching me how to sew more things to help with my depression.  It’s quite interesting. I can make some things but struggle on other things. We tried a pillowcase this week, and I just couldn’t do it. LOL. Ripping seams over and over again the anger! If I can’t make a pillow case how can I make my secret project for gally? I question me so much. I need to stop but I can’t! Working on it.

She Geek Out.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The start of the year.

Well it's the start of 2011.
How did I bring it in? Hanging with my cat Elmo, and watching the Doctor Who story Earthshock. Yes, Adric is dead. :D Lol.
Geek point one.

The year is gone and there are things I don't wanna think back on, and memories I will still be excited about later. New friends, new passions, graduation and a new school, firing from a crap job then moving to one I truly love. Good things and bad things changing all the time. The bouncing scale of life.

At the very end of 2010 I learned things that finally make sense. Insights into relationships, hobbies, and most importantly myself. I know myself more at 21 than I ever have claimed to know. I'm comfortable in my silly shoes. I love my geeky self! I love it so much that I don't care what anyone thinks about me anymore. I do me, and have no problem with it anymore.

So what about 2011?
I'm not gonna make any resolutions, cause they always seem to fly out the window. But I know what I want to do. I want to travel and grow as a person. I want to grow up finally and make all the trips and falls without descending into darkness. I can so do it!

What geeky things does Quiana want to do?
I want to branch out,
I want to devote more time to my writing,
I want to get published/paid for something I write,
I want to travel: First example going to Gallifrey One in LA. Geek point two.
And lastly I want to graduate from college.

Geeky Quiana out.


Who is the geeky girl?
The girl in the high heels who plays ‘World of Warcraft’. The girl with the purple mascara who loves ‘Star Trek’.
That’s me.
I’m the chick who’s not afraid to play video games with the boys. The young woman who plays dress up while watching ‘Doctor Who’.
I’m a BIG geek.
My geek rivals any the geek of guy. I wear my ‘geek’ badge proudly and want to share it with everyone. This blog will be about the melding of my worlds. Both sides of my coin. My likes, dislikes, and daily adventures.   
Welcome to my blog.