Mandi is a would-be writer who enjoys nerdy things. She lives in Georgia but she wishes to live many other places as well. Just not anywhere with a zombie infestation. Thanks to books, games, and movies she can live many lives. She hopes she can share with you all her favorite nerd things.
Halloween is my favorite Fandomania month. I can spotlight many supernatural characters for this column. I've covered vampires, werewolves, warlocks/wizards, and witches extensively. I felt it was time to give other types of supernatural beings a Read More
The thing I love about this column is not only is it a celebration of characters we love but an introduction to characters people can love. I've recently fallen in love with this book character, along with the entire story. I think I fell in love with Read More
Conventions are a great place to wear costumes, watch panels, and commune with all your favorite fandoms. They're also a place where dreams come true for fans. This can take the form of getting that autograph you've always wished for or spotting your Read More
I've been reading The Southern Vampire Mysteries, the books which True Blood is based on, and they are more entertaining than the show in many ways. Mostly, the characters featured on the show are more likable in the books. However, we have featured Read More
Fall is the time for new television shows and for movie studios to throw out some big hits before the year ends. To me, this fall's new offerings seem smaller than last year's. However, there are some picks that look interesting and I look forward to Read More
Playing the HD Remaster of the Uncharted games made me realize what a true gem they really are. The games are just plain fun with a great cast of characters. The column has covered its hero, Nathan Drake, but now it's time to write about his better Read More
Being a nerd or an avid fandom follower is not the hidden shame it once was. With people running around playing Pokémon Go and convention attendance growing, people are finding themselves in a large family of like-minded people. Mostly thanks to the Read More
From sci-fi show shows to historical dramas, some opening theme songs are just awesome. You may start humming along or get misty-eyed when you hear them. Perhaps you can name that tune just from the opening bars. Opening theme songs are meant to set the Read More
BBC's The Musketeers quickly became one of my favorite shows, and I fell in love with each of the Musketeers. The show is full of action, period costumes, intrigue, and romance. I wrote about D'Artagnan earlier, but as the show has progressed, Athos has Read More
I've recently completed the entire Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, and I was surprised at how good they were. I mean, teens and vampires do not always mix well. However, Mead's world of dhampir guardians and Moroi vampire royalty was Read More
Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was the show millions did not know they needed. Its quirky brand of humor and over the top situations are laced with real life wisdom. I wasn't expecting too much when I first watched the show, but I became addicted. Read More
People develop fandoms around certain couples and declare they are the one true pairing. However, what happens when you can't stomach a couple at all? The shipping urge dies within you and you tune out the couple each time you see them on the screen. Read More
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