Bizarre Brunette’s Origin Story

I’m taking a break from the Convergence wrap up posts to write a post about how this blog came about and how I became proud to consider myself a geek. Thanks to Nerd-Ily I’m participating in this prompt and I couldn’t be happier writing about my journey to be a geek girl blogger.

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The first time I cracked open a Harry Potter book to read is when I became a geek. I didn’t know the term geek way back then, but my love for Harry Potter will be with me forever. As I grew older, I still kept reading various fiction novels including The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc. In 2012, I watched The Avengers for the first time and I was enamored with super heroes. So I started reading comics and graphic novels and I loved the medium. The artwork was gorgeous and I admired the comic book artist who could create such realistic images.

When I went off to college in 2012, I had an identity crisis. I loved what I loved, yet I was insecure to share that with anyone else. I felt like people secretly judged me for being immature because I still love Hello Kitty. I still watch cartoons all the time and I can still spend hours playing video games. I was nervous that I should give that up because I need to grow up. Eventually I have mellowed out and accepted that this is who I am.

In the summer of 2013 I went to my first con, Convergence. I met so many individuals who loved what I loved and I felt really at home. For those 4 days, I was in a safe place to express my interests and to see other geeks come together. This is why Convergence is so important for me. It paved the way for self-love and acceptance of what I love and to love myself no matter what

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I have always wanted to blog about my geeky interests so I took initiative and created this blog. At first, my name was going to be the Geeky Iceskater. My friend, Beth  came up with the Bizarre Brunette and I knew that was what my blog name would be. I started the Bizarre Brunette in hope that I would write and hear back from geeks. Flash forward and I have had many conversations on this blog with various geek women like myself. Now I can share anything I want on here including my book reviews, board games, video games and my con experience. I’m so thankful that people follow my blog and I get really giddy with excitement when I see someone new comment on my post. I’m always going to be the Harry Potter fanatic reading comic books with an Xbox controller nearby.

 

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14 thoughts on “Bizarre Brunette’s Origin Story

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  2. I remember reading Harry Potter for the first time in 9th grade! My 9th grade English teacher had the first book on her bookshelf in the back of the room, and I remember thinking “what the heck! Might as well read this” and I fell in LOVE! I quickly went to the library to get the rest of the books. Having a blog where we can write about what we love and like to geek out about is so great and fun. I definitely need to get back into blogging more often!

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  3. Harry Potter is like the ultimate gateway geek starter haha…love your story and HP is really got me hooked too 🙂

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  4. Harry Potter was one of my first forays into geekdom too! I’m so glad you’re able to express yourself as a geeky girl! I went through a similar thing in college where I felt like I should keep most of my interests to myself for fear of being judged. Luckily I met a bunch of people interested in the same stuff as me so I’m totally comfortable with my geekiness now!

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    • Yeah exactly! I think college really helps to guide you into becoming who you are supposed to be as a person. My boyfriend is geeky too so that definitely helps in being extra geeky. I just don’t really want to be someone I’m not just to impress people or make people like me.

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  6. I remember Harry Potter coming out my 9th or 10th-grade year of high school. I had no clue what it was about and I didn’t actually pick the books up until I graduated high school and the first film came out. I only rediscovered Doctor Who shortly after the birth of my son, I’m glad I did!

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