Have you ever got caught in the inevitable Pinterest wormhole? You know what I’m talking about. One little picture of Tom Hiddleston’s face and you are knee deep in pinning every expression he’s ever made. Which leads you to that one photo of him and Benedict Cumberbatch together. Which is just about the most perfect man sandwich ever invented in life.
Of course, once you are in the land of Cumberbatch you end up with a brand new board called “I am Sherlocked” because one pin of that handsome face is not enough. And then you’ve brought Martin Freeman into the mix. Which brings you around to The Hobbit. Soon you have a board called “Over the Misty Mountain” which brings in Dominic Monaghan (and leads to a board called “The Hatch“), Richard Armitage (and a board aptly titled “Sherwood Forest“), and Ian McKellan which reminds you of how much you love wizards!! And once wizards enter the mix, you can’t go on in life without creating a board called “The Boy Who Lived.”
That is a ticking time bomb of new boards about to explode on the Pinterest-sphere. Then you’re just pinning left and right (3 hours have now gone by and you’ve forgotten to eat.) Once you’ve pinned Potter you say to yourself, “There are so many other fandoms I love that are not yet represented.”
Then comes more boards with titles like “1.21 Gigawatts,” “007,” “Glitch in the Matrix,” “We Named the Dog Indiana,” “Timey-Wimey,” “Walkers,” “Stormborn,” “Shiny,” “Welcome to the Hellmouth.” And so on. Being the gigantic nerd you are, you need a “Star Trek” and a “Star Wars” board. Fandom is not complete without these two… duh!!
All of sudden you think to yourself (cause there is no human in sight amid all this pinning) “What about superheroes? They aren’t represented yet either. That’s not even fair of me.” So you come up with boards like “DC vs. Marvel (everyone wins)” and “The Evil League of Evil.” And soon you find that perfect picture of Loki smiling with that devilishly handsome face of his and somehow you’ve ended up right back to pinning the many grins of Tom Hiddleston.
The circle is now complete. And an entire day has wasted away… but if we’re being honest with ourselves… do we really think wasted is the proper word? Nope!
Tomorrow let’s start with a young Harrison Ford and see where that takes us!! The possibilities are endless.
PS… I’m not even kidding. Head over to my Pinterest profile to explore the many wormholes that await you. And happy pinning!
“O Nerdy Night!”
Day 13: Holiday Movies
Every Christmas my family and I go to the movies. It’s a tradition and we always look forward to the holiday releases. This year the options are:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (The most likely choice as it is the nerdiest!)
Saving Mr. Banks (Second most likely choice. We love Disney and this is a family friendly movie!)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (The underdog of choices as it seems really heart-warming, but will most likely not have a chance against The Hobbit)
47 Ronin (Looks awesome, but action rarely makes the Christmas cut.)
American Hustle (The big NO! Not one member of my family wants to see 5 of the most attractive movie stars look like 1970’s trailer trash! No matter how much critical acclaim it garners.)
Justin Bieber’s Believe (No one saw the first one and this is what… a sequel?)
Walking with Dinosaurs (We may all be giant children, but none will be tempted by this film about talking dinosaurs.)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (My personal choice. With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, this is both important and inspiring. Sounds like Christmas to me!)
Frozen (Strong possibilities. It will still be in the theaters, but I have yet to see it, and chances are the members of my family haven’t seen it yet either. And I mentioned the deep love of Disney!)
Grudge Match (Again with the big no! Granny would never go for this film about 2 old timers duking it out years past their prime!)
What will you be seeing this holiday season?
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes
If you enjoy any incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s intrepid detective and his various exploits, you will enjoy ‘Encounters,’ a collection of tales about the quirky Sherlock.
The writing of each story is unique and yet the overarching tone of Doyle’s Sherlock remains intact. From his rapid violin playing to his overly quick wit.
Each story contains all the traits of the original Sherlock Holmes we know and love, but the writing is much more modern. More in line with the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
I was particularly fond of ‘The Post-Modern Prometheus’ by Nick Kyme. This story tells the tale of an encounter between Victor Frankenstein, his monster, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Sherlock and Watson. It is fantastical and full of adventure.
This volume offers stories from authors: Mark Hodder, Mags L. Halliday, Cavan Scott, Nick Kyme, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Stuart Douglas, Eric Brown, Richard Dinnick, Kelly Hale, Stevie Lockley, Mark Wright, David Barnett and James Lovegrove.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it to both avid fans and mere admirers of Sherlock Holmes.