My Thoughts On: Black Bullet (Spoilers)

July 29, 2016

Hey Gang!

  It feels so good to be back!!! I was a having a bit of a rough time dealing with my lack of motivation and I didn't want to give you guys half-hearted content because you deserve so much more than that!! You deserve the best that I can give you, because you guys are special, and help me find the inspiration I need to keep coming back to my desk and saying "hmmm What shall I create today?"
 One thing I like to do when I'm feeling a bit uninspired is to watch anime. Anime can literally be about anything, and so when I come across something that I've never seen before, or experienced, once I'm done watching it I am just overflowing with ideas! During my dry spell, I completed an anime series and one season of another. Today I'm going to give you my thoughts on Black Bullet.
 I'd never heard of this anime before. But, I was reading comments on my latest Fangirling Post and one of the blogs that had commented had watched and reviewed it on their blog under mystery so of course I had to check it out.
 I felt quite a kinship with " The Cursed Children. Especially the way they were treated, it echoed racial tensions today. I felt that the story line was pretty unique considering what I normally watch. Radioactive Godzilla like creatures called Gastrea's threaten everyday life, but thanks to Civil Service duos. Which consist of a Manager and a Instigator, whom are equipped with the proper tools, to get rid of the Gastrea or at least keep them at bay.
 I'm still confused about whether the little girls are born with the ability to fight the Gastreas or if they are slightly mechanized. I can understand why Rentaro is so gentle and loving to the girls, he is also slightly mechanized.
 I'm all for the new Gastrea law that will allow the girls to get a fair shake. This anime probably has the most blood I've ever seen. I'm not a fan of the gore, anime can sometimes have. It's one of the reasons I haven't finished Cyborg 009 V.S. DevilMan. I love that within a couple of episodes, Rentaro has gone from a lackadaisical officer working for a super poor company to being the "Presidents" personal bodyguard and being able to teach tons of little girls how to take care of themselves and the Gastreas.
 I'm confused about why there are so many cursed children out and about without partners, when there are so many battles to be won. Did they once have partners and were abandoned? Have they never had partners? Since they are young girls do they grow up? Does the corrosion rate increased to 100% and then they perish?
 With the creepy Basement scientist I would have loved for her to create a cure, or at least a medicine that would allow the cc's to grow up, and realize whatever they're dream for the future was. A lot of these girls don't attend school, because of the bigotry instilled in the normal children. I'm glad that they are being taught in a caring classroom environment full of their peers.
 I totally teared up when Enji was outed to her classroom and all of her friends turned their backs on her. Especially when the children were protecting themselves with rulers and protractors. I hated that the teacher didn't do a thing to help her. Don't even get me started about the Cursed Child those so called police officers shot in the head! Twice, Police brutality just because they had power and bias. It made me sick. I really wanted that law to go into effect, to protect the girls that were left.
 To attack any child is unforgivable but to gang up on a blind girl? Just sickening. It was definitely childish of me to hope that Kisara and Rentaro would just adopt all of the girls in the class room and suddenly the story would change and there would be Brady bunch like hi-jinks and that they'd live happily ever after. There was so much death in this series. So much loss. I can't even deal with the amount of sadness it caused me.
 "Only an absolute evil can overpower evil." Rentaro's concern for becoming unaffected by the deaths of others is pretty genuine. I could see after a while, of the bodies piling up, especially during the war, how one would want to file it away in a folder never to be opened again. I hope that Rentaro and Enji can stay together forever. I disagree with Kisara though, if evil can seek to destroy another evil, than the first evil must be in some form or facet good.
  All in All, I absolutely loved this anime. I'm hoping for another season, but since its been out for two years, it isn't looking likely. I loved the character development that was shown, even from characters that were "inherently evil" at one point became heroes. They all came together for a single cause which I thought was great. The sadness level is off the charts though, I cried at least 5 times throughout the 13 episodes. If you aren't a sappy pushover like me, then the deaths may not even register. For me however, its one of the things keeping it from having 5 stars, it was just too heavy on my heart, 4 /5

 Have you watched Black Bullet? Have any anime to recommend? Tell me below or on Twitter!!

 Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~

Apologizes and Activities

July 25, 2016

Hey Gang!

Just thought I would stop by and apologize for the lack of a Friday post and the fact that there hasn't been a youtube video in two weeks. Life snuck up on me like a crazy mofo, and I had to battle him back into submission. Things are starting to settle down now, which means it will be easier for me to create content for you guys, but don't think I've just been lazy!!

- My Fangirling Post covering Sakurako Kojou is live on Her Story Arc!

- Putting together a list of tips for your first CONVENTION thanks to Eventbrite!

- Editing lots of video footage, I probably have enough for three or four videos so those will be coming soon.

- Friday, was my 25th birthday. Spent time with my family and Alex.

- Had a chance to go see Star Trek Beyond, but I didn't want to go because I specifically altered a shirt to wear to the theater, and I didn't have it with me.. Alex says I'm ridiculous, but I worked hard on that, I want to wear it when I go see it.

- Watched two new movies over the weekend: The Black Dahlia and Kiss The Girls.

- Although, I've been slowing on content, I have been pretty good about updating Twitter and Instagram, so make sure you guys follow me there, when posts get sporadic.

Were you guys busy this week? What did you guys think about our Guest Contributors? Lets talk about it on Twitter.t

 Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~

How I Learned To Love Pokemon Again

July 18, 2016

Hey Gang!

One of my best friends, Emily has decided to grace us with her thoughts of Pokemon Go. Make sure to read all the way to the end to find out more about her, her novels and where you can stalk *ahem* visit her social media.

 That is right people. I have gotten the Pokemon Go App. I haven't battled anyone yet, but I'm working on getting a Gloom, Ponyta and a Vulpix. (Some of my favorites.) So yes, the hardcore Digimon fan has gone over to the "Dark Side" and she is loving it. Don't think this means I now favor Pokemon. In fact, one of my hopes for the future is that the people behind Digimon will be inspired to create their own app similar to PokemonGo so I can play with my favorite monster fandom. I also still stand by my belief that Meowth not knowing how to use Payday because he learned English is stupid.
  How did a hardcore Digimon fan like myself end up with Pokemon Go? How am I re-learning to love Pokemon? In order to tell this story, we need to go back to my childhood. Late 90's and early 00's. When overalls were acceptable fashion, the internet was dial up and T.V. only had 99 channels. During this time I was a casual Pokemon Fan. I didn't play he card game and only attempted the video games a few times.
 My source for Pokemon was the anime, which I could only watch at my Grandparent's house, because they had WB and my parents did not. I do remember having a few Pokemon Toys, but I definitely wasn't a hardcore fan. Then out of nowhere, Digimon appeared before me. This show came just when I needed it, and spoke to me in a way Pokemon wasn't able to. It was one of my early fandoms and I still love it to this day. It also helped that I could watch Digimon wherever I went.
 So like every fangirl, I tried to share my love for it with others. This didn't end well. Most kids snubbed Digimon for being a rip off of Pokemon, and at the time, my shy self wasn't skilled at debating. I had a lot of labels put on me that marked me as the weird kid and being a Digimon fan was one of them. Even as I grew older and didn't see the people of my childhood anymore, I found myself starting to hate Pokemon. It wasn't something I did on purpose. I just started to associate Pokemon with a bad part of my childhood, subconsciously, I suppose. Something that just brought me sadness and pain. While Digimon gave me hope that I would find friends that loved the same things I did.
 I didn't realize I was carrying all these feelings with me or even that was my true reason for disliking Pokemon. I just thought i was a classic fan war. You had to pick a side, there was no licking both. though part of that mindset might come from the sport side of my family, who will always cheer for the U.K. WildCats no matter what happens. So with all this baggage I was unknowingly carrying with me, why did I ever consider getting Pokemon Go?

The answer is obvious to both a Digimon and Pokemon fan: Friendship.

 If you recall from the Pokemon Vs. Digimon Debates between Spokhette and Myself. You will know that we are very close friends. She loves Pokemon as much as I love Digimon. Due to all the stuff going on in my life, I have to move back down south, and away from my friend. Meaning we weren't going to see that much of each other. I could tell she was very sad about this, and I wanted to do something for her to make it easier. During this conversation she had mention that she had watched Digimon.
 I was shocked, because it wasn't something I had asked her to do, and while it's not going to be her new favorite T.V. Show, she did seem to like it. So I thought, why not get Pokemon go, that way when we do see each other, we'd have something to connect with. Now, I know what you're thinking. Emily, you can't battle with other trainers unless they own a gym. Well, see I didn't know that because I wasn't really part of the Pokemon fandom.
 I'm glad I didn't know that though, there is a chance I would have had second thoughts about joining. As I have been running around trying to find Pokemon that are awesome to show to Spokhette, I have started to remember what Pokemon was really like for me as a child. It wasn't something negative or mean spirited. It was something that was fun and joyful to be part of. It also forced me to look inward to unpack the baggage I was still carrying with me. I had wanted to believe that I had put that behind me, but it just wasn't true. Knowing that has just empowered me to unload the last bags so I can finally be free.
  So with each new Pokemon I capture, I guess I'm really re-capturing the joy I had as a child. We all have to grow up, but there are things from our childhood, that we never truly outgrow. Joy should definitely be one of those things. You can't feel that if you're carrying negative things from the past. So don't be surprised if you see me post about my Pokemon adventure, because it is one I definitely need to take.

About The Author: Emily Kirby is a novelist, Creator of the Codex Series, runs her own Youtube Channel and Blog.You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

How has Pokemon Go effected you? Are you enjoying it? Lets talk about our catches on Twitter!

 Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~

3 Sci-Fi Movies You Need To Stream Right Now

July 15, 2016

Hey Gang!

 Got something a little special for you guys. On the 4th I put up a Guest Blogger application, I wanted to bring you guys new types of content. I love my voice and I love expressing it, but I'm not the only one in the world, and perhaps you'd like to hear about other facets of nerdom, that maybe I personally don't cover! Never fear, new content is here! Today we have the lovely Cassie from Culture Coverage talking about some of her favorite Sci-fi films. Make sure to read all the way to the end for cool stuff and her own bio. and make sure you visit her blog and show her that awesome love you guys show me!


Of all the movie genres out there, sci-fi is by far the most generous. While cool CGI effects have made the impossible reality for superhero movies such as Iron Man or Deadpool, sci-fi movies have been around doing their own thing for nearly a century now. For those making films in that realm, they’re going to make something great regardless of whether they’ve got an overpaid tech team or a few dozen makeup artists.
Yet that also means the library of sci-fi movies is incredibly vast. Picking a good one from the masses is difficult at best. So we’ve saved you the trouble and picked out a few for a good night marathon! Enjoy these movies at your leisure from the convenience of a streaming service and get some food ready!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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So the first item up on our list comes with one small caveat—you cannot stream it for free (well, legally anyway). It’s available on iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon Video, but all sources charge $3.99 for the stream. And while I’m generally against paying to stream (especially if you’re already paying for something like Netflix or Amazon), I make an exception for this movie.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is simply a great film to watch. Not only does it include an amazing cast of diverse actors and personalities, but it also has musical numbers! The entire plot focuses on transsexual transvestite Transylvania, where Dr. Frank-N-Furter (played by Tim Curry) is a mad scientist bent on creating the perfect man for “his” pleasure.
In spite of that, the film is surprisingly well-mannered and absolutely hilarious. Every member of the cast is memorable (as is the rest of the film) to the point where some of the movie’s fans have gone as far as attending the live theatrical versions just to participate in the plays (which is a traditional thing with this story).
If ever a film was worth three bucks to watch, this is it. It has pretty much everything you could want out of a sci-fi movie.
Ex Machina
The phrase “deus ex machina” is often used in stories to describe a miraculous event that occurs with little more explanation than “because the author said so” and is usually used to resolve the plot. As such, the phrase literally means “god from the machine.” “Ex Machina” plays on that well known literary term by going ultra-literal and focusing on a machine that has been programmed so well that her personality is possibly indistinguishable from that of a human.
The trick, however, is her appearance. Right away, you can tell Ava is a robot. She has a human face, but the rest of her has a “mechanical” appearance. The overall style of the film is that of a psychological thriller, so there are lots of exciting twists and turns to be had throughout the experience.
Being a modern film, the special effects are really good. So good, in fact, that the movie won multiple awards (this is just last year, as the film debuted in 2015), though not all for special effects. You’ll find the movie is a little different from most American films because it is the product of a British-American team. You can expect to find some unique viewpoints as a result.
Unlike “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” you don’t need to pay to watch “Ex Machina” so long as you have an Amazon Prime account. If not, it can be seen for just a few dollars on other services such as Vudu or YouTube (you can still watch it on Amazon for cheap if you don’t have Prime).
Minority Report
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While Tom Cruise may have gotten a little “out there” for some people in the past decade or so, the same cannot be said for the movies he’s starred in. “Minority Report” is an excellent sci-fi film where he stars as John Anderton, a captain working for the PreCrime organization.
The film takes place in the slightly futuristic city of Washington, D.C. where crime has been all but eliminated thanks to the efforts of a group of psychics known as the “Precogs” who are able to predict crimes before they happen. Yet are their predictions always accurate?
The story’s concept is incredibly novel and touches on a whole variety of topics from how we view criminal activity to what really constitutes the difference between a utopian and dystopian future. After all, the criminals in the film are all punished without having successfully committed their crime yet. This society is essentially punishing people for thought crimes.
“Minority Report” is available on Netflix for instant streaming, but it comes with a catch. It isn’t normally available to US residents. There is, however, a workaround that will not only allow you to watch “Minority Report,” but any other content on Netflix that’s available outside the USA.
Using a Virtual Private Network (or VPN for short) can fool Netflix and other websites into thinking you’re somewhere else. It works by connecting you to a remote server that processes your requests for you. That server can be located in a variety of different countries, giving you access to content normally regionally locked. It also doubles as a security booster because it encrypts internet traffic. It’s worth checking out if you travel a lot of want a larger selection of films to pick from.
Runner Up
There’s one last film that didn’t quite make the official list for the simple reason that I just couldn’t find anywhere to stream it! It isn’t available on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon, so it isn’t something you can stream through the regular channels. If you can find it, you should definitely see “Blade Runner.”
It is one of the single best sci-fi films ever made, with three different versions that alter everything up to the actual ending of the film. Besides starring Harrison Ford, it helped create a huge number of tropes and was an inspiration for countless other sci-fi films. If you can find it, it’s absolutely worth watching.
About the Author: Cassie is a movie buff and internet security specialist. When she isn’t watching her favorite flicks, she’s usually blogging about them or promoting online safety. She hopes that you’ll enjoy at least one of the films listed above!
Think we missed something good? Any thoughts on one of the movies listed above? Feel free to add to this short list by commenting below! Lets talk about some favorite Sci-Fi Films on Twitter!

 Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~

Nerdette Lately

July 11, 2016

Hey Gang!

I've missed you guys!! What have you guys been up too? Did you have a fun weekend? I thought I'd catch ya up on a few things I've been doing lately

- Works been kind of crazy, so I haven't had a lot of time to do blog stuff. This is the fourth time I've re-written this post. Honestly its been driving me a little crazy.

- Downloaded Pokemon Go and am so in love! I've come across a Clefiary and an Evee. So Far, Alex and I have explored the Sanitation Department, Two parks, and walked a combined 12, 883 steps in the last two days. Its a healthy activity, and so much fun, especially to share with someone you love. Team Mystic Represent!!

- Finished my first book in a while. When I was younger, I was a voracious reader. I probably finished three to four books a week. I wasn't working a job then, or working on a plan for creating a semi-successful blog. It's called The Devil You Know by Trish Doller. An 18 year old feels like she has lost her chance to explore the world, when her mother passes away and her father withdraws. It leaves her caring for her younger brother and feeling like the world is passing her by. So when the chance to get out of the house arrives in the shape of two super cute boys that are interested in her, how could she say no? Its a romantic thriller, that did a decent job of giving me goosebumps. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

- Bought fabric for the first time from Walmart. I got adorable DC heroine's fabric, and it inspired me to do more sewing. I've been practicing on lots of things. Adding piping to dresses, or fixing holes in Alex's shirts. I have no idea how Alex gets some many holes in his clothing from being a computer technician, but somehow he does...

- Pretty Little Liars is getting so intense man!! I'm so irked that I'm back to waiting an entire week biting at my fingernails, and dude, Elliot, is SO CREEPY!!! There has to be a conflict of interest being someone's medical caregiver and their husband.. And Wax faces of dead people?! COME ON.
I sort of miss when A was just a catty high school student pulling pranks, NOT a STONE COLD KILLER.

- The Guest Blogger Application is still open, so don't forget to email me! Don't miss your chance to write for a new audience!!

 Have you guys been up to anything cool lately? Lets talk about it on twitter!!! Come be my friend, we talk about all kinds of things there!

Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy, ~Spokhette!~

Personal Rant: The Struggle of finding the perfect notebook.

July 8, 2016

Hey Gang!

 You're going to learn a bit about me today and a little about my personality and I hope that's ok, because this is going to be a personal rant about how difficult it is for me to find the perfect stationery supplies. So buckle in this one is going to be quite a ride.
 If you have been following me for a while you know how much I love planning posts for the blog and all of my other social media on paper. Its my thing. I'm a huge fan of pens, stationery, planners and notebooks. I keep at least two notebooks in my purse at all times so whenever inspiration hits me I can write it down. I can outline and flesh out the ideas on paper, and then just type them up for the blog when they are finished. That's my blogging process just in case you were interested.
 Now I don't have a particular place that I love to buy notebooks from. It really is a struggle for me to find a notebook that works for my needs. Now most people would say thats because I'm crazy or I'm too picky and I'm just being ridiculous. If I was ranting about finding a planner, I would totally agree with them. It took half a year to find the perfect planner I fangirled on Instagram AND twitter when I found it, and I bookmarked the link, so I can order it again in 2018 when its time to get a new one.
 However, this rant is about my struggle for finding the next notebook successor. The needs for my new notebook are NOT the same needs that my planner has to fulfill. For example. Here's the must haves I need in a planner.

- Has to have a Monthly, and Weekly pages. There has to be enough room for me to place everything that I have to do for that week and that month and also create a todo list for the entire week.

- Has to have a ribbon marker. I HATE having to flip through it to find what I need.

- I HATE SPIRAL BOUNDS! Those abominations have no place in proper stationery. NONE! They never stay upright, they get bent and then the paper is ruined, and it scratches me constantly because one of the last rings will always end up sharp and deadly.

- I prefer ones with pockets in the back so I can put importantly things, like invitations and such.

- The pages have to be roomy and should be numerous. I'm very busy through the year, and I need to have all the space.

 So I can see why finding a planner for me is difficult and I can even see why people think I would be a crazy person . However, the needs for my Notebook? Not even close.

- Soft Cover that stays flat when open.

- A ribbon book mark.

- More than 160 pages

- Lined paper.

See? My needs for a notebook are pretty simple. However, the closest I've ever gotten was a notebook from Barnes and Noble, and when I opened it? QUAD PAPER?! Who even writes on Quad paper? Do I look like an architect to you? Why is that considered a notebook instead of a sketchbook. No where on the packaging did it even say that it came with quad ruled paper.
Ever since then I have been having the worst luck trying to find a notebook that is going to suit me. Now my search has only gone on for about a week. I like to look in bookstores, because I can feel the paper and the cover and see all of the attributes.

If you know of any shops where I can get a couple quality notebooks please leave them in the comment box or talk to me about some of your favorites on twitter. I'm always up for trying something new.

 * Check out my latest video: 5 Reasons to be excited about Cardcaptor Sakura's Reboot *

Until Next Time,
Stay Nerdy,

Open Call for Guest Bloggers!

July 4, 2016

Hey Gang!

Happy 4th of July everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend and a wonderful holiday!

 I love creating content for you guys! But, I am only one viewpoint. There are plenty of nerdy topic that I avoid on Nerdette At Large. Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Xbox, First Person shooters and the like. I thought it would be fun to test out some new content for you guys, and give you guys a chance to meet some other bloggers.
 It would be awesome to use this, as an opportunity to network with bloggers that I haven't yet interacted with before! So Here is a simple application for all bloggers, vloggers and content creators, that are interested in collaborating, or guesting!! Send all answers to



Blogging Style: 


Topics You'd like to write about:

How often you'd like to guest: 

If you are interested in any other types of collaboration:

Favorite Fandoms:

 Nerdette At Large is updated two times a week by myself, a single blogger, but I would love to at least add two more posts per week, which would be easy to do with some help. Nerdette at Large is a nerdy lifestyle blog but I am open to any kind of topic, as long as it can fit inside the umbrella of lifestyle blogging.

Again, interested parties should email me at and I can't wait to hear from you guys!!!

If you know any bloggers that are also looking for guest bloggers let me know!! I'd love to write a few posts for someone else's audience!!

Until Next Time,
Stay Nerdy,

June Favorites

July 1, 2016

Hey Gang!

 Can I get a right on for publishing this on the first?! You can't see my face right now but it has a huge grin on it, just so ya know. July is a huge month for me. My mother, sister and my birthdays are all this month. So I hope to be out doing lots of things, and have many things to show you in July. Now, lets talk about some awesome stuff in June.

- I revived the Ebay, and wound up winning a Wacom Bamboo tablet, I'm so excited to start using it in my everyday graphic work!

- My Cousin Brianna came home from South Korea. She vlogs and blogs, so go read her adventures, I am so excited to hear all about her adventures from the horses mouth.

- This month I discovered #Giriboy and listened to more San E and Mad Clown. My rap scene was pretty covered. Rappers in Korea look so much different than here or in Japan. Glad that they are accepting that you don't have to look "gangsta" to be a rapper. Its about your flow and lyrics, not how many chains your neck can hold up. Currently I am replaying: Hogu, Sour Grapes and Dish.


-THIS GOOGLE ANIMATION! What a time to be alive, to work for Google would be absolutely amazing!!

- I bought Two Skirts and a Dress from kyocatclothing on Etsy, and I regret nothing! Soot Sprites, The Rose Seal and Kero will help me prepare for the CardCaptor Sakura Reboot for their 20th Anniversary! I'm SO READY! -->

- Here are my favorite Makeup Looks for the month. I've been better about fashion and makeup on the blog this month, so I'm trying to keep on this course.

- I've worn the mess out of my Bombshell Wonder Woman Shorts this month, Thanks Hot Topic!

- Falling in Love with this print by @paperbeatstweet

- Falling in love with this print by @sydweiler

- Thanking +Black Girl Nerds for #blackguynerds

- I haven't played Overwatch but art from @osamatographe make me want to so bad!

- The Semi-safe place #queerselflove provided before douchebags found it.

- Falling in love with all of @jenniferlmyers art, especially this Firefighter Bunny.

What were some of your favorites this month? Lets talk about music on twitter. Lets be friends!

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Stay Nerdy,


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