Happy Halloween and Happy NGE Anniversary Day!

Hi Internet People,

I literally cannot believe that it’s Halloween. Not only is it my favorite holiday, but it’s the anniversary of The Nerdy Girl Express. To celebrate I filmed a quick little video and while I already shared it on NGE I wanted to share it here too. If you have been checking out my blog, but not The Nerdy Girl Express you really should. I post articles as well as tons of other wonderful people.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

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Some Quick and Easy Costume Suggestions

Hi Internet People,

With Halloween happening tomorrow I thought I’d share some of my quick and easy casual costume suggestions, just in case you need something real quick for tomorrow.

Here are some some casual full outfit ideas, these videos are almost a year old so not the best quality ever:

I also have some specific iZombie related ones in case you are thinking of going as Liv:

If you use any of these ideas let me know, I’d love to see what you do.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Edgar Allan Poe’s Transmedia Exercise “Revelation” #PoePartyFTW

Hi Internet People,

That last episode was intense! The flashback, the reveal, seriously so much to take in. For this week the ravens are getting a bit closer to the guests and are right in the thick of it during the big reveal. It’s a pretty short addition, but still wanted to get Balt and Phil into the story.

Balt and Phil moved slowly away from the monitor as they saw the dark shadow of Edgar’s silhouette begin to stand up. They remained silent as they watched their owner lift the body of Annabel Lee into his arms and begin his somber pilgrimage back into the home. A pall seemed to hang over the ravens as the deaths of that night finally seemed to become real for them. When Edgar appeared holding the body of his lost love they fell into step behind him, joining the funeral march. They could not tell what he was thinking, but they did notice as a large rock fell from the folds of Annabel’s skirt. The author held it, a sort of wistful look upon his face, when suddenly a scream jarred him from his thoughts. As Edgar ran out of the room, Balt and Phil darted out of his way, but quickly took to the air to see what possibly could have happened.

They swooped to the floor and moved into the shadows of the dining room. Before Charlotte stood Ernest, his knife cutting the air between them. When the weapon wielding man insisted that soup stained his blade and not the blood of one of his fellow authors, Balt couldn’t keep himself quiet any longer.

“I’ve heard of a soup spoon, but never a soup knife.”

Phil cackled at the joke, which finally broke the oppressive somber air between the ravens. While normally the two birds would have worried that they would be discovered by the remaining dinner party patrons, the room was loud with murderous allegations, which muffled any sort of birdsong. Balt and Phil stared, scarcely moving a feather now, as Edgar revealed a red handkerchief. When Charlotte began to confess to her involvement in the murders and her sister’s part in them, they exchanged quick glances and noted that the humans seemed just as shocked as they were by this revelation. When Anne appeared in the doorway Phil let out a shocked croak. Even with two murderers in the room, everyone seemed surprised by the sound of a raven inside the house. Almost every person in the room turned to looked to turn toward the darkened corner, except for Lenore. She leveled her gaze at Edgar and in a tone that seemed as cold as the grave she said,

“Really, you still invited ravens to the party?”

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and I run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Fangirl Freakouts: Haunted or Hoax

Hi Internet People,

Halloween is fast approaching and for this week’s Fangirl Freakouts I talk about the spooky webseries Haunted or Hoax that stars three amazing actresses, including Natasha Negovanlis.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and I run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Massive Live Tweet Line Up

Hi Internet People,

Tonight’s AHS:Roanoke Night and I’m thinking about watching all the Halloween episodes from AHS tonight. I don’t really have a time yet, but I think it would be fun, especially since I’m not sure if Roanoke’s Halloween episodes end tonight or not. I know they are focusing on the Blood Moon so it isn’t technically Halloween, but it still feels Halloweeny to me. I might just sporadically live tweet the older episodes starting around 5:30 or 6 and then just do more live tweeting later that night. Worse case scenario I have to finish up later in the week.

I should have some free time later in the week, though I do have a bunch of live tweets planned. On Thursday you can live tweet the webseries It’s Complicated with a bunch of people, including the actual account and my buddy @The5H31LA. It’s going to be awesome! We’ll start the live tweet at 7 pm est and all you have to do is add #ItsComplicatedRewatch. Then Friday I’m live tweeting Couple-ish with @TerribleGamerYL, not sure what time yet. Then on Sunday when the Carmilla S3 bundle drops I’ll be live tweeting all the amazing bonus features with my Carmilla live tweeting friends.

That’s three live tweets in four days so I mean why not add the AHS episodes in too. We’ll see how it all goes. Also are you excited for Halloween because I totally am! That’s why I want to watch all the AHS episodes because I’m looking to make my week even spookier.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

I Went on Amazon to Buy One Thing and…

Hi Internet People,

Okay, no one should ever leave me alone with my Amazon account open. I was on a mission to buy one, just one dvd, and you want to know what I ordered, yeah, not just one dvd. I didn’t even intend to, but I totally shouldn’t have typed in Batwoman. Alright I’m sure you’d like to know what I’m talking about instead of just guessing at it.

Two nights ago I learned that The Craft wasn’t on Netflix anymore and I was crushed. I love that movie, but every time I’ve tried to buy it the only copies were strangely super expensive. Maybe they were magic, who knows. Well I went on Amazon and found it for 10 bucks, but the downside was I’d have to spend over 5 bucks for shipping. Seriously, that’s like buying a second dvd! I decided I would go looking for a way to push me up to free shipping, which led to me searching the word Batwoman. I thought hey, maybe they’ll have some cool Halloween stuff.

I didn’t find any Batwoman costume pieces, well that weren’t far too much like lingerie for me, but I did find more Batwoman graphic novels. I have Hydrology and the first three from the New 52 run, but that’s it. In my search I found 4, 5, and 6 and I couldn’t just not buy them at that point. I love Batwoman and I want to make sure I am finally caught up on her story. I’ve been reading her current Detective Comics plot and I can’t wait for her to get her own solo comic again. Thankfully I did have some cashback stuff so I didn’t have to pay full price for my order and I still got free shipping.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

It’s Just a Week Until Halloween

Hi Internet People,

I just realized that today is exactly one week from Halloween. I feel like I’m not ready at all! I haven’t done as much Halloween themed stuff this year because of my video schedule and work stuff. I just can’t believe it’s so close!

I should be going to a Halloween party at my comic book store on Saturday, but I’m not sure what costume I’d wear. I have some random bits and pieces I could throw together, but I just don’t know! If I don’t do an official costume I might just throw my Harley Quinn stuff back on and fulfill the Halloween stereotype that all women will be Harley this year. I could run to Spirit Halloween and grab some things, I did see a really cool Riddler Jacket and I have some clothes that would go with it already.

Anyway, I want to do some Halloween stuff before the big day so I’m thinking I want to rewatch and live tweet all the AHS Halloween specials. I don’t have a day picked out yet, but it will be sometime this coming week. If only I had a day off of work, then I could just do it during the day. I also might randomly watch some horror movies, but I don’t think I’ll live tweet them. Working at the video store meant I could rewatch all the Halloween movies I wanted whenever I wanted so having a job without a tv readily available has thrown a bit of a wrench in my plans.

Let me know what you have planned for Halloween and if you’d be up for some live tweeting!

You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

I Had Such An Amazing Time!

Hi Internet People,

I talked about seeing Hannah Hart briefly in my review of Buffering over on The Nerdy Girl Express, but I wanted to talk about all the fun I had Thursday night and all day Friday with my friend Maria and my sister Mary in more detail. I was able to get all of Buffering read before I went to Columbus, which added to the excitement I was already feeling about the trip. After a long day at work Maria and I grabbed Taco Bell on a very rainy day and headed out. The drive was really wet, but we listened to an awesome playlist and got to our hotel a little before 8. We got unpacked and then headed out to pick up my sister.

We wound up stopping at Target, which is one of my favorite places and I really wish we had one in the city of Lima, I splurged and bought Halloween stuff and Mary found me some awesome clearance shirts, one of which I wore to the book signing the next day. We all wound up buying clothes, snacks, and Mary managed to find dinner in the 20 minutes that we went shopping. The store was closing and we had no idea, but we shopped fast. We got into the hotel for the night around 10:30 and we planned to get to the bookstore around 6 am, which meant pretty much no sleep was going to happen. Mary read all of Buffering, we watched Dirty Thirty, prepped for the next day, and watched a movie that I think Maria may have found in the Upside Down. It was a strange musical called Open House and there are only two references to it online. It’s so weird!

The next day literally looked exactly the same as the night before. Rain was falling and we were all wearing aspects of our clothes from the night before. I didn’t want my Hannah meeting outfit to get all gross. We got in line, we were really close to the front, and hung out with some really cool people and chatted, also complained about the rain, until we could go in and buy our books. Then we walked back out into the rain and got bagels and coffee at Panera across the street, took Mary back to school, and Maria and I took naps until around 11:30. Then we went to Easton Mall and I bought The Secret Loves of Fangirls and got a new Funko Horror Surprise box, I didn’t get Elvira this time! After walking around in the grey weather we grabbed tea at Starbucks and headed out to get Mary. We got ready at her dorm, Mary did my hair because I am hopeless at it, and then we went to wait at OSU’s Barnes and Noble. We got more Starbucks and I wound up buying My Drunk Kitchen. I was totally going to read it, but I was so excited I couldn’t concentrate.

We went up to the signing and it was all kind of a blur of things. We met up with some of the people from that morning and we all tried our best to not freak out. Meeting Hannah was amazing! She is so sweet and nice and really good at giving hugs. We were all so excited that after meeting her we hung around and tried to chill, then we grabbed Chinese food. We went back to see Hannah head out and then it was back on the road to take Mary back to campus and so Maria and I could get home.

Everything went by so fast and I’m still in shock that I met Hannah. I know it happened, but totally can’t process that fact. I wish I’d talked to her more, but oh well it was still great. My sister and I were talking about how it would just be cool to hang out with her because she’s so chill. I could totally make an epic cheese plate for the occasion. If you haven’t read Buffering yet you really should, it’s such a good book.

You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine