Third Day of Geekmas: Three Charmed Sisters

Third Day of Geekmas: Three Charmed Sisters


♪ On the Third Day of Geekmas, my fandom gave to me… ♪

Three Charmed Sisters


There are/were plenty of Threes I could have done for this day, but Charmed holds a special place in my heart.

When I was in middle school and high school, my mom was going to school to complete her masters as well as working a full time job. This left little time for us to be together. So we made an effort to spend at least one night a week just the two of us. Occasionally we would have stowaways on on girls night in (usually my best friend at the time from down the road), but for the most part it was just the two of us. We would make dinner together and watch Charmed together and just generally be together.

This show is a show ultimately about family. Paige, Prue, Phoebe and Piper were bonded in a way that I never saw on television. They fought like the sisters they were, and loved like the sisters they were and forgave like the sisters they were. Even now, you don’t see a family like that on television anymore. There are similar friendships, but an actual family dynamic is missing from a lot of television now a days. Stepping away from the sisters, the family dynamic doesn’t change, the sisters relationships with Grams and their mother is SPOT ON to an actual relationship with a mother and grandmother.

As an only child, I didn’t really know what it was like to have sisters. Charmed allowed me to kind of see what it was like to have a sister… and what it was like to be magical.

And of course, Charmed was one of the first shows that I ever “shipped” someone in. I wanted Leo and Piper to be together forever and ever. Which is why when Brian Krause came to Salt Lake Comic Con a few years ago I couldn’t resist getting a picture with him.

He’s just as handsome in real life as he was on television. and SOOOOO nice. <3

What has this fandom given to you?

Two Jumping Plumbers
and One Ring to Rule Them All!


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Introducing… The 12 Days of Geekmas!

Introducing… The 12 Days of Geekmas!

It is now officially after Thanksgiving which means I can finally start talking about Christmas without getting funny looks.

I love the winter holidays. No matter what you celebrate, I think that the winter holidays are perfect times for ice skating, walking through the snow in gloves and boots and driving around town looking at Christmas lights. The holidays have always been my favorite time of year because it’s like everything in my world has a little bit of sparkle to it, and I just want that sparkle to grow.


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Thursday and Thrilled: Carry On

Thursday and Thrilled: Carry On

It’s Thursday and Thrilled time again, but guys, Thursdays are HARD!! However, tomorrow I’m going to go see Chris D’Elia with the husband and I am STOKED! I’m so excited to sit at a comedy club and just laugh! If you haven’t heard his comedy, you can watch his recent stand up show on Netflix now. Other than that, here is what I’ve been thrilled about lately.

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I Found This On The Internets: We Can Write the Story on Our Own.

If you follow me on tumblr you may have already seen this, however sometimes I come across such awesome gifsets that a reblog on tumblr just isn’t enough. Sometimes they hit that spot in my heart because it is so beautiful and true that I want to cry. This gifset is one of them about how as women, we can write the story on our own.

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There’s a Sci-Fi Show for Everyone ` Eureka

Reading: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
Watching: Supernatural ` Season 4
Listening To: You Raise Me Up ` John Barrowman



Starring: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Joe Morton, and Niall Matter.
Aired: SyFy | July 2006 to July 2012 | Five Seasons

About Eureka

With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation’s greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America’s small towns – with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven’t been classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.(from

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There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Sanctuary

There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Sanctuary


Starring: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins.
Aired: SYFY | October 2008 to December 2011 | Four Seasons

About Sanctuary:

The enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus recruits an insightful forensic psychiatrist Will Zimmerman to join her in the quest to track, study and protect the strange, and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world. (From

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There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Fringe

There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Fringe


Starring: Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, and John Noble
Aired: FOX | September 2008 to January 2013 | Five Seasons

About Fringe:

The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist – who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science – and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic.(from

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There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone

When asked what my favorite genre of television is, usually my first answer is Science Fiction. While my definition of Sci-Fi also includes shows that have a supernatural/historical/fantasy aspect, I believe that there is a Sci-Fi show for everyone.

The definition of Science Fiction is this (according to Google):

sci·ence fic·tion
1. fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem… Which I Don’t.

Hello, My name is Anna and I’m a TV-aholic.

When someone I’m just meeting asks me to tell them something interesting or unusual about myself my usual response is “I watch an extraordinary amount of television”. Some people may be a bit embarrassed by the amount of television I watch, others don’t believe me at all.

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On average I watch roughly 3-4 episodes of various television a day. That could be in newly airing episodes, or re-watches, or made for TV movies. On the weekends, that number greatly increases. I’ve been known to watch a season or so of a TV show (usually about 22-25 episodes) in 24 hours. If every TV show that I watched was airing one new episode for one week, I would watch about 25 different shows in one solid week. That’s a lot of story lines to keep track of and a lot of time invested into some shows.

For some shows I continue to watch purely because I’ve already put so much time into them. I can’t seem to get rid of watching the show. In some cases, I don’t even have any emotional attachment to any of the characters or the story line anymore. Instead, I’ll binge watch it on days that I’m sick or feeling particularly annoying.

On the other side of the spectrum, I have shows where I am so emotionally attached to the characters and story lines that when they go on hiatus, I start a countdown to the new episodes. Ones where with every episode the writing gets better, the acting gets better and the over all storytelling gets better.

When I talk about television with someone who doesn’t know me, most of them get this concerned or apologetic look in their eye. I have to actually remind them that this is my choice. I don’t ignore my family to watch my shows nor do I neglect any housework that needs to be done or let it interfere with my day job.

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TV and My Relationship

Sometimes, when I get home I like to pull up an episode of How I Met Your Mother and try and spot the similarities between the Lily/Marshall marriage and my own (Not compare them, that would be crazy, just enjoy the fact that there can be similarities). Other times, I introduce my husband to shows that I think he’ll love and visa versa. Sometimes it doesn’t stick, others he and I can have in depth conversations about. Going into detail about how a story played out and what we didn’t understand from the episode. We can have arguments and talk about why we love certain characters or hate others. Where I tend to gravitate to shows that have a focus on people and their relationships, he prefers to watch shows that suck you into the story.

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Television can sometimes be portrayed by a mindless activity that you do when you want to waste a day. I disagree. Sure, there are some shows that create standalone episodes every week with just a dusting of a full season arc. In these instances you could watch episodes here and there and be able to keep up. There are other shows that if you blink or look away for a second, you’ll miss something incredibly important. Ones that keep you on your toes and keep your mind actively trying to see if you can figure out who the killer/cylon/troubled person/villian/hero/heroine/love interest is before the main characters do.

With some time, I hope that the stigma put on those that like to watch TV fades. Television isn’t the worst thing your child, friend, spouse or neighbor could be watching. There are things to be learned from television, there are interesting characters to be explored and new lands to discover. Just grab a remote, and start.

all gifs from various tumblrs