the heroes of our story

She meant (means) so much to us geek girls

She is the proof that women have always been and will always be more than a a geek boy’s wet dream in a bra. She helped with the idea that women belong in the sci-fi genre, not just as pretty things to look at but as warriors, as leaders, as hope. She taught us to be the hero in our own story, and to kiss the pretty boy while we’re at it.

She told us woman are more than a pretty face and are allowed to exist even with wrinkles, grey hair, fat bellies and a middle finger raised high for all those against the idea of ageing women. She told us it’s okay to be sick, it’s okay if your brain isn’t perfect, it’s always to hit rock bottom because you can only go up from there.

She told us you can be more than a princess. You can be a general.

Us geek girls lost an important figure today.

But we’ll never forget what she did for us.

A Magical (and Nerdy) Mindset Shift

1. I love videogames.

2. I (often) sometimes take life, my goals, and myself way too seriously.

The other morning, I was struck with an idea to combine gaming with my life in a way that would help me to shift my mindset around some things, and have more fun in general. 

It’s working, and I want to share it with you. 

The gist of it is that I start my day as if I was The Hero of Our Story, setting out on my grand adventure. I pick my Equipment, a few Buffs, a Potion, and my Quests.

I sit down for a few minutes in the morning to write down what I’ve picked, and what it does for me. Here’s an example from today, and I try to limit each area to three slots so I don’t get overwhelmed or take up too much time.


Today I put on a comfy yellow sweater, a carnelian necklace, and a dragonfly scarf. BORING. See, this is an adventure. What did I actually put on?

  • Carnelian Necklace of Creative Fire: +100 to confidence and creativity
  • Yellow-Gold Sweater of Sunshine: Absorbs and radiates light and joy as needed.

  • Dragonfly Scarf of Transformation: +50 to positivity. Banishes low vibration thoughts, actions, and energies, so the soul can grow.


These are essentially affirmations, but I imagine them as a “buff” or aura that’s with me all day long.

  • Blessing of Motivation: I am driven to accomplish my goals today.

  • Aura of Gratitude: I recognize and am grateful for everything that enters into my life.

  • Strength of Spirit: I am strong, but gentle, and I share my warmth willingly.


  • Special Sip of Synchronicity: (Coffeeeeeee) This guarantees that something magical and amazing will happen to me today.


Seriously, what’s a hero without their quests? 

  • #1: I will finish designing the super secret special project
  • #2: I will market my book in at least one way today

  • #3: I will take a side-quest to wash the dishes and vanquish the filthy kitchen

And then, finally, we have what might be the most important part of this exercise, which is the inventory. Your inventory will start out empty, but fill up quickly as you go through the day and collect good thoughts and experiences. It’s essentially a gratitude list. Here’s an example from yesterday of what I picked up throughout my adventure.


  • 1 New Subscriber (Yay!)
  • 1 Free Gift Given (Awesome!)
  • A New Firestarter Session rocked my world (Amazing!)
  • A beautiful and soulful bracelet from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend (thankyouthankyouthankyou)
  • A super sweet compliment from Queenie (<3 <3 <3)
  • etc. etc. etc.

If you got something or gave something, and it even for a moment lit up your day, acknowledge it. Build up your gratitude, build up your light. Level UP!

You can pull makeup and other things into the equipment, too. Yesterday I applied Golden Lip Gloss of Beauty and Luxury, and Sweet Patchouli Perfume of Pleasure to remind myself that every moment is one worth savoring.

Run wild with this. What do you want from today?

Suit up. Have fun. Embrace your inner-Hero. 

And oh my goodness, if anyone out there tries this please share? I want to know how you tackled your own adventures!

My friends reaction to Tadashi:
  • (She has never watched Big Hero 6, at all)
  • Andrea: *Tadashi appears on the screen in his moped glory* Ooh! Mmn hmm hmmn~
  • Me: Tadashi is <b>smoking hot</b>, am I right, Andrea?
  • Andrea: Oh my god you're so right.
  • Me: Lets hope he doesn't <b>die</b> of his <b>hotness</b>
  • Andrea: I think I'll die of his hotness.
  • *later on*
  • Tadashi: *dies*
  • Andrea: *sitting there with a super shocked face, jaw open so wide I can see her throat, tears coming out of her eyes*
  • Me: Bruh, I told you he was smoking hot
Worst - Chapter 1 - Baneismydragon - Miraculous Ladybug [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gabriel Agreste/Mrs. Agreste, Gabriel Agreste & Nathalie Sancoeur
Characters: Gabriel Agreste, Adrien Agreste, Nathalie Sancoeur, Nooroo (Miraculous Ladybug)
Additional Tags: Angst, Grief/Mourning, Father son relationship, Neglect, Obsession, wrong thing for the right reasons, Self destruction
Series: Part 2 of Mean People don’t deserve a Miraculous.

In the wake of tragedy you can either lose yourself, or become stronger. Sometimes it’s hard to see the truth of which path you have chosen, and we all see ourselves as the hero of our own story.

GUYS!!!! I FINALLY FINISHED IT!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And its only… 

5:25 am….

opps. I should probably go now… 


Someone stop me, I’m having angsty Lillian feels.

What if Lillian dies in prison, and the news hits Lena really hard. She’s consumed with grief and guilt. She can’t even blame a Super the way her brother would, because she put Lillian in prison herself. And suddenly despite all her powers Supergirl is feeling very helpless. Enter the hero of our story, Kara Danvers! Able to light up a room with a single smile! It takes a lot of hugs and cuddling and whispered sweet nothings, and it takes time, a long time, but for once it’s Kara that saves Lena. Not Supergirl.

my friend deb is really good at ideas and so one time she came over and based on like the dark cave-like ambience of my home she created this story about how my brother and i are vampires and our house is our lair and the hero of the story comes in asking for help and it’s really dramatic and so that summer i got some copic markers and i decided to draw a comic around the little story she made up and it came out really really well like it’s one of my best works ever but i only got like a page done and then i quit because i didn’t know where to take it next and now it’s just sitting on my desk behind some other papers literally staring at me (there’s a frame that’s a close up of her eyes and it’s lookin right at me) reminding me of how ok i was before i stopped drawing regularly