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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday Mystery/Tuesdays Throwups: Geektastic Giveaway!

As I said last week I'll be giving away 3 copies of Geektastic to my readers! And we can just call this post...Tuesday Throw-up? O.O

Acclaimed authors Holly Black (Ironside) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr.

With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on!
So here are the rules:

You must give me your geekiest tales to be entered. I will select a panel of judges to pick the best entry and she/he will be an automatic winner. The rest of you with face the horrors of random.org and my excel spreadsheet.

+1 if you spread word of this contest (blog, twitter, facebook, paper airplanes...oh! you can also email 5 friends and CC me a copy to be counted as an entry if you can't blog. Blog=email=blog. One or the other Twitter, facebook, and paper airplanes are their own separate thing). It's an entry per method. Remember to leave me a link! I won't count it if I can't find it!

And...that's basically it. I want your geekiest tales and spread the word if you want. I won't count extra entries for followers because it takes a while to count those. Remember that Huggles Part 2 may happen sooner than you think...

This is a US only contest because Little Brown will be the one shipping it. Contest will end on August 17th giving you 3 whole weeks to enter. Please leave a way for me to contact you.


  1. I attended a high school party at a classmate's house but sat on the sofa and felt more comfortable reading Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" while everyone else around me was dancing! Ay!


  2. Tuesday throwups... lol

    My geeky story... I was really excited to go to the cadaver lab in college!


  3. Well I really have too many stories to tell you because I am probably the biggest geek in my family lol. But here is one of my favorites....

    I was in Borders with my little sister and I was in the Sci-fi section and fantasy re organizing the books (because they were a mess!) when I noticed someone asking (to a employee) about a series of books just like Twilight. The Employee did not know, so I walked up and started to name off titles and authors (Sookie Stackhouse, Vampire diaries ect.) Then I told them what sections they were in. The people stared at me and asked I I worked there I said no and then I found out the employee was a manager, and got offered a job. My family still makes fun of me telling me I need to let people do their jobs lol.

    So thats it hope you enjoyed it =)


  4. I'm going to go with my trip to the X-Files convention as my geekiest moment. I ordered tickets in advance and drove two hours to get there. Thankfully I was NOT one of the girls who had a Scully hairdo (and color!).

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  5. Oh gosh, the geekiest thing I (and all my friends) do is probably watch Jeopardy AND keep track of how many points we get for answering questions right. lol We even use an excel spreadsheet. We're also addicted to Trivial Persuit! Total geeks. hehe


  6. It's hard to pick just one geeky moment as the geekiest.

    I once told my husband how proud I was of my leadership experience in high school - after all, I was the secretary of the Star Trek club. He said that I probably shouldn't be bragging about that to a lot of people.

    But when the new Star Trek movie came out, guess who got all dressed up in his Star Fleet uniform to go with me to the movie? I have photos of us all decked out here:


    I have a lot of other geeky moments, but I'll stick with the Star Trek one here. :) You know, my friends and I were nicknamed "the nerd herd" in junior high. We were so nerdy that we were proud of it.

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  7. Geekiest moment... hmmm. Well, when I was in middle school I was absolutely addicted to Sailor Moon. My friends and I talked about nothing else. We all adopted the personas of the characters, and would have sleepovers were we only watched episode after episode. We even would practice our "attacks" while fooling around in PE. So that's about as close as I've ever come to cosplaying.

    Oh, and I dressed up as Princess Leia for Star Wars Weekends. I'm really not a geek, I just act like one sometimes!

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  8. I think my geekiest moments have been when my friends found out I bought all of the seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Doctor Who-- the latter of which are about 70-80 dollars each. That's dedication. And that's not including the other TV sets that I have, including Roswell, Bones, House, Monk, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, and Ghost Whisperer. Needless to say, I'm a geek because I'm a college student who'd rather buy my nerdy shows than go shopping for clothes or the like.

    Oh, and there's also those classic looks that others give me when I tell them about the people I'm subscribed to and watch on YouTube (nerdfighters!) and BlogTv. It's always a look of "Oh that's how you spend your time? That's interesting..." :-D

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  9. I would have to say my geekiest moment would have to be when I was at a Anime Convention. I was in costume and I had to go to the mall next door to get something to eat. Everyone was staring and I just tried to act normal. But then a little girl came up (followed by her parents who were eyeing me weirdly) and asked if I was my character! I didn't know what to say so I kinda stumbled with my words while she went into an explanation with her Dad on who I was. It was really embarrassing when I had to explain-- "No I'm not actually so and so", "No I do not dress like this normally" and "I kinda need to go back to my anime convention next door...".

    Oh goodness. I never felt more like a geek then at that moment. The look some parents can give...

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  10. My geekiest moment was my freshman year in College. I made a superhero outfit of green and gold duct tape and wore it to my college team's football game. People called me Peter Pan. It was interesting...Haha


  11. I miss school. If I could, I'd go to school for the rest of my life. I miss homework and studying all night.

    I'm tweeting about this (@bibliofreakblog)



  12. Geekiness runs in my family. We used to camp together at a campground that had Halloween all October--trick or treating, costumes, the works. For several years, my family all dressed up as Star Wars characters and decorated the campsite with a Star Wars theme. People remembered us from year to year. We drifted away from that theme once the kids got old enough to have a choice.

    There was also a period when, among my friends, my nickname was Scully.

  13. Oh my God... I can think of a million geeky things I've done, so I'll just list a few of them. Most of these are things I've never revealed on the internet before...

    - I've managed to get away with making comic books for major school projects TWICE! And they both got A's. One was about the rock cycle, complete with a talking rock, cavemen, giant fish, and a bratty Victorian pre-teen. The other had to be about Greek architecture... so I wrote a story and made a comic about a time-traveling, evil-destroying, guardian of time who had to stop an entity of pure chaos from altering history.

    - This one is something I look back on with pure embarrassment... I was about 10 or 11 and I decided to become my own mascot for my town's summer festival. I called myself Airhead Girl (what was I thinking?!) and rode my scooter around town... with a pinwheel stuck in the top of my helmet... with balloons tied to it. I had a face painter write "Airhead Girl" on my forehead. Eventually the balloons and pinwheel floated away without me noticing... and someone caught it on film!

    - I planned out a Kim Possible fanfiction set in a future where Kim and Ron have kids. It involved aliens. And I drew pictures of the characters...

    - I dressed up as the main character from a book I'm writing for Halloween last year (a blue-haired Atlantean princess.) My best friend did the same thing for a character in her book and we kept having to explain who we were... and got a lot of strange looks. Then we had a giant shaving cream and silly string fight with a bunch of other people in her backyard. Except everyone else got to the cans before we did, so we threw peanuts and grabbed spray bottles for watering plants and blasted people while yelling war cries. Maybe it was the sugar...

    - I'm an obsessive YA fan. Enough said.

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