I’m taking a break from the Convergence wrap up posts to write a post about how this blog came about and how I became proud to consider myself a geek. Thanks to Nerd-Ily I’m participating in this prompt and I couldn’t be happier writing about my journey to be a geek girl blogger.
The first time I cracked open a Harry Potter book to read is when I became a geek. I didn’t know the term geek way back then, but my love for Harry Potter will be with me forever. As I grew older, I still kept reading various fiction novels including The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo etc. In 2012, I watched The Avengers for the first time and I was enamored with super heroes. So I started reading comics and graphic novels and I loved the medium. The artwork was gorgeous and I admired the comic book artist who could create such realistic images.
When I went off to college in 2012, I had an identity crisis. I loved what I loved, yet I was insecure to share that with anyone else. I felt like people secretly judged me for being immature because I still love Hello Kitty. I still watch cartoons all the time and I can still spend hours playing video games. I was nervous that I should give that up because I need to grow up. Eventually I have mellowed out and accepted that this is who I am.
In the summer of 2013 I went to my first con, Convergence. I met so many individuals who loved what I loved and I felt really at home. For those 4 days, I was in a safe place to express my interests and to see other geeks come together. This is why Convergence is so important for me. It paved the way for self-love and acceptance of what I love and to love myself no matter what
I have always wanted to blog about my geeky interests so I took initiative and created this blog. At first, my name was going to be the Geeky Iceskater. My friend, Beth came up with the Bizarre Brunette and I knew that was what my blog name would be. I started the Bizarre Brunette in hope that I would write and hear back from geeks. Flash forward and I have had many conversations on this blog with various geek women like myself. Now I can share anything I want on here including my book reviews, board games, video games and my con experience. I’m so thankful that people follow my blog and I get really giddy with excitement when I see someone new comment on my post. I’m always going to be the Harry Potter fanatic reading comic books with an Xbox controller nearby.