Hello, hello! Christina Marie, here!
I am one of the new contributors to What A Nerd Girl Says. I will be here weekly, but I am also in other places:
I have my own blog called Luscious & Lovely: Life Lived Creatively. I talk about anything from beauty, fashion, movies, television, books, music, etc. I’m also a contributor for Novel Reality with my friend, Victoria. It’s another site similar to that of What A Nerd Girl Says.
I’m all over the place, folks. So feel free to find me!
Hmmm, let’s see… talking about myself has always been a difficult task. It’s amazing that I was able to do it for college applications back in 2004! But here we go!
I was born in Birmingham, AL but I moved to Los Angeles when I was three. In 2009, I received my B.A. degree from UCLA (Go Bruins!) for Ethnic Studies and Music. Yes, I have a musical background. I’m a vocalist, but it’s nothing that I wanted to pursue professionally. I always had a passion for the education system, so shortly after my B.A. I went back to school for my Master’s degree in Education.
In 2010, I decided to move to Kansas City, MO because I felt that Los Angeles has done everything for me that it possible could have, at that time. I needed a change. I chose the midwest… obviously. Moving to Kansas City awakened such a fire for the arts in me. I couldn’t get enough. Since I didn’t have to worry about school anymore, I decided to pursue my passion for the arts (singing, writing, film making). I just wanted to create. I started a blog, and started singing at my local church. I also started making YouTube videos!
My love for books has ALWAYS been a part of me, but with years and years of schooling, it was easy to ignore that love. I was tired of reading. But being on my own prompted ,e to seek out that passion again. To re-ignite it. I was then introduced to the world of Shadowhunters, Demons, Vampires, Warlocks, and Werewolves by Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. To this day, TMI remains my all-time favorite book series. These books are the reason that I am in love with reading again. Why I’m in love with the power of a beautiful mind. Of course, Harry Potter played a huge role as well, but NO ONE has been able to connect with me quite on a level that Cassandra Clare has. I am forever in her debt.
But I don’t just love books, I also love movies (and film scores) and Broadway musicals. I am not a huge television enthusiast, but I have a few shows that I follow. I will share with you a few of my favorite stuffs:
Movies: Forrest Gump (GREAT film score), Independence Day, The Holiday, Anne of Green Gables
Television: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sailor Moon
Books: The Mortal Instruments, The 5th Wave, Unwind, Animal Farm, Outlander, Gone with the Wind
Authors: Cassandra Clare, Rick Yancey, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth
Broadway musicals: Wicked, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray, The Color Purple, Annie
I have two domestic shorthair cats: Bailey and Rayne (pronounced Rain). When I am not reading a book, I am either reading fanfiction, watching YouTube videos, writing, or watching a movie. I’m a homebody.
My Quirky Facts:
1. I have a not-so-secret obsession with anime and video games.
2. I love pigs — big and small. I think they’re the cutest things on the planet!
3. I love potatoes. I love cheese. Put them together and I’m coming over to your house for dinner! I don’t drink soda. I don’t eat ham. But I eat WAY too much dessert.
4. I love to fangirl. It’s a calling. I feel no shame in what I love. I embrace any and everyone who can fangirl with me. I love books, I love music. I love movies. I love people. I think I’m in a pretty happy place.
5. I have weird sayings that probably only nerdfighters will get. For example, I’m constantly shouting “By The Angel”, “Oh My Narnia”, and many other stuffs that I’m hoping you can all relate to.
I’m SO excited to be here and I hope we can be friends! Or at least feel comfortable enough to be radically fangirly with one another!
I’m a Nerdfighter, a Shadowhunter, a Whovian, a Ravenclaw, and a Candor!
Folks, I’m a nerd. Welcome to the party…and I will see you soon!