…Or, you know, year ’round “things I generally want but don’t have” list.
Koalaintheusa shared his nerdy Christmas Wish list two weeks ago, so now I’m sharing my (significantly longer) list with you all as well. While the list is DEFINITELY specific to my outlandish desires, I hope it inspires you and helps you pick something out for even the most stubborn of geeks on your shopping list.
1. Yogibo Bean Bag Chair(s): My sister and I tried these out at CTCon, and they were amazing. Seriously, Rapunzel wouldn’t even get up for her photograph, and I totally understood why. I have read very good reviews of them, as well, and they come at a reasonable price. Eventually, I want a whole collection, including the Max, Midi and Caterpillar. But the first order of business would be a Midi for my reading corner, where I would prop it up right between the Young Adult Fiction and the Comics shelf. Both Lauryn and Rapunzel are lounging on Midis in their photos, and Lauryn is also making use of a Caterpillar.
And yes, I organize my library by genre.
2.LEGO Lord of the Rings, for Xbox 360: I have played every single LEGO video game up to this point, on multiple platforms. I’m not about to stop now. Well, every game so far except
3. LEGO Batman 2, for Xbox 360: same reasoning, different game. Plus, I heard that when your avatar is Superman, the Superman theme plays to congratulate you on your choice. I love the LEGO games, I often play them with my boyfriend, my sisters, friends, sometimes even with my Mom, who doesn’t often indulge in video game goodness. Additionally, they have led to my writing of “Dude Drives Like a Lady” and my sister writing “A Park Bench That I Used to Know”.
4. Poster Frames: I am tired of my DB/DBZ poster of awesomeness* not being framed, like it deserves. In fact, the only posters I’ve managed to frame in my life are Star Wars related, and while that’s all well and good, a girl has got to display pride for more than one geekdom.
I’ve found relatively inexpensive frames at Target, and considering I live a relatively inexpensive lifestyle (or…would like to…) these will do quite nicely. Unless you have a better idea, in which case, please share it in the comments.
5. Pink controller for the PS3: I would ask for one for the 360, but mine already looks like C3P0, and you can’t really get cooler than that.
6. Tea Infusers: I can never have enough infusers for loose leaf tea.
Think Geek has a few awesome ones (I already have the one shaped like a robot), but they’re also available pretty much anywhere that sells kitchen goods. I like drinking tea while I read. This, along with my new bean bag chair, would make my reading corner significantly more luxurious.
7. Flash Gordon: There are three volumes of this. I want them all.
8. Thor comics: I like looking at Thor. I like reading about him even more.
9. Doctor Who Comics: HINT HINT, LEIA. Specifically “The Forgotten” where Ten has to work with ALL THE OTHER INCARNATIONS OF THE DOCTOR IN ORDER TO SAVE THE WORLD or something like that.
10. Classic Doctor Who on DVD, to continue my collection. Although anyone starting from Square ONE needs to go ahead and procure “The Unearthly Child”, “The Daleks” and “The Edge of Destruction”.
11. Flesh Gordon: Yep. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Nope. I’m not kidding. There’s a “sex ray”.
13. Cowboy Bebop: I already own a complete DVD set, however it took me forever to realize it’s a really REALLY well made bootleg. The gmail address on the back cover, under “questions? comments?” should have tipped me off…
14. Kindle Keyboard: Have I ever explained how much I HATE touch screens for typing? I HATE THEM.
15. The Writer’s Idea Book: For ideas about writing. I took this book out from the library and it has so many good prompts and suggestions about the writing life that I’d like to have my own copy to mark up and use more regularly.
16. Doctor Who T-Shirts: Specifically this one, from the BBC America shop. Actually, what I want is one that doesn’t exist, celebrating Roronicus Pondicus in order to clear up any future confusion on my mother’s part, as she can never seem to remember that I’m a Rory fangirl, and consistently chides me for having a crush on such a weird looking man in a bow tie. It’s okay, guys. It’s a burden I must carry.
17. Bettlejuice on Bluray: which would be an upgrade from my $7.00 scratched to shit DVD copy. Everyone needs hi-def proof that Alec Baldwin was once human-sized, and that Michael Keaton has actually done good for the cinematic world.
18. Ray Bradbury’s 100 Stories: Bradbury is one of my heroes.
19. Squishables: I want a billion of these to make my reading corner the most adorable and squishy corner in the universe. My top five, however, are a Massive T-Rex, a Mini Cthulu and Phoenix, and a regular sized Shark and Sloth.
20. Ukelele music. Okay, this one isn’t inherently nerdy, but I really need to get back to my Uke. I miss him!
That’s my insane, dare-to-dream list of acceptable Holiday gifts from…really, anyone who wants to send me a present. What’s on your list?
*A million years ago, I bought this flippin’ sweet poster at a comics shop in Georgetown. It’s got Goku in the middle of the poster, growing up in age and power, from the top of the poster down to the bottom. Around him are all the other characters that appear in all three Dragon Ball series, in “chronological” order. The poster itself looks like a Where’s Waldo, if you don’t pay close attention. I’m in love with it, and it has layers of tape on the back from where I’ve put it up and taken it down a thousand times.