Category Archives: LOTR/The Hobbit

Character Characteristics: Life as a Villain (aka Who are my INTJ fictional counterparts?)

We have recently started a series here on My Fangirl Life looking at personality types and the characteristics of fictional characters. I appropriately called it Character Characteristics. You can read all about the different type of Myers-Briggs personality types in Exploring Personality Traits. You can also take the test to find out your 4-letter code! I am an INTJ (Introverted – Intuitive –

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The Valentine Cards Fanboys & Fangirls Really Want

The countdown to Valentines Day continues (check out our Geeky Guide to Cliched Valentines Gifts here) and I am busily preparing Valentines to send to everyone important in my life. The problem is that the few fandom-centric packs of Valentines the stores do sell target very young audiences (such as My Little Pony, Disney or One Direction). You know, kids who would hand

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January High Five: Fangirl Ways to Escape the Winter Blues

It’s January. It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s dark, the holidays are over and I’m guessing I’m not the only one who wants to escape to a fictional land. Winter is a perfect time to plan a trip and escape. Today I offer my contribution to the High Five series with my Fangirl Ways to Escape the Winter Blues. Perhaps one

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Geekify the Cliches: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away (three weeks actually) which means it’s prime time to get on top of gift buying! But what does one buy their lover on this auspicious day? The cliched answer is easy: Flowers, Chocolates, Jewelry, a Teddy Bear and a Card. “How typical,” you say, “not very inspired.” Yes reader, you could look

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Spoilers?

Darth Vader is Luke’s Father. Oops. I ruined it. Should I have said “SPOILER ALERT“? Did revealing the worst kept secret in cinematic history (along with the fact that ‘Rosebud’ is the sled and ‘Soylent Greens’ are people) need a warning label? I’ve been giving a lot of thought to spoilers lately.  When is it ok to write them? When

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