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Geeky Pen Pals

Have you guys ever exchanged letters with a pen pal? My sister’s post about writing to a friend made me want to look for a new pen pal. I had a scrap book pen pal a few years ago and we became moms around the same time. We now keep up via social media so not much letter exchanging.

A few years ago I started a visual kei/jrock blog pal group on a websites I used to run. We had about 300 people signed up and I would have to figure out how to set people up by favorite groups and age. It was alot of work! I thought about starting something similar to that up again but with something more boarder like geek fandoms.

I went searching online and found a group like this already existed, and they had been around for awhile.

The site is called International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club or IGGPPC for short. I just signed up, and was recently paired with another girl. I’m also involved in a card swap with some fellow geeks!  I’m pretty excited to see how this goes, I might not always be able to write other ladies as often as I like but sending out happy mail will be awesome. I have also been working on making my own stationary. We’ll see how this goes! Do you guys send snail mail?

Edit: here are my first letters I sent off! I also included sailor scout charms!!!

Fire Emblem and Waifus

Never have I ever played a Fire Emblem title before. My husband played Awakening a few years back and loved it. Every day he would tell me which couples got together, which kid got which stats etc… Sounded like a soap opera more than a game.

When Nintendo announced that this year they would release 2 different family lines to the same story, I knew I had to try out the game. My husband walked me through the basics, he explained the leveling and breeding for stats and I caught on pretty quickly. I restarted the game twice because of breeding and stats but it was worth it.

I played Birthright while the husband played Conquest. I really loved playing Birthright – the Hoshido side was so pretty and very Japanese in style and music. Conquest was a bit more European.


I finished the game in about 2 weeks but now there is a 3rd version of the story where you pick neither side. I just bought it and started to play that. Lovely game and art. I am a new fan of the series.

Now I am 35 weeks pregnant and probably won’t be playing as much as we get closer to our little girl’s debut. Capcom announced a new Monster Hunter and Microsoft announced a new Gears of War game. Ah well, not sure how to balance family and gaming yet.

New Animal Crossing

I told myself I wouldn’t upgrade my 3DS…my husband preordered the Monster Hunter XL bundle earlier this year and I swore that I wouldn’t get seduced by the “new” 3DS. Then something happened…an Animal Crossing bundle. Not only a cute bundle but it was the smaller “new” 3DS with the interchangeable face plates.

Damn my love for cuteness. Look at this thing!!!

The game itself is cute but I am actually really obsessed with the uploading of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 onto the eshop! Oh memories – Sonic 2 and the Sega Genesis was a magical time in my life! Kudos to Nintendo and the eshop for adding old school beloved games for download!

In 1993, Dad surprised us with a Sega Genesis. We never asked for electronics – we couldn’t afford them. So, receiving a game system was a HUGE surprise! At the time we didn’t realized he bought more so he could play Desert Strike. I would wake up hours before school so I could sneak in some one on one time with the Sega only to find my dad playing the system before work.

We learned the hard way, growing up with a gamer dad sounded cool but having to share systems was the ultimate test of patience and love. It was no issue sharing systems with my 2 younger sisters, we had great team work with taking turns on a single game. Probably because we shared all our games. Dad was different, he played shooters. He didn’t want to adventure with Aladdin or go exploring with Belle from Beauty and the Beast … he wanted to play war.

Makes me wonder how my husband and I are going to be as gamer parents. Cool…? Regardless all the sharing we had to do with dad, watching him play shooters, looking up hints/walkthroughs and codes – it really was amazing memories that we can smile about! What about our mom, you ask? She was more of an arcade player. I grew up watching her spend countless of quarters and hours to ensure she was top score on a local Mrs. Pac-man game at a burger joint in our hometown.

Anyone else grow up with parents who game? What was your first system? Any games you’re obsessed with at the moment?

Etsy shop is open!

We made a sister pack that this year we would work to get an Etsy store up and running! We are going to start putting more items up like knitted mittens, bows, stationary and other charms! I even will be putting up 3DS cases I made.

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Speaking of 3DS – my husband ordered the “new” smaller 3DS with Animal Crossing bundle!! Should get it by the end of the month!! We’ve been OBSESSED with Splatoon playing the online ranked battles non-stop. Husband and I have to take turns since we only have 1 wiiu. We did get the game for my sisters to also play! Don’t let those little sisters fool you! Kimmy has been kicking my butt on turf war!! B R U T A L!!! Today is her bday by the way! Stop by her blog and say hello!!!


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