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Fictional Fridays #13 – Cosplay 101

Cosplay

Since I'll be starting a cosplay series, in which I'll cover a costume of mine that I've done in the past, I figured I'd write a Fictional Fridays as a introduction to what cosplay is all about. Remember, I'm making Fictional Fridays bi-weekly now, so there won't be one next week! Anyways, this week I'm going to give you an introduction to cosplay and how it fits into my life.…

Fictional Fridays #12 – Top 5 Animes

Life

This time I'm going to talk about my most recent favorite animes. If I list a general top five, it's just going to be the ones that everyone has already told you to watch, or the classics like FMA: Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagann, etc. So instead I'm going to limit myself to animes that came out in the last two years, which includes ones that are currently airing. This…

Fictional Fridays #11 – What’s in a Fandom

Life

What is it like to be in a fandom? When do you officially become a member in a fandom? Is there even an "official" to fandoms? Some would probably argue that there is, while others would probably say "if you like it, then you're in the fandom." I feel like nowadays we deal with people that are so quick to shout "You're not a REAL fan!" to anyone who doesn't…

Fictional Fridays #10

Posts by Alex

Hi everyone! It's Alex and I'm back for another Fictional Friday! (It's strange how I've written at least half the entries for this series since its beginning) Last week, Jess talked about her favorite fictional representations of sports. Today I'm going to flip that around a bit. How? E-sports. They're definitely a thing. And in 2015, they're definitely becoming a big thing. How big? Well that's not so bad (Source)…

Fictional Fridays #9

Life

I want to talk about something that I never thought I'd be a huge fan of, but low and behold, some how I found myself drowning in the fandom. What fandom is that? Sports Anime. WHAT? I don't even like real sports, yet for some reason, I love animes about sports. I know, it makes almost no sense to anyone who likes real sports. Take Alex for example, he hates…

Fictional Fridays #8

Book Reviews

I'm back writing the Fictional Friday posts! I hope you enjoyed Alex's posts about his favorite fandoms and gaming! I know I missed #TBT, but I'm going to pretend that it's still Thursday and write a #TBT post about books I used to read (and loved) back in my middle school days! I read all the time back then as well. I'm going to focus on a few series that…

Fictional Fridays #7

Posts by Alex

Well everyone, we're coming up on the end of my time here on Bookworms in Dresses. So I figured I should spend this very special post, potentially my last Fictional Friday [Note for Clarity: The series will continue, but Jess will be taking the reigns back soon] talking about my biggest fandom of all. What fandom could possibly be my favorite ever? Yep, it's Battlestar Galactica I promise the show…

Fictional Fridays #6

Posts by Alex

I can find a way to work music into literally anything, including Fictional Fridays. Concept albums. Tons of people make them, not many make them well. The term "concept album" is similar to and occasionally interchangeable with "rock opera". Except, you know, in genres other than rock I guess. This week, I'm going to list a couple of examples, give a brief overview of the plot, and not really review…

Fictional Fridays #5

Posts by Alex

Alright guys. Let's talk Final Fantasy. I promised that I would talk about my favorite video game fandom, and here it is. I began my Final Fantasy journey when I was five or six years old when Final Fantasy VII was released in the US. Admittedly it was probably not the best idea to let a six year old play what is probably one of Square's most mature video games,…

Fictional Fridays #4

Posts by Alex

Huzzah! It's my first Fictional Friday! During my time here on the blog I'm going to try and branch out from the typical book related posts and discuss some other media of fiction. Let's go! For the holidays my family (the Bookworm included) all pitched in to get me a Playstation 4. Since then, I've done almost nothing with my days but play The Last of Us. I've got to…