Author: Ginger Kate

I'm an American Ginger dancing through life creating art! I'm an Actor, Photographer, Painter and Writer who dabbles in Music. I'm a total fan girl, old soul, history and Latin geek with an addiction to Rock and Roll and Fashion.

Scot vs. Scot

Gracepoint!!! I missed you last week.

I wanted to do a post about some of my thoughts on FOX’s Gracepoint and ABC’s Selfie. Both shows featuring some Who alumni on American TVs.

Its no secret how very much I adore David Tennant nor is it a secret how little I can usually stand Karen Gillan. At the beginning of the fall tv season, I was looking forward to watching both of them in their American tv series. I was looking forward to Gracepoint because I had heard great things about Broadchurch and wanted to watch that series. Then, I heard they were making an American adaption and so I decided to wait. David Tennant can do no wrong in my eyes so I knew I would be interested. I was looking forward to Selfie mostly because I was looking forward to the subsequent cancellation. But something kind of strange happened…

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First, my thoughts on Gracepoint. It. Is. Fantastic. Really amazing. I wanted to watch Broadchurch before but now, I feel I absolutely have to. I was so happy to read that there will be a second season of Broadchurch which I am hoping means we will get another season of Gracepoint as well. The characters and the phenomenal actors really make this an amazing series; more on that in a sec.

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Selfie: I simply couldn’t wait for this series to fail. Episode one, I tuned in ready to talk same major shit about how horrible Karen Gillan was yet again. No matter how great John Cho is, there would be no helping this girl. Not even 5 minutes into the premiere episode and… I loved it.

There was no subtly in establishing that this was a modern take on the classic Pygmalion. (Eliza Dooley? Henry Higgs? Come on.) The plot lines were as shallow as the main character but I honestly enjoyed this show; I watched every episode. I’m actually disappointed that I called it right and the show was cancelled by ABC. From what I understand, they will be airing the rest of the episodes on Hulu but it was still cancelled…

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The acting on Gracepoint is some of the best I have seen in a long time. My heart breaks every single episode for multiple characters. Just a pained look in someones eye will have me in hysterics. I try to compose myself but then another heartbreaking moment occurs and I just begin sobbing to myself all over again. Every minute of every episode is completely enthralling. Because I was planning on watching Broadchurch, I didn’t want to do any reading-up on the show’s characters or storylines, but it seems to follow a very similar story.

I really can’t believe I’m about to put this thought into writing but it’s actually Tennant who, sometimes, briefly, seems to be the weak link here. (You must understand how hard it was for me to type that) There are times when I feel like he’s letting the American accent slip and I hear that Scottish roll on out.

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Karen Gillan on the other hand: fantastic American accent and never letting it slip! (What is even happening in the world?!) John Cho was ok but the rest of the cast was practically useless. No great range and even in the above picture, I don’t know who the hell the guy to the far left is and the chick pictured in the top right is a neighbor Eliza runs into occasionally… It was really all about Eliza and Henry and they were already (clearly) falling in love in the few episodes that aired so where could the writers even take these characters? The answer is obviously, nowhere, and I’m sure that contributed to the network’s decision to X the show.

So, 10 vs. Amy. Tennant vs. Gillan. Scot on Scot competition: Selfie/Gillan didn’t crash and burn the way I expected. Well, I guess they did but I made sure to indulge myself with this guilty pleasure weekly while I could. As predicted, the show was shit but it was the kind of shit I guess I wanted to watch. Gracepoint/Tennant, not surprisingly, are clearly the winner in this fight. I can’t wait for Gracepoint to come back with a new episode, Thursday, after a week off for Thanksgiving. When this season ends, I definitely plan on watching all of Broadchurch. I’m curious to find out just how closely Gracepoint followed the original story. (Even their promo shots look the same…)

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If there’s one good thing that came from Selfie, I don’t absolutely hate Karen Gillan as an actor anymore. In fact, I enjoyed her performance. Better luck next time, Amy!

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Thanks for reading! Love, GK

My #nerdvember Master Post

This year, I participated in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember contest. Each day, during the month of November, participants can earn an entry into the contest by posting a nerdy inspired outfit of the day. Those who entered 1-10 days qualify for Tier 1 : The Sidekick. 11-20 Days, Tier 2 : The Vigilante. 21-29 Days, Tier 3 : The Hero and All 30 Days is Tier  4 : The Superhero. I jumped in on the 9th day of the contest so posting everyday for the rest of the month, I’ll qualify for the “Hero”. (For full contest info and rules, check out the official post.)

I had so much fun with this photo challenge and even made some pretty rad instagram friends along the way. (For more information on each of these looks, check out my instagram @gingerkate )

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Geeky Chic Nostalgia

I’ve been having so much fun participating in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember. The nerdy-themed outfit of the day Instagram contest got me thinking about two of my favorite chic geek outfits from the past.

First up is the outfit I wore for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special: my Her Universe Red Dalek Dress with my black & white cardigan and some villain inspired jewelry including my Adipose earrings and a [Max] Capricorn necklace.

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The other, is the first time I wore my Sherlock ‘Bored’ A-Line Dress from Gold Bubble Clothing. My yellow Converse All Stars and yellow belt looked smashing with the yellow smiley face and my Sherlock Holmes “The game is afoot – Sir Conan Arthur Doyle” necklace from Hot Topic completed the look. (I even got props via Instgram & Twitter from Gold Bubble Clothing’s Creative Director (cosplayer and Set To Stunning Blogger), Victoria Schmidt!)

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Thanks for reading! And please check out my #nerdvember 2014 Master Post! Love, GK

DIY :: Sherlock ‘Bored’ Nails

I was bored and feeling creative so I decided to give myself a Sherlock inspired manicure. To try this out yourself, all you need are: 1.) White Polish. 2.) Black Crackle Polish. 3.) Yellow Polish. 4.) A very small paint brush. (You can also achieve this look using Black Polish for the main coat followed by White Crackle Polish.)

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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D.I.Y. :: Galaxy Nails

Last night, I decided to try out a nail art idea that I’ve seen floating around the internet for a long time: Galaxy Nails. It’s super easy to do and there’s really no way to possibly mess-up. All you’ll need to do this yourself is a few nail polishes and a makeup sponge or a couple of cheap eye shadow applicators.  The color polishes you’ll want to work with include: 1. Black or Dark Purple or Dark Blue. 2.) White 3.) Light Green or Light Gold. 4.) Blue or a Brighter Blue (if you used dark blue for your base color) 4.) Pink. 5.) Sparkles. Here are the colors I used:

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  • wet n wild :: black creme
  • sally hansen extreme wear :: white on
  • julep :: piper
  • sally hansen triple shine :: wavy blue
  • julep :: lily
  • julep :: trina
  • sinful colors nail art :: bad chick
  • sinful colors :: queen of beauty

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Blend the last color into the dark polish perimeters with blue. Now, add touches of pink or purple around, still using the sponge technique. *Be sure not to over-do-it with any of the colors and end up covering all of the white; you still want some white popping out.* The next step is optional: Using a teeny-tiny nail art brush, you can add some white specks and x’s (or maybe bigger chunks of glitter). Finally, finish with a sparkly top coat and you’re done!

Next time I paint my nails like this, I will definitely do a few things differently. One of those adjustments will be to go easy on the sparkle polish too. I feel like the overabundance of of silver takes away from the colors. But what can I say? I like a lot of glitter in my galaxy.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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