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.

Loot Crate : Fantasy

Recently, my friend introduced me to Loot Crate and I had to give it a try! If you’re unfamiliar, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box service sending out packages of nerd culture goodness. Being a recovering sub-box junkie and pop culture enthusiast, I couldn’t resist.

In the past, I never did an unboxing video with my monthly reviews, mostly because I’m not very familiar with video editing. So, here’s my very first unboxing video. Try not to pick on me too hard! I apologize in advance for some less than amazing lighting and sound as well as some strange noises you’ll hear like my iMessage notification and a pretty loud bang each time I slam my hand on the table.


Thanks for reading! Love, GK


Currently Watching

It’s been quite a while since I’ve talked about what TV I’m addicted to (or pissed off at.) First, I have to briefly mention The Walking Dead this season:


… that happened.

It was an amazing season but I won’t be diving into my thoughts this time. I’ve got some fresher things on my mind.


Another show that rocked pretty hard but has since ended is Marvel’s Agent Carter. I love the WWII era and I love a kick-ass chick so, most of the time I was loving Agent Carter. There were times, however, when I was like “WTF?” or “Come. On…” I’m super excited about other Marvel TV projects including Daredevil, on Netflix now, and AKA Jessica Jones, on Netflix later this year. Which brings me to Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


I’m still pretty obsessed with Fitz & Simmons in spite of a lack of any real actions in their plots. This season, all the action is with Skye… Daisy… whatever. I can’t help but get annoyed with Skye sometimes because she’s always trusting a hunky dude too quickly or bitching and moaning about everything thats wrong in his life. GRANTed (hehe), theres a lot wrong but still.


This season, I’ve really fallen in love with Bobbi and Hunter. Like a lot of folks, I’m hoping these two can work it out in the end. I recently read that there may very well be another Marvel spin-off featuring my favorite scorned couple which I’m pretty jazzed about. I’ve always loved Kyle MacLachlan and absolutely adore him as Daisy’s bat-shit crazy dad. So, right now, Skye is in what I think is a different dimension with other gifted peeps, there’s two SHIELDs, no Fury and I’m just like “Where the hell is Agent Hill to clear this shit up?” Only a few more episodes this season and things are already crazy.

Last season, Agents of SHIELD took a while to really get going; to really grab my attention. There were plenty of episodes I considered pretty slow and ultimately not even necessary to watch. Maybe that’s the issue first season comic shows encounter because Gotham found itself in the same predicament.


When I first started watching Gotham this season, I really had to force myself to tune in. I would get myself backed up for weeks because I just wasn’t completely interested in the stories. I was annoyed at some of the idiot-proof, blatant “clues” at who characters are. (Yes, it’s Catwoman. But why is she being called “Cat”? Ok, it’s The Riddler, must he have question marks all over his property already?) But I held on, mostly because I wanted to like the show. I’m so happy I did because it’s really picked up steam and I feel like it’s finally starting to come together. Each week, I find myself finding Gordon more and more attractive, Penguin is pretty freaking amazing, having always been a Riddler fan, I’m loving watching Ed find his madness but what the hell is the deal with Fish Mooney? I love a badass bitch, I do. Sometimes, I’m like “Hell yeah, Fish!’ most of the time, though, I’m thinking “why haven’t they killed her off yet?” I mean, she’s now chillen’ in some underground holding cell… I don’t know. I’m pretty much over her. My favorite part of Gotham?


Alfred! So amazing. He’s so sweet with Bruce and super tough other times. He’s also a total badass! Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz are easily my favorite part of most episodes. Sometimes, it’s a little fluffy but I love their relationship and seeing Bruce really grow into who he will be. I’m completely sick of Barbara and for that matter, Gordon’s Doctor chick is pretty lame too. Selina Kyle is interesting to watch but some scenes are harder than others to believe. I’m especially not buying the girlie-mentor crap going on between her and Barbara the last couple of episodes. Poison Ivy is one of my favorite villains ever so I like when she pops up here and there. I don’t like, however, that her name is Ivy… again, it’s one of those dumb “clues”. There’s only two more episodes left this season and I’ll probably end up doing a season wrap-up.

I really hope to get back into Arrow & The Flash. I gave it a real effort but there was a lot I just couldn’t stand… mostly Laurel. (Shut up, Laurel.) Once this season wraps up, I’ll probably jump back into the CW’s comic shows. I’ve also been meaning to get caught up on Game of Thrones for a while now. (It would be a lot easier if I had someone to watch it religiously with).

Before I end this post, I have to mention:


Oh, Don. What will I do one you’re gone for good? I’ve spent the last several years loving Mad Men and I’m sad to see it go. This season I’m most excited to see how the stories of the ladies are played out.


Peggy: a sister doing it for herself. Joan: earned her spot at the top. and Sally: basically looking like a mini-Betty while representing a new generation.

Also worth mentioning: Silicon Valley. It may not fall into an obsessive category but I loved this show last season and am back on board for season 2.  

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Tres Trailers!

It was an eventful weekend for movie trailers! Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens teaser trailer #2, Jurassic World trailer #3 & Superman Vs. Batman The Dawn of Justice teaser trailer #1! It was like Christmas!

The third trailer for Jurassic World was released this weekend. Chris Pratt is still as foxy as ever.



Superman is looking all megalomaniac in the first official teaser trailer for Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice. (and I’m so amped to see this!!!)



But the holy grail of this weekend’s trailer releases is the second teaser for Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens



…just for funsies, check out Matthew McConaughey’s reaction



…and incase you forgot, here’s the first teaser trailer.



Thanks for reading! Love, GK

MegaCon 2015!

Today, Sarah, Brooke and I made our way up to Orlando where we ran amok with more of our kind at MegaCon 2015. My only regret was that we were only able to attend on Sunday; I would’ve loved to spend the entire weekend (there’s always next year!)



The day was packed with a lot of running around the convention center, waiting in lines for events and bonding with fellow nerds, particularly Whovians. And there was a lot of Doctor Who love around. For a while, Sarah and I hung out and posed for photos with a large group of Doctors. It was the precise type of experience I was looking forward to having with my nerdy comrades. So many thanks to our “handler” Brooke for holding all our stuff and snapping pics!



I even ran into my 10 counterpart, the best damn River Song I’ve ever seen and a pretty dapper Captain Jack Harkness.



Four shared his Jelly Babies with me, this Dalek may have been one of my favorite parts of the day and please check out that War Doctor… right?




Our Sunday was mostly Doctor Who oriented. First stop of the day was our photo meet & greet with Karen Gillan. We played with other Whovians throughout the day and before ending our MegaCon Sunday on the floor, we attended the Doctor Who panel with Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston.


…it is so not typical that I am the shortest girl in a picture (nobody wearing heels…)


The three of us made sure we got plenty of Star Wars dorking-out in also when we visited the 501st Legion.




2016, I’d like to spend the entire weekend at MegaCon, especially since they’re adding a fourth day! The only damper on the day was that our Mom was there with us. She got so jazzed about Norman Reeds attending and purchased multiple passes to meet him and about a week before the con, it was announced that his Sunday appearances would be cancelled. Mom was so disappointed she opted not to attend at all.

Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear about your MegaCon 2015 experiences!

Love, GK

Prep for MegaCon 2015

Tomorrow, my two companions and I head to MegaCon 2015 in Orlando! I wanted to share some the prep work I did for my Tenth Doctor cosplay as well as my TARDIS tote bag!



It is a very rare thing that you have such amazing thrift store luck but when the cosplay gods smile upon you, they smile big. When my sister and I went thrift store shopping for our Doctor Who cosplay pieces, our first stop produced both Tennant-style suits: blue with red stripes and brown with white stripes. The stripes on the brown suit are supposed to be light blue but how amazing are these two finds?! I made some alternations to the blue suit for MegaCon, breaking out the sewing machine my ex got me years ago.

In need of a large bag to lug around the con, I used an old tote bag and an old TARDIS t-shirt to make this little gem. I added some of my nerdy “flair” to create my new Con Bag.


I wish I had documented my alternations better but I was working on a time crunch (as usual). Thanks for reading!

Love, GK