It’s time for the Seriously Geeky Sundays September themes! Thank you all for your patience in the small delay in getting these to you. Being from England, September rather than August has always meant back to school time for me so the first week is dedicated to the teaching institutions of the fictional. We’ve then got stories and pirates before finishing the month off with the start of something rather special; the first multi-part theme! Read on to find out more 😉
Taking place every Sunday there are six questions for bloggers to answer. You can pop over to the Seriously Geeky Sundays page for more information and see the themes for the next four months. You can take part every week or just pop in when a week catches your fancy. Every week I post my own answers and include link-up for you to pop your own link in so others can check them out your post too.
If you’re not able to take part on a Sunday then you’re welcome to post under the alternative title of ‘Seriously Geeky Series’ anytime during the week so you don’t miss out! Check out the new FAQ for more details.
Please Note – The word fandom is used in questions as shorthand for ‘book/TV show/movie/video game/etc.’ Please feel free to replacement ‘fandom’ with whatever term or media that works best for you.
Here are this month’s questions.
6th September – Back to School
Every hero and villain needs to learn the tricks of the trade somewhere, right? That means going to school, learning from a mentor or joining a secret society. This week you’re heading back to school; fandom style!
- Which fictional school is your first choice to study at and which is your absolute last?
- Next; choose a fictional uniform to wear to your new school (i.e. what’s your favourite?)!
- What fictional subject/s are you studying?
- What is your favourite fandom set in a teaching setting?
- Which fictional teacher is your favourite, which is the most useless and who do you find the most inspiring?
- School’s just started; who’s in your school gang? Who’s the bully, the jock, the cheerleaders, popular kids, nerds etc.
13th September – Story Time
September 13th is Roald Dahl Day, a day dedicated to the Welsh children’s author who’s known as one of the world’s best storytellers. His books personally had a massive influence on me as a child and were my doorway into fantasy. In the spirit of all things Roald Dahl this week is dedicated to our childhood, inner child and, of course, stories!
- What was your favourite story/ies during your childhood?
- Who was your favourite character/s as a child?
- What is your favourite fairytale?
- What are your thoughts on reimagined fairytales?
- How do you feel about remakes and reboots?
- What is your favourite story right now?
20th September – Ahoy Matey
Yesterday was International Talk like a pirate day so, of course, this week is pirate themes. So it’s time to answer these questions or walk the plank!
- What is your favourite pirate fandom?
- Who is your favourite pirate character?
- Who is your favourite pirate crew?
- What pirate ship would you love to sail on?
- Who is the best pirate swordsman?
- Who is the best pirate sidekick?
27th September – Around the World in 8 Sundays – Western Europe
It’s World Tourism day and today I’m launching SGS’s first multi-part theme! With 21st Century tech we don’t need to take 80 days like Jules Verne to go around the world. Instead for the next 8 months, one Sunday will be dedicated to a continent (with Europe divided into two to give us our total of 8). That week will explore fandoms set only in countries in that continent. For the first week, I’ve started with what’s home base for me; Western Europe.
- Who is your favourite British character?
- Who is your favourite character from the Western European mainland?
- Who is your favourite Western European celebrity/author/entertainment professional? (delete as appropriate or enter your own choice!)
- What is your favourite film set in this region? OR What is the most interesting scene you can recall from a location in this region?
- Western Europe is filled with history; which historical event, era or character to be featured in fandom has been your favourite?
- Choose one of your favourite fandoms to go on a trip to Western Europe; where do they go? What do they get up to? Is it business, pleasure or not by choice at all?
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