Monday, January 9, 2012

Nerd Party!

Before I go any further, I just need to say… 300TH POST!!!!!!! Ahem. That’s all. :)

So. A nerd party. Yeah. That’s something I’ve never done before. :) Normally you would not find me doing anything like this. And if it were a public event, there’s probably no way you’d catch me going out in a crazy costume, to mingle with other nerds. I would just feel way too weird. But this was just a party of friends, so I figured, why not. :)

Robert and Rachel Swensen have been hosting a weekly movie night at their house for the last few months. The movies are all Christian themed, and cover a wide variety of topics, like Salvation, Creation, Abortion, and once in awhile a Christian comedian thrown in for good measure. :)

A couple months ago Rachel came up with the idea of having a “Nerd Party” one night, and instead of just watching a movie, we’d have a whole night based around The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Everyone would come in costume and we’d have themed foods, and watch a movie.

So finally a date was set for the 27th of December. The only problem was finding a costume. I could not find a whole elaborate costume to wear, so I went with my normal clothes, and bought an Elven Cloak, and an Elven Brooch to wear with it. I ended up getting a really good deal on ebay, so it didn’t cost me too much, which is always a good thing. I went as a “Modern” Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings.

After most of us had arrived, Rachel took a group shot, so here we are. :)

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I also decked out my backpack to add to the “Modern-ness” but still staying in character as Sam. He always had his pots and pans on a bedroll, plus his elven rope.

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I have a feeling that “Real” nerds would shun us all as not being authentic enough, but I’m sure that none of us would care too much. We still had fun. :)

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Joel actually made his own cloak. He sewed it by hand!

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Joel also made Shaina’s headband for her.

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This would definitely not count as an authentic Lord of the Rings Weapon. :)

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Rachel probably had the most authentic looking costume of all of us. But I’m not sure her method of cooking was very authentic. :)

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Sonia was an orc, and Skyler was a faun. Thankfully he chose not to dress exactly as the Narnian fauns. :)

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Alex French and Nathan Brace came after we had taken the group shot. Alex had never watched the Lord of the Rings, so she didn’t wear a costume, and Nathan also dressed as a faun. Specifically Mr. Tumnus. Though I’m not sure Mr. Tumnus had green fur… :p

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We watched the extended version of The Return of the King, which is over four hours, then we visited.

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And played with toys. :)

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Rachel is entertaining the idea of another themed party sometime in the future, so we may be doing this again. :)


  1. All very well described, except for the fact that Alex WAS in costume. It was just the best she could do. :) Didn't you notice the strand of silver around her forehead, and the way she layered her clothes like I did?

  2. I guess I just thought she was wearing a really nice dress. I didn't realize that it was a costume. :)

  3. Wish I could have been there! You all look awesome... I really like the guy's costume--the one who went as a faun... course they're all pretty sweet... your cloaks are awesome! You all had admirably long attention spans to get through that movie, though I don't know how everyone doesn't love them.