I am the girl who grew into myself. Now that I have hit my early thirties, I feel more self-assured and do not take things so seriously. I tend to cook cupcakes while watching Archer on Netflix, hula hoop while reading on my tablet, and cleaning day is my girl power movie and wine day as well. Multi-tasking is my favorite way to get that perfect balance and make anything at least kind of fun.
This blog has quite a bit of variety of posts, reviews, rankings & cosplays to just mention a few. Here are a few links to some of my favourites:
Gotham Series Premiere (The first post I read)
Below is my interview with Stephanie, be sure to check her out by clicking any of the above links.
Jessica:What made you decide to start schtickandsubstance?
Stephanie:I felt like I needed to do something creative or I was going to explode. LOL. Work is lovely to have, but it can be a mind numbing thing that I need to kind of reboot my brain afterwards to feel more like myself. Blogging has been a wonderful outlet/reboot mechanism for me, and I feel like I am making something and contributing to a community as well.
Jessica: Tell me a bit about your blog
Stephanie: It is a collection of reviews, recommendations, articles, and “cosplay” outfits from a girl that embraces her geek side as well as her girly one.
Jessica: Are there any nerdy blogs which inspire you?
Stephanie: Everyone apart of the Female Geek Bloggers community is amazing! I joined when I first started blooging, but I did not have the highest expectations to be honest. People online can get mean in a hurry, unfortunately. I am so so happy that they have been an exception to that, and have found a number of wonderful human beings that actually help each other out and give support.
Jessica:What are your 5 favourite things to nerd out over?
Stefanie:Sherlock, Marvel Movies, Doctor Who, Comedy, and of course Joss Whedon.
Jessica:Who is your favourite fictional female character & why?
Stefanie:In Books: Elizabeth Bennet, because Jane Austin wrote a beautifully well rounded character in a time where real women were not often even seen that way.
Other: Alison Hendrix from the TV Show Orphan Black, because she is so many things while still being human.
Jessica: Who is your favourite villain/supervillain?
Stephanie:Crowley from Supernatural. Mark Sheppard is amazing in everything, but what he has been able to do over the years of building Crowley is my favorite.
Jessica: Who is your fictional crush?
Stephanie:Although Benedict from Much Ado About Nothing and Moss from The It Crowd are totally my types, I crush more on fictional relationships. Nick and Nora from The Thin Man series was my first relationship crush, and since then I have found I am most drawn towards work that features a loving healthy partnership.
Jessica:My blog focuses a lot on comics, do you prefer Marvel, DC or Both?
Stephanie:I learn towards Marvel as my favorite, but I still love some DC series. Marvel characters just feel more fleshed out (particularly the females). Jean Grey, She Hulk, and the Invisible Woman are my main Marvel ladies. I love Barbara Gordon on the DC side, but I am not liking very much about the new Batgirl run.
Jessica:What is your favourite movie or movies?
Stephanie:The Guard and The Penguins of Madagascar are my favorites right now. My all time favorite is The Lady Eve by Preston Sturges:)
Stephanie:Anything by Neil Gaiman, he is a mastermind.
Jessica:.Are there any movies, TV Shows or books coming out that you are excited about?
Stephanie:Movies- Kingsman, Everly, Cinderella, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron
TV- The Last Man on Earth, iZombie, Davedevil, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Powers
Books- Once I get through my to-read pile, I will look into new ones. I really need a block of time to read, and that does not work with my schedule right now:
Jessica: What is your favourite thing to blog about?
Stephanie:Whatever strikes a chord with me. I can be a bit of a magpie like that, but I feel like it makes for stronger writing when it is something I am interested in emotionally as well as intellectually. I also try to keep what I am writing as honest as possible. For example, It can be difficult as a female to stem the impulse to apologize for not liking a TV show instead of giving the reasons that you feel that way and explaining your real take on it. I also feel that as a reader of blogs myself, I connect more to something honest and it makes me feel like there are other people out there like me!
Jessica: Do you have anything else you would like people to know about yourself or your blog?
I am just starting out, and hope to grow and evolve with new ideas as time goes on!
Alright everyone so that’s my featured blog/blogger of the month, make sure to keep checking back i’m hoping to have a 2nd feature this month as well. & Make sure you check out Stephanie’s blog 🙂