Meet the Competitors: Melissa of Little Miss Pinny
1. When did you first discover you were a geek/nerd?
I think I’ve always been a geek, but I never fully embraced it. In middle school, I discovered the anime Digimon and just loved it, but I kept it a secret because I knew my sisters would make fun of me, haha! I did a pretty good job of hiding my little secret, until one fateful day, my oldest sister found my fan art collection under my bed. Busted! 😉 After that came Lord of the Rings, and the return of Star Wars (although I wholeheartedly prefer the originals over the prequels). It wasn’t until after college and after getting married to my husband that I finally realized it one day; I’m a geek! I love things that are out of the ordinary! I love going to conventions! I love dressing up! And the best part about it? I totally love it, and don’t keep it a secret!
(Me meeting Jason David Frank, who played the Green Ranger on the original Power Rangers)
2.Which ‘fandoms’ do you belong to?
Doctor Who, My Little Pony, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Princess Tutu, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars, Star Trek, and many more. 😉
3. When did you first come across My Little Pony, and what was your first impression?
Oh goodness, I can’t quite remember…was it after my daughter was born, or before? Well, it was sometime around then (3 years ago) and my first impression was (being a fan and growing up with the originals) this just didn’t look the same. I was quite skeptical. But I kept hearing good things about it, so I eventually gave it a shot. The first couple episodes were fun, but I wasn’t sure what to make of it still. I kept watching though, and I’m so glad I did! Seriously, one of the best shows ever! ^_^
(My friends and I cosplaying Ponies! Rarity is my favorite pony! ^_^)
4. Why did you want to compete this month?
Because I love, love, LOVE My Little Pony of course! 😉 My little girl is a fan as well, and I knew she would just love to have something new that was pony related. My little guy hardly gets anything sewn for him, and I had a great idea for him on this one, so I just couldn’t pass up with opportunity to sew for both of them!
(My geek collection! Mostly ponies, but still fun!)
5. Does your significant other and/or kids share your nerdy obsessions?
In some areas. Like I said, my little girl and I are big pony fans, and although my husband and little boy will watch it with us and think it’s good, they aren’t “bronies.” 😉 The kids really enjoy Pokemon though, and I’ve found I really enjoy it too! My husband and I both really love Doctor Who (Ten is the BEST!) and Sherlock, as well as FullMetal Alchemist, Star Wars, and Star Trek. We recently finished the reality TV show The Quest and just loved it! So hoping for a second season!
(We are a happy geeky family!)
6. Have you ever attended ComicCon?
I’ve only attended a couple smaller, local conventions, but my sweetheart and I have our tickets for Salt Lake Comic Con this fall! SO EXCITED!!!
7. What has been your favorite Halloween Costume?
Hmmm, that’s a hard one. I think I enjoy whatever I make every year, but I think I’ll have to go with the Enchanted costume I made a few years ago. I loved wearing that dress and pretending I was Giselle (my favorite Disney princess)!