As I mentioned before, I don’t make a huge deal of Valentine’s day, preferring to celebrate our own anniversaries and relationship events, more than a general event for people who happen to be romantically involved. Even so, on one of my previous posts I complained about the stupid differences between the technology (and other) lists of gifts for Valentine’s there were, between gifts ‘for him’, and gifts ‘for her’, because, well, they are pretty idiotic.
It wasn’t just intended as criticism, but also as an attempt to clarify that a lot of these lists are very retarded, and far away from the truth for a lot of women. This is, however, written in my point of view, so obviously what I mention here may vary from person to person, because we’re not all the same.
As such, and before I start making the list(s), I will clarify, that I believe most women would be happy if you would cook them a yummy dinner, made a nice dessert, got her a flower or two, and surprised her with a romantic candlelight dinner at home. In my view, that shows that you care a lot more than hundreds of euros worth of gifts, or going to an amazingly expensive restaurant does. (Note that this does not apply if you’re dating Miss Shallow, in which case you will have to sell your internal organs to be able to afford to buy her everything she wants. :p) Though I’ve tried keeping in mind more affordable gifts, this list has gifts with a wide range of prices.
So, let’s move on to this geek girl’s guide to Valentine’s gifts for geeky girls. Read the rest of the post after the break.
Part of my collection of graphic novels (V for Vendetta is not mine).
This is just part of my comics/manga collection. Some other stuff missing from there, like some Star Wars graphic novels, most of my manga, and Buffy season 8.
I’m eventually going to get part 4 of The Red Star, Sword of Lies. It just seems never to be available at online european stores, so I’ll have to get it from the US or something.
The Portuguese editions of Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, plus the first of the Tawny Man Trilogy. I experimented with the photo settings a bit, so I’d get a ‘weird colour’ on black & white background effect.
EDIT: It turns out that this is just part of the Farseer Trilogy, and not what I was thinking – the first book is Assassin’s Apprentice, but two of the others (volumes II and III) correspond to Royal Assassin, and the volume IV pictured above is in fact half of Assassin’s Quest. The last part is coming in June 2010 here in Portugal.