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HI, MY NAME IS VICTOR
I am a Pittsburgh based, Puerto Rican descended, Japan enthused geek and the sole force behind The Modern Gafa. I am a fan of all things Saturday morning and to me that means Digimon, Power Rangers, Marvel Comics, and a lot more. I also do some retrogaming (primarily on the PS2,) build stuff out of LEGO, and play some very, very casual Magic: The Gathering. I love going to geeky events like conventions and exploring geeky places like comic book shops. The Modern Gafa exists because I want to share the awesomeness of geek life with the community. I believe pop culture and entertainment media are an important part of our lives and should not be forgotten as we grow up and or shamed as childish wastes of time. I want to show the world that it's okay to wear superhero t-shirts and play video games. Be yourself, even if yourself is a little weird.



LIVES IN: Pittsburgh
BIRTHDAY: June 5
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: April 29
HOGWARTS HOUSE: Slytherin
DEGREE: Cinema & Digital Arts
FAVORITE MOVIES: Hellboy II, The Lion King, Kill Bill, The Fifth Element, Iron Man 2
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Power Rangers, Futurama, Steven Universe, iZombie
FAVORITE ANIME/MANGA: Digimon, Samurai Flamenco, Hunter X Hunter, Death Note
FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES: Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, .hack, LEGO Star Wars
FAVORITE COMICS: Ms. Marvel (Kamala Kahn), X-Men, Scott Pilgrim
THINGS I COLLECT: geeky mugs, PS2 games, action figures, everything Digimon related


POPULAR POSTS

How To Geek Your Wedding | Which Digimon Game is Right For You? | Power Rangers Movie Review | Honeymoon in Orlando | How I Organize My Video Collection | How I Introduced Digimon to the Next Generation | A Conversation With Jeff Nimoy



WHAT'S A GAFA?
I don't know! When I was sixteen I registered a Gmail account and brought The Modern Gafa to life as a Blogger site, reviewing movies with almost no actual critical or analytical talent. In 2011 I reused the name for a movie review web series. In 2014, it became an entertainment news website with like a dozen other contributors. In 2017 The Modern Gafa took on its final form as this blog here. The name originally came from "gafas" being the Spanish word for glasses and the idea that I'm looking at the world of pop culture with modern eyes? As an homage to the original meaning, glasses have always been apart of the brand's logo throughout every iteration.


I met YouTuber Katrina Eames in college. We started dating in 2013 and the next year she inspired me to start a website, which became one of the many incarnations of The Modern Gafa. She's been so helpful and encouraging of all of my endeavors over the years. She is currently my editor responsible for most pictures you see of me. We got married in 2017 and had our wedding reception at our favorite arcade.