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Meet Quency Bonds of Gadgets & Geekery in South Dallas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Quency Bonds.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Quency. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My story began when I was in elementary school, and my mother gave me the comic strips from the newspaper. They weren’t really that funny but since I was an artist at heart, I was intrigued by the different art styles. Then one summer elementary school, a friend of mine received a large U-Haul box of comic books from his father. He and I spent the entire summer filling the floors of his mother’s house with those comic books and reading them one by one until we replace them in the box. Flash forward, I am in high school, and I find a magnificent comic book shop near my high school downtown. Every day after school, I would find myself there.

I’m pretty sure I’m missing some details in between. But as long as I can remember, comic books, art and cartoons have been a part of my life. And all of those combined have made me the nerd, or blerd I am today.

So around 2014, I decided to start a blog, speaking about all of my interests. Whether that be movies, comic books, anime, and anything that fell within the nerd genre. Not long after, I decided to begin a podcast that stopped before it gets started. And then, in 2020, the pandemic took place, and I was working from home. I then decided this would be the perfect time to reboot my podcasts, entitled Gadgets and Geekery presents geeky sexual and intellectual. And currently, I am on my second season with 30 episodes in my back pocket.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
In the beginning, like most of us, I believed oh, it’s something I enjoy surely this will be easy. But getting your name out there and trying to get others to listen to what you have to say it’s pretty dang hard. I have wanted to give up many of times! But then someone that follows me will send me a timely DM telling me how much they love what I’m doing and keep up the good work. And it starts the lovefest all over again for what I’m trying to do. I just like making people happy and trying to entertain them with my goofy antidote. So I would tell anyone doesn’t ever stop, take breaks when you need to, but don’t ever stop. At the end of the day, you need to ask yourself would you continue to do this for free, and if the answer is yes and keep moving forward. And if you should so happen to make a dollar while doing it, then you are more successful than most.

Gadgets & Geekery – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Gadgets & Geekery Presents: Geeky, Sexual & Intellectual is hosted by me and I interview guests and get their opinion on any trending topics or movie reviews. I even delve into their backgrounds and history in different industries. Basically, sharing and conversing about Geek Culture with random strangers that somehow become instant-family & friends. I discuss all avenues of geek genres from comics to anime and other topics such as sex, relationships, parenthood, social landscapes and political pitfalls. Gadgets & Geekery is also a blog dedicated to finding and sharing new and exciting geek technology, movies, anime, comics and all-around geek culture with people who have similar interests.

Most recently, I am most proud of getting back into the groove of recording my weekly podcast. They can be found on all major streaming platforms. And I believe what sets me apart from others is that I am so easy to talk to. Being that I am that woman in the grocery store or target that will just walk up to you and start talking to you about something. Some people don’t like this, but a lot of people if not all of them, have received it well. I love talking to people about their interests.

I also believe that me being a 40-year-old married woman with a child kind of sets me apart from the usual 20 to 30 something white male-based genre of nerd culture. And I am extremely unapologetically, but blickaty black!

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Truly honestly, success depends on an individual level. We all cannot be the same successful multi-million dollar moguls that we see on TV and trending in social media. I define success by what makes you happy and causes you the least amount of stress. If you work within those limits, you will always be happy and successful. Whether that is with family, with friends, with your significant other… You will always be successful. And that’s where I live.

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