June 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yes, I hate the new Wonder Woman costume. Wanna know why?

When I read Topless Robot this morning, I realized he said what I was thinking almost verbatim.

Still, allow me to list why I hate it.


1) Those aren't pants. They're leggings. (Say pants if you want. If they're pants, they're pegged. But when your pant legs disappear into your shoes, they're LEGGINGS)

2) That jacket... Has Wonder Woman raided a Capezio or something? It's a shrug. Leather jackets are cool. If they're not a pleather shug knockoff of a "Members Only" jacket.

3) No boots? You put her in flats? Am I the only one waiting for that epic panel in which her gold plated slipper goes boomerang-ing off and hits someone in the face?

(For the record, I like the gaunlets and the bustier. See? I'm not a total hater)



I've had guys ask me why I hate this, since there's been talk in the past about WW's outfit and that women have asked how she could fight in it and that it was too skimpy or that this is much less slutty.

My first thought?

There was an warrior princess not too long ago and she managed to kick ass in what she wore and not look like a slut.



But seriously, is it that hard to take a few touches from actual dark urban fantasy?


(Look...pants...boots..no flippy floppy gold flats)

JMS said, "It's a look designed to be taken seriously, as a warrior"

From a totally female perspective, if WW walked around in an urban area in what you have her in now, of COURSE she'd be in fights. Because people would be jumping her for looking like a poser.

Do. No. Like.

If you really want to get modern with this storyline, then you may want an arc in which one of Diana's friends makes a call to the Style network to get her on "What Not To Wear". Because that's what any modern woman who considers her a friend would do.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is Stephanie Meyer the V.C. Andrews of this generation?

Maybe I'm setting myself up for a flaming, but I don't care.

Stephanie Meyer is the V.C. Andrews of this generation.

I mean, think about it. If you read V.C. Andrews, ask yourself this...How long did it take YOU to realize all of V.C.'s books were the same but you just kept going because they were lush and drama ridden, full of unattainable loves and sexually charged in that very oddly taboo way?

And isn't Twilight the same thing?

I dare you to prove me wrong ;-)



Heh, found this when I started looking for images.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lenny Kravitz Crashes Choir Practice. Awesome Ensues.

Found this over at The Daily Wh.at and I'm in love with it.

I've always thought Lenny Kravitz was one of the coolest guys ever, but I have to give mad love to the guitarist who's playing pretty killer lead right in front of the guy who wrote the song ;-)

Monday Squee: Funko Universal Monster Plush

Funko is on a mission to kill me with adorbz.

These are the new Funko Universal Monsters and I think they're screamingly cute.

Plush Frankenstein Monster




Plush Creature From the Black Lagoon




Plush Mummy




Plush Wolfman

Friday, June 25, 2010

UberDork Cafe is Art + Science= Geek

I'll tell you a little secret.

I've always wanted to own my own cafe/bookstore.

However, life and other various things have sort of gotten in the way (you know how it goes. We alllll know how it goes.)

So you have to know how much I respect my friend Natali for what she's done to make her own

As my fave UberDorkGirlie writes: "In essence, UberDork Cafe is Art + Science= Geek in a family-friendly environment that supports local vendors and artists, the earth and gives back to the community not only by providing a safe place for youth to play and learn, but also in financially assisting future Art + Science= Geeks."

We all know, every little bit helps. So, if you can donate, cool, but every little link and tweet helps. ;-)



Thanks Geek With Curves for the reminder ;*

Scott Pilgrim vs. Geek Girl Diva

The avatars are everywhere thanks to the new Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Avatar creator. You know I had to do mine.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Transformers Invade Orlando! BOTCON!

Ooooh...look what I got in my email today ;-)


THE OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS FAN & COLLECTORS’ CONVENTION COMES TO ORLANDO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

Interactive “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” Experience and Many More Activities Await Fans and Families at 16th Annual Event

ORLANDO, FL – June 23, 2010 – Fans of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS will “ROLL OUT” and head to Orlando for the 16th annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, hosted by the TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world will converge at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort on June 26th and 27th to celebrate more than 25 years of “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” action and excitement at what is widely known as “BOTCON.”

At this year’s BOTCON, Hasbro is launching the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame to honor those influential in creating and building this iconic entertainment brand as well as actual “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.”

“The TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame celebrates Hasbro’s global entertainment property that has sparked the imagination of millions of kids over the past 26 years and remains one of the world’s most iconic brands,” said Greg Lombardo, senior global marketing director for TRANSFORMERS. “We are excited to induct the first TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame class during the convention’s visit to Orlando.”

In addition to TRANSFORMERS influentials Bob Budiansky, Peter Cullen, Hideaki Yoke and Kohjin Ohno being inducted, favorite robot characters OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, MEGATRON and STARSCREAM are members of the inaugural class. Hasbro will also announce and induct the “fan’s choice” robot character, voted on by the TRANSFORMERS fan community, at a special TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony event at BOTCON on Saturday, June 26 in the evening.

This year’s convention will feature, for the first time ever, an interactive experience celebrating the launch of the global “HUNT FOR THE DECEPTICONS” online gaming promotion. In this experience, convention attendees can help the heroic AUTOBOTS locate and thwart the evil DECEPTICONS. BOTCON 2010 is the only place fans can partake in this physical interpretation of the online gaming experience.

BotCon will also feature appearances by iconic voice actors from the recent TRANSFORMERS global blockbuster movies and animated television series, as well as the Hasbro TRANSFORMERS brand team members and other industry guests. Guests will also have the opportunity to buy and sell merchandise, check out the new TRANSFORMERS: War for Cybertron video game, attend panel discussions led by TRANSFORMERS experts, view the fan-created diorama and customized figure contest, and win hourly door prizes.

The convention is being held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort located at 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Buena Vista, Florida. General admission tickets are available at the door, $18 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. As always, admission is free for those 5 years old and under. General Admission tickets are available day of visit and provide access to the showroom on Saturday, June 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or on Sunday, June 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additional details and pre-registration information can be found at botcon.com, or by calling (817) 448-9863.

If you've been in a cranky mood recently, I have a ponderation to share...

I don't know about you, but I've been in a really funky mood recently. One of those "pull the covers over my head/I hate people/wish I was living off the grid" moods.

Considering that's not my general take on life, I started thinking about why that's been the pervading sense the last week.

Truth is, there's a lot going on in the world these days that feels overwhelming. The oil spill being the most immediate and pervasive when it comes to the news. I've found myself wanting to shut out the images and just not think about it, because it makes me sad on a very deep level.

However, I can't do that. Shutting down and giving in to anger, sadness or despair isn't going to help anything or anyone. So, I figured I'd see what I might be able to do that might, in some small way, allow me to feel like I'm helping.

On 07.07.07, I made commitment during the Live Earth Concert Event. Since that day, I've used a reusable bag 99% of the time and I've only taken a plastic bag when I had no other option whatsoever. According to info here, Americans use (on average) 130 plastic bags a year. Which means, I've avoided using approximately 360 bags. It doesn't seem like much, but I'm one person. If you think exponentially, that becomes significant.

Still, my passing on plastic bags does more to help reduce waste than to help the Gulf of Mexico. ;-)

Which leads to my question.

What 1 thing, no matter how small, can I change that might help reduce my need for oil? What one thing can you change?

Maybe it'll help us all feel a little less...funky.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Marvel's Agent M Reported "Dead of Cute"

Marvel's Agent M was found dead earlier today after viewing this video. Sources at the scene say he choked out a series of sounds, flailed helplessly and then fell face down on the keyboard.

Luckily we were able to recover the evidence.

Proceed with caution.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Squee: Dress Like Johnny or the Karate Kid!

Incogneato has come out with a line of Karate Kid costumes and, as a child of the 80's, I LOVE them ;-)

Just a few choice pieces:

Karate Kid Cobra Kai Adult Gi Costume

Karate Kid Cobra Kai Adult Gi Costume

Karate Kid Cobra Kai Skeleton Adult Costume

Karate Kid Cobra Kai Skeleton Adult Costume

Karate Kid Daniel-San Adult Gi Costume

Karate Kid Daniel-San Adult Gi Costume

You can view the rest of the Karate Kid line here and I'll see you in Reseda!

Friday, June 18, 2010

QMx Announces River Tam Maquette and Mule Replica.

I'm not sure how they've learned to suck the money out of my wallet so skillfully, but QMx has done it again.

They're announced the latest in the Big Damn Heroes animated maquette line and it's none other than River Tam.

I know I'll sound like a bloodthirsty wench when I say it. I don't care. I think it looks amazing.



But were they done? Not likely.

Nope. They also announced the Serenity MF-813 Flying Mule Replica and, while I may have to rob someone to buy it, don't think I'm not trying to find a way to make it mine.



If you want them, I suggest you pre-order. Both of them are limited and if previous orders are any indication, they're going to go fast.

Both of them are up at Entertainment Earth now for pre-order (and, before you ask, nope you don't have to pay for them until they come into stock)

Serenity Big Damn Heroes River Tam Animated Maquette $69.99 [Product Page]
Serenity MF-813 Flying Mule Replica $349.99 [Product Page]

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mission Impossible: SQUIRREL!

I know this has been around a while, but I hadn't seen it until today when a friend (same guy responsible for the Boba Fett Dodgertown pic) sent it over.



SQUIRREL!

Doctor Who Eleven Doctors Action Figures Set with TARDIS = Awesome.

Doctor Who Eleven Doctors Action Figure TARDIS Box Set



Whether you're all about Tom Baker or, like me, you lean towards Eccleston (rawr), chances are you have a favorite Doctor. But why choose one when you can have all of them? ;-)

This box set has all 11 Doctors and even comes with a TARDIS to carry them around in. (It's better than using my Barbie Airplane...)


Want? Order the Doctor Who Eleven Doctors Action Figure TARDIS Box Set from Entertainment Earth!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kung-Fu Bear, the Jedi version (and an awesome user comment)

The video is adorbz (thank you Great White Snark for the definition), but after you watch it, scroll down on this post to the image submitted by commenter Mark

I just...I laughed so hard I snorted.

Video: Kung-Fu Bear, the Jedi version. (via Buzzfeed)




Okay, you watched?
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Hit the jump ;-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Squee: Kapow! Scott Pilgrim Plush!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 8-Inch Plush exists.

Need I say more?

Click the pics for item details. ;-)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 8-Inch Plush Set

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Plush Clip-Ons Set

Friday, June 11, 2010

Warcraft Widow Deletes Boyfriend’s Toons - I Nerdrage.

I know this video has been making the rounds today and I know reactions have ranged from laughter to groans of understanding.

But, y'know what? I'm at the :59 second mark and I'm already sick to my stomach.

I'm gonna watch it, and then, I'm gonna write a bit  more. Meet me after the vid.



Okay, couple thoughts.

1) She doesn't just delete his characters. She knows enough to go in and delete actual items. That need "DELETE" confirmation. Which means, she understands enough about the game to know what those items mean.

2) Geeks of Doom's Tom says "While I’m sure there are plenty Geek-girls of Doom out there who’ll squeal with amusement (having possibly lost quality time with their own boyfriends due to the WarCrack addition), this was a pretty harsh move."

Y'know what? There's a Geek-girl of Doom over here who's more than a bit pissed that this chick thought this was even remotely cool to do.

Fact is, this girl had other options. She could have taken all the gumption and sass she voices during this video and actually talked to her boyfriend. Or she could have broken up with him. Or she could have, if she really wants to be dramatic, staged an "intervention".

But, no. She pulls a passive aggressive (not to mention mean and costly) stunt that wipes out a lot of time and effort on her bf's part and then makes herself the injured party.

Maybe his reaction is extreme.

But I think hers is pathetic.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SWTOR News and hotness, including a new Redhead. Rawr!

Unless you've been under a rock, you know Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming and there seems to be all sorts of cool stuff in the works with E3 just around the corner.

News from the site SWTOR promises new worldwide reveals at E3 and, today, we got a look at the following awesomeness from Star Wars Shop.

This is the Star Wars: The Old Republic Shae Vizla Bounty Hunter Maquette by Gentle Giant Ltd.

I NEED this. Seriously.


You can find her, along with some very cool SWTOR goodies over at Star Wars Shop. And I'm more than happy to let you buy me one for my b-day ;-)

And, did you know you can sign up to test the game? Yep. You can. I found a link to the details here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Some things you just have to click to believe.

1) This is Jones. He's @scottEweinberg's cat. This...is...priceless and needs a caption.


2) There's been talk pretty much all over the internet now about this Mortal Kombat trailer.

According to Kotaku, Topless Robot, Nerd Approved and more, you're looking at is director Kevin Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for the chance to make this movie.

I don't know about you, but I need to see this movie. Like, now.



Thank you intarwebz for making my day better.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Boba Fett's keeping an eye on Los Angeles

One of the reasons I love L.A. is that friends of mine can snap me pics like this while they're working ;-)


Currently at the NW corner of Pico & La Cienega

Thanks Captain ;-*

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Squee: News Flash - Christian Bale Dances to Gaga

This is a small piece of brilliance.

Not only am I wondering who made this connection in the first place, but it makes me want to go back and watch Newsies again!



Maybe Gaga'll work it into the new tour. ::grin::

via Buzzfeed

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sex In The City Is Star Wars For Chicks?

There's a guy...(thank you, Dr. Denis Leary)...over at the Huffington Post who said "First off, ladies, I get it. It's your Star Wars." as an opener to his review of Sex and the City 2.

Okay, so...before I take a serious swipe at this guy, I'm trying to decide if he meant to sound like a jerk ;-)

If he's serious, then I don't need to smack him down, since Tracy King over at Skepchick pretty much served him a can of whoop ass in a nice, neat, package right here.

But something tells me that the "Writer, Humorist" tags next to his byline may be more to the point and that, in fact, he wasn't trying to say that SATC is Star Wars for those of us with lady parts. He actually references SW throughout the article and checks in with the "ladies" as he does so to make sure his SATC/SW connections are right.

Oh and, he states that he hasn't even seen SATC2 -- so he knows he's pulling these references right out of his ass ;-)

Which means, if I'm right, then we don't need to nerd rage at him for saying SATC is our Star Wars. Nope.

What we need to do is mock him for comparing the SATC series to Eps. 4 - 6.

That.

Is.

Blasphemy.

Then again, somehow it does give new meaning to "You came in THAT thing? You're braver than I thought."
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