It’s been a while since I’ve done this. I think I’m going to share interesting stories I’ve seen on my FB feed. Enjoy!
1) Dad Protects Son from Bullies by Wearing a Skirt. Guess What? It Works.
2) Happy 25th birthday, Street Fighter!
3) Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins
4) World’s richest woman says poor should have less fun, work harder
5) Clint Eastwood chair speech provides baffling highlight at Romney coronation
6) Church masterpiece ‘restored’ as Mr. Bean would do it
7) How Many of the 163 Horror Movies Can You Name in This Impressively Short Supercut?Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
If you can beat 112 you have done better than I
Yes! For the second year in a row we will be covering NYCC and New York Anime Fest, and this time I really mean WE. The co-captain of this crazy loveboat Leia(ladyvader99) will be joining me all the way from Texas at the Javits Center on October 11-14th, and we can honestly say no one is more excited than us! This years guests include Tom Felton, Christopher Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, and Peter Davison. Despite this super impressive list (that only seems to be growing by the day) we are definitely most excited about the announced comic guests among the likes of Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (Leia’s already on her commission list, the lucky squirt), Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Neal Adams, Akel Alonso, and Robert Kirkman. Oh, and some lady called Anne Rice will be there, whoever that is.
Panels, events, and exhibitors still need to be announced and we are certainly waiting in earnest. If you’re looking to go, and you should be you can get tickets here and keep up with other NYCC announcements. Guys, if Leia is coming all the way from Texas you know it will be the place to be! Hope to see you there!
Cosplay of the Day is the beautiful Chainmail Chick as Darth Talon! Find out more about this deadly beauty here!
First, let me tell you something.
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN PRINCESS MONONOKE, I IMPLORE YOU TO SEE IT.
This is a gorgeously done flick and it’s one of my favorites from Studio Ghibli and it’s beautifully animated. I really don’t know what else to say about this movie as it genuinely leaves me speechless other than this bitch has giant white wolves, one of which she rides. RIDES, I SAY! If I had one of those, I’d name it Shadowfax. I digress. It’s late at night, I’m tired and I wish I had a wolf, so it’s a night like many nights. I hope you enjoy the art, some of them really need to be clicked on to be fully appreciated.
Twas just like any other night of late dinner and subsequent couching. Him trying to find the balance of action and comedy in a film and me languidly perusing Pinterest. I came upon something that I felt was too good not to share: Tim Shumate.
I am loving his work right now. I know that some of it has been all over the Internet and I may very well be trying to catch up with the bandwagon, but you know what? I don’t care.
Sometimes late at night, in between the marathon runs of Arrested Development and the oddball foreign movie, I check out movies I’m recommended through saucy Facebook messages of “watch this!!!” TiMER is one of those recommendations. Starring the adorable, blonde Emma Caufield, and new obsession John Patrick Amedori, TiMER is labeled as a science fiction romance that is sure to tell you when you meet the “one.”
So was it any good?
The basic premise puts a neat twist on the old worry nagging most single people in their prime: will I ever meet the one? In this time of technological advances, a company has created TiMERs, which guarantee to count down to the day you meet your soulmate. Oona, who has had a TiMER for quite some time, has yet to see a countdown appear on her device so she brings TiMERless dates that have potential to get a device, only to be crushed when no countdown appears on her device.
Her most recent disappointment weighs heavy on her mind when she meets Mikey, a grocery store clerk who has four months on his TiMER until he meets his soul mate. Against better judgment, they embark on a whirlwind romance and when her slightly promiscuous sister admonishes her for this doomed relationship, Mikey drops a real bombshell: his TiMER is a fake one that he uses to pick up women (or as he says, find out if him and his dates like each other for real). The couple feel the stress of this revelation and after a heated debate on whether or not TiMERs matter, Oona storms out and while venting to each other and a spontaneous visit to Oona’s father, they both decide to get their TiMERs removed. Laura has hers removed swiftly (to be fair, she has not put much faith in the devices and was currently “romancing” a man named Dan who didn’t even have a TiMER) and as Oona is moments away from removal, her TiMER activates and in five hours she will meet her soulmate. We don’t see her until her joint birthday surprise party the next evening, and Oona’s mother has invited both Dan and Mikey to the party. Oona arrives late and as they barrage her with questions about if she’s met him, she sadly shakes her head no, until she comes into the vicinity of Dan, who has just presented her sister with a bouquet of flowers.
Laura feels betrayed by both Dan and Oona, Dan for giving in and getting a TiMER and Oona for not getting hers removed regardless of it turning on. Oona gives a very moving speech to Laura and I genuinely feel during this scene that they care about each other and Oona will gladly give up her soulmate for Laura’s happiness. They talk it out the next morning and will love each other no matter what. Mikey has walked out while the great reveal happens, and Oona goes to him the next day to show she has removed her TiMER. They talk things out and realize their relationship won’t go any further and she goes for a jog afterward, a little later than her normal time. Dan is also at the track and they talk briefly before Oona leaves and Dan makes the comment that she should come later more often.
It’s a charming movie, one that happily filled the time it took for Sons of Anarchy Season 4 to download and it was so nice to see Anya from Buffy again. Definitely check out TiMER, because it is a breath of fresh air among all the sappy romcoms of our generation.