Friday, November 30, 2012

Doro US Tour!

The Metal Queen is going to do a quick sweep of the US to promote her newest release "Raise Your Fist"!


She has already been touring over in Europe.  Here's a clip of some of the performance and reactions from her fans.


If you are anywhere close to a city she is playing in, I urge you to get tickets!

Here opening act is Sister Sin.  If she decides to do what she usually does, she will also include some local bands to open as well.  Tickets are super affordable.  


There are more dates on her website: Doro

I'm still hoping she will come to Oklahoma or North Texas or even Kansas City, but it doesn't look like I'll get that lucky this time.  If you are one of the lucky ones near a show, don't miss it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Flickr

It's been a while since I tooted my own horn about my Flickr page, so that's just what I'm going to do.


Not only can you see stuff like the photo above, but also action figure shots and my art work.  

There are turtle pics and Museum trips and even Convention photos.

If you haven't yet, stop by and take a gander.

I even have photos of a Cicada emerging from it's Pupa stage!




Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sideshow has the Classic Mumm-Ra for $15!

This is the 14 inch Mezco Mumm-Ra with 8 points of articulation.  Originally a $35.00 figure!


Snag him before Sunday!

Ecko BOGO now!!!

Everything over at Marc Ecko's site is Buy one, get one free.  Free shipping included.  Star Wars fans take note!  This is a fantastic deal!  You can get this awesome Boba Fett jacket for $180.00 and then pick up the R2-D2 one for free. 


 Or get a sweet Vader shirt and pick another awesome Ecko limited Star Wars shirt for free.  I was going to say pick up the Skywalker one I bought, but apparently those are sold out and gone.


It's only through Sunday!  Go check it out now!



Thursday, November 22, 2012

How To Destroy Angels

Remember Trent Reznor?  He's been making music.  He never really stopped.  If you really liked his music, and weren't one of those people that just jumped on the trendy NIN bandwagon, then you will probably want to check out his latest band How To Destroy Angels.  The band consists of Trent, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig and Rob Sheridan.  They have a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and more in order for you to keep up with them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NASA shirt

Oh, I love this. 



LOVE it!  I'm a huge NASA fan.  I still shed a tear now and again over the lose of the shuttle program.  Ugh.  I can't believe we have to hitch rides to the space station that everyone else is building.  

It's offered by Thinkgeek.

It's a little pricey at $79.99, but apparently, that is not really pricey for bicycle gear.  That is what this jersey is.  It's a bicycle jersey.  It's has space age (Don't you love that phrase.  No, me either) fabric that supposedly keeps moisture off and odors away.  

So, if you bicycle and love NASA, then this is your dream jersey.  If you should bicycle, but don't and love NASA, then you are in the same boat as me.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flash -Ah-a!


Oh yeah.  It's a Flash Gordon shirt.  Just like Flash saved the Universe in.
$15.99 here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Art and Special Effects How To's

Curious about how to sculpt monsters, draw monsters, fabricate armor, or any of those other cool movie prop type things?  Stan Winston's School has an online school.  You can pay to learn.  They also have a pretty awesome blog and a Facebook page you can follow.  If you have some cash and a burning desire to learn how to get into the movie biz making cool props or monsters, this is a great way to start.

Here's a small sample of what you can learn:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RAISE YOUR FIST!!!

Doro's new album is available right now!  It is also available to listen to via Spotify in case you are curious to have a listen.  Seriously though, she's the Metal Queen.  The Ronnie James Dio tribute song "Hero" is awesome enough for the price of the whole album.  "Revenge" is pretty frakkin' sweet, too.  "It Still Hurts" is another fantastic ballad with bad boy Lemmy.  Let me tell you, no one writes Ballads like Doro Pesch.  They will tear your heart out.  In a good way.  EPIC.  Then there's the German songs.  Good lord, how I love a woman that speaks German.  I love that Doro always includes her native language on at least one if not more songs.  Sometimes there's a translated song, sometimes not.  She finishes this one up with a cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" and it is haunting.  Hauntingly beautiful and kick ass.  Once again, Doro proves why she is and always will be the Goddess of Metal!!!!  \m/

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bad Days, Hellboy, World of Heroes

Over on Youtube neat things are happening.  There are new shows popping up all the time.  It's am amazing creative outlet for anyone with the time and tools and desire to make something happen.  Recently, Stan Lee, yes THAT Stan Lee, started a little channel that takes a comical look at heroes and their lives.  Go check this one out:


It's a funny look at a bad day on the job with Hellboy.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brandi Carlile was on Conan!



Did you know that Brandi has a tattoo of the Oren on both arms.  How cool is that.  Obviously, she has a luck dragon somewhere.  I'm pretty sure she is the female Atreyu.


If you haven't heard her music, you should give it a listen.  Beer Creek is her newest album.


You can listen to all her music on Spotify.  For Free.  Then you will fall in love with her and go buy all her music because you want to support such awesomeness.






Friday, November 09, 2012

Stardust: The Gift Edition

How much does your girlfriend love Neil Gaiman?  Almost more than you, right?  I mean, the reason you haven't ever taken her to one of his book signings is because you're pretty sure she'll run away with him or realize you're no sexy mysterious author person like Gaiman.  Well, lucky for you, he just released a special edition signed copy of Stardust.  It's $150.00 retail, but Amazon has it cheaper and you get her a signed copy without ever getting near the dude.  See?  Genius.


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Lumpy Space Princess

I adore the animated series Adventure Time.  It's funny and crazy and awesome.  One of my favorite characters is the Lumpy Space Princess.  She has quite the attitude.  And is HI-larious.  For realz.



Hahahaha...see?  So I decided to find as much Lumpy Space Princess Merch as possible for you.  wasn't that cool of me?  All the Lumpy Space Princess stuff in one place.  Feel free to send me some.  Thanks.

First off, is the Hot Topic Lumpy Space Princess SPLAT! toy.  She's made from that gooey stuff that splats on things.  She's only $6.50!

Next up is the 7 inch plush from Jazwares Toys.  This one will run you $12.99.  You can find it on Ebay, Amazon or here: Toywiz


There is also the 16 inch deluxe pillow cuddle from the same place & maker
for $44.99.  Good lord!  That's a little overpriced.


If you want items not made by forced child labor, Etsy has quite a few choices.


(Lumpy Space Princess Apron on Etsy)

Toys R Us has the Adventure Time Toy line 
that includes at least one figure of the Lumpy Space Princess.

$7.99 in stores or online.

Then there's the shirt.  "Oh my Glob! Lump OFF!"


Hahahaha!  You can find them for around $20 online.







Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Macho Man Randy Savage. Oh, yeah.

I won't lie.  At one time in my life I was totally into Pro-wrestling.  I even went to bouts.  I bought merchandise and I cheered on my heroes.  It was fun.  I didn't care if it was real or not.


I don't think the magic sky wizard that judges everyone is real, but you don't see me pointing and laughing at the people who enjoy the community and culture of that belief.

I digress.  Hot Topic has a great old school Pro-wrestling shirt from one of my old school favorites.  Macho Man Randy Savage.

It's hard to believe the guy isn't out there body-slamming people still.  If you know a "wrasslin'" fan that loved the old school WWF (now WWE), I promise you they will love this shirt.  They run $20.50 to $22.50 depending on the size.  

I know a certain local stand-up comic I'd love to get this shirt for.  




Tuesday, November 06, 2012

11th Doctor's cool coat!

Matt Smith has got to be my favorite Doctor ever!  Well, next to Tom Baker.  No one will ever surpass Tom.  Still, if anyone could, it would be Matt.  He's single-handedly brought back the bow-tie and made it cool. (Not really.  you will never convince me that bow-ties are cool.)  If you want a prop replica from Doctor Who that makes you look snazzy and  does more than collect dust on a shelf, I have just the thing for you.  head over to Think Geek and check this out!


It's the 11th Doctor's double breasted, six-pocketed, 100% mole-skin fabric greenish officially licensed Pea-coat.  The price: $329.99.  Hey now, this is a for real jacket.  Lined and everything.  Go google pea coat.  They aren't cheap.  And this is the Doctor's pea coat.  Okay, I know...it is a little over-priced.  Still, it's cool!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Solstice Gifts Anyone?

No matter who you are or what you believe, this time of year at least one person in your family EXPECTS a gift.  You can tell people not to get you things, but someone always ignores your pleas.  So, if someone HAS to get you something or you HAVE to give, here are a few ideas.

Entertainment Earth has these for $16.99 right now.

Dr. Who fans...look!  A TARDIS ornament.
Also at Entertainment Earth for $17.99.


The Chewbacca purse..er, um...Messenger bag.  The only 
purse, uh-hmm, I mean messenger bag I'd be caught dead carrying.
It seems pricey at $89.99, but my female friends tell me that purses...I 
mean messenger bags are pretty pricey things to buy.  
Find it here: Chewie's Purse


If your greedy friend that refuses to not expect gifts from you happens to be a Lord of the Rings fan, I have the perfect gift.  The Gollum "My Precious" globe sculpture.  Nothing says greedy jerk quite like Gollum.
It's $97.50 though, so you might reconsider.  If you're compelled to give gifts this nice, I want to be your friend, too.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

NaNoWriMo


What am I doing?  Well, writing a novel of course.  it's November which is also National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo.  What?!  You've never heard of NaNoWriMo?   Seriously?  Have you been living under a rock?  Go check them out here: NaNo

Now, leave me alone. I have a word count to complete.  50,000 words, here I come!!!