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AT-AT Cake!

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The Sweet Taste of Galactic Opression!

Via Geek X Girls: Check out this awesome cake (well… when aren’t cakes frigg’n awewsome?) from ChrisTheCook and posted on the Cake Central website. According to the Geek X Girl website the AT-AT is lemon raspberry flavor and about two feet tall. I’ve posted a few sample photos of the cake below, but hit the links above to see more photos. Okay, now do a Super Star Destroyer. I’ll help eat it.

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Grimm: The Killing Time

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An Atomic Moo Book Review of Tim Waggoner’s New Novel

EISBIBER! I can’t stop saying that, and I think it’s become my new favorite word. If you’re not familiar with the world of Grimm; an Eisbiber is kind of like a “were-beaver”. 221-Bud_wogedI don’t know what sort of bad karma you have to accumulate in a previous life to be reborn as a were-beaver, but it’s got to be pretty bad. Not that this book is about were-beavers, it’s not (but that would make one hell of a good story…). However; it is a story about a deadly shape shifting wesen, a Wechselbalg, preying on Portalnd residence to sustain it’s own life! Here’s the synopsis:

A mysterious creature stalks the streets of Portland, looking for a new identity. With one touch it can dissolve its victim, assuming their appearance, personality, and memories. When Portland homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin are called in to track down a missing person, Nick comes face to face with the changeling, but its powers have an unexpected effect on the Grimm, unleashing a deadly Wesen plague and untold chaos.

For the most part I enjoyed this novel. Written by veteran horror novelist, Tim Waggoner, This is the third “Grimm” novel published by Titan Books, and like the previous two novels, Killing Time does an excellent job of representing the characters and “vibe” established by the television series. Waggoner is an exceptional writer and his prose translates into mental images with incredible ease. My only complaint about this book, and novels like it, is that there isn’t an enduring consequence to the actions that take place with in it’s pages. Because this novel exist between already produced episodes and seasons, I (the reader) already know that the essential characters will survive intact with no effect on future events of the story and all things will revert to the “status quo” by the end of the story. In a way, it’s like this book exists, but also doesn’t exist at all! Which, is kind of frustrating because a good story should surprise it’s readers and take risks that most serialized novels (of any t.v. show) just aren’t willing to take. That being said; Grimm fans should still be able to enjoy this novel, and the opportunities it provides to visit familiar wesen like Monroe, Rosalee, Capt. Renard, and Bud the were-beaver. And yes! I know he’s not a were-beaver, but from and outsider looking in, he so totally a were-beaver.

Grimm: The Killing Time is available in all major book stores, or you can get your copy (and the other Grimm novels) at Titanbooks.com!

Fan Made Empire Strikes Back Trailer

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Wow, this is pretty cool. Check out this fan made trailer for The Empire Strikes Back.

Hawken: Genesis

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An Atomic Moo Comic Review of the Graphic Novel by Atomic Moo contributor; Numbers

Review Originally posted on True Game Truths and copied here with Permission

Legendary video game programmer John Carmack once said that “story in games is like story in porn movies: expected to be there, but not that important”. While that may have been the case back in 1993, when the first-person shooter was but a burgeoning genre, the modern arena is… a different story.

So much so that the makers of HAWKEN, the fast-paced multiplayer mech shooter, felt compelled to not only develop a backstory for their game,10 but to have it released as a hardcover graphic novel. Published in 2013, HAWKEN: Genesis “paints a hauntingly beautiful and engaging tale of ambition, loyalty, and betrayal set against a fantastic future world of corporate military warfare,” according to the back cover. A bold claim, but does the book deliver? READ ON TO FIND OUT!

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Real-Life Professor Farnsworth

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Great Video from Tested

Who doesn’t love a doddering cartoon mad scientist! Check out this video from Tested showing the special make-up effects behind some frigg’n awesome cosplay!

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The Atomic Moocast #87!

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Mr. Nicole!

We’re back!!! Okay, it’s been awhile since the last Moocast, but the long wait is over, and here it is; yet another prime slice of audio superiority! On this edition we talk with professional photographer, and con going entrepreneur, John Roach!Nicole-and-John-Roach John (aka Mr. Nicole) is also artist Nicole Brune’s husband, and he assists Nicole in the production and distribution of her art work. John had a lot of great information about setting up for cons and printing work, and he was also a just a really cool guy to talk with!

So, here we go folks! No more delays! This Moocast is eager to crawl down your ear holes and make a permanent home of your gray matter! Now would be the time to reach deep into your fridge and secure a tasty beverage, then hunker down in a comfy chair, lean back and hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party

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How to Make Crayons

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Via Sploid: Good morning El Moochadores! I’m just now putting the finishing touches on a new Atomic Moocast, but until then, let’s all just find a nice “mellow” with this video from MyRings Outside of the Mr. Rogers Show demonstrating how yellow Crayons are made. Yellow. Mellow. ASMR people are gonna love this.

Enjoy!

IRON SKY: The Coming Race

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New Trailer for the sequel Film!

Nuclear war torn America + Lizard People + Hollow Earth + Hitler riding a F***ing T-Rex = AWESOME!!! Check out the trailer for Iron Sky 2: The Coming Race!20141105104112-juliste-igg The sequel to the 2012 cult hit independent picks up the story some twenty years after the events in the first Iron Sky, and now the world is in the middle of nuclear war! But maybe there’s hope! Check out the synopsis:

…Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity – or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Keen. Currently the film is seeking funds through its IndieGoGo page, and there is still plenty of time to help contribute, and get some really cool rewards! I loved the first film and this one looks to be even better, so please check out the link above so as to make this happen. Below I’ve posted the videos for the trailer along with their Indiegogo promo video.

Enjoy!

Awesome Star Wars vs Aliens Fan Art & Comic

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Here’s something fricken rad that I just came across while browsing my deviantArt watch messages. This awesome UK artist, Robert Shane, illustrated a great looking Star Wars vs Aliens fan comic (links to the pages below). The story is short, six pages, and gets right in to it. It’s beautifully illustrated, and I really liked the surprise at the end to. I gotta say, any Stormtrooper that ask for ID from a snarling gapped-mouth fanged alien deserves to die. Also I’m thinking it would be really cool to see a Deckard (Blade Runner) vs Aliens in the is kind of style… just an idea….

Anyhow, check out the links below, or visit Robert’s gallery for more of his great looking artwork. Later!

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More great Star Wars vs Aliens pieces by Robert below!

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The Art of Titanfall!

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An Atomic Moo Book Review by Numbers

Original Review First Appeared On True Game Truths. Review Published Here with Permission

Thanks to our cousin site Atomicmoo.com and publisher Titan Books, I got my hands on a copy of The Art of Titanfall, a hardcover artbook showcasing concept art and renders from the big-budget videogame from Respawn Entertainment. But is this book as disappointing and wholly unnecessary as the game it exists purely to advertise? Read on and find out.

I have to admit that it is difficult for me to separate the material in this book from its business context. As a game, Titanfall represents much of what is wrong with the “Triple-A” big-budget blockbuster videogame industry, and its underwhelming lack of ambition drips from the pages of this artbook.26-battle I’m a big fan of futurism, sci-fi, and mechs, but one of Titanfall’s greatest shortcomings is how it fails to make the most of its setting, its futuristic weaponry, and its bipedal war machines. Weapon and character designs are not futuristic enough, intricately-designed sci-fi locations are lost in fast-paced generic shooting action, and the mech designs are underwhelming. All that being said, let’s look at the artbook, and do our best to separate the business from the pictures contained within the dust jacket – if possible.

The Art of Titanfall opens with a foreword by Lead Artist Joel Emslie and an introduction by Game Director Steve Fukuda, both of which are basically a few pages’ worth of wanking. Emslie draws similarities between Titanfall and plumbing (appropriately enough), and even the sprawling, space-age cityscape pictured in the introduction is tainted by the words above it.01-city_crop Fukuda seriously claims his team’s $60 mod is “something new, fun, and relatable” before mentioning what should have been the game’s strengths. “Wall running ninjas? Check. Giant robots? Check.” Only, if you wanted competent wall-running ninjas, you’d play Warframe, and for good giant-robot action, you’d play HAWKEN, both of which are free and do not require purchasing an overpriced new console and paying for a “membership” to access the industry-wide staple that is multiplayer functionality.

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