Well I promised my brother Trog I would do a post today, and he’s been bugging me to do a review on a book Titan sent us. It’s an awesome book, and I was hoping to do it, but that was before a large lunch and a hair cut. Now I just want to take a nap. So here’s something pretty interesting instead (and won’t take as much time as writing a book review). I came across this video earlier (via… shit, I lost the link…), and it’s by a cute geek-girl that goes by the name Comicbookgirl19 on Youtube. I think we came across this girl at the last San Diego Comic-Con. I remember behind one of the booths there was a smallish-chick in a paper-craft/cardboard like Robocop outfit. I’ll see if I can find a photo…
Same girl? I don’t know. I’ll ponder this while I lay down for a Sunday afternoon nap. Which I’m off to do… right now. Later!
Damn, it’s too early for this… Still, I’m not sure if I’ll have time after work, so what the hell, right? I just watched this nifty Portal fan film this morning and thought it was worth sharing. Says in the “about” section on the YouTube page that it was made by Colin and Connor McGuire and shot for “under $500.” Under $500??? My question is: if a fan film can look this good (for under 500 bucks), why haven’t we seen a “real” live-action Portal film yet? Eh… they’d probably just fuck it up anyhow. Damn, I’m hungry… I’m off to get a bear claw. Later.
Here’s something nifty I came across this on deviantArt this morning, posted by tnperkins. I think it’s a fake (though I could be wrong). The Bat symbols on the side and front look… off (they don’t seem to match up with the other elements in the photo); same with the fins on the back. I dunno, still an awesome concept, and I would love to see something like this in real life. Hell, if this is photoshopped then I would love to see more concept vehicles created like this, maybe even for other characters and Superheroes (like what would a retro Green Lantern car look like?). Check it out and let us know what you think. Later!
07/31/2013 / Trog / Comments Off on Wil Wheaton – Why it’s awesome to be a nerd
Via Dave “D20” Smith and Upworthy.com, During Calgary Comic Expo, 2013, actor Wil Wheaton was asked, by the mother of a recently born baby girl, to explain “why it’s awesome to be a nerd.” Here’s his response,
Hey El Moochadors, here’s something I came across while at work today from one of our favorite geeky redheads, Lorraine Cink. This actually goes along with what Trog and I were bitching discussing on our last Atomic Moocast about how we’re too broke to be geeks…which sucks. She actually has some good ideas here. Check it out:
Okay, now that you’ve watched the video, here’s just a quick response to each point:
Comic Subscriptions! Great idea! Honestly I hadn’t even thought of trying that. My only problem with that is I have too much coming out of my check right now as it is. Even the $4.99 for the Marvel subscription would hurt right now (yes, I’m that broke). So, until I either pay off some debt (fucking banks… and student loans… and oral surgeons…), or start making more money, I don’t think I can do that. Someday though…
Antique shops! Another awesome idea! Actually I’ve found some pretty cool stuff in Antique shops like vintage Star Wars Action figues. And the great thing is they’re usually missed priced in your favor! Recently I found a stack of old Starlog magazines from the early ’80s in a local shop. It was kind of neat to read about a time before ESB, when the original Battlestar Galactica ruled geekdom. My only problem with this option is Antique shops creep me the fuck out! Usually their run by older folk that look like they’re scheming to trade a old pack of Star Wars trading cards for your soul… or they’re going to wait until you walk into a dark corner and then club you and cut out your organs for the black market… I dunno. Also, you’re usually the only one in the shop wandering around among creepy looking dolls that may or may not be following around the store… they could be.
Nerd Organizations! Go to Meetup.com! I found an anime group down in San Diego, Okore, through there. Of course, since it’s all the way down in San Diego, and I’m up in North County, I haven’t been able to afford the gas down there lately. Also, when freelance work comes up, like this weekend, I usually have to opt out and stay home. Still, I’m looking for something a little closer to home, and who knows, if I can’t find something, maybe I’ll start something myself… maybe… like a lonely broke geeks club of North County San Diego… I dunno…
Beta Testing! Is that were you play video games that haven’t been released yet? Okay, sounds great. My problem: time! That’s why I don’t play video games now. I don’t have the time for them. I recently tried Portal and Portal 2 and lost a whole weekend to them. I needed that weekend. I could’ve got caught up with work, did more for my stock illustration, Atomic Moo, or work for my portfolio. All I’m saying is, out off the shit I should be doing, video games are usually low on my list… no matter how much I want to play them (one day I’ll get to play Halo 3, 4, Arkham City, and Angry Birds…)
Share Groups! I’ve already got that one covered. I was born into a share group. That’s what you get a when you have a twin. Outside of that, I really don’t trust anyone else (not even sure I trust him… ).
Well, that’s my two bits. Let us know what you think. I’ve got a pork chop in the grill, so later!
Hey El Moochadors. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but life’s been a series of swift kicks to the nuts lately, and neither Trog or I have had time. Anyhow, I did come across something worth passing on (via geekologie.com). It’s a fan made Dragon Ball Z trailer… a five minute long fan made Dragon Ball Z trailer! I can’t be the only one the mistakenly called it “Dragon Ballz,” right? I dunno… Check it out below, and enjoy. Later!
Hey El Moochadors. I don’t keep it a secret that I’ve got a thing for girls that cosplay as my favorite purple haired mutant, Psylocke. This one here I discovered on deviantArt yesterday, and I thought she looked amazing. Definitely worth posting about. It looks like she’s from Mexico,and goes by the name HikariKosmaker. Sorry, I don’t know what her real name is, or if she’s single and likes chubby lonely white boys like myself… I’ll have to do some investigating. Anyhow, check out her Psylocke images below.
She’s also done some other great looking cosplay work, and I’ll post a few images below, but check out her gallery to see the rest. Later!
Holy Cow (and by that I mean Atomic Moo of course…) it’s been a long day. I was about to go to bed, but Trog just shot me link of some geek-art awesomeness. So I thought I would stay up a little longer and pass’em on to you. They’re high school yearbook illustrations of some popular super-villains (both DC’s and Marvels) by deviantArt member GhostHause. That Venom one above is definitely my favorite. Anyhow, check out the rest below, or visit his dA gallery where you’ll some more great work (check out his Dr. Orpheus) of his. I gotta get some sleep. Later!
Mr. Hause will be at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con this weekend (26th – 28th Oct) table number 2514. If you’re in the area, be sure to swing by the con and get a print of his amazing work!
Hello El Moochadores and Brethren Moo! We’re back with yet another awe inspiring episode of the Atomic Moocast! On this episode of the Moocast; Chudd and I talk with independent author Kael Rhys about his book, I am Warcry!
Kael was very cool and a lot of fun to talk with and I really want to apologize to him for taking so long in getting his interview online. Seriously, I recorded this last month and just recently had enough time to put it online. If you people online knew how hard I work for you! Okay, enough of that! We have a Moocast to get through! So, here we go folks! It’s time to rangle up a frosty beverage that fizzes and pops, then go lurch your way to a comfy chair where you can sit back and listen to the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!
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10/12/2012 / Uncle Chudd / Comments Off on DC Comics Epic Cosplay Video (no, that’s actually the title of the video)
Just a quick post here of something pretty nifty I came across tonight as I’m talking with a couple other members of the Moocast. I really think the amount of work and thought some of these people put into their costumes is really impressive. Anyhow, take a look at it below. I’m gonna keep browsing for more geeky-awesomeness as we continue to spazz up this next Moocast. Later!
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