Cosplay Interview with Avant-Geek!

Cosplay Interview with Avant-Geek!

 Cosplay Interview with Avant Geek!

NS:  Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us today. Your costumes are amazing.  When did you first start cosplaying and how did you get into it?

Avant-Geek: I started cosplaying before I knew the term for it. I was twelve and my family was hosting a costume party. I decided to make my own Legend of Zelda‘s Link tunic out of a green pillowcase. It’s pretty embarrassing to look at now, but we all have to start somewhere.
NS: What were some of your early costumes?
Avant-Geek:  Along with pillowcase Link, my earliest costumes

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Film Review:  The Machine (2013)

Film Review: The Machine (2013)

 Film Review:  The Machine (2013)

The Machine is a British sci-fi film starring Caity Lotz (who played Black Canary on Arrow) as Ava and Toby Stephens as Vincent, a doctor in some futuristic government operation that creates android soldiers. Vincent finds an up and coming scientist in Ava who creates a robotic brain that is so self-aware, Vincent hires Ava on the spot and so begins the android’s journey.

The Good:

The Machine is obviously fairly low-budget but manages to hide it pretty well. The CG effects are decent but luckily the script doesn’t call for much. The outdoor city scenes are reminiscent of Blade

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Masters of the Universe Classics: August- NA Skeletor & Flutterina

Masters of the Universe Classics: August- NA Skeletor & Flutterina

Discussing the August releases from Masters of the Universe Classics in September continues with two looks at very different figures. The New Adventures of He-Man and Princess of Power both got plenty of representation for the month of August. For NA He-Man, fans got to rest their hands (finally) on NA Skeletor. Let’s check him out first.

0011 Masters of the Universe Classics: August  NA Skeletor & Flutterina

The usual spiel goes on and on, he comes on the regular card. He actually fills the card up rather well. This is a bulky Skeletor. Mattel even managed to throw in an extra surprise, which will be discussed in a bit. The Space …

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A look at dystopian films

A look at dystopian films

Aug. 15  saw the release of  the movie The Giver, based on Lois Lowry`s  young adult novel about a “perfect” society with a dark secret.  Much like zombies, films and books with a dystopian  theme  seem to be making a major comeback in recent years.   According to the Oxford online dictionary, a dystopia is defined as an “imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.”   Here is a rundown of several quality and influential movie dystopias.

 

1. Metropolis ( 1927).  This  German silent film classic  is about a future society …

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Masters of the Universe Club Etheria: August- Madame Razz and Broom!

Masters of the Universe Club Etheria: August- Madame Razz and Broom!

We are a day into September and already I am behind. However, where I live, the heat is so bad it still feels like August. So we shall simply pretend that this review takes place in August and all is still right with the world. The Club Etheria mini-subscription from the popular Masters of the Universe Classics line released a controversial character in August: Madame Razz and her trusty Broom. Let’s check her out!

023 Masters of the Universe Club Etheria: August  Madame Razz and Broom!

Packed on the usual card and bubble as other basic MOTUC figures; Madame Razz is anything but basic. One can see already that the sculpt is entirely …

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Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 13.

Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 13.

To YOU, the reader; this is the final part of my Tekken MZ fan fiction, please enjoy it to the fullest and even comment on what you think of it and the whole series in general; and as always thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it.

TEKKEN: MISHIMA ZAIBATSU — PART 13

PRT 13 Asuka Gold Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 13.

Asuka stood before young Heihachi in her glossy, golden, vinyl bodysuit that was inlayed with white leather; on the back was a large free form, white and black flying bird. She looked up at her much larger opponent; he was going to be worse than any of …

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Movie Review: Batman Assault on Arkham

Movie Review: Batman Assault on Arkham

816a8978e9b14e32938e1ae4ddb69dfa 1024x576 Movie Review: Batman Assault on Arkham

Batman: Assault on Arkham has a lot to prove. Despite the excellent Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox, its follow up films Justice League War and Son of Batman left much to be desired in the eyes of many people, and in many ways hurt the reputation of the studio responsible for making them.The former received criticism for its copious amount of action, and violence while the later diverged greatly from the Grant Morrison story it was based off of “Batman & Son” with a large amount of criticism directed at the inclusion of Deathstroke who many think was put in there solely …

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Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 12.

Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 12.

A dull bell rang out in the background of the battered shrine in which the real battle was going to take place. There were no fans cheering, there were no reporters present. The shrine was abandoned and dilapidated with a large bell only—the one ringing it was unseen in the guise of darkness.

Asuka wore her Kimono again—the Sakura branch was wrapped tightly with a braiding of red and white ribbon from the crack that Jun had put in the wood. Asuka stood next to her aunt who wore almost a reverse of her outfit that she wore against Asuka; the …

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Vintage Toy of the Month!

Vintage Toy of the Month!

The Vintage Toy of the Month is long overdue for the month of August. This is partly because I was not sure exactly which lovely toy from yesteryear to feature but the other reason was that I felt compelled to do something different. I wanted to actually talk about vintage toys. Why do I collect them? What is it about vintage toys that speak to certain people, yet baffle so many others? Most adults can fondly recall a toy they played with as a kid, but there is a special something for certain adults that seek out that old toy and …

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Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 11.

Tekken MZ Fan Fiction: Part 11.

Asuka wore a black kimono with a white spider web pattern off of her right shoulder exposing her entire right arm which was adorned with a continuous golden tribal tattoo—now exposed to all; she would show part of the Angel to her opponents and the world—she couldn’t hide it anymore even if she wanted to. Asuka’s outfit was quite complicated with a wrapping around her breasts that crisscrossed at her neck to keep it in place; she also had a pair of thin, blue leather collars around her neck. The dropped sleeve of her kimono was held in place and covering …

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