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Anime Boston 2014 Cosplay

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There are a lot of great cosplayers at Anime Boston every year.  I was really impressed by several of them.  There were some bad ones as well, but I rarely ever got that cringe worthy feeling from them.  The photos were taken by Dave Chosid and I.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you want to read about our Anime Boston experiences from this year, you can check them out here.  You can also go back and check out last years Anime Boston cosplay photos as well.

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Hobbes and Bacon

I love “Calvin & Hobbes”. I’d think of putting out a challenge for people to find a more truthful and honest representation of childhood, but I know it’d be futile. There isn’t one.

“Hobbes and Bacon” was “created” by Dan and Tom Heyerman during the run of their web comic “Pants Are Overrated”. It takes place 26 years after “Calvin & Hobbes”. Calvin and Susie have married and now have a daughter named “Bacon” (after philosopher Sir Francis Bacon, Bill Watterson, creator of “Calvin & Hobbes” named Calvin after theologian John Calvin and Hobbes after philosopher Thomas Hobbes).

One night, Bacon is having trouble sleeping because she fears that her bunny isn’t up to the task of keeping her safe from “the monster” (Donald Trump, actually). She asks her father if he can help with anything more terrifying than “Mr. Bun”…he just so happens to know a “ferocious guy”.

Hobbes, meet Bacon. Bacon, meet Hobbes. The cycle of friendship starts anew.

They only made four comics, but those four were made so well. The feeling, writing and art is so true to Watterson that you can almost believe he had some part in it. It’s really sweet too. If they ever decide to do what’s needed to run with it, this could be a really successful series and it would give me a reason to buy the Sunday newspaper again. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

-Chris

You can find the original comics Here (Part 1), Here (Part 2), Here (Part 3) and Here (Part 4).

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The Avengers!! Exciting Movie. "Meh" Poster.

 

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!! TONY, PUT YOUR DAMNED HELMET ON!! YOU’RE GONNA GET HURT!!! YOU TOO CAP! YOU WERE IN THE WAR!!! YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER!

Marvel release this new “Avengers” poster. Whereas I’m VERY excited to see this movie, and it does look like it’s going to be a wild ride, I just can’t stand the posters they’ve released. It all looks too cartoony, photoshopped, hokey, ect.

Seriously, the Iron Man movies have made enough money and the character’s marketing itself spans a wide enough scope that the character in full suit is recognizable. I don’t need to see RDJ’s mug in this poster. It ruins the whole thing for me. I mean, it’s not going to stop me from throwing down my, what is it now $15 for a movie? But, with all the amazing artists marvel has under their belt, can’t we just get one, really amazing poster for this film? Is that too much to ask?

-Chris

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Certain things should just be left alone.

 

“Rule 63” as applied to Steve Jobs.

Many of the “Rules of the Internet” have proved to become a challenge to keep the neckbeards and basement dwellers of the world busy frantically wasting obvious art and technical talent to create things that frighten, disgust, and confuse us all.

This is one of them.

 

Doctor Who – File Under: Rumormill & Grain of salt

I’m okay with it!

 

An un-named source has reported that the Master may be brought back for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. He/She/It ALSO reports that the BBC is in talks with none other than Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch to portray him!

 

At this moment, after reading this, if you’re really quiet you can hear fanboys/girls quickly shuffling to change their collective undergarments. I know I just changed mine.

That all being said and grosseties aside, this sounds not only too good to be true, but too “fannish”. There’s been fan-fic of Doctor/Sherlock meet/team-ups for the longest time (and of course the litany of written and drawn slash/fic is difficult to avoid). I’m going to wait and see on this without definitive speculation. It does seem too good to be true as Cumberbatch would make an absolutely BRILLIANT Master.

Benedict Masterbatch

What say you?

 

GEEK FLEA 3!

UNWINNABLE.COM PRESENTS GEEK FLEA 3!!!

March 31 – 10am til 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032-2935
After Party at the Loop Lounge – Vendors get in free!

My good friends over at Unwinnable.com are holding another flea market focused on geeks/nerds and the culture we love. The previous two were highly successful and we can only imagine this one will blow the past two away. A great time will be had by all attendees. There’s good music, lots of laughs, better food than you’d expect and plenty of new friends to make.

So, if you’re a collector or just a lover of the ol’ classic flea markets OR you’ve just got a few bucks to spare on some awesome stuff, come on down!! I’ll have a table set up, say hi!