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Oct 01 2014

Playing the Trap Card

Published by under Images,Oddly Enough

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Alright, I’m not entirely sure Magic: The Gathering even has trap cards (is that Yu-Gi-Oh?) but I couldn’t resist the headline. Lindsey, mentioned in the card, tells the story of how she got engaged via a faux Magic card:

“Eric played Time Spiral, a card that forced me to shuffle my hand back into my library. Well, I cheated and placed the proposal card on my lap. No way was I going to risk not drawing it again. Fortunately, at this point I was able to play Mirari’s Wake, which doubled my mana, allowing me to play my expensive Sorcery. I laughed and said, “I think I just won the game” and threw the card down. Eric was perplexed for a moment, because he is a long time MtG player and knew all, and I mean ALL, the cards. It took him a moment to read the text, and another moment for realization to dawn upon him.”

Yeah, they’re totally perfect for each other. And this is awesome. Nerds forever (*raises fist in air*)

[via NerdApproved]

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Oct 01 2014

Jubilee

Published by under Comics,Images

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Growing up, Jubilee was always the worst X-Men to me, dazzling enemies with her fireworks displays rather than doing anything actually useful. And her design summed up every awful, terrible things about the ’90s (’80s?) with her stupid giant yellow coat. At least high-waisted shorts are back in style, I guess.

Despite that, I can’t deny that this bit of Jubilee tribute art from Gorrem is anything but amazing. Apparently I could have him draw all my least favorite pop culture characters, and I’d still be impressed.

[via So Geek Chic]

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Sep 30 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Tis Only a Scratch

Published by under Cosplay,Images,Movies

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Behold, some show stealing Monty Python cosplay by Daniel at the Edmonton Expo, where he dressed up like the famed Black Knight after a particularly grueling battle.

And no, he’s not just really good at folding up his arms and legs. Daniel lacks both in real life, but obviously not a sense of humor, and was able to cosplay as one of the few characters out there that requires an complete and utter lack of him. Good work, my friend.

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Sep 30 2014

Destiny Loot Drops in Real Life

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Destiny may have its fair share of loot problems right now, with relatively crappy items dropping relatively infrequently with true gems hard to find, but whatever the case, I want to get my hands on this damn pistol.

It’s a replica of “Thorn” in the game, currently underpowered, but perhaps the most badass looking weapon you can find across four planet. The above is a replica of the weapon in real life made by Eric Newgard who used a 3D mold to bring the gun out of the virtual world and into the real one.

Yes, you can buy it. Yes, it’s $420. Honestly, that’s sort of tempting.

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Sep 29 2014

Richard Garcia Makes Everything Adorable

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Richard Garcia is an artist on a mission, to make every comic book superhero and villain just a little bit more adorable. His signature style is reducing pretty much everyone’s age to be between 6 and 9, from beloved heroes to menancing villains to…machine gun-wielding raccoon. Actually, he looks sort of the same.

Judging by the absolutely absurd amount of watermarks on his pictures, I figure he doesn’t want these being shared too much, so there’s just a Spider-Man and Batman one below. Check out more of his work (and even more watermarks) on his Facebook and Deviantart. Continue Reading »

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Sep 29 2014

Sketching Popular Media

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I checked the other day to see just how many sketchbooks I had laying around our house and I found that I have over 20. Granted some of them are hidden away in little crevices that I would have never imagined to find them, but hey, at least they’re there in case of a rainy day. As I was turning some of the leather bound pages, I found some of my more recent doodles. Looking at the frantic hacking of lead to paper, it dawned on me – why not start doing this for Unreality?!

Now I’m not looking to do some fine art project or make these into anything more than quick sketches. (well, maybe*) But I thought it would be something fun and different for the site. Not only that but it allows me to utilize a lot of the blank pages that I seem to have an overwhelming abundance of.

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Sep 29 2014

When Pocahontas Meets Guardians of the Galaxy

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This mayyyy be a bit of a stretch, an I’m pretty sure just spawned from the fact that there’s a prominently featured raccoon in the film, but someone has gone through Pocahontas and decided that with a few line changes and MS paint skin coloring, the film could stand-in for Guardians of the Galaxy pretty well. I suppose it does have a talking tree, too.

Pocahontas is one of those movies that is fun until you read that Pocahontas was like 11 in real life and John Smith looked like this. Fortunately, I think their love story was fabricated as well, sparing us that horrifying image.

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Sep 26 2014

Not the Wonder Woman I Remember

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Want to understand why this bit of Wonder Woman fan/concept art has her wielding a Dead Rising-style chainsaw on a stick? Well, I’ll just let artist Gorrem explain:

“I was part of the concept art team for WB Turbine’s Infinite Crisis. This included making funky redesigns of classic characters in alternate realities as brand new playable characters or as skins. I was also adjusting classic designs to fit in our game style, which was often about pushing shapes to be more visible or simplifying busy areas. Often these are also used to help convince WB that Turbine had a competent grasp of their IP. I also had input on how their abilities would look like in game with effects concepts.

The Atomic Universe was my favorite. I treated it as a tribute to grind house and my favorite post-apocolyptic scenarios; getting real weird with the characters. So why not Wonder Woman dressed up like tank girl in a roller derby? Ahhh, I might get in trouble with some hardcore fans, but I already accepted that danger taking on a job like this. In the Atomic Universe, AWW was the only one that remained untouched (other than losing her armor, breaking her lasso and other accessories… but that’s a scratch compared to the rest), and remains a beacon of truth and love in an otherwise distorted and ruthless world… yatta yatta, whatever, she has a chainsaw.”

Yup, that makes close to no sense to me because I don’t read comics, but if there’s a world where DC heroes go all post-apocalyptic, that’s something I want to read.

 

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Sep 26 2014

The Mighty Mountain

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I’m not clear on the next time we’ll see The Mountain in Game of Thrones as (SPOILERS), the last time we saw him he was dying of poison from Oberyn Martell’s spear as a lasting parting gift from the Viper. Too bad too, as The Mountain remains the most physically intimidating villain to ever appear on the show (at least in this latest iteration), and hopefully we’ll see him return.

This bit of fan art is from Marvin del Mundo and shows the massive knight in animated form, with a bonus appearance by the ruined skull of Martell in the background. God, even just thinking about that scene still gives me shivers.

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Sep 26 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Lady Vaas

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Far Cry 3 is one of those games that managed to surprise me, mainly because I had no expectations going into it. Yes, it was the typical Ubisoft “liberate areas of the map” format in some ways, but it was an open world shooter that still managed to feel a little bit fresh with an interesting story and cast of characters.

The biggest character of all was Vaas, one of the main villains of the story played by Michael Mando. The voicework and motion capture was so spot on, it tranlsated his performance into being one of the most memorable in video game history, in my opinion (though “performances” in video games haven’t been around very long at this point).

Naturally, he’s been cosplayed a bunch, but I did like this crossplay version of the character by Delsey Cosplay, which had the mohawk and machete fall to a girl instead. More photos below: Continue Reading »

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Sep 25 2014

Cosplay of the Day: Batman Rides Again

Published by under Comics,Cosplay,Images

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I’ve seen more Batman cosplay than I can count at this point, but a Western variant? I think that’s only existed in fan art to date so far.

Not anymore with Hybrid Cosplay‘s new gunslinger Batman ensemble, which also comes with a high-class hooker Robin, because of course it does. She can be seen below. I love how in most cosplay it’s just assumed Robin is a girl now.

Batman has lost his ears, but gained a gun with a little bat on it, so that’s cool. This should definitely be Red Dead Redemption DLC. Continue Reading »

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