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In a Galaxy far, far away… Star Wars is bringing George Lucas great pain.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is bringing joy to so many people but a small minority of jerks couldn’t let everyone be happy. They had to post spoilers or in one case I heard about, they had shout the spoiler in an office full of Geeks who hadn’t seen the movie yet. Bad behavior is one thing.  This is just malicious. How can you delight in the writhing pain you cause people? It’s not funny. It’s not cute. You need to get a new brain because getting enjoyment from tormenting others is horrible. Learn some damn respect.

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The excitement around the new Star Wars movie brought out the worst in a small amount of the population. I guess  some people were never taught to let people around them enjoy things. Some parents are bad examples and can’t be happy if others are joyful and they didn’t get to be as well. Time never runs out to learn lessons in life.

Luckily in my life everyone has been really careful about not spoiling the movie for anyone. Kane and I were especially careful not to talk about what we saw unless we were sure everyone around us had seen the movie. I still debate over whether or not to post certain comics because I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t seen it yet.

Seriously though, why do people feel the need to intentionally spoil a movie for other people? This is literally what the internet looked like the day the movie came out to the general public.

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The fallout? People saw the movie anyway. Deal with it. If you don’t like, don’t bother watching it. If I don’t like a sport, I don’t go out of my way to make people who enjoy them feel emotional pain. Star Wars, or ANY movie or show should be held to the same level of respect.

Here are my rules for making sure you can keep your friends safe.

  1. Ask, “Hey, have you see this movie yet?”
  2. Don’t post long posts without WARNING people that there are Spoilers ahead.
  3. ASK. Some people don’t care if you spoil the movie because they have no plan, want, desire or need to see the movie.
  4. If you think something is awesome or hilarious think for a moment… will this ruin a key plot point for my friends and family?

These are pretty easy rules to follow. Also, hey…if someone hasn’t played Fallout 4 yet either, shut your mouth.

 

Last year I was a bad kitty. I didn’t keep up with the blog. This year is going to be different. There will be a new structure to the blog, with three weekly articles and a bunch of revolving monthly blogs. That way things are more consistent for you, the reader.

(Hope no one is offended by the graphic below.)

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Weekly

Wednesday – Life in a Box – Talking about geeky memories and emotions.

Friday – Card Shark – Weekly card spot light. How to use it, how it’s broken, or just how it’s awesome.

Sunday – Movie Time – Reviews, coming attractions, old movies

Monthly

What’s in the box?! – What we’re doing and where we’ll be.

Casual Time – Casual games I enjoy.

Brick by Brick – Talking about Legos… and sometimes Mega Blocks.

The Sandbox – Anything at all.

Toy Box – Toy reviews

Breaking Down 2015

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Some amazing movies and games came out this year. If you haven’t played Fallout 4 yet, or Santa thought you ordered Fallout 3, you are missing out. You need to save up the $60.00 and go get it. It’s $49.99 on the Steam Sale right now. They’ve made major changes that allow you to build settlements and craft items easier. You have a home base but it can be customized. It’s also work the investment to buy the guide, which was only $18.00 when I bought it two days ago. Animal Crossing also came out with a spin off game called Happy Home. It’s fun if you like grindy games with no end. I’ll write more about these two later. Rock Band 4 came out. We’re finally getting to play it tonight… hehe.

LEGO! How could you lose the TMNT license to Megablocks? Seriously, why did your stuff have to suck so much for that franchise when everything else was amazing. ( Side note: the Back to the Future car… also terrible.) Lego did a great job this year on their Friends, Elves, Disney, City and Star Wars lines but kind of dropped the ball on a few other licenses they were holding. The Jurassic Park sets were amazing but they had a hard time keeping up with demand. This left a lot of collectors flapping in the wind. The architecture line has been amazing the past few years but this year they didn’t do their big box of all white blocks. Color me disappointed. This is a Christmas time set that they release only in Lego stores. It wasn’t release this year but they did a smaller box. I have to give Megablocks their dues though. They came out with some really great looking historical military sets and Call of Duty brand Zombie sets.

Tanto Cuore, I love you. I will never leave you… EVER. I can’t wait for OktoberFest to come out. I had the good fortune to volunteer with Japanime Games this summer. It was amazing and I can’t wait for the conventions to start up again this year. Luckily they had demo sets to show people for Pre-Orders and Previewing. The game introduces a new mechanic, beer cards, which affect your ability to play certain cards. It’s going to be a lot of fun. If you want a GOOD FUN card game for 4-5 people, keep an eye out for it. They should be shipping them out in the new year. Also, they have an associated company called Kamikaze games. They produce Barbarosa, which is an irreverant, sexy, World War 2 card game. You really have to be a good sport to play this because they base it off real battles, so… you sort of play as an invading Nazi army, featuring chibi sexy Hitler. It’s a great game though. There is a version of the game that has historical photos instead of the Ladies if that makes you feel more comfortable. ( I like the Anime version.) They also have several other new games coming out. One is called Gods Gambit, which they let me try out when I was at Kumoricon! I’m looking forward to Gods Gambit so much. It’s an Uno Style game. It will be a great fast game you can play with your buddies at a party. The art is really interesting too. I have some photos, I’ll dig out later and write about it in depth.

Cell phone games… well… If you didn’t play Alpha Bears, go work on that right now. They have made so many improvements to the game. They added a VS mode. They added a better system of replenishing coins. They’ve added seasonal, special event content. Kudos to Alphabear for listening to their users. It’s amazing. They are also developing a new game for Android in 2016.

Movies were really great this year. Do I even have to mention Star Wars? Holy Carps. Holy, holy Carps.

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Crimson Peak, Mocking Jay part 2, The Martian, Jurassic World were all pretty incredible movies. I hope Hollywood keeps up the momentum because so far all I want to see in 2016 is Civil War and Dead Pool. Hopefully, it will rev up quickly and not be an off year for movies.

That’s all for now. 2015 was a great year and 2016 is going to be even better. Happy New year!

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Years ago, around 12 years, I had a website called the Bathroom of Darkness. I mostly wrote movie reviews for old movies. At the time I was working part-time for a video store. Through all the years I’ve noticed some really weird things about movies. I’d like to resurrect my movie reviews and movie lists.

I had lists. They were my Sei Shonagon moment. The lists were compilations of my observations like, the worst super hero movies ( any Fantastic 4), top favorite holiday lists ( Hebrew Hammer) and other things that were wacky (Frogs is really about reptiles?!). I had a list I posted every year about movies where the turkey was a character. I don’t mean a live animal either. I’m talking about a dead, cooked turkey.

There are a lot of movies out there that do weird things. Did you ever see Mr. and Mrs. Smith? It was a movie starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They played a husband and wife that  didn’t know they worked for rival spy agencies. Sounds like an awesome action movie right? It was really a conversation about how the lack of communication is the major contributing factor to divorce. I’ll get into that more later.

Demolition Man is a pretty great science fiction action movie with Sylvester Stallone. The main character has a hard time asking people for help and always thinks he’s right. The movie is really about learning to ask for help and learning to trust the people around him.

Now, those are just two examples. I’ve also discussed subliminal zombies also known as horror movies incorrectly marked. Love it. This is what I think about as a writer. It would be easy to write about all the horrible things in the Star Wars prequel movies, but I’d rather tell you about Father Goose, with Leslie Carone.

Talk to you soon!

Noccie

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Settling into my seat, I realized the show still wasn’t for a bit starting, so I wandered around. I marveled at how good my seats were because of the general admission. Funny thing about that. I went to settle back and I had been let into the wrong part of the theater. I hadn’t realized my ticket was for the balcony.  When I decided to go comfy the ushers sent me to the second floor and I thought about how much Kane would have hated this seat. I was a few rows from the front of the balcony and he would have had vertigo of the worst kind.

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You don’t really get the true feeling of vertigo from my photo here. I felt like I could just trip and be flying. The seat was really good though. I enjoyed the view, and as you can see, nothing was obscured.

Finally the lights went down and people rushed to get to their seats. I was sad to see that the theater wasn’t completely full because I adore Cibo Matto. The age demographic in the theater at the start of their set was mostly mid 30’s to mid 40’s. It’s probably because Cibo Matto took a break from 2002 till 2011. Their newest CD, only their third, is Hotel Valentine. All the songs are about a hotel, the rooms and surrounding areas. It’s adorably so much their shtick.

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When the lights went dark and Cibo came out, people crowded towards the stage. It was an amazing show. They danced, sang and partied playing to the crowd. I was excited because they played all the hits, Sugar Water, Know Your Chicken, Sci Fi Wasabi, and Birthday Cake.

They came out and danced during Sci Fi Wasabi.

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Sci Fi Wasabi is by far my favorite song of theirs. They do a little rapping on this track and it’s got some hilarious lyrics. I’ve always loved their nerdy references to Star Wars and science fiction tropes.

“What’s up b? wa-sa-bi

I’m searchin? the city for sci-fi wasabi
The start button has been pushed already

Obi-wan kenobi is waiting for me in union square
My wheel needs repair. The bike lane’s glowing all over the city
My bike, specializes in the nitty-gritty
New york city never had equality, it’s reality, economic duality
Where are my amenities
Tell me my sanity
Ain’t no analogy for individuality, I got immunity from multiplicity
That’s how we do it. we got your harmony.
Where’s you’re identity?
Our name is stereotype with an A
I got to get the shit straight
Your vision of stupidity’s made of vanity
Keep your quality up in the sky

There is a hole on broadway, no control, it’s in my way
I feel no goal. where is my soul?
I got no reset for this game

A.o.k. gotta find an alley anyway
My hair turns grey day by day
Don’t erase your points, you’ve got your pace
Don’t waste your days, get your innerspace
Don’t give me chase, I’m at st. marks place
Feeling stromboli, not ravioli
I’m charging my energy fresh as a daisy
Biologically let your system know what’s up
Here comes your twin hopper
Yuka honda knows her water, Pass the volvic?
No wonder her fingers are smooth like butter
It’s specific. no mind traffic
Cibo matto 1999!
I’m miho hatori straight outta purgatori
AI’ aI’ alright? I’m passing on your right
Don’t be snobby with me
Not aioli, surely not moby
Obi-wan kenobi told me in the lobby
Technically I’m free and I can find the key

Our name is stereotype with an a
I’ve got to get the shit straight. can you relate, my mate?
Don’t be late, my gate is open
Downtown still sends me up in the sky.”

Throughout the years, I’ve heard Cibo in movies and video games.  They used the song Birthday Cake in Jet Set Radio Future. If you haven’t played it you should find a copy. It’s the sequel to Jet Set Radio. You and your friends are roller blading taggers running from the police. Everyone listens to a pirate radio station that is a tribute to the radio station in the Warriors. It’s insanity. You have to roll around tagging things, fight rival blade gangs and avoid getting caught by the police. The levels get larger and crazier as the game goes on. They chose the song Birthday Cake, which is about a woman baking a cake for her son and his wife, on his 30th birthday! (Yeah, I used the lyrics there. 😉 ) You can usually find this game used for $5.00 or under, it’s worth it.

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I swear they used a Cibo song in Katamari but couldn’t find any internet references to corroborate my claims. If you remember this or can recall the song, feel free to comment.

They announced at the end of their set that they would be back on tour in 2015. I hope it’s true. I would love to go see them again.

Tune Yards was up next and as a special treat, they brought Cibo Matto out to help them with a final song. Maybe later I’ll write about Tune Yards.

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After they played I discovered the bathroom on the second floor. I wear it was made for hobbits.

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Console Wars was the theme of the Loot Crate for December. The Console Wars have been fought with man casualties over the years. The three remaining contenders are Wii and WiiU, Playstation 3 and 4; X-Box 360 and X-Box One. The are a few bystanders that aren’t really part of the war, Cell Phone games; Personal Computers and the Ouya. They used this to fuel the inspiration for December’s Loot Crate.

The items included were a shirt, bracelet, magnet, pencil tin, sticker, energy chocolates and controller grips.

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The Energy chocolates I gave to Kane. He loves this kind of candy. It also came with a coupon for more once he’s addicted. They are basically caffeinated M&Ms with B12. I tend not to enjoy these kinds of candies but he adores energy mints and candies. They threw in a candy cane for the Holidays. 🙂

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The magnet is a nice memory of consoles past. It includes the controller for the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast is the best console that was ever designed but it just never caught on. I played my first online team play game on the Dreamcast with an attached keyboard add on. I was working at the Hobbytown in a mall and I would play Fantasy Star Online with the guys from the Gamestop. It was awesome. They are right though, you never forget. Legends never die. We actually still have all of these. I even have a Sega Game Gear packed away somewhere.

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They included a nifty bracelet to wear. It’s one of those rubber affairs that has the word “gamer” printed on it.

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The next item are these nubs you can attach to a controller. The numbs are called Grip It. They are grips that go over the sticks. I know after time you can definitely wear the controllers so they are slick. They fit on PS3, PS4, X-Box 360 and X-Box One.

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The Iron Patriot came with my box. It’s a pencil tin and it comes with two pencils, two erasers and a sheet of stickers. I think the Iron Patriot in the movies is a great side character and doesn’t get enough screen time. I think it’s funny we received this because we also have the Funko paper dolls of Iron Man from the Nerd Block last month.

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They included a shirt in the box this month! I was happy to see the shirt because I had almost bought it on Woot. It was like they knew I wanted the the shirt. The artist used different parts of the consoles to recreate the scene from Hoth in Star Wars. EPIC!

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My favorite item is a CAT BUG AND IMPOSSIBEAR sticker. I love Bravest Warriors so much. They included a sticker with Impossibear and Cat Bug dressed as Han Solo and Chewbacca. Don’t worry… gas powered stick! Never runs out of GAS!

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So far, I love LootCrate. Keep up the good work.

LEGO : The Video Game Series

Posted: December 5, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Kane, Legos
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LEGO entered the video game world years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that the name has come to be a reliable brand for quality licensed titles. The turning point was LEGO Star Wars by Traveler’s Tales. This game, released in 2005, was not only the best LEGO video game at the time, but arguably one of the best Star Wars video games as well.

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The game supported two players and minimal penalty for “dying”. Your character would lose some Studs (the games currency used to by extra characters and other add-ons) and you would re-spawn. This made it great for not only younger players, but for people who didn’t necessarily play video games very often. The comedic approach also made the whole thing more approachable and accessible in comparison to most “hardcore” gaming titles then or now. The familiar Star Wars trappings did nothing but favors to the whole proceeding. Kids and adults could enjoy interacting with some of their favorite characters in familiar locales told in a comedic fashion with no voice-work, just pantomiming and general grunts. Win all around!

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Of course, success, especially in the video game world, always breeds sequels. The followup, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy followed the story of the original movies and refined the formula subtly. No large changes were made, but the formula was still fresh and it still worked. Good thing because it didn’t change through Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Batman and Indiana Jones.

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One thing that remained consistently entertaining through all of these early titles is the sense of humor. For example, Batman feels like Adam West trying to be Micheal Keaton. The silliness was enough that we had to stop to laugh at the game several times in the first level. You are given special suits for environmental puzzles. Batman makes himself a glide suit. For Robin…magnetic shoes. That look like trash can lids. Yeah. This kind of silly humor is all over the series and makes it very much worth playing through the back catalog.
The first innovation in the series after this point didn’t come until LEGO Indiana Jones 2, the 6th game in the Traveler’s Tales LEGO series. This was the first title to support split screen play. Early games relied on fixed camera and players were forced to stay within a fairly close proximity. The split screen shifts and adapts to the characters position relative to each other on the map and lets the players explore individually while still being able to figure out where they need to go to get back together. This allowed for larger levels and more exploration leading into the Harry Potter games and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Each of these follow ups added a more extensive and interactive hub area where the players could unlock items and select what levels to play next. Harry Potter focused more on exploration, the levels all branching out from a central hub in the middle of Hogwarts school. Pirates of the Caribbean had a dock area with two extensions where there were further puzzles to play with and being a hub for all of the unlock-able characters to play in. Some unlocked characters were even required for some of the hub puzzles!
The next innovation was added in Star Wars III: Clone Wars. It was the first LEGO title to include voice acting in addition to the pantomimic comedy of the early titles. Batman 2 followed and is considered the first fully voiced LEGO title.

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Following on that was Lord of the Rings. This one stretches across the whole trilogy and includes voice samples from the movie in addition to the usual pantomiming. You would think that something so very dark in subject would be difficult to make funny, but you would be very, very wrong. The other thing that Lord of the Rings added was a fully realized over-world. You travel all over Middle Earth and interact with towns that have their own puzzles and unique interactions. That is broken up by the more action oriented scenes from the movies in their own scene that then leads you back to the next part of the over-world. This is (according to Wikipedia) the first “open world” game in the series and I would not disagree. This open world has lead into the latest game in the series; Marvel Super Heroes which (I am told) also features a narrator in many parts in addition to the voice-work.

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Once these games get their hooks into you, they stay there! You want desperately to unlock every hidden gem. They become engaging on a level that most “kid oriented” games do not. Noccie and I just recently beat the story mode of Pirates of the Caribbean (review coming soon!) and are still going back to finish of those missing bits we missed. It simply has not gotten old yet. We are also working our way through the first Batman title and first Harry Potter. Highly recommend all of them to anyone who has kids or is in touch with their inner kid. Thoroughly enjoyable and a TON of fun!

Kane and I get a monthly subscription box called Loot Crate so we started looking around to see what else is available. We found another company based out of Canada called The Nerd Block. I was initially very excited because the month I chose to try out the Nerd Block had Adventure Time merch included. Nerd Block has corporate partners including Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Nintendo and Adventure Time. Not sure how this partnership works on their end though.

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The subscription is $19.99 a month plus shipping. Every month includes a t-shirt. If you need a plus size T-Shirt they charge extra. With everything together, I wound up paying $31.00 US.

The shipping took longer than I expected. To the US it’s usually 4-6 days but mine took more like 10-14 days. They also ruined the surprise by having to post the contents on the outside of the package. There was a huge customs label that said exactly what was included in the package. The packaging was pretty spiffy though. They had the box inside a really sturdy brown cardboard box. It protected the actual box amazingly well, which was flimsy light weight card stock.

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Once I opened the external packaging, I was eager to see what the described contents looked like.

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The T-Shirt was an Adventure Time shirt. I love Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, so this was a win.

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They included a Funco Edward Scissorhands plushy. I love him. I will whisper to him sweetly at night and let him know it’s ok. Just don’t cut me and everything will be alright. They also included Funco brand paper models. These were Iron Man models. I gave them to Kane. He loves paper minis. I think it’s rather humorous they include Funco since they are a local company.

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A Mario star was in the box. It turned out to be a squishy, foam, stress ball type thing. I actually like this little novelty more and more each day. I may have to bring it to work.

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They also included a generic looking, chibi Batman key chain and some sticky wall crawler aliens.

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I expected a little more from my subscription box because I had paid so much. I realize that things are different in Canada, but I don’t feel like I really got my money’s worth from the box. Also, I can’t explain it really but it didn’t have much soul to it. They felt like things in a box. I didn’t get super excited about anything they had included.

Looking at other people’s reviews of the Nerd Block, they don’t really change much from Month to month. There is always a T-Shirt which is cool but then they throw in some figures. Bam… that’s what they do.

The internet had lots of reviews of the box, but I don’t really see a community either. If you can point me to one, please let me know.

Just a little disappointed. It’s a decent product though.

My cats liked it though. They’ve claimed the box in the name of catdom!

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Loot Crate: Survive

Posted: October 27, 2013 by Noccie in Life in a Box, Noccie
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YAY! The new Loot Crate arrived. This week’s theme is Survival. By survival, they mean surviving the zombie apocalypse. I was excited to see what they gave us to help survive the apocalypse. Here is their guide. They have a list of their favorite 5 zombie movies. I haven’t seen the last one, Zombie Girl. I think I need to check that out.

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Opening the box they provided clothing.

 

 

 

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I dislike Ewoks. They are cute, sure… but they ruin a really solid Star Wars movie. Return of the Jedi would have been so awesome with Wookies instead.  The shirt is a 2x but looks HUGE. Will be a comfy, rainy day shirt. With the shirt was a coupon for money off from Graphic Lab, the company that made this awesome shirt.

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Next were pins, a gummy spider and temporary tattoos. The tattoos are a zombie bite and a not infected bar code.

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They gave us a zombie hunting license. This is absolutely necessary for keeping yourself safe and right.

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Did you see the movie about a Zombie that falls in love with a human?

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Finally, the last treasure is a guide to survival, the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. A great book to have when it all goes down. Excited for next months box!

Kane and I went to the public hours for Brick Con. We have been very into Lego’s lately.  My favorite moment of the day was walking into the hall and seeing so many people. There were armies of children and adults all milling around excited for Lego’s.

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The tables are set up by themes. They had Castles, Sculptures, Battle, Vehicles, Light up, Portraits, Moving, Space, Pirates and other random stuff here and there. There were so many things to see, I took around 300 photos. I am not going to post them all here. I am setting up a Flickr later. Next year we want to go to the four day convention to see what goes on.

Everyone who knows me well knows how much I love Tolkien. Right in the door, off to the left of the Space Needle, in the castle section, was a huge set of Lord of the Rings scene. Then around the back was a model of Hobbiton with a full sized Bag End. The pieces were from all different sets, including some of the Star Wars sets. They came together to make Lothlorien, Rivendell and Hobbiton.

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Here is Miley Cyrus and Robin Thick.

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Here is the crew of the Enterprise from Next Gen and a few impressive Borg.

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Someone made a fantastic Gamorra, Mothra and Chuthulu.

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We found Ecto 1 and Slimer in the vehicle section. Then the guys and the fire house were in the micro block section.

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The space section had two gigantic starships from Star Wars, the Millenium Facoln.

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There was Sputnik.

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The Aurora was amazing. There were scenes inside and out.

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Here is a space octopus.

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This is Red vs Blue.

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This is a scene from the new game, The Last of Us.

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World War 2 Russians, note Santa is in the distance. I guess he’s a Red.

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In Monoland, they had the Disney Carnival Cruise ship.

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The battle section had a WWII vs Zombies scenario going on. The custom minifigures were pretty impressive. They are very expensive though. There was a booth selling them.

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The Tiger’s Nest Monastery was impressive. The builder is scene in a few of these photos. She was amazing; I didn’t get any shots with her name though.

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Next to the Tiger’s Nest was Lhasa. It’s much smaller but also very impressive.

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Facing the monastery was Hogwarts. They built the full castle, quiddiche fields and everything. Parts of the buildings would open to show different parts of the book.

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Easter Eggs were included in most of the big scenes. There were several obelisks with monkey’s, Santa’s and Doctor Who’s included in various scenarios. There was a ship in a bottle in the Pirate section. I was so confused by how this was made.

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Here is the Doctor Who section. They had a Dalek.

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Patrick was dressed up as Slave Leia in this scene. Very disturbing.

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Fat Loot!

Posted: October 10, 2013 by Noccie in Interwebs, Life in a Box, Noccie
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Kane bought me a subscription to Loot Crate for my birthday. It was so sweet of him because he knew I could never rationalize getting this subscription for myself. What is Loot Crate?

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Loot Crate is a subscription box. Every month for $13.37 plus shipping ($6.00), you receive a box of nerdy things. Usually there is a t-shirt included by my first box instead had something else epic. They pick a theme and then try and get the best nerdy stuff to put into the box.

We heard about this at PAX. We went to a panel about making your nerd passion into your nerd living. It was a really interesting panel that gave me a number of ideas but also made me a little CRAZY about Loot Crate.

People love Loot Crate so much that they take videos of themselves opening their boxes. They also take pictures, tweet, Tumblr, Flickr and every social media thing you can image about their Loot Crates.

Here is my very first Loot Crate.

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Opening the box, they have instructions about how to experience your box.

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They included a really awesome book talking about each item. I love it because of the Turtles. This theme was cartoons. Kane and I had a chance to meet Kevin Eastman at PAX this year. The fact that there was TMNT in the box made me incredibly satisfied with my life. In 1989 my Dad took me to see the TMNT movie in Bennington, Vermont. It sticks out in my mind because we were living in Hoosick Falls, NY at the time. Hoosick Falls is a small town and their main theater was a drive in. The theater in Bennington gave my Dad his change in silver dollars. He gave me the change and I still have that Silver Dollar in my coin collection. Raphael was my favorite turtle and Kevin Eastman said that Raph was his as well. J   SQUEE!

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The first thing I saw after moving the book was a Pop Vinyl figure of Leonardo. I love him. I haven’t taken him out of his box. He’s going to stay in the box for now.

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Second thing I saw was REN! Ren screams when you squeeze him and he has googley eyes. The tag says talking but… mostly he screams. He is super soft. I always expected Ren to be more rough and bristly. My friends used to come over on Saturday in highschool. We would crowd around the tv and watch Nicktoons and Cartoon Network all night. We all loved Ren and Stimpy. To this day I can still sing the Royal Canadian Yak song, Log and Don’t Wiz on the Electric fence.

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Then there was a box with the Simpson’s logo on it. I was excited. I love key chains. Right now, I am sporting a Billy Idol key chain from his HAPPY BIRTHDAY concert in Seattle. It was amazing. Back to the Simpson’s. The box had a Groundskeeper Willy key chain included. I adore him. His character is so weird.

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There was lip-gloss in the box. What the deuce? Sadly, this is the one item I can’t use. I have a cinnamon allergy. This is cinnamon lip-gloss, so I gave it to my husband. He hasn’t opened it yet.

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In the bottom there were two stickers and sweet magnet. The stickers are the weird Pikachu and the DBZ reference. The magnet is awesome though. Whoever thought of Turtl-izing storm troopers in an Andy Warhol tribute is brilliant.

That’s it. That is my first Loot Crate. I love it and can’t wait for next month. They have assured everyone that next month there is a t-shirt. The next theme is ZOMBIES!