20
Aug
14

Two Mario Bros. sequels you might never have heard of

Mario Bros. Special PC-8801

Punch Ball Mario Bros. PC-8801

17
Aug
14

The next to last Unicorn

In keeping with Sunday tradition, let’s find things that can occupy our time when we should be using this day for something productive, like chores.

Ziggy - zi_sun_c140817.tifSunday used to be the day for comics. Maybe it still is? I dunno. I finally activated a free membership for GoComics, and I’m trying to catch up on Pearls before Swine, but I’m only in the early 2000’s. This might take a while. As previously mentioned, they have traditional newspaper comic strips such as Calvin and Hobbs, Ziggy, Cathy, Dick Tracy, etc. Perhaps it’s time you caught up on FoxTrot?

Netflix is known for an ever changing library of movies. Considering the unfortunate passing of the great Robin Williams, perhaps watching one of his movies is a great way to pass a Sunday? I’m currently watching World’s Greatest Dad for the first time…

Wait, can I backtrack to GoComics? Cause OH MAN! I think I found my new favorite comic! Heavenly Nostrils!

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Okay, I know. It’s about a 4th grader and a unicorn, and I’m only a few strips in and it might eventually start to suck… BUT COME ON! 

16
Aug
14

Blog hate

Today’s Pearls Before Swine was definitely funny enough to share, especially considering the fact that Saturdays are pretty tame when it comes to web comics.
pbs aug162014Stephan Pastis can write some funny stuff. I’m so glad that his collaboration with Bill Waterson put his comic onto my radar!

Since we are spreading blog hate, here’s an awesome song by MC Frontalot!

Some PAX regulars might recognize it, of course.

15
Aug
14

Throwback Thursday leads into Flashback Friday

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Sailor Moon and Sailor V

I love old photos from conventions, especially when it involves cosplayers! Someone was looking for old cosplay photos from conventions in the 1990’s, and like usual, I saved every last picture I saw! Costumes wern’t nearly as good as they are today, and most pictures were taken by amateurs with disposable cameras, but there’s just something about this low quality that I eat up with a spoon!

1973 – 14 year old Heidi Saha … she’s 55 now?

If they ever make a movie about conventions; anime, science fiction, comic book, etc., I really hope that it’s a ‘period piece.’ Old drama, under age girls who are now about to retire, classic properties, MMmm MMM MMM! I could just eat it up with a spoon!

Holy F#^*! This October, I will have been going to anime conventions for 10 years, technically 11 if you count some random comic book trade show thing the year before! Time to start pining for my own memories? Below is one of Marzgurl’s videos about A-kon 16, my what… 3rd convention to go to?

1939 - WonderCon John Ackerman

1939 – WonderCon John Ackerman

Here’s a picture of Forrest John Ackerman, an avid science fiction fan who died in 2008! He’s got a frigging wikipedia page even! Crazy! Maybe one day, some of us will get there…

12
Aug
14

Magical Girls

To be honest, I haven’t watched a lot of Magical Girl anime… wait… Does Witchblade count? Is Magical Woman a thing? Or if not, is that why Sailor Moon had to

pnwimageThe thing is, I don’t even know why I’m not that into magical girls. I loved Sailor Moon, and I enjoyed the game Panic in Nakayoshi World so much, that I bought a cartridge of it in japan. I love Sailor Moon. So why not your typical run of the mill magical girl? Maybe I think that they are bland, or possibly cookie-cuttery? Not a great reason, I know. I typically like anime that is about something. Tenchi Muyo has magical girls in it, but except for the show Pretty Sammy, it isn’t one.

Is Kill la Kill magical girl? Yeah… haven’t liked what I’ve seen of it. Oh well. I’ll try and give the genre another look at some point. ANYWAYS, happy Transformation Tuesday everyone… I kind of majorly forgot to do these, but maybe it will become a thing here like Mer-Monday, who knows!

 

11
Aug
14

R.I.P. Robin Williams, Age 63

robinwilliamsRobin Williams was found dead today, apparently from suicide, at the age of 63. He shall be missed. My heart piece shall go out to his daughter, Zelda, named after Williams’ favorite video game, The Legend of Zelda.

http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/headlines/20140811-breaking-comedian-actor-robin-williams-dead-at-63-nbc-news-reports.ece

11
Aug
14

Keeping Mer-Monday CLEAN

With Clorox!




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