Throwback Thursday: Free Hugs

The story behind this photo is that at Ushi-con 2005, there was an area where people had signs saying outlandish things, one of the most extreme was ‘grope me I’m Mexican.’ I ran to my car, grab some lei’s from a cosplay I never finished, and made a sign giving them away for kisses. I my friend dared me to see if women would do it just for Pocky, but that happened as well. My favorite one was when a girl kissed me right in front of what I assume was her boyfriend. Awesome times.

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Here is a pic from O-chibi con… which was a tiny convention a long time ago, with some friends that I will honestly never get in a room together again for many different reasons. It’s sad, because one of them was a best friend of mine from high school, on the bottom right, and well… yeah.

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Oh My God! The Half Price Books sent me back in time!

BSB2000.pngI went around time town today looking for some discounted Wonder Woman stuff… but honestly, it was hard to find much of anything Wonder Woman related. I went to my local comic store hoping to find some buy 1 get 1 graphic novels, and nothing. Looked for some regular ones, still nothing. In desperation, I went to Half Priced Books… and what I found was terrifying.

Apparently, I was trapped in the early 2000’s, as I was starring directly at a Back Street Boys ‘Into The Millennium Tour!

Panicking, I looked around to get my barrings, andIMG_0353.JPG then this! Pokemon but more importantly Sailor Moon S and Super S VHS Tapes? Why God! Why would you make me relive one of the worst eras of humanity! Despite surviving Y2K, We were still disillusioned from the lack of flying cars we were promised!

VHSsmFearing for the time space continuum, I listened for The Tardis, the roar of a Delorean, or even the archaic ringing of a pay phone.

Nothing.

I flipped over the VHS Sailor Moon tapes, knowing full well that if I even found a VCR to watch these ancient tomes on, the monstrous machine could devour my childhood, if not my soul.

$2.00? For Anime? I take a sigh in disbelief. I remember back to my high school days paying $40 for less than 5 episodes of a show on DVD. Everything might be okay.

Then, I remember the creepy old man who used to run The Pawn Shop that I used to buy old Ranma 1/2 tapes for cheap. I know right then that I had to get out of there.

Wait a second though: Sailor Pluto’s calm and knowing look was all I needed to see. I stood up, turned around, and slowly walked away… just in case something immortal was following me.

As the door closed, I realized that it was NOT the year 2000. I looked back, half expecting for there not to even be a store there.

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To my disbelief, the store was still there, and past the register there were relics from an even further time I took one more glimpse into this time anomaly, and I see something from even further into the past… Records.

What’s The Main Event? A movie from 1979 where Barbara Streisand manages a reluctant boxer? Nifty I think, until I stumble upon a record that was some sort of… podcast?

IMG_0349Apparently, there were horrible motivational ones with religious undertones such as Evangelist Jay Snell’s Alternative to Divorce. I knew right then that making this second quantum leap was a terrible decision.

I tried to run towards the door, but was disoriented. My body jerked an aisle or two over, where I saw this!

IMG_0356[1]A Book? Something from either further back? How far was I going to be thrown back this Thursday? This book though… it looked familiar. Piers Anthony’s Yon Ill Wind, one of the last Xanth novels that I could actually read? I’m almost back! I then see what I originally set out to find: Wonder Woman!

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Nestled into a cranny between Last Year’s smash hit Deadpool, and 1970’s 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 10’s hit space opera Star Wars.

Puzzles, clocks, and coffee mugs: If I had a use for even one of those things… maybe I would have given into my capitalistic tendencies right then and there.

Sadly, not one comic book though. This was, however, enough to remind me that Wonder Woman was coming out tonight. A movie, based on a book, based on a weird man’s obsession with the truth.

I meandered away from this building, caring not about the dinosaurs, mercenaries, or time lords that crossed my path. I had a movie to go see, damn it. One about a woman who might finally do what Supergirl, Vampirella, Elektra, and even Catwoman could not do; be wonderful!

Every Single Female Ghostbuster (That I know of)

I tried to make this list in somewhat chronological order, but eh… I haven’t watched/read/played all of these entries into Ghostbusters that they are from. Instead of having an incomplete list of things some of them having done, I’ve just listed each one. Anyways, hopefully this is helpful to… someone.

Janine – Real Ghostbusters
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Kylie – Extreme Ghostbusters & Comic
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Rookie (Player 2)/Maddie Collins – Ghostbusters The Video Game (Wii) & Comic
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Lucy – Toy
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Bridget Gibbons – Sanctum of Slime & Comic

Special Ageny Melanie Ortiz – Comic
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Patricia “Patty” Tolan, Dr. Abigail “Abby” Yates, Dr. Erin Gilbert, Dr. Jillian “Holtz” Holtzmann – Ghostbuster: Answer The Call
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???? & ???? – Ghostbusters (2016) Video Game

No real reason for this list, just wanted to do it. Also, did you know that there is currently a crossover comic with the all female cast and the original character called Ghostbusters 101? The more you know, right?

Happy Lisping Jedi Day!

Here, have some meme’s!

Obi-Wan has the high ground but it’s dubbed by Japanese Google Translate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep98a0mDiIc

Star Wars Palpatine Shooting Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XWomD6TazQ

Luke Is All By Himself (Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Alternate Ending Parody)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD51cdLbZJc

Jedi Kitten – The Force Awakens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwT7BHztBIU

Star Wars Kid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPPj6viIBmU

George Michael Star Wars

Tobias Funke as Darth Vader voiceover (arrested development vs star wars)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwCFgNlnQyc

“STAR WARS: A Bad Lip Reading”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8Z0UOXVaY

Vader & Earl Voice Over Fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvzZ-HBdKm8

You Wouldn’t Make a Star Wars Meme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hdymh1_Ev0

May The Fourth Be With You!

Why doesn’t Nintendo re-release the NES Classic as a Wii U disc or a Switch cart?

NES-Classic-Edition-banner-696x447The NES Classic Edition was very sought after, rare, and now very much discontinued. It was very popular but Nintendo only enough product at launch to MAYBE match 1% of some town’s population. That’s terrible. It was popular, maybe was restocked a few times, and then… Pfff… now everyone is talking about a possible upcoming SNES Classic Edition. WHY?!

Let’s back up for a moment, all right? Nintendo could emulate all of these games, easily, on Wii U or Switch… so just release them on a disc, a cart, or just a download. Hell, sell them with a download code bundled with one NES classic controller for the price of the entire system, $60! Come on Nintendo!

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverSo, now if there is an SNES Classic Edition, my predictions is that, if it has as many games as the NES Classic, which there is no guarantee that it will since SNES games are a higher value on Nintendo’s Virtual Console, here is what I predict will come out, in no particular order:

Earthbound (Nintendo)
Megaman (Capcom)
Super Castlevania IV(Konami)
Final Fantasy II (IV) (Square Enix)
Chrono Trigger (Square Enix)
Super Mario World (Nintendo)
Megaman 7 (Capcom)
Super Metroid (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past (Nintendo)
Kirby Dreamland 3 (Hal)
Star Fox (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
Breath of Fire (Capcom)
Bust a move (Taito/Square)
Street Fighter II (Capcom)
Earthworm Jim (Shiny Entertainment)
F-Zero (Nintendo)
Fatal Fury Special (SNK)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Square Enix)
Harvest Moon (Natsume)
Megaman X (Capcom)
Ms. Pac-man
NBA Jam (Midway)
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (Square Enix)
Pocky & Rocky (Natsume)
Pop’n TwinBee (Konami)
Samurai Shodown (SNK)
Soul Blazer (Square Enix)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom)
Super Mario RPG (Square Enix)

zelda lttp screen shot heartAs you can tell, I am not excited about a future rare SNES Classic Edition. If one comes out, I might buy an SNES classic controller for $10 maybe, but that’s it. Release this for consoles we have and please start treating us like humans and not the ravenous collection monsters you think we are.

 

Happy Bunny Girl day everyone!

inababunnyshinobuToday for people of the many Christian faith is Easter Sunday. On this day, Jesus Christ was apparently resurrected from the dead after dying 3 days prior due to crucifixion. Crucifixion was a terrible fate under the Roman empire for many people. There were two theifs that happened to also be crucified alongside Jesus btw. Their names were Dismas and Gestas, not that that really matters.

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Web comic artist Kittyhawk’s Easter contribution from her online sketchbook

Why doesn’t any of that matter? Because Easter is about rabbits hiding candy eggs for children to find, that’s why. Instead of continuing my ongoing struggle to obtain diabetes, I have instead decided to devote this day to going back to work after a week long vacation.

That… and Bunny Girls!

You see, Bunny Girls started out, to my knowledge, in the year 1960 when gentleman’s magazine Playboy created a club where their waitresses all dressed up in the now infamous playboy bunny outfit that was based on their mascot. Their mascot was a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.

50-years-playboy-bunny-5IF you are okay with some nudity, I highly recommend the book 50 years of the Playboy Bunny. It has photos of famous bunnies throughout the years, as well as some behind the scenes stuff as well. I would probably classify this as a ‘coffee table book,’ but since there are some topless photos, umm… you really shouldn’t?

BulmabunnyThis outfit has been pretty popular in anime. Bulma from the original Dragon Ball comes to mind, as well as Lum and most of the immediate cast from Urusei Yatsura in the OAV Inaba The Dream Maker.

ranma403Strangely, Ranma Saotome, from Ranma 1/2 also has gotten in on the action despite the fact that he is originally male.

Speaking of anime, there was an anime called Daicon in Japan. Daicon 3 had a little anime opening for it starring a school girl. Daicon 4 featured the same girl all grown up as a bad ass bunny girl. Below is the video from both.

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FLCL

The people that made these animations later went on to be Studio Gainax. Gainax later went on to make the animem FLCL, where they once again had a character become a bunny girl, this time flying on a guitar instead of a sword.

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Usagi from Sailor Moon

Now, bunny girls are great, but one of the problems you run into is the question: Are bunny girls sexist? Maybe? Women seem to love them though too… so maybe not?

Naoko Takeuchi would often draw her main character Usagi (Bunny) with rabbit ears, and to the left is a picture of her as a Playboy bunny girl… but that isn’t too sexual, right? I mean, it’s from… the… waist… up…

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“Fourteen year old girls” – Nostalgia Critic

Takeuchi dressed all of the inner senshi as playboy bunny girls. Awesome. Well… at least there isn’t anything more scandalous than…

f9f729a83a8dbbbd328cc0cb1993744cWell… at least she isn’t dressed up like an angel in underwear with… *sigh* Happy Easter Naoko Takeuchi. *gah*

To close this out early, because I certainly could keep going… for example:

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bunny robotSo year… to close it all out, like I’ve already said, Bunny girls are awesome.

HERE IS AN OLD VIDEO OF A BULMA UNBOXING.