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Dalin’s Simulcast Corner – Pirate Themed Edition

main_simulcast_versionSummer is at its end, in both real life and the anime season world. This means the majority of my shows are finishing their run as well, making my fandom heart sad to the core. And since we’re awaiting the best of Fall 2014’s line up (which as it stands, isn’t a lot at the moment), I’ve decided to take a look at some nostalgic favorites, for your otaku viewing pleasure. But what makes these special? They’ve got pirates in them, and that’s always a good thing! So grab your eye patch and parrot, and let’s go catch a ride on this animated ship.

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Be an Airship Pirate on Talk Like a Pirate Day

At the Daily Geekette, we’re very excited for Talk Like a Pirate Day.  It is the 19th, in case you were wondering.

3m_shipdrawingAs a steampunk, I immediately jump to pirates in dirigibles, my favorite type of pirates!  I’d like to share with you how to be the best airship pirate you can be by looking at my favorite steamy pirates in literature and comics.

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FIG 2014 and Mental Health in Gaming

Saturday, September 13th, gamers and game designers alike descended upon Boston for the annual Festival of Indie Gaming, or FIG 2014. Hosted at MIT, the day-long event encourages gamers and game-makers of all ages from all over the North East, to come together in an appreciation for the games we play and the reasons we play them. Continue reading

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Character Makeover– Part IV.

Welcome to the fourth installment of my Teen Titans makeover! This month’s costume transformation is going to be none other than the Boy Wonder, himself: Robin, who, since his introduction back in 1940, has already undergone a myriad of versions, redesigns and incarnations.

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NOTE: Please keep in mind that this is just my process, it’s not the only process! Also, depending upon the project, the order in which I proceed may differ.

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5 Reasons to Read (Or Reread) ‘Earthsea’

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With the recent news that Ursula K. Le Guin has become the National Book Foundation in America’s 27th recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, joining the ranks of such well-known women authors as Toni Morrison, Joan Didion, Judy Blume, and Gwendolyn Brooks, I thought it appropriate to take a look back at what remains one of my favorite series of fantasy books: The Earthsea Trilogy.  These three books (and later a fourth) follow the story of Ged, a young wizard on his journey towards understanding the world, and introduce many concepts and landscapes that I think are lacking from other well-known fantasy literature – not to mention they feature Le Guin’s fantastic writing and tend towards the philosophical. So without further ado, here are the five reasons I think you should be reading these books:

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Freddy The Fail? – A Rage Quit Review of “Freddy The Frog”

Welcome to another edition of Dalin’s Rage Quit Reviews. Unlike last time where we discussed the ridiculous flaws of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys, today we’ll be examining the even more flawed attempts at making a children’s film, aka the best artistic failures of all time. Specifically we’ll be looking at one from the 90’s vault, full of all the worst qualities of the era: Oddly placed music, a plot that makes absolutely no sense, and celebrity voices that really don’t need to be there. I present to you, in full VHS release glory, Freddie The Frog (or Freddie as FR07, for those international readers out there!)

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A Harley Quinn Clothing Line?? A Melissa Reads Rant

It has been stated on this blog several times that I have an issue with fashion lines, clothes shopping, and sizing. This leads us into an interesting look at DC’s new “lifestyle” line, called Harleen.

 Yes, friends, DC is digging more into the cash cow known as Harley Quinn to gain money from the masses. And it is a smart idea. I feed into it. I own so many Harley Quinn articles of clothing, keychains, figurines, and comics, that I will honestly buy more of the clothes. I’m a Harley cosplayer, it happens. But it raises some concerns for me, and others that I have talked to, about the sizing.

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A Magical Guidebook to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Flea Market

I’m a New Yorker, and by trade I feel it is my duty to share with non-locals about an event that is truly near, and dear, to my Broadway heart. Some of you more Broadway fan oriented people will already know of this mystical gathering in the center hub of theatrical real estate between 7th and 8th, but for the few that have never entered this whimsical place near the end of September, let me educate you: Welcome to the BC/EFA Flea Market and Live Auction.

This annual event, now in its 28th installment, is essential for any musical junkie to attend at least once in their life.  And since I’ll be attending this year (represented DG, woot woot!) I thought I should create a guide to help you see the best, and dodge the not so best, parts of the Flea Market. So grab your Avenue Q tote bags and your Cinderella bandanas, and let’s go check out the September 21st event!

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – a Review and Interview with Caitlin Doughty

SmokeGetsinYourEyesCaitlin Doughty is a death geek.  She has devoted her life to promoting death-positivity, a healthier view towards death than is currently embraced by our society at large. By her view, we should accept death as a part of life and stop treating it as the source of all evil or even worse, as a taboo. Her debut book gives a behind-the-scenes look at her work as a mortician, perhaps in more detail than you ever wanted to know, but her frank and honest depiction of death conveys an important message to a society that too often ignores and hides from it. Continue reading