Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Very Zombie Holiday From Team Unicorn

Remember Team Unicorn?
Of course you do. Who could forget these sexy geek and gamer girls?

Well, they're back with a new video about how do deal with zombies during Christmas.

I don't know about you, but I found this very informative, especially remembering to preheat the oven. I always forget to do that!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sailor Vader

just because :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Guess What? Even More Star Wars Adidas Shoes

Dear Adidas,

I see that you have just released a preview of your new Spring/Summer Star Wars line.
Since the beginning, I've always promoted your Star Wars products proudly.Your designs are always quirky and fun; like these new Imperial Guard sneakers.

I see what you did there on the back. Very clever, Adidas, very clever.

I can't help but think, though, that perhaps you're beginning to run out of ideas when it comes to Stormtroopers. I mean don't get me wrong, everyone loves stormtroopers, but I have a feeling that these aren't going to sell as much as you'd like them to.

Now don't get me wrong, it's nice to have a company that finally making SW shoes for adults and not just for children.
These are for adults, right?

I am impressed about how you got Darth Vader to reach out over Coruscant like that and the force lightning on these Emperor shoes...?

But you know what I love about this line the most?
the new women's line. I mean just look at it!

What do you mean there isn't a women's line?
Oh well, at least I can order the men's shoes in my size.
Oh wait, no I can't.

You're biggest supporter,

Muppet Proposal

Sid wanted to do something special for his proposal to his long time girlfriend Sara. What he came up with blows me away. Just watch.

*sniff* *wipe tears*
How amazing is a proposal done with Muppets?

I wanted to make a movie trailer. I thought it would be great if somehow I could manage to sneak something into a movie theater and it could be shown during the regular movie trailers. I mean, talk about being caught off guard! But it didn’t end there; not only did I want to make a movie trailer staring Sara and I, but I wanted them to be Muppets. As a life long Jim Henson & Muppet fan, I got overly excited about the dream of having Sid and Sara looking Muppets star in our video. But was it possible?

When the day came, everything went perfectly. We arrived, and Kaleena had organized theater employees and her friends to enter the theater and sit down. This way, there were total strangers in the theater when we entered. Sara suspected nothing!

We got seated and I sent Dave the text. The lights went down, the first trailer started playing, and I heard minimal scuffling of people entering the theater and taking their seats. I’m telling you, that group were like ninjas when it came to sneaking in. Hardly any sound, and nothing that was noticeable!
So we watched the three real movie trailers. Then, my trailer came up.
Sara didn’t recognize herself in the first scene. She was too busy looking at the Muppet to notice that it was sitting in her chair reading her book, with her tea mug on the arm of the chair.
But when the scene of the Sid Muppet came up playing Halo in our apartment, I felt her hand get tight around mine, and she instantly started choking up and crying. This in turn made me start crying.
So there the two of us were; watching Muppet versions of ourselves on a movie screen and crying together.
And the end of the trailer, the lights came up and I told her to turn around. Suddenly she saw about 30 of her friend and family, and she started crying again! I was actually amazed at the number of people who came. I didn’t expect to turn around and see all the back rows completely filled. That made me cry as well.
Then came the applause and celebration. It was perfect.
And, yes, Sara accepted my proposal

You can read the rest of Sid's story and check out his making of video here. Take a look. It's well worth reading. Now don't you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Thanks to GWS for bringing this to my attention.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Star Wars Magazines

Not getting enough out of Star Wars Insider?
Want the real inside scoop to the SWU?
Then we have the magazine subscriptions for you!

What do you get for the man who has everything, including his own Universe?
Why Emperor, of course! It's the magazine written for Palpatine by Palpatine!

How about the interior decorator in your life?
They won't want to miss The Great Indoors!

The activist in your life will want to get the inside scoop on what we can do to help the endangered Sarlacc's.
Tips in every issue of Sarlacc's Digest.

And for the young, fashionable rebel in your household, they sure won't want to miss Vogue Leader!

So no matter what creatures live in your household this holiday season, make them happy with Star Wars Magazines. Subscribe today!
Brought to you by Scott Wears Pants.

Star Wars Coffee!

Sample the Dark Lord's Brew
 Get a taste of the Dark Side with this rich hand roasted coffee. Three diverse coffees and two different roasts create a full-bodied, sharp, cup with spicy undertones and smoky, dark-roasted complexity. Vader's Dark Roast Coffee is commonly enjoyed by Dark Lords of the Sith while planning new Death Star construction, but give into your anger, sample a steaming cup and you will be rewarded with power beyond your imagination.

Product Features

•Gourmet whole bean coffee hand roasted by Stormtroopers
•Perfect for Dark Lords of the Sith... or your friends and loved ones
•Spicy undertones with smoky, dark-roasted complexity
•Coffee blend is comprised of coffees from Africa and Indonesia. Even though these are not certified fair trade, they are specialty-grade coffees which means that droid farmers receive a higher price/pound, compared to exchange-grade coffees.
•Officially licensed Star Wars product designed by ThinkGeek
•Exclusively available at ThinkGeek
•Each bag contains 12 Oz of whole bean coffee

Yes, this is a real product!
I can't wait to order some. I don't even really care if it's good or not; I just want to serve it in my Han Solo head mug with some Star Wars sugar cookies!

Drink On!

Muppet Names Venn Diagram

I was just looking at Popped Culture and I came across this great venn diagram. I love that someone took the time to put this together, now all I need is for it to be on a shirt!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thor Trailer!

I so want to see this! I mean, not only is it Thor, but damn, they did a good job on casting him!
I mean, just look at him

It makes these superhero movies even better in my books when they cast hot men. Even if the movie is bad, the eye candy will be well worth it!
Plus, Natalie Portman! YAY!

Friday, December 10, 2010

We Support Katie! Geeks Unite!

So, today is the day!
Friday? Well, yes that's true, but it's also

Support Star Wars and Geek Pride for Katie Day!

I'm sure you all remember little Katie, who was teased for loving Star Wars.

Well, today we are asked to wear Star Wars shirts to show support against anti-bullying and also to donate a Star Wars toy to a local hospital, shelter or toy drive with it labeled to be given to a Boy OR Girl.

Here is the wonderful follow up from Katie's mom about how much this has affected their lives since it went viral.

Andrew and I were the first ones to adopt Katie. She has lived with us from the time she was several months old, and we have escorted her through the ups and downs of daily life for seven years.
And then last month there was the great water bottle incident, where Katie was teased for carrying a Star Wars thermos. The little boys told her during lunch and recess that Star Wars was only for boys. I wrote a post about it, and a lot of people paid attention.
There are countless clubs and organizations out in the world, and I have witnessed the great unifying power of common interests. I have seen waves of emotion shared by people at musical concerts. I have seen sports fans literally go nuts over the outcome of big games. I remember when my husband and I were lucky enough to be attending the White Sox game where Buerhle pitched a perfect game, and the energy connecting the fans was awesome.
But until I wrote the anti-bullying article, I had underestimated the unifying power among the self-named Geeks, Nerds, Star Wars fans and science fiction fans. They can cheer with the best of the sports fans. Aided by the speed and ease of social media, the Geeks sent Katie's story zipping around the globe.
Without a doubt, they have been the most vocal supporters of Katie's preference for "boy toys." Their voices are passionate and compassionate. They have left thousands of comments, and the comments tell the story of a group of people who were marginalized during their childhoods for being nerdy and for being girls who liked "boy interests".
They were teased; they were bullied. They were taunted and laughed at and ridiculed. There is a wide spectrum of behavior between teasing and bullying, and the people who have responded to Katie's story fall all along the spectrum.
What strikes me is how these individuals who were once so isolated are now part of a very tight community. They have found each other; they are plugged into each other, and they have each other's backs. Now they have Katie's back, too. The Geeks have adopted Katie, taken her by the hand and offered to escort her through life as a girl who likes Star Wars.
"Show me the treasures of darkness," my friend Beth counseled me years ago, when we were both grieving the loss of our first babies. I have always remembered her wise words. There are always gifts to be found in times of trouble.
Time and again, the treasure in the darkness is the goodness in people, the kindness of strangers who hear your story and send their support.
During this holiday season, there have been unexpected gifts for Katie. These gifts are labors of love from people who have never met her but still care about her.
A Star Wars fan named Melissa knitted a warm soft Princess Leia hat for Katie to wear this winter. Katie slipped it on her head and smiled as if her face would break into two pieces.

A first grade teacher named Danielle runs a Star Wars themed classroom in California. Danielle's students all wrote letters to Katie, complete with beautiful drawings. Danielle bound the letters into a book called Letters To Katie and sent it on. Today, Katie woke up sick with a fever, crying and throwing up. In the afternoon, I saw her lying on the couch, huddled under a blanket and reading the letters from a group of children across the country. There was a smile on her face.

An artist for Star Wars named Scott Zirkel drew Katie a picture of herself as a Jedi holding a light saber. We are framing it to hang in her room.

Above all, there is the gift of other people's stories.
Several days ago, Katie was moaning about how she didn't want to wear her patch. This is a daily tirade. As I tried to coax her into putting on the patch, I remembered that one of the comments to Katie in the Anti-Bullying article was from a man who called himself the One-Eyed Jedi, because he was born with only one eye. I told Katie about him, and she immediately stopped crying. She began asking me questions about him, and as her focus shifted from herself to him, she was able to calm down and put on her patch.
The next morning, when she protested wearing the patch, I told her about a woman who had written about how she had suffered from scoliosis as a child and needed to wear a brace. Again, Katie was able to move outside of her unhappiness and put on her patch.
These are gifts that cannot be purchased in a store. They cannot be replicated, and they mean the world to us.
And Katie is learning how to reach out to help other children in the same way that she has been helped. A mother named Emily called to tell me that her first grade son was recently teased for bringing My Little Pony for show and tell. She said he was terribly upset by the incident, and when I told Katie about it, she called to leave a message for the child.
She said, "I am Katie. I like Star Wars, and you like My Little Pony. I know other boys who like to play with My Little Pony, and it's great, and umm, May the Pony Be With You!" she finished proudly.
It is a gift to watch your child grow.
At Katie's school, the entire week coming up is dedicated to learning about gender bias. On Friday, December 10th, her school is having Proud To Be Me Day and is encouraging all students to wear something that represents their special interests regardless of gender (i.e. a girl in a Star Wars shirt or a boy in a princess shirt).
It is a gift to watch a group of people come together to support the blue girls and pink boys struggling to navigate life in a society that can be rigidly split along gender lines. It is a treasure in the darkness.

My friends over at Star Wars Facebook'd decided to take this day one step further and post our picture of us wearing our Star Wars shirts.
As for me, I could decide which shirt to wear, so I took pictures of all of them.
Wanna see? I know you do.
These 3 I bought from H & M for myself last Christmas and happen to be children's shirts (mostly for boys), but did that stop me from buying them and wearing them proudly? Never!
My clone trooper logo is actully that fuzzy velvatine stuff. <3

This is one of my all time favorites. It has such a great array of characters on it!

I love the gold lettering on this shirt. On the back it says "May the force be with you"

This is the sweater that my boyfriend bought me when we went to the Star Wars Concert.

It has Princess Leia holding a chello on the back!

Another boy's shirt, but it fits me perfectly! Not to mention Lego stormtroopers!

This is a Men's shirt, but much too cool to pass up!

And of course my t-shirts from Her Universe, who have always supported women geeks!

This is the shirt that I'm wearing today!

as well as mismatched Star Wars socks

I'm wear the Yoda one on my left foot and the Darth Vader one on my right!
And of course I'm carrying my Star Wars messenger bag as per usual.

Oh Man! I totally forgot about 2 more shirts!
How could I forget my Empire shirt?

Or my Luke Skywalker shirt! It was the first one I ever bought!

Now I know that by wearing Star Wars shirts that this isn't going to stop bullying, but it will show one little girl that she can be proud of herself and the things she loves.

So, what are you wearing?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Merry GhostFacers Christmas

Ah, GhostFacers! How I love thee.
I've been really getting into Supernatural lately. Actually, I just finished watching season 3, which holds the second appearance of Ed and Harry, who have no assembled a team and become GhostFacers.
I laughed my ass off at this episode and have had their theme song stuck in my head for the last few days.

Ok, so they won't let me embed the theme song, so click here to view it.
And as a special treat, here are the Awesome lyrics:

Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the ghosts when others will not, we're
Ghost! GhostFacers!
Stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot!
Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the nightmare, we face the dread!
Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the faceless -- WE FACE THE DEAD!

In the haunted night, looking for the fight of our life
with the after-life!
when you trip and fall, into the super-natur-all
we're who you're gonna call
cause we face them all!

Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the ghosts when others will not, we're
Ghost! GhostFacers!
Stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot!
Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the nightmare, we face the dread!
Ghost! GhostFacers!
We face the faceless -- WE FACE THE DEAD!

I really want this as my ringtone :P

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Star Wars Peta

Oh Peta, only you would want to get on Jabba's bad side. Tell Olivia Munn that if she doesn't watch out, she's going to end up as one of Jabba's slave girls.

Dr. Seuss does Star Wars

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if Dr. Seuss got his hands on Star Wars? Well wonder no more!

Adam Watson, a web cartoonist, came up with these great ideas

This is a little project that, as is often the case, started off as a throwaway doodle. With a little encouragement from my friend Tom Dougherty, (link on the right) I turned it into several drawings. What's fun is that the Star Wars universe really blends with the goofy, strangely-named world of Dr. Seuss pretty easily. I have a couple more of these up my sleeve which I hope I can get around to soon. Stay tuned, and enjoy!

I think this one might actually be my favorite, despite it being Ewoks

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cosplay With My Heart

Oh Cosplay, how I love you and wish I could afford to do you better. Since I can't sew very well, I usually end up just trying to make something out of what I already own, hence Velma.
But to each their own. If you want to be Princess Leia or a giant bunny, I see nothing wrong with that.

I mean, I have two Leia outfits, a Supergirl and Robin outfit, and a Big Bird costume. Who am I to judge?
Thanks to Geekologie for showing me cute boys singing dressed up as Han Solo.

Geeky DC Jewelry

I love to accessorize. Ok, I say that, but it's not quite true.
I love the thought of accessorizing and I love buying (cheap) jewelry, but I don't often actually remember to wear it. If I ever ended up with any of these, I would have to wear them everyday to make sure that I got my value out of them.
Introducing the DC line from nOir Jewelry.

Wonder Woman


I love the bracelet and the Gotham City Ring!


Unfortunately, all of these things are way out of my price range, but a girl can dream, right?
Thanks to fashionably geeky who totally agrees with me.
So which one would you choose?