I don’t think I’ve ever looked so forward to a Friday before…but it’s kinda short-lived, I’m on-call this weekend. I so need a ‘mental health day’, next Friday, dr’s appt, and then a few hours at GenCon!! I hope to have lots of pix to share, and maybe find me some goodies too! :D
Hoping to work/rp with a friend this weekend, too!! Let’s hope that happens!! I need a creativity writing break. My fic is still in progress, but..haven’t had the time to sit and write. I might have to disappear this weekend, and find a nice spot; meaning coffee and yummy cookies, and write there! hmm? sounds like Starbucks would be good! LOL
anywho-for those that ‘understand’ what a week I have had, thank you for the email’s of support! feel free to pic spam with Dom pix, Malcolm pix…see a pattern? LOL I seriously need a happy break today, already! lol
OMFG! You should not have to restart your computer; every morning!
You should not have to restart your modem; every morning!
You should be able to turn on the computer from sleep mode, start your browser and omg see the internet, NOT get messages that your internet isn’t working!
Would someone please tell AT&T I want them Back as my ISP. They stop 1….1 freaking mile down the road from me. gaaah!
Frontier says this is “High Speed” dsl…please I can run faster than this can download a web page. Frontier says I have wifi. Yeah, I have to turn it off and then back on, every single flipping time someone starts up a laptop. And when I’m running a group at my house, that’s um…10-15 times to restart! It won’t work if everyone is on already? I KNOW!
I’m about to throw this modem out the window, shoot it with a high powered rifle, or find a grenade range. OH YEAH!!!
Do NOT ever sign up for Frontier…friends don’t let friends do that!
Goddess is my freakin’ contract up yet…AT & T are you here yet?? I’d even take comcast’s high prices over this crappola! At least I know I’m on!
Some of these were gleaned from internet searches, and twitter shares, but a lot were emailed to me directly from those lovely friends that got to go!! They wanted to share the fun and obviously the ‘boobalage!’ LMAO The #1 source on Twitter, is http://twitter.com/Mikecrichlow he is an awesome artist, and Friend!! Thank you, Mike for some of the best pix!! Esp Kermie! LOL
Some of the pix are to show me how busy it was- re; the outside pix, and some of the crowd, floor pix. those are mainly from my geeky friends…
so without further ado…onto the pix. Enjoy!! And a huge thank you to my friends; my RL ones, my twitter ones, and my friends that have posted to a few forums I still go to. :D And a thank you to the Vendors/Exhibitor’s that put out some of the most beautiful statues, and other goodies to see!!!! So yes, there are some shots of the artwork, statues, etc.
Oh and some of my friend’s try to “doctor” ‘em up, like they are ‘matted’ hence the black ‘frames’ you’ll see. :D
And in NO Particular order:
There were ‘slave’ Princess Leia’s in abundance!! LOL
Nerd’s from Chuck. :D
Guess where my friends ate at?? Hmmm? No Clue? LOL
Green Hornet Babe
Vampirella and anyone remember, Rook?
Hoops & Yoyo from Hallmark
Do I really have to name her??….Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark! *squeee*
I want this outfit! :D
*Drools* James Marster’s…& Um…sorry I forgot…I mean, there’s James Marsters. LOL
?? Tron ??
OMG the Crowds….
David Blue from SGU backstage
Red Sonja (in flip flops?)
another floor shot
another Green Hornet Babe.
Who you gonna call? LOL
Why so Serious?
My friends know I like Vampires. LOL
and a Harley for the hubby! awww
Now this reminds me of Universal Studios. :D
Morrigan from Darkstalker’s
I so wish that there had been a Felecia. & Prob most of the audience. LOL
Mike Crichlow and babe!
Oh yeah, this was tweeted by @WilW aka Will Wheaton. :D
Um…Go Cobra? LOL
Avenger’s Assemble, the cast of the new movie on stage! I think @IGN posted this?
Cassandra Peterson Do you know who her alter-ego is?? I do!!!
Kermie!!! Aaaaahhhhh and is that Rizzo? LOL
Needs no introduction….
For the clueless, this is Black Canary. lol
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, ya’ll know who this is? LOL
The G4 crew
Random plaid hottie, I think from Mike Crichlow. LOL
another random cutie, I know this was taken by Mike. :D
The evil dude from Hellboy 1 the movie. :D Karl Ruprecht Kroenen
Superfriends; Green Lantern, Supergirl, Wonder Woman & Shazam-Captain Marvel. :D
Now this is good makeup airbrushing and costuming. Well done!!!! :D
Terminator always freaks me out!
and another crowd shot, check out those shopping bags. :D LOL
Bet she feels safe LOL
Randomness; Will Wheaton and Felicia Day…
Um…yes, now we have Sulu Cologne. Unveiled at the SDCC. :D
Three Predator’s and Boba Fett…dude’s I’m leaving. :D LOL
The Arkham Asylum gang; Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Joker in front, in back, I see Scarecrow, but not the other guy.
Jill Thompson, Artist, Author of my fave, Scary Godmother. She won two Eisner’s! Congrat’s Ms. Thompson!
Rogue and Friend
from the folks that tweet for WB
and the answer to; Elvira aka Cassandra Peterson! lol I was stationed near her hometown.
And that’s all for now! more if I get ‘em! and I’ll be posting pix from my own camera at GenCon!! 10 days and counting. I so want their countdown widget from the GenCon site. :D anyone want the link?
Assumption is the mother of the screw-up. ~Angelo Donghia
Sometimes when I ‘tweet’ some ppl ‘assume’ I mean them. Geesh! Ego check please!
No…I usually speak in generalizations, unless I’m @ replying to YOU! remember that please, friends. sheesh! & if you think…I meant you, then freakin email me, and I’ll clarify, most of my real friends do that! They have learned not to take some things I say to seriously!
Anywho I know/have some friends (plural ppl) that have been adding to their long list of blogs, almost as if they are going out of style. My friend’s have asked that I keep my blogs narrowed down. I agree, I find I can’t follow all of my friend’s blogs- so… I have four.
One here- http://mchels-musings.tumblr.com/ for my personal opinions. Remember my opinions!! Doesn’t mean you have to agree or disagree, heck I could care less, really! This is for me to get stuff off my chest, or be informative, but mostly I hope for Fun!
then my art blog, http://mchels-art.tumblr.com/ for the stuff I can’t post anywhere else…due to the subject matter, and oh yeah, it’s Password Protected, helps keep the young’uns out! LOL plus it’s my own ‘personal’ on the net archive. Just in case….nice to know that they are somewhere other than my external hd. :D
my fic blog, http://mchels-fics.tumblr.com/ again-Password Protected! I tend to write Mature erotica. Not everyone is into that. I will be adding some of my older stuff there too. Not all need password protection, but this is my writing site. :D
and then my OC’s/Colony blog. http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/goldara-colony Because sometimes ppl wonder what’s up. Not enough room/characters on Twitter/other forums for detailed stuff. And to let ppl know what’s up? esp since we’ve been so frakkin’ quiet.
I finally quit LJ, annoying interface, the blog-city one is being copied and transferred to the appropriate blogs here! And my dev art journal, is only updated concerning things for my friends there. I tell ‘em to come here-actually. Because Tumblr is the only one with an app on my iPhone to update on the go. Tumblr rocks for that btw!!!
I guess I just realized personally, that I only have so much time in a day, and to keep from feeling ‘over-whelmed’ that I only need these four. Hey, if you can do more-than I guess… good for You! I can’t/won’t anymore, doesn’t mean someones wrong. Just that…for my sanity and that of the ppl I want to follow me, then I’m keeping it narrowed down. I do ask on my email groups- yes I own groups on Google- if anyone wants a list, or an invite let me know, what the overall opinion is on things, and then try to work it. I’m a cheertator, not a dictator! LOL
so…if you feel that I ‘personally’ “attacked” YOU, then oops, remember YOU aren’t the center of the Universe. Although I am in my Universe~! LOL
till later, I’m still waiting on my freaking email’s?? is gmail working today, or are they on holiday?? Someone wanna send me an email? LOL Thank you!
Yes I am sending myself the pix off the iPhone. I have that many to load up!! YAY! for living vicariously through my friends. Cool pix, without the hassle! LOL that’s what I keep telling myself, anyways!
And any Bianca Beauchamp fans here?? I have recently been graced with some full-size lovelies of the Beautiful Bianca. Some might recognize her? LOL
anywho…let me know, off to get some [_]> & have a smoke, and then back to it! :D
**off the phone because, I saved most of them on there. :D
& OMG! still freakin waiting…so I’ll post what I have now, and update later with the rest, sound good? I think it works! LOL
so I’ve been lucky enough to get some pix from friends that are on site at the SDCC. those Bastard’s…I mean, what lucky friends. No, I’m not jealous. Okay, so maybe I am. They are in the Con of Con’s!!!
However I’ve been noticing something, and it’s been going on for years. Sexism! “OMG, M’Chel are you serious?” Yes! We have booth babes galore, not bad eye candy. But still, where are my hunky male candy?? Batman? Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds??? We know he likes to show off his body. Angel? C’mon ppl, I have as much $$ as my male counterparts.
Seriously, I stopped buying Wizard because quite frankly, I got sick and tired of them catering strictly to the Male population. I KNOW I’m not the only girl geek, that read’s comics. But damn! They sure like to be sexist in their magazine. Best way to get even, don’t buy the mag, and mail their sponsor’s- you won’t be buying their products either. It works!! The mag obviously could care less, but um, sponsor’s - my money is what they want!
So I’m not in the correct “demographics” too bad….I have money and want to spend it. Too bad, you aren’t going to see it. Unless you start to change some things. We do have female comic writers/artists; Jill Thompson, Holly Golighty, Wendy Pini, or go here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_comics_creators You might be surprised and impressed.
So I guess the bottom line is. Do you wanna see what the ‘male’ friends have sent me?
And if you are at SDCC and see some well costumed men, please feel free to send to me. I’ll post ya! :D
Okay, first up, a HUGE thank you to my friend, Chad for all the Movie Gems!!!
Second, watch it Indy tweople; there is a Heat Advisory till 1900 tonight. (for the non-military ppl-that’s 7pm.) LOL
And third, I’ve been home sick for 3 days, I wish the doctor would’ve just given me today off too. I mean seriously, going back to work on a Friday?? I remember when school tried that…lots of kid’s would skip. LOL
OH yeah, I’m a grown adult now with responsibilities. Okay, guess I can make it through today. Might be writing on Chapter two today as well, not to mention, I need to get with one of my co-writers, (Waves) and see where we’re going with that. :D
And one of my other co-writers will be on his way over tonight to pick up one of my laptops, both for school, and for role-playing this weekend. eeesh…sick me, sick computers. LOL Poor widdle computer!
anywho…back to checking out email’s and other stuff before leaving in a bit. Ya’ll take care!!
With Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” dominating the box office, everybodies attention has once again returned to his “Batman” sequel. There have been plenty of rumors of who would be menacing the Dark knight since Heath Ledger’s tragic death put an end to Nolan’s plan to have the Joker return.
As of June, Nolan said that he and his brother Jonathan were still working on a script for “Batman 3” without giving any details about the project since it changed directions with Ledger’s death. Nolan would only confirm that wouldn’t be recasting the Joker. That same month, hollywoodLife stated that source close to Nolan claimed that actor Gordon-Levitt was one of Nolan’s top choices to play ‘the Riddler’ in the 3rd film.
Gordon-Levitt is one of the stars of Nolan’s “Inception” and there were rumors that Gordon-Levitt kept trying to convince Nolan to allow him to have a chance to read for the role. As with anything hollywood, sometimes rumors are just rumors, but a casting ‘grid’ for “Batman 3” has been leaked with the Riddler listed as the villain for the movie according to firstshowing, who says that a reliable source has a studio casting grid for Christopher Nolan’s 3rd “Batman” installment. A ‘grid’ is used to keep production companies and agencies in the loop on a project’s progress and it contains bits of information about the new movie being worked on.
According to that ‘grid,’ right now Warners Bros still has “Batman 3” for the title of Nolan’s film, but that could quickly change once they decide on a new one. Also as I mentioned, ‘The Riddler’ is listed as the main villain on the movie grid sheet. Also, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on the grid as the actor “interested” in playing ‘The Riddler.’ So it looks like Gordon-Levitt has not offically signed onto the project yet, he’s just an actor of interest for Nolan.
So the only thing we do know is that we’ll see “The Riddler’ in the 3rd film, but no actor is signed to play him. With production still almost a year away, anyone could still end up with the part.
With Nolan stating that “Batman 3” would retain the real world feel of his previous films, that did limit who out of Batman’s rogues gallery could be chosen by Nolan. In a previous interview with the LA Times, Nolan stated that he was not a fan of Mr. Freeze or several other of Batman’s villains, they just would not work in his movies setup. So the Riddler seemed like Nolan’s logical choice. Plus Nolan once again confirmed that there would be no ‘Robin’ running around in the 3rd “Batman” movie. This is because he felt that his take on Bruce Wayne would have never put a kid in danger like that.
Nolan said “Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story, and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.”
"I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it harkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do."
I think ‘The Riddler’ should be fun, but can he alone carry the movie as the sole villain? I’m sure if anybody can pull that off that will be Nolan, but They should also take care to make sure their take on ‘the Riddler’ doesn’t mimic ‘the Joker from the “Dark Knight.” Plus it’s going to be interesting to see who does end up signed to play the “Riddler.”
Even as much as Nolan’s “Batman” franchise as been praised, there are still many fans that don’t like his ‘real world’ take on the cape crusader as much. Nolan’s statements about Mr. Freeze and Robin didn’t go over well with some. There was a lot of hope that Nolan would introduce Robin sometime in his series, but with this likely being Nolan’s last film in the “Batman” franchise, it won’t be happening. Nolan has always stated he doesn’t understand why Bruce Wayne would put a minor into danger like that, so that alone shows he wouldn’t be using Robin like others had hoped.
The big question is where the “Batman” franchise will end up after Nolan’s departure. Will Warner Bros continue the world Nolan has created for Batman in the current franchise, or will they go in a different direction and allow the next team to try something different? that is the Billion dollar question.
With Nolan’s “Batman” movies making over a billion dollars and counting at the world-wide Box office, it seems more likely Warner Bros won’t want to change a successful formula, especially after what happened to them in the previous 1990’s “Batman” franchise when they allowed director Joel Schumacher to stray away from Tim Burton’s winning formula, we all know what happened with that. What do you guys think?
With Guillermo del Toro dropping out of directing the next two “Hobbit” movies for Warner Bros and MGM, everybody was wondering what his next project would be. Would he start work on “Hellboy 3,” or would he try to start work on his long delayed “Frankenstein” movie, but in the end it look like Walt Disney interested him the most.
Guillermo del Toro’s new upcoming project will be to bring Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” ride to the big screen. Del Toro made the offical announcement at the Comic-Con Disney panel according to thr. This will be a remake for the “Haunted Mansion” since it first appeared on the big screen in 2003 starring Eddie Murphy. It was a big budget comedy for Disney that wasn’t a big hit for the Studio.
For his movie remake, Del Toro says that it was a dream project because he loves Disney’s ride. Del Toro also said that his “Haunted Mansion” movie would center on a character called “The Hatbox Ghost,” which at this time Dinsey has removed from the ride because of technical problems. Plus Del Tor says that it will be “very scary for fans.”
Del Toro said “It’s going to be a thrill ride for the whole family but it’s definitely going to be scary. Walt Disney is one of the creators of some of the scariest images in my childhood. People forget that he not only made sweet images but also images of nightmare. We need to honor that side of the legacy.”
Del Toro will co-write and produce “The Haunted Mansion” movie, but there is still a chance he’ll direct the film. Disney released an offical press statement of Guillermo del Toro involvement in the upcoming project. del Toro said “I couldn’t be more excited. Dark imagery is an integral part of the Walt Disney legacy. After all, Disney himself was the father of some really chilling moments and characters, think Chernabog from Fantasia or Maleficent in Snow White.”
Disney has yet to give any plot details about the project, and no release date either. All we know is that Del Toro’s favorite character the Hatbox Ghost, who is dressed in a cloak and top hat and has a head that disappears and reappears in a hatbox the ghost holds in his hand will be a central part of the new story.
Del Toro said this of ‘Hatbox,’ “There are several mansions around the world and he is the spider in the center of the web of these mansions around the world. He will be a pivotal figure in the screenplay. We want to make a haunted house movie for the 21st century.”
As with all Del Toro’s movies, He plans on taking on a ‘hands on’ approach with everything on the project. Del Toro will work on the script besides helping to create the designs of the ghost and the environment of the Mansion itself. Del Toro really wants to bring this world to life by spending time creating a visually stylized world for the mansion and the world it inhabits.
This news of course was a huge surprise and let down for some fans. Most had hoped he would either work on Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” movie or start work on “Hellboy 3.” But we can all agree that the “Haunted Mansion” will not dissapoint with Del Toro’s magic touch behind it. I can say this wasn’t the movie I wanted to see him do either, but I expect this movie should be a blast. It’s exprected that he will end up directing the movie also, which I’m happy to see him do. Disney wants the movie to be shot in ‘3D,” so it would be interesting to see if this will end up being Del Toro’s first ‘3D’ directed movie. What do you guys think?
My .02 I’m not a big Del Toro fan, there’s only been 1 or 2 movies of his I can watch…I’ll have to see the previews first. and then I’ll decide.
Another new picture from Marvel Studios “Thor” movie has come out. With filming taking place on the Kenneth Branagh directed movie, pictures have started to surface from the movie set. So far, we have seen pics showing actors Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
The most recent picture showed what Odin’s Throne Room would look like in the movie. We now have another new picture with star Chris Hemsworth showing off his new physique he worked on to play Thor in Marvel’s upcoming movie. The picture shows Thor in his human form trying to raise Mjolnir from the ground it crashed into.
This new picture is from USA Today who interviewd Hemsworth about playing Thor in the movie. Hemsworth talked about what he thought about the fan’s responses to the recent released pictures and how he feels intimidated by the fans themselves.
Hemsworth said “It’s a bit scary, the power and devotion they have. A couple of months ago I was feeling secure and went online to see what people were saying. Some people loved we were doing a movie, some people already hated it. I’ll never read comments again.”
One the previous photos from the movie shows us the Hall of Asgard with Odin and some of the movies other supporting characters.
The plot for “Thor” centers on Thor, who is a arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war in Asgard, which will end up effecting Earth. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful young scientist, Jane Foster has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world, his brother Loki, sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
I look forward to seeing Marvel’s “Thor.” I loved the ending of Marvel’s “Iron Man 2” where we got to see his hammer, it was a nice nod to what we can expect from the movie. I also like their new modern take on Thor’s and Odin’s armor, but they still retain a nice mix of Kirby. The best part of the new picture gives us a look at Thor’s hammer Mjolnir again. I really like the look of it. Director Kenneth Branagh says that Jack Kirby is his inspiration for the movie, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. “Thor” will hit theaters on May 6th 2011. What do you guys think?
earlier I was posting pix on my Art blog. Here at Tumblr, oh yeah, it’s password protected, so email me for the password. Warnings-some of these are Extreme Mature Artwork, and I am posting all of my colored art from the beginning. well except for a few of my “Personal” pieces. Not for show & tell! LOL
but I hadn’t realized how much I have colored…so there will be a LOT of posts. As I’m posting in 10’s-numerical order. LOL wow!!! :D
and now waiting on a fax, so I can go do my work….I’m not going till they fax me.
okay, so I’ve had to unfollow a few blogs…there is to much of a good thing. I thought I posted a lot of DK pix. LOL
and I”m oncall till 8p tonight. I’ll be painting some Wonder Woman pieces a friend sent me…they aren’t doing so well. lots of life issues, so if my coloring one or two pieces cheer him up, then I’m feeling good! :D
later, and I’ll pick ya back up later, hon!!! Huggles