Geekout With: Bee and Puppycat

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube. A lot of stupid things, but a lot of great things as well. One of those being the web cartoon series, Bee and Puppycat.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, Bee and Puppycat is a web series created by Natasha Allegri (the same great woman who came up with Fionna for Adventure Time.) Bee and Puppycat is about a 20 something year old, Bee, who has trouble keeping the same job for some time. After being fired from one job, she collides with Puppycat. Quite literally.

beeandpuppycat-bump

I don’t want to spoil too much for those who haven’t seen it, but Bee and Puppycat is honestly something the world needs. Bee, the main character, is cute yet not annoying and has all kinds of personality. She’s a girl who isn’t defined by her ‘sex appeal’ or what guys think of her. She can be goofy without being an airhead. She’s… Bee.

beeandpuppycat-mission

Puppycat is a character of his own. Sarcastic and mightier than thou, there is more to Puppycat than meets the eye.

A lot of people seemed to have the same opinion. See, originally Bee and Puppycat was created to be a 10 minute short all together. However, people loved it so much that a Kickstarter was created to fund the money for a longer series.

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And it worked. $872,133 was funded for the production of the series Bee and Puppycat.

Bee and Puppycat Cartoon

With that currently in production, fans also have a chance to contniue following Bee and Puppycat in the comic book series produced by KABOOM! Comics.

beeandpuppycat-comics

The comics are a nice change from the usual thing you see from Marvel and DC. The fact that the text is handwritten adds character to Bee, Puppycat and the others.

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Who can argue with Bee’s logic?

There are several different adventures (as well as continuing ones) you can follow in volumes 1 and 2. Volume 3 has a predicted released date of August 27, 2014.

Just don’t take too long. Or your comics will be gone. That’s what’ll happen. Ka-bow.

Ka-bow

My Bee and Puppycat Wish List:
Puppycat Plushie
Puppycat Plushie
This is the same Puppycat I carried around for my own cosplay and is now sitting in my room. He looks exactly like his drawn counterpart and is very hug-able.

Bee and Puppycat Gloves
PUPPYCAT Fingerless Gloves
With Fall and Winter boo coming up, these would be the perfect gloves to keep your hands warm while keeping Puppycat on your person. I’m even curious as to if those small bells ring.

Puppycat GIRL Shirt
Puppycat Girl Shirt
Such sass. Much Puppycat. This shirt was actually drawn by Natasha herself and was demanded by the artist to be made into a shirt. And what the creator wants, the creator gets. I love the simplicity and sass of it.

 

100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy: 3 Inspirational Women

Monday, July 28th, 2014

After seeing Ariel’s (Nerdy Birdie) 100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy theme, I couldn’t help but be interested. Fitness and eating right have both been well established in my life (with a cheat day here and there, of course), but my inner-geek isn’t as strong as it once was. This challenge will hopefully step up my geek chic game with inspiration, and I hope to be able to inspire you with different workout and recipe ideas.

Everyone, no matter who you are, has at least one person you look to for inspiration or motivation. In real life as well as the video game and comic world there are several women that you can relate to or motivates you to be an even stronger individual.

These three are those girls in my life (complete with a matching workout outfit for that extra motivation outside or in the gym.)

Batgirl - Workout Outfit
Jacket \\ Top \\ Capris \\ Gloves \\ Shoes \\ Bag

Barbara Gordon (Batgirl)
Growing up, I thought comic heroes were cool and knew several by name. Beside that however, I never really got into the comic book world. It wasn’t until college actually that I somehow ran into the character Barbara Gordon who then led me into checking out comic books.

Barbara’s story is pretty inspiring. Not only is she one of two girls in the Bat family, but she overcame being paralyzed and jumped back into crime fighting. In October, she is yet again changing her story (and outfit) with creative team Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. I am looking forward to this new “Veronica Mars, and Girls with a dash of Sherlock” storyline.

The outfit in general is perfect for the gym or doing parkour outside. Once you warm up, you can take off your jacket. The gloves are great for weight lifting, no need to worry about blisters on your hands. The bag is perfect to keep your items in while you sweat and then a good place to put your workout clothes once you’re ready to leave.

Amy Rose - Workout Outfit
Top \\ Shorts \\ Headband \\ Shoes

Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
It’s strange, but thanks to this girl I not only got into the world of role play, but was submerged into everything else (the larger world of video games as well as the internet) as well. One day when I was about 12, my younger brother asked if I would play Sonic with him. Having played the original Sonic the Hedgehog games I said yes, why not. Out came Sonic Adventure 2, and in multi-player there was a pink hedgehog. Amy Rose.

While some may find it strange that I find this love struck hog inspiring, the fact that she continues to go out and help the guys save the world despite being seen as “annoying” and left in the dust can’t help but make you a bit more interested in her character. Not to mention in Sonic Adventure where she decided after Sonic left her once again, she herself would help out her new bird friend who was in distress and took on a monster robot with her giant mallet.

This is a great summer running outfit, especially for those (like me) who have to deal with the heat and humidity. The tank top as well as the shorts will wick the sweat off while the headband will keep your hair back will keeping firm yet comfortable as you run.

Bobbi Gibb - Workout Outfit
Top \\ Shorts \\ Shoes

Bobbi Gibb
Before 1966, it was believed that women were not physiologically able to run marathon distances. Heck, at that point the longest sanctioned race for women was one and a half miles. Bobbi Gibb challenged that belief; she hid in the bushes by the start line and waited for a few of the men took off before jumping in and ran the Boston Marathon. When she finished, she was ahead of 2/3rd of the pack.

After the world saw this feat, it was demanded rules were changed. Thanks to Bobbi, women around the world can now race anywhere from a 5K to a full marathon.

For such an incredible woman, she deserves a fun yet functional outfit. Both the top as well as the shorts are great for running and keeping you cool while the shoes have chimachill technology that will keep your feet cool as well.

 

Pardon the Silence

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Due to moving and being internet-less at the new place, I haven’t had a chance to post anything.

Pardon the Silence

For now you can see my new painted walls and put together bed.

You don’t think about it until sleeping without your own bed for about a month… But being able to sleep on one without having it for awhile makes you realize how much you took it for granted.

 

100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy: The Bedroom

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

After seeing Ariel’s (Nerdy Birdie) 100 Days of Geek Chic and Healthy theme, I couldn’t help but be interested. Fitness and eating right have both been well established in my life (with a cheat day here and there, of course), but my inner-geek isn’t as strong as it once was. This challenge will hopefully step up my geek chic game with inspiration, and I hope to be able to inspire you with different workout and recipe ideas.

Currently being without a bedroom and getting ready to move into one, this week’s The Bedroom theme has gotten me to think exactly how to layout my living space. In the house I am preparing to move into, my room has previously been lived in by a 10 year old girl. What does that mean?

All pink walls.

Original Room
*Insert horror music here*

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind pink. However, having pink stare me in the face from every direction is too much. Even when I was 8 years old.

Before moving into the overdose of pink room, there will be a paint day. While I do enjoy reds, oranges as well as purples, having a room completely either of these colors sounds like an overload as well. Instead, there will be an accent wall or two with a red or purple and the other walls painted white.

Inspirational Wall Accent Images

Layout wise, I’ve got about 10×10 space to play with. I am moving from a larger location, so I’ve been going through my things and deciding what I need and what I can leave in storage.

Emily's Floor Plan

And then, there’s what this whole challenge is about.

I am geek and I am proud
I am geek and I am proud.

People should walk into someone’s room and see what that someone is about.

I am GEEK and I am PROUD
I AM GEEK AND I AM PROUD.

Decorating wise, I have several Funko POP! figures to decorate with. These will either go on my bookshelves or on my desk. There is also the Harry Potter souvenirs I brought back from Universal that will find their home.

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Including a few different wall-art posters, I have several running medals from races and marathons I would like to hang on my wall. Like the photo below, I would like to have a rod to place them on while having a few different running mementos above it. Sonic will more than likely find his way up there somehow.

Medal Holder

Cosplay wise, I already have a drawer dedicated to my costume items. This shoe wall would also be great to place those out of place shoes as well as my numerous active shoes and dress shoes I never seem to wear.

What do you have in your room that signifies your interests? Do you keep your cosplay items out or do you have a storage system you place everything in?

 

LootCrate: More Than Meets the Eye

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

First off, yes, I have been a bad blogger. These past two weeks have been a blur. In between visiting my brother and new sister-in-law out in Portland, Oregon for one week and moving and cleaning everything out of my old apartment the next week, everything’s been a blur.

With the dust settling, I present to you…

LootCrate Box

This month’s LootCrate.

While I was out visiting my brother, we were at a comic book store (if you’re ever in the area, I recommend visiting Out of this World. You won’t regret it.) and looking at Transformers paper wallets. That’s when it came up.

“I can’t wait for this month’s LootCrate!”

Which then brought me to ask him what in the world he was talking about. I discovered LootCrate was one of those monthly boxes sent to your house with different items. LootCrate is centered around different comic, cartoon, movie and video game – aka geek themes.

This month, to suit the newly released movie, was Transformers.

After some convincing (which did not take a lot, sadly), I also signed up. $20 for a bunch of fun, odd ball Transformers items? What did I have to lose?

LootCrate-Transformers

And opening it made me feel like it was Christmas.

LootCrate - Nano

One of the first things that caught my eye was the HexBug. So small, yet it had my interest. What else can you do other then open it up first thing and play. (For being so small, it is very entertaining.)


Look Ma, no falling off the counter.

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Let me tell you, the shirt made me grin. I wore it last night to see Transformers in the theater. All kinds of compliments were thrown my way.

LootCrate - Gamer

Not only did it have Transformers items in the box (that has a fun, gamified interior), the box also contained a MLG cuff as well as some game codes.
LootCrate - Decepticon Figure

And the boy loved his present. Inside the Shockwave box was this guy. Pretty cool, especially since his arms and legs were moveable.

And yes, it’s the little things that make me the happiest. Inside there were WARHEADS. One of my FAVORITE candies growing up. I don’t think I’ve had one since third grade. That was quickly rectified.

If you have an extra $20 to spend a month, I recommend giving LootCrate a try. It’ll be Christmas – monthly.

LootCrate-MoreThanMeetsTheEye

 

Geekout with Arrow

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

You have failed this city… if you haven’t seen CW’s Arrow.

Arrow

Arrow, from my own knowledge of comics, has a bit of a different spin on it from DC’s original Green Arrow. As long as you can except that (which, you should, 52-ers), it’s a great action packed show.

The show starts with Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell, starting a bonfire with some show-off bow and arrow tricks that gets him off of the deserted The Island, that you learn more and more about through the show.

He picks up the ‘Arrow’ masquerade once he returns to his home, Starling City, and finds out how crime ridden is becomes. He runs into his partners in crime, Diggle, the bodyguard who was hired by Mrs. Queen to watch over Ollie but instead helps him fight crime, Felicity, the sassy and geek-personable tech woman, Laurel Lance, whom you’ll find to be at first understandable, to annoying, to oh my gosh get her out of here, and to nevermind, you’re awesome, and later on The Canary (but I’m not giving that story away).

You see a vigilante who does whatever it takes to get things done evolve into a respected hero.

Arrow Cast

What made me love this series is the dynamic between all of the characters. The way the characters develop together realistically (especially Felicity and Canary-but again, not giving that one away).

All of the side banter is also entertaining as well and gives this pretty dark show some light.

And don’t forget the cameos (who you’ll get throughout the show if you know your comics.)

My addiction to Arrow began several months ago while surfing Netflix. I was already into DC, but didn’t feel like watching Justice League or any of the other cartoon spin-offs. That is when I ran into Arrow, and decided, what the heck.

What happened was one episode turned into a whole season within the span of a week. Then I had to get caught up on season 2, and then wait ‘patiently’ for each new episode weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on what CW planned.)

Now, here I am after the season finale, waiting for fall. Those jerks.

Arrow Wishlist

    arrow-bracelet

  • Bracelet
    Every charm on this bracelet has some significance to the show. This is something you can wear out and about and can easily single out those who have actually watched the show to those who… Haven’t.
  • arrow-wallet

  • Wallet
    While this wasn’t made for Arrow, I feel like the Bow and Arrow pieces on this wallet are actually pretty cool. Again, this is subtle but nice.
  • Arrow Action Figures

  • Action Figures
    Come on. Who doesn’t want to create their own Arrow and Deathstroke fight scenes?