An Update.

Apr. 7th, 2017 08:16 pm
werepuppyblack: (strive)
It's Your Turn, Now


This update came a lot faster than I thought it would. Not that much has changed since I last updated, I'm just trying to get myself doing it more so I don't leave this place all dusty again. The only big change since a couple of days ago is that I've managed to get hold of everything I'm getting people for Easter, so that's that by. Otherwise I need to save money because I have, in succession per months - a birthday, a birthday, a first communion, father's day, a birthday, and a 40th wedding anniversary. Yeah, right up till July is going to be quite expensive for me - I'm not even sure if I'll be able to afford a ticket to Glasgow Comic Con, but maybe I'll get lucky.

I should really set up some sales posts. I've got some Digimon Adventure Megahouse figures, and a Figuarts Card Captor Sakura that could be interesting as sales. I waver on the latter though, since her box is designed to look like the Book of Clow. That being said, I have the Figma version of the figure and I much prefer it as a display piece. There's also some Funko POPs I could sell. I have options, is what I'm musing about here.

Anne of Green Gables is getting a Netflix adaptation which starts airing on May 12. It's called Anne and I'm not entirely sure if it will be on Netflix UK. I hope so though. I think The Worst Witch should be on Netflix by that time, and it would be fun to be able to watch both. Not that I have Netflix right now, but I think by the time July is done, I should be able to get it. Well, I hope so anyway.

Seeing that two books of my childhood are having new reboots this year has made me wonder why there aren't dolls or other such merchandise for them. I vaguely remember Anne being available in the When I Read, I Dream series Mattel put out, but I don't actually remember seeing said series here in the UK. As for Mildred Hubble, well, there was never anything for her. So I made my own this year:

Custom: Mildred Hubble


To make her more true to book, I need to make the shirt grey and get her some boots - proper, stompy, can kick your arse boots. Doc Martins were the ones used in the 1998 Granada production so if I could find ones like that for a 21cn Obitsu body, that would be great. I'm quite pleased with her pinafore to be honest. Came out nicer than I thought.

Maybe I could try making my own Anne? Be worth a short. What doll head would make a good base...?
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Yotsuba and Corpse Talk


At the beginning of the month, I went to Glasgow Comic Con and discovered Corpse Talk. I highly recommend it to any fans of Horrible Histories, it's got the same kind of dark humour plus awesome historical content that helps to teach you things. Always the best.

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werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
So today was my long awaited trip to Glasgow Comic Con, and it was AWESOME. No, seriously, I'm not just saying that. I had one of the best times I've had in a long while, and you have no idea how ridiculously good it feels to be able to say that I didn't stop grinning the full day. The event started at 10am at The MacKintosh Church Arts & Heritage Centre, which is someplace I am just going to go back out to with my camera one day to take photos of.

On the shallow 'what swag did I get' note - a BUNCH of classic Spidey comics (I mean late 70s  Spidey ... heads up if you want a review), some Academy X trades, the delux edition of the first Batman and Robin trade, and the surprisingly brilliant Hero: 9 to 5 which I picked up purely on the fact that the concept made me laugh.

Oh, and I also got a sketch of the classic "The Beano" character  Dennis the Menace - done by artist Stephen White.

As to be expected for a Glasgow comic festival, there was a lot of indie and independant comic publishers there, and as is my norm, I managed to get into a friendly argument with a few artists about the way woman are drawn in comics, and how it really comes across as seedy explotiation even if the woman are written as the greatest of all shit-kickers. Now, to be fair, I also added that I think it's completely unfair that mne are also drawn to be perfect specimens, and thus lust objects in their own way, but I did manage to get a point across. WOMAN IN PLATED CHEST ARMOUR SHOULD NOT HAVE BREASTS THAT LOOK LIKE ORBS. For ... this is the 21st Century, women read as many comics as men, and as a female comic reader, I do not want to be wondering how the hell a character isn't in huge amounts of pain due to her irregularly drawn top-heavinss.

Having said all of that, there were some brilliant indie press stuff on sale, and it would be so temping to link to it all (particularly Team Girl Comics who are always a fun read) but I want to link to a pic by one in particular. It's by artist Claire J.C. Stewart, and you should all check out her site and bug her about comissions as she has this fantastic style that is really just brilliant to look at. Her strips usually come from conversations she has, hence the title of her self-published sketch book


werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
1. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: ... Yeah, I'm still in love with this awesome pirate-based sentai. And, godsdammit, I STILL want to rp Marvelous ... after I steal his coat. Like I've said a few timesbefore on this journal, I'm not really big on my sentai knowledge, which does make it odd that I choose to start at one that is literally all callbacks but... eh, that's me. (Okay, so I did watch a fair bit of GaoRanger on youtube when the subbed episodes were up, but it was a hit and miss thing there, it wasn't terrible just... oddly bland in places) I'm thinking of watching either MagiRanger or TimeRanger next, and was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a good sentai to watch.

2. Horrible Histories: Series 3 started on Monday and the show is back in full force. We had a whole week of great episodes, and it's fantastic to see such quality programming from CBBC, especially in the wake of the kind of 'meh' output its had lately. With Young Dracula - hopefully - starting back this autumn/winter series, well, I'm going to be annoyed if I have any late classes this upcoming term. Lol. Actually have been making strides to at least get some of my faveourite HH books again. I used to have a full set but they sort of went missing over the years and at the very least they are what started my interest in History so... Yeah.

3. Sherlock: Okay. so this was really more of a rewatch, having finally managed to actually buy the damn dvd, but DAMN I forget how much I like a good detective story. And it's always Sherlock Holmes who reminds me. The next series of that is due to air this autumn as well, which I will be watching (likely using iplayer live since my television sucks but I have paid my license fee so can use the live feature) but I think I'll end up rewatching the dvd a good few times before then.

4. Dirk Gently: I got the omnibus book out of the library because, frankly, I haven't read this story in yonks and my Douglas Adams collection is sorely lacking but as I am lacking in money atm, it's the library for me. It's just as bloody confusing as I remember - seriously, I don't mind the tv adpatation changing the plot, it really wouldn't work for an hour long program - but that makes it all the more fun! Will be updating it on my Goodreads account (link in the side-bar) and I'll try to give a really good review! 

5. Real Life: Well... where to start with this one. First of all, thank you all for the lovely comments on the post a few enteries back. I am not ignoring the lovely comments, it's just that to prevent that type of think I'm ... ignoring the post. Anyways, house is slowly getting all done up and room is looking less like a bomb site and more like my room again. Two weeks tomorrow (4th... which means the 18th, really) I will be going to GLASGOW COMIC CON. Am very excited about all of this, and hope to at least pick up the newest Blue Beetle trade. What? He's my favourite! There are currently 73 days till my 21st birthday, which the counting for is not as childish as you may think. This means 72 days until I have the very large family party, so that the actual *day* can be free for me to do my think. Also, the awesome [livejournal.com profile] siddymouche  is coming to visit. THERE WILL BE HIJINKS PEOPLE.