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The many many clues…

The clues that I’m a nerd

 

I was outside with my dog last night and a moth landed behind me on the planter bed.  I immediately stated singing the Mothra song to said insect.  A moment later, I realized how nerdy this was (not that I care, I’m proud to be one).  Had anyone of my “cool” friends been around, they would have rolled their eyes.  Had any one of my nerd buddies been around, they would have sung it with me. 

I went back inside and started pondering the many clues to my nature and started making this list:

  1.  Have you seen the movie “The 40 Year Old Virgin”?  Yeah, that’s my house, only worse.
  2. I have an entire wardrobe of t-shirts dedicated to Star Wars and Star Trek, not to mention Alien, Batman & Robin, Soylent Green, The Tick, etc., etc…  
  3. People get me gift certificates to Think Geek as gifts (which is awesome).
  4. When my husband and I got married, we entered the reception to the main theme from Star Wars. 
  5. My ring tone is the Imperial March and my text tone is R2D2 (I sense a theme).
  6. If my dad calls me, his ring tone is Darth Vadar saying “I am your father” (the theme continues). 
  7. I often watch The Fellowship of the Ring to help me go to sleep as I’ve seen it so many times, it’s actually comforting to  me.
  8. I have the entire series “Ultraman” on DVD, not to mention Johnny Quest, Batman the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, etc. etc..
  9. I’m a scrapbooker who has a stamp of Godzilla (I truly love Godzilla, like weirdly so).
  10. Our Christmas tree is an homage to all things nerd (really, it’s so nerdy that my “cool” friends roll their eyes and almost pass out it’s so bad.
  11. I still play D&D (a computer version at least).
  12. I do my own version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 at every SyFy movie I see (I’m talking to you Sharknado).
  13. I’ve been to ComicCon…a lot… like a whole bunch of times.
  14. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because, hey, dress up time!
  15. I love Ren Faires
  16. I have LARP’d <—– before anyone had a name for it.
  17. I used to work at a comic book store and loved it.
  18. I used to work at an arcade and loved that too (except when we almost got robbed and then the other time when some nut job pulled a gun on Crystal Castles because he couldn’t get past a certain level).
  19. When I worked at this arcade, I used to hustle gullible men for money on Karate Champ (I’m dating myself here. That’s a really old game, as is Crystal Castles).
  20. When I see horror movies, I rarely get scared and instead speculate how a certain practical special effect was created and then go home and Google it to see if I was right.
  21. I listen to the Star Trek soundtrack often because it’s awesome (the new movie, but the old soundtracks are great as well).
  22. There’s a stuffed Mugato sitting on my desk looking at me right now (check the interwebs, non nerds!). 
  23. Next to the Mugato is a Tom Servo figure (while you’re searching for the Mugato, check Tom Servo too).
  24. I attend CES and love it.
  25. I’m humming the Star Trek theme in my head right now because I brought it up a few sentences ago.

 

I could go on, but I won’t. This is proof enough. Any court of cool kids would convict me and send me off to a prison in which I could only read Cosmopolitan or Marie Claire and would have to get a total wardrobe overhaul whilst they burned all my awesome t-shirts.  It makes to shiver just to think about that.  I think I’ll take my dog out, and I hope there’s a moth outside who will appreciate me singing the Mothra theme at him while he ponders me from the planter bed. 

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Random stuff

Ok, first post in WordPress. It’s going to be a stunner (not so much).  Really scintillating (nope, not a bit).  You’re never going to want to leave (you’re going to go back to Facebook to see  a pic of your friend’s awesome dinner).

First up:  Caught The Conjuring today.  Actually had enough scares to keep me interested, which is difficult for me as I’m a jaded hag when it comes to horror.  It was well cast . Patrick Wilson never disappoints, and neither do Lily Taylor, Ron Livingston or Vera Farmiga.  The supporting cast was good as well.  Some of the scares were cheap thrills, which I’ve come to expect in most horror with a supernatural lean, but there were a couple that I felt were fresher.  I’m familiar with the Warrens as well (thanks Mysteries at the Museum), which gave me some common ground to work with.

Crabby Patties:  I’m only recently retired and am still adjusting. I’m young to be collecting a pension, and that’s a tad worrisome on certain days.  This, combined with a touch of boredom, makes for days in which I’m a bit less patient than normal. Hence, I’ve taken to calling myself Crabby Patties when I feel this way.  My father assures me it’s a passing thing. I have attempted dosing myself with caffeine and chocolate, which works, but the seedy underbelly of chocolate dealing in my town makes me feel dirty (I’m talking to you mini-mart near my house that carries far too many tasty options).

Never too early:  Halloween is hands-down my favorite holiday. I love Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, but I feel like Christmas is a tad overwhelming for me and my family.  Halloween is on a different level. I can let out my inner zombie, get to pass out chocolate to others (thus spreading my bad habits), get to visit a lot of cool haunts in which teenagers attempt to scare me (‘attempt’ being the key word there), and get to watch a lot of great horror during the whole month (thanks cable tv).  So, given these facts, I have started crafting new props for my house. Pinterest (which is kind of the devil) is loaded with Halloween ideas, many of which are really effective and cheap.  One I used to great effect last year was a simple gag using some cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels.  I cut evil eye holes out of them, painted the outside green and the inside black. I then put a glow stick inside and stuck them in the bushes in front of my home.  It made it look like my bushes were about to eat the neighborhood kids. Heh heh heh…  Now that I’m retired, I can really do it up right.   I think I’ll turn the front yard into a cemetery.

SDCC blues:  Ok, I missed San Diego ComicCon this year, and that sucks. I was able to keep up with some of it via YouTube and relied on some friends to keep me updated, however this pales in comparison with actual attendance. The problem is that the chance of getting into any panels that I would actually want to attend are slim to none.  I think it’s time to find a convention that’s smaller but still includes a lot of the same content. I think Emerald City is about to be on my agenda. Or I could just hold my own con at my house. I would screen movies (that I already owned on DVD), have guests (probably just some friends who are nerds), have a sales floor (although I wouldn’t actually part with my nerd gear), and offer outrageously expensive snacks and sodas (I would totally do this part up right).  I would also offer my guest room at three times the normal rate I charge. It would feel very much like SDCC where the food and accommodations are concerned.

Godzilla:  I am very excited about the new Godzilla film scheduled for next year. All reports I’ve read say this Godzilla’s look will be much more in line with the original Toho version. This is good news because the American version with Matthew Broderick stunk worse than a dead fish left in a hot car.  Legendary Studios apparently had a very cool thing at SDCC this year. They took over an abandoned business in the Gaslamp area and made a whole Godzilla experience. I’m green with envy. GREEN! GEEK SMASH!

Baby crazy:  All I keep seeing on the news is that the royal baby has been born.  I was over it before she was pregnant. Sorry royal baby watchers.

Now that you’ve been thoroughly entertained (by your belly button lint), please feel free to roam about the internet.