Inspired by my good friend Lisa (CthulhuWakes) and her blog ‘A Star Fell On Her’, I have decided to start some themed blog post days as a way to get my blogging organized. Having been away from the blog-o-sphere for over a year now thanks to my old website breaking, it’s nice to get back to the exercise of writing regularly, even if it is only to say hi to you guys or make some announcements.
I’m also really looking forward to getting more involved in the blogging community. I follow a lot of my artist friends who I have been lucky enough to meet at cons around the world, but it would be nice to meet some bloggers from the spectral world of the internet too. So if you like blogging about art, comics, books, films, games and anything geeky in-between, I’d love to hear from you. If you could make a comment with a link to your own blog, I’d love to check it out.
All that being said, why not get started with my Wednesday Wish List! On my travels around conventions (and constantly scouring the internet for ideas), I have found a few awesome goodies that I think need to be brought to your attention. So, without further ado, here they are…
Wednesday Wish List
If you are a regular convention goer you will probably recognize the artwork of Megan Lara a mile off (Firefly Nouveau, Nintendo Nouveau). The Art Nouveau inspired, pop culture referencing beauty of her pieces is astounding. Granted, I am the target market; not only do I absolutely LOVE Art Nouveau, but I am obviously a massive geek, so her gorgeous, classic, elegant designs are perfect for me. I found this piece – ‘See You Space Cowboy’, inspired by ‘Cowboy Bebop’ – on Society6 and immediately knew I had to have it (She also has shirts available on Red Bubble). I opted to get it as a Tote Bag so I could wear it proudly to my next con. Corgis, guns, art nouveau – what more could I want?
If you haven’t read Rat Queens yet then I really don’t know what you are doing with your lives! It is an amazing bad ass comic full of fantastic female characters and some amazing one liners. If you love role playing games, kick ass fight scenes and tales of bad mouthed babes and drunken debauchery, this is for you! Check out my review over on Chaos Hour if you are interested. The thing I LOVE about the merch for this book is, much like the book itself, it is representative of women of all shapes and sizes. The models on their site are beautiful, normal looking girls, and the clothes really compliment their shapes. While I love the design of this vest, there is also a gorgeous off-the-shoulder sweater that is perfect for us more ‘heavy up top’ ladies as it looks very complimentary. Style & Sexiness +10!
There are so many awesome soaps to choose from on this website, I really didn’t know which one to showcase to you all. Seriously, you should go check out the site as all of their stuff is fun, quirky and (having met them at cons) smells gorgeous. This one won out, however, as it is definitely on my new house wish list. The mister and I are big gamers and even built our own PCs. While mine mostly has Guild Wars related kit (SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard), he is a bit of a Razer fan boy, so this would be a perfect fit for our future bathroom. Scented with lime, this is a perfect ‘wake up’ soap, and looks awesome to boot. Warning: May increase your pwning skill.
I was lucky enough to work with Dirty Teacup Designs on the Unstoppable Cards’ ‘Dead Divas’ set. I love her macabre characters mixed with her feminine style. These cards are a great way of getting samples of her artwork at a nice affordable price, plus they would make perfect birthday/thank you/note cards to send to that Wednesday Addams in your life (you know we all have one and if you don’t, it’s you).
For those of you who don’t know me, I LOVE tea. Yes, I am a blue haired girl who loves tea (Ramona jokes may now ensue). But, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I have a very strange aversion to metal (i.e. chains, jewelry, etc), so Tea Infusers tend to pass me by (which is a shame, because this owl shaped one – also from ThinkGeek – is adorable). So imagine my happiness when I found this lovely little test tube shaped tea infuser. Perfect for science geeks and Aperture employees alike.
Well, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoyed my little foray back into blogging. Let me know what you think below. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up and join in some discussions with you lovely folk.