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Small Business Saturday: Akima Botanicals

What’s better than small businesses? Small, geek-friendly businesses.

smallbusinessaturday1This week’s highlight is on Akima Botanicals: Eco-Friendly Bath & Body from Mother Earth

I’ve had the pleasure of vending with the wonderful owner of Akima Botanicals, and on top of stellar business savvy, this chick knows how to make some fantastic skincare products. I, myself, own the Relax massage oil blend which I’ve used with clients in my personal practice–the scent is so calming.

Highlighted product:

Amazing massage oils. Massage therapist approved, with a blend of quality oils paired with some lovely scents.

Where to buy:

www.akimabotanicals.com

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Akima Botanicals will be at Wicked Faire 2015, as well as Steampunk World’s Fair 2015, so make sure to check out her stand!

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AMV Roundup! Sailor Moon- ET

Man, there really are a lot of great Sailor Moon AMVs out there. Brava, Sailor Moon fans, brava. Katy Perry’s song ET works wonderfully, especially since the creator went literal with the lyrics and switched from demons in Sailor Moon to when she gets her angel wings. It’s got a great beat for dramatic cuts in editing and the AMV definitely showcases a lot of them. While the video quality isn’t the best, the AMV is still well worth your time. I never realized how well the lyrics of ET could fit with Sailor Moon, but once you watch the video, you’ll wonder why you never put it together yourself.

Moon Prism Power, Make-UP!

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 10/25/14

Rule 63 Jecht anyone?  I would love to see or make a compendium of Rule 63 where every character ever conceived (or cosplayed, let’s not be too ambitious) and their Rule 63 counterpart is featured. Oh what the hell am I talking about? This is the internet! It probably already exists, which fulfills the requirements of Rule 34.

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Trailer Time: “Avengers-Age of Ultron”

Worthy of a second post?  I think so!  The release of this trailer has been something that I’ve been looking forward to ever since the film was announced 2 years ago at San Diego Comic Con.  When SDCC unveiled a sneak peak of “Avengers-Age of Ultron” this past year I figured it was only a matter of time before a trailer was released to the general public.  Sure enough, this past Tuesday at the end of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” it was announced that a world premiere trailer was to be released during next week’s episode.  A day later it was leaked online and Marvel’s response…

Fans could not have asked for better…but Marvel provided better by giving in and releasing an official trailer for what is bound to be one of the most anticipated films of 2015.  I can only hope they continue playing along with the Hydra schtick for next week’s episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” just to have fun with the predicament they were put in.

I honestly can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this trailer.  Out of all the upcoming comic book films, this is the one that I am not worried about at all.  I have complete faith in Joss Whedon’s vision after what he did with the first “Avengers” film.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe looks to be getting even darker and more dangerous, something that started at the beginning of Phase 2 with “Iron Man 3.”  This film is going to be a great birthday present for me next year as a comic book geek and an even better addition to what is being released cinematically these days.  The one problem I have with the trailer is that James Spader’s voice doesn’t always sound mechanical enough to be the robot Ultron.  Are you excited for this film?  What do you think of the trailer?  Next week starts a whole new week of “Trailer Time” so be here on Monday for the next installment!

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AMV Roundup! Various Animes- Potpurri

I love parody videos, as do a lot of the anime audience. I think it’s one of those things where we get to enjoy comments and jokes about a show we hold near and dear. Hence why a lot of comedy AMVs tend to be on the parodic side, this one included. I love the segment of Ah My Goddess characters matched up with the I Dream of Jeannie opening! It’s a lot of cute and humorous segments and clips though, kind of like the infamous AMV Hells. I was dying over the bit with Haruhi too. It also reminds me of a lot of the weirdness in the old Adult Swim segments where it’d be really random and absolutely absurd.

Let me borrow that ****ing top!

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WE REVIEW IT ALL– Halloween: slutty costumes

How would I describe Slutty Halloween Costumes to Jack Skellington?  Imagine if you accidentally opened the door to Halloweentown, and a bunch of spring break sorority girls flooded in.  Yep, Jack Skellington just gained a brand new bone.

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Halloween was originally a day to remember the dead, and some say that the costumes we dawn are meant to memorialize those that have passed.  Apparently, women believe that most people that have passed away enjoyed showing off skin.  A lot.  But hey, who are we to say that they didn’t?

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There are those that would argue these costumes are degrading to women, but I’m not sure their argument holds any more water than a slutty bride costume could soak up.  In fact, I would argue that these costumes are in fact promoting self-confidence to the women who wear them.  A degrading costume is something that is meant to put down and/or shame someone, where as these women not only choose to wear them, they are showing pride in their bodies and confidence in themselves by doing it.  In today’s age of body shaming (not just for being big, but also for being thin) it is actually pretty powerful and refreshing to see a girl rocking a slutty costume and showing she is proud of her body.  Plus, it may help her find her future husband…I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to talking to the slutty bride.

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But slutty costumes aren’t just limited to women, they make plenty of them for men as well.  Although I will admit that they tend to garner a different response…typically laughter.  *sigh* face it guys, girls have it way easier when it comes to turning on the opposite sex.  But at least you tried– and gave us a laugh.  and for that we thank you.

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So in the end, I have to give two big CENSORED up to slutty female costumes, and one corner-of-the-mouth-smile up to slutty male costumes.  and hope to see a lot more of them in the upcoming days.

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Awesome Cosplay of the Day: 10/24/14

Well I’ve done Yuna from the original installation so today we have Yuna from X-2. She’s super cute; I’ll admit that. I’ve been put off for years from playing X-2 just from certain things I’ve heard, but I really need to learn not to listen  and experience things for myself. I tend to have different point of view from a great deal of people, and I should exercise that POV instead of just accepting what I hear.

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