Thursday, April 29, 2010

Super Street Fighter Four Tournaments happening this weekend

Here's a map of street fighter tournaments hapening around the country and some based in L.A.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival could have a better name

Just found out about some great movies that will be shown at this festival
that starts today

First up Clash. Clash is a martial arts adventure movie taking place in Vietnam. A gang of criminals are sent in to a military base to steal the control unit for the first and only Vietnamese satellite. Whatever the plans was seems to go to stray and a bunch of martial arts actions will ensue.
Next up is God is D_AD. A video game movie about a band of weirdos going on a road trip to a early gaming convetion set in the late 80's . It's a road trip movie on a geeky level.

For more info and movies check out the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival
tickets seem to be around 10 buck at different locations around LA

Busy with school work and scheming

no buy or places post this week sorry folks, i have some good stuff in the works for next week

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Comic Book Day, Cheap Ice Cream, and some old friends are back

Free Comic Book Day

May 1 Saturday
Mutiple comic book store locations

May 1st is Free Comic Book Day. I suggest hitting up some of the most well known comic shops for the best goodies and sales. Usually you get around 3 free comics. So choose wisely.

Golden Apple


CARTOONIST – SIMPSONS, Captain Carrot, Etc.
12noon: APE ENT.
Penguins of Madagascar's
1pm: APE ENT:
Geoffrey Thorne, Creator/Writer of PRODIGAL
1pm: Creepy Carly – Sketchy Girl
Carly Mizzou - Illustrator & Creator
Writer of HULK & Incredible Hercules

Earth 2

STERLING GATES (Supergirl, Superman) 11-3pm
SEAN "Cheeks" GALLOWAY (Spider-Man Animated) 12-2pm Click here for his gallery!
RYAN BENJAMIN (Batman, Detective Comics) 12-2pm Click here for his gallery!
RYAN ODAGAWA (Heroes, Iron Man) 12-2pm Click here for his gallery!
TODD HARRIS (Prodigal) 11-2pm Click here for his gallery!

MARK WAID (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) 10-12pm
JT KRUL (Justice League, Blackest Night Titans) 11-1pm
CHRIS YOST (X-Men, X-Force) 12-2pm
FILIP SABLIK (Top Cow) 12-2pm

House Of Secrets

Meltdown Comics

Free Comic Book Day Signing Schedule

Saturday May 1, 2010
Drew Johnson--10:00AM-12:00PM
Artist, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Four, Star Wars: Infinities
Marc Andreyko--12:00PM-3:00PM
Writer, Predators, Streets of Gotham, Manhunter
Stan Sakai--3:00PM-5:00PM
Writer/artist, Usagi Yojimbo

for some reason Hugh Jackman "Wolverine" is a spokesperson for free comic book day. The promo just seems odd. They should have gone with him as Wolverine just reading a comic.

31 Cent Scoop Night
April 28th

Ice cream isn't that much this Wednesday night between 5-10 at mutiple 31 Flavors location. Get your ice cream cheap and try all the 31 flavors.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird  premieres in LA

Starting Friday April 30th and playing for one week at the Nuarte theater is The Good, The Bad, The Weird. This movies is suppose to be a fun loving action comedy. Like a good old fashioned Jackie Chan movie.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 100th Episode and the New Season of Boondocks starts

This Sunday night check local listings

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine Supr Mario Fail

Something bothered me about Hot Tub Time Machine. Not the movie itself it's funny and I enjoyed it(8 Chevy hse didn't need to be in it) , but whoever was in charge of props or was the technical director should have noticed this.

I'm a gamer and when New Super Mario Bros ,which is for the DS! Excuse me, is back in the 1980's I have a problem. I hate it when movies don't care about being accurate. It really just looks like they got a vinyl sticker for the machine a ploped it on.

Olivia Munn finally funny for once

Olivia Munn was plastered up on a billboard today in a nude pose  thats still PG. She did it after watching trainers beat elephants with metal bars at the Ringling Bros Circus.The signs up at the intersection of Highland and Wilshire Blvd.

In a LA Weekly article about the sign Munn was qouted saying "If anyone goes to the circus after this," says Munn, "I'll find you and smash a glass in your face. Real talk." (What the Hell is real talk?)

oh and she hosting a celebrity  Lost Planet 2 tournament next week

Is your tap water cloudy, too LA?

Don't worry about it. I thought somethings was clogging my pipes or something worse. Turns out it's just a strange natural phenomenon here in LA.

Laist kindly sums it up "It’s a fact that all water has a certain amount of air dissolved in it, albeit invisible to the naked eye- most of the time. But, there are times when the temperature of the water in the underground pipes is much lower than the comfortable temperature inside our homes and workplaces. At times like these, the dissolved air in the water shows up when you turn on the tap. What the eye sees as cloudy, even milky, water is actually undissolved air escaping in the form of bubbles. "

It's safe to drink, clean and wash with just like usual even though it looks really freaky.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Adventure Time art show I loved to go ....ahhh

If you read a few posts back ahhhh was my reaction to finding out there was a adventure time art show open to the public for only one day in Burbank at the Cartoon Network Offices located there, here's what it looked like.

People behind Adventure Time, please invite the community to such events. I know I would have love to go! I was two blocks away for free ice cream day at Ben and Jerry's.

The art was done by the Philadelpia Art Society that frankly sucks announcing events. The show was held on March 23rd and open to the public, except the public was never told!!!!!!

Street Fighter line and Sacred Fools

*Currently working on a interview I was planning for a long time.
*Waiting on a interview questions to come back

So on Friday I checked out the Street Fighter Fight Club. The line was so huge I didn't even make it in. I waited in line for a good 3 hours, the show was packed. Some of the people from Street Fighter High School were present in full cosplay. It was so packed apparently someone stole these following items.

-Mac Book Pro

-Two (2) Kodak zi8 HD cameras
-Lots of SD cards

I am 8-bit is willing to give a reward for the items returned, no questions asked.

Then on Friday I headed to the Sacred Fool's Theater for Neighborhood 3: Requestion of Doom. This was a play about a neighborhood dealing with a new video game that using gps technology maps out the actual neighborhood you live in. Problems start to occur when the lines between reality and virtual reality start to blend. Also it involves zombies. Overall I enjoyed the play. You could however tell it was written by a non-gamer by how every game in the play could connect to the same game from any device and certain gamer words r were used without full understanding. The actors did a great job of acting out little game movements. Such as walking like a rpg character. It's a fun play to see with friends, Be warned however parking isn't free and no flash photography is allowed at the Sacred Fools Theater.

The greatest part of the play was at the end when the cute actress Amy Talebizadeh wouldn't hold hands with the actor Adam Trent. She put her hands behind her back and Adam  grabbed them to try and get her to hold his hands. Dude, she's just not into you

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Just found out
Tuesday, 4/27 - Los Angeles - El Rey
Tickets are $33.65

Friday, April 23, 2010

Viva La Horde

THE HORDE or La Horde

is french zombie movie where criminals and cops have to team up to stop the undead threat. The premiere showing is tomorrow. This is part of the COLCOA French Film premieres, that have been screening this whole week.

This is your only chance to see La Horde state side. BTW its English subtitles, French language.

more info

Fresh Pressed

I was gonna review Fresh- Pressed here, but I'd rather just send you to the Wanderous Blog's take on it. Fresh Pressed does sponsor Wanderous, but the site looks really nice.

Fresh Pressed is a screen printing shirt and gift shop. If you need to make a logo or a sign stand out come here.

Check out the article here about Fresh Pressed

Fresh Pressed
4646 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-7374

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time and Place found

Casitas Studios3229 W. Casitas Glendale, CATime: Friday, 8PM-12AM

Looks like Capcom has revealed the street fighter fight club location, word of advice GET THERE EARLY!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Strike Witches WTF YES

Strike Witches: Complete First Season
When you need anime that is the embodiment of Japanese anime and what you think Japanese anime should be you should put Strike Witches at the top of that list.

Strike Witches is about cute girl witches that transform into cat girls or dog girls or bunny girls with propellers for legs that shoot huge guns at aliens set in the time of alternate World War 2. This is a typical anime.Yes girls who are form different countries form the Strike Witches, a military unite of cute witches that wear  propeller legs and fly around stopping Neuroids, evil aliens that have taken over most of Europe.

Panty shots galore, fan service constantly, and just the bizarness of young girls not ever wearing pants (just panties) make this one of the best animes to come out this year. It came out in Japan a few years back, but it seems complety brand new. Back to panty shots though, every second is a panty shot. Why they're not wearing pants isn't even a question. Apparently in this universe cute girls just don't wear pants.

The strengths in this anime are the fact when the girls fire guns there firing realistic World War 2 weapons. Fan Service is felt heavily with of course the shared bath. I was amazed there wasn't a summer festival episode, but you only get 12 episodes for the first season.I felt the dubbing was top notch, too. Funimation uses the same people again and again though it's okay to hire new people guys.

Some of the best parts are the seriousness of any situation is made mute because the girls are just wearing panties. My two favorite episode have to be the panty stealing incident and when one of the girls who is that worlds Chuck Yeager (alternate history universe) breaks the sound barrier. I loved how funny it was to

Buy Strike Witches on Amazon

Strangely enough

some new art galleries are popping up throughout LA

Little Toyko Unblogged reports on Gallery 203 opening up in the Little Tokyo Galleria.

From the gallery 203 site:
An exhibition of works by two Los Angeles artists:
Site-specific Installation by Caroline Kim
Oil Paintings by Kirsten Gabbe

Opening Reception: Friday, April 23: 6 PM - 12 AM
Current Exhibit On View Through April
Free Event, 3hrs Free Parking with Validation

Little Tokyo Galleria
333 S. Alameda St., #203
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Street Fighter High School

Anyone who reads the blog know I have a spot in my heart for Street Fighter, Hell Cammy vs. ryu has been on the right since the blog started. Check out via the Capcom blogs Street Fighter High School

All I can say is

 Poor Cammy!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Video Game Play no not that kind of gameplay and Street Fighter Galore!

This one caught me by suprise, Kotaku sheds light on a insane sounding, but fun video game play

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

here's the synopsis from their site:

In a suburban subdivision with indentical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own!

check out the last two showings

Friday, Apr. 23, 8:00 PM
Saturday, Apr. 24, 8:00 PM


Sacred Fools Theater
660 N. Heliotrope Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club!!

Some sort of new secret street fighter fight club happening this Friday!
Check the Capcom community blog later in the week for more info

Here's whats been posted so far
The party is going down this Friday, April 23rd, from 8pm to midnight, in Los Angeles, CA (in the Silver Lake neighborhood). We’ll post the exact address on Thursday, so stay tuned, but here’s a little taste of what’s in store, and why people are already making plans to fly into town just for this party:

-Of course you can go hands on with Super Street Fighter IV, and get chances to win an early copy of the final game on PlayStation 3.
-Great Street Fighter art on the exclusive shirts + posters, live art on the walls, and even… on you?
-Gift bags for the first few hundred fans through the door
-Live DJ, light food and drinks
-Big-screen game exhibitions, including appearances from some very special guests all the way from Japan :)
-One final note—we have an, um… special opportunity for some brave fans to win some great prizes, but to participate, you’ll want to bring a change of clothes—clothes you don’t mind having potentially destroyed :)

need even more street fighter in your life? the very next day has the
Underground Gaming Tournament League 6: Street Fighter IV 3v3 Tournament + Pixel Drip Gallery debut feat. 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer live chiptune show!

Seems whatever your gaming habit this event will have it. Interact with other gamers in real life.

their site says:
-Street Fighter IV 3v3 double elimination tournament!

-Live music featuring 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer & more!
-Debut of the Pixel Drip Gallery art show featuring exhibited and live art!
-Gorgeous new venue in the heart of Echo Park!
-Bomb dollar tacos & quesadillas served hot and ready!
-Happy hour at the bar from 2pm to 5pm!
-Vendors selling all kinds of merch!
- Meat Bun

- Cipher 12
- All is Fighter
- Power Anime

Rec Center Studio
1161 Logan St

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sat April 24th at 2:00 pm
$10 admission

Festival of Books
The Festival of Books comes back to LA with a huge selection of books to check out and events around authors of said books. Notable favs R.L.Stine and Mr. Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of Pride and Prejuice and Zombies) and 100's of authors will be in attendance to sign your books, therefore making them better. This festival is happening at UCLA so except parking to suck.

University of California Los Angeles - UCLA
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
looks like Giant Robot will be in attendance and a comic book corner.

Unique LA

The many- multy vendor show of cool and hip stuff to put in your home or on you desk. Love the line on the web-site "Over 95% of the products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA!" Damn that 5%.

April 24th &25th, 11am – 6pm
California Market Center’s Penthouse
110 East 9th Street

$10 at the door or in advance (kids 12 and under are free).

TCM Classsic Film Festival hits LA on the 22-25

Multiple classics will be screened at different theaters aroud Hollywood. Check the schedule as individual tickets will be sold only the night of shows. See they want you to buy passes that cost hundreds of dollars instead of just getting individual tickets. 20 bucks for a show a half of for students.

I suggest some ... damn there all pretty good. Any film student or writer should check out any of the movies. In fact anyone around should enjoy theses classics. Don't think just cause there classics there's no violence. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is playint, too. The restored Metropolis seems nice and the early horror movie The Day of the Triffids seems like fun choices. A rare collection of cartoons that are very racist ,Removed from Circulation: A Cartoon Collection seems like a good bet to see with friends who have grown beyond that said racism.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Really H&M?

You couldn't just say a portion of your profits will be used to find a cure for aids? You have to make the dumbest ad campaign ever?

Sadly it's the third year of making a MTV mockery of a real problem. I'm sorry sleeping bags and tents?
Via High Snob Society

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lost Planet 2 Marketing is A No

Great idea, terrible execution.

I was one on many groups looking for the giant ice cubes that Lost Planet 2 decided to suddenly hurl in front of businesses around the country. I'll tell you right now there's nothing quite like smashing a giant block of ice in front of a Starbucks with many startled onlookers. Just gotta say smashing giant ice cubes is fun as Hell.

Here's all the strange stuff inbetween buildings and back alleys I found looking for giant ice cubes before I found out they were just dumped in front of places.

The main problem with this event at least in LA was the people they hired had no idea what the heck Lost Planet 2 was. The people dropping off the large ice blocks used a dolly not a truck, so it significantly slowed them down. They sort of gave up trying to do the event. My friend scored his ice blocks by the ice block delivery guy just saying, "Hey you want these". My friend  explained that the ice blocks were stacked on one another and were constantly falling off the dolly and the people doing the event weren't sure what Lost Planet 2 was.

Reading the Capcom blog it seems the event didn't start till late in the day here in LA, at least around Melrose. The real clincher is the prizes, I got for breaking the ice, as you can see below they're xbox cases, but inside of them are ps3 demo codes. That tells me whoever was doing this event just didn't care at some point or hired people who didn't care. Other prizes included toys based off the mechs and monsters in the game.

Overall the event was a great idea and I had a blast. The ground work just wasn't done by people who knew what Lost Planet 2 was.