My friend Angel, Stefan, Nick and I are headed to Comic Con this weekend!
Anyone in New York headed over? If so do e-mail me maybe we can meet up and discuss geeky bits and some cosmetics too!
Some of thee most awesome people are going to be at Comic Con this year such as…drum roll please…Neil Gaiman, Guillermo Del Toro, Doc Hammer, Stan Lee, Grant Morrison, and a slew of other geeky people that the Muse will be bowing down to this weekend! Oh wait scratch that Doc Hammer isn’t so special! That man whores himself at every convention!
I’m particularly excited about Neil Gaiman as he’ll be doing a reading! So awesome! I’ve been in a funk for the past few days so this will surely cheer my gloomy self up!
For details on purchasing tickets click on over to the website and maybe join the Muse in a day of Geeky fun!
What’s your weekend looking like?
Any special plans?
Tell the Muse all about it!
P.S. I’m a bit behind today on posts and comments! I’ll do my best to catch up!
w00t! Ghost Hunters returned tonight!
The Muse has set the Tivo and recorded every juicy minute (when I’ll get a sec to watch it is anyone’s guess!)!
Don’t get me wrong I’ve been enjoying Ghost Hunters International but I was missing Tango in a major way! The Muse crushes on Tango in a rather strange way! What’s not the like? He stutters slightly, he’s twitchy as hell, and he looks like he might fall over if I blow on him but hey he hunts ghosts that’s enough for the Muse! I met Tango at a geeky Fangoria style convention about a year and a half ago and can I tell you he’s as neurotic in real life as he is on the telly but still damn cute! Sadly, I don’t have pics as I was being as neurotic as he is when I met him! I may have even developed some sorta stutter! Imagine if I met a real celebrity? I’d fall over and have convulsions!
So an anonymous poster had posted in my Lestat blog and said that “she loves the random geeky bits…” I can’t begin to tell you how properly chuffed I was when I read that! I got that warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach and I felt like I had accomplished something for the geeks of the world! YES I’ve evolved and become not only your makeup guru but your geek god! I rock!
Seriously I was super proper happy that she was enjoying content that was geeky in nature minus the cosmetic side.
Thus this particular post came alive after I got her comment because I sincerely want to share the joys of the Ghost Hunters with possible fans in Cosmetic Land.
Granted Ghost Hunters has gone from somewhat scary to “oh my god this is so fake” to “wow Jason looks strange being bald and all and having a beard” to “warning: Purely for entertainment purposes only”.
I’m saddened by the fact that Ghost Hunters has taken the commercial path and choose endorsement over science. I’m not a big believer in ghosts in all honesty (I am a believer in aliens if that counts?!) but during the first season of Ghost Hunters they had me slightly believing that maybe just maybe it was true. But it slowly went downhill soon after and I was unable to take much of it seriously. Over the course of it’s run I’d say it was from being sorta believable to being hopelessly full of bologna!
Anyway even if it is for entertainment purposes I still enjoy it in a major way! I’m actually quite saddened the team has dwindled down so much and all the awesome people I enjoyed laughing at (Brian anyone?) are long gone.
However, at least I get to see Brian and Barry make fools of themselves in England, Scotland, Etc…Seriously what’s better then Brian in England running around like an idiot!
The team has since added that Kris or Chris chick who I find deeply annoying! The original cast is pretty much null and Jason, Grant, Steve, and Tango are all that remains but I get my kicks where I can and enjoy it even minus half the originals.
Personally the Muse wants a show named Ghost Hunters Dave Tango Style but I doubt it’ll happen but if you want to start a petition give a yell!
Tell the Muse!
Here’s one for the Lestat fans (there have to be one or two of you out there in cosmetic land).
It appears Anne Rice is returning to her roots and giving Lestat some much needed air to breath, he’s been buried up in his tomb for far too long and many of his fans miss him (the Muse does!). Anne Rice spoke to Time Magazine recently and promises one more book for Lestat.
It interests me she’ll be breathing life back into Lestat but I fear for Lestat’s return as from the article’s tone it appears Lestat will be released back into the head storm of Anne Rice’s religious hurricane (I’m an atheist, no I’m not, yes I am, no I’m not!)!
If you’ve been buried under a rock for 12 years or you’re just not a big reader you probably haven’t noticed the lack of blood dripping from Anne Rice novels as of late. That’s simply because Anne Rice is no longer an atheist and “re-found” the catholic church. In short terms, this meant she’d buried the Vampire Chronicles and ‘the evil” it created for her and she’d take on the new adventure of writing about Christ’s life. I can’t make this stuff up it’s all completely true. A lady that was writing about Sleeping Beauty in Bondage a few years ago is now a hardcore Christian…I dunno..whatever floats your boat I guess…stranger things have happened right?
I haven’t been a fan of Anne in a while in all honesty. Her work began a downward spiral a very long time ago and Lestat had long since lost his ability to speak to me since…god…who knows a very long time ago.
I’ve done my duty, as a good fan, and read through everything she’s put out (with much difficulty) over the course of the last several years. Reading Memnoch was at times comparable to root canal surgery with a rusty drill!
I guess we do that from time to time with someone we love reading (King is a good example). We fall under the illusion that the next book out will surely recapture the intense feeling we experienced when we originally read the author’s first book. But it’s never really the case is it?
Lestat’s return won’t happen for a few more years yet I imagine (even the article states as much) but I’ll keep some sort of hope (not a high hope…) alive that he might make a colorful reappearance in her next novel! Who knows maybe Lestat will learn to communicate on the same level with Anne that he used to before Anne went off on her trip to Never Never Land without him.
The Muse looks forwards to the gentleman vampire’s return (even though my gut tells me it’s going to be a very weird trip)!
Cheers Lestat de Lioncourt! High hopes for one last big bang before you disappear off the literary circuit for good.
By the way if you’re really missing the goth you can always appease your hunger by reading Christopher Rice’s dribble…that’s not quite root canal surgery…it’s more alone the lines of brain surgery while you’re fully awake!
A little bird whispered into my ear about possible updates to the Neil Gaiman Selections on Bpal.
If you’re a collector of Bpal or just a general fan of Gaiman this may be exciting to you!
If you’re unsure what Bpal is have a click over here for some info! If you have no idea who Neil Gaiman is you suffer the dire consequences of possibly being kicked off my blog permanently, ok maybe we’ll forgive you but just this once! k? k.
The Muse worships at the shrine of Gaiman so anything Gaiman related is always great!
The little bird told me about a scent being released entitled Snow, Glass, Apples. Oh Joy! My heart literally stopped when I heard this! Can you imagine such a blend as this? I’m picturing something cool and refreshing with bits of fruit and and a beautiful underlay of ozone! Snow, Glass, Apples was written over 10 years ago and is a twist on the age old story of Snow White. I actually have a copy of it that was purchased from BDP at the time. I believe, don’t quote me, you can find a few copies laying around on Amazon that collector’s are selling if this is something that interests you. In all honesty if you’re not a Gaiman fan you’re sincerely not going to want to shell out the money for a copy so maybe stick to his newer works that are readily available and about.
The good news though is now you can purchase a perfume oil that captures the story! I’m very eager to hear if this is true. According to my little bird it appears that the scent was available at Bpal Will Call. Whether it was allowed to be purchased I’m unsure of as the details are foggy but it does seem that the Gaiman selection on Bpal at the moment, which consists of 7 blends, will be updated soonish!
I have high hopes for this new blend because really the ones available at the moment aren’t entirely Muse approved.
In other Gaiman related news…The Graveyard Book is completed! Squeal! Around 12:55pm (UK Time) yesterday Neil updated his blog to say a few nights ago he completed the book and is now busy tweaking it (CLICK!). Needless to say I’m excited!
A new perfume oil, A new book, a new film (Coraline is being released in 2009)…..A great start to Monday morning me thinks!