Cosplay Thursday: Destiny Nickelsen

Hey Poppers

Welcome back to another Cosplay Thursday. So once again I bring you one of the stars of Cosplay Destiny Nickelsen. According to her Facebook page Destiny has been into costuming ever since she was very little. She learned to sew from her mother and grew up making her own costumes with the help her mom. In 2003 Destiny starting attending cons and was instantly hooked. Destiny work has brought her some awards. Best Craftsmanship (Expert)- Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Miss Southern Cospitality 2013 and Best Overall Costume- FCBD 2013. You can find out more about Destiny Nickelsen on her Facebook page, on Twitter.

Source: Facebook Destiny Nickelsen

Welcome, Welcome

Hello Zuko here….. Poppers,

So, here it is. The day has come. I am making a blog post. I may or may not ramble, lose my train of thought, or even fall asleep on my keyboard.

So here’s the dealio. My good buddy John, asked my humble self to write some posts and I’m super excited to be on. A little insight on myself would go something like, I am a nerd. I run in nerd circles. I am known for starting nerd fights in the lunch room at work. IE: Batman could beat Superman in a fight. They are called zombies in TWD comic. And it’s Aragorn not Aragon.

I wrote a decent novella and some people bought it. But if I needed to some it up I would say read my Twitter. My bio is as follows:

Khansulting Rebel Scum from Team Avatar living off Lembas Bread from The Seam if JLA or SHEILD find out I’m Divergent they’ll kick me out of Ravenclaw.

Oh man, you can really talk on these gosh darn blog things. I am not limited to 140 characters here. Nice.

K, I’m gonna review something. Oh, the meme font is IMPACT. It popped into my head I had to get it out, that’s what she said?

That’s what she said?

Anyway, my twitter is @MindWeird so yeeeah.

K, a review what are we thinking here, X Men DOFP, are people calling it DOFP yet?. Maybe we should talk Game of Thrones. No. Arrow. Oh man, let’s talk some Arrow.

First off, as an intellectual entertainment connoisseur I can tell you that Arrow, is friggin’ sweet. Okay, what do we as nerds look for in a show. Background! Comic? Book Series? Cartoon? Whatever it is, for a show or a movie, we, as cultured and sophisticated beings, need something with a cult following, history and depth. Arrow is obviously based on the DC comic, Green Arrow. A kick ass, rich ass, bad ass archer named Oliver.

Yes please. I would consider this show the closest thing to a “Chris Nolan level of quality” show. It is similar to TDK trilogy in the dark aspects. Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz and the rest of the gang bring a whole new level of awesome to television. This show is packed full of action, including, great fight scenes, car chases, explosions, gunfire and of course plenty of arrows. Action is great and a must for exciting television, but it has so much more than that. The acting is second to none. The characters lead double lives, scream, cry, wear pain on their faces, and try to get a laugh in. The actors are able to portray this with ease. The story line is great too. One episode and you’ll be hooked. It’s full of twists, evil in good, good in evil, flashbacks and tons of sex. Now throw that into a sundae bowl, top it with crazy costuming and epic music scores and that ladies and gentlemen is your Wednesday night dessert.

A Sundae on a Wednesday? SURE!

Now, even if you aren’t a huge Green Arrow fan, that’s okay. The show has tons of other DC characters along the way. Sometimes, you need to rewind, because an easter egg can go by in a Flash. (see what I did there?) If you still need reason to watch, yes, everyone in this show freakin’ gorgeous.

If you don’t watch the show, but are interested, I would burn through it this summer. It’s the perfect time. We’re sitting in the waiting room for GoT, Doctor Who and Sherlock (grumble grumble Moffat).

But Seriously….

But more than that, Mr Allen’s spin off from his two episode deal will be hitting screens at 702 miles an hour soon, and I can guarantee there will be crossover episodes. Plus, you never know when one…. or both, of the big guys may drop into the show. And you wouldn’t wanna miss the man in blue, or the caped crusader.

My only concern with starting this amazing show would be, you and your friends, fanboys and fangirls alike, will get in fights. But what else is new? The fight will most likely last months, even years. And it will be about one thing, who is the hottest. Sara, Laurel, Felicity? It’s Sara btw, just to save you some time.

damn girl 😉

Side note, if Batman’s Dad made Bruce’s middle name his own name. Batman’s initials would be B.T.W. And fanboys, you will catch your fangirl youtubing Ollie’s workout scenes. And you know what? That’s okay. If any TFIOS fans read this blog, it’s okay you burst into tears every time you read the word okay, okay?

In all seriousness, why so serious, because I’m talkin’ DC comics to screen here. Watch the show, you won’t regret it. This is just a small glimpse at what is Arrow. The show, like most things in nerd culture, is an adventure. And this adventure is just getting going, I mean if Bilbo could catch up to the dwarves for an adventure you can catch up to us Arrowheads, I think that’s what we are??

Well thanks for reading. Until next time_________________ <——– you can make up a sweet sign off for me *wink*

J.W. Coughlan

Ep 23 Resistance Is Futile

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The next exciting episode of The Pop Culture Cafe’s Podcast is up and running. Just click on the link below to get directed over to Libsyn to have a listen. Hey if you like what your hearing you can subscribe at iTunes and on Stitcher.

So in I take about whispers of Netflix maybe trying to get CBS to let them play in the Star Trek Universe. The comic Rat Queens being made into an animated series. Bryan Singer may not be directing the next X-Men movie. DC may have an idea when the next series of films maybe released. Bill Finger getting some credit for Batman on a cover of Detective Comics #27. Cartoon actors reading from the Star Wars IV and a bunch of quicky news and comic review.

Show Notes for Ep 23, Click the links below to direct you to more about the stories I talked about.

Here is the video from May 2012 Emerald City Comic Con with some of your favorite voice actors ready from the Star Wars IV script.

Cosplay Thursday: Luna Lanie

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Well this time I have a interview with a Luna Lanie. I meet Luna thru Twitter. She started following me and in turn I follow back. Once I found out that she was a Cosplayer I though it be nice to highlight her in Cosplay Thursday. So lets get to know this new face to Cosplay.



So could you introduce yourself to the readers.

Hello my name is Luna Lanie I am currently 19 years old and attending GSU for microbiology in Atlanta. I am originally from Los Angeles but have lived all over the U.S.! 

How did you get started?

I got into Cosplaying by my friend telling me about Dragoncon. (A pretty big convention here in Atlanta) She asked if I wanted to be a part of their Disney group this year so I agreed excitedly. 

Have you always wanted to Cosplay?

I’ve always loved dressing up since I could walk. I wore halloween costumes just for fun when I was little and I always wanted to be the characters I played in videogames and watched on t.v. (cardcaptor sakura especially!) I use to doodle cool costume ideas I had in my school notebooks and roleplayed with my sisters. 

What Cosplays do you have planned to do next?

My future characters will be Heartseeker Ashe, Catherine, Battle Bunny Riven, Sailor moon, Daenerys Targaryen and my Runescape character. 

So is Cosplay just for fun or do you have plans to make it a business?

 Cosplay for me is just for fun. I love making costumes, props, and attending conventions. It’s amazing being transported into a different world and seeing so many extraordinary talented people who are interested in the same things as me! I would love to eventually make it a business to support all the expenses it takes to create the costumes but I will always cosplay for the fun experiences and getting the chance to meet awesome new people. 

IMG_1649Do you consider yourself a geek and if so what do you like about being a geek?

Yes I consider myself geeky. I’ve always enjoyed anime, drawing manga, videogames, cool gadgets and comic books. I get super excited for E3’s new releases and new DLC. The best part is finding outlets and other people interested in what I enjoy doing. 

What are you geeking out about now?

I am currently obsessed with League of Legends. I am having dreams about destroying turrets! I’ve been leveling up a new summoner. Also it makes me super excited to work on the cosplay for Ashe and Riven! 

Do you have any Cosplay person that you geek out about and why?

OMG YES. Jessica Nigiri and Monika Lee are tied at my top two. They are both extremely beautiful, badass, and make amazing cosplays! 

IMG_5531  What do your friends and family think about you Cosplay? 

 My family and friends support me 100% they think it’s really cute and is the perfect hobby for me!

So if people what to find you where can they go?

 Easiest way to reach me is my twitter @lunalanieee, and Instagram: OhaiYouDied. 

I want to thank Luna Lanie for doing this interview and I think we will be seeing more of her and her Cosplay in the future.