Friday, April 12, 2013

Fan Art Friday Number One: Dalek (Doctor Who)

By Geddy Cahoon, the Sovereign

Hello all, and welcome to the first of what I hope to be a weekly feature here at ol', Fan Art Friday! I'm an aspiring artist, and as such I tend do draw a lot of my own original characters. However, I'm not opposed to drawing fan art. Fan art is a great way to express your love of a character or series, as well as putting your own unique spin on it.

I'm not a huge Dr. Who fan, but I do LOVE the overall design and aesthetic of the Daleks. The Dalek is a fantastic balance of weirdness and simplicity, and plus robots are cool. In honor of our resident Eyebrow Overlord Tom, I decided I'd kick this feature off with some Dalek fan art. It's one of my personal favorite pieces of fan art that I've ever drawn.

So what are you waiting for?! Hit the jump and let's get the inaugural edition of Fan Art Friday started! EXTERMINATE!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tom Seeks Input On His Latest Obscure Hobby: Doctor Who Fan Fiction

By Tom Cuthbertson, Whom Geddy is Trying Desperately Not to Make Fun Of

Well, since this is supposed to be a space where we can write about anything, here goes. In the last week or two, I've become somewhat fascinated with the world of... fanfiction. Specifically Doctor Who fanfiction. Specifically Eleven and Clara fanfiction. Yeah. Rest assured I'm wrestling bears daily to keep my man levels in check.

Anyway, what I really want to ask is that if any fanfiction writers happen to be reading this, and are awesome, they wouldn't mind sharing a few pointers in the comments section? Especially if they fall into either of the aforementioned categories. In which case, for God's sake man, critique me hard! If not, as you were.

If you enter the Nerdosphere in this post, you'll find a small extract of a chapter I just wrote, hopefully the first of a lengthy story, as well as a link to the actual thing.

Well then, until next time,


P.S. I promise I'll let someone else do the next post.

P.S.S. I just found an American dime/nickel whichever one is five cents. Y'all have heavy coins.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tom on The Yes's and No's of Smark Crowds

By Tom Cuthbertson, M.D.

The smark. Definitions for the term smark vary; some consider the smarks "fans who know wrestling is choreographed but appreciate it on a higher level", while others consider the smarks "sports entertainment fans who are hardly ever satisfied". When these so called 'smart' wrestling fans gather en masse at a live WWE event, like the crowd we saw assembled last night on Raw, they have the power to either enhance or tarnish the show, depending on which parts of the smark culture they emphasize. Let's briefly look at what smark crowds, for better or for worse, can bring to live shows. And just for fun, I'm going to borrow Daniel Bryan's trademark YES and NO chants to help me.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Update Numero Uno: Weekly Features and Wrasslin' Previews

Hey all, Geddy here. Just a quick lil' update to any readers, each week I'll be doing a feature I'll be calling Fan Art Friday, which will be a chance for me to present my unique artistic talents for criticism.

We'll also be doing monthly group prediction articles for WWE's Pay Per Views so look out for those. We'll probably start producing more weekly features as we get comfortable with the site.

- Geddy

Tom's Musings on Wrestlemania XXIX

By Tom Cuthbertson, M.D.

I very nearly posted my knee-jerk reactions to Wrestlemania when it went off the air at 4am. Which, due to be being naturally tired and a little cross, most likely would have been a... Poor decision. It sucked that I squandered an hour of sleep, but now, much like the A's in Fandango, my thoughts on Wrestlemania have had something of a chance to breathe.

So, what are my thoughts on Wrestlemania 29?

Artful Dodger's Big Fat Rasslemaniuh Review

By A. Dodger, Esquire

   You know, deep from the bowels of the earth where my home is located, I can already hear the whines and moans of the people not happy with how the big shindig went.

   And to them I wanna say..... Oh...... Don't care. Because I'm the one writing this, my opinions the one that matters.  In fact fuck opinions, these are Factpinions, and and you're about to get some all up in ya.

Here I'll present 13 points about WM.  Why 13?  'Cause I make my own goddamn luck. And also I suffer from a rare genetic disorder where I was born with that many fingers and toes.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mr.Canada's Half-WrestleMania Review!

By Justin Henry, Smiling Politely

Hello friends, it's the Canadian here just wanting to write a quick blurb about Wrestlemania 29.

I would like to be complete honest in saying I did end up missing the first hour...ish of the show as I had work, which apparently was the best portion of the show, but regardless, I feel like talking about the part of the show I did end up watching. I tuned in as Alberto Del Rio was walking to the ring.
***I would just like to point out that I love Ricardo Rodriguez as much as a fat guy loves Ice***
But regardless I knew the outcome of this match weeks in advance ever since Swagger changed his motto from "We The People" to "Weed The People." It was an o.k. match with two arguably better than average performers and kept me entertained albeit the ending being easily guessable. I give the match a 6.5/10

Next up we have CM.Punk vs Undertaker, all I can say is that even though I feel like i'm the only one, I did enjoy this match, it did have it's...moments....we shall call them, but however it felt right and Mr.Punkington did manage to talk alot of people into believing that he was going to end the streak, the current smark group i'm in on facebook was divided 50/50 on who would win (I hate you so much Psst).
All in all I thought this match was an overall good match quality of a C.M. Punk match. 7.5/10

Now we have Triple H vs Brock Lesnar. Picture yourself leaned over a table with your head on it while banging on it telling yourself you want the pain to end. That about sums this up.

Here we are, the main event, John Cena vs The Rock. It was ok.

And there you have it, Mr.Canadians overall view of what he watched. Overall it was a big "meh." It was really predictable from my standpoint and I felt enraged when I read that Mr.Sandow didn't grace us with his presence. I give the show an overall 4.5/10. Have a good night everyone!