News & Events for C. Dennis Moore
When the Federation's most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor's most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!
The same day my Marvel box came, my daughter's new SketchBox showed up, too. Here's what she got:
"This month is all about liquid acrylic! A truly unique medium that offers almost limitless flexibility. We included Daler Rowney's FW Pearlescent liquid acrylic. These free flowing liquid acrylics are water soluble when wet but dry to a water resistant film. The shimmering pearl effect created by the pigment is startling. They are permanent and translucent, but work best when put down freely rather than applying successive layers of colors. Your box this month also includes a 5 pack of Princeton Real Value Brushes. This Princeston Synthetic Hair White Taklon Set contains five brushes: Round 1, Roung 6, Bright 6, Filbert 8, Flat 12. This broad range of brush types will truly allow you to make the most of your new liquid acrylic. Finally we included a Pentel Color Brush to outline your work or add unique details. This brush pen contains water based ink which flows easily, dries quickly, and produces transparent watercolor effects."
And the inspiration piece this month came from Josie:
"My name is Josie and I'm a young artist and product design student from the beautiful capital of Germany. I love drawing since I was able to hold a pen and creating what comes to mind, rather than following just one art style. Drawing is kind of a therapy for me to overcome daily life and connect with other people. Art is what keeps me motivated -- As Pablo Picasso once said: 'The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off your soul!'"
After a long and ridiculously stupid night at work, I came home Tuesday to see my daughter had got the mail when she came home from school and left it on my desk:
First off this duo pack of Funko Pop figures with Cap and Iron Man is awesome. And the first issue of the new BLACK PANTHER series is a great addition to my collection, and a welcome one because I wanted to read this series, but kept forgetting to pick it up.
New shirt, which I'm wearing now, of course, and will be wearing when I find time to see the movie, hopefully the weekend it opens, provided work allows such an impossible thing. The new patch and pin, of course, and ANOTHER new Dorbz figure, which brings the total to 4 that have been included in these Marvel boxes. I dig them.
I'm not much of a lanyard user, but at least now if I ever have reason to need one, I've got this cool Civil War one handy.
The next box will be "women of power" themed, with SpiderGwen on the box and I have a feeling my daughter's gonna make out like a bandit when that comes because she reads SPIDER-GWEN, and I'd bet anything there'll be some MS. MARVEL stuff in there, too, another book she reads.
I'm looking forward to it.
NEW COMIC DAY, y'all!!! My son got 5, my daughter got 1, and I found 6 I like. This is what you should be reading:
So after working WAY too late last night, I slept way too late this morning, and wound up spending the day just watching movies and relaxing. Here's what I watched:
THE REVENANT was good, but I couldn't believe it when my daughter said THIS was the movie Leo finally won his Oscar for. He spent 3/4 of the movie crawling around and wheezing. I could have done that!!! Also, there were huge stretches of movie where not a whole lot of was happening, and it was happening in relative silence, minus the score. I'm glad I didn't see it in theaters; i'd have never been able to sit still that long. As it is, I was changing positions on the couch all day. It was a pretty good movie despite that, though.
JURASSIC WORLD. Good movie, excellent effects, but I don't see what the big deal was that made this the huge movie when it came out. i mean, it was okay, but nothing special, in my opinion.
SAN ANDREAS I'm not expecting a lot from, I'm still watching it, though. Great effects, but I'm guessing in the end this'll be about as memorable as THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW or 2012.
All in all, not a TERRIBLE way to spend my one day off.
In all the hubbub over the very tragic death of Prince--I think we all know how I felt about him and his music--I forgot to mention Loot Crate came on Wednesday. The theme this month was QUEST and it contains the single best thing I've ever gotten from a Loot Crate in 20 months of collecting them. You'll see. Here's the haul:
First up is this Exclusive VIKINGS Drinking Horn with Strap from Chronicle Collectibles.
Next up, these Exclusive Harry Potter socks from Hyp Hosiery.
The most awesome EVER, this Exclusive LABYRINTH T-shirt from Ripple Junction, a shirt SO AWESOME I'm not even sure if I want to sully it by putting it on.
There's also this Exclusive D20 Ice Mold from Loot Crate Labs.
And finally, this Exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End poster, from Sony Playstation, which is hanging on my wall only long enough to get the picture, but I'm not a gamer by any stretch and have no use for it. But still, it was in the box.
No word yet on what the next theme will be, but it's not like they could top that shirt anyway. But we'll see.
New Comic Day! This was a strange week, though; nothing my son reads came out. And he reads a LOT of books. My daughter and I got stuff, though. She got 3, and I got 6, plus 2 back issues. Click the links in the covers to read along with us. Here's the haul:
I picked up these Mosaic issues for $0.99 each after, last week, grabbing the rest of the series (minus issue #2) out of the $0.25 bin.