Halloween tugs at the fear centers of our minds, but also our hearts! It is not only a time for candy, costumes, and parties, but it also signals the beginning of the Holiday Season!
Is it strange that we kick off such a time of family and friends with fear, death, gore, and the supernatural? Perhaps, but humans are strange creatures, and life complex and confusing, always with the reminder of death and lost family, friends, and acquaintances.
Could it be that for our Holiday Season, there is a need to remember The Dead, and that this is a necessary portal to our fund memories of them? Could it be that we must first remember and respect our losses before we can be Thankful for what we have. Could I go even further to say that once we remember our losses, and Thankful for what we are Given, that we might even have hope to regain those old and beloved connections, much like the stories of Christ rising from the dead? Is our loss perhaps the the sacrifice we must endure for a greater sense of gratefulness and a glorious reuniting of family, friends, and acquaintances?
I don't know. I am but a humble webmaster and business owner. I am merely contemplating something that I give great meaning and feelings to, yet do not truly know all of the reasons why. I do know that I enjoy your company, and look forward to sharing the Holiday Season for yet another year. I also have high hopes for the next year.
Oh, and go ahead and enjoy or Top Ten Movies to Watch Around Halloween, or something.
Happy Halloween from All Cool Things™.
Oh, if anyone could let me know who made the beautiful horror collage above, I would truly appreciate it. I couldn't make out her/his name.
****SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT****
By now we've all gotten a chance to see a couple of the new episodes of Doctor Who. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the first episode, as I thought that the caper was a little simple for The Doctor to fix, but the writers did have the daunting task of reintroducing The Doctor, and the ambitious attempt at introducing four companions (even if one petered out) all in one episode.
While we have gotten a slight look into the new season with these first two episodes, we still have no idea what's in store for the good Doctor, or the seasons, much less the franchise as a whole.
In our latest article, All Cool Things™ asks our Top Ten questions as pertaining to Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker at the helm. As always, please feel free to Share, Like, and Comment. We genuinely look forward to dialogue, suggestions, and your return!
So...we just found out that our Member software has been messed up for some time, and that folks that may have been trying to apply for free membership with the site probably have not been able to...'Sorry..?
Yeah...so All Cool Things™ is doing two things: 1) We have opened all of our articles to the public. If you want to go back and see those steamy pictures of MomoKun Cosplay, you can now. If you want to read any of the bonus interview articles, you can now. 2) If ask us for the coupon code for 10% off purchases, we'll give it to you. That's right. All you have to do is go to Cool Things to Buy and read our update information. It's that simple.
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October 7, 2018 at the Atlanta Comic Convention, lots of comic book dealers, as well as sci-fi and fantasy vendors and artists showed up to show off their collections and make some deals with the masses!
The Atlanta Comic Convention has four intimate conventions every year for a mere $5.00 each! All of the guests they have will sign your appropriate collectibles, and they do it for FREE! Try to find that at any other convention!
The next convention will be in December of this year, and will have John Dugan, the actor perhaps best known for playing Grandpa Sawyer in both the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Texas Chainsaw 3D (He also had a bit role as a police officer in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.), as well as the same vendors, artists, and dealers you've come to expect from a convention that has been going strong for over 20 years!
Also, the bonus Members Only interview with Crump Smash is up! You won't even see it unless you are a Member!
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All Members get a special treat. The first interview is ready to read right now, but we will have a bonus second interview that will drop either later this week, or next week. We will also have a pictorial article of some of Crump Smash's art on the more racy side!
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All Cool Things™ attended Tampa City's MegaCon 2018 in Florida, and while were sad to commit convention adultery on Anime Weekend Atlanta, we had a great experience. It was great meeting all of the folks and enjoying that Floridian hospitality!
Notable attendees included BJ and Lydia's Bio-Exorcism World Tour @BioExorcism, Doc's Time Machines, courtesy of Coulombe Enterprises, the 501st Legion: The Florida Garrison, the CAT5 Ghostbusters, Carolina Gonzalez of the Gamer Comic Expo, Matthew Sardo of Monkeys Fighting Robots, Super Cosplay Shots, Rob Taylor of Herofied Art, Dustin-Allen Davis, Mark Knight Rises, and Visual Vigilante.
More pictures will be available soon on our social media. Perhaps we'll even bring back our photo gallery and put some pics up there, as well.
Stay tuned for more interviews in the future, as well as updates to our site!
You might not know this, but the owner is a huge True Believer and retired comic book collector. In fact, I was still collecting during the original Infinity Gauntlet storyline that Avengers: Infinity Wars would get inspiration from.
I know that a lot of people are asking questions about how this MCU story arc is going to end, and a lot of people also have their ideas. Well, we decided to throw our hats into the ring and say what I thought would be a cool way for it to end.
We don't have any inside knowledge, so there are no spoilers accept for movies that have already come out, and if you haven't seen most of the movies mentioned, then you probably don't care anyway. If you do care, feel free to read our article >>>>HERE<<<<.
Like most articles, you don't have to be a member to read it, but it still pays to join the site for free to see all of the hidden and bonus articles, and receive 10% of all purchases from the site.
As said before, we would be putting up some bonus pics we found up and around the internet that were a tad spicy to be in the original article. If you're a bit on the prudish side, you now have fair warning!
Also as said before, this is for MEMBERS ONLY, so if you want to see them, just join the site. It's free and easy, plus you get a coupon code for 10% off all future purchases. Who knows how long we'll keep that up?
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What are the chances of two main articles with MomoKun? She's fallen into a bad media patch lately. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about and seen several videos, articles, and/or posts about it by now. You're probably also getting tired of them also. Well, don't worry. We didn't write that kind of article about her.
Instead, I wanted to shine a different kind of light on MomoKun. Should she be held responsible for her actions? Yes. Should rules of personal space be consistent regardless of gender? Perhaps. Have some of us overreacted to this? Should we cut MomoKun a little slack? Can she recover from this? Those are the three questions that we look at in our latest article, "Have We Crucified MomoKun or Have Her Chickens Finally Come Home to Roost?"
Take a look. Read it a few times. Talk about it. Let us know what you think. I'm also thinking about putting up a bonus spread of some pictures of MomoKun that I found interesting and that fans will love. Oh, and it's for members only, so go ahead and join up if you want to see them. It's free and takes almost no time at all! What do you have to lose?
'Made you look!
Well, you know what they say: "Sex sells!" However, we have a better reason than that to have a smoking hot picture of Momokun on this page update. She is actually one of the cosplayers that we talk about in our latest article.
What's the topic? It's whether Patreon is finally showing the first signs of casualties in cosplay.
Some might not realise it, but I have noticed an overall decline in spirits and genuine cosplay in the community, and I think it may be due to Patreon.
It could be a case of me seeing that I may subconsciously want to see, because as some of you may know, I have never been a fan of the sweeping trend of cosplayers resorting to Patreon to help support them. I've listed the reasons before in past articles, so I'm not about to bore you or fill this update with them.
What I haven't done, or been able to do before, is give somewhat tangible examples of what I call "Patreon Rash" on the cosplay community.
If you're bored, or have a good 10 minutes to spare, I beseech you to check out our latest article, "Is Patreon Good for the Art of Cosplay?"
Thanks for stopping by!
So as a part of our new direction of increasing our scope into reviews of products and services, All Cool Things™ will be reviewing a vacation gifted to us by an agent from TraVerus Global.
We will be reviewing the redemption of this in all parts, and everything that we went through in the process.
We at All Cool Things™ were happy to have the opportunity to attend Final Round 2018 and witness the largest Southeastern Fighting Game Tournament in the USA!
For those that do not know, Final Round is an annual international EVO affiliated tournament that is streamed live all over the world.
Heavy hitting sponsors such as Capcom and Bandai Namco show up in full effect to share goodies from the past, as well as for the future, such as the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Soulcalibur VI, which were both on hand for unlimited play!
Final Round is beginning to embrace cosplay as an aspect of their tournament and is definitely beginning to have a convention-esque vibe to it! There was a cosplay contest with 11 contestants, but I'm sure that by next year, it will feel more like a full cosplay event, just based on the buzz and response of this one. Hershey Kissu, all the way from Canada came to compete in the cosplay contest as Morrigan from Darkstalkers!
Navz from Victrix Gaming was there, and we got to try out what could be the next big thing in professional gaming: the Victrix PRO AF! These professional grade headsets come complete with hybrid noise cancellation and patented trademark microphone technologies that were exclusive and military grade!
Who knows, but with some more guidance and word of mouth, Final Round could become something to rival Anime Weekend Atlanta and Momocom. 'Maybe it will even take Dragon Con by the tail..?
Wow! Dust off the cobwebs! Sorry for the inactivity. Hopefully that is over!
Please check out the "Take It or Leave It" under our "Stuff" heading. We have a brand new interview with Neverending Dreamz. In case you've been under a rock (like us) he is an up and coming cosplayer and master of the keyblade!
Also, for the first time ever, we have bonus material for members of the site, only! Yup, "Membership has its privileges."
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October 15, 2016 marked a great moment in Georgia Convention history as AniBlaze officially completed their first convention!
It was somewhat impromtu, to test the waters and get the word out about AniBlaze, but was a success nonetheless!