Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide for Goths: For the Girl Geek Goth

The "Save Yourself" Emily USB drive shows Emily with a mask and bat symbol.

This Emily the Strange USB drive features a red-and-white color scheme.

This Emily the Strange USB drive features Emily's typical black-and-white hair and a swirly red logo.

Each of these drives hold just 4 gigs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn Reads for Goths

"Zone One" is getting incredibly good reviews. I never tire of post-apocalyptic novels, and I have room in my life for another good zombie tale or two. This comes highly recommended by Justin Cronin, author of the post-apocalyptic vampire novel "The Passage" novel I enjoyed so much this fall.

Damned, by Chuck Palahniuk

Damned is narrated by a 13 year old girl named Madison, who dies after being abandoned by her parents at a fancy Swiss boarding school. She then goes to hell, and embarks on an infernal quest to confront Satan.

It's a Chuck Palahniuk book, so of course you won't be bored reading it.

Mr. Darcy's Bite, on Amazon

I never personally get tired of Pride & Prejudice retellings, mashups or imaginings. Here, Mr. Darcy is clearly quite too affected by the full moon. Quite refreshingly, in this romance, he's found to be not a vampire, but a werewolf.

The President's Vampire

The President's Vampire is a sequel, so it might not be quite so enjoyable if you haven't read Blood Oath. It's a great quick suspenseful read. The "war on terror" is reimagined as "the war on horror."

Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is written for teens, and features a choose-your-own-adventure method to select your preferred ending. The feisty heroine fights evil, though you might find yourself rooting for the vampires.

A Cthulhu Christmas

Here's a cute little Cthulhu Santa figure, on Etsy. Not sure Cthulhu is supposed to be so lovable and harmless looking.. but hey.

Hang this Cthulhu wreath on your front door for a merrier, scarier Christmas. (Also available on Amazon).

This Cthulhu Christmas Sweater is a limited edition, sold by wacky Seattle-area Archie McPhee. Dare you to wear it to your next family gathering!

Enjoy some Cthulhu Christmas carols and this Carol of the Old Ones on YouTube.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Funko's New Maleficent Plush Toy

This adorable 4" Maleficent villain vinyl figure will be released on November 12. She'll be joined by fellow villainess Cruella de Vil. And for some reason there's an expensive $99 metallic version of Maleficent.

3 Cool Books about Buffy and Joss Whedon

Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them: Essays by authors including Sharon Shinn, Emma Bull, and Elizabeth Bear. They write about the impact of Whedon's work on his female fans.

It's also available on eBay.

The Buffyverse catalog is geared towards the serious Buffyholic. Contents include thorough listings of licensed Buffy comics, episodes, DVDs, scripts, novels, audiobooks and soundtracks, Buffy board and card games, and magazines; as well as unlicensed scholarly and media materials (books, essays, journal articles, interviews, scholarly articles, derivative works and parodies). A major reference for geek and pop entertainment writers.

Also available for a bit less on eBay.

Joss Whedon: Conversations is a collection of interviews and conversations the authors (an English teacher and a literature professor) had with Joss about his life and work. Topics include Joss and feminism; Serenity; crafts; the web; metaphysics; and of course, Buffy.

Just $6.75 this week on Amazon.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cute Little Tiny Jack Skellington Figure

Funko produced this tiny Jack Skellington figure. At just under 4 inches, he's great for a stocking stuffer, decorating your cubicle at work, or tucked away in your purse for any time you need a smile.

He's also available on eBay, where you can also find a Sally figure.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Can You Resist This Johnny Depp Willy Wonka Doll?

This Korean Pullip doll is based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton's version. The doll wears Johnny Depp's hairstyle and mournful dark eyes; as well as a red velvet coat, black outfit, and big hat.

The doll is a pre-order, due to ship in February 2012.

An Oompa Loompa will also be created to complement Willy Wonka, using the Dal style doll.