Fortune's Ember

Creative Entertainment

3d Printing, Monroe Comic-Con, Life

I started 3d printing again since I fixed my printer! Check out some Kirby figures I’ve made this morning, the rest of this post is after the break.


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Justice League: Gods and Monsters and Giveaway

Dark, gritty, and it is not another Nolan film.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a departure from your standard dark-and-brooding Batman films of DC. Gods and Monsters focuses on an alternate-Earth Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, with a fair amount of screen time dedicated to all three, without favoring one over another. The story is interesting, and delves into the background of the three heroes. While it attempts to have a mystery, the movie falls a bit short on overall plot, and it could have easily been another 30 minutes longer, just to delve a bit deeper on some subjects.

Overall, it is worth a watch. Giveaway after the break.

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Reaper Bones Miniature Painting

I felt pretty sickly today, so I painted a miniature. Pictures are after the break. A few work in progress pictures too. Warning – I have trembling, shaky hands, so my painting is not perfect by all means.

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Gaming, Godzilla, Anime-Expo

I recently returned to the frozen wastes as Anime-Expo came to an end this year. It was a fun trip though! Immediately upon getting home I preordered the new Godzilla game for the Playstation 4, based on footage shown at Anime-Expo. I have also been playing some Marvel Heroes recently.

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Rampage Review

Rampage resembles a real-world telling of Postal. A man with nothing going for him out to get his revenge on the world. Unlike Postal, Rampage does not use humor to take away from the terror.

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Steampunk Symposium 2016

Due to the increased cost of tickets for the Steampunk Symposium in 2016, the Fortune’s Ember is likely going to be departing from the convention. It is not with a fond farewell, but with muttered words and angry fists shaken. In other news, this opens up money and time for other travel and conventions! We are looking into better, more enjoyable alternatives already, so keep an eye out for future updates!

I Hate Craigslist

I hate craigslist. I always have, I always will. The people who think they are geniuses at negotiation thanks to watching Pawn Stars to the people who think you will mail things without getting payment, or the ones that expect you to spend $20 on gas to drive a $5 item to them, and waste an entire day doing it. Here is one of those stories.

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2015 Convention Schedule

You will find the Fortune’s Ember at the following events:

Steampunk Symposium – April 24th – 26th, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH

MotorCity ComicCon – May 15th – 17th, 2015 in Farmington Hills, MI

ColossalCon – June 4th – 7th, 2015 in Sandusky, OH

Anime Expo – July 4th, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Monroe Comic-Con – October 3rd, 2015 in Monroe, MI

TeslaCon – November 20th – 22nd, 2015 in Madison, WI

Cosplay – The Truth

Recently cosplaying has been extremely popular, bringing in many new people wanting to dress up as their favorite characters and be the center of attention at conventions. With this is an influx of questions, problems, and new thinking.

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Amiibos are small toys, around 2″ tall, for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS systems, that work as devices to unlock extra content in various games. They retail at $12.99 USD, and are rather fun little statues to have on your desk or entertainment console. The content they unlock is the equivalent of $0.99-2.99 DLC, but it is all fun… until you try to buy one.

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