On Location: Comix Cafe – Where Comic And Coffee Culture Come Together

- November 11th, 2019 |

Comix Cafe, located in Tomball, TX, is not your regular comic book store. Sure, selling snacks in a retail store isn’t a new idea necessarily. However, Darrin and Lindsay Stringfield, owners of Comix Cafe, go much farther than the old standard of “here’s a can of soda and a hot pocket, enjoy your Yu-Gi-Oh tournament.” Darrin […]

On Location: Texas Renaissance Festival

- November 4th, 2019 |

The Texas Renaissance Festival is a Texas Tradition you need to see for yourself. TRF was founded 45 years ago in 1947 by George Colum in Todd Mission, Texas.  The grounds of the Texas Renaissance festival sit on 55 acres of land to explore. There are 19 days the festival runs out of the year, […]

Meet The Nodballs: Richard Flanagan

- November 2nd, 2019 |

 My name is Richard Flanagan AKA FlashFlanagan. I know, strange nickname. It was handed to me years ago by a dear friend, and it stuck.  I am not one to brag. However, I was told It would be a good idea to introduce myself.  So here is a little bit about me. I was born […]

Doctor Delivers Baby Dressed As The Joker On Halloween

- October 31st, 2019 |

In possibly the greatest twist to the drama of bringing a new life into this world, a Tennessee family got the best surprise when the attending doctor entered the delivery room. On Halloween night of  2017, Dr. Paul Locus greeted his patients at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee. He was dressed as none […]

That Chance The Rapper SNL Skit Is Really Funny

- October 28th, 2019 |

This past weekend, Chance The Rapper hosted Saturday Night Live. Opening the show is a parody of ESports coverage of the wildly popular League of Legends tournaments. Chance reprises his role as Lazlow Holmes, a reporter who gets thrown into covering things he has no clue about. Lazlow is confused about everything and has no […]

Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Season 1)

- October 26th, 2019 |

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a gritty, though dramatized look at overcoming a hellish world to find success. Seeing the world through the eyes of a young RZA is equal parts informative and entertaining. Some episodes read like a history lesson on one of the most successful and influential rap groups of the 1990s, and […]

Caught Up In My Feelings About Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Delay

- October 24th, 2019 |

I am, in the words of Drake, caught up in my feelings about the Cowboy Bebop live-action production delay. On October 18, 2019, it was announced on several media sites that Netflix has delayed it’s production of Cowboy Bebop. This was due to a knee injury actor John Cho suffered on set. The halt in […]

Mega Ran Announces Tour With Mickey Factz And Alfred Banks

- October 23rd, 2019 |

Teacher, hero, and rapper Mega Ran has released his final tour dates of 2019. It’s a great time of year to be a nerdcore fan, as many artists hit the road to reach as many fans as possible before the holidays. Like mc chris, MC Lars, and others, Ran is no exception. He will tour […]

3 Reasons Naruto Is My Guilty Pleasure Anime

- October 21st, 2019 |

I get a lot of eye rolls and grief-filled sighs when I tell people that Naruto is my guilty pleasure anime. “How could you like that?” “Ugh, Naruto is so lame!” I receive dissertation-level arguments about why no one should ever watch this show. It borders on insanity, the disdain out there for poor Naruto […]

Mega Ran, Descendents Of Erdrick Headline ‘Warriors Of Light’

- October 11th, 2019 |

Nerdcore superstar Mega Ran will be performing at the ‘Warriors Of Light’ event on November 9th, at The Abbey in Orlando, Florida. Ran joins Descendants of Erdrick, The Returners, and Knight of the Round for a one-night-only show centered around the music of the Final Fantasy franchise. Ongaku Overdrive is organizing the concert and accompanying […]

As I Lay Dying – Shaped By Fire

- October 10th, 2019 |

Frankly, As I Lay Dying is a band that never piqued my interest.  However, this was a very intriguing case from which I couldn’t turn away.  Their new album, Shaped By Fire, exceeded my expectations and proceeded to smash my heart out of my chest like a Mortal Kombat fatality. As I Lay Dying’s music […]

Meet the Nodballs: Sandy De La Cruz

- October 10th, 2019 |

My name is Sandy De La Cruz, but you can call me Rya, Sandra D, Watermelon, Sandia, and just about anything else as long as it is not the B-word. If you do want to call me that then to each there own because I don’t give a rats booty! Welcome to Rya’s world of […]

Meet The Nodballs: Ashley Townsend

- October 9th, 2019 |

In recent findings, we finally found out the secret behind where Daenerys… **Intercom sound** OH? You mean they want to… ABOUT ME?! Well that’s not going to be nearly as cool. Here we go… This is me. Yes, I did pick the best photo I could find, so you would always think I’m super pretty. […]

Joker

- October 8th, 2019 |

Joker is A good movie about the failures of our society, but not so good at being a comic book movie. The film showcases how overlooked the poor and ill are. It shows us how society views mental illness and how we have failed to help these people. Joker tells us how far someone will go […]

A Mixture Of Cultures: Being A Latina Mom And A Nerd Is Difficult

- October 6th, 2019 |

Being a nerd is tough but being a Latina mom and a nerd is even more difficult. I have mainly been a nerd all of my life. Growing up, I was the oddball, the black sheep of the family. I was a total geek and even looked the part. My nerd origins start back from […]

The Future of Spider-Man In The MCU

- October 5th, 2019 |

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back in the MCU! More than a month of worrying about whether or not the cliffhanger in Far From Home would resolve is over! Disney and Sony have agreed to a deal that will see Kevin Feige produce one more solo film and have Spidey appear in another MCU film. […]

Cosplay Is For Everyone: Exposing Toxicity In The Community

- October 4th, 2019 |

Webster’s dictionary describes the definition of cosplay as, “the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show).” Cosplay is well-known across the world. Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con (California), Oz Comic-con ( Australia ), and Armageddon ( New Zealand) […]

Naruto Meets Rodeo Drive In New Coach x Michael B. Jordan Clothing Line

- October 4th, 2019 |

Michael B. Jordan, a well-documented anime fan, and Coach, who is known for expensive clothes and handbags, are teaming up to bring us an improbable pairing. This new clothing line is Naruto meets Rodeo Drive. Nothing screams decadence and missing the target market more than a $95 Naruto t-shirt. Apparently, MBJ believes he’s on to […]

Meet The Nodballs: Jesse Curtis

- October 2nd, 2019 |

I’m Jesse Curtis, thanks for coming to my TED talk. Who the hell is Ted anyway? Why does he get his name all over my talk? Mysteries of the universe never cease… I’m 38 years old, living near Houston, Texas. I live with my girlfriend Sandy and her two children in our humble suburban home. We have two […]

Meet the Nodballs: Ethan Colvin

- September 30th, 2019 |

Why hello there! It seems you wish to know about me since you did click on the link this blog. Well, OK, then! I’m Ethan, also known as the Turbo Lover, Turbo, Ethanol (I go in gas), Jiggles (work name) or anything else you would like to call me! As of this moment, we are […]

MC Lars Is Going On Tour With Okily Dokily

- September 29th, 2019 |

It is perhaps one of the greatest team-ups in nerdcore history. MC Lars is going on tour with Okily Dokily. Dubbed “The Crossover Episode Tour,” Lars and O.D. are playing a set of dates on the west coast together. Lars is the king of lit-hop. Okily Dokily is the ultimate Ned Flanders tribute band. Their […]

mc chris Is Touring With Shubzilla and Bill Beats (Updated)

- September 26th, 2019 |

Update (11/26): I will be at the show at Scout Bar in Houston, TX on 12/2! I’ll be in my Nodball shirt with my camera, so say hi if you see me! I will be trying to get some time with the artists as well, so look forward to a story on the concert after the […]

The FLCL OST Is The Soundtrack To My Youth

- September 26th, 2019 |

With it’s subdued melodies, driving anthems, and energetic punk interludes, I can safely say that the FLCL OST is the soundtrack to my youth.

A Nerdcore Album Just Made The Grammy Shortlist

- September 26th, 2019 |

Mc Lars and Mega Ran’s latest collaboration, The Dewey Decibel System Just made the shortlist for a Grammy nomination in the “best children’s music album” category. Let that sink in. A nerdcore album just made the Grammy shortlist. Granted, it’s not a win. Technically, it’s not even a nomination. What it does mean, is they’ve made it […]

Chatroom Role-Playing Is A Lost Art No One Remembers

- September 25th, 2019 |

Online chatroom role-playing was the 90’s hype that is now a forever dinosaur. Role-playing takes me back to a day and age that to me seems like it is long forgotten. A lost art that no one else seems to remember. I was introduced to the role-playing world on the archaic dial-up service America Online, […]

These 6ix9ine Memes Are Internet Gold (Updated 9/29)

- September 22nd, 2019 |

Update (9/29): Added at least a dozen more to the list. This thing just won’t die. Original story and updated memes below Unless you’ve been doing something other than looking at your social media feed this weekend, chances are you’ve seen a new meme trend taking over. Notorious Soundcloud rapper Takeshi 6ix9ine (his real name—Daniel […]

Reflections On Batman Day 2019

- September 21st, 2019 |

For any and all comic book fans, today is a special day! September 21st, 2019 has been declared Batman day. However, The unofficial holiday was previously celebrated on September 15th, by both DC Comics and Warner Brothers’ studios. The date was moved up this year to gear up for the special 80th anniversary of the […]

What Batman Means To Me (Batman Day 2019)

- September 21st, 2019 |

Today is the 5th edition of Batman day, which started as an unofficial holiday on July 23, 2014. The first year brought us the new 52 version of his debut in detective comics #27. Also, new series Robin Rises and Grayson debuted that year. Each year, DC Comics has used the day to release many […]

Ash Ketchum’s Pokemon Days Are Numbered

- September 19th, 2019 |

After over 20 long years, Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum can finally put the immortality serum down and celebrate being the very best, like no one ever was, and retire as a Pokemon league champion. Chances are, Ash Ketchum’s ‘Pokemon’ days are numbered. Ash finally made it to the top of the proverbial mountain. In the […]

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