Things What Made Me Happy This Week

The new BabyMetal single, “Give Me Choco“. Three J-pop idol teenagers demanding chocolate while doing synchronized dances to heavy metal music. Genius! The fact that ReStyle has an entire section devoted to “book-related fashion items“. I rather covet the Grimm Fairytales Bag and matching pendant; the Poe purse is also delectable. And the Magic Spells one. And… I already *have* three book-shaped purses. Professional intervention may be required. Finally, Skottie…

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Munchkin Skullkickers!

I’ve known about this for a few months, but it’s finally been officially announced so I can talk about it: Steve Jackson Games is doing a version of Skullkickers for their classic fantasy card game, Munchkin! They made the announcement early today at New York Comic Con, and the game itself will be out for 2012. More info on the Skullkickers site, although most of the details haven’t been made…

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Movie Reviews: Symbol

SYMBOL (Shinboru): my twitter review for this film pretty much sums it up: “never has one man’s surreal angst been so incredibly funny”. SYMBOL was definitely the weirdest film I saw at TIFF this year, and also the funniest. Funny in that hand-over-mouth,-faintly-embarrassed-to-be-laughing-so-hard-at-this kind of way. If you enjoy those odd Japanese game shows that pop up on Youtube once in a while, SYMBOL is probably for you. The film…

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