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I did this sketch about 2 years ago for a t-shirt company (I wont name names) I was doing designs for, which ended up being less then reputably leaving me owed over $1000 and quite a few people (many of which were my own friends in the nerdcore hip hop community ) without the shirts that they ordered and payed for.
The ordeal was very hard on me since I was/am fairly poor and thought it was going to be a very good way for me to kind of bounce back. Instead I just ended up learning a very hard lesson on trusting people.
Which is why I recently changed from my old t-shirt company I was using to Mysoti. I ordered a "Holy Shark" shirt when I was on the old site, and was less then happy with the quality. Not that it was by any means horrible... I just don't make much money on the shirts, and if I am going to not make much I want the quality to be good.
I found Mysoti from a girl I follow on twitter named Jess Fink (we are not friends I just think she is talented and interesting) and saw she used them. She is an artist who I feel would want a similar quality product to what I would like. I also did a bit of research on the company and read that they have very good quality Direct To Garment (DTG) printing.
My roommate has ordered a Wizicorn shirt which hasn't arrived yet but I am anxiously awaiting to see the quality of it with high hopes.
and to quote somebody who didn't know how to finish a story yesterday "that is how that story goes".
-NeallyUploaded by neal at 05:06 on 01 August
Sat 16 July
The Fellowship of the Boob
In May the fine people at The Gorilla Tango Theatre got in touch with me about Fellowship of the Boob: a Lord of the Rings (lotr), Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), World of Warcraft (WoW), and Fantasy burlesque show which was written and produced by the same tream who did Boobs and Goombas: a Super Mario Burlesque who back in February I did a review and took some photos for.
The story is your classic tale of 5 adventurers set fourth to find (Quest Item) as an audience member you play the role of a level 1 Healer whom with your magic incantation of "Nipple Booby Nipple Booby Tit Tit Tit" you can call fourth the Tip-Wench and with enough tips can restore one of your companions back to full health. Your companions include a Dwarf (Hazel Hellbender), Elf (Dinah Dentata), Warrior (London Derriere) and Rouge/Mage (Diva la Vida).
The story takes you through merlock infested swamps, in a rickety old tavern, enchanted forests, dank dungeons, and to the lair of the evil dragon queen all the while making jokes and comments about the fantasy media that has inspired the show.
One thing as a nerd I appreciate is the attention to detail put into the show from quotes directly from The Labyrinth, guest characters running through scenes directly from LotR, and insider jokes made by the Dungeon Master of Ceremonies (DMoC) you can tell that the creators/writers knew about these subjects. They seem to realize that as a nerd I don't just enjoy things like lord of the rings, and RPG adventure games I love them, study them, and quote them to my friends on a daily basis and would notice if something didn't feel genuine in the story and it makes me feel good to feel that the performers enjoy the subjects on the same to a similar level that I do.
The burlesque part of the show feature the all girl cast fighting rigorous battles, being introduced to new characters along the journey, meeting a couple mischievous pixies, or worshiping every ones favorite deity Cthulhu all of which transition well within the story and keep the adventurers on their way.
The show was a lot of fun, and it was great to see both beautiful girls and fantasy based adventure together.
Fellowship of the Boob is playing at The Gorilla Tango Theater, 9:30 pm Thursdays June 2 - Aug 25.
Ticket information can be found at gorillatango.com