‘It’s Not Custard’, it’s a dark comedy short you should help fund

Girl or guy, if you’re a reader of this blog, chances are high that you can relate to It’s Not Custard‘s protagonist, Louise. She’s bullied by family, friend, and foe alike, while having to also deal with a serious case of zits. It’s almost autobiographical for many of us, is it not?

Where things take a turn for Louise is when she wishes to be left alone; she then finds her acne disappeared and revenge against her tormentors on the horizon.

It’s Not Custard, written and directed by Kate McCoid and produced by Alison Wroblewski, will be a dark comedy short that may be appealing to bullying victims and pimple popping fetishes alike. The film has some great talent on board, not least of which is Waldo Mason and his incredible prosthetic work (I’m not kidding, you guys have to check out his website).

McCoid & Co. have taken their pitch to indiegogo and are asking for our help. They’ve set a goal of £10,000 ($15,900 USD), and they’re a third of the way there with 23 days to go as of this writing. There’s a special bonus on offer: a FREE SFX acne tutorial on their website. Tangible perks range from a copy of the script to the giant zit seen in the concept art, and the popper in me is trying to figure out how much blood I have to donate to be able to afford that perk.

Or, you could beat me to it and donate.

Feeling one way or the other about Arianne Martell? We want YOU to be on our ‘Council of Drunken Fools’

We’re starting a new show, inspired by this post found on the Ultrafacts tumblr
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+ this article from HuffPo:

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You see, we like to drink, so being on a council of drunkards is quite appealing to us. We’re not really partiers, though it could be argued that being drunk is all the party one would need. The only remaining issue would be, “what to ‘council’ over?”

Nerd shit. We gon’ council over nerd shit.

Take for instance D&D deciding to leave out Arianne-fucking-Martell (as far as we currently know) out of season 5 of Game of Thrones.

Arianne-fucking-Martell, seen here with Ser Arys Oakheart

Arianne-fucking-Martell, seen here with Ser Arys Oakheart

So we’re gonna get drunk, whip out the old Nikon, and discuss the pros and cons of this decision.

And this is where YOU come in.

We want to know what your opinions are, for this subject and those in the future. While we will be scanning the webs on our own for people’s opinions, you can be proactive and respond to this post, or let us know by responding to our related topic posts on our Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts. Particularly poignant viewpoints will be read during the video, the first of which should post this Sunday (August 3rd) on our YouTube channel.

Added bonus: each milestone follower/friend/subscriber on any of said social channels will be recognized in video. Because you guys are just that special to us.

So let’s get to it, shall we? Are you ok with Arianne being (probably) cut from HBO’s Game of Thrones, or are you just frothing mad?

Trailer for Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ makes me want to puke, and that’s a good thing

I’ve been bummed lately over the quality of horror movies I’ve seen recently. Aside from the last Paranormal Activity’s decent jump scares, I haven’t been all that frightened. It just seems like directors are employing overused trope after overused trope, and I can typically see them coming a mile away. I haven’t seen a horror movie that threw me for a loop in a long time.

Which is why I’m so excited at how sick the trailer for Kevin Smith’s Tusk makes me feel. I’ll admit that when I first heard Mr. Smith was making a movie about a guy obsessed with walruses, I thought to myself, “oh great, that’s gonna be weird.” And truth be told, it is pretty weird, but in a wonderfully frightening way. In the space of 2 1/2 minutes I asked myself “man, what if?” like 167 times, throwing up in my mouth a little each time. What’s nuts about that is that it’s all psychological, because you don’t really even see anything:

It’s because of that fact that I’m confident this movie will be a great horror entry – with the gory scenes either implied or hinted at, there’s no “they showed all the good parts in the trailer” trap. I truly enjoyed Red State, so I’m confident that Tusk won’t be a disappointment such as what I’m used to experiencing lately. Tusk stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez, and Haley Joel Osment, and releases September 19 of this year.

h/t bloody-disgusting.com

I’m tired of waiting for ‘Fallout 4′, so I’m building Vault 313

I don’t know how Bethesda live with themselves depriving us of Fallout 4 development news that has even a shred of veracity, I truly don’t. Whatever ways they find to live with themselves is beyond me, but I know I’m not gonna take it lying down. I figured I could be part of the problem, or part of the solution. I’m choosing to be part of the solution.

I’m making a Fallout: New Vegas nerd cave in my basement.

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The idea came to me a few months ago, when I decided that I wasn’t going to paint my basement floor not one more time. Also, it smells pretty dank down here due to plumbing issues. If you pay any attention to national news, then you know that Detroit is two tics north of third world ruin. While my lot is whole and intact, there are a couple of empty lots behind my backyard, complete with unchecked tree and shrubbery growth. Those roots grow into my main drainage pipe, and every 6-10 months or so, the basement floods, ruining my paint job. I have a pretty awesome basement that’s being underutilized because of this issue, so I had to think of how to make it presentable to guests in a way that works these problems into the design scheme. Being a Fallout addict, the answer was all but clear.

What solidified the plan for me was when I saw my sister’s ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ souvenir sign on a bench in her room, now broken thanks to her devil spawn 5-year-old daughter. Much like that old Kohler commercial where a wealthy couple barges into an architect’s office and tells him to design their house around a faucet they picked out (don’t act like you don’t remember it), I decided to design my nerd cave around this sign.

Although I plan to include a ton of New Vegas-inspired features (mid-century style furniture, a bar with Nuka Cola and Sunset Sarsaparilla fridges, a pool table, and other game-inspired decor), I didn’t think I could get far without the New Vegas sign. This is especially true when considering that I’ll be filming the various stages of this reno, and I’d need the redecorated Vegas sign for the opening sequence.

And the opening sequence is kick-ass, if I do say so myself:

Look forward to new videos for Vault 313 as projects are completed, though I will say that they won’t be showing up regularly, and the project won’t be completed for months, ostensibly. This is fine, since I’m confident that no matter how long I take, I’ll still be done before Bethesda announce the next installment in the Fallout franchise.

Masochists.