Friday, January 14, 2011

FTW Friday's the Win FTW

FTW or Friday's the Win is a recurring theme every Friday.  Since everyone looks forward to Friday's arrival each week I figured it'd be a good time to share with everyone here at Geek Faerie what made your week filled with extra awesomeness!  Maybe you picked up a million twitter followers this week.  Maybe you found the perfect shade of sparklie eyeshadow and bonus no glitter fall out.  Or maybe you're over joyed that Big Bang Theory got renewed for 3 more seasons.  Whatever it is that made your week tell us all about it here.

This week I am super excited that Temptalia broke the news and details for the upcoming MAC Wonder Woman collection!  I have been waiting an entire year for this set to come out.  If you haven't heard or seen anything on it check out my previous posts Here and Here, as well as full details available at Temptalia.com Here and Here.

Update! MAC Wonder Woman Collection - Details at Temptalia.com

Temptalia just posted 2 new posts full of details regarding the MAC Wonder Woman Spring Collection (available February 10th in US)  I am getting so excited for this!!  Her first post Temptalia: MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011 – Official Information, Photos, Prices  provides loads of details on the prices and tons of photos of each product.  The scond post
Temptalia: MAC Wonder Woman: Behind the Scenes contains a questions and answers portion about the collection as well as a mini comic strip.  Head on over to Temptalia and read all about it!

All prices are in US Dollars
4 Lipsticks $15.50 each
4 Lipglasses $19.50 each
4 Opulash Mascaras $15.00 each
1 Penultimate Eye Liner $18.50 each
2 Nail Lacquers $14.00 each
1 Lash $14.00 each
1 Defiance Eyeshadow Quad $40.00 each
1 Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad $40.00 each
1 Valiant Eyeshadow Quad $40.00 each
2 Reflects Glitters $21.00 each
2 Pigments $21.00 each
2 Blush Duos $24.00 each
2 Mineralize Skinfinishes $35.00 each
2 Wonder Woman Makeup Bags $30.00 each
1 Utility Belt Eye Brush Set $49.50 each
1 Utility Belt Face Brush Set $49.50 each
1 Wonder Woman T-shirt (online only) $25.00 each
1 Invicible Mirror (online only) $20.00 each

Temptalia: MAC Wonder Woman Collection for Spring 2011 – Official Information, Photos, Prices

Temptalia: MAC Wonder Woman: Behind the Scenes

What are you going to get?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Collection - Details at Temptalia.com

I just checked Temptalia.com and OMG!!!  She has details on the MAC Wonder Woman Collection!!!!  I am sooooo getting this entire collection as soon as it hits the online store!!  I.  Simply.  Must.  Have.  All. Of.  This!  According to Temptalia looks like the US release date is Feb 10, 2011.  Oh jeez my heart is racing so fast!  This collection is a must for Wonder Woman fans.  From the press photos on Temptalia's site it appears that the standard MAC packaging has been replaced with Wonder Woman themed packaging.  And I think it's fantastic and gorgeous!!!  Want!  Want!  Want!  I am going to be glued to Temptalia's site for additional details and I will post here links to everything she shares.  Right now she has pictures and details up.  The quick break down is like this...

4 Lipsticks
4 Lipglasses
4 Opulash Mascaras
1 Penultimate Eye Liner
2 Nail Lacquers
1 Lash Mascara
1 Defiance Eyeshadow Quad
1 Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
1 Valiant Eyeshadow Quad
2 Reflects Glitters
2 Pigments
2 Blush Duos
2 Mineralize Skinfinishes
2 Makeup Bags
1 Eye Brush Set
1 Face Brush Set
1 Mirror
Go now and check the promo pictures out for yourself!!  Temptalia.com

Will you be getting it too?

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Cape - Initial Thoughts (May contain Spoilers)

This review may contain a few spoilers of the show The Cape on NBC. 
Please read at your own risk.The Cape will have a Premiere Encore Monday night at 9pm on NBC in case you missed it!

I am so digging this show!  I'll admit at first when I heard about it, before I had seen a promo, I thought this show was a horror/suspense/thriller based in a New England coastal town.  Well when you think The Cape you would think that too.  Any way I love comic book type shows.  I was a huge Heroes fan, till the series took a weird turn and then my fangrrl squeeing started to wane.  But this show.  This show is like the pages of a comic coming to life on the television screen.  I don't have to turn a single page!  It's told in that block of action/dialogue style of a comic book.  It's about the scene and the right words, not a long drawn out scene filled with dialogue.  Finally saying so much with so little, letting actions speak.  Why can't more shows do that?

This show is about a cop, played by David Lyons as Vince Faraday aka The Cape, who gets framed and "killed" or so his family and the world think because he's a good cop and can't be turned by the evil organization known as ARK.  ARK is run by Peter Fleming aka Chess played by James Frain.  ARK's current goal is privatizing the police force and slowly the rest of Palm City's municipalities.  All this to make it easier for ARK to do it's various evil doings to include moving some illegal explosive called L-9.  As is demonstrated in the show this is some nasty stuff.  Vince Faraday is the kinda guy that can't let something go, he has to find the truth and right the wrongs.  Just means he gets to do it in a funky cool outfit.  Due to his untimely "demise" he's found by the Carnival of Crime, a band of Carnies that steal from banks.  Go ahead laugh but they are quite endearing.  It's lead by Max Malini played by Keith David and his band of misfits: Raia the lovely assistant (Izabella Miko), Rollo the midget strong man (Martin Klebba), and Ruvi the hypnotist (Anil Kumar).  Malini is a larger than life character, a man that demands you give him attention.  Presence, charisma, everything you'd expect in a Ring Leader and more.  He teaches Faraday to become an illusionist and in doing so how to master the cape.  He adopts the name The Cape, which earns a few jeers from random citizens, after the beloved comic book character he read to his son each night.  Major butt kicking ensues and some good action sequences.

Now don't go into this expecting Faraday to immediately be a master of all things superhero, in fact far from it.  As is demonstrated in the first two episodes you see his weakness as a man and as a new superhero.  Rushing into situations head first and nearly getting himself killed in the process.  You also see his strength that he draws not from clearing his name but that doing these things will keep his family safe from the damage ARK is causing to the entire city.  Also becoming the super hero of the comic his son, Trip (Ryan Wynott) reads and giving hope back not just to his son but to everyone.  He's just a man but one man can change the course of everything, the main theme of the show.  He's also joined by the sexy and lovely Orwell or at least that's what everyone calls her, played by Summer Glau.  We as of yet to scratch the surface of this maiden who can handle herself in a fight, has a fleet of amazing cars, and runs an underground blog bent on bringing to light all the dirt and evil in Palm City.  She's smart and savvy and becomes quite literally The Cape's ear and connections as well as a few times saving him.  Damsel in distress she is not.  Neither is Faraday's wife, Dana played by Jennifer Ferrin.  At first she is a grieving widow, haunted by the smearing of her husband's name and unsure of how her life should proceed.  Then suddenly this Valkyrie in lawyer clothing appears, Justice is here and she's ready to kick butt too.  In the court room of course.

There is so much I am looking forward to in this series.  It's not weighed down in any way with too many subplots.  Every scene gives you some details or some hint at what's to come.  Just enough to wet your appetite and keep you interested but without having too many things going to be annoying.  I am looking forward to see if Richard Schiff's character Patrick Portman becomes a more active role in The Cape's acts.  An inside man in the City Council who's life you saved could be a nice touch.  Also the hints of interest Raia has shown to The Cape, will those lead to something more?  Will we ever find out why Orwell lives in the basement of her giant mansion and what her back story is?  Will The Cape ever reappear to his son Trip that waits every night for him on the roof of his apartment building?  Or maybe Dana will become a partner to The Cape in the courtroom, bringing to justice those he takes down.  How will the rematch between Scales and Rollo go down?  I can't wait till next Sunday!

The Cape is on NBC Sunday's at 9pm.Don't forget The Cape will have a Premiere Encore Monday night Jan 10, at 9pm on NBC in case you missed it!

The Cape -Starring:
David Lyons (Eat Pray Love, ER) as Vince Faraday aka The Cape
Jennifer Ferrin (Life on Mars) as Dana Faraday
Ryan Wynott (Flash Forward) as Trip Faraday
Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) as Orwell
Keith David (Platoon) as Max Malini
Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean, Hancock) as Rollo
Izabella Miko (Coyote Ugly, Repo) as Raia
Anil Kumar (24) as Ruvi
Richard Schiff (West Wing, I Am Sam) as Patrick Portman
James Frain (True Blood, Tron: Legacy) as Peter Fleming aka Chess
Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) as Scales
Dorian Missick (Lucky Number Slevin) as Marty Voyt

What did you think of The Cape premiere? 

Fat Faeries Don't Fly: Losing Weight One Video Game at a Time - Week 0

Those that have seen the Tinkerbell movies would argue that Fairy Mary and Fair Gary get up off the ground quite well.  I'm not talking about them, I'm talking about myself here.  Yes some of you have heard me say on Twitter that Buxom is Beautiful and Curves are Sexy.  However, I would like to have some of my flexibility back and fewer body aches would also be a plus.  I'll be honest with you I haven't done any really work out training since about 2006 when my back started hurting one day after Air Force Physical Training, also known as PT.  Shortly after I was diagnosed with a bulging spine in my upper back which resulted in my PT time becoming less and less and what I could do harder and harder.  I couldn't lift more than 15lbs or carry 15lbs for longer than 10 min.  I wasn't allowed to do any high or low impact exercises of any kind.  It hurt to do Yoga and that's saying something about the level of constant pain I was in.  Since getting out of the Air Force in 2008 and eliminating much of the old stresses of my life I believe that has helped to heal many of my back problems.  I still get occasional flair ups when I over do something so I'm not cured but I am much better and no in constant pain.  It's the start of a New Year now and I want to lose some weight.  It's time and I've decided I'm going to do it by video gaming. 

But how you say?  Well I noticed a few weeks back that Dance Central had an exercise option and I thought why not.  I all ready enjoy the game a great deal so why not exercise and maybe increase my gamer score in the process.  My troubles with exercise of the past, my back problems aside, has always been I hated it.  I hated running, I hated biking, I hated lifting weights, I hated the fat mirrors in the aerobics room, I hated doing endless sit-ups and push-ups, the only thing I liked was walking (at my pace) and aerobics.  When the dancing aerobics craze started to gather momentum in gyms that was when my back problems started.  I was out of the game before I could even try this out.  Well I may still be somewhat down but I'm not out any more.  I'm going to put on my fat girl sweat pants and shake my money maker till the weight falls off!  Yes I just said money maker.  While I venture on this quest I thought I would share with you on a weekly basis my progress as well as reviews of the games while I exercise.  I plan to pick up Shape and Zumba at some point as well.  If I want to get results I will need to vary my programs and routines.  I also plan to start walking outside more.  I stopped doing it after my dog passed away and never got back into it.  So there you have it.  It's a simple dream, with simple goals, that I am going to strive to keep fun.

How about you?  Are you starting a work out or dieting program?  Share with us in the comments below.  Or maybe throw some encouragement every one's way as they quest!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Test post-Bloggeroid app test

Testing Bloggeroid app. Posting from my Droid. Comment if you see it.