Tattoo Tuesday- AKIRA

TETSUOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Sorry, it’s a reflex. I couldn’t help myself. AKIRA is one of my favorite anime films of all time, and one of my favorite films in general. The manga series was written and drawn by Katsuhiro Otomo. Otomo also directed the landmark film which changed anime films from that moment on.

I remember when I first saw AKIRA, I was young and although I didn’t “get it” I still instantly fell in love with it and all its intensity. Now that I’m older whenever I rewatch AKIRA I find that I still don’t fully “get it”, but I think that’s why I, and so many people, love AKIRA so much. This manga and anime film is bursting with complexity the conversation about it will never end!

Before I get carried away let’s move on to what you came here to see, Akira tattoos!

I include all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future or previous Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.

[Source: Cosplay.com Kaneda’s Profile and Flickr]

“I cut it out of the second page of the graphic novel, and the tattoo artist blew it up by probably 30%” [Source: Tatoosbydesign.com]

“Here is a pic of my Akira rib piece in progress. Four sessions down, hopefully one to go!” [Source: Travis Fights Giants Blog]

Maurilio Duarte Nunes Augusto says this about his tattoo: “There is nothing like mark your own body with something that means A LOT to you, and makes you remember for all your life why you’d become who you are. AKIRA was the manga which opened my eyes to my passion and made want do draw more than ever. So, I asked to , my former but eternal student, to mark definitely my body with this design, made by myself. Crazy? I’ve seen worst tattoos before, and it makes complete sense TO ME. I’ll never regret it, it’s part of my life, of my soul and now, it’s part of my body as well. The memory of AKIRA will live in our hearts forever.” [Source: mauriliodna.deviantart.com] Continue reading →

Tattoo Tuesday- Ghost in the Shell

Strangely and surprisingly enough I’ve returned from my Tattoo Tuesday hiatus during finals week. I suppose it’s about time to come up for air before I’m pulled back under again for a few more days.

This week is dedicated to one of my favorite anime films of all time, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. I even wrote a 20 page paper on it for class last semester, I was allowed to pick my topic *evil grin*. I created a condensed blog post version Cyborgs Exist and Humanity is Doomed. It’s about how we are currently living in a posthuman society (yes right now) and how cyborgs exist. I use GITS as an oracle for what we can expect in the future and debate whether a ghost (i.e. soul) can exist in a shell (i.e. machine). GITS goes much further than the typical self-aware machine, and pushes the limits and achieves a type of techno-transcendence (isn’t that a brilliant word?!).

If I don’t stop myself now I’ll start an entirely new 20 page paper! And you didn’t come here for that, you came here to see tattoos and tattoos you shall see!

Enjoy Cyberpunkers!

I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.

Joe Peacock’s gorgeous tattoo of The Major done my tattoo artist Todo, 9-hour sitting, at Hell City in Columbus, OH May 29 2009. [Source: Joe Peacock’s Blog]

Major Motoko Kusanagi Leg Tattoo done by the tattoo artist Kryoide [Source: Kryoide DeviantART

Aliensatemyhead Kusanagi Tattoo done by Rachel in Orlando (that’s all the info available) [Source: Aliensatemyhead on DeviantArt] Continue reading →

The Matrix Runs on Windows XP

College Humor made this funny video if The Matrix ran on Window XP.

Cyberpunk Podcast!

Once you do a podcast there’s no turning back!  It’s official I am a full-time resident in the land of Geekdom but the grass is so much greener over here! So @otakusandgeeks and @mylesrowser were there when I popped my podcast cherry! It was fun and we talked about all things cyberpunk and of course we went off on a few tangents. We talked about the anime’s Akira and Ghost in the Shell which should motivate you enough to listen.

Check it out here and check out Otakus & Geeks blog!

Hello Nerdom!

Well if you’ve wandered to my blog I’m going to assume you are vaguely (or extremely) interested in the wondrous world of all things geek.  If you are here for another reason this site should bring out the inner geek in you … *crosses fingers*.

Some things I’m completely obsessed with that I will featured on the blog:

  • Video Games- my brother is a hardcore gamer which may account for my love of D pads and the letters A, B, L, R and things of that nature.
  • Literature- I love everything from Shakespeare, Hemingway, James Baldwin, Chuck Palahniukk, Edwidge Danticat to J. K. Rowling.
  • Anime- I celebrate Faye Valentine’s Day on February 14th.
  • Art- I don’t think many people consider art to be geeky but it’s my blog and ima do what I want! *crosses arms and looks away*
  • Comics- Not as familiar with this medium as I’d like but being a descendant of Marvel fanboy should mean something… Right?…Right?!

Everyone feel free to send me geeky things you think I should contribute and will give you a shout out and/or link to your blog/twitter/facebook/etc.!

Some of you may (or may not) care what I look like so here’s a pic of yours truly!

Okay okay okay… so that isn’t me. But isn’t she cute?! I altered Princess Peach with the assistance of Photoshop.

Here you go! Now this nerd girl has a (non-animated) face.