IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT IF YOU PLAN ON GETTING THE OVERWATCH FUNKO POPS.
I’m part of a Funko Pop group on Facebook (I specifically made an account to join all these groups) and they posted a list of Gamestop-exclusive Pops coming out. For those who aren’t American, Gamestop is a store where you buy video games, toys, and anything else that all relates to gaming. They’re known to carry many exclusive Funko Pops, including Soldier: 76 when he was released. Anyways, as I browsed the list, I noticed “Posh Tracer” and “USA McCree” were stated as upcoming releases.
You heard me right.
They are going to release a USA MCCREE FUNKO POP.
I called my local Gamestop and you can, in fact, pre-order these pops – both of which come out April 1st. It’ll be $5 to pre-order each Pop, and they’ll be $12 overall so you’d only be paying another $7 when you pick it up in April. As long as you pre-order between now and March, as in before they’re released, you’re guaranteed to get the Pops (the exact words of the woman I spoke to on the phone). So if you don’t have the money now (like me), you don’t have to stress over it.
I’m not sure if they’re taking pre-orders for the rest (I think the employee I was speaking to hinted that D. Va would be Blizzard-Exclusive), but they’re for-sure taking pre-orders for Posh Tracer and USA McCree. Call your local Gamestop if you’re American, or see if you can get an America friend to pick them up for you if you don’t have any Gamestops in your country!
Wow, ok. So I know I’m probably considered dead by those who follow me, but I just wanted to say hello again, and I am not dead. You can expect a lot more posting (reblogging) from me now, I am officially back! (not like anyone missed me, but oh well<3)
A new poster for buddyfight X that was recently posted on the bushiroad EN Twitter
Judging from the poster, we can see a new villain, and possibly a new buddy for gao (in the form of a weird panda cat). Also Gaito’s back and there’s a new picture of the new SDW kid here too.
Another thing of note: the episodes of the newly returned English dub will be aired two weeks after the subtitled episodes are aired. The subtitled episodes will still be simulcast at the same time the show airs in Japan (Saturday mornings JST). So while the first episode will come out on April 1st (JST), it won’t be out in dub form until April 14th/15th depending on your time zone
Since the second season of this anime is coming out on April 1st, I thought it’d be neat to make some of the designs from the anime! (Also it is my spring break, so I have time to make some designs this week!) I made the outfit when he’s not wearing the mask or hood.
so did you hear Star Wars is coming out on April 1st?
ahahaha COMING OUT hahaha that's a good one, mom- do you get it? COMING OUT? As in, out of the CLOSET? AHAHAHA no wonder Poe and Finn exchange clothes- what else are they supposed to do in the CLOSET!! They've got some real explaining to do, huh, mom?
Two matches have been added to the Fern Park, FL CHIKARA shows!
The first match is a ten person tag team contest pitting a new group called The Furies taking on a bevvy of Rudos. Exactly what the relationship with “The Furies” is, but maybe more will be revealed in the remaining Secret Season episodes. This match takes place at “Turn Left” on March 31st.
The other match is a 4-Corner Elimination Tag Team match. As always, every fall counts towards points, meaning a team could accrue three points and a Campeones de Parejas opportunity in one fell swoop. The other three teams drop to zero. Which duo will come out on top? This match takes places at “Bad Wolf” on April 1st.
With 5 matches announced for each card, it is possible this is all that will be known about both cards until the nights of.
“Turn Left” - Fern Park, FL - Friday, March 31st, 2017
1. Campeones de Parejas: Sonny Defarge & Cornelius Crummels (Campeones) vs. Chuck Taylor™ & DUSTIN
2. UltraMantis Black vs. Grado
3. The Furies (Ophidian/Fire Ant/Icarus/Travis Huckabee/Solo Darling) vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado/Wani/Hermit Crab/Cajun Crawdad/Merlok
4. Silver Ant & Missile Assault Man vs. The Legion of Rot (Hallowicked & Frightmare)
5. Xyberhawx 2000 (Sylverhawk & Razerhawk) vs. The Closers (Rick Roland & Sloan Caprice)
“Bad Wolf” - Fern Park, FL - Saturday, April 1st, 2017
1. Grand Championship: UltraMantis Black (Champion) vs. Juan Francisco de Coronado
2. Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Max Smashmaster
3. Young Lions Cup: Space Monkey (Champion) vs. Wani
4. Ophidian vs. Jeremy Leary
5. Elimination Match: The Colony (Fire Ant & Silver Ant) vs. The Legion of Rot (Hallowicked & Frightmare) vs. Solo Darling & Travis Huckabee vs. Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr.)
I’m drinking coffee on my rooftop, overlooking downtown Los Angeles, and I’ve finally had a moment to catch my breath and take in the whirlwind of the last week.
First things first, I just want to say THANK YOU from all of us for the response to Figure Me Out. It is absolutely frightening to be that honest, and that vulnerable, and have people open their arms and embrace it fully. I was speechless. This song means more to me than you will ever know. It’s no secret we took a long time to put some new music out, and I completely forgot what it’s like to get gratification for something you made. There’s no feeling like that in the world, and I can’t believe I almost never let it happen again. Here’s to a new year.
If you haven’t heard yet, our new album STORIES FOR MONDAY, is coming out on April 1st. About time, right? We’re really proud of this one, and truly believe its our best album yet by a mile.
It’s also “The Album That Almost Wasn’t.”
The last thing I remember, we were finishing up Warped Tour 2014, and had been on the road for the better part of 16 straight months. We were exhausted, but there was a new album to be made, and the rest of the band was getting ready to move out of Arizona and come join me in LA. We were gonna be closer together, but we somehow grew further apart. I started writing new songs, and I got completely lost in my own head. Nothing felt genuine, I had nothing honest to say, and I had no idea how to grow as a band, as a business, and as a songwriter. With Legendary, we were given a small taste of the" big leagues,” the finer things, and the radio, and then bad timing led to the radio pulling the rug out from under us. Nothing we could do, but I knew I wanted more, so I put so much pressure on myself to write a bigger, better song. I felt trapped, and started avoiding making a new album by running away from it entirely. I think I went to Mexico three times over the course of seven months. I spent more days on an agave farm outside of Puerto Vallarta learning how to make tequila than I did actually writing songs. It was amazing, irresponsible and absolutely terrifying.
Fortunately for us, while I was traveling the world and hoping a song was gonna come to me, Jess was continuing to grow publicly by pursuing side projects and speaking tours, while John and Stephen were making a new home in LA and getting exceptionally good at learning how to make records themselves. I look back now and realized that saved our band. This album would be nothing without them.
Anyway, over the course of the next year a handful of songs did get written. Some in New York, some in Nashville, only one in Mexico (too drunk), a few in London, and a few at home in Los Angeles as well. Unfortunately I wasn’t sure what to make of any of them, because they all felt disjointed. Nothing seemed cohesive and exciting. I had been told we were missing “a hit,” so I would go back to the drawing board time and time again. I wouldn’t talk to anyone. I distanced myself from everyone. I got so discouraged I called my mom, told her I didn’t want to make music anymore, and went back to Arizona to hide for a few weeks. I didn’t want to make a sound or write a single word.
That’s when I wrote “Figure Me Out,” and all the other songs started to make sense.
It was an accident. I was deliberately trying to not write a song ever again. I didn’t know who I was any more. It was the middle of the night, and I kept fumbling around the phrase “I’m a bit too pop for the punk kids, but I’m too punk for the pop kids.” Then it all just started spilling out. I sat down at my parents piano, in the house I grew up in, played the first chord and sang the words “I believe there’s more to life than all my problems.”
That’s when all the problems went away. Sort of.
It’s really hard to separate art from business. I’m a firm believer that if you aren’t growing, you’re dying. I was still so caught up in the idea that we needed a hit song in order to take this to the next level. I wish I knew six months ago what I know now: You can’t predict a hit song, you can only be so in-tune with yourself creatively and emotionally that people start to pay attention.
Unfortunately this almost got the best of us, and on a melancholy day back in September we sat down as a band at our favorite bar and decided we had “run our course” and that it was time to “break up.” Both Jess and I broke down in tears at our favorite places on earth that day; mine being Disneyland, her’s….the bar.
Before you get sad, I want you to know this was the best thing that’s ever happened to us.
We were free. Mostly from ourselves. I dropped my ego. We stopped giving a fuck about what anyone else thought of us. We were gonna put out one last “farewell album” and call it a day. We stopped looking for a another producer, and decided John and Stephen were good enough to do it all themselves. I stopped trying to write a “hit song” and realized the 11 songs we had in front of us were good enough. In fact, they were GREAT enough. The reality is, once we stopped overthinking it, we realized everything we needed was right in front of us.
We went from nothing to everything and produced the entire album in a month.
The MONDAY after Thanksgiving, three days before we were going to announce our hiatus, Joshua Montgomery called all of us and we talked about how proud of this album we are, and how big of a shame it would be to not give it a fair shot. He convinced us to let go of our pride and realize that this band definitely isn’t done. I’m so happy to say he was right.
We may have had to convince ourselves it was over in order to get this album done, but once we finished the best album we ever made, we realized this story is FAR from over.
In fact, WE’RE GONNA GO ON TOUR. We’re fucking dying to. The STORIES FOR MONDAY tour kicks off April 13th at House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, then takes over the United States. UK, we love you as ever and will be seeing you in May. Rest of the world, stay tuned….we miss you and we will see you soon.
This was almost gonna be our last tour ever, but we’re pretty excited to say that’s just not true anymore :)
I don’t know who it was that said “If you never thought about giving up, you haven’t tried hard enough,” but they were right. Don’t give up when you’re down. The Summer Set is back and better than ever.