Deadpool returns!

Oh, Deadpool. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, the thing I love about making Deadpool is that you can accessorize him with just about ANYTHING and it’ll work, because he’s ridiculous and that makes things fun. My previous incarnations of Deadpool have included him in a sombrero and another with a unicorn friend.

This year I’ve given him new headgear again!

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He’s got a little sidekick with him too. Sidekick is a little dusty, but I’m sure Deadpool will figure something out with the little guy.

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Portland, I love you

Oh, Portland. I took a leap of faith in planning this trip and it paid off so, SO much. I had an amazing time in Portland, met some awesome people, and dropped off a few critters while I was at it. If I had to sum up my trip in 4 pictures it’d be these:

Otherwise read on for more on my trip!

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The Hooker’s going to Portland!

I’m heading to Portland for a weekend vacation this coming Saturday! And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! I’ll be in town from 5/12-5/15, but I’ll only be doing drops from 5/12-5/14. I’ll have 3 critters with me and I’ll drop one each day from Saturday-Monday, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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A little blue totoro.

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A little pocket-sized porg.
(Bonus for fellow hookers out there, here’s the free pattern I wrote for this little dude!)

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And because the movie is coming out next week, a little Deadpool!

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

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  2. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something during my trip, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. 😉 Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  5. I’ll be dropping on critter per day from Saturday-Monday (5/12-5/14). No pairs/groups of critters.

I also generally try to drop them while there’s still daylight, so it’s unlikely that I’ll have night time drops. No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, it’ll just be one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right! Help me get these guys some happy homes!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in Portland this weekend,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

THANOS DEMANDS YOUR SILENCE

Like many others, I watched Infinity War last week. And I can’t talk about it. There’s a LOT that happens, and just about everything could potentially be a spoiler. So I’ll just say that there were Avengers present. And they said and did stuff.

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The movie started with a Hulk.

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And there was a Thanos.

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Thanos wanted to collect some pretty rocks so he could destroy the universe. That’s bad.

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Then there was a Captain America.

A bunch of other people showed up and they had a big fight. The end. There really isn’t anything else I could say without revealing too much, but I’ll throw in my own thoughts towards the end of this post.

Otherwise I’ll say my little Hulk’s been upgraded compared to the first one I made seven years ago!

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Summer of 2011. Lookit this little guy. It’s like looking back at an old yearbook photo.

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Fast forward to 2018. He’s bigger, and a little more hulk-like. He could probably pass as a super saiyan with that hair.

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Little Avengers for scale. Black Panther’s ears give him slightly more height. 😀

Otherwise here are my spoileriffic thoughts on the movie. If you haven’t seen it, SPOILERS ABOUND. I’ve written everything in white text so you’ll need to highlight over it to read it.

SPOILERS AHEAD, HIGHLIGHT AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

  • WTF I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A NICE SENDOFF FOR THE OG AVENGERS AND PASS THE TORCH ON TO THE NEWBIES.
  • So yeah. Stunned at the ending. Holy shit.
  • I was initially worried that the movie was going to be too crowded and overwhelming, but I felt like they did a really good job in segmenting everything and pacing it well.
  • I’m thinking Loki and Heimdall are dead for good. I’m thinking Vision will be back. And I’m hoping Gamora stays dead because I think it would diminish the significance of Thanos throwing her off the cliff, but I have a feeling she’ll be back too. Everyone else who turned to ash will be back (duh).
  • I didn’t think Thanos’s paternal feelings for Gamora were developed enough for me to feel bad about it. When he threw her off the cliff it was more like “Oh. I guess he was really attached. Whoops” vs. “OMG HE LOVED HER THIS IS SO SAAAAAAD.”
  • Loved the new Spidey suit! I wasn’t familiar with Iron Spider from the comics but it was cool to see Spider-Man’s suit resemble an actual spider.
  • Also Peter Parker broke my heart at the end. Ugh. UGH.
  • Tom Holland killed his part in the movie! (okay, poor choice of words there) He’s so freaking good at being Peter Parker. I’m excited to see what else he brings to the table in future movies because he’s totally coming back.
  • One thing that initially bugged me was that I kept thinking Dr. Strange can turn back time, WHY DOESN’T HE JUST ROLL THAT SHIT BACK. Then my friend brought up a good point that he probably considered that in one of his 14 million scenarios and knew it wouldn’t work.
  • Thor! Holy crap Thor’s skyrocketed from bottom of the barrel in terms of Marvel characters to one of my top favorites. I hope our dear pirate angel hybrid is okay.
  • …we have a space Nazi! Red Skull’s reveal was awesome.
  • GIANT DINKLAGE. YES.
  • This scene is a lie.
  • Not sure how I feel about Vision and Scarlet Witch’s romance, but having her kill him, then watch Thanos bring him back to life and kill him AGAIN was brutal.
  • Pepper Potts better not be pregnant. I’d roll my eyes so hard. On the other hand I trust that Marvel would make it work if that were the case, but I’m still really hoping not.
  • Korg!!! Where was Korg?!?! I must know.

Alright, I’ll leave everyone with that. Otherwise little Hulk, Captain America, and Thanos will all be up for grabs at San Diego Comic-Con! Find them and they’re yours to keep!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker