Can’t find a critter at SDCC? Win one at the blood drive!

So I’ve got 13 critters lined up for adoption so far. Cool, right? But dammit, you just can’t find one. You’re glued to my twitter, you’re borderline stalking my location (please don’t do that), and they just keep escaping you! BUT WAIT. There’s another way to get a critter! AND you get to save lives in the process.

In addition to the critters that I’ve made for dropping around the convention area, I’ll also be providing prizes for the annual Comic-Con blood drive once again! There will be 3 critters ready to go for a lucky soul who donates blood. If you donate blood, you’ll have a chance at winning any one of these three critters:

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A chunk of walking carpet.

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An intergalactic princess.

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A flying space hamster. (and yes, I’ll have one for dropping AND one as a prize at the blood drive!)

I guess you could say there’s a theme to this year’s blood drive critters. 🙂 You can schedule ahead of time to donate here. You’ll get a sweet goodie bag, a chance to win a critter, and most of all, the opportunity to do something truly heroic. Be a hero, get a chance to win a critter!

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Critters in NYC, 2018 edition!

New York City, I’m coming back for you!  And I’ve decided to take some critters with me! The last time I visited New York with critters in tow I got a fantastic reception (I even got a writeup in the local news!), and I’m back to do it all over again. I’ll be in town from 6/8-6/11, but I’ll only be doing drops from 6/8-6/10, and I’ll be spending most of my time around Manhattan. I’ll have 3 critters with me and I’ll drop one each day from Friday-Sunday, so keep an eye out! Here’s who I’ll be bringing with me:

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A little Canadian.

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A little flying space hamster.

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And a kid from Queens.

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.

    The Geeky Hooker

  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 one critter per day from Friday-Sunday (6/8-6/10). No pairs/groups of critters.

No specific hints on where my critters will be dropped, but I’ll give a small spoiler for one of them: when I visited NYC last year people were a little disappointed that I dropped a little Captain America in Brooklyn, but didn’t drop little Spider-Man in Queens! (I left him at the New York Times HQ, Peter Parker being a journalist and all) This time I DO have plans in Queens, so this will be a homecoming trip for Spidey this time around (pun intended!). 🙂 For the others I’ll be dropping one per day, and I’ll drop them whenever the time and place feels right!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters in New York City 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

You want a porg?? Make your own!

Man. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since my last blog post, it’s that y’all really, REALLY like porgs. They weren’t my favorite, but I didn’t hate them either, so I made one since so many people suggested it for Comic-Con. And holy hell did that open a can of worms. My top-liked post on Instagram EVER was when I posted up this little Christmas porg over the weekend.

At any rate, you want a porg? You got it. But you gotta make it yourself. BEHOLD! THE SACRED PORG PATTERN! For the low, low, price of free fiddy. You can find it HERE. Make all the porgs so I don’t have to! Have fun, and don’t forget to tag me if you post photos of your work! Happy hooking everyone!

EDIT 1/5/2018:

Since I’ve had several people ask (and thank you to everyone who gave me that courtesy!): I don’t mind if you sell finished products from the pattern as long as you credit back for the design, either by tagging me in your social media posts or linking back to the pattern directly! Please do not sell or reproduce the pattern itself. Happy hooking!

May the porg be with you.

EDIT: Porg pattern is up and running here!

OKAY OKAY I MADE A GODDAMN PORG. It was probably the single top suggested critter that I should make for Comic-Con this year, and I held out until I watched The Last Jedi first. And you know what? I’m not feeling the porg love. Sure, they’re kind of cute, but if I found one nesting in my spaceship you can be sure I’d chase that sucker out. I get enough problems with birds nesting in the vents of my house, ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat. INVASIVE SPECIES, I SAY. But I made one anyway because I like you guys. ❤

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Stupid little penguin hamsters.

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I AM PORG HEAR ME ROAR.

Otherwise I liked the Last Jedi. I didn’t LOVE it, but I liked it more than Rogue One, but not as much as The Force Awakens. I know there’s been loads of debates of over everything that happened in the movie, but either way I think it did its job, which was to set up the next movie installment. Otherwise here’s my thoughts:

AHOY! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

SPOILERS ABOUND!!

  • Overall I felt like there was too much happening and yet not enough? Too many subplots, and within that some of the subplots dragged on.
  • I thought it was hilarious how the first interaction between Luke and Rey was Luke taking his light saber and essentially saying “fuck this thing” and tossing it over a cliff.
  • Loved the interactions between Rey and Kylo Ren. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver were great at creating the tension and conflict between (and within!) their characters without resorting to over the top declarations or random shouting matches. One of my favorite moments between the two was when Rey quietly tells Kylo how she’s never felt more alone and he tells her “you don’t have to be.” Looking forward to seeing more of these two interacting in future movies.
  • The sentient brussels sprout came back! It was nice seeing Yoda again. 🙂 BUT….unpopular opinion time: as much as I enjoyed seeing Yoda’s return, I didn’t think it was necessary to the movie. THERE. I SAID IT.
  • Loved the entire casino scene in terms of visuals, but I felt like it could’ve stopped after they met Benicio del Toro’s character and skipped out on the “escape on alien horses” chase entirely.
  • Holy shit, that silence when Holdo sacrifices herself for the rebellion! Chills.
  • Sad to see Luke gone, but it was a good final exit. Loved the casual shoulder brush after Kylo tried to blast him into a pulp, and I especially loved how he drove in the whole “You think you’re cool?? I’m your uncle and don’t you forget it” sentiment, even at the very end. UNCLE LUKE STILL WINS.
  • Thank you, Captain Salty, for informing us all that the planet has salt on the ground. For no reason whatsoever. Salt. Cool. Thanks.
  • RIP Captain Phasma. 😦
  • I loved that when Kylo revealed who Rey’s parents were, it was exactly as they’d advertised all along: nobody. Shitty parents who sold off their own daughter for booze money. Given there’s a possibility Kylo could be lying, but I’m hoping it stays true. I feel like it’d give a much better start to Rey as the newest generation of Jedi and it allows all of her upcoming accomplishments to be her own, and not because of some sort of fancy bloodline.
  • I’m totally team ReyLo. They need each other, they understand each other more than anyone else in the world, but they can’t work together. At least not yet. 😉

END SPOILERS.

Otherwise this little pocket porg will be up for grabs at San Diego Comic-Con in July! Find him and he’s yours to keep. Please take him off of my hands, I don’t need a swarm of these around my house.

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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

“I don’t like sand…it’s coarse and rough and…”

…I’m not even going to bother finishing Anakin Skywalker’s horrible, HORRIBLE pickup line from Attack of the Clones. At any rate, I posted a photo of some sand on Friday to hint at the latest critter that I’ve made:

Thankfully this character came from a MUCH better Star Wars movie than Attack of the Clones. Say hi to our little friend from Jakku!

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I might have to experiment more with this another time…I feel like my usual chubby quadriplegic look doesn’t work as well with Rey’s clothing, but in the meantime it’s what I’ve got ready for dropping at SDCC!

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She’s also got a teeny tiny BB-8 to keep her company!

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So smol.

Find them and they’re yours! That rounds out my critter total this year to 8, plus 3 extra guest critters made by Gina.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

I felt bad about not providing a critter for the blood drive last year and I wasn’t able to crank one out in time this year either, but I made a bunch of little Captain America shield pins to donate as prize drawings for the blood drive! Donate blood and you could get one of these too! Information on the blood drive here.

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Crocheted Captain America shield made by me, paper Captain America art by David Minh Tam Nguyen!

UPDATE: I’ve been informed there were some unclaimed prizes from previous blood drives! Donate blood and you could either win one of five Captain America shield pins, or one of these two little buggers!

If you plan on looking for a critter at SDCC, read through these guidelines to get you started! Otherwise here’s a recap of all the characters I’m toting with me to San Diego:

  • Deadpool
  • Batman
  • Superman
  • Captain America
  • Iron Man
  • Hipster zombie
  • Harley Quinn
  • Rey + BB-8
  • Poe Dameron (made by Gina)
  • Dr. Strange (made by Gina)
  • Poison Ivy (made by Gina)

Let’s give them all good homes! SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS UPON US! Happy hunting!

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

Guest critters, ready to go!

No new critters from me at the moment, but I’ve received an incoming transmission for a set of guest critters that will be up for grabs at San Diego Comic-Con! They’re made by Gina all the way out in the Czech Republic, and they’re currently hanging out in California at my accomplice’s home until we meet up in San Diego this summer. BEHOLD!

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A strange doctor! So strange he wears a cape! So strange that he can make himself look like Benedict Cumberbatch. Doctor Strange has never looked cuddlier and he’s ready to be picked up at Comic-Con this summer.

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BUT THAT’S NOT ALL.

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We’ve got a little pilot in our ranks!

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And his helmet comes off! Poe never got his jacket back, but he looks pretty darn good in his flight suit.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! This one might be my favorite one yet:

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A little Poison Ivy! Lookit that hair! And the little leaves! I end up killing just about every plant that I come in contact with, so she wouldn’t be too happy in my home, but hopefully someone with a greener thumb will pick her up out in San Diego!

They’re so stinkin’ cute. They’re actually about the same size as my little critters, so it’s impressive that she can squeeze so much more detail into such a small space.

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All three will be up for grabs at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but if you don’t snag one, Gina also sells these little guys on Etsy! Find them and they’re yours to keep!

Credit: Gina’s Creations on Etsy

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

Return of the Potato-Wookiee!

Potato-Chewbacca is back! And it looks like he’s trying to find his ship.

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Unfortunately no one understands wookiee grunts.

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And unfortunately it looks like his ship wasn’t built to scale either.

Welp, looks like fuzzy potato-Chewbacca won’t be heading home to Kashyyyk any time soon. (side note: Google tells me it’s spelled with THREE Y’S??) But since Chewie won’t be going anywhere, maybe one of you can take him in! Find him at SDCC and he’s yours! With the Star Wars panel in Hall H being the biggest news to come from SDCC this year so far, there was no way I was going to skip out on making a Star Wars-related critter!

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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