Hey guys, just wanted to throw down a quick supergear self-defense post. The nanobanshee screams for you when someone attacks you. Personally, I’m a fan of fighting back–since studies show rapists respond better to striking than to wrestling or other techniques–or better, running. Sometimes even if you’re screaming, passers-by won’t help you. That sucks.
But! When I taught martial arts, I used to teach something called the kiap. That’s when you release your energy in a loud yell, and it gives you some serious confidence, and intimidates your enemy a little bit. There’s a real advantage to loud, disorienting sounds. So you need to know that some people will attack you no matter what-but it’s a lot less fun to attack someone if there’s a RIDICULOUS LOUD SCREAMING ALARM going off!
So I thought I’d check out the nanobanshee, and it seems promising, but I found some really negative customer reviews. Apparently their customer service kind of sucks, and the alarms aren’t quite as loud as advertised. Are there better alarms out there? What do you think about using whistles and other alarms for self-defense? More pertinent to our superhero blog, how can loud sounds help you defend someone else? What do YOU use?
You Superpeeps know I’m always looking out for cool geek stuff, and ThinkGeek (my awesome partner) has t-shirt sales every now and then that showcase the popularity of diverse superheroes. You know that’s right up my alley: people argue that Black and female leads don’t sell, and these popular franchises prove them so wrong! How do you show your geeky #representationmatters spirit? Read More…
It’s been a while since I’ve dropped you a supergear post, but here it is! This is one of those geeky supergear posts, as in, gear that is super for geeks–because one of my favorite geek franchises hits its 40th anniversary this year. How are you celebrating?
ThinkGeek is giving away limited edition totebags with basically the best design ever on them–you know, that awesome classic StarWars poster? Come on, son. (ANH40 is the secret code to get them)
UPDATE: ANTHOLOGY OUT NOW! GET IN PAPERBACK HERE or IN EBOOK HERE! (You can also search on Amazon)
Pretty psyched about this one, you guys. If you’re into superhero gear, or gear for superheroes, or any combination of the same, and you’re also into books, I think you’re in luck! See, Carl’s a Puerto Rican engineering student struggling to hide his Multiple Sclerosis so he can keep working to earn enough to put himself through school. As his disease progresses, that becomes impossible–but when he invents a solution to his weakness, he soon discovers he’s not the only person who could use it.Read More…
Hey guys, quick little #supergear post here–remember when I said books were supergear? Well, Rod T. Faulkner’s offering you guys a “pick your own price” e-book resource to help you find the 200 best scifi short films online.
Scifi’s uniquely fit for the short film medium because of its focus on concept–whether that’s a new concept for space travel, or a new concept of sociological changes in the future, it’s not scifi without some kind of sciencey speculation. If you haven’t already delved into the short film world, you’re missing out–the weirdness of the film “They’re Made Out of Meat” definitely marked me forever, I can tell you.
So yeah! I’m always looking for cool stuff to share with you guys here in the #supergear section, and this fit the bill! Give Rod some love! He’s widely regarded as one of the most important voices in scifi film critique right now, so if you haven’t heard of him already you’re in for a treat.
P.S. Don’t forget we still have our Indiegogo going on! Can we reach 50% today? We need to!
Heyooo SuperPeeps! It’s me again, still hunting around for cool geek and superhero things to get you for the holidays. This time, I’m focusing on five things you could totally imagine coming out of a whacky scifi or weird superhero comic–and, much to the rejoicing of all you sweet otaku out there, I found it all on JapanTrendShop.com. It’s a site where you basically get to look for Japan-exclusive coolness, like the face exerciser, or…bishonen peeled chestnuts…. as well as a bunch of other awesome stuff you’ve never heard of. If you just wanna grab your secret coupon, scroll all the way down–it won’t hurt my feelings if you skip all my words. = P