FANGIRL: Men from ‘Spartacus’ Work Out

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I confess I have not caught up with the latest season of Spartacus. If it’s not available online (legally), I usually kind of fall behind on a lot of shows. Plus, we all know I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind affair catching up with seasons 1 and 2 of The Vampire Diaries. It doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate these photos that recently showed up on my inbox.

That’s right. My favorite beefcakes on television training for their roles. What could be better eye candy?

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Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy on Indiegogo

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Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy is coming to the US! The filmmakers are raising money on Indiegogo in order to bring the film to the US and Canada. If they raise enough money — $125,000 within two months — backers will get to enjoy several prizes and perks, depending on how much money you put down.

There are autographed items from the cast, digital copy of the movie, a chance to get VIP tickets to the premieres and all kinds of exciting things.

Check out their Indiegogo page!

Also, read our interviews with the two main actors: Adam Sinclair of ‘Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy’ and Kristin Kreuk of ‘Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy’.

DIY Geek Shoes, I Want To Make ‘Em

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These geeky DIY (Do-It-Yourself) shoes started showing up on my Pinterest page and I thought they were pretty rad. I would love to make some myself but I know I’m too much of a lazy  bastard to even get around to it. Still, I decided to use the power of Google search and comply a list of tutorials of these fashionably, nerdy shoes.

I love these Batman flats! You can find the how-to instructions on this website: Cut Out and Keep. As well as photos of other people’s shoes inspired by this tutorial. Honestly, it’s probably not too hard to make a pair since all you need are scissors and mod podge. The only real challenge is the ability to smooth out the imagery properly on the shoe.

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Ep. 58 The Hulk’s Butt Cheeks

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Pilbeam has joins us in the correct time zone (aka she’s visiting California from England) and sits down to discuss all things superhero movies and cartoons. A little bit of The Avengers, a little bit of the Batman, a lot of Kevin Conroy love. Plus, Magic Mike and Channing Tatum.

Hetalia: World Series review

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Lookit what Funimation‘s sent over! Man, they’re super nice. :D

Hetalia: World Series is the third installment of the worldwide phenomenon of Axis Powers Hetalia but is considered a separate series from the previous two seasons. It is based on the web comic written and drawn by Hidekazu Himaruya and depict countries as pretty boys (and girls) and their interactions with one another in a mostly 4-panel comic format.

The setting ranges from ancient times to the modern era but started out mostly as a comic poking fun at Italy during World War II.

The name itself comes from the combination of the Japanese word hetare ([cutely] “useless”) and “Italia”. TL;DR: Hetalia = Useless Italy.

World Series pulls away from the topic of the two World Wars because the comic became more more about silly antics rather than the loose story of Axis vs. Allies. Because of this, there is a clear distinction between the two series and is treated as such even though it contains the same sort of humor and features the same cast.

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Podcast Will Return on 5-8-2012!

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The podcast will return with a brand-spankin’-new episode next week! The Space Pirate Queen went off to space to loot some booty and got lost. Gizzy B is currently trying to locate her. Got a topic suggestion or a question for us? Feel free to e-mail defectivegeeks AT gmail DOT com!