Batman: The Gaslight Portraits

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Some projects come to life from unexpected places. 

John Gibson, who also goes by MrJAG, originally created this series of amazing Batman portraits for his son as a way to get himself back into drawing after working in 3D for years. Now we all get to enjoy these portrait pieces from what he calls the Gaslight Sketchbook. Each piece amazingly took only 1-2 hours while the entire set took merely 24 hours.  photo john-gibson-mrjag-gaslight-sketchbook-1-2.jpg
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Please check out more of his work HERE!

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15 awesomely geeky tattoos

Sometimes you need more than a geeky shirt to express your fandom. Why not go for something more permanent… like an awesome tattoo! Check out these 15 geeky tattoos that fans have gotten to show off their geek cards.

15) PORTAL – Companion Cube by firepsychic

Cute, simple, and totally geeky!

14)  MASS EFFECT – Paragon and Renegade by elizabethtopsfield

I’ve seen a lot of renegade/paragon mashup tattoos but I really like this one in particular.

13) LOTR/DW/HGTTG – mash up by redditor s_jove

A classy & geeky mash up of Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Doctor Who!

12) LOZ – Legend of Zelda mix by Jason Fanelli of GamesRadar.com

A clean and classy tattoo design  based on various games in the Legend of Zelda franchise! I’m loving this one!

11) HARRY POTTER – Dark Mark by ravensfool

UV ink tattoos make for creative yet mind blowing “disappearing” tattoos! Perfect for your hidden Dark Marks.

10) KINGDOM HEARTS – Oathkeeper & Oblivion by Nijuuni worn by kitsuneodensetsu

A Kingdomhearts inspired piece that looks amazing!

9) DRAGON AGE – Grey Warden by Douglas at Oxford Tattoo Company in Oxford, Mississippi

An incredible tattoo with the words of the Grey Wardens. “In War, Victory. In Peace, Vigilance. In Death, Sacrifice.”

8) STAR WARS – Wraith Squadron by redditor electriceric

This Star Wars inspired tattoo is both simple and bold! I love it!

7) SAILOR MOON – Sailor Moon Crisis Compact by Ryan Wiebusch at Artcore Tattoo in Seattle, WA on  Molly McIsaac

Even Sailor Moon fans can get their ink on!

6) FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST – Bloodseal FMA by reficulnatas for aabenhuus

5) LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – Avarosan Tattoo on Kira Ramirez

4) FIREFLY – Serenity by Robin H.

3) MARIO KART – by Linda @Whatever Tattoo, St. Marks, NY

2) SPLATOON – nendotaku

1) STAR TREK – Vulcan Script ‘Live Long and Prosper’ posted by beinginnocentisoverated

Manga Recommendation: Again!!

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By: Kubo Mitsurou
Genre: Comedy, Shonen, School Life, Romance

About:
How would you like to relive your entire high school life from your first day as a freshman? Would you do anything different? Imamura went through high school without making a single friend thanks to his appearance and personality. He wonders what life would’ve been like had he done things differently, such as joining the school cheer squad when he was asked to join. He gets his chance after falling down a flight of stairs where he is suddenly thrown into the past back to his very first day of high school.

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Whoa wait a second. What? A cheer squad? Surely I must mean cheerleading. Nope! In Japan schools originally had cheer squads, also known as Ouendan, which function much like western cheerleading. The difference being that an ouendan focus more on making a lot of noise using taiko drums, horns, shouting through mega phones, and even flag waving. Cheers are made with the idea that the audience will participate as well. If you’ve played Nintendo’s OSU! TATAKAE! OUENDAN! Series you’ve got a good idea of what to expect. If not, you are missing out!
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So why should you read this manga? It’s a refreshing take on what is usually shoved into the faces of manga readers and is bursting with great art and a story that shows both the bright and dark sides of school life. So far, I’ve yet to be disappointed by this series!

Read it here!