The Scribbler (2014)

 photo The-Scribbler-Poster-610x905_zpsqgzjustk.jpgReviewed: 3/2015

Published: 4/2015

Genre: Comics. Mystery. Sci-Fi. Thriller.

I have been debating about writing a review on this movie for a little while now.  Guess I decided to do it. Though I am still very torn on how I feel about this movie. This has also caused a huge delay in me even posting this review. One thing is for sure, I have decided that until I actually read the comic this movie was based on I can’t pass final judgement on the movie. However, tracking down a copy of the comic seems to be impossible.  And I am not gong to spend the current prices to get a copy.  Seriously!  If I had that kind of money to throw away it wouldn’t be on a comic!  It would be costumes or a vacation!  Or a new computer.

The Scribbler,by Daniel Schaffer, was originally published in 2006 by Image Comics. This indie comic has since been difficult to locate but did inspire the motion feature being reviewed.  With the limited run the publishers may have been geniuses and learned from how mass publication actually damaged the collect-ability of comic book.  Cause guess what…you can’t find this one currently. Hence the current high price of $429.97 on amazon.

One reason I loved this movie is because the visuals felt inspired from a comic. Very stylistic!  However, I have not been able to locate a copy to confirm this or google many images from this comic.  Though it feels inspired by a comic does not mean it is THIS comic. There are so many styles out there!

One of the reasons I am really torn is the depiction of people with mental disabilities.  After reviewing other people’s thoughts on the movie and comic I am not the only one who feels this way.

Just as a warning this movie is very different. If you don’t like weird independent films this may not be a movie for you. If you do decide to watch this movie I am interested in hearing your thought!  Please email me at adventureswithmala@gmail.com or comment on this blog!

Is this a drinking movie?  No!  There is way to much going on to make sense of to be intoxicated.

Good Reads

Rated: R

Duration: 88 minutes

IMDB: Rated 5.3 out of 10 stars, as of 3/20/15

Amazon: Only available for purchase.  Rated 4 out 5 stars as a movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars as a comic.

Netflix: Available as of 3/10/15.  Rated 3.4 stars out of 5.

Mala’s Rating: No rating!  Cause I just can’t decide!

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Heroes Behind the Masks: Umbrella Corp Utah

Most of the people you have met so far dress up as super heroes to CAUSEplay.  This weeks Heroes Behind the Masks is just a little bit different! This group uses costumes from the Resident Evil video games and movies! If you like zombies the way I do than you know these movies!  This group shows us that even the bad guys have a little heart.  One of my favorite things about this group is their support of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  I hope you like getting to know this unique group a little bit more!  And remember, there are many cosplay options to CAUSEplay and this group helps proves it!  –Mala
 photo FB_IMG_1428139797086_zps2r16l76r.jpgName: Umbrella Corp Utah

Interviewee: Steve Strank

Location(s): Ogden, Utah

When was the group started? And by who?:
The group has been around roughly a year and a half. The original group was rounded up as a security detail for Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom for Juvenile Diabetes. I wanted all my security people dressed as a Zombie response team. Once we were all together it was discussed that we kind of resembled the Umbrella Corporation. After that we knew we had to continue the awesomeness!

If you are the creator of this group what inspired you to create Umbrella Corp Utah or CAUSEplay in general?
Me and my wife Trish have always had a passion for putting on charity events. Although we tend to do it in very abnormal ways like Zombie events. This just seemed like another fun way to do that.

Do you have a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status or other  designation? If not, do you consider yourself a charity group or just  a group of friend who do good? And are you looking into getting a  501(c)3 status?
We do not have a 501(c)3, we work closely with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and one of our board members is on the board with the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. A large portion of our group are law enforcement officers, so this charity means a lot to us.
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How can someone join Umbrella Corp Utah?
Info for joining our group can be found at www.utahumbrella.org we do have strict code of conduct rules.

If someone is in another state how can they find their local chapter of Umbrella Corp? There are many many groups around the world. We all post on the Facebook page Umbrella corporation worldwide.

What type of costumes do you accept?
Our group has 3 basic characters. Scientists (lab attire), Agents (black tactical look) and Soldiers (black SWAT look)
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Do you have a costume approval  process, if so what is it?
When potential applicats put a costume together they must submit a photo for our board members to vote on.

What do you look for in a costume?
When looking at a costume it must blend well with the rest of the group. Nothing too flashy or things that stand out. No skull masks or anything that shows expression.

Can I  join as a zombie?!
While we’re not currently recruiting zombies, if people want to be our “on call Zombie” for events, we do occasionally need Zombies for video/photo shoots and occasional events.

Do you often appear at local Zombie walks?
We appear at almost every Utah Zombie walks/events.

 photo FB_IMG_1428139893711_zpsjszeomxo.jpgDo you have people willing to help with the costume making process or  a resource guide to help with the process?
Having so many law enforcement officers and avid airsoft players, we have no shortage of places to recommend for you to get your gear.

How many people are currently in your group or chapter?
Roughly 35. Some are on reserve status do to being deployed or police Academy etc.

Leadership structure: We have a president, vice president, board of directors, and support staff.   And then we have 4 squads, each having a squad leader.

How is the leadership determined?
We started off with a core group placed in positions. When someone leaves the group for any reason, we vote a new person into that position
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What have you done for charities?
We have done escort duty for a make a wish child around comic con, we did the ever popular ice bucket challenge as a group. We raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, we’ve helped with the toys for tots charity, we’ve done so many various ones I can’t remember them all.

Do you create your own event or make appearance when requested?
We usually attend whatever events we can. We don’t always fit into the themes however. (people prefer superheroes!)

How did you build you “clientele”?
We strive to be dependable, helpful, and courteous. We want people to know that just because we play bad guys, we’re always there to be helpful. We have started to gain a reputation for it which I am proud of.

Do you have particular organization or cause you work with regularity?
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

How much money has the Umbrella Corp Utah raised for the organizations it works with? Particularly at FanX 2015 for the National Law  Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. What is the highest amount you  have raised other than this event? I think our total at FanX was around $1200 which set our record for an event.

What is the most amazing thing Umbrella Corp Utah has accomplished so far?
I think showing that bad guys also have a good side 🙂 people see big scary looking guys armored up with big guns, escorting a small fragile child on an adventure. And then seeing us all break down in tears at the end of it all.
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Where do you see Umbrella Corp Utah going in the future?
That’s a fantastic question. We’re currently deciding if we want to put a limit on members or not. We’re constantly trying to make things cooler for our booth. We want people to stop by and be blown away. In the umbrella corporation group community there’s always a competition on which group can pull off the coolest photos, booths, videos. So we’re always trying to get the upper hand.

Do you use any fun terminology specifically used by Umbrella Corp Utah?
We have a running joke about jackalopes.

Do you have advice for someone interested in creating a CAUSEplay  group or getting into CAUSEplay?
Start a group! At first it’s intimidating, but so worth it!
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What future events do you have?
We’re currently trying to plan out our comic con booth.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmbrellaCorpUtah

Website: www.utahumbrella.org

Email: umbrellacorput@gmail.com

Here is more information on Steve, the creator of this great group!

What keeps you CAUSEplaying?
A mix of seeing people response to our group, and also seeing our group come together as a family.

What was your first CAUSEplay event? 
When we started Strankenstein’s Zombie Prom many years ago. Back then I dressed as a Zombie.

What is your favorite costume to wear while CAUSEplaying?
I play the heavy machine gunner. I tote around the hand held minigun.

Most memorable CAUSEplay moment:
Escorting the make a wish child around comic con on his Dr. Who adventure.

Who inspires you?
The local cosplayers that continue to do their thing with gaining an ego. The ones who don’t need to be in the spotlight but do it just because they love it. The ones who stay up late trying to get that last piece of their costume just perfect. And the ones who always offer a helping hand and advice. There are a few local Jedi that will always have my support! You guys know who you are.

Tell us something random about yourself: There are only two phobias I have. Glitter (this is a well known fact) and Sharks!

Star Wars or Star Trek: Star wars!

Marvel or DC: Marvel! (they can do no wrong!)

Favorite Comic Series: The Walking dead

Favorite Comic Character: hhhmmm…. That’s tough. Always liked batman.

Favorite Book: American Sniper

Favorite Video Game: Battlefield 4

Favorite Convention: Comic Con

Hero Behind the Mask: Nashville’s Dark Knight

This weeks Hero Behind the Mask has a great Batman costume!!! Some of the pictures he sent for this interview seemed to be out of a movie!  I completely geeked out when I saw them!  He was also a guest at Toymania in Murfreesboro, TN.  Something many cosplayers dream of but few actually get to do!  In addition to making appearance, this man also focuses on charity and his community.  Which is why I selected him to be part of this interview!  I hope you enjoy this week’s  interview with one of the biggest Batman fans I have met so far!  – Mala

 photo 4_zps2enrwrp5.jpgName: Adam Prince (Nashville’s Dark Knight)

Location: Murfreesboro, TN

What got you into CAUSEplaying?
The love of the fictional character Batman.

What keeps you CAUSEplaying?
I love to entertain. I love what the character stands for and the impact he gives others.

What was your first CAUSEplay event?
Shelbyville Autism benefit

What is your favorite costume to wear while CAUSEplaying, and Why?
Anything Batman.. The character means a lot to me. In my life whenever things got bad I looked up to Batman as a child. When I’m Batman I feel proud to represent a iconic character.
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Most memorable CAUSEplay moment: I have so many… I was at an autism event in a small town seeing kids and families. My mother told me to grow up and stop wearing a mask until the day she saw me show up to a event and walk up to a kid in the hot summer heat , get down on my knees and hug the little boy and then hold his hand and talk with him while walking. I looked up at her to see her cry with joy.
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What is your favorite cause to support?
Children’ s hospitals . Helping promote literacy in all age groups. I like to show support to as many causes as possible, whether it’s supporting adult groups or children there are all equally worthy.

The silliest/strangest thing you have done for a cause?
Dance at a 5k event

Who inspires you?
Batman… As a child growing up in school I was picked on for my weight. I got into fights all the time with bullies. Girls and guys of all ages. My parents loved me and tried to help me the best they could until they decided to home school me after it became too much. I got to the point where I was suicidal and depressed until one day I was looking at a comic and realized I’m stronger than what the world throws at me. I went into karate and joined a volunteer fire dept around my high school years. I lost 105lbs. I got involved in volunteer work in my area. For the last 13 years I have been Batman. If I can reach one or two and help them then I feel that I’m doing what Batman did for me… to never give up.
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Advice for CAUSEplaying: Treat the character with respect. You don’t know who is watching you. You might make a difference in someone’s life.

What CAUSEplay events do you have coming up?
May 1 I have Free Comic Book Day. June I’ll have Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, TN. Superman Celebration in Metropolis IL. Dickson County Public Library in June. August Shelbyville Autism Benefit. September Nashville Wizard World. Ghouls at Grassmere in October. November GMX… I have random charity events and hospital visits I do randomly through the year. Not sure on exact dates.

Do you prefer to be called a cosplayer or costumer?
It doesn’t matter to me.

What was your first costume/cosplay?
1989 rubber Batman suit

What is your day job (a.k.a. how I pay for my expensive hobby)?
I’m a farmer and a painter and a writer/mascot for a batman website (www.darkknightnews.com)

If you could have any job what would it be and why?
I would say Fireman but I did that for 5 years. I would say any job that I was able to break away when I want to vounteerl my time seeing kids as Batman and still have the wealth to not worry about paying the bills on time would be awesome!
 photo 3_zpseia7vyp1.jpgTell us something random about yourself: I love going hiking in the mountains with my wife.

Star Wars or Star Trek: Star Trek

Marvel or DC: DC all the way 🙂

Favorite Comic Series: Batman No Mans Land

Favorite Comic Character: Batman

Favorite Book: Batman The Ultimate Evil

Favorite Video Game: All the Batman Arkham games

Favorite Convention: Nashville Wizard World

Affiliations (clubs or groups): The Bestine Fanforce / The Rogues Gallery / Heroes Alliance / Dark Knight News

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DknBatman

Instagraminstagram.com/nashvillesdarkknight/

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding

 photo rpw_zpsipfjqxjj.jpgReviewed: 4/2015
Edited by: Harley’s Vintage Kisses

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, TV

On Friday, February 13, 2015, my husband and I were joined in holy matrimony in the geekdom we call home. Our brony friend decided the best way to celebrate this momentous occasion would be to give us the My Little Pony: Royal Wedding DVD. After much consideration of how to get my husband to watch this with me I decided pizza and booze were the best way to accomplish this!

To begin with I enjoy the new My Little Pony (MLP) series. I won’t go out of my way to watch it but I enjoy it when I stumble across it. On the other hand, my husband “severally dislikes” this show. Anything in his life involving MLP has been due to losing a bet, being trolled with MLP, or because I asked him. This led to the night we watched this movie. So the adventure began! Hot pizza split between the two of us, a bottle of rum for me, and a bottle of tequila for him.

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This is the result of the bet my husband lost. He has worn this to several conventions now. I just can’t find those pictures. 😦

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The TERROR!!!!

I would like to reiterate that I like MLP. However, A Canterlot Wedding Parts 1 and 2 were very painful to watch! Not to mention we thought this was a movie. After about 25 minutes the ending credits rolled up. My husband began celebrating how short this DVD was, but I was confused! The show stopped mid story. The conflict of the episode had been revealed but there was no resolution! No MLP story ended this way! Seconds later part two of the tale began. There was a look of sheer terror on my husband’s face as I laughed maniacally! I knew there had to be more than one episode and I was right! Out of love and pity I began forwarding through the opening credits. This is how we discovered our DVD player not only speed up the visuals, but also the sound! He commented this was easier and more amusing, so we continued to watch the DVD in this manner. Not to mention some of the characters reminded us of Alvin and the Chipmunks when they talked or sang. BTW, the opening theme song sounds very punk sped up. If anyone has a punk band you should start playing this song.

The third episode was a Valentine’s Day themed adventure focusing on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. This episode was better than the Caterlot Wedding episodes, but still not one of the better MLP episodes. At this point my husband thinks he is free. Surely, there were no more episodes. He turned to me and said, “I hope you know how much I love you.” At that moment a fourth episode began to play. A look of pain, fear, confusion, and disbelief crossed his face. In fact, I convinced him to let me get a picture of the look for this very blog. He literally screamed,”No!”, as he realized it was not the DVD menu, but another episode. Needless to say, I enjoyed the last two episodes -but not nearly as much as I enjoyed his expressions and reactions to the whole ordeal. To our friend who gave us this DVD, thank you! Having the husband watch this was more entertaining than I thought it would be. To my husband, thank you for being a good sport and suffering through 5 MLP episodes for my pure amusement! I love you with all my heart. As I promised on our wedding day, I will always troll you!

Rated: TV-Y

Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 stars on 3/30/15

IMDB: Best to worst of MLP

Mala’s Rating: 2 out 5. I strongly disliked the Royal Wedding episodes, but enjoyed two of the others. Knowing the context of the TV show, some of the episodes seemed out of place without their predecessors. Since I liked 2 of the 5 episodes I am using that to determine my rating.

Despite my disappointment in this movie/DVD, I do recommend the tv series for those who appreciate cartoons and wholesome lessons about life. The writing of this series is actually amazing! For those of you who do not understand the brony subculture I recommend the linked documentary which is currently available on Netflix. I actually began to respect this culture after
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Heroes Behind the Masks: Costumers With A Cause

OMG! Costumers With A Cause has some amazing costumes!  Between that and the fun they have at their events I struggles with selecting photos for this interview!!  These guys sure know how to have fun!  I know you will pic that up as you read through this great interview! In addition to that a few of the members were kind enough to answer a few questions so you can get to know them a little!  I hope you enjoy their interviews linked at the bottom!  –Mala
 photo group_zpszmcqkeyc.jpgGroup Name: Costumers With A Cause

Location(s): We started in the Orlando Florida area, I brought the group to the Chicago area 7 years ago. I have had costumers contacting me wanting to start up branches in New York, Ohio, Utah, South Carolina, and Los Angeles California

Mission Statement: Our mission is to work together with children’s charity organizations and charity events that promote community growth, unity, and hope for every child’s future. Together we believe that a world of difference can be made with a smile, photo or a single hello. It is our goal to utilize our talents to the best of our abilities in order to make a child’s day brighter.
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When was the group started? And by who?
I started the branch in the Midwest 7 years ago. Megan Barker started the organization originally in Florida

If you are the creator of this group what inspired you to create Costumers With A Cause or CAUSEplay in general?
I have always supported and participated in charity events. I attended a Breast Cancer event that the 501st Midwest Garrison was at. I thought “hey, I am a costumer, I can do that too” My very next event I came dressed as Wolverine. I was friends with Megan in Florida where The CWC was created, and I asked her if I could use the group name in Chicago for Charity events and she happily agreed. I attended charity events in costume for the first 2 years by myself, but as my costuming family grew, I met several good hearted, like minded individuals. Now, we average 20 people in costume at every event we are able to attend,
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Do you have a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization status or other designation? If not, do you consider yourself a charity group or just a group of friend who do good? And are you looking into getting a 501(c)3 status?
We do not currently have a 501(c)3, but we are actively looking into acquiring one. I do consider us a charity, as every single member is a volunteer and donates time, money and travel expenses to help raise money for any charity event we attend.

How can someone join Costumers With A Cause?
Contact us through the E-mail on our webpage, or contact us through Facebook.
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What type of costumes do you accept?
We accept any costumer who has a giving heart, and someone who works well and is non judgemental of others.

Do you have people willing to help with the costume making process or a resource guide to help with the process?
Many of our members make their own costumes, myself included. Everyone in our group is helpful and friendly, and willing to help anyone getting into costuming with advice and many will even give their time to help others with making costumes.

How many people are currently in your group?
Our private facebook page has over 600 members, but perhaps only about 200 of them are active costumers in our Midwest area organization.
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How is the leadership determined?
Although, right now, I am the Midwest Regional President. I organize most of our events, but I rely heavily on other members of the group who are very active in the charity work. I could never continue to do this all by myself. Truly, we are a giant team and we are all responsible for making our midwest group successful

What have you done for charities (types of events)?
I believe we have participated in almost every type of charity Fundraiser, We have done Hospital visit, and parades.

Do you create your own event or make appearance when requested?
We have always attended events that were close to our members hearts, other events have been by request. However, this year we are hosting our first ever event. We are hosting a 1.5 mile walk fundraiser for St Jude childrens hospital. The event is April 3rd at the Volo Auto Museum in Mchenry Illinois
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How did you build you “clientele”?
Social Media and we have gotten several requests to appear after attending Parades in several towns.

Do you have particular organization or cause you work with regularity?
Not really, we have worked with all of the Childrens Hospitals in the Chicago Area, we have attended events for MS, MD, Breast Cancer, Children’s Leukemia, ALS, Autism, and many more.
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How much money has the Costumers With A Cause raised for the organization it works with?
I honestly have never kept track. Anytime we do an event we set up a donation page with that specific charity. Since we are not a 501(c)3 we do not accept donations ourselves, so we always ask that donations be made directly to the charity we are volunteering for at the time.

What is the most amazing thing Costumers With A Cause has accomplished so far?
The Happiness I see when we are at events is beyond anything I could describe. Both in Adults and Children.
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Where do you see Costumers With A Cause going in the future?
I am hoping we can continue to grow nationwide. Definitely hope to become a 501(c)3, and continue to move forward with hosting our own events, as well as continue to attend the events we already do.

Do you have advice for someone interested in creating a CAUSEplay group or getting into CAUSEplay?
It is tough, it is a lot of work, but if your heart is in the right place, you can do it and you will be surprised to find all of the people in your areas wanting to join you.

What future events do you have?
May 3rd : MS Walk in Naperville Illinois. For more info click here.
May 9th : Tough Mudder Chicago.
May 16th : Muscular Dystrophy Walk at Catigny Park. For more info click here.
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CostumersWithACause

Website: http://www.costumerswithacause.org/

Twitter: @MidwestCWC

Email: costumerswithacause@gmail.com

Getting to know members of Costumers With A Cause: Scott Whipple

Getting to know members of Costumers With A Cause: Matthew Rzepka

​​Getting to know members of Costumers With A Cause: Anthony Vernon AKA Pally Kashra
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Getting to know members of Costumers with a Cause: Matthew Rzepka

 photo Matthew Rzepka_zpsnisv7yno.jpgInterviewee: Matthew Rzepka

Location: Portage, Indiana

What keeps you CAUSEplaying?
I continue to ’causeplay’ (I love that term) because I enjoy seeing the looks on kids’ faces when they see some of their favorite characters come alive right in front of them. Making them happy is what the whole thing is all about….and also raising money for good causes. I’ve also found that it has helped me become much more social and outgoing than I used to be.

What was your first CAUSEplay event?
My first CAUSEplay event was the 2014 Kids With Capes walk in Crown Point, Indiana

What is your favorite costume to wear while CAUSEplaying? Why that character?
So far my favorite character to wear is Agent Coulson from The Avengers and Agents of SHIELD. The reason why is, he was the character that really brought me into the world of causeplaying and allowed me to meet so many awesome people involved in CWAC and other cosplay organizations. He is a very strong character, yet still has many vunerabilites that makes him easily relatable.

Most memorable CAUSEplay moment:
I don’t have one particular moment that really stands out, to me it is always a memorable moment whenever you see how excited kids get when they see you, and also when you find out that by the simple act of dressing up as a particular character, you can make someone’s day or even change lives, to a certain extent

The silliest/strangest thing you have done for a cause?
I haven’t really done anything THAT strange as of yet, but as far as silly things go…dumping a bucket of ice water on my head for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Who inspires you?
This one is actually an easy question. Jim Henson. He was such an amazing person with a brilliant imagination, and I could go on for hours talking about how much his work means to me…but I will save you the extra reading. 🙂

Tell us something random about yourself: I used to play piano and I was in middle school band, playing percussion. I also enjoy writing poetry, and hope to one day get into voice acting

Star Wars or Star Trek:
I know I will probably make everyone gasp and shake their heads with my answer, but honestly….I’m not really that huge into either of them at this point. I did love Star Wars as a kid though and I had a bunch of toys, so I suppose I will say Star Wars by default. I don’t DISLIKE them, though, I just don’t really have a preference for either.

Marvel or DC:
I absolutely love Batman and he’s one of my favorite characters, BUT….I’ve always been a bigger fan of Marvel as a whole.

Favorite Comic Series:
I’m reaching back into the 90s with this one and most people probably won’t know who this is, but….Darkhawk.

Favorite Comic Character:
Bobby ‘Iceman’ Drake from the X-Men

Favorite Book:
‘Martin the Warrior’, from Brian Jacques’ Redwall series

Favorite Video Game:
Tough question. I’ll go with Final Fantasy III for SNES.

Favorite Convention:
C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois

Affiliations (clubs or groups):
We Are Cosplay, CHAHITI (A Chicago-area Agents of SHIELD cosplay and discussion group)

Getting to know members of Costumers with a Cause: Anthony Vernon AKA Pally Kashra

Interviewee: Anthony Vernon AKA Pally Kashra

Location: Oak Park, IL

What keeps you CAUSEplaying? I’ve been cosplaying for about 5 years now, and I’ve gotten to a point where I’ve actually wanted to do something more with my cosplay. Being able to be part of parades and other events is a great way that I can do this, and its something that I’ve really enjoyed.

What was your first CAUSEplay event? My first event with Costumers with a Cause was the 4th of July parade in Villa Park.

What is your favorite costume to wear while CAUSEplaying? Why that character? I’d have to say my favorite character to wear would be Link from The Legend of Zelda. I always fun with that character because since he’s a silent character, I can have a bit more liberty with how I portray him as a character. On top of that, its a character that I feel like I can have alot of interaction with the kids with.

Most memorable CAUSEplay moment: I would have to say my most memorable moment was at Kids in Capes at Crown Pointe Indiana. I was one of the people that the kids had to pass while they had to get to the goal. The kids used those swimming noodles to defeat us, and it was pretty fun letting them beat us up (even though we probably had a few bruises the very next day).

The silliest/strangest thing you have done for a cause? During the Relay for Life event last year, at some point some guys wanted to get a bunch of the members (in their costumes) in football formation. So, we ended up taking pictures with them and even ran a single play on the football field. It was different…and probably the closest I’ll ever get to playing football on a field.

Who inspires you? There is a cosplay group based in Indianapolis called “And Sewing is Half The Battle”. I met them very early in my cosplaying career and I really appreciate them not only for the help and guidance they’ve given me throughout the years, but also the way that they

Tell us something random about yourself: Whenever I’m around dogs or cats, I like to give them silly voices.

Star Wars or Star Trek: Thats really hard to choose, but if i had to choose one over the other I’d totally go with Star Wars

Marvel or DC: Even though DC has Batman, Superman and Martian Manhunter, I have to choose Marvel over DC.

Favorite Comic Series: Though I’m not sure if I could call this a comic series, I do have to go with Scott Pilgrim

Favorite Comic Character: Martian Manhunter

Favorite Book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Favorite Video Game: Lunar: Eternal Blue on Sega CD

Favorite Convention: I would have to say either Anime Central or Anime Milwaukee

Affiliations (clubs or groups): As well as Costumers with a Cause, I am also a member of We Are Cosplay, and I’m a feature writer for AnimePowerLevel.com.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PallyKashraCosplays