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Still a stop on tour.

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Funny Facebook Post of the Week

The show was good, but almost no one showed up…Architect / Worms of the Earth.

3 You, Jane Perez and Rivers Ashton Frost

Andrea E. Menzies If Daniel Myer were playing in downtown LA, New York, or Austin, TX I would be worried it would be a sold out show. But not here in Richmond land. It was like 30 people tops. In Texas when Assemblage 23 played the fire marshal had to kick people out because they overbooked the show so badly people could not breath.
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Andrea E. Menzies Oh well at least we were still a stop on the tour, and the tickets were cheap.
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Special Promo Note to Texas Travel Fans, From the Assemblage 23 webpage: “Assemblage 23 Added to Convergence Line-up
I am happy to announce that Assemblage 23 has been added as a headliner to the 23rd edition of Convergence, the longest running gothic convention in the US. The con will be held in Dallas, TX this year on May 19-22. We are still working on securing the venue, so we’ll announce that when all is finalized. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.”

Lift up your hearts.


Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

The love you like an animal joke never gets old on Valentines.

Andrea E. Menzies But the KMFDM loving you again part is pretty funny too.
Chris Dreher Ministry FTW

Love me some dance.

Congratz to Rogue and Crew of the Cruxshadows…

Congratulations to Rogue and crew on the Cruxshadows reaching number 1 on the Deutsch Alternative Charts!

Provided to YouTube by TuneCore Helios · The Cruxshadows Helios ℗ 2016 Wishfire Records/Interstar Released on: 2016-09-05 Auto-generated by YouTube.
Andrea E. Menzies
Andrea E. Menzies I love me some Cruxshadows to dance to.

Show Review Aesthetic Perfection tour.

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Concert Review for Fallout Club:

The Aesthetic Perfection band tour is the best show I have seen in years! It had great energy.  If you are anywhere near the bands Aesthetic Perfection, Venal Flesh, or Little Black Rain Clouds check out their shows.  It is worth the wait in line.

Matt Herb, Tucker Graham and 4 others

I ran into many great friends, and I have not danced so much in years at the concert. Right when I don’t like going out in Richmond, they change things up and get great acts in town. Then going out is great again.  Richmond is a far smaller town than when I lived in New Orleans, Austin, Portland, or Seattle.  So I have been going into a bit of culture shock dealing with the smaller music scene.  No long line for the bathroom, how dare a concert venue have no long lines? Yet the smaller towns can often have a closer knit and friendly social world, and so it can be a good trade off.

Venal Flesh did covers from the Imperative Reaction show I saw in Seattle at El Corazon in 2006.  I had just been checking out their out Imperative Reaction’s newest stuff on music downloads, and so the coincidence was a happy one. The new stuff by both Aesthetic Perfection and Venal Flesh is now high on my download list.

The Super Gamer fans.

Funny Facebook Moment of the Week:

A thing I hate about games, is the “Super Gamer” fans who try to make other players feel bad. It’s a KIDS game guys!

Andrea E. Menzies
Andrea E. MenziesIf you love flickers on a game screen and high scores too much, it shows you will never get action on a date from a real girl EVER. In 5 years another game will be popular, and no one will know or care about your high scores. True story.
Video games, I am taking a break from you this week due to jerk gamers. They made every sexist comment in the book as soon as they noticed I was female.

Pokemon Bike Fix.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week:

Pokemon made me fix my bike this week. Some stops are too big for a walk, too small for a drive in the game. Bikes have always been a big part of the game. It has the Team Rocket song stuck in my head.  In addition, it has persuaded me to play Ingress, due to the high game cross over factor.  Heck, I even downloaded Field Trip, the app that was the grandfather to both the Ingress and Pokemon Go games. Summer is a time when new hobbies are needed to keep people busy, and this is a very busy hobby indeed.  I can’t figure out how some people have level 17 Pokemon already.  Do these people never sleep?  Do they live with a Pokemon gym IN their apartment building? Do they work on top of a Pokemon portal?  Some people have all three on their side, and so the game is rather unequal in power potential.

Pokemon 2 B A Master – Team Rocket (Double Trouble)

Oh Team Rocket X3 Lyrics: (This is the boss – and I’m sick of waiting. I want Pikachu! And this time, don’t screw it up!) Prepare for trouble! Make it double…


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Andrea E. Menzies If you are looking for all the Pokémon portals, join Ingress and log in here to see the portal map of all the portals. if you scroll your mouse over the corners of the triangles on the map a photo of local landmarks are all Pokémon game sites.


Ingress – Game Reality

The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in…


Ever notice that the Ingress game logo looks a lot like the Invader Zim logo below? The real source of XM energy may in fact be the Irken armada.

Andrea E. Menzies’s photo.

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Andrea E. Menzies And Zim was popular BEFORE the Ingress game, and has much of the same fan base. I see Irken Elite triangle faces in all the link logos.

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Andrea E. Menzies Plus one of the Ingress teams is the resistance, and Zim had the Resisty episode.


Invader Zim’s The Resisty

Choosing a name……

Gwarbar Review and the Facebook Moment.

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Gwarbar, where life really is as fun as people say it is on Facebook.

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Andrea E. Menzies Gwarbar is more of vegan lunch restaurant, and not just a “bar” per sey. There is very little parking, and it is in the heart of downtown. Yet fans for vintage moshpit shows will always remember Gwar’s laugh a second comedy music well. The great sound system, and Gwar costume museum make visits worthwhile.

I had a great night at the Gwarbar DJ night. Always a fun place to go, and meet people. smile emoticon

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Andrea E. Menzies It is a LOT like Casino El Camino in Austin, TX. Lunch food by day, music after dark for people downtown.

Shows in the new town.

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Funny Facebook Moment

The Leather Strip show last night was sooooo great in Richmond! If you are on the tour, see the show!

Andrea E. Menzies All of Austin is showing SXSW photos on my feed, it is nice that Richmond has SOME fun stuff to do. It makes my home sickness for Austin a little bit less harsh when I see a big crowd and live music in Richmond.  Even if the event was only half the size of the Austin show.

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David Jeffrey Marrs

David Jeffrey Marrs Really wish I could’ve made it. There’s lots of burlesque shows around here too.

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Brian S Parris

Brian S Parris What?! How did I miss that this happened? Where was the show?

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Jazzie Wonder

Jazzie Wonder My band is opening for Leather Strip in NOLA in a month.

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Andrea E. Menzies

Andrea E. Menzies Wish I could visit New Orleans in a month, ha ha.

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Andrea E. Menzies

Andrea E. Menzies The show was at Fallout, they had it on the webpage all month. I am amazed more people from the Richmond Nancy Raygun goth nights from 2005 did not show at all. They used to play Leather Strip all the time.

Video Game Review: Lake Kindred in Gaia Online MMO.

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Video game review: Lake Kindred in Gaia Online MMO

I love the new Lake Kindred game on free to play Gaia Online. It is a very fast paced game with fun loot drops, evolving characters, fun graphics, and the great character graphics of Gaia Online. It seems to take forever to get to level 4 when real things start going on with your Kindred beast. After that the game moves better.

However, I do wish they would give you daily potions for counting your steps like the Pokewalker used to do.

If you would like to count your steps daily with the Lake Kindred game, join my free to play club.

I hope they will add a Fitbit step counter on Gaia as a feature to Lake Kindred.

Funny Facebook moment of the week: I change my Facebook profile to a Halloween themed Gaia Online character.

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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies When it is Halloween, I have to be the Pumpkin Queen. The Gaia online MMO does make some fun Halloween art.
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Kelly-Rose Kleinman Yes it does.

Kelly-Rose Kleinman’s Gaia photo.
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Kelly-Rose Kleinman
Kelly-Rose Kleinman Feel free to friend me on there, my username is Okami Rose.
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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies Ahh, good I WILL friend you.
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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies I used to like Gaia Online when they had a ZOMG game, but did not like it when they ended it. Oh crap, they started a free to play pokemon near-clone game. Guess I am going to have to show THAT to my sister’s kids who LOVE Pokemon online.
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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies And I like Pokemon as well, so I am likely going to rack up gold this week on the game. grin emoticon
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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies I am Poedaughter7 on there as well, add me to friends on Gaia if you have me on Facebook.
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Kelly-Rose Kleinman
Kelly-Rose Kleinman I was one of the closed beta game testers for zOMG! Before it was released. It was a great game.
They took it down for some regularly scheduled maintenance last year and discovered a major security flaw.
This security flaw would have allowed a hacker to access the entire Gaia online database with access to the millions of the accounts as well.
They hired on David Georgeson (as a consult, he was the main developer for the game before release) to try re-evaluate the code. After which
David said because of the fact it is a Flash based game, it itself has security vulnerablities. He said to be able to release the game again, they have to find another platform and rewrite the entire game.
Gaia was already taking a loss from running the game, and decided instead of investing all of the time and money needed to rewrite the entire game, they would stick it in the archives, unsoulbind our rings and say goodbye.

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Andrea Menzies
Andrea Menzies Awwww, so THAT was what was up. Thanks for the info. I like the new games too.

I like the new game SO much I have racked up MANY online points this week. It is a free to play flash game, so there are limits do just how much you can do on the thing. Yet the NPCs are very fun, and have great graphics. Also, you can take your Kindred beasts into the chat forums,
and the road race flash games. Many are REALLY scary for Halloween fun.

New painted Halloween coffee cups.

New paintings edits are up on my latest Halloween images.  All are for sale as black Halloween coffee cups as of this week on DeviantArt.  Press the orange bag saying “Buy Art Print” 

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Raven_Wing_Grey_stone_winter_trees Name Edit 2

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