21/12/2011

The Hobbit trailer is here!

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

So, here it is, a year before its theatrical release, the trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.



I got goosebumps when I heard the dwarves chanting.

Via: The Mary Sue
Also: Apple trailer site

16/12/2011

Webcomics triad: WoW edition

We love webcomics. And I bet you love them too. So I opened my little vault (read: Google Reader) to bring you some webcomic recommendations. On this installment: World of Warcraft related comics. So here they go:



Sara & Kleeyo by Clef Leggett
It's a really fun comic about a greedy Human paladin and a Tauren shaman with an irrational hatred for Gnomes, who left their differences behind and joined the Argent Crusade. They're not exactly the most brilliant members of the Crusade and their differences are not that forgotten either.

A sample: http://sarakleeyo.thecomicseries.com/comics/15/

Daily Quests by Kelly Meeks and Andrew Manser
This one's about a duo of Blood Elves, Priest Fyreuni and Paladin Vas. It is really well drawn and it usually references current events in the game. The authors often include blog posts on WoW lore which are very interesting.

A sample: http://daily-quests.com/comic/?p=1221

NPC Comic by Mary Varn
It is about Lisa, a geeky, WoW obsessed graphic designer who shares her home and various hobbies with her boyfriend Mike and two cats, Chloe and Bink. She plays a Gnome Rogue and boasts about her high DPS but does not do very well with other classes, which causes her a great deal of frustration. The cats run a succesful gold farming business and use the profits to sustain their love for electronic devices and turkey organs.

A sample: http://www.npccomic.com/2010/08/23/the-four-stages/

 Hope you like them. Do you know any WoW comic you would like to recommend? Let us know in the comments.

02/12/2011

Epic Lemon Cookies of Doom: the Ultimate Glorious Recipe

8 bit Theater

Here at Grab Them And Take Them! we are in a neverending quest for epic deliciousness. Homemade epic deliciousness if possible. And one of the most amazing ways homemade epic deliciousness manifests itself is through cookies. Think about it. Cookies fit in pretty much every scenario. Friends or family gathering? Cookies. Cold winter afternoon? Cookies. A case of a broken heart? Cookies. And of course, End of All Things? Cookies.

There are lots of cookies recipies, some require more work than others. This is a very simple one, you know, to use if the apocalypse starts unexpectedly or if you must have cookies, like, RIGHT NOW.

So here it is. The Epic Lemon Cookies of Doom.

You shall need:

Sugar 100gr (3.5 oz)
1 Egg
A dash of salt
Flour 250gr (7.5 oz)
Butter (not very cold, but not melted either) 65gr (1.95 oz)
Zest of one lemon (for a cookie with more epic lemmonery you can add more)

1 - Mix the sugar with the egg and salt.
2 - Add the flour and mix until you get a mix with a sand-like feel.
3 - Add the butter cut in small pieces and mix until it is incorporated.
4 - Knead the mix on the table until it only crumbles a little bit.
5 - Flatten a bit and sprinkle the lemon zest.
6 - Knead until you come up with a soft dough with the lemon well integrated.
7 - Flatten and cut and lay on an oven plaque. It might not need to be buttered, but depends on the oven and the plaque. I usually butter it.
8 - Cook al around 150 C /300F for 15-20 minutes. Depends on the oven. They have to be clear on the top side and crispy on the bottom. They will be soft when you remove them (be careful not to break them) and get harder as they cool.

Once you have your cookies you can make some frosting and decorate them in your favourite apocalyptic fashion. You can also cut them in imaginative shapes: skulls, zombies, little Cthulhus, Earth hitting comets, aliens... You can find special cookie cutters online, or make them yourself. Your imagination is the limit. That and the time Earth has before the end, that is.

16/11/2011

Brave Trailer, or ZOMG How Much Longer?

Finally after months of speculation, the trailer for Pixar's Brave has arrived. Needless to say, we are jumping with excitement right now.



Brave opens on June 22 2012.

Source: The Mary Sue

08/11/2011

Ten reasons it's awesome to be a Metal Chick



1. We will never buy you socks for your birthday.


2. We are, like every other girl, easily flattered by male attention, perhaps even more so, because we’ve probably had popular, “normal” people telling us our entinre lives how ugly we are. So random drunk German men who brought me drinks and attempted to kidnap me (on three seperate occasions) at Wacken, you totally made my day.


3. Liking metal means we like other cool things as well. Every metal chick I know would prefer a good horror flick or erotic film to a romantic comedy.


4. Very rarely do we have to buy our own drinks.


5. Wearing a giant black t-shirt with a picture of satan is considered the ultimate in sexy.



6. We are surrounded by hot barbarian metal men. All the time. It is bliss.


7. We don’t care if you look at other hot chicks. We spend a large portion of every metal show staring at beautiful men (or other hot metal chicks). It’s only fair.


8. We think tickets to a Slayer concert are the best Valentine’s Day gift ever.


9. Even the roughest, angriest men in the pit will watch out for you.



10. Death metal is the only music that accurately portrays the pain or PMS and Childbirth.




You can see the original in this fabulous blog:

06/11/2011

A philosophy for life

Jehnna: How do you attract a man? What I mean is, suppose you set your heart on somebody. What would you do to get him? 
Zula: Grab him! And take him! 




Why this blog? It's a lot of things. First, "Because we can" (insert lol here). Second, because we think that there is lot more to share with other girls than the name of the very last perfume on market. 


And lastly, to be honest, this is a project that was born by chance or, better, as an excuse for one of us to evade admin work and the other planning for classes. Instead, we wanted to do something that is absolutely not altruistic nor pursuing progress for mankind, but something that is simply fun.




Both writers carry on an absurd passion for Fantasy, Science Fiction, Metal and Lemon Cookies of Doom. A fact that made us wonder... Will be out there more women like us, who don't give a **** about Rihanna, and  would rather wear a chainmail instead of  fake eyelashes?


Apparently, there are. And for them girls like us, is this blog. Or not, who knows. The fact is that this will be a place to share whatever we want, regarding whatever we want. But always following a motto. That one that Zula clearly state to Jehnna in Conan the Destroyer: without messing around, no drama, no soap operas. Life is one and your goals are unique. Go for them






Grab them and take them!!!