April 2014
I saw it in the window and just had to have it
Posted on April 28, 2014 by Tim
Ok, well it wasn't me, it was Spaceman130 and he scored this Gender Bender at an office furniture store for $50 as a Christmas present for his dad, who said he would have liked it more if he wasn't in drag. Clearly Dad isn't a real hard core Futurama fan who takes his characters in all their forms. Spaceman sez that Raging Bender happened to be on that night and he couldn't resist shooting a couple of snaps of GB watching himself.

The same store also had this Bright 'n Shiny Bender. There's also a picture of what Spaceman describes as “insanely high price tag (and the reason I didn't buy it)”. He goes on today that someone bought it with a week after he saw it.

But wait, there's more. While out biking around the greater Toronto ON, CA area he spotted two things that belonged in our collection of Real Worl Futurama photos - Hermes Bakery and Frybrook road.

And here's a tasty nibblete of Fan Fiction it's part 8 of Dwayne Anderson's Space Age Doofus.
Tall tales
Posted on April 13, 2014 by Tim
It's spring up here in my half of the world and with the thawing out it seems that the Fan Comic artists have come out of hibernation which is a good thing 'cause we've got another awesome to the max comic update. You may recall Inquisitor Hein's 30 which not only spoofs a move with a name that's ten time longer but also purports to reveal where the Amazons came from. Well, Goon News Everybody, get out your magnifying glasses 'cause here's some more highly detailed pages which start on page 40. The images are so big and dense that they may appear a little fuzzy when they first come up - that's caused by the compression inherent in our framework. Just click on the image and you'll get the big, clear one.

Remember Tonya, Bender's opponent, nemesis, and eventual partner from Stench and Stenchibility (7ACV25)? Well, she's back, and she's got a new name, Dollface. It's a new Fan Fiction by Gulliver63 and it's bad new for Bender, 'cause the sweet little girl has joined the DonBot and his gangsters, and Bender is in danger of sleeping with the fishes. Come on over and enjoy the story...or we'll make you an offer you can't refuse.

And lastly but not leastly is an amusing and edgy Fan Fiction by dinkdrinker. It's called 'Cheeper' by the Dozen. In it Fry really lays an egg when he tries to make breakfast and the Professor is experimenting again. Edges near lines man was not meant to cross in typical dinkdrinker fashion.
Monkey business
Posted on April 6, 2014 by Tim
So about this time of year, more or less, for the last several years, a random collection of some of us what inhabit the Futurama Madhouse Message Board, often abbreviated as FMMB, have staged a little get together somewhere in the USofA, and because we were predominately Fan Fiction writers, we called it the FMMB Fan Fiction Writer's Symposium, or F3WS for short. Well, this year the artists almost outnumbered the writers and their output took center stage. Attending were myself, Gulliver63, kaspired, and Marloc. You can see a couple of photos of our ugly mugs in the gatherings section of Fan's Photos. El-Man joined us by Skype for a couple of hours, and dinkdrinker and Umbreon by IM. For those of us physically present, we found a neat place to take the pictures - Bender's Alley. How cool was that? The pic you see here was the official invite pic created by this year's host . And yes, we found where they hid the beer.

One of the cooler things to come out of this year's gather was this collaboration between kaspired and Gulliver63 on this pic of a devolving Amy. They both worked on the pic in turns, passing back and forth, and each sent in a version of it, I suspect one is slightly more finished that the other. It was a real hoot watching the masters at work.

This last item didn't happen at F3WS, but it's still a collaborative effort and we had the parties responsible on-line for a bit. It's a Comic Transcript of the latest issue, #70, titled The Devil and Professor F., whcih dinkdrinker and Umbreon worked up for us.

Next year in Jerusalem! (or maybe the US state of Washington).
Ummmmm ....
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Tim
So it's April 1, also known as April Fools day. I s'pose I should lead off with something utterly fictitious or do this update all in alien one or some such fun, but sadly I'm tired and seem to have left all of my creativity somewhere, so prepare for a boring, bland news update. But what I have is neither boring or bland - just the opposite in fact. It's a bunch of new pages to !iMmOrTaL!'s Fan Comic Welcome To The World of Sorrow. Check out Fry's adventures in a parallel universe where nobody knows who he is, and look for some cameo appearances. The new stuff starts on page 51.

And look who's back - it's Rush, back after a six month hiatus with a new Fan Fiction titled Bendanthrope, which is a combination of 'Bender' and 'misanthrope', which pretty much sums up Bender as he annoys the Professor.