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Merchandise Materials: Let’s Talk Swords


I imagined multiple ways of announcing my return to ASV after the summer hiatus, but found no excuse worthy of extrapolation. Perhaps you’d like to hear about how typing coherently is nigh impossible with a three-year-old yelping about dinosaurs in your ear, but I doubt it. Maybe you’d accept my apologies for writer’s block or for a slothful muse who hitchhiked to Buenos Aires instead of staying ever faithful by my side.

No? That’s all right. Because the truth is . . . well, you see, I . . . okay, so I made that promise about finishing Alphabet Cinema by April, right? Well, actually it was an Unbreakable Vow, so consequently I lost my magic and thus spent months in the desert seeking a shaman to grant me a deal with four foul demons in order to reinstate my powers. The fact that I’m back here now, submitting a horribly belated Tuesday Threads post can only lead you to one conclusion. Obviously.

So let’s talk swords.

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Merchandise Materials: Multipass

Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it’s a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: We’re newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen…
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yes, she knows it’s a multipass. Anyway, we’re in love.

Slide in your ID, and bam, you’re off to The Fifth Element.

These are embellished versions of the Multipass Universal Card Holder for sale on shapeways.com. For $15.00, plus a short trip to the arts and crafts, I’m definitely not against it. However, if a 3-D printer suddenly appears in the wild (and I catch it with my Master Ball), I may not need this design by Monster_Caesar_Studios. Hmmm.

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Got $220.00 to spend? Want the hottest heels around? Here ya go, courtesy of Hourglass Footwear.

It’d be awesome if you kick a mugger with these. Wa-BAM. Burned!

Yes, I know I kinda piggy-backed off of my last DIY for the Nerd with all those painted shoes. I discovered these at the same time I found the others, and I dunno if these quality as nerdy, but . . . yep, no excuse.

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Hail Hydra! Glows in the dark, yo.

Click on the photo and whoosh, you can hear $19.99 fly from your wallet if you buy this tank from ThinkGeek.

I feel like I also need something like this for Autobots vs. Decepticons. Or Rebel Alliance vs. Imperial Forces. And hey, how about Order of the Phoenix vs. Death Eaters. (Wait, who am I kidding? D.E. all the way, I mean, that tattoo on my left arm ain’t disappearing anytime soon).