Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Phantom Egghead is HERE!!!

Myself with my sloppy hair and PE my mom took this shot for me lol

So yesterday I went home and found Phantom Egghead arrived at my house!!! I immediately took some funny shots of him at my house and he's already had about 4 or 5 location shots in the course of a day lol. If anyone wishes to follow Phantom Egghead's adventures more closely than the occasional blog photo I'll post you may find them on facebook for now, just friend request me to see them if you aren't my friend already. Most likely I may post them on Picasa too but I'm not sure. Oh the phan nerd excitement!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The trap door maker by Pete Bregman REVIEW

The Trap-Door Maker: A Prequel To The Phantom Of The Opera. Collected Edition
The Trap-Door Maker: A Prequel To The Phantom Of The Opera. Collected Edition

I bought this book when I was working on my masters thesis for library school, I read it than and now I've re read it for this blog. This is a sequel to the phantom of the opera mainly featuring Erik's life in Persia before he escaped to Paris to become the phantom. There's tons of political stuff, as well as unexpected twists and turns inside of this 137 page treasure of a graphic novel. It's also a great way to turn comic book/graphic novel fans onto phantom of the opera if they aren't familiar with it. (Oh the devious things we fans do to introduce people to the phantom lol). The artwork is okay, the storyline is incredibly interesting. I believe the author was supposed to create another graphic novel of the phantom of the opera but I've checked the website and have only seen this novel so I'm guessing he never published which is sad stuff. I want more phantom graphic novels, perhaps in the future I'll find others.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gearing up for the adventures of the Phantom Egghead!

I was browsing Etsy as I like to do sometimes, especially now that I'm off of facebook at work which gives me other browsing opportunities during downtime if I don't have actual work to do. Of course I punched in a keyword search for Phantom of the Opera (what else would a Phan do?) and I came across THE PHANTOM EGGHEAD!

Immediately he was added to my etsy favorites. I also took note of his cheap price (sometimes the community I work for rubs off on me), I posted a link about him in my google buzz which is now function as my links I'd like to add to facebook in the future page. Last night I posted him on facebook and was anxiously worried another phan might snatch him up and he was the only one available for sale. I told Shawn about him. After doing all of this, I figured perhaps I should order him, I was getting a bit obsessive which is nothing new regarding phantom of the opera and myself, but if I thought about PE (Phantom Egghead) all these times I thought I should purchase him. Which is what I did this morning after I settled up at work, before getting a bunch of weird phone calls from lonely people with odd questions.

On the way to a bathroom break, still thinking about PE and his impending arrival to my house I was reminded of the time I used to carry my phantom of the opera plushie around with me, who I named Erik Buddy. I remembered how I used to sometimes be a wise ass nerd and take pictures of Erik Buddy at certain places I was at. I thought about Erik Buddy because I was thinking of which location to keep PE. I wasn't sure if he should be in my room at my parent's house, if I should take him to Shawn's or bring him to work. Than I thought it would be a fantastically dorky idea (if I gently carried PE in my purse) to photograph PE in different places I visit, it would be an interesting new photo project as well as an interesting addition to my photo of the day 365 project challenge. So when PE comes I won't publically display him by carrying him around in my hands, he will suffocate in my purse, but I'll photograph him in places I visit almost daily as long as exciting new places if it's possible. So now I'm really excited I can't wait for PE to get here, I hope he comes before Easter since he's an egg and this PE photo project is going to be funny! So be on the look out the PE photo project will be on Picasa, facebook and new photos will be featured as blog entries here :)

My PHuture Phantom Egghead, he's mine once he comes to my house in the mail!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April's Sexy Phantom

David Staller in Phantom action 

After going through archives of this blog in order to avoid repeating Sexy Phantoms - I've decided to give the title for April 2011 to David Staller, he was in the live 1991 play version that was filmed to be released as a movie. Speaking of this I should re watch this sometime soon only so I can blog about it, obsession has nothing to do with my desire to re watch any phantom movies lol

Phantom Madness by Sadie Montgomery - REVIEW

Phantom Madness
Phantom Madness
Kindle edition

This is the fifth book in The Phoenix of the Opera series by Sadie Montgomery. I have number 6 in hard copy and on my kindle as well. I ordered all of the physical book versions so I could have a complete set to lend my friend Janette.

In my opinion although these books were always good, Sadie Montgomery has improved in her work regarding this series, the fourth and fifth books were much more interesting than the first three. I still have a lot of trouble getting used to the fact that Erik and Raoul are friends, it's sort of weird.

In this part of the series Meg is conned by a psychologist to send Erik to an institution, once this happens Erik is trapped away and Meg is desperate to get him back. I won't spoil the phan phiction for anyone who wishes to read but at the end everything works out quite nicely and Erik accomplishes a major feat that I don't think any phan thought was ever possible.

Overall this series is pretty good, worth it if you're a phan and have a passion for the books.