Movember At The Escapist: Week Three

Movember At The Escapist: Week Three

This week, the news team fights prostate cancer and wild animals.

Welcome, boys and girls, to our third Movember update. As you sit in your warm homes, enjoying some hot chocolate and the holiday decorations that are springing up all over the place, we here at The Escapist have decided to brave the cold, getting in touch with Mother Nature and her fuzzy children. All in the name of fighting prostate cancer. Oh, and looking manly.

If you've missed the other posts about the news team's involvement with Movember, gather round the fire and I'll tell you the story.

Movember takes place during that magical time between the end of Fall and the beginning of Winter. During this manliest of months, people from all over the Web gather together to take a stand against prostate cancer, which only affects men. How do you take a stand against prostate cancer and look manly, you ask? By growing (or making) manly mustaches and raising money to help search for a cure. All of The Escapist's news team have taken to the challenge, including the Fearless News Maidens who let us hang out with them.

This week, all of us decided to take a note from the Guy On A Buffalo, who is so manly that he rides a buffalo, fights bears and battles cougars in his free time. To the news team, The Guy epitomizes what it is to be manly. So, sporting our mustaches, we all ventured out into nature to find our own animals to tame. Spoiler alert: Our efforts met with mixed results.

We were able to recover an image of Team Captain Logan Westbrook being menaced by something furry, but his current location and status are unknown. Martial Arts Master Marshall Honorof, meanwhile, managed to capture a baby bear and is holding it hostage until he receives a ransom of porridge. Loyal Intern Paul Goodman found a tiger and is now eating well. Keeper of Film Secrets Mike Kayatta has reported that he was mugged by an anime-obsessed puppy (it apparently suckered him with its enormous eyes).

Sergeant-at-Arms Heather McLellan, having grown tired of lassoing Scottish steers, was able to use her talents to blend in with the local wildlife; the animals have elected her as their leader. Fearless Leader Susan Arendt, disguised as an Escapist Imp, is now studying dual axe-wielding techniques from her new four-legged friend.

Unfortunately, I (sporting a mighty mustache and mutton chops) never made it out of my apartment. My roommate Winston The Penguin called some of his friends and ... well, look, I don't want to talk about it. All I have to say is that penguins fight dirty, even if they're wearing bow ties.

Thus concludes this week's Manly Update. When you've got a moment, head on over to the news team's official Movember page and show your support: You can donate to the cause, offer us encouragement, or just show our collective sexiness off to all your friends and families.

Tune in next week for another round of manly updates, as well as news about whether or not Logan survived his beastly encounter (Winston's got dibs on his stuff if he didn't).

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Oh God! The penguins!! The end of days has come, and it's chilly!!

Don't Worry Mike! Sargent-at-Arms and Fearless Leader shall build a resistance

Mmph. Most of those guys don't look that rugged.

Except you vansau, you have that rugged lumberjack look. The Dos Equis man would approve. Dem chops.

Well, I feel much better about my Movember-stache, halfway though the month, heh. Good work, fellows and ladies with papercutting skills!

Heh, that last picture was pretty damn awesome and hilarious.
And well done growing a stache!

Vansau is the only one who seem to be capable of facial hair.

I am incapable of growing facial hair at any speed, so after a month of attempted growth, I said screw it, people are confusing my attempts with razor stubble. Good cause regardless.

Watching The Escapist staff grow moustache's should be a national sport.

Both the Mikes seem to be losing their battles. Kayatta not even putting up a fight, losing to puppy dog eyes!

On the subject of facial hair I find that an hour after shaving I have a respectable shadow but can't grow a proper beard/'tach without it coming in horribly scraggly. It makes no sense to me.

In terms of best looking stache, I nominate Susan.

Is that a Rathergood Flying Viking Kitten?

Tharwen:
Is that a Rathergood Flying Viking Kitten?

It is, in fact. :) Well spotted.

I can't grow a mustache, but I'm still showing my support with some sparse mutton chops and a scraggly goatee. All in all, I think Movemeber is a great way for me to test my beard-growing skills. Hooray for prostate cancer!

...Because knowing about it is half the battle. Or something. Check yourselves twice a year. Or have a doctor do it, I don't really know.

Jbird:
Oh God! The penguins!! The end of days has come, and it's chilly!!

That one did take me by hilarious surprise. The guy holding a bear hostage at the point of a dagger and flintlock pistol was amusing too.

OT: Well, they're finally blooming. First two weeks I was like "stop kidding yourselves, guys!" but they've actually started up now. :D

Actual:
Both the Mikes seem to be losing their battles. Kayatta not even putting up a fight, losing to puppy dog eyes!

On the subject of facial hair I find that an hour after shaving I have a respectable shadow but can't grow a proper beard/'tach without it coming in horribly scraggly. It makes no sense to me.

Stick at it. I imagine you get frustrated and just shave, then some time later decide to try again? It'll gloriously erupt if you leave it.

Jbird:
Oh God! The penguins!! The end of days has come, and it's chilly!!

I bloody hope not, i freeze faster than Fallout: New Vegas whenever it gets below 24 Celsius.

binnsyboy:

Stick at it. I imagine you get frustrated and just shave, then some time later decide to try again? It'll gloriously erupt if you leave it.

Hehe "gloriously erupt" my new favourite phrase.

I'm such a child.

Can't wait for it to gloriously erupt...on my face...snrrkk.

...so that's all you can manage in 2-3 Weeks? I look like that if I don't shave for 2-3 Days xD

I wanted to take place in this kind of thing, but my GF wouldn't let me shave off my beard for the start xD not like it wouldn't be back...and larger considering I wouldn't trim it, by the end. Maybe next year, then you can all take a break, I've got all of you covered xD

Wow there is a distinct lack of testosterone in your band, I grow more then that over a weekend.
No wonder penguins are taking over.

PAKKUN!!!

Double post, please ignore.

Wow. Winston has launched into first place in donations by a mile! Last week he was dead last, then he bumped up to second, and now POW! (Props to the 100 pound donors!)

ALL HAIL THE PENGUIN!

 

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