Nerdy Bits: ‘Game of Thrones’ Pizza, Star Destroyer Cake, ‘Skyfall’ Honest Trailer, Mr. and Mrs. Sith Lightsaber Fight, and MOAR!
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com
ABOVE: Game of Thrones house sigil pizzas. Toppings are coming… [ObviousWinner]
Assassins Creed Figures by McFarlane Toys. Series one will feature seven figures, including two versions of Connor and one Haytham Kenway. No word yet on vehicles or boxed sets, but the figures will come with codes to unlock in-game content: things like new weapons, clothing colors or other customization options. [ToplessRobot]
This is the Imperial Star Destroyer birthday cake made by Lorenzo Wood. It’s delicious goodness has me in it’s tractor beam. I’m being pulled in for NOMS. [Geekologie]
Mega Man inspired eye shadow. You can get a blue bomber make-up tutorial via Jangsara
Big Barda cosplayed by Evina Luna. A pair a boots, a loin cloth and paper helmet, the rest is painted flesh. Giggity! [FashionablyGeek]
A family AT-AT’s found in the wild yonder. [RedandJohnny]
Stargate SG-1 fans, behold: MGM plans to release the first episode of a tablet-based Stargate game in just a month. [GAS]
The Honest Trailer gang have a reputation for mocking Hollywood’s biggest movies – and now they’ve turned their loving mockery on Skyfall. [NerdApproved]
Mr. and Mrs. Sith lightsaber fight. It’s nice when couples enjoy foreplay without having to Force it. I wish my girlfriend would lick my blade like that. [GeekTyrant]
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Nerdy Bits: Chuck Taylors Crocheted w/Geeky Designs, Soaps of Westeros, Real Life Mario Kart Injury, Hobbiton Weather Report, and MOAR!
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Above: Yup, Summer Glau laying one on the Serenity. You’re welcome. [Geeks Are Sexy]
We feature a lot of fab cosplayers, and definitely plenty of Harley Quinn’s and Poison Ivy’s, but these creations by Ryoko-demon and Rei, here photographed by Kifir, are my new favorites. The designs are so imaginative and impeccably made! [Fashionably Geek]
These crocheted Converse Chuck Taylors by Pretty Sneaky will be must for your holiday wish list. They feature designs from Stars Wars, classic NES games, Doctor Who, and more. Check out their Etsy store. [Fashionably Geek]
First, what a hilarious and precious kid costume. Second, what are the chances this kid even knows who Hannibal Lector is? [Geek Tyrant]
Oh my GLOB! We’ve seen these Funko Pop figures before, but never with so much attitude. Just check out those lumps! [The Mary Sue]
Clean yourself like one of the great houses of Westeros with these house sigil soaps from Geek Soap. Available in in Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, and Targaryen. [Nerd Approved]
A school in Australia held its annual billy cart derby and, of course, one of the entries dressed as Mario. It all ended roughly how a live action Mario Kart race would, with broken bones. [Kotaku]
And now from down under – though this time New Zealand – the weather, presented in Elvish and including a weather update for Hobbiton. These people are really rallying behind this franchise, and I love it. [Geekologie]
YouTuber Erin Stevenson took the audio of The Hobbit trailer, added the visuals of Adventure Time, and what we get is this rad re-imagining of Bilbo’s adventures through Finn the Human. Honestly, I’m a little surprised we haven’t seen anything like this from Adventure Time, officially.[The Mary Sue]
Man, things are moving so fast with the new Star Wars films from Disney. In this video, George Lucas teases a few of their upcoming features you won’t want to miss. [Laughing Squid]
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While her recent work on Game of Thrones as Queen Cersei has certainly earned her lots of attention, Lena Headey is no stranger to genre work and the fervent fans that come with it. She starred in 300 as the Spartan queen Gorgo and was the titular hero on The Sarah Connor Chronicles, add that to her latest gig as Ma-Ma in the upcoming Dredd and she’s becoming a popular lady among the nerdy crowd. And as it turns out, she loves it!
Recently speaking to The Telegraph, Headey shared how she feels towards those really, really devoted fans,
With fantasy and sci-fi, it’s based in a real fandom. You’re presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them. They’ll come up and ask: ‘so when you turned your head slightly in that scene, what were you thinking?’
I enjoy that, because the battle is over the interpretation, and they’re more interested in the character than they are in you. There’s something cooler about the geek.
I’ve thought there was was something cool about “the geek” for years now, it’s why I am one! Good to see Headey agrees as well. Do you think “the geek” represents a better informed and therefore more attentive audience?