Misc. Nerdiness

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Not surprisingly, John Williams isn’t a “get off my lawn” kind of senior citizen.

Indeed, playing the Star Wars theme in front of John Williams’ house paid off big time for 13-year old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhornist Michael Miller (“Mickle”) at the 1:24 mark in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has recreated key scenes in movie and TV history as digital dioramas in a project called Low Poly Scenes.

So far, Alberto has put his low poly spin on scenes from Raiders of the Lost ArkBack to the FutureGame of ThronesStar Wars and Free Willy. As you’ll see, they are are charming and fun to watch.

Check out the rest of the series below. [click to continue…]

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Mark Hamill has always been an awesome ambassador for Star Wars, but you know he had to be exhausted after three full days at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Still, he takes time with everyone who comes by for an autograph.

In this case, he got something in return. A custom-made Joker lightsaber made by Hampton’s Handcrafted LED Sabers. The saber was crowdsourced by fans who wanted to chip in and get Hamill something special.

He also gave the fans a taste of what they can expect from The Killing Joke movie during “An Hour with Mark Hamill” at Celebration.

It’s glorious. Check out the videos below. [click to continue…]

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One of the things I like best about fairy gardens is that you can create them in any sized space. Whether you’re an apartment dweller like I am with a tiny balcony or you have sprawling acres, it all depends on your imagination and budget.

These fairy garden doors and tea-light holder by Etsy seller Hidden Worlds are perfect for transporting you into the land of the Fae.

Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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As you’ve probably noticed, Pokémon Go mania is in a category all its own. If you live in a small town you probably haven’t witnessed this phenomenon at its highest levels, but that’s about to change.

Check out the video below to find out what happens when a Vaporeon shows up in a big city at around 11pm. [click to continue…]

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You are going to wish that you never watched a single episode of Game Of Thrones so that you’re fragile, virgin ears could be violently and gloriously spoiled by Samuel L. Jackson in this beginner’s guide video.

Yes, THE Samuel L. Jackson. Not an impersonator. This is an official (and NSFW of course) video that explains the entire series up to season 6.

Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Remember when we talked about the adult Catbus that was coming to the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo?

It’s open and it’s frickin’ awesome.

It also turns out that they’ll be opening a second Adult Catbus at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka starting on July 16th. I want to ride the Catbus!

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Admit it, your phone is boring. You can try to fool us with that Fallout 4 Pickman Gallery wallpaper, but it’s really quite dull.

Worry not, for artist Morgan Loebel makes these horrifying phone cases for iPhones and Android devices. Loebel fabricates realistic dental prosthesis for his cases, a skill which he honed over twenty years as a dental technician.

You can even purchase a case of your very own from Loebel’s Etsy page. Check out more examples of his fantastic, terrifying work below. [click to continue…]

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Watching Disney/Marvel artist Brian Kesinger bring Spider-Man to life in this drawing is made even better with the vintage music.

Check out the video below. [click to continue…]

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Everyone’s going bananas for the upcoming animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, the popular and controversial Batman comic written by Alan Moore and featuring art and coloring by Brian Bolland and John Higgins respectively.

The film adaptation has generated a much, much milder controversy of its own among fans – apparently, quite a few people are miffed that the film doesn’t match Bolland and Higgins’ visuals from the comic. And as we all know films that take creative liberties with the source material are always terrible, while films that stick rigidly to the established form are, of course, universally acclaimed.

Emil Ryderup, also known as Plan Making Mammals, has taken it upon himself to grab hold of WB’s trailer for The Killing Joke and give it a tweak and a fresh coat of paint to make it look a bit more the original graphic novel. You can check out his version, as well as a comparison of the two, below. [click to continue…]