Misc. Nerdiness

the tick

Once upon a time, there was a live-action series of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. Patrick Warburton starred as the big blue hero and while that was as wonderful as it sounds, the series didn’t last. Only nine episodes were aired. However, Amazon and Fox could be breathing life back into the franchise.

A revival of the The Tick with Warburton back in the starring role is a rumor for now, but People says their sources are telling them the “superhero parody is now being revived on Amazon” and that Warburton’s already on board:

“Warburton – who has also appeared on Seinfeld and Rules of Engagement – recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing, according to the source.”

I’d be completely in favor of this. Would you like to see another stab at the live-action series?

(via /Film)

pokemon als

(Reddit via Geek Universe)

nolan directs the incredible

He already blew our minds with his recut of Frozen as a horror movie, and now YouTuber Bobby Burns has imagined what The Incredibles would look like if it had been created by Christopher Nolan.

It really is amazing what clever editing and music can do. Now I really want to see this movie.

Head after the break to watch it.

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lego mobility

Normally, economic explanations about income equality or mobility come in the form of graphs or charts. Instead, Brookings Institution economist Richard Reeves has used LEGO to show how your upward mobility can vary due to several factors including race, education, and marriage status.

There’s something about the use of the LEGO that bought this into a different perspective for me. It’s a simple trick, but it’s effective.

Check out the video after the break.

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Wonder

Artist Joey Chou has taken all that is right in the world and combined it in one amazing picture. What you see before you is Wonder Woman wielding a dual-bladed lightsaber while riding a two-headed unicorn-pegasus. That wasn’t enough, so he also had that unicorn-pegasus shoot lighting from its horns while striding across a rainbow. Words are simply not enough to describe this wonder.

(The Art of Animation via io9)

post it art 1

While I’m always impressed by papercrafting and those who are patient enough to do it, artist Akira Nagaya takes the skill to a whole other level. He uses Post-its as his canvas and cuts detailed scenes and characters from anime series into the tiny papers. He’s tackled familiar faces such as Totoro and Pikachu, and all of his creations are enchanting.

See more of Nagaya’s impressive art after the break.

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GoT VFX

The world of Westeros in Game of Thrones is a stunning place. Even though they film the television series in plenty of stunning locations, visual effects are necessary to populate the army and to add the sweeping backgrounds. Rodeo FX won an Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects work done on season four of the series, and they put together a reel showing off their skills. It’s absolutely amazing to see how much of the show is digital.

Watch the reel after the break.

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cropped road signs

(via Reddit)

geek man cave

(via Reddit)

Capture

It is horribly common for geek girls to be treated by geek guys as phonies. They get questioned, and hit on, and are treated pretty poorly in general. It’s enough to make the calmest geek girl rage. But what if the tables were turned? What if the geek girls were the obnoxious ones questioning supposedly fake geek guys?

See the video after the break.

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