Misc. Nerdiness

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)

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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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(via Reddit)

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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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This selfie captures the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn were all snapped in this selfie with Levar Burton. He posted it on his twitter and, wait just one minute. How did a grumpy-looking William Shatner get into this picture? Clearly, Captain Kirk has been in a transporter malfunction of some kind that has caused this anomaly.

Don’t recognize everyone? See a labelled picture after the break.

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I’ll bet you’re wondering about that picture. I’m just going to let Felicia Day’s quote be the explanation:

Now that I learned that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat but a little girl, my dreams can come true and this will be my future family portrait.

That quote is just one of the myriad reactions out there to the (OMG SHOCKING) news that Sanrio’s Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.

This news comes from a correction made by Sanrio to wording used by University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano for her upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in October.

“I was corrected — very firmly,” Yano told the L.A. Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yep, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Charmy Kitty is a cat. Also, according to her back story her real name is Kitty White, she’s British, and her height and weight are measured in apples.

Cue “The More You Know” graphic.

Photo by Felicia Day.

(via LAist)

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The latest episode of Man at Arms: Reforged features a rather rad hybrid: Throwing Shields. It’s a mix of Captain America’s invulnerable shield and throwing stars. The mash-up weapons might not be made of vibranium, but they’re sharp enough to break glass and cut watermelons. More importantly? They look freaking awesome.

Watch what happens when Cap’s shield gets mixed with throwing stars after the break.

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