Misc. Nerdiness


As an homage to the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, artist Azure and Copper crafted these fun Sailor Moon Pokémon Trainer Cards. I like the idea of blending these two worlds, and I definitely think that Azure totally nailed the pairings. Check out more cards below…

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What do you think Yoda would be like if he ever turned to the Dark Side? Well, freelance artist and illustrator Daryl Mandryk took a crack at it with this awesome artwork.

Indeed, this Yoda has definitely given into the hate. See the full work below…

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For those of you who weren’t aware, DC Comics has revamped their logo…again. Naturally, some people aren’t keen on it. Case in point: Bobby Timony, an artist and illustrator, posted his “corrected” version of the new logo on Twitter, which adds a taste of the DC Bullet logo of yore. Personally, I dig it more than the official version. What do you think?
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Little crocheted tuckered out Pokémon may be my favorite new thing in the world. These plopped down Pokémon are made by Heartstring Crochet and they’re just one collection! They also have Digimon, Yoshis, Ninja Turtles, Pusheen, even Chucky!

This is too much cute in one place. Check out more examples below.

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cool bookmarks

No matter how advanced technology gets, there’s something special about reading a book the old fashioned way. As the name implies, these laser cut metal bookmarks from CoolBookmarks are, well…cool.

They have bookmarks for everyone from geeks to pet-lovers, so I have a feeling you’ll spot one you like.

Check out more examples below.

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deadly space

Space is beautiful. Space is mysterious. Space can kill you in many exciting and creative ways.

I think that the moral of this short animation by Thomas Lucas can be summed up thusly…

Don’t poke the monster.

Check out the video below.

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After acquiring a discarded wing mounted fuel tank from a F-94 bomber, San Francisco found object artist Nemo Gould proceeded to transform it into a shiny Megalodon sculpture complete with a bevy of moving parts.

The work recently made its debut at the “Perpetual Motion” exhibition at Heron Arts SF and was reportedly a huge hit, obviously because when sharks, art and old military aircraft parts meet it’s a recipe for awesome.

Check out additional pics and a few videos of the Megalodon in action below.

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The Shanghai Disney Resort will have its grand opening on June 16th, but it’s had a few soft openings recently, and visitors have had the chance to check out some of the park’s awesome rides (like the Tron Light Cycle Power Run we mentioned yesterday).

As you’ll see in the full ride video below, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure” ride is a major upgrade from the classic Pirates attraction at California’s Disneyland. I mean, there’s a flippin’ Kraken for crying out loud!

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The Shanghai Disney Resort, which is set to open on June 16, will including the brand new Tron-themed attraction, “Tron Light Cycle Power Run”. During the ride, guests get a chance to hop on a light cycle (sort of) and speed through the Grid. 

If you can’t afford a plane ticket to China this summer, you can still experience the ride thanks to this POV video from Inside the Magic.

Check it out below.

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paper mache smaug

This incredible paper mâché Smaug trophy by artist Dan Reeder is so real, it feels like Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice might emerge from it’s throat at any second. You know, if his head wasn’t chopped off and mounted on the wall that is.

At any rate, it’s pretty far from that balloon you covered with paper mâché when you were a kid.

“It’s hard trying to match a Hollywood digital version,” Reeder wrote on his blog. “But the challenge was part of the fun.”

See how it was made in the video below.

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