Illustrator Adam Spizak has reached into my brain and drawn fantastic interpretations of my three favorite characters from Game of Thrones. The striking portraits of Daenerys, Tyrion, and Jon feature the animals of each character’s house sigil in the background as well as the house words. You can buy posters of each character or nab a set of three.
Check out close-ups after the break.
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Remember when you were a kid and you could sit around and play games all day without worrying about adult responsibilities? When there was nothing more important than getting to the next level before Mom called you for dinner? When a juice box and a bowl of cereal could tide you over for hours? Yeah, me too. Let’s go back there.
These are what you wanting sitting on the table when Lord Vader comes to visit, just to make your sympathies perfectly clear. It’s a pair of limited edition, hand-painted Imperial Seal Bookends that have been digitally sculpted by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. They’re also numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity. Preorder now for delivery in the first quarter of 2014.
See more pictures after the break…
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George Takei has a very active and very funny Facebook page on which there are regular posts on every imaginable topic. They’ve made Takei a bit of an internet sensation, but journalist Rick Polito (who you may know as the writer of the greatest movie blurb of all-time) recently revealed that it’s not all Takei’s handiwork. In an email to Jim Romenesko’s media-watching blog, Polito shared that he was paid $10 per joke that was used on the page.
Fans were understandably saddened by the news that the witty commentary wasn’t entirely Takei’s and Polito was soon apologizing for letting the cat out of the bag. Romenesko posted a follow-up on his blog,
Polito tells Romenesko readers today: “I wrote an apology to George and Brad and their guy said he’d pass it on. I just said that I’d been looking for any mention of my book I could get and that I hadn’t meant to expose anything.”
He adds: “I don’t update his page. I’ve had no direct contact with George. I’ve sent him some memes, as have other comedian types and I was happy for the exposure.”
As for Takei’s feeling about it all, he’s not upset, saying,
“I have Brad, my husband, to help me and interns to assist. What is important is the reliability of my posts being there to greet my fans with a smile or a giggle every morning. That’s how we keep on growing.”
With over 4 million followers still checking out his Facebook page, it looks like most people agree.
If you’ve ever spent an afternoon trying to teach your mother how to use Facebook or a word processing program, this comic will strike a chord with you. A mother doesn’t see a full keyboard, they see a few magic buttons that do specific tasks. The “publishes credit card info” one cracks me up because I’ve had to convince a parental type that such a button didn’t exist.
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(A Zillion Dollar Comics via Design Taxi)
Just a quick reminder that Nerd Approved has teamed up with BBC Books to offer three lucky readers a copy of the new book Who-ology! Here’s a taste of what you can expect:
Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the 40 best ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey?
Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who.
Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS.
With tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won’t believe the wonders that await. Are you ready? Then read on, you clever boy. And remember…
Head on over to our contest page to enter. Better hurry though—today is your last chance!
We’ve got quite a selection this week that includes Lego minifigs, Mockingjay necklaces and Wonder Woman belts!
See all the deals after the break…
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The 649 existing Pokémon cover every color in the spectrum. I think that variety is just one of many reasons why Pokémon are appealing. Redditor Avalon_ has put all the pocket monsters together to create an unconventional yet cool color wheel.
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Tony Stark may think he’s pretty cool, but to kids he’s just some guy unless he’s in his Iron Man suit. While Robert Downey Jr. was out in western Massachusetts filming The Judge he bumped into 1 1/2-year-old fan Jaxson Denno who was expecting Iron Man. Downey, in jeans and a polo shirt did not fit the bill and little Denno was heartbroken. According to his Mom, once Downey took a moment to talk to him, her son was fine. I’m not sure who looks more stricken in this picture, Jaxson or poor Robert Downey, Jr.