So, I took a break. Posting every week can get tiring, so I recharged my batteries(yes I’m a robot, keep it hush hush), and now I’m back in action, with your weekly happenings in the wonderful world of nerdiness. Some exciting things to look forward to in this edition: a beautiful Inarra from ‘Firefly’ cosplay, a new X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer, and a Companion Cube you can own. Enjoy! 🙂
Two more colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt via The Sunday Morning Herald
So first thing’s first, I’m going to smack you upside the head with some archaeology/ Egypt news. I mean, new Ancient Egyptian statues? Indiana Jones would be so excited. (photo via AFP)
From Elizabeth to Katniss: The Evolution of the YA Storybook Heroine via Paper Droids
An interesting read on how teen girl protagonists have both developed, and stayed the same, in the past 200 years.
Inara Serra from Firefly Cosplay via Geek x Girls
Wow, she is simply stunning as Inara. If I saw this cosplayer at a con, I would have to do a double take to see if it was actually Morena Baccarin! Twins much? (photo via Ryan Leasure Photography)
Here’s a huge refresher course for those who either, a). need a little reminder of what’s happened, or b). have completely blanked everything out since the show was on last spring. Hey, there’s no judgement here.
Teacher Threatens To Spoil Game of Thrones for Disruptive Class via Huffington Post
For your other GoT news of the week, this teacher certainly knew how to get his students attention.
Tamora Pierce Heroines, in the Style of Disney Heroines via The Mary Sue
I adore Tamora Pierce, and I adore Disney princesses, so this art work is up there amongst the best mash up art pieces. The art featured is Alanna. (art via Nest of Straight Lines)
Wonder Woman’s Battle for the Big Screen via Geek Magazine
Seriously, just give the super heroine a movie already, before she takes it herself. That wouldn’t be pretty. (While we’re on it, can we have a Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy movie, too?)
Coffee or Tea? via Mental Floss
Ever wondered what the world’s favorite hot beverage was? Well, here’s your answer, in map form. (Map via The Economist’s Graphic Detail)
🙁 We will miss you, you cutie with a heart of gold. But, I’ll be interested in seeing the movies he directs, if that ends up happening.
Ahh, childhood. I remember watching this cartoon when I was little, on top of Peter Jackson’s trilogy. Good times.
Diction-fairy via Boing Boing
Here’s your cute kid picture of the week. Now all you bookworms, repeat after me, ” Awwwwww.” (Image via Seanan McGuire)
U.S. States Most and Least Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse via Estately Blog
Looks like I might need to move. Or build an underground bunker. Decisions, decisions.
I’m super excited to see her role in this comic. Marvel has the new Ms. Marvel, and DC has Equinox. I say, more racially diverse women in comics! (Image via DC Comics)
This is for all those who are completely caught up on both the books and TV show, and need their fix before the next season premieres.
23 Times Obi Wan Kenobi Was 1,000% Done via Buzzfeed This post made me laugh quite a bit. I never noticed how much of an attitude Obi Wan has. (Gif via Lucasfilm- fysw.tumblr.com)
Sleepy Hollow Stars, EPs Talk Season 2 Plans, Fan Passion for Ichabod/Abbie via Hollywood Reporter
*SEASON 1 SPOILERS* If you, too, fell in love with this crazy little TV show, here are some hints about what to expect of season 2, and also just the cast being generally cute together.
Nerd Recipes: Divergent’s Dauntless Chocolate Cake via Being Geek Chic
This chocolate cake looks like heaven, and it’s related to Divergent. How can it go wrong? It can not. *WARNING: The recipe post does have spoilers from the book/movie, so be wary.* Now I want cake.
Last Tuesday, March 25, was Tolkien Appreciation Day & Ring Destruction Day! In short summary, don’t take on a mission given to you by a friendly wizard unless you’re ready for death, destruction, and psychological damage. But it was a great journey!
The more I see preview wise of this film, the more excited I get to finally watch it. All of those mutants, in one movie. 😀
Here’s your other laugh of the week. Just wait for it.
How Tom Hiddleston Took Over the Internet via Geek Sugar
His friendly attitude? His adorable smile? Actually, no, it’s probably because he rules over us as God. It is fact.
The Gable 5 via Machinima
I heard a bunch of buzz about this short film over the week, so I decided to check it out, and now I see why. Give it a watch yourself. There’s a plot description on the YouTube link. Also, Eliza Dushku.
This is just pretty. And I like pretty. Oh, I also like this quote, so win win. It’s really cool to think that you are made of star stuff.
TARDIS Fit & Flare Dress via We Love Fine Clothing Maybe if you wear this, the Doctor will finally notice you and you can be his next companion. Here’s to hoping.
Here’s something for House GLADOS members, and anyone else obsessed with Portal. Look how pretty it is. O.o
Meanwhile, On Tumblr…
Oooh, such pretty artwork! This is also one of my favorite geeky Tumblr blogs.
Han Solo can fly anything via Bookoisseur
I think Han Solo and Batman riding Swift Wind will make anyone’s day better. Just because.
I don’t know why, but this kind of stuff always fascinates me. Click on the link, then find your birthday. Independence Day was number one when I was born. Yes, I am a young padawan.
A Dwarf’s Grudge via gelfling-life
This was basically about 1/4 of the first Hobbit movie, haha.
Fanboy Coulson via quirkiness required
I swear, Coulson is adorable.
That’s it for this week, my friends. Come back next time for your dose of all things pop culture, and don’t forget to tune into The Walking Dead season finale tonight!