by Jill Pantozzi | 2:32 pm, April 15th, 2012
On the list of “things I need that I never knew I needed,” Portal rings are now sitting at the top. Designer Chris Myles has created a series of nifty rings in the image of GLaDOS and her personality cores. Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of this post.
by Jamie Frevele | 10:13 am, March 14th, 2012
Well, I don’t know about you guys, but if this sparkly token was presented to me followed by or immediately preceding a marriage proposal, you can color me convinced. Even if it was presented by a Cyberman. Okay, maybe not. Created by Tumblr user Pathetic Paripatetic, this TARDIS ring features a “tension set 1CT Princess Cut center stone.” Click through for more details.
by Jamie Frevele | 3:30 pm, February 24th, 2012
This necklace, which is made to look like Harry Potter’s signature spectacles with his trademark lightning scar, is a very sweet piece of geek jewelry (at less than $15 at Etsy store SixAstray). You can even get the scar to fall on different parts of your forehead! They look like the most awesome pair of opera glasses ever made. But I feel like I want to make a “Harry — my eyes are up here” joke. Actually, that might not technically work, but I tried.
(via Fashionably Geek)
by Jamie Frevele | 4:59 pm, February 21st, 2012
Dan Harmon just tweeted the good news, and the even better news is that we won’t have too long to wait until Community comes back to NBC: “What you call 8:00, we call home. Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.” This homecoming will be so, so sweet.
by Jamie Frevele | 4:59 pm, February 6th, 2012
So, Darth Vader was cruising around on his vespa one sunny afternoon, when all of a sudden, a bus pulled up. Does the Sith Lord: a) Ask the bus driver for directions before strangling him with the Force, b) Board the bus and use the Force to propel the vespa into a safe parking spot, or c) Continue calmly to the nearest Red Mango? Choose your own adventure, everyone! (via Blastr)
by Jamie Frevele | 5:30 pm, February 5th, 2012
Okay, you guys: I haven’t finished the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy yet, so I am admitting openly to you that I didn’t read this entire post because it warned me of spoilers. However, I know enough to tell you that V. Arrow, who wrote the upcoming The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, is the woman responsible for this map of Panem and its districts. (via io9)
by Jamie Frevele | 3:31 pm, December 21st, 2011
When I saw this picture on EPIC Ponyz this morning, I had to wonder what other wearable art inspired by one of my favorite 1980s video games, Space Invaders, had to exist out there. (My favorite, because the 1980s was the last time I played video games and also because I cannot play video games.) Well, I was in luck, and so are you! Because in addition to that ring above (by Etsy user Virginie Millefiori), there is a whole world of retro 8-bit aliens with which to adorn yourself.
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:55 pm, November 24th, 2011
If you live in the U.S. (like the writers of The Mary Sue), then today you’re experiencing (maybe even celebrating!) Thanksgiving 2011. And whether you’re working through the day, or preparing to stuff yourself with the roasted flesh of an over-engineered domestic bird, or whatever your particular Turkey Day tradition is, we hope you’ll indulge us for a Power Grid while we talk about what we’re thankful for.
by Jamie Frevele | 5:00 pm, October 12th, 2011
It might seem a bit overkill to post all of Aaron Diaz‘s DC redesigns… but he did one of Batman. We cannot resist. (via Indistinguishable From Magic)
by Jamie Frevele | 5:30 pm, September 24th, 2011
This might be the most specific instance of glorious and heartwarming geekery we’ve ever posted. The brides, Anita Bayliss and Margaret Wood, met on a Star Trek forum online (that was run by Wood) and fell in love. Fourteen years later, they held their wedding at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales and required every guest to show up in a Star Trek costume. We wish them nothing but the very best and that they live long and prosper together for the rest of their years. (via Blastr)