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  1. Wil Wheaton Talks About the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks (Spoiler Alert: There Isn’t One)

    This calls for dancing and capes!

    In an recent interview with GQ, nerd superstar and host of The Wil Wheaton Project Wil Wheaton (gee, I wonder where they got the name of his show from?) had some really excellent things to say about what it means to be a geek. Or a nerd. Whatever puts your starship into hyperdrive, I guess.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Happy Geek Pride Day!

    Things We Saw Today

    Today marks a convergence of geekery: Towel Day (for all you hoopy froods out there), the 37th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, and the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May. With their powers combined, they are...Geek Pride Day! In celebration, both ThinkGeek and WeLoveFine are offering checkout codes good for 20% off. Hide your wallets.

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  3. Bubble Genius Sent Us Some Soap And It Smells Mathmatically Delicious

    For when showering with regular soap isn't fun enough.

    If you're a regular listener to the Geekosystem podcast, you might remember that this week we received a package in the mail from Bubble Genius, a LA-based Vegan soap company that makes geeky products. We think they look and smell pretty awesome, so we wanted to show you what they sent us, because we like soap. And also showing off. It's sort of a perk.

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  4. Does the Academy Hate Geeks? A Brief History of Oscar Snubs

    Essay

    The Oscar Nominations are out and the Golden Globes have come and gone. And while I should be delighted that Jennifer Lawrence took home the Globe for her stellar performance in Silver Linings Playbook, I can’t help but feel a sense of bitterness every time awards season gets underway. Why? Because geek movies are so consistently snubbed, it’s almost as if they’re cursed. Ok, so they’re probably not cursed. After all, that would be ridiculous. (Just ask Leonardo DiCaprio.) History shows us that the Academy has little to no appreciation for geek-centric films. Here’s a list of notable Academy Award snubs for context:

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  5. What Better Way To Propose Than With Iron Man’s Heart? [VIDEO]

    Excelsior!

    Ok, that title may sound slightly gory but trust me, this is great. YouTube user Eddie Zarick has a tendency toward tinkering. So much so that his girlfriend took to calling him Iron Man. So when it was time to propose, he paired both things together and created a replica of Tony Stark's arc reactor that doubled as an engagement ring holder! I guess the only thing cooler would be if Zarick actually had the arc reactor where Stark does but we're glad his ticker is working just fine on its own. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Custom TARDIS Engagement Ring Box [VIDEO]

    Hello Sweetie

    We've seen a TARDIS engagement ring box before but this one lights up! Paul Pape Designs creates custom wedding items like favors and cake toppers but recently created not one, but two TARDISes for folks to propose with. The prices for such a custom job range from between $300-$800 depending on how complex you decide to go. Something tells me the one after the jump cost a bit more than the one in this video. Check it out. 

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  7. Jemma Salume Wins Best Commentary On The Latest “Fake Geek Girl” Controversy

    And All Was Right With the World

    I won't say this comic from Jemma Salume is better than the one we posted last week from Meghan Danger, but it wins for illustrating exactly what artist Tony Harris seemed to be accusing certain cosplayers of in his recent Facebook rant. In the most literal, comedic way possible. Hit the jump to find out what happens when this "Fake Geek Girl" preys on the unsuspecting, "Super Mang" reading dude at VeldtCon. 

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  8. No “Fake Geek Girl” Shall Escape His Sight (Apparently)

    i'll just leave this here

    It's been an interesting week in geekdom. If you missed the most recent kerfuffle, you can catch up here. Luckily, tumblr user sailorsway (aka Meghan Danger) has created a delightful two-panel comic strip that explains why some of us ladies are frustrated. Here's how the conversation goes between two men when a Green Lantern t-shirt is spotted. Now hit the jump to see what happens when it's a woman wearing the shirt.

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  9. Nerdy Ceramics For Everyday Living

    Elsewhere on the internet

    Etsy user LennyMud has an interesting profile. "Lenny is the name of my studio cat. I make the pots and Lenny breaks them: this way I never run out of shelf space. Lenny is not for sale. Probably not. I know my shop name makes me sound like a 50 year old man who smokes cigars, but I am a female who is sometimes told that she looks ten years younger than her real age. (My husband says the nicest things in the dark. When he's drunk.) I am the mother to two adorable children that I like to call The Spawn." If that's not enough to get you to purchase her wares, I don't know what is. Take a look at her ceramics from Star Wars, pop-culture, and beyond!

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  10. My First Trip To Dragon*Con Or, That Time I Fell Into Cosplay Quicksand

    Here Be Dragons

    As a person who attends several pop-culture conventions a year, it's been my yearly goal to try and attend at least one show I haven't been to before. I already did that twice this year with Emerald City Comicon and GeekGirlCon but I figured, what the heck, why not make it a trilogy? So I went to Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. I'd heard it was crazy. I'd heard it was cosplay central. I wasn't prepared for either. Read on for details about the trip as well as tons of photos!

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