Getting down on one knee is just so old-fashioned. To ask his girlfriend to tie the knot, Joe Wakim compiled a fake movie trailer using clips of her favorite films in one of the geekiest (and awesomest) marriage proposals ever.
When it came time for Redditor Malcolm Collins, aka SirTechnocracy, to propose to his girlfriend Simone Smith, he decided to do something a little… different. Namely, he used memes and specially-commissioned illustrations of the two of them to pop the question on /r/AdviceAnimals and /r/pics.
A few of our favorite memes and illustrations are behind the cut so you can revel in the awwwww like we did. (The rest are here and here.) But first, let’s hear from Simone about her reaction to the proposal:
This may be the sweetest, most involved geek proposal I’ve ever seen. Luke Plastow put together a Lord of the Rings themed scavenger hunt for his girlfriend on Christmas Day last year with the intent of asking her to marry him at the end. He wrote to us to say, “She is a huge Tolkein fan and it seemed right that if I was going to give her a ring it should be LOTR themed. The ring itself is Palladium, with a stone the same colour as Sauron’s eye. The setting for the stone is the same shape as Isengard. Inside the ring is an inscription in Black Speech saying ‘One ring to rule them all.’ ”
Luke, if you weren’t already taken…oh wait, you said your fiancé reads our site…best of luck in your lifelong fellowship!
When Jill visited the Game of Thrones exhibit in New York City she had quite a memorable experience, meeting several of the show’s stars and sitting on the Iron Throne. A reporter doing a local news segment there just so happened to catch two other Game of Thrones fans who’ll never forget their visit, albeit for a different reason: Because they got engaged there.
I’m going to forego my kneejerk cynical comment on Westeros weddings and just say that this is pretty freaking cute. Nerd love is the best love.
Note: There’s a 30-second commercial before the good stuff starts. Go check your Tumblr inbox or something.
Rachel was introduced to Harry Potter by her girlfriend, Jaquie, so she knew that when she wanted to pop the question, she’d be doing it in a certain style. Quidditch style, that is, with a custom made Quidditch set, complete with an openable-snitch containing an engagement ring. You can read the story of the proposal over at Custom Made, but click on for more pictures of the set.
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.
The last science class I took was AP Biology in 2003. Well, that’s not true, the last science class I took was Astronomy 101, and before that Honors Physics, but I dropped out of the latter after a marking period. So, the last science class I took that offered a significant challenge to me was AP Biology. After nearly a decade, there isn’t much I remember about it other than my teacher explaining why we were using an online simulator for the fly genetics lab (because he did it with real flies once and they never left) and dissecting a fetal pig that we named Napoleon. Also, I was absent for the lab where we performed gel electrophoresis, a method of examining the length of DNA fragments.
So bear with me on this awesomely sciencey proposal.
There’s certainly something to be said about a traditional proposal but they won’t get you a spotlight on the internet. Proposing to your significant other using Star Wars LEGO mini-figs however… Click ahead to see the Stormtrooper’s point of view.
At a photo op at Austin Comic Con this weekend, a lucky nerd proposed to his girl nerd, and a camera caught everything. We’re not sure who delights us more: Brent Spiner or Wil Wheaton. And yes, according to Wil, Patrick Stewart‘s apparent facepalm was merely a trick of the moment: him wiping sweat from his brow. (The FW)
And you thought you were creative. One woman made her geek boy very happy by proposing to him in a very unique way. She took him on a tour of Toronto by making a scavenger hunt out of locations from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comic. The end result was her popping the question. See all the shots they took along the way plus what the rings look like!