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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: One Girl’s Innovative Claw Machine Strategy

Story goes, she found a way into the machine and handed out toys to passers-by. Can’t blame her for thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, inside the box. (image credit Palmbchgrl; via The Daily Dot)

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eye candy

Craig Drake Illustrates Badass Female Action Stars & More In Solo Show

I’ve been ogling Craig Drake’s work for a while now and when I saw he was doing a solo show, I lamented not having $200 for his work featuring Buffy…on wood! Then I found out there were prints. But they were already sold out (#nerdworldproblems). However, thanks to “The Internet,” I can look at his gorgeous images until my heart is content. Take a look at a few of his pieces featuring characters from Game of Thrones, Kill Bill, Star Wars, and more.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Terrific Totoro Tattoo

I’m pretty sure I’d never want to wear a shirt with a back again if I had this piece of art by Nika Samarina on my person. (Geek Universe)

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Artist Reimagines Pop Culture Icons as Byzantine Religious Icons

To be fair, Fotis Varthis says on their Behance page that their Byzantine series is based on the Byzantine art style as a whole, not on any particular saint iconography. The series began when they were attempting to draw a prophet and accidentally drew Saruman instead. You can probably guess what came next.

Check out two more of Fotis Varthis’ series at Behance.

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The Human Machine

Neila Rey’s Nerdy Workouts Make Me Actually Want to Work Out, and That’s Saying Something

Maybe it’s just that for the first time in my life I actually miss having time to work out, but Neila Rey’s pop culture themed work outs are really  as physically challenging and logistically easy as one could hope, and for every kind of nerd reference you might care to make. We’ve posted only a few here, there are lots more at her site.

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Aren't You A Little Short For A Stormtrooper?

This Is What Happens When You Give Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, & Sean Astin Lightsabers

Thank you, Sean Astin, for sharing this with the world. I believe we are better for it.

(via Nerd Approved)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Robert Downey Jr Hosted a Winter Soldier Screening For Little Kids On His Birthday

Dammit, Robert, why? Why would you do this to me? Geekosystem has more information if you feel like torturing yourself.

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My Precious!

If Lord of the Rings Families Had Game of Thrones Style Sigils

With Game of Thrones season four nearly upon us, Middle Earth News decided that it was time to show that there need be no border between fans of the show and book series, and fans of the movie and book series of The Lord of the Rings. Finally, some GoT content that I, a LotR fan, can sink my teeth into. House Bombadil: Oldest and Fatherless. House Treebeard: Do Let Us Not Be Hasty. Now, what’s a good one for the House of Theoden…

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There And Back Again

Andrew DeGraff Maps Your Favorite Movies With Beauty and Precision

We’ve featured the work of Andrew DeGraff before, the carefully arranged, graphically precise maps of character locations in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others of our favorite films. This weekend, however, he opened a show of new paintings in Los Angeles, featuring maps based a slew of other films, including Alien, The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride, and a massive map of The Lord of the Rings. But if you want to see that one in beautiful high res, you’ll have to check out /Film.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Google Pays Tribute to Dorothy Irene Height

Educator, activist, and champion of the economic, educational, voting rights of African-American women, Dorothy Irene Height has been honored with a Google Doodle on the occasion of the one hundred and fourth anniversary of her birth.

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