Now THIS is fine.
You're probably already familiar with the "This is Fine" comic/meme, in which a dog sits in a house that is literally burning down around him. It's become something of an unofficial metaphor for this here 2016 so far even though it originated back in 2013, and now the artist behind the comic, KC Green, has created a Kickstarter where you can get your very own This is Fine dog plush toy.
Redditor cr0yobot and his fiancee collaborated on the design of this nerdy engagement ring with a family twist.
The only trouble I can see inherent in these rings by Etsy seller It Came From the Internet
is deciding who is who. Some of them, like Mulder and Scully, should be fairly easy to figure out. But I can see friendships ending over the question of "Which of us is the Doctor and which is the companion?"
TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?
shows off some prototypes of fantastically detailed Star Wars
rings they created for the 20th anniversary. Apparently they only had the license for them from 1997-99 though so you can't pay them for one now. However, you could try to pay someone on Ebay for a few
. Though you may not like the price...
Why Not Do It With Some Style?
For the suit-wearers among our readers, Graeme Ross
(The 17th Bit
on Etsy) also makes cufflinks. I'm all about that Stargate
ring, though. It's so classy. Like me. *hairflip*
(via: Fashionably Geek
is a Tumblr run by an Australian design student, so I'd take a good guess that these designs are not available for sale: they're just very convincing 3D mockups of what inlaid rings for each of Avatar: The Last Airbender
's four nations and
the mysterious White Lotus Society might look like. You'll just have to enjoy them with your eyeballs, for they don't actually exist. Just like Lion Turtles.
Well, no, Jane Austen
did not carry the One Ring for much of her days, only relinquishing it in death after an unnaturally extended life. But Kelly Clarkson did
buy it in auction, and the UK wasn't too comfortable with that, so various folks and one anonymous donor have managed to raise the funds and buy it back. This makes the author's old jewelry one of the national treasures of the United Kingdom.
May The Force Be With You
, aka ScruffyRebel, from Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay
got a fantastic moment captured on film during the finale. Her boyfriend Jinyo proposed while in Star Wars
cosplay, with a Leia-inspired ring, and with an assist from the one and only Peter Mayhew
. Just one thing, Victoria was wearing a Star Trek
! Not really, but I had to say it. Because of the show, they couple had to keep the news under wraps for six months. I can't even imagine. The ring was created by Paul Michael Design
, who you may remember from their past geek-related work on the Adventure Time
and R2-D2 engagement
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Not all that glitters is gold
If there's one thing that Tumblr is saying to me loud and clear right now, it's that if it's past Labor Day and not November yet, that means it must be Halloween. And what's a better Halloween accessory than the sterling silver head of your favorite B-movies star? Unfortunately, apparently there are only three of these
This is just like magic!
I'm a person who has no shame in flaunting her geeky interests publicly with my clothing and accessories, but paradoxically the geeky wearables I find most alluring are the subtle ones. I doubt that anyone who wasn't familiar with the particular design of the Golden Snitch would peg House on Hudson's
topaz inlaid ring as anything other than a simply well designed bit of finger dressing.
Oh Mah Glob Guys
Because it's Jake.
Comic creator Josh Adams
ongoing, Batman Odyssey
) saw Paul Bierker's R2-D2 ring we posted on The Mary Sue
a while back and decided he needed to propose to his girlfriend Saori with an equally geeky engagement ring. Adams contacted Bierker with his idea - Jake taking the shape of a ring - and he made it a reality. We're very happy to know we were at least in some way responsible for this happening. Hit the jump to see the finished product on Saori's finger.
fans can get married in the spirit of their favorite game with these Legend of Zelda
wedding rings from Takaya's Custom Jewelry! Go under the cut for more pictures, alternate wedding bands, and general nerdy jewelry eye candy.
It Goes Ding When There's Stuff
These TARDIS rings by Earth Art Gem and Jewelry may not be bigger on the inside, but they certainly make a big impression on the outside! These are perfect for a geeky wedding, or just for bringing out your inner Timelord fashion plate. If you can't have a real TARDIS, this is a pretty gorgeous second choice.
Check out the product page here.
"In most conditions, the fur hosts two species of symbiotic cyanobacteria, which provide camouflage. Because of the cyanobacteria, sloth fur is a small ecosystem of its own, hosting many species of non-parasitic insects." - Wikipedia
If you liked it then you should have put a Lantern Ring on it
went through ten prototypes for this ring before he came up with one worth presenting to his fiance Mary, "because doing things in the most complicated way possible is just what he does to show the love." Those are real white and blue gemstones illuminated with LEDs, but they only light up when the ring is near an "induced alternating magnetic field."
Now I'm going to be honest with you: I don't know what that means. But if Kokes' process, documented on his website
, is any indication, it's very impressive.
Not all that glitters is gold
Oh My Geekness
on Etsy makes a number of jewelry items that involve miniature NES cartridges, and I submit that they should really think about expanding to Game Boy cartridges as well, because who doesn't want a ring with a ruby, emerald, diamond, or pearl?
Yes, that was all to make a Pokémon pun.
I'll see myself out.