Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Prepare for The Hunger Games to begin popping up everywhere, it’s poised to explode fandom wise and this awesome cosplay is only the beginning. This flaming wedding dress comes up in the third novel, Mockingjay, so I’ve got no clue what is means but it sure looks great.

It was constructed using a vintage wedding dress base, to which I added a layer of fiery fabric to imitate the dress in flames, then black feather boas for the black feathers. I also added the sheer sleeves and veil piece as well. I’m not sure if it’s visible, but there are also faux pearls strung along the neckline.


The beer for those who dream of rupees, warp pipes and living in an 8-bit world. From Tallgrass Brewing Co. comes 8-bit Pale Ale!

Just like those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it.  Tallgrass’s Hop Rocket infuses the character of Austrailian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.


Nothing helps a good cosplay like bearing a striking resemblence to who you’re cosplaying. Take this 11th Doctor cosplay for instance, Matt Elliott looks uncannily like Matt Smith, so much so that standing next to Smith’s wax dummy at London Doctor Who Experience you would think they’re the same person! Check out another photo at Fashionably Geek.

At least this dude can take comfort in the fact he’ll never have to look at his atrocious Star Wars back-too. [Geekologie]

I’ve got to commend the people responsible for their creativity, but would anyone else feel a little uneasy trying to take a dump with Leela and her one, big eye staring at you? [Art by oakoak via ufunk]

Our friends at unrealitymag rounded up a list of video game text art showing the games from a different perspective. Man, now I kind of feel bad for all those turrets. I mean, they sang me a song and everything and I just mercilessly destroyed them and their home! [unrealitymag]

Entertainment Earth is now offering plushie Death Star and Tie Fighters. For when you need to cuddle with your favorite weapon of the evil Empire, maybe after a long, stressful day of slaughtering younglings or spreading intergalactic tyranny.


A lot of fans were very, very upset over the ending of Mass Effect 3. But none maybe quite so much as Francis.  [YouTube]

Freddie Wong travels back in time to give his younger self a very important message: The future of video games blows. Motion-controlled gaming will ruin an entire generation of gaming! But, at least we’ve Flaming Hot Cheetos. [freddiew]

In celebration of Twitter’s sixth birthday Jimmy Kimmel gathered a bunch of your favorite celebs to read some of their best insults received via Twitter. It’s hilarious that one, people are such gigantic dicks, and two, that these celebs seem so chill about what dicks are saying. I guess being loooooaaadded makes it easier for stupid shit to just roll off your back. (TDW)

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Category: Comics, Cosplay, Nerd Culture, Videogames

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