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: Remember ladies, you go Solo this Halloween, take a Wookiee with you. Awesome cosplay courtesy of Loveandasandwich. (Fashionably Geek)

Challenge yourself this Halloween, these Walking Dead pumpkin stencils look impossibly hard, so much so I’m not convinced they aren’t photoshopped. (Reddit)

Dammit! Of course those are the movies people leave behind during a zombie apocalypse. Well done, seemikedraw. (Nerd Approved)

In a completely unsurprising move, the Wellington airport of New Zealand adds this ginormous and ridiculously awesome Gollum installation celebrating their nation’s greatest export. Learn more at First Showing. (TDW)

And the damn cutest and best overall kid costume of this year’s Halloween goes to this kid. That until there’s an even cuter nerd offspring featured tomorrow. See more on Flickr. (Fashionably Geek)

Tom Hiddleston is a bigger fan of Loki than you are. Fact. The proof is in the writing, as Hiddleston recently had his letter published in Kieron Gillen’s final issue of his run on Journey Into Mystery, a comic featuring the exploits of young Loki, the god’s most recent incarnated form.

Dear Kieron:

You and I see Loki the same way. He’s one dark, anarchic, bottomless black hole of rage, hatred, pity and pain. An exiled outcast, a lost and lonely agent of chaos who wouldn’t know what to do with familial forgiveness if it walked up to him in the street and slapped him in the face. I’ve had as much fun playing him as you’ve clearly had writing him. I know your run on Journey Into Mystery has been so hugely popular. What an enormous honour to share Loki’s legacy with you. Here’s to bringing Norse back!

– Tom Hiddleston

Kieron’s response, “Crikey.” (Comics Alliance)


Aaron Wahl has the single best Booster Gold costume around. Why? Two reasons: Skeets and Billy West. Filmed at NYCC by Lumberjack Films and Bleeding Cool.

Arkham Rising, an upcoming fan film you should keep an eye out for. It’s been well reviewed by both io9 and ComicBook.com. Check out the trailer.


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