Nerdy Bits: Gollum Fishing at NZ Airport, Loki’s Biggest Fan: Tom Hiddleston, Best Booster Gold Cosplay, and MOAR!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challenge yourself this Halloween, these Walking Dead pumpkin stencils look impossibly hard, so much so I’m not convinced they aren’t photoshopped. (Reddit)
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)
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.
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)
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