Nerdy Bits: Google Doodle Celebrates Douglas Adams, School of Thrones, Versus Valerie, Tropes vs Women in Video Games, 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
Above: Today’s Google doodle honors none other than science fiction legend, Douglas Adams, on what would be his 61st birthday. Break out the ole’ Hitchhiker’s Guide and get adventuring. But don’t forget your towel!
Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen. She’s my girl and who I hope to see sitting the Iron Throne once the game is over. This here is Cupcake Disko Cosplay in some spectacular Dany cosplay. She’s even got a horse! Photography by Raye Quinn Photography, make sure you check out more on their Facebook pages. [Fashionably Geek]
Topping the list of most popular baby names in Britain is none other than Doctor Who‘s Amelia! Yup, little Amy, most likely spurred by the popularity of big Amy, Karen Gillan, is the most popular baby name in Britain, for girls anyway. For little boys the most popular name is Harry. Whether that’s because of the prince or The Boy Who Lived, we’ll leave that up to you. [The Mary Sue]
Hey, true love lasts a lifetime. And sometimes even longer. [Nerd Approved]
The Sailor Avengers are ready to kick butt! Based on the Sailor Moon/Avengers mash-up by DeviantArtist -nna, here we have Sailor Loki, Sailor Sif, Sailor Thor, and Sailor Hawkeye. Photography by Otaku-Haven and A.G. Vask, check out more photos on Fashionably Geek.
Prom Night is Coming. Set in Westeros Valley High, the great houses of Westeros have become high school cliques and the great war for the Iron Throne has become the campaign for Prom King. School of Thrones is a genius adaptation of GRRM’s medieval saga, where the power politics of Game of Thrones mesh perfectly with H.S. drama. This web series is a must watch, with new episodes releasing every Sunday. What a great way to pass the time before Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
And, here’s another web series for you to check out. Starring geek vlogger Valerie Lapomme (YouTube’s SexyNerdGirl), Versus Valerie follows her ongoing conflict between reality and her video-game and genre-bending imagination. Only one episode so far, but the series looks like it could be a real geek hit. Check it out!
Today is just made for sharing web serie. This here is the beginning of a new series from Anita Sakeesian, funded entirely through Kickstarter, that explores the common tropes of women and video games. Episode one explores the trope of the damsel in distress we know so well from, well, basically ever video game ever. Anita’s analysis is both entertaining and eye-opening without ever being too harsh on classic games we all love.
Okay, after all that learning, let’s unwide with another addition to the excellent modding of GTA. This time, Toy Story‘s Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear try to bring some law to the ever lawless Liberty City. Oh wait, did I say law? I mean complete and utter chaos. [/Film]
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