Nerdy Bits: Learn Kirk Fu, Visit Diagon Alley With Google Maps, ‘Skryim’s Orcish Battleaxe on ‘Man at Arms’, Homemade Trench Run, 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: Yup, just a Lady Magneto, showing off her balls– er, skills, her metal controlling skills, I mean. Annaka Vader just rocks this First Class version of Magneto, right down, er, up to the helmet. Photography and camera trickery by Templar Digital. Check out more on Fashionably Geek.
Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is now available on Google Maps’ Street View! That’s right, sit at home and visit iconic locales, like Olivander’s Wand Shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop, and Gringott’s Bank. What you’re actually seeing though, is the set recreation at Warner Bros.’ Studio Tour in Leavesden, London. But still, pretty awesome, no? [Digital Spy]
Gender-bending, cross-play, whatever you call it, this Superboy is doing it right. Cosplayed by Silver Shade, costume created by Heroes in Tights, photography from Frozen Memories by CJ. And speaking of, have you check out our Bountiful Collection of Cross-Play Babes? [Fashionably Geek]
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Not Literally, taking a break from their Doctor Who and Harry Potter videos, turn to Game of Thrones with their Gotye parody, “A Character I Used to Know.” It pays tribute to all those we lost in Season 1. We can only hope they’ll cover the next two, though, I’m afraid to watch their tribute to Season 3. *sniffle* [The Mary Sue]
Master craftsman, Tony Swatton, is back with another stellar Man at Arms video. This time he’s creating the Orcish Battleaxe from Skyrim, and It. Is. Stunning! [Nerd Approved]
If this isn’t the greatest homemade video you watch today, there’s something wrong with you! It’s Cinefix again, this time recreating the iconic trench run from Star Wars Episode IV, starring Chris Hardwick. [Laughing Squid]
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