Sarah Moran

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Profile: Sarah is a disillusioned college grad who after earning a B.A. in Film Snobbery, took to the interwebz in order to share her passion for all things nerdy. She loves superheroes, science fiction, fairy tales, bike riding, cartoons, cats, and sunny skies. Writing came to her as a way of release for all the stuff in her head as often Sarah finds herself with more useless knowledge than brain to contain it. You can follow her continual dispelling of nonsense on Twitter, @SarahThisIs.

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What’s Ginny Doing Now? J.K. Rowling Gives an Update on the Youngest Weasley

- 04-18-14Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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For many fans, the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows left them wanting more. Sure, it was a sweet moment to see Harry, Ron, and Hermione sending their children off to Hogwarts, but it didn’t provide much about what their adult lives were like. Enter Pottermore, the online community/digital library where author J.K. Rowling has been providing new information about her acclaimed wizarding series. Her latest updates detail the ongoing 427th Quidditch World Cup with reports from The Daily Prophet‘s own Ginny Potter (née Weasley)! (more…)

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E19 – “The Man Under The Hood”

- 04-17-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Two weeks ago, Arrow dropped some serious bombshells. Not only did Slade (Manu Bennet) continue to wage war on Oliver (Stephen Amell), but he revealed to Thea (Willa Holland) her true parentage and told Laurel (Katie Cassidy) The Arrow’s secret identity. Last night’s episode mostly dealt with the repercussions of those bombshells, but the progression of events plodded along in such a way it was difficult to ever really appreciate any developments. There was simply too much going on in “The Man Under The Hood” to give any of its interesting threads the time and energy required. (more…)

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Are ‘Star Trek 3′ Writers Also Rebooting Flash Gordon?

- 04-15-14Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Flash Gordon may be one of the the 20th century’s first science fiction icons and an inspiration for George Lucas when he created his own space opera, but most are familiar with the guy from that rather cheesy 1980 movie with a kick-ass soundtrack by Queen. (FLAAASH! AHAHHHH!) That Flash Gordon is a cult classic, but not necessarily the on screen adaptation the character deserved. Which is where Star Trek 3 writers, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay come in, as the two are rumored to be working on a script for a reboot. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Build Your Own Claptrap, George R.R. Martin – The Wedding Planner, How ‘Frozen’ Should Have Ended, & MOAR!

- 04-15-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: There have been plenty of nerdy engagement rings, and many from Paul Michael Designs, but these X-Wing and Tie Fighter rings sure are stunning! [Technabob] (more…)

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So Long, Stephen Colbert; Welcome to Late Night, Stephen Colbert

- 04-12-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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[Editor's Note: This op-ed has been republished with permission from Kabooooom!, the views expressed are solely those of the author and not Nerd Bastards.]

#CancelColbert. The absurd, innocuous hashtagavism that began in the backlash to a poorly chosen, out of context tweet by the Comedy Central-run Twitter account associated with The Colbert Report, has succeeded. Colbert has been canceled. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Where’s Tom Servo?, Tricorder Messenger Bag, Gamorrean Guard Cosplay, Smooth Jazz ‘GoT’ Theme, & MOAR!

- 04-10-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Bruce Campbell. Nathan Fillion. They met at a convention and began the most beautiful bromance in all of nerdom. [Bruce Campbell's Twitter] (more…)

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E18 – “Deathstroke”

- 04-03-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Let’s be honest, last night’s episode of Arrow was about as near perfect an episode as they’ve had yet. And this season, as I’ve mentioned over and over, is already a vast improvement over its first. “Deathstroke” is the icing on the cake (which is saying something considering there’s still four more episodes to go). It’s thrilling, tense, and keeps you guessing at where its heading the whole time; an impressive achievement for the often heavy handed show. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Would Your State Survive the Zombie-ocalypse?, Transforming Elsa Cosplay, Lies Sci-fi Movies Told You, and MOAR!

- 04-01-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: The zombie apocalypse is inevitable. At least that’s what every facet of pop culture tells us, so how prepared is your home state? Unless you live in any of the green states seen above, you’re a goner. Compiled by real estate blog Estately, they took into consideration factors like access to guns and physical fitness. Also laser tag and paintball. Hey, it’s practice. To see a break down state by state hit the jump. (more…)

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E17 – “Birds of Prey”

- 03-27-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Based on the title alone my expectations were high for “Birds of Prey“. Maybe that’s why this episode left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It wasn’t that “Birds of Prey” was completely unenjoyable, but it was an almost total deviation from this series’ overarching and more compelling plot line for the sake of bringing back The Huntress only to turn her into little more than a mustache twirling villain (that is until the episodes final moments, but still). (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Best Tyrion Cosplay, Cat’s Personal AT-ST, Beer Brewed With Real Brains, Hilarious Dementor Prank, & MOAR!

- 03-25-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Thank you, Buzzfeed, for explaining our favorite childhood movies in short haikus while still managing to make us feel like terrible people. (more…)

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