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We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!

ABOVE: The Two Towers by Australian artist Florey  (more…)

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Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.

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After months of disappointed tourists being unable to ride, The Incredible Hulk roller coaster is back and more pissed off than ever. Last September, the big green giant closed for a massive refurbishment. After sixteen years of thrilling park guests, Universal Studios figured that it was about time the attraction got a face-lift. Everything from the track to the trains to even the entrance would get a fresh coat of paint and give riders a relatively new ride experience to the same track layout. So after nearly a year of fine-tuning and fixing up the ride, how do the new changes hold up? Let’s find out. (more…)

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It’s October, the season of fall clothes, apple cider, and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s also of course, the month of Halloween. The time of the year where everyone gets in the spooky spirit, dressing up in costumes, hosting ghoulish parties, trick or treating w/ the kids, and watching  of horror movie marathons. October also marks the emergence of local scare parks. Every town/city across the globe has local haunts that roll around each fall season aiming to scare guests with frightful mazes and other horror themed attractions. Some are good and well established (Like “Knotts Scary Farm” in Buena Park, California, or New England’s “Spooky World”) and others, well, not so much. For the brave souls that endure the parks, the thrill seekers, there is one scary destination that raises a severed limb above the rest. That would be…Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Odd to think an amusement park known for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter would be synonymous with horror but during select nights in September – October, the daytime fun phases out and what emerges in its place is an evening full of insidious horrors.

What exactly is HHN, what’s all the hubbub, is it worth it? All these questions and more are addressed below the jump.  (more…)

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Earlier this year Disney announced plans to do a complete remodel of their current fan-beloved attraction, Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror housed in the Hollywood Tower Hotel in the California Adventure Park. And what will replace the Tower? Disney has decided to cash in on what will be the first attraction based off one of their newly acquired Marvel Properties Guardians of the Galaxy. The previous lettering for the current attraction has already been taken down and construction is well under way as the attraction is now covered in scaffolding. The new structure design has been announced as “The Collector’s Fortress” with the attraction title of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout‘…well that’s a mouthful. Tower of Terror is set to take its final plunge later this year, not really a lot of time for Disney’s Imagineers to have the new attraction up and running by their projected date of summer 2017.

To give the fans a glimpse at what we can expect from the new Guardians attraction, Disney has released a brief video showing us the new attraction and its sleek new design. Check it out below! (more…)

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While an aging Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, stars of the Bill & Ted Franchise, have said time and time again that a 3rd movie is in development, time, relevance, and scripting out a worthy story, has kept the proposed threequel in stagnation. It’s been 25 years since Bill and Ted’s last cinematic outing (in 1991’s Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey), a new movie that satisfies fans of the originals and appeals to modern audience becomes more and more audacious as the years go by. These challenges in congruity, however, only seem to apply to the Bill & Ted movie-verse. The characters themselves, are still around, thriving in their loveable stupidity and surfer-eques/wannabe rocker demeanor, at an annual stage show in Universal Studios Florida(more…)

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We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!

ABOVE: Assassin’s Creed by Luulala; This active piece is a vivid representation of the vicious beauty in the Assasin’s Creed Saga. A man dressed in white spilling the blood of tyrants during the crusades.  (more…)

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We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!

ABOVE: MSTDP by Kat Haynes .If you thought Mystery Science theater was a hoot and a holler before,  then get a load of this mashup! Nothing says breaking the third, fourth and fifth wall of cinema like our lovable man in red, Deadpool. I think if this had been part of the crowd-funding options that whole project would’ve smashed records, but hey the idea can continue to exist in our dreams.  (more…)

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The romantic relationship between Dr Harleen Quinzel and her once psychiatric patient, the Joker, is once of popular culture’s most compelling connections. One of the comic world’s best fleshed out exploration of Stockholm syndrome and domestic abuse, Harley Quinn is such a captivating character because you understand why she makes so many bad decisions when it comes to matters of the heart. You fall in love with her. But, as an outsider, you also see the pain in her relationship, in the way the Joker manipulates her, in the way he breaks her down from a strong and intelligent woman to a pet he can control. (more…)

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Take your mind back to the scene in Back to the Future Part II when Marty and Doc arrive in the year 2015. In order to fit in, Doc gives Marty a self-drying/self-fitting coat, a reflective hat, and has Marty pull his jean pockets inside out (which is the style in 2015). But Doc also gives Marty a pair of self-lacing Nike high-top sneakers, which are functional, easy, and spares the back of the lazy man from having to bend over to tie them. But this is the year 2016 now, we have hoverboards (sort of), so the question must be asked: where are our power laces, Nikes? The answer, they’ll be in a store near you later this fall. (more…)