Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Holy Mother of Dragons! Have a look at Daenerys Targaryen taking a day off to relax and play with her dragon. – By Mark Evans (more…)
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.
On with the dump!
Above: A fratboy take on a classic scene from the Star Wars Trilogy by the skillful hand of Marco D’Alfonso. Currently part of the upcoming “I Love You Man” art show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. [XombieDIRGE]
Hit the jump Disney Street Fighter, DC pin-up girls and more. (more…)
Strange, quirky ads are not a new thing on Craigslist. You can find just about anything on Craigslist, new and used clothing, toys, records, services of one (Cough-Cough) type or another. Many people browse Craigslist just to find gems like this one.
Seeking Robb Stark Look-alike from GOT – w4m – 25 (New Orleans)
The Iron throne replica goes for upwards of $30,000 dollars so she’s obviously a lady of means. Cosplayers in the area might want to question any friends that look like Robb Stark and suddenly want to borrow a few fur laced cosplay piece of armor or cloak.
What do you think about this? Kudos for trying to live out any of your fantasies, sexual or not, but I would never suggest this route to any of my friends or relatives. No medical testing, no names, it just seems unsafe. Imagine that, a Craigslist that’s unsafe. Perhaps this is part of the thrill she is seeking.
I wonder what Richard Madden thinks about the whole thing? Rumor is that he secretly married his long time girl friend recently.
If she can’t find a Robb Stark Look-alike then maybe a Jon Snow would do, he knows where to put it after all.
Chime in, would you ever consider answering this ad or making on like it to fufill your fantasies
You couldn’t swing a battle ax without hitting some Game of Thrones news these days. Hmm, might have something to do with the show’s return this Sunday, or we all secretly – or not so secretly – wished we lived in a land of direwolves and dragons. Speaking of, have you ever wanted your own direwolf? Duh! Of course you have, who hasn’t!? Your dream might just become reality if you look into the American Alsatian Breeders Association’s Dire Wolf Project. Breed founder Lois Schwarz says the purpose of the project is to bring the look of the now extinct dire wolf – okay, so they’re not exactly the direwolves of Westeros – into a domesticated dog breed. Since no genetic material of the long gone dire wolf exists they’re using American Alsatians because of their shaggy, wolf-like appearance, large size – they can reach 130 lbs! – and calm, friendly demeanor. Go check out Wired’s report – including adorable puppy pictures! – for more info.
And also from Wired, what are the chances The Wall that protects the southern realms from wights and white walkers could actually exist? As it is in the books as well as the television series? Not very likely. Wired spoke with engineer Mary Albert of the Ice Drilling Program Office at Dartmouth College who said,
Even at very cold temperatures, large ice masses deform under their own weight. And over long time scales, ice flows, so it would not hold its original shape for thousands of years.
Hmm, not looking very good for the 700+ ft structure. Assuming it even was possible to construct a wall of ice on this massive scale physicist Martin Truffer of the University of Alaska Fairbanks adds,
You would need a slope of at least 1 to 20 to stop significant deformation. So to keep it 700 feet high, I would estimate that wall to be about 40 times that in width.
There’d be no way anyone could break through that wall! Or, come anywhere near it since it would occupy such a large chunk of the north. Thankfully, in George R.R. Martin‘s world we can just chalk up The Wall’s existence and integrity to magic. Aw yeah, magic.
Hit the jump to read what showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have to say about looking forward to Season 4 – damn! Season 3 hasn’t even aired, yet! – plus Daenerys’ new reality show, and Jon Snow’s rap about the Night’s Watch.
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!
There’s some interesting Game of Thrones casting news coming from Winteriscoming. The word is that two important characters from Daenerys’ growing entourage have been cast.
First up is the role of Daario Naharis, the talented swordsman and mercenary captain of the Stormcrows. British musician and actor Ed Skrein (Pictured below) has landed the role. Daario is a smooth talking, swaggering sell-sword that loves attention and glory. He captures the attention of Daenerys and one can imagine how Jorah will feel about that.
The second is none other than the role of Grey Worm, captain of the Unsullied (Army of slave, eunuch soldiers raised from a young age and trained unquestioning obedience orders and rigid martial prowess. They are used as guards all over the Free Cities.). This role has been given to Jacob Anderson (pictured below). You may have seen Anderson in Adulthood, Chatroom, Episodes and Skins.
This NeredBastard is excited to see any Game of Thrones casting news simply because of the enjoyment of matching the actor casting to the character from the book. Both these casting choices make sense. What do you think about the choice of these two actors? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
This is the closest that this NerdBastard ever wants to get to posting political crap on anything related to NerdBastards. We all get enough of that crap in everyday life and let’s face it, nothing anyone says on the Internet is really gonna change the way we each individually think about politics and life.
YouTube user MotherjonesVideo has put together two pretty damn close to actual political ads one would see in an old fashioned mud slinging campaign. One can just imagine the town crier ringing a bell and yelling, at the top of his lungs, these ads at passing peasants, noblemen, and noble ladies.
Mother’s day is fast approaching . . . it’s this Sunday dude . . . that’s tomorrow. If you haven’t planned and taken care of your Mother’s Day Duties: cards, flowers, candies, breakfast in bed, dinner out, then you had better get on the ball and get it done.
So let’s take a look at some of Nerdom’s moms that you wouldn’t want to mess with for one reason or another.
Mama Fratelli – The Goonies
The best way to sum up this NerdBastards feelings towards Mama Fratelli is to say that she be happy to drive you around house to house to trick or treat on Halloween, then take your bag of candy when you got home. Favorite Mama Fratelli quote:
Flemeth is the legendary “Witch of the Wilds.” Why is she on the list? Well, how about conceiving and raising her daughter only so Flemeth could invade and take over her daughter’s body, destroying Morrigan’s soul and living forever or at least until she needed another replacement body. That’s some hardcore motherly love.
Mom – Futurama
Mom owns and manages 99.7% of MomCorp, a large, multi-billion dollar industrial complex with numerous subsidiaries and a monopoly on robot production. Publicly, she retains the image of a sweet, bustling old woman who often slips into the stereotype of a hapless grandmother (she wears antiquated clothes that greatly accentuate her bust and general figure, while using rustic metaphors such as “squeaking like an old screen door”). Behind the scenes, however, she is malevolent, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, cold-hearted, and narcissistic. She routinely abuses her sons and others, verbally and physically, like the minions she sees them to be.
Mystique – Marvel Comics X-men
Abandon one child to a band of traveling circus gypsies while raising another foster child to be a super villain destroying your enemies. This chick is mother Teresa material. Sure she can look like anyone at any time . . . except on Mother’s day when she is no where to be found.
Alien Queen – Aliens
The mother of all space monster mothers. She is one mother you don’t want mess with or threaten her offspring. She will gut you faster than an Ahi-tuna sushi chef. Ripley said it best:
“You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.”
Shaft – Shaft
He’s a bad mutha . . .
SHUT YO MOUTH ! ! !
I’m just talkin bout Shaft.
Cersi “Lannister” Baratheon – Game of Thrones
If a mother can be judged by the quality of her children then Cersi has a lot of explaining to do. She tells her child that everyone is an enemy and no one can deny him anything. How can she be surprised when that child turns into the most hated character in the whole George R.R. Martin series. The only character in the whole series seen trying to teach Joffery something is his uncle Tyrion, by then it’s way too late.
Tyrion: “You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones.”
Lori Grimes – The Walking Dead
Where’s Carl, Lori?
WHERE THE FRACK IS CARL?!?!?!
I’ll tell ya . . .
HE”S POKING A ZOMBIE WITH A STICK IN THE WOODS BY HIMSELF!!!
If I had a nickel for every time Lori had no idea where her child Carl was I could afford that Riot Shotgun I have my eye on for Zombie protection. Once the zombie apocalypse starts I think that knowing where your children are at all times would pretty much top a Mother’s List of Duties. Wait, she can’t be that bad. When she learned that her husband was not back from town yet she jumped into a car and drove after him (WHERE”S CARL LORI?!?!). Of course she did manage to crash the car when she was the ONLY CAR IN OPERATION ON THE ROADS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA AT THE TIME. This NerdBastard has taken Lori off the carpool list.
Sarah Conner – Terminator Franchise
When Sarah Conner finds out her child will one day save mankind from the robot apocalypse she doesn’t curl up into a ball and wait for the end. She steps up, buffs up, and arms up. She’s willing to do what ever it takes to keep her son (and Mankind) safe, she is willing to take a bullet, grenade, or sliver metal Terminator finger blade to keep John safe. Get in her way and you will soon realize your mistake.
Daenerys Targaryen – Game of Thrones
“I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine, with fire and blood.”
She is the mother of dragons. She will eat the bloody hearts of her enemies to protect her children, or at least some bloody horse heart. It’s hard to say much more without throwing spoilers out there so this NerdBastard is gonna just leave it there.
“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” In exactly one week from today, HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones‘ will return for its second season with the echo of swords clashing throughout the realm. As the second season prepares to debut, are you caught up on all the shenanigans of season 1? If you don’t have the time to sit and watch every episode of the 1st Season, then luckily for you HBO has put together a 22-minute video recap narrated by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as by actors Kit Harington (Jon Snow),Emilia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister aka the ”Imp”) and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister).
If you were hiding under a rock all this time on the backstabs and politics of season 1 then this video is perfect for you, but if not then just watch it for the small spoilers and glimpses of Season 2.
Game of Thrones Season 2 is adapted from George R.R. Martin’sA Clash of Kings, the second book from his A Song of Ice and Fire saga
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 email@example.com.
ABOVE: Billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Stromtrooper? Why the hell not? I’m sure Tony Stark could add some galactic empire influences to the hall of armor. — Cosplay by Toby aka sithcamero