Mordor

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: Dark Phoenix cosplay from X-Men by Michelle Smith. You know,  I ‘m trying real hard to cut down on on the sexy stuff and deviant commentary around here, but I’m a very weak man. [WOCC]

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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 tweet from @ThatElenaGirl is pretty self explanatory and Kirkman’s expression is freakin’ hilarious! Steve Yeun, who plays Glenn on AMC’s series, is quite the talented artist, don’t you think?

 

Marvel has had no luck making a hit of a Punisher flick. Easy way to solve that problem, cast a chick, duh. (TDW: Geek)

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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.

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Above: Sound dating advice. (Nerd Approved)

 

You’ve seen the videos of Harrison Ford watching Indian Jones for the first time. Now watch Harrison Ford watching Harrison Ford watching Indiana Jones for the first time. It’s Indyception! (TDW)

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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.

This is an epic Star Wars: The Old Republic rap, indeed. From the mouth Dan Bull to your earholes, this rap is a must listen if your a lucky bastard already in possession of the game. Wait, if you have the game, you’re still in game. Meaning, you can’t be reading this. Okay, all you sorry bastards who don’t have SWTOR yet, here you go. It may soothe your pain. (Dorkly)

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Every week 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.

On Mondays 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.

This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor – happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”

 

So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)

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Tales from Mordor, LOTR from the Losing Side

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“History is written by the victor.” ~ (attributed by Winston Churchill)

I think I prefer on of Churchill’s other quotes:

“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half them are true.”

Two sides to every coin, two sides to every story, who ever said that one sure hit the nail on the head. Russian paleontologist Kirill Yeskov started by tackling a geographical problems he saw in Tolkien’s mythical world of Middle Earth, and ended up writing the story from the viewpoint of the orcs, goblins, trolls and other inhabitants of Mordor. Published in Russia in 1999 entitled “The Last Ring-bearer” the story quickly made it’s way around Europe.

The book had never translated into English or yet published in the United States. Reportedly, some publishing houses have considered a commercial translation of this book, which had been published in several major European languages, but abandoned the idea out of fear of the Tolkien estate, which rigidly controls all derivative works, especially in English

Srulik, over at Live Journal enjoyed the book so much that he took the time to translate it into English for his friends and others to read. You can download a PDF file of the translation at the Live Journal link above.

Much like the series of “Wicked” books from Gregory Maguire, Yeskov takes the side of the loser in the great battle for Middle Earth. So how do you think Gandalf, the Elves, or The Returned King were viewed by those orcs, goblins, and humans fighting for Mordor? I bet Legolas was used by Goblin mothers to scare their children into eating all their mold toast. Gimli probably steals Goblin children and eats them. Hobbits . . . dirty little thieving creatures.

I started reading it last night and will do a review when I have it finished. Has anyone come across this before or read it? If so let me know what you thought in the comments.

source: i09

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