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One of John Lasseter‘s first orders of business when he took over Walt Disney Animation was to try and resurrect good old-fashioned hand-drawn animation with the musical The Princess and the Frog. The attempt wasn’t the coup that Lasseter and Disney hoped, but that doesn’t mean that those involved have given up on the art form. Quite the opposite in fact. A new Indiegogo campaign started by a veteran Disney animator wants to set up a new hand-crafted animated flick, and as an added nerdy bonus, it is set in a Steampunk world and tells a superhero-like story of a determined young woman out to stop inscrutable bad guys from controlling the world with advanced steam-powered technology. (more…)

 

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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: It was very difficult to choose just one Joffrey Bieber image to share with you all today. So, if you haven’t already, scoot your nerdy butts over to the Joffrey Bieber Tumblr to see two whiny teenage brats mashed into one.

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If you, or someone you know, has boobs awesome enough to require their own galaxy, you need this corset from Etsy seller Fash N’ Fuel.

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This steampunk AT-AT was all over the internet yesterday. We first saw it via ThinkGeek’s Twitter, but the gals at the Mary Sue have more images of it. By the way, it was made by Broken Journalist as an engagement gift to his finance.  This is what you all must live up to, gentlemen!

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Nerdify your keyboard with these superhero (and villain!) decals from Killer Duck Decals. They make a lot of other geeky decals, but the ones for the keyboard are my favorite.

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OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! Funko now makes a little Alien Pop! and there’s also a little Predator Pop! and a little She-Ra Pop! to shut that shit down if the intergalactic warfare between those two gets to be too much. Can you tell I’m slightly excited by Funko’s new 80s inspired Pop! figures? You should be too. [the Mary Sue]

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Fashionably Geek describes this as the nerdiest tattoo you will see all day. I think it’s the nerdiest tattoo you will see EVER. It’s a combo of HitchHicker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings. Can’t get much nerdier, can you?

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I’m not sure it’s possible for me to get through a Nerdy Bits column without posting some TARDIS cosplay. But this lovely steampunk TARDIS is from Mental Floss’ collection of 10 TARDIS dresses for fancy occasions. The article has some incarnations of the Doctor’s Wife we’ve seen before and some that we haven’t, including a dress that would perfect for prom.

Okay, so the commercial for these QR code interactive bedtime story PJs is pretty lame, but the concept is cool. It might be the only time anyone will ever use a QR code. [Bit Rebels]

To kick off Philly Tech Week, Dr. Frank Lee, from Drexel University, created a gigantic game of Pong on the side of a building. The three-story paddles were controlled via laptop. [the Verge]

And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)

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Don’t forget about our Nerd Bastards’ tees, available at RedBubble!

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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: Yowza! Cosplayer Micheline Pitt sure makes a very convincing Vampirella. [CBM]

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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.

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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: Captured at GenCon last year, a wild Ood! This amazing recreation was made and is modeled by Lisa Lombardi. Photo thanks to Craig Hurle.

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It may not be the most original premise, but you have to admit, it has potential. THR is reporting that yesterday (Thursday) a pitch hit Hollywood for a steampunky literary-themed action-adventure by Ernest Lupinacci was floating around and by the end of the day it was Sony Pictures that snatched it up.

Called The Royal Honour Society, it is about a group who’s membership includes H.G. Wells (The War of the WorldsThe Time Machine), Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the SeaJourney to the Center of the Earth), Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and while we know them as writers it turns out they actually were adventurers.

Ok, so it’s not the most original pitch in the world.

That’s about all we know at this point and yes it does sound a bit like Alan Moore‘s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the Malcolm McDowell movie  Time After Time, however it could be pretty cool. I guess it depends which direction producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel decide to go. If they take the high road (akin to the aforementioned Malcolm McDowell movie) it’d be true to form and probably awesome. If they just slap a couple of vacuum tubes and gears on a few things, like the adaption of Moore’s 19th century adventure team, it’ll be disappointing.

Oh, wait… wait if they go the Wild Wild West route..? Sloppy misplaced steampunk and Will Smith rapping the theme song… I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

 

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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: Steampunk Boba Fett and Steampunk Doctor Doom, rapper stance. [ObviousWinner]

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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: This Lady Deadpool is rockin’ a steampunk/Victorian inspired look so she can appear completely ingognito as cons. How’s it working? (Neatorama)

 

“The “regenerated” version (aka 2nd version) of the guiTARdis. Or the Patrick Troughton Doctor if you will.” This is awesome! When can we start seeing bands perform with guiTARDISes? Thanks for sharing Arthur Yet Lew.

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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.

These are some fantastic reinterpretations of Batman’s most villainous gal pals, Poison Ivy  and Harley Quinn. You could call them steampunk, or Victorian, or saloon girl, or a mix of all three, but either they are fabulous and sexy. (Geek Tyrant)

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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.

Star Wars explained by someone who thinks they’re too cool for Star Wars. Seriously, these people still exist? (Nerd Approved)

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