the oatmeal

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: We feature a lot of great cosplay here and elsewhere on Nerd Bastards, but rarely do you get the chance to show off so much great cosplay in one place. This group of Batman heroes and villains is almost unparalleled. No one’s slacking here. For more awesome shots, courtesy of Tony Quan, check out Fashionably 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. 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 Gotham City Sirens doll it up with these burlesque-looking outfits and, hey, wait a minute, when did Natalia move to Gotham? (Fashionably 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.

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.

Look, it-sa him! Mario! (TDW)

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Why Are We Suckers for ‘Twilight?’

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Can’t get enough of Sparkles — er, I mean Edward — the vampire? Neither can 51 percent of the United States and their pleasantly homosexual BFFs. But why exactly do so many people go Lady GaGa for Twilight? We’ve got an answer.

It’s the formula, stupid. Every darn book, movie, television show and video game has one. Storytelling formulas have been around since the first amoeba learned to play charades, but the Twilightverse has taken classic formulas, put them into a blender with some poop, shaped and half-baked them, and then dished them up to our hungry teenage (and wannabe teenage) womenfolk as petit fours.

Why am I telling you this, though, when The Oatmeal and Epipheo Studios have laid it all out for you brilliantly? Last year, The Oatmeal did a fabulous comic detailing why vagina-havers looooooove Twilight, and now, Epipheo has produced a short video based on that comic. Take a peek.

Info source via slashfilm.com.

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