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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.

Would you like to spend a day on the star ship, Enterprise!? Of course you would, you little Trekkie bastard. Thanks to youtuber, crysknife007, you can have the calming, ambient engine noise of an idling NCC 1701-D play on a 24-hour loop. Then just close your eyes and be whisked away to the future. (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.

If you have any expectations of your children surviving the impending zombie apocalypse, then you need to start training them early. Lesson number one, no matter who they are, even your mommy, if they’re undead shoot ’em the head. (Nerd Approved)

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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.

Every Monday 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: Quentin Taratino responds to a 13-year-old fan, the Stormtrooper Bandito, new Conan the Barbarian poster, 6 crazy movie theories that might be true, a slingshot of mass destruction, 6 stages of movie geek evolution, wearable Lego Master Chief armor, real-life Portal turret replica, Dalek wedding cake, Aunt May vs Ma Kent, Darth Vader announces Obi-Wan’s death, Marvel movie timeline, What sci-fi series should I watch on Netflix? flowchart, a tween girl designed the Tardis console featured in The Doctor’s Wife, the embarrassing moment Superman met Doctor Who, Starbuck meets Starbuck in Starbucks, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man s’more and more.

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Both are fantasy classics. Both created by dudes with double ‘Rs’ in their names. One was imagined as an epic film trilogy which won tons of praise and snagged handfuls of awards. The other a highly-acclaimed HBO series already set to become a huge television hit. They’re also both extremely complicated in story and character relationships. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if someone created a handy visual aid to help you keep everything straight?

Ye ask and thy internet delivers. The first of our two infographics of wonderment is a map of each member of the Fellowship’s journey. Or as creator JT Fridsma puts much more eloquently,

A visualization of the journey of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy—directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the original books by J.R.R. Tolkien. It synthesizes which characters are with each other and where they are geographically on a time line, and also highlights major events in the plot along the way. The visual style was inspired by 19th century typography and design. *Early inspiration for this project from xkcd.

Number two is an extremely useful tool for anyone unfamiliar with the novels but wants a good grasp on just how the characters in Game of Thrones relate. Which in some cases is sick and depraved, but a hell of a lot of fun. The sprawling and intricate family diagram was created by Magda Maslowska of HauteSlides, who after watching the series and spending “countless hours on the HBO website looking through the character guides,” found herself compelled to create a visual guide.

Both incredible infographics are below the cut. Make sure you click to embiggen them to their fully-detailed glory!

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Da fuck is that? Brain, whale..the interior of a testicle? Lookin’ at this mass of veins and tentacles I’m inclined to turn away and vomit, but on closer inspection it’s actually a pretty incredible infographic. A chart map of the complete epic history of Science Fiction. It was created by artist Ward Shelley for Places & Spaces: Mapping Science. There’s a lot there… and a lot that’s not there. Shame about the almost complete lack of mention of sci-fi in comics. Lovely bathroom reading material nevertheless.

Click the map to enlarge, check it out and tell us what you think!

Source: Publishers Weekly