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: At first glance, I thought this was a still from the new Tomb Raider game, then I realized it was a Lara Croft cosplay by Réka Lukoviczki. I’m blown away at how stunning this is. Really, whoa! [GAS]
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerd based art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every net based nook and cranny. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly Nerd Art Dumps.
Sometimes fighting supernatural threats just needs a female touch, so why not have suit up occasional ghost buster and resident Ghostbuster‘s secretary Janine Melnitz to tackle the ghosts and goblins. Nothing sexier then a woman in uniform, right fellas? Judging by the boys reactions though they need to step up their game, otherwise they’ll be looking for a new job (again!) [Deviant Art]
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOVE: To start, here’s Stephanie Castro as a totally awesome retro twist gender swapped Captain America. Hmm, wonder if she needs a ‘Bucky’… I mean I do have this star spangled banana hammock and all… [Gammasquad] (more…)
No, no, this isn’t anything official from Valve. These preview images come from a project byAlex Zemke who has taken it upon himself to create his own animated movie about the characters of Portal. Or should I say character? No, let’s include the companion cube, it is after all Chell’s only true friend.
The film is called Companionship and while yes, technically this is a fan project it should be noted Zemke is a professional animator. He’s worked on Disney G-Force and The Smurfs as well as Uncharted 2 & 3. And just look at these images! Something this good can only come from a true labor of love.
holy fuck-oly. I never thought a Portal fan-film would make me cry, but it just happened. I totally wept bitch tears at YouTube user faceofdoomness‘samazing stop-motion-animation video inspired by Portals “lab rat”.
Mixing 3D, Live-Action and Stop-Motion all to the tune of “Exile, Vilify” by The National, Faceofdoomness crafts a somber tale of loneliness, madness, unrealized love, sacrifice and redemption. It almost tells the story (the comic, Portal 2: Lab rat) better than the comic. Truly, it’s full of emotion, absolutely beautiful, and a reminder of the lack of skills I possess.
“Rat Man”, a lab worker at Aperture Science with a history of schizophrenia, who survives GLaDOS’ attempt to murder every employee in the Aperture Science facility when she is first turned on. Sneaking through the facility, he creates murals and scrawlings that guide Chell in both games.
Portal with the addition of ninjas would be — there’s no other way about it — fuckin’ legendary. I mean, really: adding ninjas to an already-awesome thing is clearly the formula for something legendary.
The mastermind behind this awesomeness is the dude from Gak Attack, who has brought us super entertaining and nerdy YouTube videos in the past. This could’ve done better with some more creative portal gun usage, but the slow-mo bits were cool and it’s generally pretty fun to watch. Check it out!
Coming at you with not one but two fantastic fan films. One is an impressive Portal fan film the other French fan film in which Batman fights Wolverine. Yes, you read that right.
Earlier today we posted a Portal stage show from Fanime. That was cool, but this fan-film is wayyyyy better. Dare I say, “it takes the cake”? Assuming Portal 2 never happened, Outside Aperture, an eight minute fan film by EisenFeuer, takes place immediately after the first game. Before the story was retconned with the Party Associate dragging you back into the facility, this take imagines what happens to Chell after she escapes the the Aperture Science Laboratories.
Basically, she finds an abandoned house, still stocked with food, and begins a new life being paranoid and using her Portal gun for mundane things, like throwing out trash and scratching her back (1 portal gun, a corner, and then you are set for life). Oh, and she makes several cakes while crying, then falls asleep, lol.
Sounds kind of simple, but, it gives a minimalist representation of the human condition: post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, joy, anticipation, happiness…etc. Combined with the cinematography, music and direction that even without the source material makes it unique and wholly entertaining.
Based on the best game, hot girl, amazing effects. How can you dislike this?
In our second film, Batman Deliverance from Atomic Productions, Batman fights Wolverine. Wait, I already mentioned that, but why is Batman fighting Wolverine? Well, being a noir-inspired, French film, it’s hard to say. I’m guessing symbolism. The roughly nine minute film is heavily influenced by Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns, in where an aging Bruce Wayne is coming to terms with his legacy and death.
It’s my guess that Wolverine in this film represents either death or Bruce’s want of vengeance. So he’s a creation of Batman’s subconscious or some such artsy-fartsy nonsense. But does this really matter? You want to watch Batman and Wolverine kick each others’ asses in the crossover film neither Marvel nor DC want to admit is a fantastic idea.