Friday, August 26, 2011
It's the weekend, guys! Time to stop slaving away at the computer, get outside, and do fun things!!
Tutorial here, found via craft:
(Note: here's a good question raised in the comments: what if the tie isn't machine-washable? I wonder if you could make it removable...)
From this post which includes a letter from Jim Henson to David Bowie regarding the Fireys scene, plus a few sketches and pictures.
- Which reminds me, you can watch the complete making-of special on the Dark Crystal here. After watching the first 30 minutes, I realized I *still* think that film is creepy as heck. Cool stuff, though. [UPDATE: video has been pulled. Sorry, guys!]
- Christopher Lloyd plays Doc Brown again (in the DeLorean, woot!) in this new commercial. (I couldn't stop grinning for like five minutes.)
- And now, the world's most adorable Tauntaun carousel "horse":
Hit the link to see the rest.
Happy weekend, everyone!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ernest Cline, the creator of Fanboys, is on tour this week promoting his new book Ready Player One. Nothing unusual there.
Well, except that he's traveling in a thoroughly souped up DeLorean with "features from Doc Brown's Time Machine, KITT from Knight Rider, Buckaroo Banzai's Jet Car, and the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters."
Yes, I am insanely jealous.
No, I don't want to talk about it.
Cline will be driving about 2,000 miles in the DeLorean - John and I will be driving about 5,000 miles this October. So, our lousy generic rental car will at least be comfier, right?
(Before you ask: I haven't read his book yet, but I plan to. It has great reviews and looks like a lot of fun.)
Also, many thanks to Elizabeth A. for sending me the link and making me question my geekhood. -.- No, really. Thanks a LOT, Elizabeth.
As for my own tour, I believe we just nailed down the last tricky date in Houston, so final details are coming soon. (Hooray!) Stay tuned!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Which will look great next to your....
KLINGON COFFEE TABLE!!
Yes, it lights up, and it actually looks fabulous in the room.
It was made by Nick Woodrow, who says he's taking orders - for an undisclosed price.
(If you have to ask...)
More info and video on Gizmodo. (found via @GirlsAreGeeks)
And finally, for a little wall art, how about some Portal 2 Cave Johnson cross stitch?
Oh, and speaking of Portal, there's another excellent fan film making the rounds - but I actually like the first one I featured with the cake better. Is that bad?
And they say Twitter is a waste of time. Ha!
So, what geeky greatness is wasting YOUR time today, guys?
So for my final costume piece for Dragon*Con, all I needed was a pair of striped tights. Striking out at the mall, I turned to ebay, and snagged a nice black and brown pair for about $10.
They arrived in the mail today, and I excitedly ripped opened the package and unrolled the contents.
Guys, these suckers are as tall as my shoulders, UNSTRETCHED.
I know I'm short, but I've yet to meet a woman whose pelvis is eye-level with me. So I ask you: WHAT. THE. HECK??
Also, what's with this crappy "one size fits all" thing in the world of hosiery, anyway? Every cool pair of tights out there (Sock Dreams, I'm looking at you) is one size. ONE SIZE. Since I'm five foot tall, that means knee socks are thigh highs, thigh highs are nipple-highs, and tights can keep my neck warm - while I'm wearing them.
THESE tights, however, take the proverbial cake for sheer insanity. (Heh. "Sheer.")
Ok, rant's over.
'Scuse me while I go find the scissors...
Monday, August 22, 2011
I should start by saying this is *not* a sponsored post. I just figure if I'm going to be throwing all my money into geeky tees, you guys might as well join me.
Through tomorrow, all the tees on Threadless are only $10. However, you may have noticed - as I have - that Threadless seems to specialize in more artsy hipster stuff than in geek girl goodies. And there's a LOT of it to comb through when seeking geektastic gems.
Well, never fear, fellow fans! I have heroically picked through all the watercolor guns and ironic silhouette art to bring you only the best geeky options!
Back to the Future meets Indiana Jones. Great Scott!
I also like that the girl wearing it has a cute hot air balloon tattoo:
Of course, none of the designs can come out and say they're a Star Wars or Harry Potter design for copyright reasons, which is another reason searching through shirt sites like Threadless can be a pain.
This one's neat because its also available in the girl's "boatneck" style for the same price:
And John wore this next one so much he literally wore it out. I think I'll have to buy him a new one:
And also this one, even though it's less geeky and more oh-so-cute-hot-air-balloon-y:
Again, all of these shirts are $10 until tomorrow. To find more geeky options, your best bet is to select Gaming or Pop Culture under categories and browse that way. I also omitted a few awesome designs (like the Muppets rainbow one) because they're sold out. (Boo!)
Also, today's TeeFury is a Firefly inspired "I Aim to Misbehave", and their shirts are always $10 (plus shipping.) Oh, and while we're at it, if you've never checked out Woot or Ript Apparal, those are also great $10 deal-a-day t-shirt sites. (Today's Ript Cylon toaster made me laugh.)
Um, I guess I should stop now, before I bankrupt us all. Heh. Still, let me know what I missed in the comments! And happy shopping!
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