Nodds & Nends: Jayne Hats, Tiny House, and Dove’s Commercial

Firefly crack down by Fox  on selling Jayne Hat’s on Etsy. Big surprise. [Note the sarcasm.]

I found these tiny houses in trees. It’s totally photoshopped, but in my imaginary world it isn’t. And I live in one of them. With a blue door.

Check out this eyeful of art. Literally, Eye Art. I think it is gorgeous!

Probably most of you have seen Dove’s recent beauty sketches ad. Here is my two cents worth, It’s an ad. For a beauty product company. Of course it is going to be about beauty. It’s an ad, it is going to be dramatic, and seem unrealistic. It’s a story they are telling. It’s an ad. People are upset because of course we are still talking about women’s beauty as being what they are worth. But I don’t think that is the actual message, I think people like to be negative whenever possible. I think that Dove was trying to show that sometimes how we see ourselves isn’t always in the best light. Sometimes the way other people look at us can give us insight into our own lives and we take from that what we will. Personally, I like this ad.

Nodds & Nends: Middle Earth Map Dress, Monster Costume, and an Apple Parody

I love this dress made out of a map of Middle Earth. I really actually like the whole structure of the dress and not just that it is geeky. Nice job!

This Boo as a monster costume is almost too adorable for words. What a great idea and the tutorial doesn’t make it sound too hard to make.

Speaking of monsters check out this awesome squirming tentacle you can hook up to your computer via a USB port. The tentacle doesn’t do anything other than wiggle (it’s not a data storage device) it’s still majorly awesome. I would get one to freak people out at work, but I had yet another person look at my TARDIS cork board yesterday and sometimes a giant TARDIS is all you need to let your geek shine. :)

It may be past the Holidays, but gingerbread is always in style. Especially this awesome Serenity gingerbread model. I’m not a personal fan of the taste of gingerbread, but I do appreciate this nerdiness to the extreme. :)

But by far my favorite find this week is this awesome Dark Knight/Apple parody. I am not a fan of apple products and own an android instead of an iPhone so I just giggle every time someone makes fun of Apple and its products.

Mash-up, Interview, and The Story of Amy

Read the Mary Sue’s interview with Matt Smith here. I think it perfectly encapsulates why he is my favorite Doctor.

A Firefly mash-up, of The TARDIS Job (i.e. The Train Job episode), it’s amazing.  View the Art of Jon Sumrow here on his tumblr, he’s pretty nerdy. I think you may like it. [via]

A raptastic video of Doctor Who vs. Doc Brown. You heard me right. Thanks to  wrylab for the tip.

This heart breaking video is The Story of Amy in a few clips and some grand music. I miss Doctor Who. Le sigh.

Nodds and Nends: It’s New Years Eve

I’m sitting here writing this post several weeks in advance, where yet to occur is both my birthday (I turn 30) and the apocalypse  So, if the internets don’t crash and this post goes to press (which is really just a saying, because the only thing I’m actually pressing are keys), woot! If not, oh well. I’m not sure how many people are actually going to read this, because lets face it most people are more worried about whether they can get out of work early tonight and head home to get dolled up for NYE parties. I’ll probably be working long hours, and that is fine with me. I’m just glad the world didn’t end the day after my birthday and I’ve been thirty for more than 24 hours. Or…. maybe not.

If you are like me, stuck in your cubicle today, in a quiet office where the printer is the object making the most noise, here are some lovely nerdy bits that may brighten up your day.

Shortpacked! by David Willis is one of my favorite webcomics. This particular posting of his I’ve termed, My Fair Lady: How It Should Have Ended. It made me cackle with joy.  I showed it to my best friend Sara, who was all, Wowza. . . .  But not in a good way. She’s supportive like that.

The Mary Sue had another posting on geeky skirts by Ashley Mertz. I’ve seen several of these before, but the Firefly one was new, so I thought I would share. :D

How about Avenger Hundred Acre Woods for your awww moment of the day? I love these prints. Unfortunately, they are not for sale. Booo. Or should I say Poooh? ;)

Speaking of comic book characters, this Batman drawing is quite fabulous and detailed. The shading is excellent.

And this deviantArt artist has some great nerdy fan drawings, including one of Dean in his Impala. I <3 so much. One of the few renditions of Jensen Ackles, that I think actually does a good job with his likeness.

For the big finally, this picture. I’m a big fan of street art, especially when it’s not gang taggings, but rather a huge astronaut. Glorious.

cc Solanas at fr.wikipedia from Wikimedia Commons

cc Solanas at fr.wikipedia from Wikimedia Commons

Nodds & Nends: Much Ado, Tim Burton’s Avengers, and Song of the Lonely Mountain

LionsGate has picked up Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, a contemporary film noir take on the Bard’s play. Perhaps this means the rest of us, not part of the Indie film festival circuit will be able to see this film. In the mean time, you can read a review of the film here, with some telling tidbits of the cast of characters. After learning who Nathan Fillion plays, I want to see this film so much more!

Jayne’s Vera as a real girl. You can buy prints of her. I wonder how many people will see this and want to cosplay her. If you do, I want pictures. :)

GIF is the American word of the year, according to Oxford’s Dictionary. The Mary Sue posted their favorites. Speaking of GIFs,  here’s a cool one from io9 of a 3D nebula rotating.

 These Burtonesque versions of The Avengers, are just too. . . . (I was going to say, too cool for words, but then I realized, I was probably going to talk more about them, and then that sentence wouldn’t be true.) Check out the artist’s DeviantArt site, there is some pretty cool stuff. Including this illustration of Loki that started it all.

Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit. I CANNOT WAIT to see this movie. It’s a travesty I didn’t get to see it this weekend. You can hear a wonderful version here at RollingStone.

Nodds & Nends: Firefly Reunion, Halloween Costumes, and Another Geek Girl Rant

Apparently there is a televised Firefly reunion happening. I’m not the biggest fan of reunions. But you all have at it.  [via io9]

Speaking of television shows and Whedon, he’s creating a show about SHIELD and it will have Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. I think my heart just skipped a beat. I’m a little over Whedon always killing off people, so I’m wary about the show, but Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, that does get me a little excited. Not gonna lie.

Halloween costumes are just around the corner. I have and idea to make a fairy queen with an old wedding dress at a hipster store (really I don’t know what else to call Ragstock, it’s like a thrift store and a cheaper Urban Outfiters all in one), a glue gun, ribbons and jewels, and some butterfly wings. I’ve also butted my way onto a date for trick-or-treating with my rent-a-kid’s family. Her mother called me a dork, but  you know, that’s fair. I’m not the only one with costumes on the brain, check out these costumes for Star Wars droids via The Mary Sue and io9′s Halloween costume show week article.

Even mailboxes like to dress up on occasion.

By Jasenlee (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Stephanie at Read in a Single Sitting pointed me over to another article about “Fake” Geek Girls by Adrienne Kress and how one woman has had to deal with people treating her like a poser wanting to get attention when all she has wanted to do was share in the wonder that is being around and interacting with other geeks. I like how she points out that having other interests as well as geeky ones is a balance she actually strives for, and I wish more people who count themselves as geeks would do so too. Maybe if people got out from behind their controllers and exercised, practiced meditation, or hung out with people in real life they would have a bigger perspective on the world and not feel the need to hate on other people. And after reading the article all I can say is, ‘And this is why I don’t go to cons.’

Nodds & Nends: Children Gone Postal and More

So, apparently people used to send children in the mail. Yah, that really happened. I want to know who changed their dirty nappies? Did they even come with clean ones? I mean, what? [via]

People and the Post, Postal History from the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum
Picture in the Public Domain

Lego Jayne with his oh so special hat. It is totally awesome and you should click over to the link!

Glue bugs on to nylon for Halloween costumes of the creepy variety. Where else would this be from than Martha Stewart?

Apparently a Wonder Woman’s origin story has been scripted. Ensue in fighting among the nerds again, more to do about her costume, ending in a failure of the show to get off the ground. And because I can, I show you Captain Wonder! ;)

By Mandy (Flickr: Chicago Comic Con 2011 045) via Wikimedia Commons

Remember when that Mars Rover was all the news for a while there for some reason? Well, apparently this thing can take panoramic images as well as samples, and now we have Mars on a skirt. [via]

Mars Rover Panoramic Full Skirt by GoChaseRabbits on Etsy, $45.99

Matched by Ally Condie is being made into a movie, and now a director has been attached to the making of it. This is a book I can see being made into a movie as it was particularly descriptive and beautiful in its narrative. Plus it is a teen dystopian novel, which are all the rage and if this is going to get made into a movie, it needs to be now.

Peter Hollens and Lindsey the Violin Player (as she will be forever in my head) have their own version of the Game of Thrones theme song. You are welcome.

Nodds & Nends: Books lists, a Pretty Ursula, and a Crazy Cat Lady Costume

Read this Freshly Pressed author’s book list for the year. Maybe I need to pick up a challenge? What am I thinking? My life is quite a challenge as it is. Time to realize saying No, is ok. I already feel guilty about my ever growing pile of books to review. I’m three behind at this point. Le sigh.

Want to see Ursula pretticized? I like the hair and the less scary face, but I wish the artist had kept some more curves. [via]

TARDIS leggings and a TARDIS dress. I would wear neither of them. But hey, just because they are not my style doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t like them. I’m not really sure you could consider that a dress actually. And I’m sure it would not actually stay over my butt, but… :) that is just the sacrifice I make for actually having one. AND The most awesome Doctor Who thing I found on the internet this week, was this amazing illustration of The Doctor and crew welcoming the Mars Curiosity. I LURV it!!!

These kid costumes are so much fun to scroll through, you’ll get lost the the creativity. My favorite is the awesome crazy cat lady one. I want to replicate it!

I found some more pictures of Serenity in Legos, including the crew. I assume these are hand painted and aren’t for sale. This is why I follow Think Geek on Google +. Which in my mind is Twitter for Nerdy/Geeky people. It’s where Wil Wheaton questions people about phones regarding software and programs I have no clue what he is talking about. It is also not all that popular, go figure.

Speaking of The Nerrrds, this awesome illustration of the Browser Wars between Firefox and Chrome while Internet Explorer sits by eating glue is quite priceless.

Supergirl by Kerrith Johnson. Totally gorgeous. :D Check out the artist’s website for more similar comic posters.

Believe – Supergirl by KerrithJohnson.deviantart.com

Kids Cosplay Firefly Because They are Awesome!

This is some extra cool parenting (thought I’m not sure how much of the television show I wold let a kid watch, come to think of it). Anyway, these cosplay costumes of Captain Mal and Kaylee by these adorable children are really cool. [via]

And a picture of Jewel Strait, because I can. ;)

By Rach from Tadcaster, York, England via Wikimedia Commons