Pinterest Board: Serenity Now!

I’ve done some rejiggering of my Pinterest board as I realized my Nerd Love board was getting a bit cluttered with all my different fandoms. So I separated out a few of them, like my Firefly/Serenity board called Serenity Now! Check it out as I’ve found some cool fa art and the like. Or check out a few of the links below.

Jayne and Vera fan art on DeviantArt.

Firefly and X-Files mash-up poster. I may have posted this before. But it always makes me smile.

Firefly cookie cutters, which I want. Like yesterday.

Serenity friendship necklaces on Etsy. Ah Wash, I miss you.

And this cool set of dishes. Serenity and the bot from Farscape, if I’m not mistaken.

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.