Children’s Books Gone Geek

Nostalgia and Geekery always makes my heart smile, and these children’s books with a geeky twist are no different.

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This Dr. Seuss x Pokemon combo idea came from Draw2D2 a blog with one of my favorite concepts I’ve heard in a while:

“Draw2D2 is core group of artists who draw geeky things, simple as that. Everyone in the group submits one idea and through some complicated mathematical equations and lots of sweat, those ideas are paired up to create the mash-ups!

Our artists have 2 weeks to do the illustrations. Postings occur every other Wed and the deadline is marked by the looming countdown above! Then a poll is put up for you to vote your favorite. The Artist who wins the poll gets a spotlight post showing the process of their illustration, and then we do it all over again.[Draw2D2]”

Check out all of the Pokemon/Seuss submissions here. Check back on Draw2D2 in a week for their next mashup Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Jason Welborn (originally found on The Mary Sue)

Alex Ryan:

James Hance created this adorable Where the Wild Things Are x Star Wars combo as well as a few of my favorites I’ve included. All of the money for his art goes to raising money for his daughters medical bills, she has a rare intestinal disorder. He has tons of great stuff I recommend you check out and if you see something you like and buy it, you know it’s going for a good cause. Or if you want to donate a couple of dollars to help out a child in need that’s always welcomed.

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15 Geeky Wedding Invitations

I now pronounce you Nerd and Geek!

One of my followers @goingmyway showed me these geeky wedding invitations featured on Buzzfeed which I just love! These creative invites aim to prove that romantic and nerd can and do belong in the same sentence. Don’t worry fanboys, these invitations prove the nerd gets the girl, and even better, she’s a nerd too! Check out Buzzfeed to see other half they featured.

What would you have on your geeky wedding invitations?

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Fables and Reflections- Musings on my Jamaican Vacation

Greetings Geeks, Gamers, Otakus and Fanboys and Fangirls!

I’ve returned from my Jamaican vacation which seemed like both an eternity and not long enough. When I’m on vacation I try my best to keep my strict no-internet policy. Which may account for my twitter binge once my plane landed in JFK Sunday night. I had an amazing time and although I won’t do another detailed travel blog like I did for my Italian vacation during winter break. However, I will comment on a few geek related occurrences. Continue reading →

Picture of the Week- Stormtrooper Galactic Kiss

Squealing with excitement yet? It’s okay, I was too when I saw this photo.

It was love at first sight when I came across this picture a while back. It took me some time to find who created it but with the help of social networking @identity_no2 located its creator by way of @BlogtorWho (thanks guys!).

This is the galactic version of the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse on V-J Day in Times Square after WWII. The original was taken by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. The stormtrooper, Tracey (TK9612 on Flickr), was approached by Kim Thomson at the Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando, Florida to help her recreate the famous photograph. The stormtrooper version was photographed by Billie Fenton and photoshopped by Kim’s father (who’s done a great job). See the pre-photoshopped version here.

[Source: TK9612 Flickr]

Sunday Funnies- A Failure of Vision

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[Source: Dueling Analogs]

One Big Happy Star Wars Family

Check out today’s (Mar. 3rd) Tee Fury Star Wars design by Steve Thomas “We Are Family”. Here’s what he had to say about the concept:

“The design was inspired by the family decals you see on the rear windshield of minivans and suv’s alike. Sure there are other Star Wars decals, but from what I could find, they either have a stormtrooper helmet or Vader helmet. In mine, a few of the core characters are represented (the good, that is). Perhaps I should do a design for the dark side of the force later on.”

This would also be great as an actual car decal, possibly in the future Steve? If soccer moms put this on the back of their mini vans they’d be the coolest moms on the block! But until then buy this from Tee Fury today for only $10 and you can settle for being the coolest gal/guy in the galaxy.

For more art form Steve Thomas check out his websiteblog and Zazzle store.

Weekly Links-Roundup of Awesome Articles, Images and Videos (2/26)

Images:

Harry Potter Death Adventure Tee via Topless Robot

Darth Buddha via Dracorubio

DIMITRIS SAMARAS : « A LOVE SONG FOR JABBA THE HUTT » via Geek-Art

Someone Writes the Entire First Chapter of Harry Potter on a Bathroom Stall via GeekoSystem

Harry And Dobbs: It’s A Magical World via Culture Popped

Keeping Up With The Cardassians via Culture Popped

The Weekly IRL Hittin’ The Streets (8 Pictures total) via Dorkly

Dan Hipp via Geek-Art

Epic The Legend of Zelda Picture via Geek-Art

Articles:

Doctor Who: Worlds of TimeFree-To-Play MMO Will EXTERMINATE Your Leisure Time via GeekoSystem

Gaming Angels at NY Toy Fair 2011

Smithsonian Wants Your Help For New Video Game Exhibit via GeekoSystem

Worldwide Premiere of High School of the Dead English Dub via Gaming Angels

Japan’s Anti-Anime Law via Gaming Angels

Interview with Uncle Yo via Otakus and Geeks

Firefly returning to cable via Gaming Angels

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Videos:

Game Of Thrones: An Invitation To Westeros (HBO)

Student vs. Homework (Pokemon Battle) via Dorkly

Saturday Morning Watchmen

Amazing Cat Gives Thumbs Up

LOTR Remix-Murmurs Of Middle-Earth