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Oct 01 2014

Playing the Trap Card

Published by under Images,Oddly Enough

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Alright, I’m not entirely sure Magic: The Gathering even has trap cards (is that Yu-Gi-Oh?) but I couldn’t resist the headline. Lindsey, mentioned in the card, tells the story of how she got engaged via a faux Magic card:

“Eric played Time Spiral, a card that forced me to shuffle my hand back into my library. Well, I cheated and placed the proposal card on my lap. No way was I going to risk not drawing it again. Fortunately, at this point I was able to play Mirari’s Wake, which doubled my mana, allowing me to play my expensive Sorcery. I laughed and said, “I think I just won the game” and threw the card down. Eric was perplexed for a moment, because he is a long time MtG player and knew all, and I mean ALL, the cards. It took him a moment to read the text, and another moment for realization to dawn upon him.”

Yeah, they’re totally perfect for each other. And this is awesome. Nerds forever (*raises fist in air*)

[via NerdApproved]

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Sep 29 2014

Harry Potter Being Rewritten To Feature Prayer Instead of Magic

Published by under Books,Oddly Enough

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I am fully in support of freedom of religion. Yet, I am also fully in support of making fun of something dumb when done in the name of religion. Case in point, one blogger’s quest to rewrite Harry Potter so that the young hero attends the “Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles,” where “magic” is nowhere to be found.

I can’t tell if this is an exceptionally elaborate troll or someone who genuinely believes Harry Potter can effectively reshaped into another book of the Bible. Whatever the case, it’s worth reading. Check out the absolutely amazing passage below:  Continue Reading »

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Sep 18 2014

Jeremy Renner’s Creepy Scarlett Johansson Cosplay

Published by under Images,Movies,Oddly Enough

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently filming, and Jeremy Renner decided to lighten the mood on set by slapping on a Scarlett Johansson mask for the cameras. It’s far more than a Halloween mask or printed paper version with eyeholes however, and it appears to be what Scarlett’s stunt double uses during her more perilous scenes.

That mask paired with those arms is kind of amazing. Or really, those arms are just kind of amazing by themselves. That vasculature! My god!

[via Nerd Approved]

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Jul 29 2014

Batman, Just Chillin’

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Global warming may suck, but at least the melting ice caps are producing some rather cool looking stuff as they slowly drown us all. One such example is this recent “batberg,” a Batman-shaped iceberg that is calmly watching over the water. Until he melts more that is.

Or…perhaps this picture is actually just a very zoomed in version of Batman stuck in neck-high water, frozen solid by Mr. Freeze. That seems more likely to me.

Photographer Mike Parsons posted this to Facebook after he took the picture in Newfoundland, but he didn’t see the Batman resemblance until it was shared half a million times around the world. Really Mike? Come on now.

 

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Jul 22 2014

Father Builds Battlemech Treehouse

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When I was a kid, practically all the trees in my yard were pine, and past that, building codes didn’t allow for anyone to build actual treehouses in our neighborhood. So instead, my dad built me a wooden climbing castle in our basement, that was a rough collection of wood beams and blanks with little structure or form.

And it was awesome. As a kid, your imagination can fill in the gaps, and I loved my weird wooden palace the way these kids probably love their life-size mechwarrior. Seriously, that’s one way to get around a treehouse ban, I suppose.

Rumor has it this was actually built by a NASA engineer for his kids, which is about the only thing that makes sense. Does it move? I hope it moves.

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Jul 15 2014

Daryl and…The Green Ranger?

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Comic convention photo ops, with their high school smoke-swirl backdrops, have created more than their fair share of awkward photos over the years, but this one? It just might be a little bit awesome.

That isn’t some dude dressed as Green Ranger taking a picture with Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. It’s Jason David Frank, the ACTUAL Green Ranger, turned MMA fighter after taking off the tights. I don’t know if he was at the convention as a star or a guest, but either way, this fantastic picture was taken.

I’m pretty sure Reedus has no idea who he is. He’s just like, “this guy, yeah….”

[via Uproxx]

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Jul 03 2014

Archery Tag: Paintball With Marshmallows

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Between the Hunger Games, Hawkeyes, Brave and a host of others, archery is the new black, and that’s how “Archery Tag” was born. It’s meant to be paintball with bows and arrows, but honestly it seems a bit more like laser tag, given the amount you actually feel getting hit.

Perhaps I’m mistaken as I haven’t tried it, but arrows tipped with what appear to be marshmallows don’t seem like they would hurt all that much, and similarly, it seems to be quite a bit harder to fire a mean arrow than to pull the trigger on a paintball gun. At least make them Green Arrow arrows and tip them with boxing gloves or something. What? That doesn’t work in real life?

Check out a video of Archery Tag in action below. All jokes aside, it does look pretty fun. Continue Reading »

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Jun 30 2014

Things That Never Needed to Happen: Ewok Lips

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While I will admit that I am impressed with the face painting abilities of Crystal Effin Overland, that doesn’t mean I can’t be simultaneously creeped out by them at the same time. I’m not sure what possessed her to makeover her lips as an Ewok, a creature which hopefully will in no way make it to Star Wars Episode VII, but I can’t argue with the fact that that’s about the best lip-Ewok you could probably make, if that was your goal.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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May 16 2014

Dan Luvisi Returns With Some Disney Nightmares

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Ruiner of childhoods, artist Dan Luvisi specializes in making adorable things nightmarish, and he’s taken on a few Disney character to further prove that point here today.

Now he’s turned his focus to Micky Mouse, Goofy and Tigger. Two of which are something Salvador Dali might see on an acid trip, and the other apparently murdered Pooh for his honey, and was sent to county lock-up.

See the other two below, and stay tuned for what Luvisi will mess with next. Continue Reading »

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May 12 2014

The Katy Keene/Katy Perry Conspiracy

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Lord knows I never thought I’d be featuring Katy Perry on this site unless she busted out some fantastic Wonder Woman cosplay, but when I found this claim (via GeeksXGirls) that all her crazy looks and costumes have been based off Katy Keene, an Archie Comics creation, and I took notice.

It is rather fascinating to go through the two’s different looks. And their shared first name only makes it even more strange. I’ve no idea if this is mass coincidence or actual inspiration, but it’s a gallery worth checking out regardless. Continue Reading »

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May 09 2014

Geeky Crayons? Geeky Crayons

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Everyone’s gotta have a talent, and at least one of Hoang Tran‘s skills is carving things out of crayons. Using the unusual ability, he’s created a whole series of geek-themed crayons which span universes from Batman to Star Wars to Ninja Turtles and more.

You can check out a whole gallery of his most detailed creations, and I’m pretty sure with this guy’s hands he must be a microchip designer or neurosurgeon in his everyday life: Continue Reading »

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May 06 2014

A Pack of Disney Tarot Cards

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Every wanted to learn when you were going to die, but have cute Disney characters break the news? Well, then this Disney Tarot deck might be for you.

It was created by DeviantArtist Dmorte, and has over twenty cards featuring most of the cards found in a traditional Tarot deck. At least I think so. I’ve never been to any old gypsy women so I can’t say for sure.

In any case, the series is rather fantastic, and I invite you to check out its full scope below: Continue Reading »

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Apr 29 2014

Poptimus Prime: Rejected Transformer

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Poptimus Prime here isn’t just the world’s most vulnerable Transformer, rejected from Michael Bay movies because the first helicopter explosion would shred him from head to toe. He’s also probably a world record, set by John Reid. Poptimus (I don’t know if that’s its actual name, but I don’t know how it could not be), is made up of 5,300 balloons and stands 50 feet tall. It’s supposed to be the largest balloon structure ever made by a single person.

Guinness hasn’t recognized the achievement yet, but who cares? Being internet famous is better than having Guinness Records these days anyway. 42 hours well spent, John.

[via Neatorama]

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Apr 17 2014

5 Pieces Of Pop Culture I’m Embarrassed To Like (But Still Do)

Published by under Lists,Oddly Enough

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Everyone has their guilty pleasures.  If you love fiction as much as I do, it’s almost inevitable that along the way you’re going to fall for some real clunkers.  When a TV show does one thing right, when it captures your interest in the way that makes your socks roll up and down, you’ll overlook some pretty horrendous flaws.  Looking at you, Heroes.

Sometimes it goes beyond that, though.  Sometimes you like a show, a movie, a band, a book series, or a video game for no earthly reason… or at least no reason that you’ll admit to yourself.  Come journey into the depths of masochism with me as I examine one item from each category that I’d never admit I actually liked to my friends in a bar, even if they were shoving bamboo into my fingernails, yet will happily disclose to everyone on the internet for some reason.  (The reason is comedy.)

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Apr 03 2014

The Fascinating Statistics Of Fanfiction

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Fanfiction is like sashimi.  In theory, the idea is kind of revolting, but in the hands of someone who knows what she’s doing, it can be surprising and wonderful in all kinds of ways.

I’m pretty proud of that analogy.  I’m also not NOT proud that I occasionally delve into reading fanfiction.  It’s a new thing for me, and I admit, I had no idea what it was about as little as a year ago and pretty much wrote it off as hackneyed, cliche, thinly-veiled sexual fantasies scribbled by people of limited imagination and limitless fetishes.  I really couldn’t have been more wrong, though.  Sure, the vast majority of it falls into at least one of those categories, and just by virtue of that fact that there’s no “quality moat” to publication, the ratio of absolute crap to everything else is a lot higher than it is with original (published) fiction, BUT…

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