Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOVE: I’m not one for Blu-ray/DVD collectibles, but I must own this limited edition Walking Dead season 3 case. The Blu-ray case from McFarlane Toys comes with five plastic decapitated heads. All you have to do to uh, enjoy the view, is add water. [MTV Geek]
Easter is a while away, but here’s an early egg decorating idea….DIY hard boiled Xenomorhp alien eggs. Word to the wise, don’t eat old eggs. Your stomach will feel like an alien is trying to burst it’s way through. [nerdcore]
The history of video games for sale on eBay. It includes over 330 consoles, 6,850 games, 220 controllers, 185 accessories and a ton of other promotional material/special edition stuff. You can download a PDF file of all the systems and games included HERE. The auction starts at $550,000. If all else fails, the owner can trade everything into Gamestop for $13 [Geekologie]
It’s a (rat) Trap! [Slashfilm]
Warhammer 40K terminator helmet. Wear it while playing, or if you’re feeling frisky, wear it on your next sexual conquest. [FashionablyGeek]
Fancy building your own Iron Man arc reactor, but don’t want to do it in a cave with scraps? Wanna fling webs like Spider-Man without using your own body fluid? Now you can with this toy lab from Milton. Each kit contains all the parts you need to be your own Tony Stark or Peter Parker. [NerdApproved]
Luly-kisune cosplayed as Marvel’s Medusa. Stare at her boobs long enough and you’ll turn to stone. Worth it! [CBM]
This condensed version of the 1985 hit movie Back to the Future travels MUCH faster than 88 miles per hour. [1A4STUDIO]
Like millions of other people, I didn’t care for Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch. During my entire viewing, I had my head cocked to the side saying “why?”. Well, turns out me, and the rest of the world are wrong, because Adam Quigley of slashfilm.com says so. He put up a 13 minute video on how we simply don’t understand the cinematic awesome-mess that is Sucker Punch. [GAS]
Super Mario Busters – A Ghostbuster/Super Mario Bros, Mashup. This is one the most epic videos I have seen in years! My favorite part is when mega Mario fought kirby-zilla, and the music….. Oh the music. [JamesFarr]
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Welcome to February, the month of love, but more importantly Friday the most magical day of your week! It’s time for this week’s Sexy Cosplay of the Week and the United States own Gina B. This tough New York lass has been doing cosplay for the last few years and every time she makes something new Gina B. just keeps getting better and better. Making all her own my own costumes, props, armor and weapons this curvy little beauty has waltzed her way into the limelight, not bad for someone who’s almost been arrested just for trying to take great pictures. Why would you want to arrest someone as spirited as Gina B., that itself is a crime. It’s not like this determined and inviting cosplayer doesn’t have a closet full of tricks at her disposal, like DC Comics‘ Hawkgirl and Ghost in a Shell‘s leading cyborg lady Kusanagi Motoko. Check out some more of Gina B.’s costumes in the gallery after the jump.
You can see more of Gina B. by heading on over to her Facebook, Deviant Art, World Cosplay, Cosplay.com and Twitter .
I’m goona rap at you people.
I respect Tony Harris’ art — the fellow can move a pencil on paper in a way that is pleasing and Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days is among my favorite books — but when he tries to pivot from pictures to words, something gets lost in translation.
Today, on the Great Public Embarrassment Generator known as Facebook, Harris took to the soap box that we are all given in exchange for our personal information and he told the world, nay, the universe, what he thought about female cosplayers. Apparently he thinks you are all phony, so please pack up your bosoms and go home. (Okay, that wasn’t expressed, but it’s sorta close to that, isn’t it? Go ahead, read it, I’ll wait…)
Now, I don’t know what Harris thinks a real female comic book fan dresses like, and I really don’t care. His notions are either fiction or a fraction of the truth, because in my experience as a chubdorable male that frequents conventions, female comic fans don’t dress in one specific way or the other.
They are cosplayers, they are “sexy” cosplayers, they are tee shirt clad, and so on and so forth. There is diversity within their ranks and that is outstanding, undeniable, and irreversible.
Women, men, Klingons, and everyone else should feel comfortable to be themselves when they go to a con because that is one of the most beautiful things about cons — they are a sanctuary for a group of people who love similar things and they should be a free, safe place.
What threatens that? People with agendas and people who forget that they have sisters and mothers and grandmothers and pretend that women are there to be preyed upon, though the portrayal of Comic-Cons as a lawless badland over-run with dick-in-hand thugs feels inaccurate.
With that said though, every costume is not an invitation and they aren’t declarations of whoreishness. They aren’t political statements either. Sometimes a Power Girl costume is just a Power Girl costume and sometimes that’s someone’s way of getting attention and that’s cool too. Really, whatever thrills you.
Honestly, I’m too busy looking for 1/2 price trades or sprinting from panel to panel to notice (because as a grown up, I have seen breasts and thus they have no power over me), but sex and sexiness and dressing in a sexy way should be embraced and allowed because hell yeah freedom and all that good stuff. And oh by the way, plenty of men dress in cosplay and plenty of them wear the form fitting costumes popularized by their favorite characters as well, but no one ever brings that up or the fact that men are sexualized in comics as well. Well, almost no one.
Here’s another thing that should be celebrated at cons: newbies. I’ve been a hardcore nerd for five years. Wanna see my nerd card? Frak you. I’ve spent days marathoning Buffy, BSG, Angel, Trek, Doctor Who, and I’m coming off a period of hurricane inspired technical isolation that I spent in the OCD hell of action figure re-posing and the nerdvana of thumbing through the contents of a long box of comics and trades on my own private Elba. I didn’t do that to gain favor with others, I did that because I love this shit and I love this shit because science fiction and fantasy are about inclusion.
Tony Harris’ remarks aren’t about inclusion (or reality, unless I’m just too mellow and toy obsessed to notice the sexual Gettysburg that Mr. Harris spies) and that’s unfortunate because as someone who makes comics, you would think it would be in his best interests to try and bring people into this world, not push them out.
Alright, that’s really all I have to say about this, so in conclusion: I really don’t care if people want to dress up as Chewie or Cheetara and I just want everyone to relax, read a comic (even a Tony Harris one if you can excuse his remarks), and enjoy this amazing era in nerdiness without letting the rest of the bullshit seep in. Peace out.
The opinions expressed in the above article are those of the writer and not Nerdbastards.com. Also, did he just close out the article by saying “Peace out”?
We know you’ve been waiting all week for this, so we won’t tease you a moment further. Every Friday Nerd Bastards brings you the underdog of the cosplay scene, those that work hard, but don’t get noticed as much as the big names out there. You’ll come to know them lovingly as the Sexy Cosplay of the Week.
It’s a hard job, but when it’s someone as cute as Clefchan, how can we say no?
Based in the sexiest place on Earth, Paris, France, this vivacious little cosplayer is like a Transformer: there’s more to her then meets the eye -excluding mechanical parts and engine oil. A knockout cosplayer with the skills of a Jedi master, only with a needle and thread, Clefchan is also happens to be a very talented illustrator and designer.
Clefchan has done work for the popular Wakfu gaming franchise and various mobile games in her native homeland, but it’s her cosplay that stands out for us. With her collection of anime, gaming and original cosplay Clefchan’s bubbly personality always manages to flow through, maybe it’s because of how cute she is? Just look at her Disney cosplay for Peter Pan‘s Tinkerbelle and Alice in Wonderland‘s Alice or DC comics‘ Power Girl and Dragonball Z‘s Cyborg 18 (that’s right, we used the proper Japanese name!)
Hit the jump for more.
Check out more of Clefchan at her Facebook, Deviant Art or personal page for more!