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Arrow to the Knee

4 Funny Gifs showing a man taking an Arrow to the Knee (if you don't get the reference, watch the TV show "Arrow").




The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Retrospective

November 28th 2014.

Less than 3 weeks from now the last of the 3 Hobbit films will be released, bringing to end an era of Tolkien-based films... and opening the door for other filmmakers to make their own Tolkien-esque films.

Warner Brothers knows this is the end of an era and thus have released the video below, a retrospective on all 6 films - and incidentally a promo for the last of the 6 films.



The good news however is that these films have made fans hungry for more.

But there are no more Tolkien books worth making. So out of necessity, we should turn to other books that are worthy of note. Here is a list of fantasy books that should be made into films:

The Icewind Dale Trilogy
The Crystal Shard (1988)
Streams of Silver (1989)
The Halfling's Gem (1990)

The Dragonlance Chronicles Trilogy
Dragons of Autumn Twilight (1984)
Dragons of Winter Night (1985)
Dragons of Spring Dawning (1985)

The Earthsea Cycle
A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)
The Tombs of Atuan (1971)
The Farthest Shore (1972)
Tehanu (1990)
The Other Wind (2001)

The Wheel of Time
(Although to be fair, this would make a better TV series - similar to Game of Thrones. The Wheel of Time has 14+ books and it would make more sense if it was a TV series.)

The Dark Sun: Prism Pentad
The Verdant Passage (1991)
The Crimson Legion (1992)
The Amber Enchantress (1992)
The Obsidian Oracle (1993)
The Cerulean Storm (1993)

Now if you recognize the books from Icewind Dale, Dragonlance and Dark Sun as being books associated with Dungeons and Dragons and are thinking "Wait, don't D&D movies suck?!" then you are missing the point. Don't base the movies off the game. Base the movies off the books (which are awesome) and ignore the existence of the game entirely. The problem with movies based off video games or RPGs is that they are too closely based off the games when they should be based off the best-selling books. The books are ridiculously popular.

The problem with the D&D film series is that they based the films off the game, and developed pretty lame plots that had not been tested as a book series first. They ignored the first rule of movie making: Only make a movie that is based on a successful book series. If it doesn't have the books to back it up as being already successful, then it is not worth making.

Google the name Drizzt Do'Urden (one of the main characters from The Icewind Dale Trilogy) and Google spits out 370,000 results (that is just slightly less than "Conan the Barbarian", which has 398,000 results). That shows Drizzt Do'Urden has brand name appeal when it comes to marketing the films and has a measurement of pre-existing success. Conan already has 3 films out there, and yet Drizzt isn't that far behind in popularity and has zero films.

Lastly, there are also some sequels that should be made sometime. Namely:

Buttercup's Baby - the long awaited sequel to The Princess Bride - sadly, one of the actors is dead so this will probably never happen.

Conan the Conqueror - with Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Conan, based off the book "The Hour of the Dragon".

The Subtle Knife + The Amber Spyglass - The two remaining books after film The Golden Compass (the book is called The Northern Lights), a film that brought in $372 million at the box office and yet oddly enough the series was cancelled. Why? Because in the 3rd book "god" dies of old age. Apparently the idea of 'god dying due to old age' was too controversial for Christians and they boycotted the film. However the film still managed to bring in $372 million at the box office, meaning it was hugely profitable. So why not make the 2nd and 3rd films if it is profitable??? Finish the trilogy.

Avatar 2, 3 and 4 - They are coming. That much is certain. They are slated for release in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Filming begins just a few days from now in December 2014. (Update, the release dates have been delayed dramatically.)

George R. R. Martin delays Winds of Winter release date

George R. R. Martin has released a list of excuses for why he keeps delaying the release date of his upcoming book "The Winds of Winter"...

#1. My dog ate the manuscript.
#2. I am addicted to book signings and slutty fans.
#3. People keep offering me free trips to Dubai.
#4. Too busy LARPing.
#5. Triple bypass surgery.
#6. Fad dieting combined with binge eating.
#7. Too busy sending hatemail to J.K. Rowling.
#8. Too busy spending my oodles of money.
#9. I keep changing my mind about which characters to kill off.
#10. Ummm... I lost my notes and I don't remember how the ending goes so I keep procrastinating about it...

Seriously. George R. R. Martin will probably die of a heart attack and his books will be finished by a ghost writer... In which case, why doesn't he just give whatever notes he has to a ghost writer and let them finish it?

Season 5, Walking Dead Trailer


Ooooooh yeah baby, it is coming! The Walking Dead will soon be back amongst us.

Who will live? Who will die? I cannot wait to see the undead drama unfold!

Season Premier is Sunday October 12th at 9 PM EST.



Lord of the Rings, fly on the eagles fool!

Ever wondered why the members of the Fellowship of the Ring didn't just fly over Mt Doom on eagles and drop the ring into its fiery depths?

Well read the following and you will realize something very special. Share this page with others after you've read it all.



The Superhero Workout + How to be a Real Superhero

I wrote this mostly for amusement. I highly doubt anyone will do it.

Every superhero needs to stay in shape so how do you do it? [As per Batman, Green Arrow, Punisher and any of the other non-superpower heroes.]

First, the fundamentals...

#1. Cardio, Weightlifting = Speed + Endurance + Strength. A good superhero will want a combination of all three. This means a lot of time spent sprinting, jogging and lifting weights in the gym.

#2. Versatility. Being able to swim and hold your breath a long time might be an asset. So a goodly amount of swimming will help build muscle, endurance and speed too. Consider any activity that is exercise that boosts your survivability as a prerequisite for becoming a superhero.

#3. Healthy Food. Pop-eye eats his spinach and so should you. A healthy and strong body will never be attained by eating donuts and potato chips. Eat smart, eat healthy and your body will build muscle faster, burn fat and sugar more efficiently, and become a more effective crime fighting machine.

Next lets talk style... What style of superhero do you want to be? Martial artist, strongman, amazing archer, lone ranger?

To do any of these things much of your training needs to focus on that one goal. Thus the martial artist (a la Batman) would need to spend years building their martial arts talent. Same goes with the strongman building their strength, the archer their aim, or the lone ranger his skill with lasso / pistol.

After all the physical conditioning is done, then there is the matter of actually finding criminals. If you read any of the mass media reports of young men and women dressing up like superheroes and going on patrol what you realize is that they spend most of their time rescuing kittens from trees and helping elderly people across busy streets. (Boy Scouts and Girl Guides be warned, these superheroes are on your turf!)

Anyway, it seems to me the more logical way to find criminals is the same way police, Batman and similar superheroes do it. This means stake outs, solid investigation work, surveillance, looking for hot spots of criminal activity.

Motorcycle gang grow ops, port and border drug/gun smuggling operations, known members of the mafia, and possibly putting the squeeze on money-launderers working for the mafia (mafia run charities used for laundering money).

But hey, to be taking on organized crime you'd have to be either very brave or very smart.
Here is the trick to all this. Superheroes operate outside the law anyway, which means they can use techniques police would never use.

This means you can employ tactics the Joker (the Dark Knight version) would use. Burning arrows and gasoline are cheap and a quick way to remove a grow op.

Or you could just report to the police the location of the grow op. They might find additional clues if you do NOT burn it down.

In other words you would be "Surveillance Man" who sneakily finds out things and then reports them to the police. That kind of vigilante behaviour police probably would not mind so much.

But what if you get caught by the baddies while installing your surveillance cameras or while staking them out like a private investigator?

Option 1 - Run away. Use a faster mode of transportation if possible.

Option 2 - Swim away, especially if you are really good at it. Most people suck at swimming and will be unable to catch up. (Plus bullets slow down quickly when they hit the water.)

Option 3 - Fight then Flee. This is the proverbial "kick them in the groin and then run away" tactic. See options 1 and 2 over again.

Option 4 - Take a stand and fight. This could get you killed and should only be used as a last resort.

And I think this is why we don't see real superheroes in the world. Most people are:

A) Too nerdy to understand what it takes to be a "real superhero".
B) Lack the physical skill or strength. 
C) Don't exercise or eat properly.
D) Have no clue about how to actually spy on crooks or catch criminals.
E) Have inflated opinions about themselves but are actually cowards at heart.
F) ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Having lots of money (as per Batman or Iron Man or Green Arrow) is certainly an asset for any superhero, but in reality having lots of fancy gadgets are completely unnecessary.

A "budget superhero" like "Surveillance Man" could be equipped with a fair number of gadgets that include:

Taser
Binoculars
Spy Surveillance Cameras (pens and other small objects that have hidden spy cameras in them).
Brass Knuckles (which are illegal in some countries, FYI)
Pepper Spray Wrist Watch or Bracelet




They could even make their own version of the "Black Power Glove" (a la Boondocks) which uses taser batteries as the electricity source. They are basically "taser gloves".

So lets be perfectly clear.

There are plenty of "affordable" gadgets out there for any would-be superhero who wants to have lots of gadgets.


I have not been able to find any "exploding arrows" for sale online (probably because shipping explosives in the mail is illegal), but people could make homemade versions using a simple impact ignition switch and some C4 explosives. (Which means learning how to make explosives.)

Just don't drop the darn things.

So the potential to eat well and exercise is there. The gadgets are there. The real trick is whether there will ever be someone smart enough, strong enough, and brave enough to actually become a superhero.

And lastly modest enough to never brag about it to their significant other.

IMDB user thinks Lord of the Rings is ripped off from Harry Potter...

"Overall, I like Lord of the Rings. However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off Harry Potter in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of “The Two Towers” that reminds one of Aragog from Chamber of Secrets. I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with The Hobbit in December. This would be fine, but why didn’t he just write this book first to begin with? I still like Lord of the Rings, though–don’t get me wrong–but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that."

- IMDB user.

Response. Wow. Almost as dumb as the Deer Lady on the radio.



Toronto Indoor Archery Range

Hey there Toronto nerds who love archery!

Toronto is getting an indoor archery range which will be located in the Davisville / Leaside area.

The range will be open during the winter and have heating, running water, washrooms and daily maintenance to target butts. It will also have air conditioning in the summer.

So if you want to get your archery on without sweating in the sun or freezing in the winter, now is your chance.

The indoor range is offering a limited membership. This means you need to sign up for a waiting list to become a member and only so many people will be accepted as members.

Annual membership fee is $800 + HST.

To sign up contact cardiotrek@gmail.com for details.

Archery lessons will also be available upon request.

Archery equipment kits will also be available for purchase for those new to archery.

The range will have a separate lane just for crossbow enthusiasts (making this indoor range the only crossbow range in Toronto).

The range can also be rented out for LARPers, bachelor parties, birthday parties and more.

Membership will be limited. Sign up NOW to get on the waiting list.

According to my source, depending on demand additional locations may be opened and members will be able to use their membership card at more than 1 location. It will be just like a gym membership except for archery buffs.

Angry Game of Thrones Fan + Reactions to the Mountain Vs the Red Viper

Apparently this guy has not read the books (and is horrible at spelling). Game of Thrones fans who do not read the books have the funniest reactions.



Plus below, video reactions to watching the Mountain Vs the Red Viper.



And below, Tyrion's shocked face.


The Book of Mormon - A musical for nerds

Do you love South Park?

Well then chances are likely you will laugh your a** off if you watch the Book of Mormon theatre production.

Because what is better than watching a hilarious satire about a man who invented his own religion and convinced thousands of people to follow his crazy new religion? Well, you turn it into a musical...

:)


The Flash - New TV Show Extended Trailer

Below is the the trailer for the new TV show "The Flash" - which was hinted at during several episodes of "Arrow".



Nerds are smart, but do they have good spelling or grammar?

I admit it.

I am a nerd with a fondness for perfect spelling and grammar.

And I am going to stop and nitpick some of my fellow nerds out there (and regular non-nerd people) who apparently cannot spell.

And apparently does not know the differences between there, they're and their. The last one isn't even pronounced the same.

Here is a quick and easy way to remember. It is so easy. I cannot understand why so many (stupid) people cannot figure this out.

There and Here. Locations.

They're and They Are. Contraction. They're over there. See the difference?

Their dog is stupid. Ownership / Possessive. Their dog. Her dog. His dog. My dog. Our dog.

I am pretty sure we were all taught the differences for these in grade 4 or so. And yet regularly I see people screwing up.

Give you an example.

I saw a graphic on Facebook earlier today which used the word "hero's", which is possessive. eg. The hero's sword, the hero's armour, the hero's stallion that he rides on into battle.

Except what the person who made the graphic was actually trying to say was heroes. They had confused the plural of hero with the possessive of hero.

And now that graphic is all over the internet (thanks to Facebook sharing), with the spelling wrong.

It is not like spelling or grammar is hard or anything. They're easy. Simple. You just follow the rules.

I have a sneaky suspicion however that the people who are misspelling words and messing up their grammar never learned how to write a proper essay in high school. They might have even gone to university in Toronto, New York City, Boston or some other location with multiple large and well respected universities... but they were probably cheating on tests and using an essay writing company to write their essays for them. Or at least hiring someone to do the editing and proofreading.

These days anyone can hire someone else to write an essay, write their resume, dissertation, or even do ALL of their course work for them.

In theory you could hire someone else (if you were wealthy enough) to attend school for you, do all the work for you, and the teacher would never know it is not you because they would see the same face in the classroom all the time.

After all, when you do get out in the real world and start working in an office job, do they really care what your grades were? They just want you to have a degree in whatever.

Most of the people in office jobs have english degrees, communication studies degrees, psychology degrees, etc. They're not working in the field they studied for. They are just pushing papers in an office tower, doing whatever they are told to do.

It is a wonder that we even bother to go to university. People do it because it helps them to get a job or a career, but the vast majority of people end up in a field unrelated to what they studied or pushing papers in an office.

Which makes me wonder what happened to me?

I didn't cheat. I wrote my own essays. I did all of the work assigned to me. And now I run my own business and am pretty successful at it. (And while it is not directly related to what I studied, it is loosely related to it because it is creative.)

I guess that shows the difference between the people who did their own work and the people who cheated / hired someone else to do it. The cheaters wind up in boring jobs and the self-reliant people start their own businesses and become successful.



Food is like religion, part 2 - Vegan Nerd Foods

See my previous post, Food is like religion which basically delves into topics like the Church of Bacon.

When it comes to vegans and other non-meat eaters however what you find is that it truly is like a religion for them. For the vast majority of vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, etc is that their primary motivation for being a vegan/etc is that they are doing so for ethical reasons, namely their love of animals.

For vegans their love of animals extends so far that they won't even have animal byproducts, whether it be eggs, milk, honey or even food colouring made from insects (apparently there is a red food colouring made from the crushed shells of beetles).

As part of my search for Nerdy Foods I have therefore decided to devote this page Vegan Nerd Foods...

And I am separating this into two parts, One - Nerd Foods you can purchase at a restaurant, and Two - Nerd Foods you can make at home.

Part One - Restaurant Nerd Foods

Exhibit A - Veggie Burgers - Honestly you cannot get much more nerdy than a hamburger. Nerds love their hamburgers, so being able to have a veggie burger ranks up there.

Exhibit B - Smoothies - Who doesn't like smoothies??? eg. Rawlicious is a raw food restaurant in Toronto which sells a huge variety of smoothies made out of nutmilk. So nutmilk, various ingredients for flavour = very tasty and nutritious.

Exhibit C - Specialty Desserts - Nerds have a sweet tooth, so to use the example of Rawlicious again they also sell desserts like macaroons, cinnamon snowballs and cheesecake. Not very healthy in some cases, but still healthier than the average nerd who lives in his parents' basement and eats Cheetos daily.






Smoothies from Rawlicious
Part Two - Homemade Nerd Foods

Exhibit A - Vegan Drop Scones - I found these on the website nerdsandnomsense.com and they look both easy to make (great because nerds are lazy) and delicious. Nerdsandnomsense.com is apparently a food oriented nerd website. Sound familiar? Their website apparently has a bigger emphasis on food than mine does, whereas mine has more emphasis on nerd culture. The recipe for vegan drop scones is on their website here.

Exhibit B - Scallion Buttermilk Biscuits - I am noticing a trend here. Nerd foods tend to be in the shape of cookies... coincidence? I think not! I found the recipe for Scallion Buttermilk Biscuits on "vegan nerd love". So there are apparently plenty of other foodist nerds out there. Now if only they used Darth Vader cookie cutters to shape them...


Exhibit C - Homemade Smoothie - This is easily my favourite choice when at home. Strawberries, bananas, milk or nutmilk (I am not a vegan so I don't mind normal milk in my food). I also sometimes toss in some yogurt or ice cream. To each their own.

:)

Food is like religion

Food is like religion. You are raised with it, eventually you choose to either stick with what you were raised with or change to something different. Most people choose not to change simply because they like what they were raised with and have never known anything different. Traveling overseas, trying new foods, visiting ancient temples from around the world - these experiences broaden the mind to new things.

With respect to sausages it would really depend on how many people could watch pigs being slaughtered, watch sausages being made, and then still feel hungry for sausages afterwards. It really depends on what they love more: The pig, or the sausages.

To which the chubby nerd then responds:

"Mmm bacon..."

Why?

Partially because the nerd has probably watched way too many Simpsons episodes, but also because they feel bacon perfectly epitomizes their love of meat. They would never give up meat eating because they love bacon so much. (A vegan or vegetarian would never understand that because they simply don't share the love of bacon, and thus will be confused by the response of "Mmm bacon..." This failure to connect with omnivores who love bacon is part of the whole food feud between vegans and omnivores.)

The pig? Sorry piggy, but you are far too tasty for your own good.

Thankfully we also know that bacon is unhealthy for us, so we tend to eat bacon in low dosages.

And I guess we should also be thankful that Coca-Cola has yet to come out with bacon flavoured cola.


In the end trying to convince people to change their eating habits is a bit like trying to get them to change their religion. If I told my mother to stop eating bacon because of her health she would just ignore me - partially because she knows I love bacon too, but also because she loves bacon too.

I would have just as much luck trying to convince my mother to "not celebrate Christmas this year". Why? Because she loves Christmas. She might not go to church, but celebrating the pagan holiday of Christmas is something she would never give up.

Bacon and paganism.

I think from now on whenever I encounter someone trying to encourage me to change religions (I am not religious) I will simply say "Mmm bacon..." and whenever someone tries to convince me to stop eating meat I will respond with "Mmm Christmas..."

The truth is bacon and Christmas both make me fat, but that isn't going to encourage me to stop eating Christmas dinners or bacon.

And the cute little piggy who is so yummy and tasty? Sorry little guy, but you're getting made into sausages, bacon and pork chops.

And this is not meant as a slap in the face to the vegans out there trying to push their "food religion". This is an upholding of my own little food religion.

The Church of Bacon.

It goes well with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread.

Don't like other people's "food religion"...? Deal with it. Keep it to yourself. Don't go pushing your agenda on others.

The "Mmm bacon..." response to vegans is actually a fair minded one. It sums up simply the concept that you love bacon, will never give it up, that bacon is your "food religion", and that nothing other people can say or do will change the fact that you will continue to have a special place in your heart for bacon.

Let us just hope you don't overdose on it however and get heart disease.

More nerdy food topics to come! Subscribe to Nerdovore!

Ding Dong, Joffrey Baratheon is Dead!

SPOILER ALERT!!!

DON'T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS.

I am writing this at 12:30 AM in the morning because I have just stayed up late to watch the new Game of Thrones episode in which Joffrey Baratheon dies.

How does he kick the bucket you might ask?

Poison. I know this already because I read the books, but I have been waiting for years to see tonight's scene where Joffrey dies.

Season 4, episode 2, does not disappoint. :)

I liked it so much a re-winded it and watched it over again.

Now I want to explain why all of us (and I do mean all of us) hates Joffrey Baratheon so much.

#1. Evil.
#2. Skinny punk.
#3. Spoiled rotten.
#4. Blonde Aryan looks.
#5. Uncontrollable temper.
#6. A bit dimwitted and ignorant.
#7. Willful.
#8. No sense of morality (he is basically a psychopath).
#9. Because he is the guy who sent the cutthroat to kill Bran, hoping to frame his uncle Tyrion for it.
#10. When things go wrong he blames everyone but himself.
#11. Reckless.
#12. Vicious.
#13. Cruel.
#14. Bully.
#15. Irrational.
#16. Evil sneer. (He isn't just evil, he sneers in an evil way.)
#17. When he was little he cut open a pregnant cat and cut out the unborn kittens.
#18. Bullies his younger brother Tommen.
#19. If Joffrey was an animal he would be a weasel. Just like Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series.
#20. Joffrey is the kind of spoiled preppy brat who would hire an essay writing service to write his essays for him. And guaranteed, he would be studying at Oxford, Princeton, Yale, Harvard or some other prestigious university he didn't actually deserve to go to and only got in because of money.


Quotes about Joffrey (from the books)

Jon Snow: Joffrey is truly a little shit.


Robert Baratheon: I am sorry for your girl, Ned. Truly. About the wolf, I mean. My son was lying, I’d stake my soul on it. My son ...


Robert Baratheon:  I have dreamed of giving up the crown. Take ship for the Free Cities with my horse and my hammer, spend my time warring and whoring, that’s what I was made for. The sellsword king, how the singers would love me. You know what stops me? The thought of Joffrey on the throne, with Cersei standing behind him whispering in his ear. My son. How could I have made a son like that, Ned?


Tywin Lannister: Her son needs to be taken in hand before he ruins us all.


Tyrion Lannister: Not Robert the Second. Aerys the Third.


Tywin: That loose tongue of yours will be your undoing.
Tyrion: You should have let Joff tear it out.
Tywin: You would do well not to tempt me.


Tyrion: Joffrey would have been a worse king than Aerys ever was. He stole his father's dagger and gave it to a footpad to slit the throat of Brandon Stark, did you know that?
Jaime: I ... I thought he might have.
Tyrion: Well, a son takes after his father. Joffrey would have killed me as well, once he came into his power. For the crime of being short and ugly, of which I am conspicuously guilty.


Brienne: Joffrey was your...
Jaime: My king. Leave it at that.
Brienne: You say Sansa killed him. Why protect her?
Jaime: Because Joff was no more to me than a squirt of seed in Cersei's cunt. And because he deserved to die.


Cersei: Joffrey had no love for Robb Stark, but the younger boy was nothing to him. He was only a child himself.
Jaime: A child hungry for a pat on the head from that sot you let him believe was his father.


Oh and for fun, check out this photo of Batman...

 

Dungeons and Dragons players renounce love and desire

Sad but true. Dungeons and Dragons players often don't have much of a romantic life.
Or if they do get married, and have kids, then they don't have much time to game any more...

A Tribute to True Gamers

The following is a tribute to the sportsmanship of True Gamers.

#1. A true gamer lends you their dice when you forgot yours.

#2. A true gamer risks their character's life to save yours when yours is about to be eaten by a dragon.

#3. A true gamer takes the lead while exploring a dungeon after the thief gets incapacitated.

#4. A true gamer has their character climb into a pit to save your character from snakes after yours fell and was knocked unconscious.

#5. A true gamer volunteers to help new players make a character for the game (whether the game be Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars D20, Rifts or even Big Eyes Small Mouth).

#6. A true gamer has their character lend yours their +2 sword when your character breaks or loses their weapon.

#7. A true gamer plays along with your character's ridiculous backstory and social antics, even at the detriment to their own character, because it makes the game more fun than sulking in the corner.

#8. A true gamer has their character lend yours gold pieces in order to buy better armour, weapons or spells.

#9. A true gamer chips in cash for food for everyone or brings food for everyone with them.

#10. A true gamer aspires to do the things listed above and many more, even though they are sometimes held back by lack of cash, lack of gold, lack of hit points, poor Armour Class, and a character back story marked with cowardice, fear of heights, fear of dragons, etc.

Foreshadowing Season 4 of Game of Thrones - Thoughts from the cast and crew



Thoughts from the cast and crew about Season 4 of Game of Thrones.

And for fun here is a photo of Drogon.

New Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer



Honestly they could come out with a new TV series trailer EVERY DAY for Game of Thrones and people would just eat it up.

I know I am.

I cannot wait for April 6th when Season 4 starts. I am re-watching Season 3 in March just so I will be ready for it.

Fantasy Architecture in Russia

The following images are from an advertising campaign to promote tourism to Russia - however I think they are great examples of fantasy architecture.

They would fit well into a Dungeons and Dragons campaign...



Lego Movie Trailers

Who doesn't love a good Lego movie or movie trailer?

Below are a selection of fantasy / super hero movie trailers made using Lego.

The Desolation of Smaug in Lego



Captain America - The Winter Soldier in Lego



Man of Steel in Lego



The Wolverine in Lego



The Dark Knight Returns in Lego


The Toronto Escalator Rules

I thought this was funny and decided to share it. It isn't really a nerd topic, but it is amusing.

Toronto has a lot of rules about how to ride the escalators. If you don't follow them Torontonians get really angry about it.

I also find it funny that it reads a bit like a code of chivalry. Pregnant women, elderly and disabled persons are exempt from the rules... and it admonishes people who are in a hurry and get in the way of everyone else when they don't follow the rules.

In addition the start bit sounds a bit like the lines from Fight Club - and that is always humourous.


Pompeii - February 21st


Seriously. February 21st?

One week after Valentines???

Stupidity. Sheer stupidity.

They should have released Pompeii on Valentines Day. That would have been smart. It is a love story / action film / disaster film - it has all the elements you want in a good Valentines Day film.

*shakes head in disbelief*



Dungeons and Dragons Valentines




Game of Thrones - On the Set

Gives you a real idea of how such a big production Game of Thrones is.


Funny Video of Joffrey being slapped


Keep slapping him, oh yeah, keep slapping Joffrey more. We like seeing him slapped. :)

Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailers and commentary

First, the trailers and previews for Season 4 of Game of Thrones...





More trailers and previews are coming - but what they do show is that season 4 of Game of Thrones will be...

The most action packed.

The most anticipated.

The most dragons.

The best yet.

And what is even more amazing, is if you know what is coming because you read the books. Huzzah! We cannot wait! ;)

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