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  • February 18, 2014
    These are several shots of Middle Earth as viewed from space taken from The Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project. What the hell is a Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project? It's, um, a project about Middle Earth's Digital Elevation. Maybe I should just copy/paste a quote. ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    This is a Google Maps view of Geldrop (links to actual Google Map), a Netherlands town with streets named after characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's books. WHY does it have streets named after J.R.R. Tolkien characters? No clue. Plus it's Friday afternoon on Valentine's Day so I... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2013
    Because there are Hobbit fans out there with more money than they know what to do with, Weta Workshop is releasing $9,900 replicas of the Orcrist 'goblin cleaver' of Thorin Oakenshield. A lot of money, I know, but from the product description it sounds worth every penny. Or... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2013
    Because it's Friday and the internet is drying up drier than the furball I found behind the couch when I was vacuuming (plus it was like, glued to the carpet and I had to loosen it with a bare toe -- thanks for that, Shitty Bill!), here's Gandalf's problem solving flowchart. S... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2012
    Note: Worthwhile larger shot HERE for more detail. Also on display at Comic-Con, LEGO has announced this upcoming Bag End Lord of the Rings playset, appropriately named 'An Unexpected Visit'. And speaking of unexpected visits -- did I tell you who showed up at my house last ... / Continue →
  • July 5, 2012
    This is a series of Avengers characters (plus Loki) imagined in a fantasy style by DeviantARTist theDURRRRIAN (and not theDURRRRPIAN, which some of my frienemies like to call me because THEY'RE SHITBAGS -- you know who you are!). As you can see, they definitely look like a cre... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2012
    Fantasy and speculative fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Best known for his dystopian classic Farheinheit 451, Ray never obtained a driver's license in his life. I admire him for that. Especially if he still drove anyways. Despite the nume... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    The second season of Game of Thrones returned to boob tubes (and tit-v's) last night and what better way to celebrate the television event THAN WITH A PIZZA PARTY? "I dunno, donning cardboard armor and running around in the front yard poking your friends with a stick?" You, s... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2012
    The Lord of the Rings Project is a massive family tree created by Swedish student Emil Johansson to highlight all the familial connections between characters in the series. It contains over 800 characters and can even be modified to display only dwarves, hobbits, muggles, etc.... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    Ring?! That's a f***ing bracelet! This is the first good glimpse of all the good guys from the upcoming Lord of the Rings LEGO sets. No real surprises, although it wouldn't have killed them to make Aragorn a little more handsome. But is that gonna stop me from putting Ganda... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2011
    Note: This only shows Star Wars and Harry Potter. But you wanna know how Pokemon, Twilight, Dr. Who and Star Trek stack up, right? Click HERE, RIGHT HERE DAMMIT for the whole thing. This is an infographic comparing various sci-fi/fantasy franchises based on their internet pr... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2011
    This is a Game of Thrones cake made by Kensei Yonzon and Nicole Villar Balaoing. It's a throne made out of swords made out fondant. You ever tried swallowing a sword before? It's harder than it looks. Plus you have to be real careful not to drop it because one time at the c... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2011
    YOOOOOOOU SHALLNOT PASS! Want to watch a 45-minute guided tour of the Middle Earth a bunch of guys recreated in Minecraft? Haha, you already cancelled your Netflix subscription didn't you? I don't blame you. For busting ass in the elevator, yes. Plus I will never forgive. ... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2011
    I'm mixing two different space-related news stories together for this post. Think of it as combining ingredients to bake something, except, instead of a cake, we wind up with a jumbled mess of WTF. Tasty! First, a "nearby" habitable planet: A red dwarf star 20 light-years a... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2011
    Here's a couple videos from last weekend's San Francisco WonderCon 2011 showcasing all the cosplayers that attended. The first video is all footage from Friday, the second from Saturday, and the third focuses on a female Green Lantern the cameraman obviously had some sort of u... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2011
    Because apparently people still send snail-mail (LOLWUT?!) Great Britain just announced a line of collectible fantasy-franchise inspired stamps for all you philatelists out there. Which, fun fact: philatelists is a fancy word for stamp-collectors, NOT guys who flick their wien... / Continue →