ForeverGeek http://www.forevergeek.com Nerds are for Dorks Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:42:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 8 Geeky Christmas Sweaters That May or May Not Be Ugly http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/geeky-ugly-christmas-sweaters/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/geeky-ugly-christmas-sweaters/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:30:29 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64914 Ugly Christmas sweaters are always part of the season. Their origins are fuzzy, but it may be that the recently controversial Bill Cosby is the “founder” of ugly Christmas sweaters, with Chevy Chase also contributing to their popularity.

We do know, though, that ugly Christmas sweaters are basically unwanted articles of clothing gifted by eccentric relatives during the holidays. So, if they’re ugly, why do we celebrate them? Again, go back to Bill Cosby and Chevy Chase who somehow made these bad-looking “sweaters” cool. So cool that there are even Ugly Christmas Sweater parties today!

Whether you’re getting/giving one for Christmas, here are some geeky Christmas sweaters which may or may not fall under the ugly Christmas sweater category. You decide.

Santa Vader

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Vader wearing a Santa cap. How can that be ugly? Then again, I dare you to tell Vader that he’s part of an ugly Christmas sweater design…

Seriously, though, I’d wear this sweater.

Get the Santa Vader sweater here (when they get restocked).

Holiday Mix Vol. 1

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All right, I have to say this sweater is rather ugly. Even though the concept is awesome, the design most certainly is not. Be careful when you wear this outside. People might bump into a pole staring at you…

Get this geeky Christmas sweater here.

Dragon Hoodie Sweatshirt

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So this is not technically a sweater, but it’s still something you wear to protect you from the cold. And it’s definitely geeky. Not sure about the ugly part. What say you?

Get this hoodie/sweatshirt here.

Pac-Man

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How can Pac-Man NOT be geeky? This design, however, may lead to questions arising. Questions such as WTF? If you ever are invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, I think you won’t go wrong with this one. At the very least, you’ll win first runner up if there were a contest. (No idea what the winner would be.)

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Christmas is Coming

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Of course there’s a Game of Thrones-themed ugly Christmas sweater! In keeping with the traditional looks, this design nails it, don’t you think? As much as I love Game of Thrones, I don’t think this geeky Christmas sweater design will ever be part of my Christmas wishlist. You?

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Zombie Sweater

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Since zombies are still in (although some say they’re out and tentacles are the new thing), why not integrate them into Christmas? This might be the best ugly Christmas sweater you’ll ever get to wear if you don’t like this particular holiday. Not only will you get eyeballs, you’ll probably offend some people while you’re at it. Just stick to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party if you wish.

Then again, if you think about it, if you aunt gives you this geeky Christmas sweater, she’s one heck of a cool auntie!

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Street Fighter Sweater

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Who cares if people thinks it’s an ugly Christmas sweater? It’s Street Fighter. And it’s design-knitted, so it’s like your aunt actually made it for you. Did I mention it’s Street Fighter?

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PlayStation Sweater

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Let’s say you spend more hours playing on your PlayStation than you spend outdoors (duh). What would you do if you received this sweater for Christmas? I don’t know about you, but wear this, I shall. And I do spend more time outdoors than playing on my PlayStation.

You can buy this sweater here.

If you really like sweaters, read this: 16 Awesomely Tacky Thanksgiving Sweaters
If you want to score points with Hunger Games fans, then read this instead: 9 Hunger Games Christmas Gifts
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7 Game of Thrones Gifts on My Christmas Wishlist http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/7-game-thrones-gifts-christmas-wishlist/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/7-game-thrones-gifts-christmas-wishlist/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:30:15 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64975 Game of Thrones Gifts Christmas Wishlist

1. House Targaryen Cookie Stamp

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What’s Christmas without cookies? Every family has its own tradition when it comes to Christmas cookies, but who says you can’t start your own tradition by serving up heaps of Game of Thrones cookies? This House Targaryen cookie stamp is a good place to start. I certainly wouldn’t say no to this and maybe even share the cookies with Santa.

You can buy them here, where you can also find cookie stamps of other houses if you don’t really like the Targaryens (which is blasphemy!).

2. Game of Thrones Monopoly

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Monopoly may very well be the most played family game during the holiday period, and my family is not exempt. We love our Game of Thrones, and we love some bit of Monopoly fun although sometimes, things get out of hand. (I’m sure you can relate.)

In any case, this Game of Thrones Monopoly board will be an awesome gift this Christmas.

3. Game of Thrones Playing Cards

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Playing cards are a must-have in every household. That’s not an endorsement for gambling, mind you, but a friendly (yet competitive, perhaps) game of cards is always fun during family get-togethers in the holiday period. Or if you’re going on a long road trip, a pack of cards will help keep boredom away. While I can live without playing cards, this vintage-looking Game of Thrones playing cards easily makes it to my Christmas wishlist.

4. House Stark Necklace

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If you’re like me, who fell in love with the Starks from the get go, then you’ll understand why this House Stark necklace is on my Christmas wishlist. I’ve seen a lot of other necklaces bearing the House Stark sigil, but this one caught my attention due to the detail. I’m not sure if what you see is what you get, but what I see looks pretty darned good to me.
P.S. We’ve got a black dog named Summer. Go figure.

5. Dragonglass Necklace

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For me, one of the most unforgettable moments while reading “A Storm of Swords” was when Sam stabbed one of The Others with a shard of dragonglass, which Jon gave to him. While it has been pointed out more than once that dragonglass in actually “just” obsidian, I think it’s more appropriate to call in dragonglass. And yes, I would love to wear a dragonglass necklace. After all, you never know when you might encounter one of The Others (or a group of them, God forbid). If you want to gift me one, you can get it here.

6. Iron Throne Toilet Decal

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The Game of Thrones may be as serious as life itself, but there’s no harm in having a bit of fun, is there? You have got to agree that this Iron Throne toilet decal will make your experience on your own throne quite a novel one. You can always say that YOU won the Iron Throne. Even if you paid for it.

7. The next book in the series

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This is the ultimate item. Wouldn’t it be the most wonderful Christmas present if George R.R. Martin were to announce that the next book is finally done and will be on the shelves in the first quarter of 2015? Sure, he had issued threats about us fans nagging him and killing off Tyrion if we don’t stop, but a girl’s got to try!

So there’s my Game of Thrones gifts Christmas wishlist. I think I’ve been good enough all year long, so Santa just might get me one or two of the items, but I would be totally content with the last one.

What’s on your Game of Thrones gifts Christmas wishlist?

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More Christmas stuff:

9 Hunger Games Christmas Gifts

15 Geeky Christmas Ornaments

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Why Peter Capaldi Is a Brilliant Doctor http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/why-peter-capaldi-brilliant-doctor/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/why-peter-capaldi-brilliant-doctor/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64965 WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

When the identity of the 12th Doctor was revealed last year, there were mixed reactions from fans. The divide between “real” Doctor Who fans and “bandwagoneers” was highlighted, with some of the former turning their noses down on those who complained about Peter Capaldi being too old, among other things.

On the one hand, some fans were truly excited about the new Doctor.

On the other hand, some fans didn’t hold back in stating their disappointment.

‘Very very disappointed! The Doctor meant to be someone young, both matt and David were very cute and funny doctors, and now they give us an old guy, no offence to the new guy he may be an amazing actor but he just doesn’t fit the part,’ Fara23.

So Season 8 is over. The 12th Doctor has shown what he’s made of.

The verdict?

The general consensus leans towards brilliance. Cultbox recently asked their readers on Twitter what they thought, and the majority were more than happy about the latest season, with the occasional disappointment, but more on the plot holes and writing.

And I have to agree.

That being said, as we await this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special (with the special participation of none other than Santa himself), why don’t we take a look at why I think Peter Capaldi was (is) a brilliant Doctor.

(Trailer for the Christmas Special below.)

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Undoubtedly, many other Whovians were hooked the moment they saw the eyebrows. Add the blazing eyes underneath those bushy, strikingly curved brows, and you just know that you will be in for one heck of a Doctor Who ride.

He’s part of the fandom

While there may be valid points about there being other actors who are better than Peter Capaldi, there is something to be said about an actor who is emotionally vested in a show and/or character. The not-so-secret fact that Peter Capaldi was a huge, genuine fan of Doctor Who – and even created Doctor Who fan art – gives him a deep pool of emotional and acting tools to work with. Additionally, with his own personal perceptions of the show as a fan, he adds his own flavor to his character. A kind of flavor that cannot be duplicated by other doctors, though that is not to say that the previous doctors didn’t throw in more than their fair share of personal feel into their characters. Definitely not.

The Doctor’s internal struggle

All the doctors have had their internal struggles. We know that’s part of who they are. For me, though, Season 8’s first couple of episodes best highlighted the struggle and confusion of the Doctor. A culmination of all that has happened to him in the past. How can one not feel a tug (or a yank) inside when the Doctor asks if he is a good man? Tell me you didn’t feel anything, you cold person, you!

The Doctor’s jadedness

Of course, while the internal struggle theme doesn’t totally disappear (Danny Pink arc), the Peter Capaldi did not seem to have a terrible time of injecting his personality into the character. In Deep Breath, we already see snippets of this, particularly when he realized his roots and goes full on Scottish.

Then there’s the Robot of Sherwood, where the Doctor and Clara meet the legendary outlaw in green and his band of merry men. You would think that the Doctor (as his previous regenerations, at least) would have loved to banter with Robin Hood, but this Doctor just wouldn’t have that kind of nonsense. His gruff, no-nonsense manner was a breath of fresh air. Jadedness is the word I can think of, and in an amusing way, mind you.

The Doctor’s sensitive side

As can only be expected of the Doctor, there is a soft side to him that surfaces at one point or another. In Peter Capaldi’s case, this soft, caring side comes out without any doubt when he encounters the young Rupert Pink who was terrified like nothing else. Who else can turn “fear” into a superpower and give a frightened boy courage to face his demons? And, knowing how gruff the 12th Doctor can be, this scene gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Unless you’ve got no heart.

The Doctor’s way with Clara

From the get go, we were wondering how the relationship between The Doctor and his current companion would go. Early in the season, I read in one forum how the fans were glad that the love story aspect was absent, and yes, I concur.

The banter and bickering between the two, however, is a whole new story. One just has to love the dry sarcasm of this doctor. Unless you’re the type who gets butthurt at the slightest perceived insult. Here’s an amusing collection of the camaraderie between the two.

The Doctor’s temper

The Doctor in general is known to have lost his temper once or twice (or maybe more). This temper leads to cockiness and powerful raves in the face of an alien host, shouting, “I am The Doctor!”

With Peter Capaldi’s doctor, though, it seems to me his temper has gone up a notch. Smashing the poor TARDIS’s console?

Some of you may disagree with me. Some of you may agree. Tell me what you think!

Who, Who, Who!:

10 True Facts About the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi

A Noob’s Guide to Classic Doctor Who

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Win Funny Geek T-Shirts from Shirts.com! [Giveaway] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/win-funny-geek-t-shirts-shirts-com-giveaway/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/win-funny-geek-t-shirts-shirts-com-giveaway/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:30:43 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64935 It’s Christmas, so why not another giveaway?

Shirts.com has partnered up with us to give away THREE funny geek t-shirts. “Not another t-shirt giveaway!!!” some of you may be thinking. But hey, can you really have too many geek t-shirts???

Methinks not, so if you think the same, you’re going to love these funny tee shirts that are up for grabs.

Here are some funny geek t-shirts you may like

 

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Shirts.com offers more than geek t-shirts, which are cool, so find out more about them online:

Now, to win.

So we’re giving away THREE t-shirts. You can choose any t-shirt worth up to $25 found in the Funny Tee Shirts section.

Before you send in entries below, please take note of a few important details.

  1. The giveaway is open to US residents only.
  2. The giveaway starts today, December 15 and ends on December 19.
  3. The winners will be announced on December 22.

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A Real Geek Chic Wedding http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/real-geek-chic-wedding/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/real-geek-chic-wedding/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64920 Because geeks can be romantic in real life, too.

TheNerdyArtist posted about her geek chic wedding on Reddit, and the general consensus is that she – and her now husband – did an awesome job of it.

Pics or it didn’t happen?

Well here are some pics to show that this geek chic wedding DID happen.

First the tables.

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Then the party favors.

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Some macarons on the side. That’s the chic in the geek chic I guess?

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And of course, the cake.

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The bride went all out on herself, as can only be expected. Her nails are just so geeky, she should win geek bride of the year or something.

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I don’t need to list all the geek references, do I?

Whether you’re planning to get hitched or not, see all the photos here.

More weddings, if you’re into that kind of thing:

This Real Life Game of Thrones Wedding Dared to Defy GRRM
This Amazing Adventure Time Wedding Will Warm Your Heart
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Finally Moving Out of the Basement? You Don’t Have to Ditch Your Geeky Hobbies! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/geeky-hobbies-saving-money/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/geeky-hobbies-saving-money/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64927 It’s inevitable – every geek grows up, moves out of mom’s house, and into a big boy (or, big girl) apartment. Or maybe not. After all, we’ve heard those stories about some people never leaving their mom’s basement.

If you do grow up and get out of your parents’ house, though, you’ll find out that this transition isn’t easy – for many reasons, not the least because it’s expensive. In the real world, you may be forced to give up some of your geeky hobbies, such as your World of Warcraft or Game Informer subscriptions, in order to save money for living expenses. Or at least cut back on them. Which is not what any geek would want to do.

You might find yourself wanting to run back and hide behind your momma’s skirts, but hey, you don’t have to. Remember, you a nerd/geek. You’re smart. You can live on your own, even if you have to exert a little bit of effort – like learning how to do your own laundry and making your own meals.

It all starts with your paycheck. Learn how to budget, and you will find it’s totally possible to afford your geeky hobbies, and your living expenses.

First, figure out your monthly net income after expenses (the real necessities). If you find that you’re in the red each month, you’re going to have to make some changes.

Here’s a breakdown of real necessities:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Transportation

What you can do is to make as much savings in the hopes that you won’t have to sacrifice any of your geeky hobbies.

Save on Housing Costs

Yahoo Finance recommends negotiating for a lower price before signing a lease: “…talk to your landlord about price…Discounts may be awarded if you can prove that you will be a great tenant that always pays rent on time…

If you don’t have renting history, you may be able to negotiate a lower price by signing a longer lease, or researching competing apartments in the area and proving the landlord is overcharging for the unit you want.

You’re a geek. You know how to do research. You’ll do just fine.

Save on Utilities

You’ll need to live a little greener to save on utilities and be more aware of your consumption. Simple things add up:

  • unplug the TV/PlayStation/Xbox when you’re not using them
  • turn off the lights when not in use; it more fun playing in the dark anyway
  • use energy saving bulbs

For geeks, the biggest pain-in-the-butt utility is cable television and Internet. If you can’t live without marathon gaming sessions, you’re going to need to look for the best deals on cable and Internet. It may seem like dropping cable, and subscribing only to Internet, is the best way to save, but that’s not always true. Bundling services, and taking advantage of long-term promotional prices and coupons, is the best way to save. There is only one AT&T coupon code needed for U-verse discounts, which can result in huge savings.

New customers always reap the most rewards from cable television and Internet providers, and you can take advantage of those promotions.

Save on Food

Your mom’s favorite magazine, Eating Well, has an article: 15 Tricks to Save Money on Food But Still Eat Well. The article lists a lot of sage advice for saving money on groceries, including:

  • buy fresh veggies because they are cheaper and last longer (be prepared to eat more salads than cheeseburgers)
  • buy some things in bulk, such as nuts and flours
  • eat lots of potatoes (High in starch, low in cost)

If all else fails, cup noodles. I know that’s not really healthy, but they’ll stave off hunger when you’re desperate.

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Seriously, though, learn to cook the most basic meals so that you don’t always have to eat out or get takeaway.

Save on Transportation Costs

It’s not easy to save on transportation. You can’t really lower your car payments if you buy a car, but you can look for discounts on your insurance. If you’ve been in the military, or are currently a student, you may be entitled to some discounts. Also, use a bike or public transportation whenever possible to cut back on gas. And then there are your feet! Geeks are stereotyped as couch potatoes, but you don’t have to live up to that stereotype. Go walk to your weekly D&D sessions.

There’s a whole bunch of other stuff that’s going to cost you money, but with the right mindset (I can survive in the wild!) and the willingness to make adjustments to your living expenses (which I’m sure you will be, bearing your geeky hobbies in mind), then you’ll probably not have to say bye to your pleasures in life.

Geek out:

The 12 Geek Trees of Christmas
My Monopoly Game is Better Than Yours: 18 Homemade Monopoly Board Games
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Christmas Movies, Geek Style: 6 Flicks Celebrating The Holidays With A Bang http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/christmas-movies-geek-style-6-flicks-celebrating-holidays-bang/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/christmas-movies-geek-style-6-flicks-celebrating-holidays-bang/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64916 Christmas movies as defined by any other site might be something like It’s A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. Fair enough. These are great films in their own right, but they don’t really give us geek-types the charge we’re looking for out of a movie. That’s why we’ve decided to dig a little deeper and come up with some Yuletide flicks that really speak to our everyday sensibilities. So kick back with that gallon of spiked eggnog and enjoy as we count down the 6 best flicks that celebrate the holiday with a bang.

6. Die Hard 2

While the Die Hard franchise has been largely hit-or-miss, no one can deny that it started well with the 1988 original, a vehicle that had been intended for Frank Sinatra. What a different film this 1990 follow-up would have been had plans not changed! It may not have even existed, though it probably would have because Old Blue Eyes was awesome. While it’s a bit harder to suspend disbelief for this go-around, it’s still loaded to the gills with action, explosions, and wisecracks.

5. Die Hard

The first Die Hard sports some great fight scenes, unbelievable stunt work, hilarious dialogue, and a likable comedian in Bruce Willis, who was making his first go at being a serious actor. He balances that tightrope of believability beautifully. For those of us who watched it in theaters 26 years ago and only knew Willis as the wisecracking goofball from Moonlighting, it was a moment of major revelation where you go into it thinking, “But he’s the funny guy,” and walk out speechlessly nodding your approval.

4. Lethal Weapon

From the opening use of Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” to the destructive and totally exhilarating third act, Christmas permeates this buddy action flick starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Gary Busey is also menacing as one of the major villains, crazed reality show appearances aside. People often forget Busey was a brilliant actor at one point in his career, earning Best Actor nominations at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for his performance as Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story. Compare his villainous Mr. Joshua to his performance in that previous film, and you’ll be blown away by his versatility.

3. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

For us, this was a Netflix discovery last year, though the actual film dates back to 2010. The “real” Santa Claus of legend has been unearthed, and he’s not at all like the jolly elf spoken of in the famous children’s poem. While director Jalmari Helander does a good enough job building suspense and handling the action for a premise that seems ridiculous on the surface, it’s the relationship between father and son that make this one stand out as a true Christmas classic, lending weight to all the darker elements.

2. The Last Boy Scout

Made just a year after Die Hard 2, this was Bruce Willis’ third action film set during the holidays. Talk about typecasting! Doesn’t seem to hurt the film, though, which is directed by the late great Tony Scott. It’s a tale of gambling and football and violence, both on the field and off. A bit corny in places, it still holds up, perhaps even better than the Die Hard movies. If you haven’t watched this one or it’s been a while, give it another spin this season, or Satan Claws may come knocking.

1. A Midnight Clear

Like your Christmas movies a bit heavier? This film, set in 1944 France, features a Christmas encounter between an American Intelligence Squad and a war-weary German Platoon that illustrates all the horror of war and the hope of humanity in one isolated incident. It’s a moving masterpiece of a movie. Just have the hankies ready.

Those are our top geektastic picks for the holidays. Which Christmas movies will you be watching?

And for more movie fun, check out our list of 5 Great Movies That Kind Of Sucked.

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Contest’s Over, Giant Godzilla Christmas Tree Wins! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/contests-giant-godzilla-christmas-tree-wins/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/contests-giant-godzilla-christmas-tree-wins/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:31:32 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64910 If there ever were a contest for the best of the geekiest Christmas trees, then this giant Godzilla Christmas tree might just send every other tree running for the woods.

Spotted at the Aqua City Odaiba in Tokyo, this ginormous Christmas tree not only overwhelms because of its size, but also because it’s – well, Godzilla.

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With eyes ablazin’ and smoke streaming out of its mouth, the giant Godzilla Christmas tree is surely a sight to behold.
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Yes, this thing’s ancient, as it made its debut in 2000. But hey, I don’t think it’s been topped by anything else. Or have you spotted a better tree?

The only better thing I can think of is a giant Optimus Prime Christmas tree. Anyone up to the challenge?

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Other cool Christmas stuff:

Portal Christmas Tree
Geeky Christmas Tree Ornaments
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9 Hunger Games Christmas Gifts http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/9-hunger-games-christmas-gifts/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/9-hunger-games-christmas-gifts/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:00:56 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64896 With the recent release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, interest in the franchise has once again surged. Not that true fans ever lost their ardor for Katniss and her crew.

Hunger Games fans will certainly love to receive gifts related to their favorite franchise this Christmas. Still looking for gifts? Here are some of the best Hunger Games Christmas gifts and accessories you can give.

1. The Hunger Games Limited Edition Character Posters

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What part of Limited Edition doesn’t make you want to go grab these posters now? A set of 8 character posters, 27 x 40 inches each, these will make someone very happy this Christmas.

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2. Mockingjay Blue Indigo Hunger Games Gear Wall Art Poster

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The penultimate symbol of the franchise, the Mockingjay in this artwork takes on a different hue. It’s a unique sketch that any Hunger Games fan will want on their wall.

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3. The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

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If you know someone who spends all their time in the kitchen and loves the Hunger Games, then this is the perfect gift. It’s not like cooking and TV shows/movies don’t go together. We’ve seen sites that feature food from Game of Thrones, why not a cookbook highlighting Peeta’s bread?

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4. The Hunger Games Prop Replica of Katniss’ Arena Jacket

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Who doesn’t adore the Girl on Fire? And, it’s okay if you pretend that you’re Katniss sometimes, although you know you’ll never survive in the Arena. Still, this replica jacket will make you look good. Oh wait, this is a post for gift ideas – not “I’ll buy me one”. Still, who says you can’t get two of them? ;)

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5. Parachute Necklace

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Need to give a Hunger Games fan hope this Christmas? Then this parachute necklace, made of solid sterling silver, will give just that. The chain is 18 inches long and has a natural pearl at the end.

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6. China Glaze Hunger Games 2012 New Nail Polish Lacquer Collection

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For the Hunger Games fans who like painting their nails, nothing will do but this specially designed nail polish lacquer collection. You better grab the set now if you want to give it to someone special for Christmas as the stock is limited!

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7. Vintage Pocket Watch

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You may think Herschel when you see a pocket watch, but this one’s a totally different beast. Even those who wouldn’t normally wear one would want to get their hands on this. The sad thing is that the maker only ships within Italy. So, find someone you know in Italy and have them get it for you (so you can gift it to someone else, that is).

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8. Hunger Game Themed Charm Bracelet

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Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. And what’s simpler than a charm bracelet when it comes to accessories? This Hunger Games charm bracelet will always keep the stories and people of the movies/books with you. More so, you’ll have a great conversation piece with you any time you find yourself in an awkward social situation.

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9. Mellark Bakery Apron

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Even if you don’t really cook, you just might want to pick up a new hobby if you receive this Mellark Bakery apron. Or, if you want to make a hint to get your partner or roommate to cook…

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Need other Christmas ideas?

15 Geeky Christmas Ornaments

For the Nice (and the Naughty): Best Graphic Novels to Give for Christmas

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Jingle Bells Batman Smells… http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/jingle-bells-batman-smells/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/jingle-bells-batman-smells/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:17:25 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64876 Batman Smells Jingle Bells Batman Smells...

Dashing through the snow…

Everyone know how that goes.

But wait, the guys at Nursery Rhymes TV want to do something different and risk the ire of the, arguably – very much arguably, the best superhero of them all.

So what do we get? Jingle Bells Batman smells…

You’ll have tons of fun singing this song with your kids (or on your own), especially if you don’t like Batman, which is unlikely. Well, if he shows up at your door without killing you first, giving you the chance to explain, you just might have the chance to explain that it’s all for shits and giggles. You just might.

I wonder if there’s a Superman version of another Christmas jingle?

Spread the Christmas cheer:

15 Geeky Christmas Ornaments

3 Grinchy Supervillains Whose Hearts were Warmed by Christmas

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All a Trekkie Wants for Christmas Is a USS Reliant Artisan Replica http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/trekkie-wants-christmas-uss-reliant-artisan-replica/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/trekkie-wants-christmas-uss-reliant-artisan-replica/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:30:43 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64863 One caveat: a Trekkie has to have been on his best behavior all year long for Santa to give him his wish for Christmas.

QMx is offering a USS Reliant Artisan Replica, known to Star Trek fans as the ship that was commandeered by none other than KHAAAAAAAAAAN! Khan Noonien Singh while the ship was on a survey mission to surveying planet Ceti Alpha V. Of course, Kirk came to the rescue, and we all know how it went.

Now, you can have your own USS Reliant Artisan Replica to add to your probably already illustrious Star Trek collection.

For the rocking price of $9,995.00.

Then again, it’s artisanal so it must be worth it. Here are some photos to tease you.

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Do you think it’s worth the price? QMx certainly does, and describes the collectible, which is a 1:250 scale, quite impressively. It has custom electronics and lighting (of course!):

Reliant control a complex lighting system that boasts more than 100 LEDs, including torpedoes and phaser arrays with sound effects.

The included four-channel remote controls:

  • Warp and impulse engines illumination.
  • Lighted weapons system with sound.
  • Interior lighting, including shuttle bays.
  • Formation lights.

It also is made of only the finest materials:

  • An aluminum and steel skeletal structure.
  • High-quality composite resin and fiberglass made in the U.S.A.
  • Twenty colors of high-quality studio paints applied in multiple layers to create a textured Aztec pattern.
  • Detailed shuttle bays contain scale shuttles, crew members and photo-etched brass railings.

Convinced yet? Pre-order a U.S.S. Reliant 1:250 Scale Artisan Replica.

If you can’t get enough of Star Trek:

The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order

The Star Trek Quiet Book

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Watch the Newly Released Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Revival of “F” Trailers http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/watch-newly-released-dragon-ball-z-2015-movie-revival-f-trailers/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/watch-newly-released-dragon-ball-z-2015-movie-revival-f-trailers/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:30:52 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64854 .pibfi_pinterest { width:100%; }

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Dragon Ball Z has made countless men and women fall in love with characters such as Goku, who, together with his gang defends the earth from all evil. It has been quite some time since we’ve seen something new from the franchise, but next year, we’re going to be treated to a new film: Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Revival of “F”.

Don’t worry about this being a case of getting your hopes up, as Anime News Network has confirmed that the movie is coming out in April 2015, sharing the trailer released on Japanese TV:

A Japanese television program premiered footage from the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: F Is For Fukkatsu, or ‘resurrection’) film on Friday.

You can watch the two trailers below. Have a good Monday!

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Revival of “F” Trailer Footage

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Revival of “F” Trailer 2

Anime treats for the season:

12 Anime for Christmas

Gifts for the Anime Fan

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15 Geeky Christmas Ornaments http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/15-geeky-christmas-ornaments/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/15-geeky-christmas-ornaments/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:30:19 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64829 If you’re the kind who thinks that Christmas is the best time of the year, you’re house is probably all dressed up with lights, a Christmas tree (or maybe two), and all sorts of Christmas decor. Then again, you probably won’t say no to a few more geeky Christmas ornaments.

Whether you’re ready for Christmas or you still need to get started on decorating, these ornaments will make your day (or month).

Geeky Christmas Ornaments

1. Serenity

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No matter what they say, we still hope that Firefly will make a return at some point, don’t we? In the meantime, let’s geek out on this Serenity ornament. Watch it float like a leaf in the wind. Watch it soar…

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2. Game of Thrones House Crest Pack

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Who cares if the new season of Game of Thrones is too far away? Well, I do, actually; but for Christmas, these house crest ornaments should ease things a bit. They come in packs of four, with each ornament being 3 inches in diameter.

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3. The Iron Throne

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If you’re obsessed with winning the Game of Thrones, then this ornament is what you need to remind you that you either live or you die.

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4. Transformers

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The recent Transformer movies may have left you fuming because, you know, Michael Bay; but these ornaments will make you forget your angst. Or not.

Whatever – they will make your tree look cool.

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5. Wonder Woman

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I really don’t have to say anything about this, do I? Just in case, though, this Wonder Woman figurine is no ordinary ornament – its blown glass. ;)

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6. Superman and Batman

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We can’t have a geeky Christmas without Superman and Batman doing something together, can we? Even if it’s just hanging beside each other on a tree…

P.S. The cool thing about these ornaments is that they’re both wearing their underwear on top of tights. Classic.

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7. Marvel Superheroes

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Marvel fans, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. This 6-piece ornament set features Cyclops, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Thing, Venom, and Wolverine. They’re shatter-proof so you don’t have to worry about your kids (or you) stepping on them just in case they find their way to the floor.

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8. The Avengers

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Then there’s this bunch. Hopefully, you won’t witness any smashing, shooting, or shield-throwing during the Christmas season. For best results, put them beside the DC gang.

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9. 8-bit Stocking

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How can we not include something 8-bit? 8-bit underwear exists, why not an 8-bit stocking for Christmas?

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10. Super Mario

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While we’re at it, why don’t we include Super Mario and his gang in the party? These ornaments come in packs of 5, at around 2.25 inches tall.

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11. Star Trek Kirk Light Set

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Trekkies, light up your home with this light set. Christmas or not, I think these lights should be in everyone’s house…

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12. Yoda Light Set

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…unless you prefer Star Wars. Then this Yoda light set is what you will want to spend money on. Then again, do we have to fight? Why not get both Kirk and Yoda lights? Who’s to say they won’t get along?

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13. Blown Glass Solar System Ornament Set

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Star Trek, Star Wars, or whatever franchise you prefer, I think we can all agree that the solar system is a pretty amazing thing – and you can have it as part of your Christmas with this pack. Just like Wonder Woman, these ornaments are blown glass. That means they’re rather pricey, but they’re probably worth it. Just make sure you keep them safe!

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14. TARDIS String Lights

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What’s Christmas without the mad man in the blue box? These string lights only have the blue box, but who says the mad man isn’t inside waiting to give you a Christmas morning surprise? That’s better than Santa in my book!

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15. Weeping Angel Tree Topper

And the best (or worst) of all…
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This one’s from ThinkGeek.

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And this one’s from Etsy.

I’m seriously terrified of these Angels, so I won’t say anything else about them.

Do you have any other geeky Christmas ornaments to add to this list? Share them with us!

For Christmas lovers:

3 Grinchy Supervillains Whose Hearts were Warmed by Christmas
Must-Have Christmas Decor: The Wreath of Khan
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Meet Brewie, the World’s First Fully Automated Home-Brewery http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/meet-brewie-worlds-first-fully-automated-home-brewery/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/meet-brewie-worlds-first-fully-automated-home-brewery/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:30:08 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64826 It’s pretty amazing what you can find on crowdfunding platforms, and if you’re a hipster person who loves his craft beer, then you’ll want to check out this Indiegogo project called Brewie. (I guess they couldn’t come up with a better name.)

 

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Brewie is the world’s first fully automated home-brewery, which allows you to, well, brew your own beer in your garage, your backyard, or wherever.

However cool the concept may be – heck, you can make your own beer! – craft beer enthusiasts may turn their noses up. They know all about brewing their own beer. They study, experiment, and engage in those beer-tasting sessions.

People who will use Brewie, however, do not have to know anything about brewing. That’s why it’s called “fully automated”.

In any case, the people behind the project seem to know what they’re doing, so Brewie might stand a chance. The project has 58 days left, and it is only 35% funded, so if you want to become a home brew master (or something like that), check Brewie out on Indiegogo.

Also, watch.

P.S. I have to say Brewie looks cool.

Here’s something to match your own beer:

Tap That Beer With A Minecraft Pickaxe Bottle Opener
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Video Shows Why You Shouldn’t Be Out at Night in Los Santos http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/night-los-santos-gta/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/night-los-santos-gta/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:15:46 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64823 GTA never ceases to make gamers fall for it, hook, line, and sinker. And why not? With the game play, graphics, and all the stuff that you can do which you can’t do in real life…

The game has gone such a long way from its first release almost two decades ago (you’re going down memory lane now, aren’t you?), and with GTA V, the franchise is still going strong.

It’s not a wonder people with too much time on their hands talent and imagination come up with videos like this one: Los Santos at night.

The city is certainly not the safest place on earth, but this video by YouTube user The XXI will give you the creeps. Unless you’re a stone cold dude.

In case you’re wondering about the music, it’s “50’s Manhattan” by Jesse James.

Let us know what you think about this video!

More GTA:

GTA V and Constructing a Great Gaming Room
When Iron Man Plays GTA IV
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5 Great Movies That Kind Of Sucked http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/5-great-movies-kind-sucked/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/5-great-movies-kind-sucked/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64820 “Good” and “bad” are subjective when it comes to art, and filmmaking is no exception. But while we all try to get together and assign reasonable standards of what works and what doesn’t, there are moments where we get it wrong. In the same way that films like Office Space can flop upon first release and go on to become both commercial and critical successes in time, the opposite can occur. This realization is what has led us to put together our picks of 5 Great Movies That Sucked. See if you agree.

5. Shakespeare In Love

It’s uncertain what experimental drug the Academy was taking when it awarded Shakespeare in Love the 71st Annual Best Picture Oscar, but that’s exactly what they did, against competition like Saving Private Ryan, Elizabeth, and Life is Beautiful no less! Today, this glorified rom-com is dull and yawn-inducing, and even with the blinders on it wasn’t half the film of its competition.

4. Gravity

Here we emphasize the phrase “kind of sucked.” Gravity did have the common sense to cut and run at around the 90-minute mark. If this film had been longer, it would have been very difficult to hold it together and not demand a refund. As is, it’s an average film that garnered inexplicably huge praise.

3. Crash

Crash was another one of those “safe” picks that the Academy awarded because they weren’t ready to do what they really wanted to do and give the Best Picture statue to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. In reality, both films are cliched, shallow, and not-that-special. The real travesty is that Crash was able to beat out the year’s true Best Picture, Munich.

2. Love Story

Love Story was an absolute phenomenon when it hit theaters in 1970. Shot on a budget of just $2.2 million while grossing an astounding $136 million, it was an undeniable commercial success, and critics liked it as well. But then, the War on Drugs happened and more people started to sober up and realize what a sappy crock of crap it actually is. Today, this former Best Picture nominee garners a 57 percent on the critical aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Not only is Beasts of the Southern Wild incredibly overrated, it’s one of the worst films of all time. A “white guilt” movie if ever there was one, it paints the poor and African-Americans as people who are alternately noble/heroic and abusive/neglectful to their children as if you can willfully mistreat a child and still warrant sympathy, admiration, or respect. Worse, everything about Beasts is a disaster, from the overblown performances to the preachy storytelling to the heavy-handed directorial style. It’s a film many left-leaning white people pretend to like because they feel they’re supposed to and one that paints a horrid and inaccurate picture of African-Americans while masquerading its motives as complimentary.

So that’s it for our picks of the supposedly great movies that sucked. What are yours?

And for more movie fun, be sure to check out our 7 Great Horror Movies For People Who Hate Them.

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Speak Up and Save “In the Flesh” http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/speak-save-flesh/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/speak-save-flesh/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:30:53 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64817 The fascination about zombies and the zombiecalypse has been around for quite some time, and it has risen to new heights in recent months. TV shows like The Walking Dead has certainly added to the awareness and fan-mania.

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Then there are TV shows that are not your run-of-the-mill zombie flicks where you run from walkers, smash their heads in, or shoot them in the head.

There’s In the Flesh, a BBC Three production. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re missing out. The show is set in the UK, after the zombiecalypse. The story revolves around the life of Kieran Walker (a former zombie), his experience reintegrating into “normal” society, and his family and friends.

You’ll still a bit of zombie-killing, but In the Flesh delves deeper into human nature, society, mental issues, among many other relatable topics for today’s TV viewer.

The good news is that the TV show has had two seasons, so you can binge watch.

The bad news: the show is up for cancellation.

So, for those who are already fans of In the Flesh, you don’t need to be convinced to participate in the “Save In the Flesh” campaign. For those who haven’t watched it – go binge watch and you’ll soon be joining our ranks. You can buy from the BBC Shop or via iTunes.

How can you help save In the Flesh?

  1. Follow @saveintheflesh on Twitter.
  2. Tweet about the campaign. Use the hashtag #SaveInTheFlesh. Tag @BBCThree.
  3. Sign the petition on Change.org.

Mind you, BBC Three is not unaware of the Save In the Flesh campaign, so keep up the noise!

Have you seen In the Flesh? Do you think it deserves a third season?

More zombies:

A Field Guide to Zombies
Be Prepared for the Zombiecalypse with the Zombie Fortification Cabin
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Revive Your Game Boy Classic With hdmyboy http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/game-boy-classic-hd-hdmyboy/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/game-boy-classic-hd-hdmyboy/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:30:29 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64791 If you had a Game Boy Classic back in the late 80s or early 90s, it is likely that you will never feel the same way about any other gaming device. It’s not that the modern consoles and portable gaming devices today aren’t way, way better. It’s just that the Game Boy Classic evokes a different sense of affection.

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Maybe it’s just nostalgia, but wouldn’t you want to play with your Game Boy Classic in HD? Imagine all the fun that will give you!

Thanks to Zane Amiralis & Joshua de Haan from the Netherlands, you might just be able to dust off your old Game Boy and connect it to your HDTV without the images suffering. You’ll get full HD picture quality, rich color palettes, and even a NES controller!

They’re running a Kickstarter campaign for hdmyboy, which will do all these things and bring you back to your glory days of being the best in the Mario of old. Watch all the details in the video below.

The project has 24 days to go, and they need a lot of help to make hdmyboy a reality. If you have a Game Boy gathering dust, this is your chance! Click on the widget below to chip in.

You’ll want to see these as well:

YouTube Series Mario Warfare is a Must-Watch!
Game Boy Swimsuit
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Epic Sale Marvel and DC Comics at Barnes & Nobles! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/epic-sale-marvel-dc-comics-barnes-nobles/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/12/epic-sale-marvel-dc-comics-barnes-nobles/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:30:42 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64787 Comic Sales Epic Sale Marvel and DC Comics at Barnes & Nobles!
At least that’s how the bookstore is promoting their promo, which runs from till January 8, 2015.

Basic details: Buy 2 DC Comics™ and/or Marvel™ and get a 3rd one free.

While that may not seem too awesome a deal, if you want to beef up your Marvel and DC comics collection, this sale will save you a lot if you buy a lot. Considering that Barnes & Nobles has more than 4,000 titles in their collection, you probably would find a lot of titles to add to your own collection.

Now, don’t forget to read the fine print, which I’ll sum up for you.

  • Sale is valid at BN.com from October 28, 2014 at 12:01am to January 9, 2015 at 2:59am Eastern time
  • You can also visit stores from October 28, 2014 to January 8, 2015 close of business, while supplies last.
  • The caveat: not all titles qualify. See the list of Marvel and DC comics that qualify here.

Titles are available in epub format as well as paperback and hardcover.

More comics:

5 Supposedly Real Monsters that Should Be in Comic Books
The Cost of Being a Comic Fan
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The Order of X: X-Men in the Middle Ages [Concept Art] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/x-men-middle-ages-concept-art/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/x-men-middle-ages-concept-art/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:31:25 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64779 What if The X-Men existed in the Middle Ages? The possibilities are endless (and who says some of them weren’t around then anyway?), and if you ask artist Nate Hallinan, what you will get is The Order of X.

He created The Order of X, a collection of concept art depicting The X-Men as lords and ladies, complete with back stories.

Naturally, we start with the head honcho, Lord Charles Xavier – lord and founder of The Order of X.

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Next comes the most popular of the mutants, Wolve’rune – Loghand.

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More than the amazing concept art, the back stories are pretty interesting. It gives one insight to the creative mind of Nate Hallinan. Here’s a snippet of Loghand’s story:

Loghand is not just another grouchy dwarf, unlike other dwarves he has the ability to heal quickly. He earned his surname Wolve’rüne with his fierce temperament and his odd ability to return from battles unscathed. The name roughly translates from dwarvish as the ‘The Stone Wolf.’ Stone and earth being long lasting and enduring, while wolves being ferocious ill tempered beasts; thus the name Wolve’rüne.

Isn’t that worthy of another storyline?

And here are a couple more.

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If you’re just as impressed as I am, I suggest you visit The Order of X page to read about all the characters.

Want more X-Men?

10 X-Men Mashups That Will Make Your Day
Meet the Samurai X-Men
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Smart Earplugs Sound an Alarm Directly in your Ear (and doesn’t wake up your partner) http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/smart-earplugs-sound-alarm-directly-ear-doesnt-wake-partner/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/smart-earplugs-sound-alarm-directly-ear-doesnt-wake-partner/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:42:06 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64758 There are few things that seem worse than being woken up to the shrill blast of an alarm clock at 4:30AM, especially if it’s your significant other’s alarm clock and you don’t have to be up for another four hours.

Three engineers from San Diego have come up with a solution to this problem and launched “Hush, the World’s First Smart Earplugs.” They launched it on Kickstarter only a couple days ago and are already past 250% funding.

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The premise of Hush is simple: earplugs the block out all surrounding noise and wake you (and only you) up at a specific time, using a specific song. The timing is controlled by an iPhone or Android app. It can also play one of ten “soothing sounds” to aggressively block out background noise and help you fall asleep faster.

Hush is marketed specifically towards students, couples, and travelers – but it has gained traction from all sorts of people.

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It’s not just a regular earplug that plays music, either. It prides itself on its’ design, with memory foam, silicone padding, and angled design, end a curved exterior.

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The Kickstarter for Hush is running until December 23rd. If you want to contribute and order one of the first Hush’s, click here.

Win an OUYA Game Console With The Forevergeek Kickstarter Store

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16 Awesomely Tacky Thanksgiving Sweaters http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/16-awesomely-tacky-thanksgiving-sweaters/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/16-awesomely-tacky-thanksgiving-sweaters/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64711 Ugly Christmas sweaters are a hit during the holidays – mostly among hipsters and women over 40. Everyone loves a good old fashioned tacky Christmas sweater and, if they don’t love them, they love to make fun of them.

But what about tacky Thanksgiving sweaters? Those are much more rare. Just because they’re rare doesn’t mean they don’t exist at all, though.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite tacky and corny Thanksgiving sweaters, for your enjoyment.

1. Realistic Green Turkey Pullover

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Most ugly and tacky sweaters are awkwardly fit. This one actually looks rather comfortable. It’s tacky, but not in an obvious way.

If it was paired with jeans and boots, it could almost pass for “normal.”

2. King of all Tacky Turkey Sweaters

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While the first sweater looked plain and nearly “normal,” this one looks very home-made. It’s also incredibly awkward and tacky.

3. Boring but Funny Turkey Sweaters

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This plain sweater is one of the few on this list without any cartoons or pixels on it. Everyone knows how turkey can send you into a trance after you eat massive amounts of tryptophan.

4. Turkey Vest

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This is the epitome of tacky Thanksgiving vests. Just look at all these little turkeys. Aren’t they adorable?

5. “Why is everyone rubbing in the fact I’m still single” Sweater

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Now that I’m married, I haven’t heard any questions or concerns about my life choices. I’m still stuck at the “kids table,” though.

It’s too late to order this sweater if you want to wear it to Thanksgiving with the family (and ward off attempts to make you sit with all the other “children”), but you can always buy it here for next year.

6. Thanksgiving Dinner Tacky Sweater

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This is my first time seeing a full-out Thanksgiving dinner on a sweater. It’s so wonderfully tacky.

7. Sequined Turkey on a Black Sweater

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Sequined turkey sweaters are awesome. Next year you should check thrift stores before Thanksgiving so you can wear this little gem to dinner.

8. Colorful Green Thanksgiving Sweater

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This colorful piece is the epitome of tacky sweaters. It’s a wonderful mix of crazy shapes and contrary colors.

9. Thanksgiving Scene Sweater

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What would a tacky sweater be without a pilgrim scene?

10. New-age Chic Turkey Pullover

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If you don’t want an old fashioned tacky Thanksgiving sweater, you can always go for this chic neon turkey pullover. It’s not quite as classic as the other sweaters on this list, but it guaranteed to make a statement.

11. Tan Thanksgiving-Themed Sweater

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This tan sweater is perfect for grannies and old ladies. It goes great with most outfits.

12. Turkey Bowl Sweater

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Do you get the joke? It’s a sweater for the Turkey Bowl.

This one is more subtle, if you still want to make a statement and don’t want every member of your family to get it.

13. Green Vest

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This is a wonderfully tacky Thanksgiving sweater without a single turkey on it. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving sweater for people who happen to hate turkeys.

14. Turkey Harvest White Pullover

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This turkey patch sweater is adorable, right? It also looks very soft and comfortable.

15. Sequined Turkey

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This is just another sequined turkey sweater. I guess they are more popular than we all thought.

Bonus: 16 – Pets with Tacky Thanksgiving Sweaters

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If you don’t want to dress up in a tacky Thanksgiving sweater, you can always make your pets do it. Of course, they will probably hate you for it – but hopefully they will forget about it in the next couple days.

What about you? Did anyone in your family wear a ridiculously tacky Thanksgiving sweater for the holidays?

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Thanksgiving Turkey Donut, Anyone? http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-turkey-donut-weird-food/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-turkey-donut-weird-food/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64768 A Thanksgiving Turkey Donut doesn’t sound too weird, does it? After all, we see specially decorated donuts all over the place – like this.

It’s like a regular sweet donut that looks like a turkey. Perfect Thanksgiving dessert or snack, yes?

But what if you had a Thanksgiving turkey donut that had turkey meat in it?

It’s not that hard to believe, given all the different crazes we’ve seen in the past years. (Remember cronuts?)

So yes, there is such a thing as a Thanksgiving Turkey Donut, which is actually called “The Outreachus Turkey”.

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It’s a donut made by Corey Smale and Jason Bockman of “Strange Donuts“, a shop that sells, well, strange donuts such as “The Outreachus Turkey”.

The shop is based in St. Louis, so you might not get the chance to get a taste of this unusual Thanksgiving “treat”, but you can make your own, if you are so inclined. The owners and creators have shared the “simple” recipe:

  1. Start with a yeast-based, sweet potato donut.
  2. Inject it with a homemade cranberry, toasted walnut and pineapple jelly.
  3. Top it with sweet potato glaze, candied walnuts and smoked turkey.

Now how does that sound to you? It might just work as dessert for Thanksgiving dinner!

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More to be thankful for:

The Cthurkey Is the Only Thing You Need for Thanksgiving
5 Geeky (and simple) Thanksgiving Decorations!
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Who would Win in the Battle Batman vs Darth Vader? [Watch] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/win-battle-batman-vs-darth-vader-watch/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/win-battle-batman-vs-darth-vader-watch/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:01:20 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64755 Has anyone else wondered which of your favorite comic book, movie, or game characters would win, if they were ever pitted against each other? I know I’m not the only one who has thought about this. However, Marvel characters aside, most of my favorites aren’t suddenly going to appear in each others story-lines, just to duke it out.

If a grand battle was to take place, it would have to be fan-made.

The seven members of Super Power Beat Down have taken the theoretical “I wonder who would win in a battle between…” and pushed it to a whole new level, making a mini-series of superhero, villain, and comic book character battles.

According to their website, the premise of Super Power Beat Down is to “take two super powered legends and make them battle! Each new episode viewers will be able to vote to determine the winner.”

They are on episode 15 now. Each Episode is high quality, witty, and authentic.

In the next episode, they are showing Ryu vs Green Ranger, so make sure to head over to their site to vote.

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The Cthurkey Is the Only Thing You Need for Thanksgiving http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/cthurkey-thing-need-thanksgiving/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/cthurkey-thing-need-thanksgiving/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64740 When it comes to Thanksgiving, people are always looking for creatively delicious dishes to serve at the grand table. While most families will go for the traditional turkey, there are always those who go all out with the famous turducken, which defies all logic – or maybe, is the most logical thing on earth. (Read about the history of the turducken here.)

Last year, though, we saw something that blasts the turducken out of the water: the Cthurkey.

Old it may be, it is just awesomely weird – not to mention kinda gross-looking – that we can’t help but share it with you.

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The Cthurkey is the creation of Rusty Eulberg, a database administrator from Lubbock, Texas. In an interview, Rusty gives some info about the origins of this horrendous – but certainly unique – thing:

…wanted to do something unique for Christmas dinner with friends of ours. Jenny is a big fan of Cthulhu so we went and bought some crab legs and some octopus and bacon and cooked them all separate and slapped them together on a plate, and that was it. The next year I made a Cthicken; the same thing using squid instead of octopus and a chicken. (Source)

So, if you’re looking for some last minute inspiration for Thanksgiving, and you’re an H.P. Lovecraft fan, the Cthurkey is your best bet.

Here are more photos, which will either make you go wow or cringe.

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What’s the verdict? Would you take a bite?

More food!

10 Interesting Foods in Anime
The Inn at the Crossroads: Real Food from Game of Thrones
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