This music video caught my eye this morning. It’s set in the streets of a crowded Indian city, but it unfolds as a sci-fi story in the vein of Æon Flux or Ultraviolet.
Archive for Media
- Emma Frost cosplay
- Fantasy Avengers, Rockabilly Batman, Steampunk Spider-Man… all invented by illustrator Dennis Medri
- Olly Moss envisions what Benjamin Franklin’s take on Voltron might have been.
- Samus Aran cosplay with Zero Suit
- Time and Relative Dimension in Minecraft
- Is Juliet Starling this generation’s Slayer? No, but the article makes the case.
- 8-Bit Gary Oldman
- Sweets: Ark of the Covenant Cake
- Iconic Images Recreated With Star Wars Mini-Figures
- Millennium Falcon Wedding Cake
- Reagan Riding a Velociraptor
- Rule 63 Thor cosplay
- A set of three Lord of the Rings commissions by Katie Cook. Now someone commission her to illustrate the entire series. Seriously.
- TARDIS Cake
“This documentary is a humble exploration of the world of print, as it scratches the surface of its future. It is built upon interviews with individuals who are active in the Toronto print community and question whether or not they expect to see the disappearance of the physical book within our lifetime. The act of reading a “tangible tome” has devolved from being a popular and common pastime to one that no longer is. I hope for the film to stir thought and elicit discussion about the immersive reading experience and the lost craft of the book arts, from the people who are still passionate about reading on paper.”
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- Amazing Harry Potter Hedwig Cake
- Boba Fett Shogun Armor
- Doctor Who Quilt
- Harry Potter Quote Tattoos (Part 2)
- Jed Henry is back with still more (Previously) classic video game characters portrayed as samurai!
- Star Trek / WALL-E Mash-Up features a very bloated crew floating about in chairs.
- Steampunk Cupcake
Book: Ready Player One: A Novel
Author: Ernest Cline
Genre: Young Adult / Cyberpunk
Release: August 16, 2011
Length: 384 pages (Hardcover)
Book Rating: B (88.3 / 100)
Ready Player One reads like a novelization of Tron or a Young Adult version of Snow Crash. It’s definitely a must-read for fans of video games and the cyberpunk genre and a fantastically nostalgic walk down memory lane for geeks who grew up during the arcade-craze of the eighties. Everyone else should approach this book with caution, though. While the overwhelming multitude of pop-culture references makes Ready Player One a very fun read, they do very little to prop up the story’s thin plot, one-dimensional characters, and simplistic conflict.
This will never be a mainstream hit, but, chances are, if you’re browsing this blog, this book is for you.
Pros: Chocked full of trivia and pop-culture references. Extremely geeky.
Cons: The puzzles of the plot are Dan Brown-simple. Shallow character development. Saccharine sweet ending.
Audio Fiction and Podcasts
- Listen to “Illimitable Dominion” by Kim Newman at Tales to Terrify.
- Listen to “Malak” by Peter Watts at StarShipSofa.
- Listen to “Volume out of Print” by Jim Cort at Cthulhupodcast.
- Listen to “We Never Talk About My Brother” by Peter S. Beagle at PodCastle.
- Listen to “The White Dog” by Fyodor Sologub at Pseudopod.
- Listen to “The Wrong Camera” by Catherine Ford at Peculiar Occurrences.
Comics and Graphic Novels
- 3D Illusory Sketches by Nagai Hideyuki
- Eye of Sauron Cake
- A History of Manga
- Nathan Fillion as you’ve never seen him
- Surviving the World on the Catwoman cover
- News: DC Comics Partners With Barnes & Noble For Nook Releases [Direct]
- 10 Comics Characters Who Debuted Outside Comics
- The Many Origins of Spider-Man: A History