I don’t know if you’ve had the chance to play Cards Against Humanity, but you need to. You can buy it online and avoid human contact all together. You do need actual friends to play and it’s an amazing way to learn terrible things about them.
With what started as a Kickstarter for a cookbook (that was funded in only 5 days!), they have added the bonus joy of Carbs Against Humanity.
“The free download has everything from The Only Thing Nikola Tesla Loved More Than Pigeons to Chris Hardwick’s Alternate Universe Evil Goatee to the Inconceivable! wonder of the Spanish Rice Inquisition.”
Food + Nerdy=Amazing. I can’t wait to print these out and give them a go. You should too and then report back with your most hilarious hand.
In honor of the “Maleficent” movie premiere this past weekend, I wanted to share an amazing project by Dan “the Monster Man” Reeder: Maleficent Dragon Trophy. It was a custom commission project which he sold for $2000.
Dan used paper mache to recreate the head of the Maleficent dragon head, and mounted it like a wall trophy – clever idea and goregous reproduction! Impressive attention to detail with glass eyes and LED lights to make it extra ominous.
Have you seen the new Maleficent movie yet?
Links of Interest:
Bubblegum Fusion Clothing has a pair of hand painted Chuck Taylor Converse that are…ahem…to die for! Unfortunately, you have to send the company a PM over their Facebook page in order to request a pair or even a price.
Even Tauntr has a fairly decent (but mass produced looking) pair of WD Chucks in their store, and they look to go for about $85 a pair.
Cut off one head and another two shall take its place.
Now if I could do this with mitts I would have a whole lot of mitts. Raverly user megaptra has designed and released a free pattern for Hydra mittens.
Color work mittens for the evil organization that just never dies.
It’s been a while since I shared one of my own geekcrafts, so in honor of Geek Pride Day, I thought I’d share this little beauty – a crochet representation of Starbuck’s mandala.
In the rebooted “Battlestar Galactica” TV series, the character Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck, paints various versions of the same mandala image throughout her life, her unconscious attempts to recreate the “Eye of Jupiter” (depicted in the above left image, from the second season episode, “Valley of Darkness”). I was immediately drawn to these abstract paintings with their bold colors and strokes, and thought it might be fun to recreate in crochet form (as I’m not much of a painter). When I found Marinke Slump’s Crochet Mandala pattern, I knew immediately how to put it to good use. The pattern was quick to work up and I completed it in a weekend. I stitched it onto a light blue canvas for hanging on the wall.
Interesting geek trivia: the mandala on the wall in Starbuck’s apartment was actually painted by Starbuck herself, actress Katee Sackhoff, according to the Battlestar wiki.
We previously featured a Starbuck’s mandala knitted hat project here on GeekCrafts, and I’ve also seen a quilt that incorporates the image. Have you seen any other mandala geekcrafts floating around the Internets? I’d love to try out some more!
Links of Interest:
Anderlance of British Columbia, Canada posted this crocheted blanket on Crafster, that she made on the guys from “The Big Bang Theory.”
She made it from Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and single crochets, and its big enough for a king sized bed! Anderlance hasn’t said if she’d be willing to post her pattern yet for the rest of the crafty world.