Back to the fun stuff. Have you considered buying handmade Legend of Zelda soap? There’s the Triforce symbol (it comes in small and large versions), the Heart Container (my personal favorite), or maybe you’d just like a handful of rupees. I know my daughter would LOVE it! They’re not that expensive either. .
You can download free wallpaper from The Wheel of Time series, featuring the ebook art for Winter’s Heart by Scott M. Fischer. I wish I could post a copy but I’d hate to get my virtual hands slapped for copyright infringement. That seems to be going around lately. Anyhoo, here’s the link. I think you just need to register for the Tor.com website, if you haven’t already.
I also found a new teaser trailer for the upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings game. As usual, they’ve thrown their own quirky brand of LEGO humor in. Cracks me up.
That’s it for now. I hope you all have a wonderful, marvelous, long Labor Day weekend. Cheers!
Happy Star Wars Day! Yes, another year has come and gone and already it’s May the 4th — Star Wars Day.
(I’d love to give proper credit for this picture, if only I knew who to credit.
If you do, please let me know.)
Of course, we could say Happy Avengers Day. One would think that’s the case with all the hoopla surrounding the new Avengers movie coming out in theaters today. But Avengers Day is actually May 19 so we’ll leave that for another day.
Now, on with my favorite links from this week.
If you know Star Wars, you probably know Firefly. But did you know that one particular enterprising person has started work on a Firefly Lego playset? Check it out. Serenity makes a great Lego ship.
Do you love stained glass? How about video game-inspired stained glass? DeviantART user Veggie-San creates stained glass art depicting amazing motifs like Halo Legendary Shields. You can order your own from the artist here. (Other patterns are also available, including more traditional patterns like crosses.)
Have you heard the latest news about the new Hobbit movie? It seems not everyone is excited about what they’ve seen so far, but Director Peter Jackson is defending his work, stating that filming at a faster rate of 48-frames-per-second yields a very different look. To his credit, that should be great for the 3-D format the movie is being created for. Here’s the whole story.
And now for the pièce de résistance. In honor of Star Wars day, here is The Jedi Hunter in all of its geeky goodness. This fun 8-minute video won the 2003 Audience Choice Award in the 2003 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards and is one of TIME magazine’s Top 10 Star Wars Fanfilms. Just think “a mash-up of Star Wars and The Crocodile Hunter” and you’ll pretty much get the idea. Click below and follow the now-Australian Boba Fett as he hunts down the deadly Jedi.
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend and May the Fourth be with You!
Friday, Friday, how I love thee oh Friday! (Sorry about that. Just feeling a little Shakespeare-ish this morning.) Anyway…it is indeed Friday and I’m looking forward to a family weekend. As is my common ritual, let’s kick it off with my favorite links post. What a great way to sum up all the fun stuff I found this week!
These have to be the coolest school lockers anywhere. What do you take when you paint two neighboring lockers blue? Why a Tardis, of course.
Freebie: Anne Elisabeth Stengl has written a charming fairytale series called Tales of Goldstone Wood. And now the ebook of Heartless, Book 1, is free for a limited time. Here’s a Barnes & Noble/Nook link and here’s one for Amazon/Kindle. (If you want more info, I reviewed Heartlesshere. Also, here’s an interview with the author.)
Giveaway: This one’s a biggie too. Tor is having a Memory of Light backpack sweepstakes. Fifteen winners will get a Memory of Light backpack, filled with the first books in four series: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, Lamentation by Ken Scholes, Imager by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Here’s the link. The deadline is April 23, 2012.
This was one of those mornings where I couldn’t find matching comfy socks, but I couldn’t let that stand in the way of celebrating Friday! Time to kick off the weekend with my favorite links from this week. Enjoy! (and may you find matching socks.)
Are you interested in superspeed travel? ET3.com has designed, in cooperation with unnamed parties in China, an Evacuated Tube Transport (ETT) system that would be able to take passengers from New York to Beijing in two hours.
Giveaway: Tor is offering to 5 lucky entrants a copy of Rebecca Cantrell‘s A Night of Long Knives. The deadline is April 20, 2012. (This murder mystery set in Nazi Germany is not SFF but looked interesting so here you go.)
To wrap it up, here’s a 2:29 minute video trailer previewing Rise of the Guardians. I saw that and I’m thinking something along the lines of Greek mythology, but I couldn’t be farther from the truth…or could I? Dreamworks is bringing us an adventure featuring our favorite childhood heroes like Santa, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy…you get the picture. I wasn’t too sure about this one until I saw the trailer. Now I’m thinking this looks like fun. Here you go:
We’ve been hearing a lot about The Wheel of Time lately (especially with the last volume in the series coming out last year) and Tor is offering new deal: For a limited time, you can download Book 1 of the YA version for 99 cents. Available for Nook, Kindle and iPad.
And last but not least, I have a video for you. Are you a fan of the game Portal 2? Here’s a full music video entitled This is Aperture, a remake of This is Halloween (by Danny Elfman) from The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you’re a Portal fan, I’m sure you’ll like it.
Now it’s your turn. Did I miss any good ones? Feel free to leave a comment below. I’d like to see what you found.