Humpday Links for November 30

Posting has been giving me issues here on the blog lately, but some conversations with the helpdesk seem to have sorted out the issue.  Rather than slam you with three posts today, though, I’m just going to go ahead with my regular schedule of links.  I’ll post what would have been Monday and Tuesday on, well, Monday and Tuesday.

Enough blathering; to the links!

– If you live here in Edmonton and you love Terry Pratchett, then you need to make your way to Walterdale Theatre to catch The Wyrd Sisters.  Opening tonight and running through until next Saturday, this Stephen Briggs adaptation of one of Pratchett’s best works is going to amuse.  And even if you aren’t a Pratchett fan, this is a darn good place to start!

– Ever gone to a museum and seen a particularly cool model or maquette?  Chances are real good that White Room Artifacts built it.

– Thanks to Cracked.com, here are 6 baffling sci-fi tech flaws.  The one about AT-ATs I realized the first time I saw The Empire Strikes Back.

– If you are a gamer heading down to join one of the Occupy events, here is your sign

– Another one for the gamers; RPG Geek is running two holiday-themed contests, one for adventure writers and one for artists.  And if you are both, well, get to work!

– Joseph Devon has some very specific reasons why he hates George Lucas.  While I think “hate” is a bit strong, I did find myself nodding in agreement a few times…

– like moths to a flame, the Large Hadron Collider is already attracting the time-travellers

– I Tweeted this earlier because it was too great not to share right away, but in case you missed I present: The Sith Who Stole Christmas! (still better than Eps. 1-3)

– Yes, I know, not really sci-fi related.  But with all the flack some members of the police force are heaping on their profession, it is good to be reminded policing is worthy of our respect.

– This link if for anyone looking to craft a monster.  You know, as we all do from time to time…

– And here is new geek site Hypable, reminding us that Geek is Chic.  Well, yeah.

Geek girls are on the rise.  Yes, we knew that, but now there is a smidge of math to back it up.

– And finally, in the spirit of Christmas I give you all the Star Trek ornaments!  Well, not give, really.  Taunt with?  Whatever, enjoy!

Humpday Links for September 21

Good morrow, fair gentles!  Wednesday has arrived, and we needs must get through it to enjoy the slide into the weekend.  Please partake of these links which, if not enjoyable, should at least fill a few long minutes of the day:

– Let us start with some crazy!  According to this gentleman, when Lucas messes with the Star Wars movies he is not just upsetting fans, he is thwarting the will of extra-terrestrial visitors!

– From crazy we go to awesome, and read a letter from a gamer to his as-yet-to-be-born daughter.  My favourite quote? “If at age 30 you are little more than the currency that fools have paid you, spend yourself.” I actually fist-pumped.

– Speaking of fist-pumps: Brian Patterson over at D20Monkey has a new shirt inspired by the latest news surrounding Monte Cook and WotC.  Pre-order now, and get your Sharpie ready to check a box…

– Like Wil Wheaton?  Love animals?  Then follow this link and donate to help Wil and Anne Wheaton raise funds for the Pasadena Humane Society.  And then maybe donate time/money to your local humane society.  Just saying…

– This is geeky, inasmuch as it helps stave off the global food apocalypse.  Eat Local First is a site I discovered through a friend, that provides groceries grown/produced right here in Alberta.  And I’m sure if you nosed around you could find one in your area.

– Ever wonder what exactly goes into fantasy and sci-fi editing?  Here is an interview with Ellen Datlow, esteemed SF editor, that should answer some of those burning questions.

– Though I haven’t discussed it with my Thursday night gaming group yet, I think the idea behind Play a New RPG Month is a good one.  I’m going to give it a whirl, and you should too!

– Another gaming nerd event, this time proposed by The Escapist: Read an RPG Book in Public Week. Or RARPGBIPW, as it is lovingly known.  It’s almost Welsh…

– For those tens of you that, like me, are huge Babylon 5 fans, Pat Tallman’s new book will be of some interest…

Steve Jackson Games is running a new contest; seems they have a game coming out in 2012 and they need help naming it.  To help you along, “Kiss My Buttress!” has already been submitted.

– For those that can’t wait until Christmas to unwrap their Doctor Who news, here are some Christmas episode updates from Bleeding Cool.

– Continuing the Whovering, this has made the rounds a lot lately, but is really damn cool so listen to it again!

– And finally: This ought to shut up every loud mouth who ever said you were wasting your time playing video games (that’s right Mom, I called you a loud mouth. What are you gonna-ow!  Not the ear, ow ow ow!)

Enjoy your Wednesday, and join me tomorrow for something far more serious…though probably not.  As always, share your comments below!