Humpday Links for May 30

May comes to an end and we slide into June, just in time for the weekend.  Have some links to get you through, and then get ready for summer!

– If you’re like me and you spend a lot of time contemplating the coming zombie apocalypse, you might want to check out these homes.

Jonathan Coulton has a new song, Redshirt, the theme for the upcoming John Scalzi novel of the same name.

– This is a touching little tale of how R2D2 allowed a dad deployed overseas to still have dinner with his family.

– I have to believe this 10-year-old is being raised up right.

– I happen to think the character of Hawkeye makes total sense in the Avengers universe.  But the Avengers don’t seem to agree.

– So apparently there are some things they won’t let you talk about at TED. So…what’s the point of TED, then?

– Are you someone who loves supporting RPG projects on Kickstarter?  Hate hunting for them?  This site has your back.

– If Heroclix is your bag, then you need to get some HeroSnapZ.  I think @Doctor_Teeth might get a Christmas surprise…unless he reads this blog.

– If you are in the market for a tattoo, you’re tattoo artist has some helpful tips.

– Maybe we don’t want the Singularity, if lawyers/corporations will be involved.

– This Joan of Arc armour is made from bicycle tubes and cardboard.  I know, right!?

– Have you ever thought, “Man, I wish John Hughes and George Lucas had made a movie together.”  If you did, it might look a lot like Hughes the Force.  If not, what is wrong with you!?

– Ever wondered why the Doctor’s companions are generally young, attractive females?  Steven Moffat has your answer.

– Why just have tea, when you can have EPIC TEA!

Want to turn your living room into the bridge of a starship?  If you answer no, good day sir.  I SAID GOOD DAY!

– And finally, This a great treat from the Nerdist Channel: an interview with Leonard Nimoy.

Have anything you want to share from the web?  Drop it in the comments below.

Humpday Links for October 5

Fall is here in the Great Metropolitan Republic of Edmonton, and it has brought us all the grey skies and rain.  So I feel it incumbent upon me to provide you with a particularly entertaining and distracting series of links this week.  I think I have done so, but only you, my tens of readers, can act as final arbiter to my success.  Without further delay, enter my link parlour:

– Have you heard Adam WarRock rap about Firefly yet? Here, let me help you

– It may come as no surprise that I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan, and would step over your Gran to live in Discworld.  Okay, maybe that second part would.  In any case, I am going to be all over this Discworld boardgame; to my circle of gaming friends, expect to play it A LOT!

– While Gary Gygax gets a lot of well-deserved kudos for D&D, it is important to remember Dave Arneson’s contribution, as Geekdad correctly reminds us.

– This one is for the Portal fans out there…so pretty much all of you, in one way or another.  I give you Aperture: A Triumph of Science.  Cake will be served afterwards in the lobby.

– If you are considering taking part in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is often rendered on protective amulets, Terrible Minds has some things you should know.

– Want to see something charming and geeky?  Look no further

– If you are like me, ten seconds after getting on Twitter you were looking for a way to play an RPG with it.  Lucky for both of us, there is Tweet RPG!

– My love for Geek TV is well documented by both myself and my therapist.  Here is my latest web series crush: Standard Action.

– Okay, don’t tell Standard Action because it’d be devastated, but I’m also crushing on Metagame.  Hey, the geek wants what the geek wants!

– Want to learn how to make snazzy digital maps for your RPG?  A Walk in the Dark will help you do just that!

– It seems contract disputes could put and end to The Simpsons and Dexter.  Well, they’ve had a good life…

– If you thought forum or comment trolls were bad, may I present to you an example of a patent troll.

Want a sneak peak at the coming season of Walking Dead?

– Felicia Day would like you to watch the trailer for Dragon Age: Redemption. Given how bad-ass she looks in it, I would comply.

– I’m hoping he will reconsider, but I can certainly understand: Leonard Nimoy has bid farewell to the convention circuit.  Live Long and Prosper.

– And finally, I will leave you with a little tech perspective: computer memory then and now.  For the record, 1980 is when I started playing D&D.  I was ten.  Yes, I am old.

And that is all the linkage for this week’s humpday.  As always, if you have any links to share just place them in the comments below. One per comment, though, or else my spam filter will eat you.  Cheery-pip!