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The latest addition to the Archie McPhee Library is an awesome series of books called Star Wars Epic Yarns by twin brothers Jack and Holman Wang of Cozy Classics. As the delightfully punny title implies, the brothers used their geektastic needle felting skills to recreate iconic scenes the original Star Wars trilogy, starting with Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope, followed by Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back, and finishing with Star Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi.

Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That’s because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed.

When they aren’t working on needle felting projects Jack Wang works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College and Holman Wang, a former teacher, is an artist and author. Visit the Cozy Classics website to check out more of the brothers’ delightful needle felted projects.

[Images via Faith is Torment]

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Out of everything in our shop… these are probably my favourite, they look so amazing IRL!

Super Smash Bros. Pixel Art Pins! $1 each. Check them out HERE!

Don’t want the full set? We also offer a Mix & Match set so you can buy only the pins you want… mix & match any buttons from our shop! 

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Redditor IQuoteWhatILaughAt recently shared these photos of terrifyingly awesome Cthulhu pie that her friend made. Do not look into its blackberry eyes, for it will devour your sanity and then your soul before you can savor its sweetness. And be sure to make the Elder Sign before carving out a slice.

Want to learn how to make your own madness-inducing Cthulhu Pie? Click here for a tutorial video.

Cthulhu fhgtagn.

[via Bored Panda and Reddit]

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Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds is basking in the glow of a 7-year-old Star Wars fan and aspiring Jedi Knight named Colin Gilpatric, who found himself with a tremendous dilemma. When he grows up he wants nothing more than to be a fully fledged Jedi, but more than that, he wants to be a married Jedi raising his own family of young Padawans.

There’s just one problem. According to Star Wars canon, Jedi are forbidden to marry because such personal attachments can be fraught with danger and lead Jedi to the Dark Side. But Colin wasn’t having it and decided to go to the source to solve this problem. He wrote a letter to George Lucas asking the creator of Star Wars to change this solemn rule so that he may fulfill his dreams without losing himself to the Dark Side and becoming a Sith.

Lucasfilm replied to Colin’s entreaty, providing him with some sage guidance and a pretty awesome pile of Star Wars swag to boot. The Force is strong with Colin and he and his dreams are going to be just fine.

Click here to watch a video of Colin receiving his package from LucasFilm and getting the good news.

[via the always awesome Rusty Blazenhoff of Blazenfluff]

Who’s going to Star Wars Celebration this month?! #starwars #swc #starwarscelebration #celebration #anaheim #california #lucas #r2d2 #droid #disney #darthvader #hansolo #chewbacca #bobafett #leia #luke #c3po #spandex #apparel #geekery #cosplay #nmj #nicolemariejean

These enemies come in two varieties: small, largely-defenseless shrooms and enormous brutes. The little ones can attack, but will almost always fall flat on their faces instead, leaving them completely vulnerable. The large mushroom men deal tremendous damage with their slow wind-up punches, and can guard crush the player quite easily.


(Dark Souls mushroom wallet, starting at $84, 6DiamondInTheRough9 on Etsy)

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Redditor bruck7 works at a creative agency and was feeling bored by his drab office walls, so he and his coworkers turned their workspace into a temporary gallery of geekery with these awesome pixelated superhero mosaic portraits made of Post-it notes.

bruck7 mapped out all the images using Photoshop first, including mockups of how they’d look on the office walls, and then he and his coworkers set to work assembling the post-it mosaics. (Here’s a time-lapse video of the process) He made sure to use “super sticky” Post-it notes to help the superheroes stay up as long as possible. But in six months the team is moving to a new office, which means they’ll soon have a whole new space to decorate.

Click here to view a complete step-by-step photo gallery.

[via Nerd Approved]

The final episode of Marvel’s Captain America spinoff Agent Carter airs tonight, and statistically, you’re probably not going to be watching it. Not a lot of people have been: despite a significant Marvel PR push, Agent Carter kind of flew in under the radar. I’ve been talking to my hardcore Marvel nerds I know, the history buffs who can tell you where and when and how the Howling Commandos made their debut, the die-hards who gritted their teeth and held on until Agents of SHIELD got good; and half of them never even bothered with the pilot.


And that is a goddamn shame, because Agent Carter is superlative television. It’s the type of period spy piece genre fans live for: clever gadgets and brutal fights, double-crosses and the kind of costumes and dialogue that tell you everyone involved really did their research. It’s accessible even if you’ve never cracked a comic in your life and skipped all the Marvel movies and Agents of SHIELD (though it’s full of easter eggs for the rest of us). Agent Carter is smart and funny and tense and heartbreaking, expertly directed and beautifully shot, and the casting is pitch-perfect, and I love it all: the knock-out spy lipstick, and the mad science, and the grappling on top of cars, and the occasional and unexpected moments of slapstick. I love Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) and Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and Angie the waitress (Lyndsy Fonseca), and the shy small-town girl who turns out to be something else entirely. Hell, I even love the crunchy vets at the Strategic Scientific Reserve — SHIELD’s precursor agency — who call Peggy “sweetheart” and relegate her to taking lunch orders and filing reports.


If all of that were all Agent Carter brought to the table, it would still be more than enough. But it’s so much more. Agent Carter is a quiet revolution, and throughout all of those fights and heists and car chases, it is quietly and continually subverting what it means for a woman to be an action hero.

I wrote about gender and genre subversion in Agent Carter over at Playboy. Click through for the rest, and then please for the love of god go watch Agent Carter, because it is amazing.