Stuff That Doesn’t Suck is a meme where I graciously share with you the things that I come across in a week that do not suck. This includes a variety of things from books to music to YouTube and even more. Feel free to join in on the comments or on your own blog.
It's been a busy last couple of weeks for me with starting graduate school. I'm going to try and keep everything running smoothly on Kentucky Geek Girl, but there may be a decrease in my presence over the next few weeks while I'm working on getting into the groove of everything. For now, though, let's take a look at some things that didn't suck this week!
Let's Play Video Series That Doesn't Suck
One of my favorite Internet people Jessica Mills is back with a new project called N00b Chronicles in which she, a self-professed n00b, plays through some awesome video games. I'm not much of a console gamer anymore so I really feel what she's going through as she plays through Bioshock. Episode 1 is out now with Episode 2 soon to come so be sure to check her website for more information about upcoming projects. I'll do a full post about the series, but I wanted to share some love for the N00b Chronicles in this week's STDS.
X-Men Concept Art That Doesn't Suck
This is a fantastic imagining of X-Men in a medieval fantasy setting. We always think of these mutants in a more contemporary or alternate futuristic setting, but it is really cool to hypothesize what it would it would be like for them nearly a millennium ago. Concept artist Nate Hallinan has adapted a handful of characters into what he calls The Order of X. From his website:
The Order of X is a group of ‘gifted’ individuals in the service of Lord Charles Xavier. The Order provides sanctuary and protection to individuals outcast by society due to their innate abnormalities. These people are often misidentified as monsters, demons, warlocks and witches. Only those who are accepting of the ‘gifted’ are welcome in the realm of Lord Xavier.Marvel has done something similar to this with Marvel 1602, a 2003 limited series by Neil Gaiman, which thrust our favorite characters into the Elizabethan era. As a student of history and lover of X-Men, I think that "The Order of X" is an idea that Marvel should run with.
Librarian Parody Video That Doesn't Suck
This is one of the best things I've seen on the Internet. This now viral video was the concept of a couple of private school employees who recruited the librarians of Francis W. Parker K-12 School in Lincoln Park, Chicago to create a "sweded" video of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage." The video is a nearly shot for shot remake of the original from 1994 and showcases how badass that librarians can be. With book thievery as the basis for the plot, these librarians hunt down the robbers and make them pay for their crimes. You're not going to be disappointed in this video at all.
Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator That Doesn't Suck
Benedict Cumberbatch has one of the most fantastic names on the planet. But we can't deny that there's a sense of confusion for many when they're trying to pronounce his name. It's become a running joke with my friends at Beaucoup Pop to come up with their own versions of his name, but now you won't have to worry about trying to be creative with this handy dandy "Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator!" It makes coming up with a name for Benny super simple and with hilarious results.
Tech Commercial Parody That Doesn't Suck
We're inundated with commercials about technology every day and like most commercials they have tropes which are followed. One of comedy website CollegeHumor's latest shorts pokes fun at these commercial stereotypes in a video called "Every Tech Commercial." There's definitely a lot of truth in the video, which plays upon the stereotypes that we see in commercials for products from Apple, Google, Amazon, and HP.
I'm all about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, y'all. I was late to read the series, but I was so glad that I did and I cannot wait for Catching Fire to be released in November. I've seen the trailer on the big screen a couple of times now and it looks so much better than The Hunger Games. I know that there's going to be a lot added to it since the books are told from Katniss' perspective, but even from the trailer it looks like that they're going to flesh out the story in the right way.
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