Jul 23, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Geek

Clever Game of Thrones Mashups

Eric La Sorda (Imgur user timburtongameofthrones) is an illustrator who — you guessed it — imagines GoT characters in the style of, or as certain characters from pop culture. It seems that he started by drawing his favorite Westerosians à la Tim Burton, and eventually went on to mash them up with individuals from Family Guy, Scooby Doo, Warner Brothers cartoons, Disney, and even Pokémon. I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorites from his expansive collection. Be sure to check out his gallery for the full collection! Peter Stark: Lois Stark: Chris Snow and Brian:…
Jul 17, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Funny, Geek

Imaginary Book Covers for Harry Potter’s Middle-Aged Life

Last week, Harry Potter fans worldwide had a collective geekgasm when J.K. Rowling published a short story — in the form of a Daily Prophet article — about the famous wizard and his friends as adults in their mid-thirties. (Didn’t read the story? Take a look here — warning: registration required!) In honor of this momentous occasion (okay, maybe not for most people…but for us Potterheads it is!), Happy Place has created a collection of 7 imaginary book covers revealing Harry’s life as a middle-aged man. Some are quite humorous (adding Cho Chang as a Facebook friend — ha!), while …
Jun 23, 2014  •  In Books, Entertainment, Funny, Geek, Infographics, Personal, Sports

3 Flowcharts [Sleep, GoT, and World Cup Edition]

My head is a royal mess right now. Packing. Cleaning. Making sure the girls don’t kill each other. Laundry. My 15th rendition of “Do-Re-Mi” (C&A’s favorite song at the moment) today. More cleaning (because I can’t leave for a trip without cleaning first). In case you have more free time than me today, here are three flowcharts you may enjoy… This first flowchart/quiz, brought to you by Simmons, is titled “Is Your Sleep Personality Messing With You?”. And just as I expected, I am an “Plugged ‘In’somniac.” I know that I should cut down on screentime before bed, but it’s…
Jun 19, 2014  •  In Books, Entertainment, Geek, Infographics

“Why Did They Have to Die?”, Game of Thrones Edition [Infographic]

Although the most popular complaint against A Song of Ice and Fire series is the callous and unexpected ways in which George R.R. Martin kills off beloved characters (have you seen this?), my biggest complaint is that there are just too. Many. Damn. Characters. And as someone who is horrible with names — especially names that are difficult to pronounce (you should hear how I butcher some Westerosi names in my head) — you can bet that I have trouble keeping track of everyone. At least now, I have this handy infographic to help me keep track of the deceased.…