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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 4 Recap
Episode four of Game of Thrones' fifth season.
Talk Amongst Yourselves
Talk about stuff.
The art of drawing old JRPG worlds.
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Ask Dr Nerdlove
She's poly, and I'm confused.
While You Were Sleeping
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Talk Amongst Yourselves
Talk about things.
If you’ve ever been to an idol (virtual or real!) concert, you are familiar with Japanese nerd dancing. It’s called “otagei” (オタ芸) or “wotagei” (ヲタ芸), which is short for “otaku” (geek) and “gei” (芸), which can mean “performance” in Japanese. In short, it’s a bunch of geeks dancing!
Forget people acting like idiots on Twitter. That’s not scary. It’s stupid. What’s scary is just how pervasive — meta, even — Twitter has become.
Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognisable metaphors for the atomic bombings of WWII — and they’re also icons of Japanese pop culture. With a steady supply of Kaiju movies, giant monsters nestled themselves comfortably in video games, creating a huge library of monster mayhem-based titles. We have selected some of them, both niche and well-known, featuring battles with these towering beasts.
In late 2011, the Japanese city of Matsudo launched the first in a series of anime style posters, designed to appeal to young people and help stop crime. Since then, the character, who is named “Aya Matsumiya”, has appeared in several poster campaigns to help fight crime.
Andrea Petrachi is a sculptor. He doesn’t use clay or marble. Instead, he creates with broken toys and discarded electronics, from electric shavers and audio connectors to old doll heads and figurine parts. His work is a mishmash of plastic and metal, joined in their common bond: they’ve been tossed aside for trash.
A favourite otaku (geek) hobby in Japan is taking photos of toys. The pictures can make oh-so-cute miniature figurines look lifelike. But this trend isn’t only a Japanese thing. It’s also a Formula One racer thing — at least for one man. Via social media, Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso provides a look at Formula One that fans expect: fast cars, scenic locals, and killing time between races. He also shows a different side of the motorsport. A nerdier one.