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Friday Finds – War Machine and The Hobbit

Happy Friday, all!  I’m getting back in the swing of things so got some posts down this week.  Not sure how many I’ll manage for next week, though, as I’m planning to fire up River City Ransom for OGT.  Might just nerd-snipe myself into oblivion there, love that game.  Anyway, this week’s posts:

And now, links I liked:

WAR MACHINE.  Sorry, it just feels like that should be all caps.

Amazingly cool illustrations for The Hobbit – as created by JRR Tolkien himself.  Part of a new book, The Art of the Hobbit.

Mt. Rainier’s long shadow – a beautiful picture, wallpaper worthy.

For your Halloween perusal:  Hard Candy is technically a glass.

Finally, I linked this earlier in the week, but it’s a ghost story for grown-ups who have experienced loss, by the author of Ender’s Game.

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Friday Finds – Psychic Benefits and the Silmarillion

Hey all, hope you had a good week.  I’ll be out of the loop a bit this weekend, though I might actually be able to do my fantasy football draft (wooo!).  Here are last week’s posts:

And now for the links:

A third TRON movie is in the works.  It’s unclear how sure this is at this point, but I very much enjoyed Legacy, so another movie would be welcome.

A great breakdown of the problems of scale for the Defiant in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and other properties.  Also a good illustration of why JMS never wanted to quote sizes and speeds for the ships in B5.

Nerdier shirts may not exist.  Not that you’d wear, anyway.

There’s a fascinating article at Grantland by author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, The Tipping Point) about the ‘psychic benefits’ of owning a sports team.  Touches on the Red Sox, Snyder’s Redskins, and the NBA lockout.  For Buffalonians, it can provide a bit of insight into the mind of Terry Pegula.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, in Lego form.  Wow.

Getting closer to blasting pirates with lasers.

Dork Tower on George Lucas.  I’m a bit ashamed I didn’t think of this.

Via Geeks of Doom, check out this hand-illuminated version of Tolkien’s Silmarillion.  There is a picture below, but click through to the second link to see more.  It’s stunning.