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oh god little Russell is even more adorable in real life.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:04 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Psylockes kinda doing an authentic Jim Lee pose there.
posted by Artw at 2:05 PM on December 4, 2009


Vader chest tattoo. How can she possibly not regret this already?
posted by smackfu at 2:07 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh hell yes.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:11 PM on December 4, 2009 [13 favorites]


Couple of those verge into NSFW. (The Up kid was cute as hell, though).
posted by jquinby at 2:15 PM on December 4, 2009


The relative positioning of the boys in this photo makes it abundantly clear that they're not into the ladies just yet.
posted by exogenous at 2:16 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]




Frightening, no other word.

And some of these kids are simply hipsters watered down.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:24 PM on December 4, 2009


Hipsters at Halloween.
posted by robotot at 2:26 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ixnay on the H-word.
posted by smackfu at 2:28 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


You would look real nice in a Psylocke costume

Aww, how sweet: "You would do her justice! You are thick enough for the job!!!"
posted by smackfu at 2:29 PM on December 4, 2009


There's a thin line between hipster and geek, and that line mostly has to do with whether you write fan fiction.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:30 PM on December 4, 2009 [12 favorites]


Holy shit, Donkeylips!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:33 PM on December 4, 2009


holy shit shut the fuck up about hipsters seriously i can't take anymore
posted by nathancaswell at 2:33 PM on December 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


All I'm saying is hipster hipster hipster hipster.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:41 PM on December 4, 2009 [5 favorites]


I love Legos, but probably not as much as this kid. It would be both awesome and sad if someone else actually built that.
posted by scrutiny at 2:43 PM on December 4, 2009


holy shit shut the fuck up about hipsters seriously i can't take anymore

You serious dude? Or is this one of those faux outrage ironic hipster comments?
posted by fire&wings at 2:43 PM on December 4, 2009 [8 favorites]


hipster
posted by scrutiny at 2:45 PM on December 4, 2009


"Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday and you're wearing your Boba Fett hat, does anyone ever say to you, 'Looks like someone has a case of the hipsters?'"

"No. No, man. Shit, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked wearin' something like that, man."
posted by The Card Cheat at 2:45 PM on December 4, 2009 [7 favorites]


You slide so good with bones so fair
You've got the universe reclining in your hair
'Cos you're my baby, yes you're my love
Oh girl I'm just a geekster for your love
posted by vronsky at 2:47 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh hell yes.

See also
posted by !Jim at 2:49 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was all prepared for this to make me angry, but instead it's just either adorable, sweet, or fun... thanks internet!
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 2:55 PM on December 4, 2009


You know who else was a hipster? Yeah, that's right.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:02 PM on December 4, 2009


I'm too afraid to click through and find a picture of myself in there.
posted by FunkyHelix at 3:07 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Aww, how sweet: "You would do her justice! You are thick enough for the job!!!"

To be fair, if you've seen the cosplayer in question (SFW, but beware if you search further), she would make a good Psylocke.
posted by mgrichmond at 3:12 PM on December 4, 2009


*coughipstercough*
posted by ShadePlant at 3:13 PM on December 4, 2009


All I'm saying is hipster hipster hipster hipster.

All AZ is saying is hipster hipster hipster, but all I am hearing is "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:18 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


"You know who else was a hipster? Yeah, that's right."

I think there's a big difference between the hipsters and actually being hip, just as there's a world of difference between hipster and geek. Bein' geeky is about doing stuff because you think it's fun or cool. There may be some irony involved, but it usually takes a distant backseat position to enjoying yourself.
posted by Kevin Street at 3:22 PM on December 4, 2009


I think there's a big difference between the hipsters and actually being hip

No such distinction in the original sense.

Main Entry: hip·ster
Pronunciation: \ˈhip-stər\
Function: noun
Etymology: 4hip
Date: 1940

: a person who is unusually aware of and interested in new and unconventional patterns (as in jazz or fashion)

But true, Don is a man of his time, not cutting edge.

Also: loved that chicks-with-stormtroopers video.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:28 PM on December 4, 2009


That GONK Droid was all kinds of awesome.

I could do less with the sex-ay cosplay though.
posted by P.o.B. at 3:29 PM on December 4, 2009


I think that most hipsters secretly genuinely enjoy what they're doing/wearing, but pretend to be doing it ironically because they are afraid of being rejected.

Geeks, on the other hand, tend to build up metaphorical callouses that make them seem sort of clueless to people who aren't geeks themselves.
posted by muddgirl at 3:30 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


But come on, Psylocke is a really cool character! She can focus the totality of her psychic whatever into a knife!
posted by Artw at 3:30 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's a thin line between hipster and geek, and that line mostly has to do with whether you write fan fiction.

What about hipster fan fiction?
posted by dhartung at 3:34 PM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Don is a man of his time, not cutting edge.

Good grief, Don is totally square (all the more because of his identity conflict). Midge and her pals, now.... Remember how uncomfortable he was at the poetry/music thing? And telling off the guy he figured Midge was in love with? "Neither will buying some Tokai wine and leaning up against a wall in Grand Central pretending you’re a vagrant." Now that's hipster.
posted by dhartung at 3:44 PM on December 4, 2009


Terrifying.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:50 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Sexy sexy daleks.
posted by Zack_Replica at 3:54 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


uncleozzy: Terrifying.

I love the response: "Abort anyway. You’re going to get lightning shooting out of your hoo-hah."
posted by Pronoiac at 3:55 PM on December 4, 2009


> What about hipster fan fiction?

That would require hipster fans.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 4:08 PM on December 4, 2009


Holy crap Alan Moore singing.
posted by delmoi at 4:09 PM on December 4, 2009


Zack_Replica: Wow, I know one of the women in that pic!

I did not know that about her.

She's going to cop a lot of stick when I see her next ;-)

No, I'm not telling which one…
posted by Pinback at 4:16 PM on December 4, 2009


Mathowie??
posted by ShawnString at 4:25 PM on December 4, 2009


True Stories of the 'Core Marvel Universe':
In the Core Marvel Universe, a man who got his powers from the wizard Merlin and fought vampires that were shot out of a cannon on the moon by Dracula (who came to earth in a magic pirate ship), has a twin sister who was kidnapped by an interdimensional television executive and later had her mind transferred to the body of a Japanese assassin who could make a knife out of psychic powers.
posted by Artw at 4:56 PM on December 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


Re In the Core Marvel Universe, a man who got his powers from the wizard Merlin and fought vampires that were shot out of a cannon on the moon by Dracula (who came to earth in a magic pirate ship), has a twin sister who was kidnapped by an interdimensional television executive and later had her mind transferred to the body of a Japanese assassin who could make a knife out of psychic powers.

What's your point?
posted by Tashtego at 5:52 PM on December 4, 2009


That Psylocke is awesome, obviously! Duh!
posted by Artw at 5:56 PM on December 4, 2009


That Psylocke is awesome, obviously! Duh!

And that pants are hard to draw, especially on women. Just look at Masamune Shirow's body of work. Machines: easy. Men: easy. Guns: easy. Cyberspace: easy. Pants on ladies: whoa!

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Boba Phat and Tusken Raider for the win!

Sometimes I just love humanity. These are our modern myths. And we will remake them.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:14 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


All I'm saying is hipster hipster hipster hipster

All I am saying is give hipsters a chance. Baby.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:20 PM on December 4, 2009


Worth it for "The Dark Knight Kills Christmas." Hell, the first 20 seconds made it worthwhile. The rest was just gravy.
posted by steef at 6:29 PM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Internet is the best thing that ever happened to geeks.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 7:12 PM on December 4, 2009


Look, Psylocke is a no-pants assassin, like Elektra. You want assassin with pants go get, I don't know, Black Widow or someone.
posted by Artw at 7:12 PM on December 4, 2009


Does a bodysuit count as pants?
posted by Fleebnork at 7:43 PM on December 4, 2009


Tough call. Masamune Shirow fought with that one for a while, and then decided to grease his women instead of pants OR bodysuit.

Eh. It's alllll good.
posted by sebastienbailard at 7:54 PM on December 4, 2009


ShawnString: Mathowie??
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. It's Zachary Quinto, who is Sylar of "Heroes" fame.

But admittedly when Heroes first came out, many an unoriginal MeFi wag couldn't resist making the comparison, implying that one was a doppleganger of the other (which one depending on the age of your userid, really)*.

* This abhorrent and slanderous practice came to an abrupt end when good-natured ol' 'Number 1' began merrily slicing open their skulls...
posted by hincandenza at 8:02 PM on December 4, 2009


This one reminds me exactly of my little brother, who for several years refused to sleep without a gigantic pile of Lego, Power Rangers, etc. in his bed.

Aw.
posted by naoko at 8:08 PM on December 4, 2009


Girl, I'm just a geekster for your love.
posted by jonp72 at 8:25 PM on December 4, 2009




Pinback: Mention to her that their costumes are just awesome, and who knew daleks had cheekbones?
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:01 PM on December 4, 2009


Linked to from The Dark Night Kills Christmas above; one joke, but it's a funny one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:31 PM on December 4, 2009


The droids that ... uh ... looking ... something .... uh ... yeah, go ahead, move along.
posted by Smedleyman at 10:42 PM on December 4, 2009


Sexy sexy daleks.

Ah! God Dammit! One of them looks like my sister! Do you know how that ruins things? They have plungers and one of them looks like my sister!

Du, haw!
posted by dirigibleman at 11:26 PM on December 4, 2009


I love the Core Marvel Universe link, though I felt letdown when I realized there wasn't new Nextwave.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:41 PM on December 4, 2009


Plungers ruin it for me, too, dirigibleman. You can photoshop it out, but you still know the plunger's there.
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:00 AM on December 5, 2009


This guy is still the coolest dad of all time.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:58 AM on December 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see a fight between the Fem Daleks and the Fem Troopers.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:29 AM on December 5, 2009


Elvira, la experiencia Boy Scout definitiva.

This is why I love the internet.

Also: hipster hipster hipster hipster!

Also, also: the word cosplay still freaks me out. So, in sum:

Love the internet.

For Metafilter: Hipster, hipster.

For LT: cosplay, cosplay, cosplay!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:03 AM on December 5, 2009


Nice change from the usual "look how these guys suck" aggregate sites we usually see. Just a little celebration of the way some geeks play.

As an aside, a cow-orker too issue with my use of the word "geek" and "nerd" when having a discussion about the local maker/crafter scene. He was surprised I was using such derogatory language toward a group I can't possibly be part of. It's like he was living in "The Breakfast Club."

Kids these days have no /history/.
posted by clvrmnky at 8:10 AM on December 5, 2009


From my point of view, "geek" & "wonk" are positive names; they just imply expertise. "Dork" too, but that just might be due to the local Dorkbot branch; I read it as "expertise but self-deprecating about how goofy the subject might be." "Nerd" might imply social ineptitude. "Dweeb" & "spaz" (obscure!) are negative, or at least they haven't been reappropriated yet, perhaps.

I'm a geek (comic book, computer, & others) and also a dork.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:23 PM on December 5, 2009


This guy is still the coolest dad of all time.

Ha! He even kinda looks like Captain Lou!
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 12:37 PM on December 5, 2009


Best pot-calling-kettle-black comment: "But they spelled 'wookiee' wrong :P"
posted by jimfl at 10:23 AM on December 6, 2009


Geeks, dorks and nerds: http://catandgirl.com/?p=1341
posted by clvrmnky at 12:22 PM on December 6, 2009


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