Making 8- and 16-bit video characters out of plastic beads: the best afternoon EVER.
Falcone has a new comic forthcoming, called Clique Refresh, and it’s “a love letter to internet friends and what it means to feel most at home online.”
Seriously. The geeks of the interwebs were on point with the video content this week. Includes a feminist analysis of Adventure Time, Bill Nye explaining asteroid disasters and some rad footage of plants growing (which is, it should be noted, more exciting than it sounds).
The show began airing in 1963, with a hiatus and then a reboot in 2005. All in all, 11 actors have played the alien of everyone’s dreams. Every single one of those 11 actors has been a white man. (Also, as River Song says, spoilers).
You, too, can put together your own bead sprites in the shape of 1-up mushrooms, Pokémon and the TARDIS. Gather up your geeks and go.
Laura’s Team Pick: What if xkcd got just a little nerdier?
As an unsuspecting proto-queer I loved the X-Files something fierce. I watched it loyally through nine seasons of sci-fi glory, and I’ve been branded ever since.