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Uncharted 4

 I've been so into Uncharted lately I made a whole bunch of Uncharted 4 icons.
Putting the links to my icon journal in case anybody wants to have a look.

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more info on the new trek series


On the same day CBS went on the defensive about the lack of diversity on its fall schedule, "Star Trek: Discovery" executive producer Bryan Fuller made clear that his new series will not have that problem.
Fuller announced Wednesday that the new show will feature a female lead character and honor the franchise's history of inclusion.

"'Star Trek' started with a wonderful expression of diversity in its cast. You had a Russian with a black woman and an Asian man amongst a Vulcan, which is a different kind of diversity," Fuller told reporters at a panel for the show at the Television Critics Association press tour. "We're absolutely continuing that tradition."
Fuller also said the new series will "absolutely" have a gay character.

read more here

and startrek.com has more details

spock documentary available for pre-order


last year i posted about lenard nimoy's son doing a spock documentary. it premiered at the tribeca film festival earlier this year and will be opening in theaters and VOD on Sept. 9, one day after the anniversary of the sep. 8, 1966 premiere of the first-ever star trek episode.
you can pre-order at the official site & there's a trailer for it too.

cross-posted to [community profile] startrek & my journal

trek novels are available for download


found via [tumblr.com profile] lovesthesmarty

Beginning right now, Star Trek fans can read one of more than 700 different books published in the universe of their favorite show, and then do the unthinkable: Read it on any device they want.

Peter David’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege” on the iPad? Check. “Star Trek: Distant Early Warning” in the Starfleet Corps of Engineers series from Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore on the Kindle? Check. Mel Gilden’s “Star Trek: The Starship Trap” on your laptop’s PDF reader? Check, check, and check.

Pocket Books and CBS Consumer Products is now offering many ebooks in its library free of digital rights management, or DRM. That means readers will have “unfettered access to their favorite Star Trek novels,” according to StarTrek.com.

more info here
you still have to buy them though. but most are under $3. it's almost enough to make me want to buy an e-reader or something.

SW: TFA inspired fashion


found via [tumblr.com profile] mathylibrarian

they are by her universe & hot topic is carrying it. and according to buzfeed geeky the pieces come in a range of sizes, from XS to 5X

MAC cosmetics to have trek-themed make-up


....for TOS' 50th anniversary.



MAC Cosmetics has announced a Star Trek-themed line celebrating the film and TV franchise’s 50th anniversary. And resistance, as they say, is futile.

Set to hit stores Sept. 1 and go online Aug. 25, the collection will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con as part of an exclusive one-day presale July 21 at the MAC Cosmetics store in the Gaslamp district.

“Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomenon whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries,” says MAC creative director James Gager of the beauty brand’s decision to launch the line. “For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate each of Star Trek’s powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.
read more about it here

trek sketches


if you've been in tumblr you may have seen this: [tumblr.com profile] startrek-365 where an artist is doing one trek sketch a day for TOS's 50th anniversary. other trek pops up now & then. you can even buy the originals!

this site explains it all.

the stress of one-a-day was too much so now there is [tumblr.com profile] startrekscribbles & this post explains what's going on.

stamps for star trek's 50th anniversary



i think i got this via [tumblr.com profile] breezybree
As part of next year’s celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of the original series of Star Trek, the United States Postal Service will be offering up four Trek themed postage stamps.

The USPS is known for honoring important moments and people in history on their stamps. It’s quite an honor to have one’s image emblazoned upon the official USPS stickies. In 2016, the USPS honors Star Trek in it’s 50th year with a set of four pretty cool looking stamps for you to decorate the corners of your envelopes.

see them here

the star wars tv show might still happen


a few year back i posted about ABC looking to do a live-action star wars series in the wake of disney buying lucasfilm. well it looks like some insiders are not closing the door on that yet.


I talked to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy over the weekend at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press junket, the full interview will hit the site later in the week. During my chat I learned that the company is still spending a lot of time looking, discussing and developing two of the most notorious left-over projects from the George Lucas era: the live-action Star Wars TV show Star Wars: Underworld and the Star Wars 1313 video game. Could either of these thought to have been abandoned projects find new light in the Disney era? Find out after the jump.


read more over here

calling star trek fic writers


Always wanted to tell your own Star Trek story about Kirk, Spock, Janeway, Picard, Uhura, Sisko, Major Kira, Archer, Tom Paris, Hoshi and/or the Borg, U.S.S. Enterprise, etc.? Well, your timing is coming, as Simon & Schuster, as part of its celebration of Star Trek's upcoming 50th anniversary, will bring back its popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest. The orignal Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was a yearly collection of Trek short stories published between 1998 and 2007, with the amateur writers' works chosen via an open submissions process. The new contest for 2106 will result in 10 grand prize winners who will have their stories published in the print and eBook formats as part of an all-new and official anthology from Simon & Schuster. Additionally, the two first prize winners will receive a free self-publishing package from Archway Publishing.

A deadline of January 15, 2016 has been set for submissions by U.S. residents only, and the winners will be announced on March 31, 2016, with the winning stories selected by a panel (to be named in the near future). And, to make the 2016 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds a fully fan-created package, fans will soon be asked to submit their artwork for cover consideration. Visit www.startrekbooks.com for additional details.

startrek.com has a short video

crossposted to [community profile] startrek  & my journal
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Humble Bundle Leading Ladies 2

Humble Weekly Bundle: Leading Ladies 2

I just thought this sale might be of interest, Humble Bundle is a organisation which raises money for a lot of charities, while allowing people to purchase games at a price that they are able to set. The charity their currently supporting with the Leading Ladies 2 bundle is Girls Make Games



Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. We're on a mission to reach 1 million girls by the year 2020. GMG is a project by San Jose based educational company, LearnDistrict.

Come be a part of GMG's National Demo Day Competition! Featuring inspiring pitches by 2015 finalists. Spots limited:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-make-games-national-demo-day-2015-tickets-17609742213


https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

lenard nimoy's son to do documentary about spock


Three months after the death of Leonard Nimoy, his son Adam Nimoy is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $600,000 for a documentary about his father titled For the Love of Spock, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto, who portrayed the Spock character in last two Star Trek films, will narrate the film. David Zappone, the owner and president of Paramount-based 455 Films, will produce.

read more & find the link to the project here
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Ao3 is recruiting for Tag Wranglers

Ao3 is currently looking for tag wranglers


The OTW’s looking for volunteers to create graphics for us & help tag wrangle at AO3. Click if that could be you, or help us by passing this on: http://bit.ly/1J2XPnf


Tag wranglers are the volunteers that work within the Archive to ensure that the varied forms of user-generated tags are sorted and filterable, without changing any of the specific tags the users choose, so that the archive users have an easier time finding the type of content they are looking for.

Tag Wrangling is looking for volunteers in quite a few different fandoms, such as a variety of Video Games, Music & Bands, Celebrities & RPF Anime & Manga and Other Media (any fandoms >40 works on those lists I linked) + there are some more fandoms linked on the tag wrangling volunteer page here: http://www.transformativeworks.org/tag-wrangling-volunteer

fanfic being stolen & sold


found via [personal profile] ivorygates

We’ve been getting pings and @’s all morning about ebooks-tree.com who seem to be scraping/taking stories off of AO3 and hosting them as PDFs and mobi downloads on their site; the site seems to be pulling from UrBookLibrary as well. They’re not reading your “do not copy/duplicate” notes on your AO3 fic; their bots are pulling things directly from AO3, without AO3′s authorization or assent. It looks like they are pulling from Wattpad too, again without authorization or assent.

While the Ebooks-Tree DMCA page seems to imply that you need a lawyer or other “authorized person” to submit a takedown notice, you don’t; you can do it yourself.


read more & what to do about it here.
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Humble Bundle

I just thought this sale might be of interest - since there's some really great games included with this Humble bundle - and proceeds go to some really great charities:

Humble Origin Bundle 2 - https://www.humblebundle.com/

An origin story where you're the superhero. Thanks to Electronic Arts and Origin forgoing profits from this bundle, all of the proceeds that would ordinarily go to them are instead going to charity. This means you can help out some amazing charities by simply buying games! Pay what you want for Dragon Age™: Origins, Peggle™, Dead Space™ 2, Command & Conquer™ Generals + Zero Hour, and Medal of Honor Allied Assault™ War Chest. Pay more than the average to get all of that plus Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare, Dragon Age™ II, Bejeweled™ 3, and Mass Effect™ 2.

Pay what you want. At retail, these games add up to $134, but here at Humble Bundle, you pay what you want!

Play on Origin. All of these games are available on Origin for Windows. Dragon Age 2 is also available on Origin for Mac. Select titles can be redeemed on both Origin and Steam. Pay $1 or more for access to Origin and Steam keys. Please check out the full system requirements here prior to purchasing. Origin games will be delivered as one packaged key. Steam games will be delivered individually.

Support charity. Choose where the money you pay us goes -- between three charitable causes (Girls Who Code, The V Foundation, and buildOn) via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what we do, you can leave us a Humble Tip too.

the raiders adaption documentary


some time ago i posted about some kids who did their own version of the radiers of the lost ark. now there's a documentary about their experience. it looks like something interesting to watch.


cross-posted to my journal

"power laces" shoe coming soon from nike



You've heard about how the "Back to the Future" trilogy travels to the year 2015, and you've read countless lists of what the movie got right and wrong about the future.

Now thanks to Nike, there will be one more thing that the movie series gets right. The famous Nike high-tops worn by Marty McFly/Michael J. Fox in "Back to the Future 2" will come to life in a 2015 release -- with the Power Laces.

read more about it here.

that's cool & all, but sometimes you need to adjust your laces either tighter or looser, depending on what's going on with your feet at any given moment.

a very geeky wedding


Kristin and Zachary make no effort to hide their love of all things nerdy, including each other. So when they decided to tie the knot, they were determined to let their geek flag fly.

And fly it does, like Harry Potter's Nimbus 2000 strapped to an X-Wing.

Let's start with the invitations. Eschewing the traditional lace and floral designs, the couple opted for old-school NES cartridge style invites, complete with Mystery box cards for RSVPs.


read more here (& follow link about the invite to see pictures)