June 15, 2011

The Magic School Bus in the 21st Century…

Filed under: Comics — liberrydwarf @ 6:56 pm

Just a short post with a webcomic I laughed so hard at that fizzy drink came out my nose. Just picked up a new parenting trick…



March 30, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, Librarian, movies, Nerds, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:18 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Doctor Who


10 Reasons why Gandalf is a terrible wizard (hey, totally not saying I agree or not, this isn’t my list. Just bringing it to you.)

Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” set to become a movie (and about time too!)


This is horrible. Just horrible. Is this really what real people think  about librarians? If I was still working I’d be doing jeans and heavy metal t-shirts for a month to try and tip the balance…

10 Megalomaniacs Who Should Rule You (And Why)

Results from the Oxfordshire World Poohsticks Competition (I can’t even begin to say how sweet it is they actually hold this…)

March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, games, movies, music, Science, Words/Language — liberrydwarf @ 5:44 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Time magazine’s list of the 25 Best Movie Soundtracks.

“Journey to the West” (AKA “Monkey”) being adapted for new movie. Extra win – by Neil Gaiman!


English people are super-gullible and think science fiction is real… (You can also take a cut-down version of their survey for yourself)

The BobCats (or why it’s best cats don’t have careers…)

February 23, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Comics, Just Plain Weird, Kittens, Librarian, movies, Trivia, TV, video, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 6:03 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


If Star Wars had been a Western, and there had been action figures made, they’d probably have been something like this…

Ten trivia fact things you didn’t know about “The Empire Strikes Back”


One throwaway comment later, and we’re all helping Nathan Fillion raise money to buy Firefly and get it back on the air


I believe I’ve said it before – librarians are totally uncool. Daggy-in-a-cute-way, but uncool.

Cat Superhero

I have NO idea what is going on here. It is, however, adorable.

February 14, 2011

Meme Monday: Superhero Meme

Filed under: Comics, Memes, movies, TV — liberrydwarf @ 11:39 am

Taken from kalafudra.
And like her, these are my personal favourites, rather than who I think would win a fight. Because I am not nerd enough for the latter challenge, not by half.

With the caveat – most of my superhero experience would be from TV or Movie incarnations of said heroes, never went in for print comics much

Male Against Male

1. Conan or Superman?
Superman. Purely by exposure. Though once Jason Momoa’s Conan comes out I may be a changed woman. (Or at least a very drooly one.)

2. Spiderman or Silver Surfer?
Cartoon version Silver Surfer. Not from the Fantastic 4 movie. The live-action movies were not as cool as the cartoons ever were, and the second movie particularly so.

3. Captain America or Batman?
Batman. Don’t think I’ve ever come across Captain America before.

4. Wolverine or Cyclops?
Wolverine. I’m nothing if not a patriot. Please pass this message on to Hugh Jackman so he can send his (preferably shirtless) thanks.

5. Daredevil or The Phantom?
Ugh – hard work. Awful Ben Affleck or Awful Billy Zane? It’s like picking a dish off an offal menu when you can’t stand offal but you have to eat something… I’m going to go Phantom, because I’ve probably seen that movie once more than Daredevil.

6. Hellboy or Hulk?
Hellboy. The Hulk has just had too many incarnations recently, spoils it a bit.

7. The Flash or Green Lantern?
Haven’t really had much experience of either…

8. The Punisher or Blade?
Blade – guilty pleasure. Even Blade III *hangs head in shame*

9. Zorro or Thor?
Zorro. 100%. There’s something physiologically wrong with anyone who could pass on Banderas…

10. Blade or Spawn?
Blade again. They should probably have had someone else unique here?

Female Against Female

1. Batgirl or Supergirl?
Batgirl. I mean come on, she’s a librarian. Who else was I going to pick?

2. Elektra or Catwoman?
Catwoman. I was always Catwoman when I played Batman with my friends in grade 1. Happy memories.

3. Wonder Woman or Phoenix?
Wonder Woman – never heard of Phoenix

4. She-Hulk or She-Ra?
*sings* She-Ra! Princess of Power! (Admittedly, I wasn’t aware there even was a She-Hulk…)

5. Ultra-Violet or Wildstorm?
I’ve never heard of either of these superheroes…

6. Wonder Woman or Elektra?
Again, hard choice. Megan Fox (who I can’t stand) in a role I haven’t seen, or Jennifer Garner (who I love) in a terrible role? I’m going Elektra purely out of Garner loyalty, and I’ll just have to cringe later…

7. Leeloo or Buffy?
Why are these two even paired together – they’re absolutely nothing alike for comparison! I’m going with Leeloo, because unlike Buffy she never did anything that remotely annoyed me, and Buffy was on the odd occasion maddening as hell.

8. Queen of Swords or Xena?
Xena by default, as I have no idea who the Queen of Swords is.

9. Red Sonja or Nikita?
I assume Nikita = La Femme Nikita? I’ve never heard of Red Sonja before…

10. Storm or Wonder Woman?
Storm. And cartoon Storm, rather than Halle Berry Storm.

Female Against Male

1. Buffy or Blade?
I think Blade. Wesley Snipes’ one-liners are just too priceless to pass up.

2. She-Hulk or Hellboy?
Hellboy – but again, by default.

3. Red Sonja or Conan?
Conan – default again.

4. Supergirl or Superman?
Superman. Supergirl was kind of lame…

5. Xena or Spiderman?
Xena. I love the cheesiness…

6. UltraViolet or The Punisher?
Haven’t really come across either one…

7. Queen of Swords or Zorro?
Zorro – by default, true. But also because he’s awesome 🙂

8. Catwoman or Cyclops?
Catwoman. Cyclops is a whiny girl…

9. Nikita or Batman?
Batman. Batman would win pretty much any competition hands down though.

10. Phoenix or Silver Surfer?
Silver Surfer, by default.

December 29, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Animals, Comics, movies, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 4:45 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


The 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2010

Who’s going to play Roland in the movie version of Stephen King’s Dark Tower books? (Warning – there’s no actual answer in here, folks…)


It’s not Christmas without fan baking dedications. This year, it’s “Serenity” in Gingerbread


11 superheroes every woman wants to date, and reasons why it’s best you don’t…


How Julian Assange is a Real-Life Bond Villain

November 24, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Children, Comics, family, movies, music, TV, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 2:53 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Daniel Day Lewis + Steven Spielberg = Abraham Lincoln. Ohhhhh yeah!

The 10 Nerd Movies Most Superior To Their Books


Six plot staples of Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV. Aah, can’t beat a classic, can you?


Had never come across this band before, but their music video made me smile…


Herge-Lovecraft Mashup (AKA “Tintin and the Tentacles”!)

A colleague set me onto STFU Parents, where bloggers showcase some really REALLY awful Facebook updates from oversharing parents. “Don’t ever be like this”, she pleaded. I will endeavour not to. At least now I have a benchmark.

September 1, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, Comics, games, movies, music — liberrydwarf @ 12:13 pm

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


The Poohing – for those who can’t decide whether they like AA Milne or Stephen King better…

Celebrity Celebrity lookalikes


10 Facts About Books You Won’t Read in a Book About Books


According to a new documentary, Paul McCartney really is dead. Goo Goo g’Choo…


Five Life Philosophies We Learned from the Sims

Why gamers just don’t get Scott Pilgrim vs the World

August 18, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Links

Filed under: Books, Comics, Just Plain Weird, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 9:42 am

Here are this week’s linky treats. Enjoy!


Choose Your Own Adventure – iPhone style!

Kurt Vonnegut Library/Museum about to open

Designer Coffee Table Books. Bound with the author’s own blood. (You wouldn’t be licking your finger to turn the page on this one, I think…)


Clever Spoof Ads

“Two Rocks Converse” by Tom Gauld

(I am pretty sure that, sadly, this guy is absolutely for real…)

June 8, 2010

Blogging Month Day 8: Friends, Frantic-ness, Facts about iPads and Fundamentalists

Filed under: Comics, Humor, I.T — liberrydwarf @ 9:34 am

Beginning of Week 2: and boy I’m glad it’s June when we’re blogging (so I have time at work to breathe even, let alone spend 15 minutes blogging per day!) I’m hoping you’re not all bored silly by the minutiae of my life!

1) One good thing: last night hubby and I caught up with a good friend of ours for dinner who we’d not seen for a year, at least. Hubby has known this guy since high school, he’s now living in Tassie and at the Maritime college whenever he’s not at sea. He also brought his girlfriend up with him – and I do love meeting the ladies in the lives of “my boys”. Dinner was at a restaurant owned by another friend, and was delicious, we had the place pretty much to ourselves, and it wasn’t too cold a night. Win all round!

2) One bad thing: it’s not such a bad thing, because it’s better than working on ERA rubbish, and it’s got to be done sometimes, but at work the course reading lists for Semester 2 courses started pouring in yesterday. It’s not a bad thing as much as bad timing, since my assistant is off to Europe for 4 weeks tomorrow, and when he gets back it’ll be panic stations for both of us getting everything done. I hate panic stations.

3) One thing I have learned: apparently Apple had the idea for the iPad first, then thought “we could make this a phone too” and turned around to make the iPhone before they did the original iPad idea. (Taken from here – transcript of Steve Jobs interview. It’s quite long, the factoid in question is about halfway down). If anyone can think of a good reason why Apple would have made this decision, please share with the class – because I sure can’t think of one!

4) Today’s link: (Okay, so it’s a webcomic episode, not a link. Sue me.) My Twitter friends (and quite a few RL ones too) have been eBook reader mad lately – so this one’s for you guys (via

Book Burning

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