With winter quickly approaching, its time to start thinking about how you are going to stay warm on those long, cold winter days.  These days, I just use natural gas to heat my home (yay for low income assistance!) but I do have a wood burning stove in my basement just in case the heater stops working.  However, my wood burning stove just seems boring after seeing this amazing DIY R2-D2 wood burning stove.

Instructables user doddieszoomer created this amazing R2-D2 log burning stove out of an old propane tank.  You can see all of the steps and pictures for making your own over on the Instructables guide they created for making your own.  However, if you are DIY challenged or just don’t have the tools to build one for yourself but you still want one, you can bid on this one over on eBay.  As of the time of this writing, there are 5 days to go on the auction with no bids so you have a little bit of time and not much competition if you want to pick this up.  However, make sure you are aware of the shipping charges because shipping something like this isn’t cheap!  Shipping is showing approximately $303.16 for me so keep that in mind if this is the droid stove you are looking for.

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R2-D2 Log Stove

R2-D2 Wood Stove

R2-D2 Log Stove

R2-D2 Log Stove

[Source:  Instructables via Nerd Approved]

Have you felt abandoned?  It has been two weeks since I last posted anything on Global Geek News so I just wanted to let everybody know that things will be getting back to normal this week.

Why have I been strangely quiet recently?  It has mainly been because life has just got in the way.  I have been out of town a lot (mainly for concerts) over the last week so I haven’t really had much of a chance to write any posts even though I have a ton of stuff I would like to share.  Also, I found out a couple of weeks ago that my dog had cancer so I was spending a lot of time with him while I could.  Sadly, he died on Saturday.

Anyway, now everything that has kept me from posting should be out of the way so I will start posting things like usual again.

Thanks for your patience and support!

-Jeremy

Its not very often that I post much cosplay on Global Geek News these days since I have a site dedicated to cosplay and other geeky clothing items called, Fanboy Fashion.  However, I thought since I already had a Zelda related post over there today (a stunning pair of hand-painted Legend of Zelda shoes), I might as well post this beautiful lady Link cosplay here.  You guys should know by now that I am a major sucker for pointy ears and great Legend of Zelda cosplay so you can imagine how much I like this female Link cosplay!

This beautiful Lady Link cosplayer is known as Chaos Elixir.  Not only did she do great with the cosplay, the props are fantastic too!  Speaking of fantastic, the amazing photography was done by Sam Dickinson Photography.  Between the cosplay and photography, there is a lot to love about these pictures!  I especially love the last couple of pictures with the ocarina playing.

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Legend of Zelda Female Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Female Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link Cosplay[Source:  Chaos Elixir via Geek x Girls]

While I have no desire to eve have kids, if it was to happen, I have long believed that they should be raised on older video games and gaming consoles to have an appreciation for the classics and just how far video games have come over the decades.  I started out with my first gaming console, an NES, at age 2 and worked my way through newer systems as they came out and I think kids of today should experience something similar.  I shudder to think what games will be like in the future if those who will be developing the video games of the future have no idea as to gaming’s roots.  Also, the attitude kids have about older technology is quite disturbing to me and I suspect you will probably agree when you watch how kids react to the Game Boy (A post I did a few weeks back) and the video below of kids reacting to the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Even if you don’t facepalm as many times as I did to this video of kids reacting to the NES (how does an 18 year old think this is a projector?!), I’m pretty sure this video will still make you feel old as dirt.  I’m going to go cry in the corner now.

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The #1 I hate about my bedroom is the lack of outlets for plugging stuff in.  Having only one outlet means I have a number of power strips daisy chained just to run all of my computers, game consoles, tv, and a ton of other gadgets and as much as I would like to have a mini fridge in my bedroom, I don’t want to push my luck and increase the risk of burning my house down any more than than I already have.  However, if I ever get another outlet put in or move somewhere that I have the ability to plug more stuff in, this Borg mini fridge is exactly what I will get!

The Star Trek loving nerds over at ThinkGeek are selling this amazing Borg Cube mini fridge for $149.99.  This Collective approved fridge can hold up to 9 pop cans with a little bit of room to spare and lights up green just like a real Borg Cube!  If you are a Star Trek fan who hates having to walk all the way to the kitchen to get something to drink while you are Netflixing on Star Trek: Voyager, this is the perfect mini fridge for you!  And one other interesting note, not only can this keep food cold but it can also keep it warm up to 149°F!

Now, if only somebody could invent a transporter to beam the pee out of you, you would never have to leave your bedroom ever again!

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Star Trek Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Star Trek Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Borg Cube Mini Fridge

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

When it comes to keys, I’m not usually one to keep a bunch of unnecessary things on my keychain but I have been known to have a few interesting things on them occasionally like my old laser tag identifier thing from when I used to play often (I was a laser tag god and nobody could touch me).  However, last week my laser tag stuff finally managed to break off after all of these years and now I am in the market of something new to help me spot my keys when I am looking for them.  The search for something new brought me to these amazing Legend of Zelda inspired key chains that I thought were cool enough to share with all of you.

The folks over at FanGamer are selling these amazing Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key keychains for $20 (I think for the pair).  Right now they are only available for pre-order but they are supposed to start shipping sometime in late September.  The Boss Key features kind of an antique gold finish while the Small Key has an antique silver finish.

If you are like me and plan on getting these, just a word of caution in that these are apparently fairly heavy according to the reviews and I have seen heavy sets of keys cause problems with ignition switches in cars in the past so you might want to think twice before putting them on the same key ring as your car keys.

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Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key Keychains

Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key Keychains

[Source: FanGamer]