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This morning I was kind of struggling to find something to post on here for my usual Wednesday post yet I found myself with an abundance of post ideas for my Fanboy Fashion blog so I decided to take one of those and post it on here since I hardly ever post cosplay on here anymore since it more fits into the theme of Fanboy Fashion.  Regardless of which site I post it on, this Legend of Zelda / Assassin’s Creed cosplay mashup is awesome!

This awesome Link meets Ezio cosplay was photographed by Mike Kowalek.  As for who this cool cosplayer is that made this mash-up cosplay, I don’t know who they are.  If you know who this clever cosplayer is, please let us know in the comments below so they can get credit they deserve.

This cosplay is giving me confusing urges because now I want to play both Assassin’s Creed (I’ve already played some Assassin’s Creed: Liberation this morning) and some Legend of Zelda.  Unfortunately, until I get off of work this evening, I doubt I will be able to play either.

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Legend of Zelda and Assassin's Creed Mash-up Cosplay

Link and Ezio Mash-up Cosplay

[via Fashionably Geek]

When I was a kid, I had to learn how to play a recorder in school (the instrument, not an actual recording device like a VCR because I was already an expert at that) and I hated it.  Its not that I hated learning to play music, I just hated the sound of the recorder.  I would have much rather had to learn to play something a little more enjoyable to listen to like a tin flute or even a guitar.  However, if I had known about this instrument, I would have been begging my school’s music teacher to let us play it instead!

The obviously talented girl in the video below is play a sheng, an ancient Chinese mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes (according to wikipedia).  Until I saw this video, I had never heard of the sheng but after seeing this, I hope it gains in popularity because I would love to see it a lot more!  When it comes to playing the music of Super Mario Bros, this is obviously the perfect instrument!

I suppose it is never too late for me to learn to play an instrument but I am quite sure that none of the local music shops has one of these things.  Oh well, I don’t really have the time to put into mastering an instrument anyway.

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Skip to 20 seconds in to get to the good stuff.  I tried making the video start there but YouTube isn’t my friend today.

[via Gizmodo]

Anybody who knows me knows I have a slight obsession with science.  There isn’t any one particular area of science that dominates my interests as I am interested in knowing everything I can about the universe around me although I would probably say that the time I spend reading science related articles tends to skew a bit towards the worlds of particle physics and astrophysics.  I suppose my love for science largely comes from growing up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy as a kid (I still watch it on occasion) and that is also a big reason why I love this shirt!

The incredible folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this awesome Bill Nye Science Rules t-shirt for $19.99!  This shirt is 100% cotton for those who care about such things (not me).  And in the interest of full disclosure, that is an affiliate link so that we get credit for referring you assuming you are cool enough to buy this shirt.

If you have a love for Bill Nye and his bow tie or you just think that science rules, then this is the shirt for you!  Also, if you have a science loving family member or friend that you are looking for a gift for, then this is the shirt you have been looking for!

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Bill Nye Science Rules T-Shirt

Science Rules T-Shirt

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

It has been a really long time since I have posted a geeky ring on here because normally I save posts like that for my other blog, Fanboy Fashion.  However, since I already have something picked out to post over on there this morning (amazing steampunk Tinkerbell cosplay), I figured I might as well share this awesome World of Warcraft ring here on Global Geek News!

I think by now it is pretty well known that I won’t touch World of Warcraft with a ten foot pole for reasons ranging from my refusal to pay a subscription to play a game I already paid full price for to the addictive nature of the game however I still enjoy seeing cool things that people make that are inspired by the game like cosplay and cakes.  Well, now somebody has designed a WoW engagement ring that I think is pretty cool.

Etsy seller PaulMichaelDesign is selling this stunning World of Warcraft Horde engagement ring for between $490-4,600 depending on the type of metal you want and if you want natural or created stones.

If you have a special someone who loves World of Worcraft and is a Horde player that you are looking to marry, nothing will say I love you any better than this awesome WoW Horde engagement ring!

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WoW Horde Engagement Ring

World of Warcraft Engagement Ring

[Source:  PaulMichaelDesign via Geeks Are Sexy]

In the past, I have seen and posted about people don’t some really cool stuff with stained glass but never with glass rods.  Honestly, I don’t think I realized that glass rods were even a thing until I saw this picture below.  However, I think this might just be cooler than all of those stained glass things I have posted in the past if for no other reason than this is 3D!

Reddit user LizWrong spent around 24 hours over two weeks making this incredible 2′ tall R2-D2 out of bent and welded glass rods.  I’d say it was time well spent because I think it turned out amazing!  This is definitely the glass droid I haven’t been looking for!

I wish I had the knowledge and skills to do something like this.  Heck, I didn’t even know you could weld glass until I saw LizWrong’s description of it.  I can now say I have learned something new today!

If you like to play with glass and make geeky things like this, let us know in the comments below and we might feature some of your work!

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Glass R2-D2

R2-D2 Made With Glass Rods

[Source:  Reddit]

It has been a long time since I have posted a geeky cake (two months to be exact) so I thought today would be the perfect day to post one since I came across this cool Mario cake in my normal visits to my favorite nerd sites.  I’ve posted a ton of Super Mario themed cakes and even cupcakes in the past such as this mind blowing Super Mario Bros wedding cake and this sweet Mario warp pipe cake but I’m pretty sure this is the first one that has featured a giant mushroom as a house.

This cute Super Mario inspired cake was created by Cake Central Member KOs Cakes.  It features all kinds of Mario staples like Mario (obviously), a goomba, piranha plants, fire flower power ups, stars, mushrooms and more!  As for the tasty details of this cake, Mario, the chimney, clouds and plants were made out of modeling chocolate and the mushroom house is made with fondant (not so tasty).

Even though I may have a major dislike of fondant, you can’t argue with how good of looking cakes you make out the stuff.

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Super Mario Bros Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Cake

Super Mario Bros Cake

[via Between the Pages]