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We’ve added six new shirts to our new Nerd Approved / Fashionably Geek TeePublic Merch Store! Head on over to see all of the designs and get in on the $14 sale.

Better hurry though. Today is the last day!

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If you’re not caught up on Arrow, stop reading this post now. Trust me, it’s for your own good.

Season three of Arrow kicked off with a shocking loss. Sara Lance was killed, leaving her sister Laurel behind. Laurel, played by Katie Cassidy, is angry and channeling her feelings by training to be like her deceased sister. These are the first images of Cassidy in the full Black Canary costume, and she will make her debut as the character in an upcoming episode titled “Left Behind.”

See one more picture after the break.

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We’ve teamed up with TeePublic to launch a Nerd Approved/Fashionably Geek shirt store that features hand-selected designs from some of our favorite artists (like Megan Lara, Karen Hallion, Captain RibMan and more). But the best part is that all of the shirts are on sale for just $14 through Friday. So grab them while you can!

Head on over to the store to see all of the designs. And stay tuned because more designs will be added regularly.


Being that it’s “Movember“, you should probably know that Edge shaving gel is offering some special DLC content for the new Assassin’s Creed Unity game. So, when it comes time to do a bit of man-scaping (while leaving that pristine mustached untouched), you can pick up a can of Edge and acquire a limited-edition sword, armor, or assassin’s hat for the game.

Or, you could just just forget the DLC stuff and grow a beard for No Shave November. Fancy DLC armor is overrated anyway. Up to you!

(via Kotaku)

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Here’s a very nice little present for all of the Felicity Smoak fans. Not only have we had her on both Arrow and The Flash, but we’re getting an origin episode.

Felicity was a goth!

Head after the break and prepare to be very happy.

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You may be proud of your neatly groomed facial hair, but these guys take it to crazy new levels of awesome. They were all competitors in the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships (sponsored by Just For Men) which were held last Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Over 300 people competed in 18 different categories that involved more than just having a ton of hair on your face.

OregonLive spoke with event organizer Phil Olsen who said they were looking for facial hair that “best enhances their overall appearance, style and personality.” If these pictures are any indicator, personalities ranged from soldiers to adventurers to Gandalf.

All Photos: Craig Mitchelldyer / Competitor: Unidentified

See more crazy beards after the break.

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Kevin Smith has shaved his beard. Surprisingly the world has kept on spinning.

Why on Earth would he do this? It’s for upcoming role in his follow-up to Tusk called Yoga Hosers, which features Smith’s daughter and Johnny Depp’s daughter as two young clerks. The deed had to be done for some green screen work and now, we have a beardless Smith. It isa all kinds of not right.

See clean-shaven Kevin Smith after the break if you think you can handle it.

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We spotted this awesome Goonies cosplay featuring redditor Uncle Angry and his daughter and were curious as to why they were celebrating Halloween so early. It turns out that this family lives in West Jordan, Utah and the reason why is both super sweet and feels inducing.

Four-year old resident Ethan van Leuven has leukemia and, sadly, he’s losing the fight. He’s been given just weeks to live.

His family and neighbors are doing everything they can to fill Ethan’s last days with love and joy, so they’ve decided to make it a week of holidays. He’s already ridden a fire truck with Santa. They just celebrated Halloween and they’re also celebrating Christmas early.

There’s a great story about everything the family and the town of West Jordan are doing by KSL and we have a video about Ethan from KFOR.

You can see it after the break.

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Anovos is a high-end prop and costuming company that specializes in producing top-notch replicas of classic outfits from Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek and Star Wars. In the past, the company only carried costumes for women from BSG and Star Trek, but it looks like things are about to change. This month, Anovos released a survey asking customers what kinds of Star Wars outfits they would like to see–especially costumes worn by female characters in the films!

The survey asks for some key info, including gender, size requirements,  and details on the specific outfits from the films (that includes generic uniforms and special costumes) that you would like to see become a reality. There are a lot of outfits listed (Mon Mothma’s dress is even in there), so here’s hoping that some of it actually gets made. After completing the survey, you’ll receive a discount code as a bit of thanks for being involved.

(The Daily Dot via The Mary Sue)

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Body modification isn’t just about piercings and tattoos anymore. Actually, it hasn’t been in a long time, but the practice just went to another level because this woman added a third breast. Florida resident Jasmine Tridevil told Orlando radio station Real Radio 104.1 that she had the surgery to become unattractive to men. She said, “I don’t want to date anymore.”

So, she went for the Total Recall look. Tridevil told Real Radio she spent almost $20,000 and had to get in touch with more than 50 doctors before finding one who would agree to do it. The implant is made from silicone and skin tissue from her stomach.

She may not want to date, but she’s okay with any fame that might result from her procedure. Her dream is to star in an MTV reality show.

(The Week via Gawker)