Pop Culture House Sigils Inspired by “Game of Thrones”

Game of Thrones has been showered with much praise and attention. Fans have remixed the opening theme tune, re-created the characters out of LEGO, and even compiled a video of only just the naughty bits.

The house sigils have been of particular interest as well, from the minimalist to the seriously cute. They are the inspiration for a new set of posters, this time if popular characters from comics books, TV, and film were part of the noble houses of Westeros.

Have a look at the sigils of House Wayne, House Skywalker, and House House after the jump.

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Africa in Time-Lapse

We’ve watched and loved time-lapse videos from the likes of Terje SørgjerdRandy Halverson, and Tom Lowe. While these shots are amazing, they’re of the continental United States and parts of Europe, and it’s easy to forget that equally striking scenes can be found in our backyard, and that of our neighbours.

The TIMELAPSE SA channel on Vimeo collects time-lapse footage shot solely by South African photographers and features some wonderful scenes in the Namib desert, the Kalahari, and in the shadows of the Drakensberg mountains. See a few of these videos after the jump.

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Alternate Mickeys

The late Ward Kimball was an accomplished animator for the Walt Disney Studios. While the character of Mickey Mouse had already been in existence for some decades, Kimball wondered what Mickey would have looked like if he were drawn by Picasso, bore a resemblance to Bugs Bunny, or had a penchant for showing off his willy.

Take a look at Kimball’s alternate Mickeys in his 1985 character board after the jump.

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RADICAL OPENNESS: The Power of Ideas

Filmmaker and forever optimist Jason Silva loves ideas. It amazes him how a tiny spark in an excitable neuron gives life to an idea and how that idea can spread through the vector of language.

Inspired by other forward thinkers of past and present, Silva’s rather psychedelic, inspirational short film RADICAL OPENNESS pays homage to the imaginable and unimaginable power of the idea.

[via Holy Kaw!]

We Review: Spec Ops: The Line

Some people would dismiss Yager Development’s latest game as yet another tired, rehashed third-person shooter where American soldiers go trigger-happy in the Middle East. Those people (including myself) should not be too quick to judge. I wasn’t expecting much at all but what I got was a thoughtful, disconcerting game about the cost of war.

My tour of duty with Spec Ops: The Line continues after the jump.

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Digging in the Deep

The world seems to love Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”. It has been covered hundreds and thousands of times on YouTube, and Luc Bergeron even created a music video for the song containing clips of other YouTube users singing it. It’s still surprisingly good.

The animal world is getting in on the act too. In this spoof by The Pet Collective, Pete “Pawdele” feels similarly scorned as his owner steps out the house with her male friend. Check out Digging in the Deep below.

[via The Huffington Post]

Lights Over Lapland

This labour of love took Chad and Linnea Blakley three years to create. What started out as a summer job in Abisko National Park, Sweden quickly turned into an obsession, and Chad found employment at the park’s Aurora Sky Station. Hunting for the phenomenal light display became his day (and night) job.

His time-lapse video of the swirling aurorae over the Swedish skies is composed from 2,000 hours of footage and is free from any type of colour correction. Have a look at the Lights Over Lapland below.

[via Mashable]

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