Category Archives: From the Nerd Base!

A quick update or personal note from your gracious host.

Shameless self-promotion.

Written by: Christopher Lee

If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word about this blog.

Hopefully you like what I’ve posted thus far. I’m still open to submissions too!

I can’t realize my dream of seeing this successful without an audience though, so I need you!! Reblog posts that you like! Tell your friends about it! 

The blog is hosted on Tumblr, it’s just a button click away! 

I can beg…I’ll give you a cookie…

If I have at least 100 followers by the end of March, I’m going to have a little contest/giveaway of some sort. I have a bunch of cool stuff gathered up for the Geek Flea Market and I think I can part with a piece or two as thanks.

Perhaps some lucky follower will get one of my infamous “Gift boxes”….mwahh-ha-ha-haaaaa

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Save the date! Unwinnable.com's GEEK FLEA 3 flea market!

Written by: Christopher Lee

UNWINNABLE.COM PRESENTS GEEK FLEA 3!!!

Save the date and come on by to pick up some awesome stuff!

March 31 – 10am til 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032-2935
After Party at the Loop Lounge – Vendors get in free!

My good friends over at Unwinnable.com are holding another flea market focused on geeks/nerds and the culture we love. The previous two were highly successful and we can only imagine this one will blow the past two away. A great time will be had by all attendees. There’s good music, lots of laughs, better food than you’d expect and plenty of new friends to make.

So, if you’re a collector or just a lover of the ol’ classic flea markets OR you’ve just got a few bucks to spare on some awesome stuff, come on down!! I’ll have a table set up, say hi!

-Chris

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Certain things should just be left alone.

 

“Rule 63” as applied to Steve Jobs.

Many of the “Rules of the Internet” have proved to become a challenge to keep the neckbeards and basement dwellers of the world busy frantically wasting obvious art and technical talent to create things that frighten, disgust, and confuse us all.

This is one of them.

 

GEEK FLEA 3!

UNWINNABLE.COM PRESENTS GEEK FLEA 3!!!

March 31 – 10am til 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
663 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032-2935
After Party at the Loop Lounge – Vendors get in free!

My good friends over at Unwinnable.com are holding another flea market focused on geeks/nerds and the culture we love. The previous two were highly successful and we can only imagine this one will blow the past two away. A great time will be had by all attendees. There’s good music, lots of laughs, better food than you’d expect and plenty of new friends to make.

So, if you’re a collector or just a lover of the ol’ classic flea markets OR you’ve just got a few bucks to spare on some awesome stuff, come on down!! I’ll have a table set up, say hi!

 

It's story time!

 

Last night, I was inspired to write, something just came to me and I just went with it, start to finish, stream of consciousness. It’s not the most original tale, but I’m pretty proud of it. Tell me what you think! -Chris

“The River Stone” by Christopher Lee Mannix

Once upon a time, there was a young peasant boy named Apple. He never liked that name, so he preferred people to call him “Jeff”. Jeff was just a regular boy, under normal circumstances nary worthy of mention. He wasn’t particularly smart and for a stone-cutter’s son, he wasn’t very strong. He always felt that if given the chance, he could be courageous, but being a poor boy working a thankless job for his weary father, he had accepted that the chance to prove so would never come.

One day, while stopping at a stream for water on a trading trip to a neighboring town with his father, something caught his eye. It was the most beautiful stone he’d ever laid his eye on. Perfectly smooth and round, with a faint pearly glimmer unlike any he’d ever seen. Afraid his father would take it for which to make into jewelry, he quickly hid it in his tunic and hurried back to their cart to hide it until he got home later that evening.

For the next week or so, Jeff would examine and caress his wonderful treasure. He hid it in the barn next to the horse’s stable. Late one night, when he heard his father coming up to the barn. He hurried to get his stone back into it’s safe hiding place. In his rush, he knocked over one of the shovels and down it came, grazing right across the stone scoring an ugly line across the top. Seconds that seemed like hours passed in the horror of the one precious thing he felt he may ever own, ruined. When seemingly out of nowhere a sound that rose into a hellish, screeching cacophony filled the space around him. His father burst in the door, frantic, frightened and saw Jeff kneeling, teary eyed, holding the stone.
“What the devil was that!?” roared his father, fear fading, replaced by anger. “I…I don’t know…” cried Jeff. “I cut my stone…and the sound…”. Jeff’s father raced over, fear once again alive in his every move, his eyes fixed on the beautiful rock in his son’s lap, which, in the seconds between moments had begun to glimmer more strongly than Jeff had yet seen it. The line where the shovel had scored the stone seemed to begin shining. “Noooo…no no NO!!! Where did you get that!? Get up…GET UP!!! WE HAVE TO GET IT OUT OF HERE NOW!!!”

Jeff’s father grabbed him and pulled him up with such force, his feet momentarily left the ground and he could barely get them back under him as his father dragged him, racing out of the barn and into the woods faster than Jeff, in his 10 years had ever seen him move.
Breathlessly, Jeff yelled out, “Father! What is it! You’re scaring me! What’s wrong!?” “Don’t talk, just run, we’ve got to get it away from the town, we’ve got to get rid of it as fast as poss…..”
Out of nowhere, they were stopped as their path was blocked by a large black dragon which appeared, seemingly out of nowhere.
It reared up, slowly, then faster than they could blink, pinned both men down with it’s steely arms. “You’ve taken my child. You’ve harmed my child. Return it now and I shall leave you alive, but not without retribution.” spoke the beast.
“Please!” yelled Jeff’s father, “The boy took the egg, he knew not what it was, please don’t harm us! If you must, harm me, but leave the innocent child!”
The dragon seemed to think for a minute, it lowered it’s head to Jeff’s father and said, “The ignorance of men is of no concern to me. In your ignorance, you’ve revealed the thief, and he shall pay.”
The dragon lifted it’s arm off Jeff’s father and with a crystalline claw that flashed like lightning in the moonlight at the speed of it’s strike, it sliced Jeff from cheek to chest, leaving a magnificent wound that smoked as it seem to cauterise itself….and young

Jeff screamed.

His father, unable to bear seeing, hearing his son wounded so, blindly charged the beast.
The dragon reared back, but not up, like a giant black snake, ready to strike.
Seeing his father about to be struck down, Jeff knew so quickly, he felt his body reacting before his mind fully realized what it was doing, jumped up and threw the egg stone, striking and embedding it straight into the dragon’s eye.
The dragon roared as it raised onto it’s hind legs and threw it’s wings open, the sight of which stopped both father and son in their tracks, in which the knew not was awe or fear.
The beast dropped back down with a ground shaking thud and looked at both of them, a glowing furnace building in it’s mouth.
Quickly as he could, and with aim to match the greatest archers of the realm, Jeff grabbed another rock and threw it with a strength that shocked him. It struck the same spot. The egg shattered, screaming, exploding….

The dragon shuddered and dropped. It’s head seemed to have lost the top quarter.
Father and son each, breath held, slowly looked away from the beast, towards each other.
Jeff’s father let a nervous, proud smile lift his face. Jeff looked at his father, smiled back and said, “I knew it…I always knew I had courage in my heart.”

As he started to laugh, his father’s face again turned to horror. Before he could realize why, he realized he was suddenly…helplessly….engulfed in a fury of liquid flame.

The End.

 

SUBMIT TO THE NERD-BASE!!!!

No seriously, we want your submissions!!

This tumblr site may not be the permanent home of Nerd-Base.com, but I (Chris) would definitely like it to be the start point of a growing community for our site…er…base.

So, if you find out about any awesome news in the vein of any “nerdy” topics, if you have an event you’d like to advertise (though there’s a bit more to the advertising than just plop n’ drop), feel free to drop ‘em in the old submit box! I’ll check ‘em out and if they fit the bill, you’ll get credit for your posts. If you post a lot of great content, who knows, you may get a message from me asking you to join our team!

So, get ‘em rollin’ in, put messages in the ask box, FOLLOW US!!! SUBMIT TO OUR WILL BLOG!!

-Capt. Chris