Monday, July 16, 2012

Nerdcraft - Etsy Skyrim roundup

Sadly you can't be too topical with these. You need to let those crafty types go away and scheme and plot and knit furiously. Happily in this instance they've yielded some absolute gold, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't seriously considering a few. Or all of them.

Lets hang out below the break and exchange crochet patterns and plasticine!

Starting off simply, I'm a fan of a simple, well done decal in a clever place.

I also like it because unless you've been playing Skyrim up until a few minutes ago, you have to think about it. And if you're anything like me, you'll go "HURRR" and then probably buy it. I could totally put this on my fridge.

Brace yourself for the sheer awesomeness of the following image:

Oh yes. Sadly, this seller has badly shot themselves in the foot (or the knee, rofl) because the sale is NOT FOR THE BEARD OR GAUNTLETS. They're just props. You know what I'd pay for a Skyrim helm with a bloody great dwarfy beard hanging out the bottom? Good grief. Here's hoping they come to their senses and change their minds.

Meanwhile, this I would totally wear on morning walks:

I can't even make fun of this, I think it's awesome. What I'd even realistically do with such a thing is debatable, but damn, I love that someone decided to sit down and do this. Mad props.

Now lets investigate what's going to be an extremely recurring theme:

How on earth did such a fleeting line breed such a laughably recognisable meme? I won't question, since I think it's so awesome, but the randomness of internet lols should be the subject of a thesis. Or many. And in a similar vein:

It's a CROSSTITCH. If that isn't badarse I don't know what is.

I'd happily wear this. Simple and clean. Sorts the nerds from the clueless. Would have preferred some lady sizes but GIRLS BY ALL ACCOUNTS DO NOT PLAY VIDEOGAMES. Shame on me.

It's a classic. These have been appearing on Etsy since the live action trailer appeared online (remember that? It was completely awesome) even though I think we all privately thought that that viking dude looked pretty stupid. Well who's laughing now? I'll give that dude a run for his money when I dork it up in my very own knitted piece of barbarian armory.

Going to wrap this up on my total favourite - behold my new best friend:

SUCH A BUDDY. For the love of god someone do a stop-motion animation with this dude. He's the best thing to happen to my eyeballs since Tom Hiddleston. Standing at a noble 1.5 inches, he is a pint-sized lump of arsekicking. I'm going to station him on the doorstep to scare off the postman.

Oh god - one more, okay? Just one more.

Well at least they don't seem to have just whacked an oil-painting filter on it. Those odd quirks of proportion are all real. It's an experience because it's almost there - then you squint a bit, puzzle a bit, and suddenly it's the weirdest thing ever. Why wouldn't you just frame a poster? Ah, well, if you enjoy inhaling the smell of oil paint (I'm gunna report you) and you have a spare $300, go for your life.

Etsy is a veritable romp of franchises, and there is much gold to be had. Next time around - I'm going to get close and cuddly with Bioware!

1 comment:

  1. HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?! I want all the shirts. There's some pretty awesome Dragon Age stuff on Etsy as well. And Mass Effect. Etsy's just a black hole that makes you squee at pretty things while it steals your wallet.