I’d like to enter a new contestant for Queen of the Nerds; meet Sillysparrowness, who built her own TARDIS. Now the fact that she built a TARDIS is not why I think she’d make a fine nerd queen, at least not exactly. Here’s why she gets my vote: ? She made an incredibly awesome TARDIS ? She made an awesome TARDIS that’s both easily constructable and totally portable ? She made this video documenting her making of said TARDIS ? The video is funny, adorable, and extremely well-edited ? SillySparrowness herself is funny, adorable, and if not well-edited, she’s still incredibly clever and immensely talented Seriously, even you guys who aren’t into Doctor Who should give this a watch, because this lady is absolutely delightful, and so is her video. Infinite thanks to my friend Mel for the tip; now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go swoon for a bit.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.