I’d Go To Church To Stare at These: Lord of the Rings Stained Glass

This may very well be the coolest thing I’ve seen on deviantart so far; Jian Guo a.k.a. breathing2004‘s stained glass renditions of pivotal scenes from the Lord of the Rings series. Hopefully someone with superfluous cash decides to commission someone to conjure these into our shared meatspace. Sadly, it won’t be me as I didn’t win the powerBall OR the Mega Millions this weekend. Clearly a conspiracy.
Welcome from LothlorienGate of ArgonathDeep into MoriaBirthday Party of Bilbo BagginsGildor Forest

Borderlands 2: Exponential Excitement Increase

This weekend I pulled the trigger (Ed. note: really? Ugh.) and pre-ordered Borderlands 2. Not going to lie, I almost bought the $99 Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Edition.  Somehow my mania abated long enough to navigate over to the “normal” version and hit purchase.

Dumb

VS.

Smart

So now I’ve EIGHT WHOLE DAYS of waiting until the game arrives. Luckily, Gearbox Software has me (and by extension, you) covered, with interactive skill trees where you can spec out your perfect character.

Zero, the Assassin & likely my first playthrough

The original Borderlands saw me play through twice (as well as one time through the now de rigueur zombie expansion) with my character, Mordecai the Hunter & his/my trusty bloodwing named, uh, Bloodwing.  Suffice it to say, I liked the first Borderlands and I am really expecting big things form the sequel**. Especially looking forward to see what improvements they make this go ’round (and am also hoping that my previous Borderlands save bestows some sort of in-game bonus…).

Here’s the launch date trailer to whet/re-whet your appetite:

**Let’s hope this isn’t one of those games that I’m looking forward to for months, buy, and am incredibly disappointed in, like: Assassin’s Creed, Kane & Lynch, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Brink, Rage