[Author's note: I know I said all my pictures in Story Sunday would be candids and that the subject would ideally not realize they are being photographed. But, yesterday, I went to my first comic con and I wanted to use that as the subject. I'd also read that cosplayers don't mind being photographed so long as you're up-front with them. So I asked and he was cool with it. Not candid, but definitely cool.]
Have you heard of Funko POP! vinyl figures? They're a series of collectible figures mostly about 3.75" tall (with exceptions) that have exaggerated features and are designed to represent characters from comic books, TV shows, movies, books, and other pop culture outlets.
For many generations before and many generations yet to come, you made it cool to like science, science fiction, logic, space, space travel, time travel, and, basically, everything about being a geek and being different and being ourselves. And we will always love you for it.
One of the things that many people might not have realized was a side effect of Disney taking over Star Wars and all other Lucasfilm Ltd properties last year is that they also obtained rights to publishing all Star Wars comic books.
For a few years now, I've been hearing about this web service called IFTTT (IfThis, Then That). Simply put, you could create what they dubbed "recipes" that create a reaction based on an action. For example, I hit this button, then that happens. See where I'm going?