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This installment of Show Us Yours comes to us courtesy of Mat and Evanna, who hail from Portland, Oregon. Mat describes their showcase as "our nerd-themed living room."

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Mat says the couches are custom-made. The green one faces the TV and the blue one spins, which helps optimize viewing angles. Getting the best angle to watch Pee-Wee Herman is pretty nerdy.

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The home-theater setup features a 55-inch Vizio TV, a sound bar system with a subwoofer, a Nintendo Wii U, a Sony PlayStation 4 and a Microsoft Xbox One. Mat is contemplating a Nintendo Switch to replace the Wii U.

That's an animal barrier gate at the bottom.

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Most of the comic-themed art was picked up from discount stores, Mat says. There's a Chewbacca wood print along with Catwoman, Batman, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, the Avengers Assemble cartoon and Wonder Woman. The Catwoman, Batman and Wonder Woman art are reprints of popular issues of their respective comic books. 

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Spock, a Corgi, has a Star Wars-themed leash. That doesn't seem quite right.

They have a second dog, Starbuck, as well as a cat named Butters. You get the idea.

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The couple's video game collection features a mixture of backwards-compatible PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U titles. There's a big focus on the Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Kingdom Hearts and Assassin's Creed series.

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A close up of the Nintendo Wii U and Sony PlayStation 4 consoles. The Wii U doesn't get used much anymore, Mat says.

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A wider shot of more geek artwork on the back wall. Of note are Darth Vader and PBR2-D2 prints, two mock Renaissance art portraits of Spock and Ellen Ripley with the Xenomorph in tow, a skeleton trio of "red shirts" from Star Trek, and a large, somewhat abstract Yoda piece. Most of these were picked up either through Etsy or at the Rose City Comic Con in Portland.

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This is a side view of their "precious movie and TV show collection." 

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There's everything from the Shogun miniseries to the complete Marx Brothers film library.

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This 55-inch Vizio E550i-B2 is a 1080p TV from 2014. Although this picture isn't great, for the price it offers good image quality and colors. Mat bought it after a 50-inch Toshiba plasma HDTV died a few years ago.

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Detail of custom Super Mario Bros.-themed art of the Boo ghost, first introduced in Super Mario Bros. 3. Inside it holds numerous dog toys. Above it are a cheap set of Jillian Michaels weights.

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This shelf has more box sets and some knick knacks. At the bottom are space-hogging box sets of "Roots: The Complete Collection" and the "Bond 50: 22 Film Collection." (It includes the whole James Bond series up through "Quantum of Solace," but doesn't include the original "Casino Royale" or "Never Say Never.")

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"The bottom two shelves have large box sets and a mixture of Evanna's old DVD collection," says Mat. There's a mix of comedy, science fiction and fantasy genres. Of special note are the massive "Babylon 5" TV set and a bootleg disc of the live-action Japanese "Sailor Moon" series.

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Video game themed art around the windows. There are two small replicas of arcade marquees for Ninja Gaiden and Donkey Kong. "In the middle are Pac-Man themed retro video game pixel art pieces my wife and I made with Perler beads," Mat says. 

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The top two shelves feature action, comedy and a hell of a lot of horror movies. Part of the reason Mat has so many films is because he hosts a movie podcast called Sequelcast 2

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Evanna made another Super Mario Bros. Boo ghost-themed lamp. Next to it are framed vintage issues of the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" comics. Catty-corner to that are five framed prints of the limited-edition lithographs Target sold as a pack-in with from the 2011 Blu-ray release of Star Wars Episodes I-VI.

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This is the subwoofer for their Sony HT-CT150 sound bar. It's a few years old, but Mat says it packs a mighty punch. 

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Another look at the front of the room from another angle.

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Yoda, a little closer.

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Butters, enjoying the warmth of a laptop, says thanks for taking a look at this installment of Show Us Yours. If you're interested in seeing more showcase, we have plenty more to check out here

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