What time is it? “Game of Thrones” trailer time! We know, we know: again? Yes again.
This time with even more dragons.
You can check out trailer three (“Secrets”) above and peruse trailers one and two (“Vengeance”) below. Although really we prefer this fan made one that makes excellent use of Lorde’s “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” cover.
Shit Rough Drafts the Book Gets a Hilarious Trailer (via Shit Rough Drafts)
So there’s a book coming out called Shit Rough Drafts, or to be less indelicate: Sh*t Rough Drafts, which re-imagines what original drafts for books and movies might have looked like with a satirical twist. In the trailer, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his agent talk about his novel The Cool Gatsby. We personally were all for The Great Glartsby. The actual book (complete with more drafts) will be available for purchase on April 15.
The promotional material continues to be churned out by HBO for the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” (April 6th!) and one of those things is the extremely confusing rap mixtape “Catch the Throne.”
You know, because when you think of “Game of Thrones” you think of rap music. (Okay maybe for that GoT rap battle. And “Whur Muh Boats At.”)
Anyway, we have included the track “The Mother of Dragons” by Big Boi for you above and the entirety of the album with track listings below.
Once upon a time (way back in 2005) there was a movie called Sin City and we were promised a sequel. Which somehow took 9 years to come to fruition.
Even though it’s almost been a decade, it’s finally here and looks exactly like the original.
Albeit with 100% more Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So, no complaints here.
In this post, from Marvel Comics: Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 and from Vertigo: Fairest #24 and Trillium #7. Man am I having some serious flashbacks to February 5th.
Loki: Agent of Asgard #2 by Al Ewing, illustrated by Lee Garbett, cover by Jenny Frison
Genre: Fiction, action, adventure, humor
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Loki is back again in his brand new series in which he desires to stay as the good Loki version of himself he became when he was reborn in Young Avengers. In order to achieve his goals of being a more loving trickster god, Loki is working for the triumvirate the All-Mother, and in return for following orders his past misdeeds are wiped from Asgardian history. In this issue, he’s been tasked with locating an old fling of his and Thor’s named Lorelei, because the All-Mother wants all Asgardians on Midgard to be returned. This is made even more difficult because Lorelei is currently in the midst of committing a huge heist Oceans 11 and 12 style and there are all these rules of illusions that I couldn’t be bothered to follow.
As with the premiere issue and the Kieron Gillen created Loki from YA, the humor and sass are still 100% there. For instance, in this entire issue Loki is regaling a girl who cannot lie with the story of his hunt for Lorelei while on a speed date! That’s right, Loki is speed dating. He also spends part of the issue preparing for an apartment warming party of adorable because at his first apartment he mistakenly convinced his neighbors he was Harry Styles. Oh humans, so gullible. The humor thankfully runs from the very first page all the way to the letters page which has been hilariously titled: “Here’s Loki-ing At You.” More terrible puns forever please!
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she’s really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair.
But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can’t explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal’s office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.
It isn’t until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren’t really visions. Alex is a Descender – capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.
Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever.
And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Sounds like an intriguing new premise similar to David Levithan’s Every Day (although doubtfully as good) but with main character Alex being able to experience different lives throughout different time periods.
The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen (Galley)
Release Date: January 30, 2014
Genre: Fiction, retelling, horror, fantasy, the circus, taking the words freak and show to a whole new level
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars
Summary: Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno (you know, the fun epic poem in the trilogy), The Ninth Circle follows Daniel as he escapes from his past and into the world of the dark and sinister circus, led along the way by the mysterious Ringmaster. While there he meets the sinful denizens of the Big Top as he delves deeper and deeper into their world, uncovering an evil individual that wants to take the circus down, all while Daniel is desperately fleeing from his own truths.
Brendan Deneen’s The Ninth Circle was inspired by the fabulous circus novel Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, as well as the Dante poem The Inferno. With the Ringleader taking on the role of Virgil, he leads teenager Daniel (who has been living a Hell on earth with his family) and shows him a more literal Hell, represented in the circus which travels through nine states reminiscent of the nine circles that Dante and Virgil travel through to get to purgatory. All while Dan learns about the sins and stories of those who inhabit the circus freak show. Very uplifting stuff.
The story ultimately follows Daniel — this story’s Dante — who seems to go unnoticed by everyone around him except his sadistic older brother and the circus folk who take him in. Although with very few exceptions like his new love interest the Bearded Lady and the Ringmaster who leads him through the circus, the workers don’t think he belongs, much as the dead are disturbed that the living Dante has entered their domain. Not only does he not belong because he’s an outsider, but they’re partially unwilling to allow him in because they don’t want anyone to suffer as they suffer. See, told you it was uplifting.