“Game of Thrones” Season Three Gets a Trailer… Kind Of (via On Wednesdays We Wear Pink)
“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” At least according to the slimy Lord Petyr Baelish who narrates the new “Game of Thrones” trailer. Sadly no new official footage is available from this season three video, just some eery close-ups of the characters faces while Littlefinger creepily discusses the nature of chaos. (Reminder: everyone you see will probably die.) We’ll take it though. It sure beats a trailer of a three-eyed raven flying around a modern city.
City of Bones Finally Give Us Non-Flamethrower Look at Isabelle Lightwood, Magnus Bane and More (via Hypable)
Hey look guys, it’s Isabelle Lightwood from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and she’s painted runes all over herself with magic marker. What a silly girl she is. For a look at her brother Alex Lightwood who is cross-eyed and pooping, check out this completely separate post over here. For the even more exciting Magnus Bane (who is not covered in nearly enough glitter), check out the link here. Then cross your fingers that no one pulled a Last Airbender and took all the humor out of the series. Thanks a lot M. Night Shyamalamadingdong! We’re still angry at you.
Who Doesn’t Want Their Cat to Poop In a Hobbit Hole (via Geekologie)
Don’t you hate the way your cat’s litter box looks and wish it was more Tolkien themed? Well have no fear, because some concept art that will probably never be made is here! The people at If Industries (Insignificant Fish) created this Hobbit Hole shaped litter box for you to enjoy and for your cat to never understand the true purpose of. Assuming of course this ever gets made, which again is highly doubtful. Sorry to get your hopes up everyone who has a cat named Bill the Pony.
Luján Fernández Draws Some Kickass Fictional Females (via The Mary Sue)
Just as there’s never good enough fan fiction out there (note the word good) to sate your need, there will never be enough fabulous fan art. This is where Luján Fernández comes in to draw you some Song of Ice and Fire characters, “Adventure Time” art and even some Disney and “Sailor Moon” peeps to keep you happy for at least five minutes. Then you’ll probably go through withdrawal again wondering why people insist on putting their crappy tracings up. For all of Luján’s work, check out her DeviantArt account.
Warner Bros. Will Be Taking Dorothy Down the “Red Brick Road” (via Bleeding Cool)
Jumping on the Oz bandwagon (minus James Franco), Warner Bros. Television has decided to produce a series set after the events of The Wizard of Oz called “Red Brick Road”. It has been helpfully explained to be “Game of Thrones” meets Oz, which means political intrigue and darker themes. Way to pander to us Thronies Warner Bros. But wait, there’s more! It’s also described as futuristic, meaning a robot Tin Man. So, “Game of Thrones” if it were set in space and featured an axe murder on the planet Oz. Got it.
Geeky Candle Set to Feature the Smell of Middle-earth (via Think Geek)
What does Middle-earth smell like? According to the new candle line from Think Geek, it smells like, “grass, rolling farmland, and bright blue sky”. If you want it though, you’ll have to buy the three other nerdy scents: Retro Arcade (nauseatingly described as “candy, pizza, and a pocket full of quarters”), Space (“ozone and hope for a peaceful federation”) and Teen Spirit (“your high school deodorant, in your parents’ bathroom”). Thankfully, the whole set is only $19.99 and the gross scents can be pawned off as presents to your unsuspecting friends.
Harry Potter is Getting a New Look In Paperback Form (via Entertainment Weekly)
Adult editions, children’s editions, digital editions and tenth anniversary editions move out of the way, because the 15th anniversary edition of the Harry Potter series is on its way! To celebrate, Scholastic is releasing a box set of all seven newly created covers for yet another paperback edition of the series in September. Artist Kazu Kibuishi put in mind how the covers would be perceived in the years to come and tried to infuse a whimsical feel to them. We’re not 100% sure yet, but we might need them.
Peter Dinklage Will Be Joining Everyone and Their Mother in X-Men: Days of Future Past (via Hypable)
To save time, we should probably just name who won’t be in the upcoming time traveling, film canon correcting X-Men film Days of Future Past. So far, prior cast members include Ian McKellen (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Ellen Page (Shadowcat), Anna Paquin (Rogue), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (young Professor X), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Michael Fassbender (young Magneto). We told you the other way would be quicker. Now they’re getting “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage as… Someone. If they stop casting and start filming, we should get to see this awesomeness in 2014.
Disgruntled Bookseller Gives You Book Recommendations, YOU IDIOT! (via Better Book Titles)
Author of the nonfiction book How Not to Read, Dan Wilbur also works at a bookstore. Angrily, considering he’s know as the Disgruntled Bookseller. In his free time he recommends books to customers by insulting them, and even if we don’t want to read the books he suggests, we do want to read his suggestions. His angry commentary is shared on a regular basis through the bookstore’s Tumblr, Community Bookstore. All current angrily typed recommendations can be read here. Ass waffle!