Around the Interwebs: Volume XXX

Espionage Cosmetics Wins Kickstarter With Their “NAILED IT!” Nail Line (via Kickstarter)

Nailed It! TMNT Nail Art

We’ve given a lot of dosh to books on Kickstarter, but when we saw these geeky fandom nail wraps we couldn’t help but throw our cash at something that isn’t a novel. Espionage Cosmetics has already raised $15K toward their $20K goal for Nailed It! and is well on the way to producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, blood splatter, galaxy, comic book and tentacle nails. Plus if certain stretch goals are reached, “Doctor Who,” Power Ranger, Harley Quinn and Jayne nails could be a thing! You can donate and check out more concept art and photo shoots over on Kickstarter.

The Wizard of Oz To Be Tackled on “Supernatural” and Made Into A Medical Drama for Reasons (via Hypable)

Supernatural Movie

Since the Wizard of Oz is obviously the new thing (be it a science fiction tale or as a horror series), “Supernatural” has chosen to bring the mythos into the religion heavy show in a “Men of Letters” plot line about a hunter named Dorothy in 1935 and CBS is turning the children’s fantasy into a medical drama. Neither idea makes much sense, but the medical drama probably takes the cake. Because what? The show will be titled “Dorothy” and we can imagine two terrible episodes already in which she must perform heart and brain surgery. WHY?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Will Have Three Major Plot Changes (via Jezebel)

Hunger Games Catching Fire

Obviously we can’t expect all book to movie adaptations to be exactly the same so the people in charge of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire decided to get all your expectations out of the way and explain three key changes in the upcoming film. For one, in addition to Peeta having both legs, he can also swim for manly reasons. Also out are Bonnie and Twill who teach Katniss about District 13 which will be revealed in a different manner. And finally, peacekeeper Darius no longer interrupts Gale’s whipping scene because room needs to be made for character development. Twilight fans, email us. We’ll explain it to you.

As Far As We’re Concerned, Literary Insults are the Only Insults (via Better Book Titles)

Dickens and Batman

There’s an awesome Tumblr called Better Book Titles run by author Dan Wilbur, who also happens to be the author behind the humorous literary novel How Not to Read. And this week from his book he shared some amazing literary insults that we hope everyone starts using in everyday life. Our favorites include: “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” “Why don’t you make like a Tolstoy character, and kill yourself?” and “Last time I saw a guy this ugly, he was calling on his father Poseidon to punish Odysseus.”

Here’s What Disney Princesses Would Look Like as “Avatar: the Last Airbender” Characters (via The Mary Sue)

Meg Disney Avatar

DeviantArt is a wonderful, wonderful place. Even more so when artists take Disney Princesses and turn them into anything other than Disney Princesses. I.e. as can-can dancers or in this case as various benders from the television cartoon series of awesome “Avatar: the Last Airbender.” Not to be confused with Avatar the blue kitty people one or The Last Airbender in which the main characters were white but everyone else looked like for real Eskimos. You can check out all the variations on racookie3’s DA page.

Drink Like a Drunken, Depressed Author With Writers Tears Whiskey (via Book Riot)

Writer's Tears

Want to get good and drunk before writing something like all your favorite authors of yesteryear? Well look no further than Writers Tears Irish Whiskey, made from the tears of frustrated Irish Writers which just so happen to be made of whiskey. Maybe. Probably not. We honestly don’t know why you trust us anymore any way. You can check out their website to see if you are in any of the correct countries to drink the tears of sobbing authors.

Sarah Rees Brennan Sassed By Fandom For Using Hunger Games Quote in Magnus Bane Story (via Oh No They Didn’t!)

Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale

Sarah Rees Brennan has been helping Cassandra Clare write her companion short stories that comprise The Bane Chronicles but SRB recently came under fire for directly using The Hunger Games quote “That was mahogany!” in the short Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale. Which Cassandra Clare got blamed for considering all those accusations of plagarizing from her fanfiction days. Sarah apologized for its usage in a lengthy Tumblr post saying it was completely accidental while fellow authors John Green and Holly Black weighed in on the controversy, saying it could happen to anyone.

Here’s What Those Harry Potter Back Cover Designs Look Like (via On Wednesdays We Wear Pink)

Sorcerer's Stone Back Cover

We’ve shared the fronts of the Harry Potter Scholastic redesigns (HERE, HERE and HERE) and as promised here’s what the back covers look like. ALL OF THEM. They’re all very minimalistic, feature the back of Harry Potter looking at something or other and come complete with inspirational quote from the novel. With the exception of “We’re coming with you, Harry” from Neville Longbottom and the Order of This Dude Died in Infancy Because No One Used Love As a Weapon. Which should really have just been called Neville Longbottom and This is the Only Book. Head over to our friends at On Wednesdays We Wear Pink to see all the back views.

As a Bonus, Here’s Loki Reading a Book and Looking Hot Hot Hot (via Twitter)

Loki Reading

That is all.

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3 thoughts on “Around the Interwebs: Volume XXX

  1. […] If the Disney princesses lived in Westeros they would be pretty stylish. Starring Elsa as Daenerys Targaryen (with Mulan’s dragon), Aurora as Cersei Lannister, Ariel as Melisandre, Bella as Margaery Tyrell, Rapunzel as Sansa Stark, Lilo as Arya and many more! You can check out all the Disney princesses as “Game of Thrones” characters HERE. See also: Disney princesses as Star Wars characters and “Avatar: The Last Airbender” characters. […]

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