Starting today, Around the Interwebs will be the place where we compile all the fun videos and humorous things we find around the internet during the week and more pressing news articles will be given their own posts! You may have noticed that we kind of already started the latter once or twice or thrice.
Walter White’s “I Am the One Who Knocks” Written By Other Authors (via Tumblr)
Back in September author Laura Spadanuta imagined what it would be like if Walter White’s infamous “I am the one who knocks” speech was written by famous literary figures. It just popped up on our Tumblr feed and we’re still missing “Breaking Bad” super hard so we’re sharing it now. You can check out the full article to see how the speech would sound through the lens of Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, George R. R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison, Dr. Seuss and Stephenie Meyer.
“And so I come, heartily rapping, not at all gently tapping, tapping, upon the chamber door. Tis I,” he blustered, “and no one more.”
Movies in Real Life and Harry Potter Make the Day of Everyone in Penn Station (via Improv Everywhere)
The group Improv Everywhere has a series called Movies in Real Life where they recreate famous movies around New York City to the delight and bemusement of its unsuspecting citizens. (You may recall we covered Gandalf trying to tell people not to pass in Central Park.) Their most recent idea was to take a little boy, have him talk in a British accent and wander around Penn Station with an owl asking people how to get to Platform 9 3/4. Amazing.
Here’s a Visual of Every Death in A Song of Ice and Fire Because GRRM Has No Soul (via Geekologie)
Some fan (read: glutton for punishment) decided to go through the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series and tab each individual character death and the above is the horrifying result. Basically, no one else in literature kills as many people as George R. R. Martin and no one you love that he writes about it safe. Bastard.
Ron Howard and Canon Team Up to Make a Neil Gaiman Short into a Movie (via Tor)
Canon has joined forces with Ron Howard to create the short film “A Dream of Flying” written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Georgina Chapman. The video was created for Project Imagination, which seeks to prove Howard’s quote “we’re all creative” right by using photos submitted by contestants. Selected photos are then turned into brief movies. You can watch the Gaiman short over on Canon’s website.
Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos Are a Thing (via Jezebel)
Now you can show off your inner literary nerd on the outside with these Jane Austen temporary tattoos. We’re actually really happy these exist. Want a Mr. Knightley arm band, an “imprudent” tramp stamp, or a portrait of a slightly wet-shirted Mr. Darcy to grace your body for as long as you don’t wash? Then this is the product for you. Or you know, a gift for the Jane Austen lover in your life.