You Can’t Be Friends With Sherlock Holmes Because He’ll Ruin All Your TV Shows (via Jezebel)
In addition to not wanting to be friends with Sherlock Holmes because he’s a colossal jerk, you probably don’t want to be friends with Sherlock Holmes because he’ll ruin the twists and turns of all your favorite television shows. The above cartoon imagines what such a scenario would be like, although we don’t know how he figured out that Dan Humphrey is Gossip Girl because the writers just picked his name out of a hat for the series finale. Seriously, on a scale from 1 to Dan Humphrey, how many messages have you sent to yourself?
Here’s Some Disney Villain Perfumes That They Should Make (via io9)
Sadly, these Disney villain themed perfumes are not real (they’re just concept art) but they should be real. Get on this Disney so we can give you all our money! You know, more than we’ve already given you. You can check out all of artist Ruby Spark’s mock-up perfume bottle designs HERE, then get started on wishing them into being. If we all work together, surely it’ll happen.
In Case You Missed It, Here’s Stephen Colbert’s Cameo in The Desolation of Smaug (via Rickey)
If you have no desire to see The Desolation of Smaug more than once (or at all), here’s a GIF of Stephen Colbert’s cameo in the film. There are also stills if that’s more your thing. And if you missed where this appeared in the second part of the “this doesn’t need to be a trilogy” trilogy, Colbert played a spy in Laketown. AKA his nerd dreams officially came true!
If Lisa Frank Designed the Sigils in A Song of Ice and Fire They Would Be Adorable (via The Mary Sue)
So far there’s only two house sigils from A Song of Ice and Fire that have been turned into Lisa Frank designs: House Stark and House Targaryen (both available for viewing HERE) but they’re both adorable. Even better? Artist arterialmotive has House Targaryen stickers for purchase to add to your trapper keeper! What a wonderful age we live in.
Wolverine Out-Epics Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Epic Split (via Laughing Squid)
If you thought Jean-Claude Van Damme’s epic split between two moving trucks was amazing, wait until you see a stop-motion Wolverine one-up him with his epic split atop two flying sentinels. He really is the best there is at what he does. Even if he’s not real. Semantics, bub.
One Intrepid Artist is Burtonizing “Game of Thrones” Characters (via DeviantArt)
We love Tim Burton, so it stands to reason that we love when artists “Burtonize” our favorite fictional characters. Which we share when we can. Take for example DeviantArt artist bubug, who has been turning Song of Ice and Fire characters into how Tim Burton would stylize them. You can check out the artwork thus far HERE. So far she has Ghost, Sansa Stark and Rickon and Shaggy Dog in her gallery, but we would definitely love some more!
This is What Would Happen If You Gender-Flipped Classic Literature (via Barnes and Noble)
This blog post imagines what would happen if classic literary characters swapped genders. For example, Catcher in the Rye would become about, “A listless high school student [who] wanders aimlessly around Manhattan, hating everyone and everything…but nobody pays much attention, because she’s probably just having her period.” The Scarlet Letter wouldn’t even get off the ground seeing as the premise would be about, “A guy [who] has sex outside of wedlock. No one finds out and nothing happens.” And then of course there’s the never would have been published Herman Melville tome: Moby Vagina. (See also: the gender bias coverflip.)
Here’s What Harry Potter Books Like Like in Other Countries (via Reddit)
If you love collecting special editions of books, why not consider collecting foreign language editions of your favorite novels? For example, check out this sampling of various Harry Potter book covers, some of which we’re super jealous of. Swedish covers, how are you so bad ass!?! Part One of the collection and Part Two of all the covers (old and new) can be perused HERE and HERE.
Ned Stark Totally Saw This Coming (via Tumblr)
Sassy Ned Stark is sassy. That is all.