Watch the Bloody Good ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Trailer

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

Move aside Walking Dead, because the world’s first successful literary monster mashup — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — finally has a movie trailer.

Biting social commentary plus actual biting? Yes please!

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XLIX

This Love Song is Inspired Entirely by Goosebumps Titles (via Laughing Squid)

Sure, this song chock full of Goosebumps book titles came out way back in 2011, but it’s seasonally appropriate. Also R.L. Stine recently shared it. The cheekily titled number “You Give Me Goosebumps” is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

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Mark Gatiss Teases That He May Be Penning a “Doctor Who” Jane Austen Episode

Billy Piper Mansfield Park

Mark Gatiss — who helps write the far superior Steven Moffat show “Sherlock” — will be writing two episodes for the brand new Doctor Peter Capaldi, and now he’s hinting that one of those may be centered around Jane Austen!

Fuckity yeah!

Please don’t just be teasing us Mark Gatiss, we really need a good “Doctor Who” episode, it makes us sad that we’ve started referring to it as “Doctor Who Cares?”

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XXXVIII

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)

I Am the One Who Knocks

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.”

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XXXVII

The CW and the “Veronica Mars” Creators Are Teaming Up For an iZombie Show (via Rickey)


The CW is joining forces with “Veronica Mars” creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero to turn the comic book series iZombie into a television show! The comic (which ran for four volumes) follows zombie Gwendolyn Price as she eats brains and retains the memories of the deceased once a month to keep herself alive. The show will be more of a police procedural, with the main character as a zombie medical student who works in a coroner’s office who teams up with the police to help solve murders. It could be great, or it could be terrible.

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Around the Interwebs: Volume XXXVI

Matt Smith is Your Singing and Dancing Patrick Bateman (via Kickstarter)

Matt Smith Patrick Bateman

If you missed our previous post about it, the novel about serial-killer/music lover Patrick Bateman, Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho is being turned into a musical in London and the role of Patrick Bateman has been filled by none other than the 11th Doctor himself: Matt Smith. Hey, he does have a lot of free time on his hands now that a new Doctor has been announced to take over where he left off. What better way to fill that hole in his life than as a 80’s yuppies with a penchant for murder?

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Cassie-la’s Nerdy and Literary Frolic in London, England

221 B Baker StKelly was lucky enough to spend two glorious weeks in London for her graduate work in the summer of 2012 and had plenty of literary adventures that only a library student could have. So when I went back to London for a second time I knew I had to make with the literary loving. Especially since my first visit there exactly ten years ago at the ripe old age of 16 I was more concerned with finding all the locations where the people I had been reading about in the historical fiction novels I was obsessing over had lived and died.

Although to be fair, this trip I did a little bit of historical death rubbernecking too. It is London after all.

In addition to taking in some more sites- having gotten all the super duper touristy stuff out of the way on the first go around- I was able to do some smaller stuff. I was also determined to fill my gut with glorious glorious Indian food and drink all the cider.

Even better, thanks to some frequent flyer miles from my mother who I was visiting, I got to fly the entire way Business Class which entailed drinking free food and alcohol in the Business Lounge and being waited on by my awesome flight attendants: Danish Jorah Mormont and the old man from Up.

So without further ado, here are the equally nerdy and literary highlights from my trip.

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