Nov 26 2014

Super Mario Bros Invades Dancing with the Stars Duck Dynasty Routine

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Everyone in the world is loving Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson right now. While Dancing with the Stars may have ended with The Carlton Dance taking home the prize, Sadie’s been a big name. What does that have to do with this website? For one of their performances in the finale of the latest series of Dancing With The Stars, Sadie Robertson and pro dancer Mark Ballas broke out some old school Nintendo moves. And of course the crowd went completely wild. Check out the video!

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Nov 26 2014

Spyro the Dragon in Adorable Plushie Form

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If you’ve ever felt like having a Spyro the Dragon doll that was incredibly cute, please look no further.   Created by Chibi-pets, it measures 18 inches by 25 inches.  When you see the pictures you’ll realize that these dimensions are a bit misleading.  It’s actually quite big.   There’s also a lot more plushies to check out at Chibi-pets’ deviantART and Facebook pages.

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Nov 26 2014

Another Tough Day at the Office For Lord Vader

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Must be tough having to rule an entire galaxy, or at least try to.  And on top of all that imagine the stress that comes with being the father of one of your biggest enemies.  This Darth Vader guy doesn’t have it easy man.  That’s probably why the dude is on the phone all day every day.  He’s just a leader trying to lead.  But it seems the dude is always putting out fires.   At least he’s got a business card though!

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Nov 26 2014

3D Tattoos That are Beyond Realistic

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It’s funny because there’s just zero chance I would ever get a tattoo like some of the ones we’ve featured on this site before.  However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have the utmost respect for the artistry involved in some of the work we feature here.   Take today’s gallery for example.   Here we’ll be focusing on a very specific tattoo:  The 3D tattoo.  This would mean any work on the skin that makes it look like there isn’t even a tattoo present.  The artwork is so real that you might actually believe you’re seeing Spiderman, a gun in a holster, or even a pen behind someone’s ear.   Yup, they’re that real.  Check ‘em out!

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Nov 26 2014

Pokemon Characters Grown Up Looking Like Like Real Adults

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I think the question is:  Who hasn’t been obsessed with Pokemon at some point or another?  We’re talking the games, the cards, the TV show  and every Poke-related thing that anyone out there could possibly imagine.  And while the subject of “Pokemon grown up” isn’t particularly new, that doesn’t mean artists out there don’t come up with great stuff on a daily basis.

Pokemon continues to evolve (pun intended) and we see that continuing for the foreseeable future.   By the way, the image above was created by Isaiah Stephens and gives us a glimpse of how all your favorite Pokemon characters might have aged had they kept on training well after beating the Elite Four.

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Nov 26 2014

Is Baked Potauntaun on the Menu For Thanksgiving?

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Indiegogo is known for a number of wacky campaigns but often times they’re not necessarily in line with our site.  I’m not even 100% sure if this is but since we’ve got a Star Wars theme here, we’ll stretch the bar a bit.   Here’s how the story goes.

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Nov 26 2014

If Hermione Grainger Had an Instagram Account

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One of the things we love about Harry Potter (other than how hot Emma Watson become) besides waiting for a new one to come out, is that the series, like some other franchises (namely Star Wars) never seems to get old.  There’s such an obsession out there with all of Hogwart’s and its characters that the public will never, ever run out of material.  Case in point?  What in the world would happen if the Harry Potter kids had social media?  Do you realize how ridiculous that would be?  Well, someone with a great imagination decided to come up with some shots of what Hermione Grainger’s Instragram would look like.   Hope you enjoy!

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Nov 26 2014

Man, People REALLY Hate Grandpa Joe from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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OK I fully admit it.  I can’t stand Grandpa Joe either.  The minute he started yapping “I’ve got a Golden Ticket” which miraculously sprang him out of a bed that he literally did not get out of for years on end, I realized that Grandpa Poe was one selfish SOB and couldn’t care less about Charlie.  He only cared about getting his old hands on Willa Wonka’s chocolate.   And it’s not that I felt alone here.  It’s just I didn’t realize that there were legions of Willy Wonka fans out that who can’t stand him either.

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Nov 26 2014

The Reasons Why It’s So Hard to End a Trilogy Well

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Well, I’ve done it. 162,000 words later, I’ve finished the final book in my Earthborn Trilogy, The Sons of Sora. But before all six of you out there who might be fans of the series get too excited, it may still be quite a while until release. I’ve just signed a deal with a publisher who will print (literally print, like on paper) all three books in a grand-re-release some time from now. It’s pretty cool and kind of a lifelong dream, and I’ll have more to share on that later.

But for now? I just wanted to spend a little time talking about the third chapter in trilogies, and why it’s so hard to make them good. Is mine good? I have no idea. I’m satisfied with it, but I suppose I won’t know until the public gets their hands on it. But I did try to learn from the successes and failures of other third-trilogy books/movies, and I really understand the plight of trying to close out a series effectively. And also why it can be really, really hard to let go, which is how trilogies spawn more sequels and prequels past what was originally intended.

It’s a pretty well known fact that many times trilogies tend to go downhill in their third installment. I think this is best demonstrated in Dan Meth’s now famous “trilogy chart” seen below which chronicles the successes, and mostly failures, of the third trilogy in a movie series. I always have viewed my books as movies that haven’t been made yet (I’m a dreamer), so charts like this are still relevant to me from a storytelling perspective. Though I have seen it in literature as well. Continue Reading »



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Nov 26 2014

A Plausible Theory that the Death Star Attack was an Inside Job

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What’s so amazing about the Star Wars franchise is that after nearly 40 years, the movie A. still holds up, B. will always hold up, C. is still continuing, and D. Theories upon theories are still popping up about the movie.  The latest theory is something that we simply had to share because it’s just awesome.   So imagine for a moment that instead of the Death Star being simply a Jedi Attack, that it was actually orchestrated from the inside.  It’s certainly possible isn’t it?  Not only is it possible.  In the pictures to follow you’ll see that it might even be a certainty!

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Nov 26 2014

Let’s Talk about Gotham’s Fall Finale Fail

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Ok, I need a show of hands here, who was unimpressed by Fox’s “Fall Send Off” for their popular upcoming show, Gotham? The show ended and the credits rolled with what I thought was next week’s upcoming episode but it wasn’t. No, come to find out, amidst the preview they make mention that the show will be returning in the winter where we will find Jim Gordon in his new surroundings at Arkham Asylum. What the hell!? I’m sorry but if this was supposed to be any kind of finale at all, it failed to give that impression.

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Nov 26 2014

Sunset Overdrive Just Isn’t Good, Period

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My favorite games – Mass Effect, Uncharted, Hungry, Hungry Hippos – tend to have strong stories, lead by memorable characters (you go, Pink Hippo!). But I can appreciate and often enjoy the mindless action of a multiplayer shooter or a sports game, etc. So when Microsoft celebrated Xbox One’s first birthday with some giveaways, starting with their unforgivingly colorful Sunset Overdrive, I was thrilled. It was only free for 24 hours, but it was the full game, complete with achievements and carry over save points. So best cases, I love the game and finish it before time runs out, or love it and decide to go out and buy the disk. Worst case, it sucks, and I saved myself a £50 experimental purchase.

Unfortunately, I’m writing to you with a crinkled £50 still in my pocket, looking for something worth the investment.

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Nov 26 2014

The Missing Season 1, Episode 5 review: “Molly”

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After last weeks episode I was certain that Ian Garrett had been killed by Tony and/or Emily, so I was perplexed at the opening of ‘Molly’. We witness Ian and his wife Mary on a boat in the middle of the Ocean. Ian may have a lot of money but how could he have pulled off the vanishing act that has lasted this long? Why is he bothering when he is not a person of interest in the present day investigation of Oliver’s disappearance? How could his wife run away with him knowing about his horrifying deeds without attempting to shove him off the boat? Clearly she shows signs of guilt but she takes her wedding vows a little too seriously, I think the man upstairs would forgive you if you left the creep. The bulk of this episode is set in the past and shows how the couple got to where they are, how Ian escaped his justice.

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Nov 25 2014

Is Writer Arthur C. Clarke Responsible for Much of the Technology We See Today?

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Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is notable for his futuristic novels and the script that he penned for Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. While Clarke’s books were incredibly popular, he might end up being best remembered for his remarkable ability to predict future technologies.

People have long tried to figure out why Arthur C. Clarke was so intent on attempting to predict what the future would look like. Many point to the fact that Clarke’s mother worked as a radio telephone operator during his youth. At this point in time, operating a radio telephone was a big deal as it was one of the era’s leading technological devices. Electronic communication was in its infancy, so Clarke was fascinated by his mother’s involvement in the industry. Pair this early exposure to cutting edge technology with Clarke’s wild imagination and you have the perfect recipe for a technology prophet.

Guest post written by Brandon Engel

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Nov 25 2014

When Will Hollywood Dive Fully Into Adapting Anime Like Attack on Titan?

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Hollywood is running out of superheroes. That may seem silly, as there are hundreds if not thousands out there to be adapted and re-adapted into film, and yet no era lasts forever. This superhero craze has lasted about a decade and a half now, but it will have to die down at some point, and a new genre of adaptation will rise up and take its place. Or at least become more prominent.

There are a few obvious candidates, video games for one, which come with hugely popular, already established stories that are tailor made for blockbuster adaptation. But to date, video game films have been notoriously terrible, and we will have to wait and see how upcoming movies like Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed do with actually talented people involved.

So then we turn to anime/manga, where Hollywood has flirted with the idea of adaptations for years, but either they’ve been low budget awfulness (Dragonball Z) or half-formed ideas that feel like they’re never actually going to get made (Cowboy Bebop, Akira). The most prominent example of a live-action anime adaptation that actually attempted to be a real blockbuster was The Last Airbender, but that unfortunately because one of the biggest messes in movie history due to a complete mishandling of the source material. Continue Reading »



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