Also, if you feel creative in the comments or something, this is precisely what folks created slodfans for. I mean, fanfic of fanfic will probably destroy the universe, but that's what it's there for. (Newest post: Icons!)
(This afternoon: more guerilla photography, lest I get busted taking pictures of vintage toys again. "Is that--" "NO!" "--one of my forks?" "... Maybe." I did discover that the NECA action figures do have a bit more bendability than I had originally thought. I also put two characters close together in the same shot for the first time and it is TERRIFYING. Like something out of Gulliver's Travels, for real. Anyway. That'll probably go up tomorrow.)
I've rambled on too long already, so: remind me to tell you what I ended up doing to rescue my hair for the next chatty/linky post.
Meanwhile, I totally, deplorably forgot to link the big first-anniversary Made of Fail episode when it came out; there's also a poll up for you to weigh in as to whether you like the new intro better than the old one. (I'll be guesting on the next epsiode, which will be Harry Potter-themed.)
Also-also, from lightlack: "I was wondering if in one of your future linkspam posts, you might be able to post something about this story in the LA Times about a very young girl with severe schizophrenia. I don't know this family personally, but they're friends of a friend, and after I read the article I wanted to help spread the story, in case somebody out there with connections might know of some resources that could help this little girl out."
Kal Penn starts job as White House liaison.
Marginalizing Rebecca Miller: Enough About You, Let's Talk About Your Husband.
Cougars slink their way into film, music and TV. You know, as much as I hate the LOL COUGARS thing that's taken root--if mockery is how society deals with the concept of sexually viable grown-ass women, and eventually the mockery fades and people get used to the idea, maybe it's worth it. Is it worse to have movies about desperate, predatory "OLDER" WOMEN OMG, or to have no movies with women over the age of 30 at all? I don't know.
Ript: the dude equivalent of a padded bra.
Site of the Day: Awful Library Books; Vintage romance comics reveal 66 reasons why women cry; Can You Come Up With A Science Fiction Book Cover Worse Than These?
"Everybody who seen a leprechaun say YEAH!" Oh, Alabama. The artist's rendering is priceless, by the way.
Images: More Alice in Wonderland Photos! CAN'T SLEEP, MAD HATTER WILL EAT ME. Also: Four Ass Kickin' Character Posters for 'Inglourious Basterds'; The Horror And Glory Of Blood: The Last Vampire's Ancient Blood-Suckers; Check This Out: Awesome New Official 'District 9' Poster; Two Hi-Res Stills from 'The Descent: Part 2.'
Trailers and clips: Check Out the First Eight Minutes of 'The Hurt Locker'; Exclusive: The Red Band Trailer for 'Jennifer's Body'!; New 'G.I. Joe' Trailer Gives First Look at Cobra Commander; A Trailer for Gyllenhaal and Maguire's 'Brothers'; First Offical Trailer for Dario Argento's 'Giallo'; Epicly Awesome French Trailer for Tony Jaa's 'Ong Bak 2'!; Watch 7 Clips From Paul Giamatti's Soul-Rattling New Movie ['Cold Souls']; 'The Ugly Truth' of Vibrating Underwear; For you children of the 80's - 'He-Man' Bollywood style.
So much Harry Potter news that I'm going to space it out a bit in separate paragraphs:
Apparently Half-Blood Prince is Oscar Nomination Material? Keep in mind that there are ten Best Picture slots this year. With those numbers? If it's at all good? Yeah, they've got a shot at a nomination, particularly given the storyline on this one. Also: Variety Review of Half-Blood Prince: Indispensable Rickman Delivers; More Half-Blood Prince Reviews: Guardian Three Stars out of Five.
34 new hi-res promos; 59 Gorgeous Stills From Harry Potter Burst With Young Magic; HBP photocall; Half-Blood Prince Cast to Wear White Ribbons in Honor of Late Robert Knox; HBO First Look at HBP: New Snape and Unbreakable Vow, Comedy Quidditch; ‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ Swag Unleashed!
Confirmed: Rupert Grint Recovering Just Fine from Mild Bout of Swine Flu; ‘Harry Potter’ Star Emma Watson Hated Kissing Rupert Grint, But Not Because He Had Swine Flu ("The most horrible thing I’ve ever had to do … it just felt like incest. That’s the only way I can describe it"); Dan Radcliffe Talks "Friction" in Half-Blood Prince Film in New Interview; Radcliffe Was Bullied Over Fame (someone punched him when he was 14? And Warner Bros. did not have this guy killed?); Helena Bonham Carter on Role as Bellatrix Lestrange; Tom Felton Talks Draco and Acting in Half-Blood Prince.
More from Bill Nighy on Role as Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows ("I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased"); Guy Henry to Play Pius Thicknesse in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (man. Never quite realized what a porn star name that character has before now); Rehearsals for Bill and Fleur's Wedding Scene in Deathly Hallows Underway; More on Ride Inside Hogwarts Castle at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park.
Best of the Worst: Twilight Tattoos; Harry Potter Fans Do It Better (Duh).
'Breaking Dawn' to start filming immediately after 'Eclipse,' which is, itself, supposed to wrap on Halloween, although I imagine November will be given over to New Moon: Tour of Terror II, which is to say ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE? And you know they won't even give anyone the holidays off, because it's always sparkle and never Christmas in Summitland. Meanwhile: Guinew Moon -- Piggy 'Twilight' Spoof; ‘Twilight’ Saga Spinoff Possibilities Explored. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
First Look: Stewart, Fanning and More Are 'The Runaways.'
Movie actors at Beltzville waterfall for 'Last Airbender,' an article that somehow turns into being all about OMG THAT ONE GUY IN TWILIGHT, NO THE OTHER ONE.
Digital Cameras to be Used on 'Dawn Treader'; 10 Days Til Filming and the Crew Starts to Arrive; 'Dawn Treader' to film at Cleveland Point in September; The Dawn Treader Being Built at the Spit?
Johnny Depp, Jamie Foxx Eyed For Michael Jackson Bio?!?! Short answer: No. Although it would be interesting if, someday far in the future, someone took an artsy, multi-actor I'm Not There approach to it.
Watchmen's Zack Snyder previews director's cut: easter eggs, bloopers and more; Does Watchmen's Leak Matter? There was a leak?
Tony Stark Adds A Race Car To His ‘Iron Man 2’ Arsenal.
Routh's Superman Contract Has Expired.
Chris Columbus Offers ‘Welcome to Hoxford’ Update, Uncertain If He’ll Direct.
The Insider Says Harrison Ford to Return for Indiana Jones 5.
‘Fame’ Stars Reveal New Details: Soundtrack, Storylines & Staying True To The Original.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘300’ Producer Says Sequel ‘Looking Good,’ Won’t Rule Out Gerard Butler Resurrection.
Norrington, Dorff Teaming on Blade Spin-Off.
'Heathers' Sequel is All in Winona's Head!
William Shatner's T.J. Hooker is Headed to the Big Screen.
Rumor: Bob Uecker Says Major League 4 is in the Works?
Already, A Toy-Based Movie Even Weirder Than Asteroids [Viewmaster].
Phantom 2 will be fantastic promises Andrew Lloyd Webber. No, seriously, where is our God now?