I've been offline for a few days, dealing with real-life stuff (everything's fine!), and yet my tabs seem to have multiplied again:
- At io9: The first photo from the Z For Zachariah movie. "So instead of one stranger, two. Which, given the psychological back and forth between the two survivors in the novel, is a pretty big change."
- You can't call it living until someone makes a cake in your image. "The Jennifer Lawrence sponge cake required 150 eggs, 10kg (22lb) flour and 10kg butter."
- At Locus: World Fantasy Awards Winners 2014.
- Challenge update: io9 has scans of the pages removed from a biology textbook in an Arizona school district, and it sounds like various members of the science communities are posting the scans online as well, "so that students will be able to find them easily". Previously.
- At the WP: In the land of make-believe, racial diversity is a fantasy. "It’s funny, and sad, where we draw the lines for what’s acceptable in fantasy movies. Somehow a talking snowman makes more sense than, say, a black Norwegian." DON'T READ THE COMMENTS OH GOD I NEED THE BRAIN BLEACH. Although, the experience had an upside: I admit to laughing out loud when I read Jeff-in-DC's outraged response to the author's comments about the problematic aspects in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I guess he forgot about the Oompa Loompas?
- At Twisted Sifter: Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results. This is where I found the Pooh image at the top of the post.
- At Deadline: Ivanhoe Pictures Scales ‘The Walled City’ With YA Novel Acquisition. "Described as The Hunger Games meets The Maze Runner [SIGGGGGGH], the story follows three teenagers as they fight to survive and escape a lawless, walled city. The town of the title is based on China’s Kowloon Walled City, an element that fits with Ivanhoe’s focus on North American and Asian markets."
- At the Guardian: Tinder author Sally Gardner: 'Disney has whitewashed fairy tales'. "A true old fashioned fairy story is gothically dark. When you think about the primeval forest, and people looking out into the dark wood, you know it’s a very frightening place. And where is it now, that frightening place? It would have to be Mars and other planets, far off worlds. Our modern fairy tales are sci-fi; our dark forests are further away, out in space. But they’re still there."
- At the WSJ: On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head. "By day, Janet Stephens is a hairdresser at a Baltimore salon, trimming bobs and wispy bangs. By night she dwells in a different world. At home in her basement, with a mannequin head, she meticulously re-creates the hairstyles of ancient Rome and Greece." AND THERE'S A VIDEO, YESSSSSSSSS: