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    Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.

  1. YouTube Star Who Harasses Women Is Now Being Accused Of Rape

    Ah, Sam Pepper. First, you were just a guy who harassed women for YouTube views. Then, you were a guy who allegedly harassed women just because. Now, you're being accused of raping a girl the last time you were in Toronto. Next time, some advice you may want to consider: don't sexually assault people for any reason. Just a thought.

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  2. Taylor Swift Thinks Emma Watson Is The Incredible Feminist We Should All Aspire To Be

    PREACH.

    Emma Watson's beautiful speech to the UN supporting feminism and the HeForShe campaign was wonderful - so of course a bunch of people had to go ahead and hate her for it. Taylor Swift doesn't have time for any of your garbage, though, and she wants you to know she's 100% behind both feminism and Watson. Like, figuratively. You get it.

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  3. The Mary Sue Interview: Paul Pope On His Battling Boy Prequel, The Rise of Aurora West

    Kick-butt ladies in comics all the time, please.

    Paul Pope's New York Times best-selling graphic novel Battling Boy followed the adventures of a twelve-year-old demigod, charged with saving the city of Acropolis from an invasion of monsters. After Battling Boy snagged Pope the Eisner for Best Publication for Teens this year—Pope's third career Eisner—he's followed up his hit book with a prequel. With The Rise of Aurora West, Battling Boy's intrepid female science hero partner gets a book of her very own.

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  4. Jeff Goldblum In A Very Strange Yet Delightful Ad For Lightbulbs (?)

    Shirtless Goldblum playing piano in a hot tub alert!

    When you woke up this morning, did you think to yourself, "I haven't had enough shirtless Jeff Goldblum in my life lately?" Well me too, friend. Me too. Lucky for us, Goldblum is starring in this ridiculous new add for General Electric, put together by the guys from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. I don't know how I feel about hearing Goldblum say "This is too moist," but that's a discussion for another time.

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  5. Everything Is Wonderful: Chris Pratt Is Hosting the SNL 40th Season Premiere Tonight

    Will there be abs? Asking for reasons.

    Hold on to your raccoons, Guardians fans, because Star-Lord is coming to the small screen tonight. Chris Pratt is hosting the 40th (!) season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and if this ad is any indication, it's going to be kind of amazing. Can Pratt and Kate McKinnon just riff like this for the entire show? Can Anna Faris show up? Can Pratt take his shirt off? These are the important questions.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Mass Effect Costume Hoodies For Everyday Cosplay

    Does this unit have enough money for all three?

    We've seen some brilliant Game of Thrones cosplayers, but this bear-maiden Brienne look has to be our new favorite. Now, where's a good Jaime cosplayer when you need him? (via Fashionably Geek)

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  7. Watch Bear McCreary Performing Songs From The Outlander Score Live At SDCC

    Oh, aye, Sassenach.

    Outlander premiered this year at San Diego Comic-Con, and composer/super-talented performer Bear McCreary was there to bless the audience with his music. Here with fiddler Paul Cartwright and singer Raya Yarbrough, McCreary performs the themes from Outlander.

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  8. Sony Has Just Picked Up “The Eden Project,” A Lady-Centric Sci-Fi/Action Flick

    We don't even know what the movie is about but we're excited.

    Sony Pictures has just bought a sci-fi action script with a female-centric plot, written by Christina Hodson. More kick-ass ladies in sci-fi? Just tell us where to line up.

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  9. This Is A Cute Bracelet! Oh, And It’s Also A Drone That Will Take Selfies For You In Mid-Air

    Does it come in black?

    Jewelry makes you feel super-cute, and it doesn't have to serve any purpose beyond that. But wouldn't it be better if all your accessories worked double-duty as amazing tech that would also make you feel like a super spy?

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  10. This Musical Tribute To Nikola Tesla Is Approximately 1000000x Cooler Than Thomas Edison

    Seriously, Thomas Edison is the worst.

    Matthew Inman (aka The Oatmeal) loves Nikola Tesla. Like, really loves Nikola Tesla. Inman loves Tesla so much that Inman actually saved Tesla's former laboratory from destruction, owns it, and now wants to turn it into a Tesla Museum. So rad. To educate the rest of the world about how awesome Tesla is, Inman and Sarah Donner created this musical homage to his brilliance, and it's pretty great.

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