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The Best Part of This Totoro Gown is the Soot Sprites

Katsucon Tumblred this picture of cosplayer Iris, who has crafted a simply lovely Totoro gown, complete with Catbus clutch and a hemline that reveals an amazing illusion: that an ever swirling mass of soot sprites can successfully masquerade as a grown woman with mad sewing skills. Check out her official Facebook page with more here.

Previously in Totoro

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Laika Is Straight-Up Showing Off In The New Boxtrolls Trailer

And they have every right to, because damn Laika.

(via: /Film)

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Tom Hiddleston Fans Attempt To Get A Loki Solo Film With Petition

Tom Hiddleston fans are some of the most seriously devoted fans I’ve ever seen. They’re now taking their love a step further but signing a petition asking Marvel to give him a Loki film all his own. 

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Felix Gets The Best Lines On Orphan Black. Here’s The Video Proof.

After Tatiana Maslany’s phenomenal performances, Jordan Gavaris is my favorite part of BBC America’s Orphan Black. [Warning: partial nudity.]

Previously in Orphan Black

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Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Is Named the Year’s Worst Movie by the Razzies. Go On, Act Surprised.

There were worse movies to come out this year, to be sure. But, like the Oscars they were created to mock, the Razzie Awards is just a yearly bit of fluff that picks their winners (or “winners”) based on mostly meaningless criteria. So let’s just sit back and have fun with it, yeah?

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Cookie Monster Steals A Golden Cookie, Demands (Edible) Cookies for Sick Children As Ransom

No, not that Cookie Monster. Though if any Sesame Street character were to fall off the rails into a life of crime, a heist to benefit the children of the word is exactly the sort of thing they’d do, no?

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Finn Is Bilbo, The Ice King Is Gandalf In This Adventure Time/Hobbit Mash-Up

If you thought Adventure Time didn’t have enough serious adventuring, this should help. YouTube user Erin Stevenson recreated The Hobbit trailer using clips from the Cartoon Network series. And it works incredibly well. Can this be a new thing? I really need Lumpy Space Princess to be Smaug.

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Previously in The Hobbit

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Dragon Age‘s Head Writer Explains the Value of Women on His Writing Team

We were sitting down to peer review a plot— a peer review being the point where a plot has had its first writing pass completed, and whoever wrote it sits down with the other writers as well as representatives from cinematic design, editing, and level art to hear critique. We’ve all read it first, and written down our thoughts, and go around the table to relate any issues we encountered.

As it happened, most of the guys went first. Typical stuff— some stuff was good, some stuff needed work, etc. etc. Then one of the female writers went, and she brought up an issue. A big issue. It had to do with a sexual situation in the plot, which she explained could easily be interpreted as a form of rape.David Gaider, in a post on his Tumblr.

This is two mere paragraphs from from Gaider’s post (whose writing on issues of representation in games we’ve highlighted before), which outlines precisely how having the input of people from a variety of cultural and societal backgrounds can reveal the unintended connotations of a story, even to the most well-intentioned writers.

Previously in Dragon Age

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Things We Already Knew: Martin Freeman Is The Perfect Bilbo

We here at The Mary Sue have a great appreciation for all things Martin Freeman. It made us extremely happy when the Sherlock star was cast as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and after seeing footage we can’t really picture anyone else in the role. Writer of the films, Philippa Boyens recently spoke about why Freeman was the actor they chose.

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Naturally, Some Are Not Happy That the Obama Administration Shared Info About Bin Laden With Kathryn Bigelow

When it was revealed that the Obama administration provided information about the raid on and death of Osama bin Laden to director Kathryn Bigelow for the movie she was making about the event, some people found that a little weird to hear, even after the fact. Because, um, isn’t that information kind of on the extremely classified side? And doesn’t it look bad for a president to appear so “tight” with Hollywood during an election year? (I’ll continue laughing about that second one after writing this post.) Well, conservatives — who don’t believe anything Barack Obama does can ever be good to begin with — are up in arms over this seemingly “oversharey” exchange between the president and a Hollywood type. But make no mistake — they don’t care about Kathryn Bigelow. This is all about Obama. (WARNING: There are some politics in this post. All of you are entitled to your opinions about everything.)

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