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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: Katie Chironis and Connor Fallon on Elsinore

    Shakespeare meets Majora's Mask/Groundhog Day? Take all my money, please.

    At GDC back in March, The Mary Sue had a chance encounter with Elsinore's Connor Fallon and Val Reznitskaya at one of the myriad impromptu game lounges set up in San Francisco's Moscone Center. We recently had a chance to chat with Fallon and Elsinore's team lead and writer, Katie Chironis about their now fully funded Kickstarter campaign for Elsinore.

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  2. 10 Female-Directed Movies to Look Forward to in 2015

    Feat. Channing Tatum with elf ears

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens isn't the only movie coming out in 2015. (Though it might as well be, in my heart of hearts. Moses is going to a galaxy far far away! *sob*) These 10 offerings from female directors are hitting theaters as well, and you should keep 'em on your radar. There will be a quiz later.

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  3. The Actual Odds of 100 Monkeys With Typewriters Randomly Outputting Hamlet: A Descent Into Madness

    Let's just say don't hold your breath for Monkey Hamlet.

    As the saying goes, "If you put 100 monkeys with typewriters in a room long enough, eventually you'll get Hamlet." But will you though? What are the actual odds of a monkey randomly replicating Hamlet. Let's use reason and my C+ in college statistics to figure this out.

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  4. British Library Wi-Fi Blocks Access to Shakespeare’s Hamlet Due to Violent Content

    I die, Horatio! The rest is error 404.

    Author Mark Forsyth was writing his latest book in the British Library when he needed to cite a line from Hamlet. Too bad the British Library decided he wasn't allowed to do that because the play is too violent! Kids could get the wrong idea about poisoning their brothers or uncles, you see.

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  5. Something Rotten In the State of Denmark: Testicle-Biting Fish Reportedly On The Rise

    Rosenfish and Testiclestern are Dead.

    As with the coming of Fortinbras, Denmark is once again facing threat of foreign invasion. Except this time around it's not a fictional Norwegian prince so much as a species of fish related to the piranha and that likes to go after peoples' testicles. Yikes. I think we can all agree that fratricide and incest would be way more preferable.

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  6. Police Discover Austrian Man’s Bone Collection of 56 Stolen Skulls

    The grave-robber was caught after trying to sell human remains at a flea market, which was probably like, the fourth or fifth creepiest thing on sale at that flea market.

    Austrian police raided a man's home to find a personal museum consisting of 56 skulls and dozens of other bones. He was charged for raiding a church cemetery, but I'm sure he has a good explanation for this. Maybe he was trying to put on 56 technically-accurate performances of Hamlet?

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  7. Mark Ruffalo Compares Hulk to Hamlet

    Mark Ruffalo is a fantastic actor -- most recently in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right -- but that doesn't make his usurpation of Edward Norton's Hulk role for the upcoming Joss Whedon-directed adaptation of The Avengers any less unfortunate. In an interview with the NY Post, Ruffalo said, "We feel like it's our generation's Hamlet, and we're all going to get a crack it." As for smoothing any patches with his friend Norton, he noted, "We're copacetic; we're cool." Looks like Ruffalo is already taking Marvel's Shakespearean pedigree seriously. David Mamet provides an excellent definition and etymology of "copacetic" here. [NYP; pic via adherents]

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