by Susana Polo | 10:17 am, February 6th, 2014
Six video game couples that have stuck with me over the years, each representing a different sort of love.
What's with the name?
by Susana Polo | 10:17 am, February 6th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, August 6th, 2013
When it came time for Redditor Malcolm Collins, aka SirTechnocracy, to propose to his girlfriend Simone Smith, he decided to do something a little… different. Namely, he used memes and specially-commissioned illustrations of the two of them to pop the question on /r/AdviceAnimals and /r/pics.
A few of our favorite memes and illustrations are behind the cut so you can revel in the awwwww like we did. (The rest are here and here.) But first, let’s hear from Simone about her reaction to the proposal:READ MORE
by Brooke Jaffe | 2:45 pm, June 27th, 2013
In reaction to the Kickstarter fiasco over a pick-up artist (PUA) seeking to write a book that contained some alarmingly rape-y advice, a few feminist ladies decided to take matters into their own hands.
Female pick-up artist Arden Leigh, queer burlesque star Madame Rosebud, and matchmaker Amy Van Doran proposed a book about seduction aimed towards teaching women about pick-up techniques so as to empower them to be more active participants in their own romantic lives.
Kickstarter, however, stayed true to its new rule banning all guides of the kind, and rejected their proposal.READ MORE
by Brooke Jaffe | 2:25 pm, June 24th, 2013
Blockbuster hit the Last of Us is gorgeous, gritty, and gripping; but there’s one thing that has people scratching their heads.
Is that Ellen Page?
It’s probably an accident, but there is something uncannily similar about her likeness and Ellie, one of two protagonists for the game. In a recent AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit, the actress commented on the resemblance.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:40 pm, June 21st, 2013
Yesterday we brought you the story of an already funded Kickstarter project to publish a guide called, Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome With Women. It came to the public’s attention after blogger Casey Malone posted some extremely problematic language within the proposed guide, already published online on Reddit, which included suggesting the user force women to do certain things and disregard their wishes to stop. After public outcry, including a petition brought to the Kickstarter offices, we have a positive update to the story.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:33 pm, April 2nd, 2013
Caldwell Tanner didn’t use HBO’s Join the Realm website to create these unique House Sigils. Instead, he came up with his own designs for what popular websites might hang from their proverbial castle walls if they lived in the world of Game of Thrones. And we decided to join in on the fun. Look at the House Sigils and mottos from Twitter, Wikipedia, The Mary Sue, and more!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:43 am, November 20th, 2012
Zoe Lofgren made sure that her name echoed loudly through the hallowed halls of the internet (did you know we have halls? Yeah, like tons of halls. Acres. With pillars and junk.) a year ago during the SOPA/PIPA debates in congress, by loudly opposing it, and even engaging in a Reddit AMA, hoping to drum up some attention to the pretty alarming powers the bill gave to rights holders and the pretty alarming requirements it made of internet service providers. While I won’t say she brought the issue to Reddit’s attention in the first place, her engagement with a large and influential internet community became part of a temporary internet revolution that culminated in Wikipedia, Tumblr, Reddit, Google, and a host of other websites going completely dark or otherwise completely devoting a day to raising awareness of the bill.
She has returned to Reddit recently,
at the turn of the tide to perform a rather interesting experiment:
by Zoe Chevat | 3:28 pm, September 13th, 2012
James Cameron doesn’t care what you think. It’s one of the many privileges of having made billions of dollars. But even mega movie tyrants can get sick of myths that float around the internet. Especially if they have to do with Titanic.
In response to the long-standing theory explored by a Reddit user that Jack could have easily fit onto that door with Rose (don’t pretend like you don’t know what we’re talking about), Cameron has gone on the record stating that it’s not a question of space, but a question of buoyancy.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:06 am, April 11th, 2012
And to think we spent the entire day working yesterday without realizing: Joss Whedon was simultaneously doing an Ask Me Anything post on Reddit, letting Redditors of all kinds ask him questions and answering most of them. With The Cabin in the Woods out this weekend, The Avengers in less than a month, Much Ado About Nothing and In Your Eyes also coming out this year, there’s no question of whether Whedon might be looking for a little publicity for his projects.
Just, as usual, where he finds the time to do any of this. We’ve presented our favorite bits of the AMA, now finished, below:READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 12:39 pm, January 18th, 2012
If you found yourself wondering what the name of the second general of the Dutch Revolution was, or if that was even real, and you ventured on over to Wikipedia to look it up, you probably noticed that the site looked different today. Different, as in blacked out. And then you may or may not have panicked, because now how would you satisfy you thirst for random trivia that is probably somewhere else on the internet, but your go-to site has shut itself down, and now your brain must find something else to do for the next — hey, someone mentioned you on Twitter. You should check that out.
Anyway, you most likely heard about this earlier in the week, when the site’s administrators announced that in protest of the highly controversial internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, they would “censor” their own site for 24 hours. But Wikipedia is not the only site protesting today. After the jump, find out who else has shut themselves down, and see what the internet will look like should these bills become law.READ MORE