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Hear Me Roar

Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Does An AMA, George R.R. Martin Shows Us Aegon & His Dragon

Peter Dinklage (who doesn’t have a twitter account, thank you very much) recently did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, revealing a few fun Game of Thrones tidbits. And the man who started it all, George R.R. Martin, is talking about how it all started. He’s posted a new excerpt on his site from his guide to Westeros book, included an image of Aegon Targaryan riding atop Balerion, the Black Dread. Click ahead for the full, glorious view. 


And All Was Right With the World

Harrison Ford Did a Reddit AMA, Was An Amazing Curmudgeonly Bastard

To be fair, a lot of the responses Harrison Ford gave during his Reddit AMA—specifically what he says about that Blade Runner sequel—are not at all grumpy old man-like. But his answer to the question “Who shot first, Han or Greedo?” is so curmudgeonly that it pushes the whole thing over the edge. Harrison, we love you. Never change.


Do Try This At Home

Beautiful Astronomically Accurate Shawl For Chilly Stargazing Nights

Redditor Boothin shared this shawl their wife made by tweaking one pattern and combining it with another. The end result was a beautiful and cozy garment that is also an accurate map of our sky as seen from the North Pole. By all means, join me in the Jealous Corner.



Boyfriend Proposes on Reddit Using Memes and Specially-Commissioned Art

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:


A Lesson in Humility

Feminist Women Pick-Up-Artists Take On Kickstarter’s New Ban With Seduction Book

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.


There Can Be Only One

Ellen Page on The Last of Us ‘Ripping Off’ Her Likeness

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.


Good News Everyone!

Kickstarter Apologizes, Donates $25,000 To RAINN, After Offensive Dating Guide Controversy

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. 


I See What They Did There

If Websites Existed In Game of Thrones’ Westeros

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!


the internet is serious business

Representative Zoe Lofgren Shows Her Internet Savvy: Ask Reddit for Internet Law Suggestions

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:


I Guess I Can't Argue With That

James Cameron Sinks Our Ship (Or, At Least, Our AU)

Yeah, we all think about this stuff too much

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.