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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Joffrey That Is Not How You Hold a Sword

You know what, nevermind. Just do whatever. (WinterisComing.net)

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New York Times Magazine Cover Features Hillary Clinton’s Face Photoshopped Into Flesh-Colored Moon

David Joachim, editor of the Washington bureau of the New York Times, just tweeted the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine, and it’s no moon. It’s an inexplicable, not particularly creative, visual metaphor that would be incredibly visually unflattering no matter whose face you did it to. Also, part of a weird trend.

But I know what my nerd brain is saying about it. It’s saying “MOISTURIZE ME,” and wondering if Planet Hillary could hang out with Mogo so he’d be less lonely, defeat Unicron, or negotiate peace with Galactus.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Doctor Who‘s Ten and Eleven, Together at Last

Courtesy of Doctor Who‘s official Twitter account. Bask in the glory.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Game Of Thrones Dragons Get Revenge On The NY Times

Surfing the web today you might have noticed HBO took out huge, site-spanning advertisements for Season 3 of Game of Thrones which featured the shadow of a dragon passing over the page. Well here’s the still version of that from today’s NY Times. (I’m gonna say it’s revenge for this.)We sell ad space here on The Mary Sue but this is one I would have paid to have on the site. (via Co.Create

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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Critic Reviews Melissa McCarthy’s New Film By Calling Her Fat

Perhaps it’s time for some critics to go back to school. Why? Because they’re giving other critics a bad name by not understanding the job. The latest perpetrator is New York Observer’s Rex Reed, who decided he might as well comment on Melissa McCarthy’s weight in his review of Identity Thief because…because…nope, sorry, can’t think of a single reason. 

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NY Times Wakes The Dragon By Insulting Game Of Thrones Viewers

See that face Daenerys is making? That’s the face I’m making in the general direction of the New York Times today. Why? Because yet again they’ve trolled us and assigned someone who apparently hates fantasy fiction to review HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 2. That makes sense, right? 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: How We’re Celebrating the Venture Bros. 5th Season

Because what better way to show a superscientist you care than to get matching speedsuits? In case you thought we might have some news on the upcoming fifth season of The Venture Bros., we apologize if you were misled. But we had to post this. It’s practically an advertisement for the show. (via Retronaut)

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NY Times to YA Publishing: Stop Being So Girly

Presumably discontent with having an entertainment industry that is primarily focused on men, the NY Times lashed out at the Young Adult publishing industry Friday for having too many girl books.

Yes, you heard that right. In an article entitled “Boys and Reading: Is There Any Hope?” author Robert Lipsyte speaks about the publishing industry’s desire to “demystify to the overwhelmingly female audience the testosterone code that would get teenage boys reading,” and says that in order to get boys to read, they need to “be approached individually with books about their fears, choices, possibilities and relationships — the kind of reading that will prick their dormant empathy, involve them with fictional characters and lead them into deeper engagement with their own lives. This is what turns boys into readers.”

Because apparently what turns girls into readers is passing around copies of Twilight in between nail-painting sessions at fifth-grade slumber parties. Or something.

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