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Tumblr Reviews Tom Hiddleston’s The Pirate Fairy: An Affectionate Parody

Why Tom Hiddleston followed up a string of successful indies and Hollywood blockbusters with a supporting role in the direct-to-DVD Disney movie The Pirate Fairy is a mystery for the ages. Was it the paycheck? The opportunity to sing in a Disney movie? Is he literally just that happy to do any kind of movie whatsoever? Can we expect infomercials next?

What we do know is that if Hiddleston’s in it, Tumblr’s freaking out over it. I say that with affection, not derision. But, like many Tumblr users (no, you cannot know my username), I carry around with me at all times a strong love of self-derision and satire*.

To that end, here’s the Official The Mary Sue Review of The Pirate Fairy…as written by Tumblr. Or, well, “Tumblr.”

*In fact, Tumblr loves satire so much that it sometimes takes satirical news stories a little too much to heart.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Lots of April Fools’ Day Gags

As they have become famous for, rolled out a bunch of “new” products today. Unfortunately they’re all April Fools’ Day jokes. The one we’re most upset over? The Klingon Rosetta Stone. Because seriously, I’ve always wanted to learn Klingon. But also, the Unicorn Drinking Horn (pictured above) should go into production immediately. Only larger. Much larger. 


Elsewhere on the internet

Photoshop Makes the Other Version of Winter Soldier We’d Love To See

“Natasha! What – what’s going on?”

“Steve, we explained this. It’s laser tag.”


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Lady Fett

“I remember playing with my Boba Fett action figure as a little kid, and my mom saying ‘Boba Fett could be a woman, you can’t tell with the armor and the helmet.’ This was in the mid- 90s, before the prequel films revealed Boba Fett to be some lame clone kid,” says Tumblr user aJRAWINGS. “I still think of Boba Fett being female to this day, and I still think that’s cooler than the ‘official’ explanation.” Ditto. (thanks, anon tipster!)



What If All of Beyoncé’s Songs Were About Fighting Zombies

Today in Things We Can’t Not Post, artist Ali Graham is currently running a Tumblr where he takes a Beyonce lyric and interprets it in the context of a zombie apocalypse where the singer is a scourge of the undead hordes.

We approve, and so, I think, would Michonne, Buffy, Alice, Ellie, Riley, and Clementine.


That's What She Said

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Answers Tumblr Fan Questions [VIDEO]

I am so happy to be a fan of the fantastic show that is BBC America’s Orphan Black because its star, Tatiana Maslany seems like a legitimately awesome woman. Here she is answering questions from fans on tumblr about the series, her experience at the Golden Globes, and more.

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Pretty Pretty Princess

Let’s Get Down To Business: To Look at Some Cute Sketches of Disney Women as Men

This post, a collection of Disney princess screencaps seamlessly edited to look like teenage men rather than teenage women has become quite popular on Tumblr this week, probably because of the site’s fascination with gender politics. Okay, it’s also a good deal because of Male!Esmerelda, I’m guessing. I mean look at that guy. Judging by some similar hairstyles, I’d guess that Miyuli was inspired by that post to create some full character sketches of folks like Ariel, Megara, and all four leads of Frozen as genderbent versions of themselves.


Fans Do Cool Things

You Still Have Two Days to Celebrate Stealth Cosplay Week

Did you know that the Tumblr community is having a Stealth Cosplay week, where folks pictures of the subtle sartorial homages to various superheroes and villains they wore around during their every day lives? There’s a lot in the tag, but we decided to highlight Kit Cox’s M.O.D.O.K. because let’s face it, it’s probably the only closet cosplay of the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing that you will see for a long time. The good news: you still have Thursday and Friday (Edit: And Saturday and Sunday, apparently!) to do your own Stealth or Closet cosplay!

Previously in Tumblr


Bear Time

Canadian Mountie Delighted To Find Tumblr’s Cartoons of Her Stopping Crime With Bear Cub Partner

Two and a half years ago, Constable Suzanne Bourque was interviewing witnesses about the activity of a too-friendly-for-his-own-good bear cub who’d been pestering visitors at the Terra Nova National park in Newfoundland and Labrador when the bear cub himself showed up. The ensuing pictures were un-bear-ably adorable, but, in the way of things on the internet, ran under the radar for a while until they finally got their chance at becoming internet gold.


Great Scott!

An Empassioned Fan’s Plea: Make Fifteen Jaws Movies to Maintain Back to the Future‘s Accuracy

In case you don’t remember, Back to the Future II contains a memorable scene where a dazzled Marty McFly, visiting the year 2015, is overwhelmed by a holographic advertisement for Jaws XIX, the 18th sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws. But, as Tumblrer Ctrayn points out, there are only four Jaws movies, which means movie studios have only six hundred and thirty two days to keep Back to the Future II from having a singular glaring continuity error.

What? I’m sure the rest of the movie will turn out to be entirely accurate.

Obviously, it’s time to take things into our own hands, and if you’d like to join the mission of producing fifteen feature length Jaws “sequels,” you should check this post on Tumblr, where folks have already shown enthusiasm for the project to the tune of more than 22 thousand notes. And, as Ctrayn says, “Even if your film is 40 straight minutes of a rubber shark floating quietly in a bathtub… it is still probably a more entertaining watch than Jaws: the Revenge.”

Previously in Sharks