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Things We Saw Today: R2-Tutu

J!NX fashion designer Samantha, aka Leeloo on Flickr, pulled out a spectacular Halloween costume this past October. She was a ballet R2-D2.  Or Artoo Tutu as she puts it. Check out a whole set of her in the creative costume. (via Purple Lightsaber) Hit the jump for more of what we saw today. 

  • While we’re on the subject of costumes, Blog@Newsarama informs us that the Cosplay For A Cause calendar is almost sold out. 100% of the proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross and help aid the relief efforts from the devastating tsunami this past year.
  • RedEye Chicago has named their Top 11 Geek Girls of 2011 and well, I’m one of them! Along with lovely ladies such as Bonnie Burton of, Whedonistas contributor Teresa Jusino and Kristin Rielly of and more!
  • Women Write About Comics is holding a blog carnival where…you guessed it, women write about comics. First up: Women In Refrigerators, 13 Years Later. I think it’s safe to say you can expect a few of us atThe Mary Sue to join in at some point. The fun begins January 22. (via DC Women Kicking Ass)

Sascha Mehlhase, a researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, spent more than 80 hours making a model of the CERN Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS detector out of Legos. It took 9,500 bricks. (via Yahoo)

  • Stream TV Networks is promising to unveil a 3D television during CES 2012 that does not require 3-D glasses. They’re calling it, Ultra-D. “It is capable of creating a significant shift in the way people view media, comparable to the transition from black and white to color TV,” said Stream TV’s CEO Mathu Rajan. “Our ultimate goal was to create a solution that addresses existing concerns impeding the adoption of 3D—consumer aversion to expensive glasses, viewer discomfort, variance in individual vision and preference and the slow creation of 3D content.” (via Yahoo)
  • L.A.’s Golden Apple Comics shop is for sale…on Ebay? If you’ve got $679,000 it could be yours. Comics and all. (via Robot6)
  • Charlize Theron revealed she’s playing a bit of a villain in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. And by villain she means, that annoying corporate officer who always gets everyone killed. (via Blastr)

Well if this isn’t oddly appropriate I don’t know what is. This is an ereader cover made to look like the cover of The Neverending Story. $56.95 on Etsy. (via Nerd Approved)

  • And lastly today, The Office’s Mindy Kaling gives her thoughts on Ghostbusters 3. (via Full of Whoa)

I always wanted the reboot of Ghostbusters to be four girl-ghostbusters. Like, four normal, plucky women living in New York City searching for Mr. Right and trying to find jobs — but who also bust ghosts. I’m not an idiot, though. I know the demographic for Ghostbusters is teenage boys, and I know they would kill themselves if two ghostbusters had a makeover at Sephora. I just have always wanted to see a cool girl having her first kiss with a guy she’s had a crush on, and then have to excuse herself to go trap the pissed-off ghosts of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire or something. In my imagination, I am, of course, one of the ghostbusters, with the likes of say, Emily Blunt, Taraji Henson, and Natalie Portman. Even if I’m not the ringleader, I’m definitely the one who gets to say “I ain’t afraid a no ghost.” At least the first time.

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  • Francesca M

    Oh Mindy I would watch the hell out of that movie. THat story was in her book too, seriously if you haven’t read it.. hate to sound like an ad, but seriously excellent read.

  • Frodo Baggins

    Aside from wishing Theron would keep her mouth shut about plot twists, could you at least throw a spoiler warning up thar?

    Honestly. Imagine if in a 1978 interview, Ian Holm had said, “My character is a goddamn robot! I betray the crew in a shocking second-act twist.”

  • Anonymous

    Ditto that, I don’t want to hear anything more about it ’till I go see it.  I’m seriously regretting seeing the trailer now, should have totally remember it’s a good idea to avoid as much PR as possible when it’s something you *want* to watch – last year’s cases in point being Monsters and Attack the Block, both of which were made a zillion times better thanks to not knowing anything about them beforehand!

  • IceBeam

    I’m more enthralled by Samanthas cute face than the outfit. (though thankfully it isn’t the fiftyish trillion slave girl outfit)

  • Adam Whitley

    The thing about Ghostbusters reminds me of that next generation animated series they put out which did have a girl on the team. A freakin awesome one at that.