By Paul Michael, creator of the Han Solo in carbonite ring design (now an actual ring!), here’s Boba Fett in jewelry form. (For sale on Etsy, via Geeks Are Sexy)
- New Jersey, you are one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. A few weeks back Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that, under the Defense of Marriage act, same-sex marriages have to be allowed because civil unions just don’t cut it when it comes to federal benefits. The state appealed, but yesterday that appeal was overturned. The state plans to seek a stay on the ruling again, but if they fail then same-sex marriages should start happening in the Garden State on October 21st, which is the deadline Jacobson originally set. (Jezebel)
- Are you going to New York Comic Con? Do you have a Twitter account? When you were registering your fancy new RFID badge, did you happen to follow the con’s advice to link your badge to your Twitter? Well then you might want to check your feed, because yesterday New York Comic Con sent out promotional tweets from attendees’ accounts without their permission. They have since issued an apology and shut down that particular “service.” (Mashable, Newsarama)
This 22-karat gold toiler paper, sold by The Toilet Paper Man, costs approximately $1.3 million a roll and is “Delivered Personaly [sic] with a bottle of Champagne.” Start saving up. (Geekologie)
- Teen Wolf has added a new character for the second half of season three: Deputy Sheriff Perish, to be played by Ryan Kelley. Something tells me he’ll fare better than Deputy Tara Graham, who perished in the first half. It has something to do with Perish being a white dude and Graham being a woman of color. Teen Wolf‘s record when it comes to killing off women and people of color isn’t exactly good. (Deadline)
- Our video game guru Becky Chambers writes about the changing face of space exploration and its connection to sci-fi at Tor.com.
- Via Sociological Images, a study has determined the proliferation of pink in the breast cancer awareness movement makes women less likely to A) think they might get breast cancer and B) donate to the cause. The reasoning is that using a gendered cue like the color pink reminds women that they specifically are more likely to get the disease, which makes them “subconsciously try to push away the idea that they’re vulnerable and that breast cancer is something that they, or anyone, needs to worry about it,” writes Lisa Wade, PhD.
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