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Things We Saw Today: Emma Watson And A Creepy Wax Hermione

Tweeted by Emma Watson, accompanied by the text, “Still got it.” (via Digital Spy

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Possibly the best movie Mystique cosplay I’ve ever seen. Cosplay by Sam Cooke, body paint by Getmadeup. (via Fashionably Geek)

Following up on a story we posted last Friday about harassment in the comic book industry, there’s been a few more good articles:

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  • Emily Neenan

    Genuinely thought that was movie Mystique set photo or something until I read the caption. Wow!

  • Anonymous

    Why did they make the wax figure look dead? Now that’s just being creepy on purpose.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Oh man, Anne Scherbina’s story is just heartbreaking. Not only for the professional loss, but because it took away something she enjoyed. But also, it’s terrifying–even if you “play the game” right, you can still find yourself screwed over. That’s awful.

    And reading those articles, I noticed something about Wood’s apology. I mean, aside from just minimizing/flat-out-ignoring the really bad parts of them to focus on the way easier to justify, “Hey, I was just flirting. That’s not wrong, is it?” aspect–it’s the language he used:

    “I liked her, I took a chance, and was shot down.”

    Wow. Could he have possibly phrased it any better to appeal to The Typical Nerdboy? I mean, sheesh, when you say it like that, it sounds like a scene out of an 80′s coming of age story. He *liked* her, y’all (a phrase that usually implies more of “would you like to have dinner” than “would you like to have a quickie in my hotel room”), shoot, that’s not a crime. He “took a chance!” How daring, how brave. After all, asking someone out is usually pretty scary, because rejection is scary. And what happened? What was his reward for boldly working up the courage to take a chance?”

    He “was shot down.” Subtle bit of language. You never tell a story that involves the phrase: “I was shot down” where the person doing the shooting is the good guy. But you might use that kind of wording if you were describing being done wrong, or just the pain of rejection from a pretty girl that you liked.

    C’mon, guys, can’t you relate? He’s just like you.

    Sorry, there’s a lot wrong with everything, but for some reason, that line just bugged me.