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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Disney Princesses Show Their Age

Artist Taija Vigilia was asked to depict the Disney Princess according to the year their films were released. So you’ve got a three-year-old Tiana and Cinderella is 62, etc.  (via The Uniblog

  • There’s an awful racist contingent to The Hunger Games news floating around today. Apparently, some fans are annoyed that Rue was cast with an African-American actor. Even though the character is describes as having dark skin in the novel. Huh. (via The Frisky)
  • DC Comics’ Batwoman, by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, picked up a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.

Han Solo in carbonite as your cell phone case would be cooler if it were 3D but the detail is pretty impressive nonetheless. $14 on Etsy. (via Nerd Approved)

  • Wear the Cheese has put some of our favorite 80s characters to the Blechdel Test. That is, a scene in a show or movie in which two women discuss something that has nothing to do with a man. See if She-Ra, Rainbow Brite, and Jem pass.
  • Colin Smith blogs his thoughts on Wonder Woman #7 (which our own Susana had something to say about). It’s an interesting read.

Um…I might have to shave my head now. (via Fashionably Geek)

  • We’ve got the first, blurry, set photos from the CW’s Green Arrow show that feature Black Canary. No, unfortunately, no in costume. (via Blastr)
  • Belvedere Vodka President Charles Gibb apologized for the horribly offensive, rape-suggesting, ad on their Facebook page the other day. “It should never have happened. I am currently investigating the matter to determine how this happened and to be sure it never does so again,” he said. The company also made a donation to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. (via Yahoo)

Thank god this didn’t happen at my theater. I probably would have died without seeing The Hunger Games. (via He Geek, She Geek)

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  • John Wao

    Did you know there is a model replica of Hans Solo in carbonite hidden in every episode of Firefly? I’ve seen screen shots but haven’t been able to spot him on my own. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh for crying out loud, a bunch of idiots trolling on twitter isn’t news.  If they set up a website or forum then maybe it’s worth considering, but this is no better than Youtube comments.

  • Ashe

    Ah, so when the book states the characters have dark skin, and they actually cast dark-skinned actors, it’s a bad thing.

    But when the main character is said to have ‘olive skin and straight black hair’ and both qualities are removed in favor of light skin and brown hair, it’s ambiguity.

    Okay, Twitter!

    Anyway, that head shaving is pretty damn cool. The detail is impressive.

  • Terence Ng

    Doesn’t look like just a bunch. Looks like a lot of idiots putting their two cents in and revealing how little they’ve unpacked their racial bias.

  • Anonymous

     I dunno, not all of it may be trolling. I recall the same subject popping up on Racialicious a few months back (, and it certainly didn’t seem like trolling to me. Oddly enough it was that article that got my interested in Hunger Games to start with.

  • Sam Christopher

    Whoa, so that’s NOT a picture of something 3D? That might even be more impressive–it looks really good!

  • Francesca M

    Yeah I read some of those horrible tweets about Rue being black especialy when they said stuff about ‘oh when i found she was black it just wasn’t as sad’ and that’s when I really wish someone had invented a stabbing machine for over the internet stabbings.

  • JLu Vee Gee

    I love this Disney picture.  It’s so fun.

  • Dorkus

    Etsy link doesn’t work? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO I must have one of those :-(

  • Tané Tachyon

    Re the Hunger Games sign, when my younger son and friends were in line for the midnight showing, some of the other people divided the line up into districts, and ran contests in things like arm-wrestling and trivia.