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Things We Saw Today: Neil Gaiman’s Tribute to the Chinese New Year

Things We Saw Today

Neil Gaiman has drawn up his own tribute to the Year of the Dragon (a “wobbly dragon”), and we believe this is relevant to your interests. More about this from the author after the jump!

Says Gaiman:

I just drew a wobbly dragon for my Chinese friends. He’s based on a picture I saw of an ancient dragon who had three toes but was still Chinese…

I don’t know if anyone’s going to be able to see this photo posted here, in China. Last time I was there, this blog was cut off by the Great Firewall, but I post for it anyone who can: 恭喜发财

Happy New Year! (via Geeks of Doom)

Someone is selling the 1995 Chrysler LeBaron that Sarah Michelle Gellar bought in the mid-1990s for just $2,995. We thought you’d like to know. (via Craig’s List)

Flavorwire has a rundown of literature’s most badass female writers, going back as far as Sappho, pictured below.

  • So, last week, SOPA and PIPA were shelved by Congress until they turn into something less oppressive to free speech on the internet. Lawmakers (and lobbyists) are hoping to make it purely about copyright infringement without the terrifying potential for the government to overreach. They — and we — should be aware that this is exactly how China’s oppressive censorship laws started too. (via TechDirt)
  • DC Entertainment has joined forces with Save the Children, International Rescue Committee, and Mercy Corps to end hunger in Africa as part of the We Can Be Heroes campaign. (via Newsarama)

    Also from Newsarama, EPIX is close to purchasing the documentary about the life of Marvel Generalissimo Stan Lee, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.

  • Mandy “Inigo Montoya” Patinkin said he “hope[s] [he's] dead” before a remake of The Princess Bride happens, and so do we. Meaning, specifically, that we — like the “royal we” — hope that we — collectively — are dead, not Mandy Patinkin. Seriously, Hollywood, stop it. Get this out of your heads now. (via Geek Mom)
  • This is how devoted to Doctor Who Steven Moffat is: He passed on doing a Tintin trilogy so he could keep doing the show. He cites TV’s “freedom and flexibility” as his reason, and we’re not that upset that he’s going to stick around. (via Blastr)
  • Finally, from tipster Rachel, a Portal fan panel by DeviantARTist Inonibird. This is just an excerpt, so click here to see the full version.

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