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Things We Saw Today: Lord of the Nail Polish

Things We Saw Today

I doubt the Dark Lord Sauron had nail polish designs in mind when he created the One Ring but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t make for a fantastic look. And yes, this is only the one hand, the Elvish message “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them,” continues onto the other. (via Daily What

  • Speaking of delightful Lord of the Rings things, here’s a cake featuring the White Tree of Gondor and Arwen’s pendant. (via Cake Central)
  • Umm, this is pretty awesome. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is hosting a Star Wars sleepover in New York on February 10 to coincide with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace returning to theaters in 3-D. The cost is $145, “The epic space series themed sleepover will include a character meet and greet, Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace™, Yoda mask making, Wookie cookie decorating and more.” A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Puppetry Arts, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization and yes, you will see the movie as well. (via The Gothamist)
  • Beyonce was almost in a Batman comic. Almost. Though Lady Gaga and Katy Perry managed to keep their spots. (via DC Women Kicking Ass)

A newly-created Hello Kitty restaurant recently opened in Japan. Now, after you’re finished eating you can head to the Hello Kitty themed dentist office for a cleaning. What? (via Topless Robot)

  • Anya’s Ghost creator Vera Brosgol created a short-story called, What were you raised by wolves? It’s now available to view on her website. (via Robot 6)
  • A new tumblr, Ladies in Comic Book Stores, features pictures of ladies in comic book stores (not taken by paparazzi)
  • DC has launched a new Lego Hero Factory comic app that offers some free comics for kids. (via Comics Beat)

Here’s a brand new teaser from the second half of The Walking Dead’s season 2. They’re in a bar but can you really blame them after the end of the first half of the season? The show returns to AMC February 12. (via Comics Beat)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."