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Things We Saw Today: Godzilla Goes on Vacation

Fun with photoshop, Usagi Yojimbo, the Nebula Awards and more!

ryan godzilling

We here at The Mary Sue love some good Photoshop shenanigans, but this latest effort is truly impressive. Los Angeles filmmaker and artist Kieran Murray has created Ryan Godzilling, a series of travel photos where Murray Photoshopped his plastic toy Godzilla figurine (named Ryan) into his photos. The results are hilarious:

(via Laughing Squid, image: Kieran Murray/Ryan Godzilling)

  • Nearly 4,000 employees at Google sign a petition protesting the company’s involvement in building machine-learning and image-recognition software for drones on behalf of the Department of Defense. 12 employees quit over the decision. (via Arstechnica)
  • Will all that dough fit in a Bernadette Peters coin purse? Deadpool 2 makes an estimated $133 Million in its opening weekend, knocking Avengers: Infinity War out of the number-one spot. (via Variety)
  • Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai is honored with the first ever Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award at Ontario’s Comic Con Revolution. (via Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced Nebula Awards winners, with Get Out‘s Jordan Peele winning the Ray Bradbury award. (via Tor)

And finally, Joonas Suotamo aka the new Chewbacca got to meet his favorite hobbits.

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