The ENORMOUS Trailer You Have To See

Back in 2012, a comic series called Enormous was created by writer/designer Tim Daniel and artist Mehdi Cheggour. Currently with 4 issues to date, and another expected in June 2014, the series has caught the attention of the folks at Machinima, who are adapting it into a web series.

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via bleedingcool.com

FUN. Here’s how things kick off according to the Enormous site:

“In the midst of a planetary crisis for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm has spawned ‘The Enormous’, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Humankind struggles to stave off extinction and the only law is hunt or be hunted.”

BIG FUN. Machinima has just released the trailer for the series, and you can watch it right now. In fact, I’m just going to place it so conveniently below for you that you won’t have a choice:

Enormous kicks off on Machinima March 20th.

Star Wars Gets Happy

If you have a fear of ear worms, you might want to stop here – this one’s a doozy.

Pharrell Williams’ new song “Happy” burned up the stage at the Oscars this year and got everything toe-tapping and smile-cracking, which was in retrospect the perfect sort of vibe for a show hosted by my girl Ellen.

So catchy and feel-good is this thing that a Tunisian Star Wars fan club has created a video of cosplayers boogeying down on Tatooine… orrr the filming locations of the movies in the Tunisian dessert. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Who knew Tusken Raiders could be so smooth?

Trailer Watch – Orphan Black, Season 2

Just released is a trailer that’s sure to have eyeballs awooga-ing all across the Internet.

Space’s original series Orphan Black is coming back for season 2, and if you haven’t seen this show, you NEED to watch it – if not for the mind-bending plot turns and cool sci-fi action, then for Tatiana Maslany’s acting alone.

For those who have seen it – there are. No words. Let’s get on with it:

Orphan Black returns on April 19th, 2014.

Nerdified Famous Paintings are the Absolute Best

All you art history majors are going to love this. Actually, all of you who read this site are going to love this, including me (who is not in any way an art history major).

I may not be able to paint, but I can sure as hell Paint.

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9gag’s posted a list of 23 famous paintings from history that’ve been… touched up and in my opinion, really improved upon. Nothing too overt, y’know? Just gotta add a touch of 21st century into these babies. Like so:

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See? If I didn’t know the giant marshmallow man was inserted, I wouldn’t have even questioned it! Full disclosure – I would am totally going to hang some of these bad boys around the apartment. Here’s the full list  - which one’s your favourite?

Amazing Pictures of Tiny Lego Adventurers

Even the smallest of people-things can have great adventures! British photographer Andrew Whyte has taken photos of tiny Lego adventurers witnessing beautiful things.

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via longexposures.co.uk

In fact, Whyte took photos of the little guys every day for a year with his iPhone, calling the series “Legography” – now that’s commitment! What’s really cool is the variety in locations, moods and subjects he captured.

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via longexposures.co.uk

Check out this article on fastcocreate.com for details on how he did it, and Andrew Whyte’s own website for the FULL gallery of images. I LOVE THIS.

The Official Game of Thrones…Rap Mixtape?

Brethren and wenches, gather ’round: this one’s so crazy, you can’t make it up.

If there wasn’t enough going on in the Seven Kingdoms and Essos, or enough outside of it with behind-the-scenes footage, new trailers and fresh posters, the HBO machine is set to pump out a Game of Thrones rap mixtape just in time for season 4.

No. That is not a typo. A Game of Thrones. Rap. Mixtape.

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via soundcloud.com/catchthethrone

According to an article on Vibe.com, rappers Wale, Common, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Bodega Bamz and Snow Tha Product are working on Catch the Throne, detailing the events and themes of the series to date.

I don’t know about you, but I personally want to see some accompanying music videos – Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson and Emilia Clarke lip-syncing to beats in character would probably blow up the Internet.

The track will be released on Soundcloud sometime before the season 4 premiere on April 6th. In the meantime, witness this promo to prove this whole post isn’t an early April Fool’s prank:

UPDATE: Catch the Throne has just been released on Soundcloud!

Incredible Futuristic Ideas That Will Save Cities

Speaking as someone who grew up in the ‘burbs and now lives in the city, the lack of the natural world is noticeable to me, especially through the winter months. It can be a grey, bleak setting in the right conditions that saps your energy and inspiration.

Woe is me.

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via Vincent Callebaut

But maybe it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a cool BBC article and gallery on how some new, futuristic ideas can help us save cities (and by extension, ourselves).

Witness a marriage of architecture and technology with some stunning results – everything from floating algae airships to bridges housing homes, offices, parks and retail space to metropolises built on reclaimed wasteland. Sleek, beautiful and functional, I really hope to see some of these concepts implemented in the near future. Or else

Man in Texas Gets Stabbed by the Master Sword

This is weeeeirdly true and kind of serious – the guy’s in serious condition…

Let’s take a step back. According to an article by The Independent, a Texan man was hospitalized after a domestic incident involving his ex-wife, ex-wife’s boyfriend and, of course, the man himself, who needless to say got stuck with the pointy end (am I mixing metaphors here?) of The Legend of Zelda‘s Master Sword.

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via chelseycosplay.deviantart.com

But there’s more, and this is the real kicker – POTS WERE SMASHED TOO. Or at least one flower pot. Making light of a bad situation, is it too much to ask that the guy wielding the sword was wearing a green tunic? Please?

Check out the full article for details here.

20 3D Gifs You Don’t Need Glasses For

THIS IS TOO COOL. I just discovered an article on Mashable compiling a bunch of gifs with a twist – they’re in 3D. And you don’t need glasseeeessss.

Okay, so the gifs aren’t actually 3D, but that’s part of the magic. Slap on a line or so that’s the same colour as the frame, and your brain can’t tell foreground and background apart. Then with some clever Photoshopping, you can make anything seem like it’s jumping out at you! Check out some examples:

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via pgmcanalla.tumblr.com/

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via disneyfrozensisters.tumblr.com/

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via rodneygroupsncompany.tumblr.com/

See more here.

Jeff Goldblum’s Weird Laugh Turned Into Music

This really goes to show that no matter how long ago you did something perhaps a little odd on camera, it isn’t safe from today’s jokesters. Even if it was in 1993. And you’re Jeff Goldblum.

Avclub.com has just released an article highlighting a strange and brilliant remix of Goldblum’s laugh from the original Jurassic Park movie. Created by Soundcloud user FLIPSH0T, the track is 3 minutes of trippy break-beat chortling that wouldn’t be out of place in any club. Check it out for yourself: