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Season 2 of Penny Dreadful isn’t set to premiere on Showtime until May 3rd, but you can watch the full episode after the break. If you’re into horror, this is a series that you definitely should be watching. Either way, it’s an awesome way to kill an hour.

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These insects are a lot less creepy to look at than the real thing. Julie Alice Chappell is a Portsmouth, UK-based artist who uses bits from old computers and even game consoles to create gorgeous high-tech bugs. According to My Modern Met:

Through her series, called Computer Component Bugs, the artist hopes to raise awareness of environmental waste. “The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of modern living highlighting the dangers of planned obsolescence and e-waste in the environment. The work displays an aesthetic beauty whilst offering a socio-political discourse, attempting to reclaim waste and the destruction of the natural world, in the beauty of visual art.”

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Goodnight Moon is a sweet children’s book, but Goodnight Westeros is definitely not ideal for bedtime reading. Mashable has taken the classic story and retold it with a Game of Thrones spin, making it much, much darker.

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With Star Wars Celebration happening out in California, ThinkGeek has unveiled a whole bunch of their upcoming Star Wars products that will have you happily emptying your wallet.

Prices vary as does availability with some items hitting next month and others not arriving until the end of September.

Check them out after the break.

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This unbelievable Hulkbuster figure is coming soon from Comicave Studios. It’s one-quarter scale which makes it 4-feet-tall and it even has lights and articulation. The best part is the armor which automatically opens to reveal an Iron Man Mark 43 hiding inside. This is a prototype so the final version may differ slightly, but it’s still destined to be quite a collectible.

See it in action in the video after the break.

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Wallace the rabbit is a cute bundle of fluff who has an owner that is a big Game of Thrones fan. He previously built a carrot Iron Throne for his bunny (which he ate), but this time he went with a whole Red Keep (which he ate).

Wallace’s rule over the Red Keep began with great promise. He surrounded himself with wise and vigorous advisors (almost exclusively comprised of his turds and hairballs) and effectively crushed the Raisin Rebellion soon after becoming king.

However, Wallace almost immediately spiraled into madness when he realized that his castle was made of cardboard and his throne of carrots. He experienced vivid hallucinations, hearing voices in his head that told him to either chew on or fully eat every object in his presence. Rumor was that he had hidden “wildfire” around our apartment in order to transmute into a dragon through a fiery baptism but I am pretty sure that didn’t happen.

In the end, when Wallace looked around and saw what his insane hunger had wrought, his joy definitely turned to ashes in his mouth.

Crazy or no, he’s just adorable.

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Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff has partnered with Reunion Pictures to create and star in a new series called Rain. Sackhoff will also be Executive Producer through her company, Fly Free Productions. According to Deadline Hollywood:

Rain is described as an evolutionary parable that gives us a look into our possible future as a species viewed through the eyes of a soldier named Rain (Sackhoff). It explores how the long term affects of global warming, the burning of fossil fuels and the scientific manipulation of nature’s balance rot the world and contribute to it’s decline.

“With Rain Katee has created a future world and a story that are compelling as both a sweeping vision and a very personal exploration of a civilization in harrowing decline by its own hand,” said Reunion Pictures’ Tom Rowe. “She has written a great story and we are excited to be working with her.”

Sounds good to us. We’re on board with whatever Katee Sackhoff does.

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The Avengers are great against villains, but how will they fare against each other in Family Feud? This clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live shows the group split into opposing teams as they try to answer all sorts of everyday questions. All I can say is that it’s a good thing they’re not facing Ultron on a game show.

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Ever wondered how your fair city would handle an Imperial invasion? If you happen to live in Los Angeles, then this video by Kaipo Jones will give you an idea. There are some Easter eggs in there, so pay close attention to the signs. He also made BTS video to show you how it was all done.

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You might not be able to snuggle up to Captain America, but you can give this owl version of the superhero a hug. Etsy seller CharacterCove has turned your favorite characters into super-cute plush owls that measure 7″ tall by 5″ wide. Each is handmade from eco-felt and takes 1-2 weeks to complete before shipping.

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