adventure time

Cinesaurus’ Robert Bojorquez sent this tip over to us, so I’m going to use his explanation because he’d know best how to explain the newest Gritty Reboot, Adventure Time: The Movie.

With the sixth season of Adventure Time coming out, we felt like it was only right to help build out what “six seasons and a movie” would look like for a live-action Adventure Time.

Our story picks up with magic fading away in the Land of Ooo and its familiar friends dying out as the world returns to “normal.” Finn and Jake must embark on their final adventure to save the world before it crumbles.

Think Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” but in the fantastical Adventure Time world.

Yeah, it piqued my curiosity, too.

You can check it out after the break.

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Game of Thrones is an epic story and a very complex one. This beautifully animated video manages to summarize the first four seasons of the show in just over a minute. It was directed by BlackMeal and Baptiste Pagani who hit some of the key points, but obviously leave out a lot of the story. Still, it’s not so much the story that they captured or missed, but the lovely animation style that will make you wish this was a trailer for something much longer.

See the video after the break.

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The guy who owns this collection is definitely what one would call a gamer (and a collector). He goes by the name “Reel.Big.Fish.” and he has this massive collection up for sale on eBay. He’s only selling it as one lot, so it’s all or nothing. Over on the Nintendo Age forums he explained why he’s putting his collection up for sale,

I’m not leaving the site or collecting, but I am open to selling everything if the right offer came around. I’m currently in the process of moving. The house is going up for sale next week and everything collection-wise is boxed up. I have the opportunity to build a new house but will most likely not be ready to move into that house for another year or more. In the meantime, since the collections boxed up, since I’m going to have a great deal of house building expenses I thought what the heck, why not list it all.

One of two scenarios will happen. First, I get a good enough offer, sell the collection put 95% of that money towards the house and leave the remaining 5% for a new game collection. If that happens my next collection will be much more small scale. Local garage sale, thrift store finds. Without a doubt my passion for retro gaming, collecting and the community has not diminished at all. Second, if I don’t get a good offer, then that’s fine, I’ll hang onto it and continue to enjoy it, no big deal. I am planning on having a gameroom in the new house either way.

It should be interesting I guess we will see what happens.

He’s got a Google Docs spreadsheet that details the complete collection, which includes demo and development games. The whole thing can be yours for just $164,000

See the full gallery of pictures after the break.

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line webtoon

If you’re a fan of manga, you’ll want to check out the lineup of manhwa comics on LINE Webtoons. They can be accessed for free on mobile apps for iOS and Android.

The lineup includes everything from fantasy titles like Tower Of God and Noblesse to wacky humor comics like 10th Dimension Boys.

New comics are added daily. If you’ve never read manhwa before, check out LINE Webtoons on the web to see what you’ve been missing.

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Those looking to pursue a career as an evil overlord would do well to look at this creepy scorpion chair as a possible throne from which to rule. It actually looks quite comfortable and will be sure to terrorize the masses into submission. The chair is handmade by Russian woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov and is available in several different woods with different built-in upholstered cushions. You’ll never be able to decide which, so you should probably get both with the money you saved up to decorate your volcano lair. Just have your minions swap them out depending on your mood each day.

See another picture after the break.

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Doctor Who has at least one major flaw: it hasn’t had a female writer since 2008. It’s hard to wrap my head around, and the omission doesn’t go unnoticed. Writer Neil Gaiman recently touched on the gender imbalance when he answered a question on his Tumblr about which Who writer he’d like to hug:

guyplayfair asked: If you could hug any Doctor Who writer, which one would you hug? I think personally I would go for Robert Shearman, he looks cuddly and that beard would probably feel nice rubbing on your head. Russell T Davies also looks quite huggable but his propensity towards suits and lack of facial hair might not make it as pleasurable as Mr Shearman.

Gaiman answered:

I would like to hug all the women who have written for Doctor Who since 2008. All of them! I would start with…

What, nobody? That can’t be right…. (goes off, puzzled).

We agree, Mr. Gaiman, we agree.

(via Super Punch)

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This might be one of the best mashups ever created. It has the Golden Girls done up like Sailor Scouts and there’s even a Tuxedo Stan. Credit for this most wondrous of mashups goes to artist Abraham Perez. All we need now is for someone to do a little animated short with these ladies and the world will be a perfect place.

(via io9)

calvin and hobbes damage

Calvin of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes spent a fair amount of his time wrecking things. You’re going to break a few lamps when you’re running around the house being chased by a tiger – it happens. Matt J. Michel, editor of the the parody science journal Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science, put his free time to good use and estimated just how much it would cost to cover damages when raising a kid like Calvin.

He went through every published comic and noted every instance where Calvin did damage on the page or when someone referenced damage Calvin caused. Michel then went to Amazon.com to look for the costs of comparable items. In the end, it was over $15,000. His results:

In total, Calvin caused an estimated $15,955.50 worth of damage over the duration of the comic strip (Figure 1). Damage ranged from a broken glass jar[6] ($2 from amazon.com) to a flooded house[7] ($4,798.83 from homewyse.com). Taking into account Watterson’s sabbaticals (see Figure 1) and the November start to the comics, Calvin caused $1,850.55 of damage per year. For context, the USDA estimates that middle-income families spend an estimated $1,750 per year on child care and education for 6 year-olds. In fact, the amount of damage caused by Calvin would rank 4th out of the USDA’s categories in annual expenditures, behind Housing, Food, and Transportation, and ahead of Education, Miscellaneous, Health Care, and Clothing.

Read the full report at PNIS. By the way, read that acronym slowly. Then skip around their site and note the sections called “HARD” and “SOFD.” Other articles on the site include “Assessment of the frequency with which men think of things: chicken wings” and “A Shakespearean translation of the last rap battle in 8 Mile, with a subsequent analysis of its quality.”

(22 Words via Neatorama)

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If you have access to scrap metal, why not give it a second life by turning it into art? That’s just what Old Steel Art in Thailand does, and they’ve created everything from Transformers to Thor to this amazing Hulk from leftover metal pieces. I can’t get over how detailed the Hulk sculpture is – there are folds in the fabric and you can see muscles and veins on his skin. He looks gigantic, and I can’t imagine how he’ll be moved when/if he’s sold. Maybe they can build a Helicarrier to transport him.

See more pics of metal Hulk after the break.

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Voice acting requires doing a bit more than just talking in some cases. The following video shows voice actors Sean Schemmel and Jason Douglas recording dialogue for the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie and, as you’ll see, they often grit their teeth, clench their fists and do all sorts of physical things to match the tone of their lines. It’s entertaining, especially when the actors really get into the “action.”

Check out the video after the break…

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