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There’s no doubt that the Xenomorph is the stuff of nightmares, but do we really know what one of those Xenomorphs would have been like if it had been, say, separated after it was hatched and raised in a loving home?

I like to imagine that a thought like that inspired Joey Spiotto’s picture book titled Alien Next Door. What if that alien was Ripley’s best friend, or played with Newt?

It’s adorable and you can see more pictures from the book after the break.

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Not to get all girly-squee on you, but these monsters by Etsy shop Little Lazies may be my new favorite thing ever. Hand-made using polymer clay, these one-of-a-kind monsters come in different styles from Steampunk to Pirate, but every one is made to order and comes with an adoption kit.

The quality of the sculptures is astounding, but these would make a killing as vinyl toys.

See more pictures after the break.

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Captain Phasma Cuteness

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I have a feeling that this image will encapsulate the holidays for for parents with daughters that are big Star Wars fans.

Check out the tweet after the break for more impossible cuteness…

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rainy pot

This cute little plant watering system is called the Rainy Pot and it promises to evenly water your plants while being adorable. I feel like it’s a moral imperative to get the blue one and then immediately paint the pot green and plant a red flower, call me crazy.

See more pictures and a video after the break.

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dalek baby

Comedian and writer Rye Silverman spent time at Gallifrey One this weekend and he’s found living proof of the most adorably terrifying creature in existence. A Dalek Caan baby stroller.

It’ll lull you in with baby cuteness and then it’ll exterminate you. Talk about an abomination!

Photo by Robert Chan.

(via Brock Wilbur)

beachbot

Meet Beachbot, the world’s first (and cutest) autonomous sand art robot. Developed by ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research, Beachbot uses a laser scanner, Wi-Fi, an inertial measurement unit, and four reflective poles to create art on a massive scale.

According to Disney Research Zurich head Paul Beardsley, “The dream is to create huge amazing drawings like the Nazca Lines.”

Learn more about Beachbot in the video after the break.

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QMx started making Firefly merchandise because the owner, Andy Gore, is a bonafide Browncoat. They keep making it because they love the show and because we need our Firefly goodies.

I know I needed this Serenity Plush, so I’m just pleased as punch that they went and made it. I’ve seen her up close and this 18-inch Firefly Serenity Plush is quite shiny, with awesome detail (it even has little plush shuttles!).

You can sign up for the mailing list now to be notified when it’s available to order.

Check out more pictures of her after the break.

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felicia hello kitty

I’ll bet you’re wondering about that picture. I’m just going to let Felicia Day’s quote be the explanation:

Now that I learned that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat but a little girl, my dreams can come true and this will be my future family portrait.

That quote is just one of the myriad reactions out there to the (OMG SHOCKING) news that Sanrio’s Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.

This news comes from a correction made by Sanrio to wording used by University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano for her upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in October.

“I was corrected — very firmly,” Yano told the L.A. Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yep, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Charmy Kitty is a cat. Also, according to her back story her real name is Kitty White, she’s British, and her height and weight are measured in apples.

Cue “The More You Know” graphic.

Photo by Felicia Day.

(via LAist)

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