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Artist JSalvador from Los Angeles has taken some pop culture icons and turned them into adorable emo versions of their usual selves. He calls them SuperEmoFriends and they are so sad and cute you’ll just want to give them a hug. He’s got Beetlejuice, Link and a Terminator that looks way to cute to kill anyone along with a host of other sad but adorable characters.

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You know that collector in your life who has everything, and is impossible to buy presents for? No need to stress any longer because you can buy him or her superhero poop! No one will see this gift coming.

Etsy seller Antoni’s Art Asylum makes fake turds from polymer clay and puts them in a special, labeled jar. They’re extra fancy because they’re created to match the colors of superheroes like Batman, Hulk, and Spider-Man. So many poop choices! Each pile of colorful crap is made to order so no two will be alike, just like real poop. Leave it in the jar or put it on a friend’s floor or bedside table for laughs.

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Did you know that director Terry Gilliam was originally being considered to adapt Alan Moore’s Watchmen before Zack Snyder was chosen to bring it to life? Yep, it’s true and, knowing just how surreal Gilliam can be, you may find yourself wondering what he might have done differently.

Usually, you don’t get answers to those kinds of question but, thanks to producer Joel Silver, we now know how Terry Gilliam wanted Watchmen to end.

Silver told Coming Soon:

Silver: … What Terry had done, and it was a Sam Hamm script—who had written a script that everybody loved for the first “Batman”—and then he brought in a guy who’d worked for him to do work on it [Charles McKeown, co-writer of "Brazil"]. What he did was he told the story as-is, but instead of the whole notion of the intergalactic thing which was too hard and too silly, what he did was he maintained that the existence of Doctor Manhattan had changed the whole balance of the world economy, the world political structure. He felt that THAT character really altered the way reality had been. He had the Ozymandias character convince, essentially, the Doctor Manhattan character to go back and stop himself from being created, so there never would be a Doctor Manhattan character. He was the only character with real supernatural powers, he went back and prevented himself from being turned into Doctor Manhattan, and in the vortex that was created after that occurred these characters from “Watchmen” only became characters in a comic book.

CS: That’s fascinating. Very META.

Silver: Oh yeah. So the three characters, I think it was Rorschach and Nite Owl and Silk Spectre, they’re all of the sudden in Times Square and there’s a kid reading a comic book. They become like the people in Times Square dressing up like characters as opposed to really BEING those characters. There’s a kid reading the comic book and he’s like, “Hey, you’re just like in my comic book.” It was very smart, it was very articulate, and it really gave a very satisfying resolution to the story, but it just didn’t happen. Lost to time.

So they end up cosplaying themselves? Damn you, Terry Gillam. I want to see that movie!

(via io9)

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If decorating the entire nursery in geek themed everything isn’t for you, consider adding a small touch with an adorable and nerdy mobile. The item seems to be a staple in decor for a baby’s room, and it’s the perfect place to start showing your children the characters you like – it’s totally not brainwashing. Etsy seller Drops of Color has just the solution for you; they make mobiles by hand with teeny tiny felt plush characters. Just look at how cute the Super Mario Bros. one is – even the Goomba!

Each mobile comes with five characters, and you can pick them! Princess Peach, Luigi, Yoshi – how will you choose? After you’ve made your selections, the mobile is made to order and takes about 8-10 weeks to arrive at your doorstep.

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Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have to grow up someday, and when they do this just might be their new look. Stanley Lau has created this gorgeous “Justice Magazine” cover that imagines what the girls might look like when they’re all grown up. This is just one in his series of covers which also feature the likes of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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It’s winter, which means you still have an excuse to make paper snowflakes – not that you need one. Sonia Harris of Comic Book Resources has invested some time and creativity into coming up with superheroic paper snowflake designs. They feature Batman, Storm, Punisher, Wonder Woman, and Iron Man, and they are fabulous. The designs are intricate but not so much so that you need an X-acto knife and buckets of patience. Once you’ve downloaded the patterns, you should be able to knock these out in an hour or so.

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Now here’s a piece of artwork that would be amazing to see brought to life on a movie screen. It’s Benedict Cumberbatch as the Joker and he looks incredible. The image is the work of Alex Tuis who has created a whole series featuring various actors as Marvel superheroes (some of which we have featured before). Would that there could be a Rutger Hauer Thor and Bruce Lee Spider-Man.

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Your favorite superheroes were just the cutest when they were kids according to these drawings. They’re the work of artist Alberto Varanda who has turned DC and Marvel superheroes into adorable younger versions of themselves. You’ll love Wonder Woman using her lasso as a jump rope and Thor having all kinds of trouble with ordinary nails.

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People may not think of The Doctor as a Superhero, but when he stops by the Super Cafe and chats with Batman and Superman, he’s happy to lay out his credentials for inclusion to the club.

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Everyone runs short of cash now and then, even superheroes. Illustrator Chow Hon Lam has given some of your favorites very appropriate jobs in this series of adorable illustrations. Who better to deliver mail than Superman, or slice and dice a roast than Wolverine?

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