Archive for Books

Most Elaborate Wedding Proposal Inspired by Harry Potter

These two are going to be getting married. But before they could, he put his future wife through a pretty excessive scavenger hunt that she seemed all too willing to participate in. And she didn’t plan this, it was kind of sprung on her. They kind of are made for each other if she’s willing to go through all that, and if he thinks it’s a good idea to put her through all that. It worked, so there.

George RR Martin Goes a Little Postal

Context: these guys wrote a song about how long it takes Martin to write his newest book. I guess it’s been a long time, I’m not waiting up for it. However, they were able to get George and Neil Gaiman to do a bit with them on stage in San Diego this weekend. It’s pretty great. Now what are you doing on stage at concert when you could be writing?

Holy Balls, Kingkiller Chronicler is Gonna Be a TV Show

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That’s totally happening!  Deadline reports Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle is gonna be a TV show!  It’s been licensed by 20th Century Fox, which is a might bit worrisome, but still.  Kvothe Kingkiller’s gonna be on the TV!  I’m freaking out here!  Might pee myself.  Just a little.

Beer of Thrones Makes You Gamey

This seems dangerous. It’s a beer that makes you act out scenarios from Game of Thrones, likely more TV than the book. A bit extreme. I don’t think I’ll partake of this beer, just in case I’m the one beheaded or spanked.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Adds a Diagon Alley, I Pee Myself a Little In Excitement

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Because there’s absolutely nothing that can’t be improved by more Harry Potter, Universal Studios will be expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter into Universal Studios proper.  The current section is in the Islands of Adventure, but starting next year you’ll be able to get your Harry Potter on in either park.  Islands of Adventure will continue to be Hogsmeade and Hogwarts and they will build a chunk of London and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios.  Finally you’ll be able to take a short walk from Amity Island to The Leaky Cauldron, like god intended.  And the best bit, the most wonderful bit, is that they will connect the two parks allowing you to ride from “London” to “Hogsmeade” on the Hogwarts Express.  I could cry.

From Comingsoon

You Have Never Thought “The Book Was Better” Harder Than This Guy

No one in the history of mankind has been as angry about you enjoying a book adaptation as this guy is about you enjoying the Game of Thrones series on HBO.  He will explain why, in exquisite detail, and with more than a little cursing.  It’s a fairly intense defense mechanism.  Most of us will just roll our eyes and mutter “the book was better” which is more than enough to convince ourselves that we’re still superior to other people who just watched the tv show.  He takes a more aggressive path.

NSFW Abrreviated Animation for Game of Thrones

I haven’t read any of Game of Thrones, is this how it actually is written? It’s a bit random. I have a feeling they wrote it as a parody. Anyway, NSFW because cartoons and doing what Game of Thrones characters spend a lot of time doing. And the other thing also.

Game of Thrones Princess Bride Mashup

While I haven’t seen or read Game of Thrones, this is a pretty hilarious mashup… based on my assumptions. Clearly young Fred Savage is upset about the ending.

Trailer for Re-release of Year Old Star Wars Graphic Novel

I wasn’t supremely aware of this book when it came out, but I sure wish it was a motion graphic novel. Sure looks exciting despite all the burned and scarred members of the empire. You will be disheartened that your hardcover book (which this trailer is advertising for) will only move within your imagination. Well, that and the thousands of hours of other Star Wars materials you can watch or play. Don’t be greedy.

Hey, Look, It’s the Doors of Stone Manuscript!

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From Rothfuss’s Google Plus profile (apparently he’s the one still using Google Plus) and via Reddit is this look at the manuscript for the next Kingkiller Chronicles book.  I know, it’s not super exciting, but I’ve seen enough CSI to know that there’s probably some sort of thing we can do with ambient light and shadows to be able to read the pages beneath this one, right?  Some sort of digital witchcraft to get me that book right now?

Barring that, these must be done sort of Faustian deal I can engage in to make that happen.  Lemme know.  My immortal soul would be a pittance in comparison.