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Friday Things: 01/11

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[First link dump of the new year  - yay! Finally, right? I hope everyone had a great holiday~

If you're curious, I've been reading! I'll write soon about The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and I've got, as always, a huge pile of books that I want to read next. I'm currently reading Lemony Snicket's Unauthorized Autobiography, but I'm not sure I'll write about it!]

On Books:

Today Jo Pincushion is on the front of Quirk Books with an article titled 10 Excellent Reasons to Date a Bookworm. I must say, they are indeed excellent reasons and I feel like I do resemble all of these (if I do say so myself!). ::fans self, glamorously::

Comics Alliance talks with Reginald Hudlin about Django Unchained's adaptation into comics, and there's even mention of Kill Bill making the transition, too.

Book Riot's Peter Damien writes up an opinion post on Grumpy Old White Dudes and why they need to lay off all the folks that read the trendy books, explaining they create a hostile, bullying environment instead of a nurturing one. Really though, this applies to a lot of things and not just books. It's equally true of  comics nerds, gamers, and any group in which snooty people turn up their noses at anyone who dares to enjoy something they don't like.

Why yes, I would like a charm bracelet just like this with all the Harry Potter books as charms. Or just any books that are awesome in general. Or how about just any set of nondescript books so I could pretend they're all my favorites. (via Geek Crafts)

On Music:

David Bowie. New song. Enough said!

There's this guy, Peter Hollens, who sung Misty Mountains a Capella (The Hobbit), and then he teamed up with violinist Jun Sung Ahn and made something extra awesome. I can't keep count of how many times I've listened to this in the past few days.

On Photography:

Ronan Goldman has strange dreams every now and then. He decided that he wants to visually interpret them through photography and started this project called Surrealistic Pillow. The images are absolutely stunning. (via PetaPixel)

I'm a huge advocate of mobile photography, and it makes me happy to see a photographer spotlit for his work using just an iPhone. There's a great video here in which photographer Kevin Russ talks about his experiences traveling with just his iPhone to record the memories and how he deals with the limited dynamic range of its camera.

Now this is how you do a baby shoot. You make it fairy tale style. Wendi Riggens has loads of patience and creativity, clearly. (via Neatorama)

 

 

 

Other:

Thanks to SCIENCE, we now have a more concrete idea as to why our hands and feet get all pruny when we're wet.

Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella movie isn't canned, per se, but they are seeking a new director because Mark Romanek's was too dark for them. I'm slightly disappointed to learn that, so I guess we'll see what happens from here out.

Need nerdy cocktails for your next party? Of course you do. Have 13 of them.

[I think that one's good for this week. Enjoy the time-wasting!]