Friday Things: 03/31 - Misquotations, dubs, and only barely on-topic

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[Whoops, looks like I totally forgot to do a link dump last week! Sorry about that, folks. I was pretty busy because of Sports Day preparations and then festivities over the weekend, so it totally slipped my mind. Things should be pretty calm from here on out, though.]

On Disney:

Have you ever wondered what some Disney characters would look like in the 1920's? Don't worry, Katia Oloy sketched some of them out for ya. Want more? Catch an interview with her here.

Aaaaand this is pretty amazing. Pat Carroll, who voices Ursula the Seawitchwas put up to reading the lines of our Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion. She's so rad.

Best Rapunzel and Flynn cosplay, or best Rapunzel and Flynn cosplay? (via Fashionably Geek)




On Geek Apparel:

Customized Book Locket Pendants. 'Nuff said.

Loving these nerdy tops handmade by Etsy user radrocket. The thing that turned my attention to this shop is the now-sold Batman and Nightmare Before Christmas tops seen at Fashionably Geek.

If you think sloths are as cute as I do... you might want a sloth ring.

Only Kind of, Barely Book-Related: 

John Green delivers 50 Common Misquotations for Mental Floss.

I enjoyed the first Bridget Jones book, and have enjoyed both movie adaptations, so I'm naturally pleased to know that Helen Fielding has announced the title for her next book featuring Bridget, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Read more about it on GalleyCat. Lucky me, I picked up the second book at a random bargain sale at a Japanese book shop, so I'll be up to date soon enough.

True Blood Season 6 trailer!

Mary Ness on TOR talks about Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, which, you guessed it, has a lot to do with the Disney movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I didn't know there were books...!

Shameless Self-Promotion: My latest on Quirk Books: "Eight Literary Hats You Can Totally Crochet Yourself."




Awesome timeline of "bigger on the inside" things, like the TARDIS, and to my delight, Mary Poppins won out as the earliest example with her bottomless carpet bag. And this is available as a real poster you can hang up in your home. Win-win. (via GeeksAreSexy)

A friend brought this article to my attention via Facebook. "Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food."

The latest from Lindsey Stirling (game music cover): HALO. Bonus: William Joseph on Piano, my favorite instrument.

[That's my list for this week! Have a great weekend, and see ya around! I added a few extra links than the usual to make up for last week. :)]