Friday Things: 11/02 - Penguins in Belgium, Tyrion quotations, and Hawkeye goes hardback

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[Halloween is over! It's a new month, and the weather is getting colder... brrrr. Warm up with some coffee and enjoy some yummy internet.]

On Travel:

One of my chums as Tomopop went to Belgium recently and took some plastic penguin companions with him to lead a tour for our readers. Previously, he took them through Venice. I can't wait for more.

Lame - some new planes are going to have even narrower seats for long haul flights.

On Books and Comics:

Game of Thrones fans might be interested in the newly-released book based on our favorite imp: The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister. Read an interview with its illustrator, Jonty Clark.

Check out all the titles that'll be handed out on World Book Night next year. April 23rd - mark your calendars!

If you've not read any of the Sandman comics, but want to dip your feet in without getting to heavily into spoiler/story territory, The Mary Sue offers a nifty guide regarding which comics to pick and choose.

Michael Crichton fans may or may not know that back when he was in med school, he wrote books under a pen name. They're being re-printed.

This is old news in internet time, but just in case: Larry Kasdan has stepped up to screenwrite Star Wars Episode VII, replacing Michael Arndt.

I reviewed a super awesome planner called the Hobonichi Techo, and even made a companion video for the article I posted up on Japanator.

More Weird Things...! Yay!

Wednesday, Nov. 6th - Hawkeye, Vol. 1 is out in hardcover! It collects issues 1 through 11. (via David Aja)

NaNoWriMo folks: beware when considering plugging song lyrics into your book!

On YouTube:

(via Cheezburger) Watch this video about how a few more veggies and fruits a day can improve your life drastically.

How to make Spider-Man candy apples. Yum.

Delightful book trailer for Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

John Green explains the origins of various superstitions.

My latest snack video! Double Berry Pocky and Winter ed. Milk Cream Koala cookies.


I'm jealous of the folks who'll have the pleasure of having Neil Gaiman as their professor.

A look at con harassment and what we need to do to minimize it.

Cute story about how a man who needed a life-saving kidney transplant eventually married the lady who gave it to him.

iPad-exclusive Marvel Creativity Studio is out! It looks like a neat app for folks who want to learn to draw some of their favorite comics characters. You can buy a special stylus for it which also fully unlocks all its features. The app itself is free to download.

[Okay, so that was a bit longer than usual, too. Still making up for missing the week before last, hah.]