Friday Things: 10/19 - All the Halloween Things

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[It's getting colder.... brrrrrrr]

On Halloween:

Oh My Disney posted a cute thing with costume suggestions/ideas you can put together yourself.

Some great food-related DIY ideas from Rosanna Pansino.

And an eyeballs in meat sauce dish from Panko Bunny.

Comics-related craft ideas and patterns I rounded up for Panels.

Some literary DIY costume ideas I put together for Book Riot (and a hilarious selection of literal literary Halloween costume ideas from a fellow contributor).

On Disney:

More Big Hero 6 trailer stuff!

First trailer for Disney's Tomorrowland.

How to draw Winnie the Pooh.


McDonald's hired a Mythbuster to prove that their food isn't as bad (or low quality) as the media likes to portray it. Very cool campaign.

Check out the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle. I'm pretty excited about it. This sale is going on until next week.

[See ya next week!]

Friday Things: 10/10 - Forever Batman Stamps, Creepy Books for Wimps, and More

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[A day late - oops. But here's this weekend's selection.]

On Books:

Cool list of books you can read any time, but particularly now that it's Hispanic heritage month.

Over on Book Riot: "5 More Bookish DIY Costumes For Halloween."

Read a new short story by Haruki Murakami over at The New Yorker.

If you're not into hard horror but want to read some creepy things now that it's near Halloween, here are some suggestions ("Scary Books for Scaredy-Cats").

On Comics:

USPS is selling Batman stamps!

On Panels, I'm participating in a weekly column called Comics Fetish, in which I take turns with a partner listing cool comics-related merch you can buy. This week was my turn.

If you're watching and enjoying Arrow Season 3, consider these book suggestions for some more background on some characters.

On Feminism:

In other feminist news, the latest happening in GamerGate is scary. The whole thing is awful, but geeze.

Colorado's Amendment 67 is kind of...terrifying.


The Eiffel Tower has a glass floor now too, apparently. I hadn't heard about it until now.

[Until next time...!]

Friday Things: 05/04 - Golden Week edition

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[It's Golden Week, which is a string of public holidays in Japan, which means I am technically on vacation for slightly longer than the usual two-day weekend. Yay me?]

On Books and Comics:

Cool infographic illustrating just how incredibly tall the Tower of Sauron is.

These are some good words. I'll just share the title: "Why a straight, white, nerdy Spider-Man is no longer a real underdog."

Even more children's books coming from Disney Publishing, and the latest is a collaboration between Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios

Enchanting Hobbit hole ring made with super sculpey. I smell a weekend project sometime in my future.



On Science and Health:

Do yourself a favor and check your emails as seldom as possible when you're off the clock.

It's good to know that, in a pinch, if I find myself without my glasses or lenses, there's something I can do to see more clearly. And now you know, too. Well, you will if you click on that.



On Disney (and theirs):

A touching open letter from someone whose sister's day was MADE because of great Cast Members at the Disney Parks. By the way, the special guest of the day has early onset Alzheimer's.

Upset about what's going on with the Star Wars novels and how they're no longer canon? Here's a good response to that.




Bob Hoskins recently passed away, and his daughter wrote up a post on her blog with some advice that he'd given her. It's a good read.

If you want to party like you're in Westeros without guzzling wine or grog, consider making some Game of Thrones shot glasses. Look in the video description for a list of what you have to do.

[Enjoy the holdays if you're in Japan! Else, lunch posts resume Wednesday. Cheers!]