Do you want to build a Friday?
Greetings from Detcon1! Have some links!
- Shakespearean Insults, with Cats! Though if I never have to see or hear another fat joke/insult, I’ll be a happy man.
- Rare and Unusual Patronuses, by AliciaMB. (Link from the Mary Sue)
- Scenes from The Princess Bride, recreated in LEGO.
- JL8, by Yale Stewart. I discovered this comic of 8-year-old DC superheroes a few weeks back, and it makes me happy.
Curious how many people will click on the spider link today…
- LEGO Boba Fett cosplay. (Link via the Mary Sue)
- Duct tape prom dresses & tuxes. (Link from Claire)
- The Search for Love, as told by cats in boxes.
- Spiders being goofy and/or cute. I know, I know. Spiders! But they really are cute. (Link from Seanan McGuire)
When this goes live, it should already be Cool Stuff Saturday in Australia…
- Animal photobombs. (I don’t think I’ve shared this one before, but I’m not sure.)
- Slideshow of animals being jerks.
- Naughty cats.
- Time-lapse video of an exploding star.
- LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer. Two meters long, weighing roughly 50 kilos. Wow…
It was a dark and stormy Friday. Suddenly an otter rang out!
- Rock climbing … with a cat. (Link from Diane Duane)
- Otters playing a keyboard.
- NASA’s Flickr page for the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower.
- Out of Context D&D Quotes. As an old-school D&D player, reading these brought back such memories 🙂
- Kittens dressed as SFF characters. (Link from Mary Robinette Kowal)
It is Friday! Or as I like to call it, the day-before-my-wife-and-I-go-out-to-see-Xmen.
- Animals getting baths. Monkey and rabbit are my favorites! (Link from Elizabeth Bear)
- Put You In A Better Mood. Lots and lots of pictures and gifs to do … well, exactly what it says.
- Animals who forgot they were animals.
- Educational pancakes. Mm … education.
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. It’s Friday again — you can tell by the scent! Or something. I was a little tired when I wrote that. Anyway, enjoy the weekend, all!
- Snuggling doggies.
- Happiness is a Warm Slayer. Buffy cartoons in the style of Peanuts.
- Carl Jara’s professional sand sculptures. Wow…
- Alien, in LEGO. Scenes recreated in tribute to H. R. Giger.
I’m gonna start with a rather self-serving link to Sword & Laser, which just posted an Author Spotlight with me. Personally, I think this qualifies as a Cool Thing, particularly the little whiteboard-animated me in the beginning of the video.
- Epic cat-butt-wiggling.
- Adventures in Knitting. Swords and monsters and big fluffy knitted sweaters.
- Star Wars in Miniature. I want to take pictures like this!!!
- Fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay is helping to fundraise for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Very cool!
- How it Should Have Ended takes on The LEGO Movie. Worth it for the closing Batman song alone 🙂
This has been quite the week! Thanks for the birthday wishes, the support and encouragement on the release of Invisible, and for just generally being awesome…
- Meerkats “helping” a nature photographer. (Link from Laura Anne Gilman)
- Cats and boxes.
- Best Batman-related texts from Texts From Superheroes.
- Photos of this week’s lunar eclipse.