Team Rocket would probably think twice before taking on this fearsome Charmander, one of a series of “Pokemayan” created by artist and Tumblr-er Monarobot. Our personal favorite, Maaayyy-duck, hasn’t been Mayanized yet, but there are versions of Squirtle, Articuno, Gengar, and Leafeon—plus some really amazing Xenomorphs—and since Monarobot takes commissions there may be psychic ducks in our future.
Today’s Morning Roundup wants to inspire you with Star Wars history, new fairy tales, and… demonic dolls. Enjoy!
[The dolls are in the second link. They’re terrifying, seriously. Don’t look at them if you’re alone.]
- Start your Friday with some inspiration. via NPR’s Monkey See and the always-awesome Rian Johnson.
- No. Bad. Not okay. No.
- Here’s something lovely from The Mary Sue to make up for those dolls.
- New fairytales have been found in Germany!
- This is a fascinating longform interview between Gene Luen Yang and Paul Pope, discussing their struggles with telling great YA stories through comics.
- Here’s a list of must-see foreign sci-fi and fantasy films that should fill up any hours of weekend left, after you’re done with that carbonite-encasing assignment we gave you.
- Some thoughts on the first LEGO Librarian, and what she says about our ideas of librarians in general.
- Are internet trolls modern day witch hunters?
- A brief history of manga!
- Artist Kathleen Jennings talks about creating the cover for Cry Murder! In a Small Voice, the new work from Greer Gilman.
- Stop trying to get things done at work and read this exhaustively detailed history of Star Wars!
- We could see how this job would get…tedious. We still want it.