The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn April 22, 2015 The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn Usman Malik He will inherit the Unseen. The Ways of Walls and Words April 15, 2015 The Ways of Walls and Words Sabrina Vourvoulias Can the spirit truly be imprisoned? Ballroom Blitz April 1, 2015 Ballroom Blitz Veronica Schanoes Can't stop drinking, can't stop dancing, can't stop smoking, can't even die. Dog March 25, 2015 Dog Bruce McAllister "Watch the dogs when you're down there, David."
From The Blog
April 22, 2015
Daredevil, Catholicism, and the Marvel Moral Universe
Leah Schnelbach
April 22, 2015
The Old Guy Action Comeback: I’m Getting Too Old for This Sh*t
Ryan Britt
April 20, 2015
The Net is the Meat: Bruce Holsinger’s Middle Ages
David Perry
April 17, 2015
Spring 2015 Anime Preview: The Hellish Life of a Pizza Delivery Boy
Kelly Quinn
April 16, 2015
The Disney Read-Watch: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Mari Ness
Showing posts tagged: unicorns click to see more stuff tagged with unicorns
Apr 17 2015 10:00am

The Dragonlance Chronicles Reread: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Chapters 11 and 12

Dragons of Autumn Twilight Dragonlance

Welcome back to the Dragonlance Chronicles Reread! Last week we ended on a cliffhanger. Or a forest-hanger: the party have been driven off the road, into the woods and along a magical path. There were deer, but also spectres.

This week’s chapters... do we have a turning point? Do we get to know what’s going on? Will we get a few more monsters? Where are our dragons?!

As always, we’re going to keep the reread post spoiler-free, but the comments are open to any and all discussion, so proceed with caution!

[Read More]

Apr 14 2015 8:00am

Morning Roundup: The Most Oxymoronic of All Was the Unicorn

realistic unicorn needlepoint

There may be cats and rats and elephants, but as sure as you’re born, none of them have needlepoint as quirky as this one. Props to hitRECord contributor sinnamin for this home furnishing we all need now.

Morning Roundup mourns the Miles Morales movie that could have been; sings Monty Python with Stephen Hawking; and resists the urge to make the easiest joke about screaming and space.

[Read more]

Feb 5 2015 9:00am

Morning Roundup: I Find Your Lack of A Valentine...Disturbing

Darth Vader Valentines Card

Laughing Squid is ushering in Valentines Day a little early! They shared PJ McQuade’s newest set of V-Day cards, with cameo appearances by a less-wrathful than usual Khan, a more-eloquent-than-usual Hodor, and George McFly, dense as ever. But the clear winner here is Darth Vader, who comes bearing a single, perfect rose.

Morning Roundup jumps into a heated debate about slipstream! Plus we discover the horrifying truth about unicorns, and mentally high-five the new Black Panther.

[And can you get past Rainbow Squirts?]

Dec 30 2014 9:00am

Spock Riding a Unicorn Pegasus

Spock on a unicorn by Tim O'Brien

This is an original painting done by illustrator Tim O’Brien of Spock riding a unicorn and it is going on the side of our van RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

The piece was commissioned for a Men’s Health magazine article but art director Lauren Panepinto spotted it during a show at the Society of Illustrators here in New York City. Our eyes turned into stars, the Star Trek theme swelled in our ears, and we turned to O’Brien to ask how he could so precisely chronicle our dreams like this he must be a wizard is he a wizard?

Look at the whole piece below!

[Spock riding a unicorn]

May 1 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We Were Into Max Rebo Before He Was Cool

Hating/defending/ironically praising whatever the hell hipsters are doing at this point may be completely played out as a hobby, but when Blastr shared this “Star Wars Hipster” cosplay, we fell in love with Artoo all over again.

Beep. Boop. Indeed.

Morning Roundup has more Star Wars news, a chat with the man behind the Velocentaur, and a unicorn-themed treat!

[What would a normcore Han Solo look like?]

Feb 5 2014 4:10pm

This Painting of Spock Riding a Unicorn is Highly Logical, Wonderful

Spock on a unicorn by Tim O'Brien

This is an original painting done by illustrator Tim O’Brien of Spock riding a unicorn and it is going on the side of our van RIGHT THIS MINUTE.

The piece was commissioned for a Men’s Health magazine article but art director Lauren Panepinto spotted it during a show at the Society of Illustrators here in New York City. Our eyes turned into stars, the Star Trek theme swelled in our ears, and we turned to O’Brien to ask how he could so precisely chronicle our dreams like this he must be a wizard is he a wizard?

Look at the whole piece below!

[Spock riding a unicorn]

Jan 30 2014 11:50am

This is How Fantasy Writers Say Hello

Artist Sarah Allegra (check out her prints in the background!) captured this historic moment, and we are so happy she did. George R.R. Martin vs. Peter S. Beagle! Unicorn vs. Direwolf! Which magical plushie will prevail?

Edit: On Facebook, Francesco Caspani pointed out: “You have to know that in Altieri's translation for Mondadori (Italian Editor for aSoIaF), the direwolf in the first scene was killed by the ”horn“ of an unicorn, and not by an antler.”


Jun 14 2013 5:00pm

An Earnest Attempt to Make you Feel Good about Game of Thrones Again

Amaguri Stark family by etsy user LunasCrafts

Any remaining Starks can breathe a little easier now that Game of Thrones is done for the season. But what about us, the people who have suffered along with them? A bit less bloodily, perhaps, but still, if you cut our favorite characters, do we not bleed? In our imaginations? In an effort to help you feel an emotion similar to happiness when thinking about Westoros, we have gathered some of the fandom's responses to this season. 

Seriously, who could be sad when presented with the cuddly Starks and their cuddlier direwolf puppies?

[Read More]

Mar 8 2013 9:00am

Morning Roundup: RoboCop Rides a Unicorn

Sadly, this is not a scene from the new RoboCop reboot movie, but instead, something directly from our dreams. Don’t worry, this unicorn is a Pegasus unicorn, and thus magic and able to sustain the metal, law-enforcing mass, that is RoboCop.

If you don’t look at your daily offsite links, there will be trouble. Highlights include:

  1. The ultimate Harry Potter spell.
  2. Who will Felicity play in the new Apes movie?
  3. Star Trek Into Darkness gets bumped up...

[Read more]

Jan 7 2013 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Look Closely at These Star Wars Unicorns

Look Closely at These Star Wars UnicornsYes. Look closer. Sure, they are Star Wars unicorns, and they have lightsabers instead of horns (or horn lightsabers) but can you spot the other amazing thing about them? Do you see it? Yes? Good.

Now that you’ve taken your first step into a larger world, here’s a sample of what waits for you in your collection of daily offsite links. 

  1. At this point, everyone is rumored to be in Guardians of the Galaxy. Let’s just start making our own rumors up: Lindsay Lohan is in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  2. Hansel and Gretel get potty mouths.
  3. Leia flies an X-Wing. FOR REAL THIS TIME.

[Read more]

Sep 25 2012 9:00am

Morning Roundup: Turn Your Cat into a Unicorn

Though this inflatable unicorn product could probably be adjusted to be suitable for other animals, it claims to be just for cats. There's also a human version, but really, could a human look this happy with a unicorn horn? That's what we thought.

[via Geekologie]

Your other offsite links are not inflatable but just as magical. Highlights include:

  1. Stan Lee is OKAY.
  2. J.K. Rowling is getting ready for the backlash.
  3. Latest 4-year-old review of Doctor Who is adorable.
  4. First official picture from The Wolverine.

[Read more]

Mar 29 2012 6:00pm

Once You Go Robot Unicorn Attack, You Never Go Back

Today, all my dreams came true. Though it’s been out for a few years, I had my first experience with Robot Unicorn Attack. Available on the Adult Swim website, or on Facebook in the form of Robot Unicorn Attack: Evolution, the game allows you to control a robot unicorn as it leaps and zooms through a world of rainbows, butterflies, rocks, and deadly chasms. If you can find better commentary on the existential plight of being a person in the form of a flash animation game, let me know. The object of Robot Unicorn Attack is simply to keep going. And while you’re using your rainbow dashes and jumps to achieve your goal, the 1994 hit song “Always” by Erasure both soothes and encourages. (Were you aware Vince Clarke of Erasure was originally in Depeche Mode?)

[Video showing actual game play below the cut]

Sep 17 2010 2:14pm

Josh Cochran draws Zombies Vs Unicorns

Josh Cochran cover for Zombies Vs Unicorns

Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier challenged a number of young adult writers to the ultimate throwdown, Zombies vs Unicorns—a collection of short stories deciding once and for all, which rulz.

Zombies Vs. UnicornsThe title is an art director’s dream. So many possibilities, how can you go wrong? And yet, so many choices can be paralyzing. Simon and Schuster decided to go with Josh Cochran—a bold and unexpected choice. His zombiepocalypse perfectly pays tribute to the uncountable hours young teens spend engaged in drawing their own epic landscapes and battles without being patronizing to them or overly coy.

The art is printed on the boards of the book with a black jacket wrapping around two-thirds of the book—it does everything it can to make itself an object, short of literally begging to be picked up and played with.

I asked Josh to share his process with us.

[Read more]

Apr 5 2010 5:45am

GGG#014: Fairies! Unicorns! Action Figures! (Guest: Holly Black)

Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, joins us to talk about the Spiderwick movie, graphic novels, and D&D. Dave and John blame evil internet fairies for any number of things, possibly including the loss of their childhood action figure collections.


[To keep the evil internet fairies at bay, read these SHOW NOTES aloud in the presence of the full moon.]

Mar 1 2010 6:00am

GGG#009: Vampires! Werewolves! Unicorns! (Guest: Carrie Vaughn)

Carrie Vaughn, bestselling author of the best-selling Kitty Norville series, joins us to talk about werewolves, heroines, Wild Cards, and other things. Dave and John talk about some of their favorite werewolves and vampires.


[SHOW NOTES only come out during the full moon. READ MORE while you can!]

Sep 2 2009 10:33am

New YA With Seriously Killer Unicorns: Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant

Diana Peterfreund’s first fantasy novel Rampant came out last week; she’s also written several college-set novels for the chick lit crowd, but I’ll take my YA with a heavy dose of unicorns, please! And Peterfreund’s unicorns in Rampant are delightfully nasty. They have fangs and poison horns, love to snack on human flesh, and range from goat-sized to horse-sized to—gulp—elephant-sized. But what’s a supernatural nasty without its supernatural nasty-killer?

Cue the virgins.

Astrid Llewellyn has never quite understood her mother’s obsession with unicorns; even she admits they’re extinct. But when the unicorns start to reemerge, Astrid is packed off to the newly-reestablished unicorn-killing school in Rome. In between unicorn attacks, the girls there have plenty to worry about, like who’s got the best score in archery, why a shadowy corporation is funding the school, and, oh, those cute Italian boys….

[What’s a warrior to do?]

Feb 20 2009 5:54pm

My Gatorade with Brandon

 I finally met with Brandon Bird after months of rescheduling. His action-packed jet-setting lifestyle as an acclaimed artist had previously interfered. Plus, we kept getting colds. We met near his massive downtown LA loft, which is his home, his studio, his business and still has room to raise fourteen elephants, should he wish to do so. 

Every time I’ve come downtown, I’ve gotten lost. This was no exception. Googlemaps fucked me. Plus, the pub we were going to meet at was closed. 

If you wish to imagine artists in exotic locations, picture Brandon and me in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, leaning against the Gates of Hell and sipping absinthe from the skull of Camille Claudel. In reality, we sat on cold metal chairs in front of a convenience store. Brandon bought me a Gatorade and we discussed homoeroticism, Sears and Chuck Norris and their relation to art. 

[Cool and Awesome and Fun]

Dec 9 2008 10:59am

Dance Freedom Forever!: Les Freres Corbusier Takes on the DDR Craze

If you’d told me a few months ago that one of the biggest hits of the experimental theatre season would be based on a Japanese video game, I would have been a little bit dubious. How suddenly things change. I don’t even play Dance Dance Revolution, and certainly didn’t sit around daydreaming about seeing it dramatized. But when I heard that Les Freres Corbusier, which became one of my favorite theatre companies after I saw their shows Hell House, Heddatron, and A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant, was putting on a musical based on DDR (warning: embedded music) I knew instantly that I would want to see it . Consequently, my friends and I were at the second performance of a now-sold-out twelve-show run.

[Read more...]