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The Hobbit Hole Necklace With Bilbo Inside

Lockets are nice, but what if your heart belongs to a fictional character? No problem, just get a necklace modeled after his home that has a tiny version of your favorite character inside -like this great Hobbit Hole necklace with a tiny Biblo inside by Etsy seller GildedPixel. Link

The Real Bruce Wayne

He’s hot, and he’s a millionaire, but he comes with tons of emotional baggage. This composite image was created by redditor morphinapg from equal parts Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale -the actors who have portrayed the character. He used the free software Sqirlz Morph. And you thought Bruce Wayne [...]

Monster Roll

This is freaking awesome, Monster Roll just does so many things right for me. I love the ancient pact that is the premise of the film, I love the griminess of it, and I love that if you watch the credits- the sleazy American’s name is Brody. Not only is that the character’s name, but [...]

Ranking the 10 Best Cinematic Draculas

Any list that declares one character portrayal better than the next will surely draw differing opinions, but it’s nice to stroll through Hollywood history and revisit the different interpretations of Dracula. I was a little disappointed that the 1922 and 1979 versions of the Count in Nosferatu were only allotted one “Dracula” slot, but was [...]

Sluggo, The Street Slug of Ann Arbor

Every now and then, you’ll see Sluggo pop up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s a character created by street artist David Zinn. He’s made a mess here, but normally, he’s a helpful fellow. You can see more photos of Sluggo’s adventures at the link. Gallery -via MyModernMet

Screen Tests from Everyone’s Favorite Movies

Screen tests offer an interesting look at actors before they fully “become” a character. As Alison Nastasi at Flavorwire puts it, “It’s a chance to see popular stars, who always appear so glamorously surefooted, build the framework for the movies that made them famous in a smaller, bare-bones setting.” Indeed. Check out Ralph Macchio testing [...]

Breakfast Mascot Alphabet by Mike Boon

Every sugary sweet cold cereal comes with a character that kids will recognize when the TV ads show them. Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet out of cereal mascots that you’ll no doubt recognize. Which is your favorite? The set is available as a print or poster. Link  -via Laughing Squid Previously: Mike Boon’s Dr. [...]

10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People

“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books. 1. Mark Twain once admitted that he wasn’t terribly creative in creating Huckleberry Finn – he based the character almost precisely on his childhood friend Tom Blankenship. From [...]

Bryan Cranston Picks 13 Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments

Who knows Walter White, the main character of AMC’s Breaking Bad, better than actor Bryan Cranston? After all, the role has won him three Emmys! In this post, he selects the pivotal scenes in which “something propelled Walt to the next thing or changed him somewhat or made the situation more profound.” With video evidence, [...]

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name swapping. Turns out he’s in good company: here’s the story of Gandalf and other famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication. 1. The only Pevensie child [...]