Here’s a Pogoism of sounds and voices from Harry Potter, with video by Jeesh (Joshua Kershaw) and in musical collaboration with P.SUS.
Game of Thrones returns with its fifth season on 12th April. With its tight pacing, colourful characters and take-your-breath-away shocks, it should already be on your top TV list. But if it isn't, here's 11 reasons why you're missing out. Potential spoilers alert...
1. The incredible world building
We haven't felt so close to a fictional world since Harry Potter conquered our hearts and minds. George R.R. Martin's Seven Kingdoms may be a different kettle of fish, but it's just as spine-tinglingly vivid, stuffed with sights, smells and sensations that feel so real they could be, well, real. From the snow-capped peaks of the North to the deserts of Dorne, seeing Martin's books play out on the small screen is a delight every single episode.
Toby's life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium. No one returns from the sanatorium.
With a blurb like this, you know you're in for a dark ride when you open up Sarah Pinborough's latest novel, The Death House. The premise is an unusual one: Toby, our narrator, is one of many boys and girls who have been snatched from their everyday lives and families and sent to an isolated house with old fashioned fixtures, empty rooms and a task force of grim-faced nurses. Their crime? Failing a blood test and automatically being placed on society's Most Unwanted list.
Weddings should be a memorable occasion, but you know what will really make yours stand out? A classic Star Wars poster reenactment! Kudos to Cory and Carrie Shields, who did exactly that two years ago. The wedding also featured a lightsaber cake cutter, Star Wars music and, er, R2-D2 as the ringbearer. Via 10News.
Artist Anthony Petrie creates magical maps based on iconic films like Jurassic Park, Jaws, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Indiana Jones. His brilliant work is currently being displayed at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles until 24th January. Hit Read More below to see more of his creations.
It's no secret that grandmas like to make things to give to their grandkids, but reddit user blandisanoob's friend really lucked out when he was given this 8-bit Mario quilt for Christmas. Some people have all the luck.
Francois Dourlen is a photographer who uses his iPhone to insert scenes from movies into real life. He says:
Like many people, I always imagine weird things when I walk in the street, when I work or when I’m home. But I never found a good way to tell what goes through my head.
See more images after the cut.
Screen Junkies have turned their 'honest trailer' attention to one of this year's biggest blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's official online hub for all things Harry Potter, just keeps giving and giving. Not long after giving us a short story that gave some background to the worst professor ever - Dolores Umbridge - Rowling has revealed that we can expect some more brilliant writing from the wizarding world. Pottermore announced:
We’re feeling extra generous this year, so we’re bringing you early gifts this Christmas. Starting Friday, December 12, we’ll be releasing a festive surprise for you every day at 1pm GMT (8am EST).
There have been some unconfirmed rumours that at least one of Rowling's tales will focus on Draco Malfoy.
After the zombie apocalypse, pancakes will be hard to come by, so enjoy them while you can.
Via Nathan Shields of Saipancakes.