Felicia Day As Lara Croft Is Just The Internet's Way Of Saying "I Love You."
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Felicia Day As Lara Croft Is Just The Internet's Way Of Saying "I Love You."

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | June 12, 2012 | Comments ()


Rumor has it that Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee (oh yeah, non-book readers, the names just get more whimsicaler) in the Hunger Games sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay. If they get him, this puts the Hunger Games films in the same level as Harry Potter ... meaning "how the SH*T did they manage to land that person?" The books are fun, but this ain't exactly high art. Then again, neither was MI3. Hoffman would, of course, be good (too good) in the role and I can't wait to see the fun topiary beard he gets saddled with. (/Film)

Hey, chem nerds! You can have your favorite element custom made into a skirt. Given the placement of the lettering and the fact that my emotional maturity is in the basement, I'd have to pick Vanadium. (Fashionably Geek)

Speaking of emotional maturity, we here at Pajiba never pass up an Imogen Poots story. Here she is in rad punk regalia shooting some scenes with Christian Bale for Terrence Malick's new mystery project Knight of Cups. (The Playlist)

Dustin has a list of the 10 Biggest Slimeball F*ck Weasels On Television. Ah yes, TV's most punchable face. (WG)

So you know how I "wrote" that awfully silly thing yesterday about how much I loved Prometheus? Well, on the flip side, Alyssa Rosenberg has started a very thoughtful debate about some of the underlying gender and autonomy issues in the film. So, if you've already seen the film and want to get real think-y about it, this is your place. (Think Progress)

For Father's Day Vanity Fair has a list of films that feature male actors and their real-life offspring. (VF)

Obviously, they missed the best one.

Speaking of actor-fathers, be still your heart at these photos of Ben Affleck and his little girls. Seriously, this is Hollywood's cutest family. (Celebitchy)

And for all you parents looking to occupy your kidlets this summer (you know, other than letting them play outside and stuff) here are some kid shows that are currently streaming on Netflix. (Mashable)

QMx has an adorable figurine of Inara from "Firefly." Listen, what you do behind closed doors with your Inara figurine is YOUR BUSINESS. #inmybunk (QMx)

Speaking of lady bodies, several artists have responded to the super contorted and not at all, in my opinion, sexy depiction of Catwoman on the cover of the new DC Issue #0. The original drawing is funny-terrible; the responses (including one from my internet crush Kate Beaton) are just flat out funny. (The Mary Sue)

Speaking of online cartoonists, those of you who love The Oatmeal will rejoice in their victory over some slime ball f*ck weasel lawyers. (Uproxx)

Me? I enjoy these bloody valentines. Sweet, comic valentines. (The Curious Brain)
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Speaking of carvings, how gorgeous is this book art? Want. (Colossal)

And just as we're contractually obliged to post Poots stories, we're compelled by The Bylaws Of The Internet to post adorable Felicia Day videos. And though I'm not a huge country music fan, I must thank the internet gods for the sight of Day in Lara Croft cosplay.

And for the Ying to that geeky musical Yang, here's Jonathan Coulton's fantastic Redshirt song set to some vintage "Star Trek" footage.

Joanna Robinson usually likes Catwoman's clingy outfits, but that pose makes her look like she has no bones. And that's plain creepy.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • alboy2

    Felicia Day is a goddess, in no uncertain terms. If you haven't seen any episodes of "The Guild," and you are a gamer, you're missing out. I would also like to supply the long-lost lyrics for the Star Trek "fight theme":

    Captain Kirk's in trouble, no one to help him!
    Captain Kirk's in trouble, not even Spock's there!
    Captain Kirks' in trouble, where are the guys in red shirts?!?

    You're welcome....

  • Mona

    I have a weird crush on Philip Seymour Hoffman so this casting news makes me very happy. If only he could've been Finnick...what?! He's blonde...

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    Oddly, I think that Felicia overplayed the "geek" hand on that song. her costumes and makeup seemed intentionally low budget, while the rest of the production values felt more "traditional music video". I'm sure that was intentional, but it made the song feel several steps below Funny or Die. I didn't make it to the very end, but I can't honestly tell you if that was pure parody or not.

    'cause if it was pure parody, it wasn't that good; and if it wasn't....oh my.

  • John W

    Is there anything Felicia can't do? Man she is multi-talented.

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  • Frob

    Putting Hoffman in Hunger Games is like adding Lawrence Olivier to the average Syfy Sunday horror flick. And then what the hell would they do to find an actress to Coin that was an adequate comparable? Judi Dench?

    Son of a bitch I just described a movie I would actually go see. Fuck me.


  • thatgirl

    I always imagined Coin as Linda Hunt.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Thoughts on the country vid:
    More like FU-150 and the horse you pretended to ride in on. Mr. 'Merica Guitar

    Is that Phoenix? I think it's Phoenix. Felicia's in Phoenix! New mission...


    That isnt Martin Sheen in Hot Shots: Part Duex, that is Joe Estevev, Martin had a serious illness if I recall and couldn't shoot, so Joe took his place because at that time they looked damn near identical.

  • Slash

    Bearded Ben Affleck looks like the hottest college professor ever.

  • Drake

    I've been watching an episode of "Phineas and Ferb" every night before going to sleep. It makes for some good dreams.

    And Ben Affleck has never looked more adorable than with his little girls hanging all over him.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Inara + Homeland = major bunk time

  • BierceAmbrose

    I don't know what Internet you waste time hang out on, but my Internet has many varied and sometimes startling ways of saying "I love you."

    Well, maybe not "love", exactly.

  • TheOtherGreg

    "slime ball f*ck weasel lawyers" is semantically identical to "lawyers".

    Sorry Dustin

  • emmelemm

    First off, I fucking love The Oatmeal, and that whole thing is so utterly ridiculous, because all he did was say FunnyJunk stole his comics, and FunnyJunk DID IN FACT STEAL HIS COMICS. As they say, it ain't libel if it's true.

    Also, Ben Affleck's children actually tweaked my aging ovaries, which are hardened little lumps of coal who don't care about children (much like my heart).

  • Basement Boy

    Such an unfortunate surname for poor, beautiful Imogen!

  • branded_redux

    Hey, chem nerds! You can have your favorite element custom made into a skirt.

    Any chem nerd worth his/her sodium chloride is going to choose Unobtainium.

  • DeistBrawler

    Thank god that Lara Croft cosplay was in the beginning of that video. I wanted to rip my ears off.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    As country music goes, that one wasn't so bad.

  • lowercase_ryan

    It's called mute and it works for so many things on the internet.

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