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By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Pajiba Love | January 16, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Pajiba Love | January 16, 2013 |

When I direct my interweb browserator at this website each day, I start to type the name in and then the autofill takes over and I hit enter. Lately I’ve been hitting enter a half second before the autofill kicks in and so now at least once each day I google search for “paji” and so I’ve been added to a CIA watch list of militant racists. I’m just warning you in advance that it’s possible that just by clicking a bunch of links I’ve assembled, you are probably a terrorist, and I know that you’ve already won.

First up, here are some excerpts from letters Alec Guinness wrote about Star Wars: he is a fantastic hybrid of grumpy old man and classy British dude.

Unreality has a round-up of the best female video game characters, which is sadly short. Hannah from “Girls” doesn’t make the list because the video game adaptation of Entitled Shits in NYC doesn’t come out until next summer. (Judging from yesterday, that oughta be good for at least a few dozen angry comments).

If you’ve been under a rock, you may not have noticed that everything Benedict Cumberbatch does is awesome. Here he is thanking the Internet for liking him, and then abandoning an interview on the red carpet because he sees Adele and gets excited.

Apparently Anna Kendrick liked Gangster Squad more than most critics did, and in doing so won Twitter forever:


Kathryn Bigelow penned an article for the LA Times about torture and Zero Dark Thirty. Because apparently making a movie gives you some sort of qualifications to talk about it. This is the Internet, we don’t need qualifications.

And here is a gorgeous set of real photos of real places that look like they are screenshots of science fiction films.

Did you know that there is a group of Ukrainian protestors who specialize so much in nude protesting that they’ve formed a school for teaching the tactics in Paris? That’s the world’s most creative way to explain to your parents how those pictures ended up on the Internet after your semester in France, and it’s also the world’s most confusing protest strategy. “I don’t like your evil policies, look at my breasts.” Is this supposed to deter dictators?

In other surreality, Val Kilmer has ambitions of making a second career for himself as a one man Mark Twain show. Watch it Iceman, Hal Holbrook is going to cut you.

Have you cried yet today? Well, here is Neil Gaiman eulogizing his recently deceased dog.

This has been floating around a while, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. It’s the Lord of the Rings retold (via movie screenshots and speech bubbles) as if it was a game of Dungeons and Dragons.

And speaking of Dungeons and Dragons, here is Ta-Nehisi Coates in an excerpt from an upcoming documentary on the seminal RPG talking about how it influenced him growing up:

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.