Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Interactive Game of Thrones Map!

Still upset about the latest episode of Game of Thrones? Need a distraction without leaving the GoT universe? Check out this incredible, interactive, Google-ified, detailed map of Westeros and Essos. It's amazing!

[via Neatorama]

Pixar Times: The Pixar Perspective (or Lack Thereof) on Race

The Pixar Times has a great article about Pixar's treatment of race. The Pixar Times is clearly a big fan of Pixar (duh), so it's nice to see them acknowledge that there is a problem, that Dreamworks is leading the way in bucking the trend, and exploring the reasons behind the (most likely accidental) whitewashing of the Pixar-verse. They also point out that small improvements are being made (i.e. Mindy Kaling in Inside Out and Pete Doctor's upcoming Day of the Dead movie) without taking them off the hook for ignoring diversity in their previous films. It's a great read. Highly recommend!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team up for 'The Nest' Take On 'Star Wars VII"

Not only are powerhouses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up for Paula Pell-scribed comedy, The Nest, said movie is going to premiere on December 18, 2015. That's right, just in time for Christmas AND the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. My first thought was, "Why December instead of May or June?" since it seems like a summer comedy blockbuster ala Bridesmaids or The Heat? But there could be a holiday or seasonal element to the script that we don't know about yet,  and it sure is a sign of confidence that they're willing to throw it up against what's sure to be a blockbuster (at least the first weekend for sure). Whatever the reason, I'm super pumped for a year and eight months from now!

Here's a summary of the flick:
"Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for THE NEST, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.  Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.  Fey produces the comedy alongside Jay Roach (Meet the Parents series), and Poehler executive produces from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock)."

[via /Film]

Tiny Felt Easter Diorama

Happy Easter!

I spent Sunday celebrating with friends and bacon-greased chocolate-chip pancakes, but clearly this Deviant Artist was more productive. Check out her miniature Easter diorama, complete with bunny, chick, eggs, and a tiny whisker basket!

Isn't it totes adorbs? So tiny and whimsical.

[via Neatorama]

Brian Williams' 'Gin and Juice'

The Tonight Show strikes again! Here's their latest Brian Williams' mash-up masterpiece:

Yes, this is a one-trick pony, but it's a pony I'll ride anytime they bring it around to the corral.

[via Jezebel]

'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 Trailer!

Who else is super excited about the new season of Orange is the New Black? If you're not pumped yet, check out this trailer:

Say whaaaaaaa? Can't wait for June 6, 2014!

[via HuffPo]

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

27! Very exciting.

This was a super incredible year - getting married, going on an incredible honeymoon (with real hot lava!), going to the Emmy's, going to St. John's, Maine, Greece, and London! I wrote a pilot, a first draft of a feature, a lot of late night packets, and a ton of sketches, and tried storytelling for the first time - pretty good stuff.

Onward and upward into (my) new year!