Things What Made Me Happy This Week

The new BabyMetal single, “Give Me Choco“. Three J-pop idol teenagers demanding chocolate while doing synchronized dances to heavy metal music. Genius! The fact that ReStyle has an entire section devoted to “book-related fashion items“. I rather covet the Grimm Fairytales Bag and matching pendant; the Poe purse is also delectable. And the Magic Spells one. And… I already *have* three book-shaped purses. Professional intervention may be required. Finally, Skottie…

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Munchkin Skullkickers!

I’ve known about this for a few months, but it’s finally been officially announced so I can talk about it: Steve Jackson Games is doing a version of Skullkickers for their classic fantasy card game, Munchkin! They made the announcement early today at New York Comic Con, and the game itself will be out for 2012. More info on the Skullkickers site, although most of the details haven’t been made…

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Lotte Reiniger

As much as I adore my adopted hometown of Toronto, there are times when I wish I lived elsewhere. Usually New York, and usually because of some film-related event. Like right now, when I’m staring at the schedule for the upcoming MOMA To Save and Project film festival. Newly restored versions of NANOOK OF THE NORTH and Frank Capra’s FORBIDDEN on the big screen? A showing of HAXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH…

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