Gelatinous cubes only eat people (and treasure and gear) because they're lonely, and like many emotional eaters they have a hard time finding a love who will understand their situation and won't judge them.
But green slime don't judge, and since both slimes are sexless and ambitionless masses who feel existence has no meaning you'd think the two dungeon dwelling creatures would make perfect partners.
However, as this comic from Joshua Wright shows, when lovers discover they have everything in common, including their slimy complexion, it can be hard to tell who's who!
Instagram Metalslimer isn't afraid to cosplay male and female characters -only unlike most people who chose to do that, he is anything but androgynous. But that's precisely what makes his female cosplays so memorable -especially those Disney babes.
While his Jessica Rabbit is hilarious, the fact that his Belle cosplay looks like Gaston snuck into her wardrobe and got a little crazy.
Peanut shells seem like a strange medium for sculpture, but talented miniature artist Steve Casino turns ordinary peanuts into pop culture icons with so much character they could hang out with Mr. Peanut.
Scratch that, I don't think Mr. Peanut is cool enough to hang with Steve Casino's creations, plus Mr. Peanut is all posh while the Casino crowd is a bit rough around the edges.
Steve's peanut superstars look perfectly camera ready in the front, but he leaves their backsides bare so you can see their humble beginnings as an ordinary legume.
People are buying comic books like never before thanks to the movie adaptations that are making billions in the box office, and yet the comic industry still struggles to stay afloat.
Nowadays people decide which series to read based on reviews online, so their opinions aren't swayed by a snazzy looking cover, but back in the day a gimmick cover was the ultimate way to sell comic books.
Guest artists were often brought in to create the bold illustrations on the cover, and this art was designed to make readers feel like that issue was something they couldn't live without.
Unfortunately, many companies also relied too heavily on needlessly gimmicky covers to sell their books, like The Amazing Spider-Man issue 400 which was supposed to look like a tombstone but wound up looking like a blurry mess.
Rotten Tomatoes started out as a site that featured movie reviews "from a variety of critics in the U.S.", and now the review aggregator website is "the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV."
But a film that achieves a one hundred percent rating is something special no matter how you feel about the site, and yet many of the movies that have earned a perfect rating are quite surprising.
Integrating technology into our lives was supposed to make things easier for us, automating and managing aspects of our daily lives to ease our burden, but in reality tech has made things more complicated.
We now struggle to unplug, constantly searching for a wi-fi signal so we aren't disconnected from our online friends list, each of us easily distracted by the small screens in our pockets and purses.
It appears our priorities shifted when we weren't paying attention, and now we'd rather carry on heated discussions about the color of dresses instead of speaking about the sad state of affairs in America.
Illustrator Eduardo Salles has a knack for cutting through the digital chatter to expose the soft, fleshy parts of our minds that have yet to become permanently attached to the internet.
Plug his brutally honest illustrations in and enjoy!
Movie extras mill about in the background of our favorite TV shows and movies, paid to act like regular folks doing regular stuff while the main actors deliver their performances.
But hiring regular folks to be movie extras can pose a problem if they're not coached on the concept of blending in, like the crazy "businessman" who tries to steal the spotlight in this clip from Ghostbusters.
It can be just as hard to make a kid understand how their fidgeting, or in the case of North By Northwest preemptive ear plugging, may detract from a scene's sense of drama when they're visible behind the actors.
For most Whovians the holiday season has been associated with Doctor Who ever since they watched their first Christmas special, and now we have a present from The Doctor to look forward to at the end of every year.
Can you believe that Robin Hood: Men in Tights is over twenty years old? If you agree that this is one of, if not the absolute, best Robin Hood movies ever created, you won't want to miss this collection of great trivia about the film. For example, did you know that Mel Brooks had already worked on a Robin Hood tv series back in the seventies? Or that Sean Connery was originally going to be King Richard and was going to play him in drag, but that he wanted too much money for the role?
This comic from Emily McGovern at Emily's Cartoons sent me down an internet wormhole, but I learned a few things. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is indeed in Scotland. And indeed, it makes no sense that students from Scotland would have to travel to London to catch a train to school. But as the wiki states, "The precise location of the school could never be uncovered because it was rendered Unplottable." Maybe the roundabout route for Scottish students is a way of keeping the location a secret, you think? That may be it. The Hogwarts Express train was inaugurated in the 1850s as a way to transport students to the school without drawing the attention of Muggles.
Could a parent in Scotland just drive their student to Hogwarts? No. According to the wiki, "the Ministry decreed that students would arrive to school on the train or not attend at all." Just like Muggle schools, there are rules that don't make sense. But a dedicated train doesn't conceal the fact that on September first, a large contingent of schoolchildren arrive at Hogsmeade Station in Scotland and are whisked away to the school. Apparently, the folks in Hogsmeade do not travel all that much. Check out McGovern's Tumblr site, where you'll find a substantial series called My Life as a Background Slytherin. -via Geeks Are Sexy
When people hear the word "Beatnik" they immediately think about berets, striped shirts, bongos, bad poetry and goatees, and the Beatnik subculture is still most commonly associated with the 1960s.
But the heyday for Beats like Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso and Alan Ginsberg was actually the late 1940s through the 50s, because that's when they were busy inspiring a literary movement and subculture at the same time.
The original Beats who inspired the trendy Beatniks in the 60s could be seen hanging out in jazz clubs and coffee shops around Greenwich Village, New York, where they would read poems, dig the tunes or just get dixie fried.
So if you wanted to meet those real gone cats collectively known as the Beat Generation you had to hang at places like the Gaslight Cafe or the Seven Arts Cafe, where every night was a gas and the java flowed all night long.
Marvel movies have reached a point of complexity with their interwoven plot lines that the comics are actually being adjusted to fit the movie lore instead of vice versa.
But there's one element that had to be changed so the movie adaptations could receive a PG-13 rating- the brutal and disturbing scenes found in the comics.
These family friendly movies rely on audiences having a great feeling about the heroes and a really bad feeling about the villains, but in the comics the line between good and bad gets a bit blurry.
Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, has a history of domestic violence against Janet Pym, aka Wasp. Mutant siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are so close they once carried on an incestuous relationship.
Oh, and that tame spin put on the beginning of the Civil War in the third Captain America movie?
That was way too family friendly when compared to how it happened in the comics- it all started when a villain named Nitro used his explosive powers to essentially nuke the town of Stamford, Connecticut...
Dialect coach Erik Singer shows us what the Pitts and Smiths do wrong when they affect an accent, but he also shows us how some actors get it oh so right, like Philip Seymour Hoffman's portrayal of Truman Capote.
Cosplayers look really cool when they're posing for photos or walking around the Con floor, but nobody considers how awkward they look when they're riding the train to the Con or sitting down for a meal in full costume.
It must suck to be the star of a slasher flick, because nobody ever really knows your name or your face since you're stuck wearing a mask or makeup the entire time.
The hockey mask becomes famous, the weird William Shatner mask becomes iconic and the skin mask and chainsaw are easily identified by all, and yet far too few know Kane Hodder is the man who played Jason Voorhees in the Friday The 13th movies.
It's common knowledge that Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in every Nightmare On Elm Street flick, but are you familiar with the name Nick Castle?
He's the guy who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween movies, and yet Nick is way more famous for being the co-writer of Escape From New York than for his chilling portrayal of Michael Myers.
And let's not forget Doug Bradley, the guy who's happy to be called Pinhead because he plays that sinister Cenobite in the Hellraiser movies.
Doug has fully embraced the darkness that comes with playing the head Cenobite, which isn't surprising considering he has been friends with Clive Barker since the two were in secondary school.
Still, without those pins stuck in his head he's hard to pick out of a crowd...
One of the great things about the Harry Potter series is that it is detailed enough to be a great story, but still open enough that it allows for an entire world of fan theories, sequels and other additions. Ranker has collected some of the best fan theories in one place and some of them really are mind blowing. For example, are the Dursleys cruel to Harry because he has a horcrux inside of him and Horcruxes do make people inexplicably angry and hateful? Or were Neville's spells backfiring so long because he chose to use his father's wand rather than using a wand that actually chose him?
I'm sure you've seen side-by-side comparisons that show how shockingly similar Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber look, but you'd be surprised just how many male celebs look like female celebs and vice versa.
Actually, it's not that surprising considering Hollywood loves actresses with a distinct jaw line and actors with slightly androgynous faces, but some celebs look so similar they could almost be the same person.
And then we have to start asking ourselves- when was the last time you saw Maria Shriver and Willem Dafoe in the same room?
That has to be a coincidence, right? But how can we explain away the shockingly similar face shared by Scarlett Johansson and young Christopher Walken?
The periodic table is a work of art in itself, but putting a generic poster of the elements on your wall is a little uninspired. If you're looking for a particularly attractive way to display the elements, this Instructables creation is far more appealing.
You can even make your own lamp over by following the instructions, but it's not particularly easy -and you're going to have to spend some serious time and effort to get samples to fill in the jars. In fact, the one in the tutorial only has 20 samples so far.
But being indestructible is not without its drawbacks, and when you live in a world where evil seems to triumph at every turn this power doesn't make you feel any more secure about your place in the world.
And if you end up shooting your mouth off like Deadpool then villains will spend all their time and effort trying to figure out how to make you stay down for good.
It's enough to make you as blue as Doctor Manhattan, who found that immortality breeds apathy and nihilistic tendencies, and Galactus' has learned that immortality leads to soul crushing loneliness.
Of course, it doesn't help that Galactus is older than the Big Bang and has to eat planets to survive, both of which are total deal breakers for most potential dates.
There are so many things to love about the 1980s it's hard to fit them all into one project, but if you're going to properly pay homage to that radical decade your project has to include a shopping mall.
Malls were like microcosms of American life in the 80s- they were the place where you could see all the latest styles, trends and tech, or all the noisy new games in the video arcade.
Comic strips wouldn't be the same without that (typically last panel) twist ending, and even though this last panel reveal is a well known part of the medium there are still plenty of strips out there that can still surprise you.
Toon Hole is one of those comic strips, and their black comedy coupled with the eye pleasing artwork makes Toon Hole the strip you need to brighten up our dark days.
Because you can't go wrong with a comic strip like Toon Hole that delivers the funny without fail strip after toon-tastic strip!
Asian companies have been creating bootleg versions of American merch and media for decades, and in that time they have become masters of making knockoff products that are just different enough to avoid a lawsuit.
But when they decided to rip off mega hit Mad Max they didn't care how much their film resembled the original, and this attitude shifted Mad Shelia from bootleg to full blown parody film.
Mad Shelia looks like it might be the most enjoyable ripoff movie ever made, and the studio who made the film already has two sequels in the works, so the Mad Max crew better get to work or they risk being run over!
The Bee Movie is hardly considered a classic film, but it's still one of those movies that everyone knows about, even if they've never seen it. And even without watching it, you probably know that they say "bee" a thousand times over. This ridiculous clip shows what happens when yo speed up the movie a little bit every time someone says "bee." It's seven minutes of insanity that's a lot more enjoyable than the original 95 minute film.
The technology of the future seems to be designed to make us paranoid, and technophobes are often terrified when they discover what artificial intelligence software can say and do nowadays.
But the new Adobe audio software VoCo isn't artificial intelligence software- it's an editing suite designed to help people warp and modify audio tracks in any way they can imagine.
It just so happens to have one very cool, very AI feature that can simulate a person's voice after listening to them talk for about 20 minutes, allowing users to type out whatever they want that person to say.
This software seems like a good idea that will inevitably be used for evil, but Adobe tech Zeyu Jin says they're working on ways to tell the real voice apart from the fake:
“Don’t worry,” Jin said. “We actually have researched how to prevent forgery. Think about watermarking detection. As we’re getting the results much better, making it so people can’t distinguish between the fake and the real one, we’re working harder trying to make it detectable.” He then gave a thumbs up and grinned.
We all know the Queen loves corgies and has a massive pack of them -so this image showing the queen lost among her sea of pups is entirely appropriate as far as hidden pictures go. This adorable image was created by the fashion website Stylight for Elizabeth's 90th birthday.
Ever since Disney started making tons of money with their theme parks they've been funding research in the field of robotics in order to improve the animatronics and effects they use on their rides.
And all of that money and research has led to the creation of the most realistic animatronic robots to date- the Na'vi characters which will appear in the Pandora attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida.
Character designers know a character's basic shapes, silhouette and the overall use of smooth vs sharp shapes help give the character personality, but color scheme is (arguably) the least important element of a character.
Color schemes can be messed with during paintovers as designers see fit without "breaking" the character, and the proper application of shading and highlights can give a flat character a bit more appeal.
Cartoon paintovers are also a fun practice exercise for artists, challenging them to enhance the look of the original characters while keeping their personalities intact underneath the digital paint job.