Much Ado About Memes

Much Ado About Memes

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I must confess, Much Ado About Nothing is a personal favorite. And why not? Threats, arguing, fake deaths. What’s not to like? It’s a timeless masterpiece, and in my opinion, Shakespeare’s best comedy. Another confession. I love the David Tennant and Catherine Tate version profoundly. It’s not why I made this list, scout’s honor! Please god watch it. There’s a golf cart. It’s what Shakespeare would have wanted. Totally not obsessed. I’m definitely obsessed with Beatrice and Benedick though. Who wouldn’t be? It’s About the Aesthetic Image via SparkNotes This might be my favorite quote in the whole play. Other …

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

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Shakespeare’s plays are whackier and whackier the more you read. Confusion, dirty jokes, and some pretty unbelievable things happening at sea. So many things are just begging to be memed. It’s a shame memes weren’t even invented until four hundred years after his death. At least we can give his works the meming they deserve retroactively. Image via Pintrest   What an icon. Shakespeare invented countless words, including the word countless. But let’s get to plot nonsense. I confess, my love of hamlet shows a little here, but who can blame me? There’s a reason it’s so widely read. Plus, …

Neil Gaiman Wants You to Watch New ‘Good Omens’ Trailer

Neil Gaiman Wants You to Watch New ‘Good Omens’ Trailer

Well, this was a pleasant surprise! In a tweet this morning, Neil Gaiman posted a link to the latest trailer for the upcoming adaptation of one of his most famous novels: Good Omens, co-written with the late, great novelist Terry Pratchett. Gaiman took to Twitter to ask fans: ‘So you’ve all seen this now, yes?’ Yes, Neil, yes we have, and we couldn’t be more excited.     The novel was the result of a creative collaboration between the brilliant Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, a witty adventure that follows the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley as they both attempt to sabotage …

Two New Books to Accompany Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’

Two New Books to Accompany Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’

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We already know that Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel Good Omens has been adapted into a show for Amazon Prime, but did you know there are two new books in the works as well? Neil Gaiman is a literary superstar, writing novels like American Gods and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (both of which I can vouch for—they’re GOOD). If you haven’t read his work, you have to check it out!  IMAGE VIA EPSILON THEORY Gaiman’s fans love him for the colorful, imaginative worlds he creates, an aspect of his writing which adapts exceptionally well to the small screen, …

David Tennant Taps Into Inner Rodent as BBC’s ‘The Highway Rat’

David Tennant Taps Into Inner Rodent as BBC’s ‘The Highway Rat’

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When Alfred Noyes published ‘The Highwayman’ in 1906, he probably couldn’t have imagined that his dark and bloody narrative poem would serve as inspiration for a children’s book featuring a greedy rodent. But Noyes is long gone and he couldn’t object even if he didn’t like the idea because, honestly, who would object to an adorable children’s poem about a rat who sticks up other animals for their sweets?   Image Via Scholastic   The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is so popular in the UK that the creative masterminds at BBC One have decided to adapt it into a half-hour long …