Magical Words Link Roundup 8-1-2017

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On Friday, Marvel editor Heather Antos, who’s worked on titles like The Unbelievable Gwenpool, happened to post an adorable selfie with her coworkers. And so, like any emotionally well-adjusted person would do, a bunch of (mostly) men decided to harass Antos via DM and tweet. Because she posted a selfie. Of her friends getting milkshakes.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling turned 52 on Monday, prompting an outpouring of “happy birthdays” from fans of the boy-wizard series.

The Oregon dunes are a strange place, the largest stretch of coastal sand dunes in North America. Sent to write an article about attempts to stabilize the dunes, Frank Herbert found himself fascinated by them.

Jen Williams says, “There are a couple of things you should know about me before I tell you this story. The first is that I’ve been a fan of Stephen King for as long as I can really remember. The second thing is that I have a terrible tendency to read things in the wrong order.”

The wheel of Ka turns, and a movie based on Stephen King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower is finally coming to theaters, say thankee sai. Even better, it’s both an adaptation of the books and a continuation, meaning there’s sure to be plenty there for fans both old and new to obsess over.

The highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1980s sci-fi classic Blade Runner takes place 30 years after the events of the first film and stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, who unearths a secret that leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, which has Harrison Ford reprising the role.

Many Star Trek fans are disappointed that William Shatner has gone viral for his recent attacks on people who thought that his presence on a socially progressive TV show from the 1960s meant that he shared their values.

After over 30 years in the spotlight, Sigourney Weaver continues to create new and compelling characters. But perhaps even more central to her legacy is the generation of new, empowered women on the big screen, which were inspired by Weaver’s most iconic creation: Ellen Ripley.

Megalodon died out millennia ago. But our fascination with this mighty shark will never go extinct.

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