Humpday Links for January 25

Happy Robert Burns Day!  While you wait for your haggis to cook I hope you’ll enjoy these wee timorous links…

– It is time once again for Paizo’s RPG Superstar Challenge, and the 32 competitors have been chosen!

– I’ve long suspected that Mark Wahlberg is America’s secret weapon…now I know for sure.

– Nothing I could say would equal the awesomeness of this, so presented without comment: the crowd-sourced fan film version of Star Wars: A New Hope.

– From The Mary Sue: This may just take the top spot as coolest engagement ring/proposal combo ever.

Dave Hewlett has a new web series and you should watch it.  Watch it hard!

– Apparently, scientists have been taking awesome pictures of space again.  Warning: this image is really big, so give it time to load. You won’t be sorry.

A side-by-side comparison of an average woman (plus-size model Katya Zharkova) and a “super” model.  Fascinating.

“A Wrinkle in Time” is turning 50.  Time to give it another read, methinks.

How did I not know about this Due South convention!?  How!?

– Courtesy of The Joe Shuster Awards, here is a pretty comprehensive list of current Canadian webcomics.  I…I might be away for a while…

Robin D. Laws has some advice for avoiding an outbreak of Foot-in-Mouth disease the next time you talk to your favourite creator.

– As a writer, I need to take much of the advice on this list.  Maybe you do as well.

– It has been said that Mal Reynolds is the Han Solo of a new generation; this shirt proves it.

– We’ve touched on ridiculous female “armour” before, but this article actually examines some of the issues faced in properly armouring women.

– A bit behind the curve, but in case you missed it Hasbro has been hit by sweatshop allegations.  What price, Transformer?

– Courtesy of GeekDad, his picks for Top 5 RPGs of 2011.  I agree with them all, and I’m glad to see Microscope made the Honourable Mentions list.

A very good interview with James L. Sutter on writing and RPGs, courtesy of SF Signal.

– And finally, if you are starting any kids out with 4th Ed D&D, I highly recommend these character sheets.

Okay, your haggis should be done by now; time to eat!  Join me tomorrow for more nerdery, and please do share any of your own links in the comments.

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