Random Tuesday: GISHWHES Strikes Back Edition - A Friendly Octopus, Shades & Books for Book Nerds

The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen 2.0 started officially last night at 11pm local time. It didn't take long for it to consume my entire brain. Now all I can think about is recreating Noah's Arc with children's toys as a stop motion film and figuring out the best way to make large quantities of Jello. Welcome to GISHWHES.

Anyway, that's probably not why you're here. You are here for Random Tuesday. So have some random.

 Brian Kesinger is my new favorite artist. He has a steampunk series with original characters, one of which is a friendly octopus. Awesome. Here's the entire Otto & Victoria series. Thanks to io9 for putting this picture of happiness on my Facebook timeline.

Tor.com posts great short stories every Wednesday and lately it seems like a lot of them have been prequels to just-released or soon-to-be-released hot YA titles. A few weeks ago, they posted Marie Rutkoski's "Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill", a short prelude to her recently released, The Shadow Society, which I'm excited about reading.

Flavorwire recently posted the Top 10 Essential Books for Book Nerds. I'm a little ashamed that I haven't read any of those titles, but a lot of them were already on my TBR list. They also posted the Top 10 Wildest Teenagers in Literature. I have 5 of those under my belt, though I think they might be limiting their crazy by only focusing on "literature".

Normally I would save this until Trailer Park Friday, but I don't want to. Do not watch the following video in the middle of the night in a dark room. Just a suggestion.

I had never heard of Flesher by Emily Shore before getting freaked out by this simple yet effective book trailer. You can read more about this zombie-tastic title on GoodReads.


And that's all from me this Random Tuesday. Back to my GISHWHES-ian world of insanity.