Random Tuesday: Star Trek, Robots, Hawkeye Initiative & Book to TV Adaptations

Working 10+ hours a day is not really conducive to collecting items for Random Tuesday, but this week it WILL NOT STOP ME BEING RANDOM! Oh no, I shall post things so unrelated that it might give you whiplash. Monkeys and popsicles. Basketball and baby rattle. Or something.

I might be a little delirious from lack of sleep, too much work and my yoga instruction attempting to kill me on Sunday, but whatevs. That just makes being random more fun.

First things first, we still have an INTERNATIONAL CONTEST open for submittals. Not a lot of people have entered, which makes me kind of sad. But do you know what that means? If you enter now, you have a VERY GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING. And winning is always fun. Go enter to win your choice of Shadows or Ashes by Ilsa J Bick. You will not regret it. I promise.


I really liked JJ Abrahm's first Star Trek movie. Like, really, really, watch-it-over-and-over-again liked it. Toss in some Cumberbatch and I get all grabby hands. Is it May yet?


Have you heard of the Hawkeye Initiative? If you haven't, you really should check it out. I can't even open that page at work for fear of the long-running giggle attack it will induce.

I'm also happy that it introduced me to the great fanart of Blue. More art for me to convince Fernando we must have! I mean, this belongs in my house! And this!


Have your weekly dose of ROBOTS! If you're not satisfied, you can find more robots at TheMarySue.com.

Bookstores are awesome. You probably think that too because you're here. This particular bookstore is covered in extra awesome sauce because they had someone create Sauron's tower using Lord of the Rings box sets. (via geekologie.com)


For those of you who are single sci-fi geeks, io9 has their top 16 pickup lines from science fiction properties. Some of them I think could be incredibly awkward to say to a stranger in a bar, while others would definitely start a conversation with me (though not so much with the picking-up).


Someone else is attempting to make a Wonder Woman television show. I'm not going to hold my breath to see it.


And going back to robots, the Japanese are apparently creating a friendly robot to keep their astronauts from getting lonely in space. Luckily there probably aren't many Japanese astronauts named Dave, so things should be fine.


I always knew there was something not quite right about that Superman guy...


The BBC is going to adapt Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, a giant doorstop of a book that had me sucked it from the first page to the very last. Magic! War! Faeries! Craziness!


Also MILA 2.0 has already been picked up to be turned into a television show even though the book doesn't come out until March 2013. The lady behind Grey's Anatomy is developing it, which makes me leery but it has androids, so WIN!


And now I'm taking my delirium off to watch The Walking Dead. What random things have you come across lately?