Random Tuesday: Shawn Yap's Art, Funko Takes My Money, Free Stories Online & More

I had a bad day at work today, so I went on a hunt for awesome art to cheer me up. The images scattered throughout this week's Random Tuesday are by Shawn Yap and you can see even more of his awesomeness at his DeviantArt account.

James Hubb has a great compilation of all the 2014 Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards that you can read online for free. There's hours of enjoyment at that link.

The Huffington Post found three faerie tales that Disney would have a very difficult time turning into movies. What other faerie tales would be difficult to spin into a happily-ever-after story?

Make sure you're in a well-lit room before clicking on this next link. These amazing examples of cos-play and special effects makeup are incredible and really creepy.

I've never read any Flash comics, so it's interesting to see this list from io9 of the things from the comics the upcoming Flash television show should avoid.

The Television Critics Association named Gotham the most promising new show of the Fall 2014 season. I'm going to second that and hope Fox doesn't cancel it just because I like it. They seem to do that a lot.

Marvel had some drama over the last couple of weeks due to a really bad variant cover for their up-coming relaunch of Spider-Woman. After the drama that came with that contriversy and considering how visually tone deaf DC can be, I'm glad to see these Darwyn Cooke variants for their female comic lines coming out in December.

Funko really needs to stop announcing new Pops. They already get too much of my money. Here's their new Hobbit line.

There will also be a Lady Sif Pop soon. I needs it.

I need a new bathing suit for a trip. Something tells me these superhero costume bathing suits will be outside my price range, but it's nice dreaming.

We just finished listing to the radio play adaptation of Neverwhere with James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch, among many other awesome British actors. Now I find that Good Omens is getting a radio adaptation and that MERLIN is going to be in it. I'm excited!

And finally - A Harley Queen hoodie that belongs in my closet.

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