1. New “Pottermore” Harry Potter project revealed
Even though it turned out to be a damp squib, it was fun to be drawn into the hype for just a moment.
2. 10 Sexiest Nerds
Most hits on that page come via searches for Wil Wheaton. I wonder if he’ll be in the next series of The Guild?
3. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
A five-minute, throwaway post on an intriguing video inexplicably became hugely popular.
“This is the first time I’ve ever seen a man crash through a window swinging on the “rope” of another man’s intestine. That was unnecessary.” But then, Robert Rodriguez isn’t renowned for his subtlety.
5. 10 actors who are older than you thought
“Alan Ruck was 29 when he played Ferris Bueller’s 17 year-old best friend Cameron Frye.”
6. Radiohead’s Secret Hidden Album
Track-by-track rundown of the “secret” 01-10 playlist.
7. Whatever happened to … ?
“Singer of Oxford indie darlings Ride, Mark Gardener was the impossibly pretty face of shoegazing back in 1990. The 40 year-old currently works as a producer/songwriter”
8. Morrowind: A love letter
“I walked all the way around it and climbed up to see if I could find a way in. Nothing. It had long been lost to rockfall, half-buried underground. It wasn’t there to be explored or to serve as a base for a quest; it didn’t care that I was there at all.”
9. Fan Art: TheMinttu
Beautifully-drawn, charming and sometimes haunting video game art
10. Cynicism is not wisdom
“It’s not like I go around weeping because X doesn’t like me – but I won’t go out of my way to help them either. They’ll realise that pretty quickly: contempt doesn’t get you very far. The minute you stumble, nobody will reach out to catch you and you’ll land hard in the dirt.”