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Video Game Announces Same Gender Romance Option

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The video game world, for all its mind-blowing technical innovation, can be a surprisingly traditional place. Earlier this month, Jeff Hickman, the executive producer of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic, announced a major sign of progress: his team is working hard to create a same-gender romance option for game characters.

“I want to apologize that this is taking so long to get in the game. I realize that we promised SGR [same gender romance] to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character… As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of.” Keep reading »

The White House Response To A Petition To Build A Death Star Is The Best Thing Ever

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The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

– The White House’s response to a citizens’ petition to build a Death Star (yes, like the one in “Star Wars”), which gathered more than 34,000 signatures, is all sorts of amazing. The response — penned by Paul Shawcross, Chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget — goes on to laud the country’s many other advancements in space science and encourages the petitioners to do their part in enjoying the future, by “pursuing a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field.” And also, he says, “Remember, the Death Star’s power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” Best response ever, this is. [WhiteHouse.gov]

Cate Blanchett Channels Princess Leia At Premiere Of “The Hobbit”

I’m not crazy, right? This dress she’s wearing is totally reminiscent of Princess Leia’s gown from “Star Wars,” minus the shoulder details and open back. I mean, look at those drapey sleeves and that mock turtleneck. George Lucas would approve and, naturally, for this reason alone, I love it. [Photos: WENN]

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The Demand For A Real Life Death Star Is Remarkably High, Plus The “Man Of Steel” Trailer Debuts!

  • That petition demanding the U.S. government build a Death Star is actually getting a lot of signatures. [The FW]
  • The feminist “Walking Dead” fan in your life will be really happy if you get her this “Michonne: Impossible” T-shirt for Christmas. [The Mary Sue]
  • The first official trailer for “Man Of Steel” — the Superman reboot starring the dreamy Henry Cavill — is out! [The Mary Sue]
  • Super cute kids watch the trailer for “The Hobbit” and react adorably. Much more entertaining to watch than the epic yawning do during the “Hobbit” trailer. [The FW] Keep reading »

Princess Leia Learns How To Be A Disney Princess

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Some Day Her Prince Will Come

Now that Disney has purchased LucasFilm, Princess Leia has got to get with the program on that whole Disney princess thing. Lucky for Leia, the other Disney princesses are all happy to teach her how to be a pretty, pretty princess and wait quietly by until her prince comes to save her. In song, of course.

“Star Wars” Characters Get Dressed To The Nines

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High fashion often meets unrelated subjects — cats, for instance — so it technically shouldn’t come as a surprise that designer and illustrator John Woo has created a series of drawings that merges, of all things, characters from Star Wars with some of fashion’s finest. I’m not what you would call a fan of the saga, so I may not be able to fully appreciate the nuances of the series, but I’m still pretty damn entertained (not to mention impressed) by the artist’s depictions. Hello, Jar Jar Binks sporting Margiela streetwear swag? Darth Vader in a Band of Outsiders suit jacket and cuffed khakis? What’s not to love? [The Gloss]

The Olsens Channel “Star Wars”

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So this is what the Olsen twins — Mary-Kate and Ashley — apparently think constitutes a Halloween costume. The pair dressed up — with venti latte cups-as-light-sabers in tow — as part of a new Halloween-ie video for their T-shirt company Stylemint. Even with the helmets on, the sisters manage to convey a languid boredom and over-it-ness that we’ve come to expect from them. Remember, you can never be too rich, too thin, or too Vader-y. [Stylemint]

The Daily Ovulation: Little Boy Learns Who Luke Skywalker’s Father Is

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My first thought when I saw this adorable video of a little boy watching “The Empire Strikes Back” and learning that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s dad: Is this an old home movie of John DeVore as a kid? Alas, it is not, but it might as well be. Looks kind of like him and I’m pretty sure John felt just as shocked. [i09]

An Imagined Conversation With This Furry Model

Me: I like your cape.

Model: Thank you.

Me: It’s very Empire Strikes Back.

Model: What is that supposed to mean? Keep reading »

Your Boyfriend Is Going To Want This “Star Wars” X Bape Shirt

I’m just warning you: Your boyfriend is most definitely going to beg you to buy him this fancy new Star Wars x A Bathing Ape collaboration shirt. Especially if he once fancied himself as cool as Han Solo. Just let him know it’s going to be near impossible to get — unless he’s planning on heading to Japan in mid-September. The shirt’s only available at BAPE’s Harajuku store, starting September 17. [Definitive Touch] Keep reading »

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