The internet is, generally speaking, a garbage dump suffused with vitriol and poison. “But surely,” some might ask, “the one, tiny corner of Twitter devoted to Cool Pope Francis would be a respite for our bitter, blackened hearts?” To which the answer is: of course not, no.
I don’t want to sound hyperbolic, but this trailer for Dreamworks’ CG Trolls movie is the worst thing I have ever personally seen.
Plus, could we get a trailer soon? Henry Cavill says that Batman v Superman won’t directly address criticisms of Man of Steel. Chris Evans discusses the politics of Civil War. Venture Bros. is finally returning! Plus, tons of images from Disney films, Lucifer, and Shadowhunters. So many spoilers!
Today is a really great day.
For some people, the internet is like the wild west: a lawless play-pen where they can get away with being an asshole to anyone they’d like. You know—trolling.
Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls."
Warning: io9 article comments may no longer be safe for work. There is a group of trolls posting violent and/or pornographic gifs in our comments (as well as all other Gawker sites). These people seem to be doing this in retaliation against our sister site Jezebel, but you guys are the ones suffering. Sorry about that.
I'm sitting in an office in Manhattan a few blocks from Central Park. It's a fairly typical workday, filled with emails, trips to the coffee pot, and refreshing my sites. I'm on all the good ones: Twitter, Facebook, you name it.
What happens when cartoonists take on their critics in comic form? Recently, the webcomic Zen Pencils raged against online critics—and received a comic about the value of negative feedback in reply.
Seriously — just stare at this painting, called "Battle at Monghadi," for a moment, and notice the head of the awesome beast leaping out of the fire with the archer on its back. And tell me you don't hear some serious metal guitar playing in your head.
A popular Twitch.tv livestreamer had some unwanted guest stars yesterday evening—the Seminole County, Fla. Sheriff's Office, summoned by a troll who phoned in a report of someone threatening others with a knife. You can see it play out here.
This week in the world of cartoons, Dipper and Mabel talk to a time traveler on Gravity Falls, while George Takei makes an amazing, hilarious, and at the same time extremely creepy appearance on Adventure Time.
Now that Gandalf is done with his fight against Sauron, he has plenty of time to battle his other foe: the motorist. This longboarding wizard gets his kicks trolling drivers on a narrow road, and, despite all the horns, they seem to be listening to him.
Unleash the mighty troll scream, ripped from the Troll Hunter himself, on your phone. We've got the exclusive TrollHunter screaming Troll warning ringtone. Perfect for those callers you want to have a "Troll!" warning for.
Norwegian horror film TrollHunter looks set to be one of the summer's coolest movies, so we were excited to learn more about the film's mythology. Director André Øvredal shared some exclusive concept art, and answered our pressing questions.
We've been excited for the Norwegian mockumentary Troll Hunter for a while now, and this new making-of featurette showcases the CGI behind a jeep versus troll battle.
There just aren't enough serious movies about trolls (Best Worst Movie aside). Thankfully, Norway is remedying this shortage with an interesting mockumentary Troll Hunter.
Remember those awful toys your obnoxious coworkers would litter all over their desks? Dreamworks is keen on turning the hideous troll doll toy line into an animated feature, with a complex mythos. Sounds timely. [THR]