Link Love


♥ This Christmas, everyone is getting Benedict Cumberbatch-wrapped gifts from me
10 Game Characters Who Looked Way Different in Their Concept Art. Look at the chocobos! AMANO, SERIOUSLY.
♥ If you like Harry Potter, you’ve got to see these breathtaking redesigns from a Hungarian art students!
12 ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Facts for its 50th Anniversary
♥ Who knew! Medieval libraries developed a crude GPS system to locate books on the shelves
Iceland via Instagram is — spoiler alert: still beautiful
♥ Fairy tales are a genre that is incredibly popular right now, but at the same time they always have been. Read Neil Gaiman’s take on fairy tales, in the wake of The Sleeper and the Spindle
Who Said It: The Dowager Countess of Grantham or Jane Austen? Oh ho ho!
♥ SCIEEENNNCE! My pasta love doesn’t like you. The most annoying pasta shape of all time.
25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male
♥ a bonus: choose-your-own-adventure style book recommendation quiz!
♥ If there’s one thing I could say as a teacher, it’s an echo of this article — Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

The saddest song I’ve ever heard, which stresses the importance of communication. Amanda Palmer, you never fail to get to me.
What links are you loving this week?