Things we enjoyed this week and maybe you will too? A disconsolate gnome, The Force (still) Awakens, the Hugo Awards, and the reboot of everyone's favorite redhead who's older than that other favorite redhead. The one who sings.
Daniel Shaffer's artwork and illustration: Daniel has been featured in both Lodestone issues so far, and we're sure we'll have him back soon. Daniel's work always throws you right in the middle of a fantastic story, whether it's a fairytale you feel like you remember from childhood, a squat and lonely Link from Zelda, or a heartbroken gnome that brings you far too much joy (and is absolutely a picture book I want to to buy some day). We've added a few favorites below, but there is plenty more to see -- and prints to purchase -- on his website.
Story and Star Wars: Story Wonk released the latest of their Story and Star Wars podcasts, sharing their thoughts on The Force Awakens (this one is a Q&A following up their in-depth look at the film). This is the series that introduced us to Story Wonk and their mark of passionate objectivity in evaluating the strength of beloved stories. If you're someone who enjoys figuring out why things work, this is a great podcast for you.
The Hugo Awards: the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards, the literary awards for the science fiction and fantasy genre, were announced last weekend at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. If you are looking for a new book to read or a new favorite author, this is a great place to start. You can see a full list of nominees on The Verge.
Anne of Green Gables: you may have heard the buzz that Netflix is remaking Anne of Green Gables. The news has been met with cautious excitement; for some of us, Anne was a treasured part of our childhood. Will this be a hit or a disaster? Hopefully the writers remain true to the spirit of the novels and the original adaptation. In the meantime, IndieWire has composed a list of things they'd like to see in the reboot. Share your thoughts in the comments below!