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Chinese sci-fi writer beats Stephen King for top fiction prize
Hao Jingfang wins Hugo award with dark story of social inequality and injustice in Beijing

“A futuristic tale of urban life in Beijing has won a Chinese novelist a top international prize for science fiction, beating out heavyweight Stephen King for the honour.

Hao Jingfang, 32, won the Hugo Award for best novelette with Folding Beijing, a year after another Chinese writer, Liu Cixin, won the best novel prize for The Three-Body Problem, Xinhua reported on the weekend.

Receiving her award in Kansas City, Missouri, Hao said she was not surprised she had won but had also been prepared to lose.

“In Folding Beijing, I have raised a possibility for the future and how we face the challenges of automated production, technological advances, unemployment and economic stagnation,” she said.

Hao said her book offered a solution to those challenges, but she hoped the situations she described would not become reality.

Hao is from Tianjin, and graduated with a physics degree from Tsinghua University in 2006.

The Hugo Awards, established in 1953, are regarded as the highest honour in science fiction and fantasy. They are named after Hugo Gernsback who was the founder of the American science fiction magazineAmazing Stories.”

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Congratulations Hao Jingfang!

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LEGO NINJAGO 21st Century Ninja by The Fold  

NINJAGO SHIRT IDEAS

First off, if you’re a teenage fanjago, listen up. Shi7’s about to get real.

Showing off your Ninjago pride is tricky if you’re older than ten and don’t know a particularly well-stocked Walmart. Sure, there’s keychains out there, but those just aren’t enough. Unless you’re an awesome T-shirt artist, you’ll probably have trouble finding the perfect shirt. 

Here’s a list of my ideas for the perfect teen Ninjago shirt. If you like them, please reblog/like. If I get one hundred notes on this, I’ll email these ideas to LEGO. Here goes:

~A simple maroon one with purple text reading “ONLY ONE CAN REMAIN” on the front, with the Anacondrai tattoo on the back

~One that looks like Garmadon’s shirt on the front and back, including the peeled back corner with the tattoo peeking out

~Same as above, but with Clouse/Chen/etc’s shirt print

~Replicas of every ninja gi EVER

~Lloyd’s shirt from RoTS. Yas.

~Serpentine torso prints.

~Shirts with awesome Ninjago quotes on them

~One with the lyrics to “The Weekend Whip” shaped like a ninja silhouette in various colors

BONUS IDEAS: Exact replicas of Lloyd’s cape (RoTS) and Pythor’s belt (ToE). 

Sooo… here’s some news.

Turns out is that guy who played Iron Man in all the Marvel movies is a big fan of the 14/ Fold universe. So much so that his people had a few talks with me, and with Warner Bros Television. And, well…

It looks like they’re shooting a pilot in a few months.

That’s kind of cool, right?