Will We Ever Get To See China's Disastrous Answer To Avatar? [UPDATED]

It's been two years since we showed you the trailer for Empires of the Deep, the legendary $130 million epic about mermaids that was geared to be China's answer to Avatar. The movie actually filmed back in 2010. Will we ever see it? Hard to say. Update: We heard from one of the film's directors. » 11/17/14 6:02pm 11/17/14 6:02pm

Mer World Problems Shows that Undersea Life Is, Ugh, Like, So Hard

First world problems are harder, mer world problems are harder. At least, that's the premise of the Mer World Problems coloring book by Theo Nicole Lorenz. A few of the pages are available online, but the full experience can be bought on Amazon and CreateSpace » 10/28/14 10:30pm 10/28/14 10:30pm

A Charming Webcomic Love Story About A Mermaid And A Sailor's Tattoos

While escaping her sinking ship, a pirate encounters a mermaid who wants to know the stories behind her tattoos. What follows is a sweet nautical love story. » 7/29/14 12:40pm 7/29/14 12:40pm

Why Do Mythical Creatures Have Human Tops And Animal Bodies?

Because, as Charmingly Antiquated on Tumblr has shown, the other way around looks even weirder. (Warning, the rest of these have bare breasts and may be NSFW.) » 5/18/14 12:00pm 5/18/14 12:00pm

The Mermaid Wasn't Quite What He'd Expected

You hear about mermaids all the time, and they're supposed to be these delicate, floating creatures — like graceful tropical fish, with flowing hair and bras made of anemones. But the reality is different. Imagine megalodon crossed with a mixed martial arts fighter. That's what you're dealing with. » 4/29/14 9:08pm 4/29/14 9:08pm

These Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Mermaids Are Utterly Terrifying

Ariel they are not. In the depths of the ocean lurk a different sort of mermaid, those who share the monstrous qualities of the fearsome fish who light the dark. » 3/29/14 3:00pm 3/29/14 3:00pm

Lost Girl's mermaids prove it's not better down where it's wetter

The mermaids on Lost Girl just want to be where the people are, and steal the legs that the people have. Meanwhile Bo is having angsty memory drama with Rainer the Wanderer. » 3/18/14 11:35am 3/18/14 11:35am

Cover your rooms in Cthulhu damask wallpaper and invite madness in

You're sure to have...interesting dreams if you sleep in a room with this wallpaper, inspired by classic damask patterns. An elegant, leafy Cthulhu peers out from the walls, watching and waiting. » 1/24/14 6:00pm 1/24/14 6:00pm

Artist reminds us to forget mermaids, selkies are where it's at

Inspired by seeing some sea lions while in Oregon for a week, artist Phillip Light drew some "seal. . . maids." Just look at the personality in their faces. » 12/29/13 2:00pm 12/29/13 2:00pm

Disney wants you to bring your iPad to The Little Mermaid. NO.

Disney's got a new idea to enhance the viewing experience for its classic movies: Fill the audience with iPads. Can you imagine a hell worse than a movie theater filled with children raising up their super expensive, light-polluting, noise-making, screen-obstructing toys? Hard Pass, Disney. Hard Pass. » 9/12/13 12:31pm 9/12/13 12:31pm

The episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that set women, TV and comedy…

Xena: Warrior Princess isn’t just a cult TV success, but a feminist icon. The tough warrior fought for the good of the realm in the show, but the show itself helped pave the way for a new generation of female action stars and entertainment. Which makes the show’s decision to chuck Xena to put Gabrielle in a horrible,… » 4/11/13 9:45am 4/11/13 9:45am

The Loneliest Unicorn is the saddest, most beautiful thing we've seen…

Pixar artist and creator of Inappropriate Golden Books, Josh Cooley has created another fantastic piece of work. Behold, the cutest webcomic that will rip out your heart and show it to you, The Loneliest Unicorn. We've got a bunch of panels below: » 3/08/13 9:00am 3/08/13 9:00am

What if The Little Mermaid was a horror movie?

What if the The Little Mermaid wasn't a fired-up ginger hellbent on finding interspecies love on land? What if she was a Coney Island Freak Show attraction with the taste for blood? Then she would be a lot more like director Nicholas Humphries' simple horror short The Little Mermaid. As a rule, we like anything with… » 12/06/12 9:55am 12/06/12 9:55am

The Most Expensive B-Movie Ever Made?

Empires of the Deep reportedly cost a whopping $130 million — but a leaked trailer that came out two years ago had effects that were laughably awful. » 10/24/12 5:37pm 10/24/12 5:37pm

Young Adult Fiction's Hottest New Trend: Mermaids?

YA books, like everything else for teens, are subject to the whims of trends and fashion. Remember when they were all about vampires? Or all about magical boarding schools? Or magical boarding schools with vampires? Or hyper-violent anti-authoritarian post-apocalypses? Those trends are all in the past — and they've… » 8/21/12 3:27pm 8/21/12 3:27pm

Live out your mermaid dreams with these swimmable tails

The US government has assured us that there is no such thing as a mermaid, but that doesn't mean you can't play mermaid or merman at your local pool. These custom-made mermaid tails let you look and swim like you're half-fish. » 7/07/12 9:30am 7/07/12 9:30am

U.S. Government insists that mermaids do not exist

Of course, that's what they would say, isn't it? The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a statement explaining that no evidence of the existence of mermaids "has ever been found." NOAA explains helpfully that belief in mermaids may go back as far as 30,000 years, to a time when humans first… » 7/03/12 6:20am 7/03/12 6:20am

Some of the Most Stunning Body Art You've Ever Seen [NSFW]

Here's a "cyborg mermaid from the future," whose body art includes moving robotic parts, gills, and an seven-foot long tail. Charmaine Orchard's absolutely stunning creation won first prize for special effects makeup at the Australian Body Art Carnivale at the Sunshine Coast. » 5/17/12 12:27pm 5/17/12 12:27pm

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Scifi and fantasy characters shed their skin for the Day of the Dead

Now that Pixar has announced its Dia de los Muertos film, everyone is getting into the calavera spirit, stripping down to their ornately decorated skeletons. See Smurfs and superheroes bare their skulls and flash their marigold eyes. » 4/29/12 7:00am 4/29/12 7:00am

The Little Mermaid's fish legs washed up in South Carolina

Oh no! It looks like the Little Mermaid's fishy bottom half was severed from her body and drifted ashore. Paw Nation reports that this creature washed up on South Carolina's Folly Beach. » 3/27/12 6:45am 3/27/12 6:45am