Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

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." » 1/30/15 9:20am 1/30/15 9:20am

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. » 8/12/14 8:43am 8/12/14 8:43am

How I Became Thousands of Nerds' Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo

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. » 8/08/14 3:43pm 8/08/14 3:43pm

Are "Haters" Valuable Critics? The Debate Over Trolls and Art

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. » 3/25/14 11:30am 3/25/14 11:30am

Jordy Lakiere's fantasy art requires the accompaniment of power chords

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. » 3/12/14 5:00pm 3/12/14 5:00pm

Cops Show Up Live on Warcraft Stream After Troll Phones In Fake Report

A popular 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. » 12/04/13 5:34pm 12/04/13 5:34pm

George Takei kidnaps Finn and Jake on Adventure Time and we visit Chuck…

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. » 8/25/12 7:00am 8/25/12 7:00am

Longboarding Gandalf tells cars they shall not pass

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. » 4/01/12 8:00am 4/01/12 8:00am

Official TrollHunter ringtone will make your phone shout…

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. » 5/10/11 1:30pm 5/10/11 1:30pm

Know Your Trolls: A guide to troll science from the director of…

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. » 5/05/11 4:05pm 5/05/11 4:05pm

New "Troll Hunter" footage pits man against Scandinavian myth

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. » 11/20/10 7:45am 11/20/10 7:45am

Norway's massive Troll cover-up exposed!

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. » 8/29/10 7:45pm 8/29/10 7:45pm

Dreamworks to turn those nightmare troll dolls into a movie

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] » 6/23/10 10:00am 6/23/10 10:00am