It might be election season in America, but here at Hypable we couldn’t help thinking about who we would really love to vote for. That’s right – fandom pairs and fandom posters. So who will be getting your vote?

Regardless of political affiliation, we can all unite behind our favourite fandoms. Forget American politics, the real questions are – could the Hulk ever be elected? Is it improper to vote for a husband and wife team? And what about a candidate who can’t even confirm his own running mate – a cool and calculated move, or just plain disorganized?

Choose your candidates, cast your vote, and then share the poster to show your fandom allegiance. Which fandom will win the real victory this election season?

‘Avengers’ ticket: Tony Stark/Bruce Banner


Iron Man

Stark and Banner have decided it’s time to get angry about the problems faced by today’s society. Worried about economic issues, social divisions, and the unfortunate inter-galactic aliens that seem to beset New York City? Once this political beast is unleashed, you can consider all of your problems solved. Plus they both get bonus points for being geniuses.

As expected, campaigning on their behalf will be Captain America and Thor. And there is little chance of this duo losing, with Black Widow and Hawkeye set to stuff ballot boxes across the world. But this bromance is happy to encourage a little friendly competition, safe in the knowledge that they can outsmart, outfly, outbuy, and outHulk any of their opponents. Not that they would stoop to such measures unless, you know, they were losing.

‘Game of Thrones’ ticket: Tyrion Lannister/Jon Snow


Game of Thrones

The odd couple of politics, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow are campaigning on behalf of outsiders and outcasts everywhere. Unless you happen to be the incestuous product of a brother-sister relationship, with blonde hair and green eyes and named Joffrey, you’ll be supported and protected by this pair (if you do happen to be that incestuous byproduct, best vote for someone else).

An unlikely duo, Lannister and Snow have decided to pool their unique talents and make a run for politics, sure that their firm friendship and plethora of short jokes will be enough to get them over the line. They are unworried about attack ads and negative campaigning, sure that nothing can be said about them that they haven’t said themselves – and confident that as the last resort, a certain Kingslayer will be persuasive enough for potential mudslingers.

‘Once Upon A Time’ ticket: Prince Charming/Snow White


Once Upon a Time

Bound by true love and the desire to save the world from all evil, this husband and wife duo are ready for victory. With talents ranging from amazing horse riding abilities, always finding each other, breaking spells and brilliant archery skills, they will be a formidable foe for any opponent. Together they fight on the side of good, prepared to take on the world as a family.

Don’t be put off by their slight tendency towards split personalities, remember instead that this means they have experienced life in all its many facets – from above and below, as royalty and as thieves. Additionally, they can cater to many minorities – princes, John Doe coma patients who have lost their memories, and people whose children are almost the same age as themselves. This year vote for a world where magic, and true love, is real.

‘Doctor Who’ ticket: The Doctor


Doctor Who

Take the unusual step of voting for a single candidate this election, with no confirmed VP. However, we are sure you can expect a veritable revolving door of running mates, if his companions are anything to judge by. Still, the Doctor is sure he can take care of things by himself, and he never really is alone when he is with the TARDIS. He understands that what we really need is a Doctor – and more interesting food combinations.

The Doctor is advocating a platform of alien integration and ridiculous dancing. He is happy to provide personal references from Cleopatra to Winston Churchill and any number of other alien species – you need only ask, and he will provide. Rumours abound that the Doctor’s original slogan was to be “The Rotmeister,” although he was persuaded to change tactic by a former roommate. Also, he can provide a dinosaur, if that sways the vote at all.

‘Harry Potter’ ticket: Kingsley Shacklebolt/Arthur Weasley


Harry Potter

Fresh off his stint in the Muggle Prime Minister’s office, Shacklebolt has learned many things about politics, including his conviction that he could certainly do a better job. His running mate is none other than family man Arthur Weasley, bringing the neighbourly image to contrast Shacklebolt’s stately style. And boy does he have style.

Both bring credibility to the job, having fought against Voldemort and remained in the Ministry of Magic to rebuild society. Shacklebolt brings the gravitas and style, while Weasley offers the down-to-earth charm that leaves voters feeling as if they really do know him. They trust Shacklebolt with protecting their homes, while just wanting to chat to Weasley about electricity. And honestly, who doesn’t want to see a Weasley (almost) as King in charge?


Graphics created by Joshua Nealey, written by Marama Whyte

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Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

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Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.


Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


LUKES LIVES


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out


Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.

James Corden invited the now world famous Chewbacca Mom onto The Late Late Show for some sh**s and giggles.

Ah, Chewbacca Mom. A literal ray of sunshine whose viral video is sure to put a smile on your face. Proof that even the simplest materialistic things can bring us joy if we have the right outlook on life.

A small, simple video… and now a national sensation to the point you can’t escape that Chewie mask anywhere. Talk about oversaturation!

For those not yet burdened by the cynicism of age and the Internet, her overnight fame means that there are plenty of new ways to laugh with Chewbacca Mom — the best of which were provided by James Corden Monday night on the Late Late Show.

Corden, in a video reminiscent of his Carpool Karaokes, invited Chewbacca Mom (real name Candace Payne) and her daughter to drive around with him, with humorous results:

Chewbacca Mom does a flawless impersonation of herself as she participates in the spoof, and then suddenly, J.J. Abrams appears to add his support of the mask’s authenticity.

It ends with them all wearing masks and laughing hysterically. (Are there… fumes in these masks?)

Anyway, if you want even more Chewbacca Mom, check out another video of her on Corden’s show:

Did you find it as hilarious as James Corden does?

Kohl’s, which is selling Chewbacca masks like hot cakes since this went viral, has a lot to thank Chewbacca Mom for. And they’ve been showing their appreciation with extra Star Wars-related merch for her and her family. Now we’re just waiting for the inevitable reality series.