The next nomination poll starts with Twilight! Vote for your favorite relationship from the epic vampire series to represent it in the book vs book battles.

Earlier this month, we announced a brand new version of our popular shipping tournament, BattleShips. In this edition, we’ll be putting some of the most popular books and their relationships against each other. We’re excited to find out who will outrank who and which shipping communities will be loud enough to name their ship Best Book Ship of All Time!

If you’re confused about what’s happening be sure to check out the announcement post.

And the books are…

We asked you to nominate your favorite books for inclusion in the tournament, and now we’re all set! Listed in no particular order, the user nominated are indicated with a *.

The dates next to each book correspond with the date they will be up for nomination on Hypable. Be sure to mark down your favorite book’s date on your calendar so you can be sure to vote for your favorite ship!

You can find the winners of the past nominations below as well.

  • Harry Potter; Ron/Hermione
  • Twilight; June 2 (today)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire; June 3
  • Heroes of Olympus; June 4
  • Divergent; June 5
  • Hunger Games; June 6
  • The Fault in Our Stars; June 7
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower; June 8
  • Lord of the Rings; June 9
  • The Mortal Instruments; June 10
  • The Host; June 11
  • Romeo and Juliet; June 12
  • The Great Gatsby; June 13
  • Much Ado About Nothing; June 14
  • Pride & Prejudice; June 15
  • Sookie Stackhouse; June 16
  • Fifty Shades of Grey; June 17
  • Vampire Academy*; June 18
  • Bloodlines*; June 19
  • The Infernal Devices*; June 20
  • Delirium*; June 21
  • His Dark Materials*; June 22
  • Song of the Lioness Quartet*; June 23
  • Wuthering Heights*; June 24

Getting it right.

There are a plethora of ships in these books, so we need your help! If you’re well versed in the relationships of any of these books and series, we encourage you to email kyle@hypable.com to help uncover the ships we didn’t think of! Currently the books we’d love assistance in listing ships with are: the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Fifty Shades of Grey, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, The Infernal Devices, Delirium, His Dark Materials and Song of the Lioness Quartet.

The ‘Twilight’ Ship Nomination

It’s time to nominate your favorite Twilight ship! Please choose one of the ships from the poll below. Nominations for each book will last 24 hours. This nomination will end June 3, at 10AM.

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Is your ship not listed? We’ll be on the lookout for ships we missed via the Disqus comments. Sometimes it’s tough to remember all the ships in a series, so please don’t blame us for missing some! If you think we’ve missed your OTP then you are more than welcome to nominate your ship in the Disqus comments.

Please use the following format: “Nomination: character/character” so we know you’re actually nominating someone. If a user nomination in the disqus comments receives more up votes than any poll option, it will become the winner.

Sudden Death

In the past tournament we held a sudden death round in the event that two couples are within 100 votes of each other. We’ll definitely be bringing sudden death back into the mix, but not until after the nominations are over. These polls alone will take two and a half weeks to continue onwards to the tournament, and 24 hours is sudden death enough as it is!

We apologize if you were looking forward to sudden death this round, but we hope that you let your fandom know the date they’re going up for nominations! This way you’ll be prepared when the poll comes up on Hypable.

So tell us, who did you vote for?

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.

GILMORE GIRLS
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.