because I haven’t seen one of these yet and I accidentally made myself desperately sad. I’d write this the way it deserves to be written if I wasn’t already working on so many other things, so have a really sketchy, probably trippy fic. maybe someday I’ll polish it up and put it on the archive
Today, July 26, we begin our Crossover Day activities with a five-day face-off against Inception fandom! LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO SHOW THEM THAT ALL OF US 007 FANS HAVE A LICENSE TO KIL–BEAT THE COMPETITION!
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Inception (2010) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Ariadne/Yusuf (Inception) Characters: Ariadne (Inception), Yusuf (Inception), Dom Cobb, Arthur (Inception), Eames (Inception), Saito (Inception) Additional Tags: Telepathy, Inception Bingo Summary:
She becomes restless with the understanding that she’s hearing things other people aren’t hearing. The contents of her mind are as explosive and erratic as the city block in Paris when her first dream collapsed.
She’s gone from Ariadne the noticer, to Ariadne the honest-to-goodness mind-reader.
Bingo fic #2 is done! Go read Ari-the-Telepath! I ignored family on vacation to finish hammering this bad boy out!
JUICY FRUITY DREAM TEAM! with Mal, Fischer, and Saito as guest stars!
(No cast shadows because I’m lazy.)
Mal is a rotten apple because duh (looks like it’s a theme of mine). And the rotten part is close to Pear
Cobb. He is a pear because, c’mon, think pear and you’ll have Cobb (might be an Italian thing? I can’t even explain it. If you’re called a pear, it means you’re kinda lame). On the right, lychees for Robert Fischer because… dunno. Possibly because they’re small and easy to underestimate but actually their flavour packs a punch. And then we have a majestic Dragonfruit Saito and Strawberry
Yusuf. I don’t know why Yusuf it a strawberry, but I know he is. Coconut Ariadne because she’s super-versatile and also stubborn
like hell. Arthur is a lime for reasons well known (he can be quite vitriolic),
and Eames is that red fruit in front of the limes: that’s Miraclefruit
Eames. Miraclefruit is a berry that, when consumed, causes sour foods
subsequently eaten to taste sweet - you see what I did there, dontcha ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
“So here’s where Marvel really messed up. At the time of writing, all we have footage-wise is a new Doctor Strange trailer (yay!), a new Marvel logo video (yay?) and… Yeah, that’s it.
A Marvel logo video would be fine to open a marketing symposium discussing the importance of synergised branding, but should it be 50% of the Comic-Con videos hitting the internet the weekend of the event? We’re going to go with a hard no on that one.
It might be okay if we had something mind-blowing to talk about instead, but as you’ve probably seen by now, the Doctor Strange trailer was… fine. Its Inception-meets- a-child’s-kaleidoscope effects aren’t massively different from the last trailer, which makes us worry this is going to be the least faithful MCU comic-to-film translation.
Make no mistake, the Doctor Strange comics are wild, varied and crazy-imaginative in their psychedelic wide-eyed visions of alternate realities / planes of existence. The movie version looks a bit like an advert for a telly. The film also feels – whisper it – a tiny bit cheesy, with dodgy dialogue, and effects that look a way too green screen for something out later this year.”
They also were unimpressed with the panel, which does not rate a mention (which is what happens when Marvel controls things too tightly - contrast with the Guardians and Black Panther panels, which got lots of love, and felt much more spontaneous).
I’ve been wondering why there haven’t been more articles about the whitewashing out of SDCC. Now I suspect there haven’t needed to be, because no one is excited about *this* Marvel film.
Hey comic book fans! So if you’re anything like me, then I imagine you’re a fan of Doctor Strange, but pissed at the direction they’re going with his upcoming movie. Well, you should consider watching the animated movie from 2007!
Strange’s character design in pretty racially ambiguous, and he could definitely be interpreted as being asian.
And the Ancient One is DEFINITELY asian.
So no whitewashing problems.
Also the character’s outfits look a million times better. More visually interesting at least.
And unlike the live-action movie, the magic looks like, well, MAGIC, not like an Inception or Matrix rip-off.
Also Dormammu looks so fucking cool.
And there’s some neat-looking swords and shit.
So yeah, it’s not, like, a masterpiece or anything, but I’m sure it’s a million times better than…whatever they’re doing with the live-action one.
Hi Ezra, might I start by saying that Perpetual Motion People was one of my favourite albums of last year and since its inception into my head you've become a firm favourite of a bunch of my friends too so, thank you for that! In particular I loved the guitar work on that album almost as much as the songwriting and (wonderfully stark) lyrics, and I was wondering who's influenced and who continues to influence your guitar playing? And where did you get your very attractive white falcon guitar?
For many years, for whatever reason, I held no real hope or ambition of becoming a decent lead guitar player and assumed I would always only bash out chords like a punk. So I was and am into rhythm guitarists. Pete Townshend has been really influential for me. He plays with a lot of frustration, that’s why he started breaking guitars, and I am driven by frustration as well. John Lennon is a big one too. Mostly I was always just into strumming hard and trying to get that right. Now I’ve learned some nuances but I still consider myself essentially a rhythm guitarist. But there’s a lot you can do with that. I’ve learned that it actually changes the song very much to play guitar in a way that goes along very precisely with the syllables you’re singing. But that happens more unconsciously than anything. Most of what I do music-wise is based a lot more on instinct and less on trying to learn how to imitate. Or I’m trying to imitate but not trying very hard and ending up with some sloppy version of something I like that doesn’t really sound like a straight ripoff. I’m influenced by a lot of old fashioned guitar playing styles from soul records, like the little high string short strums on Lousy Connection. There are a couple of guitar things on the record that seem kind of original, like everything on Wobbly, and I feel proud of that.
I could talk for too long about this. My list of favorite guitar players is a fun one to make and remake but maybe I’m boring the non-guitar nerds here.
Anyway, the white falcon -esque guitar is a Hanson guitar, which is a Chicago company whose guitars I like. I got it in Lincoln Square. The Hanson logo started to chip off and my bassist decided to scrub it off entirely for aesthetic reasons. Personally I don’t care that much what my guitars look like. I want em to feel good to play.
Has the thought ever struck you, or ona, that with the amount of hits/kudos/followers you have, you are, in a way, a famous author?
It has struck me because I am very very self absorbed.
It hasn’t struck Ona. It’s just something she’s never thought about. Hasn’t even crossed her mind. I know this because last night I Incepted her dreams.
I didn't knew there was a hype about inception until I watched it and then googled it because I wanted to know one of the actors name :'D But you're not alone, I want to watch so many movies, and I'm so hyped to see them but I never do ;-; And Ohhh, you like fantasy and sci-fi? What do you think about The Hobbit and Lotr, or Pan's Labyrinth...or Labyrinth (the one with the goblin king, I don't remmeber if it's called that way in english ^^;) ? And Star Trek (have you seen the new movie)
!! More questions! You guys are not easy to scare off, are you…
LOTR i love to this day, the Hobbit - I still need to watch the last movie <lol> but i found it alright (the fact they stretched the story so much from one book is hilarious, but pass-able), despite too much obvious green screens (Smaug was amazing, i forgave them a lot).
Pan’s Labirynth got me into Guilermo del Toro’s magic - I found the story a bit…uh, you know, simple? But the whole set and critters, oh my god, unbelievable. That’s how i get into watching Devil’s Spine, and Hellboy 1 and 2 <i love both but the second, hnnnnnng>
Labyrinth I only watched in reviews, but quite early i saw David Bowie’s…character and let me tell you, I dig such esthetics, yes I do. I think it started when I saw StarGate the movie (the villain there, oh god - talk about influence)
Star Trek - old movies I saw in NC reviews, but whenever i caught episodes in tv, I watched it with my dad, he was a huge fan of it, as well as of StarGate tv show 83 from new ones I only saw 2009′s Star Trek, but i plan to watch the other ones too!