Daily Grind by murphym It’s an ordinary day for Jean, until he walks into Starbucks and falls in love with the blond barista. 2040
Foundations by towine “The Notebook again?” Or, the daily lives of Armin and Jean who, against all odds, manage to make it all work out. 892
Get To Know Me by KozmotittspitchinerM Armin twists his ankle during training and jean is told to take him back to the dorms and help bandage his ankle up and stuff happens. 3859
Half Measures by ForNought Armin isn’t a jealous person at all, except for how he is secretly super-jealous of anybody and everybody Jean talks too. He becomes stupid and annoyed with everything but is somehow rewarded for that. 2943
Heart Beats by Blue_Thallium “Do you like yourself?” Jean thought for a moment. “Sure, what’s not to like?” “We could probably have Eren draw up a list.” 11426
In High Gear by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujoM Armin has been spending way too much time studying and not enough time with Jean, or at least the brunet seems to think so. Something needs to be done, and soon. 3036
In The Morning Light by porcelainanimals People say Armin’s the one who thinks too much, the one who over analyzes and worries, but in actuality, it’s Jean. 800
Let’s Do It Already by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujo Recently, every time they have gotten anywhere close to intimate, Jean has gotten too flustered and runs away despite wanting to take his relationship with Armin to the next level; afraid of pressuring Armin into something he doesn’t want. Armin shows him he wants it too. 2622
Movie Night by CaptainArlertM Jean and Armin watch a scary movie and Jean gets scared so Armin comforts him with sex. 1734
Of Frills And Ribbons by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujoM Thanks to Eren, Jean finds himself with the tedious task of cleaning out one of the storage sheds and just when things look like they can’t get any worse, he finds a maid dress of all things and thinks it would be cute if one of his fellow trainees wore it. Who would have thought Armin could pull it off so well. 9157
Reward by corbaccioM Jean figures they need a break from all their hard work, but Armin is a little more reluctant. 2940
Something Of An Accident by porcelainanimals Maybe he’s lonely. Maybe he’s bored. Or maybe he’s just hopelessly, head over heels in love with Jean Kirstein. 6226
Surviving With You by Edward MarksM The trainees must go through a three week long survival training before the can move forward with the rest of the program. To ensure that they will last through the three weeks in the wilderness, they are partnered up with another trainee to rely on and to work as a team. Armin must now rely on Jean to get him through the three weeks but will they find more then training? 14913
Temporary Bliss by The Orgasmic UkeM It was an accident really. How we started… But we couldn’t stop. I couldn’t take it anymore. He was heartless. Completely heartless. But who would have thought, Armin was thinking the exact same things about me? 6506
The Blanket Scenario by Ai Enmaxjigoku shoujoM It was cold and wet and it was damn cliche, but that wasn’t stopping Jean from curling up with Armin to stay warm. 6205
Two Hundred Miles by Blue_ThalliumM Dear Jean, Despite my previous misgivings about being too intimate within our letters, I have to admit, you’re not the only one feeling the effects of our lack of physical contact over the last few months. 4134
Who Am I To Leave You Out In The Cold by Congragulation Armin Arlert was an A student. He was a logician, a thinker, the guy with a plan. Armin Arlert was decidedly not the type of student who risked his enormous scholarship by going to parties and getting drunk and going home with someone he just met. This fact, however, did not seem to prevent all of these things from happening. 4365
There are the prayers that go up .. there are the times we spend on the boiling sands of the beach off Juhu .. there are the social messages in Gujarati along with the wife .. and there are family discussions and talks on Trump and trumped !!
Language challenged throughout the day ..
Marathi in the sun and Gujarati in the Hotel room .. aarti in the sun and society in the roomed Hotel just next to the film shooting .. the linguistic preambles and the limitless effort that must be made to understand the correct value of the spoken, is a master class in itself ..
It is fascinating how languages develop, what their reason is and for what motive .. why a particular word for a particular version of the language varies or at most times finds similarity .. the study of language would be so special .. unfortunately time and time caused time, is really one that keeps us away from it all ..
BUT time shall be found, it shall be rehearsed and presented in order to get to the very essence of the script .. its particular alphabets and construct .. and finally its presentation … what a wonderful journey it would be .. it just needs that incentive start and then …. baaddumbaa .. we are on .. !!
Meanwhile back in the farm one prepares for the KIFF yearly presents in the city of joy, and then back to the grind of work and more speeches .. this time for some LitFests that threaten to invite me on topics that travel swiftly away and over my head .. it is strange how one gets pulled into all this event management techniques .. they are events of course .. but for some other cause ..
Ah well such is life ..
So there is preparation for other events too .. the Global Citizen night, the Students from Harvard evening, the tv media interviews on film with other round tabled discussions .. and then there is the POTUS .. !!
It is essential to be kept in the strokes that measure being busy and occupied .. they are the true detractions for the time of day and night .. they live so we can .. and that is how one wishes it to be …
"Rogue One - A Star Wars Story", featurette in esclusiva
Ci siamo quasi. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arriva nelle sale cinematografiche il 15 dicembre. Il film racconta la storia di un improbabile gruppo di eroi che, in un periodo di conflitto, decidono di intraprendere una missione per sottrarre i piani della più potente arma di distruzione di massa mai ideata dell’Impero, la Morte Nera.
La protagonista Jyn Erso è interpretata dalla candidata all’Oscar Felicity Jones. La giovane donna si lascia guidare dall’impulsività e presta la sua abilità all’Alleanza Ribelle, imbarcandosi in una missione disperata. Rogue One è ambientato prima degli eventi narrati in Star Wars Episodio IV: Una Nuova Speranza e si discosta dai film della saga, senza rinnegare ovviamente l’universo di Star Wars.
La locandina del film
Cast stellare per la pellicola che include Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn (già visto sul piccolo schermo con Bloodline), Donnie Yen (Balde II), Jiang Ben (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep), il premio Oscar Forest Whitaker (The Butler – Un Maggiordomo alla Casa Bianca, L’Ultimo Re di Scozia), Mads Mikkelsen(Il Sospetto, Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (L’Ultima Parola – La Vera Storia di Dalton Trumbo, la serie Tv Con Man), la cui performance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story si avvale della tecnica di performance-capture, e Riz Ahmed (Lo Sciacallo – Nightcrawler, Four Lions). Diretto da Gareth Edwards, prodotto da Kathleen Kennedy, co-prodotto da Allison Shearmur (Hunger Gams: La Ragazza di Fuoco, Cenerentola) e Jason McGatlin (La Guerra dei Mondi), il film vede John Knoll e Simon Emanuel (Il Cavaliere Oscuro – Il Ritorno, Fast & Furious 6) nel ruolo di produttori esecutivi.
“George Lucas voleva che la saga proseguisse”, racconta la produttrice Kathleen Kennedy, “ma secondo lui sarebbe stato interessante raccontare anche altre storie ambientate in questo universo e realizzare dei film che fossero slegati dalla storia di Luke Skywalker”. E’ nata così l’idea di realizzare un film che fosse nuovo rispetto alla saga ma che permettesse di esplorarne la galassia con tecniche narrative diverse.
AT&T CEO says you'll eventually spend over half your waking life watching video
(ATAT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is quite optimistic about video, and thinks you’ll be watching it nine hours a day, eventually.
There are only 24 hours in a day, so if Stephenson is correct, that means people will spend about 38% of their lives — including sleep — watching video. If you get eight hours of sleep, that’s over half your waking life.
“We are going to be living in a world where video is pervasively in front of you," Stephenson said at Business Insider’s Ignition conference Tuesday.
Stephenson said that as companies like AT&T roll out 5G network capability, and supercharge how much data you can consume on the go, that will enable things like virtual reality and self-driving cars to flourish. And it will continue the explosion in video usage.
”Think about the world of autonomous cars,“ Stephenson said. What are you doing when you’re in the car? “Ain’t nobody driving,” he laughed.
Today the average person consumes five hours of video a day. “That seems amazing to me," Stephenson said. But he said in 10-15 years, AT&T thinks people will watch nine hours per day.
And AT&T is betting accordingly.
Last week, AT&T rolled out an internet TV package called DirecTV Now, which it thinks will make it a real competitor to cable TV eventually. The company also will buy Time Warner for about $85 billion, pending regulatory approval. Stephenson said he hopes to use Time Warner to bridge the gap between premium TV and mobile.