This is apparently in one of the multiplayer DLC maps, not sure which one since I don’t own any of the multiplayer DLC’s.
I was really hoping DOOM 2016 would include a reference to Daisy somewhere! What’s also great is Doomguy’s “phone number” is the release date of the original game. The level designer who did this is awesome.
Good to know the best pet rabbit a demon slaying Space Marine could ever ask for hasn’t been forgotten.
Holy shit, I was watching Force Awakens recently and I noticed that the pilot helmet Rey wears at the beginning says “Rey” in Star Wars text on the side! (Technically it would be spelled out “Raeh”.) As far as I’m concerned, this is probably a hint that Rey isn’t her birth name and that it’s a name she adopted during her times in isolation on Jakku. I’m still holding out hope that she’s a Kenobi, in any instance.
So, am I crazy or does anyone else hear another “I love you” during the coffin smash bit? At the end when the camera pulls away? Is that supposed to be Sherlock screaming? His subconscious? An Easter egg? A weird audio glitch?
And if it is real, is it basically undeniable proof that he meant what he said? Because neither Eurus nor Molly are listening at that stage.
It’s obviously something that is meant to be drowned out by the music, so if it’s an Easter egg, it’s REALLY well hidden.
Hawksmoor is a 1985 novel written by Peter Ackroyd.
“’There is no Light without Darknesse and no Substance without Shaddowe’
So proclaims Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Sir Christopher Wren and the man with a commission to build seven London churches to stand as beacons of the enlightenment. But Dyer plans to conceal a dark secret at the heart of each church - to create a forbidding architecture that will survive for eternity. Two hundred and fifty years later, London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sites of certain eighteenth-century churches - crimes that make no sense to the modern mind . . Also from Wiki is this exegesis on the book’s interpretation/handling of the subject of ‘time’” - the book’s synopsis on Amazon.
Also this, from Wikipedia -
“The nature of time
Hawksmoor transports an idea of time that is detrimental to the idea of time as a linearly progressing direction in time. “Ackroyd’s aim is […] to expose the linear character of time […] for the fabrication that it is, and to propel his readers into a zone of full temporal simultaneity.” This is achieved by parallelling numerous events happening in 18th-century and 1980s London thus indicating that Dyer and Hawksmoor experience more than only their own time. A symbol for this idea of a simultaneity of different layers of time is the uroborus:
Truly Time is a vast Denful of Horrour, round about which a Serpent winds and in the winding bites itself by the Tail. Now, now is the Flour, every Hour, every part of an Flour, every Moment, which in its end does begin again and never ceases to end: a beginning continuing, always ending.
This feature of Ackroyd’s novel has been seen in scholarly research as distinctive postmodern: “One of the features of postmodern novels is to organise narrative time in non-linear fashion and to present the story line as fragmented and disrupted.” This problematises reality by questioning scientific laws that governing time as well as social and cultural ideas of time that help to construct the western concept of reality. “There are no rational explanations for the time slips that occur between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries and, in some respects, the novel is a problematisation of that rational thinking that seeks causality and linearity.” The reader has to accept Ackroyd’s treatment of time in order to understand the novel.
Ackroyd himself called his concept of time in Hawksmoor “the perpetual present of the past” which “reemerges in the most unlikely ways.””
Sadly I myself do not own a copy of the novel, but I’d be very interested to know what is featured on page ‘17′ that might lend itself to any emerging links/parallels/theories concerning this little hidden feature in TST.
MOANA: EASTER EGGS, TRIVIA, AND THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Disclaimer: I did not find all of these easter eggs myself. I watched many Youtube videos and read many articles and gathered the best easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars movies and I compiled them into one organized post. Enjoy!
During Maui’s musical number, “You’re Welcome”, during the 2D/cardboard sequence, Flounder enters from the right and swims upstream. If you blink, you might miss it.
Ralph from “Wreck-It Ralph” in the movie’s credits
During the end credits, Ralph himself appears among the designs on the right side of the screen. Disney likes to give nods to its upcoming movies in current releases, and the animation studio is currently working on a “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel set to be released March 2018.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” homage
Halfway through the film, Moana and Maui encounter a tribe of anthropomorphic coconuts called kakamora. Moana remarks, “They’re kind of cute.” Then the kakamora paint pearly white teeth on their armor and take up arms. Their ship emerges from the fog, revealing a massive fleet of pirate ships. What follows is an epic chase that is very reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road. Just as Max, Furiosa, and their crew set out across a desert wasteland to escape the movie’s War Boys, Moana and Maui race across the sea to skirt the kakamora. Their large, ramshackle vessels are reminiscent of Immortan Joe’s brigade, while the creatures’ painted faces mimic those of the War Boys.
One of the Kakamoras has the face of Baymax from Big Hero 6.
Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” reference
After the end credits, we see a scene of Tamatoa still stuck on his back from his confrontation with Maui and he’s searching for help. He talks about being stuck on his back and then tells the crowd that he knows they would help him if his “name was Sebastian and he has a cool Jamaican accent.”
Marshmallow from “Frozen”
The ice monster from Frozen is seen as a drawing in this scene from when Moana was a baby.
Olaf from “Frozen”
When Moana is loading up her boat with food prior to leaving the island, she dumps a load of fruit and coconuts into the hold, and on top of them all is one, single, carrot (the carrot would be the only thing that wouldn’t melt). I couldn’t find a photo of this, sadly.
UPDATE: The Olaf easter egg has been found! Credits to mrscarmcolon on Instagram
Maui transforms into Sven from Frozen
Maui’s magical fish hook gives him the ability to shape-shift, and in the scene where Maui tries to become a giant bird, he shuffles through several transformations first, and for a split second, he turns into Sven, the reindeer from “Frozen.”
Flash from “Zootopia”
Flash’s “sort of” cameo is in the realm of monsters sequence in the form of a slow-moving masked creature with multiple limbs. This was so hard to spot, I couldn’t even see it or find any photos of it. Some people think that this is actually the Flash cameo because the director said he will be in disguise, and this creature has four claws on each of his four limbs, just like a sloth.
Lin Manuel Minranda - the sunshine of my life, Hamilton creator, and writer and composer of the Moana soundtrack - has said that he wrote Tamatoa’s song “Shiny” as a tribute to the later singer. He said “… The world had already been mourning Bowie, I’d been listening to Bowie on a loop. I was like, well I’m writing a glam rock tune for this crab, this jewel-encrusted crab.“ (Extra: Jemaine Clement, who voices Tamatoa, has acted as David Bowie in his sketch comedy show, Flight of the Concords.)
The Maui sculpture - callback to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin
The statue of Maui in the cave on the island he was stuck on is a callback to the statue of Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. Later, when the statue falls over, only the tip of Maui’s nose breaks off, which is a reference to a scene from “A Whole New World”
Moana and The Little Mermaid Parallels
Both movies have the same directors, John Musker and Ron Clements. In The Little Mermaid, Ariel wants to leave the sea to go to land, and wheras Moana wants to leave the land to go to sea. Both princesses also have fathers that want them to remain within their world’s limits.
MAUI AND HERCULES - STORIES TOLD IN REVERSE
Maui was a mortal, who was abandoned by his human parents, and taken in by “gods” who made him a demigod. Hercules was the child of “gods” but he was raised by humans after he was abandoned on Earth by Hades’ minions. (Extra easter egg: Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who voices Maui in the movie, also played Hercules in a live action adaptation).
When Maui uses HeiHei to sign on Moana’s oar, he says “When you use a bird to write with, it’s called tweeting.”
THE HOBBIT REFERENCE
Both Tamatoa and Smaug covered themselves in their treasures in their lairs deep within a mountain. And in Moana and in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, both Moana and Bilbo Baggins didn’t realize they were walking on top of their villains until the creatures emerge from underneath their treasures.
“THE ABYSS” Reference
The first time we see Moana interact with the ocean, its form is very reminiscent of the alien water tentacle from James Cameron’s 1989 sci-fi movie, The Abyss.
The Ocean and The Magic Carpet
The ocean in Moana and the magic carpet in Aladdin, were both very similar because both were sort of non-speaking characters that helps their main characters and guide them in their quest.
Lilo & Stitch references
In the movie, Moana gets embarrassed about eating a pork sandwich in front of her pet pig Pua, which is reminiscent of when Lilo explaining why she can’t feed a tuna sandwich to her pet fish, Pudge. Also, he scene where Moana uses a leaf to protect a baby turtle is reminiscent of this photo of Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.
MAUI AND THE ROCK’S EYEBROWS
Maui’s eyebrows were designed to look specifically like Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s eyebrows, and Maui raising his eyebrow is an homage to The Rock always raising his eyebrow (especially during his wrestling days).
EXTRA: NEW MOANA EASTER EGG SPOTTED IN ZOOTOPIA
Zootopia was released before Moana, and in addition to the MEWOANA Easter egg we all know, Disney hid another Moana easter egg in Zootopia - Maui’s fish hook on the back of Finnick’s van.