aladdin and the adventure of all time

GUYS

Adult!Henry looks about 20 years older

ipso facto Neal Nolan, Robin Mills, and Gideon Gold are all about 20 years old (as well as ~21 year old Phillip Jr, ~22 year old Alexandra Herman, and ~24 year old Roland Hood). Plus there are many more young couples who could have kids in the future (Ariel and Eric, Jasmine and Aladdin, Emma and Killian). Basically a TON of teens-early twenties characters to work with.

I EXPECT ROMANCE. I EXPECT RIVALRIES. I EXPECT FRIENDSHIP. I EXPECT ADVENTURES. 

MAGI 369 Full Translation        [Final chapter]

Disclaimer: i only to this for fun, to share it with you guys, and to practice my japanese :) which is very basic so keep in mind that i could be completely mistaken in some parts.  This is just a fan translation of incomplete spoilers, so: Don’t forget to support the official releases of Magi!  

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Note: This is an only text Japanese to English translation. If you want, you can read this together with the raw or the korean scans.

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Night 369 “Wish”

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  • First reading/watching magi: Lol this looks fun. Weird blue kid and a blue giant? Okay???
  • now: THIS ISN'T FUN ANYMORE! YOU LIE WITH YOUR BRIGHT COLORS AND PROMISES OF ADVENTURE! IT'S JUST SADNESS AND PAIN BEHIND A SUNNY MASK! WHY AM I SO ATTACHED TO THESE CHARACTERS AND WHY DO THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH SUCH PAINFUL THINGS ALL THE DAMN TIME?!NO! GIMMIE THEM! YOU AREN'T TREATING THEM NICELY! THIS IS WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES. IT JUST GETS WORSE.
Runaway (1/1)

Summary: After Trini runs away, it caused a rupture in the Rangers’ friendship. Now 6 years later, Kimberly and Trini unexpectedly meet.

AN: Slight Jason and Kimberly but ya know… Trimberly

Read at FF Ao3


The night the Rangers graduated high school, they had set up camp and drank alcohol near the fire and under the moon.

“Happy Birthday to you!” The group ended the song. Kimberly held the cake in her hands in front of Trini. Trini looked behind the candles into Kim’s smiling face.

Trini blew the candle of her yellow cake that Kimberly herself made.

“What did you wish for?” Kimberly placed the cake on top of the folding table that Jason had brought. “Cut that for me, babe” Kimberly told Jason.

Trini shrugged her shoulders, “I guess for our friendship to last… no matter what happens” Trini gave her traditional smirk to the group. Kimberly smiled and she hugged the youngest Power Ranger.

“Always” Kimberly whispered. Oh, how Trini wished this hug wasn’t platonic. Kimberly broke the hug, “Alright guys, I actually got gifts for everyone.” Kimberly grabbed her bag and took out 5 white boxes. The group huddled around the fire.

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OUaT S6 Wrap-Up 3/3: Characters & Conclusion

Part 1: Structure | Part 2: Theme

In my 6x01 review, I posited the following arcs for this season:

  • Rumple’s arc has to do with whether he can avoid repeating his own early story – especially challenging when it seems that he has lost this child before he can even be born – and regain what he has lost, before it’s too late.
  • Regina wants to start a new story, but she’s already taken a step down the path she walked once before, and her other half is out there plotting evil.
  • Emma has been told that her story will end soon, just as it finally seemed that happiness was within her reach. Can she avoid this? Should she avoid it?

And indeed, those were each brought to a conclusion by the end of the season.

  • Rumple did avoid repeating his own story. 
  • Regina has started two new stories, one of each of her selves.
  • Emma met her fate and has her happy ending.

There are a lot of devils in those details, though. 

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1940s gelatin silver photograph of tempting, blonde, B-movie actress Adele Jergens. A seductive and glamorous cheesecake pin-up portrait, Jergens shows off her curvaceous figure in a leopard print bikini. A truly tempting old Hollywood artifact!

Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") “B” star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust out of the chorus lines and cheesecake parts to become a topnotch “A” actress draw. She failed in the latter but nevertheless left a respectable Hollywood legacy for the host of hard-as-nails babes that did leave an impression.

Born on November 26, 1917, in Brooklyn New York, the youngest of four to working class Norwegian parents, she was christened Adele Louisa Jurgens (some sources say Jurgenson) and started her youth as a sports-minded tomboy before setting her young teen sights on an entertainment career as a dancer. After years of study (she earned a scholarship) at a Manhattan dance studio and following her graduation from Grover Cleveland High School, the knockout-looking 18-year-old found her way into the Broadway chorus line (billed as Adele Jurgens, her real name) of the Moss Hart/Cole Porter musical “Jubilee!,” which introduced the classic Porter songs “Begin the Beguine” and “Just One of Those Things” and starred Melvin Cooper and Mary Boland as the King and Queen and a young Montgomery Clift as Prince Peter.

The John Robert Powers Agency saw in Adele top runway model potential and quickly signed up the gorgeous girl and her gams. She willingly played the starlet game by being squired around town by big Broadway stars and handsome male eligibles, and finding promotional titles to further attract pin-up attention – “Miss World’s Fairest” at the New York 1939 World’s Fair, as well as “The Champagne Blonde” and “The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs”. She was even dubbed “The Number One Showgirl in New York City” at one point. By this time she had revised the spelling of her last name for the stage (Jergens). In between modeling assignments, Adele found dance work in other in cabaret revues, nightclubs, in the Rockette chorus line, and in such Broadway shows as Cole Porter’s “Leave It to Me!” (1938) again starring Gaxton and Moore and co-starring “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” singing star Mary Martin; Cole Porter’s “DuBarry Was a Lady” (1939) with Ethel Merman belting out “Well, Did You Evah?” and “Friendship”; “Louisiana Purchase” (in a replacement role) (1940), “Banjo Eyes” (1941) starring Eddie Cantor and the burlesque revue “Star and Garter” (1942) in which Adele had a featured role while understudying one of its headliners, Gypsy Rose Lee. She went on for Ms. Lee, Hollywood took immediate notice with Twentieth Century-Fox signing her up.

Adele started at the bottom rung at Fox with the usual decorative showgirl or good time girl parts in the musicals Hello Frisco, Hello (1943), Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943), The Gang’s All Here (1943) and Pin Up Girl (1944). When Fox dropped her option she was snatched up by Columbia in a seven-year contract. After minor parts again in the musicals Dancing in Manhattan (1944), Tonight and Every Night (1945) and State Fair (1945), she was entrusted with the lead femme role as Princess Armina of Baghdad in the Eastern adventure _A Thousand and One Nights (1945) starring Phil Silvers and handsome Cornel Wilde as Aladdin. She also displayed a brusque comic flair as the aptly-named Allura in the Rosalind Russell comedy She Wouldn’t Say Yes (1945) as an hilariously-accented blonde briefly competing for Russell’s man Lee Bowman. Adele also top-lined her own musical albeit the quickly forgotten When a Girl’s Beautiful (1947) which co-starred Marc Platt and Stephen Dunne.

After a lull, the former WWII pin-up (once nick-named “The All-American Girl” by the men of the 504th parachute infantry) was now being billed by Columbia as “The Eyeful” and returned to the musical genre with the fantasy Down to Earth (1947). Rita Hayworth plays a heavenly muse who, disturbed by a Broadway musical below the clouds that is mocking Greek mythology. Turning mortal, she takes things in her own hands by turning mortal and (not easily) replacing the show’s tough-talking original goddess Adele Jergens in order to manipulate the proceedings. Adele gets to tap and sing (dubbed by Kay Starr) before she is fired.

Outside of musicals, the hard-looking blonde (especially when her hair was let down), Adele started making headway in crime dramas and film noir starting with a nifty featured role as a glamour girl in The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947). She followed that with hard-boiled roles in I Love Trouble (1948), The Dark Past (1948), Edge of Doom (1950), Armored Car Robbery (1950) and Side Street (1949). For the most part, however, it was the usual over-served hash that, while keeping her busy, also kept her locked in the “B” support ranks – The Prince of Thieves (1948), Law of the Barbary Coast (1949), Slightly French (1949), Make Believe Ballroom (1949), Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952), Somebody Loves Me (1952) – when not leading in inconsequential material such as Ladies of the Chorus (1948) (as Marilyn’s Monroe’s mom), The Mutineers (1949), The Woman from Tangier (1948), The Crime Doctor’s Diary (1949) and the serial Radar Secret Service (1950).

Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) was notable for the casting of Adele and future husband Glenn Langan. One might think that gorgeous Adele would end up a divorcée many times over, but she and Langan, who wed on October 6, 1951, stayed married until his death almost 40 years later. The 1950s, following good parts (Sugarfoot (1951)) but far more routine ones (Beware of Blondie (1950), The Traveling Saleswoman (1950), Blues Busters (1950)), Adele moved into TV work. After having son Tracy in 1953, Adele took a brief break from her career, then resumed it and found work on such programs as “Dangerous Assignment,” “The Abbott & Costello Show,” “Mr. and Mrs. North,” “Make Room for Daddy,” “The Public Defender,” “I Married Joan,” “My Favorite Husband” and “The Burns & Allen Show”. Co-starring on film with husband Langan again in The Big Chase (1954), Adele worked for a couple more years then left the business as the quality of her movies diminished with tawdry roles in Fireman Save My Child (1954), The Miami Story (1954), The Lonesome Trail (1955), Girls in Prison (1956) and Runaway Daughters (1956). She never returned but husband Langan continued his career until the early 1970s, and he also dabbled in real estate.

Glenn Langan died of cancer in 1991 and their only child, 48-year-old Tracy, who had become a film technician, died in 2001 of a brain tumor, which devastated the actress. Her health declined quickly after her son’s death; she died the following year of pneumonia on November 22, 2002, just days before her 85th birthday.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh

Another old interview. It’s from 2012 where Ohtaka is talking about the Magi anime:

Q: first of all, how does it feel now that Magi has become popular?
A: I’m totally grateful for that. Every Time the readers express their love for the characters or give their detailed impression on the story, it leaves me dumbfounded and emotional that I managed to write such a beloved work. Magi is a story about the adventures of the mysterious boy, Aladdin, who travels with his friends in search of dungeons that hide treasures in their depths. During his travels, Aladdin meets and parts with all sorts of people and fights all sorts of enemies, and he comes closer to understanding his destiny. Dreams and adventures, magic and dungeons, camaraderie and friendship and battles. By incorporating those and other classic shounen manga themes, it’s becoming a work that can thrill and be enjoyed by different age groups. Having it based on the world of One Thousand and One Nights also makes it easier to familiarize with the setting.

Q: can you tell us the story of how this manga came to be?
A: since long ago, I loved shounen manga and wished to draw an adventure and fantasy-themed manga published in a shounen magazine. In the beginning, I wrote a one-shot (yomikiri) depicting the adventures of Aladdin and his partner, Alibaba. Like something placed on a chopping board and like two cooperating in a three-legged race, the editor and I exchanged opinions and debated and it evolved into the current Magi.

Q: can you tell us about the joy and the hardships of working on manga?
A: even now, like someone fighting for dear life, I work on the storyboard at a family restaurant everyday while trying to come up with ideas. If I manage to complete a good storyboard, the work that comes after is enjoyable, if I don’t, it gets rough. I just get fired up while thinking ‘this is interesting!’ and let it ferment for a little while. When I calm down I read it over, and it drives me crazy how it sounds like a love letter that I wrote in the dead of the night. When I’m at home, I spend the day working while listening to Final Fantasy 6 and other soundtracks. Right now, I have no time to rest. To a manga author, hardship makes up 90% of their time, while as fun makes up the remaining 10%.

Q: regarding the anime adaption, what are you looking forward to?
A: more than anything, I hope it will turn out into something that will make the fans happy. That it will be handled with care and won’t stray too far from the original work. It will also make me happy if Magi got more new fans. In the case of manga, the tempo and the number of pages it gets in a magazine are limiting. As a result, there are scenes and details I really want to include, but I have to omit tearfully. That what makes me look forward to the anime: that it will cover those and expand on the setting.

Q: any last message to the readers?
A: the anime gives color to the panels and makes the characters in them move. It’s something that can be enjoyed because it has a charm that the manga lacks. The manga as well is getting exciting, please, root for both!

I decided to squish together some doodles I’ve been working on over the past few months and filled in all the gaps with little Totoros and Soot Sprite sweets. 2013 was very much a lounge-around year for me, as I spent half of it recovering from surgery, so most of my time was devoted to watching films/shows, playing games and reading good books. The above is just a little appreciation post of some of the things that cheered me up!

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Our favorite Disneybounds from 2013!

Happy New Year to all our followers, thank you so much for sharing our adventures with Tumblr!

Magi 313 Spoilers

Warning: As usual, please note that my level of Japanese is basic at most, and this is just a translation of text summaries available online, so I cannot guarantee that the following snippets are accurate. In other words, these can be just rumors or misinterpretations, and I might have left some parts out because I didn’t understand them. Feel free to share the link, but please DO NOT REPOST, and don’t forget to support the official releases!!

In which finally some little info is out, and I think overall people will be pleased… so, was Hakuryuu possessed or not…? Let’s find out!

By the way, please note that I have decided that I’ll only look for images and such after the chapter is officially released (I was 100% sure I mentioned that last time but for some reason the last two paragraphs of my comment are missing? I’m really sorry ;-; ). Since these snippets are based on the text summaries available online, remember that they might be just rumors.

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anonymous asked:

Read that female noble and pirate captain Q & A, and my mind immediately went to the OUAT fandom: Emma Swan is a royal heir, but grew up in the real world foster system, so she knows guns and self-defence, possibly knives, due to her job, but has only been taught sword fighting for a very short time (6 months? more like 6 weeks), while Killian Jones aka Captain Hook, has been around for 300 years most of which has been spent suviving the deathtrap called Neverland. So yeah.

Well, one could assume it was a question referring to Once Upon a Time. However, the Lady and the Scoundrel (noble or otherwise) has been a fixture in the Romance sub-genre for a long, long, long time. Pirates, specifically, have fit into this role and if you wandered over to the Romance section or even just the Fiction section of your local bookstore you’ll find at least a dozen books featuring a dangerous sexy pirate as the romantic lead. In fact, the popularity of the noble pirate is a large part of what The Princess Bride (both book and movie) is poking fun at, but we can take this one all the way back to Robin Hood and Maid Marian (and further). Sometimes (often) our hero is a down on his luck/exiled/poor nobleman/gentleman trying to make the best of his situation but despite his scoundrel ways he’s a honorable man. Sometimes, he’s Jack Sparrow.

In fact, here are some lists.

Historical Pirate Romance Books from Goodreads

Popular Pirate Romance Books from Goodreads

Best Pirate Historical romance from Amazon

Best Ship Captain & Pirate Romance Novels also from Amazon

Pirate Romance from Paperback Swap

Off the top of my head:

Captain Blood (1935) Falsely confused of conspiracy with rebels when he’s caught treating a wounded man, Doctor Peter Blood (Errol Flynn) is condemned in the English courts and sentenced to be sold into slavery in the Caribbean. Bought by the headstrong and compassionate niece of a local plantation owner (Olivia de Havilland) before he is sentenced to the salt mine. The two flirt and then as chance would have it, Port Royal is attacked by the Spanish. Blood leads a revolt among his fellow English slaves and they steal the galleon while the Spaniards are occupied taking the town. They then take to the high seas to make their name as (honorable) pirates.

(You can pretty much repeat this formula for most of the Flynn and other swashbuckling heroes in the Hollywood Golden Age. Both the The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and The Seahawk (1940) fit as variations on a tried and true method i.e. noble lady falls for noble bandit/scoundrel/pirate/privateer.)

The Star Wars Trilogy Han and Leia, obviously.

The Princess Bride

Multiple Disney movies, including: Tangled, Aladdin, The Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, etc, which all fit into variations of this formula.

Fables, Snow White and Bigby, the Big Bad Wolf.

So, Once Upon a Time is only the most “recent” in a long line of novels and media the previous question might have been referring to. It’s true that pirates haven’t been as popular in media as they were sixty to seventy years ago, but the scoundrel has never really drifted far from the public media consciousness.

However, this question brings up a common problem that usually gets associated with our treatment of nobles which is that they are “naturally better”. The historical advantage the royalty and the nobility had over everyone else in Europe is education. They were generally better warriors because they had the training and the necessary time to devote to their training. They had the money to raise their castles and afford better mercenaries, better equipment i.e armor, weapons, etc. You start a child training when he or she is six, you will turn out with a better product. For example: when I was in Kindergarten, I was always bored because while the class was practicing our ABCs, I was already reading full sentences. Was it because I was smarter than the other kids? No. The reason I was reading was because my parents read to me constantly as a baby. They spent time with me and regardless of intelligence, it was the luxury of a good preschool and parents who had the time to be attentive and saw the value of education. We tend to discount the importance our backgrounds play in shaping who we are, especially if we come from privileged ones. Knowledge is power, after all.

Anyone could be as good as a noble or a royal, provided they had the time to spend all day in the dueling clubs, to practice their jousting, and the money to buy land and take part in gentlemanly pursuits instead of working the fields to feed their family. Other than being horribly inbred, there is no genetic or natural superiority that separates the rich from the rest of the human population. This is the reason the rise of the middle class scared the ever-loving bejeebus out of them because their entire position was built on the ignorance of the general population.

I’ll leave my  discussion of OUAT below the cut.

-Michi

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