american releases

SORRY I’VE BEEN SO QUIET i’ve been taking some time to work on pieces a little more specific to me–this hellatus will largely be me focusing on improving my painting abilities! continuing on with the @americangods portraits

i couldn’t decide which version of media to paint and i knew people’d be on me about doing all of them, so i decided….WHY NOT ALL OF THEM

[MAD SWEENEY] [MR. NANCY]

Note for USAians who have access to the Starz apps

Starz releases its shows for users of the apps at midnight on the day of airing.

Basically, you’ll get American Gods 21 hours before it airs on the cable channel. 

Use this information wisely.

hi everyone it’s been five years I repeat five years since Connor kenway came into my life and then was ripped away because we didn’t get a sequel or an epilogue to his life but finally five (5) years later on this sacred day (4th of July aka the day connor saved us) the truth is here he had a loving family and didn’t have a lonely death he is a good father his children love him my skin is clean my crops are watered my life is looking good and tomorrow he will grace us all again in a comic life is good

American Gods to be released on DVD/Blu-ray on July 31st.

Over 2 hours of Bonus Features: 

  • San Diego Comic-Con Panel Footage - Showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Greene are joined by Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Neil Gaiman at a San Diego Comic-Con panel to celebrate the series
  • Ian McShane Interview - The legendary Ian McShane talks candidly about American Gods, Mr Wednesday and the freedoms a show like American Gods gains by not being on network television
  • Ricky Whittle & Emily Browning Interview - Your new favourite dysfunctional married couple, Shadow and Laura Moon, discuss their unique dynamic and what it means to them to be part of American Gods
  • American Gods Origins with Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman returns to Reykjavik to reminisce about how the city fuelled his fascination for Norse folklore, which in turn led to the creation of American Gods.
  • Bruce Langley Interview - Technical Boy Bruce Langley talks about the most unpredictable of the New Gods
  • Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle Interview - Having been thrust straight into the pantheon of great double acts, the men behind Shadow Moon and Mr Wednesday discuss bringing the characters to life
  • Book Vs Show - The defining question when it comes to adaptations, this featurette examines what fans of the book will get from the series and vice versa
  • New Gods - A look at the New Gods of American Gods, including Media (Gillian Anderson), Mr World (Crispin Glover) and Technical Boy (Bruce Langley).
  • Old Gods - Learn about the cultural roots of the Old Gods seen in the series, from fertility god Bilquis through to the deathly horror of Czernobog and, of course, the enigmatic Wednesday
  • What is American Gods? - Exclusive insight into the most exciting television event of the year from the cast and crew behind
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Lion (2016)

Directed by Garth Davis

Cinematography by Greig Fraser

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked 91% within first half of 2017, new report says

  • On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations released a new report detailing a 91% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes within the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period in 2016.
  • According to the civil rights group, 2016 was the worst year recorded for anti-Muslim hate crimes since it began documenting incidents in 2013. 
  • The new report also found that anti-Muslim bias incidents rose 24% compared to that same time period in 2016. Read more. (7/18/2017 6:00 PM)

A journey into superpowers
Fire Manipulation ( Also called Pyrokinesis / Fire Release / Firebending )

• User can create, shape and manipulate fire, the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products, flame being the visible portion of the fire.

Depending on the substances alight, and any impurities outside, the color of the flame and the fire’s intensity will be different.


•  Examples:
Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)
Human Torch (Marvel Comics)
Madison Montgomery (American Horror Story: Coven)
Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon)
Leo Valdez (Heroes of Olympus)
Pyrope (Undertale)
Zuko  (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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Family

Happy American release Fire Emblem Fates! Please come to Europe soon before I lose my mind :^) 

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Снежная королева (The Snow Queen)

69 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1957
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Lev Atamanov

“The Snow Queen is based on a story of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1844.

The story begins with a little man, who says he is ‘Old Dreamy’ (’Ole Lukøje’), telling the tale of the Snow Queen. He starts with two children, Kay and Gerda, planting roses together.

On a winter night following, Gerda’s grandmother tells the two children the legend of the Snow Queen. The Snow Queen’s proud and frowning face is seen in Gerda’s frosted window to Gerda’s exclamation, ‘It’s the Snow Queen!’ Kay jokes, ‘Let her come in here, and I’ll put her on a hot stove!’ This angers the Snow Queen, who is watching the children from her mirror, which she smashes with her scepter, telling the ice splinters of the shattered mirror to go into the eyes and hearts of those who have offended her. Back at Gerda’s home the window bursts open, letting in ice splinters that get into Kay’s eyes and heart. His personality changes: he is hostile toward Gerda. The next day, Kay ties his sled to the sleigh of the Snow Queen, which has suddenly appeared.

Gerda goes out to look for Kay. She faces many adventures; a sorceress attempts to steal her memories; she painstakingly finds a boy who turns out not to be Kay; she’s captured by thieves; and whisked far to the North to save Kay.

In 1959, the film was dubbed into English and released by Universal Pictures. This version is introduced by a six-minute live-action Christmas prologue featuring TV personality Art Linkletter. The American version also contained an entirely rewritten musical score and had three new songs in English, two of which replaced the Russian songs.

Hayao Miyazaki has stated that this film is one of his inspirations to work in animation. When he started his career, Miyazaki had a rough start and was thinking of leaving animation already. When he saw The Snow Queen, he admired it and continued working in anime. In September 2007, it was announced that Studio Ghibli will be distributing this film through their Ghibli Museum Library label, and it was released in December 2007 (in the original Russian audio with Japanese subtitles).”

(source)

UPDATED 2/18/17: The Snow Queen is available on YouTube, in both its original subtitled version and its American 1959 release.

I’ve was thinking...

So you know how in the original American release of Persona 1, they changed the character’s designs to seem more American and sell more copies? Except making them more American mostly entailed just changing their hair colors and names? (And also making one of them black.)

For example:


(Original versions on the left, American versions on the right)


They changed “Masao” to “Mark”, “Kei Nanjo” to “Nate Trinity”, “Eriko” to “Ellen” and so forth.

But this makes me think…

We should continue this obviously perfect trend in the more modern Persona games as well!

So I present to you all:

Revelations: Persona 5!

With hip new American characters such as:

Alex Kent: The Protagonist!

Rick Simpson!

Joshua King!

Gabriel Arnold!

Hayley Owens!

Marie Nicholls!

Francis Scott!

And last but not least…

Ann Ta–hey wait a second…

Anyway, hype yourselves for the North American release of Revelations: Persona 5!

It’ll be EXTRA American!