In the early morning light, one of H.M.S. Ark Royal’s Short 166 seaplanes takes off from Kephalo Bay, Imbros. The second of five Ark Royals, she was the first to carry aircraft. She spent most of the First World War in the Mediterranean supporting the campaigns in Gallipolli and Salonika as well as acting as depot ship for aircraft flying anti-submarine patrols. The Short 166 main difference from its slightly bigger brother the Short 184 was the use of the Salmson Canton-Unne radial engine, the 184’s using a variety of inline engines.
Great angle to illustrate some alterations to the F-4 Phantom as licence built in Britain for the Royal Navy. By the late ‘60s
HMS Ark Royal IV was
a fairly old design, dwarfed by America’s
Forrestal-class and all that followed them. The weight of the Phantom was a big ask of Ark Royal’s comparatively short length catapults, powerful as they were. A simple solution to relieve some stress was to increase the aircraft’s takeoff attitude - with a
telescopic nosewheel that extended by 40 inches.
The drawback is just as plainly visible in this photo as the extension. With reheat engaged for takeoff, the deck was scorched; and since British Phantoms were also redesigned to use the more powerful Rolls-Royce Spey
turbofans, the problem was compounded. At first a steel plate was attached to the deck and cooled by fire hoses after each launch. After a refit in 1967 however, Ark Royal gained water cooled jet blast deflectors, capable of surviving the heat.
When cross-decking with U.S. carriers, these British relatives with higher exhaust temperatures caused serious damage to deck plates.
Author: see-the-fandom-imagines Warnings: death Word Count: 2771 Tagging: @mogaruke Request: Do you think you can please write a Bellamy x reader request where
something goes wrong in the camp and the reader blames herself, even
if it wasn’t her fault (she just blames herself, cause she
is too selfless). And the camp gives her shit about it also so she
hides away and goes to shower to get away from everyone but Bellamy
looks for her and eventually finds her in the shower. And he helps
wash/ comfort her because he has feelings for her and doesn’t want her to
forest is amazing, don’t you think? I mean all these flowers and
these trees… On the Ark I would have never even dared to dream about any of this. It’s just so… astounding.”
was the never-ending sound accompanying you at your way from camp into
the woods, to setting the traps, and back to camp. Someone had
send you and Paul out, far from the
Grounder territory of course, to set up some self-made metal constructions to catch rabbits
and other small animals. Now it was to wait until tomorrow when you’d come
back to check if you had actually caught anything with
the ‘traps’, which - how a boy from Mecha Station
claimed - would be ‘the way out of your constant food shortage’.
Although you were still rather sceptical about
this, the fact that you got to do it with Paul was enough to put you in a good
mood again. You weren’t exactly friends, but he was a cheerful person and his never-ending urge to
talk didn’t annoy you in the slightest. No, very often he actually
said something funny or interesting. And you found it amazing how
positive he could still think about Earth, despite all its dangers.
this, he talking and you listening, you
were walking through the forest, only partially getting to speak yourself, but Paul seemed completely fine with this. He didn’t seem to need much feedback, and an occasional
answer seemed enough. Until suddenly something let you falter.
Furling your brows, you walked past him, who didn’t even seem to
have noticed that
you had stopped listening completely and concentrated on the bushes
in front of you instead. You could have
sworn that you had heard something move. “And it’s so full of
animals”, your companion continued, still smiling brightly. “I’m
sure our traps will catch enough for at least a week!”
you answered, shaking your head. Paul was right. The forest was full
of different animals, so it was not weird at all that every now and
then you would hear something move. You were just too paranoid.
Slightly calmed down, you continued walking, listening to the
cheery babbling of Paul, who was now talking about his friend Mary
who still was on the Ark, Factory Station or
something. All this and more you learned about
Mary, until all of a sudden you
heard a swishing sound, and Paul fell silent. And
without looking at him you immediately knew what just had
happened. Only hesitating for a second you stopped dead in your
tracks and slowly turned your head. What you saw almost made you scream.
The first thing you noticed was
the gruesome look on his face, his olive
skin unusually pale, and his eyes wide open in shock, directed
at nothing, just staring in front of him. The next thing you saw was the feathered arrow
that was sticking straight out of his
chest. And then he fell to his knees, and you started to run.
than you had ever run in your whole life you dashed through
the forest, jumping over roots and ditching branches. You didn’t know
if anyone was following you, you didn’t now if anyone tried to kill
you, too, but you were in a state of blind
panic, and the only thing that counted right now, was to survive.
primal instinct had completely taken over and you ran and ran, until
you felt like your lungs would burst and your legs would yield any
second now, as you finally reached camp. Two of your
people spotted you and immediately lead you inside, where you were
quickly surrounded by a whole regiment of boys and
girls, before the adrenaline had even worn
off. “What’s going on?”, you heard the dark voice you
knew belonged to Bellamy Blake trying to make his way through
the crowd, and as he spotted you, still all ruffled and scared, and
completely out of breath, he instantly walked
faster. “What happened?”
that was when you sank to your knees, Bellamy’s hands catching you in
the last second as you gasped. “I left him behind.”
took a while until you had collected yourself enough to speak in full
sentences. Sitting on the ground you were
trying to breathe normally again, only just fully realising yourself what
had happened. But of course the first people had noticed by now that
Paul wasn’t with you, and you distressed state didn’t
leave many explanations why.
realised that someone in the far back had
started to sob. A girl.
what happened?”, Bellamy asked again, obviously thinking that he
had given you more than enough time to calm down. Taking a deep
breath, you started to explain. “I don’t really know. I barely saw
anything. I just heard a sound in the bushes, but I thought it would
be some kind of animal so I didn’t give it any more attention. I… I
didn’t tell Paul, why would I. And then
suddenly…” Your eyes darted around frantically, and you breathing
became more rapid as you tried to hold back the tears that threatened
to overcome you at the thought of Paul’s terrified face. “I turned
around and I saw the arrow in his chest and
then… I ran.” Your voice was a mere
whisper by now. “I just ran.”
a moment everybody around you fell silent, progressing the fact that
another one of your people had died. Even if he
had survived for some time after the arrow hit him, now he
certainly would be dead.
You took a shaky breath, as Bellamy
helped you up, and tried to maneuver you out of the crowd. But
suddenly someone spoke up, disrupting the glum
let him die.”
you froze on the spot, and you could feel Bellamy tense behind you.
You turned around, seeing a rather
lost looking boy with blonde hair pointing his finger at you accusingly. Tears were glistening in his eyes. Whether of sadness or
anger you couldn’t tell. “You just ran,
instead of helping him!”
was right. That was exactly what you had done.
were just about to answer, as Bellamy let go of you, turning himself
around to look at the boy. „You have barely been out there“,
he snapped at him, visibly angry. „It’s another unnecessary loss,
and I’m sorry, but if you try to tell me that you wouldn’t have run
for your life, but wait there until the Grounders would have killed
you, too, then you can get your ass out there and show me how brave you are.
it became silent, and half of the people around you were now looking
at the ground, some were even shuffling away. But there were still
the angry glances, the hurt faces. The people that knew as well as
you did, that you could have prevented all of this from happening.
decided to leave the camp and head for the nearby lake. The whole
day you had to endure the glares, listen to the whispers, and the
occasional shoving when someone walked past you. And that mostly
from the two people who used to be Paul’s best friends. The blonde
guy from earlier, Jared as you should learn later, was the aggressive
type. The type that saw you, and only you, fully responsible for the
death of his best friend, who could have been saved if it hadn’t been
for your incompetence. And Aron, a lanky guy with dark brown skin and
a piercing gaze, who – in contrary to his friend – didn’t
actually seem to blame you. But the glances he was darting at you,
not filled with hate, but with worry and grief for his friend… They
were almost worse, than anything that Jared had said to you so far.
this was exactly the reason you needed to get out of camp for at least some time.
A search team was sent out for Paul, two of them with
guns, but who actually went to get him in the end, you didn’t know.
You didn’t want to think about it.
didn’t tell anybody that you were leaving, and it didn’t look like
anybody would actually care for that. To you it felt like every
single person in the camp would blame you, everybody talk about you,
and even though you knew that this was probably mostly your
imagination, you just needed some time for yourself, some time to
calm down. And on the Ark – in the short time periods you
had been allowed to do so – taking a shower had always helped you
to get your head clear again. At least a little.
didn’t take long until you had reached the river with the small
waterfall that was softly dabbling down, never allowing the water to stand still for even so much as a second. Alone the
sound was enough to calm you down a little.
Inhaling deeply you
stripped off your shirt and pants, leaving you only in black sports
bra and briefs. Fortunately the underwear you got in the Sky Box had
always been more practical than anything else – what on Earth
definitely could only be counted as an advantage.
a deep breath to prepare for the cold, you slowly began to wade into
the river, approaching the waterfall, until you could feel the first
tiny drops splashing onto your skin. You shivered, but quickly
adjusted to the cool water, as you took another step, now standing
directly underneath it. For a few seconds you didn’t move, and just
enjoyed the feeling of the icy water on your skin, which let you
concentrate for a moment only on yourself, on your body and the cold sensation on your skin, until all of a sudden the image of Paul
appeared without a warning back on your mind’s eye. Pale, slightly
greyish skin and his eyes wide open, he stared at you accusingly.
gasped, and stepped out underneath the waterfall, for a moment just
staring at the tiny waves it caused on the surface, while you tried
to ban the image out of your head. Something hot ran down your
cheeks, and only now you realised that you were crying.
Slowly, suddenly scared that you would slip
on the sleek stones underneath your feet, you waded back to the riverside and sat down onto the pebbles, burying your head in your arms, the
image of the boy still burnt into your retina. When suddenly you
heard something behind you.
Immediately you jumped up, searching
for something you could defend yourself with, as whoever had made the
noise was definitely coming closer. „(Y/n)?“, the person asked
you, and you relaxed as you recognised the familiar voice and
shortly after the man became visible between the trees. „What
are you doing here, Bellamy?“, you asked, hoping that he wouldn’t
notice your tears, considering that your face was still completely
wet from your rather short attempt at a shower.
could ask you the same.“ „Oh, I was just…showering“,
you answered, only now realising that you were still in your
underwear. Luckily it was still pretty warm outside, and since the
practical Sky Box underwear wasn’t really revealing you realised that
you actually didn’t care.
But Bellamy didn’t look convinced.
Quickly you kept talking. „I just needed some time for myself.
And I needed to get all that dirt off of me, and my hair…“ You
ran a hand through it, just to realise that it remained stuck
halfway. It was still completely covered in mud and dirt. Annoyed you
sighed. Even your excuses sucked. Bellamy still hadn’t answered, so
you tried to not look at him, and instead focused on your hair that
you now separated strand by strand, trying to get out at least some
of the dirt. You sat back down on the ground, rinsing it every now
and then with a little bit of water.
a moment you just stared up at him, surprised by his offer. But then
you just shrugged. You were actually too tired to care about the fact
that Bellamy Blake was offering to wash your hair for you. Although
you were sure that in every other situation you would have freaked
out by now.
since this was the way things were right now, you didn’t say anything
as he knelt down behind you, carefully starting to somehow untangle
was silent, just the dabbling of the waterfall and the rustling of
the forest could be heard, when you closed your eyes, trying to
concentrate on nothing else but the sound, and Bellamy’s gentle
fingers in your hair.
he started to speak.
wasn’t your fault, you know that, right?“
sighed deeply, but didn’t answer. You felt the tears sting in your
eyes again. „He had the gun, you were unarmed. Running was the
right thing to do.“
what if it wasn’t? What if they didn’t mean to kill you, after all no
one had been following you, had they? Too many questions were racing
through your mind, all boiling down to one essential question. The
one you had asked yourself since you had arrived back in camp. The
one that was devouring you alive.
„But what if I could have saved
stopped moving for a second, but quickly resumed in his task
of untangling your hair. At the same time you could feel a tear
running down your cheek and dripping off your your chin. „What if
he wasn’t dead.“
sighed, stroking over your chin to prevent the next tear from
was nothing you could have done. And if Jared says or does something
stupid, doesn’t matter what it is – I’ll have him banned faster
than he’d like to.“
you shook your head, wiping your hand quickly over your cheek. Your
skin was still tickling where Bellamy had touched you not even a
minute ago. „No. It’s not his fault. He just lost his best
friend… He needs to blame someone. At least for now.“
heard Bellamy sigh behind you, and again he stopped, but this time he
didn’t resume his task, but shifted instead so he could sit next to
you. „You know, I always admired your way of thinking.“
you looked at him. Bellamy simply continued talking. „You see
the good in everybody. You’re barely ever annoyed, and you are one of
the most selfless people I have ever met.“
I“, you mumbled, not really believing what he just said. „Then
what do you call leaving a friend behind?“
call that making sure not to die. I call that a natural instinct.“
He sighed. „I know this is hard. But you can’t let this break you.
We’ve all done things we are not proud of. But the important part is
that we are still alive, and we have to make the best out of it. We
owe that to the dead.“
„And I hate to see you like this, (y/n).“
you had not understood. Surprised you lifted your head to look at
him. He looked sincere, worried, and he gave you a sad smile, which
somehow managed to actually lift your spirits a little. And all
of sudden you realised that Bellamy completely understood what you
felt. Of course he did, you scolded yourself for your ignorance. If
there was one of the lot of you, that knew what it was like to be
responsible for someone else’s death, then it was him.
you whispered, and looked back at the river. And after a short while
you decided: „We should head back to camp.“
turned your gaze at Bellamy, who nodded, waiting for you
patiently, while you put your clothes back on.
Smiling slightly you
looked at him, walking alongside him back to the camp. You
hadn’t been at the river for longer than thirty minutes, yet, in this short time you had understood that Bellamy really seemed to care about you.
And to have someone by your
side who was there and understood how you felt made you feel good and
kind of invincible. Holding your chin up, you looked in the direction
of the camp and even though you were slightly afraid to go back, a
warm feeling spread out in your body.
you were not alone. And that was all that mattered.
Summary: One day every teenager imprisoned on the Ark was send to Earth to see if it was survivable for everyone else. There
were exactly 100 of them and they were forced to leave behind
everything they knew, their parents and their life and go and live on a
planet that everyone thought was unsurvivable because of the radiation
it was exposed to almost a 100 years ago.
Kellina Griffin was one of them, this is their path to a whole new world.
2. Why’s that miss Commander
“Here goes nothing.’‘ Kellina smiled and squeezed Octavia’s hand. ’'On to a new adventure.” Octavia agreed and they both smiled as the countdown started.
The journey from the Ark to Earth was short but Adrenalin filled. There were literally people flying in the air, sadly a life was lost because of it.
Once they landed her and Octavia were the first to get out of their seats and ran to the drop-ship’s door, where Octavia was reunited with her brother. This was so surreal for Kellina, seeing the two siblings Mrs. Blake told her so much about. Life has finally started to look like life again and not just a silhouette of waking up, spending the day in a grey room, going back to bed. Of course that wasn’t all she did, while she was imprisoned, she read books that the guards sneaked in, she sang, she talked to the guards… It wasn’t that bad, it just wasn’t a life that anyone would want.
“We have to get to Mouth weather, there’s everything we need, we wont be able to survive without the resources that we will be able to find there.” A blonde girl with bright blue eyes and a worried expression on her face. “And I’m guessing you’re in charge, right princess?” The long haired guy that sat next to Kellina on the drop ship said. “No, but we do need to get there.” She replayed. “Oh I see, Your parents boss around everyone on the Ark and you intend to boss around everyone down here.” Octavia’s brother joined them. “My mum is a doctor, and my father gave his life for us. All they do is help. And right now we need all the help we can get.” The blonde said. “Yeah, sure, Griffin, your last name doesn’t mean anything down here.” Bellamy said and walked away. “Clarke? Clarke Griffin?’' Kellina asked shocked, stepping forward. ’'Yeah?” The girl turned around and looked at her sister, without knowing who she is. “Oh my god, it’s really you.’' Kellina said, fighting back tears. ’'I’m sorry do I know you?” Clarke asked taking a better look at the girl in front of her. The girl was shorter than her probably around 5'5" and she had a similar body type to hers. She had long wavy brown hair with blonde highlights in it. Her eyes were brown and they reminded Clarke of her mother, which she thought was only a coincidence till she looked at the girls smile that resembled her mothers smile exactly. Well the girl in general resembled her mother. “I'm Kellina.. Griffin.” The girl said unsure of herself. “What? No that’s impossible. They said you died before you were born.” Clarke said confused, but not able to deny that she looked like a mix of her and her mother. “I’m pretty alive, last time i cheeked." Kellina cracked a smile. "You are so beautiful. Does your mother look anything like you?” “Thank you, but no she looks nothing like me. You never saw her did you?” Clarke asked sadness in her voice. “Never, well you saw her like for five seconds today but i was in to much shock to register what she looked like." Kellina shrugged. "Well she is pretty similar to you, except taller and with brown hair.” Clarke smiled touching her sister hair. “Really?" Kellina’s Eyes sparkled in happiness. "Yeah.” Her sister nodded. “Wow i can’t believe i have a sister.” “It’s pretty surreal, isn’t it?" "Surreal is an understatement.” They both laughed.
As the Griffin sisters, Octavia and a couple other kids who’s names Kellina learned were: Jasper, Finn and Monty; decided to go and look for some fresh wather the sisters decided to get to know ech other a little bit better. “Wait so why were you imprisoned.” Kellina asked. “Trison.” Clarke said making her sister raise her eyebrow, urging her to continue. “Our father discovered that there is not a lot of oxygen left on the Ark and he was killed because he wanted to tell that everyone. And i knew as well, so that’s why I’m here now." "Oh, I’m so sorry Clarke.” Kellina said looking at her sister sympathetically. “Yeah, me too.” Clark nodded.
“We’re here!” Octavia shouted as they reached the river. “Who wants to go for a swim?” She asked as she took of her jacket and her pants and ran in to the water laughing. The sight of her left the guys speechless, well not that anyone could blame them, she was gorgeous. “Octavia! Look out!" Kellina shouted as she saw a huge snake like creature swimming towards her, but she was too late. The creature already garbed her by her leg and started to swim around with her in its mouth. "Octavia!” Everyone screamed in horror, but Kellina ran to the age of the click and rolled a big rock in to the Water, hoping it will distract the creature, which it did. It let go of Octavia and the guy named Jasper jumped in and grabbed her, pulling her out to the shore. Everyone ran to the two, Clarke and Kellina kneeling next to her. “Are you okay?” Clarke asked as her sister grabbed Octavia’s pants from before wrapping them around the wound to stop the bleeding and then grabbing a stick and tiding that to her leg for support as well. “Okay that should do for now." Kellina said looking up at Octavia. "Thanks, but i thought you were locked up your whole life.” Octavia looked confused. “I was… Why?” “Where did you learn that the?” “Your mother was always bringing me books and some of them were medical books, after she stopped coming the Guards snak in books for me to read as well. And i had more than enough time to re read every book at least ten Times, so i guess i did learn something from them." Kellina smiled. "We should probably go now, so you can rest.” Everyone agreed and just as they all got up to leave a Spears came out of nowhere and it hit Jasper, making everyone hide. Looking back they saw that Jasper disappeared. “We have to go, we can come back for him later.” Finn urged everyone. And they took off. Finn helping Octavia and the rest running to the drop ship.
It was already night once they reached the drop ship, which slowly started to look like a base. “O! What happened? Are you okay?” Bellamy came running and lifting Octavia. “I’m fine, I was attacked by this snake thing, and then Jasper saved me and Kellina took care of my leg.” Octavia explained. “Thank you.” He said turning to Kellina, who just nodded a simple “No problem.” “We need to go and look for Jasper.” Clarke said, panic in her voice. “Not today.” Bellamy ordered. “He’s hurt we have to help him!” Clarke insisted. “Clarke, I agree with Bellamy, it’s night and if we go after him now, we could end up hurt as well. We wait for daylight and then we go and bring him home. Okay?’' Kellina said her hand on her sisters shoulder, calming her down. ’'Okay.” She nodded. “I like the Brunette princess more.” Bellamy smirked and winked at Kellina. “She has strategy and well she’s not bossy as the Blondie over here.’' ’'Careful, Blondie is my sister and me both know where your tent is, you might wanna sleep with an eye open.’' Kellina smirked back. ’'Well my tent is always open for you.” He said his eyes drifting from Kellina to Clarke. “Uff, you took that sooo wrong, you sure you’re not blonde yourself?’' Kellina winked back and hooked her arm trough her sisters, before walking away. ’'The way you talk reminds me so much of the way our dad used to.” Clarke smiled a sad smile, which her sister returned. “How about we share a tent, we have 17 years of room sharing to make up for.’' Kellina suggested, trying to cheer her sister up. ’'Of course, but don’t be annoying.” Clarke joked. “What else are little sisters for.”
Next morning Kellina woke up before her sister and went out to get some water and when she returned Clarke was awake as well. “Oh look the sleeping princess awakens.’' Kellina smiles. ’'Have you been hanging out with Bellamy?” Clarke playfully glares. “Nope, he’s all yours.’' Kellina giggled. ’'Speaking off, I saw how he was looking at you yesterday. I think he thinks you’re hot.’' ’'Yeah right.” Clarke shoved her away before laughing and getting dressed. “Well let’s let time tell.’' Kellina said before going out of the tent.
’'Bellamy!’' Kellina waved her hand which made the guy walk over to her. ’'Yes?” “What are we going to do about Jasper?” “Well I was thinking of grabbing Murphy and going to get him, if he’s even still alive.’' ’'I don’t think that’ll work.’' Kellina shook her head. ’'And why’s that miss Commander?” Bellamy teased. “Well since you asked so nicely.’' Kellina smiled. ’'Neither of you know where he was taken, and as far as I know nor do either of you know how to give him medical attention of you do actually find him.” “Okay good point, but I’m not letting you or your sister go alone.” “I was not getting at that. I think we do need someone who had some sort of a weapon, so you, since i saw you have a gun.’' ’'Oh do the commander and the princess need me as their body guard?” “Once again no, and you will not use it, unless it will be absolutely neccecery.” “And why’s that?” Bellamy looked confused. “Because we don’t know what are the people who took him like. They could be just scared or protecting theirselves.” “We’ll see.” He agreed, but Kellina knew he didn’t really mean it and she knew she is going to have to keep an eye on him. “Okay so we leave in 15 minutes, I’ll grab Murphy and you grab whoever you need.” Bellamy decided before they separated.
Fifteen minutes later Bellamy had Murphy by his side and Kellina had Clarke and Finn with her. “Why is the sky walker here?” Murphy asked. “He wanted to acompanate Clarke.’' Kellina explained quickly. ’'Let’s get going now.
After walking for a good hour they finaly found Jasper, hanging from a trea, he was hurt annd neather of them knew how to save him. ’'Clarke you help me untie him, two of you come bellow us so you can catch him. Okay?’' Kellina came up with a plan on the spot and didn’t see the tall glass moving, hinting them that there is something or someone in it. ’'Okay, let’s do it.” The Griffin siblings climbed up and untied Jasper and Murphy and Bellamy caught him. “Hey look out!” The sound of Finns voice made them all look at the tall tiger in the grass. “Everybody stay where you are!” Bellamy said reaching for his gun with cat like reflexes but he didn’t seem to find it. “Bellamy! Shoot it!’' Kellina shouted before she heard a gun shot being fired but it didn’t came from Bellamy, it came from Finn. ’'Finn?” Clarke panicked as Finn missed his second shot. “Finn throw the fucking gun!” Bellamy shouted as the tiger started to get closer. But Finn froze. “God damn it.’' Kellina said to herself and jumped down, making the tiger look at her. She ran to Finn, took the gun from him and threw it to Bellamy. And it that moment the tiger jumped on Kellina and Finn who stood behind her. They all thought the two of them were dead, but the tiger did not move an inch after he landed on top of them. Filled with the Adrenalin, no-one noticed that Bellamy had shot the wild cat mid-air.
’'Thank you.’' Kellina said after Bellamy helped her up. ’'No problem, just humbly serving my commander.” He joked. “Well I guess we have dinner now.” Clarke joined them with a smile. “This is going to be a feast!’' Kellina smiled, before turning to the rest of them. ’'Okay, someone has to carry Jasper and the rest of us have to carry the tiger. Any volunteers?’' Kellina asked looking around. ’'I-” Finn opened his mouth, but Kellina cut him off. “No, you have no say in this! You’ll carry the tiger, I wont let you put more lifes at risk.’'
AN: Hey guys, hope you like this story, I know it’s not much, yet. But I do really enjoy writing it. ps: I’m changing a cupple of scenarios, hope you don’t mind too much. as always please tell me what you think. Love you all
First: this is my opinion, you may not agree and this text will have spoilers. I just want to make you aware about the film and to answer questions sent to me.
Betrayed by a trailer. That’s how I felt when viewing “ Noah”. When I saw the trailer, I was amazed. The special effects, the climate of the time, the scene which the leader of the enemy tells Noah: “You stand alone and defy me” and Noah confident and quiet replied “I am not alone.” - Wow! Have long expected an overproduction of the wonderful stories of the Old Testament . With the resources that we currently have for making grandiose scenes. But … it was all fake. Each scene that trailer was carefully fitted to deceive you and me. There is no only because the film is not faithful to the Bible. It’s much worse than that. He simply tells another story. If it were really consider this film as an interpretation of the text of Noah, I would say that is a Satanist version. And look I’m not adept of conspiracy theories, and do not go around calling everything Satanist. One day, Noah dreams of dead people under water and believes that the Creator will destroy the world. He knows he have to do something, but don’t know what. Then asks for help to his grandfather Methuselah . Grandpa Methuselah is a kind of witch or shaman. Give a hallucinogen to Noah, who sees the ark. (It’s not God who speaks with Noah, It is the Methuselah’s hallucinogen). The family starts the work, but who actually does the ark is the devil and demons (fallen angels). Noah is convinced that no human deserves to live, not even his family. Starts to become selfish and bigoted. If depersonalized and now believe that their mission is to save the animals. He is not chosen by the creator to be good , but by being obsessive enough to complete the task. While in the original: “The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” The film tries to distort the notion of justice, using these words out of context several times to try to turn Noah and God into something they never were. I imagine that would cause confusion in the minds of people who do not have much sense of who God is and feel lost in a world with so much evil and injustice. Subtly they will be taken to a distorted interpretation of the original message . Ready ark, the animals begin to come in and are put to sleep. Then: the total anticlimax : remember that scene from the trailer? The one I found superstrong , in which the leader of the enemy tells Noah : “You stand alone and defy me” and Noah confident and quiet replied “I am not alone.” Yeah … the trailer looked like he was talking about God. In the film , when he says that … guess what happens? The audience cheered, thinking that Noah was referring to God, but alas he was not. When he said “I am not alone,” the Watchers (demons) arose to help him. It is not God, but demons, to whom Noah was referring. These Watchers then help Noah build the Ark and die defending the Ark from Tubal-Cain. In short .. even with the conflict resolved, out of the ark, no one is happier or innocent. Everyone killed or thought of killing. Does not speak of the covenant between God and mankind, the original message is not passed, the original meaning is distorted. A beautiful story described in Chapters 6 , 7 , 8 and 9 of Genesis was turned into a farce. In a world where cynicism reigns, “ Noah ” manages the feat of deceiving Christians and atheists. The first , will watch because they think is a spiritual film. Others will watch thinking it is not spiritual . God’s goal was always to get a way to redeem mankind, whom He loves and has always loved. The devil despises us and is deeply jealous because God gave man the privilege of being called His children and care for all that He has done. The film does not show the wonderful speeches of God, his love for humanity, his mercy, his covenant with Noah… and destroyed the image of God and what He thinks of humanity makes it appear that obeying God is a bad thing, that turns men in psychopaths. Once again Hollywood has lost the chance to produce a bona fide movie the story that serves as its inspiration. It is interesting to note how people ( and even film critics ) who read books later adapted into films almost always complain about the lack of fidelity to the original story, but when it comes to the Bible, seems to be due to depart as much as possible of the text. But it’s not a movie that will make people turn to God and His word, only the Holy Spirit will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. John 16:8
I just… didn’t have much of a reaction to the Halo Wars 2 trailer.
It looks good, I’m sure it’ll be interesting, but… eh.
Cutter looks… literally nothinglike Cutter? It says ‘Cutter’ on his uniform, that’s the only thing that gave his identity away to me. It’s not even just “he got older”, he looks like he’s gone and regenerated…
It’s set post-Halo 5, so that means the Created are likely to make an appearance (*groan*), if only to just get Serina out of rampancy (*double groan*). I like that we’ve got a new faction with these former-Covenant client races, but ‘the Banished’… who is naming these factions at 343?
Oh, and how on earth are they going to get to the Lesser Ark? Short of a hand-wavey explanation with some kind of Forerunner portal, there’s no way that they’re going to literally just drift out of the galaxy and magically end up at the Ark.
Atriox looks cool, I hope they remember to make him an interesting and complex antagonist too.
And I’m still annoyed at Reed’s implication in the Escalation Library Edition that the Flood being loose on the SoF is going to be “resolved” in Tales From Slipspace - that they’ll literally just handwave away THE FLOODbecause they just seem to view all of Chris Schlerf’s plot points as superfluous baggage. We’ll see…
First: this is my opinion, you may not agree and this text will have spoilers. I already answered it but I want to make you aware about the film. Betrayed by a trailer. That’s how I felt when viewing ” Noah”. When I saw the trailer, I was amazed. The special effects, the climate of the time, the scene which the leader of the enemy tells Noah: “You stand alone and defy me” and Noah confident and quiet replied “I am not alone.” - Wow! Have long expected an overproduction of the wonderful stories of the Old Testament . With the resources that we currently have for making grandiose scenes. But … it was all fake. Each scene that trailer was carefully fitted to deceive you and me. There is no only because the film is not faithful to the Bible. It’s much worse than that. He simply tells another story. If it were really consider this film as an interpretation of the text of Noah, I would say that is a Satanist version. And look I’m not adept of conspiracy theories, and do not go around calling everything Satanist. One day, Noah dreams of dead people under water and believes that the Creator will destroy the world. He knows he have to do something, but don’t know what. Then asks for help to his grandfather Methuselah . Grandpa Methuselah is a kind of witch or shaman. Give a hallucinogen to Noah, who sees the ark. (It’s not God who speaks with Noah, It is the Methuselah’s hallucinogen). The family starts the work, but who actually does the ark is the devil and demons (fallen angels). Noah is convinced that no human deserves to live, not even his family. Starts to become selfish and bigoted. If depersonalized and now believe that their mission is to save the animals. He is not chosen by the creator to be good , but by being obsessive enough to complete the task. While in the original: “The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” The film tries to distort the notion of justice, using these words out of context several times to try to turn Noah and God into something they never were. I imagine that would cause confusion in the minds of people who do not have much sense of who God is and feel lost in a world with so much evil and injustice. Subtly they will be taken to a distorted interpretation of the original message . Ready ark, the animals begin to come in and are put to sleep. Then: the total anticlimax : remember that scene from the trailer? The one I found superstrong , in which the leader of the enemy tells Noah : “You stand alone and defy me” and Noah confident and quiet replied “I am not alone.” Yeah … the trailer looked like he was talking about God. In the film , when he says that … guess what happens? The audience cheered, thinking that Noah was referring to God, but alas he was not. When he said “I am not alone,” the Watchers (demons) arose to help him. It is not God, but demons, to whom Noah was referring. These Watchers then help Noah build the Ark and die defending the Ark from Tubal-Cain. In short .. even with the conflict resolved, out of the ark, no one is happier or innocent. Everyone killed or thought of killing. Does not speak of the covenant between God and mankind, the original message is not passed, the original meaning is distorted. A beautiful story described in Chapters 6 , 7 , 8 and 9 of Genesis was turned into a farce. In a world where cynicism reigns, ” Noah ” manages the feat of deceiving Christians and atheists. The first , will watch because they think is a spiritual film. Others will watch thinking it is not spiritual . God’s goal was always to get a way to redeem mankind, whom He loves and has always loved. The devil despises us and is deeply jealous because God gave man the privilege of being called His children and care for all that He has done. The film does not show the wonderful speeches of God, his love for humanity, his mercy, his covenant with Noah… and destroyed the image of God and what He thinks of humanity makes it appear that obeying God is a bad thing, that turns men in psychopaths. Once again Hollywood has lost the chance to produce a bona fide movie the story that serves as its inspiration. It is interesting to note how people ( and even film critics ) who read books later adapted into films almost always complain about the lack of fidelity to the original story, but when it comes to the Bible, seems to be due to depart as much as possible of the text. But it’s not a movie that will make people turn to God and His word, only the Holy Spirit will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. John 16:8