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Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley going through the motions behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)


Game of Thrones Season 6 Histories & Lore: War of the Ninepenny Kings


DR3 Spoiler Warning - here’s a post Kibou-hen interview with Kodaka and Higa (animation producer) from the Otomedia Winter 2016 issue. Much thanks given to @yukiz0me for scanning these!

This is … sure an interview, huh. I take no responsibility for anything anyone said in this. I’m just a translator living my life. I didn’t do anything! I was just trying to use my talent! It’s their fault for making something like this with it! (No it’s not actually that bad, but pretty lol-worthy in multiple frequent areas.)

Some topics covered include - reflection on the format and conceit of the series, Everyone Loves Sakakura, who would win in a fight, coming up with the ending first, SDR2.5, script revisions, all the things that got cut from Kibou-hen for time, Munakata’s character, Kodaka admitting he has no idea what happens next in-universe, ideas for spinoffs with the 77th class or 78th class, blu-ray extras… And More!

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I’m not the kind of person who’s really very good at forming her own opinions on things. It takes me a while to kind of ponder and crystallize how I feel about most topics, and pretty much everything winds up having elements where it looks different from different angles, so I never have like, A Solid Feeling I Always Feel About This Thing.

(I used to worry about it a lot, when I was a kid. There are still some songs/bands/albums I listen to and remember my deep anxiety: how could I tell if this was Good? Other people seemed to always know– that music’s shit and we’ll laugh at you, this music’s Great but only right now, that music there is Classic and no matter what will always be Good. How do you know which is which.)

Anyway. So, I don’t really have An Opinion Of My Own about Rogue One.

What I do have, after reading many reviews, is an interesting observation to make:

Every person of color I’ve read a review from loved it. I don’t know that my sample is representative, but for so many people, it fulfilled such a deep-seated need inside them that, several reviewers independently said, they hadn’t realized they still had, to see someone who looked like them in this context. And that’s incredibly touching, to me. I know I cried to see a lady pilot among the 70s-moustached dudes! My only tears of the movie. So I get that, I do, and I’m so excited for it.

The critical reviews I’ve read have mostly not been from people of color. And they’ve made excellent points– how terrible is it, for one, that the only way the powers that be could see their way to putting so many men of color into a Star Wars film was to kill them all in the end? The hope, and eventual success, of the Rebellion is literally built on the ashes and bones of women and people of color, who were expressly not included in the glorious success at the end of the original trilogy.

(And also: where are the women of color. Where are the women, period. What the fuck, racists and misogynists were already going to protest your movie; you could have done whatever you wanted at this point, so why was this all you wanted??)

I feel like the critical points are good to make. And I feel like that’s maybe who should be making them. Sure, there are valid points to be argued about structural or thematic weaknesses, sure there are still complaints to be made. But. 

If you got to have representation for the first time in this movie, you should feel free to enjoy it uncritically. 

lol of course i start craving that fall/early winter aesthetic a la twin peaks and silent hill within the first few days of spring

Just one day after seeing the heartwarming season finale of “Yuri!!! on Ice”, I received this lovely treasure in the mail.  It’s Oh! SkaTra!!!: Yuri!!! on Ice Original Skate Song Collection.  This CD contains the wonderful music from the characters’ skating programs… except for “Carabosse” (Georgi’s short program), but you can find that by looking for Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty.  There’s so much great music on this CD that it’s hard to pick a favorite, although the season finale sure put me in the mood to listen to the duet version of “Stammi vicino, non te ne andare” over and over again…

The CD also includes a mysterious track called “Welcome to The Madness” which is described as Yurio’s exhibition skate. Huh?  We didn’t get to see that in the show!  Is this something that got cut from the final episode due to time restrictions?  Is it going to be a DVD/Blu-ray extra?  Or are they saving it for an OAV?  I’m so curious!

Anyway, keep reading for a bit more info about this CD, plus a few more pictures!

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anonymous asked:

one of the blu-ray extras for mp100 included the backstory of teru's wig. apparently he bought a bunch of wigs and tried them on in his apartment but none of them suited him until he found an okayish one and then he got so excited he used his psychic powers to keep making the wig grow larger and larger until 150% haystack teru happened

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anonymous asked:

I just read Nikolaj's latest interview regarding GOT season 7 and I'm not feeling very optimistic that he won't spend another season being supportive of Cersei again and him being in the dark regarding Tommen and the Sept kaboom. Honestly, the way D&D write him as if he's a bloody fool when he's the exact opposite in the books just boils my blood!

I feel like I need to reread this interview a few times because I see a lot of fretting and like all that stood out to me was Nikolaj specifying again that their relationship turned sexual when they were teenagers (which he probably got from doing the season six Blu-Ray extras where they go to some trouble to make sure we all understand that this relationship wasn’t sexual until his ill-fated trip to KL when they were 15), that he considers it the result of grooming (which…I never saw it that way, and think it only counts as such if we focus on the series of lies and manipulations - both from Cersei toward Jaime and from someone else, probably Varys, toward Cersei - that resulted in him joining the Kingsguard), and the thing about multiple suitors, which makes me think that Jaime was dismissed from the Kingsguard for immediate plot reasons. 

I know a lot of people are very frustrated with the pacing of his storyline. He has very much just been treading water for three seasons now, while the show caught up to the books, did away with the storylines it decided not to pursue, and lined up the pieces for the final movement. 

But the other day someone pointed me to this interview with Cogman, and it firmed up a conviction in my mind about why they made this choice for him:

When you’re mapping it out for television, or even thinking of the fact that is hopefully going to be several seasons, you have to pick and choose…where information’s going to be most effective. An offhand remark about a character in the second episode of the first season that doesn’t pay off until season five might not be the best use of that time in the second episode of the first season. That is a very tricky thing. And we’re constantly trying to figure out how best to serve all of these threads. It’s very, very challenging.

So…I think what we’ve found frustrating is a result of them deciding that Jaime’s epiphanies from the time he returns to KL until he departs for the final time were most effective all introduced in the same series of eps. I enjoy book!Jaime’s Damascene journey with Talus the Iron Man - oops, with Ilyn Payne - but I also appreciate how ineffective stretching that over three seasons would be. Tv is impatient. As it is, they’ve avoided giving him any reason visible to him to get out of this relationship. Because they’re saving it to deploy in one stretch.

I dislike some of their specific choices, like WST sex, which was unnecessary, and giving no explanation as to how Cersei can be indicted by the Faith without Jaime ever actually hearing the charges, but I agree with the philosophy that on tv you have to get this info on the screen in a coherent and compressed timeline or viewers just won’t hook into it. 

I mean even in the books, some readers don’t get it for the same reasons.