So far we
know that Chloe and Rachel will definitely be in the Prequel.
We have also seen Frank and David, but who is else going to be in
the new game?
As far as
we know the game is set 3 years before the events in LiS, which means that Max lives in Seattle and won’t be in
the game in person. However I firmly believe that she will get some kind of
shout out. Maybe someone mentioning her name or we will see something that
reminds us of her or is foreshadowing her story.
saw David and Chloe so Joyce won’t
be far away and maybe we get to see some more memories of William then just the accident. Frank is (normally) never without Pompidou. However he wasn’t with him in
the Mill so chances are that Frank hasn’t saved him from the illegal dog
fighting ring yet (hurry up, man!). Thanks to Chloe we know that Victoria is already known as the queen
of b*tches in Arcadia Bay and where Victoria is, Courtney and Taylor are not
pause the game footage at 19:05 you can see a blond male person running into
Chloe and with the letter in the Mill chances are high that this is Nathan. I really hope that he is there
and that we may even get a glimpse of his sister Kristine.
In the trailer we see
that Chloe is still attending Blackwell Academy. So we will have a dome sort of
reunion with Principal Wells, Mrs. Grant and Samuel. Maybe we can also meet some other Blackwell staff like Samuels wife, Max’s (possible
depressed) English teacher Mrs. Hoida
or the school nurse An-Marie Barenchi.
However as told in the SquareEnix live stream Jefferson won’t be back. Same goes for poor Kate. But beside some new student some old will return as well. So
maybe we will see more of Dana, Juliet, Brooke, Daniel, Alyssa, Warren, Stella, Evan, Luke, Trevor, Zachary, Logan, Hayden and Sarah. At the beginning of the trailer
we see a skateboard. Chances are that Chloe and Justin are friends in the game and that we get to go skating with
If we go downtown we
will no doubt pay a visit to the Two Whales Diner and be able to talk to the Police Cops, the Truckers and other customers. Maybe even the Homeless Lady or the Fisher
As of other minor
character maybe we see another book by Dr.
Bill, get to meet Nathans therapist Dr.
Jacoby or watch the Weatherman
If you remember the
red folders with the name of the dark room victims and took a look at the room
plan in the dormitories in Max’s nightmare you were able to read one name on
both plates: Kelly. She was one of Jefferson’s
victims and also lived in the dormitories in room 217 when Rachel attended
Blackwell. Maybe we will met her as her room is opposite of Rachel’s. Another interesting
character is Megan. She was Chloe’s
friend in the alternative timeline and her name can also be found on the
folders. It would be cool if we would get to see more of her. The rest of the
dark room victims could also be new students at Blackwell (Alexis,
Ashley, Beverly, Brittany, Carol-Ann, Deanna, Kelly, Lucy, Lula, Lynn, Suzie and Tyra).
In the Mill we already
got to meet Skeevy Guy and his Blue Hat Friend and they don’t look
like they would forget the spilled beer anytime soon. So we will probably see
And don’t forget the Raven! I got a feeling that he will be
the new Blue Bird…
Very recently, the first challenge of the season was filmed and casual fans in attendance have been spilling the beans on Reddit. In my experience, Reddit has predicted the casts with an 85-90 percent accuracy (they missed Laila in season 8, nasty habit of adding too many queens to the roster) but All-Stars reports are universally 100 percent.
However, someone at World of Wonder is getting smart- while nine queens have been confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt, mixed reports are coming in of two possible queens we haven’t expected.
For the main nine, I’ll review them and rank their chances below. After them are the debated ones, so read with caution. One of them would be a giant twist to the format that could be the selling spoiler of the season. Alternatively, big pack of lies.
Morgan McMichaels (Season 2)
Drag daughter of All-Star Chad Michaels and Los Angeles drag staple, Morgan has an uphill battle. Her first run was okay at best: one challenge win, one great lipsynch, and the first Snatch Game loser. She stands to benefit from a Tatianna-like renaissance.
Assets: Morgan is a drag vet and a solid lipsynch performer. Known shit-stirrer responsible for instigating “BITCH I AM FROM CHICAGO.”
Negatives: Morgan doesn’t do tricks and isn’t a versatile queen. Can’t sing, can’t act, doesn’t do funny.
Odds of winning: LOW. She’s bound to make drama happen (she is a season 2 girl) but don’t expect more than that.
Shangela (Seasons 2, 3, multiple cameos)
Arguably the most recurring queen of Drag Race, Shangela is a professional and she’s only blossomed since stirring shit on Seasons 2 and 3.
Assets: The show’s first comedian, a killer dancer, and the years have only matured her style and wardrobe.
Negatives: Shangela’s foremost strength could now be her weakness- her comedy hasn’t changed much since season 3 and she’s rested a lot on her moves and chemistry with the Haus of Edwards.
Odds of winning: HIGH. She’s the most versatile queen here, has the most experience and post-show growth. Bitches better beware.
Ben DelaCreme (Season Six)
Seattle’s resident Miss Congeniality, Ben DelaCreme has been keeping to her corner of the west after just missing the top four. Not that she’s been lazy- she’s worked with Peaches Christ, sister Jinkx Monsoon, and has been killing the one woman show circuit.
Assets: Dela’s wit is still as sharp as ever, there’s no denying she’ll be a comedy queen to watch.
Negatives: Her fashion sense, though unique, hasn’t really evolved. Further, she’s competing against way more unique and devastating comedians than her first go-round.
Odds of winning: MID. Time will tell if she can still keep up with the edgier and less camp competition.
Milk (Season Six)
From fuckable genderfuck icon to literal Marc Jacobs model, Milk has been on a hell of a journey. Her style is beyond cosmic and judging by her WOW videos, she’s learned a thing or two about being funny.
Assets: FASHION. She is going to be the runway queen of the season. No arguments.
Negatives: Her comedy has improved. but is it enough though in this crowd of comics? Also, time will tell if the judges get her performance art.
Odds of winning: MID. Her wardrobe will keep her afloat, but she’ll need way more than that to win.
Trixie Mattel (Season 7)
Do I even need a description? Drag country superstar, viral sensation, with the darkest sense of humor this franchise has known. She’s Trixie fucking Mattel.
Negatives: TV ain’t the internet- the network may clash with her NSFW banter. Further, a certain judge may push her to change her signature look, Ru knows how that will go.
Odds of Winning: HIGH. Face it, she’s going in as the Alaska of the season. Living up to it? Not impossible, but difficult.
Kennedy Davenport (Season 7)
The dancing diva is back! After rehabbing her less than stellar image with the fans, Kennedy Davenport is ready to take the spotlight that was denied to her by Pearl, of all people.
Assets: A stellar dancer, a solid comedian, and the poise of a pageant queen have always made Kennedy a contender.
Negatives: If there’s a public speaking challenge, she’s fucked.
Odds of winning: MID-HIGH. Ru won’t have to play fan favorites this time, so Kennedy’s versatility could get her far. However, she risks being outshined by younger and brighter contestants.
Thorgy Thor (Season 8)
The “could-have-been” of Season Eight, Thorgy just missed several wins snatched by Bob the Drag Queen and the Miss Congeniality sash. With both out of the way, Thorgy may let her frenetic humor truly shine.
Assets: Comedy, comedy, comedy. Thorgy is delightful and just plain fun.
Negatives: She’s far from the only comedy queen here, and her wardrobe is going to have to step up to compare with these girls.
Odds of winning: MID. You’ll need to be more than funny to win this girl.
Chi Chi Devayne (Season 8)
Another solid dancer, Chi Chi was held back by her insecurities and tight budget. Since then, she’s gained a loyal following and an upgraded bank account that could shake up the show.
Assets: A stunning dancer and a stronger sense of style make her quite the queen to beat. The enhanced confidence won’t hurt her either.
Negatives: Chi Chi’s comedy doesn’t compare to her competition, and lipsynch assassin she may be, Ru does not let queens bottom their way to the top here.
Odds of winning: LOW-MID. Pending a comedic revolution to match her wardrobe, it’s hard to see her getting to the top 3.
The meme queen of Season 9, Aja came on with high expectations and kind of…well, floundered. Now she’s going on (as a rumored last minute alternate for Valentina) with zero expectations but a ton of face work and newfound confidence.
Assets: Aja is fresh out of the race and has been taking lessons in performance art from Sasha Velour. Also, she knows how to paint for HD cameras now!
Negatives: Aja is fresh out of the race and hasn’t shown us much to offer since.
Odds of winning: LOW. She could surprise us, but she doesn’t have the balance or versatility of her competitors.
SUPER DUPER SPOILERS AHEAD
There are two queens that have been suggested but do not have a majority confirmation. I won’t get into as much detail because these aren’t 100 percent, but I’ll give a small rundown just in case
Not a likely addition, but reports exist. Again, suffers from Thorgy Syndrome- sure she’s funny but her wardrobe has never quite been up to par with the show’s expectations.
BIGGEST SPOILER OF ALL
I’M WARNING YOU
Bebe Zahara Benet
The ORIGINAL Drag Superstar, there are disputed accounts that she’s back in the game. Bebe thrived in her season due to her poise, ferocity, class, and composure. The game has massively changed since her victory though…
Runes are well known for having been instruments to cast spells and/or predict the future by various populations of the Germanic area, and the most ancient findings of writings in runes aren’t more ancient than the II-III centuries B.C. Very little is known about them, but it’s quite clear from recent studies that they weren’t used as a writing sistem for a specific language, and there’s more than one alphabet (most notably the “futhark” and the “futhork” alphabets). Short phrases or words written in runes have been found on many objects: brooches, buckles, helmets or weapons. Those writings indicated the object’s owner or who made it, a prayer or a good omen. The writing you see in the drawing was actually written on an arrowhead, and is read as “tilarids”. It most probably means “swift to the target”, thus wishing for the warrior to kill his enemies.
There is a lot of disappointment about the questionable choices Starz has made related to show PR and how they engage (or don’t engage, or manipulate, or disrespect) Outlander fans. Some of us roll our eyes over the lame attempts to entice us with S3 “teasers” that are merely still photos from previously-released content. We guffaw at the ham-fisted captions that aren’t even accurate to the story line. We side-eye yet another push of the non-existent “love triangle." Our blood pressure goes up when a "journalist” wastes our time by asking the same stupid questions – or by saying cringe-worthy things instead of asking questions – during interviews. And nearly all of us have become jaded by the promotion of cast-adjacent people who have absolutely nothing to do with the show yet who creep onto the sidelines full of innuendo to distract and anger us.
But I am here to tell you that you shouldn’t let this ruin your experience. We do not need to accept what we are being given.
We. Do. Not. Need. Starz.
We only need each other.
Think back to what brought you here in the first place. It was the story, right? Perhaps, like me, you were excited to find a community of people who love the books as much as you do. Maybe you were also thrilled to see the story brought to life by a stellar cast. You tried to predict how the plot would be adapted for television and engaged in healthy debates about what would make it to the screen and what would not. You participated in dream casting discussions for characters coming up in future plotlines. You posted swoon-worthy scenes from the books and sighed over the truly excellent fan fiction and art that was shared here. You bonded with other fans, finding common points of view.
Eventually many of us were drawn in by PR and got spun up about the back story. You probably rolled your eyes at Starz’s lack of promotion of their lead actress, even misspelling her name when they did finally acknowledge an award nomination. You became frustrated by the inconsistent messages that were being sent. You might even have been taunted by non-fans and bedeviled by the adjacent players. You likely know someone who was bullied.
Sadly, all of this now overshadows the reason we came together and the community we’ve found. I have been privileged to meet many of you in person and I always came away amazed at how intelligent, perceptive, and kind you all are. We likely would not have met except for this forum, but we realize that we have things in common besides Outlander. We celebrate life events together, provide encouragement to one another, and have each other’s back. That’s pretty cool.
It pains me that we have already lost several members who could not get past the side show. But I truly believe that we can go back. Let’s not let Starz ruin our community. We don’t need them in order to talk about the story. We can discuss how *we* would end the series and what we want to see in Book 9. Let’s revisit favorite passages and characters. Debate whether the author should continue writing all the damn side quest novellas or just focus on the main story. (I think you can guess my vote…) Keep letting your creativity flow through fan fiction, artwork, gifs, and videos. Continue talking about the stellar production values on the show and how amazingly the actors inhabit their roles. Squee over seeing favorite scenes brought to life. Dream about travels in Scotland. (But don’t touch any standing stones, just in case.)
We have the power to choose how we engage with each other and we don’t have to let what is presented to us dictate our experience. This doesn’t mean that we have to love everything without critique or excuse rude behavior – and we can still snark – but we don’t have to let the bad overshadow the good. How powerful would it be to ignore the ineptitude and the side show antics and instead focus on the books, the show, and each other… like we used to?
Well, I’ve no proof and maybe I’m wrong. But I really think that chapter 111 will be the last. To add more weight to my words, allow me to argue that.
Every story arc includes 4-5 volumes
Every volume includes 4 chapters
Quotes from AOT Wikia:
They are a race of
giant humanoids that supposedly appeared roughly 107 years ago and rapidly exterminated humanity to the point of near-extinction. If put into a calculable perspective, the Titans first appeared in year 743.
According to the translator @fuku-shuu, Isayama was talking about the epilogue of the entire manga, not of this particular volume (which can’t be called an “epilogue” since the story is not finished). He also said that he doesn’t want to expand the story any further than his current plan (ending around late 2018) and the truth behind the mysteries of the series will be revealed soon.
I always suspect that narrator’s speech “107 years ago…”
in SNK anime
for a reason.
I initially thought that Isayama will write 107 chapters but after timeskip…
NEW STORY ARC ~ 854 year*
111 ~ Epilogue
*[111 years ago 145th King Fritz stole memories about the Outside World]
The Epilogue will be the final chapter of SNK story and reveal the fates of all Eldians and the main cast too. If my predictions are correct SNK 111 will be released on November 9th, 2018 [Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
Prediction: “Gem Harvest” will kick off an arc where we switch viewpoints to Homeworld and spend half a season following a new group of Gems we’ve never seen before and have no reason to care about. These characters will inexplicably become more popular with the fandom than the show’s core cast.
Drv3 live action cast prediction: Kaede: Taylor Swift Saihara: Marilyn Manson Ouma: Jack Dylan Grazer Kiibo: Bill Nye the Science Guy Miu: Ashley Tisdale Hoshi: Peter Dinklage Kirumi: Miley Cyrus Himiko: Ariana Grande Maki: Jennifer Lawrence Korekiyo: Ed Sheeran Tenko: Jennifer Lopez Shirogane: Katy Perry Gonta: The Rock Rantarou: Will Smith Kaito: Benedict Cumberbatch Angie: Angelina Jolie