Who wants transparency when you can have magic? Who wants prose
when you can have poetry? Pull away the veil and what are you left with? An ordinary young woman of modest ability and little imagination. But wrap her up like this, anoint her with oil, and hey, presto, what do you have? A goddess.
Today is the 30th Birthday of one ugly mother$&%*er! On June 12, 1987, PREDATOR was released theatrically!
I still can’t believe that
Jean-Claude Van Damme
was the first choice to suit up as the PREDATOR! Footage of the
Belgian actor performing in costume does actually exist. Rumor has it, the original alien suit was hotter than a Mickey Mouse costume in July in Disney World. Stan Winston was called in to re-design the creature. Kevin Peter Hall replaced JCVD and the rest is history!
‘You’re yet another arrogant knight on a quest to slay a dragon and I’m the dragon you’re supposed to slay except I’m mostly harmless really and you’re more interested in talking to a dragon than killing one and we end up charming the socks off each other… if dragons had socks that is, which they don’t, but I read it in a book once and- what do you mean shut up and start roasting the knights that your sister the queen sent after you for stealing half the treasury to give to a dragon in exchange for knowledge’ AU
“In the first years of the 20th century, Duke Peter of Oldenburg, a
Russian aristocrat, built a palace (above) and a hotel in Gagra, and put
Gagra on the map as a holiday destination for the wealthy. Both
buildings were designed in art nouveau style, though many of the
finishing touches have since disappeared from the dilapidated edifice.
The Soviet government nationalized the palace built by Duke Peter and
converted it into the Hotel Chaika (Seagull), which maintained the air
of an aristocratic refuge. However, during the war between the Abkhaz
and Georgians, the Chaika was looted and has never been repaired.“ - Photos & text from this Wired article
“We’re on the edge of a brave new future, Juno. It’s exciting, isn’t it?” -Peter Nureyev, Juno Steel and The Final Resting Place
For my graduation cap, I knew I wanted a quote from the Juno Steel series, but it was hard to narrow down. I re-listened to the entire series and it wasn’t until I heard this line and I just knew. This was the line that I want to embody graduation day.
I could write a whole speech about the impact the Penumbra Podcast has made on my life, but suffice it to say: Thank you. Thank you to the cast and crew of The Penumbra for giving me the stories I never knew I needed.