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104% Confirmed List of Things that will happen in Stormlight Archive 3

It’s totally true! (Would I lie to you?)

- The prologue is Elhokar at the party where Gavilar died. He notices Dalinar following the codes as Gavilar said. Then, the two mysterious men convince him to trick Dalinar into getting completely wasted. He gets Dalinar drunk, then gives Szeth directions to Gavilar’s room, gives Sadeas the handbook on how to stop the Desolations (it was the only one of its kind, and Sadeas destroys it), gives Venli the tip that she needs to unlock Stormform, and gives Darkness a list of crimes committed by all Surgebinders so that he can kill them. Adolin is also revealed to have dated Shallash.

- In present day, the Ghostbloods say that Shallan must find true love if she wants to join them. She angsts over whether she loves Kaladin or Adolin.

- Kaladin flies in to Hearthstone in the middle of Roshone’s marriage to Laral (it was a really long engagement). Roshone has now grown an evil goatee and intends to push his new button that gives supreme power to Odium once he gets married. Kaladin bursts in and gives his objection right before the vows. Everyone cheers that Kaladin saved the day, only for a brick to knock him out.

- Jasnah has to babysit Baby Odium, the suckling child from WoK Chapter 57’s Death Rattle.

- Szeth decides to chase his dream and become a rockstar. It is revealed in his flashbacks that everyone in Shinovar discouraged this dream because stone was sacred. Szeth was sad, but then he saw someone Soulcasting some grass into a guitar. Using the guitar, he rocked out, singing that the end was coming. He was made Truthless because his music was too loud.

- It’s revealed that Lirin has turned evil and crowned himself Emperor of Hearthstone. Kaladin, Roshone, Laral, Jost’s Dad, and Hesina team up to stop Lirin from upgrading the Voidbringers into the Super Voidbringers. However, when Kaladin tries to fight him, Lirin goes Super Saiyan and defeats Kaladin, telling him that he has to unlock more true potential.

- Dalinar confesses that he doesn’t remember his wife, only to find out that her name actually is “Shshshshshshsh”.

- Jasnah runs into a hat-obsessed man who likes drinking metal, claims that two and two equals pickle, can regenerate and slow time, is a master of disguise, and hates guns. Brandon’s notes indicate that he is indeed a worldhopper: Hrathen.

- The Highspren cause Highstorms, but they’ve grown tired of it so they give Adolin the power to make Highstorms.

- Shallan actually does draw herself as a bridgeman, causing her to realize that she loves Kaladin.

- Kaladin decides to say the Fourth Oath to get enough power to defeat Emperor Lirin. However, when he learns that it’s, “I will not go after my friend’s girl”, he refuses to say it.

- Dalinar walks up to Shallan and says, “Kaladin killed Helaran” with no context, then walks away.

- Nalan is also in possession of a giant block of ice in which Spook has cryogenically frozen himself.

- The recurring Interlude character (like Szeth in WoK and Eshonai in WoR) is Mazrim Taim.

- Ghost Sadeas appears and swears the Oath, “The death is my life, the strength becomes my weakness, the journey has ended”, causing him to transform into Sataneas.

- Kaladin tries to flee Hearthstone, but ends up tripping over and unplugging a power cord. This gets rid of Emperor Lirin’s power, and Kaladin easily defeats him. As thanks for stopping Lirin, Laral gives Kaladin a big smooch. However, as she does, Shallan walks in, gasps, and runs away. Kaladin chases after her saying that he can explain and we see no more of them in this book.

- To raise money for the new Radiants, Dalinar and Renarin start a car wash. However, Amaram’s 1974 Parsher truck turns out to be a Carform Parshendi, which turns into the legendary Voidmobile when Adolin hits it with a Highstorm.

- Lopen is part of the 11th Radiant Order, the Ganchos.

- Szeth and Darkness can’t get into Shinovar because there’s a ten dollar admission fee. Spook defrosts and the trio go on an epic quest to find ten dollars.

- Derethil is still alive and the Aesudan subplot is resolved when Wandersail falls from the sky and crushes her.

- Nan Balat reveals that Shallan`s mom`s name was `Restares Davar`.

- Szeth, Spook, and Darkness run into Jasnah, owner of Roshar`s last ten dollars. Szeth and Jasnah bond over their mutual fakeout deaths.

- Navani falls into a parallel dimension where Steelheart, The Rithmatist, and Alcatraz are part of the Cosmere.

- Lift eats Sadeas`s body, causing Sataneas to get mad.

- Szeth finally gets back to Shinovar with the ten dollar admission fee, only to find out that they`re closed for the summer.

- Taravangian finds love.

- Adolin gets a puppy and names it Sureblood Jr. However, his puppy gets eaten by TenSoon.

- It`s revealed that Odium wants to destroy the Cosmere because he got friendzoned by Cultivation.

- The Nightwatcher is revealed to actually be the Nightwasher, and only gives you a boon and a curse if you wash your dishes.

- Eshonai wakes up and finds that she has been rebuilt into a cyborg.

- It`s revealed that the Ten Fools founded a group called the Knights Radian. It takes two orders to form a Knights Diameter.

- The big twists of the book are:

1. The Recreance happened becuase the Knights Radiant were no longer given a discount on fast food.

2. Elhokar has already been assassinated and Danlan has tricked everyone into thinking that she is Elhokar.

3. The masked Ghostblood is Stella, daughter of Dalinar and Vin, master of all Radiant powers, only one who can stop Odium, and love interest of Hoid. (Totally not a Mary Sue.)

4. Nohadon plaigirized The Way of Kings, stealing it in its entirety from How to be Evil by Dilaf.

5. Lift gets a Shardfork.

6. Ronald McDonald is coming to Roshar.

Fic input, please vote.

Joss if you write an epic angsty ten years later reunion:

1. I don’t mind if it starts out with some Damen/Jokaste and/or I like Damen/Jokaste.

2. You should hide the Damen/Jokaste in the middle so I’m not discouraged right at first.

3. I would never read anything including Damen/Jokaste.

4. I would never read this angst epic anyway, write something fluffy.

Fandom Plea

Dear CS fandom,

You all are the most amazing, talented people I could ever imagine coming together to celebrate a show and a couple. I came to OUAT late in the scheme of things and at a very difficult point in my life. The actual hours of show footage are a drop in the bucket compared to the time I have spent devouring and loving fanfic and art. It is the fanfic that really made me such a CS shipper, far beyond the love I would have had for them if I only watched the show. It is the fanfic that helped me get through some days when it was hard to get out of bed. And @ouacspodcast that helped me fee like I was with friends enough to get in the car and go to the grocery store when my agoraphobia was at its worst.

I have made no secret on this blog of my saltiness about the direction of Season 6. But it hardly mattered to me because there has been so much glorious fan-made content to revel in. Please, please, please continue to create no matter what happens with the show. If it’s canceled, please keep helping me imagine what their Happy Beginning leads to. If Season 7 is about CS separated, I trust you all to make beautiful things out of our poor babies’ pain. If they kill Emma, well then we can just ignore that noise and live in the far more beautiful and logical world of fic and art. And of course, no matter what, please keep providing your thirsty readers and followers with AU retellings of this epic love. Ten years from now I will still happily flail over a new fake dating bed sharing CS fic!

In short, my love for CS has always been driven more by fanfic and art than by canon. The thought that this is the end of the road is too sad for me to handle. I beg of you, talented shipmates, please keep the Captain Swan love alive no matter what!

Love,
EB

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“OK, here it is. Please don't start flame wars over it, but this year I'd like to apologise for killing (whispers)... Snape. *runs for cover*”

It took me a few years after reading Deathly Hallows to get over it! And a lot of analysis, which turned out to be rewarding. But today, I am enjoying this tweet and raising a glass to the woman who accepted Snape’s conditions for carrying her epic story.  Ten years ago, Severus Snape fulfilled the terms of his contract and earned his painful release – to where, exactly, is (I am told in forbidding tones) none of our business.

REPUTATION HIT #1 IN 100 COUNTRIES AND THERE ARE 196 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE SO THAT IS JUST EPIC ONLY BEING TEN HOURS IN AS ONLY THREE OTHER ALBUMS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT IN ALL OF HISTORY

A Photo Tour of Rocky Mount: Thelonious Monk’s Birthplace

Ethan Iverson, in Durham, North Carolina for the epic ten-day Monk @100 commemorative festival he helped to program, took a side trip to Rocky Mount, where Thelonious Monk was born a century ago. Ethan posted these photos of his visit in his blog Do the Math.

-Nick Moy


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Me externally: if fire emblem ever gets another anime adaption, and the wanna make it more mature or whatever, they should take the Castlevania route and use a more modern soundtrack instead of generic fantasy music.  It would fit the themes of the new games better, and make it stand out more compared to other shows in the same genre.

Me internally: FIRE EMBLEM: NEW MYSTERY OF THE EMBLEM, HEROES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW - TEARING SHADOW EPIC ELECTRIC GUITAR SOLO TEN HOUR LOOP

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#6: “If It Kills Me” (Jeanine/Jason contemporary), Top 10

I’ve always thought that this was one of those “SYTYCD moments” that someone who had been a fan of the show from the beginning (or at least season 2) would really appreciate. It’s normal for former contestants to come back and choreograph now, but Travis coming back and busting this out was really cool to see. (You know, except for the fact that Anya and Pasha had already choreographed something, and so did Benji, but ONLY CONTEMPORARY COUNTS DUH.) 

Anyway, this was Jeanine’s “Forever moment”. As in, her epic top ten moment that really solidified her place in the competition, I’d say. Not that her run with Phillip was bad, but they tried really hard to bus them the week before with Russian folk and I don’t think anyone really saw Jeanine coming until this routine. I don’t think the judges or producers did, either. Season 5 is one of the only seasons where the audience seemed to completely ignore the pimping and just picked who they wanted to win. Maybe TPTB were busy planning season 6 or something. Also back in the day when someone could win after only doing their style once. Good times.

It was also pretty scandalous (for the US). Childhood friends deciding whether or not to take their relationship to the next level, huh. Well, they ripped each other’s clothes off and made out at the end, so I guess they figured it out, lol. Okay but seriously, I think the choreography is gorgeous, and Jeanine and Jason probably could have been epic if they’d started the competition together. 

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Deanna Troi Being Epic

[Image: Ten screencaps of Deanna Troi. Studying for the bridge officer exam, comforting Alexander, beating Data at chess, piloting the Enterprise during a battle, lying on a biobed next to Lwaxana, holding her hand, making her entrance as Durango, making a weird face while doing an impression, disguised as a Romulan, kissing Captain Picard on the cheek, sitting in the command chair.]

mirthfulcrier  asked:

Can you tell me more about this Malazan Book? It looks like a very interesting read.

Ahh! lemme tell you it is very interesting! 

The Malazan Book of the Fallen is an epic, ten-part fantasy series written by Steven Erikson. The main, overarching storyline is about a war among gods (well, specifically, a war against an alien god pulled into our world against its will), but the books themselves have their own plots, and the narrative focuses mostly on the stories of the people (and there are so very many of them) who are swept up into this war. 

What i like the most about the series (apart from the magic system which is complicated as hell, just the way i like em) is the fact that it doesn’t spoonfeed exposition to the reader. When you first read Gardens of the Moon (the first book), you feel like you’ve been dropped into this vast, foreign world with a long, long history, history that’s there whether or not you know it (and at first you really, truly don’t), and you have to work hard to get started.

The same is true with the characters! Almost every one we meet (up to and including that guard at the door who’s gonna get killed in their next scene) is fully fleshed out, and you can feel that they are real and not just some cardboard cutout or stereotype.

Plus! A list of reasons why you should read the series is found here.

DRESSING "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS"

In the Spring of 1952, Cecil B. DeMille announced that he would direct a remake of his 1923 biblical epic The Ten Commandments. As was typical of a DeMille film, the production involved hundreds of crew members and months of research and preparation, leaving not even the smallest detail unattended. For the period costuming required, DeMille relied on Paramount’s chief costume designer, Edith Head, to lead a team that included four other credited designers: Arnold Friberg, Dorothy Jeakins, Ralph Jester and John Jensen. In this image from the Cecil B. DeMille photographs, Head discusses a costume with DeMille and others on set.

The Ten Commandments (1956) cost more than thirteen million dollars to make and was shot in Hollywood and on location in Egypt at various intervals between October 1954 and August 1955. In early December of 1954, the company traveled from their headquarters at Giza to Fayoum to shoot the brick pits sequence. This page from the film’s wardrobe plot book in Special Collections shows Charlton Heston (Moses) appearing as a slave in Arnold Friberg’s design.

According to documents in the Paramount Pictures production records, thousands of extras were also outfitted for the brick pits sequence. The supervising costume designer on location in Egypt, Dorothy Jeakins, called for “enough fabric yardage [to be] purchased, dyed and aged in Cairo to provide 2,150 loincloths for the men, and 800 simple, workable, functional garments for the women and 100 children (50 boys, 50 girls).” She also mandated that the “dying should be rich, ruddy colors to contrast with the elephant color of the mud and the dark skin tones of the slaves. If suitable ties or tapes are provided attached to each loincloth, no additional belt need be issued.” Jeakins was keen to keep costs to a minimum, working within the scene’s estimated budget of $7,000. The meticulous work of the designers, as well as the legions of assistants in the wardrobe department, earned the film an Academy Award nomination for Costume Design (Color).

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