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A Look into Amanda’s Vision, The Princess Advert and IDW Comic Canon: Mona Wilder revealed? (Theory Post)

Theory:

“Mona Wilder” is the seventh Black Wing subject alias MOLOCH, trapped within the squeaky ‘stress toy’, and currently communicating through dreams and commercials.

She is “The Princess” in both the commercial seen in the main series, and possibly the insane ‘Princess’ child in the IDW Comic Series.

She is who persuaded Bart to get to (and possibly to kill) Dirk Gently.  

Evidence:

Amanda’s “vision” in S1 E3.

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Teenaged!Max Headcanons (Part 1)
  • Max is high-energy, high-intelligence, and high-maintenance in his teens.
  • He’s whip-quick and very dry-funny.
  • Max is also a balls-to-the-wall, think-later kinda kid.
  • This translates to hilariously terrifying training sessions with his family.
  • Worry-Wart Dad Alec constantly telling him not to be so careless with a bow and arrow, Proud Papa Magnus giving his youngest a round of applause when he flawlessly executes elemental manipulation, and Big Brother Rafael constantly challenging Max to race him (to which Max is constantly rolling his eyes with a resigned groan because Rafe literally never loses, not even when he’s going easy. The butt.)
  • When he’s not training and chilling with his family, Max and his friends get into lots of low-key inner-city shenanigans, like graffiti, skateboarding where they shouldn’t be skateboarding, and generally being too loud and having too much fun making bad puns.
  • Max’s best friends, two kids with the Sight who live in the neighborhood Max and Rafael grow up in, were the some of the first non-Shadowhunters Max’s age who could see his horns and blue skin, and at first Max worried they might think he looked weird.
  • But the only time either physical trait has ever even been brought up is when his friends call him “Big Berry.” Max loves it.
  • His friends always want to hang out at his place:
    “Max, your dad plays mario kart with us and your other dad makes macaroni grilled cheese for dinner. You totally won the parental lottery.” 
    He knows.
  • Max openly dislikes anyone who dislikes his parents, because even in his angstiest years, he totally adores Magnus and Alec. 

“It’s not Dolph’s fault he’s a walking Hitler joke!!!!!” You’re right, it’s not, because he’s a fictional character and has no say in his existence. It is instead the fault of the writers + producers for deciding the character was a good idea and letting him through, and they should absolutely be held accountable.

BUT. That doesn’t change the fact that HE’S A WALKING HITLER JOKE and people are one thousand percent well within reason to be uncomfortable with him and any attempt to make him ~cute and loveable~.

Because that’s ultimately what’s awful about him as a character: every time he’s on screen the narrative does its level best to make him as cute and loveable as possible. 

It’s like being handed a piece of rotten fruit and told it’s a cupcake. You can see that it’s a piece of rotten fruit, but the person handing it to you is insisting that it’s a delicious cupcake and that you’ll love it.

For folk sending me messages: Yes, I am aware that “Before The Storm” and “Untitled Life Is Strange Project” are two different things being developed by two different teams. I’ve been aware of that.

That said, I still don’t see the need for a prequel, esp. one being told from Chloe’s perspective, when her story’s been told in the original game. 

It’s extraneous, it’s not necessary. If they were going to do a “prequel”, then I think Rachel Amber would’ve probably been a far more interesting POV character to execute it from instead of retreating old ground sans the protagonist (Max Caulfield). The decision of protagonist here just feels like the team wants to keep Rachel “mysterious” instead of exploring her character.

“Oh wow! Thank you so much! I just hope that you know how much this means to me and to Nathan my producer and to all these musicians you see on this stage that we get to take this back to Nashville. And…Oh my God! Our families are freaking out at home in their living rooms. My dad and my little brother are losing their minds in the living room right now. And this is for my dad. Thank you for all those times you just said that I could do whatever I want in life. And my mom. You’re my best friend. And this is the story all of us when we’re eighty years old and we are telling the same stories over and over again to our grand kids and they are so annoyed with us. This is the story we’re gonna be telling over and over again. That in 2010, we got to win Album of the Year at the Grammy’s. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

-Taylor’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year for Fearless, 2010.

“I want to thank the fans for the last 10 years and the recording academy for giving us this unbelievable honor. I want to thank all of my collaborators who you see on this stage. Mostly I want to thank my co-executive producer Max Martin who has deserved to be up here for 25 years. And as the first women to win Album of the Year at the Grammy’s twice I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people side track you, someday when you get where you’re going; you’ll look around and you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the would. Thank you for this moment” 

-Taylor’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year for 1989, 2016.

On This Day: July 23
  • 1803: An attempt by the United Irishmen led by Robert Emmet to win Irish independence was suppressed by the British army.
  • 1846: Henry David Thoreau jailed for refusing to pay his $1 poll tax in protest of slavery and US involvement in the Mexican War.
  • 1870: Karl Marx completes what will become known as his “First Address.
  • 1892: Alexander Berkman attempts to assassinate Henry Clay Frick in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1905: Leopold Engleitner born in Strobl, Austria. He was a conscientious objector who survived Buchenwald, Niederhagen & Ravensbrück concentration camps.
  • 1913: Northern Michigan copper miners struck for the 8 hour day, higher wages and union recognition.
  • 1923: Revolutionary General Pancho Villa assasinated in Parral, Mexico.
  • 1936: The Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist & Communist parties.
  • 1942: Communist leader & resistance organiser Nikola Vaptsarov executed by fascists Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 1944: Austrian anarchist and historian Max Nettlau died in Amsterdam of stomach cancer. He wrote biographies of many famous anarchists, including Mikhail Bakunin, Élisée Reclus, and Errico Malatesta. He also wrote a seven volume history of anarchism.
  • 1961: The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) is founded in Nicaragua.
  • 1967: Detroit Riots: A dispute with police erupts into the worst outbreak of urban lawlessness of the century to date: 43 deaths, 467 injuries, over 7,200 arrests, and the burning of over 2,000 buildings to the ground. Detroit has yet to fully recover.
  • 1970: Amadeo Bordiga dies in Formia, Italy. He was a Marxist who called Stalin “gravedigger of the revolution” and helped found the Communist Party of Italy.
  • 1980: Russian-American anarchist Mollie Steimer dies of heart failure in Cuernavaca.
  • 1988: General Ne Win, military ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
Fantasy Kentucky Derby Names

No. I am not related to Cream Dream, Thundersnow, State of Honor, or any of the other competitors in this or any other Derby, Magnus. If you have to know I do have a distant cousin who is a unicorn but beyond that it is all centaurs. Knowing you this is an actual curiosity but that is my actual answer so please stop looking so disappointed. 

June from Advertising 

P.S. if it makes you feel better, I am related to people with weird names. Including my own. I am June from Advertising the Third. My brother is Lenny from Management and my son is Chief Executive Officer Max. My daughter is Madame President May.  We have something of a family theme. 

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIEwp-Q1vgA) Great execution on Renault’s take on the Mad Max Interceptor. 

Comic Authors - Is Arvind the Problem? // Meta

Gooooood question! Worth looking at in terms of who wrote the problematic shit? Well, I think there’s actually a single point of failure here… awkwardly, he seems like a nice guy…


Dirk Gently and the Interconnectedness of All Things

Summary: A stand-alone, independent story of the original “Dirk Gently” which was published before the announcement of the American adaptation.

  • Writer: Chris Ryall 
  • Editors: John Barber & Arvind Ethan David

Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing. He oversees IDW Publishing’s comic-book and graphic-novel publishing, helping acquire major licenses such as The Transformers, Star Trek, Judge Dredd, and many other brands, as well as helping determine the creative approach and creative teams on IDW’s wide array of comic books.

John Barber is the former senior editor of IDW Publishing, former editor of Marvel Comics, and a freelance comic writer. 

Arvind Ethan David is a writer and currently Executive Producer for the American Adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency which premiered in October 2016. He met Douglas Adams after adapting Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for a school production, and after gaining the rights to the Dirk Gently property has said “I’m making Dirk Gently in every format, medium, and genre known to man.”


Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short

Summary: Dodgy As Fuck story (see my previous posts about issues in this comic). Begins to introduce aspects we’ll discover in the American adaptation - including Black Wing, the Rowdy Three, Riggins and Bart.

  • Writer: Arvind Ethan David 
  • Editors: Denton J. Tipton & Chi-Ren Choong 
  • Executive Producer: Max Landis

Denton J. Tipton is an editor for IDW Publishing.

Chi-Ren Choong is an actor and writer.

Max Landis is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer, and actor. He is the creator and showrunner for the American adaptation of Douglas Adams’ science fiction detective comedy novel series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America, which premiered in October 2016. Writing credits specifically for episodes “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things”, “Weaponized Soul”, “Fix Everything”, “Rogue Wall Enthusiasts”, “Lost & Found” and “Horizons”.


Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt

Summary: Following “OG” Dirk interacting with our Alternate Universe’s Dirk, this is where the characterisation gets… messy…

  • All issues (almost)
    • Writer: Arvind Ethan David 
    • Editor: Denton J. Tipton 
    • Executive Producer: Max Landis

So, all as usual. EXCEPT…

  • Issue #6 Short “Riggins: The Father I Never Had”
    • Writers: Arvind Ethan David  & Robert C. Cooper
    • Editor: Denton J. Tipton 
    • Executive Producer: Max Landis

Robert C. Cooper is a writer best known for writing in the Stargate universes. He is currently Executive Producer and writer for the American Adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency including writing episode “Very Erectus”.

  • Issue #7 Short “Inside Sgt. Hugo Friedkin”
    • Writers: MAX LANDIS & Arvind Ethan David
    • Editor: Denton J. Tipton 
    • Executive Producer: Max Landis

So actually, if you look at it, ALL the problematic storylines are written by Arvind. The two shorts actually written by people who write for the show are definitely the two best ones. “Inside Hugo Friedkin” is beautifully IC and gives a good portrayal of this evil, stupid character and “Riggins: The Father I Never Had” is a devastating glimpse into Dirk’s Black Wing existence.

So on the plus side, the guy who’s been dicking around with our beloved characters is PROBABLY NOT going to write for the second TV series - and we have TWO SHORTS which we can almost for certain take as canon. 

On the downside… well, the comics exist. Always a downer, that.

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Channel Zero: Candle Cove concluded on Syfy on Monday night, but the second season - Channel Zero: No-End House - has already wrapped production. Watch the teaser above.

Coming to Syfy in 2017, the next standalone installment in the anthology series is inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” story. Amy Forsyth (The Path) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story) star.

All six episodes are directed by Steven Piet (Uncle John). Nick Antosca returns as showrunner, in addition to serving as executive producer alongside Max Landis.

Margot Sleator is a young woman who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes that everything has changed.

SDCC trailer

Yessss I called it a long ass time back that Sarah was going to be the Seelie Queen

Damn they ARE Really following the books to an extent…
Fuck…

Oh the MALEC DRAMA… WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO BE HAPPY???

DRAGONS???? Really??? Wow… Never thought I’d see dragons on SH…

LUKE!!!!!!!! Fuck that was some intense shit…

Izzy being badass..

FINALLY we are getting battle couple! MALEC…

Alec in pain… Noooo I didn’t sign up for this…

Noooo Max….

Jeez dragged by a chain, execution??? Damn calm down writers… Please let us fucking BREATHE…

Maia and Simon!!!!

Damn Seb, u need to take some chill pills Buddy…

P.S: I watched the trailer just once so if I am missing any characters or aspects… Apologies…

Also when are we getting the panel in full I wonder???

Also Alisha is a series regular in SH S3… Fuck yeah…

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Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon.

On Thursday, April 4th, 1985, a blast of dystopian satire hit the UK airwaves. Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future was a snarky take on media and corporate greed, told through the eyes of investigative journalist Edison Carter (Matt Frewer) and his computer-generated alter-ego: an artificial intelligence named Max Headroom.
Max became a singular ‘80s pop culture phenomenon that represented everything wonderful and horrible about the decade. Max hosted music video shows; Max interviewed celebrities; Max hawked New Coke; Max Headroom became US network television’s very first cyberpunk series. Max was inescapable — and then almost just as quickly as he had appeared, he was gone.
Thirty years after the premiere, I spoke with the writers, directors, producers, actors, make-up artists, and network executives that helped bring Max Headroom to life. And it all began, like so many things in the ‘80s, with music videos.