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The Demon In The Dark de Forewarned Films

They’re not good at being good.

A secret group of six must work together to deliver a “package” while evading an unknown predator prowling the dark streets of Gotham City. Is it a monster, an alien, or simply a psychopath on a rampage?

Explosions, stabbings and gunfire quickly become part of the plan as the squad desperately races to the drop off point, leaving smoking piles of destruction in their wake.

Uno de los mejores fan-films de superhéroes que he visto en mucho tiempo. Así debería ser Batman para los villanos, una presencia amenazante en las sombras, siempre acechando a su presa sin descanso.

Origins:

The island nation of Themyscira has gone undiscovered for millennia… frankly because those few esoteric historians who had heard of it thought it didn’t exist and the average laymen had no idea what it was.

In the age of gods, seven Olympian women sought justice for the souls of women slain by men. Hera, goddess of women, led Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hestia, and Aphrodite in the creation of an island where the slain women of pre-history would be re-incarnated as ageless Amazons. The queendom of Themyscira was bestowed to Hippolyta, the reincarnated soul of the first fallen woman.

For countless ages, the women of Themyscira lived in tranquil serenity. But Queen Hippolyta was troubled, though she didn’t know why. Hippolyta was slain in her previous life… but what she couldn’t remember is that she was slain whilst pregnant with an unborn daughter. Some time in the late 20th century, the goddesses Artemis and Athena came to Hippolyta in a vision and instructed her to mold the guise of a child out of clay. Hippolyta obeyed, and together the seven goddesses restored the forgotten soul of the last slain woman. The baby came to life and queen Hippolyta named her Diana, after the rising moon present during her ‘birth’.

Diana grew as a normal child, although her aging process was slightly staggered. The goddesses told Hippolyta that as long as she remained on Themyscira, she would grow to an adult, but age no further as the island was enchanted so that no living being would grow old enough to die.

Diana was given gifts by the goddesses at her birth: Demeter, great strength and an understanding of all flora; Athena, wisdom and courage; Artemis, a hunter’s heart and a communion with animals; Aphrodite, beauty and a loving heart; Hestia, sisterhood with fire; Hera, great speed and vitality. Diana grew into each gift with time and became an intelligent, kind, and strong young woman. She forged many friendships with her sister Amazons, including a fierce but friendly rivalry with an Amazon named Anippe (Ah-NEE-Pay) of the Bana-Mighdall.

One faithful day, the sky over Themyscira was suddenly streaked by smoke as what appeared to be a flaming phoenix fell to earth somewhere on the island. Immediately, Queen Hippolyta sent her entire elite guard to investigate. Unbeknownst to anyone on the island, the object which landed was no phoenix, but the smoking wreckage of Col. Steven Trevor’s fighter jet. He and two others had been subject to enemy fire somewhere over the Aegean Sea. Though they had succeeded in taking down the enemies, he had lost his companions and needed desperately to land. He spotted a mysterious island and guided his plane to crash-land there.

Knocked unconscious by the landing, when he awoke, he realized he didn’t know where he was and immediately exited the smoking wreckage of his plane to get his barrings. It wasn’t long until the full guard spotted him and chased him through the jungle. While running through the jungle, he stumbled into the young princess reading. Immediately put on guard, Diana gave chase to Steve and captured him, bringing him to Queen Hippolyta.

Since everyone on Themiscyra spoke a language somewhere between Greek, Latin, and Turkish, Queen Hippolyta had her priestesses ask the gods for understanding, which allowed all on the island to speak English to accommodate their 'guest’, as customary. Steven argued his case and Queen Hippolyta saw fit to return him to his homeland, accompanied by an ambassador from their world. She issued a tournament to decide which woman was the best choice, but she forbade Diana from entering.

Diana had thought to disguise herself and enter the tournament, in which she bested every opponent until she and Anippe were the only two left. Diana bested her in combat and Queen Hippolyta had her step forward and remove the helmet she had worn the entire contest. Upon discovering Diana beneath the disguise, Queen Hippolyta was saddened, angered, and disappointed but swore to the oath she had made, making Diana Steve’s guardian. She was given armor created by the goddess Athena and the god Hephaestus, her Lasso of Truth gifted by Apollo, and a stealth flying machine Steve called an “Invisible Jet”—a gift from Hermes.

Elsewhere in the world, Washington DC to be exact, an ancient artifact was being prepped for exhibit; an ancient vessel, a box, inscribed in a forgotten language. A young archaeologist couldn’t resist the temptation to open the box, unleashing the imprisoned sorceress, Circe, who immediately began to rage against those who had entombed her… the Amazons.

Diana’s first battle as Wonder Woman is against Circe’s undead minions. Circe disappears for a while, long enough for Diana to get to know how things are outside of Themyscira, but returns to give Diana the fight of her life.

Later, after deciding to stay in the world of man as an ambassador and protector of the innocent, Diana adopts the civilian identity of Diana Popodopoulous (less obvious than “Prince” and a nod to her pseudo-Greek origins) and works with the United Nations as a translator and a guide. On one of her many excursions, she meets the scientist, Dr. Doreen Marston, whose controversial experimentation on apes from the Congo are near-cause for an international incident. A freak accident exposes Dr. Marston to a mutagen toxin which gives her the ability to grown to gargantuan size. She becomes the criminal known as Giganta and vows vengeance against Wonder Woman for effectively ruining her life.

Minerva McKinney was an ambitious archaeologist who gained a reputation for going to extreme— and often illegal— methods to obtain the rarest and most valuable of occult specimens. But one of these artifacts changes her life forever… The Chalice of Mafdet was a supposedly enchanted cup which would give anyone who drank from it the mythical powers of the feline goddess. Minerva and her team of miscreants tracked down the Chalice, which she planned to steal. Instead, however, her team was subdued and captured by native worshipers and she was made to be part of a ritual… as the sacrifice. Using her cunning, she was able to escape her bonds and, at the moment a priestess was going to sip from the cup, Minerva pushed her aside and sipped the concoction herself. Immediately, her body began to change and she took on all of the physical characteristics of a cheetah… as well as the power, speed, strength, and bloodlust of a cheetah. She tore several villagers apart before fleeing into the surrounding jungle. There, she encountered Circe, a witch goddess whom promised Minerva great riches (as well as her original human form) if she cooperated with her. The two join forces briefly, during which time Cheetah develops her own vendetta against Wonder Woman and the two become life-long nemeses.

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Kresťan - profesionál

Kresťania-začiatoční dizajnéri teda až tak nepomáhajú v kvalitnej preo robia kresťania-profesionáli? Prečo nezastrešujú túto činnosť práve oni? Nachádzam niekoľko možných odpovedí. Jednou z nich je fakt, že vedia, čo všetko obnáša ich povolanie a odmietajú túto činnosť robiť zadarmo. Svoju prácu chcú urobiť kvalitne, pretože sa týka ich portfólia a preto tiež potrebujú viac času na originálne vypracovanie a „vymýšľajú“ projekty, ktoré môžu byť nákladnejšie (nie je to však pravidlom). Okrem toho sú mnohokrát neústupčiví vo svojej predstave a odmietajú mechanicky vytvoriť vizuálny návrh na želanie. Môžeme teda hovoriť o nepochopení ich profesie zo strany Cirkvi, ale rovnako aj o nedostatku altruizmu (alebo chuti slúžiť) zo strany dizajnérov.

Obdivuhodný príklad dali všetkým animátori spoločnosti Disney. Glen Keane,  ktorý stvoril svetoznáme postavy Ariel, Pocahontas, Aladdina, Tarzana, Zviera a v nedávnej minulosti Lociku (z Na vlásku) sa netají svojou vierou a do práce pre animačného giganta metaforicky vkladá úryvky z Biblie a snaží sa kažou animovanou postavou reflektovať svoj duchovný život: „ Animoval som premenu Zvieraťa v Kráske a zviera, kde sa odrážalo veľa z Kristovej transformujúcej sily. Alebo Arielino želanie žiť v inom svete [v Malej morskej víle] — to je skutočnosť o duchovnom túžení.“ (www.christianitytoday.com)

Radikálnejší prístup zaujal Davy Liu, ktorý spolupracoval na filmoch Leví kráľ a Kráska a zviera. Dobrovoľne sa vzdal šesťmiestneho platu, odišiel z práce a založil spoločnosť Kendu Films (inšpirované Bibliou) so zámerom pozdvihnúť kresťanskú filmovú tvorbu: „Pýtal som sa Boha v modlitbe (prečo sú filmy a diela produkované kresťanmi často nízkorozpočtové a neatraktívne) a on mi povedal že je to preto, lebo dobrí umelci dávajú to najlepšie svetu.“ (christianpost.com)
Aj pre Slovenskú cirkev by iste bolo prospešné, keby v nej vyrástlo viac graficko-dizajnérskych zoskúpení profesionálov, progresívnych ťahúňov, známych nie len v religióznom svete.

Supergirl Episode 12 - Bizarro

I have been anticipating this episode since I first heard about it, that Bizarro would be on the show. While I think there were some excellent things about this episode, relationship drama kinda pulls this episode down, especially coming off the excellent Martian Manhunter show last week. As usual, spoilers ahead.

Let’s start off with the good, namely BIzarro Supergirl, or as we had known her as coma girl in Maxwell Lords vault. We still know nothing about her before being turned into Lord’s experiment, other than she was a pretty much brain-dead Jane Doe, one of seven in fact! Is this supposed to mean it took 7 tries to make her, or will there be more female villains to come? We know that Kat Dennings will be appearing as Giganta in a later episode. I also found it amusing that Cat Grant is the one that names her Bizarro, though secretly I called her Bizarra with the female honorific because it amuses me, dammit!

Now, Bizarro is not a clone as he is in the comics, as mentioned before, she is one of seven comatose girls taken by Maxwell Lord and given some sort of chemical via IV drip made from Supergirls DNA that was on the Red Tornado arm Max confiscated. Needlessly complicated, but whatever. I was also quite amused that Kara refered to her stilted speech as “Cookie Monster” speech, though didn’t go full on “Me am Bizarro.” Power-wise, she is similiar with flight and strength, but I was pleased to see that Bizarro Supergirl possessed heat breath, and freeze vision (though it’s never seen actually freezing anything other than being a different color). It’s also discovered that kryptonite actually makes her stronger! It also causes her face to distory and become chalky and cracked and even more Bizarro like, awesome!

The fight scenes were well done I thought, we even had a couple of shots where they used their eye beams and breath powers on each other, although Supergirl was a very reluctant opponent. Kara was very sympathetic to BIzarro and wanted to help her without hurting her. Although with Maxwell Lord’s brainwashing, Bizarro was more than willing to give a a beatdown. However, after witnessing “Bad Supergirl” saving people, she began questioning if Supergirl was really bad, albeit in “Cookie Monster” talk, at least until the afforementioned Kryptonite attack. It took some specially engineered Blue Kryptonite to finally take her down, and even then Kara would go on to hold her hand as the weakened villainess was put back into a coma, to be used in a later episode I assume.

Now onto what I considered the bad of the episode. First off, the relationship baggage. The whole Adam/Kara things seemed very forced to me and rushed, and I felt that this was something that could have been built up for more than a single episode before disintergrating. I can tell this is going to be trouble for Kara and Cats relationship in the future, as Kara broke things off with Adam, with his character heading back to Opal City with a broken heart. I also can’t help but scratch my head that Kara would fall so deep for Adam and his nice-guy, say all the right things when Winn has been pining for her the same exact way.

There was an awkward scene, in fact, with Winn and James after they find out that Kara is dating Adam (or at least trying to) and they share a drink. While Winn has resigned himself to the Friendzone, he urged james to tell Kara how he really feels, but Jimmy is still hooking up with Lucy! Overall, this scene seemed a bit off and I now believe we are in a love quadrangle with nearly all our main male characters (save Hank and Max) jonsing for some Kara/Supergirl. Another wrinkle was added in as we see James confessing to Bizarro of all people that he loves Kara, for all her inner qualities that makes her Kara. I sense trouble brewing on the horizon for relationships.

The last part I have devoted to Maxwell Lord. Right from the start from his introduction, I figured that he was our “Lex Luthor” for the show. Since then, he’s been used sparingly here and there, but with tonight bringing some of his plans to the fore, I think they were right to do that. He seemed way over the top in a mad scientist way. By the end of the episode, though, we had Alex busting in on Max and detaining him, sending him to a prison cell, do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars. This pisses off Hank/J'onn as he knows A) she did it without permission, and B) Max is too much in the public eye to not be noticed. This is gonna bite everyone in the ass, especially since Max knows Kara is Supergirl and is intent on exposing her when he gets out. I found that his actor was hamming it up so much that I half-expected the end of the episode to have us tune in next week, “Same Super-Time, Same Super-channel” to find out what happens next.

Overall, I gave this episode a 6. We had a good antagonist (Bizarro) coupled with a mad scientist (Max), coupled with a confusing and lame love quadrangle (Kara, Winn, James, and Adam) that lost one of the sides (Adam) far too suddenly for anyone to really care. At least next week, we have Supergirls take on the ever popular Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”, as we see the Black Mercy plant inside Karas apartment and latching onto her before the credits roll. Will our Daring Dame be able to resist that Poisonous Plants deadly effects? We’ll find out next time, Same Super-Time, Same Super-channel! Nananananana Supergirl! o/

[OOC] Guia: como lidar/jogar com a Alice

Alô, galera de cowboy. n KJDFLKLJ~LKJ Meu nome é Barb e hoje eu tô aqui pra fazer um guia maroto e humilde de como lidar com essa giganta chamada Alice que vocês tão vendo aí. É difícil entender ela, eu sei, e por isso eu tô fazendo esse post aqui pra vocês saberem um pouco mais sobre ela e sobre as doenças dela, e quem sabe, marcar um plotzinho aqui pra desenvolver nossos chars!

[!!!] Nesse post eu estou assumindo que você já está ciente da bio da Alice, e se não a leu ainda, clica aqui. Além disso, por favor, saiba diferenciar IC de OOC. Se nossos chars acabarem brigando ou se a Alice acabar chateando seu char, lembre-se: é a personalidade da char, e se necessário, brigue em IC. Eu (Barb) não tenho nada a ver com a Alice e portanto não vou assumir nem tolerar nenhum drama OOC. Ok?

Já leram tudo certinho? Estão prontxs? Ok, então vamos lá!

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El sábado  a la noche, después de dos años de silencio y un día antes de aparecer en el half-time show del SuperBowl, esa superproducción mediática y deportiva estadounidense de la que a veces nos enteramos como algo distante, Beyoncé nos hizo un regalo. “Formation” es lo nuevo de esta giganta de la música, una obra audiovisual que nos fuerza a reflexionar mientras bailamos, mente y cuerpo involucrados.

“Formation” es sólo el último hito en lo que es una clara corriente teórica de parte de Beyoncé. Desde los lejanos tiempos de Destiny’s Child que la cantante se encarga de construir una identidad que alude a problemáticas sociales. Podrá haber empezado con cuestiones más clichés, como el tipo de hombre que quiere, para después en Beyoncé (2013) bajar el ancla en cuestiones de femineidad y presiones sociales sobre la estética. Pero siempre hubo presente en su arte un cuestionamiento sobre cómo ser un individuo en sociedad, cómo ser una mujer en este mundo y cómo ser una mujer negra en Estados Unidos. Es decir, la obra de Beyoncé jamás pecó de ingenua. Ni siquiera lo intentó. Y luego de años de trabajo llega a nosotros “Formation”, que no puede ocultar su intención política.

“¿De qué carajo habla esta piba?”, puedo escuchar a la distancia. “Beyoncé, ¿política? ¿La de ‘Single Ladies’? ¿Esa que hizo una canción con Shakira?”. Dejame que te explique.

Nos gusta hablar sobre lo “pop” porque es fácil. Creemos entender qué significa, y lo usamos liberalmente cuando hablamos sobre lo que suena en la radio, lo que aparece en la televisión, etc. No es común decir que el cine puede ser pop, pero creo que si prendemos Radio Disney y miramos la comedia romántica que se estrenó el jueves pasado, muchos estarían dispuestos a decir que hay ciertas similitudes, al menos en el modo de consumo. ¿Y cuál es este modo? Suele estar ligado a una noción de placer, positiva (relax, no requiere pensar) o negativa (narcotización, no requiere pensar). Es fácil porque podemos, si queremos, quedarnos en la orilla y no pescar muy profundo. Podemos bailar o decir que le damos al protagonista, y que el disfrute pase solo por ahí. Y, como ya dije antes, no hay nada malo en eso.

Sin embargo, creo que hacerle hombritos al término “pop” es ignorar el poder que tiene y los brazos de su omnipresencia. Porque, a fin de cuentas, el hecho de que su modo de consumo implique una apertura generalizada y casi sin restricciones de nuestros oídos, nuestro hogares y nuestras pestañas de YouTube, le otorga miles de posibilidades. Tiene un nivel de llegada que pocas artes y pocas prácticas tienen. Hacerse responsable de este poder, cargárselo a los hombros y hacer algo con él: eso es lo que hizo Beyoncé. (…)

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