New hotness. Circa 1939 Detrola camera, made in Detroit. $60 on eBay. Uses 127 film, which goes for $10+ a roll and only yields 8 exposures per roll, assuming you use it right, which I’m not confident about but at least I have the manual. Wollensak 50mm f/4.5 retractable lens.
If it wasn’t for Damien Chazelle we never would’ve seen La La Land. We’re not much into musicals but we loved Whiplash (one of our favorite movies ever) and we couldn’t wait to see his second film. So we entered the cinema with mixed feelings, bursting with curiosity but yet skeptical. Two hours later, while Emma Stone was humming over the credits, we didn’t want to leave our sits.
La La Land is such a great movie! It’s just magic. Pure rhythm and enthusiasm with explosions of color and emotions in every corner (as illustrators we deal with colors everyday and we still cannot believe they managed to mix all those different colors so perfectly!). Chazelle drags us into his “technicolor world made out of music and machine” ;) with his constantly moving and swirling camera, that leaves you panting as if you’ve been dancing along with Seb and Mia. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are so good too. They’re funny, romantic and genuine in every moment. And that score! Hurwitz made a stunning job (and he’s even commenting it on Genius.com), we loved every single song and couldn’t stop singing them for weeks! I am whistling “City of Stars” right now, actually.
We loved everything but what we loved the most is the romance, because - to us - it’s no ordinary romance. Mia and Sebastian end up together. True. But both are most of all in love with their dream. As in the opening song “Another Day of Sun” the girl recalls how she left her lover to chase her dream, same happens to our characters, pulled away from each other by their ambitions. When they decide to part there’s no tragedy, no screaming, no crying, no argument. “Thing is, we’re just gonna have to wait and see”. Just this, and it’s over. They love each other, it’s sweet and it’s true, but they both also know how much fulfilling their dream is important to them.
the thrilling conclusion of the knife search saga! plus bonus my mom looking cute showing off the other half of her presents. she saw me taking the picture of the knives and excitedly got the mug off of her bedside table so i could get a picture of it, too! (so i made sure she gave me an actual paying attention to the camera grin & got the one of her, too).
DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE GIVEN UP ON MOFFTISS AND DO NOT WANT TO HAVE YOUR HOPES CRUSHED AGAIN, AS THIS MIGHT BE UTTER BULLSHIT, but:
I just re-watched tfp to overanalyse the utter shit this episode was and found something that made me a little suspicious:
This shot is one of the cameras in Eurus cell. It is one of the recorded videos that show her manipulating the prison warden, and it reads 18992201.Of couse they could be random numbers, but I thought hey, why not strip them down. The first idea was a date, 22.01.1899, but I couldn´t really find anything.
But what if we seperate them? There have been numerous rumours that we might get a fourth episode next sunday and someone even found out that yahoo has a fourth episode listed.
The date for that episode is the 22.01.
Now we´ve still got 1899 left. A little google search on Arhtur Conan Doyle was done and I found THIS:
Conan Doyle wrote a PLAY in 1899 THAT DREW MATERIAL FROM SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA, THE FINAL PROBLEM AND A STUDY IN PINK.
Now, lets see what we got this episode:
the girl who not only played the girl on the plane, but also one of the sisters at the beginning in A Scandal in Belgravia. (Plus: everyone on the plane in tfp was “asleep”, just like the dead people in asib)
A Study in Pink
basically the whole ending of this episode was asip flashbacks. We´ve got shock blankets, 221b, even the flippin text Sherlock send (You know where to find me. SH) is the exact same text he send to Lestrade in the beginning of asip. Everything is back to the beginning.
There is so much more to this, but I really want to believe I´m on the right track here. They promised us a rug pull, but they had to give us a rug first. This is it.
The reason TFP was so bad was because it wasn´t the original story. It´s a PLAY. In fact, this is THE PLAY where one of Conan Doyles famous quotes regarding his characters comes from:
Doyle later recounted how he had received a cable from Gillette
inquiring, “May I marry Holmes?”, to which Conan Doyle replied, “You may
marry him, murder him, or do anything you like to him.
THAT IS WHAT THEY DID. They redid 1899 and made us believe we we´re watching the original story. But it´s not, and we will have to wait to the 22.01 to find out what really happened.
(sorry if this was rambly. I am neither a good writer nor is my english good enough to put all my thoughts into words. but my key message is: if you are still willing to hope, please do!)