rogue's march

Can I just say like… I’m not American so I can’t really know what it’s like out there right now, but I am really proud of you guys. Like, Trump - a man known to have sexually assaulted multiple women - is elected, so the women of your country not only turn out in their millions but they inspire women around the world to do the same in solidarity. He preaches anti-intellectualism, so your scientists host database hacking and saving days to preserve data. He bans government agencies from speaking the truth, so they create rogue social media accounts that spread facts even at the risk of their jobs. He brings in racist immigration bans, causing chaos in airports and huge uncertainties in the lives of real, innocent people, so protesters swarm to the airports, lawyers work pro bono round the clock to get people into the country, and people mobilise to destroy him in the high court in a day.
I know this is awful and it sucks and it’s only been one freaking week, but you guys are doing amazing right now and I am so moved and so proud. It’s gonna be tough and everyone will have to pick their battles and just keep fighting and pushing, and this isn’t how it should be but at least we know there are people with the guts and the gumption to do what they can.
You guys are the sand in the gears.

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aight friends, i’m sure y’all remember @greymichaela​’s post, right? time to have a go at it, then

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Soundtrack (in order of appearance)
  • 1. Speed of Sound: Chris Bell
  • 2. Lover: Devandra Banhart
  • 3. William Tell Overture: Traditional
  • 4. Screw the Man: The Jerk Offs
  • 5. Twilight: The Raveonettes
  • 6. You Don't Have To Love Me (io che non vivo senza te): Dusty Springfield
  • 7. Xavier: The Submarines
  • 8. Middle Management: Bishop Allen
  • 9. Fever: Takka Takka
  • 10. Sonido Total: The Pinker Tones
  • 11. Our Swords: Band of Horses
  • 12. Snoopy: The Playboys
  • 13. Go Deep: Silas Hite and Mark Mothersbaugh
  • 14. Boys Don't Cry: John Enroth
  • 15. All the Wine: The National
  • 16. Insistor: Tapes 'N Tapes
  • 17. Just the Way You Are: Billy Joel
  • 18. Wannabe: Spice Girls
  • 19. After Hours: We Are Scientists
  • 20. Kennedy: Ratatat
  • 21. Negative: Project Jenny, Project Jan
  • 22. Very Loud: Shout Out Louds
  • 23. Where There's A Will There's a Whalebone: Islands
  • 24. Why: Colin Kiddy
  • 25. Slight of Hand: Army Navy
  • 26. Trust your Stomach: Marching Band
  • 27. 12 Gays of Christmas: John Cantwell
  • 28. Baby You're my Light: Richard Hawley
  • 29. Karate: Kennedy
  • 30. Little Motel: Modest Mouse
  • 31. You Sexy Thing: Hot Chocolate
  • 32. Riot Radio: The Dead 60s
  • 33. Silvery Sleds: Army Navy
  • 34. How to Say Goodbye: Paul Tiernan
  • 35. Last Words: The Real Tuesday Weld
  • 36. Ottoman: Vampire Weekend
  • 37. Electro Socket Blues: Rogue Wave
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Man Hunt (1941)
The Fritz Lang remake of Rogue Male

people on twitter are discussing the Sunny March upcoming project “Rogue Male” starring Benedict; the original survivalist thriller written by geoffrey household in 1939… and i thought i’d post here the amazing fritz lang adaptation in 1941 of this story.

(it will be interesting in these volatile times to see how they portray the dictator that thorndike [benedict] chooses to hunt. there are rather a lot of dictators to currently choose from…). plus we might also get to see BC looking like this again;

Let’s take a look at this deep dive into Cassian’s feelings about Jyn in the Rogue One novelizaion:

“Most of all, he listened for Jyn. He listened for her struggles. He listened for her voice. He tried to determine which steady tread on the sand was hers. For all Cassian heard, she might have vanished from the face of Jedha.
Was it concern that made him fixate on her? His mission was to find Saw and, through Saw, find the pilot; find proof of an Imperial weapon that could mutilate the galaxy. If possible, he was also to find an eliminate Galen Erso – a man very likely culpable in that weapon’s creation. Jyn was first and foremost a means of finding Saw. She’d already served that purpose, which meant she was now expendable.
She dominated his thinking nonetheless. Cassian believed pity nor pragmatism explained it.
Maybe it was the need he’d seen in Jyn, the fire that had carried her through the fighting in the Holy Quarter. It seemed obscene to leave that need unanswered, abandoned to the dust.”


Just…look at this pragmatic, ruthless, unerringly devoted rebel captain falling completely in love. And it’s such a foreign concept for him - his eyes have been fixed on the flag of the Empire for so long, so bent on taking it down, that when he’s forced to look down he can’t remember what looking into the eyes of a fellow soul feels like. And he looks into hers and sees so much of himself: the world-weary gaze of a compassionate soul for whom trust is as foreign as emotional connection. And from that empathy an understanding grows into love - a love firmly rooted in mutual admiration and respect.

if Batman, all the robins and bat girl/women were captured at the same time by “insert new villain here” that each of Batman’s rogues would start marching towards the new villains hide out and about a block away they’d all merge into a group and without a word"except joker who is laughing" they’d take down the new villain and free the bat family and then they’d leave without a word, Catwoman tells Batman"without Batman theirs no fun in committing crimes

@kumaoftheforest

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Part 32/83 of my Female Rogues of Gotham City series

Jervis Tetch by himself is already a far more formidable threat than his small stature and soft-spoken manner would indicate.  But put him with his loyal band of Wonderland citizens and he is nigh-unbeatable.  The motley crew known as the Wonderland Gang is sometimes a dysfunctional one, with arguments between members and accidental detonations in the lair all too common, but at their core they are a family.  And while the gossiping Tweedles, the deceptive gentle giant the Walrus, and the fast and furious getaway driver the Gryphon are certainly to be feared, one finds that the female of the species in this case can be even more dangerous.

Harriet Barnes—The March Hare—was the only evidence of the union between an innocent remarried civilian woman and a deceased high-tier criminal henchman and grew up in an environment full of resentment and cold stares; the only person in the world she loved was her younger sister, who joined her in her new life’s mission to spite her new family.  It was then she found a place among the Mad Hatter’s gang, where she became a gunrunner and stuntwoman par excellence, finally able to indulge in her love of adventure and perpetual adrenaline rush.  At times, however, Harriet still feels a bit of guilt for dragging her beloved sister into the underworld with her and in her lowest moments finds comfort in the bottom of a bottle of scotch; as long as her trigger finger stays steady, she’ll indulge all she feels like.

Trisha “Tick” Barnes—The White Rabbit—was the March Hare’s half-sister and had never known her family’s criminal roots until recently; her parents always pampered her and let her get away with everything, which planted the seeds of her own immorality and resentment, leading her to abuse their trust and side with Harriet over them. Never having learned right and wrong very well, she’d always been fascinated with Gotham’s rogues and even harbored crushes on a few, and so she was thrilled to find a place in the Wonderland Gang alongside her childhood heroes.  As the gang’s youngest inductee, Tick finds no greater joy than in making her own explosives and curious gadgets and gleefully watching chaos unfold around her, her love of misadventure managing to outstrip that of her sister.

Sayana Kapoor—The Dormouse—moved from India to Gotham with her parents when she was six years old and, not long after, found herself an orphan when her parents were slaughtered, their corpses fashioned to look like human dolls; when she ran screaming for help, the killer found her and sewed her own mouth shut so she wouldn’t blab to the police.  Although her mouth has healed, leaving only scars behind, and she has effectively found a new family among the Wonderland Gang, the trauma remains so great that she is completely mute, preferring to communicate in sign language with her friends translating for her.  And with her new expertise in martial arts, throwing weapons, and smoke and mirrors stealth, Sayana hopes to someday avenge her parents’ murder.

Petra Tenniel—The Carpenter—was once a carpenter with dreams of being an architect who had been thrown into a dangerous situation in one of the buildings she was tasked with overseeing, resulting in a three-week coma and the loss of her unborn child. Outraged, heartbroken, and looking for justice, especially after the arrest of her husband after he tried to fight on her behalf, she built an elaborate trap and got revenge on the ones who’d wronged her; the Wonderland Gang took notice and offered her a job, which she accepted if her husband, soon to be christened the Walrus, was allowed to come with her.  Now, Petra works as Jervis Tetch’s personal deathtrap architect and technological consultant, and she’s all but adopted the gang’s younger members, giving her purpose and happiness once again.

The Daisy Chain is the Wonderland Gang’s eyes and ears; no one knows their names precisely or indeed how many of them there are, but so many of these young women were once urchins, streetwalkers, and desperate henchwomen looking for semi-honest work anywhere they could.  Now, they are the Mad Hatter’s version of the Baker Street Irregulars, slipping unseen into nightclubs, bars, and any seedy location in Gotham’s underbelly, sometimes in disguise, and gleaning what information they can before reporting back. And if things get violent, a hail of bullets, a whack with a mallet, or a flash of colorful smoke certainly would not go amiss, and all the while they will never breathe a word except to their boss.

The wonderful March Hare, White Rabbit, Dormouse, and Carpenter all belong to my good friend @mcgeeky25.

'Rogue One': Sneak Peek at Art for Marvel's Comic Book — and the Scenes It Adds In
Jyn Erso and Saw Gerrera in the comic-book adaptation of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (Image: Marvel)

Get ready for a Rogue One you haven’t seen before. As previously announced, Marvel is set to launch a six-issue adaptation of the intergalactic smash Star Wars story and the comic book will include material that didn’t make the final cut of the film.

Today, Marvel released initial interior artwork from the comic version, the first issue of which will hit newsstands on April 5. Here’s your first look at four pages worth of panels, illustrated by Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua, featuring familiar scenes from the film of Jyn Erso‘s escape from an Imperial penal colony, her meeting on Yavin 4 with Mon Mothma and Cassian Andor, her rendezvous with Saw Gerrera on Jedha, and her plea to Alliance leaders to go to Scarif to steal the Death Star plans — a scene that may be expanded from the film (more on that below).

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Writer Jody Houser has been working with Lucasfilm‘s Story Group and movie director Gareth Edwards to flesh out the comics with additional scenes, some of which were included in the novelization.

Related: ‘I Rebel’ and Other Trailer Scenes That Didn’t Make Final Cut of ‘Rogue One’

As we’ve noted, the Rogue One book, written by Alexander Freed, included several sequences not in the theatrical release. Among them:

  • Immediately after Imperial Director Orson Krennic captures Galen Erso during the prologue, the two men exchange words aboard Krennic’s shuttle — with the corpse of Lyra Erso between them.
  • The destruction of Jedha City is depicted from the point of view of various characters on the ground, including a Stormtrooper detail that didn’t evacuate in time, as well as the family of the little girl Jyn rescued from the marketplace shootout, all of whom get obliterated in the Death Star blast.
  • After the Alliance attack on Eadu, there’s an interlude aboard Krennic’s shuttle where he is summoned to Mustafar to appear before Darth Vader.
  • The Yavin 4 briefing room scene at the end is much longer, featuring testimony by Bodhi and Jyn, and more Mon Mothma.
  • During the Rogue One team’s shuttle ride from Yavin 4 to Scarif, there’s more conversation among the crew, including an exchange in which Jyn Erso is conferred the rank of sergeant, which explains why she’s called “Sgt. Jyn Erso” in promotional materials and toys.
  • Between the sections of the novelization, there are “recovered” messages that include journal entries from Mon Mothma, correspondence between Krennic and Erso, and prayers from Guardians of the Whills.

Related: The Ultimate Guide to ‘Rogue One’ Easter Eggs and ‘Star Wars’ References

For now, the Marvel adaptation will be your only chance to see visuals of these missing moments. The home version of Rogue One, arriving March 24 on Digital HD and April 4 on Blu-ray/DVD, will not include any deleted or alternative scenes.

In addition to the interior artwork, Marvel also released some variant covers (below), including the “Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant” designed by Mike Mayhew, and the “Movie Variant,” based on the theatrical poster.

‘Rogue One/Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant’ (Image: Mike Mayhew)
‘Rogue One Movie Poster Variant’ cover (Image: Marvel)
The previously released ‘Action Figure Variant’ (Image: John Tyler Christopher/Marvel)
Here’s the official ‘Rogue One’ issue No. 1 cover (Image: Phil Noto/Marvel)

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