After several years of sidestepping spoilers, Adam Driver is practised at the art of obfuscation. His evasive manoeuvres are near perfect.
On whether he enjoyed acting opposite Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey: “That’s hard to answer. I mean, people assume that we’d spend time with each other. Maybe our characters see each other in the movie?”
On whether he had scenes with Carrie Fisher: “It’s hard to answer without being vague.”
On whether the lightsaber scar on his face, which came courtesy of Rey in The Force Awakens, was moved for the new film: “I noticed a lot of things.”
On whether Kylo Ren’s story has a happy ending: “Not saying yes or no. But continue.”
On whether Han Solo might have known Kylo Ren would kill him: “That’s interesting.”
On whether he appears with his mask off: “Yes, I can answer that. You’ll see it off in the new trailer, so I’m not giving anything away!”
Other times, Driver playfully embraces the absurdity of it all. “I can’t say anything, but what if I signal you,” he jokes. “If I just start sneezing uncontrollably…” He fakes a loud achoo and exclaims, “Bingo! Harrison Ford’s ghost returns!”
When I ask him about Kylo Ren’s mysterious order of Dark Side disciples, the Knights of Ren, he waxes whimsical. “We can talk about them. Peter, Paul, John… No, I was thinking of The Beatles. Except wait – there’s Peter. He was too ambitious on the tambourine. Now you know: the last Knight of Ren is Ringo Starr!”
Let’s analyze the new ending. We have several spoilers in this, If you have read the manga, you know what I’m talking about…
We can see Ymir Fritz receiving the titan power. Yes, the beginning of everything.
We can see the first years of war…
But here it’s when I get impress…
Maybe this person is the First King. But, our sight focus on the people in the background, they’re looking at this three kids eating the organs from that corpse. The method of obtain titan shifter’s power is eat your predecessor. Who knows, maybe they are the King’s daughters, Maria, Rose and Sina (the name of the three walls).
Manga readers, we know the meaning of that. The person in the middle is the Original Titan and the nine titans. The X is the symbol of Erdia.
Several alleged spoilers related to Sanvers’ story line throughout episode 219 were posted on twitter. While we want to make them available in one place for everyone to read, we don’t know the validity of these statements, and therefore we can’t vouche for the source.
Have you seen the new team rainbow rocket stuff? Will you be doing any art with those?
I saw; it looks so interesting! I’d like to see what happens in the game with it first before drawing anything but it seems intriguing so far! Speaking of drawing, I’ll be sure to tag any Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon spoilers (things that weren’t officially revealed to us before the release date) with several spoiler tags like “usum spoilers” or “pokemon spoilers” for a few weeks after release at least, so that anyone who wishes to avoid spoilery content can block those tags if they wish.
From the Marines to the Emmys to the most powerful
cultural force in the galaxy, for ADAM DRIVER, finding his path has been a long, hard battle. Now, for
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, in a role he never
imagined could be so complex, the brooding face of millennial
angst faces his toughest fight yet. Spoiler alert!
—British GQ, December 2017
His face shrouded beneath a hood, Adam
Driver strides toward me. Shoulders hunched,
fists jammed into jean pockets, he lets out a
low whisper, “Hi. I’m Adam.”
The mixed messages – simultaneously
worrying he’ll be recognised and that
he won’t – hang in the air awkwardly as
Driver surveys our spot, a near-empty New
York City café. Neither fear is well-founded;
there is no flock of fans to notice him and
yet there is no mistaking the actor, his grey
“I try to disguise things, but it just doesn’t
really work for me,” Driver says, shedding
the sweatshirt. “I honestly just look the way
I look and it’s difficult to blend in because
I’m tall and I look strange. I shouldn’t put a
judgment on it.”
Others have judged his appearance more
favourably. Driver has been dubbed a “cure
for the cookie-cutter leading man” and “a
millennial sex symbol”. Which may or may not
be a compliment. Although few phrases are as
loaded as “unconventionally attractive”, it’s as
if those two words were combined expressly
to describe Driver. Exaggerated ears; hooded,
slanted eyes; long nose with a boxer’s bridge;
broad mouth and lips – his disparate features
coalesce into a surprisingly appealing whole.
“I guess I never think about it like ‘I am
a leading man’ or ‘I am a sex symbol.’ It’s
strange to hear that stuff. I don’t think I could
have imagined it,” says Driver. Yet, there was
his visage on Gap billboard ads; in American
Vogue with a black-horned ram slung across
his shoulders; in a close-up at the Emmy
Awards, where he was nominated for Best
Supporting Actor three years in a row for his
part in HBO’s Girls; and cast eternally in plastic
as a Kylo Ren action figure for Star Wars:
The Force Awakens – masked and unmasked versions available. (“Not bad,” he says of
the likeness, “but my head and face are a lot
bigger.”) Passers-by who once stopped him to
ask, “How could you do that to Hannah?” in
reference to the bad-boy behaviour of Driver’s
character in Lena Dunham’s runaway-success
television series, now ask, “How could you do
that to Han Solo?”
“It’s a lot,” Driver says, “every part of my life.
If we rewound to ten years ago, I would not
have said that this is what my life would be.
“And now this music,” he waves his
hands at the piano composition streaming
through the café like pretentious Musack,
“is making that sound so emotional. It isn’t
helping, you know?”
Far from angry, the brooding face of
millennial angst is smirking. At 33, Adam
Driver’s signature intensity hasn’t wavered,
but interest in being a tortured artist has.
He’s aware of his tendencies – toward anxiety,
analysis and absolutism – and is taking steps
to temper them. Still, it’s a struggle, seeing
good fortune as anything but a cause for
If we did rewind ten years, we’d see why.
Driver was a Gordian knot of clenched
intensity. Enrolled at New York’s Juilliard
performing arts school, he was so aggressive
that his comments made fellow students cry.
Every morning he would have six eggs for
breakfast, then run five miles to the school
from his home in Queens. He would eat a
whole chicken for lunch and, during his day at
the prestigious drama school, perform random
feats, such as 1,000 push-ups.
“That must’ve been an obnoxious thing
to be around,” he says, shaking his head.
“I was trying to make it as extreme for myself
as possible. Now it just makes me so tired
I’ve met Driver in a peaceful, leafy corner
of the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood that
he and his wife, Joanne Tucker, call home. It’s
a square precinct full of baby strollers that
belies the borough’s hipster cred. “I like sleepy,
quiet places,” Driver explains, “because my
job is very loud.” Right now he’s savouring
a respite from work, the first in a five-year
sprint to stardom and even letting himself
idle a little. Driver, who has made a career
of ill-at-ease eccentricity, is starting to feel
comfortable in his own skin.
He genuinely enjoyed himself on the set of
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will be released
in cinemas this December. “The first one was
all ‘You can’t fuck it up,’ you know? There
was a lot more hanging out this time,” Driver
says. “Then there are just practical things, like
I have a lightsaber. That’s fun.”
It’s been awhile since I have last written a meta for Tokyo Ghoul (:re) and in the time that I didn’t really touch any matters of analysis, I read Berserk. In an odd moment of sudden realisation my brain made the connection between Yoshitoki and Griffith, two characters who don’t really seem to have much in common but when I spent more time thinking about it, a parallel between them actually makes perfect sense to me.
For all the people who are familiar with Tokyo Ghoul but not Berserk, I will explain all relevant information you need to fully understand what I’m talking about but there will be several spoiler ahead, as well as possible trigger for death mentions and emotional abuse, so please read this with discretion.
Griffith is one of the main antagonists in Kentaro Miura’s manga Berserk, he is first introduced to the reader during a confrontation with the main character Guts in which later tries to attack Griffith, the reason for his rage isn’t explained, it’s only mentioned that they have known each other for quite a while.
It is later revealed (during the Golden Age arc), that Griffith used to be the leader of the mercenary group Band of the Hawk. What you need to know about the Band of the Hawk is that they were a group of over hundreds of people (men of all ages with only 1 woman in their ranks, but she was second in command and well respected and beloved by the soldiers) under the command of Griffith, Casca and Guts.
Griffith’s reasoning for forming the Band of the Hawk was his dream to one day rule over his own country, or as much simpler explained with these 2 two screenshots that were provided by my dearest @linkspooky
Of course Griffith is way more complex than that but most of it will be relevant in later parts of the analysis so let’s get started.
Yesterday, several alleged spoilers related to Sanvers’ story line throughout several upcoming episodes were posted on twitter. While we want to make them available in one place for everyone to read, Sanvers Central doesn’t know the validity of these statements, and therefore we can’t vouche for the source.
The latest Episode Prompto trailer has several big spoilers! So please keep that in mind before you post obvious spoilers through text, gif, etc on your blog. Let’s not ruin the surprises of the DLC for others! Please be considerate of your fellow FFXV fans as many want to go into this DLC completely blind. Be sure to tag any possible spoilers as well. Thank you!
Several individuals / groups have received portions of what appears to be one or more Unstable previews Wizards of the Coast had sent out. Specifically, it looks like we may be building a Contraption IRL …
It may be another day or two to get the pieces all together.