such a beautiful miniseries

The Black Sails finale was the best series finale I have ever seen. EVER!

I mean… oh my god, what the fuck can I say about it?! The “final battle” (ships exploding and shit) was amazing, the payoffs for all characters were satisfying.

That final talk between James Flint and John Silver… that was the best resolution and wrap up of a complicated yet strong relationship I could have asked for. What James said was true. But what John said was true. It was simply perfect. Toby Stephens was phenomenal in those ten to fifteen minutes. Honestly, these are the kinds of scenes I love the most. Just two characters in a relaxed setting, just putting all of their cards on the table. Four seasons of development wrapped up in one beautiful scene.

All I want now is for a Treasure Island miniseries with Luke Arnold back as Long John Silver because, holy shit, I could watch him play this role forever.

Major shout-outs to the cast and crew of Black Sails. The writers, the set designers, the fight choreographers, costumers, makeup artists, editors and definitely the music by Bear McCreary. This is such a talented crew and I hope to see them again in future productions.

Black Sails is the best portrayal of pirates I have ever seen. It was brutal, it was hard to watch at times but they presented them as humans. Not one-dimensional villains. You understood why they did the things they did. You understood this world. And, despite it being fiction, it felt real.

It’s been an absolute honour being part of this fandom. I know we’re small compared to others but I love you guys so much. You’ve been so welcoming, so lovely and so awesome. 

You will be missed, Black Sails <3

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Favourite Léon/Bella moments Episode 2

“What must I do for you to believe me? Look me in the eyes… Look me in the eyes. It’s true, you’re right. I toyed with you, I pretended. I played a role to hide my true feelings, but now… Now that doesn’t interest me anymore. Take off my mask. Once and for all.”

I won’t lie, I’m really happy to see Ghetsis again, especially since he’s been neglected for the past two episodes in favor of the Unova Gym Leaders and attack on Opelucid City. Not like I’m complaining tho, since those were two very cool episodes.

It’s been too long, ya heartless bastard.

Kyurem’s Glaciate (I guess? Icy Wind?) is animated beautifully:

As is the counter-attacking fireball N has Reshiram launch:

Goddamn, I love Ghetsis’s little head turn….idk, that’s just another odd-standout to me:

He’s back, and ready to face dear old (not) dad in defense of Unova~ (also, just for comparison, Generations N vs. Best Wishes N)

IDK, would the ‘be careful who you call ugly in middle school’ meme be appropriate here? N’s always been pretty bishie, but now it’s in high quality.

Oh well, getting back on track. I love Ghetsis’s little smirk as N gets ready to face him with Reshiram in an attempt to save Kyurem. You just know he’s already set on fusing the two, and the body language just sells that for me. 

N talks about how he likes Unova because it’s where he learned humans and Pokemon could live together, and the place that taught him to live as a human. 

But we all know Ghetsis don’t give a shit.

He’s got Dragon-fusing to do. He don’t have time to listen to you prattle on about yours or Pokemon’s feelings:

Tho we all know it’s inevitable:

N’s horrified reaction tells it all.

Ghetsis adds insult to injury but stating that if he’d just become King, then Unova would’ve remained beautiful. N seems to kind of accept that he’s likely about to…well, there’s no other way to put it, likely die at the hands of his stepfather and his fused dragon, when he hears Reshiram’s voice–it’s not too late:

N’s little speech has the side effect of him not getting frozen on the spot, and causes an internal conflict between the dragons:

Ghetsis is having none of it.

Especially when N calls him father and starts lecturing him:

He almost bought it. But cue a lightning bolt to counter R-Kyurem’s attack.

Aw yes. Tho I would’ve preferred Hilda, still happy that we do get to the hero of Gen5 after the Gen4 protagonist got shafted. And in B2W2 to boot, which I wanted from the games so badly when they were coming out :D

…You know, writers and execs, it’d be okay if Kalos got two episodes…just sayin’. This shouldn’t have to be an offscreen moment of awesome.

Hot damn, this was an amazing episode.

(And to think we only have three more episodes left of this beautiful miniseries.)

I was tagged (like 3 weeks ago, oops!) by @skyler10fic and @chiaroscuroverse. And since I’m procrastinating thinking tonight… 

name 6 movies you can watch anytime

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Clue
  3. While You Were Sleeping
  4. It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. Beauty and the Beast
  6. North and South (miniseries with Richard Armitage)

All things with a happy ending and sweet romance. ;) 

And now I want to watch N&S, but I will be good and work after I post this. 

Tagging @pellaaearien @lastbluetardis (when you come out from under the cone of science), @fogsblue @krazy-ky-sta-hatter @badwolfrise @perfectlyrose

I have made a playlist on my Youtube channel with all the videos to Phantom adaptations that I have, for your viewing convenience.

None of them are my videos, I’ve just gathered them all up into one place.

99+ videos, over 35 adaptations, all free on Youtube and easily accessible on my playlist

This includes:

  • Phantom of the Opera (1983 movie) with Maximilian Schell as Sandor Korvin (full movie in one video)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent movie) with Lon Chaney as Erik (full movie in one video)
  • Phantom of the Opera (ALW musical) with Ethan Freeman as the Phantom (full musical bootleg in one video)
  • Phantom of the Opera (ALW musical) with Ion Jon Bourg as the Phantom (full musical bootleg in one video)
  • Love Never Dies (Australian Cast) with Ben Lewis as Mister Y (full musical in on video)
  • Phantom: The American Musical Sensation (Yeston and Kopit musical) with Richard White as Erik Carriere (full musical separated into four videos)
  • Fantomu (2011 Takarazuka Flower Troupe production of the Yeston Kopit musical) with Ranju Tomu as Erik Carriere (full musical in one video)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1990 miniseries) with Charles Dance as Erik Carriere (full two-part miniseries, separated into twenty-one videos)
  • Phantom of the Opera (Rosen and Schierhorn musical) with David Staller as Erik (full musical in one video)
  • The Phantom of the Opera on Ice (full performance in one video)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2004 Dirk Kuiper play) Dinuba High School’s production (full play in one video)
  • Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989 movie) with Derek Rydall as Eric Matthews (full movie separated into five videos)
  • El Fantasma de la Opereta Tin Tan (full movie in one video, no English subtitles)
  • Song at Midnight (full movie in one video, no English subtitles)
  • Pyro: The Thing Without a Face/Phantom of the Ferris Wheel (full movie in one video)
  • Popcorn/Phantom of the Cinema (full movie in one video)
  • Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus/Eyes Without a Face (full movie in one video)
  • The Phantom of 42nd Street (full movie in one video)
  • The MeatEater/Phantom of the Bijoux (full movie in one video)
  • Il Monstro dell’Opera/Vampire of the Opera (full movie in one video, no English subtitles)
  • Phantom of the Opera cartoon (full movie separated into six videos)
  • Wishbone - Pantin’ at the Opera (full episode separated into two videos)
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit - Spooks (full cartoon short in one video)
  • Babar - The Phantom (full cartoon episode in one video)
  • Hello Kitty - The Phantom of the Theater (full cartoon episode in one video)
  • Goosebumps - The Phantom of the Auditorium (full episode in one video)
  • Highlander - The Beast Below (full episode in one video)
  • Baywatch - Nevermore (full episode separated into five videos)
  • Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries - The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom (full two-part episodes separated into two videos)
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? (two episodes, one video each)
  • Phantom of the Opera radio show with Basil Rathbone as the voice of Erique Claudin (full radioplay separated into two parts)
  • The Phantom of the Opera CBS horror radio show with Court Benson as the voice of the Phantom (full radioplay in one video)
  • KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (full movie in one video)
  • La Bella e la Bestia (Beauty and the Beast Italian miniseries) with Alessandro Preziosi as Prince Leon (full two-part miniseries separated into two videos, English subtitles)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV show) with Tony Jay as Paracelsus (seven full episodes, separated into four videos each)

Links to the two-part version of 2014 Italo/Spanish TV miniseries “Beauty and the Beast” starring Alessandro Preziosi as prince Léon DalVille and Blanca Suárez as Bella Dubois.
Episode 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2doRsrunWZRalNPZEMxOVdUbDg
Episode 2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2doRsrunWZReUxjb3l0NjZ2Tkk

Enjoy!

Last episode of Generations. I’ll miss this miniseries:

Opening up with them celebrating the new Champion, and AZ’s arrival on-screen, passing by a little girl and her mother who are watching the parade:

The girl recognizes the towering figure as the king from 3000 years ago, and AZ heads up to the stage, requesting a battle from Calem:

It’s then we get an animated version of the tale from 3000 years ago::

“Once a man had a Pokemon he loved very much.”

“An age of war had begun.”

“During the fierce fighting, his dear Pokemon was sent to the battlefield…”

“Several years later…”

“He was given a tiny box.”

“No matter what it took, he wanted to bring his Pokemon back.So he built a machine to give it life.”

“And brought back his beloved Pokemon.”

“The Pokemon lived again, through the power of eternal life.”

“However, the man had suffered too much, and his rage had not subsided…”

“He could not forgive the world that had hurt the Pokemon he loved.”

“And so he took the machine and turned it into the Ultimate Weapon.”

(Ok, I’m trying to not really do much of my own commentary, but that shot of the Ultimate Weapon is beautiful.)

“The man became a bringer of destruction…”

“And he ended the war.”

“But the Pokemon that was given life must have known…that the lives of many Pokemon were taken to restore its life.”

“The Pokemon that had returned to life left the man.”

“Now, he continues to wander eternally, still searching for his Pokemon.”

Meanwhile, as the mother finishes recounting the tale, we see that the battle between Calem and AZ has wrapped up:

AZ reuniting with Floette is beautiful:

A beautiful finale to a beautiful miniseries. I hope we see more like this in the future :”)

dazzledreams  asked:

I saw you posted a pic showing Aisling Franciosi in version of Beauty and the Beast, where is that from? Could you tell me what that is and if there is video?

Aisling Franciosi dubbed Bella Dubois in the English version of 2014 TV miniseries “The Beauty and the Beast” (aka “La Bella e La Bestia”) starring Alessandro Preziosi and Blanca Suárez. The official info page of this miniseries is here and the links can be found in my FAQ.

Mad Hatter description: 

Gotham is ready to play some mind games, casting The Walking Dead‘s Benedict Samuel as DC Comics’ brain-manipulating Mad Hatter, aka Jervis Tetch, TVLine has learned. Per the official casting description provided by Fox and Warner Bros., Tetch is a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her.Samuel recurred on The Walking Dead in Season 6 as the Wolf that Carol caught Morgan trying to rehabilitate (and ultimately killed). Additional credits include the Robert Zemeckis-directed feature The Walk and the Australian miniseries The Beautiful Lie.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby (his most famous), and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair.

Fitzgerald’s work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was the basis for a 2008 film. Tender Is the Night was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. The Beautiful and Damned was filmed in 1922 and 2010. The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald’s own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in Beloved Infidel.