is it just me or the guy from "The Strange Disappearance of D.B. Cooper" is very coulson-like??? i need smt to be whipped up and presented abt it, preferably with as much words as possible
Well, it sounds like you’re the one to do it, Anon! :D I don’t know if The Strange Disappearance of DB Cooper is a tv show, documentary, movie, or if you’re just referring to the story of DB Cooper – I’m familiar with the story, but I don’t know which retelling you’re referencing. (I googled but “the strange disappearance of DB cooper” is the title of like half of the stuff made about him.)
But to get you thinking, I suspect the resemblance between the DB Cooper sketch and Coulson is not entirely unintentional. Coulson’s character design evokes the Men In Black (the original cryptid version from alien abduction retellings, the Mothman encounters, &etc, not the media franchise), and more generally implies the Anonymous White Bureau-Auto-crat, a man as nondescript as possible because the work he does is as anonymous as possible. He’s meant to be the secret weapon who looks like the cog in the machine. The flat conservative hairstyle, generic white-male face (sorry Clark Gregg, you have a quite attractive generic white-male face), suit, and sunglasses serve the same purpose in both Coulson’s design and DB Cooper’s appearance: to simultaneously present an air of authority and an air of anonymity. I believe the sunglasses were added in Thor, but even in the first Iron Man film he was painted as a dangerous man who intentionally presents as a harmless bureaucrat.
DB Cooper’s insane stunting combined with his total anonymity – we don’t know where he came from or what happened to him – was an exceptionally powerful icon in the seventies especially, when the story dominated the headlines. It’s not out of the question that the image of DB Cooper contributed materially to our culture’s view of the power of anonymity, which in turn influenced Coulson’s character design.
So a lot of people have been talking about how Jack’s recent video titles could contain some double meaning, referencing the video as well as Anti… And we all know this was something that’s been utilized before, leading up to SAY GOODBYE… Well maybe it’s because I’m over-analyzing everything, but I’d like to propose that,
even after SAY GOODBYE, these types of titles have been around for awhile
SURPRISE ATTACK | Hello Neighbor #5 (x) DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT | Layers Of Fear - Part 4 (x) ESCAPING THE SYSTEM! | Clone Drone #2
(x) LOSING ALL FAITH | Guess The Wikihow #3 (x) The complete absence of an all-caps titlein Sara Is Missing (x)
CALLING ALL DEMONS | Layers Of Fear - Part 5 (x) SOMETHING MOVES IN THE DARK | Anxiety Lost Night (x) BE QUIET OR DIE | Party Hard #2
(x) DON’T BITE MY FACE OFF | Resident Evil 7 Midnight (x) RESCUE ME! | Subnautica #24 (x)
THIS WAS A BAD IDEA | True Or False #4 (x) HEY! THAT HURTS! | Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator #6 (x) MAKE IT RIGHT! | Layers Of Fear - Part 6 (END) (x)
RIGHT OR WRONG? | Moral Machine (x) FROM BAD TO WORSE | Astroneer #4 (x) STRANGE HAPPENINGS! | Oxenfree - Part 1 (x)
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO | SuperHOT VR #4 - END (x)
DON’T TURN OFF THE LIGHTS | Oxenfree - Part 2 (x) PREPARE FOR BATTLE | Ancient Warfare 2 (x) PIERCE THE DARKNESS | Night Lights Demo (x) LETS PLAY A GAME | Oxenfree - Part 3 (x)
WHY WON’T YOU DIE!? | Party Hard #10 (x) WANNA PLAY? | Tattletail (x) BOW DOWN TO ME | Obey (x) RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! | Resident Evil 7 - Part 1 (x)
IN PLAIN SIGHT | Gmod: Prop Hunt (Funny Moments) (x) MANAGE MY MONSTERS | Lobotomy Corp
(x) WHY WON’T YOU DIE!? | Resident Evil 7 - Part 2 (x)
My thinking behind a lot of these is that it’s either Jack and Anti talking back and forth to each other… Anti: “BE QUIET OR DIE” Jack: “DON’T BITE MY FACE OFF”
Or it’s Jack talking to us… Jack: “RESCUE ME!” “YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO” “DON’T TURN OFF THE LIGHTS” “PREPARE FOR BATTLE”
Or it’s both Jack and Anti talking to us… Jack: “MAKE IT RIGHT” Anti: “RIGHT OR WRONG?”
So yeah idk some of these might be a stretch and there may be some that I missed but overall wow… Whatever’s going on and whatever Jack/Anti have planned next, I’m beyond hyped!
Notes: Just listen to the song. Trust me. All of it. // This is also based on a very famous legend, one of those that happened everywhere, so god knows where it truly came from, but my Grandfather told it to me <3 I made some changes of course.
It was the October ball that night; a celebration on
the 31st to bid the month farewell and welcome November.
The ballroom was filled with couples dancing to slow
tunes, women in simple dresses, and men in navy or army uniforms. Captain Steve
Rogers seemed to be the only one without a partner as he stood in the middle of
the room, but the doors opened and he locked eyes with her. People parted like the red sea when she walked in and joined
him on the dance floor. She twirled in front of Steve, letting him know she had
chosen him, and he was in a daze. He caught her by the waist and grabbed her
right hand to lead their dance; for a brief second, their faces had been an
she said when they introduced themselves.
Somehow, Steve was unable to formulate many questions.
He was hypnotized by the young woman. Her beauty, and the way she seemed to
float when she danced. He paid no attention to his surroundings, or the song
they danced to, until he felt watched. Every couple stared at them with warm smiles
on their faces, they were the center of attention, and just when Steve felt
like asking her if she had noticed, he heard her singing softly, and then
everybody joined her.
With The Last Jedi being plural and Daisy's comments that she doesn't think Rey is a jedi from oh so long ago, do you think (one of?) the additional Jedi from the title is meant to be Ben? After all, being 23 when he fell and given that he'd like have been training as long as - if not longer - than Luke had in ROTJ when he called himself a Jedi... do you think that Rey is not referenced in the title at all but rather Luke and Ben as The Last Jedi - and perhaps a focus on their relationship?
I certainly think it’s possible that ‘The Last Jedi’ refers to Ben as well as Luke and Rey, but I don’t think Rey is excluded from the title. It’s intentionally vague and ambiguous, and it’s meant to be cryptic and have multiple legitimate interpretations. My personal belief is that it refers to the three people who are going to be shown to have had direct experience of the Jedi - Rey as the new apprentice, Ben/Kylo as the fallen apprentice, and Luke as the failed master.
And as if
the radio was trying to mock us, it had to play that song.
It was still raining when I exited the coffee shop. My
favorite hot beverage in one hand, a script pressed against my chest using my
arm, and an umbrella in the other one as I made my way through the city. The gray sky made it look like it was almost
midnight when it was actually 4:30 pm.
Working in a production house had its pros and cons.
Sometimes one of us had to deliver scripts to some actors when we were interested
in casting them in a film. I was on a mission to deliver one that day, but I knew
I had been called for other reasons as soon as I read the familiar address on
the memo; this is how we had met.
In time, one thing led to another, needless to say.
I was still half a block away from his apartment and I
could already hear the loud music coming from the inside.
The last and greatest project of German art historian Aby Warburg was his Mnemosyne Atlas. Left unfinished upon his death, the masterwork consisted of thousands of images Warburg had collected over the last decades of his life, sorted by category onto large boards (he completed 79 of 200) based on the images they contained. Isolating details of bodies and symbols, Warburg used the project to construct a lineage between the art of antiquity and the imagery of the 20th century, suggesting how the language of classical gestures gradually accrued pathos over the centuries, accounting for its sway over us in the present. Though its absurdist element hardly needs explication, Warburg’s practice offers a profound suggestion of a constructive approach to history that escapes the trap of seeing a moment in time, such as our current one, as an aberration as opposed to on a continuum. In this recent photograph by Xaviera Simmons, a black woman carries and poses with boards that call to mind Warburg’s Atlas explicitly. The one referenced in the title is covered in red scraps of paper. At once rigorously composed and subtly humorous, the image draws a direct parallel between Simmons’ own constructive practice and Warburg’s. Simmons’ work is highly attuned to the way that visibility is constructed, and how a body’s subtle gestures and movements form a language of doing so. On the other side, this image literalizes the manner in which these dense histories are often a burden that must be carried, in particular by women of color.
Why do I keep writing from Eames’s POV? I find this man almost impossibly complicated, and picking apart his feelings and motivations is slaying my narrative flow.
Yes, I’m referencing the next Psycho Heroes installment. Working title: You Can Close Your Eyes (But That’s Not Gonna Take Away the View). Heh, maybe my narrative flow is just weighed down by the length of that title. Ah, well. This piece is mostly written, but it’s inching along due to my issues with Eames-interpretation. Iiiinnnching along.
This will be updated with more spoilers as they come. I just thought for my sanity and for anyone else who wants to speculate and add to it, it would be cool to bring all the spoilers and spec under one roof.
Here is what we know:
it’s a regina centric
there will be some kind of EQ showdown
The title is referencing Robin and Regina’s page
Captain Nemo will be staring in a few episodes starting 6.14 (image 1 below)
Killian ends up back at the shipyards judging by Kats posts (image 3)
There’s also been some reports of Lana and Tony filming (Regina and her father) by Kat. (Image 4)
Lana was interviewed one thing I thought was telling was the following remark: “Right now she’s a snake, but she’s not a snake for long. She comes back, and Episode 14 (airing March 26) is a big Evil Queen/Regina episode. There’s a big standoff between them, and there are a lot of words exchanged. A lot of words are exchanged! It was quite challenging, and also a lot of fun.”
There were also reports that Jen shot a few days IN STUDIO
Rose/Tinkerbell shot around the time consistent with 6.14
And then of course we have an image of Jen and Colin and then just Colin in the preview that don’t look happy. It’s worth noting that the one with both of them in the shot but with the focus on Jens sad face looks to be during daylight, while the one of Killian looks to be during night time.
My theory for 6.14 is as follows:
I think rather early on Emma is going to find out the secret. Because it’s a regina centric there is a possibility I think that Emma will be told BY the EQ but I am going to guess that she is told by Killian. I am basing this on the fact that the close up in the promo seems to be in the CS house with both of them during her sad face and it also seems to be during the daytime. I am also basing this on the reports of her filming in studio. I am going to assume that she doesn’t take it well. Not horribly but mostly sad because of the timing and how it may feel in relation to the proposal (judging this by her face). I think that she will clearly be upset and that she might ask for some time to think. I do think the ring will be removed just because it doesn’t pop up I believe in spoilers until the 17th episode. I’m also basing her need for some time to process on the fact that I think Killian is terrified that the truth will create distance between them and I dont think he’d create it on his own unless she asked for a day to process or something like that. I think after this scene we will get into whatever the story for Regina is. We know there will be some flashbacks with her father. And that Robin and the EQ will all be involved. I’m still not sure if I think WishRobin will take the EQ up on her offer. My gut says page 23 will be what he needs to at least know he should help Regina before he leaves. Who knows maybe we even might get a scene where WishRobin is able to cross the border and leave after it all goes down and it could mirror that scene from 4x11 where Regina had to say goodbye to real robin as he crossed the border and she ends up staring at page 23 again. I think Rose will be reintroduced into the storyline somewhere in here and I also think we are going to end with Killian going to the docks and meeting up with Captain Nemo who he enlists for help on a quest to help snowing and emma with all that is going on.
Feel free to correct any spoiler errors or add any ideas!
Mining the uncanny valley, Elia Alba produces bizarrely captivating hybrids of photography and sculpture. Her photos are theatrical constructions, populated by a cast of masked figures who prowl through nature with an eerie grace. I find her sculptures even more compelling. Alba is interested in “identities in flux,” which she explores by wrapping photographs around wire frames or sewing them into Frankenstein-like bodies. The results are eerie, hybrid beings who defy easy interpretation; they make obvious their artificiality and yet seem perpetually on the brink of springing to life. They remind me a lot of Hans Bellmer’s iconic doll sculptures and the photographs he took of them. Both artists reveled in the unsettling effect of things that look almost like humans, but not quite. While Bellmer’s works were extremely sexual, Alba’s seem a tad more generalized, more interested in the physical interplay between photography and the body. In this one here, leathery skin, clothing, and images of feet intersperse, suggesting the constructedness of the young girl referenced in the title—as well as perhaps a disguise, or even her skinned corpse. By embracing a digital-DIY aesthetic, Alba reveals the increasing arbitrariness and instability of identity in a globalized society as technologies infiltrate bodies and they resist them.
Well, that and the fact that you believe in magic. That's another big one for me.
okay…. so you see me link an article… from a magazine called Quanta… the article is about entropy and chaos and high-level physics…. and a how researcher revels in patterns that reveal themselves on a micro and macro basis…. which I got a kick out of because it mirrors western occult philosophy that stems from Platonic philosophy which is the foundational base for all western philosophy… and is something they acknowledge in the very title of the piece by referencing alchemy…. because As Above So Below…. the same shit that intrigued Alan Moore and Warren Ellis all the way back to William Butler Yeats and TS Eliot
not to mention James Joyce. hell, I read half of Foucault’s Pendulum, that counts too right? gotta love that Qabalistic philosophy
and that’s believing in magic? yeah, I doubt we will see eye to eye any further
I think Adult Swim deserves more credit in the sort of absurdist/nihilist humor of millennials
Like, things like “take me to snurch” and replying “same” to really bizarre things is a brand of humor that makes sense primarily to millennials, and I think a large part of that is being brought up on things like Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, especially since I know so few people who escaped those shows given how prolific they were, even just because we were all saying, “you have to watch this, it’s hilarious and I can’t explain why”
granted, I think there are a lot of societal factors at play as well. the Radiolab episode “In The Dust Of This Planet” named for a long-form essay of the same title (which has sense been referenced on a jacket Jay-Z wore, on a shirt, and in True Detective) explains that nihilism is in vogue due to, essentially, how thoroughly garbage everything has been during the formative years of millennials adolescence–everything from hate crimes to the recession to 9/11
I think, though, that growing up SPECIFICALLY with Adult Swim has made us translate that nihilism that’s sociologically catchy right now into our humor versus being all, y'know, Bleak Nihilism. we’re that Skateboard Kid Nihilism instead thanks to the fucking bizarre humor that came out of early Adult Swim because it had zero budget.
idk. I think there are other factors for sure. but Adult Swim deserves more credit when the humor of millennials is brought up.