we have no king but caesar

Jojo Fans By Favorite Parts
  • Phantom Blood: Extremely friendly, loves people getting into jojo but hates people who skip parts 1 and 2, probably have watched Fist of the North Star multiple times
  • Battle Tendency: Absolute memelords, still can't get over Caesar's death, consumes caejose content, 36 Kars on Mars
  • Stardust Crusaders: Watched the anime first, will argue that Jotaro is a good protagonist whenever someone calls him out on being emotionless or bland, makes lots of jojokes, also makes aesthetic anime gifs
  • Diamond Is Unbreakable: Makes duwang jokes constantly, angry that Kira didn't win the crunchyroll villain of the year awards, enjoys soft bromance ships
  • Vento Aureo: whERE IS THE ANIME WE WANT IT NOW, likes fashion design, possibly understands how King Crimson works
  • Stone Ocean: Still not over the ending, loves their gay prison trio, loves and appreciates every girl in jojo, hates anime only fans
  • Steel Ball Run: Gigantic memelord 2.0, can do Gyro's nyoho noise, dinosaur kid, would wipe away Johnny's tears
  • Jojolion: Owns lots of jojo merch, extensive knowlege of all jojo parts, thinks Joshu needs a haircut
fallout: new vegas, as written by bethesda
  • male characters have flirt options with veronica. female couriers do not.
  • while youre away from vegas, a runner comes up to you with a message. you read it and find out the king was ambushed and has died, oh no! you become the head of the kings
  • vulpes inculta is marked as essential. caesar is marked as essential. easy pete is marked as essential
  • julie farkas is actually evil! she runs inhumane experiments on freesiders! you have to kill her, and then you become the leader of the followers of the apocalypse. also, the followers are badass soldiers for some reason.
  • everyone in vault 3 is always hostile. there is no speech check at the beginning.
  • upon completion of How Little We Know, you become the manager of gomorrah and leader of the omertas, just because
  • if you bring swank three pieces of evidence detailing benny’s actions, swank solemnly says, “now aint that a kick in the head”
  • vipers? jackals? fiends? i think you mean raiders, raiders, and also raiders
  • selling arcade into slavery nets you bad karma but is ultimately considered the “good ending” for arcade
  • you go to the great khans in red rock canyon and they ask you to clear out a camp of three (3) ncr troopers. you become the leader of the great khans.
  • all the white gloves are hostile to you unless you have the cannibal perk, for whatever reason. once you kill them all, you become the owner of the ultra-luxe
  • goodsprings has victor’s shack and easy pete’s bed. you have to build the rest of the town yourself
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the legion, caesar fears you have surpassed even him, and orders you killed. you kill caesar, and take control of the legion. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the ncr, president kimball thinks youre a swell guy and gives you control of the ncr. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with house, he gives ownership of vegas to you, considering his work complete. you own new vegas.
Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; but no Caesar, no Brutus, no Hamlet, no Lear, no Jaques –literature would be incredibly impoverished, as indeed literature is impoverished beyond our counting by the doors that have been shut upon women.
—  Virginia Woolf (A Room of One’s Own)
independent.co.uk
From Medea to Posh: We spoke to the thaetre directors whose all-female productions have caused a stir
“You can trace the all-male norm right back to ancient Greece and then into Shakespeare’s time,” the theatre director George Mann tells me. “When women were forbidden to be on the stage. The power of subverting that norm is still resonating – shocking, but all the more reason to do it.” Mann’s Medea is the latest bold production taking the British theatre scene by storm by utilising an all-female cast at Bristol Old Vic. But despite the growing trend, those wishing to play around with gender roles have not been congratulated for innovation by all.

Director Phyllida Lloyd spoke of some audience members being “quite condescending” and “outraged at the audacity” of the “unashamed feminist mission” of her all-female Julius Caesar, the first of her landscape-altering Shakespeare trilogy at Donmar King’s Cross, which also includes Henry IV and The Tempest. And further experiments with gender-fluid Shakespearean castings have provoked less than favourable reactions from reputable playwrights and critics, with Ronald Harwood quoted as calling castings such as Glenda Jackson as King Lear an “insult to the playwright”; and Dominic Cavendish suggesting Tamsin Greig’s stint as Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the National Theatre was “contributing to the death of the male lead”.

So what is the drive behind this new wave of all-female and gender-fluid casting? And what are directors such as Mann aiming to achieve by flying in the face of convention?

Mann sees the choice of a female-driven Medea as very much a product of the current political climate, “when powerful politicians are marginalising female voices, powerful women are undermined by elements of the press and feminism is forced to revisit old battles”. Interweaving Euripides’ Greek tragedy with a contemporary tale of female injustice written by Nigerian-born Chino Odimba, the play aims to put two women’s fight for justice and voice – though thousands of years apart – into stark parallel.

anonymous asked:

I can't understand why people like Shakespeare's plays he literally stole all of the ideas from the Ancient Greek and Roman plays. I can't praise a lack of creativity.

  1. Shakespeare did occasionally borrow dramatic devices from Senecan tragedy and characters from Greek and Roman mythology, but the words and the ways he told the stories were his own. That’s what writers do. That’s how we develop a theatrical and literary vocabulary so we all know what we’re talking about when we say deus ex machina or peripeteia. Writers all use the same old stories and plot devices in new ways in new eras, because it’s not possible in a world with thousands and thousands of years of history for every idea to be totally and entirely new and original. Accusing Shakespeare of ‘stealing’ all his plays from Greek and Roman poets is like accusing Walt Disney of stealing fairy tales. 
  2. Intellectual property didn’t exist in the early modern era. Playwrights and poets constantly stole and borrowed from each other. That was just the way their creative world worked. By using other poems and plays as source material Shakespeare was just participating in the intellectual conversation of his day and age. And even if intellectual property had existed in 1599, anything written by the Greeks or Romans would have been in the public domain anyway because it was written like a thousand years before. 
  3. Shakespeare wrote literally dozens of plays that have nothing to do with Greek or Roman culture. (I would love to see the lost play of Sophocles that was the basis for The Merry Wives of Windsor.) Some of Shakespeare’s plays are purely of his own invention and many are loosely based on real historical events. In fact, there’s a whole category for those: they are called, imaginatively, ‘history plays,’ and are loosely based on the lives of real English monarchs. Even Macbeth and Hamlet and Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra are based (theoretically) on real people. And we still do this. Ever seen Lincoln or read Mary Renault or listened to Hamilton? Performing or reimagining history isn’t theft. Homer doesn’t have exclusive rights to the Trojan War. Sorry. 
  4. Sometimes the brilliance of Shakespeare’s work lies in radically reinterpreting old material. King Lear is a great example. It’s based partly on Sidney’s Arcadia and partly on Gorboduc and partly on an earlier play called King Leir, but Shakespeare turned the sappy happy ending into gut-wrenching tragedy and the result is one of the greatest plays of all time. It is, indisputably, a work of genius, which I don’t think can be said of any of the source material. 
  5. What we remember Shakespeare for most is his words. Shakespeare didn’t steal any of Troilus’s speeches from Chaucer. He didn’t steal Antony’s funeral speech from Plutarch. Here’s a speech from Macbeth, which is pretty uniquely Shakespeare’s and only so very loosely inspired by history:

      To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    If you can find a lack of creativity in that, I don’t know what to tell you, except that you’re missing out on the greatest English writer who has ever lived and probably will ever live and you’re doing it for the most foolish possible reason, which is basically that you’ve been grossly misinformed.

Some doubt the Jesus of the New Testament. Others go so far as to say that Jesus never even existed and that everything written about him is a forgery. How does this stack up to the evidence?

THE GOSPELS ARE BASED ON EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY.

The apostle John repeatedly pointed to the fact that he was an eyewitness of the life, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus from the dead (John 19:35; 21:24; 1 John 1:1). Likewise, Peter claimed to be an eyewitness and that they were merely teaching what they had seen (Acts 2:32; 4:19-20; 10:39-40; 2 Peter 1:16). Paul challenged those who doubted the resurrection to talk to the 500 witnesses who had seen Jesus alive after the resurrection, the majority of whom were still alive (1 Cor. 15:3-8). Luke was diligent to base his accounts (the books of Luke and Acts) on eyewitness testimony (Luke 1:1-4).

THERE WERE NINE AUTHORS DOCUMENTING TESTIMONY.

There were nine different authors (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, Jude, and the writer of Hebrews) of twenty seven books. All of these authors were either direct eyewitnesses of the events or were contemporaries of eyewitnesses.

LEGAL EXPERTS CONFIRM THE TESTIMONY AS CREDIBLE.

Modern legal experts have confirmed that the eyewitness testimony in the New Testament is authentic, and that any impartial person in a court of law would have no reason to doubt the credibility of the testimony.

ARCHEOLOGY CONFIRMS THE TESTIMONY.

Not one archaeological discovery has ever conflicted with the Bible. On the contrary, there have been many archaeological discoveries that support it. We know the locations of places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Bethany, the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee. We have also found artifacts like a coin of Caesar Augustus, inscriptions regarding people like King Herod, Pilate, and Caiaphas, and places like the synagogue in Capernaum, the pool of Siloam and the steps of the temple. We’ve even discovered examples of crucifixion and tombs (including one that is empty!).

I’m doing buildings in perspective at work and it’s really a pain in the ass for me (but I’m learning :p)…so during my breaks I draw random anime fan arts xD

And since my line drawings suck I decided to paint it very roughly to see….and I really liked it so I may do this more often in the future :p

So, here we have Caesar Zepelli (damn you beautiful bastard, I never cried so manly tears, and know I’m traumatized, I will cry everytime I see a pizza aaaaaaah), with our cutie Edward Elric <3

There is also Jôtarô and Satsuki(who seems very pissed) to add some dark badassery to this page, and Saber…because she’s the king…don’t even ask :O


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42ED-7PWAo&list=PLg9i8p9FXLonmJszOuvPer7WWHwTRlv_4&index=2

Here is a list of all the Toho kaiju IDW has the rights to use. There may be more than what we have here.

(From left to right - Godzilla, Anguirus, Battra, Destoroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, Titanosaurus, Jet Jaguar, Sanda, Gaira, Moguera, Megalon, Ebirah, Megaguirus, Biollante, Monster X, Keizer Ghidorah, Varan, Gorosaurus, Zilla, Manda, Gezora, Baragon, Orga, King Caesar, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Kamoebas, Kamacuras, Ganimes, and Minilla)

All of them have appeared in or on covers of comics at least once,with the exception of Mecha-King Ghidorah, who is confirmed, and Ganimes and Minilla, who have both been strongly hinted at (Ganimes as a cave painting, Minilla appearing on an early version of a cover). Also note that IDW could also use any form of each kaiju (ex: Hedorah’s flying and water forms) and all the incarnations of each kaiju (ex: Showa and Heisei Mechagodzilla as well as Kiryu).

36 kaiju total, but again, there may be more.

anonymous asked:

49 from the old list please

Okay darlings this one is gonna be kind of based on something I saw this weekend at comic con. I’m not gonna tell the pairing to keep the surprise alive.

Send me a prompt if you want me to write you something! If you use a list just specify old list or new list.

“Well this is awkward…”

Oh man, Alex thought, this is going to be perfect.

He was dressed as Spider-Man at their local comic con, and he had just spotted a girl taking a picture with a Deadpool cosplayer.

Alex ran up to the pair and shoved himself in between them.

“What’s going on here?” he asked. “You’re taking a picture without me? Come on Deadpool, we talked about this.”

The girl giggled and the Deadpool had the good grace to play along.

“She just wanted a nice picture without your ugly mug ruining it,” he retorted.

The girl laughed. “Can I get a picture with both of you?” she asked.

“Of course,” Alex said, putting an arm around her shoulder.

Deadpool moved to her other side.

“Deadpool needs to be real close,” he said, nuzzling his head into the girl’s neck.

“Dude,” Alex said. “Stop weirding people out.”

“I’m not,” Deadpool insisted. “She likes it.”

The girl laughed and took a couple selfies. “Thank you guys,” she said, moving away from them.

“Wait,” Alex called. “Quick question: who’s better? Me or Deadpool?”

“You’re both my favorites,” the girl said.

Deadpool made a buzzer sound. “Wrong answer. Come on, let’s hear it. We all know it’s Deadpool.”

“I believe it’s pronounced Spidey,” Alex said. He was really enjoying this. It was nice to forget about his worries sometimes and pretend to be someone else, even if it was Spider-Man. He had tried to convince his friends to come with him as different superheroes but they were all busy that weekend.

“I guess Deadpool,” the girl said.

Alex fell to his knees. “My heart,” he said as Deadpool high-fived the girl. “You’ve wounded me.”

When the girl left, Alex got back on his feet.

“Hey, you’re pretty cool, Deadpool,” he said.

“You’re not too bad yourself, Spidey. Wanna stick together?”

Alex shrugged. “Why not?”

For the rest of the day Alex walked around with him and they asked nearly every person they saw who they thought was better. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of Deadpool, which irked Alex a little, but he reminded himself that it was all just for fun.

The most exciting part of the day was when they reached a group of twelve-year-olds cosplaying as cartoon characters. The two took pictures with all of them, then asked their usual question. Alex was pleased to note that quite a few of them said Spider-Man.

They were about to walk away when one girl spoke up.

“Can you two kiss?”

Alex turned around. “What?”

“Please?” The girl asked. “You’re my OTP.”

Deadpool was very suddenly close to Alex’s face.

“Pucker up, Spidey,” he said, and placed a quick kiss on Alex’s lips. Well, as best he could through their masks.

The kiss was met with delighted squeals from the kids and several flashes from cameras.

Alex, keeping in character, shoved Deadpool away.

“Dude,” he said, “not in public.”

This brought even more squeals. They waved to the group of kids and continued on their way.

“You weren’t uncomfortable with that, right?” Deadpool asked after they were out of earshot.

Alex shook his head. “Nah, it’s cool. I was a little startled at first but I don’t mind.” He thought it was pretty nice of Deadpool to ask that.

“Hey,” Alex said, just remembering something. “Do you want to sign up for that cosplay contest?”

“Sure,” Deadpool said with a smirk in his voice. “Maybe we’ll win the couples category.”

They went and signed up for the contest. They each had to fill out their own form, even though they had decided to enter the couples contest just for fun.

They walked around for a few more hours, and then it was time for the contest. They paraded across the stage together, waving at the small crowd. Deadpool placed one more kiss on Alex’s cheek for effect.

They watched the other couples march across the stage, then the judges spent about ten minutes deliberating.

“Okay folks,” the announcer, who was dressed as Caesar Flickerman, said. “It’s time for the final results. As our runner-ups, we have Samuel Seabury as Rose Tyler and George King as The Doctor.”

Alex clapped, but rolled his eyes beneath his mask. Of course those two would do that.

“And in first place,” the announcer said, “we have Alexander Hamilton as Spider-Man…”

Alex began to move onstage.

“…and Thomas Jefferson as Deadpool.”

Alex froze for a moment then whipped around to face Deadpool. They both ripped off their masks.

“Thomas?!”

“Well this is awkward…” Thomas said.

“Oh my god,” Alex said. “I think I’m going to be sick.”

“Am I really that bad a kisser?” Thomas smirked.

“Are you guys going to come get your award?” The announcer asked.

“Nope,” Alex said. He walked to the end of the stage, past the giggling Seabury and King, and off the stage. “Nope nope nope nope. No one speaks of this. Ever. Oh my god. Everything is awful.”

“See you next year, then?” Thomas called after him.

Updated: The Killers Debut New Song?

It appears The Killers may have debuted a new song or a work in progress tonight during their show at the Caesars Windsor Colosseum in Ontario.

Before we go any further, it should be noted that this could be a cover of an obscure song.  However, repeated searches have not returned any likely matches.

The new song, work in progress, or obscure cover featured Brandon Flowers on the piano between ‘Losing Touch and ’Bling (Confession of a King).  In past shows, it is not uncommon for Flowers to briefly take to the piano for a stripped down reprise of a song performed earlier in the show. 

The only recordings posted so far come from Twitter and are two 30 second snippets.

The lyrics appear to be:

First tweet/ Part 1:

Have all your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?
Has any…

Second Tweet/ Part 2:

…has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?
Oh I just need one to get through to you

UPDATE:

Tumblr user @canitbethewayitwas has uploaded what appears to be the full length video of the song in question.  You can view that video directly on their Tumblr.

I have filled out the lyrics as I hear them:

Have all your dreams been fallow?
Have your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?

Has every ship gone sailing?
Has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?

Oh I just need one to get through to you
I just need one more to get through to you
I can’t take back what I’ve done wrong
I just need one more, one more song

The Godzilla fanbase is fun because it remembers its history.  There are Jojo fans who have never read the manga, there are Doctor Who fans who have never seen anything pre-2005, but then with Godzilla fans some of the most popular monsters haven’t shown up in DECADES.  Even ones like Varan, who last appeared in the 60s, may not be popular, but are certainly respected in the same way one respects an old friend.  It’s nice.  I mean hell, there are King Caesar figures at Toys R Us RIGHT NOW, and the last we saw of him since 1974 was about a minute of new footage from Godzilla: Final Wars.  In 2004.  I don’t know, it’s just nice.  Loyalty is nice. 

Sacrifice as Redemptive Act: Sam Winchester, the Unsung Hero

This is part two of this meta, and focuses mainly on Sam’s ascent from villain to savior, in the context of season five and beyond.

If season three is the start of the descent, and season four is rock bottom, then season five is all about Sam’s rise from infamy and his path to forgiveness, culminating in a final act of ultimate sacrifice. 

First, we should note that Sam has a decent amount of messianic imagery over the course of the show; to name a few, he has his hands and feet staked to the ground with rope in 3x10, Dream A Little Dream of Me, he falls backwards in 5x22, Swan Song, with arms outstretched, and in 8x23, Sacrifice, the camera deliberately pans from Sam completing the final trial to a shot of a cross mounted on the wall of a church, which, coupled with the fact that, according to Metatron, Sam is “resonating” with the Word of God, lends even more weight to the deliberate Christ parallel.

Might as well jump!

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