BOOKS MEME | (3/8) eight protagonists. → Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
“Why do you wear gloves, Mister Brekker?”
Kaz raised a brow. “I’m sure you’ve heard the stories.”
“Each more grotesque than the last.”
Kaz had heard them, too. Brekker’s hands were stained with blood. Brekker’s hands were covered in scars. Brekker had claws and not fingers because he was part demon. Brekker’s touch burned like brimstone - a single brush of his bare skin caused your flesh to wither and die.
“Pick one,” Kaz said as he vanished into the night, thoughts already turning to thirty million kruge and the crew he’d need to help him get it. “They’re all true enough.”
Leonard Nimoy, in the commentary for Star Trek III: The Search For Spock:
“More than a visual style, I was concerned with the emotional design of this movie. I wanted it eventually to be operatic. I wanted the emotions to be very large, very broad — life and death themes, death and resurrection themes; the look of the picture, the performances, the music, everything about it to rise to that occasion, to rise to large sizes, sizable characters playing out a large story on a large canvas. Christopher Lloyd was extremely helpful in that respect. He brought a tremendous amount of theatricality to the character of the Klingon.“
And four million kruge might be enough to do it. Enough for her own ship – something small and fierce and laden with firepower. Something like her. She would hunt the slavers and their buyers. They would learn to fear her, and they would know her by her name. The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true. She clung to the wall, but it was purpose she grasped at long last, and that carried her upwards.
She was not a lynx or a spider or even the Wraith. She was Inej Ghafa, and her future was waiting above.
How All 6 TOS Movies Could Have Been Greatly Improved
More Uhura. Let me explain.
TMP: Uhura should’ve been the next captain of the Enterprise. She should’ve overseen the refit. She’s a million times better than Decker and Ilia would’ve fallen in love with her. Decker can still be sacrificed to V’Ger though, idc about him.
TWOK: Uhura should’ve found Khan first. Khan would’ve seen her, remembered how badass and strong she was from their encounter years ago, and ran away scared–thus preventing Spock from dying. Happy space family remains happy and complete. No one cries, on and off screen.
TSFS: Uhura should’ve gone to the Genesis planet. I’m forever angry about this. When Kruge was like “OVER THEEEERE” to everyone but Jim, all of those assholes moved to the side without taking Spock. Uhura definitely would’ve been the one to say “Uhhhh? We’re leaving Spock on his own. Isn’t this a bad idea?”
TVH: Uhura should’ve let Chekov be beamed back first. She wouldn’t have ended up in a 1980s Terran hospital.
TFF: Uhura should’ve gone camping with Jim, Spock, and McCoy. The triumvirate should actually be the (s)quad and always include Uhura. At the very least, they’d all sing better.
TUC: Uhura should’ve boarded Gorkon’s ship with Jim and McCoy. She could’ve represented them all at the Klingon trial instead of relying on a translator. Also, Uhura should’ve been the one to dive at the Federation president and save his life because while Jim may be the sunshine space prince, Uhura is the ultimate space queen.
six of crows /// inej ghafa She wanted a storm—thunder, wind, a deluge. She wanted it to crash through Ketterdam’s pleasure houses, lifting roofs and tearing doors off their hinges. She wanted it to raise the seas, take hold of every slaving ship, shatter their masts, and smash their hulls against unforgiving shores. I want to call that storm, she thought. And four million kruge might be enough to do it. Enough for her own ship—something small and fierce and laden with firepower. Something like her. She would hunt the slavers and their buyers. They would learn to fear her, and they would know her by her name.
A conlanger is someone who invents fictional languages for movies and TV shows, languages like Dothraki, Na'vi, Klingon, or Pornese. Besides turning our escapism into subtitles-ridden reading assignments, the biggest problem with conlanging is that your linguistic baby will ultimately have to be delivered on screen by actors, some of whom will end up dropping it on its head.
For example, in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, Christopher Lloyd plays Kruge, a Klingon commander trying to simultaneously murder Kirk and the Klingon language.
Lloyd’s Klingon delivery is so wooden and features so many unnecessary pauses between each word that I’m shocked the movie’s big twist wasn’t that Kruge and Kirk were long-lost twins. Does this make Christopher Lloyd a bad actor? Let me answer that with another question: How dare you? Christopher Lloyd is a goddamn treasure and a powerhouse performer. He just has trouble putting his heart into made-up lines that must sound to him like a jammed printer.
They don’t prepare you for this kind of stuff in acting school.