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brendenfletcher:

THE GOTHAM ACADEMY CREST!!! 
Phew, thank the lord this was finally posted. We’ve been DYING to reveal it for ages and now, at long last, here it is in all its glory. 
This is the FULL version, as it’ll appear in and around the school. There’s a stripped down version that’ll be on clothing and on other goods (no sword, no scrolls or text etc). We’ll release that into the wild soooooon! :D
Revealed exclusively on @comicbookresources: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/07/sdcc-enroll-now-for-gotham-academys-fall-semester/

Described as “Harry Potter in Gotham” — well I’m sold.

brendenfletcher:

THE GOTHAM ACADEMY CREST!!! 

Phew, thank the lord this was finally posted. We’ve been DYING to reveal it for ages and now, at long last, here it is in all its glory. 

This is the FULL version, as it’ll appear in and around the school. There’s a stripped down version that’ll be on clothing and on other goods (no sword, no scrolls or text etc). We’ll release that into the wild soooooon! :D

Revealed exclusively on @comicbookresources: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/07/sdcc-enroll-now-for-gotham-academys-fall-semester/

Described as “Harry Potter in Gotham” — well I’m sold.

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lokeanconcubine:

awesomepeoplereading:

The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.
I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him where the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”

oh. my heart.

lokeanconcubine:

awesomepeoplereading:

The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.

I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him where the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”

oh. my heart.

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Can we talk about Defiance for a minute?

jaybushman:

I’m still watching Defiance. It’s perpetually a show on the cusp of being cut from my rotation. Too much run-of-the-mill sci-fi “action” that’s supposed to be exciting but is really just boring.

But every time I think I’m ready to cut bait, the show reels me back in with something.  And it’s usually having something to do with character, worldbuilding or good old fashioned cross-cultural melodrama.

The more the de-emphasize Nolan and his lawkeeper shtick, the better. I’ve enjoyed Stephanie Leondias’s work ever since MirrorMask, but I feel like the show doesn’t give her enough to do.  Last season mayoral shenanigans and mine dramas mixed with weird alien killer bugs = big yawns.

But then Tony Curran and Jamie Murray come on the screen, and it’s like it becomes a completely different show. It reminds me of old episodes of Next Generation, where the Federation would be plodding along after something noble and good, and then all of the sudden we’d be in a Klingon story and its like we’d wandered into Shakespeare. 

So far, this season, they seemed to have upped the ante on the Castithan stories, and they’re popping like mad.  Even Alak and and Christy, who were fairly paint-by-numbers last year, are so much more compelling as they evolve from gee-shucks young lovers to something more adult and complicated.

I almost cut the show from my rotation a few episodes back, until yet another crackling Datak/Stahma scene hooked me back. But over the past two episodes, Defiance has rolled out the single most fascinating thing that they’ve come up with: William Atherton - during the day, E-Rep’s ruthless Viceroy Mercado, but by night, a passionate Castithan cross-dresser – and crooner!  

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The underground Votan crossdressing club is enough to get me in on Defiance for the rest of the year, if not more. I am so much more interested in this kind of story than some of the other paint-by-number procedural things they spend most of their time on.  

The yearning, joy, shame, pride and lust all mixed up in Mercado, Christy and the other denizens of their cultural appropriation club - that felt real and compelling, even under all the makeup and prosthetics.  That’s the show I want to watch. 

And to close with Mercado singing was just perfect.  And holy cow does William Atherton look like he’s having a blast. A great part for a great actor, and he’s crushing it. 

I definitely agree that Jaime Murray and Tony Curran are the reason I was able to get through season one. Defiance is definitely a really uneven show.

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thisdanobrien:

cracked:

For some people, great power means NO responsibility. See why in our next Cracked Studios series, premiering Monday!

We’ve got a new show coming out that I didn’t write and am not in, so I’ve just been consuming it as a fan and it is very good and strong and different.
This new Cracked Studios joint will have five episodes with a release schedule as follows:
Episode 1: August 4th
Episode 2: August 6th
Episode 3: August 8th
Episode 4: August 11th
Episode 5: August 13th.
So, you know. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Monday, Wednesday.
Written by Cody, directed by Abe, and starring those people you see above.

Oh man that looks like fun.

thisdanobrien:

cracked:

For some people, great power means NO responsibility. See why in our next Cracked Studios series, premiering Monday!

We’ve got a new show coming out that I didn’t write and am not in, so I’ve just been consuming it as a fan and it is very good and strong and different.

This new Cracked Studios joint will have five episodes with a release schedule as follows:

Episode 1: August 4th

Episode 2: August 6th

Episode 3: August 8th

Episode 4: August 11th

Episode 5: August 13th.

So, you know. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Monday, Wednesday.

Written by Cody, directed by Abe, and starring those people you see above.

Oh man that looks like fun.

Reblogged from fyeahsnowpiercer  9 notes
Do ypu know where on the globe the train is when the events of the film occur?
Anonymous

fyeahsnowpiercer:

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As we can see in this scene, they are around Yekaterina (or Ekaterina) in Russia.

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Yep, New Year’s Day is in Russia. And we discussed it a little bit here, there’s no doubt it’s set in Russia. ;)