Monday, 25 February 2019
I've watched the entire first series of the 2018 Dreamworks She-Ra and must say that I absolutely love it. The series and storylines are powerful and not by formula. The animation itself in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is beautiful and like art nouveau has come alive. The style of the characters are anime, and yet every single character including the extras all have their own individual looks and personalities.
A girl named Adora becomes She-Ra when she discovers a magical sword that was destined for her. That sword changed her life forever. Raised in a dreary castle of The Horde, trained as a soldier to fight "bad princesses", she discovered that the Horde are actually the ones doing evil in the world. She becomes friends with people in Etheria and soon discovers that one of her new friends, Glimmer, is a princess. Meanwhile, her old friends from The Horde are not interested in saving the world and they don't care about the lives of innocent people. That also meant her best childhood friend Catra turned into her most worst enemy.
I rate this 10/10
Bonus surprise: Swiftwind!
Sunday, 24 February 2019
The Evil Dead is a 1981 horror film directed by Sam Raimi. It stars Bruce Campbell who plays Ash. This is the second of a series of Evil Dead films. Despite the slightly comedic themes of the sequals later, the original film, The Evil Dead, was more serious. If it was ever meant to be funny, then humour in 1981 was so awfully dark.
Ash, his girlfriend, sister and other friends go on a car trip to a remote isolated cabin in the middle of the woods. The cabin is very old and the friends raise demons by accident. The demons themselves hover outside in the dark, choosing the women to possess first and bring about their sheer bloodthirsty evil. Pretty atmospheric with eerie dark smoke, creepy looking moon, sound effects and nasty trees.
I rate this gruesome and macabre film a gory 6/10.
Scariest moments? The eyes!
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Disney has released the teaser trailer of Frozen 2. It's due to be released on the 11th November 2019. The voice over actors of the first film Frozen will return for the sequal.
Disney haven't revealed anything about the story in Frozen 2, but everyone is making theories and ideas based on the teaser trailer. One of the most noticeable features is Elsa's new type of ice powers that help her to walk on water. The look on her face as she makes a run towards the sea shows a level of determination or anger. Is she merely training or is she trying to go somewhere? The waves throw her back to shore.
The following scene shows Anna standing on a balcony and looking very worried at these mysterious lights hovering outside. There is a crystal effect to them. It's either Elsa's ice powers gone wrong, or its totally something else.
The next clip shows a rather mean looking Kristoff and Sven racing through a very Autumn woods with other reindeer for company running along with them.
The next scene shows an injured looking Anna sat at the bottom of a cliff. While just after that, Anna is leaping over rocks. Her hairstyle has changed a lot since the first film, as it's in a Medieval braided crown and no shocking white streaks anymore.
The next clip shows Elsa using her powers to protect Olaf from purple flames. Could this hint at a dragon? Is Anna with fire powers? Or is there something else?
The next following scene shows an unknown girl in a wood, looking at an unknown boy flying up into the air from a leafy wind. We just don't know who they are yet.
The next scene shows Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf looking at a red Autumn scene. In preparation for later in the year with the season. The trailer shows the title and so on with a falling leaf, and then finally, Anna, Kristoff and Elsa walking into a misty woods and something is behind them because Anna grabs for Kristoff's sword.
To see this trailer, click here:
What do I want to see? Elsa and Jack Frost meeting and becoming a couple. Anna developing fire powers. Learning how Olaf came to be. Elsa and Anna discovering more about their parents and their long lost brother Tarzan. There might also be revelations coming together as easter eggs were laid out in other films including the first Frozen that other princesses made an unofficial cameo appearance although they might not have been them at all. Some believe that Rapunzel is the cousin of Elsa and Anna.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The first one I shall discuss deals with the princesses Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. These sisters that we've grown to love and watch and sing along with have a long lost brother. Their brother is Tarzan! It's also been confirmed that Anna and Elsa's parents didn't die at sea. Instead, they were shipwrecked on a tropical island and had a baby boy. Sadly though, the parents were killed by a leopard or a tiger. Many have speculated on this for a while because of the physical resemblance to the parents of Tarzan and parents of the Frozen girls.
If that isn't enough, more revealed shocks about celebrities. Superman "the Man of Steel" was surrounded by zombies, and these are all of the victims of disasters that he failed to help. It might be seen as just an effect but really, Superman is troubled deeply with guilt for not being able to save everyone. So therefore, he's haunted. This shows itself in Batman v. Superman film.
We've already been told that Dumbledore of the Harry Potter series is Death in person. That much has offcially been confirmed as true.
Other shocking fan theories that could be true:
Saturday, 9 February 2019
Valentine's Day or V Day is a very romantic day of the year to celebrate love and romance. At the end of Winter there is this one holiday that is such an adorable tradition. Yes, it's better to show your loved ones how you feel every day of the year and not just one day but there is a lot of things about Valentines Day that no one knows. The origins of course, which is totally dark.
Perhaps it goes back thousands of years to a holiday called Lykaia, always celebrated on Wolf Mountain or Lykaion in Arcadia. It was said that Lycaon was a man who wanted to spoil the feast by planning to eat his son called Nyctimus. Out of punishment, the gods turned him into a wolf. This became associated with cannibalism and werewolves then although that holiday was held in the Spring. This is the much earlier phase. Long before the worship of Zeus and the Olympian gods, prehistoric people held rituals in the Wolf Mountain as archeological digs found an Ash Alter and skeletal remains of a boy with a line of stones to indicate human sacrifice. It's worth pointing out that Mount Lykaion is the birth place of the god Zeus.
It was said to be a time called Feast of the Wolf. It has to be mentioned that Lupercalia might be Lupa the Shewolf or Lupercus the god and wolf, who was known in Arcadia. Lupercus was said to have been favoured by shepherds, who felt that He watched over their flock. The festival of Lupercalia was often prepared by the Luperci priests, who wore goatskins and travelled half naked, during the festival they would purify the land of evil spirits. The cave Lupercale is where sacrifices of goats and dogs happened. Birth place and childhood home of Romulus and Remus who were raised by their adoptive wolf mother Lupa.
The ancient people of Rome celebrated Lupercalia during the season over the days of 13th to the 15th February. It's said that people got drunk; sacrificed animals, usually a goat or a dog, and then beat women with the dead animals that were just sacrificed. Vestal Virgins made salt mealcakes. People ran around the streets naked. It was considered "fertile" for women to line up so that men could assault them. Sports and games happened and winners were awarded with armour. Often it resorted to violence and bloodshed. Men picked womens' full names from a jar, and this was a very discreet and crude form of match making game that resulted in complete strangers having sex.
Emperor Claudius II executed a priest called Valentine on the 14th Februrary in the 3rd Century. This figure became a maryr and canonised as a saint, now we know who is Saint Valentine, and associated with courtly love and Valentine's Day. The reason for the link with romance and love on Valentine's Day is because Pope Glaucius I of the 5th Century sanitised the pagan holiday of Lupercalia and made it all about the Saint Valentine martyr. But people like Chaucer and Shakespeare turned the holiday cute and fluffy with love hearts and romantic love.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
Monday, 4 February 2019
Here are a couple of interesting wolf sayings with some background from France.
"Between the dog and the wolf" is a saying in France, which is Entre chien et loup. It has a very curious meaning. such as when it's the time of twilight and the light is low, when you see a dog's shadow, it appears like a wolf. The dog represents the real world, the wolf represents the supernatural and Otherworldly. It's said to be quite a creepy saying that implies something or someone is a lot darker than you thought they were.
Another strange French idiom elle avoit vû le loup translates as "She has seen the wolf". It describes when a girl has lost her virginity, and the saying is in reference to "seeing the wolf" may be a folkish origin tale about girls, their menstrual periods and losing their virginities as closest to the moon and lunar cycles. The symbol is obviously about blood. Menstrual periods and flow of blood. Loss of virginity can result in bleeding. As the cycles with the moon change, the moon has always been linked to werewolves. The tale of Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm, is a story from a load of collected traditional oral tales that are many centuries old. The French saying and the story by Grimm connects back into Dark Age continental Europe, and possibly before.
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