I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.
"This is actually kind of crazy. Talk about a weird thing. Rocky Raccoon is one of my favourite songs. For some reason, [the song] just fucking kills me. It’s pathetic; it destroys me. When the role of Rocket Raccoon came upon us, I was talking to James Gunn and I said, ‘I’m doing this movie now, and we’re always tripping on Rocky Raccoon. Isn’t it weird that I’m playing Rocket Raccoon?’ He told me that was the inspiration for the character, that song. I don’t know if that’s the truth, but it’s what he said, which if that’s the truth, it’s kind of insane.”
Fuchsia Necklace designed by Alphonse Mucha and made by jeweler Gorges Fouquet in opal, cabochon sapphire, pearl, and gold (1905)
(via Pin de Susan Lemmon)
Summer by Alexandre de Riquer, 1899.
Ah, with the Japanese scans it seems that a Chinese version of the interview is also out, so here is a Chinese-to-English translation (That includes the Levi tidbits I already did earlier this week). They did not translate the five pages of Isayama’s own interview, but here’s the full Q&A at least!
Translating/Adding behind the Read More as I go along (Please refresh):
Q: In Captain Levi’s view, who is the best at cleaning?
A: Right now it’s Eren.
Q: What does Isayama-sensei want to tell Levi the most?
A: Levi has slight bouts of insomnia, so I want to tell him "Go quickly to sleep."
#presses this film to my chest like a hot water bottle #i vividly remember seeing this in the cinema and i hadn’t really investigated it fully and thought it was a genuine period-accurate chaucer #and for the first 3 or so minutes and I was just wtf?? #and then i recall it perfectly - my brain just said FUCK IT THIS IS AWESOME #SOMEONE CRANK UP THE QUEEN SOUNDTRACK #GET IN LOSER - WE’RE GOING JOUSTING #and there’s practically no cast member i would not messily make out with #in a handsy way
I absolutely rank this as one of the big Moments in my life as a person who actively engages with text. That is, this is a movie that you either decide to just GO WITH or you peace out as soon as you see a crowd of medieval jousting fans jamming to “We Will Rock You.” You CANNOT just passively take it in. You MUST make a choice, and either accept or reject its wacky nature.
I, obviously, decided that HELL YES was I into this and have never regretted it.
A TOAST TO ALL WHO ARE INTO A KNIGHT’S TALE UNIRONICALLY, particularly if you’re also an English history/language geek.
My only regret is that Chaucer’s costume did not remain just Paul Bettany’s skin.
This is the best movie, everyone else can go home