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Sasha Roiz/Sean Renard  SR

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Ser Jorah was not a handsome man.

HAHAHAHAHA FUNNY

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Halfway through explaining to requiodile how they’d done the arm prop for TWS I realised I was quoting info from the artbook that I hadn’t seen on Tumblr. So here you go!

"What the directors described was an arm almost beyond what Tony Stark could do now, the highest tech possible, so whoever had replaced Winter Soldier’s arm was beyond what even our main technological hero of the Marvel Universe could accomplish," Meinerding says. "That allowed us to go with the horizontal cut lines across the arm, something fairly traditional in the Marvel Universe, so it was kind of cool to be able to do it on-screen."

Shane Mahan, Physical Suit Effects Supervisor at Legacy Effects, describes the process of creating the Winter Soldier’s arm from a life-cast of actor Sebastian Stan: “First, we do an exact mold of the actor’s arm for the size and the dimension, and then we do a casting out of that. But we also took him to get a 3-D scan of his arm, so we had digital information as well as a hard, real-world casting to work from. We took the designs from Ryan Meinerding’s design team, and then one of our digital artists here — Won-il Song — created a digital sculpture.”

"I designed this to be a seamless forearm piece," Mahan continues. "And after the digital sculpture has been done, and the part has been grown and cleaned up, it matches up to a bicep piece. One of our artists, Chris Swift, is pictured testing it."

Legacy created two versions of the Winter Soldier’s arm. “We made one from foam rubber with tracking markers on it for extreme action,” Mahan says. “And then there were these arms made of urethane that were metalized and had less action mobility, but for certain shots looked reflective and really great.”

More scans etc. here.

I spent the whole movie wondering how they did this…

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"All of Hollywood is run on one assumption: that women will watch stories about men, but men won’t watch stories about women. All the decisions are made based on this ‘concrete fact’. Nobody’s really proved that this is true. It’s a horrible indictment of our society."

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"The science fiction prose community is currently lit up by right-wing troll Vox Day getting nominated for a novelette. Those people are having a difficult time with the fact that the sf prose community has always been full of right-wing trolls.
 
I’ve been saying recently that science fiction doesn’t live inside the science fiction genre any more — it burst and infected everything. Sf may actually now just be the evacuated husk that those conditions pupated within. I’m probably completely wrong about that, but it’s how it feels to me."

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glitchy-witch:

I feel like I should fact check this just in case…

It’s absolutely correct. The one on the left is St. Peter’s Cross. The one on the right is the Satanic Cross.

The one on the left is just like…seen as disrespectful to Christianity and Catholicism.

st peter was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy of dying in the same manner as jesus, thus the st peter’s cross demonstrates humility before christ and is still used for that purpose by some catholics. it got popularized as a way of flipping off the church but is in fact extra super duper respectful. personally i find the irony kind of hilarious. 

too many movies get this wrong and I don’t care if it’s popular culture, EVERY CATHOLIC IN THE KNOW IS LAUGHING AT YOUR SILLINESS. Folks should know this!

the satanic cross is also REALLY COOL because it’s based off of the alchemical symbol for sulfur, and given that a lot of lore states that demons leave traces of sulfur behind…that’s wonderful

grantaire-put-that-bottle-down:

fuckyourwritinghabits:

lagenteprovocatrice:

l-ostboys:

amberflamesesoterica:

glitchy-witch:

I feel like I should fact check this just in case…

It’s absolutely correct. The one on the left is St. Peter’s Cross. The one on the right is the Satanic Cross.

The one on the left is just like…seen as disrespectful to Christianity and Catholicism.

st peter was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy of dying in the same manner as jesus, thus the st peter’s cross demonstrates humility before christ and is still used for that purpose by some catholics. it got popularized as a way of flipping off the church but is in fact extra super duper respectful. personally i find the irony kind of hilarious. 

too many movies get this wrong and I don’t care if it’s popular culture, EVERY CATHOLIC IN THE KNOW IS LAUGHING AT YOUR SILLINESS. Folks should know this!

the satanic cross is also REALLY COOL because it’s based off of the alchemical symbol for sulfur, and given that a lot of lore states that demons leave traces of sulfur behind…that’s wonderful

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  • Topic: DIVERSITY IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
  • Anthony Mackie: We’re in a day and age where kids deserve someone they can look up to. I’m very proud of Scarlett with what she’s been able to do with Black Widow, and how little girls can sit back and see that she doesn’t have to have superpowers, she’s just a badass. While being cool and a chick. And I like the fact that little brown kids can say, ‘hey, the Falcon is there now’, and little green kids can say, ‘the Hulk’s there’. Don’t want to leave out the Martians. I think it’s very important, and I think Marvel has been at the forefront of that, giving people the opportunity to represent every aspect of culture. It’s definitely something that was on the table, and on my mind when I decided to sign on to this project.
  • Topic: FANS COMPLAINING ABOUT CASTING ON GROUNDS OF RACE
  • Anthony Mackie: Superman, black would be the coolest dude in the world. Imagine Sam Jackson in a cape. Running around. That would be a good movie.
  • I think what a lot of people don’t get is, these people aren’t real. If you cast a black dude as John F Kennedy, that’s wrong. If you cast a white dude as Martin Luther King, that’s wrong. These people aren’t real. The suits aren’t real. There aren’t really superheroes in the world.
  • At some point in time, you have to steep yourself in reality and say, ‘hey, it’s not about what they look like, it’s about casting a good actor in the role. If you’re sitting at home and you can’t see a black guy as Nick Fury, maybe there’s something wrong with you.

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throneroom-of-the-damned:

this is very important

link to watch it online

The Losers is *so good.* Everyone here’s seen it, right? I’ll feel like I’ve failed you, if not.

Everyone should watch The Losers. And then write lots and lots and lots of fic.

yeah - I love it! even the bad guy is cartoonishly funny.

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