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Also, y'all, I love this show, especially this season: ( Killjoys up to & including 3x04 ''The Lion, The Witch, and the Warlords'' )
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|Thomas Kegler’s painting “Niagara, Psalms 84:11”|
|This Meme sums up pretty well how I feel here at MC, among such amazing artists.|
|Pencils for the cover of "Web Warriors" #4. Marvel Comics 2016.|
|It doesn't matter how bad you're with acrylics, this is a stage you can still handle. And it doesn't matter how tight your deadline is, this is a step that can be done very fast.|
|Now that you have your painting done, we are ready to jump into the digital stage.|
|"Web Warriors" #4. Marvel Comics 2016.|
|Cover for "Thunderbolts" #2. Marvel Comics 2012.|
|Cover for "Agents of SHIELD" #7. Marvel Comics 2014. |
Digital and final step.
|In this detail you can see the result of mixing your edges with the Blender tool.|
|Cover for "Black Knight" #4. Marvel Comics 2015.|
Hey guys! I hope all is well with you. Well, it’s been a pretty exciting weekend with a new trailer for The Defenders, the panel at San Diego Comic Con and even a couple of clips. Not to mention a truckload of cast interviews, and reactions from people who got to see the first episode when it was shown at the panel.
We’re now also beginning to see reviews for the first four episodes after they’ve been released to select news sites.Brett White’s for Decider.com is free of spoilers and covers the first four episodes. An here’s an equally spoiler-free review of the first episode, by Rhiannon at the MCU Exchange. That site is also collecting links and quotes from other reviews, if you’re interested.
When it comes to the actual panel… there’s really not all that much to say. I’m sure many of you have seen it for yourselves already (you can watch it in the embedded video below if you haven’t), but for those of us watching from home – and thus not being able to see the first episode – it didn’t really add much in terms of news. Jeph Loeb spends too much time on a lengthy introduction and then each person on stage has time for one short brief statement. It’s still great to see all these actors on stage though.
What we did learn from the panel was that there’s going to be a second season of Iron Fist. Given that reviewers have mostly been kind to how the first four episodes of The Defenders handle the character, I think there’s good reason to be hopeful that his characterization – what I considered the biggest weak spot of his first outing – will fare better in a second season.
Showrunner Marco Ramirez described the show as “probably the most challenging writing assignment I’ve had in my life.” It’s clear that much time and energy has been spent balancing the characters against each other and making them all fit. We learned from Elodie Yung, who plays Elektra, that her character has amnesia after being raised from the dead, and is being trained by Alexandra to be a weapon (we get a better glimpse of their interplay in the new trailer). Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen, was also on stage and shared some of the challenges of shooting more than one show at the same time, as she also appears in The Punisher.
The second trailer adds a little more context to some of the scenes we saw in the first trailer. We get to see the relationship between Elektra and Alexandra, and we also see Matt following (stalking?) Jessica, which I found interesting since I always expected the roles between the two of them to be reversed. There’s also more glimpses of the many supporting characters from the four different shows, and many more moments of character interaction. People who’ve been longing for the Daredevil costume should find more to like in this trailer, and there’s also quite a bit of humor here that I’m a big fan of.
When characters are trying to be funny in the wrong places, the effects can be pretty jarring, but humor that follows naturally from genuine and lifelike relationships is definitely something I enjoy to see on screen, and it echoes the dynamics of my own friendships. One of my favorit little moments of this trailer is actually an obviously hung-over Jessica wrestling with a set of elevator doors while holding a cup of coffee. There’s also a great moment in the Chinese restaurant where Matt’s making sensible use of his senses. And we all know that I’m a big fan of that.
Have a look at all the videos I’ve mentioned (and more) below. What did you guys think of the trailer and what are your hopes and fears for this show? Let the rest of us know in the comments!
— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) July 23, 2017
For the best source of Daredevil/Defenders news around the Internet, I happily refer you to the news section at ManWithoutFear.com. Kuljit always has you covered.
I signed up for a local farm CSA at the end of June, which I’ve always wanted to do. My sister said, “Oh, you must be one of those people who enjoys figuring out what to cook based on what you have,” but I don’t think I am: I like cooking based on what recipes look intriguing. But I’m so enjoying getting my box every week! It’s akin to the feeling I had as a kid when I dumped out my trick-or-treat haul on Halloween night.
I like most vegetables: more now than I did as a kid, but even then I would eat most of them. So far there’s been a lot of zucchini, which I love and already use in several favorite recipes. I’m not sure what to do with all the green peppers, but I can always slice them for the freezer and use them in omelets or fajitas. I really should turn all the kale (SO MUCH KALE) into kale chips, which my husband and I discovered we enjoy after he grew kale in our backyard. (Why did he decide to grow kale when neither of us really liked it? Why does anyone do anything?) I’ve also received green onions, cherry tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, turnips, popcorn, fresh dill, sugar snap peas, small red and new potatoes, and a single rutabaga! Not sure what to do with the rutabaga, but something will come to me.
Our backyard raspberry bushes are not doing very well this year. Last summer we got bags and bags of fruit; I still have some in the freezer. I think it might be the extra-hot and dry summer we’ve been having, but my husband’s the gardener, not I, so who knows? Maybe it’s just that the raspberries miss him as much as I do.