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November 25, 2016


How to go beast mode in the gym for an unreal workout session

When on beast mode, you think about nothing else; you’re fully there in that moment; you’re not just a man on a mission, because YOU ARE THE MISSION and nothing else exists except the mission for that short period of time.

How to go beast mode

Energy

First, in order to have the required level of energy to sustain an intense workout session, proper pre-workout nutrition is required. A decent homemade size of meal containing enough saturated fat, high glycemic carbs and meat protein one hour before the workout is the perfect way to start off.

A couple of fatty chicken legs with skin and some white rice would certainly do the job.

Also, a nice and big caffeine drink such as a large iced coffee about 15 minutes before workout is a must.

You might also want to drink about 1 litre of orange juice during the workout, which will provide proper hydration and continual flow of ready-to-burn fast acting carbs.

Excitement

You must definitively get excited about that workout session! Make it a special moment that you can’t wait for to begin. Proceed to special rituals to build up excitement; you might want to eat your favourite food, listen to a special set of songs, do some sort of prayer or visualisation, put on a distinctive warrior apparel or anything crazy that will wake your inner beast up for the promise of increased exhilaration.

Challenge

You cannot be bored if you want to go beast mode! You need to create a challenge by changing a small parameter in your routine. You don’t want to make a drastic change, because you need to stay in control but something like changing the tempo, the sequence or other slighter changes to your weight lifting routine might equally do the job; just enough to spice things up a little!

Momentum

As soon as your workout session has started, it is of grave importance to preserve a heightened momentum and focus. You cannot wait until someone else decides to share a piece of equipment with you. That’s why it is better to do your training alone or at home and not during rush hour. Training partners can be useful for specific exercises, but they are often unreliable and most of them come late, speak too much or are just too slow or moody on that day. Let’s not confuse beast mode with babysitting mode!

Also, a gym with a large crowd can make you lose your focus. It’s not the time for hot chicks, dumb-ass and social rituals.

Once your training session has started, you must be 100% focused on your training and your training alone.

I use the timer feature on my watch already pre-set for a specific time. For example. I set my watch for 90 second and once I am done with a set, I just hit the start button all over again and then focus on my breathing for maximum oxygenation so that I can get fired up for the next sets without having to keep time in mind. At that moment, in this trance-like state, time doesn’t even exist; my watch will “beep me” for the next set! That is all there is to it.

Drop any measurements

Don’t count your repetition, don’t take notes, don’t bring your chart, and don’t watch the clock. Those will only distract and make you remember where your limits are. Plus, they would definitively kill the mood. Beast mode is pretty much the opposite of accountant mode, because for that one, you will have to follow your instincts and go with the flow!

Be like water …Empty your mind, be formless. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. -Bruce Lee

Overload your senses

Overload your sense with everything that happens in the present moment. Focus on your breath to provide proper oxygenation; focus on your muscles getting pumped, on doing the specific exercises that will activate the targeted muscle groups perfectly. Feel the exhaustion of muscle fibers and welcome the pain as a reward for a job well done. You might want to listen to some music with a headphone to cut off external noises to further enclose your focus and give yourself fully over to the work you’re doing.

When you go beast mode, you lose track of time; distractions, the people around you become secondary. You’re totally consumed by hypnotic trance, connected to something greater than yourself that helps you dig deeper and deeper into your primal power. There is no such thing as limits, doubts or fear; the only thing that exists at that moment is a magnified view of the task at hand and everything closely related to it. You execute what you have to do with the excitement of challenge and give your best by living that moment to the fullest.

Going beast mode might not be suited for every training session, but it’s certainly awesome to let the beast free once in a while.

November 23, 2016


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October 16, 2016


15 Craziest Venom Moments

We take a look back at the oddball moments in the alien-clad character's history. Come for the Venom/Thing makeout session and stay for the fights inside the internet!

Ever since popping in during the late-80's, Venom has been popular enough to show up all over the place. He's been a vengeful supervillain and he's been a mentally-unhinged would-be superhero. He's been part of the Sinister Six and he's been part of the Secret Avengers. The costume has latched onto various hosts and three of them have been used as soldiers for the government. An inventive idea that's starred in more bad stories than good, the alien symbiote has found itself in a lot of crazy situations.

I thought I'd take some time to look through Venom's history and some of the more eyebrow-raising moments.

15. DR. DOOM'S ILL-DEFINED PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION
Spider-Man: The Video Game (1991)

The Spider-Man arcade game is fun to play, but good luck trying to make sense of the narrative. Having Black Cat accompany Spider-Man makes enough sense, but having Hawkeye and Namor as playable is just weird. At the end of the first level, you fight Venom. Once he's defeated, he's possessed by some mystical artifact and it enlarges him to about 25-feet-tall. After being beaten down to normal size again, he gives it another go and is once again wiped out. That appears to be the last you hear from him.

Late in the game, you find out that Kingpin isn't the big bad after all. He's working under Dr. Doom, meaning a trip down to Latveria for the climax. You'd think that taking out Dr. Doom (twice, since the first is a Doombot) would be the finale, but no. Once Doom is taken out, he unleashes the TRUE final boss! An army of Venoms literally rain from the top of the screenand you have to fight them all off. How random.

Coincidentally, Dr. Doom would unleash an army of symbiotes onto the populace in Bendis' Mighty Avengers many years later.

14. ALL ARMS ON DECK
Venom: The Madness (1993)

Ann Nocenti and Kelley Jones did a 3-issue arc with an interesting hook. See, Spider-Man was joined with a sentient parasite and thought it was too insane to keep around. Eddie Brock didn't have that opinion and gladly became Venom. So what if you added a third creature to the mix that drove Venom so insane that Eddie had to put his foot down and get rid of it?

After being stomped down on by Juggernaut to the point that he was inches from death, Venom was joined with a sentient virus made out of mercury. It healed him up and jacked up his strength, while at the same time giving him extra arms and tiny head sticking out of his neck because this is an Ann Nocenti comic. Unfortunately, Venom goes a little too extreme and not in a good way. Like, he at one point attempts to rape his girlfriend because he's more impulsive than ever. It's seriously messed up.

Luckily, Juggernaut shows up for round two to interrupt that and Madness Venom is able to hold his own against the unstoppable one. He doesn't get a chance to finish Juggernaut off because he's whisked away to a realm of madness, where he's attacked by dark copies of Spider-Man, Wolverine and Ghost Rider. Comics!

13. SECRET SKELETON
What If #114 (1998)

The final issue of the 90's run of What If was a pretty cool one with a story based on the Secret Wars. What if the Beyonder and Galactus killed each other and all the heroes and villains were stranded? 25 years later, we see a society where the survivors have paired up and reproduced. The main protagonists are the children of She-Hulk and Hawkeye, Wolverine and Storm, Human Torch and Wasp, Thor and Enchantress as well as Captain America and Rogue (try not to think too hard about how that one works). Remember, though, that this is based on the story where Spider-Man got his black costume. It's shown that he's still wearing it and with two and a half decades since its introduction, what could this mean?

Late in the story, the heroes all swarm Dr. Doom's castle and in one panel, Spider-Man is hit with one of Klaw's sonic blasts. It reveals that all that's left of Peter Parker is a skeleton. The symbiote has been controlling his remains like a puppet for who knows how many years. Yet this doesn't even faze Human Torch, who saves him and lends him a quip, as if he's long accepted that his buddy is just a pile of bones controlled by talking spandex.

12. ENDLESS FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Various (1993-1998)

This one isn't so much a "moment," but it's so deliciously 90's comics that I have to mention it. Back in that decade, Venom became popular enough to get his own run as an anti-hero in San Francisco...which then got him relocated to New York City because they needed those easy-to-write Spider-Man crossovers. While the Venom series that just ended finished in the forties, it still doesn't compare to the 90's turn of Venom, who lasted a full five years and hit sixty issues.

Marvel had a peculiar way of running Venom's ongoing. On one hand, it really was an ongoing series. It started in February of 1993 and the last issue was January of 1998. Sixty issues across five years without a single month being off. On the other hand, they didn't treat it that way. There was no Venom #7. Rather than streamline all the comics into one easy-to-follow series, Marvel turned every single story arc into its own miniseries. What's going to sell better, a comic with a random number attached, or a Venom comic with a big #1 on the cover?

In the end, other than Venom #1-60, we got Venom: Lethal Protector #1-6Venom: Funeral Pyre #1-3Venom: The Madness #1-3Venom: The Mace #1-3Venom: The Enemy Within #1-3Venom: Nights of Vengeance #1-4Venom: Separation Anxiety #1-4Venom: Carnage Unleashed #1-4Venom: Sinner Takes All #1-5Venom: Along Came a Spider #1-4Venom: The Hunted #1-3Venom: The Hunger #1-4Venom: Tooth and Claw #1-3Venom: On Trial #1-3Venom: License to Kill #1-3Venom: Sign of the Boss #1-2 and Venom: Finale #1-3. All that and a bunch of specials mixed in there. I guess marketing trumps a coherent reading order.

11. THE WAR IN FRANK CASTLE'S MIND
What If #44 (1992)

Kurt Busiek and Luke McDonnell collaborated for one hell of a comic in What If Venom Had Possessed the Punisher? Frank Castle stops into a church moments before Eddie Brock and because of this, he becomes the host for the symbiote. At first it helps him with his war on crime, but it begins to take over more and more and even tries to make him kill Spider-Man.

It all comes to a head when the Punisher fights Spider-Man, Daredevil and Moon Knight on a rooftop. Spider-Man hits him with a sonic blast and it allows Frank to wrest control for just a moment. He shoots the sonic cannon and goes into a vegetative state. Inside his head, we see a really sweet sequence of Frank in his Vietnam gear as he feels himself being stalked by the creature. He changes into his Punisher duds, screams that he's not afraid and fights the creature head on.

It's a completely badass scene, but the best part is still Moon Knight excitedly yelling that he's a creature of mysticism – AND THE MOON! Somehow saying that wins him the benefit of the doubt.

10. HE'S A DEMON ON WHEELS
Venom #36 (2013)

Cullen Bunn really did try to make his Venom run work, but a lot of the time, things never really clicked. In the latter part of his run, Flash Thompson Venom hangs out in Philadelphia and hunts down any information he can on crime boss Lord Ogre. Some criminals drive off and escape him and he's a bit disappointed that he doesn't have a ride of his own. He sees the husk of an old car with the wheels stripped off and gets an idea.

Existing for just one hell of a splash page, the Venom-Mobile shows that apparently the symbiote is able to work on machines too if the story calls for it. Either way, it's certainly a step up from the Spider-Mobile.

9. DOG IN THE EYE
Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #4 (2009)

Brian Reed and Chris Bachalo's take on Mac Gargan Venom is a super fun read, telling the story of a horndog cannibal who's treated by the media as a great hero. Under the guise of Spider-Man of the Dark Avengers, Venom causes all sorts of trouble and makes a million enemies in his wake. The climax is at a big festival in the middle of Time Square. Norman Osborn gives Bullseye and Daken the orders to take Gargan out, since he's more trouble than he's worth. Since Bullseye can make any object into a lethal weapon, he chooses to use a tiny yapping dog.

The dog doesn't kill Venom, but it does get lodged deep into his eye. Venom proceeds to fight off Bullseye, Daken, various gang members and a group of half-eaten supervillains out for revenge...all while he has a dog in his eye. Once cooler heads prevail, he finally pops it out of his socket and discards the poor guy off into the distance.

8. THE SINISTER SPIDER-HAM
What The--?! #20 (1992)

Spider-Ham was a creation of the 80's and his star wore out before Venom's introduction. The character was reprised in the early 90's as part of Marvel's parody comic What The--?! Issue #20 features a crossover between various regulars of the series in an adventure called the Infinity Wart. Forbush Man, Spider-Ham, Milk & Cookies and Wolverina team up and face their evil selves. For Spider-Ham, it's an excuse to introduce his Venom counterpart, Pork Grind.

Speaking like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pork Grind fights Spider-Ham and Milk & Cookies. He mostly manhandles them until Spider-Ham eats his spinach and punches him out. Coincidentally, this is not the last entry on the list to feature Austrian Venom.

7. EDDIE BROCK: SISTER OF PAIN
Venom: Sign of the Boss #1 (1997)

Venom's 90's series became delightfully silly by the end, partially because they introduced a plot device where the symbiote is placated by eating chocolate. Believe it or not, there's actually a really well-written explanation for why the symbiote is calmed by chocolate, but that's neither here nor there. During the last couple story arcs, Venom is forced to work as an agent for the government or else they'll detonate the bomb in his chest. He's given an assignment to lay low in a church for some big speech on peace by a foreign leader. If anyone makes a move, Venom is to be alerted to spring into action and stop the assassination, but not a moment sooner.

The symbiote is able to mimic any form of clothing and disguise Eddie in all sorts of ways. That makes it extra funnywhen of all disguises, Eddie wears a nun's habit and asks the choirboys to not sing quite as high-pitched as it gives him a bit of a headache. Some gun-carrying thugs take them hostage, but Venom has to wait until he gets clearance to reveal himself.

Once he does, he violently murders the henchmen in front of the children, not realizing that he's traumatizing them into oblivion. Once finished, he tells them that violence is more of an adult thing and offers a chocolate bar to one of the kids. Because of course he has a candy bar on him. The boy is practically catatonic in fear, especially when Venom yells, "Come on! Take it!" Then Venom gets all huffy and offended, not understanding why he isn't being thanked.

6. THE FRENCH KISS OF DEATH
Venom #11 (2004)

Daniel Way's Venom series from the mid-00's is really, really bad and should not be read ever. It's mean-spirited, misogynistic, overly-complicated and has nothing resembling payoff whatsoever. It's also a comic where Venom himself – at least the Eddie Brock incarnation – doesn't show up until the 11th issue. You see, the symbiote terrorizing everyone all this time is a clone. #11 starts a three-issue story that explains the clone's origin.

It has to do with a fight where Venom beats on Spider-Man until the Fantastic Four arrive to stop him. At first, Thing is able to overpower Venom, until Venom fights back by making out with him... TO THE DEATH.

Venom shoving his tongue down Thing's throat is one of the grosser things I've seen in a comic, but it actually serves its narrative purpose. Human Torch burns the tongue off and Thing coughs it up. A bystander picks the tongue up, brings it home and tries to sell it on eBay. He's immediately made a target by an old man made out of nannites who is really the force behind Noah's Ark and—oh my God, I don't want to get into any more of the plot of this series. Moving on.

5. THE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL OF AWESOME
Venom #13.4 (2012)

Earlier in the now-defunct Venom series, he starred in a crossover called the Circle of Four. It's quite a brilliant little concept that took me a while to grasp. In the 90's, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and Ghost Rider teamed up to become the New Fantastic Four. Here we have a similar grouping with Venom, X-23, Red Hulk and the female Ghost Rider that everyone's completely forgotten about by this point.

The four join forces to help save Las Vegas from the clutches of Blackheart, who is trying to create Hell on Earth. With the exception of X-23, the team joins together to make their own special version of Captain Planet, only more soul-shatteringly badass. Riding a giant motorcycle is Red Hulk, who has become the host for both the Spirit of Vengeance and the Venom symbiote. This is the cliffhanger before the final issue and it still makes me smile. I'm surprised the final issue isn't Blackheart throwing his hands up and saying, "Yeah, this isn't worth it. Sorry for all the trouble I caused, everyone," and going back to Hell where it's safer.

4. THE GROSSEST OF MATING HABITS
What If: The Other (2007)

The What If issue based on the Other tells the tale of Peter Parker refusing to break out of his cocoon and embrace his inner-spider. The world and his loved ones think he's dead, so he's going to keep it that way. The Venom symbiote senses that Peter's body is just sitting around, unused and leaves Mac Gargan's body. It attaches itself to Peter's husk and is pretty pleased with being one with its original and favorite host once again. Peter has no consciousness to speak of, so the symbiote is completely running the show. Calling himself Poison, the creature confronts Mary Jane and wants her to be his mate. She tells him off and he leaves her be.

With Mary Jane not an option, Poison goes for an even grosser route. He spawns a symbiote offspring and uses it to control the rotting dead body of Gwen Stacy. You can thank Peter David for this piece of alien necrophilia incest. You can also thank him for...

3. THE NOT-READY-FOR-PRIME-TIME SMASHERS
Incredible Hulk vs. Venom (1994)

This is a comic released by Unicef that deals with Venom and Hulk fighting each other and then teaming up because a series of earthquakes are tearing apart San Francisco. A mad scientist calling himself Dr. Bad Vibes (not the villain from the C.O.P.S. cartoon, I checked) insists that he's been causing the earthquakes with his earthquake machine. Hulk has the mind of one of the world's greatest scientists and Venom is an accomplished journalist. Truly, they can put their minds together and figure out a great strategy in stopping Bad Vibes' reign of terror before it's too late.

Their plan is to quote Saturday Night Live.

Yes, they go into a news broadcast to do a Hans and Franz impression, complete with clapping. Honest to God, when I first read this scene, I had to put down the comic, get up and just walk away because I simply could not deal with this.

2. DIAL-UP M FOR MURDER
Venom: Carnage Unleashed #4 (1995)

Thing with the symbiote is that the writers can tack on nearly any kind of ability and you can buy it because it's a blob from outer space that gives people super strength and copies Spider-Man's powers. Turns a car into a monster car? Sure, why not? Makes you immune to noxious gas? I buy it. Makes it harder for psychics to gain control? Makes sense to me.

Larry Hama created the most outlandish use of the symbiote's abilities with his Carnage Unleashed storyline. Carnage Unleashed – a story created based on the success of the Maximum Carnage video game – is about a Carnage-based video game that's become a big deal. It's about to be launched to the public with online multiplayer and Carnage's plan is to use this to his advantage and kill as many players as possible. How? By using his brand-new power of using the symbiote to travel through the internet!

The comic keeps stacking on more and more instances of, "Computers do not work that way!" that escalates to the point that Venom and Carnage are fighting inside cyberspace and it's being broadcast on the big screen in Time Square. Coincidentally, people are able to hear their banter despite, you know, there being no audio on that big screen. Venom wins when he sees a heat sink and destroys it, which causes a huge explosion that hurts them both and knocks them out of their computers. It is the stupidest, most glorious goddamn thing.

1. THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
All-Access #1 (1996)

Ah, Access. For those of you who don't know or remember, Access is a superhero jointly owned by DC and Marvel whose job is to make sure that both worlds remain separate and don't bleed into each other. Considering the bad blood between the companies these days and their refusal to do any crossovers whatsoever, it's been a pretty successful ten years for Access. Way to go!

Following the events of Marvel vs. DC, Access starred in his own miniseries based on keeping the peace via cosmic segregation. In the first issue, Venom finds himself in Metropolis and Ron Marz chooses to forget that Venom is supposed to be kind of a good guy around this time. Instead, Venom goes on a rampage until Superman and his post-resurrection mullet arrive. This should be a simple fight. Superman moves planets with his bare hands and Venom is just a stronger Spider-Man with a bucket full of weaknesses.

Then Venom throws Superman around like a ragdoll. The two have several fights and each time, Venom absolutely humbles Superman, making him look like a complete joke. Access brings Spider-Man into the DC world to help fight Venom and even that isn't enough! Put Superman and Spider-Man together against one threat and this is what happens.

The only reason Venom loses is because Access shows up with a giant sonic cannon loaned from STAR Labs. Afterwards, Spider-Man tells Superman that Eddie Brock was never easy to get along with, what with him being a newspaper reporter. Then Spider-Man wonders why he's getting the silent glare.

A great contrast to this story is the Spider-Man/Batman crossover from a year or so earlier. That comic features Batman beating Carnage in a straight-up fight. No sonics. No fire. Just lots of punches. Batman beat up Carnage, who regularly used to beat up Venom, who beat up Superman. Somewhere, a Batman fan is yelling at a Superman fan, "See?! I told you so!"

 

October 09, 2016


Design Of the Day - Deadpool

I really really enjoyed Deadpool. Furthermore, guess what? I didn't hope to. Truly, I was never an enthusiast of the character (as in I barely knew anything about him) and the humour and violence appeared to be constrained and exaggerated in the trailers. Still, I stayed inspired by the film, I just never anticipated that it would really be great - until the audits arrived. After most faultfinders surprisingly gave this freshest superhero motion picture commend, I went in warily hopeful (yet at the same time completely arranged to detest the film).

The principal thing I saw was the means by which imaginative the narrating is. The film tosses you into the activity from the principal minute (actually: the primary minute) and after that it does a reversal and forward in splendid and unforeseen approaches to gradually unspool the tale of this crazy - yet strangely beguiling - wannabe. Flashbacks and quick advances can irritate as damnation, however when done right, they can render even a to some degree basic story new and energizing. What's more, that is precisely how Deadpool felt to me right from the begin: like a crisp (if to some degree messy) shock of vitality. a

The activity itself is wonderfully planned, utilizing fun loving visuals and utilizing practically every camera method accessible; it never feels redundant and the pacing is near flawlessness. However, and that was most likely the way to me loving the film such a great amount, there's a pulsating heart underneath all the activity and bloodletting, and that has a ton to do with how splendidly Ryan Reynolds depicts the character and the considerable science he has with co-star Morena Baccarin. What came as a finish astound to me was the manner by which brazenly sentimental Deadpool is. The romantic tale in this film is likely the most genuine I've ever found in a superhero motion picture and it gives the film the forceful enthusiastic center which so huge numbers of these motion pictures need.

The funniness, which I at first dreaded would simply be constant adolescent wisecracks and soon gotten to be diverting, additionally works shockingly well. Not each line or each joke lands - but rather that is the excellence of this character: they don't generally need to. Deadpool can't help himself; insofar as he's ready to inhale he'll split astute and ridicule himself and people around him. It's a clinical condition; he's not an outstanding entertainer whose jokes need to land: he's a psycho (though an exceptionally engaging one) and the comic drama for his situation is resulting from disaster.

Notwithstanding all my acclaim, it's not a flawless film. The scoundrel in this retribution story could be more critical and the story itself is a bit excessively subordinate, making it impossible to truly do its profoundly unpredictable hero (he demands he's not a legend) equity: but rather it's a damn decent first passage in an establishment that will ideally investigate the character and his reality to a much bigger degree in the sequel(s). Also, it's really a vital film for another reason. On the off chance that Deadpool is a monetary achievement - which now is as of now clear it will be - this could assume a key part in how studios from this time forward view the money related prospects of R-appraised superhero movies, and we'll ideally observe a greater amount of them later on.

Numerous individuals may feel diverse - and I regard their conclusion - however I've become sick of the completely bloodless CGI needless excess in every one of those 200 million creations where even the most appalling lowlifess talk like Mormon schoolgirls. I mean: there's a colossal crowd out there that is beyond 18 years old, loves to peruse comic books and can completely handle true dialect, certifiable sex and true savagery in superhero films. This class is so various; it's absurd to accept on the grounds that comic books have pictures in all of them film adjustments - paying little respect to the material - should naturally be made for children to be fruitful.

As it seems to be, I think Deadpool - a filthy, amusing, attractive and fierce film which is strongly NOT for children - simply demonstrated my point superbly. 8 stars out of 10.

August 10, 2016


Design of the Day - Dark Knight

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Trivia - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

 

The batsuit that Ben Affleck wears is based on Batman's suit in the comic book "The Dark Knight Returns," written by Frank Miller and published in 1986. The film itself is partly based on the graphic novel.

Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to "make sure you can piss in that suit." The two men met quite by accident in a costume shop. They were each buying a Batman costume for their kids.

Ben Affleck stated in a interview that he had asked if he could have the batsuit when filming was complete. The producers said yes, but that he would have to pay $100,000 in order to keep it. Affleck quickly changed his mind and asked if he could just take a picture with it instead.

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Ben Affleck said he was warned by Warner Bros. about the possible negative reaction to his casting, and was advised to remain off the Internet after the casting announcement. He also said to assuage his concerns, the studio showed him negative comments that fans had initially made to previous superhero castings. Affleck said in spite of the studio warnings, he still checked out an online message board. The first comment he read was, "Affleck as Batman? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!" After seeing that, he immediately went offline.

Ben Affleck gained an additional 20 pounds of muscle and reached 8 percent body fat for his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

In this film, Batman wears a voice modulator in his suit to electronically alter his voice. After the casting of Ben Affleck in the role, this was an idea that had been suggested by his friend, director Kevin Smith, as he felt Affleck's natural speaking voice was too high-pitched for Batman.

 

August 03, 2016


Design of the Day - Samurai Jack

 

Samurai Jack is the quintessence of cartoon storytelling today. there is no two-ways about it.

A couple of years before this day, I had yet to take a solitary look on Samurai Jack. For quite a while, I heard individuals raving about its extraordinary liveliness procedures, never seen battling groupings and cleverness. Interest and nervousness encompassed my brain, thinking about whether it truly came to or even surpassed the norms set by Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. Of course, Genndy Tartakovsky, the maker of this new appear, has taken a shot at the past two preceding and taking into account my insight, his vision upon the liveliness business is really not at all like anything whatever other artists have seen some time recently.

Not long after its first run, I figured out how to witness a scene of Samurai Jack on Cartoon Network in my close relative's home. Actually, in my first perspective, the show truly appeared somewhat shortsighted, concentrated more on fights and at a few focuses, a comical inclination to keep the group of onlookers' advantage. Yes, it bears comparability to other Genndy's more established works. In any case, I'm simply conversing with one of the scenes appeared on the channel. At first, the closeness finished when I started to watch whatever remains of the scenes.

The plot itself is very straightforward: Samurai Jack (his unique Japanese name remains a riddle) lives in antiquated Japan where his country is being attacked by a relentlessly capable yet abnormal looking, at times dull evil spirit named Aku. Jack utilized his enchanted sword to battle him and in the long run he crushes him after a couple of sessions. In any case, before Jack figures out how to demolish the evil spirit unequivocally, Aku does magic that sends Jack into the future, a period when Aku rules. Presently, it is dependent upon Jack to figure out how to do a reversal into the past by meandering around the modern urban areas, desolate badlands and antiquated remains occupied by outsiders and other strange animals you haven't seen before and above all, meeting partners and companions (like the crazed solid Scotsman) to give our battling saint profound trust and inspiration to achieve his fate (the development of Jack can be seen all through the seasons, as he is by all accounts more certain and has the privilege to call himself 'The Legendary Samurai'. Something to that effect). The character plans and the situations are to a great degree odd to support Genndy yet maybe these are the reasons why Samurai Jack is such an engaging show to watch at. Firstly, not at all like the common Saturday kid's shows we normally see, it is very nearly an uncertain toon with truly dynamic components (uncommonly when you watch an exceptional scene surprisingly). You have definitely no clue what is happening there: the animals, the outsiders, the strange high rises, the contraptions. They are all refreshingly cubic and unusual but have an explanation behind their presence. Notwithstanding its inconspicuous and uneven reason, Samurai Jack is basically a clear activity show with effectively identifiable items (toon specialists will realize that without a doubt) and characters (its fundamental idea is for the most part gotten from the Star Wars universe, in which Genndy additionally coordinates under the name Clone Wars). At one case, a portion of the components of Samurai Jack are gotten from Akira Kurosawa's motion pictures, anime (both best in class or buzzword) and on another point, renowned American symbols and world societies. Some even serve as a forerunner to Craig McCracken's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends with odds and ends from Dexter's Lab and PPG. Of course, a large portion of the scenes don't catch the extent of full-length films yet the gradualness of its inclination permits the group of onlookers to acknowledge the way that it practically feels like a motion picture, in a shorter structure at any rate. On the off chance that you approach whether the show's proper for children, well, Samurai Jack is a shockingly brutal toon (that is past the limit of Dex and PPG) however that generally demonstrates that Genndy's abilities to handle a specific connection has developed.

What truly interest me are Genndy's capacities to ace the key film-production systems, for example, pace, stream, mise-en-scene and state of mind, smooth liveliness and above all, character request, for example, Samurai Jack himself. A few groupings are even pressed into a specific proportion angle to give a true to life perspective and in addition to build the strain of a circumstance. Inventive altering systems likewise fabricates reckoning, attach the pace of the activity groupings (for the most part delightfully choreographed in spite of the way that they are just edges of drawings!) and make definitive matters as Jack appearances continuous anarchy. The fine art of the show is similarly great though a bit kiddy arranged. That basically prompts one of Genndy's most grounded trademarks and standards: shortsighted plans have a tendency to have more noteworthy effect contrasted with practical models (of 2D and 3D) by passing on consistent misrepresentation, absurd laws of physic and sound judgment and measurements of good droll funniness while looking after its 'legitimate sense' without losing heading. The show's completely clear hues and tones additionally figure out how to mirror the general mind-set of a specific domain, whether you can feel the peacefulness of old Japan or the obscure risk of the dim and desolate no man's land.

If not for Genndy, kid's shows can't advance into more up to date shapes. In the event that Gene Deitch brought forth 'constrained activity' through Gerald McBoing Boing, we as a whole could say that, as I would see it, Genndy Tartakovsky brought forth 'artistic restricted kid's shows' or just, 'Realistic Toons'. I know these terms don't sound right to a few people however through Samurai Jack, he has made something that ends up being progressive since the period of the Renaissance (Batman, DuckTales and Tiny Toons). From that point forward, Genndy Tartakovsky is currently viewed as one of my most top choice "saints" of our time!

July 24, 2016


Design of The Day - Vegeta Super


Vegeta is a complicated person. He's likely the most complex character in DBZ truth be told. I think a great deal of this bodes well in the event that you consider the way he grew up. Vegeta was the ruler of a pleased warrior race and before he truly had an opportunity to lead, his claim was stolen by Frieza and he fundamentally turned into a slave. He watched his race diminish in subjugation until all the pride he'd been advised they used to have is gone. They are embarrassed and crushed by Frieza. Their whole warrior society is crushed, and as a ruler, Vegeta most likely thought of it as his obligation to keep that society in place. He fizzled, not that he could help it. He was only a youngster. Be that as it may, it bodes well then that Vegeta's whole life gets to be about only pride and quality. He conveys the heaviness of his whole culture on his shoulders and feels that he, as the sovereign of all Saiyans and his way of life's exclusive "genuine" survivor, must be the most grounded in the universe, since that is the best way to redress how far they've fallen and keep the universe's memory of their quality in place. He hates Goku for some reasons, however one of the greatest is that while Goku is a full blooded Saiyan, he doesn't know anything of Saiyan culture and has no appreciation for it. Since Vegeta's lost planet and its way of life means the world to him, Goku just irritates him since he basically couldn't care less. To the extent Goku is worried, there's next to no about Saiyan society for anybody to keep in touch with home about. In his brain, they were only a cluster of shrewdness rascals. Does this irritate Vegeta, as well as it likely makes him feel alone also. He's the main individual left in the universe who gives two craps about planet Vegeta. It resembles if the earth was crushed and you were one of its lone survivors, and you met another survivor however they didn't know anything about Earth or think about it. Would you be pissed? Another reason Goku irritates him is that everything is by all accounts so natural for him. Vegeta works his rear end off, yet Goku is constantly one stage ahead—only a tad bit more grounded. Goku can't be the most grounded Saiyan, for one since he isn't the ruler of all Saiyans, and for another, in light of the fact that he has no admiration for Saiyan society. Vegeta must be more grounded, in light of the fact that he is a "genuine" Saiyan and Goku is definitely not. This is something Vegeta discusses in the Buu Saga amid his battle with Goku, however I'm not certain how it interprets from the first Japanese. Be that as it may, in any case, every one of this is the reason Vegeta's continually discussing pride and quality and the glad warrior race and how he's the ruler of all Saiyans. It doesn't generally have much to do with narrow-mindedness by any stretch of the imagination. It's about safeguarding the memory of his home world so that everybody recognizes what they once were. In his initial life, it's what drives him to attempt and assemble the mythical serpent balls and wish for godlikeness, it's what drives him to need to kill Frieza, and it's what makes him appreciate killing individuals who are weaker than him (he's invested such a great amount of energy under Frieza's thumb that appreciates having the tables turned where other individuals are under his). 


Every one of this progressions gradually for Vegeta through the span of DBZ. As others have said, Vegeta has thought about Trunks since he discovered he was his child. Be that as it may, Vegeta's association with future Trunks was extremely strained. The explanation behind this is much the same reason that Vegeta dislikes Goku. Much the same as Goku, Trunks knows nothing about Saiyan society or the pride of their warrior race. He is particularly an offspring of Earth in his dispositions. Vegeta sees himself as especially to be the last "genuine" Saiyan (the main individual with any memory of the planet and dependability to its way of life) and once more, he should consequently be the most grounded. Not even his child can be more grounded. His hatred for Trunks at an early stage accompanies realizing that Trunks, much the same as Goku, is more grounded than him regardless of the way that he doesn't know anything of Saiyan pride. He still, in any case, thinks about his child, and demonstrates that when he snaps and assaults Cell.

After the Cell Saga, Vegeta lives with Bulma at Capsule Corp and helps her raise Trunks while keeping on preparing at the same time. Through the span of these seven years, Vegeta's mentality toward Earth starts to change. He misses his Saiyan society, however living on Earth, he frames new connections with Bulma and Trunks and Earth begins to wind up his home. Though before he had no home, and essentially clung to the memory of one by attempting to be the most grounded in the universe, on Earth be finds another home which begins to supplant the old. At the point when Goku returns, Vegeta perceives how solid he's get to be and understands that he is overlooking his Saiyan legacy. He feels regretful for having discovered something of a home on Earth, and this is the reason he permits Babadi to discharge the malice in his heart. He needs to obliterate his connection to Earth since that connection makes him powerless and implies he is disregarding his obligation to safeguard the Saiyan society. That blame, and additionally the disdain he's been working toward Goku for being so solid thus unappreciative of their home world gets him in a battle with Goku—a battle he should urge Goku into at any expense. When he fires on the Earthlings at the competition, he's essentially attempting to annoy Goku by annihilating some portion of his reality's kin (feel my torment sort of thing) and in the meantime, let go of his own connection. For all he knew, he could have executed Bulma or Trunks with that impact. With the malice in his heart at long last discharged, he can do such things and his attention is back on the pride of the Saiyan race. Amid his battle with Goku, the greater part of the indignation Vegeta feels toward him at long last turns out, and them two at long last... all things considered, discuss their emotions - discuss Earth and planet Vegeta and what it resembles to be in every others shoes. Basically, they go to a comprehension through their battle. Goku comes to regard the way that Vegeta feels (and even wins a little Saiyan pride of his own) and Vegeta at long last recognizes what Earth intends to him. At the point when Buu is discharged, Vegeta thumps Goku oblivious in light of the fact that he needs to be the one to execute Buu, yes (pride if the Saiyan race). However, when he understands he can't win, and sees Trunks awakening him, he understands that Trunks is going to kick the bucket if Buu is not vanquished, thus will Bulma and everything else he's come to acknowledge about Earth's way of life. He recognizes that Earth has turned into his new home (regardless of the possibility that he will dependably think about his Saiyan legacy) and he explodes himself to spare it. Vegeta still did a ton of terrible things, and the DBZ the great beyond is a karmic one. That is the reason he is not viewed as "great." He has murdered excessively numerous innocents, and his great deeds don't exceed his terrible ones. Karma is by all account not the only type of good judgment in the DBZ universe be that as it may, and the Eternal Dragon's judgment of Vegeta mirrors this reality. He judges Vegeta in light of the virtue of his heart as opposed to his past activities. It's about the now.

For me, the minute when Vegeta really, genuinely, turns out to be great is amid the battle with child Buu. He is watching Goku battle, the individual who speaks to the greater part of his injured pride, and he at long last gives up. He at long last recognizes that Goku is the best. This connotes he has at long last (after years) let go of his should be the most grounded, and the only thing that is in any way important is that they spare their new home on Earth.

Vegeta will dependably be pleased and bombastic, and he will dependably need to be the best, yet the Vegeta we see today is not all that self-important (perceives his shortcomings) and he will do whatever he needs to secure what he's come to think about—sing a bingo tune to keep a divine force of decimation from getting irate around a pudding cup.






June 17, 2016


Amazing Game of Thrones T-shirt Design - Contest Shout Out

Everyone’s excitement about sixth season of Game of Thrones is huge: it seems that discussions, memes and, unfortunately, spoilers are everywhere. While some fans keep discussing the latest episodes and waiting for new ones, the others become inspired and start creating amazing things: illustrations, smart jokes, amazing designs, etc.

The holders of this contest apparently know about this very well. They are trying to motivate designers from all over the world to create something beautiful, unique and inspired by GoT. Moreover, there are three prizes for additional motivation.

Even if you aren’t a designer, you should still check this contest out to see amazing designs that have already entered the competition. Probably every GoT fan would enjoy these beautiful, funny and stylish T-shirts!

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