★ Thanos & Gamora
"As things went along though, it turns out that Thanos would have been much more loyal to Gamora than just about anybody else in the universe. She was basically his daughter - some other writers have given Thanos kids down the line but in love with Death as he was, the last thing he would have done was to have got progeny anywhere along the line, naturally. But I think there would have been a part of him that would have been… tender to somebody." — Jim Starlin, The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection: Gamora, Eaglemoss Publications Ltd., 2012.
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego #1 cover by Amanda Conner
Thanks to the food styling gods, the scene is held up a bit while Mads and the director discuss an alternative to the samurai egg master trick described in the script. They settle on a potato trick– it’s easier for the set dresser to pick up a slashed potato than it is to wipe smashed raw egg off everything after each take. So now, I have to find a couple dozen identically shaped potatoes and peel them for the knife trick. — œuf
We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles. I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, I briefly describe the egg trick to him whereupon he just tosses an egg up in the air and breaks it perfectly on the spatula. Did it. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and confesses he was a juggler in his youth.— mukozuke
I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.
Warning. Contents under pressure.
Wayne Barlowe’s Hell-themed artwork
I love how weird he gets with this ish.
The Wicker Man (1973)
Sister Street Fighter - UK editional VHS Cover.