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Oaken and Olaf killed me.
Captain Jack Harkness and Flt.Lt. Freddie Page Royal Air Force uniform references.
One major problem with ‘Captain Jack’ is (while the name is cool and all) his exalted rank of Group Captain is VERY high up the chain of command in the Royal Air Force, as it would be with the Royal Navy. An Army captain is relatively low on the chain of command but Jack Harkness would have to rise VERY high indeed and very quickly to attain such a rank. The American officer that ‘Jack Harkness’ stole his name from essentially initiates the problem as the scriptwriters made him a SUPER ace (26 kills during the Battle of Britain alone when most of the pilots who fought in the battle barely averaged three!!) and gave him the rank of Group Captain when most American Eagle Squadron volunteers would be lucky to have the rank of Flight Lieutenant let alone Squadron Leader. VERY poor research by the Dr.Who production team. This wasn’t Germany fighting on the Russian Front where men like Barkhorn and Hartmann would rack up 300+ kills during the course of the war. The Western Front Air War was VERY VERY different. Also, I was surprised watching the Captain Jack Harkness episode of Torchwood when they referred to ‘The Cardiff Blitz’. Cardiff in Wales was WAY OUT THERE for the Germans to maintain a sustained aerial bombardment of the town (and did the town even have any worthwhile targets to make the effort worth it in the first place?) and when you consider that the German escort fighters, the Messerschmitt 109, had only about five minutes flying time over London, the idea of a Cardiff blitz starts to seem rather ludicrous. I know that they have the idea of the rift and all but historically, situating that episode in some bigger industrial town in mainland England like Manchester or Birmingham would have made much more sense.
In fact, ‘Captain Jack’ in the episode ‘The Empty Child’ wears the more realistic rank of Wing Commander (three medium size rank stripes) instead of that of Group Captain (four medium size rank stripes). That’s rather more believable for me, being historically nitpicky.
As I am putting together a Captain Jack cosplay (basically a World War 2 Royal Air Force cosplay in general), I will use the uniform and greatcoat to double for Tom Hiddleston’s character in The Deep Blue Sea, ex-R.A.F. flyboy Freddie Page. I’m giving him the average rank of Flight Lieutenant (two medium rank bars) which I think seems logical as it is a step up from Pilot Officer and just below Squadron Leader.
EA, Who knows ALL THINGS,
Knew he could not Defeat
KINGU and the Hosts of TIAMAT
- The Sumerian text “Enuma Elish”
Now KINGU sounds like KING with an “U” sound at the end. The Japanese have a way of attaching a “U” sound at the end of English speaking words to make them sound Japanese, therefore KINGU is the Japanese word for King, like RINGU is the Japanese word for RING. As proof, examine the 1998 Japanese horror movie RINGU which is a translation for the word RING. Therefore, KINGU is the word KING. And we find that Nintendo, a Japanese videogaming company has a lot to do with Kings and Princes and Princesses and Royalty. Nintendo’s dragon character Bowser is called Daimao or, literally The Great Demon King and ancient Sumerian texts had plenty of references to Dragons and Demons and Demon Kings. Indeed one of the ancient texts has the Demon King, which is represented by a Serpent - or Dragon - trying to kidnap the Holy Princess of the magic city who is saved by a pair of WATER BEARERS or WATER POT CARRIERS - what we can today translate as, PLUMBERS.
Furthermore, there is also Donkey Kong, which is clearly based off the American movie KING Kong. Once again there is a reference to royalty, to a King, a Monkey King. Now we see the Monkey King motiff in many ancient cultures. But what is truly amazing is that the Ancient Sumerians knew about this - they predicted it and they wrote about it in their texts.
Now Tiamat is refered to as a Host. Think of it - the Hosts of Tiamat. Tiamat is coded language for the World Wide Web. Websites are Hosted on servers and this makes up the World Wide Web. So EA, who knows all things knew, because He knows ALL THINGS, that he could not defeat KINGU, that is Nintendo and the Hosts of TIAMAT, that is The World Wide Web.
Could it be that the Ancient Sumerians were predicting the Nintendo Global Link, millenia before it came to be? Or did the Ancient Sumerians themselves have access to the Nintendo Global Link? Ancient Videogamer Theorists believe so.
HE WHO UNDERSTANDS ALL:
The Wise One
The Great One,
EA who Knows ALL THAT IS,
Perceived the Plot.
He countered it
With a Powerful Spell.
- The Sumerian text “Enuma Elish”
See! The Ancient Sumerians predicted the greatness of Command & Conquer, The Sims, Star Wars Battlefront, Dungeon Keeper, Need for Speed, NBA Live 14, Battlefield 4 and that illuminating mysterious text, Plants Vs Zombies, in the distant past of Mankind. I’m holding an invisible watermelon and that proves my theory.
EA GAMES KNOWS ALL THAT IS!!
What’s this? A happy moment in Game of Thrones? With smiles?!
Just as long as he doesn’t tell me I can save 15% or more on my Car Insurance…
Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013
these silhouettes mg
Does anyone else get kind of a Star Wars vibe from this collection or is it just me
Second to last aaahhhhhhh
No you’re not imagining it… this is so Star Wars!
Someone posted the pic set of the Watson figure but not Sherlock, so I figured…All photos here [X]
What kills me is they have him in the purple shirt!! lol.
James Hunt cosplay for the movie RUSH
I wasn’t sure I was going to get to watch the movie during my weekend visit to my wife (she works at Disney Orlando) but when the plans fell into place I knew I’d have to watch it in cosplay (we always do). I found an excellent crash helmet (ironically painted gloss red - I wish I had found two so I could have used this one for Nikki) at Goodwill along with a good pair of red jogging pants. Walmart had a matching red sweater/hoodie for just over ten bucks and I did up the patches as best as I could (the Goodyear patch is real) but the real clincher was that helmet. The ‘decals’ are actually paper printouts that I carefully painted around and over to match the Rustoleum double layer super gloss coat.
Considering I did all of this in one week, I’d say my Rush cosplay was really a rush cosplay!
I’ll keep working on this cosplay - I’m going to handsew the patches myself since the ones Chris wears are hard to find in the sizes I need (or else too expensive) - and hopefully I can find another crash helmet and do a Nikki cosplay as an alternative (or my wife can dress up as Nikki and I’ll dress up as James - we already do Loki and Thor so I think that would be a fair exchange).
I should do - for my looks - Ayrton Senna too probably… and yet another helmet!