3 months ago
-The hatch that Rey pulls away in first shot has little holes in it that look like star constellations. I hope they don’t do this, but I’m wondering if that’s the first shot in the movie and they do the opening crawl against the “stars” on that.
-She seems to be salvaging engine parts in the Star Destroyer. Fucking dope. There’s just ruins of star destroyers and ships hanging out on this planet. Think of all the dead bodies and untold history just lying around
-She’s talking to Maz (lupita nyong'o)
-Star destroyer loading bay has tie fighter parts lying around
-Shot of starship taking off, a At-At leg in the foreground
-Shot on starkiller base(?). Probably HUX talking to the troops. Snow Planet!
-Blood on Finn’s helmet. He saw some shit.
-Finn might find out he’s a force-sensitive and tries to escape. Obviously he gets hit and Phasma/Kylo are on the hunt for him on Jakku
-The jacket that Finn wears has been seen on Poe Dameron (action figures, torture scene). Maybe he steals it?
-The red beam in the Kylo shot might be the star killer base’s death beam. We see it in that shot and the shot right after Poe is being tortured (trees blowing away)
-Kylo Ren’s voice is incredible
-We can hear Vader’s respirator. I love that Vader’s dying wish for peace went unheard. He’s a martyr for the dark side even though he did not want to be. The jedi and Sith are legend.
-He’ll finish what you started? Kylo is either out to eliminate the remaining jedi, if any, or bring peace to the galaxy via a giant super weapon
-Poe’s getting mind-fucked. He’s wearing Finn’s JACKET! So this scene takes place before Finn crash lands on Jakku
-THEORY! Poe gets captured, Finn helps him breakout, steals his jacket for some reason, and they get separated
-Han may have been without the Falcon (based on the “we’re home” line)
-Falcon may have crash landed on Jakku after the Battle of Jakku, restored by someone and found again?
-Han went from talking about hoakey religions to preaching about the jedi and the force. Pretty cool.
-Knights of Ren. One of them looks straight up mandalorian. Strange weapons. Some blasters, staffs and a paddle? Dead bodies FUUUUCKING everywhere
-The Xwings are attacking the stormtroopers that are prepping on the beach. Normandy visual. This is the same planet that Han and the others are on with the flag temple
-The elite tie fighters are in the fight (red paint)
-Tie fighters shoot backwards now
-Black Xwing. Rumored to be a stealth model. Possibly incorporated so that it can read better on camera during the snow fighting
-Resistance planning a ground and air assault. Finn is running to the Falcon. Right before snow planet showdown?
-On Jakku, Finn and Rey were running to an escape ship? It gets blown up
-Ancient robot on flag temple? Mandalorian flag, Clan Fett and Clan Vizsla sigils can be seen on the different flags as well. Maz's fortress? It's the same place where Phasma's vanity fair magazine photo was taken (it was in ruins in her photo).
-We may have only gotten that one shot of Luke. R2 is his only companion, but C3P0 and R2 are seen together in promotional art? Maybe they’re reunited?
-Again, phasma and Kylo are seeking out Finn on Jakku.
-Rey crying over a dead body on the snow planet near climax of film? Looks to be brown leather on frame left. Han? Finn? Chewbacca's satchel? There’s also something metal in the shot that looks like the gas canisters on Han’s jacket or Chewie’s bandolier
-Han, Chewie and Finn are being held captive, about to be executed. A storm trooper running in the back, the fire and destroyed structures look like the same planet where the Xwings are coming in to attack ground forces? They get rescued at the very last second
-Chewie has a booboo on his arm :(
-Starkiller base/ ice planet featured in poster. Climax battle with black Xwing?
-Ground and air battle, Finn and Kylo are fighting with lightsabers down there somewhere
-Poe looks like he got his ass kicked, possibly from the interrogation?
-Planet might open up on an equator to reveal the weapon (powered by planet’s core?) smoke coming out of trench
-Rey firing a blaster! She’s pissed, avenging someone?
-Xwing pops a storm trooper. DOOOOPE
-Explosion is in star destroyer, you can see the loading bay and a tie fighter. NOT the bridge. Maybe that tie fighter that’s raising hell in the beginning that crashes? (Same as the one in trailer 2) MOUSE DROID!
-Han and Leia reuniting? I bet they haven’t been together for a while. Possibly mourning the death of someone? Chewie? or just happy to see each other after so long
-Kylo ren has no helmet at the end! We will see his face. I doubt it’s normal because Finn looks fucking horrified
-That lightsaber fight is going to be nasty. Neither of these dudes have been properly trained. It’ll be a brawl, but still well choreographed, less of a dance like the prequel trilogy lightsaber fights though
-“Just let it in” sounds like Leia saying that. Maybe she adopted the ways of the jedi and is instructing someone? Whoever it is, they're savvy about the Force. Probably Maz again.
-Kylo and Rey are brother and sister. When I was at Celebration her speeder was labeled “Kyla Rey’s Speeder”. So maybe Rey is just her last name? Kyla and Kylo?
-We will hardly see Luke. He may have gone into solitude in fear of turning to the dark side. He may have tried and failed to start a new academy, but the Jedi and Sith are no more since they’re merely legend now. Kylo was a wayward student who discovered the dark side in his pursuit of knowledge.
-What the hell is the state of the galaxy/republic/empire? If the battle of Endor is just a “story of what happened” then something is totally off with the state of the governing body
-Rey is TOTALLY a force sensitive, but Finn might not be? He’s seen wielding the saber, but that might be a red herring. Not convinced.
6 months ago
1 year ago
So after I said I'd offer fitness advice to anyone who asked, I got bombarded with messages. Instead of answering each one individually, I'm going to make this here journal post to cover a variety of topics regarding exercise and a little diet stuff. Full disclosure: I'm not an expert, nor would I claim to be. What works for me might not work for you, so take all of this with a huge grain of salt (but watch that sodium intake, bro).
Gaining Muscle: I personally enjoy the Hypertrophy approach to weightlifting. It's commonly used by bodybuilders, and I've noticed it gives me a good mix of mass and tonage. Hypertrophy is typically 3 or 4 sets of about 10-12 repetitions. There are some great workout programs available on Bodybuilding.com that I've used in the past. They break it up based on your goal, your intensity level, and the amount of time you want to commit to the program. Look into it. I'm super reluctant to upload my own regimen because it's what's working for me now, and it may not be what your body needs.
Diet: For keeping my weight down and insuring muscle gain, I keep an eye on my macronutrient ratios. I want to make sure my diet is divided into 30% Fats, 30% Proteins, and 40% Carbohydrates. I use a cool app called "Tap and Track" on my iPhone that helps me monitor this. You go through and enter information on your weight, activity level and goals and it calculates roughly how many calories you should take in in a day. Typically you'll want to take in a lot of carbs earlier in the day, and then fats and proteins later in the day. Another note about diet: drop sodas. That's a load of sugar you don't want. I stopped drinking sodas regularly years ago and I don't regret it. Sodas make you gain weight. Stop eating if you are no longer hungry and drink between mouthfuls. If you're full, don't finish what's left on the plate. You've gotten the food your body wants, so cool it. Drinking between mouthfuls of food helps quell your hunger. In regards to supplements: I take a protein shake after workouts (Whey Tech Pro 24 from Vitamin Shoppe). Post workout supplements are great. Other than that, I do not feel comfortable giving supplement advice. I cycle creatine now and then, but if you want to get into that, go look at professionally written articles about it.
Exercises: Don't neglect cardio, and don't neglect body parts. Cardio will help you burn fat and increase endurance, so go biking, go running, climb stairs, whatever. Just get that heart rate up. As you improve, introduce more challenges. If you notice you can run a mile with ease, then run faster or run further. Keep pushing your body, you'll be surprised by your increase in stamina, and it'll help with other aspects in life (like staying awake throughout the day or HAVIN' SEX). In terms of lifting, work all your body parts. I break my workouts into three days. Day 1: Biceps, Backs and Shoulders. Day 2: Triceps, Chest, Traps and Forearms. Day 3: Leg day. I also like to do small abdominal exercises each day. Your abs and calves can regenerate quick enough that you could work them on a semi-daily basis if you wanted. If you can lift something easily, at 3 sets of 10 reps, increase the weight. I shoot for a weight that, on the tenth rep, I am giving it my all to lift it. Don't just coast through exercises, you won't see improvements that way. Push yourself.
Final Notes: Don't get discouraged and stick to it. You won't get a six pack over night. It's a slow progression, but you will get there if you put in the effort. Like anything in life, you'll get out what you put in. With fitness, if you put in a lot of time, effort and work, you'll get results. Just give it time and stay motivated.
One of the best parts of RTX was people coming up to me and saying I had inspired them to exercise. I love hearing about people improving themselves. The last few years of my life have been the best, I owe a lot of that to the fact that I feel in control of my body and my health. Everyone deserves to feel this good. Life's too short to keep pushing off fitness goals and wishing you were in-shape. If you want to make a change, get off your ass now. Don't wait until tomorrow, because you'll keep pushing it off, and pushing it off. Leave your computer now and go improve yourself. Best of luck, and I want to hear all of the success stories next RTX.
1 year ago
2 years ago
So when I'm not working or at school, I volunteer for UT's student-run television station known as TSTV. I'm a producer on Longhorn LateNight where we do SNL-style skits and talk show-style interviews. I've made it a habit of writing and acting in one sketch each episode when I'm not running cameras. It's pretty low quality stuff, but here's one of my favorite videos we've made:
2 years ago
I'm already missing my Guardian family! I had such a blast with everybody at RTX and it was such a great experience making new friends. I've always been bummed about my lack of participation in the Rooster Teeth Community and I'm so glad that I finally decided to change that and bond with fellow fans. :)
2016 years ago
Part time super hero, full time romantic.
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