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Is Blood Magic really bad or is it just scary? Despite what some Shem would like me to say, I have never made it a secret that I am a Blood Mage and I make no apologies. I have seen people run from me at the mere idea of the notion but for those that know me I doubt you will find many who consider me scary.
Many say that Blood Magic is unnatural but if it is unnatural than why does it exist? Is it just not another form of Magic? It seems to me that most people feel Blood Magic is bad because it requires blood or rather the force of life within the blood. So therefore it must be bad? These same people who claim its evil due to the use of blood/life do so as they chew down on a big piece or bloody steak. Or in the next breath they justify the spilling of blood in some silly squabble over a piece of land or being slighted at the latest fete in Orlais. Does this not seem strange and unfair to anyone except me?
No, the real reason people are afraid of Blood Magic is the power it gives to the user. Human governments and the Chantry prohibit the use of Blood Magic not because it is inherently evil but because it’s something they cannot control. Like everything the Shems are afraid of it comes back to this issue. Can’t control the Elves, subjugate or kill them. Can’t control Mages, subjugate or kill them. The list goes on.
If the Chantry had spent the last 1000 years studying and perfecting the use of Blood Magic perhaps their epic failure at Kirkwall or the embarrassing bifurcation of the Templars from the Chantry could have been avoided. But no, they decided hide behind the skirts of their priests and demonise anything they couldn’t control and we all see how well that worked out.
Oh what a load of complete bloody shite! Blood magic is just misunderstood? Try telling that to all the dead people in Kirkwall! Try telling that to all the Templars that died in the Tower in Lake Calenhad!
Some emo, spooky, faffy Elf bird comes along and bats her eye lashes around for a few minutes and you all go knackered sideways! Blood magic is evil! Must I remind everyone what happened to spooky girl’s Keeper? Must I remind everyone what her and her mate Anders did to Kirkwall? Demons! Phhhtt… Blood magic kills PEOPLE! Get that yea? It KILLS people!
Look yea, I understand that Mages feel all “oppressed” and all but the truth is most people are already scared to death of them to start off with. Throw the daft Blood Mages into the mix and you will have panic. Magic is scary enough without worrying about it being used to boil our blood. Think about how it looks on our end. The only good Blood Mage is one full or arrows, yea? Get it?
So next time Moody Merrill comes along batting her eye lashes, quit being wankers and just ignore her.
Deadpool 2's cut post-credits scene saw Ryan Reynolds kill baby Hitler
Early test screenings thought it was a *bit* much.
Who would have thought it was possible for Deadpool to go too far?
The foul-mouthed superhero with a thirst for violence, rude jokes and thrusting his groin in front of the camera isn't exactly what you'd call suitable family viewing, but it seems even the Merc with a Mouth is capable of crossing a line.
That line is apparently drawn at murdering babies.
According to a report from MCU Cosmic, a cut post-credits scene for Deadpool 2 saw Ryan Reynolds' red leather-clad mercenary travel back in time to kill baby Adolf Hitler.
In the scene, he apparently finds himself in a hospital with new-born babies and walks over to a crib labelled A. Hitler. Another baby starts crying, prompting Reynolds' Deadpool to say: "Shut up, Ira, you'll thank me someday!"
From baby Hitler's perspective, we were then meant to see Deadpool strangle him to death. 20th Century Fox deemed that a bit much.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe fan website reported that the scene made audiences feel uncomfortable during test screenings (oh, really?), so they decided to cut it.
The film's director David Leitch recently told Digital Spy that he hopes to pull together an extended version with some of his favourite scenes that were cut, but we highly doubt any strangling-baby-Hitler scene will make it in there.
In slightly lighter news, the first reactions to Deadpool 2 are extremely positive, with some saying it's better than Infinity War, and Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman describing it as "a work of genius".
At the end of Deadpool 2 DP has sacrificed his life by wearing the collar that renders his powers useless and diving in front of a bullet to save troubled kid Russell, played by Julian Dennison. This kid, we learn via Josh Brolin's Cable, grows up to become a mass murderer and kill Cable's wife and kid – unless he can be convinced that people truly care about him and persuaded not to begin killing.
(We know, right? Way more sweet and emotional than expected!)
It works. Deadpool's sacrifice moves him, Cable's wife and kid don't die and Deadpool can now go to heaven and hang out with his dead missus Vanessa, having redeemed himself by helping the kid.
Only Cable, now also moved/redeemed, uses his magic time-travel device not to go forward in time to be with his now-not-dead wife and kid, but to go back in time to slip a disc into DP's suit which saves his life.
His device is now broken, so he's stuck in Deadpool's present, leaving options open for the newly formed X-Force.
Hurrah! What an ending!
And then comes the post-credits sting.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead has been tinkering – and fixes Cable's device. "Cable's going to kill you when he finds out you've got it," she says – giving it to Deadpool with obvious foreboding. Then begin a series of moments of Deadpool cleaning up the timelines…
First he goes back and stops Vanessa getting killed. Then he saves Peter, by telling him not to try to help Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgård).
Then it gets totally meta as he goes back into a scene where a different version of Deadpool (still played by Ryan Reynolds) appears in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and meets Logan, and shoots him (other Deadpool) dead.
Then he goes back to visit a young Ryan Reynolds who's reading the script of Green Lantern and fantasising about how it'll be his big break, and shoots him too.
[And in a version of the movie screened for test audience, DP then goes back and shoots baby Hitler, though that scene was cut.]
And if you do stick around until the very end of the movie hoping for a second sting, you do at least get to hear the Juggernaut song again, which goes something like this:
"You can't stop him
He's the Juggernaut
You can't stop this
With a refrain that goes "Holy Shitballs!" over and over. So there's that.
What does it all mean? Well, honestly, nothing really – it's a series of gags. After all, X-Men Origins: Wolverine shouldn't actually exist anymore having been retconned by Days of Future Past, so this clearly isn't a move that will have any impact on further X-Men or Deadpool films.
Instead it's another meta gag. It's a well-known fact that Reynolds, a long-time Deadpool fan, wasn't at all happy about the portrayal of the character in Gavin Hood's movie – he transforms into this weird mutation with his mouth sewn shut and blades coming out of his arms. At the time there were no plans for a standalone but, as Reynolds said in an interview with GQ:
"The conversation at the time was, 'If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don't want to introduce him in this fashion, we'll have someone else play him'." So you could understand why Reynolds would want to shoot that guy.
Similarly Green Lantern was critically panned and hurt Reynolds' career and credibility – a fact the actor/character riffs on further in a fun bit of marketing where he has to apologise to David Beckham. [more on that later - Olive]
Since Doctor Strange, the MCU has introduced a time-travel element which is complicated and mystical – in Deadpool 2, it's dumb and silly and easy and obeys no rules at all.
We also feel like this post-credits scene is doing a bit of meta-mocking of the MCU. Those movies have post-credits scenes which almost always link in to the wider universe and give a taster for what's to come. Not this one.
Deadpool 3 confirmed by Ryan Reynolds as he talks possible Wolverine team-up
"We have the suit."
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed there WILL be a Deadpool 3.
Speaking to Lorraine on Monday (May 14) ahead of the release of Deadpool 2 later this week, the actor revealed that a third film is coming to screens and he's desperate for Hugh Jackman to reprise his role as Wolverine in it.
When asked whether there would be another Deadpool film, Reynolds said: "Yes, we have the suit.
"I badger Hugh Jackman weekly to put the claws back on."
During the interview, Ryan also revealed his belief he was "born" to play the Merc with a Mouth, and figuring out how both movies would work was a slow process.
We guess that explains the long delays on that first movie then.
"It's pretty limitless," Reynolds said.
"It's the role I feel most privileged to have in my entire career. I feel like I was sort of born for it. I love Deadpool. It's the miracle of the mask."
He added: "With the first movie, I put it on and I thought, 'We're done, we're dead, this is never going to work'.
"I took a camera for two days, I played with stuff, I learned – not unlike a silent film, or Marcel Marceau – you just have to be bigger.
"You just have to go bigger and push through the mask and somehow it works."
Hugh Jackman responds to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool/Wolverine crossover plans
So is that a yes?
Deadpool 2 is so close we can almost smell the chimichangas and while the Merc with the Mouth going toe-to-toe with legendary comic book hero Cable is brilliant, we're even more excited about the prospect of him battling Wolverine.
Ryan Reynolds has been tipping a reunion between Logan and Wade for a long time – you might have forgotten their appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine together and we couldn't blame you. It was awful.
The newly revamped version of Deadpool has been spot on, thankfully, and the leading man has been begging for a Wolverine crossover in most of his interviews.
Ryan has been referencing it in most of his interviews as part of his ideas for Deadpool 3, but there's only one issue: Hugh Jackman retired and, erm, died in the role of Wolverine last year.
But now, Hugh Jackman has responded to all of Ryan's begging to "put the claws back on" and well, he didn't say no, so that's a plus.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Hugh said: "I'd like to send a little message for Ryan. Ryan, I love you, Man. I love Deadpool – I can't wait to see the movie, you're one of my best friends.
"But just back it up a little, play a little hard to get – it's too much, it's not sexy, am I right? Sorry about that."
Admittedly, if there's any movie that could dodge the whole being dead issue, it's Deadpool. He openly mocks the the very confusing X-Men timeline referencing the fact both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy play Professor X.
However Ryan claims that Deadpool takes place in a universe where Wolverine is very much alive. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said: "He's alive and well in my timeline. There is a Logan running around out there with a little bushy chest and his little sharpy, sharpy claws, and he is alive and well and ready to go. I would love that."
The real issue is probably that Hugh Jackman hates getting so ripped for Wolverine everytime, let's face it, lifting heavy things is exhausting, people, no matter how good you look with your shirt off. Plus it's worth noting that Hugh is forty-nine years old – FORTY NINE – so there's only so much more his body can take.
There might be one thing that would tempt Hugh Jackman back into the role, though, as that's a certain Avengers movie. Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan also dropped hints towards his appearance in a very vague – but exciting – chat.
And that could be a very real possibility given the talks about a potential Fox buyout by Disney, who also owns Marvel.
Speaking about the deal to Collider, Jackman said: "And every time I saw an Avengers movie, I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like, punching them all on the head.
"But it was like, 'Oh well, that's not gonna happen,' and it was interesting just when I first saw that headline – it was just the possibility of it and who knows what's gonna happen, obviously – I was like, 'Hang on!'
"But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there."
Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz was "worried" about backlash over Domino's race
And here's how she dealt with other people's negativity.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz makes her much-anticipated debut as fan-favourite superhero Domino in Deadpool 2.
But the actress – whose mother is African-American – has admitted to being worried that she might get grief from bigoted fans complaining that the character is traditionally portrayed with ice-white skin.
"You know, she does look different from the comic," Beetz told Digital Spy. "That was something that I was worried about, potentially encountering backlash from people who grew up with them, and had a relationship with them. Not so much maybe from new audiences, because they don't have the nostalgia to go back to.
"But I was concerned about it. But I don't want to introduce more negativity into my life. For me, then, it ended up coming down to: I was really happy that production – everyone, Ryan [Reynolds] and [Domino co-creator Rob Liefeld], also – were supporting me. It was never about that, really, within the casting process. It never was an issue. It wasn't really a huge part of the conversation. I was Domino.
"I just wanted to make sure that I did the character justice as much as I could. I worked really hard, and hopefully that can overshadow any other feelings people had that I was physically the wrong casting."
Liefeld told Beetz that he "never assigned a race" to Domino.
As for dealing with that negativity, the actress – who has an Instagram profile but no other public social media accounts – had a simple approach.
"Honestly, my main response to it is to not really engage with it," she said. "I don't know these people, so why am I going to allow someone to ruin my day or sense of self? I think that's the difficulty now with social media. We have so much more access to what everyone candidly thinks about you - or maybe even doesn't think. People don't really realise that their words are being received by a real person. It does have an impact.
"I'll have conversations with my friends or my family or my boyfriend about: 'Ugh, I read this.' It's real, and you have to process it. I've kind of taken the path of, like, I just don't really engage with it at all.
"I don't know if that's cowardice, or running away from it, or aloofness. I just don't even want to enter that space."
Director David Leitch added that he never hesitated to cast Beetz for the role of the supernaturally lucky hired gun.
"There's an undeniable charisma in her, just as a person," he told us. "But the chemistry between her and Ryan in the reading was also undeniable, and it was actually an easy choice for us. We had a shortlist which she rose to the top.
"Then when we had them in a room together, you saw that this was a really interesting pairing. There was a great sort of vibe and comedic timing that worked."
Morena Baccarin talks about the movie. She's not giving away any major plot points, but she describes one scene that was difficult to film, well for her. Ryan Reynolds seems to have been really cool in the situation.
Vhenan Sequitur: Maybe I'll write about coddling an egg. I'm sure that would earn me points with the judges.
Sept 17, 2019 21:38:27 GMT
Olive: I should finish the Wastes, I love this map and it gives me a lot of good food for the story idea I had after the fan fic contest for next year
Sept 17, 2019 21:29:06 GMT
Olive: i'm fine with eating less meat, but I wouldn't want to be without it completely and at least when we have it t home we only buy local, organic stuff and pay a bit more for it.
Sept 17, 2019 21:25:19 GMT
Autumn Witch: Aye that makes me sick Olive, How sad must their lives be eh?
Sept 17, 2019 21:22:18 GMT
Autumn Witch: I've been vegetarian for about 1/4-1/3 of my life and part of the reason I stop us because its so freaking hard to find places that offer good vegetarian food along side other non-veggie food.
Sept 17, 2019 21:21:50 GMT
Olive: i've also heard about jerks who put some extra of the thing you ask left off on, this is a form of violence imo
Sept 17, 2019 21:21:22 GMT
Autumn Witch: Someone just died in the UK from that exact mistake. No excuse.
Sept 17, 2019 21:17:38 GMT
Wary Falcon: I’m not vegan but I... am not a meat fan and dairy makes me siiiiick. So the difficulty of finding completely vegan things is a RANT I have XD (And fast food places are so busy I get cheese... way too often when I ask it left off stuff that comes with it)
Sept 17, 2019 21:14:01 GMT
Olive: which one, and the Shards are one of my favourit fetching quests ever, so yay
Sept 17, 2019 21:09:18 GMT
Autumn Witch: Oh yes the JoH really do
Sept 17, 2019 21:09:14 GMT
Olive: Thanks, still have to go back to the Forbidden Oasis and open the last door, though, after I finish the Hissing Wastes, then I have everything except for the Main quest
Sept 17, 2019 21:08:12 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: I actually thought those DLC shards had a more interesting pay off.
Sept 17, 2019 21:07:45 GMT
Autumn Witch: LOL I didn't want to mention that to Olive LOLOLOLOL
Sept 17, 2019 21:07:08 GMT
Autumn Witch: I can get ketchup and mustard tho
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:50 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: There are more shards in the DLC. *cackles*
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:48 GMT
Autumn Witch: Well my local BK won't give me mayo on it lol
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:32 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: I see the Impossible Whopper has mayo. I was also looking at international plant based news, so it could be anywhere doing it.
Sept 17, 2019 21:05:17 GMT
Autumn Witch: That's a great one to complete. Congrats Olive
Sept 17, 2019 21:04:28 GMT
Autumn Witch: I had veggie / tofu Pad Thai the other day instead of with prawns that I normally do. Been trying to cut as much meat out as possible
Sept 17, 2019 21:03:49 GMT
Olive: In other news I finally got all the shards, I think
Sept 17, 2019 21:03:22 GMT