“I want to explain how Joss Whedon managed to write the perfect Xanatos Gambit. For those who don’t know, a Xanatos Gambit (named for the villain Xanatos from Disney’s Gargoyles cartoon) is a plan that literally cannot fail because win or lose, the villain wins. This is one of those “I wanted you to beat me all along” scenarios, where defeating the villain somehow means the hero still loses. This isn’t changing your plans to compensate or getting lucky, this is planning all along for every possible outcome to lead to what you want. And Loki in the Avengers does so perfectly.”
Forsake your woes and troubles for the next 24 hours — for it is Thorsday once again!
I wish you all a magnificent day filled with mead, mirth and feasting! I shall show you all what I have found on this interknot, of an amusing image of myself riding a poptart’d feline who makes bifrosts!
This track is used several places in The Shining, most notably in the scene where Wendy discovers Jack’s “All work and no play” pages. It is also used when she locks Jack in the pantry.
Krzysztof Penderecki is an avant garde Polish composer and conductor. Stanley Kubrick used several pieces of his music in The Shining. His music was also used in The Exorcist, Children of Men, and Shutter Island.
The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control by martial law, it is control by the psychological manipulation of consciousness through which reality is defined so that those who exist within it do not even realise that they are in prison.