Hulk smash: The Avengers

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Marvel’s The Avengers (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. In the film, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to form a team that must stop Thor’s adoptive brother Loki from subjugating Earth.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/.

More gifs from The Avengers here.

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Fantasy

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I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.
Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.
There long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears.
O Lórien! The Winter comes, the bare and leafless Day;
The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away.
O Lórien! Too long I have dwelt upon this Hither Shore
And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.
But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?

Galadriel’s Song of Eldamar – J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Love Gifs & Love Poems

Wild Nights (Emily Dickinson)

Wild nights! Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile the winds
To a heart in port,
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden!
Ah! the sea!
Might I but moor
To-night in thee!

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We Are Made One with What We Touch and See (Oscar Wilde)

We are resolved into the supreme air,
We are made one with what we touch and see,
With our heart’s blood each crimson sun is fair,
With our young lives each spring-impassioned tree
Flames into green, the wildest beasts that range
The moor our kinsmen are, all life is one, and all is change. 

With beat of systole and of diastole
One grand great life throbs through earth’s giant heart,
And mighty waves of single Being roll
From nerve-less germ to man, for we are part
Of every rock and bird and beast and hill,
One with the things that prey on us, and one with what we kill. . . . 

One sacrament are consecrate, the earth
Not we alone hath passions hymeneal,
The yellow buttercups that shake for mirth
At daybreak know a pleasure not less real
Than we do, when in some fresh-blossoming wood
We draw the spring into our hearts, and feel that life is good. . . . 

Is the light vanished from our golden sun,
Or is this daedal-fashioned earth less fair,
That we are nature’s heritors, and one
With every pulse of life that beats the air?
Rather new suns across the sky shall pass,
New splendour come unto the flower, new glory to the grass. 

And we two lovers shall not sit afar,
Critics of nature, but the joyous sea
Shall be our raiment, and the bearded star
Shoot arrows at our pleasure! We shall be
Part of the mighty universal whole,
And through all Aeons mix and mingle with the Kosmic Soul! 

We shall be notes in that great Symphony
Whose cadence circles through the rhythmic spheres,
And all the live World’s throbbing heart shall be
One with our heart, the stealthy creeping years
Have lost their terrors now, we shall not die,
The Universe itself shall be our Immortality!

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 Bright Star (John Keats)

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art–
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors–
No–yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever–or else swoon to death.

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Another Valentine (Wendy Cope)

Today we are obliged to be romantic
And think of yet another valentine.
We know the rules and we are both pedantic:
Today’s the day we have to be romantic.
Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.
You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.
And saying that has made me feel romantic,
My dearest love, my darling valentine.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Post published on Dream Gifs 2 – The Best Celebrities and Movies Gifs. More How to Train Your Dragon 2 gifs here.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an American 3D computer-animated action Adventure Comedy fantasy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. It is the sequel to the 2010 computer-animated film How to Train Your Dragon and the second in the trilogy. The film is being written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig with the addition of Kit Harrington, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou. The film is to be released on June 13, 2014.

The film will take place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults. DeBlois revealed in an interview about the story: “At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup’s curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons, new cultures.” Hiccup then “discovers a larger conflict brewing between humans and dragons and he finds himself at the center of it”. Source: Wikipedia.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Post published on Dream Gifs 2 – The Best Celebrities and Movies Gifs.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an American 3D computer-animated action Adventure Comedy fantasy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. It is the sequel to the 2010 computer-animated film How to Train Your Dragon and the second in the trilogy. The film is being written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig with the addition of Kit Harrington, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou. The film is to be released on June 13, 2014.

The film will take place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults. DeBlois revealed in an interview about the story: “At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup’s curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons, new cultures.” Hiccup then “discovers a larger conflict brewing between humans and dragons and he finds himself at the center of it”. Source: Wikipedia.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/.

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Game of Thrones 4th Season – Mockingbird Part II

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The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).

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“Mockingbird” is the seventh episode of the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 37th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alik Sakharov. It aired on May 18, 2014. “Mockingbird” adapts material from “A Storm of Swords” chapters 65, 66 and 80 (Arya XII, Tyrion IX & Sansa VII). It also adapts chapter 20 (Brienne IV) from “A Feast for Crows” as well as chapter 2 (Daenerys I) from “A Dance with Dragons”. The episode was watched by 7.20 million viewers during its premiere hour, setting a new series high.

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Episode: Mockingbird (407). Date of Exhibition: May 18, 2014. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss. Directed by Alik Sakharov. Summary: After learning that Cersei has appointed the vicious Gregor Clegane as her champion in the upcoming trial by combat, Tyrion is desperate in searching for someone to stand for him. When both Jaime and Bronn refuse to fight for his cause, Oberyn Martell steps up, seeing a chance to get even with the murderer of his sister. Daenerys has sex with Daario, before sending him off on a mission to deal with the resurgent slavers at Yunkai. Melisandre and Selyse prepare for their leave of Dragonstone and Jon Snow faces off against Alliser Thorne over the incoming Wildling threat. Arya and the Hound come across some people from her past: Rorge and Biter. The Hound is wounded but refuses treatment with fire to cauterize his injury. Also on the road Brienne and Pod meet another of Arya’s companions, Hot Pie, and learn of her survival and her time with the Brotherhood. They then resolve to travel to the Vale, reasoning she would go there in search of living relatives. Meanwhile in the Vale, Sansa is unwillingly kissed by Petyr Baelish, raising the wrath of her Aunt Lysa, who threatens to push her through the Moon Door. However Baelish intervenes and shoves Lysa from the Eyrie to her death.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Game of Thrones 4th Season – Mockingbird Part I

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The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).

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Mockingbird

“Mockingbird” is the seventh episode of the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 37th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alik Sakharov. It aired on May 18, 2014. “Mockingbird” adapts material from “A Storm of Swords” chapters 65, 66 and 80 (Arya XII, Tyrion IX & Sansa VII). It also adapts chapter 20 (Brienne IV) from “A Feast for Crows” as well as chapter 2 (Daenerys I) from “A Dance with Dragons”. The episode was watched by 7.20 million viewers during its premiere hour, setting a new series high.

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Episode: Mockingbird (407). Date of Exhibition: May 18, 2014. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss. Directed by Alik Sakharov. Summary: After learning that Cersei has appointed the vicious Gregor Clegane as her champion in the upcoming trial by combat, Tyrion is desperate in searching for someone to stand for him. When both Jaime and Bronn refuse to fight for his cause, Oberyn Martell steps up, seeing a chance to get even with the murderer of his sister. Daenerys has sex with Daario, before sending him off on a mission to deal with the resurgent slavers at Yunkai. Melisandre and Selyse prepare for their leave of Dragonstone and Jon Snow faces off against Alliser Thorne over the incoming Wildling threat. Arya and the Hound come across some people from her past: Rorge and Biter. The Hound is wounded but refuses treatment with fire to cauterize his injury. Also on the road Brienne and Pod meet another of Arya’s companions, Hot Pie, and learn of her survival and her time with the Brotherhood. They then resolve to travel to the Vale, reasoning she would go there in search of living relatives. Meanwhile in the Vale, Sansa is unwillingly kissed by Petyr Baelish, raising the wrath of her Aunt Lysa, who threatens to push her through the Moon Door. However Baelish intervenes and shoves Lysa from the Eyrie to her death.

Source: Wikipedia.

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To be continued: Click here to see the Part 2 of this post.

The Empire Strikes Back 34th Anniversary: Boba Fett

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, produced by Gary Kurtz, and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film’s story and serving as executive producer. The film is set three years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/.

Boba Fett

Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. He was a clone of the famed Jango Fett, created in 32 BBY as the first of many Fett replicas designed to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was raised as Jango’s son. Jango taught Boba much, training him to become a skilled bounty hunter as was his father-figure before him. In 22 BBY, Jango was killed at the Battle of Geonosis, which opened the Clone Wars. Just a boy, Boba was forced to grow up and took to traveling the galaxy. Later, he became a bounty hunter and took assignments from beings such as Jabba the Hutt, and achieved notoriety despite his young age.

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When the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, it was the perfect environment for Fett. Fett became known as the galaxy’s best bounty hunter of the next several decades, often working for the Empire. He collaborated with Darth Vader on several occasions, and the Sith Lord even developed a grudging respect for Fett. Fett made his most notable bounty in 3 ABY, when he captured Rebel hero Han Solo, and delivered him to Jabba the Hutt.

A year later, during the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, Fett fought against the group of Rebel rescuers. However, he was inadvertently knocked into the mouth of the Sarlacc by Solo. Though no one in recorded history had ever escaped from the Sarlacc, Fett was able to escape, though not unscathed. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, he was able to fight his way out of the beast’s belly, and later killed the Sarlacc. Back in action, he resumed his work as a bounty hunter.

Source: Wookieepedia.

The Complete Dialogue of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back (or how to be a badass with a few lines of dialogue)

“As you wish.”
“He’s no good to me dead.”
“What if he doesn’t survive? He’s worth a lot to me.”
“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.”

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The Empire Strikes Back 34th Anniversary: The Wampa

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, produced by Gary Kurtz, and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film’s story and serving as executive producer. The film is set three years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980.

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IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/.

The Wampa

Wampa ice creatures were carnivorous predatory reptomammals indigenous to the remote Outer Rim Territories ice planet Hoth. The bipedal beasts stood over two meters in height with shaggy white fur constantly stained by the blood and guts of slaughtered prey. Wampas were armed with jagged yellow teeth and deadly claws. Primarily solitary hunters, wampas occasionally hunted in packs, preferring to ambush their prey from the camouflage of Hoth’s snow banks and blizzards. Stunned victims were carried back to the creatures’ lairs, typically large ice caves, where the wampas ate at their leisure. The planet’s omnivorous tauntauns formed the bulk of the wampas’ prey, although they would attack anything they encountered. The Alliance to Restore the Republic’s Echo Base on Hoth came under constant wampa assaults in 3 ABY.

While rarely seen away from their remote homeworld, wampas were known to have participated in illegal gladiatorial combat venues. They were highly valued among big-game hunters for the challenge that came with hunting the creatures, as well as for their pelts, stuffed heads, and other miscellaneous souvenirs that commanded high prices on the black market. Wampas were later protected under legislation to prevent endangered species from falling into extinction by the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances.

Source: Wookieepedia.

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In The Empire Strikes Back, one wampa attacks Luke and eats his tauntaun. Several other Wampa sequences were planned for Empire, but they were ultimately cut. For Star Wars creator and producer George Lucas, the hardest effect to pull off was a physical one – that of the wampa monster suit. Because they couldn’t get it to look right in the Original Theatrical release, the filmmakers did not shoot the wampa with a full reveal. It was only until the Special Editions when the wampa would get his deserved big screen showcase with the help of the CGI effects made by ILM.

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