GUYS THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT POST. Especially if you’re a fan of the Wicked book and musical.
Compare the two photos above. On the left we have Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba, and on the right we have the cover art of the Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. So we have literary Elphie’s canon appearance in said illustration (or at least some of it).
Anyway, point of this post is to show how fuCKING AMAZINGLY ACCURATE AND PERFECT WILLEMIJN VERKAIK IS FOR THIS ROLE. If the witch on that cover were to pick her head up and leer at you from under the brim of that hat, you would definitely see what you see on the left. The nose is literally the exact same, the chin is the exact same — the mouth has the same thinness and same frowning expression. Man, I can’t get over it sometimes. Willemijn Verkaik is literally a walking Elphaba. She just came right out of the book with her mad vocal and acting skills and went, hey, I’m here lol shall I do the musical or??
It’s the number one fan favorite of the Star Wars original trilogy movies…
Personally, I think Empire Strikes Back is a bit overrated.
Here’s one reason (of the many) why Empire is actually kind of weak…
We all remember Princess Leia from A New Hope, right? Talking down to Darth Vader like he’s some kind of space pirate noob, showing no emotion as her WHOLE PLANET WAS BLOWN UP BEFORE HER EYES! And then she took charge of the rescue mission that was supposed to be rescuing her!
Damn, that’s some good qualities…
And now we have Princess Leia in Empire Strikes Back. She screams over a mynock, a fucking mynock. And not just screams, she screams and cowers from it as well. TWICE! But as if that were not enough, what does she really do in Empire? Well, she debriefs the troops, but sexist cunt Seth McFarlane just had to make fun of that (a clue, seth, you’re not funny!). That’s about it. When Han Solo is put into carbonite, she’s bawling her eyes out…in front of her enemies! The exact opposite of the kind of bad-assery we saw her display in A New Hope! I mean, it’s almost as bad as what George did in the prequel trilogy with Padme, but oh, it’s Irvin “can’t do no wrong” Kershner who “saved” Star Wars: anything he does is good, right?
Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba August 30, 2013 Scheveningen
it’s so obvious, i’m surprised i’m the only one who noticed this…
Kaileena, the Empress of Time from the Prince of Persia video-game series, is a Time-lord.
When she dies, both in Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, she releases shimmering golden “sands” which look like regeneration energy
At the end of The Two Thrones, she says that “there are others [worlds], and I will find my place, just as you have found yours.” She obviously knows of the existence of other worlds outside of Earth.
As a follow-up to the last reason, she doesn’t “stay” dead after the Vizir kills her in The Two Thrones. Perhaps she passed the “Ultimate Sanction” upon herself, becoming a non-corporeal being of pure thought after being slain. Who knows, she might have made the Dagger to facilitate that.
As another follow-up, don’t you notice that when you use the Dagger to go back in time, you can’t see your past self? (time-streams, remember?)
What if the Hourglass is the temporal energy from her destroyed TARDIS? It would explain how the Vizir wanted to use that energy (stored in her as well as the Hourglass) to become immortal. Remember the Bad Wolf? All that temporal energy made Captain Jack immortal. What if Zurvan was a kind of “badder wolf”?
The Dahaka. What if that is a really powerful Reaper that wants to eliminate her because of some error she’s done to time because of the events that led to her arrival on Earth and the destruction of her TARDIS?
Strangely enough, it was Eden. Not her in particular, but those gifs of her from RENT. You know, the ones where she’s giving a hideous face, mock thumbs up and saying “go to hell”, and the one where she’s rubbing her eyes in mock crying…
But that’s Maureen, not Elphaba, you may say. Well, I realized that they were a lot the same: both rude and sarcastic, both very selfish, both hateful of a successful life more than God and the Wizard.
A sarcastic thank you to whichever heterophobe out there who posted those gifs which slew Wicked for me.
I have watched The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Enterprise, all 6 original movies, all 4 TNG movies and the first boring JJ Abrams movie: needless to say, i consider myself a Trekkie (and don’t take offense at the name either)…
…having said that, The Next Generation is, in my opinion, the most boring of the television series incarnations
Lee Thompson Young February 1, 1984 - August 19, 2013