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  1. The 'Game of Thrones' final episode, and the entire eighth season for that matter, was a huge letdown. Everyone knows and everyone agrees. While the cast is now saying they don't appreciate all the criticism, since they know how much work was actually put into it, we've seen that they basically admitted that even they were disappointed with it. I mean, the old videos of them talking about the final season last year, looked like they were being held hostage and were being forced to say nice things. Now, it looks like Kit Harrington aka Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen (not that him being a Targaryen even mattered) actually gave up on the Season halfway through the shooting. There's concrete proof that he decided to do something useful with his time on the sets, since his character was already basically ruined. Any guesses on what other work he found? He apparently became a freaking makeup artist. Look at him, being so professional. When's the makeup kit dropping, Kit? What will it be called? Makeup Kit Harrington? Makeup Kit by Kit? Yes, I know it's not him but even I'm having doubts since it looks almost exactly like Kit, it's uncanny. There's no actual explanation for Kit actually doing this so I'm assuming it's not, just because of that. Behind-the-sets pictures are honestly a blessing, especially this one. Oh, and the one posted by Sophie Turner as well. It's not relevant, but everyone should see this. View this post on Instagram The pack survived A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on May 21, 2019 at 1:34am PDT Coming back to Makeup Kit Harrington, this Twitter user sums up my feelings about it. i have so many questions pic.twitter.com/yM1f3SdWaX — ððð (@TARGYARYEN) May 21, 2019 I was so worried about Dany and her hair, I'm so glad Jon came to his queen's rescue. I mean who do you think made dany's hair after missandei was gone ð¤·ð¾âï¸ — PuLLa T (@Tofsakodu) May 22, 2019 Great names. Makeup kit kit — Carniv0re (@carni_v0re) May 22, 2019 It's like Cinderella. They really treat him like the step brother — Derek Foreal (@Paging_DR_Smith) May 22, 2019 More BTS content. I love this one too from entertainment weekly pic.twitter.com/SkTchPzdSm — Tamika Scott (@queenakimat) May 23, 2019 Now that James Charles is cancelled. Youtube beauty gurus making waves. — TeeJay (@Tijjani_ahmad) May 22, 2019 Only valid explanation. They had to fire the make up artist to pay for ghost's cgi in ep 6 — boo boo the fool (@milipozzebon) May 22, 2019 Exactly. Why not ? How long do you think it takes to memorise “she's my queen” and “I don't want it” — The Notorious One (@aiduoze) May 21, 2019 Oh sorry. You mean “shees ma Kwinn” — Mr. B (@Mar_v3l) May 22, 2019 Seems like it. Jon too busy pursuing his Professional Makeup Artist career so they only gave him two lines during the entire season — Misfit. (@_nikkiie_) May 22, 2019 I really think this is how it went down. "i need to get a touch up" "i'm kit harington" "okay kit i need to get a touch up" — the man without fear / semi ia (@spearbbh) May 22, 2019 Yep. Aegon Targaryan Second of his name Applier of make up Avoider of the throne — TAX_EVADER (@KiraguEdwin1) May 22, 2019 So that's what he's doing at the wall now. Well he has to find a new hobby since there isn't really a night watch anymore lol — ðððððð ðð ððððððððð (@helloitscorrie) May 22, 2019 The first of his name. It's Avon. Avon Targaryen — Hakase-Senpaiâ (@WorthyBGB) May 22, 2019 Sounds perfect. Gotta make millions somehow, and the let's be honest Ayra looked fabulous — Chris (@weareallcw) May 22, 2019 “I don wan it.” Avoiding the Iron throne by all means necessary. — Folarera ROY (@FolareraROY) May 22, 2019
  2. Since the past few hours, social media is talking particularly about these two things - Cannes Film Festival 2019 and PM Narendra Modi in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. (Sometimes, in the same sentence). The iconic Badrinath Temple remains an important part of our culture and ethos. Had the honour of joining the Puja at the Temple today. pic.twitter.com/AcHJxImztU — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 According to reports and social media, PM Narendra Modi meditated in a cave in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. What's wrong with PM Modi, or anyone for that matter, meditating in a cave? Blessed morning at Kedarnath. pic.twitter.com/xPqEsjIMBI — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 Apparently, people had issues with him walking on a red carpet and the fact that there were photographers in the cave he was in. मà¥à¤, मà¥à¤°à¥ तनहाठà¤à¤° ANI pic.twitter.com/RrF2L0bzK3 — Varun Santhosh (@santvarun) May 18, 2019 Is it #Cannes2019 ? Why is the red carpet treatment at Baba #Kedarnath temple for a man who has admitted of living major part of life like a Sanyasi ! pic.twitter.com/y9SWwiXOgN — Niraj Bhatia | #NYAYforIndia (@bhatia_niraj23) May 18, 2019 World-renowned Actor Narendra Modi attends Cannes Film Festival in Kedarnath Temple. (2019) pic.twitter.com/LQTnF4y9mL — Chicha عÙÛ Vaidya (@AuntyHindutva) May 18, 2019 In case you missed out on these pictures circulating on social media of PM Modi meditating in a cave, then I will assume you were probably living under a rock all this while. Not a rock near that cave though, because the cave that PM Modi was in had WiFi. Twitter The fact that there is Wifi in a cave, when we don't even get proper network here in Delhi, raised my curiousity and digging out more information led me to this. Turns out, the cave was built recently and comes with all the modern facilties. What's more? You can go there and meditate too, only if you want to; because the place is avalaible for rent at just Rs. 990 per day. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the cave that is known as 'Rudra Meditation Cave' was built last year, after PM Modi suggested the concept of meditation caves in the area. Majestic and magnificent. Serene and spiritual. There is something very special about the Himalayas. It is always a humbling experience to return to the mountains. pic.twitter.com/o01iPJ5dl3 — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 "The cave did not get a good tourist response last year as by the time it was opened for bookings, the weather had already become quite cold. Secondly, we realised the tariff was too high," the general manager of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) said while revealing that the price of the cave was Rs. 3000 per day initially and was later reduced to Rs. 990. Earlier, it was compulsory for people to book the cave for at least 3 days, but not anymore. Twitter Talking about the amenities, the cave is in no way less than a hotel. Apart from WiFi, it offers electricity, drinking water, 24x7 phone service and attendant who will take care of all your needs, and washroom. If you are concerned about food, the cave offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves chai twice a day. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
  3. So, apart from all the chaos that took place in episode 5 of Game of Thrones some few things got overshadowed as the show burnt down to ashes, quite literally! Like, Varys's last few minutes on the show were overtly confusing and after watching the beginning of episode 5 again, we can definitely say, he was up to something big and mighty! (c)HBO Remember when he's sitting in his chambers and a little girl, probably one of his 'little birds' walks in. This is how their conversation went: Varys: “Nothing?” Girl: “She won't eat.” Varys: “We'll try again at supper.” Girl: “I think they're watching me.” Varys: “Who?” Girl: “Her soldiers.” Varys: “Of course they are. That's their job. What have I told you, Martha?” Girl: “The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.” Varys: “Go on. They'll be missing you in the kitchen.” (c)HBO At first we thought he was looking out for the queen because she just lost her best friend, Missndei but when we thought about what he'd relayed in a conversation to Tyrion earlier, about how she's not a fit queen, we wondered if he was up to something else, and guess what, he probably was! So, in this conversation with this girl called Martha, he's planning on poisoning Daenerys, so that she doesn't rule the realm as Varys always believeed in the realm more than the ruler, and who makes the realm more plausible and fir to rule? The ruler of course. So for him if the ruler isn't fair or just, he will definitely try and get rid of them or change loyalties. In this case he knew Dany won't budge an inch and give the throne to Jon Snow, a more deserving candidate according to Varys, so he decided to take matters in his own hands and poison her instead. Now, read the conversation he has with Martha again and you'll figure it all out! (c)HBO And what do you think was the best way to poison someone in Game of Thrones? ICYMI, Varys totally tried to poison Dany at the beginning of the episode. The callbacks to season 1 are amazing: Ned: Poison is a woman's weapon. Pycelle: Yes. Women, cravens... and eunuchs. Grand Maester Pycelle then mentioned Lord Varys just seconds later! ð¤¯#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/TVbL2uVmdJ — iTREVOR (@iLEADFARMER) 13 May 2019 Rewatching and Varys was def trying to poison Dany. She foiled him by not eating #GameofThrones — Sharonaâï¸Smiles (@SharonaSZN) 13 May 2019 #GameofThrones #ThronesYall wait a fucking minute is Varys trying to poison Dany yo, Dany is surrounded by traitors Jorah would neverð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/R8f3G4ynUp — M. Pelissier (@Is_Pelissier) 13 May 2019 So.... everyone else got this too right ?? Lord Varys was having Martha the little kitchen girl poison Danys food. She was nervous the guards were watching her, he reassured her by “Greater the risk, greater the reward“ #GamefThrones #GOT #HBO pic.twitter.com/QrigC5t7ON — Jessy Jess (@jessnicosia) 13 May 2019 So, yes coming back to, Varys trying to poison Dany. Usually, the use of jewellery to poison someone was common knowledge. If you remember, in season 4, Olenna used a poisoned stone from Sansa's necklace to poison beloved Joffrey. Poisoning through jewellery or the Tears of Lys has been an ongoing trend in Game of Thrones. So, before Varys was summoned by Dany, to be killed for betraying her, he took his ring off and hid it in a corner, before his death. (c)HBO It could be that the ring contained poison he would have given Dany, had she not burnt him alive. But since he hid the ring, it was obviously meant be to be found by someone. The question is who? Tyrion? Or maybe Jon? Nah Jon won't resort to poisoning someone but Tyrion probably would have. Either way, this confusion is definitely out of the way and quite alarming a detail to have completely missed our mind space because of the later scenes in the episode.
  4. Developing games is not an easy task, especially for Apple where everything published on the App Store needs to follow set guidelines and respect a user's privacy. In fact, publishing an app on Apple's platform involves a lot of hard work, paperwork and quality control. In order to help budding app developers, Apple has a dedicated “App Accelerator” that helps people in developing applications that don't only meet Apple's standards but also help in the development cycle. © SmartHunch Meet Namit Nangia, founder at Smarthunch who developed a very unique game that was launched on Apple's App Store in March earlier this year. The game is called “What the Fish!” That is essentially an auto-running game with a very unique feature. Players are able to control their character by simply blinking. In order to jump over obstacles, players have to blink so that the little fish is able to keep going forward. The game is able to easily identify and differentiate between regular blinks from forced ones as it follows a custom physics engine. The character in the game would only jump when a user blinks longer than 180ms. Alternatively, if you don't want to blink, you can always use the touch mechanics to play the game. The game is currently available for iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR & X and iPad Pro 2018 (at 120 frames per second) and uses the TrueDepth camera system to track your blinking patterns. 'What The Fish!' Currently sells on Apple App Store for Rs 160 but the biggest challenge remains is the game's growth in India. India heavily relies on free mobile gaming however with Apple's new Apple Arcade service right around the corner, there is a chance we might see games like "What The Fish!” as a part of the service. This will enable gamers to play undiscovered games like “What The Fish!” and countless others for a single fee. So How Does Apple Help Developers? © SmartHunch When speaking to Mr Nangia, he said: “It isn't hard to incorporate the TrueDepth's API in a game, however, it is hard to get it approved by Apple.” This is where Apple's App Accelerator comes in as it helps developers to understand and learn new advances in Apple ecosystem from Apple experts directly. The Cupertino giant has one in Bengaluru, India that enables developers like Mr Nangia to better understand the iOS platform and take advantage to create new games and applications. It helps developers understand platform-optimised frameworks or advise in creating a great user experience. Apple hosts presentations for developers and it's free to attend. Following guidelines that involve developing apps that use Apple's ARkit or the TrueDepth camera is even harder. “Since it is harder to follow these guidelines, Apple helped me with feedback and understanding the guidelines better” Are you a developer looking to publish your own app or game on Apple's App Store? You can also take advantage of Apple's App Accelerator for free to get feedback, mentorship and guidance.
  5. A lot of people were disappointed to see Thor not being his usual buff self in 'Avengers: Endgame', but not us. (Sorry) Thor with his beer belly and man boobs easily became one of the most unexpected things in the movie and turns out that a lot of people were not on board with his new look. But, when it came to the actor himself, he was apparently totally psyched for Thor's new look. Talking about how Chris Hemsworth reacted to his new story arc in Endgame, Joe Russo said, “Hemsworth is up for anything, he likes to take risks.” Anthony Russo added, “Before the script was ready, when we called him to pitch the character arc, he was either still finishing or had just finished Ragnarok. But he was so energised by the work he had done with Taika [Waititi] in that movie in terms of coming up with a more comedic and irreverent Thor.” Joe continued, “And we were like, 'wait until you hear what we've got for you'.” And, we obviously know what they had got for him. After losing everything because of Thanos in 'Avengers: Infinity War', he failed at stopping the snap in the end as well. He looked so defeated in the beginning of 'Endgame' because he was talking the blame for half the population vanishing personally since he couldn't stop the giant purple grape. After he somewhat got his revenge - he finally went for the head! - it still wasn't bringing anyone back. It seemed like Thor had slipped into depression and as a result, became an alcoholic trying to cope up with everything in the five-year time jump. Five years worth of beer will obviously take a toll on anyone's body, even a God's. While a lot of people were disappointed at Marvel 'ruining Thor', I feel like it was a really realistic story arc for him. It wasn't done for any comedic effect, it seemed very relatable - losing everything and then trying to deal with that - or not deal with that - through alcohol. Even the Russo brothers intended the new Thor to be as inspiring as the old Thor. He has had to deal with so much trauma, and that too in such a short amount of time. The brothers said, “Joe and I love subversion and to take the God who looks like a God and find a way to subvert that and re-invent the character… We find 'fat Thor' as inspiring as any version of Thor because he's so relatable.” And, lastly, they said, “It's a very human version of the character.” Moreover, there was also no body-shaming, he did not go through a transformation before the epic final battle becasue one, it's not romcom that's perpetuating that toxic trope, and two, even with the weight, he's still one of the most powerful Avenger. The weight was never his problem and he did not need to lose it after getting some peace of mind about all the tragedies. The movie's screenwriter Christopher Markus once explained, "We leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he's emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it's not his weight … And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying some weight.” Even Chris himself was once quoted saying, “I wanted to do something different this time. Each film I've wanted to, in particular, the last couple, and [the Russos] were on board. They were on board and we sat for many hours and days and discussed kind of how far we could push it and what we could do differently.” Well lastly, fat Thor reminded me of this -
  6. Diljit Dosanjh has made a statement through his Instagram post. While the world was busy refreshing their IG feeds to see the craziest lewks at the Met Gala, Diljit Dosanjh too posted how he reimagined the theme 'Camp'. Being invited to the Met Gala means you've arrived and the list is meticulously curated by Anne Wintour and her team. However, Diljit proved that he doesn't need Anne Wintour's approval to dress up for the Met Gala. He posted a short clip as a post wherein he's seen walking hand-in-hand with actor Neeru Bajwa. He's also seen wearing a bedazzled pink shiny two-piece, a blue turban and a peach shirt with a distinctive bow at the centre, while Bajwa was wearing a matching pink dress. They both posed for the paparazzi as they walked off. Take a look: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Diljit Dosanjh (@diljitdosanjh) on May 7, 2019 at 2:57am PDT And we approve of his very 'campy' look. What do you think? Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa's “Shadaa” is slated to release on June 21, 2019.
  7. Spoilers ahead. If I ask any Marvel fan which quote started the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, they would tell me one thing - He's fucking Iron Man and he wants the world to know that! This was such a huge defining moment for the MCU. What a line, so simple yet so powerful, and it made the first 'Iron Man' movie so much better. Side note, Happy Birthday to the first Iron Man movie! 'I am Iron Man', the last line spoken in the first 'Iron Man' movie made a comeback in 'Avengers: Endgame' as well, of course. 'Iron Man' was RDJ's first appearance as the iconic character that changed the world of Marvel forever and 'Endgame' marked the last time, sadly. So, it's kind of symbolic to see everything come full circle, just like his character arc did. But, it came as such a surprise to me that the iconic line almost didn't make it to the movie. In the last moment, during the final battle in 'Endgame', Thanos finally has the gauntlet with all the Infinity Stones and says “I am inevitable”. At that moment, all hope was lost for a second and we thought everyone would disintegrate again when Thanos snaps his fingers again. But, Tony Stark comes to the rescue and prevents the repeat of the final 'Infinity War' scene. He steals - very sneakily, I might add - all the stones from Thanos and delivers the one line, the best line at that moment - 'I am Iron Man' - right before snapping his fingers and making Thanos and his entire army disintegrate. Turns out, that line was actually a last minute addition. He originally wasn't supposed to say anything, but the Russo Brothers talked about how difficult it was to nail the final line. They said, “We were in the editing room going, 'He has to say something. This a character who has lived and died by quips.' And we just couldn't, we tried a million different last lines.” Then, Jeff Ford, the Russo Brothers' right-hand man and editor on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Civil War', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Endgame' gave the best suggestion - “Why don't we just go full circle with it and say 'I am Iron Man'?” They loved it so much that they immediately went, “Get the cameras! We have to shoot this tomorrow.” And, the rest is history. I would personally like to thank Jeff because without that final line in 'Endgame', the movie wouldn't have been the same.
  8. The more I watch the ending of the last episode of 'Game of Thrones', the more convinced I am about a few revelations that will make a breakthrough in the next episode. Well, they can't leave us with unanswered questions on how Arya flew all the way, in the sneakiest way possible to kill the Night King, or how the Dothraki just disappeared in approximately 10 seconds. Everything from the 'darkest' episode in the history of TV series was a blur and we're really looking forward to some closure. © HBO A lot of fan theories are going about on the internet and we caught hold of one which made a lot of sense. Because we do need a close ended scenario here! So, do you remember the scene when Jon is trying to fight the zombie dragon, towards the end? Well, to be honest Jon didn't do much throughout the episode. He was either flying his dragon with his lover or fighting a dead dragon. But now it seems like he was helping Arya out in the end. How you ask? Well, according to a fan, while Jon was fighting and screaming at the dead dragon, he wasn't just randomly screaming at the dragon. Then what was he screaming at? © HBO Here's what the fan posted on Reddit about this theory: "Jon screamed at the undead dragon to distract it so Arya can run past and kill the Night King. The undead dragon was protecting the entrance to the Godswood. Watch it again, you can actually hear him scream 'GOOOOO – GO – GO.' 10 seconds later the scene you can see the hair of a White Walker flying up when Arya sprints past the group of White Walkers. Jon once again was ready to sacrifice himself to kill the Night King." So, basically, the dragon was manning the entry to the Godswood, so to distract him Jon started fighting him and yelling 'GO' to Arya at the same time. That'll be one interesting theory if it does come true. It'll certainly give us a fair amount of closure if nothing else! Which also means, everything was plotted and planned carefully in order to kill the Night King. But how does Arya fly all the way over to him and how is it that no one hears her coming? © HBO Well, take a look at the ending anyway, just so you can get a clearer sense of it: So, let's also add the fact that Jon was probably sacrificing himself to make Arya the last hero. Is that a fact? I want to certainly believe it because let's face it, it's Jon! Since this seems quite probable, I am really hoping they break certain revelations to us in episode 4, so we can be at peace and forgive HBO for forgetting to add enough light to watch the damn episode.
  9. It's been 10 years since 'Game Of Thrones' has been building up to the battle with the 'White Walkers' from the very first episode of the series. It's been 8 seasons now and we finally got to see the battle everybody had been waiting for. 'The Long Night', aired yesterday and even though it was a directorial marvel for a TV show, it was lacking in almost every way. Many fans of the show were left disappointed simply because logic and story arcs didn't add up. If you haven't watched the episode, this post contains spoilers, so avoid reading further. Currently, the third episode of Season 8 sits at 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the third lowest rated episode in the show's history. Here's why we feel the 'Battle of Winterfell' was disappointing. There are plenty of plot-holes and some scenes defy logic based on what was set up in the very same episode. Here's our deep analysis: 1. The Night King's Death © HBO If you've seen the episode, you already know that Arya kills the Night King with her Valyrian “CatsPaw” dagger. Just to make it clear, Arya killing the Night King was a true badass moment and is a great example of women empowerment in movies and TV shows. In fact, many other franchises could learn a thing or two from this particular episode. Our problem has nothing to do with who killed the Night King, its to do with how Arya got there in the first place. Just a few minutes ago, Arya was involved in a stealth scene hiding from Wights by hiding behind bookshelves and under a table. In the scene, the wights could hear her blood drops hitting the floor and could find the source of the sound. A few scenes later, are you trying to tell us that a horde of silent wights and white walkers could not detect Arya jumping 30 feet to kill the nightwalker? They could not hear Arya sneaking around in the bushes or the snow? Considering that a few moments ago they could hear blood drops but not her sneaking around in the middle of all the White Walkers? You could say that she's been trained by the “Faceless Man” and may have acquired some mind-blowing stealth tricks, but the scene prior to that totally negates her abilities. 2. This Is 'Game Of Thrones', Not a Disney Movie © HBO The one thing that made 'Game Of Thrones' special was its ability to be bold, daring and risky when it came to killing off characters. The show has unexpected moments where it doesn't fear killing off key characters in the most brutal manner. That's what sets 'GOT' apart from other fantasy franchises. In 'The Long Night', possibly the biggest and most brutal battle in the show's history, almost every named character survives. From 60,000 souls defending Winterfell, only Jorah Mormont, Berric Dondorrian, Lyanna Mormont, Edd and Melisandre died? Are you kidding me? (c) HBO If there were at least double the deaths, this would classify as a classic 'GOT' episode. However, HBO opted to play safe and made sure almost all the main characters survive. This isn't a Disney movie, this is 'Game Of Thrones'. What defies logic is that Jorah Mormont, a skilled knight who defended himself from every Wight that came his way till the very end; died, but someone like Sam Tarly who was literally flat on his butt for the entirety of the episode survived? What were the show-runners smoking? Where is the logic? Where are the loremasters when you need them? Is this a result of simply rushing the TV show and playing it safe at the same time? © HBO We all know White Walkers have taken inspiration from just about every Zombie movie, TV show and book possible. We were expecting some of our favourite characters turn into a wight; which never happened. We expected one of the characters witnessing their loved one die and convert right in front of them and having to kill them. It would have been a very emotional moment but we never got to see that. It's the simplest trope you get to see in every Zombie movie but HBO never ventured that far. 3. There Was No Tactical Strategy © HBO In the history of warfare, when you are defending a siege, you do not break the line and send out the cavalry to sacrifice themselves in the battlefield. It seems like HBO probably did not use any warfare advisors for this episode as it's simply not logical to send out the cavalry to test your opponents. It's suicide and we got to see the very same thing happen in this episode. In 'The Long Night', the Dothraki were ordered to charge at the incoming onslaught. This move is called 'Custer' but generally ends up in major losses. 'GOT' could have taken a cue from other movies that have dealt with similar scenarios. For example, movies like 'Braveheart', 'LOTR', 'Kingdom of Heaven', and countless others all have similar scenarios where they defend a position and these movies depicted battles as accurately as possible. Hell, even in the 'Battle of Bastards' it was pointed out that charging at an enemy that outnumbers you is suicide. Seriously, I'm done. 4. There Was Nothing Long About This Night A TV series that has literally spent an entire season to kill major characters ended the most anticipated battle in just 82 minutes? I mean if 'The Long Night' is depicted in just 82 minutes then we need to re-define what 'long' really means. This was a battle that has been anticipated from the very first episode of the show and all we got was a disappointing end to the battle. HBO should have spent more time to depict one of the most epic battles in the show's history and not concluded the battle in just one episode. We wanted to see some epic fights, some emotional scenes and some shocking moments. We got to see none of that and many fans simply reacted to the episode with “meh.” 5. We Couldn't See A Thing #GameofThrones s8e3 spoiler without context pic.twitter.com/lw3ipGS4Zi — 9GAG (@9GAG) April 29, 2019 In the post-episode interview, the show-runners said that they wanted a realistic feel to the episode where everything was dark. What baffles me is that there's literally nothing real about 'GOT'. It's a fantasy fiction show where we deal with dragons, zombies, incest and whatever else you can think of. We wanted to see an epic battle depicting one of the most defining moments of TV history. There was no need for keeping the entire environment dark when you could simply represent it in many other ways. 'LOTR' did it in the "battle of Gondor", 'Avengers: Endgame' did it effectively in their final battle; then what was the need for keeping everything dark? A Redditor claims that HBO simply used this tactic to hide special effects. In fact, this episode probably didn't have enough extras to show off a horde of 100,000 wights. I mean why wouldn't you show off one of the greatest armies assembled in the history of TV? Why would you hide a majority of your special effects unless something is really wrong? Unless someone forgot to bring a lighting rig, I can't think of any other excuse for this goof up.
  10. Before you proceed, you must know this article is dark and full of spoilers! Episode 3 of 'Game of Thrones' season 8 just hit our screens and let me just say 'Oh my GoT'! I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did, TBH. I was a little disappointed because at the end you're left wondering whatever happened to the 'prince that was promised' theory, hinting at Azor Ahai's re-reign through either Snow or Dany, but the ending was satisfactory regardless. Now the next thing to wonder is, if Arya is the prince that was promised, since the 'prince' is said to be of either gender. The legend of Azor Ahai was born centuries ago, when a Westerosi ended the long night and killed all the White Walkers or the 'Others'. So there could be a possibility the theory of the 'Prince that was promised' is still alive and kicking. © HBO But moving a little forward with why all the theories we've been contemplating haven't really played out in the 3rd episode is a little strange. There were so many. For instance, the rise of the dead from Winterfell crypts. Although, it's stated that the tombs of the dead in the crypts are protected by iron swords, which prevent the dead to rise and become wights. There was also a theory stating The Night King wouldn't be at Winerfell, since he's already marching towards Kings Landing. In fact, many theories didn't see the light of day only because Arya was decided as the Night King killer, and a true warrior since the beginning. From her thirst for knowledge to learn ways of a warrior to her training, it was like everything was foreshadowed, only we weren't paying attention. © HBO You may think the whole build-up about Jon or Dany saving the day was hyped beyond doubt, but in all honesty, Jon and Dany both played a significant part in fighting off the Night King and his army too. It was because of Jon everyone was prepped up for the war since he hosted a meeting to tell the world about them and it was Dany's army and her dragons that kept them at bay for as long as possible, at the Winterfell battle. But no one anticipated Arya's grave role towards the end. No one assumed she would strike like a ninja assassin, killing the Night King with a Valyrian Steel dagger. The same one that was used to kill Bran in season 1, before his mother and wolf killed the assassin and the same one Bran gave Arya, just in case you were wondering what Bran's role was throughout. He probably knew the future all along and did the right thing at the right time for it to play out well during the end. © HBO But you know what I realised while watching this episode? A lot of facts and scenario within the series were foreshadowed, especially where Arya was concerned. There were always instances and hints of what lay ahead but none of us really paid much attention. All along Arya was prepping to hunt the greatest enemy of all and we didn't even know it. Neither did she, but she knew she would have to act sometime in the distant future. Here's what I mean: (1) GoT was always trying to quietly set up Arya for the big showdown. Even her introduction in the show was her acing at archery. If you remember the scene from the first episode ever, where Bran is struggling to aim, because he over thinks, Arya sneaks up from behind and hits the target! And yes, this was her sans any training whatsoever. (2) Arya gets her first morsel of training from Jon, who hands her the trusted sword Needle and tells her to 'stick 'em with the pointy end'. If you've seen this episode, you'll remember Arya telling Sansa the same thing, while handing her a dagger for self protection. It all comes back full circle I suppose. (3) Arya's tryst with her 'dance lessons' aka sword fighting lessons with her teacher Syrio Forel was something to remember. That was the beginning of her professional training in sword fighting. The one thing Syrio always reminded her was her answer to the God of death: 'What do you say to the God of death' he'd ask. 'Not today' she'd say. In her second meeting with Melisandre in this episode, the red woman asks Arya the same question and Arya says 'not today', heading out of the hall. © Twitter (4) In season 3, Melisandre meets Arya with the 'Brotherhood Without Banners' and she predicts that Arya and she will meet again. She also tells Arya that she sees a darkness in her and in that darkness eyes staring back at her. Brown eyes, blue eyes and green eyes, eyes she'll shut forever. Throughout the series when Arya is seeking revenge from her 'list', she shuts many brown eyes. When Melisandre sees her again in the 3rd episode, she reminds her of the prophecy and about the blue and green eyes she's yet to shut still. *Major Hint*! © Twitter © Twitter (5) When she is kidnapped by the Hound, he plays a big pivotal role in her training. He teaches her how to find gaps and weak spots in an armour, and how to stab someone in the heart. Well, his teaching came quite handy when Arya kills the Night King. He also stayed alive, thanks to the Lord of Light, to fulfill his purpose of staying by her side towards the end. (6) In season 8 episode one, when Arya meets Jon for the first time after years, he is at the Weirwood tree when Arya comes to him without making a sound. He turns around and asks 'how did you sneak up on me?'. Why is this relevant? Because at the time she's about to kill the Night King, he has no inkling of her coming to kill him. The White Walkers feel a gush of wind but they don't realise it's Arya sneaking up on them, like a shadow, at the same place she sneaked up at Jon. Her Ninja skills are excellent and were always up to par to face this day. via GIPHY (7) This one's an important fact you might have missed. In season one, a Catspaw's tried to kill Bran when he was bedridden. He failed to do so but that dagger ended up with Little finger, who gave it to Bran in season 7. Bran gives that dagger to Arya saying since he's a cripple he won't be needing it. See the build up here? This clearly means Bran gave the dagger to Arya purposely because it's the same Valyrian Steel dagger Arya used to kill the Night King. Does this mean Bran predicted the future all along? If so, why did he sacrifice Theon?! © HBO (8) When Arya is killing the Night King, she uses a tactic she's used before in a fight with Brienne of Tarth. While killing the Night King, she lets go of the dagger from her right hand and as it falls, holds it with her left hand before she stabs his heart. In season 7, she uses a similar twitch of hand with her sword and her dagger, with Brienne. (9) Even though Arya didn't use the weapon she asked Gendry to forge for too long in this episode, she knew that weapon is her strength. While she was training to become the faceless man, she learnt how to use a staff, being blind and in absolute darkness. That was the series telling us that she was training for something bigger and more dangerous. © HBO (10) Arya is a Stark and it's known the Night King's origins have also begun from a Stark. The Children of the Forest carved the Night King from a local man, to help them fight against the first men. If you've seen that scene you'll notice the children have tied a man and they stab his heart with dragon glass. They've tied the man around what seems like a Weirwood tree to convert him. Weirwood trees are only found around Winterfell. So, it is a possibility the Night King is a Stark descendant and only a Stark could end his decent once and for all. Maybe our theories haven't gone to waste. Maybe the Prince that was promised is yet to come as there are 3 more episodes left. While we're waiting with bated breath for the next episode to air, we're also wondering what Arya's fate reads. I mean she wasn't ambitious about the throne at all. For her it was only about killing people who harmed her family and killed them and since most of them are already dead, will she die too, towards the end? Well, her character did evolve quite well and I really hope she lives to see the end.
  11. As the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League approaches its conclusion, the need for patience and keeping calm continues to rise. Especially with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals fixing berths for themselves for the playoff round, only two spots remain and the competition amongst the rest of the franchises is nail-biting. Therefore, the pressure of the 'now-or-never' situation is getting to every member of the teams that have not qualified yet, which often erupts in an outburst when something does not go according to the liking of the athletes. Earlier, well-renowned and respected players of the Indian cricket team were looked down upon and fined for losing their cool over the flow of the game. On one hand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was criticised for his 'extremely aggressive' reaction after dismissing Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin last week, on the other hand, former captain of the Men in Blue and often referred to as 'Captain Cool', MS Dhoni was fined 50% of his match fees after coming onto the field from the dugout to argue with the umpires. Yesterday, it was time for the third captain of Team India and the leader of the MIPaltan, Rohit Sharma to join the infamous gang. After getting dismissed for cheap (12 runs off 9 deliveries) on an LBW appeal off English bowler, Harry Gurney, the 'Hitman' was visibly upset with the decision and vented his frustration on the stumps and broke them before leaving the crease. Breaching the conduct, Sharma was slapped with 15% of his match fees for the unprecedented actions and this is how his fans reacted: Rohit Sharma fuming at the umpire and buddy that wicket hitting thing is not expected from the clam batsman. When you're in a under pressure match and the poor umpiring takes the best batsman in your team. IPL umpiring are in a poor poor temper right now. — Subhadeep Paul (@paulbabaraps) April 28, 2019 But it's actually out umpire gave correct decision only Rohit needs to accept his wicket It's not like what happened other day One umpire giving out and other not — Nisha Cutee (@NishaCutee) April 28, 2019 Rohit Sharma trying to Mankad bowler. Truly next level skipper. pic.twitter.com/QjWh5w31LB — Rain Man (@ohgoditsmayhem) April 28, 2019 Rohit Sharma trying to Mankad bowler. Truly next level skipper. pic.twitter.com/QjWh5w31LB — Rain Man (@ohgoditsmayhem) April 28, 2019 Incidentally, the Indian opener's flare-up came in his 100th match as the captain of Mumbai Indians. Sharma is only the fourth cricketer to lead a franchise for 100 matches after MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.
  12. The copy contains major spoilers. Proceed with caution. The Battle of Winterfell was gory, but it was cathartic in some ways and satisfying and shocking towards the end when Arya Stark meets the Night King and slays him like butter on bread. However, it was also dark like Mellisandre's 'the night is dark and full of terrors' dialogue. Dark in both metaphoric and literal terms. Honestly, I thought it was probably my internet and the crap quality of the screen maybe, but seems like I wasn't the only who thought this battle was 'too dark' because so many people are shouting 'SAME'. This scene was absolutely mental #GOT x pic.twitter.com/4LL6Ei77N8 — ᴾᴬáµá´¸á´°á´¼á¶á´· (@PaulDock93) April 29, 2019 #NOTTODAY #GameofThrones #AryaStark2020 (That episode was too dark, though, seriously. 90 minutes of “what's going on?” and “who's that?”) — Pam K. Nail (@pknail) April 29, 2019 It's kind of hilarious that after I spent the day expecting Twitter to explode with emotion during Game of Thrones, all that's on my TL, from like 30 different people, is "Why is it so dark?" — Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) April 29, 2019 I was thankful that Mellisandre lit that fire so that at least there was some light on my screen, else I'd have to continue squinting my way through the entire episode. What I'm seeing on tonight's episode of#GameofThrones #battleofwinterfell pic.twitter.com/GR2A20NbNN — Jayesh (@imJSuthar) April 29, 2019 Me trying to see where the Dothraki went pic.twitter.com/jwaRMN3qFt — Karina (@delgadokarinaa) April 29, 2019 Extremely avant-garde to shoot a massive battle entirely in the dark — chris person (@Papapishu) April 29, 2019 Wonder what the people shooting it felt like. The lighting crew when filming #BattleOfWinterfell pic.twitter.com/N52x5Yr56H — ð¿ (@manieldad) April 29, 2019 This shit is so dark wtf. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/7ros9trDEu — Matthew A. Cherry ð (@MatthewACherry) April 29, 2019 Me trying to watch this dark as shit Game of thrones episode pic.twitter.com/p57ag8lSfl — Charlotte saw Endgame 2x ‎â (@spacecharlotte) April 29, 2019 Okay, this one is making me scream 'yess' in unanimous anger and laughter. Love Game of Thrones and from the 7 mins of clarity that I could actually see, it was awesome. Just way too dark to make out as much as I wanted to. — Ryan Crowley (@75bankerboy) April 29, 2019 Anyway, who are we to complain? The series will end in 3 weeks and then there will no night or darkness so let's just savour it while we can.
  13. 'Avengers: Endgame,' what a spectacle. If anyone tells you there's no way to end a 10+ year story with a single movie while giving everyone closure, just show them everything the MCU has done till date. But here, I'm not going to be talking about any of the countless other things in the movie, I'm going to be focused on just one person, Steve Rogers. If there is anyone in the world who deserved a happy ending, it was this guy. Okay, before I delve deeper into this here's your mandatory spoiler warning. If you haven't watched the movie yet, don't read ahead till you do. If you have watched it, you absolutely must read ahead. Also, I understand how important Tony Stark and Robert Downey Jr. have been to this franchise. It's just that, for me, Captain America has way more impact… Source: Marvel Studios Now with nothing to disturb me I can finally get down to business. Remember that little guy in 'Captain America: The First Avenger?' No no, remember the Human Torch from 'Fantastic Four?' Yeah, that guy made me cry with one of the most epic scenes in cinema I've ever witnessed. Everyone knows Captain America is perhaps the purest among the Avengers. But is he worthy of carrying Mjolnir? Hell yeah. Not just carrying, but using it like a freaking legend. Watching him channel the lightning like he's been doing it for years is an image that's been implanted in my brain and will probably never fade away. (At least not for a while. :p) While writing about it, I couldn't help but replay it in my head another 10 times. This music only helps make it better. There's just one huge problem. Now, you'll want to watch it again. I already have tickets for Saturday and Sunday too. But, what about you? If you can't get anything before next week, come back on Sunday. I'll have a complete breakdown of the movie out. You can live vicariously through me. It doesn't cost anything. Source: Marvel Studios Moving on, all eyes are on Iron Man and he may just be the focus of every single discussion around you but, for me, it's Captain America who had the greatest effect. Is he the strongest Avenger? No. Is he a big, green, unkillable giant? No. Does he understand Quantum Physics? No. Why him then? He's their leader. He's the First Avenger. He's the man everyone rallies behind. It was pretty clear when he was standing alone in front of Thanos and his army that this guy was not going to back down even when nothing was in his favour. Luckily for him, he had a lot of people backing him up when he needed them but he had no idea they were coming. Once they did, who better to say the two words everyone has been dying to hear, 'Avengers Assemble' that the ultimate Avenger? Source: Marvel Studios But forget everything else, when all is said and done. The one scene which has had the most impact on me in all my years of existence is when Captain America grabs hold of Mjolnir. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. Seeing such a powerful scene really made my day. Captain America, just a guy from Brooklyn, was found worthy by a mythical hammer created for the Gods. Boy was he worthy…
  14. The moment I said I was going to attend an eSport event in India, a few of my friends burst out in laughter. They simply couldn't resonate with the idea of sitting in a large room staring at a big screen, watching a bunch of players, well, play a game. If you put some thought into it, then you may even start to think that they have a point. Unlike the appeal of the live experience of a traditional sport, where you can actually see professional players perform in front you, in eSports you're just watching a some players sit like statues and become a part of the computer they're playing on. And on top of that, you literally have to watch one of the big screens that are fitted in front of you to see what the players are doing. It's the exact same content you could consume from the comfort of your couch at home on platforms like Twitch. Then why do people pay big bucks to attend something which they can watch for free without breaking a sweat? © Adela Sznajder/ ESL Well, that's exactly what I was itching to find out. So, I attended one of the biggest eSports event in India last week and I am happy to report that I have a lot to share. And, I mean, a LOT! SPOILER ALERT!! If you're a passionate gamer, then let me tell you that's it's worth every penny you spend. But if you're one, then I am guessing you probably already know that, right? Last week, I attended one of the biggest Dota 2 tournaments in the world that's hosted by ESL One. It was the first time I had attended an eSports event ever, and I was filled with mixed emotions. So here I am, pouring my thoughts away to give you an idea of what it's like being a part of an event like this and what goes into putting up such a show. The Arena - Theatrical fanfare! © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The moment I stepped into the arena, I felt as if I walked into a virtual world. A world, which I had only seen through my computer screen. The stage was lit in red and blue lights, and it was surrounded by big screens, so the entire arena could watch what the players are doing. I entered the arena right before the action, so all I could hear was narratives from commentators coupled with a background sound to build the hype. Together with the lights, commentary, and some base-heavy thumps, the arena felt nothing short of a concert or a pro sporting event like, say, a boxing match. There was some serious energy in there. The arena was also draped with advertising slogans and hoardings of brands like Intel, Vodafone, DHL, and more. And as you can see, there's also a Mercedes standing right smack in the middle, which belongs to the player who's deemed the most valuable throughout the tournament. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer After I found a comfortable seat to settle, the players of the two teams that were about to battle it out in a do-or-die match were introduced. It was 'compLexity Gaming' vs 'The Pango'. The introduction of the roster, mind you, was an enjoyable sight of its own, with players entering the arena from behind us. I could hear the commentator introducing the players with their game-tags instead of their names. Interesting, indeed! “Welcome Naive-, Iceberg, Ghostik, XSvamp1Re, CemaTheSlayer from team Pango; the roster that'll be going against complexity Gaming”, he said. The crowd started cheering and hooting as the players walked through the center towards the stage, waving hands and throwing high-fives. The turn out wasn't overwhelming, but it was enough to fill the room with excitement. © Adela Sznajder/ ESL The players were allowed to walk in on the stage with their own set of peripherals that they are comfortable with, as long as they go through the referee who makes sure that they are not bringing in any exploits to gain advantage in the game. The crowd started settling in for the action, as the players were setting up their rigs and loading the game. I could hear a lot of distant chatter about what the people around me thought the game was going to be like. Each of them were making their own predictions. Honestly, I was quite surprised to see the sheer amount of knowledge some of these people had, and also their involvement in the game. I remember talking to a 'Pango' fan next to me, who started narrating me what the roster should be doing in that particular match to win. © Adela Sznajder/ ESL As the match started, the Dota 2 fans around me started showing their passion for the sport. It's one thing to sit home and watch the players play their game, and a completely different thing to sit among the people who know the game so well that they literally gushed out of their seats in excitement after watching their favorite player pull a solid victory move. It's a great feeling that you'd get only by experiencing the event firsthand live in front of you. I couldn't sit through the entire 'Best of 3' game, since I had I rush for the backstage tour where the real magic happens. But here are some really cool pictures from the event which you probably won't find anywhere else - A Geeky Gathering Backstage The ESL One team was kind enough to take me and a bunch of other journalists for a backstage tour of the event, to show us how their teams were running the show behind the scene. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any pictures or record video while we were backstage for some obvious reasons, so I suggest you put on your imagination hat and start grasping as much as possible. From massive computer rigs to human-sized machines controlling the lighting system, the backstage is where's it's at. “All the computers that you're going to see here, and on stage are running on the most powerful tech that we can get our hands on”, said Seth Bull, the partner manager at ESL who's taking care of all the backend operation during the event. © Adela Sznajder/ ESL For the record, all the computing power that was necessary to run the operations at ESL One was provided by Intel. “Why we love working with Intel is because they provide us with some of the best and reliable tech we can get our hands on”, added Seth. Seth took through various areas of the backstage like 'Player Lounge', which, as the name suggests is a place where players can hangout after a match. We also saw 'Team Rooms', which is essentially room in which the players gather right before and after a match to discuss or even practice a game or two. As we were rushing through the huge backstage area, I couldn't help but notice the piles of empty monitor boxes that were lying around. Almost all the monitors used at ESL One (or at least the ones I could see) were ASUS monitors. Some of them were the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q (FHD) while others were the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ (4K) units. From the monitors on-stage to the monitors used backstage by the operations team, ASUS is what I could see. © Adela Sznajder/ ESL The TV Production room was where the real work was being done. There were close to a hundred people working together to make sure that the steam was up and running at all time without any issues whatsoever. Seth made it a point to tell us that the level of production work that was going down inside that room was almost equivalent to what you'd see on high-profile events such a 'World Championship' games, etc. During our tour, the entire production unit was closely monitoring the systems as one of the most anticipated games of the season between “Mineski” and “Natus Vincere” a.k.a “Na'Vi” was underway. We could hear the crowd going crazy behind us as the players were walking on to the stage. Anti-Cheat Measures & Other Exploits “ESL's main team in Cologne, Germany is the one that's monitoring all our game data and keeping an eye out for any sort of anomalies“, said Seth, when we asked him if there were any anti-cheat measures in place. We were also told that ESL works with a lot of companies that provides anti-cheat software for games like Dota 2 and Counter Strike. Again, thanks to Intel, the computers both on and off stage have 'Hot Swap Drive Bay' so that each player has a copy of game ready at all times with all the optimum playable settings. Not only does it helps the team save some time, but it also means that no one can access the game files without authorization and tamper the files in any possible way. Also, there was no internet connection for the computers on-stage, an they all were connected to a LAN, ensuring that there's nothing getting into their systems. Intel's booth Was Fun Too Intel, in case you don't know, is one of the main backers of ESL One eSports event, and the company had set up a huge booth at the event venue. Intel's booth was honestly one of the coolest parts of the event as they had a lot going in there. There were a ton of gaming laptops and custom gaming rigs in the booth, and all of them were open for all visitors to check out. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I couldn't get good pictures of some of the awesome gaming rigs in the booth mainly because of how packed it was, but I did manage to check out Acer Predator Thronos. Yes, it was the first time checking it out and I am glad that I stopped by. The Predator Thronos, Alienware's Area M51 were clearly some of the coolest products on showcase. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I also had a chance to sit and talk with Frank Soqui, VP & General Manager, Gaming at Intel. Lee Machen, General Manager, Gaming Sales at Intel and Prakash Mallya, VP and Managing Director, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India were also present for interaction. I had a great time chatting with them, discussing gaming, hardware, and more. The Final Say Setting up a huge stage like the one at ESL, and putting up such a massive show without running into any technical difficult is not easy feat. Of course, ESL is working with top brands in the industry like Intel to ensure smooth functioning, but handling logistics worth over $2 million is something that's worth appreciating. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The event, in my opinion, was as much a festival as it was a tournament. Could I have watched the entire event from the comfort of my home? Yes, absolutely! However, I wouldn't have heard the loud cheering or the crowd in real time or I wouldn't have witnessed the enthusiastic gamers literally jump up from their seats to show their excitement. Granted, I haven't experienced some of the bigger sporting events such as the Wimbledon or the Super Bowl yet, but experiencing the ESL One Dota 2 eSports competition with hundreds of strangers will undoubtedly go down as one of the geekiest gigs I've ever been a part of. © Adela Sznajder/ ESL Oh BTW, 'Keen Gaming' beat 'Mineski' to win ESL One Mumbai.
  15. This week's 'Game Of Thrones' episode has people divided on whether Arya was old enough to have *** or not. © HBO Considering Arya Stark was 11 when the show started, she has literally grown up before our eyes. And for most of the fans, it only seems yesterday that she was this fierce little girl pretending to be a boy to survive. In fact, for a long time on the show, she was supposed to wear a strap and hide her breasts to make her look more man-like onscreen. For Maisie Williams, it was surprising for her to discover that she had a *** scene in the last season. For a while, she thought the screenwriters were pranking her by giving her a bogus script. © HBO And then, there were the hilarious fan reactions which you too would relate to, as people questioned if Arya was old enough to even have ***. But here's the thing, HBO is smart that way. And they had technically sent out a clarification in the form of a tweet that most of us missed. But here's something clarifying once and for all that she was, in fact, of age. By age 18 in Westeros you should have: - Had a pet. - Moved out on your own. - Travelled extensively. - Had a kill list. - Pretended to be the opposite *** to evade capture. - Been blind for a while. - Ticked at least three people off of your kill list. — HBO (@HBO_UK) April 21, 2019 That clarifies things. In fact, fellow actor Sophie Turner... © HBO also turned up in support for her on-screen sister Arya by posting this bizarre story on Instagram. why is no one on my tl talking about miss sophie referring to gendry as an easter bunny hop hop hopping into that PUSSAY? pic.twitter.com/aA9budFhwz — maia (@maia419) April 22, 2019 So, now you know. Arya is 18 in this season and her decision to have a hot steamy night with Gendry was completely valid.
  16. Try and behave indecently in front of women, especially a woman who's supposed to be a really good Mixed Martial Arts fighter and you done f****d up. The world, so full of creepy disgusting human beings, was made a better place very recently when Brazilian MMA brawler Joyce Vieira decided to get a man in line who decided to 'give himself a good time' at the cost of her dignity and self-respect. View this post on Instagram Treino de carnaval #maythai #amor #stilodevida #muitoamorenvolvido #carnaval2019 A post shared by Joyce Vieira 𧿠(@eujoycevieira) on Mar 4, 2019 at 9:18am PST According to MMAmania.com, Vieira was in the middle of a swimsuit photoshoot on one of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro when one of the men present at the venue had the not-so-great idea of pleasuring himself out in the open while ogling at the fighter. Based on what the 26-year-old told a local newspaper, people present at the venue first asked the man to cover himself up and get away from the venue. However, instead of accepting his mistake and leaving with whatever grace he had left, the guy continued to masturbate while “making noises and groaning.” “When I looked over there he had his shorts down and was standing on a path where people pass all the time, including children,” she told the local channels. This is when the Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu specialist decided to take matters into her own hands and gave hell to Josinei Ferreira, the offender. Unaware of who he was messing with, Ferreira punched her back. May you all bring the same energy to the rest of your week that Joyce Viera brings to pervs at her photo shoot. pic.twitter.com/AcKyYfLHV5 — Hektic_One (@Hektic1One) April 22, 2019 “The punch made me even angrier. I wanted to kill him,” she said. Soon enough, Vieira went to work on the freak, tackling him and beat the crap out of the loser before handing him over to the cops and lodged an official complaint against him on the charges of sexual harassment. However, Ferreira was released by the police as he made them believe that he was only peeing and had nothing to do with Vieira. Raged with the decision by de Janeiro's finest she commented: “We feel powerless. It's very strange because he's going to be in the same city as me, and who knows he might be in the same places … I have received an innumerable number of messages from women saying that (in such situations) they didn't file a report, because they know the suspects would end up being released. I think the punishment for these cases should be more severe.” Albeit the punishment for something so shameful must be nothing less than imprisonment, the fact that Ferreira got his ass handed to him for his obscene behaviour, has to bring some amount of joy to Vieira. A couple of months ago, coincidentally in the city of Rio de Janeiro itself, another man tried to rob professional UFC fighter, Polyana “Iron Lady” Viana with a cardboard gun and paid a hefty price for his foolishness.
  17. Some might call this week's 'Game Of Thrones' episode a little slow, but if you observed the episode closely, you wouldn't agree at all. This episode was extremely insightful and full of revelations. Seeing human behaviour closely as all characters prepare for seemingly imminent death, was pretty relatable. Not everyone acted the same. Take Arya, for example, the seven seasons have not always been good to her. The training with the faceless man was brutal but so was everything else and she matured beyond her years quickly. And yet at the brink of death, she chose to spend her possible last living hours making love because she wanted to know what it felt like. © HBO Even though some people could relate to this situation, it was still rather surprising to see Arya pursuing Gendry so strongly, considering we've seen her grow up on the show. Turns out, Maisie Williams had the same reaction when she first read the script. © HBO So, apparently, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are known to have pranked actors in the past seasons with bogus scripts. "At first, I thought it was a prank," Williams told a leading publication. "I was like, 'Yo, good one.' And [the showrunners were] like, 'No, we haven't done that this year.' Oh f*ck!" But after realizing that is was, in fact, part of the last season, she was given leeway to decide how much she wanted to bare onscreen. "David and Dan were like: 'You can show as much or as little as you want. So I kept myself pretty private. I don't think it's important for Arya to flash. This beat isn't really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…," she further added. © HBO Joe Dempsey, who plays Gendry, had his own reservations about the show. “At the same time, I don't want to be patronizing toward Maisie—she's a 20-year-old woman. So we just had a lot of fun with it,” he said. Meanwhile, HBO, very sneakily clarified that Arya was, in fact, of age. By age 18 in Westeros you should have: - Had a pet. - Moved out on your own. - Travelled extensively. - Had a kill list. - Pretended to be the opposite *** to evade capture. - Been blind for a while. - Ticked at least three people off of your kill list. — HBO (@HBO_UK) April 21, 2019 So, now it all makes sense.
  18. 'Game Of Thrones' is in the final season as the show comes to a close in about a month. The fantasy show is one of the most pirated TV series on the planet and is also one of the reasons for its major success. The Season premiere of the show was leaked online an hour earlier by DirectTV last week; however, the second episode was leaked well in advance. © HBO The second episode of GOT Season 8 was leaked by none other than Amazon Prime as it was green-lit to go live on Amazon Prime Germany, 8 hours before the world premiere. The leak was taken down but many got to see the entire episode way before it even came to the airwaves — including us. The episode was later uploaded on many websites and torrent posters with spoilers about the episode starting to leak on social media. © HBO HBO went to great lengths to keep the final show a secret such as dodging drones during filming, only letting the cast read some chunks of the script and stop offering screeners to press for this season. Screeners are usually leaked online thanks to some rogue journalist who cannot fight the temptation. However, this time around the leak came from Amazon Prime, the streaming giant partnered with HBO for GOT in Germany. We have seen episodes leaked by partners before; however, HBO has also been victim to leaks because of their own mistakes. © HBO The leaked episode was spotted in the back pages of Reddit and then was shared across all social media platforms. Some die-hard GOT fans waited for the full HD version of the new episode but there were some fans who could not wait. GOT premieres each episode globally at the same time. However, it does get hard to manage so many regions. Leaks are inevitable and we suspect that this will not be the last leak for the final season.
  19. There are some movies that are bad and then there is 'Kalank', which is so bad that people only love to troll it. 'Kalank' is one of those movies that could have just been a trailer or a short film. The story was so predictable and almost everything was given away in the trailer itself. But, people still went to watch it and we guess the only reason was to come back and make these hilarious memes. © dharma productions However, out of all the performances of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor or Madhuri Dixit, it is the performance of the CGI-Ed bull that was loved by people. Although the makers put a disclaimer mentioning that no animals were harmed while filming the bullfight scene, why wasn't there any disclaimer stating "Watch it at your own risk because the CGI is bad"? © dharma productions We guess KJo loves bullfights, or maybe he wanted to take inspiration from 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. Also, FYI, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions is the same production house that produced 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. © arka media works Seriously what is this obsession with showing a character's strength by making them fight a bull? First it was Bhallaladeva, now it's Varun Dhawan's Zafar. But, just look at the difference between the CGI effects and VFX in both the movies. Looks like internet can't seem to get over Varun's struggle with the fake bull and have turned that particular scene into a meme. Pic 1: Expectation Pic 2: Reality#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/gQey2wYZHM — Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) April 17, 2019 Read that Kalank has a Varun Dhawan-bull fighting scene. Guessing it will be authentic, considering how people poked fun at Kangana Ranaut's mechanical horse scene in Manikarnika. — Chowkidar Pallavi Kamat ð¸ð¶ (@Pallavisms) April 17, 2019 @akashbanerjee is silent on Varun Dhawan's fantastically fake bullriding skills now. I think he feels that the bull is real in the movie ðððð #Kalank — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 aur woh bull fight in #Kalank , "RIP VFX" aur itna hasi aai bull fight scene par ,what a comedy scene. faaltu si storyline ghatiya sa VFX full time waste and money waste movie#KaranJohar #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt #SonakshiSinha #AdityaRoyKapur kalank hai sab ke sab — Bipin Vishwakarma (@bipinv99) April 17, 2019 One of my close friends just saw #Kalank n he said 'there is a bull fighting scene with over acting ki dukaan Varun Dhawan; n i swear u cant help but LOL n ROFL at the extreme stupidity of the scene". ð¤£ð¤£ — Chowkidar Baby Driver ð¥ ð (@MaheshShenoy12) April 17, 2019 Dilwale-Inception Kalank's bull-blood. Just Varun Dhawan things. Bull sequenceð https://t.co/0E3Q6ub4RQ — Atish. (@atishj7) April 17, 2019 Masterpiece..Epic. Dilwale was Inception Kalank is Dunkirk The movie should go for Oscars. Will win best Visual effects for the Bull fight. — Chowkidar Chor Hain (@PresidentISP) April 17, 2019 Godð¢What a hell of #Kalank! BIG BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. Kya Socha tha aur Kya hua. Full paisa waste . 1/5.@aliaa08 every one can't take the way @deepikapadukone carries the periodic role splendidly. And that bull sceneðð#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/9fiOVmz3li — Chowkidar Debarupa Palit (@ipalitDebarupa) April 17, 2019 What a scene... the bull really acted well, trying to throw Varun up n down .. He's so very real & Varun is so very brave ...He's like the Texan Cowboy ...aye ? lmao ððððððððð #Kalank #SuperFlopKalank #KalankReview — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 Sad to say but #Kalank is Kalank of 2019. @karanjohar You should pay more attention to the script. It seemed like I was watching TV serial. Bull fight VFX is poor. take inspiration from other directors. Feeling sorry for @Varun_dvn — Shivam jaiswal (@Shivamjaswal5) April 17, 2019
  20. Game of Thrones season 8 premiere was the show's most-watched episode ever. That's right, it was watched by a record 17.4 million viewers when it aired. But you know what? That number could have been much higher if more people would have watched it, you know, legally. According to a digital-piracy analytics company Muso, the “Winterfell” episode was pirated 54 million times globally in just 24 hours. The pirated views easily dwarfs the legal views that came on the day it was aired. Of course, the number will likely go up in the coming days as more people start watching it, but so will the pirated views. © HBO MUSO's data also shows that the most pirated views came from India. Roughly 10 million views out of the estimated 54 million came from India. MUSO speculates that the piracy in India was higher due to the difficulty of accessing the show there. China, on the other hand, airs a censored version of the show, so 5 million pirated views came from there too. United States, despite having the easiest access to the show via HBO, came third in charts with close to 4 million illegal views. So yes, it looks like people are not ready to pay to watch 'Game of Thrones' after all. Anyway, the next episode of 'Game of Thrones' season 8 airs Monday, April 22 at 6.30 AM on Hotstar in India. So, you still have some time to catch up if you haven't already.
  21. On Thursday, when Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings came to play at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium, it wasn't just another match of IPL 2019. It was a match that saw a fan-idol duo turn into rivals, in order to inch closer to winning the IPL trophy. We're talking about Riyan Parag, who made a promising debut with Rajasthan Royals; and MS Dhoni, who is leading CSK from the forefront. Twitter This 17-year-old cricketer hails from Assam and was all of six, when he first met and clicked a picture with his idol MS Dhoni. In fact, when MS Dhoni made his international debut in 2004, Riyan was 3. Fast forward to the present and Riyan not only made his IPL debut but also played against MS Dhoni. Cute!#RRvCSK ##IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/IrXAtEZsrs — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 13, 2019 In fact, on Thursday Riyan got out scoring 16 runs after he was caught behind by Dhoni. Ever since the two met, this picture of their 'then and now' started circulating on social media and is now making people go crazy. Twitter Riyan is a right-handed batsman and leg spinner, who was also a part of the Indian team that won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018. He also featured in two tests for the Indian U-19 team in England and holds the record of the second fastest 50 in U-19 after Virat Kohli. Twitter Riyan's father is Parag Das, a former cricketer and mother is Mithu Baruah, a national level swimmer.
  22. Yesterday was a huge day for people who celebrate science. It'll go down in history as a day when the first ever real image of black hole was revealed. But you know what? It's an even bigger day for female scientists across the globe because our first direct look at a black hole, though a bit blurry, is courtesy of a young lady named Katie Bouman. That's right, we earthlings got to see an image of the black hole as seen through the eyes of the Event Horizon Telescope, which is essentially an array of eight radio telescopes around the world working together. Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data. Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon. (image credit @floragraham)#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole pic.twitter.com/Iv5PIc8IYd — MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019 The MIT Grad, Katie, was still in school when she helped develop a computer program that created the image of the black hole. She was also the one who led testing to verify the images, which by itself is a huge task. The data from eight of those telescopes were collected on hundreds of hard drives and flown in to a central processing center. It was apparently set across manually because there was too much of it to send over the internet. It was in June last year, when all the data had arrived at the center. While speaking to Time, Katie said, “We all watched as the images appeared on our computers“. The ring came so easily. It was unbelievable.” © Event Horizon Telescope Six years ago when Katie had joined the team, she apparently didn't know a thing about black holes. After all, her background was from computer science and electrical engineering. That, however, didn't keep her away from “coming up with ways to see or measure things that are invisible,” she said. As soon as the first image of black hole was revealed, an image showing Katie next to a stack of hard drives went viral, and rightfully so. This woman deserves all the recognition. Bouman hasn't spoken to anyone else, but she CNN that “No one of us could've done it alone. It came together because of lots of different people from many backgrounds.” Congratulations to Katie Bouman to whom we owe the first photograph of a black hole ever. Not seeing her name circulate nearly enough in the press. Amazing work. And here's to more women in science (getting their credit and being remembered in history) ð¥ð¥âï¸ pic.twitter.com/wcPhB6E5qK — Tamy Emma Pepin (@TamyEmmaPepin) April 10, 2019 Interestingly, Bouman delivered a TED Talk back in 2016 called “How to take a picture of a black hole”, where she noted that the first ever picture of a black hole will come down to an international team of scientists, an Earth-sized telescope and an algorithm to put all the data together and reveal the final image.
  23. Chris Evans and his facial hair is a conversation that will never die down, be it his 'Infinity War' beard or his pornstache. Well, actually the pornstache is even hated by Chris Evans now, and talking about it and looking at those pictures is an act of aggression for him. This is clearly an act of aggression. There are literally hundreds of photos to choose from. What did I ever do to you, Canada? https://t.co/3sAEARiTq4 — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 12, 2019 There was even a 'stache battle recently, started by none other than Robert Downey Jr. This is clearly an act of aggression. There are literally hundreds of photos to choose from. What did I ever do to you, Canada? https://t.co/3sAEARiTq4 — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 12, 2019 But, now the focus is back of the beard. Recently, the debate of Cap's beard was brought up again at a press conference in Los Angeles and was followed by a vote. Since the cast can't spill anything about the movie, obviously, they're sticking to something much more important. The entire cast was asked to vote for bearded Cap or clean shaven Cap, and well, we all know who will win this. The Avengers actors were asked to raise their hands if they preferred Bearded or Not Bearded Chris Evans pic.twitter.com/9O8BJq9fZj — Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) April 7, 2019 Everyone prefers bearded Cap, except for Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Feige. Paul Rudd prefers both, because he's the most lovable person and can never hate on something. Also, I will forever be mad at RDJ for not answering, this is not done. What happened to your bromance now? I kind of feel bad for the second best Chris because Cap basically copied his beard and now Cap's beard is the hottest topic of discussion. Well, RDJ is just playing games now. Asked who prefers bearded Cap vs. clean-shaven Cap, everyone but Danai, Karen, and Feige prefers bearded Cap. Rudd likes both. RDJ prefers Cap with a prosthetic over his beard for the post-credits schwarma joke at the end of the first Avengers film. #AvengersEndgame — Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) April 7, 2019 That is me, too. that woman in the audience raising her had for bearded chris SIS ME TOO https://t.co/jxuwBSN4di — tony stark defense squad (@luminousphil) April 7, 2019 She's wrong this time. OKOYE IS ALWAYS RIGHT — Pain-Killer Queen (@tgshepherdvan) April 7, 2019 Exactly. bearded evans IS superior and that is a fact https://t.co/jJb91HcjlV — joth twunk privilege (@kuramiyus) April 7, 2019 Did Paul Rudd write this tweet? Still fighting for my clean cut cap rights but lowkey loving the bearded pic.twitter.com/DV6ms0zWFe — Kerry ð17 (@beardedchris_e) April 7, 2019 It was for bearded Cap, btw. Can anyone tell me which one Evans put his hand up for? https://t.co/nbiuioH7h9 — Chandra Rooney (@sakuralovestea) April 7, 2019 The beard! There's one correct answer to this and one answer ONLY. https://t.co/cxvFruCGZ8 — Jenn ð¸ (@jennaywins) April 7, 2019 Same. Paul Rudd represents me pic.twitter.com/4cu56OhKsU — Laru [-17 endgame] (@hiddlesxlarson) April 7, 2019 True. How does he do it? Y'all doing this wrong. The hottest part of Cap are his guns. That dude is ludicrous jacked but still seems like a normal dude. — Uatu the Watcher (@UatuAndStan) April 7, 2019 Same, again. I'm Scarlett being the first one to raise her hand when asked who prefers bearded Cap/Chris. https://t.co/SmGOaav7vX — Ivey (@iveyleann) April 7, 2019 It might be if RDJ prefers clean shaven Cap. omg they were asked if they liked better bearded cap or clean shaven cap is this civil war 2.0 pic.twitter.com/0UNVCNo5nk — â¡princess isaâ¡ (@shawnyhoney) April 7, 2019 Exactly what we need before we die because of 'Endgame'. ðð»‍âï¸ðð»‍âï¸ðð»‍âï¸ I am here for all of the upcoming avengers press circuit coverage https://t.co/MV9S6Y3GnG — Anna Wisniowski (@annawisniowski) April 7, 2019
  24. We all know Will Smith loves India and he proved that to us when he actually did come here to partake in the Leadership summit and also because he has a brief cameo in Karan Johar's 'Student of the year'. The 'Men In Black' actor is one of the finest in Hollywood and has an array of films under his belt that have done fairly well. © Instagram One of the main reasons he's liked so much by his fans is because he's one of the most grounded stars you'll ever come across. We saw that when he was in India, doing very Indian things. Like riding an auto in Mumbai, or chilling desi style or even doing a puja in Haridwar, because he can! The actor made a quick trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh and performed the rudrabhishek in Haridwar and participated in the Ganga Arti in Rishikesh. He also had a local Pandit read his horoscope. Smith said this experience was a great spiritual awakening for him. Why are we refreshing memories here? Because Smith recently shared his India sojourns on his Instagram account and it's quite endearing to read actually. He wrote: 'My Grandmother used to say, “God Teaches through Experience”. Traveling to India & Experiencing the colors, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my Art & the Truths of the world'. Isn't that the sweetest caption? Here are the pictures he shared along with it: My Grandmother used to say, “God Teaches through Experience”. Traveling to India & Experiencing the colors, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my Art & the Truths of the world. A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Apr 6, 2019 at 1:51pm PDT Well, we really hope he comes back again and does local touristy things. I won't be shocked if I find him driving a tractor in Haryana sometime soon. For now, we're really looking forward to Aladdin in May 2019, where he'd be playing Genie.
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