Sep 29, 2013

Southwood NorseMytho Group: A kidnap plot as mad as a bag of snakes

Like Blue Jasmine, Prisoners is being tipped to win Oscars, but I have my doubts.
An intense performance by Hugh Jackman, David Fincher-influenced direction by French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (the models here are Se7en and Zodiac) and first-rate cinematography by Roger Deakins can’t rescue a thriller that needed many more rewrites before it went into production.
It does have a riveting story to tell — every parent’s worst nightmare, as two little girls go missing in rural Pennsylvania. Suspicion falls on creepy Alex Jones (Paul Dano), the mentally handicapped driver of a dilapidated recreational vehicle parked near where the girls disappeared.
The investigating detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) releases Jones for lack of evidence, at which point one of the missing girls’ fathers (Jackman) takes the law into his own hands, imprisoning and torturing Jones for information. It poses the interesting question of how far we would go for the sake of our children.
Jackman plays the leading role like a man possessed. Although he’s nowhere near as nuanced as he was in Les Miserables, he may — as Sean Penn did for Mystic River — win an Oscar by shouting a lot. The film is let down by an abysmal ignorance of police procedure. No case like this would be left to one man; it would be a huge  manhunt, presumably with the FBI involved.

Aug 6, 2013

Norsemytho Southwood group: Baldr

Baldur (Baldr, Balder) is Odin’s second son. He is the god of summer sun, light, and radiance. His twin brother is the blind god of darkness, Hodhr. His wife is called Nanna. They have a son, called Forseti, god of justice. Baldur also has a ship, which is the largest ship ever built. It is called Hringhorni. His hall is called Breidlabik.

Based on the Merseburg charms, his germanic name may have been Phol.

Baldur once had a nightmare that he would be killed. His mother, Frigg, made all the things on Earth vow not to hurt him. The mistletoe did not vow, however, and Frigg considered it to be so inimportant that she did not mind. Loki found out that the mistletoe had not vowed, made a spear out of mistletoes, and tricked Hodhr to kill Baldur with it. The death of Baldur is the start of Ragnarok. Many gods and goddesses came to his funeral. His wife Nana also died of sadness. His father, Odin, placed the golden ring Draupnir on Baldur, but he later sent the ring back from Hell. This ring somehow came to Freyr’s hand.

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Jun 16, 2013

Norsemytho Southwood group, Fließwiderständen der Lüge

Norsemytho Southwood group, Fließwiderständen der Lüge - Book Review
Im Jahr 2008, Robert Bryce schrieb ein Buch mit dem Titel, "Fließwiderständen von Lügen: Die gefährlichen Illusionen von Unabhängigkeit in der Energieversorgung." Das Buch greift den Begriff der amerikanische Streben nach Unabhängigkeit in der Energieversorgung und Bryce versucht zu diskreditieren "grüne" Alternative Lösungen wie die Antwort auf unsere Abhängigkeit von Erdöl - ausländische und inländische.

Die Beurteilung von allen kostenlosen und Glückwunschschreiben testimonials in den ersten paar Seiten des Buches, als auch die verwendeten online zur Förderung, es ist offensichtlich, dass Herr Bryce hat Freunde in hohen Positionen, die wissen, wie man zu schreiben Angaben.

Ich fand es amüsant, dass der erste Erfahrungsbericht auf der Lob Seiten am Anfang des Buches war geschrieben von "R-Squared Energy Blog." "R-Squared Energy ist Robert Rapier, wer ist in der Regel gekennzeichnet ähnlich wie Robert Bryce als "Energie Experte."

Kein Zufall, Robert (Rapier) verwendet hat einige meiner Schrift über CNG auf seinem Blog in den letzten paar Jahren zu erklären, warum gibt es eine so hohe Kosten für die Umstellung bestehender Benziner auf Erdgas in den Vereinigten Staaten. Ich habe kennen gelernt Robert Degen besser im vergangenen Jahr wegen der "Auto Channel wurde mit einigen seiner videos auf unserer TV-Netzwerk. In meinem persönlichen Gespräche mit Robert er erzählte mir ein bisschen über seine starke Unterstützung für Ethanol und wie er fühlt sich durch die Interessenvertretung mißverstanden worden ist durch einige, weil er arbeitete mehrere Jahre in der Erdölindustrie. Als er mir seine neuesten video auf Ethanol er umfasste die folgenden Kommentar dazu: "Wenn Altpapier Zentralbankpräsidenten sollen folgen sie meine Vorschläge, den gesamten Mittleren Westen werden könnte Energie unabhängig." Die Vorschläge macht er in dem Video beziehen sich natürlich auf Ethanol, und die Unabhängigkeit in der Energieversorgung er bezieht, ist immer unabhängig von Öl (Benzin).  Er macht deutlich, dass er unterstützt die erneuerbaren Kraftstoff Standard (RFS) und die Verwendung von amerikanischen Landwirten zum Anbau von denen Ethanol produziert werden können.

May 7, 2013

Southwood Group Norsemytho movie reviews, I’ll Eat You Last

In “I’ll Eat You Last,” a delectable soufflé of a solo show by John Logan that opened Wednesday night on Broadway, Bette Midler portrays the Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, who at the height of her reign in the 1970s could make a career merely by issuing an invitation to one of her A-list-only dinner parties. For a limited time, the tightly closed doors of the Beverly Hills aerie in which Mengers held court are being thrown open, and for the price of a ticket we all get to feel a little twinkly for a night.

It’s a heady sensation, thanks to the buoyant, witty writing of Mr. Logan (“Red”), the focused direction of Joe Mantello and above all to Ms. Midler, who gives the most lusciously entertaining performance of the Broadway season. Dropping names as if to the rhythm of a disco beat, snapping out wisecracks like acid-tipped darts that find the sweet spot every time, proffering profanity-laden advice about how to get ahead in show business: as the frank, brassy, foul-mouthed Mengers, who died in 2011, Ms. Midler cradles a spellbound audience in the palm of her hand from first joke to last toke. (Mengers’s love of celebrity was perhaps equaled only by her affection for marijuana.)

Or rather she would so cradle us, if both hands were not otherwise engaged. As she welcomes us, Sue does not deign to rise from the pillow-bestrewn couch on which she sits, or rather slinks (“Forgive me for not getting up,” she says, unapologetically. “Think of me as that caterpillar from ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ the one with the hash pipe”), but her silver-taloned fingers are in continual motion: slicing the air to accentuate a point, fiddling with the white-blond tresses framing her face, adjusting her signature glasses — oversize circles that symbolize a lifelong obsession with stargazing — or grabbing another cigarette or a joint, if not both at the same time.

Apr 10, 2013

The Southwood Norsemytho Group - The Myth Maker

Fostering a shared set of perspectives, values, history and literature in the stories itself is what Rajiv G Menon captured his interest. The continuity and stability to a culture led Menon to write his first book entitled “Thundergod”.
A child that was once asked his grandmother to write an essay and inked a line or two, attributed her delightful storytelling skills and how she raises up those dramatic images from mythology while demonstrating precious lessons from the ancient volumes.
The first written book of Menon was seen in a usual setting in which the communal tales are connected to one another, to their ancestors, to the natural world surrounding the earth, and to society, from a mere mortal to becoming the Emperor of Gods- Thundergod. This was the first manuscript of Menon’s verdict trilogy dashes Lord Indra’s journey. The literary that gives meaning to life that was being dedicated to his grandmother named Sowdamini Menon.

Apr 5, 2013

Southwood Norsemytho Group, Emmy Rossum as beautiful creature in The Norse Gods

Eternal- this is what the world of mythology really demarcated. From the very beginning they learned to communicate with one another, humans have told stories about beings and universes beyond their own. Evolution has made its own versions of it, becoming magnificent symbols of various ideals, beliefs and fears. Emmy Rossum known as a caster in the world of beautiful creatures essentially went beyond what everybody typically knows about dark magicians and instead found something extraordinary in Norse mythology.
Rossum was being motivated to pursue the role because of the demographic state of the network where number of young people watch the show than other shows and more males watch shameless even this is a more female-driven. And, due to the fact that she is a big fan of Richard [LaGravenese] and literature she read the first book of the story and felt excited to play the character which then had the opportunity to audition, because it’s such a different type of villain. Herein shows the transformation from being young and innocent to embracing her dark side. She was more being inspired about wicca and spellcasting which gave her much interest in searching powerful goddesses. Freyja, a norse goddess who is beautiful and very sensual and and definitely seen as a dark power because of how she encourages people to do bad things and also because in some of the stories she’s shown as the person who leads people into the underworld when they’re dead, hooked Rossum.
And so for her, that kind of combination of darkness with allure was something that she wanted to bring to the character as Ridley. In an interview with Rossum, she said that she contributed in somewhat imagining the physicality of what a claiming would entail, because that’s not something that’s defined in any way as a sort of seizure, but her basically approach to it.
In this movie, it’s an interesting part of the mythology that casters come of age and either side with the light or the dark. But because of events in the Duchannes family history it seems as though there was never really a chance that Ridley would go for the light side. And this is somehow touched on in the movie.

Apr 3, 2013

Southwood Norsemytho Group - The Runes of Norse Mythology

Runes are letters comprising the runic alphabets that were employed in writing numerous Germanic languages before it adopting the Latin alphabet. The study of runic inscriptions, runestones and the history of the alphabet called Runology, is also considered a special branch of Germanic linguistics.
Earliest evidence of runic inscriptions date back to 150 AD. They were discovered in Denmark and Germany. As Christianity spread in Europe from 700 to 1100 AD, runes were gradually supplanted by the Latin alphabet though its use in special circumstances still persisted.

The three widely-recognized rune alphabets are:

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (400 to 1100 AD)

Elder Futhark (150 to 800 AD)

Younger Futhark (800 to 1100 AD)

The Younger Futhark is divided into three: the staveless runes, the Rok runes and the Danish runes. It also later developed into the Medieval runes and Dalecarlian runes between 1500 and 1800.
The runic alphabet was derived from the ancient Italic alphabets. However, there is a deception on which particular variant of the Old Italic was the runes based on. It could be either Old Latin, Etruscan or Raetic. During that time, those scripts are written in the same angular way perfect to the study of ancient inscriptions.

In the Norse mythology, runes certified beliefs on divine origin, as based on inscriptions dated 600 AD. A poem in Elder Edda an alternate story on how the runes was learned by humans was related. According to the poem, Heimdall had 3 sons on mortal women. His children were named Jarl (noble), Churl (freeman), Thrall (slave) who were believed to be ancestors of the 3 human society classes.