The band X talking about their second studio album mentioned that their first
album took them over four years to release because we were struggling to
figure out how to do things right and that they didn't want to release
something that they weren't entirely happy with. They finally released their
first album in 2015
Talking about their second album they said that “Y literally means aware. This
time around we were a little more aware of how to go about things, our
strengths and our shortcomings. We pushed ourselves to finish the album in
six months and that's exactly what we did”
ID X and Y
Pokemon Sword and Shield is the latest addition to the Pokemon franchise
and is set in the Galar Region. This region is based off of a certain geographical
location, as can be seen from the map given alongside. The game, however,
was not received with the usual fanfare by longtime fans of the series because
of a controversial decision made by the developers, Gamefreak, to exclude
several hundred pokemon from the game’s roster.
This resulted in the coinage of a term, X, that is a play on the geo-political
situation of the depicted region.
X has become immensely popular on reddit, and though Gamefreak has
offered some recourse, the term remains associated with the game.
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The Magnus Archives is a horror podcast written and performed by Jonathan
Sims with a supporting cast and occasional guests. It began in 2016. The story
revolves around the Magnus Institute, an academic organisation in London
dedicated to research into the paranormal. Head archivist Jonathan Sims
records statements from people who have come to the Institute over the
years to report alleged supernatural experiences, and follows up any
interesting ones with the help of his archival assistants, Martin Blackwood
Melanie King and Michael Shelley. All these archival assistants share a
common trait. What is it?
The ________ ___ is a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story
must be of some use. The same principle can be seen in various pieces of digital
media where a certain article is introduced in one scene, and plays a key role in a
subsequent one. Examples of this are shown alongside.
FITB with a phrase that arose from an example used by an erstwhile playwright in
several letters of theirs to an associate. Bigger pictures on the next slide
The Eagle and the Child is a is a pub in St Giles' Street, Oxford, England. This
pub is most famously known for its associations with the Inklings, which were
an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford.
X, who was part of this group was inspired by the name and logo of this pub,
and wrote one the most iconic scenes in his books, which was later translated
to a movie where this scene was depicted rather perfectly.
Who is X? What is the iconic scene?
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I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of
them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the
circumstances, is theme parks.” “It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to
convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being”
Who on what?
Goblin Slayer is a dark fantasy light novel by Kumo Kagyu with a manga and an
anime adaptation. The characters in the novel all have generic names such as
Priestess, Witch, Spearman etc. including the titular character which refers to
their professions or roles. The deities of this world decide the fate of the
characters by rolling dice. What served as an inspiration for this series?
In Parasite, class disparities are telegraphed through various means, one of
them deftly illustrated by way of a humble instant noodle dish - X. As a dish, X
is actually chappaguri — a Korean comfort food that combines two instant
noodle packages into one stoner-inspired meal. The name X, a way to make
the dish more accessible to non-Korean speaking audiences, is a portmanteau
of Y, a wheat based noodle dish which literally translated into “pulled
noodles”, and Z, a type of thick, wheat-flour noodle.
Since the book and the movie were written concurrently, there are several
stylistic differences between Clarke’s and Kubrick’s versions of “2001, A Space
Odyssey”. However, the description of X remains consistent in both versions
of the work as a featureless entity of dimensions in the ratio 1:4:9. Over the
years, the Xs have been interpreted in several ways, ranging from a purely
philosophical and religious interpretation, while another one suggests that an
X is simply a milestone in human evolution and a herald of progress.
A popular theory suggests that the Y is yet another X, and was cleverly hidden
in plain sight by Kubrick himself.
What are X and Y?
In 2016, Billboard announced that "X 225: The New Complete Edition" which
sold over 1.25 million CDs in the first 5 weeks of its release, as the best-selling
album of the year, which generated a lot of debate on the internet as to the
truth in the statement. Eventually, it was discovered that the CDs were sold in
a box set of 200 discs, which puts the number of people who bought the CDs
at around 6000 to 7000 only.
The album is actually an anthology of all the written works of the extremely
famous musician X, which, according to Billboard, beat other albums by Adele,
Rihanna to claim this spot, and the 225 refers to the 225th occasion of a
particular event. X was a musical prodigy, proficient on both the violin and the
piano, and was surprisingly (or not?) not connected with this new product. Id
This is the symbol for the epic fantasy series X. The symbol draws inspiration
from an ancient imagery depicting a serpent eating its own tail and it is used
to represent eternal cyclic renewal or a cycle of life, death and rebirth. The
serpent represents the endless nature that is the theme of the series.
What is the name of the series?
Over the years, the Toy Story universe has made its home at small scales, with
each detail being meticulously crafted by Pixar’s team of animators.
In previous installments, _______(X) were painstakingly animated by hand
and resulted in hours and hours of work. In the 4th movie is a scene that takes
place in an antique store thus requiring them to render X in almost every nook
To reduce the workload on the team, technical director Hosuk Chang devised
a method far more efficient in order combat this issue, and has even
published a paper on the same. FITB, and what method did they use to render
Shown alongside is a page from The Immortal Hulk #25,
published in October 2019. This issue was rather
experimental in terms of art direction, with the artist
exploring new inking styles and aesthetics. This issue
follows Bruce Banner of Earth - TRN781, who, corrupted by
the One Below All, absorbs the Sentience of the Universe
and takes on this cosmic form which is shown in the
Which author inspired this artstyle?
There was a huge controversy regarding a particular scene from a recent
movie. X was portrayed by Mike Moh and this portrayal drew a lot of criticism.
X’s protege said “He was never, in my opinion, cocky... he was worlds ahead of
everyone else. But on a set, he’s not gonna show off. X would have never said
anything derogatory about Muhammad Ali because he worshiped the ground
Muhammad Ali walked on.”
The director in return defended the portrayal saying ‘The way he was talking, I
didn’t just make a lot of that up. I heard him say things like that, to that effect.
If people are saying, ‘Well he never said he could beat up Muhammad Ali’,
well yeah, he did’.
Whose portrayal in what is being talked about?
The word means to pursue ideals impractically, especially those ideals
manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous
The word started being used after the publication of a certain book the hero
of this novel dreams up a romantic ideal world which he believes to be real,
and acts on this idealism, which most famously leads him into imaginary
What is the word and from which novel was it derived from?
P.K. Rosy was an actor in the Malayalam film industry. However, immediately
after her first movie, Vigathathakumaran in 1930, she faced a lot of backlash
from a particular community because of the kind of role she played. Many
eminent members of the film industry at the time refused to associate
themselves witht the movie if Rosy were physically present there. As a result,
Rosy was forced to leave the state and settle in Tamil Nadu.
Why is PK Rosy regarded highly in Malayalam cinema and why did she have to
leave the state?
She was the first woman actor in Malayalam cinema.
She was from the Pulaya community, which is classified as a
Scheduled Caste, and she played an upper caste Nair woman.
She thus faced backlash from the Nair community for daring to
play an upper caste woman.
X’s ex-band mate Josh Greenbaum talking about a specific song lyric, recalls
saying “It was a very long time ago — one of the songs X had written prior
even to our connecting. And we never actually performed the song together”.
Josh remembered the title of the tune - Halo, which X played along with Flea
during the filming of 1991 movie My Private Idaho.
The lyric came into the limelight recently, with X’s brother remembering him
in speech that resounded throughout the world, making an impact on nearly
everyone who heard it.
Where would you have heard this lyric? What the lyric quoted in the speech?
The lyric was quoted in Joaquin phoenix’s Oscar speech
“Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow”
The phrase X is a slogan used in many instances of literature, most notably in
George Orwell’s 1984, as an example of obviously false dogma that one may
be required to believe.
This phrase has been used outside of literature as well, when the Soviet Union
began their ambitious 5 year economic plan in 1928, Joseph Stalin used the
phrase as propaganda stating that the enthusiasm of the workers would add
to the success of the plan.
What is the phrase X?