10 Questions with…Sylvan Esso

Love Sylvan Esso’s work. Lots of fun facts about their process here, though the best by far would have to be the origin of their band name!

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Today at All The Write Notes, we’re excited to have “10 Questions With” one half of  one of SPIN’s best bands of October, Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn. Amelia sat down to answer questions about inspiration, reading, and how they came to being Sylvan Esso.

For those new to the band… Where did the name Sylvan Esso come from?

PHOTO CREDIT: SWORD & SWORCERY PHOTO CREDIT: SWORD & SWORCERY

There is a game, made by Super Bros. called Sword And Sworcery. Its an amazing game, Jim Guthrie did the soundtrack and the world is really lovely. Either way, in the game, if you are doing well, you meet a Sylvan Sprite. We named ourselves after them.

Favorite 1980’s band? Nervus Rex

Favorite book as a kid? Nick’s is Winnie The Pooh, and mine (Amelia)…

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Studio Ghibli Reopens for New Miyazaki Film — WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

The critically acclaimed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli is in the process of a new animated film spearheaded by the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. His last film was released in 2013 titled The Wind Rises, an animated historical drama which was a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikosh. Shortly after that film was released, Miyazaki had announced […]

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Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time Trailer Premiering At D23

There are no words for how excited I am!

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Fans and attendees of the much-anticipated film, A Wrinkle in Time, will get a wonderful treat during D23–the film’s first trailer.

Screenrant reports that the film adaptation, which is based on the best-selling 1963 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, will release its first teaser trailer during D23 in Anaheim, California.

The film’s director, Selma and 13th’s Ava DuVernay, confirms the new herself via Twitter. DuVernay is the first African American woman that will direct a $100M live action film.

A Wrinkle in Time recently wrapped production last March and is led by newcomer Storm Reid playing the lead role, with a star-studded supporting cast such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zach Galifianakis.

D23 takes will be from July 14 – 16 at the…

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A load of extra work and an inconvenient cold (also known as ‘a cold’) has me falling behind on updates something fierce. Got more pieces planned for the rest of the month, though, with a feature coming soon on the Ontological Geek!

Thinking of trying a new layout, too. I like this one, but it still seems like it’s missing something…

The Importance of #KeepNightwingRomani

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When it was announced that WB/DC had tapped  LEGO Batman director Chris McKay to direct a live action Nightwing film set in the DCEU the internet immediately caught fire with many beginning to fancast. Many people fancast the likes of Matt Bomer, Zac Effron, Taylor Lautner, Ian Somerholder, and even Steven Yeun. The obvious problem with this is that the majority of the actors that people chose to cast as Nightwing were white, but another problem is that people of color aren’t interchangeable. For the better part of 15 years Nightwing has canonically been recognized as Romani. This was established Pre New 52, New 52, and during Rebirth. Nightwing was initially established as Romani back in the early 2000’s during Devin Grayson’s run on the character. In recent years DC has had writers reestablish and commit to the concept that Nightwing is of Romani descent, while the percentage of…

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