The Shadow (Danish: Skyggen) is a fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen, an exemplary story in Andersen’s darker fairy tales. The tale was first published in 1847. Is about a goodhearted writer who loses his shadow. Years later it turns up on his doorstep, having seen the world and decided being goodhearted is for sissies. In the months that follow the two live together—the writer being good and becoming poorer and unhealthier; and the shadow becoming richer and fatter. Finally, the shadow offers the writer a trip to a health resort—all-expenses paid—so long as the writer agrees to switch places and become his shadow. At the resort they meet a princess; the shadow woos her and hatches a plot to take the writer’s place permanently.
Wow, how will the writer get out of this one?
Spoiler: by being executed. When he realizes the shadow’s plan the writer tries to stop him; only to be arrested while the shadow marries the princess. He disappears and—as an afterthought, we’re later told he was executed. The good man dies and the evil doppelgänger gets to marry royalty. Source
The ending is especially bleak for a fairy tale, as Andersen suggests that it is not always good that triumphs, and that evil does indeed have a powerful grip over the good and just. Some critics have suggested that Andersen wrote the story as a form of indirect revenge against Edvard Collin, for whom he felt an unrequited love.
Artist Showcase: Chris Samnee 2
hey guys hey look deadpool test footage!!!~
THIS MOVIE NEEDS BUZZ TO GET MADE! BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ!
holy shit this is exactly what a Deadpool movie should be.
I bet this is what Coulson has in his bathroom
The most spot on cosplay of Tom baker as the Doctor ever!!!
LEGO Minifigures Series 12 (71007)
Wooooooow!!! Here it is, Series 12!!! And what other should it be than AWESOME! It’s great to see how things move on as if they have not been interrupted by two licensed series – or one and a half, let’s say.
- Video Game Guy
- Rock Star
- Fairytale Princess
- Spooky Girl
- Pizza Delivery Man
- Hun Warrior
- Genie Girl
- Dino Tracker
- Space Miner
- Battle Goddess
- Piggy Guy
Here some quick thoughts:
- I know the Pizza Delivery Guy is an highly anticipated minifigure, as he was suggested on plenty message boards already.
- The ratio of historical figures seems unusually high.
- There are nine male vs. five female characters, as I would say the Jester and the Piggy Suit minifigures have neutral faces.
- Spooky Girl seems to be inspired by Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter.
- Genie and Lifeguard have equivalents with opposite genders in previous series and there have also been two Rock Stars before
- A minifigure with the Prospectors hat can be seen in The LEGO Movie (I remember cause I was hoping for it to show up here). That minifigure was wearing a Santa beard in brown, which I think would work better than the Wiley Fusebot piece.
- There don’t seem to be any new hair pieces (but hats and helmets) except for new colours. Although I thought I saw another image of the Dino Tracker where it seemed she was wearing a new hair style. Can’t find it anymore.
The images is not the best quality yet, so I will update it as soon as I find a better one.