Figurines – Plamo http://plamo.info/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://plamo.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-105x105.png Figurines – Plamo http://plamo.info/ 32 32 10 accessories to improve your office setup https://plamo.info/10-accessories-to-improve-your-office-setup/ Tue, 17 May 2022 21:15:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/10-accessories-to-improve-your-office-setup/ You’ve built your new PC, you’ve got a nice IKEA desk, and your home office is slowly falling into place. One by one you will collect new accessories for your office setup that will make it more complete. But you feel stuck and need some suggestions? Here are 10 of the most useful accessories we […]]]>

You’ve built your new PC, you’ve got a nice IKEA desk, and your home office is slowly falling into place. One by one you will collect new accessories for your office setup that will make it more complete. But you feel stuck and need some suggestions? Here are 10 of the most useful accessories we recommend for your office setup.

1. LED pixel clock

There are several different versions that we recommend. The first is the LaMetric TIME, an LED smart clock for anywhere in your home. It is only available in black, so it will perfectly match the aesthetics of any room. The clock connects via Wi-Fi and has a host of features, which include custom animated clock faces, a stylish display of time, weather and incoming calls, and even works as a built-in speaker. bluetooth speaker. It can also control your smart home lights, such as Philips Hue.

It’s a bit pricey at around $200, so if you like it primarily for aesthetics, the Divoom TimeBox has plenty of similar features for just under $70 in a smaller package.

2. Headphone holder

If you’re like most people, your on-ear headphones are tucked away in one of your desk drawers or sitting somewhere on your desk, taking up space until they’re needed again. A better solution may be to make or buy a stand for your headphones. It can come in the form of a stand or a clip-on hook on the back, side, or under your desk. It’s such a small feature but gives you a bit more desktop space than before.

Something simple like the Lamicall helmet mount would work great for any setup.

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3. Desk mat

Once you’ve laid out your desktop the way you want it, you may find that it looks slightly empty. If you want to spice up your setup a bit, desk mats are a perfect way to do it. They come in an abundance of colors and styles and are a great way to keep your keyboard, mouse, and phone from slipping.

A good size to look for is 18 x 24 inches, which would quite easily fit any size keyboard, mouse, and a few other accessories.

4. Acoustic foam panels

It’s the one that few people think of but is more useful than you might imagine.

Content creators mainly use acoustic foam panels to reduce echoes, making recorded audio sound a bit cleaner than before. Even if you don’t make YouTube videos or podcasts, having foam panels by your desk in your home office is a great way to make your room slightly quieter and make your voice a whole lot nicer when talking to people. friends on Discord.


These foam boards also come in a variety of shapes and colors, so you’re bound to find the right ones for your home office.

5. Ambient lighting

No gaming desk is complete without some extra colored lights to accentuate your nerdness. If you want to spare an arm and a leg, you can opt for the Philips Hue Lightstrips, which work wonderfully with all your smart home gadgets and adapt well to any setup. However, if you’re on a budget, Govee’s smart LED strip lights are much cheaper and work well with its mobile app and various smart home voice assistants.

LED strip lights are perfect for placing behind your desk, monitor or around your bedroom; they provide a lot of extra light and of course increase your gaming performance.

6. Desk lamp

When RGB lighting just isn’t enough, a nice floor or desk lamp will do. Edison lamps provide warm, bright light and don’t take up much space; Getting one that’s dimmable with built-in USB outlets, like this one from Bosceos, would be a perfect fit.

7. Wireless Charger

If you’re more of a wireless charger, Belkin has some great ones for Android and iOS. The one linked here works for Samsung, iPhone, and Google Pixel devices and charges at around 10 watts. Although some people like to create beautiful cable-managed charging stations right next to their desk, a wireless charger can also be a practical and aesthetic solution.

For more options, check out the best Qi-certified wireless chargers for iOS and Android devices.

8. Desktop Organizer

A boring but essential accessory, a quick and easy way to organize notebooks, pens and other quick-access office supplies is a must. There are several ways to do this, and a monitor stand with drawers underneath is a great solution. However, if you already have a monitor stand, Lipper’s Bamboo Organizer is also a more compact and affordable option.

9. Computer speakers

Especially if your monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers, some high-quality external drivers will be very helpful. The Creative Pebble Plus received MakeUseOf’s Editor’s Choice for Best Affordable PC Speakers. The Creative Pebble Plus costs just under $50, is USB powered, comes with a subwoofer, and offers excellent sound quality for watching movies and listening to music.

While over-ear headphones are better for immersive gaming experiences and audio editing, a good pair of computer speakers still come in handy.

10. Scenery and figurines

Custom decor is where your office setup really comes to life, showcasing your passions to the world. This could take the form of figurines, such as Nintendo Amiibo or Bionicles, your favorite art and photography on the wall, or a fake plant or two for a more minimal design.


The possibilities are endless, and this is where you can have the most fun.

Your home office will never be complete

Once you find everything you need for your home office, you will reach a certain level of comfort. After a while, however, you may get a new game console, a second monitor, more artwork, etc., making you want to buy more or get rid of some parts of your desk. .

Your bedroom will always be an ongoing project, and that’s okay. As we evolve as humans, so does our environment, and change is always good.

We hope you like the items we recommend and discuss! MUO has affiliate and sponsored partnerships, so we receive a revenue share from some of your purchases. This will not affect the price you pay and helps us provide the best product recommendations.


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Bob Iger, Rich Paul and The Chernin Group invest in Funko – The Hollywood Reporter https://plamo.info/bob-iger-rich-paul-and-the-chernin-group-invest-in-funko-the-hollywood-reporter/ Thu, 05 May 2022 21:33:23 +0000 https://plamo.info/bob-iger-rich-paul-and-the-chernin-group-invest-in-funko-the-hollywood-reporter/ Former Disney CEO Bob Iger is returning to the toy business. Iger is part of a consortium investing $263 million in pop culture, toy and apparel brand Funko, representing a 25% stake. The investment is led by Peter Chernin’s The Chernin Group, along with online retailer eBay and Rich Paul, founder of Klutch Sports Group […]]]>

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger is returning to the toy business.

Iger is part of a consortium investing $263 million in pop culture, toy and apparel brand Funko, representing a 25% stake. The investment is led by Peter Chernin’s The Chernin Group, along with online retailer eBay and Rich Paul, founder of Klutch Sports Group and head of sports at UTA.

TCG co-founder and partner Jesse Jacobs led the round and will secure a seat on Funko’s board, with TCG appointing another board member to be named later. Iger and Paul will serve as advisors to the board, with Paul helping Funko expand its presence in the music and sports categories.

“We believe Funko is significantly undervalued in public markets and, at this very attractive entry price, offers a trail of opportunity and potential for growth,” Chernin said in a statement. “There are many identifiable growth areas in content, commerce, marketplaces, consumer products and technology that should drive substantial increases in Funko’s performance.”

Funko is probably best known for its action figures, which combine pop culture characters with a distinct art style. The company relied on partnerships with entertainment companies including Disney and Warner Bros., turning their characters into dolls and action figures.

The company went public in 2017.

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The force is not with me https://plamo.info/the-force-is-not-with-me/ Wed, 04 May 2022 02:25:26 +0000 https://plamo.info/the-force-is-not-with-me/ Tomorrow is May 4. A seemingly innocuous date on the calendar that has no real meaning to the average person, but for a Star Wars fan it’s a highlight of the year and Disney wasted no time promoting the great day. The Star Wars website and the Star Wars section of Disney+ already had banners […]]]>

Tomorrow is May 4. A seemingly innocuous date on the calendar that has no real meaning to the average person, but for a Star Wars fan it’s a highlight of the year and Disney wasted no time promoting the great day. The Star Wars website and the Star Wars section of Disney+ already had banners celebrating “Star Wars Day” the day before.

A Star Wars fan myself, I usually repost something from his official Instagram account. One year I wore designer socks to school. This year, however, I’m more tired than anything. Exhausted from the onslaught of content from a company that masters corporate hegemony, I find myself unable to keep up with the franchise.

After its launch in 2019, Disney+ has merged all Star Wars content, bringing it to one platform. While it’s easier to consume all of this content, the platform is overwhelming. Spin-off movies, cartoons, and new original series overload my brain. Even listing it all gives me a headache.

What happened to being a “casual fan” when you could say you’ve seen the movies and some shows and didn’t feel like you missed any major plot developments? The intense marketing of new shows like “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett” makes them appealing, but watching would also mean significant investments of my time.

Perhaps this feeling can be best explained by cognitive dissonance. I consider myself a Star Wars fan, so when I see new shows I haven’t watched, my brain flags it as an inconsistency and forces me to reconsider how much I really enjoy the franchise.

Disney hasn’t been subtle in its marketing and commodification of the franchise that is loved by so many. This double-edged sword means fans get more content and interactive experience than ever before. At the same time, Disney benefits from the consumer culture it helps to perpetuate, and fans may be buried by this deluge of branded material.

This is perhaps most evident in the new four-digit immersive two-night Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience, a place to stay for guests at Disney World in Orlando. For $6,550, vacationers can live aboard a spaceship designed as if it were part of the Star Wars universe. Complete with mission-based activities and themed fare, like blue milk, the hotel is a Star Wars fan’s ultimate destination.

The price itself is objectionable. Why should one pay so much for a two-day trip? Disney creates barriers to being part of the fandom because exclusivity allows it to charge higher prices. But for a franchise that has immense global reach, this tiered experience is really only for the select few who can afford it.

Star Wars fatigue is real, and I’m living it. At first it was cool: an original idea to build on a world that already existed and had fans. Watching “The Mandalorian” was great fun, but after the second season I started to wonder if Disney was really trying to provide fan service or serve themselves. And it has become clear that the latter is more true.

Hoodies, T-shirts, stuffed animals, cups, mugs, figurines. It seemed that after the show’s premiere, Disney slapped the Grogu character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, on virtually every type of consumer product imaginable.

And they’re just getting started. Disney has a slate of Star Wars content ready to be served up to the masses: “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the limited series following a central character in fandom lore will arrive on Disney+ in a few weeks.

So say “Ahhh” and open up: Disney has another bite of Star Wars content to choke you up on. Something to corrode, not cleanse, your palate.

May the fourth be with you.

Colin Crawford is a freshman at Medill. He can be contacted at [email protected]. If you would like to publicly respond to this editorial, send a letter to the editor at [email protected]. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all Daily Northwestern staff.

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CNN goes global to wrap up Correspondents’ Weekend https://plamo.info/cnn-goes-global-to-wrap-up-correspondents-weekend/ Sun, 01 May 2022 19:47:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/cnn-goes-global-to-wrap-up-correspondents-weekend/ CNN’s top talent hosted reporters and political figures for the post-pandemic return of the cable network’s “Political Hangover” brunch to end White House Correspondents’ Weekend. The brunch took place at AutoShop, a former body shop turned event space in DC’s Union Market neighborhood. The post-industrial brick and concrete building was adorned with an eclectic mix […]]]>

CNN’s top talent hosted reporters and political figures for the post-pandemic return of the cable network’s “Political Hangover” brunch to end White House Correspondents’ Weekend.

The brunch took place at AutoShop, a former body shop turned event space in DC’s Union Market neighborhood.

The post-industrial brick and concrete building was adorned with an eclectic mix of decors symbolizing the network’s global reach and matching the variety of local street foods from around the world offered to revelers.

CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, Jim Acosta, Brian Stelter, Don Lemon, Melanie Zanona, Priscilla Álvarez, Daniella Díaz, Melissa Macaya and Maegan Vázquez were among the network’s talents at the event.

New CNN president Chris Licht, who begins his new job on Monday, also mingled with the guests.

The crowd included Ron Bonjean of ROKK Solutions and his wife Sara, Natalie Montelongo of the White House and two top Senate communications directors, Vanessa Valdivia with Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif) and Katherine Schneider with Sen. Ben Ray Luján ( DN.M.).

Hangover Brunch lives up to its name with a Bloody Mary station, as well as an Aperol Spritz bar and cafe that serves lattes adorned with the CNN logo.

Food choices included Peruvian Brothers from Union Market and Ramen from Uzu.

Guests also lined up for the Amezaiku – the Japanese candy sculpture – by artist Candy5, which turned photos of guests’ pets into edible figurines.

The figurines quickly became a must-have accessory for anyone in the room with a front jacket pocket, including Tapper, who proudly displayed likenesses of his dogs Winston and Clementine.

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Fans create custom Nendoroids of Genshin Impact characters and more https://plamo.info/fans-create-custom-nendoroids-of-genshin-impact-characters-and-more/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/fans-create-custom-nendoroids-of-genshin-impact-characters-and-more/ Howl Pendragon, the dashing young wizard of Howl’s Howl’s Moving Castle, might steal fans’ hearts, but the dreamy-eyed idol doesn’t yet have her own official Nendoroid. That’s where fans come in: build their own by buying Nendoroids and mixing and matching the parts to create their own custom figures. These palm-sized chibi figures made by […]]]>

Howl Pendragon, the dashing young wizard of Howl’s Howl’s Moving Castle, might steal fans’ hearts, but the dreamy-eyed idol doesn’t yet have her own official Nendoroid. That’s where fans come in: build their own by buying Nendoroids and mixing and matching the parts to create their own custom figures.

These palm-sized chibi figures made by Good Smile are a popular choice among collectors and fans alike. Since the release of the first Nendoroid in 2006, Good Smile has listed 1,800 different versions of its bighead figures, featuring favorite anime characters like my hero academiavideo games like Surveillance, Disney franchises, and more. There are still plenty of characters that don’t have official Nendoroids, so fans use character parts that Good Smile sells, as well as individual parts from unofficial retailers, to bring their favorite characters to life.

Kate, who goes through Rose.Arrow online, is a 21-year-old college student from Texas who started making custom Nendoroids as a hobby in early 2021. She maintains a TikTok account and an Instagram page where she posts her minifigures. Since her debut, she’s been sharing custom Nendoroids for characters that don’t have them yet, like Howl Pendragon, as well as game characters like Genshin Impact.

“The process starts with studying the character you want to create. It helps to really know what their outfit, hair, and face look like before you go shopping for parts,” she told Polygon via Discord. Nendoroids have interchangeable parts, so you can switch features like faces, clothes, and hair between different figures.

While there are tons of places to buy Nendoroid parts, that first step can be tricky, according to Kate. “The trickiest part of the process is really finding the right parts to use,” Kate said. “Sometimes I had to buy an entire Nendoroid for just one piece. Although I try to avoid that as much as possible. After mixing and matching Nendoroid parts to get as close to a replica as possible, Kate modifies the figures with air-dried clay which she later paints.

How long it takes Kate to do each depends on the level of detail. “Howl’s jacket took me quite a while with all the little lines!” she says. “However, I’ve also created custom Nendoroids with much simpler recolors that took me a lot less time, like Tomoe from Kiss Kamisama.” Kate told Polygon that she typically pays between $90 and $120 for parts and materials, but the number can increase dramatically if she has to buy an entire Nendoroid for just one piece.

Kate got the idea to make them after seeing fellow TikTok user Apeachbun post a video showing a custom Nendoroid Tartaglia. Kate felt inspired to take up the hobby herself: “During this time, I was finishing a college semester entirely online, so I wanted something fun to do from home!” From there she was able to get support from custom Nendoroid groups and Discord servers, and she has since continued to create characters from shows like Ouran High School Host Club, Kiss Kamisamaand more.

As for her favorite, she said it was hard to choose. Characters like Xiao, Razor, and Haruhi will “always hold a special place in his heart,” but “some of my favorite custom Nendoroids are book characters!” There really aren’t any official Nendoroids of books outside of Harry Potter, so I really love having them!

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‘Operation Unicorn’ defendant sentenced to probation after plea deal https://plamo.info/operation-unicorn-defendant-sentenced-to-probation-after-plea-deal/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:46:54 +0000 https://plamo.info/operation-unicorn-defendant-sentenced-to-probation-after-plea-deal/ Marie Roman (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office) One of the defendants arrested in a robbery investigation called “Operation Unicorn” has been sentenced to probation as part of a plea deal. Marie Roman, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in Boulder District Court to aggravated motor vehicle theft, an additional count to her case that names all of the […]]]>
Marie Roman (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

One of the defendants arrested in a robbery investigation called “Operation Unicorn” has been sentenced to probation as part of a plea deal.

Marie Roman, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in Boulder District Court to aggravated motor vehicle theft, an additional count to her case that names all of the victims. The original 16 charges against her were dropped by prosecutors.

As part of the deal, Roman was sentenced to 24 months probation. She will serve the first part of this sentence unsupervised while in a program at Arapahoe County Jail, then serve supervised probation once she is released.

Roman, who appeared for the hearing remotely from Arapahoe County Jail, made no comment on the case other than entering the guilty plea.

Boulder District Judge Norma Sierra accepted the plea deal and handed down the stipulated sentence on Thursday.

Prosecutors reserved the right to file a restitution claim later.

Roman; Shane Michael Phillips, 21; and Adrian Cisco Quintana, 44, were all arrested in connection with “Operation Unicorn” in August 2021.

According to the statement, the three suspects are charged with multiple motor vehicle thefts, hacking into porches and vehicular trespassing at 46 known locations in Boulder, Longmont and Lyon between September 2020 and February 2021, with damages estimated at approximately $115,000.

They were also linked to incidents in 12 other jurisdictions in the Denver metro area.

The operation was named “due to the group’s fondness for unicorns”, and investigators said unicorn drawings and figurines left at the various scenes helped investigators connect the incidents.

Phillips also entered a plea deal in his case and was sentenced to prison.

The case against Quintana remains pending.

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How much are Hummel figurines worth? | Local News https://plamo.info/how-much-are-hummel-figurines-worth-local-news/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/how-much-are-hummel-figurines-worth-local-news/ Collectors use the names “Amphora” or “Teplitz” for art pottery made in the Turn-Teplitz region of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The best known and most elaborate examples are decorated with three-dimensional figures applied in an art nouveau style. An amphora piece may appear to have trees […]]]>

Collectors use the names “Amphora” or “Teplitz” for art pottery made in the Turn-Teplitz region of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The best known and most elaborate examples are decorated with three-dimensional figures applied in an art nouveau style.

An amphora piece may appear to have trees sticking out of it, an animal’s tail wrapped around the neck or base, or a human figure standing at the edge or foraging for fruit on a molded branch.

Here, a stylized octopus appears to sit on top of the vase, with two of its tentacles forming side handles and the rest descending down the pear-shaped body of the vase. It sold for $6,600 at Morphy Auctions. Early Amphora pieces (made before World War I) are of better quality, look more interesting, and tend to fetch higher prices.

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Q: My uncle passed away recently. Among his belongings were about 100 Hummel figurines which were collected by my aunt. How much are they worth?

A: The German factory FW Goebel began making Hummel figurines in 1935 using the art of a nun, Berta Hummel, known as Sister Maria Innocentia or MI Hummel. The figurines quickly attracted collectors, but they did not begin to attract international attention until after World War II. American soldiers stationed in Germany after the war brought the figurines home as gifts. If you want to sell your aunt’s collection, check the markings on her Hummel figurines to see if they are among the first made at the Goebel factory in Germany. The first Hummels are the only ones with high prices. Most Hummels made after the 1990s don’t sell much unless they’re very big or tied to a major event or anniversary. Many are sold at auction, but the prices are low.

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Q: I have a silver tray marked Sheffield. Is this an old Sheffield silver plate or a sterling made in Sheffield? How can I say?

A: Not all Sheffield City money is necessarily “Old Sheffield”. Old Sheffield is a specific type of antique silver plate. It was created in Sheffield, England in the 18th century by hand rolling thin sheets of silver onto copper. Sheffield silversmiths also made sterling silver coins and, from the 19th century, electroplated silver. Check the marks on your silver; EPNS (Electrolytic Nickel Silver) or EPBM (Electrolytic Base Metal) identifies it as electrolytic to give a metal part a coating of silver resembling sterling. There are a few tricks to identifying Old Sheffield. The most obvious is whether the silver is worn enough to show the copper underneath. (If this has happened, don’t have it replated! Modern replating will reduce the value.) If there is no visible copper, try scratching your fingernail under the edge of your platter. If it’s Old Sheffield, your fingernail will catch the edge of the silver foil. If your tray is engraved or monogrammed, blow on the engraved area to create a cloud. Old Sheffield will have an inlaid silver coin for engraving, and you can see the outline.

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Q: I have a very old brownie box camera. On the side it says “No. 2 Brownie – Use Film No. 120.” Markings inside the camera read “Model F”. Can you give me a timeline as to his age?

A: Affordable $1 Brownie cameras were extremely popular since their introduction by Eastman Kodak in 1900, bringing photography to the masses. The Kodak Brownie revolutionized personal photography. The life of the No. 2 Brownie camera was from 1901 to 1935. The Model F was introduced in 1924 and sold until 1935, so your camera is within that timeframe. It was the last in the line of Brownies #2. Depending on its condition, we’ve seen the value of the camera typically range from $20 to $60.

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Q: What is “soft porcelain”? Is it another name for porcelain or something different?

A: Bone china is a type of porcelain. It is made by combining clay and minerals with the ashes left over from burning animal bones. This makes it stronger, thinner, and more durable than hard-paste porcelain. It must be fired at higher temperatures and is more difficult to manufacture. It was first made in England in the late 1700s when European ceramists were trying to replicate Chinese porcelain. Some historians believe that bone ash was first added to clay due to a mistranslation of a French description of Chinese porcelain making. Although bone china was made earlier, the words “bone china” began to appear in markings on pieces in 1915.

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POINT: To cover a scratch on wooden furniture, mix a paste of instant coffee and water and rub it into the scratch. Another quick fix is ​​to color the scratch with the appropriate colored pencil.

Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel are syndicated columnists.

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Studio Ghibli’s Live-Action Whisper of the Heart Sequel Releases Trailer https://plamo.info/studio-ghiblis-live-action-whisper-of-the-heart-sequel-releases-trailer/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 02:36:31 +0000 https://plamo.info/studio-ghiblis-live-action-whisper-of-the-heart-sequel-releases-trailer/ The Whisper of the Heart live-action sequel trailer gives Studio Ghibli fans a glimpse of childhood sweethearts Shizuku and Seiji as adults. Studio Ghibli Whisper of the heart gets a live-action sequel, and the trailer reveals that the story will explore whether the childhood love between Shizuku Tsukishima and Seiji Amasawa persists into adulthood. According […]]]>

The Whisper of the Heart live-action sequel trailer gives Studio Ghibli fans a glimpse of childhood sweethearts Shizuku and Seiji as adults.

Studio Ghibli Whisper of the heart gets a live-action sequel, and the trailer reveals that the story will explore whether the childhood love between Shizuku Tsukishima and Seiji Amasawa persists into adulthood.

According to on-screen text included in the trailer, the sequel takes place “10 years since the day [Shizuku and Seiji] made this promise to each other” and went their separate ways to pursue their unique passions. Featured footage shows the two staying in touch during their many years apart via handwritten letters. Nana Seino (live adaptation of Tokyo Tribe) and Tori Matsuzaka (live-action adaptation of The promised never-never land) play Shizuku and Seiji respectively.

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Written by Hayao Miyazaki, directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and based on the manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi, Studio Ghibli Whisper of the heart created in 1995. It tells the story of two 14-year-olds who fall in love and help each other to develop and explore their respective passions. When following these passions means living at the antipodes for several years, they promise to get married one day. The film grossed over $34 million at the worldwide box office and inspired a spin-off film, The cat returns which debuted in 2002. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the live-action sequel in January 2020.


Particularly, Whisper of the heart isn’t one of the films featured at this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest, which kicked off earlier this month. However, The cat returns is included in the range alongside Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Only Yesterday and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

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Studio Ghibli fans have plenty to cheer about besides Whisper of the heart’the sequel to the live action. Not only will the Ghibli-inspired theme park be opening soon, but there have been several announcements about new merchandise. This includes a set of Howl’s Howl’s Moving Castle rings that function as both jewelry and mini figures. The rings feature six versions of the fan-favorite character Calcifer and sell for either 1,100 yen individually or 6,600 yen as a collection.


Moreover, the first English version of Shuna’s Journey is scheduled for November 1. An original watercolor illustrated graphic novel by Miyazaki, Shuna’s Journey follows the titular prince on his journey to save his people from a deadly famine.

Many classic Studio Ghibli films, including Whisper of the heart and The cat returns, are available to stream on HBO Max. The live-action film is set to premiere in Japan on October 14.

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Lancaster County Community Calendar: April 22, 2022 | News https://plamo.info/lancaster-county-community-calendar-april-22-2022-news/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/lancaster-county-community-calendar-april-22-2022-news/ SHREDDING EVENT: The South Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will meet from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at GR Mitchell, 14 Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street. Minimum donation of $5 per container. All proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for graduates of Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg and Penn Manor. For more information, contact Holly, 717-475-4129; visit […]]]>

SHREDDING EVENT: The South Lancaster Chamber of Commerce will meet from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at GR Mitchell, 14 Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street. Minimum donation of $5 per container. All proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for graduates of Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg and Penn Manor. For more information, contact Holly, 717-475-4129; visit southernlancasterchamber.org.

HAVING DINNER: The Bareville Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken pot pie dinner from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Dinner includes chicken pot pie, potatoes, beetroot eggs, corn-glazed carrots, a bun, drink, and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults; $6 for children 6 to 12 years old; free for ages 5 and under. The take-out pot pie is $7 and is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit barevilleladiesaux.com.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TEA: The African-American Historical Society of South-Central Pennsylvania will hold its second tea party on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke St. The program is by Reverend Dr. Louis A Butcher Jr., with a visit from Lydia Hamilton Smith. Free and open to the public. The public is invited to bring a cup of tea. The most original cup of tea will win a prize. Free parking behind the parish house. For more information, visit aahs.information@gmail.com.

EARTH DAY: Earth E-Town will host its second Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Open to the public. The event features live music, food trucks, a reptile show, upcycled crafts for kids, environmental information booths, an Earth-centric pop-up show and a cleanup effect at the community level. To participate in the cleanup, go to forms.gle/nZU3NvLxgEpm3zqe7. For more information or to volunteer, email earth2etown@gmail.com.

DOLL, TOY, TEDDY BEAR SHOW & SALE: The 69th Biannual Doll, Toy and Teddy Bear Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. More than 35 vendors with more than 120 tables will offer dolls, toys, teddy bears, Beanie Babies, Barbies and “Star Wars” action figures. Free if accompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact Ron Funk, 3045 West Meadowview Drive, Gordonville, PA 17529; call 717-371-0395.

THE BALLROOM DANCE: York USA Dance Chapter 3008 will host a ballroom dance from 2-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at Alert Fire Hall, 3118 N. George St., Emigsville. The dance will include a beginner and intermediate foxtrot lesson by Greg Sipe from 2-3 p.m. Opening dance from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to music provided by Dance Avanti. A free special pre-dance Viennese waltz class for those who already know the basic waltz will be taught by Clément Ho from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free class participants are asked to stay to help prepare for the afternoon dance. The cost is $10 for members; $14 for guests. For more information, contact yorkchapter3008@gmail.com; call 717-885-6370.

The community calendar operates according to availability. Three weeks notice for an event is appreciated. Please indicate the event date or registration deadline at the top of the press release. Email your information to news@lnpnews.com.

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The Office of the Director of the Film Department transports students to film heaven https://plamo.info/the-office-of-the-director-of-the-film-department-transports-students-to-film-heaven/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 02:20:58 +0000 https://plamo.info/the-office-of-the-director-of-the-film-department-transports-students-to-film-heaven/ Chris Hansen, Chairman of the Department of Film and Digital Media, has an office full of cinematic treasures and memorabilia. Lauren Holcomb | Journalist By Lauren Holcomb | Journalist After working at Baylor for nearly 18 years, Chris Hansen, President of Film and Digital Media, has transformed his office into a home. Filled wall to […]]]>

Chris Hansen, Chairman of the Department of Film and Digital Media, has an office full of cinematic treasures and memorabilia. Lauren Holcomb | Journalist

By Lauren Holcomb | Journalist

After working at Baylor for nearly 18 years, Chris Hansen, President of Film and Digital Media, has transformed his office into a home. Filled wall to wall with movie memorabilia and childhood collections, Hansen has made his office a sci-fi lover’s dream.

Located on the first floor of the Castellaw Communications Center, Hansen’s space is home to everything he loves, including souvenirs galore. Each wall houses a different collection. The large bookcase on the right is full of books he has read or hopes to read. In front of these novels and manuals are rows of figurines and PEZ candy dispensers from Marvel movies, Disney classics and Dr. Who characters.

“I’ve had a bunch of PEZs, I mean, some of them go back to when I was a kid. The action figures and the Marvel stuff is all in the last, I’d say, six or seven years that I’ve added that,” Hansen said. “Any kind of movie-related stuff really appeals to me. I’m a film or film teacher and I’ve loved movies all my life. Movies and TV have action figures, and I’ve stuck with Marvel simply because there’s too much else to collect.

Just around the corner is a door with a hanger, which houses Hansen’s many film festival passes and badges. A film producer himself, Hansen has appeared at a handful of film festivals where his own work has screened. Hansen even created five feature films at Baylor.

“I noticed when I got here I had a co-worker who had all the badges on his door and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool,'” Hansen said. “A kind of memory of all the places you’ve been.”

Hansen’s desk and the wall behind it are covered in classic Marvel movie props. From Captain America’s shield to Thor’s hammer and Infinity Gauntlet hanging on the wall, to character mugs lined along the edge of his desk and Iron Man accessories, it’s no secret that Hansen is a huge movie fanatic.

“I grew up as a movie buff, had movie-going parents, and my dad took my brother and I to see classic movies and presented national movies all the time,” Hansen said. “So I grew up loving movies and then in college I decided I wanted to make movies and so I went to film school. And that’s [a] long story [of] how I ended up here, but I’ve always loved movies.

The back corner of Hansen’s desk is decorated with framed comic books he’s had since he was a young child. Still in great shape, Hansen decided to feature the classic stories of heroes like Spider-Man, Thor, and Iron Man and added more once the franchise became popular again. In addition to these, there are huge and interesting versions of his favorite movie posters hanging.

“I love unusual movie posters,” Hansen said. “I feel like if you go into a student’s room, they’re going to have, you know, movie posters. And I always thought, yeah, I want my favorite movies. But I want to find an unusual expression of this. Just to be different.

With all the treasured collections and framed memorabilia surrounding it, Hansen said his favorite part of his office is the way it constantly changes over time.

“I spend as much time in my office as in my bed, you know. You spend at least eight hours a day in the office,” Hansen said. “I want this place to be a place where I’m surrounded by things that make me smile or that I’ve enjoyed in the past, so I just surround it with things that I appreciate. And I know some people think it sounds childish to have action figures, but I love them. These are things that have inspired me or that give me joy.

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