maandag 22 december 2014

Vikings on Dutch channel FOX and new season 3

Hail Vikings,

We feel pleased to  tell that Vikings is on the Dutch channel FOX on Monday evening at 22:00 hour or PM if you like it that way.

Don't you agree that there is a Post Traumatic Vikings Disorder I can say from the bottom of my heart I have this. I cannot wait to see the new series coming on the 19th February.
When it will return in February I  will write a blog every week it is on TV there will be a delay in this because of the rights and when it is on.

I will give my opinion on things and explain where necessary with mythology, what I think will happen next or character explanation. Feel free to give your opinion.


dinsdag 16 december 2014


Hail Vikings

Do I have to say more today History Channel set the date for the new season of Vikings.
Season 3 will include the raids on Paris and a dead of a main cast member.
34 days until the wait is over and the Premiere of Vikings season 3 will be a fact.
I cannot wait to see it


vrijdag 12 december 2014

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Last night the wait was over I went to see the #onelasttime Hobbit film. Without telling spoilers I will try to take you to my opinion of this film. I was trying to avoid to see the last trailer but unfortunately this didn't work. That is kind of problem when you are online for lots of time and watch TV. So I saw it. The funny thing about trailers is that they want you to expect something or get an opinion. Something I normally do but with this trailer I didn't.

About the film. They did make an awesome film but there will be a difference in what you expect and what you get. Some of it we can relate to the book that Tolkien write. Some of it isn't in the film. 

The story itself I like and dislike for one reason. The storylines are different settled then the last time. I had the feeling at the start we miss a few things it starts in the middle of a scene something we didn't have before. I know where it starts but it is not with the ending of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

From beginning until the end there are great battle scenes I do love those but I have been  by some of the battle scenes. I mean there is a lot of action going on. Some of it is unbelievable it can't but you need to see it for yourself. I had a good laugh in one of the battle scenes and someone next to me said this isn't possible. It isn't possible but we all accept it.  

If I say I like the development towards the end but when the end comes I expected some of overlay towards Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring said by one in an interview but I don't remember which one. It wasn't there . The end credits I like because they have drawn it very lovely and Billy Boyd did a great job with his end credit music.

I hope to do another review in a month of two. 

maandag 1 december 2014

The Hobbit World premiere

The Hobbit World premiere tonight green carpet coverage was amazing.
It gave the livestream a familiar face but it is a bit sad that it is the last one.

The wait is almost over here at the 10th of December I am able to see the film it will come to the film theatre near you in The Netherlands for a list of when it is in your film theatre go to

I did tweet about this and the picture above I got it amazed me to get this gift from them. I couldn't be there and this is an amazing gift to get. 

Thank you all amazing people who worked on all of the films.

woensdag 26 november 2014

Hot news about Vikings season 3

Hail Vikings,

The raids of the Vikings will arrive a month earlier than expected.
Not March but February you need to put in your agendas.
Yesterday they did the last finishing touch for season 3, and boy are they excited as we are to see the result of season 3.

The wait is almost over and we can finally enjoy our beloved characters of Vikings.

What will happen next?
Will Floki betray another king?
Will Lagertha get married to Ragnar again or will she marry King Eckbert?
How are raids on Paris going to look like?
Who will die half way this season?
Will Bjorn marry Porunn?
Will Floki except his daughter?
Will there arrive new babies?
What about Auslaug?
Where is Princes Kwyndreth up to? 
What will happen to Athelstan?
Will Rollo be equal to his brother?
Will Floki be king?
Is Thorsten still alive?

It is up to the writers which questions are answered.
Until this happen I think they will reveal a couple of things I hope maybe a teaser trailer will come soon.
It will definitely be worth the wait.


dinsdag 11 november 2014

Shadowhunters: The Magnus Bane Chronicles audiobooks

Hey Shadowhunters,

I was able to listen to previews from the books published by Simon and Schuster.
They are short stories about the great warlock Magnus Bane and give more background information about Magnus Bane.
Magnus Bane is one of the main characters in The Mortal Instruments books. Written by Cassandra Clare.

The Magnus Bane Chronicles audiobooks are out with great voices.
Andrew Scott better know as Moriaty in Sherlock, George Blagden known as Athelstan from Vikings.

maandag 10 november 2014

Jarl the Vikings tile laying game by Catalyst game labs

Today Catalyst game labs showed us what the game will look like and revealed it will be coming spring 2015.
The design and board are like checkers and by moving around the board you could strategies to the victory.
It is a board game for two players.
It will take about 15-25 minutes to play. It is for 13 years of older age categorised.

Expectation I have on Vikings season 3
There came a lot of things in my mind when I saw the trailer for season 3. After seeing it for several times I can only expect the unexpected because this trailer shows a lot but don’t explain what is going on. But for what I could find in the trailer I will explain in this post.

In the trailer we see big battles. Much bigger than last years battles.

We see a body of Bjorn or Floki into the water lying still. It could be a trick to explore how near your enemy is in the water. It could be a way to trick your enemy into a battle. A battle strategy or a death I can’t figure it out yet.

Then we get the stones and bones I have explained it before this is what I wrote about it in an earlier stage but will repeat it in this one although nothing is sure I think about this scenario:

If you take Floki who is a trickster and named after the trickster god Loki. There is a story in Loki’s history with a couple of things in it who reference to what the seer says.

When Loki was in his darker sinister form he insulted the gods and fled. He made a house with three or four doors so when the gods went out looking for him he could escape through the doors. (three sides) Loki’s children Vali turned into a wolf and Narfi is killed by Vali this was necessary for bones to bound Loki on to a rock (stones and bones). This would mean that Floki would be the one who is going to die or at least bound.(1)

If we look to this differently the stones and bones tell us dead, waken up from dead or they tell us that the stones will decide what will go on. The bones will tell us the huge victories.

Then he goes on about one river the one who is from what we know as the north sea up to the Seine. Two shores this could be England and France if you have read the articles about what he said. It could be Iceland because we see Bjorn on a rocky scenery with snow and dressed in very warm clothes with a very cold face. At the end of the trailer we see both Ragnar and Bjorn on that same scenery.

Three sides I think they mean that everyone has three sides the side we like to choose, the side we didn’t want to choose and the one chosen for us. It could be de dark side in you, but also it could be the choice of religion. Three sides could mean power, justice and law. Or England, France and Iceland.

About splitting I think Ragnar will divorce Auslaug but it could be one of her children who will die in this series. It explains a lot of the alone with her in the trailer. Everyone is going its own way.

By joining I see a romance between Lagertha and King Eckbert. I think this will be a trick to get Eckbert on his knees when Ragnar want him too. In my opinion Lagertha will trick him into his own dead.

Rollo gets a journey of his own. Because we see Rollo shouting to the others in the boat. I think more of them will go alone on journeys each for itself.
The struggling will be for each person but the more for Athelstan I think divided between two or three gods Pagan, Christian and Catholic.

1  Norse Mythology A to Z Revised edition Kathleen N. Daly, revised by Marian Rengel ISBN 0-8160-5156-9


dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Vikings has been nominated for People's Choice Awards

Hail Vikings

The Vikings need your help.
Voting is open for the People's Choice Award.
In Favorite Cable TV Drama and Travis Fimmel in Favorite Cable TV Drama Actor
Go vote for them and lets raid for those 2 People's Choice Award.
They deserve it.

To vote for Vikings use the following links

Vikings Valloween contest

Hail Viking fans
While Halloween is on their way the Vikings on History Channel are looking for you out there.
Post your Vikings Halloween costume to win some plunder Vikings stuff like DVD box S2 or comic book S2 or authographed cast photo.
Winning is by voting and you can vote yourself every 24 hours.
On the 11th of November you can check out who won this competition.
Entries are open now on until the 4th of november.

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

Wrap up Vikings fun

Hail Viking fans

Today the Vikings Instagram exploded after they put up a new video with behind the scene and private photos of the cast.
They finished shooting and wrapped up. There is nothing new in there but you could see some of the scenery, costumes and new cast members.
It is fun to watch and definitely fun to see what happened over the past six months and what fun they had in doing it.
The new series are still planned for March. No date is yet announced. But seeing this it makes me want to see it sooner than later.
Keep up the waiting and watch this space to see what is going to happen next.

dinsdag 14 oktober 2014

Great news about The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare

Today Constantin film came with news after a wait for almost a year about The Mortal Instruments. The series wrote by Cassandra Clare. Would be conducted into TV series. When the news came out the questions came. While we expected to have the second film they announced to go for a TV show. We don’t know yet how the cast would look like or who of film is actually going to play in the TV series. Cassandra told trough Twitter she is excited as us but she don’t know what it is going to look like. She sold her rights of the book to Constatin. She doesn’t know more than we do.

Who is up for a whole season of Gotham

Are you all excited as I am. Gotham has a whole season to go on Fox in America and on MTV UK channel 5 in the UK and Ireland.
Gotham had done a pilot to see if the series would take enough viewers to go on for a whole season. and it passed the viewers test.
Fox is excited today to announce that Gotham will be there for at least one season.

dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

Portrait 8.2 Bjorn


We see the Bjorn we know grow up after a time-lapse of four years. He is angry with his stepdad who treats Lagertha his mother the wrong way. He is a young grown man and knows what is going on. Bjorn wants to go into the mountains to get to know himself better. His stepdad refuse to do this because he wants him to feel at home. And partly to get Bjorn angry.

What he wants is to know his dad Ragnar better. After all he is a Lothbrok and not his stepdad child although his stepdad thinks so. When he got the change to escape with Lagertha he is welcomed by his dad. It is been long. He also find his three step brothers who he immediately connects with. Great to see that the children are loving each other that much.

Bjorn has lots to learn when he comes back home. He got teach by his uncle Rollo.  In his first battle beside his parents he got lucky they didn’t kill him. But throughout the season he got stronger and stronger. Bjorn stay with Ragnar this time when Lagertha leaves.

Bjorn start to have feelings for Porunn who is a slave when we first meet her. When Rollo tries to tell the difference he can’t get her of his mind. While Floki advices him otherwise.
When Aslaug starts to get the feeling she decided to give Porunn permission to live like a free woman. When Bjorn comes back from the raid with Ragnar he need to persuade her to stay with him. He needs to fight for her.

What happens to the relationship and how he will become conflicted with Ragnar we will see in season 3.  

The real Bjorn

Was king of Sweden, Chieftain and naval commander. Raid in Paris alongside Ragnar and his brother. Started to over-winter with the fleet he got in Italy. Had a deathbed to get into Pisa it was set up he wasn’t dead at all. And got to Mediterranean after that he returned home a rich man.

Alexander Ludwig

Is from Vancouver Canada. Born 7th of May 1992. Better known for his role in The Hunger Game. Plays in Grown Ups 2, When the game stands tall. Both his parents are in the film industry and as a child he started to play in films and commercials at the age of nine.

Vikings Portrait 8.1 Young Bjorn

Portrait 8.1 Young Bjorn

Bjorn son of Lagertha and Ragnar, brother of Gyda. When we first see Bjorn he is 12 and ready to receive his arm ring. After that he is introduced to Floki the boat builder. Bjorn is partly raised by Athelstan the slave and monk who took care of them when Lagertha and Ragnar are raiding in England.

Bjorn is also the discoverer of the attack Earl Haraldson did on the village. When Ragnar is badly wounded we see Bjorn running to Floki to get help for his dad. After he comes with his dad to raid his first time he found out that Ragnar and Aslaug are having a relationship he is angry at Ragnar.

While Bjorn is not to tell his mom Lagertha. Lagertha found out that Ragnar cheated on her and Bjorn tells her the whole story. Bjorn’s big decision is yet to come with a lot of pressure he choose to stay with his dad because of the pressure they have given him. After he made his choice he inmiddetly starts to run after his mom he chose to go with Lagertha. After they left it will be the end of Young Bjorn.

Nathan o’Toole

Is an Irish actor born 17 March 1998. Played in Borgias before he stars in Vikings and does play in Penny Dreadful. He is an child actor and still at school.  

Vikings potrait 7 Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar Lothbrok Vikings

The first meeting with Ragnar Lothbrok we have in the series of Vikings we see him in a battle with his brother Rollo. It is the first time he sees Odin take bodies from the battlefield into Valhalla. In the first episode he tells his brother that they always be equals.

Then the show starts with introducing his family. Lagertha his wife, Bjorn his son and Gyda his daughter. Bjorn is the age of getting his armring from Earl Haraldson. A big step to manhood. Ragnar hopes to hear after this ceremony that he could sail west.

Earl Haraldson decided otherwise he wants to raid the same way they did before. After that decision Ragnar start to recruit his own crew to sail to the west. Floki and Ragnar's agreement with boat builder Floki who made a boat for him. When Ragnar starts to sail west he becomes an outlaw together with his crew.

When Ragnar comes back from raiding he can give the Earl everything he had raid except for one to choose from the treasure. Ragnar does this with a greater purpose but when he is send for to go sail again he will do this differently. He attacked a church and there is where he find Athelstan.

After he is back from that raid he choose Athelstan for his slave. By the attack on the village where Ragnar lives he badly wounded Ragnar almost to dead. After we see Ragnar disappear in the water it is Athelsthan who saves him out of the water.

After a long while staying at Floki’s house he found out Rollo was captured and tortured by the Earl to get information if Ragnar still lives and where he is hiding. Rollo doesn’t tell it. After this news got to Ragnar, Ragnar decided to called out a battle with eachother. It is after this battle when he killed the earl that Ragnar become an earl himself. When he starts to  raid again he lose two of his children one unborn child by birth and Gyda due to the plague.

Ragnar starts to develop his earl status. He will meet King Ealla during a raid and let Rollo baptise to get political status of willing to cooperate. After the introducing to King Horik in Upsalla and short after that with Jarl Borg who is the enemy of King Horik at that time Ragnar starts his plan.

When Ragnar at the end of season 1 meet princes Auslaug Ragnar saw to the beauty and blind for the status she is a princes after all. It is a plan from Jarl Borg to get Ragnar. After Rollo choose to take the side of Jarl Borg because he is not an equal anymore we set of with season 2.

A great battle with one thing in mind to let Rollo kill Ragnar starts of quite impressive. Rollo will always choose the side of Ragnar no matter what. But Rollo betray Ragnar. Ragnar need four years to finally decide to forgive Rollo for this. He also need that time to build new boats, find a bigger crew and start to get alliance with King Horik and Jarl Borg. When both King Horik and Jarl Borg are going to betray Ragnar in that season.
Ragnar divorce from Lagertha because prince Auslaug is pregnant from Ragnar. Lagertha will take Bjorn with her. Another four years gone by. When Auslaug has already two children and pregnant from the thirth all by Ragnar.

Lagertha arrives back with Bjorn to Kattegat. We meet King Eckbert in a bath. Ragnar decided to blood eagle Jarl Borg while his army set in a house of fire. That is the last drop between the friendship between him and King Horik. King Horik hates Ragnar and want to kill the whole family. He ask Floki and Siggy to do the killing for him except the adults. The adults will be killed by his wife, his son and himself. He asked the wrong persons to do that although he didn’t know that until this battle started.

The family of King Horik is deceived by a plan from Ragnar and his team. When they kill King Horik. Ragnar is no longer Earl but King Ragnar. That was the finally of season 2. We need to wait what happens next. We know he is going to raid Paris.

Ragnar Lothbrok (real) 

The real Ragnar Lothbrok was a Norse ruler and hero. He is married three times. He had lots of children. We are not sure if he had all fathered them. Because nothing is sure historical. He is mentioned in several sagas. He is most famous for his attacks on England and Paris. Warning if you don’t want to know what happened to him don’t click the link:

Travis Fimmel

Travis is born on the 15th of July 1979. He is from Australia. His family has a farm there. He moved to Melbourne as teenager because he wanted a career as NFL football player except a broken leg kept him from that career. Lucky for us. He started his career as a underwear model for CK after moving to LA. Did several films and TV shows but his breakthrough by a bigger audience was definitely the series of Vikings. His favourite recreational activities are NFL Football, motor riding, surfing and going to the beach.

maandag 29 september 2014

Set the dates in your agenda Vikings season 2 DVD/Blu Ray will come sailing near you

Hail Vikingfans

After the success of Vikings season 1 and the DVD/Blu Ray of the series. In March we saw the new season opening of Vikings season 2. Today I found out that the DVD and Blu Ray from season 2 will come out on 7 October 2014 in the USA in Europe this will be 3 November 2014.

Vikings season 1 recap

We see Ragnar and his family brother Rollo, wife Lagertha and his kids Bjorn and Gyda on the farm. We meet Floki the boat builder and his girlfriend Helga. The madly powered Earl Haraldson who has one thing he would like most killing Ragnar because he has different ideas on sailing and navigating his lovely wife Siggy. After they raid they come back with a monk called Athelstan. When Earl Haraldson decided that he want to kill Ragnar he tricked Ragnar and badly wound him to dead. Ragnar finds out Rollo at the earl who tortured him to tell the hiddingplace of Ragnar, Ragnar wants a dual from men to men. After a duel with Earl Haraldson Ragnar became earl and started to live in Kattegat he decided to go to raid again. Lagertha get a miscarriage. In the first series Gyda died due to the plague.
There are some extra footage on the DVD/Blu Ray behind the scenes.

Viking season 2 recap

We will see the game between characters with words and without. Raiding started to get better. Great battle scene to start with. A marriage and lot of tricks of illusions. Wrong ideas and wrong explanations all to get us on the wrong foot about a few roles. Did we know how Floki would trick us. The outcome is great and surprisingly different from we thought it would be.
With season 3 date to come soon it will be in March I think. We can’t wait for the next season. While waiting for this we are able to see, catch up on, and not have to miss them because they are on DVD/Blu Ray with season 2.

dinsdag 23 september 2014

What is the (ex) Viking cast doing now?

You can see Donal Logue (King Horik) in the new FOX television series of Gotham who premier was yesterday. He plays a detective Harvey Bullock this is one of the main cast roles. The series will be about the crimes from Gotham and there will be lot of characters out of comic book like the joker and many more villains. It was received with high TV rates. With a third place among the new comers.

George Blagden (Athelstan) will be seen in the new BBC TV series Versailles. Is not on screen yet somewhere in 2015 their just filming the series. He will be king Louis XIV. The lead role.

Clive Standen (Rollo) He will be in the film Everest still in post-production. Due to an accident with guides. Set for 2015.

Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) will be playing in Warcraft still in post-production set for 2016.

maandag 22 september 2014

Vikings season 3 close to end filming
After six months of filming. The Viking cast is now in the last two weeks shooting. after that it will be waiting for us until March. There will be one main character who is going to die we don't know who yet. Rumours are gone wild about this especially because we missed three of the main characters at Comic-Con. Siggy, Athelsthan and Floki.

I haven't figure it out yet. But I have my opinion for two of them. For Floki and Athelstan there is an explanation both in different ways. If you see the trailer it explains a lot of the mythology of Loki as Floki is the trickster for Vikings and often related to Loki. George Blagden plays Athelstan and has taken the TV series role for Versaille and could have gone because of the time. So I leave in the middle who will die because it is just a suggestion. For Siggy I haven't got a clue.

I cannot wait for it and I know all the fans of Vikings can't. Please come soon season 3. will be moving to

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I would love to welcome there with new news on the Fantasy and Sience Fiction with Vikings, Star Wars and other fanatic stuff. I will change the name of this blog to Legendarium Media.

maandag 15 september 2014

Vikings Potrait 6 King Horik

King Horik
When we first meet King Horik it is halfway through season 1 in Upsalla. King Horik is at that time King of Denmark. He is not the first one who will betray Earl Ragnar. He is seeking an alliance with Ragnar first when he is in continuous war with Jarl Borg. He will betray Ragnar after a while because of power he sees Ragnar is influential and want something different than he does. He start to alliance with Jarl Borg because the only thing he wants to see is Ragnar dead.

When Ragnar Blood Eagled Jarl Borg King Horik disguise him for his action and start to take over control with Siggy she is also seeking for revenge and want to regain power that is why she betray Rollo with King Horik. When Siggy finds out Floki doesn't like the way Ragnar is behaving she will get him more close to King Horik. Due to this alliance King Horik thinks he is safe in Kattegat. After a while he set up a plan with both Floki and Siggy to kill the children of Ragnar. He himself will kill Ragnar. He got killed by Ragnar.
King Horik in the real history was a Danish King first as co ruler. He is the one who actually lived in the time Ragnar raid on Paris. He disapproved it.

Donal Logue

Donal is one of the cast members of the following TV series. Copper, Sons of Anarchy, Law and order, Vikings and is filing Gotham at the moment who will premiere in a week’s time. Is already 24 years in the TV and film business. Is born in Canada.

1 week till Gotham

We are one week ahead before the Fall TV premiere of Gotham. 

From what I saw in trailers and exclusive clips I want this show to come to the Netherlands.
Finally we get to see how Gotham became Gotham and how the main characters develop into the villains and hero's of this time.

Not a film but a good TV serie by  Fox. We will meet both detectives, The Joker, Pinquin, and many more. We see Ben mc Kanzie in the role as detective James Gorden and one of Vikings main cast King Horik season 1 and 2 Donal Logue will play Detective Harvey Bullock.

Clive Standen's #AskRollo #Vikings

Yesterday I had the oppurtunity to talk on Twitter to Clive Standen Rollo of Vikings History channel.

How many weeks to  go when you are finished with filming this season?
“ we are filming episode 7 & 8 ...only 2 more to go until wrap!’”

Is there anything going to change between you and Siggy?
“tempestuous to say the least...theres a fine line between love and hate”

Is there a big change for Rollo ahead?
“As always with Rollo you should expect the unexpected!”

Will Rollo accept Floki better this season or is it going to be worse?
"its a two way street!"

Is Rollo going to surprise us?
“doesn't he always ;)”

Did the cast finally succeed in pranking Ragnar or someone else?
“it involved a cast member being kidnapped in the the boot of a car...I'll say no more”
George Blagden (Athelstan) answered: “@RosemaryOMall33@h3rblkw1ngs@chain_four So.....I'll fill y'all in..... #itwasme#noneedtolookfurtherfortinyvikingcreativity

zaterdag 6 september 2014

Vikings potrait 5 Rollo (update) with history


Rollo is the brother of Ragnar who lives in the city Kattegat. When Ragnar said they would be equals. Something Rollo believes in. Unfortunately something that would never happen during both seasons. In order to be equals with his brother he takes the chance to join the army of Jarl Borg. Rollo betrays Ragnar at the end of season 1. When he comes back in season 2 he kills Arne and badly wound Floki. He then gets a trail and is degraded by everyone except for Siggy. Rollo feels himself empty when he is back in Kattegat. He wish they had killed him. When he ask Ragnar to forgive him he first isn’t allowed to go on raid. He is one of the people behind the betray to Jarl Borg. He disguise King Horik because he is having a splendid time with Siggy. When he found out that she is doing it with King Horik he want him dead. In one of the last episode he had an big accident in the last he was recovering fron that we don't know what will happen next to him.

In history Rollo was better known as Rollo the Walker or Rollo the Viking. He started to raid in France and became the duke of Normandy. He was baptised Robert. Like we saw in the series. Rollo is Latin for Hrólfr. They still debate if he is Norwegian or from Denmark. He is also the one who besieges Paris. He is the great-great-great grandfather of William the Qonqueror.

Clive Standen

Clive Standen started as an stuntman before he started to switch to actor. He is Irish and better known for Robin Hood and Camelot. He likes to dive that is why he is spokesman of Sea Sheppard. Clive is also game, theatre, film and TV actor but also doing voice overs. He is dad of three children and married. He was a formal international Muay Thai boxer.     

Vikings potrait 4 Siggy Haraldson


Siggy is an earl’s wife when we first met her. She lost her children except her girl who died at the end of the season due of a plague. Her husband was killed by Ragnar during season 1. She is the protector of Rollo from day one. After the dead of her husband she choose for Rollo. She is the one in season 2 who see that Rollo is strugeling with his life after he betray Ragnar. He is walking the hall of shame. She is the one who convinced him to go and talk to Ragnar. When he is forgiven the game of Siggy starts. She betray Rollo with king Horik only to regain power. What the difference between this betrayl is that she does it for Rollo. When she is asked to do it with King Horik’s son and to kill the children of Ragnar she finally realise she is done with Horik.

Jessalyn Gilsig

Is a multi-talent she is good at art art and acting. Canadian and known for Glee and Heroes. She is a single mum. Her debut was in 1989 in the film industry. She did also different TV series. Her ex-husband is Bobby Salomon they have a daughter. She is the daughter of writer Toby Gilsig.