maandag 25 augustus 2014

Vikings potrait 2 Floki / Gustaf Skarsgård


Floki is named after trickster god Loki by joke because Michael Hirst the writer liked it that way. But he is also named after the fantastic navigator and boat builder Flóki Vilgerðarson. 

In the first season we see how Floki is introduced to us and young Bjorn the son of Ragnar. We see how he develop boats and how he choose wood. He is also the healer of Ragnar during that season. 

We will see him in that knowledge again in season 2 but also he plays a betray game with King Horik and Ragnar. He starts to disguise Ragnar after a while and starts his play of betray we thought he would do that on Ragnar but it was a fouls play between the two friends.

The real Flóki Vilgerðarson found Iceland as first Norsemen. His navigation was found with ravens. When the raven didn't return there was land ahead. He also went to the Shetland and Faroe Islands.     

Loki is the trickster god in mythology.

Gustaf Skarsgård

Is more a director then actor that is what he thinks of himself. In my opinion he is good at both. He is the more experimental one of the Skarsgård family almost every family member is actor. He has grew up with acting. He is more known in Sweden where he did plays like Hamlet. Lots of TV productions and shorts but after his part in Vikings and Kon-Tiki he is also known over the world. 

Vikings potrait 1 Athelstan / George Blagden


Athelstan is a monk who turned from Christianity into the mythology world of the Vikings. He became a slave of Ragnar in the first season. In the second season he gets involved into a change from the Viking way into the Christianity again when he becomes the advisor of King Eckbert. We are not sure what is going to happen with him as character. 

According to the history of the real Athelstan he is the one who fight every Viking out of England and then become King after all the Vikings are gone and there is a land to rule. He became the first king of England.

George Blagden

He is born 28 December 1989. He has played in Les Miserablé the film version but is better known for his role Athelstan in Vikings. He is an stage and film actor. He is English. Can be found on Twitter @gblagden and You Tube His next role will be King Louis XIV in Versailles.

vrijdag 15 augustus 2014

It's here the Vikings Panel SDCC

Today the panel from SDCC was released by Vikings History Channel.
Finally we could see what happened to our beloved cast and crew.
The panel tell us little about season 3 actually not what we already knew.
The cast cheered at us the lovely fans of Vikings. With 2 million fans around the globe there was another message this week from Alexander Ludwig.

See Message:

Also a spoiler? The message from Katheryn to Alexander (Bjorn) and Clive (Rollo) when they had a message and blamed the youngest son of Clive that the messages were baffled. #Likefatherlikeson. So is Rollo the dad of Bjorn instead of Ragnar?

 Clive Standen@CliveStanden
Anyone baffled by @alexanderludwig @KatherynWinnick & My previous tweets will have to ask my son #Rafferty for a translation!#TwitterHijack - 14 Aug
Katheryn Winnick@KatherynWinnick
Ohh please.. Stop blaming your 4-year old.. I wonder who the iPhone thief was.@CliveStanden @alexanderludwig#likefatherlikeson

zondag 10 augustus 2014

Vikings boardgames announced

Today an announcement came from Catalyst Game Labs who has got liscences to make two boardgames from the TV series Vikings.

Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game

The first game will be called: Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game. Here you can fight between the characters. You can choose which character will join you in raids during a long winter period. Tiles will take you trough the board every step you take will take you to another tile. Tactic game. This game will come out at the end of the year.

Vikings: The Board Game

After Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game. The second game Vikings: The Board Game will come out. It is a game for 2-5 players and will be based on the series. This Strategy game will let you go to the seer and let fulfill you different offers to him.

More information:

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014

Kevin Durand let a light over his character the wanderer Vikings season 3 (update)

He will be there in three episodes of Vikings season 3. The character will be dark because we live in the dark ages of the Viking period of time. He doesn’t know if it will stay by the three episodes he hopes for more because he is a fan of the show. He told that he might be the cause of the dead of a main character. At least he was there when the character died.  He is still the wanderer and doesn't let loose anything else on his character. The wanderer could have every occupation like a poet or maybe something else. He is mysterious about the wanderer.

Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming

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When I started to play  LOTR in the first week I couldn’t find a thing in the whole game, I started off with the wrong foot and the wrong level and the wrong system group. Wrong character choice etc. I wasn’t able to contact the group and couldn’t find anything except a knife who I needed to destroy the captures of a person.

I am still in level 1 and not a thing further and it is kind of frustrated. The quiz that checks if you did the classes and read the sources given are going good but the game is my disaster. I am under experienced when it comes to this game. Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming