Fangirl Challenge | 3/5 Opening Credits | Vikings | The opening to the History Channel’s new drama, Vikings, was created by post-production and visual effects company, The Mill New York. Traditional Viking themes - supernatural elements such as rituals, visions and gods; smoke, fire, blood and death; and sex, honour, family and the sea - are all incorporated into the opening, with Fever Ray providing the soundtrack with ‘If I Had a Heart’. The sequence itself entails a Viking being separated from his life as he gradually slips into darkness and death amongst the ornaments of his life with weaponry, gold and bone, and was inspired by a folk tale known as “The Tale of the Nine Sisters” - as the sequence progresses, the fading life force of the Viking flickers as he is consumed by one of the Sisters. The titles draw to a conclusion with a striking image of a massive fiery raid along a darkened coastline.
A song of Ice and Fire (GRR Martin) fanart.
A window with significant scenes of Davos’ life:
- Breaking the Redwyne siege at Storms End,
- being Knighted and becoming Hand of the King (Stannis has hair, because when he knighted Davos, he was 17) ,
- Battle of the Blackwater,
- the pact with Lord Manderly (fake head in the background),
- looking for Rickon on Skaagos.
Above heraldry of the relevant persons.
Done for an exchange
Icelandic descendants of Vikings singing a hymn in a German train station. They totally need to be on the next Thor soundtrack.
Oh man oh man oh man. 6 guys, and it FILLS THE SPACE. Luck of the architecture - and they know how to pull it off. Nothing is easy making vocal music in a space not built for it. I want to do this kind of thing - randomly perform multipart harmony in public spaces.
And it reminds me of Bjork: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiN_YTyaNtI
My god this is beautiful.
Oh my god, the bass voice is superb.
This makes me feel so many things. Gods, it’s gorgeous and so evocative and wow. I need to find out what hymn this is.
It’s Hear, Heavenly Creator (I don’t know how that’s spelled in Icelandic, and I don’t have the characters on my keyboard for the letters anyway haha).
It’s… old as balls. Like 11th century old.
That was so fucking beautiful I actually cried a little.
why is it not acceptable in society to wear cloaks
i think they’re great and i’d totally rock one
i’m glad over a hundred of you feel as strongly about this…