Magnus Martinsson’ essence: on the phone, complaining and trying to be useful.
"That’s something about Niki’s attitude that I just love because there’s no vanity and he’s 100% honest. There’s a sense of humor if somebody is so blunt. And then I thought it’s actually quite useful in certain moments." — Daniel Brühl
I 100% agree, Dan! ;-)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch attends a Gala Screening of ‘The Guest’ at Soho Hotel on September 1, 2014 in London, England
"We will never let you down, and we have a lifetime ahead to prove that."
the sign of three was happy. too happy. i fear for us all.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Ahahaha… See, Eccleston was my Doctor, so I’ve been dragging along for years now. I know Capaldi from a few other things – The Hour and The Musketeers, most memorably – so I know I like him as an actor fine. But, yeah, Clara is pretty much dead-last in my list of companions. (And I wasn’t a huge fan of Amy, honestly, though she, at least, had some spunk.)
What I don’t get is how Moffat is so bad at DW but is amazing with Sherlock! Like, what the hell? Is it because he is better at fanfic than original? Because he has a framework to work off of? I just don’t get it *sigh*.
(Dunno if this was also you or not, Han, but I figured I’d save on replies either way.)
See, this is just my opinion, but I think Moffat’s problem is that he gets worse over time. Like, he starts out big to catch your attention, but then he has to keep trying to make that bar he’s set, and that’s actually really difficult. (Speaking from experience.) And he hasn’t learned – or refuses to let himself – tone it down. He’s got to keep being big, keep hitting hard to keep his audience. Or something.
Because, for me, his first season of Who wasn’t horrible, and I honestly liked the first season of Sherlock, but this last season just fell flat to me. I watched it more out of fondness for the first season that had me crying because of the long wait to the second season, than because I was enjoying it. And I’ve realised that’s what was happening with the last season of Who; I was watching it because I loved the show once and I wanted to be a loyal fan.
Not everyone is the sort of fan that wants to be shocked or horrified by something in every episode. Some of us like the quiet moments. Like dancing on an invisible spaceship during the Blitz, or Jackie throwing a fit because Rose’s been missing for a year. Like Harry Potter references and joking about a toothbrush in Victorian England, or using a bouncy ball to compromise a Sontaran.
Those are the moments I miss in Doctor Who. (Well, those, and the female companions that will not take the Doctor’s bollocks. Because, seriously? Clara? Grow a pair.)
I just found a Christmas edition of Toblerones with polar bears. (Illustration by Christine Roy)
My brain implodes when trying to imagine Arthur’s face when he learns about this
The spontaneous orgasms I have every time I see SDCC Loki are gettin’ real inconvenient.
This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky
These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant.
This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.
Image credits: Takao Tsushima
I reckon this is what inspired the Tree Of Souls in Avatar.
His 2 shirts are better than 1 period, during Wallander.
Absolutely elegant. In every time.