I’m currently working on rounding out my mini-Doctor Who collection with mini-companions, all freshly redrawn for a fancier internet age! Admittedly it’s going to take me a while to work through the full set, but I do plan to get there… eventually.
Not for the first time, my brain woke me up in the middle of the night and this time it whispered “What lessons would they teach at the Sherlock School of Dance?” It then refused to let me go back to sleep until I’d written this silly list. So are you prepared to burn… the dancefloor?
chamilet asked: Oh, please, please. please could you add Esther? And maybe Esther + Jack? I love all of the Miracle Day cast, but especially her.
No problem, I can add Esther from Miracle Day! Here she is, and a sticker version is available here.
I’ve finally got around to turning my ancient mini-Torchwood icons into a collection of stuff for my Redbubble store! The following things are now available:
- The Torchwood team as a shirt, print, card, tote bag or pillow
- Jack and Ianto as a shirt, card or phone case
- Stickers of Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Owen, Tosh and Myfanwy the pterodactyl
If anyone would really like to buy a sticker of another Torchwood character (Rex, Esther, Rhys, Suzie, Captain John?), just let me know and I’ll work on adding them to the set.
In other news, I’m now working on expanding my mini-Doctor Who collection to include companions. Rassilon only knows how long this task will take, but watch this space…
Today is Diana Rigg’s 76th birthday, so it’s a good time to remind everyone that when the question is “who’s the prettiest kick-ass in all the land?” the answer is almost always “Emma Peel”.
The Sherlockians at the SHpicnic today at Regent’s Park made a little birthday message for Benedict Cumberbatch
The SHPicnic was lots of silly fun, and I got to be the B in Benedict!
This is not just a Mighty Moment In Slash History, this is SPARTA! Yes, Leonidas, the chap with the flouncy helmet in the middle of the picture, was the warrior-king of Sparta played by Gerard Butler in the film 300, and Thermopylae was the place where the Spartan army faced off against the Persians in 480 BC.
This painting shows the prelude to the fighting, with the Persian ships only just visible in the distance. Meanwhile, the Spartan soldiers are preparing for their valiant deaths in battle by… well, basically having a massive party. A mostly naked groping party with flower crowns and suggestively positioned scabbards. Proof, if any were needed, that Sparta was the gayest city-state in the history of gayness, and also that 19th-century art was willing to boldly go where 21st-century movies still fear to tread.
True fact: Napoleon was usually a big fan of Jacques-Louis David’s work, but it is recorded that he saw this painting several times and kept insisting that he didn’t get it. Never mind, Boney old boy. There are plenty of guys here who definitely ARE getting it. Let’s just hope they finish getting it before the Persians turn up…
Angel One is a serious contender for the worst Star Trek: TNG episode ever and is packed to the gills with dreadful misogyny and embarrassing stereotypes. On the plus side, it did feature Riker in the most hilarious outfit of all time.
Amazing Mads Mikkelsen with gray-haired braids in Clash of the Titans (2010)
I’m a big fan of the original Clash of the Titans, so the very existence of the 2010 remake ought to be a sore point, but it’s passably entertaining and does have three excellent things in its favour: 1) Mads Mikkelsen’s imperious nose crinkle, as seen the sixth gif; 2) Mads Mikkelsen’s left thigh; 3) Mads Mikkelsen’s right thigh.
In conclusion: thighs.
~ Carter’s Thrixaline, 1894
Yes, with a little time and effort, you should be able to train your moustache to sit, roll over, fetch your newspaper and do minor household chores. Hopefully it will also wriggle off your face and jump straight into the bin when your flatmate decides that you don’t need it anymore…