#ACTING

Benedict Cumberbatch vividly recreates the experience of me finding a spider in the bathroom.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was lots of fun and has inspired me to add some new mini-people to my Redbubble store.

This awesome foursome are available on a shirt or a card, or you can buy individual stickers of Steve, Sam, Bucky or Natasha and stick them on your helicarrier, your cyborg limb or any other place you deem worthy of heroic protection…

Torchwood in a nutshell.

What I find most fascinating about this vintage advertising leaflet is the news that cottage cheese can tell stories. Mind you, they probably go one of two ways:
a) There I was, sitting in a plastic tub in the fridge. And then I sat there a bit longer. And a bit longer. Sorry, am I boring you?
b) OMG I was all over that crispbread like a CHEAP CHEESY SLUT and then someone took a MASSIVE stick of celery and just SQUELCHED it right into me and then there was just a blur of HOT MOUTHS and STICKY DRIPPING FINGERS and RAMPANT DAIRY GOODNESS. And then they put me back in the fridge BUT WITHOUT MY TOP ON…

What I find most fascinating about this vintage advertising leaflet is the news that cottage cheese can tell stories. Mind you, they probably go one of two ways:

a) There I was, sitting in a plastic tub in the fridge. And then I sat there a bit longer. And a bit longer. Sorry, am I boring you?

b) OMG I was all over that crispbread like a CHEAP CHEESY SLUT and then someone took a MASSIVE stick of celery and just SQUELCHED it right into me and then there was just a blur of HOT MOUTHS and STICKY DRIPPING FINGERS and RAMPANT DAIRY GOODNESS. And then they put me back in the fridge BUT WITHOUT MY TOP ON…


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Fear the hypnotically fluffy menace of NINJA KITTEN.

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Fear the hypnotically fluffy menace of NINJA KITTEN.

This cheekily callipygian bedcover is called Lune (Moon) and was created by French textile artist Marion Chopineau as part of a series of anatomy-inspired works called Bodyfriend.

Although they’re not currently available for purchase, I think the designer has hit upon a brilliant marketing idea. After all, I’m sure many of us can think of a pair of celebrity buttocks we’d love to clutch as we sail away to Snoozeland…

tom “i just can’t say no” hiddleston: actual circus bear

A reminder, if any were needed, that enthusiasm is one of the most attractive qualities a man can possess.

When I first saw Eros, a 1896 painting by Armand Point. I was thinking of turning him into a Mighty Moment In Slash History. However, given the precarious positioning of the god of love’s quiver, I decided that he looked like an artistic ancestor of the Hawkeye Initiative and that I ought to draw a similarly clad (or unclad) Hawkeye as an accompaniment.

Sorry, Clint…

heckybarnes:

Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort (The Three Musketeers - 2011)

So I watched The Three Musketeers on TV tonight solely because of Mads Mikkelsen being in it. Of course, I now realize I could have saved myself two hours and just watched this gif set instead. His spinning-around-with-a-sword move is definitely the best three seconds in the whole unflatteringly bewigged mess.

Apollo and Cyparissus or Apollo and Hyacinth (1520s) by Giulio Romano
Now, this is not the first time that Mannerist artist Giulio Romano has featured in Mighty Moments In Slash History. He was also responsible for the god Apollo’s upskirt shot, so it’s no surprise to find him tackling another of Apollo’s favourite hobbies, i.e. copping off with mortal boys. The identity of the mortal in question isn’t certain: it’s probably Cyparissus or Hyacinth, but it’s difficult to be sure because Giulio has decided to ignore the most recognizable bits of those myths in order to concentrate on the man-on-man action. A man after Tumblr’s heart, I’m sure you’ll agree.
As for the lady on the left, it’s hard to explain her presence mythologically or art historically. However, since she looks dazed rather than shocked by what’s going on in front of her, I reckon she must be a fangirl voyeur who’s caught in a tricky quandary. Should she:
a) continue watching their tongues battle for dominance, possibly while letting out a breath she didn’t know she was holding;
b) find a quill and parchment and start making notes to add realism to the epic multi-chapter coffeeshop AU she’s writing, called Hot God Baristas at the Olympus Café;
c) rush off to fetch her BFFs and find out whether popcorn has been invented yet;
d) all of the above?
Whichever option she chooses, I only hope she doesn’t knock over Apollo’s musical instrument in her excitement. Gods can get very vengeful if you accidentally snap their G-strings…

Apollo and Cyparissus or Apollo and Hyacinth (1520s) by Giulio Romano

Now, this is not the first time that Mannerist artist Giulio Romano has featured in Mighty Moments In Slash History. He was also responsible for the god Apollo’s upskirt shot, so it’s no surprise to find him tackling another of Apollo’s favourite hobbies, i.e. copping off with mortal boys. The identity of the mortal in question isn’t certain: it’s probably Cyparissus or Hyacinth, but it’s difficult to be sure because Giulio has decided to ignore the most recognizable bits of those myths in order to concentrate on the man-on-man action. A man after Tumblr’s heart, I’m sure you’ll agree.

As for the lady on the left, it’s hard to explain her presence mythologically or art historically. However, since she looks dazed rather than shocked by what’s going on in front of her, I reckon she must be a fangirl voyeur who’s caught in a tricky quandary. Should she:

a) continue watching their tongues battle for dominance, possibly while letting out a breath she didn’t know she was holding;

b) find a quill and parchment and start making notes to add realism to the epic multi-chapter coffeeshop AU she’s writing, called Hot God Baristas at the Olympus Café;

c) rush off to fetch her BFFs and find out whether popcorn has been invented yet;

d) all of the above?

Whichever option she chooses, I only hope she doesn’t knock over Apollo’s musical instrument in her excitement. Gods can get very vengeful if you accidentally snap their G-strings…

There aren’t many things in the world that Sherlock feels possessive about, but here are a few of them.

This new Sherlock t-shirt and card design has just been added to my Redbubble store! Longstanding viewers may recall it’s based on an icon I made years ago but was always rather fond of.

10 Romantic Novel Heroines With Delightfully Silly Names

(A sequel to my list of romantic novel heroes with silly names. All are from real books that actually exist and are apparently not parodies.)

1. Submit Channing-Downes
2. Swann Triplett
3. Juniper Killibrew
4. Serenity Hoffenduffle
5. Crickitt Day
6. Joyous MacQuarrie
7.
Welcome Venable
8. Innocence Lescuer
9. Lady Thrift Lindly
10. Desire Guildford (I’m not sure anyone has ever desired Guildford)

Honorable Mention: Lady Chastity Ware (who has the ideal brand name for a range of constrictive lingerie)

Apparently April 8th is Draw A Bird Day, so here’s a silly fandom-themed contribution: the Musketweets!

Apparently April 8th is Draw A Bird Day, so here’s a silly fandom-themed contribution: the Musketweets!

mums-the-nerd:

stitchlock:

tiger-in-the-flightdeck:

halfcraft:

Has anybody else noticed that Benedict Cumberbatch reminding everyone that he did the motion capture is starting to sound like Martin Crieff reminding everyone he’s the captain? 

In the unlikely event of actor non-recognition, actor doffs cap and gestures to motion capture dots.

this is the standard amount of gold they put in a dwarf kingdom…

I AM THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THIS DRAGON

*starts x-raying hobbits to find out which one swallowed the One Ring*

Series 2 of The Musketeers begins filming this week, so it seems like a suitable occasion to give you a complete run-down of all the Musketeers-themed designs that are now available at my Redbubble shop:

The whole Musketeers cast: shirt, print, poster or card

The four Musketeers: shirt, phone case or card (as modelled by the delightful Luke Pasqualino himself!)

Constance, “Why should men have all the fun?”: shirt or card

Milady, “You’re already in hell”: shirt or card

Queen Anne, “I am the Queen”: shirt or card

King Louis, “Being King can be so boring”: shirt or card

Stickers: The four Musketeers, Porthos, D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis, Captain Treville, Constance, Milady, Queen Anne, King Louis and Cardinal Richelieu.

(And by the way, if there’s a design that I haven’t yet provided but which you’d particularly like to buy, I am open to suggestions…)