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…)

Yesterday I went to see the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery on Bond Street. His glass objects are amazing; they look rather like strange and beautiful underwater creatures. The exhibition is on until 21st April 2014 and it’s free, so it’s well worth a visit if you’re in London.

Up till now, Captain Treville has been missing from my mini-Musketeers series. But now I’ve found a moment to correct this unfortunate omission, here he is…

Up till now, Captain Treville has been missing from my mini-Musketeers series. But now I’ve found a moment to correct this unfortunate omission, here he is…

Rehearsals for season 2 of The Musketeers started today, and the lovely Jessica Pope tweeted this picture of Luke Pasqualino holding one of my mini-Musketeers cards. Rest assured, viewers, I am flapping and flailing around my flat as we speak.
(By the way, a range of mini-Musketeer products can be bought from my Redbubble store!)

Rehearsals for season 2 of The Musketeers started today, and the lovely Jessica Pope tweeted this picture of Luke Pasqualino holding one of my mini-Musketeers cards. Rest assured, viewers, I am flapping and flailing around my flat as we speak.

(By the way, a range of mini-Musketeer products can be bought from my Redbubble store!)

Today I tracked down a tiny tidbit of typography information that the Musketeers fandom may find useful. The font used in the fabulous Musketeers title sequence is called Brighton Pier and is available for download from dafont.com. Best of all, it is completely FREE for personal use!

A note to graphics-makers: It’s a caps-only font so if you try to type lower-case letters, nothing will happen. But switch to caps and everything should be fine…

wheelr:

Panorama, April 1st. 1957: the spaghetti harvest. One of the first media April Fool’s Day hoaxes. Narrated by Richard Dimbleby, written by my father, David Wheeler, and filmed by cameraman Charles De Jaeger, who also first proposed the segment based on a joke from an old teacher. It’s my late father’s best known work.

(Aside: The TV show The Hour was basically about my father’s generation of television journalism. I’m not sure if he was the Ben Whishaw character, the Romola Garai character or the Peter Capaldi character. All three at different stages, I suspect.)

Read more at The Museum of Hoaxes.

A classic moment in British telly, and regularly repeated all through my childhood. And of course the wheelr connection makes it even better.

Why Hannibal is the Most Life-Affirming Show on Television

girlmeetssherlock:

Can something in the horror genre be called life-affirming?

That’s the strange question I wrestle with as I watch Hannibal each week and come away with a new-found appreciation for the preciousness of fleeting human existence….

Ooh look, a rather interesting piece of Hannibal meta. Warning: contains spoilers for episode 2.05, Mukozuke.