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.

the queen … … .  i s   w i t h   c h i l d.

#athos’ face #oscar worthy

In case you were wondering what happens after the finale of The Musketeers, the answer is nine months of Athos giving Aramis the most galactically huge side-eye that the 17th century has ever seen…

The Musketeers finale has arrived, so here’s a mini-King Louis to tell you all about his regal angst…
Edited to add: by request, you can now buy this design as a shirt or card from my Redbubble store!

The Musketeers finale has arrived, so here’s a mini-King Louis to tell you all about his regal angst…

Edited to add: by request, you can now buy this design as a shirt or card from my Redbubble store!

Another mini-Muskelady for Musketeers finale week. This time it’s mini-Milady, perfect for all your diminutive assassination needs!

Another mini-Muskelady for Musketeers finale week. This time it’s mini-Milady, perfect for all your diminutive assassination needs!

Another mini-Muskelady for my Musketeers finale week project: it’s mini-Queen Anne!

Another mini-Muskelady for my Musketeers finale week project: it’s mini-Queen Anne!

Since there’s only one episode of The Musketeers left this season, I thought I’d celebrate by scribbling a few of the Muskeladies this week. So here’s mini-Constance to start the ball rolling…
Edited to add: by request, you can now buy this design as a card or t-shirt from my Redbubble store!

Since there’s only one episode of The Musketeers left this season, I thought I’d celebrate by scribbling a few of the Muskeladies this week. So here’s mini-Constance to start the ball rolling…

Edited to add: by request, you can now buy this design as a card or t-shirt from my Redbubble store!

Quiz time! As you can see, these images show Aramis from The Musketeers, but what is he doing? Is he:

a) Demonstrating the 17th-century precursor to the Birdie Dance?
b) Modelling anachronistic Bermuda shorts for Paris Fashion Week?
c) Explaining why The Musketeers is a worthy successor to Merlin in many regards and generally a delightful source of all-round entertainment?
d) Reminding me exactly why I pay the BBC licence fee and consider it to be excellent value for money?

I’m sure d) is a statement of fact, but I strongly suspect a), b) and c) may also be correct…

national gallery, rome: marble butts appreciation

It’s the third anniversary of my Tumblr today, so in order to thank you, my faithful viewers, for your continued attention, I suppose I should reblog some of the strikingly intellectual content that you (probably) follow me for….