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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*

Somehow, two years have passed since I first posted Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch. This makes today my second Otterversary. Gosh.

In those two years, the Cumberotters have appeared in umpteen newspapers and magazines, on the Letterman Show and on Graham Norton (twice), and have been discussed by Benedict in several interviews, and they’re even trotted out regularly as a standard example of silly internet memes. Despite what must be a rather tedious ongoing barrage of inquiries, Benedict has continued to be charmingly polite about the whole thing (to the extent of acknowledging a resemblance), while I remain mildly astonished, often uncredited (alas!), but always highly amused.

Some day, I hope to meet Mr Cumberbatch face to face and apologize profusely. Until then, I can only say: Benedict, I’m so, so sorry: I had no idea what I was releasing upon the world. However, in spite of what you keep telling the media, I maintain that the top otter’s hands ARE in front of its mouth. But let me buy you a drink and we’ll call it evens…

10 Romantic Novel Heroes With Sillier Names Than Benedict Cumberbatch

(All are from real books that actually exist and are apparently not parodies.)

1. Chance Quarrels
2. Steed Dare
3. Tweed Brown
4. Breed Grayhawk
5. Lord Phineas Trimble
6. Thorne the Relentless
7. The Honorable Brixton Smythe-Medway
8. King Vandergiff
9. Zurich Kingdom
10. Sir Marmaduke Strongbow

You may have seen a recent announcement that there are plans to build a Sherlock Holmes theme park in Portsmouth. In the interests of giving this admirable venture the best possible chance of success, I’ve come up with some frankly ridiculous attractions that few Sherlockians will be able to resist…

You may have seen a recent announcement that there are plans to build a Sherlock Holmes theme park in Portsmouth. In the interests of giving this admirable venture the best possible chance of success, I’ve come up with some frankly ridiculous attractions that few Sherlockians will be able to resist…

The world and her costume designer have already seen plenty of pics of Benedict Cumberbatch being admirably silly at the Oscars, but because the Daily Mirror used the event as an excuse to revive my otter meme, I thought I’d put together this mini-tribute. (The otter comes from The Daily Otter, fittingly enough.)

It also serves as convincing evidence that Benedict wasn’t actually trying to detract attention from Bono and his fellow U2vians, but was in fact trying to catch a small chunk of tuna thrown by a considerate onlooker. After all, the Oscar ceremony goes on for a loooong time, so he probably needed all the sushi he could get…

Amid all that is false and specious and irrational and sentimental in this ailing and morally compromised world, Benedict Cumberbatch’s face shines forth like a glowing beacon of the purest silly.

(Also, he’s pulling that middle face at me, which makes it even better.)

I first came up with the Sherlympics in the long run-up to the London Olympics, but now it’s two years later and I feel the world needs all the international sporting events it can homoerotically get its hands on. Therefore, this newly polished Sherlympics design is now available as a print, poster or card from my Redbubble store!
Sadly the event list for the Winter Sherlympics has yet to be finalized, but it would probably include Nordic scheming, errant curling, and of course, snowBORED…

I first came up with the Sherlympics in the long run-up to the London Olympics, but now it’s two years later and I feel the world needs all the international sporting events it can homoerotically get its hands on. Therefore, this newly polished Sherlympics design is now available as a print, poster or card from my Redbubble store!

Sadly the event list for the Winter Sherlympics has yet to be finalized, but it would probably include Nordic scheming, errant curling, and of course, snowBORED…

the-gentler-gamester:

So this happened this weekend. No biggey…….O.O:breathes into a paper bag:

Goodness gracious me, it’s the-gentler-gamester wearing one of my Field Guide to the Common Cumberbatch t-shirts while standing right next to a real live Cumberbatch! She also very kindly sent me the following message:

Hello, I just wanted to send you a message to say a HUGE thank you. I met Benedict Cumberbatch this weekend and I was wearing a t-shirt with your “Field Guide” design on it. While I didn’t have time to tell him who designed it, he told me he LOVED it. And I got a very, very gratifying response and photo with him. So I just wanted to relay my immense thanks to you.

I’m rather delighted about this news, and shall now spend the next hour or two wandering around my flat making little squeaky noises in celebration…

the-gentler-gamester:

So this happened this weekend. No biggey…….
O.O
:breathes into a paper bag:

Goodness gracious me, it’s the-gentler-gamester wearing one of my Field Guide to the Common Cumberbatch t-shirts while standing right next to a real live Cumberbatch! She also very kindly sent me the following message:

Hello, I just wanted to send you a message to say a HUGE thank you. I met Benedict Cumberbatch this weekend and I was wearing a t-shirt with your “Field Guide” design on it. While I didn’t have time to tell him who designed it, he told me he LOVED it. And I got a very, very gratifying response and photo with him. So I just wanted to relay my immense thanks to you.

I’m rather delighted about this news, and shall now spend the next hour or two wandering around my flat making little squeaky noises in celebration…

By now I’m sure you’ll all have seen Benedict Cumberbatch’s delightful guest spot on Sesame Street. However, I’ve managed to acquire some EXCLUSIVE footage of what happened when Benedict tried to do the same scene after downing half a dozen nerve-steadying martinis. Since Sesame Street IS a children’s show, it was probably sensible to let him sober up for the final version…

In a tweet today, Hugh Laurie suggested that Benedict Cumberbatch should be put on the £10 note. Little did he know that I’ve already designed one, which should speed up the process nicely.
(Alternatively, given that he also made a sort of otter reference earlier today, maybe he’s simply a reader of this blog? Hello Hugh, if you’re out there! My ask box is always open to you…)

In a tweet today, Hugh Laurie suggested that Benedict Cumberbatch should be put on the £10 note. Little did he know that I’ve already designed one, which should speed up the process nicely.

(Alternatively, given that he also made a sort of otter reference earlier today, maybe he’s simply a reader of this blog? Hello Hugh, if you’re out there! My ask box is always open to you…)

Now series 3 of Sherlock is over and the fandom has entered Recovery mode, I’ve updated my Redbubble shop to include an extended selection of mini-Sherlock stuff! The following items are now available:

Print: Mini Sherlock poster or mini Sherlock print

T-shirt designs: The mini Sherlock gang from series 3, Sherlock and John, Mycroft and Lestrade

Postcards and greetings cards: The mini Sherlock gang, Sherlock and John, Mycroft and Lestrade

Stickers: Sherlock, John Watson, Mrs Hudson, Molly Hooper, Mycroft, Greg Lestrade, Irene Adler, Moriarty, Sally Donovan, Anderson, Mary Morstan, Charles Augustus Magnussen, Anthea

Tell your family, tell your friends, and drop meaningful hints into the ear of your Valentine…

dudeufugly:

Benedict Cumberbatch on German TV 14.01.2014 (general interview)

[A translation of the German voiceover is over here.]

The most exciting part of this interview for me is Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch making their German TV debut (at around the 4:10 minute mark)! Not only does my Tumblr URL appear in the corner of the screen, but the programme-makers asked my permission in advance, which was very nice of them.

True romance, Sherlock style. I dare you to come up with a cornea joke than this one…

After Sherlock and Mycroft’s game of Operation in The Empty Hearse, it has been suggested that the BBC should market a special Sherlock edition of the game. So I put my thinking scrubs on and produced my own design for this surgical sensation. Scalpels at the ready, folks, because the game is definitely on…

After Sherlock and Mycroft’s game of Operation in The Empty Hearse, it has been suggested that the BBC should market a special Sherlock edition of the game. So I put my thinking scrubs on and produced my own design for this surgical sensation. Scalpels at the ready, folks, because the game is definitely on…

News of Tomi May’s behind-the-scenes tweet reached Asgard today. As you can imagine, Loki did not react well to finding out that his wig closet AND extensive bathrobe collection have apparently been ransacked by his biggest Tumblr rival…