My cousin has two deaf parents and just posted
“You don’t know the struggle until you run out of toilet paper and everyone in your house is deaf.”
and i’m laughing reALLY HARD
fangirl, tumblr user, fic writer, no-life, consulting criminal.
might be retarded.
LEGIT THE BEST POST I HAVE EVER SEEN
This will never get old
so today it snowed for the first time this year and ive naturally been online all day and didnt know so i went to take out the garbage in bare feet and stepped in an inch snow and i just yelled "what the fUCK" and i just heard my neighbour in his backyard go “oh my god she’s outside”
typical representation of people 1 week before finals.
why are they writing with a spoon?
tumblr’s all fun and games and then you realize it’s four a.m. and you have three tests tomorrow and you’ve accomplished nothing and your whole life is a lie
Is it true you did some of the voice recording on a motion-capture stage?
I did, yes, that’s how it started. They recorded facial capture, then before that we did a lot of stuff on the mo-cap stage. That was very important to me. I actually said to Peter very early on, “Of course I want this gig, of course I want to do this. It would be a great thrill to work with you on this extraordinary character. But I don’t just want it to be a disembodied voice. I want it to do something to physicalise it and I think we should do some motion-capture if you’ve got time”. He said “Yeah, sure”. I’d never done it before, so I thought, great!
So you got to put little dots all over your face?
Yeah, and you fell like a complete tit! You walk onto the stage and that’s just bread and butter to them. They just say “Good morning Benedict, if you can just stand here, tat’d be fantastic. Peter is going to come down in a minute with a juice and then we can get started. Is there anything you’d like? Would you like a coffee? We’ve got a chair over there.” And the chair says “Smaug the Dragon” on it. And I’m just saying “Yeah, I’m alright. But has anybody noticed that I’m standing here in grey lycra and I have reflective shit all over me?” And they just say “No, no we do this all the time.” Then they told me I had to do my movements and I thought they meant stretching, but they meant articulation movements which start to programme in what you’re going to do during the day, so that the cameras recognise you. And it is just thrilling! You’re free. You’re in a boring carpeted room and you have to imagine being a dragon in a lair on a mound of gold speaking to a hobbit the size of your little finger nail. You’re just back in the realms of playing in your bedroom as a child. It’s really, really invigorating and empowering.
And Smaug was a big part of your childhood, wasn’t he?
He was. My dad read me the books when I was six or seven, I can’t remember exactly when but it was before I went to boarding school when I was eight. It was a bedtime treat at home. I knew I’d been good if I got two chapters and a look at the illustrations as well, it was kind of a caveat to get me into bed and making me behave. And it f**king worked, I tell you! It also sparked off my love of literature. My dad was so good, he characterised all of folk in the story. Smaug stuck in my head in the way that it does for most children I think. Dragons really are extraordinarily powerful, beautiful, mythical, majestic creatures. I mean Smaug is corrupt, wrong, dangerous and has a kind of rotten nature, but he’s still magnificent. He is stupendous and everything Bilbo says he is. But within the story, within the narrative, within the characters, you’re so full of anticipation for this character, he is sort of at the centre of the story.
No pressure then?
No, no pressure at all, haha. But thank God I had the man himself, Peter Jackson, there on hand as well as the seed my dad had sew. I felt very well looked after by Peter. We got on very well together I mean you know what he’s like as a human being, he’s so lovely and easy and authoritative. You feel the Tolkien fans are going to be looked after by him, Phillipa and Fran. Between the three of them, they’re very respectful to the canon, and they have to be, quite rightly, they should be. We were never going to stray too far from the dragon in the books. It was important to trust that.
You’ve worked with Martin Freeman on Sherlock before working together on The Hobbit.
Yes, and yet we never, ever met, we never acted opposite each other. We’ve worked a lot in a very hot, sweaty boxing factory somewhere in Wales. To be in that hot little studio, very close to each other, and then to be this huge, massive, skyscraper size serpent acting with Martin on a screen. I mean we never crossed over for this, so it was very strange. The thing I was most worried about was what the dynamic would be like in the scene, but it works really, really well.
MY DAD THOUGHT SKRILLEX WAS A POKEMON
*scrolling through tumblr mobile at a family gathering*
"so are you on facebook or something"
reasons Steven Colbert will aways be my favorite news anchor
hmmm something’s wrong here…. just can’t put my finger on it
Literally every one of those women’s costumes have a “Yandy” watermark. I’m going to flip my shit. How many times do I have to say it.
YANDY IS A LINGERIE SITE. THEY SELL LINGERIE, FOR WOMEN TO BE SEXY IN. FOR SEX. IT’S. WHAT. THEY. SELL.
THEY ARE NOT AN AVERAGE STORE. THESE ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHOICES. STOP BEING MISLEADING.
omfg thIS MEANS PEOPLE HAVE SEX IN SESAME STREET LINGERIE
# I think during this moment when Davros is shoving the Doctor’s sins in his face and trying to make him feel unworthy # Rose isn’t looking at him with condemnation # She’s looking at him with sympathy # She knows him - she already knows the heart of him that Davros has challenged him to show her # And she is his equal in so many ways # She obliterated the Daleks and committed genocide just like he did # She has been manipulative and hard and cold as she’s traveled by dimension cannon and done what needed to be done #Because no one else could or would # Because she’s Rose Motherfucking Tyler # and he’s her Doctor # And while Davros is trying to evoke disgust # All Rose feels is sympathy and love (via gallifreyburning)
a man walks into a zoo. the only animal in the entire zoo is a dog. it’s a shitzu
this is literally my favourite joke ever
I just attended the best passion of the Christ play. As they were “nailing” Jesus to the cross the entire thing broke. No one knew what to do and it got quiet. Finally one of the guards on stage said “You get out of it this time Jesus”
I CAN’T STOP FUCKING LAUGHING NOBODY LOOK AT ME