sherlollysmooch
petratodd:

soyeahso:

pulpbomb:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

perverselyvex:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

tremendously-ambitious:

cm793325:

tremendously-ambitious:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

tremendously-ambitious:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

thescienceofjohnlock:

valeria2067:

cumbertrekky:

sherlockingmyhouse:

Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.

Such sods

I guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.

It would seem quite a few people are ticked off by this blatant double standard.

Holy shit, I’m disappointed in myself for not even realizing this. Now I am kind of angry. :(

The worst part is - I’m not even angry at them right now (maybe a bit angry at Amanda, though, with her very blatant double standards). I’m furious with interviewers, because the next time they do an interview with any  of them the inevitable question is going to be asked and then we’ll all be the bad guys again. And what the hell is this? I mean, it’s funny, and I love to see those two RP on twitter, but people calling us perverts because we’re writing fanfiction on FICTIONAL characters is a bit mad considering what they do on twitter.

Oh I’m pretty angry at them actually, well maybe not Simon so much, because in the past he’s shown to be pretty ok with shipping of any character’s he’s played. Which is awesome (thank you Simon for being an adult about this) but yeah, not cool Amanda. Actually this is the opposite of cool. 

That’s exactly it! Simon has been okay with it ever since he learned about it. Amanda? Nope. She’s been very against the idea of the whole slash fiction. Ben seems to have changed the fronts over the past few years (and I don’t blame him, to each his own, plus the interviewers and journalists can really be annoying), now he’s rather against, while he has been rather understanding at first. So what do his friends do? They go and RP this on twitter. I mean, okay, it’s hilarious. But seriously, your double standards are annoying. At least Simon is good and as he’s always been with it. The rest of them? Not really okay.

I hear everybody here and we can have various opinions and thats ALL FINE.
I ask myself more than ask those reading this- surely they can joke about this because its their privilege? It’s about each other and they are all close enough and get each others humour.
We only see this and don’t see their private conversations and how they really feel…
A bit like I can make fun about myself with my friends and vice versa because we know each other and it’s all good fun. But if someone outside that circle of trust does it , it won’t be cool or funny. So do we really have a say about this?Also it’s their choice to be inappropriate or crass and even have double standards. Just because we are fans doesn’t mean we are going to like or agree with what they do in their private lives. Twitter isn’t private but their friendship makes it a two way street to give each other shit and mess around. It’s got nothing to do with whether we like their humour or approve of it. We are outside this. It’s not meant for us directly.
Are we not taking offence at something that is not directed at us after all?
It’s not black and white
I respect everyone’s right to think what ever they want so I’m not talking about that specifically. Some comments should just be looked at with a grain of salt. It’s a bit of fun between Simon and Amanda. Not Simon, Amanda and you and me and them and everyone over here and over there etc
Like I said before its more my personal observation about how as a fan we get personal with info about our admired people’s and how far to invest in various situations.
No hate here :-)

I see your point there, but. There’s always a but. We don’t mind them fooling around with each other. It’s all fine, more than fine. And such a fun for us to witness it.The problem lies somewhere else. Actors (and their friends/relatives/partners seem to take a great offense in us, fans, writing fanfiction and doing fanarts of fictional characters. We take them (public domain if we’re talking about Sherlock) and put them into different situations. For fun. For our pleasure. For free. We are also fooling around with them (characters). We don’t touch the real people with a 10ft stick, because we’re not allowed to do so, and we understand the boundaries (in majority, of course there are some fics on Ben/Martin, and I’m not trying to defend those, they are irrelevant to the discussion). What angers us is not they fooling around in their tight circle and laughing about it. What angers us is the fact that when we play with fictional characters the actors seem offended by it. They seem offended because we dare to put them in a non-canonical relationships, even though for most of us those are canon. The thing that angers us is that stars take it so personally even when it’s not directed at them. None of us sends their “dirty” work to them, because it’s not for their eyes. It’s for us, and we are fooling around, in our tight circle. If they get a sneak peak, which is not that difficult, they should understand that we have a right to fool around just like they have. The fanfictions mentioned in the interviews? So far all of them were about John/Sherlock, Khan/John, etc., not Real Person Fiction, and yet… Benedict seems to take it all a bit too personally. Again, I don’t blame him, with all the journalists throwing this into his face a man is due to get mad. BUT, it’s not our fault that interviewers are stupid and can’t do their research. If they want to portray the Sherlock Fandom, or even Benedict’s Fandom, who, after their (ours) idol not being comfortable with the nickname “Cumberbitches” changed it willingly to “CumberCollective”, who protects their personal, private life as much as we can, because they asked us to, who rise money for charities, help homeless, poor, people struggling with many issues on daily basis, if anyone wants to portray us in the media, they shouldn’t take out only PWP fanarts we create for our tight circle of Sherlockians. Also what Amanda does is preposterous. One moment she thinks pairing John with Sherlock is just stupid, and then she proceeds to twitt withe Simon about him and Benedict, however laughable it was? This is just not right. It’s cruel for us, fans, who want to have some fun, do something for others, share some art and make the day brighter. First shit on us, then do a thing that is equally “bad”? (Or even worse in a sense?) That’s why we’re angry, not because Simon likes to fool around, because he’s a perfect human being and god forbid he ever stops.

I’m cool with everyone have their own opinions on this matter.
I would argue with the fact that this conversation between Simon and Amanda should be considered somewhat ‘private’ because it was only between them, but here’s the deal, it wasn’t. Everyone knows what twitter is, Amanda and Simon are both very aware of how many followers they each have and how quickly their tweets can spread. Posting anything on a social media website is made public instantly, and is directed towards those millions of followers. If this was meant as a bit of fun between friends, I’m sure they have each others text numbers, simply message each other. They can still joke and make as many off-colored comments as they want without it being circulated to millions of fans.
The question is, is Ben going to be just as upset with Simon and Amanda for insinuating he’s involved in a homosexual relationship as he seems to be that we are taking a character he plays and doing the same? 
Urgh, this whole situation makes me head hurt. 

I’m with Science on this — I reblogged this exchange yesterday, thought it was cute, but hadn’t even looked at this for what it is, and now I’m cranky.
Tishy, I think you’re right: the key is Benedict’s reaction. The sad part is, we won’t be privy to what that reaction is. 
But yeah, if he endorses this, he had no right condemning us. 
Here’s hoping he makes the connection quicker than I did…

Agreed. This is why I’ve always liked it better when the actors and writers and whatnot were unaware of the fandom in general. We kind of need that separation for everything to run smoothly (or as smoothly as fandom ever can run).

As I was reading these thoughtful & insightful comments (& I’ll admit, I read the exchange between S&A & chuckled only to grow sober & introspective while reading the comments).
I don’t even know how to phrase what popped into my head while I was reading these comments. But here goes.
Now obviously the basis is the reaction (I think) to slash fic & I do think that Benedict probably wouldn’t have cared if the fandom hadn’t gotten much larger & the slash fic/art production (of which I have written a bit) didn’t grow exponentially as the fandom grew over the course of the three series & as such the media coverage exploded & there were some really rude journalists (like Caitlin Moran at the screening) that threw slash fic at them in interviews, at screenings etc. If it were me & I was famous I might get uncomfortable too if it kept getting thrown in my face. I hate when Graham Norton shows slashy fanart at his guests. Like not cool dude.
Anyway, my point is (not to hijack a post about slash & turn it het but I am curious):
What I wonder if what is their opinion on het fic/art? Like Sherlolly or Khanolly or Warstan or something like that? Not that I would ever ask them or want a reporter to ask them. God no. But there is some really explicit stuff out there based on characters they play. Would that bother them or would they be fine with it because it’s heteronormative?
I dunno. Just my thoughts, two cents on the whole deal.

I love the fact that somehow this is still all about hating Amanda by any means necessary. These are clearly two different situations.

Legit LOLing at these people right now. Holy shit. For real, they can’t see the difference between friends bantering about their friend, and random strangers writing and drawing heaps of porn? My friends making a joke wouldn’t make me uncomfortable. The thousands of strangers writing about my genitals, yeah it would weird me out.
I don’t personally have a problem with explicit fic and fan art (obviously) but we can’t expect the actors to like it or feel comfortable with it. They do not owe us that. That is asking too much. Some grownass adults in this fandom need to learn about boundaries and healthy expectations.
Whatever, any excuse to hate on Amanda while excusing Simon Pegg, right?

petratodd:

soyeahso:

pulpbomb:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

perverselyvex:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

tremendously-ambitious:

cm793325:

tremendously-ambitious:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

tremendously-ambitious:

a-cumberbatch-of-cookies:

thescienceofjohnlock:

valeria2067:

cumbertrekky:

sherlockingmyhouse:

Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.

Such sods

I guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.

It would seem quite a few people are ticked off by this blatant double standard.

Holy shit, I’m disappointed in myself for not even realizing this. Now I am kind of angry. :(

The worst part is - I’m not even angry at them right now (maybe a bit angry at Amanda, though, with her very blatant double standards). I’m furious with interviewers, because the next time they do an interview with any  of them the inevitable question is going to be asked and then we’ll all be the bad guys again. And what the hell is this? I mean, it’s funny, and I love to see those two RP on twitter, but people calling us perverts because we’re writing fanfiction on FICTIONAL characters is a bit mad considering what they do on twitter.

Oh I’m pretty angry at them actually, well maybe not Simon so much, because in the past he’s shown to be pretty ok with shipping of any character’s he’s played. Which is awesome (thank you Simon for being an adult about this) but yeah, not cool Amanda. Actually this is the opposite of cool. 

That’s exactly it! Simon has been okay with it ever since he learned about it. Amanda? Nope. She’s been very against the idea of the whole slash fiction. Ben seems to have changed the fronts over the past few years (and I don’t blame him, to each his own, plus the interviewers and journalists can really be annoying), now he’s rather against, while he has been rather understanding at first.
So what do his friends do? They go and RP this on twitter. I mean, okay, it’s hilarious. But seriously, your double standards are annoying. At least Simon is good and as he’s always been with it. The rest of them? Not really okay.

I hear everybody here and we can have various opinions and thats ALL FINE.

I ask myself more than ask those reading this- surely they can joke about this because its their privilege? It’s about each other and they are all close enough and get each others humour.

We only see this and don’t see their private conversations and how they really feel…

A bit like I can make fun about myself with my friends and vice versa because we know each other and it’s all good fun. But if someone outside that circle of trust does it , it won’t be cool or funny.
So do we really have a say about this?
Also it’s their choice to be inappropriate or crass and even have double standards. Just because we are fans doesn’t mean we are going to like or agree with what they do in their private lives.
Twitter isn’t private but their friendship makes it a two way street to give each other shit and mess around.
It’s got nothing to do with whether we like their humour or approve of it. We are outside this. It’s not meant for us directly.

Are we not taking offence at something that is not directed at us after all?

It’s not black and white

I respect everyone’s right to think what ever they want so I’m not talking about that specifically.
Some comments should just be looked at with a grain of salt. It’s a bit of fun between Simon and Amanda.
Not Simon, Amanda and you and me and them and everyone over here and over there etc

Like I said before its more my personal observation about how as a fan we get personal with info about our admired people’s and how far to invest in various situations.

No hate here :-)

I see your point there, but. There’s always a but.
We don’t mind them fooling around with each other. It’s all fine, more than fine. And such a fun for us to witness it.
The problem lies somewhere else. Actors (and their friends/relatives/partners seem to take a great offense in us, fans, writing fanfiction and doing fanarts of fictional characters. We take them (public domain if we’re talking about Sherlock) and put them into different situations. For fun. For our pleasure. For free. We are also fooling around with them (characters). We don’t touch the real people with a 10ft stick, because we’re not allowed to do so, and we understand the boundaries (in majority, of course there are some fics on Ben/Martin, and I’m not trying to defend those, they are irrelevant to the discussion).
What angers us is not they fooling around in their tight circle and laughing about it. What angers us is the fact that when we play with fictional characters the actors seem offended by it. They seem offended because we dare to put them in a non-canonical relationships, even though for most of us those are canon. The thing that angers us is that stars take it so personally even when it’s not directed at them. None of us sends their “dirty” work to them, because it’s not for their eyes. It’s for us, and we are fooling around, in our tight circle. If they get a sneak peak, which is not that difficult, they should understand that we have a right to fool around just like they have. The fanfictions mentioned in the interviews? So far all of them were about John/Sherlock, Khan/John, etc., not Real Person Fiction, and yet…
Benedict seems to take it all a bit too personally. Again, I don’t blame him, with all the journalists throwing this into his face a man is due to get mad. BUT, it’s not our fault that interviewers are stupid and can’t do their research. If they want to portray the Sherlock Fandom, or even Benedict’s Fandom, who, after their (ours) idol not being comfortable with the nickname “Cumberbitches” changed it willingly to “CumberCollective”, who protects their personal, private life as much as we can, because they asked us to, who rise money for charities, help homeless, poor, people struggling with many issues on daily basis, if anyone wants to portray us in the media, they shouldn’t take out only PWP fanarts we create for our tight circle of Sherlockians.
Also what Amanda does is preposterous. One moment she thinks pairing John with Sherlock is just stupid, and then she proceeds to twitt withe Simon about him and Benedict, however laughable it was? This is just not right. It’s cruel for us, fans, who want to have some fun, do something for others, share some art and make the day brighter. First shit on us, then do a thing that is equally “bad”? (Or even worse in a sense?)
That’s why we’re angry, not because Simon likes to fool around, because he’s a perfect human being and god forbid he ever stops.

I’m cool with everyone have their own opinions on this matter.

I would argue with the fact that this conversation between Simon and Amanda should be considered somewhat ‘private’ because it was only between them, but here’s the deal, it wasn’t. Everyone knows what twitter is, Amanda and Simon are both very aware of how many followers they each have and how quickly their tweets can spread. Posting anything on a social media website is made public instantly, and is directed towards those millions of followers. If this was meant as a bit of fun between friends, I’m sure they have each others text numbers, simply message each other. They can still joke and make as many off-colored comments as they want without it being circulated to millions of fans.

The question is, is Ben going to be just as upset with Simon and Amanda for insinuating he’s involved in a homosexual relationship as he seems to be that we are taking a character he plays and doing the same? 

Urgh, this whole situation makes me head hurt. 

I’m with Science on this — I reblogged this exchange yesterday, thought it was cute, but hadn’t even looked at this for what it is, and now I’m cranky.

Tishy, I think you’re right: the key is Benedict’s reaction. The sad part is, we won’t be privy to what that reaction is. 

But yeah, if he endorses this, he had no right condemning us. 

Here’s hoping he makes the connection quicker than I did…

Agreed. This is why I’ve always liked it better when the actors and writers and whatnot were unaware of the fandom in general. We kind of need that separation for everything to run smoothly (or as smoothly as fandom ever can run).

As I was reading these thoughtful & insightful comments (& I’ll admit, I read the exchange between S&A & chuckled only to grow sober & introspective while reading the comments).

I don’t even know how to phrase what popped into my head while I was reading these comments. But here goes.

Now obviously the basis is the reaction (I think) to slash fic & I do think that Benedict probably wouldn’t have cared if the fandom hadn’t gotten much larger & the slash fic/art production (of which I have written a bit) didn’t grow exponentially as the fandom grew over the course of the three series & as such the media coverage exploded & there were some really rude journalists (like Caitlin Moran at the screening) that threw slash fic at them in interviews, at screenings etc. If it were me & I was famous I might get uncomfortable too if it kept getting thrown in my face. I hate when Graham Norton shows slashy fanart at his guests. Like not cool dude.

Anyway, my point is (not to hijack a post about slash & turn it het but I am curious):

What I wonder if what is their opinion on het fic/art? Like Sherlolly or Khanolly or Warstan or something like that? Not that I would ever ask them or want a reporter to ask them. God no. But there is some really explicit stuff out there based on characters they play. Would that bother them or would they be fine with it because it’s heteronormative?

I dunno. Just my thoughts, two cents on the whole deal.

I love the fact that somehow this is still all about hating Amanda by any means necessary. These are clearly two different situations.

Legit LOLing at these people right now. Holy shit. For real, they can’t see the difference between friends bantering about their friend, and random strangers writing and drawing heaps of porn? My friends making a joke wouldn’t make me uncomfortable. The thousands of strangers writing about my genitals, yeah it would weird me out.

I don’t personally have a problem with explicit fic and fan art (obviously) but we can’t expect the actors to like it or feel comfortable with it. They do not owe us that. That is asking too much. Some grownass adults in this fandom need to learn about boundaries and healthy expectations.

Whatever, any excuse to hate on Amanda while excusing Simon Pegg, right?

canibecandid
littlemissmutant:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.
This map is extremely inaccurate.
1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)
2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.
3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.
4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.
5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.
6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.
7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.
8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.
9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.
10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.
11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.
12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

PLEASE ALWAYS BE THAT PERSON

littlemissmutant:

binghsien:

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

I am sorry I’m going to be that person.

This map is extremely inaccurate.

1) China was not going through business as usual China was going through the TANG DYNASTY i.e. the Golden Age of Chinese culture, which would lay down legal and social and poetic norms for the rest of Chinese history. The Tang is so influential that a lot of languages call Chinese people 唐人 (People from Tang.) (We call Chinese people “people from Qin” so.)

2) Japan is _first becoming literate_ during this time period (due to the influence of the Tang they adopt Chinese script), which is a BFD for poetry, religion, politics, society. Japanese court culture develops, which near the end of this period (11th century, around the time Europe enters “high middle ages”) will produce The Tale of Genji (by a totally awesome woman named Murasaki),widely regarded as the world’s first novel because of it’s deft use of irony and social commentary.

3) The southern part of Korea is experiencing the emergence of Unified Silla, a state that will last the entire period and will see the importation of Chinese and Indian buddhism, the construction of the first Confucian college in Korea, and so on.

4) In Mesoamerica, the Mayans are inventing astronomy, writing (the third and final independent invention of writing in human history), and a whole crapload of other stuff. This is the triumph of their culture.

5) The Umayyads in Spain are a massive center of technology, learning, and (comparative) religious toleration.

6) The Eastern Roman Empire, which spans both the green and yellow portions of your map, isn’t doing too badly either, bouncing back after losing territory to the Caliphate.

7) The Polynesians are colonizing the ENTIRE PACIFIC using amazing advanced navigation technology not rivaled until the INVENTION OF GPS.

8) I am not equipped to talk about Sub-Saharan Africa in detail (cue rant about how we never learn about subsaharan africa in the western educational system) but you can bet there are some major, amazing developments going on there too. I’d be shocked if there weren’t.

9) HOLY SHIT INDIA.

10) OMG SOUTH EAST ASIA. SOUTH. EAST. ASIA.

11) THEY WEREN’T BURNING WITCHES IN EUROPE DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD (dark ages). Witch burning took off in the EARLY MODERN PERIOD, nearly 1000 years after this. Europe was going through some tough shit, which would leave them backwards compared to the rest of the world for 1000 years, but also there were some amazing things happening there, at least have the decency to be like “angry dudes with swords stabbing people” not WITCH BURNINGS FFS.

12) And ABSOLUTELY Islamic Caliphate was a totally amazing flowering of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual culture, a mixing pot between a thousand cultures and languages, and totally amazing. Don’t in any way want to diminish that in any way.

PLEASE ALWAYS BE THAT PERSON

sundance201
karenhealey:

kastiakbc:

princehal9000:

winstons-and-enochs:

the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.

but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party? 
"I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”

i am loving hipster shakespeare A++

This explains so much. Hipster Shakespeare drank too many experimental microbrews one night:"Will, we need this bit done, buddy. We’ve got rehearsal in ten minutes.""Shit, I dunno. Uh. Exit.""Just… "Exit"?""Exit, pursued by a bear.""Will, come on.""I think I left my LUNGS in that bucket, Robbie, okay? Exit, pursued by a bear. It’s surrealism. Man versus wild. Whatever. Get me a Gatorade and a shit ton of Advil, and maybe I can work out what I’m going to do with the statue."

karenhealey:

kastiakbc:

princehal9000:

winstons-and-enochs:

the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.

but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party? 

"I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”

i am loving hipster shakespeare
A++

This explains so much. Hipster Shakespeare drank too many experimental microbrews one night:

"Will, we need this bit done, buddy. We’ve got rehearsal in ten minutes."

"Shit, I dunno. Uh. Exit."

"Just… "Exit"?"

"Exit, pursued by a bear."

"Will, come on."

"I think I left my LUNGS in that bucket, Robbie, okay? Exit, pursued by a bear. It’s surrealism. Man versus wild. Whatever. Get me a Gatorade and a shit ton of Advil, and maybe I can work out what I’m going to do with the statue."

crmediagal

hyourinmaruice:

it probably seems like i cry over stupid shit but tbh i usually end up crying because i’ve stored up all of my upset feelings from multiple things rather than express them and then the littlest thing sets me off like spilling my drink may not be that big of a deal but when i’ve stored up that many negative emotions it feels like i busted a hole in the hoover dam

holy crap, it’s the perfect description