"These are images from the catalog for Debenhams, a British department store. Don’t you wish every store expanded their ideas of beauty like they have?" (Via Upworthy.com)
This is absolutely beautiful!
I saw this on Buzzfeed. It’s amazing.
We need more of this over here in the states, yes.
Holy shit. This is a real snow.
PS. This is a message from the UFO. I know this.
© Alexey Kljatov
Those flipping out over the Tom Hiddleston meeting people occasionally after Coriolanus fiasco are being spoilsport twats. I couldn’t bring myself to read near any of the rants thoroughly because they’re just so goddamn sour. People are saying he is “tired” and “can’t handle it” but the play is…
Totally, painfully missing the point.
People have been asked not to do a thing. They are doing the thing anyway, in defiance of polite requests, theatrical etiquette, safety, and respect for everyone working at the theatre — including the entire rest of the production. That Tom may be willing to fulfill the wishes of these jerks does not mean he should, or has to, or obviously “wants to do it.” (I enjoy how this person tells us not to infer how Tom feels while telling us how Tom feels.) He is an incredibly sweet man, a people-pleaser, and a true appreciator of his fans, and people are taking incredibly rude advantage of that.
Going to the theatre is about theatre. It’s about Shakespeare. It’s about amazing performances. It’s about learning something about theatre, or Shakespeare, or acting, or history, or life that you didn’t know before. It’s about being transported by beautiful language in the mouths of talented, passionate people, conducted by a brilliant director and presented by gifted designers. It’s about sharing that experience with your fellow audience members in silence and respect for everyone on or behind that stage.
So if you’re so unhappy because assholes are being called out for indeed being assholes, you get classed with the assholes for defending them. Have a nice day, and please don’t ever show up at anything I ever go to in my entire life, thanks.
(I swear I’m done with this subject; this post was just so obnoxious and ignorant I’m embarrassed to say I use Tumblr. I won’t bug you with this anymore. “Promise.” *wink*)
I’m not going to tell you how to behave in a theatre. I really do think you should be mature enough to know, whether you are 16 or 30, although some of you clearly aren’t. I don’t care if you stayed all night queueing for tickets, since that was YOUR choice, and obviously you had the time and will to do it.
What I know is this:
I want to see Coriolanus. Not only Tom Hiddleston, but the WHOLE damned play. I want to enjoy the play, and I want everybody to enjoy it, even if they only went to see Tom (which is not bad in itself). I don’t want to hear rabid, hysterical spoiled brats (even if they are 30) giggling, screaming, running or using their goddamned phones in the middle of the theatre. Where there are a lot of people WORKING so we can have a good time.
So, just for you to know:
If the day I’m going I see any of you little fucking idiots behaving like the inconsiderate twats you’re proving to be, I will act in consequence. If you run or start using your phone, I will take a fucking picture and give it to the theatre management so you can be banished, and I will also post it here so everybody knows who the fuck you are. If you start speaking, giggling or screaming and you disturb me, I will ask nicely just once, proceeding to close your fucking mouth via bitchslapping the second time if need be. I don’t care what the fuck they do to me, since I have no reasons to worry (why is that is my fucking problem, so don’t ask). But if your parents didn’t give you the proper education to behave for two hours and a half as a normal person, I don’t have to behave like a normal person to you. Behave like normal, nice people, and I won’t even look at you. Behave like rude, stupid, spoiled brats, and I will fucking treat you as that.
To the rest of the normal, nice, beautiful fangirls who know how to behave, who are respectful and do things the right way, I hope you have a great time! Enjoy!
P.S.: Since you don’t know who I am or what day(s) I’m going to go watch the play, you better behave, you little idiots. Because any day can be THE fucking day you meet me. Be afraid. Be very fucking afraid.
So, with the stories floating round the Internet about terrible behaviour at the first few performances of Coriolanus, and with Mr Cumberbatch about to take on the role of Hamlet, I thought I would draw on my years of theatre-going to give those screaming, crying fangirls a bit of a guide to appropriate theatre behaviour.
1. Okay, this may come as a shock to you, but some people will have come to see Coriolanus because they like Shakespeare, and not because Tom Hiddleston is in it.
I know. I’ll give you a moment to get used to the idea.
This means they would like to watch the play. In peace. They have paid good money for tickets (as you probably have too!) and they have not paid to hear you do any of the following:
Be quiet and watch the play. Anything you want to say can wait until interval.
2. STAY FREAKING STILL. If you are standing, DONT MOVE AROUND. I don’t care if you’ll be closer to Tom, STAY IN ONE SPOT. If you are sitting DON’T KEEP LEANING OVER TO TALK TO YOUR FRIEND.
3. Alright guys, this one is a big one…THE ACTORS ON THE STAGE CAN HEAR YOU. They can hear you giggle, they can see you if you’re in the first couple of rows. WAVING AND LAUGHING AND SCREAMING PUTS THEM OFF. THEY WILL NOT THINK YOU’RE A SPECIAL-AWESOME-SUPERFAN IF YOU TRY AND MAKE THEM NOTICE YOU. In fact they will probably hate you, tell staff backstage and either get you kicked out or make sure you aren’t allowed back in.
4. Please, for the love of Christ, act like a sane rational human being at stage door. Acting like a rabid fangirl will not make them like you. It will make them think you’re weird. Yes, Tom will talk to you. Yes, Benedict might take a photo with you. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND NOW. Don’t push, don’t scream, don’t shout at them.
5. The actors owe you NOTHING at stage door. They’ve been slogging their hearts out for hours on stage, they want to go home and go to bed. I KNOW it might be your only chance to get a photo with Benedict and yes you might be upset, but if he’s not signing, or not stage dooring, or not doing photos you can be disappointed but LET IT GO. They stage door out of kindness, not because they have to.
So what should you do? You should watch some amazing Shakespeare and be in awe of amazingly talented actors. If you want to go to stage door, be respectful, wait back a little, be prepared to not get what you want and don’t set your heart on seeing who you want because you might not. Talk to them like a human, say you loved the play, thank them for their time. They will love you so much more that way.
GOBLINSKING’S FOLLOW FOREVER
The year is ending and this is my way of thanking you all for making my life more fun and all that jazz. You know this website is some kind of escape for me when everything sucks and you always manage to make me happy. I just want you to know this is very important to me.
❇ special shoutout to these idiots who have been a great part of my life ❇
Natasha Romanoff: At the end of Coriolanus when they were doing their final bows Tom got so overwhelmed by the response that he started crying, bless him!
I would kill for the audio of this