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hiddles-is-a-boob-weasel:

Another picture from the Cabin Pressure recording last night - Benedict posing for a photo with a couple of fans.
I wasn’t going to post this as it’s hard to crop the ladies out so I’ve pixelated their faces. Sorry if that seems a bit cautious but I don’t like posting pics of people without their permission.
Ladies - if you recognise yourselves and don’t mind me posting this picture properly, please let me know! 

ps - I want to ruffle his curls.

IM TOTALLY SCREAMING INTERNALLY ALCIE IS GOING TO DIE WHEN SHE WAKES UP IN TWO HOURS THIS IS US!

hiddles-is-a-boob-weasel:

Another picture from the Cabin Pressure recording last night - Benedict posing for a photo with a couple of fans.

I wasn’t going to post this as it’s hard to crop the ladies out so I’ve pixelated their faces. Sorry if that seems a bit cautious but I don’t like posting pics of people without their permission.

Ladies - if you recognise yourselves and don’t mind me posting this picture properly, please let me know! 

ps - I want to ruffle his curls.

IM TOTALLY SCREAMING INTERNALLY ALCIE IS GOING TO DIE WHEN SHE WAKES UP IN TWO HOURS THIS IS US!
posted on 24.02.14 | 31 notes
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Bits and feelings from the Cabin Pressure recording (spoiler free)

Alcie and I feel so blessed to have gotten to go to the final recording. After it was over we went to the washroom, checked the stalls to make sure we were alone, and then let the calm front we’d been putting on totally evaporate. It was amazing, it was fantastic, it was, yes yes yes, brilliant!

I’m afraid I’m on my phone and can’t do a read more, but I’m going to keep this spoiler free.

When David Tyler came on, we were all nervous and quiet (except for that one person who clapped, go you, person!) And he joked that we were right not to clap, since he was only the producer, which of course got him a huge round of cheers and applause. He introduced the show, asked us to refrain from taking photographs till the end of the recording, and told us to tell anyone who asked for a spoiler that it was the flap on an aeroplane’s wing that assists in landing. Then he brought in the guest cast one by one, to enthusiastic cheers each, and finally the main cast came in together, to absolutely deafening applause.

John came to the mic and started singing Sinatra’s ‘My Way’, interrupting himself, starting over, making a joke, starting over… the show hadn’t even started and he already had us in stitches. He gave us a very brief welcome, and then said of the final recording: “it goes a little like this…”

With that we were off! To watch the recording was an absolute pleasure. I actually have slight astigmatism and decided I absolutely needed my specs five minutes in, because the expressions! The boundless energy! Every time John came up to the mic he became Arthur, silly face and wide bulging eyes. Benedict, too, was so fun to watch when he’d say a line or react to one. Stephanie would lean up to the mic and deliver her line and it’d just be utterly perfect (except for that one time it wasn’t and she swore and then caught herself). I’m afraid that every time John came up to the mic he stole the show, so I never really paid much attention to Roger while he delivered his lines, but what a lovely man. He was the only one to arrive on foot, and when he came past us, I couldn’t help blurting out a shy hello and he responded with a friendly hello in return! My heart was all aflutter!

I finally know what the mysterious pineapple on a stick is for! The top lights up green to indicate that the actors can start their lines. It didn’t always behave, though, and there was once in the pickups when John came in all ready to say his line and it never went off, so he slink back towards his seat.

Oh I have to talk about the look on John’s face. Wait okay firstly I did come for the Cumberbatch. I got into Cabin Pressure because of him so yes I was there for the show but I also thought I would spend the recording staring at his face. Instead, I couldn’t help constantly glancing over to John, even when he didn’t have any lines. He had this look of joy on, always, and he’d laugh when lines were funny, and he’d look from the actors to the audience like he was gauging our response sometimes. He was absolutely so delighted, and I just realised how this must have felt for him, to see a script he’d been slaving over brought to life and getting the vindication for it right away in front of a live studio audience. I’m so so so happy that I got to be a part of making him smile like that, even when once it was an absolutely evil laugh because of one scene.

Benedict, on the other hand, was very attuned to the other cast members and focused, often looking from person to person while they said their lines, and then responding. He never looked at the audience that I noticed, and was just very, very professional. Of course there were the jokes and the light ribbing, but I got the sense that it didn’t matter if we were there or not, he was there to do his best at his job, and he did.

I can’t talk about the guest cast and the laughs they gave us without potentially revealing who they are, but I will say that they were fantastic and it wouldn’t have been the same show without them. One of them I didn’t even know it was my life goal to meet until I met them, and I will cherish that handshake forever.

One thing you definitely need to be there to see is the fluid dance in front of the mic. I don’t know if they rehearsed it, but it was mesmerising the way someone would slide out of the way for someone else to cut in, the way everyone leaned away to turn a page (although once Benedict couldn’t quite manage to turn his and he made a “hnnrgh” sound and had to redo the bit). The actors who came in later would quietly walk up and slip in, and then slip out again when not needed. It’s one of those behind the scenes things that remind you that these are skilled professionals that are working to deliver a product, and every single one of them should be lauded and appreciated.

The show ended.

I know, I feel it too, you guys. I won’t say how I feel about the ending, only the end: bitter, bittersweet. I think the hugs among the cast, and John leaning in to give Stephanie a peck on the cheek showed how emotional it was for them too, probably even more so.

John came up to give his farewell speech. He said he’d prepared a bunch of joke telegraphs from various characters that couldn’t be there, and if I related the one that he did do, that’d be a spoiler too, so I won’t, but it was very funny. However, John couldn’t go through with it, because I guess there was so much else to say.

He thanked his parents, especially his dad for being the aviation consultant. He told a fan later who asked that his dad’s experience in aviation was what inspired him to write Cabin Pressure. He kept going a little disjointed, but who can blame the man? He said that the things he were saying were cliches, but they were so true. He thanked the cast and thanked us. At one point Alcie said she saw Roger dash a tear from his eye.

Then the mad dash for pictures and autographs started. The circle around Benedict grew so quickly Alcie and I thought it might be better to head for the guest cast instead. That’s when I got my favourite handshake, no other handshake will ever come close. When we decided to try to get a picture with Benedict I think he was starting to feel a little harassed or overwhelmed, and he asked if the photographs could be done in groups instead as he wouldn’t have time for everyone otherwise. Alcie and I managed to get a polaroid with him in which he absolutely looks like a angel I don’t know what he talks about when he says he’s not a looker. He put his arms around us and his hands on our backs! Wow gosh gosh gosh gosh wow I’m having palpitations just remembering the moment. I’m calling it my touched by an angel moment.

We got polaroids with Roger and John as well, Roger being very impressed by our “retro” camera (it was an instax) and John being very patient waiting for the camera to spit out our photos so he could sign them. I told him as he signed that we’d come from Singapore, and he said “not just for this though?” And I said no, it was for a holiday, he said “good”.

When we emerged from John’s presence, Benedict and most of the cast had vanished (so we didn’t get a chance to take a polaroid with Stephanie!) but we got one last one with a guest cast member before he disappeared behind the black curtain and then it was time for our private toilet-located freak out.

Grace and dad Daniel, if you see this, I’m so glad you had fun and it was nice to meet you! Jillian, I hope you got to meet Benedict when he came out and have a photograph, good luck with your studies! Fellow audience members: WASN’T IT AMAZING.

Oh yes, there were some jokes about the show airing at Christmas from David and the cast, but I don’t know if they meant it, so no, I wouldn’t say it’s confirmed one way or another.

Okay I’m supposed to get back to actually exploring London rather than the space behind two large dumpsters by RADA Studios, so I’m off. I hope I managed to bring you some of the fun of the evening. Thank you for flying MJN air

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Hallelujah me hearties!

I come back from the dead to celebrate that my friend got Cabin Pressure tickets! I’m so utterly ecstatic I just want to share it with fandom. It was a million in one chance that 1) my grand aunt would offer to let me house sit for her while she went on vacation, 2) that my friend could actually come with me, 3) that we actually booked travel dates last month that wound up being perfect for going to the recording, 4) that she won tickets!  

We were happy enough to just go on our first holiday together after how rough 2013 was for us, but this has made the trip pretty much legend-wait-for-it-dary. My only regret is that I wish we could’ve gotten tickets for my darling Fizz too. 

No spoilers, I promise, I hate them too!

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So yo there’s going to be a Supernatural prompt party and you all know you want to jump in. It’ll be 5 whole days of creative output as you and your team submit as many Supernatural-related stories, art, songs, gifs, interpretive dance and sock puppet theatre videos as you can think up.
Free from October 3 to 7? Like to create (and beat the competition)? Submit your tumblr username and an email address to this ask box, this submit box, or email it to spnweekendwingding@gmail.com. 
(Psst if you want more info it’s just a click away.)

So yo there’s going to be a Supernatural prompt party and you all know you want to jump in. It’ll be 5 whole days of creative output as you and your team submit as many Supernatural-related stories, art, songs, gifs, interpretive dance and sock puppet theatre videos as you can think up.

Free from October 3 to 7? Like to create (and beat the competition)? Submit your tumblr username and an email address to this ask box, this submit box, or email it to spnweekendwingding@gmail.com. 

(Psst if you want more info it’s just a click away.)

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spnweekendwingding:

SIGN UP NOW!

The new season of Supernatural is getting closer and closer. With all that pre-season buzz floating around, we thought we should hold a fanwork prompt party before the premiere begins to celebrate!
 
What exactly is this?
The Supernatural Weekend Wingding is a small tumblr party that will be held from the 3rd to the 7th of October. Basically, for five days you and your team will submit as many Supernatural-related stories, art, songs, gifs, etc. that you can over five days, to the Main Blog. Every day will have a specific prompt with bonuses. Each submission will earn you points, and the team with the most points at the end will be the champion. There are no prizes, but there is the sweet, sweet satisfaction of being champion. What better reason to join?
 
You said something about teams?
Of course! There will be four teams, which are as follows:
 
Team Gabriel
Team Lucifer
Team Michael
Team Raphael
 
Every team will have their own tumblr page where they can submit their work and a tinychat to discuss talk to the other members on the team.The teams will be organised via random number generator.
 
It all sounds good; where do I sign?
It’s simple, all you have to do is send your username and your email in an ask, use the submit box, or email us at spnweekendwingding@gmail.com. If we don’t get back to you in 24 hours, please send it to us again cause the Internet gremlins will have taken it away. We are accepting submissions from now until the 1st of October, and the teams will be announced on the 2nd.
 
So that’s it. If this is not your first prompt party, then you know how much fun these things are, and if it is, know that you will get a lot of laughs and make a bunch of new friends. What do you have to lose (except a little sleep)? Hope to see you all there!
 

spnweekendwingding:

The new season of Supernatural is getting closer and closer. With all that pre-season buzz floating around, we thought we should hold a fanwork prompt party before the premiere begins to celebrate!
 
What exactly is this?
The Supernatural Weekend Wingding is a small tumblr party that will be held from the 3rd to the 7th of October. Basically, for five days you and your team will submit as many Supernatural-related stories, art, songs, gifs, etc. that you can over five days, to the Main Blog. Every day will have a specific prompt with bonuses. Each submission will earn you points, and the team with the most points at the end will be the champion. There are no prizes, but there is the sweet, sweet satisfaction of being champion. What better reason to join?
 
You said something about teams?
Of course! There will be four teams, which are as follows:
 
 
Every team will have their own tumblr page where they can submit their work and a tinychat to discuss talk to the other members on the team.The teams will be organised via random number generator.
 
It all sounds good; where do I sign?
It’s simple, all you have to do is send your username and your email in an ask, use the submit box, or email us at spnweekendwingding@gmail.com. If we don’t get back to you in 24 hours, please send it to us again cause the Internet gremlins will have taken it away. We are accepting submissions from now until the 1st of October, and the teams will be announced on the 2nd.
 
So that’s it. If this is not your first prompt party, then you know how much fun these things are, and if it is, know that you will get a lot of laughs and make a bunch of new friends. What do you have to lose (except a little sleep)? Hope to see you all there!
 

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And here is a panorama of a sunset because after all, this is tumblr.

And here is a panorama of a sunset because after all, this is tumblr.

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I forgot I had a tumblr for a whole week while I was in the Maldives, it was really great and stressless! 
Here is a picture of a nurse shark-marble ray-giant trevally pyramid from my night dive, from me to you. 

I forgot I had a tumblr for a whole week while I was in the Maldives, it was really great and stressless! 

Here is a picture of a nurse shark-marble ray-giant trevally pyramid from my night dive, from me to you. 

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So this is what happens when I get When will my life begin stuck in my head while playing Mass Effect. Commander Rapunzel.
I imagine Pascal is a powerful little biotic not above tossing mechs and Finn around.

So this is what happens when I get When will my life begin stuck in my head while playing Mass Effect. Commander Rapunzel.

I imagine Pascal is a powerful little biotic not above tossing mechs and Finn around.

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11 questions from heart-mind, who gave me such a nice inbox surprise aaa <3

1.  If you could rate your happiness from 1 to 10 where 1 is the worst you’ve ever felt and 10 is the best, how would you rate your current happiness?  

A 3 on a bad day and a 5 on a good day, it’s not been a good couple of months. Next week will be better! I’m going to the Maldives!

2.  How many pets have you had, if you’ve had pets?

I’ve lost count! Three that I’ve been old enough to remember and really cherish, all cats, 2 living.

3.  How many countries have you visited/lived, if you’ve gone to other countries?

19 as of now, hopefully at least 21 if you ask me this question again next year. I’m fortunate enough that my parents have the travel bug, and took my brother and I along with them on a lot of vacations. Plus I went to uni in Australia, and live in Singapore, with easy (and affordable!) access to lots of countries in south east Asia. 

4.  What is one word that describes you?

This is really tough, I’m super verbose, but for the last year I think the word would’ve been PROCASTINATION, in giant sky writing.

5.  Are you introverted or extroverted?

Introverted for sure.

6.  What is your ideal vacation?

My ideal vacation is one where I don’t have to spend too much money on flights and accommodation, in a place where I’m fluent in the language (or can at least understand key words), where I can indulge in both shopping and photography, and have access to internet everywhere I go. I have basically taken this ideal vacation in Seoul three times in the past four years and have to stop myself now because my dream vacation is a Safari-Sardine run two hit combo on my wallet that I have to start saving up for. South Africa 2014!

7.  What do you blog about the most?

Oh man. Doctor Who and Sherlock, for sure, although ever since I started this “don’t post anything until you’ve made something to post” goal for myself, I haven’t really been posting at all.

8.  What is the best thing that happened to you in 2012?

Participating in Party When Dead, for sure, because I met so many great people I still keep in touch with to this day. Picking up the ukulele as well, because I’ve always been kinda sad that I couldn’t play any of the instruments I’ve tried to get good at, and now I’m actually good at one and am teaching it to my friends even. It’s really great!

9.  What are you most proud of?

I, to paraphrase Benedict Cumberbatch, wish I could say I am most proud of being a mother. Since I can’t, I’m most proud of the fact that I’m not dead. It was touch and go there, a couple of times this year I had the note ready to go and everything, but I didn’t want to be selfish, so. Here I still am. Can’t get rid of me. 

10.  What is a quote you really like?

"You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain." - Tom Hiddleston

It’s just a really great quote to live by, because a lot of life is just putting one foot in front of the other wondering if there’s any point to it.

11.  Celebrity crush?

Mmmmm gosh I wonder who it could be. 


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Me and Captain Martin Crieff

I met a man today
I met him on an aeroplane
He kept me company
He said “I’m Captain Martin Crieff”

Hello, hello, I’m Molly Hooper
Hello, hello, I think you’re super
And I think it’s pretty cool that you’re flying the plane
But if you don’t mind my asking who is flying the plane
'Cause you're sitting here with me and I've just remembered
You probably have a co-pilot

Sorry

I met a man today
He definitely did not crash that plane
We’re going out for tea
Me and Captain Martin Crieff

Hello, hello, I’m Molly Hooper
Hello, hello, I think you’re super
And I think it’s pretty cool that you don’t find me insane
And you think it’s pretty cool that I’ve dissected a brain
I’m already picking out my white gown and train
Our children will be lovely

I finally got around to it rerecording this! I wrote this for a Party When Dead prompt just a few days after I first got my ukulele and I did not know how to play that thing, so I literally hit a chord at a time and then Frankensteined that song together in Audacity. I’ve improved a little now, I think. 

I can’t remember the name of this ship is it something cute?

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I haven&#8217;t posted anything new today yet but OH MY GOD LOOK WHAT A CUTIE.

I haven’t posted anything new today yet but OH MY GOD LOOK WHAT A CUTIE.

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What a miserable night I’ve just spent bitching out Photoshop CS6. If I didn’t need it to open the raws from my Nikon D600 I’d stick to CS5. Such a great camera but so little product support so far.

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I know this is very cute and everything but all I see is a woman about to smash a cup in a face.

(Source: younas)

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In another life, I would be Jennifer Lawrence.

(Source: natasharvmanoff)

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