So I’ve heard somebody wanted to see a gif of that moment when Brian Cox was ran over by Stephen Hawking. Here it is, I hope it loads.
This gif changed my life
but you left out the best part! Stephen Hawking keeps singing the song after he runs Brian Cox over and then he blasts into space:
and then they cut to him in the audience
(( Okay, so for a modern AU for Boromir, I’ve been debating between making him a noble (because that’s still a thing). I’m just a bit hesitant to because I don’t know much about that, though I could easily find out more. It would just take…
I’m glad you like my ideas!:D Tbh, I’m not an expert on Slavic countries either, ahahahaha…I guess the foremost thing would be to pick a country - I’m leaning towards Croatia (wikipedia is always the best starting point, hehe) myself for various reasons (a rather big country with mediterranean climate, the Dinaric Alps as defining mountain range, a long coast with many islands, historically connected to the Romans - all that reminds me of Gondor. Also, I challenge you to listen to the anthem and imagine Boromir singing it, without giggling. Furthermore, just read the names of important dudes from history (Branimir, Zvonimir, Kresimir…).
Since Boromir appears very patriotic in canon (and he’d remember more of their life there than his little bro), I totally see him singing along to Croatian folk music at full blast in his car (much to the embarrassment of Faramir), owning a complete suit of traditional/regional clothing, being adamant about certain rituals on holidays, and, as in canon, being a walking encyclopedia of proverbs.xD I also think the situation would be very interesting in terms of character study - because I think he’d fefinitely would want to return to his country to live there, but he also feels that he has to take care of his brother and father (the latter maybe being too embittered and depressed to want to return?).
Shit, I want to write fanfic now…I’m listening to Croatian tearjerky music and get all these feels (also, look at that landscape, adding it to my vacation list, lol).
If you decide on Croatia and need help with that, let me know since I live there. But the thought of a patriotic Boromir from Croatia is a little horrifying o.O Catholicism, listening to cajke, voting in elections even though he doesn’t actually live there, being convinced the other Balkan countries are trash even though Croatia isn’t much better, the racial and religious intolerance…
Granted, I’m listing the negatives here. No reason he has to be/do any of those things.
It’d be interesting if Finduilas was from the coast (strong Italian influences in Istria), Denethor from the north (German, Austrian and Hungarian influences). Then you have the added option of Denethor descending from austrian or hungarian nobility. Functionally, it would mean nothing, but Denethor strikes me as the type to be stuck on that. Also, the stereotype is that the south is lazy and easy going, while the north more industrious.
If you’re setting the story in the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain, another reason they could have left Croatia is because of the Croatian war of independence (1991-1995).
Amunet, girl? No, much older.
for the-girl-who-reads-a-lot: Eva Green in Penny Dreadful 2/8
Thank you :)
where did the entire year go? o.O
I haven’t been on tumblr much cause I’ve been visiting relatives and friends on vacation their internet has been spotty. I’ll get back to the remainder of the prompts when I get back to my home.
Either way *throws confetti*
as a white person, i apologize.
i apologize for the special privileges i will receive. i apologize for the fact that innocent young poc are being killed in the streets while white murderers and rapists not only walk free, but are sympathized with. i apologize for the blatant racism in the world today and i apologize on behalf of the white people who turn a blind eye to it because they think its not their problem. as a white person i apologize.
We don’t want your apology, we want you to do stand up and do something
we don’t want you to apologize for being white either, please just do something other than say sorry. discuss this with your friends, talk about it at the table. but do something other than apologize, cause an apology won’t save future people.
The goddamn bolded.
And what do you seek to escape?
Perhaps the same thing you do. We all have our curses, don’t we?
for the-girl-who-reads-a-lot: Eva Green in Penny Dreadful 1/8