Hello, weekend readers. I took the liberty of scheduling the weekly round-up a day late. Not necessarily because I only got back from London on Friday afternoon, but really because I wanted to ride out the unusual level of attention I was getting since late Friday evening when I posted my Observations on the SD with David Tennant. Here are my observations on the posting of my observations: The David Tennant fandom (what are they called btw? The Tennantettes? The Tennanters? The Tens?) certainly have some impressive reach. My post was quickly picked up by a fan on Twitter, and my “stats are booming” ever since
as WP calls it. As always, my pictures are gifts to whichever fandom, so I don’t mind them being reworked and reposted, but I have to commend the original re-poster for crediting me via @ mention. That’s proper netiquette. Thank you!
— David Tennant (@David_Tennant) June 2, 2017
There’s a definite spike in my traffic due to those
frankly not very good pictures I took of DT… Not complaining. I just find it interesting, and it puts our own jokes about “the mighty reach of the Armitage Army” in perspective, particularly when you compare the usual traffic on my blog with the days since posting the “Observations”. Why, check the screenshot of my stats from last night – I racked up almost twice as many views yesterday (the orange column) than on the best post in May (the blue box)
Anyway, sorry for rambling on about that. Let’s move on to *our* man instead. Here’s a compilation of noteworthy posts from Tumblr this week:
- Sooo, Castlevania. Judging by maryjanezigzag’s picture of the game DVD, the Trevor part *always* had RA written on it…
- An amusing little story, written by life itself, recounted by hannibatchsmuse… I guess that could only happen in the US 😉
- *coughs* that scene with *that* line really made me laugh the first time I saw it. I remember thinking that Fuller fudged the line by putting an unnecessary “with” in there *coughs*. Giffed by riepu10
- A still from Pilgrimage, edited by ausschweifendemotte. We’ve seen it before. But I put it in here because I noticed something. Check the teeth! That’s the hair/costume dept at its best. Certainly not the pearly whites we usually see. I actually like the fact that they have thought of adjusting the dentistry to the middle ages because it always annoys me to see medieval films with 21st century perfect dentures…
- Ok, I really, really dislike the word ‘dork’. (I just think Richard is about 20 years too old for that adage.) But I really really *don’t* dislike this gif set by tinkertailor1212. A mood enhancer on a dark day!
- Mh, nice edit posted by guest2x2. I hope you retain control, too
- Muhahaha, yeah, I bet, Guy. Another naughty What a Guy Wants by nfcomics
- Tinkertailor1212 subtitled this “pure”. Pure fun? Certainly makes me smile
- Ghisborne turns Sir Guy into a modern!AU. Convinced!
- Riepu10 finishes the filmography with part 5
- This one was put out there by thewolfsbaneofmylife. Discuss!
- Let’s remember one of the *essential* scenes in BS. Thank you to ulmoides for bringing this back to our attention. I’ll definitely be watching for *that* plot in season 2…
Hope you enjoyed that. (I deliberately ended on that aprés-shower scene… maybe *you* need one now? 🛀)
So, I am back home in Ireland after four days of summer (SUMMER!) in London. And yes, I am mentioning that *deliberately* because whatever happened there last night, we can’t let terrorism keep us from enjoying London, life and any place we love. Gosh, it was gorgeous over there. I had a launch event to attend and a few business meetings, and one of my pair of “the best bosses of all” put me up in my favourite hotel. Pop!Thorin was appreciative. He hopped under the covers as soon as he saw the bed (see right). Of course, he couldn’t stay on his side of the double bed. Noooo, he had to sleep right in the middle. Likewise, he also tucked right into the scrumptious breakfast, served – as always – in bed (see below).
As always he was a great companion, though, cheering me up and watching over me, even at work.
Lording it over my laptop, so to speak (see below right):
Mind you, that may be the last time he is lording it over Little Miss Bling. Because the *other* best boss of all is insisting on replacing Little Miss Bling after I mentioned some problems with the Macbook due to the latest
forced-upon-me MacOS update. Annoyingly, the laptop keeps running out of battery power – even when it is plugged into the mains. (Do other Mac users have similar problems? It has doesn’t connect to iCloud anymore, the keychain doesn’t work, and the CPU appears to be overworked.) In short – it’s a pain in the ass. Boss-man immediately said “let’s get you a new one” 😂. I’ve heard that before. I’ll actually try having it repaired by an Apple expert first, but it’s good to know that there is the option of getting it replaced…
Anyway, I’ll leave you now with two architectural gems from London. I have increasingly begun to ignore the tube in London and explore on foot instead. Florin Court is Hercule Poirot’s magnificent Art Deco residence in the David Suchet ITV series. Located on Charterhouse Square is very close to my hotel and office in Smithfield. The opposite direction is Charles Dickens’ House in Doughty Street, Camden, is about 15 minutes by foot from the London office. I just love the mix of architecture in London… And I will not stop going there because extremists are using violence to get their way. It’s got to stop. Let’s not allow them to bully us into submission.