Gah, it’s so hard to even guess. I know right now I would love to see Alex Kingston as Harry Watson! She has been my number one Harry actress for a while and she was on Dr. Who for a bit so she is familiar with Moffat/Gatiss. I personally see Harry as being older than John, but that’s just my headcanon, i have nothing to prove it other than the fact he just strikes me as a younger brother. I also am willing to believe the Harry/John twin thing as well, but I much prefer that she is a few years older.
Hmmmm… well I don’t know if this is a surprise to anyone but I really love my hurt/comfort, so my personal headcanon John and Harry had a poor childhood. Their dad was possibly abusive/alcoholic. I think growing up in an environment like this makes John what he is in the show. So with an abusive childhood I can see Harry trying to be the great big sister to John, and then eventually falling to alcohol like their father, and that’s probably something John has never forgiven her for.
You know me… all for the angst! If you want a little more fluffier headcanon than i always love the idea of Harry being taller than John and making fun of him their enitre life. Even as adults she teases him and he really gets annoyed (in a friendly sibling way) with her. :D
I watched you fall.
A few words on meeting Martin Freeman.
On the 19th of September, Melanie, Megan, and I went down to Trafalgar Square to wait by the stage door of Trafalgar Studios, where Martin Freeman is entering his last week of a three month run of Shakespeare’s Richard III, where he plays the title character. I already have tickets for two of the shows, so I didn’t feel too terrible about waiting by the door without seeing the play.
We got there around 10:00pm, after getting lost and wandering around for forty-five minutes. By the the time we got there, there were already about twenty fans waiting outside, all of whom had also not seen the play. After a few minutes, we heard the final gunshot ring out through the theatre, signaling that the play was over. Within seconds more fans were flooding out of the back door to queue up around the barriers. There were at least a hundred people there by the time the actors started exiting.
The crowd gave polite applause to the other actors, but it was clear we were all waiting for one man. After about thirty minutes, Martin came out - he was the last one. He came out to warm cheers and applause, and waved politely before immediately starting to sign things for the fans. The crowd was in a semicircle around the stage door, with Martin’s car in the center. We were set to be some of the last people, which was a little bit nerve-wracking, but I knew that he probably wouldn’t sign for some people if he wasn’t going to sign for everyone.
When he got closer to us, I asked two of the people in front of me if I could stick my arm through them so he could sign the book I had brought. They were very obliging, as I had informed them I didn’t want to shove them out of the way or anything terrible like that. But as Martin got closer, there was a natural gap between those two people, so I snuck in. Most of the people were silent - other than a few shaky thank you’s.
But when he got to me, I knew I would regret not saying something to him. So I said, “Martin, you were phenomenal!” AND HE LOOKED UP AND ME, GUYS, HE LOOKED ME IN THE EYE AND SAID THANK YOU. And then I said, “Would it be okay if I bothered you for a hug?” And he said, “Of course!” and gave me a great big hug. I may have lingered a bit, but honestly, can you blame me? Martin has been on my list of actors I would die to meet for years now, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity!
And then he moved on to sign things for the last few people. Another girl asked for a hug, and he quipped, “Why don’t we all just give each other a hug?” But still very willingly hugged anyone who wanted one.
When he was finished, he got into the back of the Range Rover that was waiting for him as people cheered and yelled their thank you’s toward him.
This whole experience reminded me why I love the Sherlock and Martin fandom so much. This was the second time I’ve stage doored for Martin. The first time, a few days ago, he didn’t sign. He just came out and waved, and once people stopped cheering he said a quick thank you, and then got into the car. Both times, though, I was so impressed with the amount of respect that the fans had. When he comes out, there are cheers and applause, but nobody is screaming at him. And when he didn’t sign that first night, nobody booed or asked him to stay or complained that he didn’t sign. People respect that this is a serious and grueling production, and I think we all realize how tired he is after the performance. As he was making his way around the semicircle signing, nobody pushed or tried to get closer to Martin, they all just waited quietly until he came to them. And when he was done, everyone cheered and yelled thank you and waved as he drove off.
Sometimes I am just so thankful for being part of this fandom <3
The genius of Martin Freeman.
September 22: Happy Birthday, Bilbo Baggins!This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours’ respect, but he gained — well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.
And Frodo too! [x]
who wants a reminder that this is Sherlock’s face from the app as soon as he realises john is in danger
i hate them
I was just thinking about the other night when I met and hugged Martin and just this fandom man, it’s so great.
Like, the first night I went, Martin came out but didn’t sign. But everyone cheered politely and then waved goodbye as he got into his car. No one seemed too terribly upset that he didn’t sign, which is awesome.
And then the other night when he did sign, my god, this fandom just fucking rocks. He came out and everyone cheered - nobody screamed at him, or anything, just plain cheered and applauded. And as soon as he started signing, everyone went quiet and waited their turn. Nobody pushed forward or tried to get closer to him - even where there were no barricades. Nobody hugged him without asking (that I know of, at least over on my side), and everyone was just very polite.
And when he left, everyone got out of the way of his car without being asked and yelled thank you’s and waved politely and was just so courteous.
I’ve been to other things with other fandoms, and there is nowhere near the amount of respect. I’ve been to events where people SCREAM bloody murder at the celebrities and demand that they sign things. I’ve been to events where people steal hugs or even kiss the people without asking, and I’ve been to events where fans push other fans in order to get closer to people. I’ve seen videos of fans surrounding cars as celebrities try to drive off.
This fandom kicks ass, and I couldn’t ask to be in a better one. I just hope that it’s the same when Benedict does Hamlet, because if it is, then we are all in for an amazing treat.
Not to mention after he had left it was like a collective cheer by everyone. I was cheering with people I didn’t even know, because we were like.. untied in our love! Everyone was so happy and we talked and it was great to see everyone is such great spirits! Lovely!
There’s nothing the matter with me! Imagine I said that without shouting.
Happy Birthday Bilbo Baggins (September 22nd)
According to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, when we are dying or have suffered a catastrophic loss, we all move through five distinct stages of grief. We go into d e n i a l, because the loss is so unthinkable, we can’t imagine it’s true. We become a n g r y with everyone - angry with survivors, angry with ourselves. Then we bargain. We offer everything we have. We offer up our souls in exchange for just one more day. When the b a r g a i n i n g has failed and the anger is too hard to maintain, we fall into d e p r e s s i o n , despair, until finally we have to accept that we have done everything we can. We let go. We let go and move into a c c e p t a n c e .
Martin being perfect… (x)