My standards for boys:
- dark hair
- cute smile
- love horseback riding
- unusually long life span
- speak elvish
- secretly be the heir to the throne of Gondor
- be Aragorn
I’ve already seen weirdness brewing between Cumberbatch fans and Shakespeare fans about whether he’ll “get it right” or “do the role justice” or “be too much of a prat for it”—please. Benedict will do his own Hamlet, for there are as many Hamlets as there are actors to play him.
Ben Whishaw […] said the smartest thing I’ve heard anyone say about the role: “I think out of all the parts I’ve played, that one feels the most transparent. When you go and see it, you’re seeing something of the actor… it’s not a mask you can hide behind.” The actor doesn’t become Hamlet, Hamlet becomes the actor.
So I’m not going to see Benedict become Hamlet, I’m going to see Hamlet be Benedict. Which will be a very interesting—and beautiful—thing to see.”
Lots of happy coming from the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships
Most notable rankings (for my brain, anyway):
#1 Yuzuru Hanyu [Japan] (YA BOI)
#3 Javier Fernandez [Spain] (heyooooo I’m actually not super excited about this one, just like… amused?)
#4 Maxim Kovtun [Russia] (this pretty much validates my conviction that nope he sure didn’t belong in Sochi over Plushenko
my Silken-Mulletted Cyborg King)
#5 Jeremy Abbott [USA] (come on dude)
#27 Misha Ge [Uzbekistan] (didn’t advance to free skate but YOU DO YOU, MISHA, YOU DO YOU <3)
As for the ladies, as of current post-short program news, Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner, and Yulia Lipnitskaya are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively, surprising exactly no one.
Plushenko come back wait what
Spoiler-Free Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Premise: A young girl named Rose discovers that she can taste the emotions of other people in the food that they cook. As she grows up surrounded by her mother, father, and brother — who each have their own secrets — she contends with the unique stress of knowing other people intimately yet struggling to understand herself.
My thoughts: [under the cut.]