A talk-test for Adelaide for jilly <3
A talk-test for Adelaide for jilly <3
Angela Lansbury receiving her Honorary Oscar at the 2013 Governor’s Ball (x)
this is where I declare my unabashed love for angela lansbury:
- my very very sweet dearly-departed grandmother loved murder mysteries like nobody’s business and she watched Murder She Wrote every single week, and I watched it with her. Happy memories.
- I grew up on her disney movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which everyone has forgotten now but it was pretty weird and cool? Basically Angela Lansbury is secretly a witch and at the end she fights Nazis by animating piles of empty armor into a magical army and kicks their asses.
- She originated the role of kickass nonconformist auntie Mame in the musical Mame on broadway and was fantastic and she and Bea Arthur in their BFFs/frenemies parts were kind of my role models for adulthood which probably explains a lot
- on the total other end of the spectrum she was spectacularly evil in The Manchurian Candidate and if you haven’t seen that you are in for a surprise friends.
Anyway, yay Angela Lansbury
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS. <3
(Also I ran across a Murder She Wrote marathon on TV just before we moved. I still enjoy watching it. *laughs*)
genginger said: I always take Isabela when I have Sebastian, since he’s so fussy about opening chests… ;)
I admit, I rarely burn points to make darling Sebastian…er…chestily proficient. But Aeryn, on the other hand, insists he does it till he gets it right. While Isabela, Varric, and Anders snicker in the background. If he’s going to do crime with the rest of them, he’s going to be good at it. Tsk. ;D
Yeah, I’d rather focus on his dexterity. (Get your mind out of the gutter! Or make room for me, at least.) I figure he would of course have a basic understanding of lockpicking from his younger days, but a) he probably relied more on charm than actual cunning even then b) he would be out of practice and c) he’s probably not very interested in re-honing those particular skills.
I think if he’s gonna do crime, he might want plausible deniability, too. “Honestly, Reverend Mother, I had no idea Hawke was planning to steal from those men. I thought we were merely fighting in self defense.” *innocent blink* *charming smile* *the reverend mother forgets what she was talking about and wanders away*
Always room in the gutter! I do think he was a charmer of a rogue, yes. I have a bit of headcanon that says he’s very good at door locks (for other headcanon reasons), but that chests with their slightly different mechanisms throw him a little. And yet more headcanon that says Hawke doesn’t want Sebastian to lie to himself about exactly what he’s getting involved with, running around with her. ”We aren’t heroes, Brother Sebastian. Well….Aveline, maybe.”
But now I have this image of him trying that charming smile on Elthina and then being a little nonplussed that it still works after so many years.
Well yes, I DO imagine that whatever lock picking he did in his past, it was definitely door based. ;)
And the smile… I imagine him trying not to use it, in the Chantry. Trying to hard to be good and not to take advantage, knowing that his face is a weapon and trying not to use it. Keeping his smiles bland and his eyes peaceful… But then he gets caught in a corner — late for chant because he’s been out with Hawke, or behind in his kitchen duties — and he just can’t help it. He lets out the grin — the one that says I’m a scamp and I can’t help it and all I can do is throw myself at your mercy because I like you so very much — and it always works, at least a little.
What. No, I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about this. As if. *snort*
No, no. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has spent….oh, an hour or two at least, ahem…pondering how he taught himself to blend in, to quiet himself, keep his eyes soft, to not overwhelm with the advantage that his striking features give him until he is so gentle and bland that, in his robes at least, he is an unthreat, he’s only another brother. That the sisters grow used to him, that the blandness becomes a truth rather than a mask, and that it takes the second look that Hawke gives him, at Sebastian in his armor in the morning sun, to remind him that people used to look, used to stare. That once, the way he looks was a tool…a weapon, even.
I have always thought that part of Sebastian’s embarrassment with Hawke’s terribly overt flirting lines was the sort of embarrassment a good cook gets when watching someone who can barely boil water in the kitchen … what do you think, no, not like that.
And then he’s embarrassed that he wants to show Hawke how to do it properly, even if it’s not a Hawke he’s actually particularly got feelings for as yet, (or ever, depending on how you’re playing your Hawke, of course), and then he reminds himself Brother, I don’t do that anymore, and then he has to go pray.
So it’s not a case of being uncomfortable with other people’s flirting, (because that would be a little hypocritical, considering his past, and also he has no problems watching anyone else flirt), it’s just horror at how awkward Hawke is.
(Also one of the ficlets in my queue kind of addresses that transition period for him, when he’s not quite sure what to do with his face anymore. *laughs* Apparently we all spend too much time thinking about how he thinks about his cheekbones? Or something?)
aka shameless self promotion.
if you are in or near North New Jersey or know someone who is and are looking for some kick ass handmade goodies and gifts, come on by this coming saturday! (and support some local female artisans and small business owners :) )
just a quick last minute reminder. i shall be doing my best tomorrow pretending to be a normal person, while attempting to sell my handiwork, side by side with a group of very lovely talented hardworking women (honestly, they were the only reason I felt even a smidgen of reluctance about leaving our previous apartment, and why at first I tried to look for a place in the same township)
oh and as a preview - one of the new piece I made during my emergency crafting marathon
matching necklace not pictured, because its harder to take a nice quick picture of one on a nearby curtain with a phone camera :P
- Seeking Solace
- Break Away
- Breathe Again
- Mother Nature
- Trouble Lurking
- Under the Rain
- Hold My Hand
- Precious Treasure
- Standing Still
- Two Roads
- Breaking the Rules
- Deep in Thought
- Keeping a Secret
- Danger Ahead
- Kick in the Head
- No Way Out
- Fairy Tale
- Do Not Disturb
- Playing the Melody
- Mischief Managed
- I Can’t
- Are You Challenging Me?
- Broken Pieces
- Pen and Paper
- Can You Hear Me?
- Out Cold
- Seeing Red
- Through the Fire
- All That I Have
- Give Up
- Last Hope
- In the Storm
- Safety First
I haven’t done this in a LONG time. Anybody?
Okay, folks. I think I’m getting a cold and I’m feeling grumbly, so I’d rather have something fun to think about. Pick me some prompts?
oooo pick me pick me
send tiny green dragon more questions
I have not drawn on a tablet in some months and would like to relearn when I get home