I understand it is a year away but seeing as the audiences for hamlet are going to be 90% “Cumbercollective”, could we please keep the squealing and giggling and noises when Benedict comes on or does something particularly attractive or appealing to a bare minimum aka NONE AT ALL please. This is performance you are watching. Live. And not only do you need to be respectful of other audience members but the actors themselves. By all means laugh if something amusing happens, gasp if something shocking, but no pointless “squees”. Because as well as ruining the experience for others, you’ll also give us as fans a bad reputation in light of Ben and the reviews that will come out for Hamlet calling us all “crazed and obsessive.”
And on that note, I hope this all goes without mentioning, but nobody cares how far you have travelled and how badly you want to see him, Benedict has said he is not doing stage door so DO NOT LINGER OUTSIDE WAITING FOR HIM. HE IS NOT DOING STAGE DOOR. HE IS NOT. SO GO HOME/LEAVE THE VENUE STRAIGHT AWAY. AND DO NOT DO NOT SEEK OUT AND WAIT BY HIS CAR OR HIS MOTORBIKE. DO NOT. Let him go home and get rest for the performance he will be doing the following night. Don’t be stalkerish. Because it only makes Benedict think bad of you as an individual.
"Steven Moffat: I would do a Doctor Who/Sherlock crossover"… Say What?!
Everyone who’s a fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock has heard, read or wanted a crossover between the 2 shows for a while, and now, while promoting season 8 of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, writer and producer of both shows, has ignited that fire stating that we would be willing to do it, as RADIOTIMES informs!
“Look I’m going to come clean on this: I would,” said Moffat. “Go speak to Cumberbatch,…
Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.
Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
"Elizabeth" Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used cages, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although it’s technically true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t only to feel younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.
For all the lives she enriched (which, according to this, seems like it was mostly her own), she decimated and destroyed countless others—not only directly but indirectly in the family of her victims. “Blood bitch ” sounds mild. I’d call her fucking cunt.
no way in hell is it that time of year again
It’s only July and there’s already a big and fervent discussion on the Yuletide lj comm about tweaking the rules for this year.
Which would probably be easier if anyone understood them, since they are the most confusing thing in the entire universe. I have seen explanations of particle physics, Jacques Lacan, and the infield fly rule that make sense, but Yuletide eligibility rules are beyond human comprehension.