Give your dream genderbent cast to your favourite movie (*or show!). (Obviously I mean only for the 4/5 main protagonists.) Asked by ablogwithaview

I choose Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet since it is one of my favourite movie- and work by William Shakespeare. And here’s the list of actors I’d cast. Gender-bent, of course.

Dramatis Personae

  • Hamlet, Princess of Denmark — Natalie Dormer
  • Queen Hamlet, the ghost — Dame Judi Dench
  • Queen Claudia (Claudius) — Joely Richardson
  • Prince Consort Geralt (Gertrude) — Paul McGann
  • Ophir (Ophelia) — Max Irons

I was tagged by Olivia, the best blogger and friend there is.

  • How do you take your tea or coffee? 

I take tea without milk and whenever I can even without sugar- when I drink blended tea I want to taste their real flavour but green tea I can find a bit bitter to drink without sugar.

  • If you were allowed to choose between having the power of flipping through a book and absorbing everything inside of it instantly and having the power of apparition/disapparition, which would you choose?

This is actually a tricky question. My first instinct was to replay 'naturally, I choose the power of flipping through a book and absorbing everything inside of it instantly!'. But then I thought about what an incredible experience reading ‘slowly’ is. I thought about the great pleasure of re-reading a book and finding new details. I thought about the immense joy you feel when you manage to memorise your favourite line or paragraph: it is called ‘learn by heart’ for a reason, I believe. No, I would not choose this power. I would rather be able to apparate/disapparate at will: imagine the amount of ‘slow-reading’ I could do in public places without being disturbed!

  • You’re given four months of holiday and bottomless funds to travel the world. Where do you go?

I’d travel around all of the UK, discovering all the most interesting historical sites. I’d also take up a nice place on Lake Windermere to relax and write for at least a couple of months. And then, since I have bottomless funds, I’d pay someone a huge amount of money to be on the set of a TV series of my choosing.

  • In the above scenario, do you travel alone or take someone with you? 

I’d take YOU. DUH!

  • You’re allowed, through some mysterious means, to bring one fictional character to life… not, however, for personal gain, but for the good of the world. Who do you choose?

Oh, wow, good question! I was trying to come up with a sophisticated literary answer but in all honesty I’d bring the Doctor to life but obviously not whiny whimsy Moffat’s Doctor.

  • What is the most listened-to song in your iTunes library and how many plays does it have? 

My most listened-to song is not really a song, it’s a fugue. Precisely, ‘So You Want To Write A Fugue?’ by Glenn Gould. It doesn’t matter if you like classical music or not just go and listen to it because it’s a masterpiece (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZM4yxbE0ZE)

  • Are there any social media accounts that you regret creating?

Mmh, now I dislike Facebook and I don’t use it anymore but I have liked it once, at the very beginning, so I can’t really say I regret it.

  • You’re given the chance to spend the day with a group of tumblr friends. What do you do? (Asked the girl probably meeting several of you this year baha)

Hahahah! Exactly what we did, ma chère Olivia! Talking for hours about books and fandoms, walking throughout the streets of a metropolis appreciating its architecture, and eating good food- because I am great fan of conviviality. Oh, drinking an excellent glass of prosecco would be on the list as well, of course! <3

  • Do you show an interest in the actors who play your favorite characters, or do you prefer to focus solely on the fictional universe or your favorite show? 

I am such a rational creature I do not fall in love with actors at all because of the characters they played *SARCASM INTENSIFIES*  

  • What material object could you not live without?

Uhm, my toothbrush? Good hygiene is very important to me. My mobile as well, maybe. After all, I have many books on iBooks. Choosing a single one is so difficult because many a material object needs something else to function.

  • Copying Rose who was copying Wil because this really is an excellent question: Give your dream genderbent cast to your favourite movie (*or show!). (Obviously I mean only for the 4/5 main protagonists.)


Expect a separate post soon with an Alternate Universe Hamlet, Princess of Denmark, because Matriarchy reigns. 

Rewatching series 2 of Downton makes me want to write a young!Cora and young!Robert fanfiction in which:

  • Cora is the American heiress we know her to be, a bit frightened to be thrown into London society but stoically composed- because that’s how I imagine any young woman with a bit of pride would feel at being married just for her money (Robert himself says his was a marriage of convenience and that he started loving Cora only some time after they married).
  • Robert is a pompous spoiled ass, always complaining about how hard it is to be a young earl, how bad he needs money, how much he needs to save Downton, how much he loves Downton, how much he dislikes the idea of a mésalliance BUT also
  • Robert is a character with potential for improving.
  • Robert actually improves with time because he has to manage all of Cora’s money not only for his pleasure but also for the well-being of Downton tenants (and the all story arc ‘Robert does not know how to invest OH no we’re losing Downton’ would not have existed and we all would have been so much happier).
  • Robert actually improves (part 2) because I can’t seem to imagine a privileged young man being untouched by the horrors of a war (read: Boer War)
  • Robert is on the right path to value and love all his daughters equally- even if in an aloof-sort of way, since it seemed very important for an aristocratic father (and well, sometimes even for a mother) to take only a detached interest in one’s offspring.
  • Robert is a coherent character with flaws that don’t make you want to rip your face off.

a detailed list of things i hate

  • hot weather
  • high temperatures
  • heat
  • warmer than average conditions

Une bonne après-midi, bien sûr

Matthew changed me. I loved him, but he changed me.

(Source: connietough)


is it cold in here or is that just my heart

tumblr crushes of the moment


Right, well, after royalrory and misscrawfords' comments yesterday, I've decided to make this a more frequent thing. :p At least over the summer. Coffee hasn't really kicked in yet though and I feel like a zombie, so I apologize for the lack of thought that's gone in to this. I would have…


my hair and i have a very complicated relationship </3


"do you love the character or the person who plays them?"