In celebration for tonight’s 100th episode, we compiled a list of 100th achievements over the first 99 episodes of Critical Role. Enjoy!
100th Point of Damage Dealt: Tiberius (Ep01, 2:30:57) Fireball
100th DM Facepalm: Episode 60 (1:05:28) At Travis’, “F***ing Verizon.”
100th Scanlan Musical Moment: Episode 23 (1:23:59) “With your arms, and your fists, and your legs, and your wrists. It’s in your head, in your head, you are fighting!” Inspiring Grog for the final round of the fight. (“Zombie” by The Cranberries)
The 31-year-old actor, best known as the male star of the fantasy
‘Twilight’ franchise, reflects on sudden celebrity, 'Twihard’ fanatics
and their strong feelings about his former relationship and how his 10-year career-reinvention plan is operating right
“As soon as I signed on to do multiple sequels to [the 2008 film Twilight], I was like, 'It’s gonna take 10 years to get over this,’” the actor Robert Pattinson says as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR’s
'Awards Chatter’ podcast.
“I said that to my agent. And it took 10
years.” Indeed, nearly a full decade after playing the brooding vampire
Edward Cullen in a movie for the first of five times in five years, and
in so doing rocketing to international stardom, if not acclaim, the
dashing 31-year-old Brit is attracting the best reviews of his career.
Ironically, they are coming for his work in Good Time, an indie
crime-thriller in which he buries his good looks behind a goatee,
greasy hair and a thick Queens accent in order to bring to life a
small-time crook who winds up in big trouble in present-day New York. “I
just really, really went after it,” he says with a smile.
Pattinson, who was born in London, fell in love with music
long before acting. A foray into modeling, starting around the age of
12, exposed him for the first time to auditions, and he began to dabble
in drama, as well, but was discouraged from pursuing the creative arts
by his own drama teacher. Nevertheless, at the urging of his father, he
joined a local amateur theater company and, after landing his first
role, was spotted by an agent who soon signed him as a client.
quickly began auditioning for professional jobs — the first film he went
out for was 2004’s Troy (he didn’t get it), the first one he got was 2004’s Vanity Fair (his scenes were eventually cut) and the first that put him on the map was 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(from which he got American representation). Hollywood expressed only
mild interest in him, at the time, so he went back to England, still
debating whether or not he wished to pursue acting. “Every single time I
was just about to say, 'I’m done with this,’” he recalls, “I would get
another one,” including a TV movie in which he played a WWII pilot
suffering from PTSD and an indie film in which he played a young Salvador Dali.
Throughout that period, Pattinson would occasionally send
audition tapes to Los Angeles for roles that appealed to him in America.
One, for a rom-com, led to the opportunity for an in-person audition,
so he flew to America and stayed on the couch of his American agent as
he prepared to go in for it. That audition did not pan out, but while in
town he went in for another, with Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke,
for a part in what he understood to be an indie movie based on a
low-profile book about a vampire.
Hardwicke already had seen some 5,000
young actors before Pattinson came by her house to audition. “I was the last person
they saw,” he recalls, noting that he had a panic attack — and took a
Valium — on his way out the door to go to the audition. Shortly
thereafter, despite some reservations on the part of the film’s
producers (“They all thought I looked really old, and I was pretty
chubby at the time, too”), he won the part (“I kinda knew I was gonna
get it”) and went to work. Following a shoot in which his interpretation
of the character didn’t always mesh with the producers’ and his agents
had to fly in to save his job (“I was very argumentative”), the film was
released — and changed his life forever.
“Twi-hards,” as the Twilight franchise’s most
obsessive fans came to be known, soon descended upon Pattinson, and
became particularly passionate — with delight or dismay — when it became
apparent that he and Stewart were involved with each other in real
life. “The real kind of vocal ones — I think it’s a very, very, very
small group — are quite educated women between the ages of 28 and 60,”
he says. “I mean, that’s quite a lot of women. But older. They’re not
'old,’ obviously, but they’re not teenagers at all. And that’s what
people never really realized. The initial wave of them was young, but
the [mainstays] are significantly older.” He says, when asked if dating
Stewart gave them red meat:
“People would just imagine anyway — like,
even when we weren’t together, people were saying we were anyway. It
doesn’t make a difference. Still now! It definitely does change
the paparazzi involvement in your life — like, 100%. It’s just an
economic thing: there’s just two people in a photo, rather than [one].
And the most relatable thing for anyone who reads a gossip magazine is,
'What’s the state of a relationship?’”
Pattinson’s Twilight-era was surreal. He had been
catapulted onto Hollywood’s A-list, which came with fame and fortune,
but also a loss of privacy and certain preconceptions about what he
wanted — or was capable of doing — as an actor.
In-between the Twilight films, he acted in others, including 2010’s Remember Me, 2011’s Water for Elephants and 2012’s Bel Ami,
hoping to show his broader range, but also keeping him constantly at
work. “I was so busy up until 25 or something that I never had time to
really process anything — you’re just in the eye of the storm,” he says.
“When the series was sort of ending and I’d slowed down a little bit, I
was like, 'Oh, the life you had previously has died and you’re in this
other world’… I was sort of freaking out a little bit.”
Even so, he
never doubted the wisdom of agreeing to be a part of the franchise.
“I’ve never really felt trapped by it,” he says. “I’ve always known it
was the right move.” He adds, “I wouldn’t have done any of this other
stuff if not for that.”
That “other stuff” began with an unexpected straight offer from auteur David Cronenberg to star in 2012’s Cosmopolis,
which he has described as a life-changing experience. It reminded him
why he wanted to be an actor and also solidified his foremost desire for
the coming years: to work with great filmmakers. “I was aware of a
credibility deficit,” he acknowledges. “And so you think, 'Well, if [Werner] Herzog and Anton Corbijn and all these people are hiring me, well, you’re gonna have to shit on your heroes if you want to shit on me.’”
Over the years since, Pattinson has fulfilled his objective. In 2014, he reteamed with Cronenberg, on Map to the Stars, and also starred in David Michod’s The Rover, both of which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, he appeared in Herzog’s Queen of the Desert and Corbijn’s Life. He turned up in James Gray’s The Lost City of Z in 2016.
And then he was back to Cannes this past May as the “romantic psychopath” in indie filmmakers’ Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie’s “first movie-movie” (their words), Good Time,
which Pattinson says feels like a movie “on crack, just the pace of
it,” and which was greeted with a six-minute standing ovation and
magnificent reviews (it has a 94 percent positive rating on
Pattinson reportedly came very close to being
awarded the jury’s best actor prize. With the film’s Aug. 11 release
date rapidly approaching, Pattinson says he is enjoying being part of a
movie this good and this well-received, and isn’t too worried about what
happens next weekend. “I don’t even care if they make money at all,” he
says of his post-Twilight films, with a twinkle in his eye. “Like, literally. As long as I can get another one.”
Birthday present! Vintage ambidextrous bow, unknown maker (no distinguishing brands or maker’s marks), 60" with a 28" draw length, and 30# draw weight, so I can use it for battle games. Clearly, whoever made it knew what they were doing, and I wish I had more info about who they were.
28. “I think I’m in love with you, and I’m terrified.”
60. “It’s a hobby of mine to prove you wrong.”
At first, there was nothing too special about the day. It was just Yoongi and you, hanging out. The summer was hot and he really liked to complain about it, so you’d been annoyed with his nagging for the past hour. You’d offered going out but he just would shake his head no and carry on complaining about how you needed to get a better ac than a cheap one from Walmart.
Then there was a moment where it stopped. The best moment of your day so far. Min Yoongi had shut himself up and he was now just staring at you. Maybe he was counting the droplets of sweat forming on your face, but he just looked so happy in that strange moment. “I think I’m in love with you,” his voice had come out lower than normal and his eyes dropped for a moment. “and I’m terrified.” Now eye contact was being made and kept.
“I don’t think that’s righ-” you began but his put one finger up to your lips to shush you. You let out a soft sigh. It had always been this way. You’d been friends for years and then became friends with benefits. Now, at this point he had begun to develop feelings for you but you weren’t as open as Yoongi when it came to that shit. You weren’t ready for commitment, even if anytime someone asked you admitting to being his.
Min Yoongi was ready to jump right into a cute little plastic life with you while you were stuck on enjoying every moment. Stuck on the moment to moment life where you could be happy and not think about the alarming future that was knocking on your doorstep. In this moment, it was banging.
“I’m so fucking in love with you.” he muttered to himself, but knew you were still listening. He began to repeat it almost as a mantra to himself. You couldn’t tell if he kept saying it because he didn’t believe it or because he was working up the courage to take it out of the whisper zone. He looked timid in this moment and it was kind of strange in fact. Yoongi looked intimidating even if he was a big sweetheart who was always ready to be brutally honest.
“It’s a hobby of mine to prove you wrong, Yoongers.” A small smile appeared on his face as you kept coming up with dumb excuses as to why you couldn’t say it back.
“I know you can’t say it back, Y/N. The only thing I truly don’t know about you is if you feel the same way and you’re afraid to say it or if you just want to fuck forever with no love. You’re not heartless, baby girl.” he cleared his throat. “You’re just afraid to use it.”
You simply shrugged and inched farther away from him on the couch. “I’m gonna go nap.” Then you were gone, but he wasn’t. He was there when you woke up and he was there the next day.
That day was one you wouldn’t forget and you kept it in the back of your mind for a while until it creeped it’s way back up to the front of it. Then one day, he fell asleep after you’d spent the night together. Normally he waited for you, but tonight he was selfish. He’d been snoring lightly lately, but he knew you hated it.
So here he was, snoring. His cute little button face was snoring and keeping you awake. So you just studied him. Everything about the man you’d probably been in love with for years. “I love you.” you whispered and raised your fingers to wipe his bangs out of his eyes to see the forehead you barely saw. “I wish I could tell you.”
Day 28: Heike Langhans Born: February 9th, 1988 (South Africa)
Bands/Projects: Inferium (2005 – 2010); The Great Sleep (2012 – 2013); :LOR3L3I:
(2006 – present); Draconian (2012 – present); ISON (2015 – present)
Collaborations: Warthane (2011); Hearts of Black Science (2015); Anomalie
Curiosities: ♦ Active since 2005, Heike Langhans is a singer/songwriter mostly
associated with the dark electronic project :LOR3L3I:. ♦ Her vocals are known to be sorrowful and her music peculiar and
melancholic in nature. ♦ She is also a graphic designer.
So someone mentioned the idea of having a new Noble class for your MC and this happened…and ofc I drew my avatar
Nari (instead of the default female design)
in the outfit because why not? ALSO, please feel free to draw your Fates avatar in this outfit (and pls tag me so I can see them)!!!
One of the top 10 most precious ancient Chinese paintings, Along the River During the Qingming Festival, 清明上河图Qīngmíng Shànghé Tú, attributed to Song Dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan张择端 (1085–1145). The scroll is 25.5 centimeters (10.0 inches) in height and 5.25 meters (5.74 yards) long. In its length there are 814 humans, 28 boats, 60 animals, 30 buildings, 20 vehicles, 8 sedan chairs, and 170 trees. The one I post is the authentic one collected by the Palace Museum in Beijing, while usually people can only find a copy version in Qing dynasty online, so this is a good reference for people who are interested in guohua国画(traditional chinese painting).