Well catch me laugh-whimpering to myself for days after watching THIS ONE, woof. Legion does horror, Tarra done lost her mind.
Season 1, ‘Chapter 5’
Fall has come to Summerland.
Rain is pattering through the evergreens, which have been slowly dropping loose needles and branches on the MRI machine in the lawn, making it start to look like some old Dharma Initiative pod. Appreciated.
Cary watches with intense anxious focus as they bring Kerry in on a stretcher. “Oh careful careful,” he whispers to himself. How about be careful with my HEART, Cary. This unendurable sweetpea!
Like a taut string has suddenly been cut, he wheels around and into his lab to help them in. The audio goes muffled immediately, the first of what will be many sound manipulations in this, A Very Auditory Episode.
“David,” Melanie calls through the hush a few times, until he walks over to where she’s standing on the other side of the glass. “I met your husband,” he replies in his mind. Oh BABE, you can send now! Oh my cracked little Xavier. “He’s a…Beat poet?” David asks curiously, but Melanie just gives him a sort of inscrutably terrified expression and glides off stage left.
Actually come to think of it, the fact that Oliver and Melanie are married is bewildering and wonderful. Hahahaha.
Later, Syd finds David sitting alone on a dock, as they so oft do. Two points of interest:
1. This dock is way crooked now, oh fuck me up with this MAGICAL REALISM. The season changing and now all this structural weathering — the sense that so much has happened in the seemingly week or so since David has left Clockworks that the environment is reflecting it.
2. In a whole run of incomprehensible outfits, this is easily David’s best look yet, omg, what is happening, I’m delighted.
1. Doug Walker- I really respect his work and opinions and he seems like a really nice person with great comedic insight. Nostalgia Critic reviews are always so fun to watch and the editorials are really well-written and analytical, and watching them really makes me wish I was an internet reviewer.
2. David Tennant- not only my favourite Doctor, but also the person who seemed to have the most passion for the role and the series and one of the most talented actors. He’s just an amazing performer in practically everything I’ve seen him in, from Hamlet to fucking St Trinians 2.
3. Craig Charles- growing up, I adored Red Dwarf and Robot Wars, which
he starred in and presented respectively, and honestly they’re both
still dear to my heart all these years later. Plus he seems like a
really charismatic and funny person.
4. Trey Parker and Matt Stone- there’s no way I could leave them off a list like this, frankly. The irony is they seem like people I wouldn’t get along with, but the writing and messages in South Park are really consistently smart and well-intentioned, plus despite the show’s reputation they don’t seem to just want to offend people, but to actually produce something which has genuine good intentions beyond that.
5. Bill Watterson- looking back, Calvin and Hobbes was probably the first thing I read with a really sophisticated sense of humour, and it’s impressive just how timeless it is. In addition, I kinda respect how much he cared about his strip’s artistic integrity, even if I don’t think I necessarily agree with him.
This was really interesting to think about, thanks for asking anon! :3
“I’m sorry, what?” Emma asked, unsure if she had actually heard correctly.
“Laundry day. He said today was laundry day and he wouldn’t be by,” David repeated.
“So, what, he’s going to the laundromat? Or to the local tannery? Does he even have another outfit to wear while he washes his clothes?” Emma pondered out loud.
“I really didn’t ask,” David admitted. “I don’t think Hook and I are at that stage of our friendship yet.”
Emma rolled her eyes at her father and attempted to refocus on the paperwork in front of her, which was futile, because, seriously. How does a three-hundred-some year-old pirate do laundry? Washboard? Pounding his clothes on rocks? Mmmm…pounding…. Stop. She tried not to picture it (in any more detail) because in every scenario that arose, he was buck naked, and, well, she was still sharing office space with her father for Pete’s sake. Blowing an errant hair from her face (definitely not trying to cool the blush blooming across her face), and shifting in her seat (because the uncushioned chair was uncomfortable, not because anything down below was beginning to tingle or heat up or in need of relief), Emma rattled the papers again pretending she was being productive. Jesus Christ.
Photos from David’s various appearances on the Christian O'Connell radio show(s) down through the years
Including: - December 2006 - Christmas Panto - November 2008 - Einstein and Eddington Promo - April 2009 - Lie Detector #1 - September 2009 - The Christian O'Connell Solution - November 2009 - The David Tennant Breakfast Show (3 days) - October 2010 - Single Father Promo - October 2010 - David Hosts (lie detector #2, Copacabana, Single Father) - February 2011 - 5Live - September 2011 - Fright Night Promo - November 2011 - Beer and Cake Show - March 2012 - Pirates Promo - December 2012 - Nativity 3 - Dude Where’s my Donkey - December 2013 - Zombie Claus
Edited Post to add: - January 2015 - Broadchurch Series 2 Promo - November 2015 - Jessica Jones Promo - December 2015 - Christmas Panto (Star Claus) - March 2017 - Broadchurch Series 3 and Don Juan
An interview of David from Goal talking about him and Bernard (x)
David Luiz is teasing Bernard. He has been from the moment he realised his mate was ready to get some sleep on the long flight to Johannesburg.
He begins by literally tucking the 21-year-old 5’5” Shakhtar star into bed. Once he’s deemed the fit sufficiently snug, Luiz starts singing him a lullaby. By the time he takes out a book to begin reading aloud Bernard’s ‘bedtime story’, Chelsea team-mates Willian and Oscar are laughing hysterically.
“Bernard is like my little brother,” says David Luiz in an exclusive interview with Gillette Brasil Global Tour.
“When he first came into the squad I told him I’d help him and protect him. It’s part of my job as Brazil’s second captain.
“He has a great heart, we have a great relationship and we always have fun.”
Fun seems to follow David Luiz wherever he goes. Once he realises his young team-mate really is ready to get some rest, David hugs him and moves on to the selection of films available on board. He opts for Denzel Washington’s Flight. His choice is met with curious glances and chuckles from those around him.
So here’s some meteorologist Killian and news anchor Emma that was inspired by Hurricane Colin, this damn quote, and my total lack of self control. I’m not great at saying no, okay? :] Enjoy!
Rating: M for smut and sassy swearing Word Count: 8.7K
“Uh, hel-lo,” Ruby’s interrupting tone started. “Earth to Emma….”
Oh, dammit. The bright lights overhead paired with the suddenly demanding voice of the lead camerawoman pulled Emma’s attention back to reality a little slower than she’d hoped. The faint blush covering her cheeks was evidence of her delayed embarrassment and she shook her head softly, trying to redirect her thoughts while giving nothing away.
Just a quick report, she reminded herself. Then she could get the hell out of there before the afternoon broadcast team rolled in. She had to be gone by then.
“Oh, sorry - uh,” she sighed, tucking a stray piece of hair behind her ear as she looked down at the papers in front of her. “Isn’t all of this on the teleprompter?”
“Well, yeah - just thought you’d want to check it out before we start filming,” Ruby explained, tilting her head in analysis. “Are you okay, Em? You’re acting….strange.”
She’d been trying to focus on the notes in her hand. It wasn’t anything big - just a little breaking news about a local power outage paired with the reassurance or possible lie that the problem would be resolved as fast as possible. She was a professional and she could do this one simple newscast without getting distracted.
Well, that had been true….until he walked in. Now she’d be lucky to get out of there without calling this tiny issue a natural disaster or without him burning a hole through her with that blue gaze.
This is so not my day, she thought quietly as she sucked in a deep breath.
We jokingly spoke before about David Duchovny appearing as a guest star to finally re-unite Mulder & Scully but since then the return of The X-Files has been announced. You were a fan, so how you feeling about it?
I am thrilled. Gillian has invited me to the set to visit her and I intend on taking her up on that offer.
Have you spoken to Gillian about it and do you reckon she’ll go back to the iconic Scully red hair?
She spoke to me about it over a year ago and told me it was happening but swore me to secrecy. It was so hard because all my friends are huge X-Files fans.
They were rumours about it and they were asking me if Gillian had said anything about it. I was like, not to me but inside I was screaming hopping up and down.
I wonder. I wonder if Scully is going to be ginger again or go blonde?
As a writer and a fan what would you like to see in the new X-Files?
I would love to see the return to high concept hardcore science fiction genre storytelling in which they excelled. So much has happened in television since The X-Files because of The X-Files and now it is up to them to shift the paradigm again because there have been so many X-Files-esque series’ in the interim that I am so curious to see how they navigate that.
I have implicit trust and it must be so good to get both David and Gillian back because they are so iconic. For me The X-Files was always about Scully more than Mulder, she was the character I gravitated to.
For a lot of people The X-Files was always about Mulder but for me it was Scully first.
Given what we’ve seen in Hannibal and your other work, it would seem that The X-Files would be a great fit for you…
I would love it. Gillian and I spoke very briefly about how fun that would be for me to play in that play box. What is great about what they are doing is that they are bringing back the old team, they are getting The X-Files master-class back together and telling those stories.
As a fan, I am thrilled to be in the audience and watch that. Yes, I’d jump at half a chance to participate in that world. But I am so thrilled to see what they’re doing and it is kind of like what they’re doing with Star Wars.
I’d love to participate in that world but equally as thrilled to sit in the audience to see what J.J Abrams has come up with.
Everyone wants to tell '98 DD about how he and Gillian are now, but I'd want to tell young Gillian. What do you think her reaction would be (after, of course, she accepts that you're from the future)?
I LOVE THIS ASK. It’s from a couple days ago but I keep thinking about it.
I really can’t decide if she would be surprised or not. I think she would be cautious. I think if I told her that she and David do conventions together she would roll around on the floor and cackle for five hours. But I feel like she mostly would just be happy, and relieved. Because I do get the sense that she has always had affection for him and thought he was kind of the bee’s knees, but she didn’t always get a lot of enthusiasm back from him in that regard. And I think she would be glad to know that he comes around and that they seem to be having fun together in their, as she will put it a few years from our meeting, dotage. And experiencing all their stuff together and talking about the old days and just being unqualified friends finally.
I might tell her that she has a running joke going about the size of his dick. A public running joke. And that he’s fine with it. I don’t think I can explain Twitter to her though. Hell, I’m not sure if I could explain it to her now.
“Your human compost pile of an ex has made a reappearance.”
I didn’t bother to hide the eyeroll as I turned to look at at my neighbor, leaning over the fence that cut across our backyards. “Your way with words is a gift, Jones, truly. But trash would have worked just fine too.”
“I was being metaphorical. Once he’s returned to the earth he’ll actually contribute to this world.”
My look of disapproval did nothing to stop his wide grin. “Is there a specific reason you’re interrupting my studies, or…?”
His expression turned serious for a moment, and I watched in amused surprise as his hand flew up to scratch at his ear - the tell I’d used to call his bluffs in pickup poker games and serious conversations he didn’t want to have since I’d met him years ago. “I just…wanted to make sure you were alright. Not curled into a ball in your room sobbing your eyes out and watching bad rom coms.”
“Yes, because that sounds like exactly the sort of reaction I’m prone to have.”
“Alright, then playing a game of darts with his face as the target. Kicking puppies. Listening to angry indie rock.”