I just realized something today. You know how we always rant about
the (old, too old) age of the actors playing Harry Potter’s parents in the movies?
Snape, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin were (more or less) 31 years old
when Harry started to attend Hogwarts.
in the movies, they were interpreted by a 55 year old (Alan
Rickman), a 43 year old (Gary Oldman) and a 38 year old (David
Thewlis) respectively. (These are the ages they were when
the first movie was released.)
you know Ben Barnes, who is often fancasted as teenage
Sirius Black? He is 35 years old, only a year younger than Sirius
was when he died. So Ben Barnes is in fact a good fancast for
old Sirius! And Andrew Garfield, who is often fancasted
as teenage Remus? 33. Yep. You get my point here.
Dan Rockwell, Army Soldier, fashion model, personal trainer and down right gorgeous guy, is there no limit to this man’s abilities?
Battlefield or on the stage Dan presents a mighty challenge to any would be competitor. Keep an eye out on his friends, David Michael Barnes, Pierre Vuala and Keiran McBay, all of whom will be making an appearance in the next few weeks.
Starring David Oyelowo, Daniel Craig, David Wilson Barnes, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Rachel Brosnahan, Blake DeLong, Glenn Fitzgerald, Slate Holmgren, Anthony Michael Lopez, Matthew Maher, Nikki Massoud, Kyle Vincent Terry & Finn Wittrock
Li Bai - Drinking Alone By Moonlight - Read in English and Mandarin by David Barnes
Drinking Alone By Moonlight
by Li Bai (701-762)
A cup of wine, under the flowering trees;
I drink alone, for no friend is near.
Raising my cup I beckon the bright moon,
For he, with my shadow, will make three men.
The moon, alas, is no drinker of wine;
Listless, my shadow creeps about at my side.
Yet with the moon as friend and the shadow as slave
I must make merry before the Spring is spent.
To the songs I sing the moon flickers her beams;
In the dance I weave my shadow tangles and breaks.
While we were sober, three shared the fun;
Now we are drunk, each goes his way.
May we long share our odd, inanimate feast,
And meet at last on the Cloudy River of the sky.