This is how far mankind has evolved; fully grown men who’ve worked their entire lives to become invaluable members of a progressive society, in the blink of an eye, reduced to chasing a wooly remnant. - Dylan Keogh, Casualty S31E21; The Stag, The Dog and The Sheep

So there has been a lot of unrest within the Casualty fandom lately… and seeing as I tend to think in rhyme I decided to write a super cheesy poem to sum up my thoughts on it all.

I present to you… a shoelace mantra XD 

No but imagine the day that Connie’s completely caught up on paperwork, there’re next to no patients, and all three consultants are in because of the way that the rota works

And so Dylan and Elle invade Connie’s office so that she’s not alone (bc she refuses to go home, it reminds her of happier times which makes her sad) and they have a picnic or something, and Dylan just comes out with a series of sarcastic yet cryptic comments about life in general/things that he can see outside Connie’s office, and it’s just the funniest day ever

And then he invites Connie to come and visit Dervla if she ever wants a running companion bc “he’s too old” to still go running with the dog, and Elle’s then like, you know what, we should do something as a team outside of work.

So that’s the story of how Connie somehow got roped into (and organising…and running, pun intended) the Holby City Consultants’ Running Club


Behind the scenes of The Next Doctor (Part Two)

Excerpts from David Bailey’s Interview with Dervla Kirwan - DWM #404

David Bailey:  You’re the latest in a string of stars to appear in the series…

Dervla Kirwan:  “Well, didn’t they just refer to it as like the old Morecambe & Wise Show, the way that everyone wants to be a part of it?  The fact is, judging from the episodes I’ve watched of the last few series, it’s just phenomenal what they can do.  And what’s exciting, I suppose, looking at it from David’s point of view, is that over a nine-month period of working, he gets to meet loads of new people every three weeks, and do the most extraordinary stories with real heart.[…]

David Bailey:  Are you envious of David’s position in that kind of show?

Dervla Kirwan:  Yeah - he really gets to flex his acting muscles a lot.  And you just don’t get it nowadays, you know.  So, yeah… [She bursts out laughing.]  I’m as jealous as hell!

Excerpts from David Bailey’s interview with David Morrissey - DWM #403

David M on Doctor Who:  "It’s been one of the great things about the reintroduction of the series, that the scripts have been about people who’ve endured trauma or who have things at stake.  And at the heart of that is David’s performance as the Doctor.  I think he’s somebody who brings great depth to the role, history to the role, he’s somebody who brings a great drama to it.  As well as all the comedic stuff that he’s able to do, and the lightness that he brings, there’s a real truthfulness to the role.”

“David and I got a car from the unit base to the set and it was like arriving with a member of Take That,” Morrissey laughs.  “They were all there, screaming his name.  And David was fantastic.  He was brilliant about how he just went over there and signed autographs and talked to people.  And that, of course, meant that when we were filming, the crowds were very respectful of the filming, because they knew they’d get their moment with David and their photograph taken.  He’s wonderful!”

“I think the great thing about David is not just the fact that his is a brilliant interpretation of the Doctor, that he’s a great actor doing a great role,” he explains, “but I think it’s the way he takes on the role above and beyond character.  He really lives it and respects it, and he respects the fact that people are going to fall in love with that role and need something from it - he takes that seriously as well.  Nothing was ever too much trouble for him, as far as meeting fans went, and I was very admiring of that.  I’m quite in awe of him, and how he takes on the role both as an actor and also as a person playing it, outside in the world”

Other parts available here: [ Part One ]  [ Part Three ]
Other behind-the-scenes photosets are available [ here ]

“Okay, he’s name is Max and he’s a porter here, and there’s a small age gap but we’re very happy.”

“I know that I want to be with you and you want to be with me and I think we could be happy here… Together.”

It’s weird to think at the beginning of the year Zax was slowly becoming non-existent and now they’re moving in together… The writers just got it so right! Plus Dylan and Dervla is a whole different type of pairing in itself and Connie’s hair flip after taking her helmet off was just… SASSY!

Hey taylorswift this is a project that I made in honour of you coming back to Ireland x This flag is made up of messages from all the people in the #IrishSwiftieSquad I think you follow all of us haha. Everyone that is tagged below love you just as much as me and we all have a message on this flag :) I hope to meet you in Dublin so that I can give you this flag personally but if not I hope I can give it to a musician, or part of your crew so that it will get to you. I love you Taylor and I can’t wait to see you in 13 days :D taylorswift

Alicia - 1989thswiftie
Rosalín - red-lips-and-rosiee-cheeks
Kelly - sojuniorhigh
Reece - tays-sick-beat
Ellen - enchantingtaylor1989
Ornagh - polaroidswift1989
Selena - taylorsirishswiftie
Roisin - irishswifts
Melanie - this-is-getting-good-now13
Suzie - taylorhaimandcats
Nicole - swiftlyirish
Claire - -scarlet-letters
Laurie - lauriestyle
Emily - emilyswift13
Shauna - glowingsinthedark
Dervla - dervlalala
Aislinn - irishswiftieinwonderland
Aoife - taylorismypatronus
Ryan - noiitsbecky
Sophia - sophiapoststhings
Lucy - confettifallstotheground89
Orla - fearlesslyme-13

who you should fight: casualty edition

Rita Freeman:  Do NOT fight Rita Freeman.  I repeat: do NOT.  This is not a matter of kindness, this is a matter of she will fuck your shit up.  Your sexual organs will end up in your mouth and you will cry.  It does not matter how much training you have had; Rita Freeman has had more.  Best to avoid.

Connie Beauchamp:  You could probably win a fight against Connie if you’d had enough training, but would you want to?  I mean, anything to do with popularity aside, you’d muss up that stunning hair and even if you won the fight you’d probably be put under arrest anyway for the federal crime of ruining Constance Beauchamp’s hair.  Best to avoid. 

Lofty Chiltern:  Honestly why would you want to fight this man.  He hasn’t done anyone any harm.  Also there’s a risk of getting caught in his hair.  Leave him be.

Mackenzie Chalker:  He looks like a tough fight but he really doesn’t want to hurt you.  Stand down.  Don’t fight Big Mac.  You have nothing to prove, and neither does he.  Stand down.

Cal Knight:  You are unlikely to receive opposition for fighting Caleb Knight.  Many would probably pay to see someone win a fight against this man.  Caleb Knight is, however, a tough fight and you may find yourself wishing you had not entered the arena.  Playing up to his insecurities is the best way to win this one.  Just taunt him.  Take caution.

Charlie Fairhead:  He will lock you in his loft and overturn your car whilst you are in it.  A dangerous, feral man who feasts on diesel and bolts to sustain his steel aorta.  Do not fight.  

Dylan Keogh:  It’s not Dylan that’s the problem.  It’s Dervla.  Keep away from Dylan Keogh unless you want a dog to knaw through your ovaries.  Seriously, you’d win the fight against Dylan easy but no human being has ever been known to win a fight against Dervla.  Do not fight.

Ethan Hardy:  Leave this man alone.  He is tiny and his pericardium is probably full of holes by now from all of the times he’s been knocked over.  Also, he wears glasses.  You wouldn’t hit a man with glasses.  You’d win against this man, but the guilt and shame would be great enough to defeat you anyway - and if that didn’t work the combination of a furious Caleb Knight and a furious Lily Chao would.  Leave him be.

Iain Dean:  This man is undoubtedly more trained than you are.  I recommend resorting to the methods of Ethan Rayne ala Rupert Giles.  Get him very drunk and then turn him into a Fyarl demon.  Otherwise, a tough fight.

Kathleen Dixon:  Adversity only makes this woman stronger.  Logic doesn’t work against Ms. Dixon.  She is very good at finding loopholes and also a trained fighter.  Is however asthmatic.  Use this to your advantage.  Not an easy fight.

Lily Chao:  The hardest winnable fight on this list.  Lily Chao is a woman of steel.  Has never been known to fail.  However she has been known to burn out under periods of intense stress.  A tough fight.

Louise Tyler:  The only person who’s ever fought Dylan Keogh and lived to tell the tale, and that’s only because she was dosed on antihistamines and thus impervious to Dervla’s influence.  She will fight anyone.  Take caution.

Max Walker:  You could probably fight Max pretty easily and live to tell the tale, but he has a beautiful soft voice which you would never hear again and he’d thus never release an audiobook, which is unforgivable.  Leave him be.

Robyn Miller:  Why would you do this?  Don’t do this.  Robyn Miller is a cinnamon roll and you don’t even qualify as a problematic fave.  Don’t fight Robyn Miller.  Leave her be.

Tess Bateman:  If Rita Freeman will fuck your shit up, Tess Bateman will FUCK YOUR SHIT UP.  She is iron woman.  She is the nearest thing to Charlie Fairhead that’s not Charlie Fairhead.  She has survived wars (probably).  Do not fight.

Zoe Hanna:  Unknown whether or not fights against Zoe Hanna are now unwinnable.  The quickest way to defeat Zoe Hanna used to be to build a maze of younger men and stick her at the entrance however new reports released state that Miss Hanna is now free from her previous burden of lying sixth formers.  Take caution.