i'm probably gonna be murdered for this

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The appeal of the film is clear: stars are not being asked to play anything run-of-the-mill. They are showcased in sumptuous 1930s glamour, dressing for dinner (even on a train), and the cooks produce delicious  fancies such as walnut soufflés.

‘I liked the sense that I could let the audience escape into that world,’ says Branagh, ‘where the details of what the characters are touching, seeing, eating, drinking, wearing are a significant part of the pleasure. ‘We live in a world where everything is so transient and quick, it seemed to me a period in which, from a piece of linen to a glass of water to an arrangement of flowers, there could be a way of evoking a parenthesis of calm in an incredibly rushed life.’

Branagh had long discussions with Michael Green and Jim Clay, the film’s production designer, about how to pin down key details from the period.  ‘I wanted forensic detail, so you feel as though you’ve taken residence on the train and are taken into a much more dangerous environment.’ When the avalanche hits the train, it comes to a stop on a creaky old viaduct in the mountains. Branagh introduces the idea that passengers can escape. ‘It puts a lot of jeopardy, a ticking clock in the way of the story.’ 

Branagh also embraced relentless precision as his guiding aesthetic. He never shot unless someone had been around with a ruler making sure each glass, plate, knife, fork was in exactly the right place. ‘Every flower had to be the same height, the stalks had to be the right height, with the right level of water…’ Dishes had to be historically accurate. ‘Whatever you see being eaten is from that time,’ says Branagh. This included a huge baked and glazed cod. ‘It was a time when gelatine and brawn were used a great deal. I can tell you that they have a short life cycle under film lights – they collapse, and get pretty whiffy.’ All the train fittings were either Orient Express originals or copied from originals, from the seats that unfolded to become beds right down to the coat hooks, door latches and light switches.

Authenticity also governed the costumes, which are mostly handmade and true to period. Alexandra Byrne,  the costume designer, was ‘very kind because she protected my skin from all the wool,’ says Pfeiffer. ‘I am very sensitive to wool. I get itchy.’  The fabric for Poirot’s suits was specially woven in a mill in Scotland to ensure the drape and movement was ‘true’. ‘Cloth from the 1930s has a much denser weave, which we don’t use today for tailoring,’ says Alexandra Byrne [the costume designer].  ‘If you are using a modern fabric, it’s a bit more bouncy.’ There was also an ‘ironing station’ – with an iron and a steamer, to ensure clothes had the ‘right’ type of crease. ‘There are creases from sitting down on a chair on the train and there are creases from sitting down in a chair in a make-up trailer – and they are a bit different,’ Byrne explains.

In Christie’s stories, Poirot’s moustache is described as ‘gigantic’, ‘immense’ and ‘amazing’. In Murder on the Orient Express, he is ‘a little man with enormous moustaches’. Now Branagh has set a standard of facial shrubbery that few can hope to equal. He sees it as a ‘visor’ and a ‘mask’ that also hints at military service. ‘There is more substance and bulk, more growl in the moustache,’ he says. It is also a useful aid in detection.‘People around him, I certainly felt, were focusing on the moustache, and not on him checking them out.’ Branagh tried growing his own – ‘it took a long time’ – but in the end went for a stick-on version.

Everytime you made Ken laugh it would peel off,’ says Bateman. ‘I do remember getting the first email jpeg of the moustache and seeing something that took magnificence to a magnificent degree,’ says Green. ‘I just giggled to myself and thought, “Can we create a movie where the moustache by the end doesn’t appear distracting because you are so involved in the story?”’  - The Telegraph, October 19 2017 [x]

  • harry: i'm sorry ginny...i've got to go and hunt horcruxes to stop voldemort...i have to break up with you because you'll be in danger too...
  • ginny: i mean, first off, dude's probably gonna take over hogwarts so technically i'll be in less danger if i go on your little soul-searching bff camping trip
  • ginny: second of all, i don't think voldy's gonna give a shit if we're dating or not when he murders me for being a 'blood traitor' or whatever bullshit reason
  • ginny: and thirdly, i am better at magic than you and ron combined so like, move over scrub, me and hermione are gonna be killing us some dark lord

I love that God is canonically bisexual.

evacuate the murder zone

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Ewan “I am supposed to be an actor and be able to lie but I can’t because I’m too excited about Star Wars and my Obi-Wan Kenobi movie” McGregor

If Touka is pregnant :
  • Touka : Ken, I have something I need to tell you. It's kind of urgent.
  • Ken : yes sure, what is it?
  • Touka : I'm pregnant.
  • Ken :
  • Touka : with a baby.
  • Ken : ...
  • Touka : you're the father.
  • Ken : ...
  • Touka : are you okay?
  • Ken : your brother's gonna murder me, isn't he?
  • Touka : Probably.
  • Ayato *barges into the room, kagune out* : Not probably. I AM going to kill you!

We’re (maybe) going to get some sort of murder mystery/ ‘choose your adventure’ type of sequel to ADWM but it’s released in the spoopy month of October (on Friday the 13th of all days?!) so there’s probably gonna be a ton of scares and more at stake in a MASSIVE castle with Mark playing as “several characters” and damn slowly given hints of past characters and SCP and FNAF vibes and I want more info and I’m so DARN EXCITED LIKE YES I CAN’T WAIT.

Hiimdaisy Persona 4 Sentence Starters
  • "You sayin' I like dudes?!"
  • "Who wants to talk about MURDERS?!"
  • "Suprise me?"
  • "TRIAL OF THE DRAGONNNN!!!"
  • "Aww mannnn I love dead bodies"
  • "I HAVE TO PEEEEEE!!!"
  • "I'M GONNA PEE RIGHT HERE!!"
  • "The perp is probably in Inaba"
  • "ACE DETECTIVE!!!"
  • "Guess who's wearing her KITTY PANTIES!"
  • "I dunno,I don't speak SKANKY WHORE"
  • "You know what I like?Balls"
  • "I LOOOOVE THEM BALLS."
  • "I CAN'T STOP MAN THESE BALLS ARE ON FIRE!!!"
  • "Fsteak?"
  • "GET BENT,GET BENT,GET BENT!!!"
  • "Everyone's the killer and I'm a super Mario"
  • "I grew a body by doing sit-ups"
Frances Midford and comic relief in Kuroshitsuji

Guess you didn’t see that one coming, lol

Friendly reminder in advance that it’s only my opinion and you don’t have to agree. However if you don’t, no need to get aggressive because, guess what? I don’t answer violent arguments. :)

Also very lengthy post ahead.

Comic relief has always been a part of Kuroshitsuji since the very beginning, after all we know how Yana loves her jokes and it also helps to cope with the darker side of the story. However for every comical touch that we see too often, it’s natural to wonder if making us laugh is all that Yana has in mind when she draws these moments.
A few examples…

  • Elizabeth’s strength whenever she almost strangles Ciel or when she KO’ed Edward with just one punch -> considering how she fought on the Campania, one might wonder if it’s just a joke.
  • Lau being an air-headed opium dealer haha -> there have been several theories explaining that he could be betraying Ciel before the end (my fav is this one by rationalkuroshitsuji)
  • Ciel apparently never growing up -> how many people wondered if that wasn’t a hint for the 2CT or other theories about him? => CANON now that his absolutely similar twin is back (Yana confirmed they are the same height).
  • And one of my favorite, the Undertaker asking for laugh as payment for his information, I’m sure we all smiled once -> we now know he is a Shinigami because he killed himself, so laughing and having fun are probably feelings he discovered post mortem and that’s actually really sad.  

So it’s hard to really draw a limit between comic relief and small hints meaning more serious business, which is why Frances Midford’s character is quite complicated to theorize about, because she’s one of the best examples of “comic relief” in Kuroshitsuji. I’ll try though.

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  • What I say: I'm fine.
  • What I mean: JUGHEAD IS HOMELESS AND HIS DAD ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENTS THAT LED TO HIM BEING HOMELESS. KARA AND MON EL ALMOST FUCKING KISSED AND THEN THAT WEIRDO SHOWED UP AND IS PROBABLY GONNA RUIN EVERYTHING. YOON BUM JUST MURDERED A GIRL AND HE FEELS NOTHING. QUENTIN HAS ABANDONED FILLORY AND ELLIOT IS FEELING ABANDONED AND UNDER PRESSURE TO RULE BY HIMSELF. CASTIEL ALMOST DIED AND TOLD THE WINCHESTERS THEY WERE FAMILY AND THAT HE LOVED THEM. SHERLOCK ENDED ON A WEIRD NOTE. SPENCER REID IS IN JAIL FOR A MURDER HE DID NOT COMMIT. JUGHEAD AND BETTY FUCKING KISSED AND IM NOT OKAY WITH THAT. FRED WEASLEY OS STILL DEAD, AND I JUST REWATCHED AVATAR AND LEGEND OF KORRA AND REREAD THE COMICS FOR A THIRD TIME AND I STILL DONT KNOW WHO ZUKOS WIFE IS. I AM BEYOND NOT FINE.

anonymous asked:

okay bUT LIKE... DAVID NOW HAS CAMERON AND DANIEL WHO ARE PROBABLY GONNA COME BACK WITH A GRUDGE ON HIM. That's not one, not three, but TWO VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HURT AND MAYBE EVEN MURDER THE SUNSHINE MAN. I'm just....VERY CONCERNED.

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“You’re inviting me in just like that?” Reborn resists the urge to blanch, out of fear for his own reputation. Then he remembers that Tsunayoshi is probably blind. “What are you, a lemming?”

“Only if you’re actually planning to kill me.” Tsunayoshi looks up at him, and for a moment, Reborn wishes he wasn’t blind. “You’re not, right?”

Because Reborn doesn’t know how to put into words just how much he would never think about killing Tsunayoshi. Not now. Not ever. Not unless there was no other choice, no other way, nothing else they could do. Not unless there was no other way to save him.

(But, Reborn is quite selfish and arrogant in that sense. He thinks he is the way to save him. That this is the way to salvation. This path. This choice.)

“No,” he says, and hopes his voice doesn’t sound as choked as it feels. “I’m not.”

- nip thy affections (in the bloome); ch2

that one au where reborn is groundhogging his way through multiple lives/cycles and suddenly there is a 30yo gardener tsuna inviting him in bc apparently the other arcobaleno won’t stop talking about reborn

the hand rake has probably been a murder weapon at some point.

 I can’t believe I’m actually going to do this 

W.I.P. 

I don’t know when I’ll actually finish it but I thought I’d give you the first 8 seconds. I’m gonna work on it a little more tomorrow and probably the days off I have next week. 

five is probably talkin about murder

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