this third star scene is both an emotional & technical achievement, to me…

i was showing some scuba students recently how to do mask removal; i.e. take your mask off underwater and learn to breathe on a regulator whilst having your face and nose exposed… it’s scary because your brain instantly kicks into ‘drowning mode’ as a breathing passage is suddenly flooded with water. not everyone masters it and some experienced divers like me, never ever get over it. it’s hard (you can see the tension in BC’s hands…). plus your eyes need an air pocket to focus, so without that you’re practically blind.

so to be in that stressful state of breathing maskless on a reg, near-blind, having to re-breathe at depth, and still being able to emote as well as they did, is pretty damn outstanding. i think that every time i watch this film.

(many thanks to @theeastwindofbakerstreet and @whenisayrunrun [x] for their gifs xxx)

Hot Guys in 18th Century Period Films and Series

Because it’s my birthday I’ll share with you these gorgeous actors in period clothing (and some times shirtless). Here they are (in no particular order):

quirky Johnny Depp in “Sleepy Hollow”

shirtless and working Aidan Turner in “Poldark”

super hot almost shirtless Joaquin Phoenix in “Quills”

funny Orlando Bloom in “Pirates of the Caribbean”

gossiping Benedict Cumberbatch in “Amazing Grace”

gorgeous Matthew Goode in “Belle”

thoughtful Diego Luna in “Casanova”

shirtless Dominic Cooper in “The Duchess”

puppy love Keanu Reeves in “Dangerous Liaisons”

Aneurin Barnard and his Bambi eyes in “The Scandalous Lady W”

super young Colin Firth in “Valmont”

winking Adrien Brody in “The Affair of the Necklace”

Special mention to the “Casanova” guys: Heath Ledger and Charlie Cox

Special mention number 2 for the “Turn” guys:

skinny and cute Jamie Bell (with a cute baby)

OMG JJ Feild

Special mention number 3 for the “Marie Antoinette” guys:

cute Jason Schwartzman

hot Jamie Dornan

and very hot Tom Hardy

And since I love Ben Whishaw here he is in period dramas (not all 18th century but I don’t care):

crazy homicidal in “The Perfume”

poetic in “Bright Star”

being vintage in “The Hour”

not being sober in “Brideshead Revisited”

And also since Tim Hiddleston rules tumblr and the world:

on horse in “The Hollow Crown”

crazy curly hair in “Miss Austen Regrets”

puppy eyes in “Return to Cranford”

curly and perfectly combed in “Midnight in Paris”

being Victorian and dark in “Crimson Peak”

ok, no. I’m not sorry. I REGRET NOTHING.

(And I just realised that the only not brunette-with-wild-hair in this list are Heath Ledger and Tom-marryme-Hiddleston!)


Endless list of OTPs Mr. Tilney & Catherine (Northanger Abbey)

[…] They began their walk, and Mrs. Morland was not entirely mistaken in his object in wishing it. Some explanation on his father’s account he had to give; but his first purpose was to explain himself, and before they reached Mr. Allen’s grounds he had done it so well that Catherine did not think it could ever be repeated too often. She was assured of his affection; and that heart in return was solicited, which, perhaps, they pretty equally knew was already entirely his own.