The tiara worn by the Countess of Wessex at the pre-wedding dinner of Crown Prince
Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in May 2004 was a loan from
a jeweller. Ayvee Eliot from Diana’s Jewels
was able to track down the tiara (which was originally a necklace) to
Kentshire Galleries in New York, where it was on consignment from a
London jeweller. She probably borrowed a tiara because at that time she did not have
access to a second tiara and she did not want to wear the
same tiara two days in a row. Below is the Countess of Wessex at the pre-wedding dinner on the left and the wedding on the right.
Some people thought that it may have been the bottom portion of a tiara that belonged to Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice, but that is not true. Princess Alice’s tiara was dismantled in 1947 to create Queen Elizabeth
II’s engagement ring and the diamond bracelet that was Prince Philip’s
wedding gift to his bride. The bracelet has since been loaned to the Duchess
The curious parallel evolution of The Man from UNCLE and The Avengers
I’m starting to need a proper tag for “things I read or watched because
of UNCLE” – case in point, this post involves two different
examples of the genre. One is C.W. Walker’s book InvestigatingThe Man
from UNCLE, which I’m still reading now. Though it inevitably covers a
lot of the same territory as John Heitland’s book on UNCLE’s
history (and, admittedly, in somewhat less casually accessible
fashion), it also adds a real wealth of new background detail and insight to
the subject. I’m sure I’ll get
around to writing up a proper review once I’m done – but for now,
here’s a few specific details that caught my eye.
One of the more
curious items of trivia from Heitland’s notes was the information that, early in development, there was at one point to be a
supporting character variously named “Mary Smith” or “Doris Franklyn”:
an out-of-work actress who would assist Napoleon during his adventures.
Walker, happily, provides rather more detail about what her role was to be – making it
clear that she was actually supposed to function as Napoleon’s partner in Norman Felton’s early drafts.
Even at this early stage, Solo would be a loner in name only. Described
as Solo’s “confidant,” Mary Smith is a talented, if struggling, actress
who also happens to be multilingual and something of a chameleon. She is
ready to hop a plane to anywhere in the world to assume any number of
identities as needed, though these masquerades “will always be in the
realm of believably.” The synopsis indicates that Mary Smith
may experience some conflict between advancing her career and assisting
Solo, but inevitably she will join him because there is a “bond” between
What stands out about this concept – a
professional male spy paired with a skilled female amateur – is that Felton seems to have unwittingly hit upon the formula behind another 60’s spy show, which was already airing on British TV: The Avengers (not to be confused with Marvel’s Avengers,
with which it shares nothing but the name, and the paradoxical lack of
interest in revenge as a motivator behind most of its adventures). For those unfamiliar, The Avengers followed
the adventures of a professional spy by the name of John Steed, and his
various non-professional partners – the most significant of whom were
women. Exactly what agency Steed works for is never specified, nor (as
far as I can uncover) why he relies so much on regular amateur helpers,
most of whom have no connection to his current case, but it draws on so
many of the same tropes as UNCLE that there’s plenty of basis for
comparison between the two.
As I reread Harry Potter (again) I realize that Ariana Dumbledore was an obscurus. “With magic exploding out of her…” Like that is the definition of an obscurus. We saw it explode out of Credence Barebone. She accidentally killed her mother the same way that Credence accidentally killed those people. She was driven mad by the muggle boys that tortured her and became ashamed of her magic. Credence was forced to be ashamed of his magic as well due to Mary Lou. She couldn’t control it just like Credence couldn’t. ARIANA DUMBLEDORE WAS AN OBSCURUS AND WE WILL SEE IT IN LATER FBAWTFT MOVIES YOU CAN NOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE
okay, i am in no way a gunshot wounds expert, but considering that we have already seen a chest gunshot injury in this show it’s only fair to at least compare them.
both sherlock and mary are hit in the same area, so we could expect the same flow of events, right? well, we don’t have it here. sherlock’s wound is tight and barely bleeding
and as mp molly says
yet, in mary’s case it’s exactly what happens
next, when sherlock got shot he had exactly 3 seconds of consciousness led by shock, mary though was able to talk for a whole minute before passing. i am not saying it doesn’t happen, perhaps it does, but considering the previous evidence and conclusions, it is like “in the movies”.
also, vivian’s reaction is pretty weird. while she was ready to kill, her goal was sherlock, and when the other person gets in the way she doesn’t look surprised nor shocked. she is calm, she says “surprise” and she is….. smiling??
again, i am not gonna draw any conclusions, i am merely comparing two similar experiences, and i just wanna say that in bbc sherlock absolutely nothing is what it seems ;)
OK BUT I JUST REALIZED SOMETHINH AND I DONT KNOW IF SOMEONE ELSE HAS POINTED IT OUT YET BUT…I’LL SAY IT ANYWAY.
John’s hands. One on Sherlock’s nek and the other on Sherlock’s arm. Doesn’t it remind u something? It’s exactly the same way Sherlock hugged John in TLD. Coincidence? Nope. In this show coincidences don’t exist. It means, if you think about it, that Sherlock not only remember how John hugged him, but also that Sherlock thinks that it is the way John want to be hugged, I think. It is the way John makes feel someone loved and safe and it is probably the way Sherlock felt and so Sherlock did the same when John needed, he hugged him with one hand on John’s nek and the other on John’s arm. Bacause in that moment John needed love and to feel safe.
I…I don’t know if it makes sense but this hug, John’s hug, hit me and reminded me of Sherlock’s hug.
I don’t know what to think now, I need a blanket.
Also, I feel really stupid cause probably someone just noticed it ages ago soooooooo now it’s time for me to go. And hide. Bye.
I just finished watchig the Czech dubbing version which aired tonight and in the end Mary did not send Sherlock “to hell” at all.
She basically said “fuck you” if I translate back to English. Not the exact same curse in Czech but the closest probably.
Anyway, my point is they were dubbing all three episodes together!! If it was somehow connected to “Hell” the city, they would surely translate it differently. Also we do have exactly the same curse like “go to hell” which they could have used and it is “táhni do pekla”. And she didn’t say that. Also if they meant that he is supposed to go through hell as in, suffer, she would use a different czech term as well.
***Sherlock ignored John at the Baby Shower ***Sherlock ignored John at the Christening ***Sherlock consults Mary instead of John ***Sherlock can’t tell the difference between John and a red balloon ***Sherlock tells John to take the bus because he doesn’t want to share a cab
And then on the bus John flirts with a woman and takes her phone number in order to get the affection he can’t get elsewhere.
Who the fuck do you think he’d rather get that affection from?
I’ll give you a hint: probably the same person he was dreaming about within a month of married life. Probably the same person he hoped would take him back, which is why he kept his shirts folded and ready to pack. Probably the same person he talked about incessantly to his wife within the first month of marriage. Yeah. John’s been unhappy for SO LONG. He’s wanted a certain lifestyle for SO LONG. A calm life with a wife and kids in the suburbs doesn’t suit him – that was made clear in His Last Vow.
John cheated?? Oh, honey, John’s been cheating on Mary since the day he shaved off that mustache.
So I re watched the scene is HLV where Mary shoots Sherlock to see if I could compare the two in any way, and boy did I find something interesting.. Whilst Sherlock is in his mind palace in his last few seconds, Molly speaks to him:
But isn’t what happened to Mary exactly like how it happens in the movies?
There was a big spurt of blood and she went flying.
Molly also mentions to Sherlock that he has three seconds of consciousness left before he blacks out.
So if Mary got shot in the same spot as Sherlock (I think), then shouldn’t they both have around the same amount of consciousness left???
So why does Mary get one minute and thirty-four seconds of consciousness??
Simple. She’s faking. She’s not dead, she just wanted to burn the heart out of Sherlock.
In the behind the scenes video of TST it is shown how they make the gunshot wounds look real using ‘blood bags’.
More specifically they said, “The special effects team made sure their hits would definitely draw blood.”
Now, how hard do you think it would be for a trained assassin to buy/make one of those?
These aren't just 'continuity errors' or 'mistakes'
Everything was so upside down and backwards with this episode. It made sense, but certain details were SO off it’s hard to think about them all and not start to wonder if something is going on. One or two continuity errors can happen, usually on a small scale, but some of these were HUGE mistakes, and some of the tone of this episode was incredibly off. I don’t believe that a team like this would make these kinds of mistakes.
•The Watson front door being on the wrong side of the room
•the skull picture in 221b being a totally different skull and also having it glow and take a prominent place in frame in multiple shots
•the nursery wall having magpies, and not only that, but having them being made by the same stencils as the ones on the wedding reception walls
•John and Mary suddenly sleeping on opposite sides of the bed
•Mary’s entire over the top death that doesn’t feel the same compared to the the tones of any other deaths on this show that have occurred
•John’s affair being so vague and not more explicitly explained.
There is definitely more going on here than what we have been told so far.
*squints* is that a happy soccer au i see? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
here’s the lowdown:
mari and adrien are childhood best friends™
they met through being new neighbours adrien used to be legit just a loner until he met mari who was like ‘dude play soccer with me’ and they became straight up bffs after that
they both loved sour patch kids and space and drew what they thought was a genius graphic design of a space sour patch kids logo when they were young
they end up going to different highschools in the same town and still live in the same neighbourhood. they both join soccer teams in the their respective schools.
in terms of skill and technicality, mari is the better player but adrien seriously pulls unexpected moves that make him stand out.
uhmm..everyone girl is rlly gay for mari in her school they are just her fangirls lmfao same thing for adrien but mari has got like 4k followers on instagram and all she does is take a photo of her soccer ball
they have this tradition to draw the space sour patch kids logo on their team shirts ever since they started soccer in high school so that neither forget the other and wow that’s romantic guys
their coaches were at first like wtf no but they used permanent marker so they ended up accepting it over the years and now everytime they join new teams or get new shirts everyone is like ‘when r u having the logo’
their schools r so nosy on who tf the person who draws their logos is omg everyone is always trying to spy on them to figure out who adrien/mari is
this time it’s adrien who has a crush on mari and mari is the one to eventually fall in love
Mary wears a dark blue shirt with white buttons in her Miss Me? video.
It’s the same outfit she wears, when she meets Sherlock for the AGRA stick.
The day Sherlock revealed to Mary what he knew about AGRA (and AJay), she recorded the Miss Me video, her allegedly posthumous message/game.
It’s dark outside in the Miss Me video. So it’s impossible to tell, if she recorded the video before or after meeting Sherlock. But as she came prepared with a poisoned letter, I’d say it is more likely that the video was part of her preparation process as well. That means, she knew there would a threat, that the stage for her death was set. (And that she wanted to sent Sherlock eventually to hell).
“I’ve always been a huge advocate of teens helping teens and speaking out on self confidence and body issues, I’m such a strong believer in open communication with young people to promote the idea that you are not alone in what you go through. I go through the same things you go through, even though you might not believe it. I’ve had my fair share of experiences and insecurities.”
People Portrait at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival