The exploits that have occurred in Day-Lewis’ eternal quest to remain in character are legendary: he broke his own ribs for My Left Foot, fought random strangers in Rome for Gangs Of New York, and learned to speak Czech for The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, just so he could speak with a Czech accent. Just to reiterate that: The man learned an entire language, just so he could then perform his lines in an entirely different language, but with just a touch of an accent. That’s fucking bonkers, no matter how you feel about art and cinema and wacky mustaches.
It’s all well and good for Day-Lewis; it’s fun to have a really nutty actor out there to win Oscars for us and maybe make some nice shoes while he’s at it. But now other actors have picked up that the best way to be truly great is to torture yourself. That’s why Jared Leto starved himself to win an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, and mailed used condoms to his co-stars to prepare for the role of the Joker. That’s why Adrien Brody dumped his girlfriend and ditched his life to be in The Pianist. It’s why Jamie Dornan followed a random woman to get in the head of a serial killer for The Fall. If you replaced the second half of most of the sentences in this paragraph with “and then began a police standoff that lasted three days,” it would fit just as well.
It’s all the same path that made Dustin Hoffman stay up for days (supposedly) to look exhausted in Marathon Man, even though he got thrown shade from Laurence fucking Olivier to JUST ACT. Acting is becoming a war of escalation over what an actor is willing to do in real life, instead of, you know, while acting.
unacceptable (yet common) behavior seen when going through ishida-sensei’s tag on twitter →
(the order of tweets is from bottom to top)
i can list multiple reasons on why this is completely unacceptable behavior:
1) don’t harass the creator on what they can or can’t do, this should be common sense 2) complain about something that has happened/is possibly implied in a chapter that’s not legally released yet (in other words, directly telling the creator that you illegally read their unreleased work for free) 3) don’t ever make light of suicide, that’s absolutely disgusting and disrespectful 4) don’t speak as if you represent a whole, not all “stans” agree with you or your methods 5) acting like a child will do nothing; do you honestly think the creator is going to take into consideration what you said and make changes to appease you specifically, just because you’re upset?
…and the results for this kind of behavior →
(taken from the account’s header)
what can’t you believe? why are you shocked?
you continuously harassed an individual and made light of suicide. how could you possibly think there won’t be any consequences for that type of behavior.
(also having the creator block you isn’t something to be proud
of, so i have no idea why you would place this as your header for everyone to see…)
note: please be a decent human being and stop harassing ishida-sensei on twitter (despite his impossible work schedule, he’s still a human being). everything you tweet to him in english represents the entire western fandom in some aspect, so please take that into consideration before you tweet at him.
My Hamlet audition is just going to be me rolling up to the theatre with dark circles and greasy hair like, “Y'all wanna’ see the stick-n-poke tattoo my friend gave me while I was underage drunk after my mom’s funeral?” and if they don’t cast me, I guess they just want their play to be inauthentic and shitty.
i love the fics where one universe’s ryan is swapped with the ryan of another universe and then shenanigans ensue because obviously that’s not ryan he’s trying to murder everything in a two-mile radius
but i also get a kick out of the concept that achievement hunter ryan is just so goddamn weird that nobody notices anything’s amiss for, like. a while.
so like maybe minecraft mad king ryan is swapped out with regular ryan, and when he returns everybody’s like, “oh, hey, you’re finally back!”
and ryan’s like, “how’d you know it wasn’t me? was he trying to enslave you all or something?”
“well, yeah, but we thought that was just you, like. method acting.”
“ryan, last week you threw knives into the wall.”
“then how the hell did you know it wasn’t me?”
“oh, michael brought in donuts and you didn’t want any.”
I have been seeing so much unnecessary, unkind, undeserved hate towards Jared Leto, and none of it is justified.
I really want to know what’s so bad about him being in blade runner? People hate the fact that he’s a supporting role and why exactly? This doesn’t effect your life, if you aren’t a fan of Jared Leto and don’t like watching movies of him, then the solution is simple, don’t!
Why do people feel the need to comment hateful things on a person only because they aren’t looking forward to their casting role? I’m all for opinions, it’s ok to have an opinion. But when your opinion starts to cross a line of disrespect for another human being is where I get angry.
Your opinion shouldn’t be so important as to put a persons confidence down. All these people are constantly saying “no discrimination” “everyone deserves love” “peace and freedom” “you do you” and then you go and completely push down those morals you have all set up.
I’d love to see you try to go out in the acting world where you are being judged 24/7 and I want to see you get really excited for a role and work so hard to play and put so much time into it, and then see reviews such as “I hate you” “your acting sucks” “kill yourself” “this movie sucks because you’re in it” “I was excited to see this movie but then I saw you were in it”
How about you get all of that on your social media, when your a human just trying to fulfill your dreams and work really hard at it? I’m sure it sucks
It’s a good thing he doesn’t dwell on that stuff, even though it still must be hard. Because the sad thing is that he is an amazing actor, one of the best I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen an actor like jared Leto in my life. He gets so passionate about his roles and so dedicated and he does so good.
And by the way, Jared Leto as The joker is badass. No matter what you say. I don’t think he did amazing in suicide squad only because I blame the script writer which I’m pretty sure was David Ayer, the script was not fit for the joker and it did not do his take on the joker justice. (No pun intended). And if you don’t like his look, don’t blame him, it was the costume and makeup team that decided his look for him.
I even saw a post saying that Margot Robbie and will smith were perfectly cast for suicide squad but DC disrespected them when they decided to cast Jared as joker. That appalled me. He worked so hard and I actually think he is a fantastic joker, I also think he can go really far with this role, but he needs better scripts and better movie time which isn’t his fault.
I say to out due this hate and actually send some awesome positive messages to Jared, even some fan art.
Harmful method acting does not = success. Just bc Platt harmed himself (is emotionally drained and in physical therapy) for his role does not mean he is obligated to get a tony. No one owes you or him anything bc of his harming himself. Injuring yourself for art is not admirable and it is not a good show of dedication. I love ben Platt and I love DEH I saw it live last month and it was amazing I sobbed and smiled and I felt understood. Platt deserves a tony for the emotion he put in the role, for his singing talent. He is so much better than expecting praise for his injury. Christian Borle didn’t deserve praise for his unhealthy weight loss in AIA. NPH didn’t deserve praise for an onstage injury almost every nigh in HATI. Someone deserves praise for being in a taxing role and still practicing self care. Andrew Rannells, didn’t pick up ONE unhealthy habit in Falsettos he didn’t force himself to lose weight to look sick, he healthily dealt with the emotions the show made him feel. Anthony Rosenthal a 12-13 yr old kid deserves praise for practicing self care in the very same show with such heavy content that I wouldn’t be able to handle when I was his age. Lena Hall deserves praise for taking care of her voice through all her demanding roles. People looking to get onto Broadway; HARMFUL HABITS TO YOUR BODY DO NOT MAKE YOU MORE CREDITED AS AN ACTOR OR MORE DEDICATED TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF SHOWS DEDICATION.
And I’m not saying Ben is bad for picking up these habits sometimes it’s inevitable and he’s dealing with it very well though he deserves a week off soon in my opinion. All I’m saying is people need to stop praising this and saying he deserves a tony because of it. He doesn’t. He deserves it for the same reason everyone else does he’s talented, he lives in his role he’s trying to change the bad habits and injuries he picked up that = GOOD. Don’t allow young theater people to think you have to do this sort of thing to get recognition for your talent
Hi! Love your blog, your recommendations give me so much happiness. I was wondering if you could compile a list of School/college AU, especially with lots of pining between victor and yuuri <3 that would be amazing!
I love this AU! Thanks for requesting this, everyone!
High School AU
gays on ink: an epic love story by thankyouforexisting, Teen, 5.6k Yuuri looks up from where he’s wringing his hands together in his lap, nervous, heart beating way too fast, and looks at his 73 copyrighted Victor Nikiforov posters, and the framed picture by his bed, and the copies of Victor’s artwork that he’s got lying on his nightstand. “Maybe it would be better to go somewhere else,” he chokes out, a bit strangled. Awesome highschool AU!
Viktor Nikiforov: Life Coach™ by greengoblin1, Teen, 18k (WIP) Yuuri was comfortable in his second year of high school, until he agrees to an arrangement from a new (annoyingly attractive) transfer student. Whoever gave Viktor Nikiforov the idea of becoming a Life Coach™ has a lot to answer for. Thumbs up!
Rhythm of Love by caneeljoy, Teen, 43k Yuuri Katsuki is your average loner American high schooler. Yuuri tries desperately to keep his parents from knowing about his budding dance career, and to keep Viktor from knowing about his massive crush on him. LOVE!
Ice skating hearts by April4444Key, Teen, 12k (WIP) Katsuki Yuri has spent his entire high school career flying under the radar but all that changes when a new Russian exchange student comes to town and decides to help him revive the school’s discontinued ice skating club. Definetly recommend!
The Eye Of Bliss by treasures and trinkets (hookedswan), Gen, 633 words In a world where your eye color changes to match your soulmate’s hair color, Yuuri Katsuki meets the Russian exchange student Viktor Nikiforov, (who constantly dyes his hair.) Cute one shot!
Then you should have put a ring on it by ObsidianAbyss, Teen, 15k Recently, it’s become a trend for students to exchange rings with their significant others. Although Yuuri is very much single and uninterested, he wears a pretty ring that mostly goes unnoticed by his peers. That is until Victor Nikiforov starts wearing an exact copy of Yuuri’s ring and flaunts it around. OMG SO GOOD!
A wager most simple by astralelegies, Teen, 7.1k “Victor Nikiforov checks his perfect hair in the reflection on the microwave while he’s heating up his lunch,” Yuuri scoffs. “There’s no way he and I are even close to being in the same league.” I’M SOBBING THIS IS SO GOOD
star fire and silver by elesssar, Gen, 38k Not the stars in the sky, but the stars on the stage – or: in a high school production of Romeo & Juliet, Yuuri Katsuki is cast as Juliet. His long-time crush and the golden boy of the theatre department Viktor Nikiforov is cast as Romeo. The problem is, Yuuri can’t tell if Viktor’s flirtatiousness is just method acting, or if it might be something more. High school theatre AU!!!!!!!!!!! Love!!!!
Surprises From A Cute Dancer by SugarRose22, Teen, 2.6k Viktor Nikiforov is captain of the St. Petersburg High School football team. Viktor is always one to surprise people, but what happens when he gets surprised instead? Dancer!Yuuri and football player!Victor… cAN YOU HEAR MY SCREAMS OMGOMG
What exactly is God n' Gabe? I keep seeing it around. What's it about?
well, in my FAQ you’ll find:
What is this God’n’Gabe book I keep seeing?
God'n'Gabe now has three issues!
God’n’Gabe (I-III) is a 5.25” x 8.125” fanbook by your’s truly! It started out as a pretty quaint personal project, and took on a life of it’s own. Every page is about God (Chuck Shurley) and Gabriel (The Trickster) and my personal belief of their whereabouts in the SPN universe for the past few years! All comics have been redrawn in high resolution specifically for the book and was an absolute labor of love. It is sold in my Etsy on occasion!
G'n'G III has all completely unseen comics and storyline that I’ve never posted before!
Can I get God’n’Gabe signed by Rich and Rob?
Totally! Please tell me about it, I’d love to see and hear about how it goes.
basically, it was like Kings of Con before it existed! but instead of rich and rob it’s gabe and chuck
what shocks people when they read it is how good it works. this isn't’ speaking to the quality of my writing either, it’s just incredible how their characters developed in the show to be so similar that honestly, they’d be great roommates
NRequested by @0-alixx-0 : So d’ya know how Jared is a method actor and didn’t break his Joker character? Could you maybe do a story or one-shot where you’re Jared’s gf and you go to see him on set and he’s Joker and at first you don’t understand but when he leads you to his trailer to ‘show you his toys’ you help him 'develop his character’ *SMUTTTT !* 😁😂
Authors note: I am a child of God.. BUT LOOORD I regret NOTHING
WARNINGS: Smut, lots of it… daddy kink…rough sex, swearing… and well some NSFW GIFs….
OK but Dangan 1 Bloopers would be the funniest shit ever if we were going with that actor AU XD
Like, imagine it:
-Celes’s voice cracking as she goes mad, while everyone else (even Byakuya) dies laughing
-Chihiro doing Peter Pan and Superman poses as she’s being tied to the rack while Byakuya presses his face into his shoulder to hold in his laughs
-Touko popping up every five minutes of the gag reel to do a different voice for Jill, and at one point, Jill’s tongue (It’s fake) falls out of her mouth and Chihiro laughs in the background
-Monokuma flubbing his lines while Junko pops out laughing as the others pretty much die laughing as well
-Sayaka pranking people by grabbing their legs while they walk by her ‘body’, and one time she grabs Kyouko’s ankle and the detective falls and screams
-Makoto doing his 'You’ve Got That Wrong’ thing, and cracking up once the camera’s on him for too long
-When Sakura says 'None Taken’, Celestia says 'Holy shit’ and the others laugh
-Byakuya and Makoto laughing while dancing a little waltz, with Sayaka and Touko going 'I ship it’ in the background
-Mondo is eating a hotdog backstage, and Mukuro comes in and goes 'I bet you wish that was Kiyotaka’s hotdog’ and Taka falls off his chair blushing
-Celes putting her drills on a few cast members and filming their reactions (Aoi laughed, Leon and Yasuhiro started dancing weirdly in them, Hifumi performed the Splash Free! dance, Makoto did an impersonation of her, and Byakuya went straight for a British accent)
-Kyouko making vines with Sayaka on set
-Touko and Chihiro kissing and the others dying of cuteness
-Celes trying to feed Taka the 'Mondo Butter’ while Chihiro waves her arms around and says in a fake British accent 'Exotic Butters~’ with Kyouko laughing and filming
-Makoto chasing Aoi around because she stole the last donut
-Byakuya trying on the Jill tongue and chasing Makoto around the back lot of the studio with crescent rolls instead of scissors while Makoto says things like 'Someone save me from this attractive serial killer~’ while Sayaka films it while dying laughing
-Sayaka putting a bag over Makoto’s head, dragging him over to the rec room, and screaming the chorus to 'Clint Eastwood’ by Gorillaz, pointing at Makoto when she says 'Sunshine in a bag’
-Junko being the Jared Leto of the group (I.E. Creepy method acting, scary, weird, etc.) and the others never telling her where they’re going if they go out together
And that’s all I got! Feel free to add anymore you can think of in the replies XD