now i'm eating it

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Actor David Suchet was taught how to eat a mango in ‘polite company’ by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On May 2 1990 Suchet was at a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, per the Queen’s invitation. It was his 44th Birthday. He discovered the Queen likes to invite people from all walks of life whom she finds interesting.

During lunch, Suchet was served a mango and suffering from an acute attack of nerves, he turned to Prince Philip, confessing he didn’t have the slightest idea how to deal with the fruit. That provoked an enourmous laugh from Prince Philip, who replied immediately, ‘Well, let me show you,’ and demonstrated what exactly one should do. Suchet was relieved he wasn’t left floundering and was now able to eat the fruit in front of him.

Later that day he told the story to Brian Eastman, the producer of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and asked him if they could include it in the episode they were soon to film, 3x09: The Theft of the Royal Ruby.

“We sent a copy of the finished film to Buckingham Palace on DVD, and I’m thrilled to say that it became the late Queen Mother’s favourite film. Indeed, whenever I’ve met the Duke of Edinburgh since that lunch, he always calls me ‘the mango man’.” - David Suchet, Poirot and Me

ok i already wasn’t stoked on the chainsmokers collaborating with bts but the fact that they have the nerve to make a joke about people in china eating dogs and then try to play it off as though they’re “raising awareness” is absolute bullshit. (full video here.)

how are you going to sit there and laugh about a controversial issue in an asian country when you’re about to benefit from exposure that an asian group is going to stir up for you?? 

not to mention, their careless joke spreads the notion that all chinese people eat dog when, in reality, the majority of the general population, as well as the government, don’t support the yulin festival and the initial protests against the festival were started within the local chinese population. 

the stereotype of all asians eating dog has always been a harmful one and one that’s based in the idea that asian cultures are somehow “primitive” in comparison to western ideals. 

laughing over a tasteless joke is bad enough but using it as an excuse to pretend they’re activists is worse. honestly these white boys can peace the fuck out and i hope bts pulls the song they collaborated on together  👋🏼

Hey guys just because there’s some confusion I want to help make it clear

THIS IS NOT CONCEPT ART JESSE MCCREE

As pointed out by @thedoormann, this motherfuking racist cowboy is concept art from Starcraft. Note how the art style is absolutely nothing like the Overwatch concept art, and is also in this freakin’ Starcraft not Overwatch art book (from thedoorman)

You could argue that the seeds of Jesse McCree are there: the hat, the robot arm, the belt buckle, but this is not our cowboy. They just took those features and used them on a brand new character for a brand new game. God knows I do the same type of recycling all of the time in my own work (guess how many times I’ve had a character named Hildesweg).

So don’t you worry about Jesse McCree once being a gross racist. Instead wonder what the hell Blizzard was originally planning for Starcraft.

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Presents, what a beautiful sight
Don’t mean a thing if you ain’t holding me tight!
You’re all that I need
Underneath the tree!

Uh, I got a little carried away with this one? But I’m in the holiday mood!!

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However she’s sitting to maintain a perfectly flat stomach while “slouching” can’t be comfortable. Slouchy Sundays don’t look like this! Slouchy Sundays look like watching an entire series on Netflix with your favourite​ snack!
Friends, its okay if you do look like this when slouching (if that’s possible?), but the majority of you will not and that’s okay too! I want to remind everybody that it’s NORMAL to NOT have a completely flat stomach, especially when you sit down. When you see images like this, please remind yourself that this is NOT what’s expected from you, it’s NOT realistic or attainable for the vast majority of us and it’s most likely NOT real!!

Enjoy your slouchy Sundays!

P.S. if you’d like to share your own #SlouchySundays photo I’d 100% encourage you and reblog them so we can celebrate the variation and diversity in each of our bodies 💖

some observations about framing:

so in the hand touch scene, the shots where we see Allura include Shiro, as if we’re looking over his shoulder:

…in other words, we’re in either an omniscient or third person POV, viewing the scene as an outsider. but in the shots of Shiro, Allura is not present except for her hand; we only see Shiro:

in other words: these shots are from Allura’s POV. this is, effectively, a first person perspective. we are viewing the scene through Allura’s eyes, which is why the shot follows the rise of Allura’s hand, with Shiro’s face not immediately visible, and only coming into view as her hand reaches the level of his face:

Allura, obviously, is looking at her own hand as she pulls up a viewscreen.

i’ve always found it really interesting that you can watch Shiro’s face get softer in real time in this scene, but it makes more sense when you consider that we are literally looking at Shiro through Allura’s eyes. when he’s sitting at his station at the beginning, we’re in an omniscient viewpoint, and he’s got his usual ‘concentrating on work’ expression:

this is what Shiro looks like, objectively, in an unbiased omniscient POV shot. but the other shots of Shiro are in Allura’s first person POV, which means that this is what Shiro looks like to Allura:

i repeat: this is how Shiro looks when seen through Allura’s eyes:

this is how Allura sees Shiro: young, and soft, and vulnerable. and really fucking pretty.

the obvious takeaway from this is that Allura has a huge crush on Shiro. and this also partly explains why Allura’s face looks the way it does when Shiro takes her hand, which brings me to the bonus crack part of this post:

…you’re welcome.

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get to know me: favorite female character → the ‘avatar: the last airbender’ girls
“I’m a warrior, but I’m a girl too.”

This is seriously the most precious thing I have ever seen.. 😭 It’s so genuine and beautiful. And that look they share before laughing! Wooh! I seriously love Yugyeom’s laugh!! Oh my dear.. 😚❤️❤️YugBam was/is soaring!!