Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Six
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report in DWM 408:
[on trying to film during a sandstorm] “Not only was what we were shooting looking horrible,” James tells DWM, “because we had no light… and this massive desert landscape, you couldn’t see it… I mean, we could have been in a car park at Upper Boat… but also sand was being blown in our faces constantly. The actors couldn’t open their eyes.”
“Problem is,” says make-up designer Barbara Southcott, “it’s on high-def, so you’ll see every bit of sand on their skin.”
“You’ll have to paint it out,” make-up artist Steve Smith teases The Mill’s Dave Houghton.
“Frame by frame,” nods Dave, “grain by grain.”
“I know it’s not easy, guys,” calls out John [Bennett, First Assistant Director]. “Let’s just do what we can.” But David’s hair has turned blonde. (Daniel [Kaluuya, who plays Barclay] dubs him “Barry Manilow”.)
The sand is sticking to everything. Worst hit is Tracie Simpson, whose lips are actually yellow. This is her first episode as Doctor Who’s producer. It’s a baptism of fire - no, of wind! Of wind and sand and lipstick.
Forgetting that Dubai is four hours ahead of the UK, DWM decides to text a message of support to Russell T Davies in Cardiff - you know, something encouraging and inspiring. But somehow we manage to send one that says: “SANDSTORM! CODE RED! ABORT! ABORT!” Surprisingly, Russell messages back: “I’ve got you texting with ‘SANDSTORM!’ and Julie [Gardner, executive producer] phoning with ‘SANDSTORM!’ I’m hooting. Save yourself, Ben.” Perhaps we should hide in a Portaloo until it’s all over? (We don’t last long. It stinks in here. Besides, a queue was forming.)
Back outside, the majestic crane shots intended for this morning are abandoned. The crane is dismantled and taken away. “I thought, let’s shoot everything that we can against the bus,” James explains later. “…but the actors all looked like they’d been tarred in sand and dragged through a hedge.”
I was going to post all my photos at once next week in a photoset but turns out that vertical photos don’t look good in photosets… (๑◕︵◕๑)
So I decided to slowly post ‘em day by day. Today’s pic is this one. ♡
I’ll try to save the best for the last. Hahah
Also! Today I tried to open a PO Box but for some reasons I couldn’t do it. I’ll try to open it tomorrow.
I really want to receive cute things from you guys! ( ; w ; ) when I finally open it, pls send me cute letters and sweets. teehe
I’ll try to take photos with everything I get. (◕ω◕ ❀)
Summary: Starting fifth year in a completely new area proves less confusing than Y/N thought, as she easily befriends a number of people. The only thing is, not all of them get along, and Y/N finds herself torn between them (High School AU).
You drew a deep breath and forced yourself to remain calm. Things were getting way out of hand.
“Come on. Let’s get out of here.”
“You’re on his side?!”
“You know I’m never one to back down from a fight, but trust me when I say that he’s not worth it,” you murmured quietly, leaning close to his ear so he would hear you better.
This wasn’t going to end well.
mum. I don’t need a lift.”
“Are you sure?
It’s on the way, and-”
you said, laughing as you pulled on your shoes. “I’ll find my way.”
and glanced at the clock on the wall.
have half an hour.”
is fifteen minutes down the road. I’ll be fine. Thanks for offering,” you said,
smiling. You leant up to give her a quick hug and a peck on the cheek as you
got up, before opening the front door. “I’ll see you later. Enjoy your first
day at the office!” you exclaimed, flashing her a smile as you started walking.
she joked, waving. You waved back, and started your walk to the school.
A soft breeze
rustled through the leaves of the trees as you walked by, and you felt oddly
calm. You had done this so many times by now that it was completely normal, and
you didn’t feel as anxious as you used to. As you walked, you noticed other
students walking further up the road, waving each other over and greeting each
other excitedly. You thought nothing of it, and soon you were by the front
gates of the school.
walked past the school before, when you were finding out where it was and all,
but when you saw the size of it, you forgot to think about the amount of
students a school that size could take in. You took a deep breath and pulled
the folded piece of paper out of your pocket, trying to flatten the creases as
you opened it and made your way through the gates.
This is a post meant to keep all my fic ‘verses (posted on AO3 or otherwise) corralled in one place so people can find things when they need to. XD It’ll be updated/amended every time I post something new, so keep an eye on it if you can.
floating, sinking; Complete, posted on AO3. ~192k. …I feel like this one doesn’t need explanation.
along the back and forth, otherwise known as foster care au; WIP, posted on both Tumblr and AO3. Jyn is a foster mom to Rey and Finn, feisty and lonely kids who are–coincidentally–students of one Cassian Andor. Also coincidentally: a few years ago Jyn and Cassian met at a bar, and they’re still trying to get over each other. It’s not working out too great. Posted in chronological order.
flatliners au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. A rewrite of the movie Flatliners (avoiding spoilers from the canon film; I change a lot) with Jyn Erso studying what it means to die and experience the afterlife. Bonus points for mutual pining, med school shenanigans, Eternal Longing™, and Leia done with everyone’s shit. Not posted in chronological order.
mass effect au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. You may know this one from the gorgeous photoset made by the supremely talented @runakvaed. ALso: heavy credit to @turiantea for helping me build at least 50% of it; they deserve credit for so many of the AUs that I’ve written for, both posted and otherwise, and saved my ass over and over during the construction of floating, sinking as well. Cassian is an Alliance Spectre, undercover with the terrorist organization Cerberus as they bring the famous Commander Ahsoka Tano back from the dead. He’s serving as her XO on her suicide mission against the reapers, and one of his biggest obstacles? Trying to hide the fact that he’s desperately in love with the biotic mercenary hiding in the engine room. Not posted in chronological order.
siren au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Jyn Erso is a pirate, and she’s just had her ship driven into the rocks of Jedha Island–a tiny, tropical mystery not on any map she’s ever seen, and home to a grumpy old sailor, a blind, sarcastic mermaid, and a pair of sirens–who tell her, in no uncertain terms, that the only reason she survived the wreck is that she’s asexual. Oh, and one of those sirens has pretty brown eyes. Posted in chronological order.
stranger things au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Bodhi Rook has gone missing, and his foster sister, Jyn Erso–the town asshole, if you listen to the local college girls–is going to find him. Even if it kills her. Thankfully, a photography student has a shot of where Bodhi was last seen. Turns out he has a whole hell of a lot more to him than meets the eye. Not posted in chronological order.
college au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Jyn Erso has anger management problems. Cassian Andor has bad PTSD. They’re both crammed into a university classroom as non-traditional students. Neither of them enjoy it too much, at first. Not posted in chronological order.
study abroad au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Cassian is a study abroad student in London, and he accidentally makes friends with Bodhi Rook and his foster sister. It’s getting harder and harder to consider going back to Mexico, honestly.
royals au – imperial war; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Jyn Erso is a queen with no king. Cassian Andor is a king with no queen. Both their nations are being pressed on all sides by an Empire. They make a choice. Now they have to live with it. Heavy credit to @turiantea for building this with me, as always.
royals au – the young victoria; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Jyn Erso is the one and only heir to the throne of England. She’s been kept in seclusion since she was a child, tugged this way and that by people who want to control her. Cassian Andor is the second grandson of the King of Fest, so far from the throne that people forget he exists at all. They meet almost by accident, and never forget it. Heavy credit to @runakvaed for building this one with me. :3
north & south au; WIP, posted on Tumblr. Cassian Andor runs a cotton manufacturing plant in Northern England in the 1860s. Ostracized for his Mexican heritage, protective of his mother and sister, Cassian thinks he has everything under control–until a maverick southern woman with modern views and a tendency to pick fights in taverns shows up and flips his whole life upside down. @turiantea is responsible for everything and everything good about this AU. I just write things down and fail to capture its glory.
mafia au: Cassian’s an undercover cop. Jyn’s a mafia princess. It ends as well as it could. This one in particular is @turiantea‘s baby and I want to come back to it soon for their sake. They’ve done so much for this and it’s easily 80% their child so I feel bad for not babysitting it very well.
“His black boots sticking out from underneath,” laughs Phil.
The murderous Christmas tree in the Tylers’ flat is a greater challenge. Real trees are difficult to recreate in CGI (”lots of fiddly bits,” points out Dave Houghton [visual effects supervisor]). Thankfully, Russell was thinking of an artificial tree. He just forgot to mention that in the script.
“When it activates, all the needles fall off,” he explains, “so it’s just a metal structure. It literally becomes a blur, like the Tasmanian Devil. And then it trashes Jackie’s flat.”
Edward grins. “Can it break her coffee table… again!”
Now you all have probably seen the photsets of that tour taken around Studio Mir.
Well as it turns out, the OP has discovered that they were not supposed to post any of the pictures online and is now in SERIOUS trouble along with Studio Mir, with Dreamworks.
This is a call on ALL VOLTRON FANS on ALL PLATFORMS to find and delete every account of this photoset on the web in order to preserve the legal peace between Studio Mir and Dreamworks.
If this issue continues there is a sincere possibility that Voltron might be pushed back due to the legal trouble, animators could be fired, and in a worse case scenario (which while not guaranteed but is still fully possible) Voltron could be CANCELLED.
Put any ship wars or discourse on the sidelines for now. We can get back to that AFTER we keep the show we all love running.
PS: the OP of the photoset has already requested that people delete the photoset and has done all they can to try to fix the issue. It’s up to us now to make sure that as little damage as possible is done.
A GIANT-ASS THANK YOU TO BEYOURSOLDIER WHO HELPED PLAN THE AU AND WRITE THE LONG DESCRIPTION BELOW THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR AMAZINGNESS
HICCUP HADDOCK III. Was raised in a family legendary for their skills in hunting for sport - something Hiccup has never excelled in. After disappointing his father once again when actually adopting an animal he finds in the forest (and naming him Toothless, of all things!), Hiccup is demoted to help run Gobber’s auto shop. One day Granny calls him in to repair a broken stove and (with much awkward fumbling and maybe a little deja vu) he meets a red-headed waitress named Merida.
MERIDA DUNBROCH. Works at Granny’s Diner to save up for the day she gets to see the world beyond Storybrooke’s boundaries (despite her mother’s disapproval). When not at work, she runs out into the woods and practices her archery. One afternoon, she breaks her compound bow and (having no where else to go) decides to seek the local mechanic’s help. Hiccup agrees to fix the bow, which in turn leads to an unlikely friendship (that seems to be a bit too familiar to both of them).
JACK FROST. Having no known relatives in Storybrooke, he lives with the Bennett family who was kind enough to take him in. Widely avoided in town (though no one really understood why they felt the urge to ignore him), he’s been known to be a bit of a loner. Currently part of the staff of the mental ward in which Belle was kept in secret. Was sometimes assigned to her cell, and found himself being especially nice and offering her extra pudding because she reminded him of a little girl he thinks he might have known (Hint: Emma). One day he goes to pick Sophie up from daycare when lo and behold he meets a blonde girl named Rapunzel.
RAPUNZEL CORONA. Adopted and raised by Mother Gothel, who runs Storybrooke’s daycare center. She frequently takes over the place when Gothel leaves to run errands. It is here where she befriends a boy named Jack Frost, who (since then) starts to visit the daycare more and more frequently …to help care for the children, of course. (Surprisingly, he is amazing with kids.) When not at the center, she mostly stays stuck in her room or by the house where she likes to draw the citizens who pass by or the wildflowers that grow by the water.
Lucifer“3x01″ was filled with throwbacks to prior seasons. The first one being the jewelry thief in the season 2 premiere [I mentioned this in my photoset before this post]. The second is a throwback to “1x06″ when Lucifer sang the song “Sinnerman” as his wings were stolen.
Eventually, in “1x07″ Lucifer discovered his brother, Amenadiel was behind the thief. Amenadiel had hoped the loss of his wings would push Lucifer into wanting to return to Hell since he was still, in a small way attached to them. However, it had the opposite effect and made Lucifer realize that Los Angeles was his home and he had no plans on going anywhere else.
Fast forward two seasons and this time Sinnerman is more than just a name in a song, he is the one responsible for the return of Lucifer’s wings.
The wings that Lucifer initially had Maze cut off, then burn. Now they have returned, and Lucifer can’t seem to get rid of them. This begs the question - Who is Sinnerman?
It is this reaction from Amenadiel that has me questioning just how much he knows about Sinnerman and whether he has anything to do with him targeting Lucifer.
As for who I think it will be:
Michael, the first and oldest of the four Archangels created by God, making him the very first angel ever created, as well as one of the oldest and most powerful beings in creation in the universe.
Lucifer and Michael have a strong relationship that has been filled with ups and downs, and I am surprised he hasn’t turned up in the series sooner. If it is Michael, it will tie in with the weird reaction we got from Amenadiel. He would know Michael is Sinnerman, just wouldn’t know he would turn up on Earth and carry out this plan.
What is this plan?
Michael knows Lucifer better than most so he would understand that forcing the “angel” wings on Lucifer and taking his “devil” face away, would be led to frustration. Lucifer hates to be manipulated, and that is what Sinnerman is doing, so if Michael wants Lucifer to be angel-like, Lucifer will be devil-like. Only I reckon that is exactly what Sinnerman wants Lucifer to do, as he tries to get Lucifer to return to Hell. Amenadiel failed, thus loses his powers even though he is the favourite son. Uriel then tries but fails and is killed. So now it’s Michael’s turn, after all, he was the one that helped banish Lucifer in the first place. Plus, he is stronger than Lucifer and backs up how it was possible for someone to hit Lucifer over the head in the first place.
What are your thoughts? Who do you think the Sinnerman could be?
all the extras // aka all the screenshots that I didn’t include in my past photosets but still turned out somewhat okay so here they are //////// sorry there will be more of other stuff in the future don’t fret ahh
Okay, so. There are some really great fics in this fandom and, as I have absolutely no photo editing skills, I can’t make those pretty photosets to rec them. Thus, this post. I will be updating it with time <3
Nora mentioned in her extra content that Neil slowly maps out Andrew’s
body and then this fic happened. Starts after The King’s Men.
Why you should read it: This is basically the Fourth Unnofficial Book ™
we never got. It’s smutty, but the sex isn’t there for the sake of sex. It’s about Neil and Andrew, about their relationship progressing, about Andrew learning to trust Neil with his body and Neil learning how to live a life he didn’t except to have… It’s great, that’s what I’m trying to say. It’s my favourite fic of all times in this fandom. Go read it.
Their entire relationship could be viewed through a
series of hazes - ranging from the sweetest of affections, to the
deadliest of diseases - that broke down their carefully constructed
defense mechanisms. When Neil felt the need to run, Andrew always
grounded him to a home. When Andrew felt the need to self-destruct, Neil
always gave him a reason not to.
For that, Neil will take on their difficulties any day.
Why you should read it: Andrew has a nightmare and hurts Neil one day. They deal with it. It’s very angsty.
Andrew is looking to live his life in peaceful
nothingness, but his new neighbor’s cat won’t stop sneaking onto his
balcony. As much as he tries to not make it into something, Andrew finds
himself drawn to the mysterious and tempting man next door.
is just trying to find a reason to not leave Palmetto after everyone
else has moved on. But he never thought he would want to run toward
something in favor of running away.
(In a slightly different
world, two people find themselves meeting in a softer setting and in
just as much need of each other. A story about dealing with pasts,
sharing secrets and a cat who is an asshole yet manages to charm
everyone around it.)
Why you should read it: Neil and Andrew are neighbours, and Neil’s cat loves Andrew. It starts very cute and turns very angsty. Just one chapter left!
He flips Neil’s phone open and scrolls through the call
history. It’s not a long list; his own name is at the bottom, then
there’s a call from Nicky one from Dan. There’s an outgoing call from
Neil’s phone to Andrew’s – that day they went to Atlanta – and one to a
number that isn’t saved but that Andrew recognises as Bee’s.
And then there’s a call from an unknown number, no more than an hour ago.
He wants to call it. He wants to call it and demand where Neil is,
wants to find out whoever the number belongs to and bash their head into
a wall, break every bone in their body until Neil is back with them.
Why you should read it: It’s Baltimore from Andrew’s point of view, using all the headcanons Nora has mentioned in her blog. It will break your heart, but you will be happy about it.
A sort-of AU that follows the professional careers and media misadventures of Andrew and Neil.
Why you should read it: I’d say it’s more of a Future Fic than an AU. It’s funny, it’s well-written, and I just love how Andrew and Neil fuck with the press. Remember those headcanons everything has? It’s here, in fic-format.
Andrew sits beside a broken window with a feral smile
on his face, and he beckons for Neil before locking them in. “I never,”
and there’s a single hitch, a catch of his breath around anger and fear
and – and then he’s Andrew again, a whirlwind of noise and motion but
for once they take him outside of Neil’s reach and he tries not to
notice. “I never asked? Do many people ask, Neil?” He finds the
wherewithal to stub out his cigarette into the desk before continuing,
hands grasping for answers in the empty air, but he sets his shoulders
and leans into Neil’s space like they might be okay. “Really, tell me,
in all the years of whatever this is, exactly how many people have ever
thought to ask ‘Are you a werewolf?’”
Neil smells ash and smoke
and wants to lean into it; the curls of nicotine in the air taste too
much like safety. “Including now? You would be the first.”
Why you should read it: If you like supernatural stuff, this is for you. Everything is the same, except Neil and some other characters are werewolves.
Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Eight
Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report from DWM 408
Outside the airport, the 40-strong cast and crew pile into three minibuses. (Routemasters would have been more appropriate, surely?) As we head north out of the city, the mirrored glass skyline recedes to make way for an enormous expanse of desert. This will be our home for the next four days.
DWM’s minibus is the first to arrive at the Holiday Arabian Resort (no seven-star city hotel for us)… and that’s when we get news that the minibus carrying David Tennant and Michelle Ryan, amongst others, has been pulled over by armed police! No, really! Something to do with a broken tail-light. Apparently, everyone’s had to get off and stand on the verge, in the dark, while the driver slips officers a fistful of dirhams. (Some of this story turns out to be true.) Meanwhile, minibus number three is missing in action. It took a wrong turning and is heading for Oman.
[The next day] Today is ‘Prep Day’, a recce in the desert, the first chance for the cast and crew to check out the location at which they’ll be filming for the rest of the week. We travel the final five minutes on an open-backed army truck, because the terrain is too demanding for our coach. “We’d make the worse army ever,” chuckles special-effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves, as one by one we struggle up the stepladder onto the truck. David and Michelle aren’t even allowed on board, for health and safety reasons. That annoys them. They travel by four-by-fours instead.
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Emma Swan just wants to write the follow-up to her bestselling debut novel, that’s all. But when she gets off to a rough start with her new editor, Killian Jones, she knows it’s not going according to plan. Then, an unexpected figure from Emma’s past reappears and life begins to mirror the crime thriller she’s penning. Suspicion and secrets abound–but love might too. A writer/editor AU with a thriller twist.
Rated E. Story warnings: sexual content, kidnapping, some gore, violence, and minor character death–not to mention salty language! OnAo3 here.
Chapter warnings: more plotting and lying, and mentions of unpleasant time spent in foster care.
Happy birthday to me! Today I’m going to make like a hobbit and post this chapter (though I’ll let you decide how much of a gift that is, haha.) Just know that your comments and likes and kudos and reblogs have been cherished and squealed over. Thank you to @captainswanbigbang for all you’ve done to make this possible, and all the support you’ve given. Sophie @shady-swan-jones made the delightful banner and another photoset that I adore. Kayla @bleebug did some incredible art for the first chapter, which you can check out here. And all the love and thanks to Kris @sambethe for beta-ing this and making it a ton better.
Emma turns in some first drafts, and Killian sees another connection between them. His realization of how much her book means to her sparks a realization of his own.
Killian pressed his hand to his temple, willing the headache to stay away. He hadn’t seen Emma since his meeting with her at Granny’s a couple weeks before. They’d exchanged emails back and forth, terse on her end and exceedingly polite (he might be compensating for something, his brain whispered) on his.
But today was the day he’d asked for her prospectus and an outline. It was due at the end of the day, which was rapidly approaching. He glanced up at the clock, wincing when he saw that it was nearly three in the afternoon.
Then he heard a knock on his office door. “Come in.”
Human Controlled evolution; living, breathing machines. [Photoset of custom HMM Liger Zero ‘Icarus Zero’]
A companion photoset to my other post about Icarus Zero [here], with a more Deus Ex-flavour. It was a bit of a challenge, photographing a gloss black kit in front of a gloss game package and the Deus Ex artbook but I think they turned out well! The LED lighting is fully integrated into the body of the kit and is designed to simulate overheating/core melt from excess power consumption.
Below the readmore is a bit of Deus Ex flavour text/world building and ‘technical spec sheet’ of Icarus Zero. It’s ‘creation’ places it after the ending of the video game: Deus Ex;Human Revolution.
Sterek Week 2015: #4 A Box of Crayons (my favourite theme from the week!)
To Silvia, @notenoughgatorade, who is one of my favourite people on tumblr. If I were to visually represent my feelings whenever you reblog my posts or send me asks/mail, it would be through the vibrant and excited colors of today’s theme and this photoset. You also magically happened upon my favourite nickname in real life and use it often, making me feel all squishy inside. AND YOU GET ME SO WELL REGARDING DYLAN. Your aggressive tags and I are meant to be! Here’s to you, babe.
In which Stiles is the person who gets to name all the new crayons and pick the colors that will sell the most and Derek is the rather hot person who works on the Production side.
Stiles never tells anyone this, but most of his crayon names are inspired by Derek. Grumpy Blue happened when Derek wore shades of blue to work for two weeks straight and Smoke Rain happened when he changed his shampoo because his hair now smelled like rain everyday and it was so soft and messy looking, Stiles longed to run his fingers through it.
Obviously, Derek never catches on to Stiles’ wooing techniques, so Stiles has to take drastic action. Their black crayon needs to be revamped and he proposes they call it Leather Jacket - a nod to a certain someone who’s nearly always wearing a leather jacket. The higher ups approve and Derek finally finally notices.
“You named a crayon after me,” he states bluntly in the elevator they’re both sharing the day after the new crayon hits the market. Stiles laughs nervously and turns to him.
“That’s nice,” Derek says, hiding his smile and tugging at the sleeves of his jacket.
Stiles stares at his apparent shyness and then blurts out suddenly, “Go out with me.”
Derek is startled by that but his smile slowly slides back in place and he nods. “Okay,” he says as Stiles starts grinning too.
They go out on a date, then two, then three. Stiles kisses Derek in the rain and Derek starts bringing him coffee at work. He’s still his inspiration, and Stiles thinks he always will be.
Hannibal’s lids were heavy and he felt his eyelashes a tangled mess of bent pins, pricking his skin. The heat he was nestled in was a cocoon, his breath only adding to the overbearing air, yet he took it all in, gently, in long, drawn-out inhales. Stale sweat and cum and hay and unwashed hair, he took it all and it was still not enough.
I had the most hilarious Adlock dream the other night and I had to make a photoset to share it.
In it Sherlock and Irene are alone together in his living room. Irene is lounging around in his dressing gown, looking supremely unconcerned about anything, but in contrast Sherlock is hurrying about, getting ready to go meet a client or consult on a case, or something like that.
He’s concerned that it might be obvious to anyone halfway observant what he’d been up to all morning, so before he leaves he checks himself in the mirror and turns his characteristic ‘scan’ on himself, and to his intense chagrin, a day-calendar scrawled in his own handwriting pops up at once and shows him exactly what (who) he’s been doing in the past hours.
With a groan of frustration he tears out of the room to his bedroom to try to change/fix whatever it was that gave it away, and Irene is just left there with a very self-satisfied, very pleased smirk on her face, because she knows exactly what that huffy departure was all about.
Later there was sort of an ‘epilogue’ to the dream. Irene is trying to tell Sherlock that he ought to just give up the appointment as a bad job (though really she’s just trying to seduce Sherlock all over again), and Sherlock is putting up a valiant effort to resist, but she knows, and he knows, that she’s already won and him blowing off his plans is all but a foregone conclusion…
A/N: I had so much fun writing this, and I had to cut a ton out because it was wildly too long. Thank you for requesting this! Also, in my mind, this is set between CATWS and AoU.
A/N pt. 2: Just like the Tom Hiddleston x Reader imagine, I had to post this one again and change the format to a photoset instead because some followers were unable to see the banner on mobile. Sorry!