the good wife behind the scenes


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It’s Ways (Lucifer Morningstar)

Character: Lucifer Morningstar
Words: 860
Warnings: Just some good ol fluff
Request:  your lucifer imagines are sooooooooo good! can I ask for one? YN is his wife (angel a fallen angel) but she’s completelt his oposite: humble,likes kids and everyone wonders how she’s still with him ( it’s an amazing show and I think that’d be hilarious,and adorable ;)

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Random thoughts off the top of my head follows:

I adore the way that the clip from ‘The One Show’ completely mirrors the scene in TAB set in 221b when John & Sherlock are about to swan off to the morgue & leave Mary behind.

Mary asks: “Am I just to sit here?” And John replies (in typical condescending Victorian husband way) “Not at all my dear, we’ll be hungry later.” (insinuating that she can busy herself cooking because that’s all she’s good for as a wife in this situation.) (Mycroft obviously knows better)

Whereas this (Modern time, supposedly a more equal world) clip shows that gender doesn’t matter, it’s the skill set that matters to Sherlock, he is going off hunting down whatever is at the market and their trudge to ‘Barnicott’s house’. so Sherlock has texted Mary to turn up at the house where the dog is, so they can rendezvous to enable John to take the baby home, only Mary says to bring John with them. It’s just a beautiful mirror to that TAB scene, but with a lovely sense of equality, meaning they all can go rather than anyone having to stay behind.

I remember during the TAB preview time Mofftis said a lot about how Victorian times were so bad towards women & I think they showed that relatively well in TAB, but it’s lovely to see them transposing this now to the modern day and truly resetting Conan Doyle to modern times, by putting right his meager showing of womens actual abilities, and that men can look after babies equally as well as women.

I’ve always thought that this was a great part of what Mofftiss mean when they say that they are re-writing Sherlock the way they think it should be for this age.

anonymous asked:

Well, it seems Rob did look into ur blog and decided to give proof to u and ur followers that his romance with T still going strong and it will never be broken. Good for Rob for not being afraid to bring his woman to the premier, unlike when he was with Kristen who I assumed never wanted the hassle. But now Rob's GF/wife doesn't mind to come at his private work or to his premier to show support, not just behind the scene support. Oh, he looks so happy with T there. Poor u

I stick to my last post!


Better than you fake ass fans and better than this hanger on!

Do you really think a REAL girlfriend or his wife would show up at HIS premiere with a PUBLICIST?!

Would a GF/WIFE pose for pictures with HIS FANS?! Sign AUTOGRAPHS at HIS PREMIERE?! HIS NIGHT!!!

Are you REALLY okay with that behavior?

Rob didn’t show me anything but she showed me EVERYTHING!

She proved once and for all that what I and others have said is true! She’s there for the free PR/Exposure and Rob was cornered. If he reacted negatively and refused to take pictures with her…WHEN HER PUBLICIST REQUESTED…he would have looked like an ass…so he did the only thing he could.

Next move is up to Rob and Kristen. But this once again confirms to me why they stay clear of each other’s events. Neither want to outshine/diminish the event for the other. And that’s exactly what would happen. It would become more about the two of them (which you, anon are attempting to do) than a celebration of their independent accomplishment!

After tonight, I’ve never been more proud for how they handle their relationship and their careers and whatever games they choose to do to throw ppl off the scent of the truth is understood and supported by me and so many other true Rob and Kristen fans.

And if you think I’m lying just check out this video

NOT poor me!!! POOR ROB!

~I fixed it~


“My darling, you’re here,” Here meaning his gentleman’s lounge in the middle of night. Aida was off doing God knows what for the evening, and Orion didn’t want to disrupt that up until some information came through that the mayor was in town spending dinner with his wife. Almost immediately, he had to handle that. Get the mayor to visit his club and lure him in. “I hope you had a good day, but it’s time to spend V-Day with your hubby.” He grinned, moving the axe from behind his back and to his front. The scene was set up beautifully for Aida. Most couples celebrated Valentine’s Day with red roses and dim lighting. Not these two. The mayor of the city was tied tightly to a chair, tears flowing as he stared at his wife in terror. Both were brought in by Orion’s henchmen for Aida. “Word around town was that these heads were worth forty million. I thought you immediately. What better way to celebrate a day of love than watching your love do what she loves?” Orion asked rhetorically, lifting the axe to pass it on to Aida. “Do you love me?”


~I’d talk to you at an AA meeting~


Holtzmann being Holtzmann


~I’ve heard terrible things about you~

The fascinating story behind Prince George's first stamp

Prince George is appearing on his first stamp after a secret photo shoot captured the Queen and her three direct heirs to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

As this behind the scenes picture shows, the two-year-old future king had to stand on blocks to make him the right height for the picture. And while Prince George’s parents often describe him as “naughty”, the photographer who took the picture said he was a delight.

Ranald Mackechnie, who has not even told his wife he took the picture, said: “He was absolutely charming, as you can see from the picture. You only have a short window of opportunity with small children, but Prince George was on good form and everyone seemed to enjoy seeing him enjoy the day.

“He was fascinated by my lights and all the kit, and he was quite happy standing on the blocks. I took maybe 80 or 100 shots, but when I saw this one I knew straight away that was it.”

Mr Mackechnie, a former apprentice to the celebrated fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, spent weeks preparing for the shoot after he was asked by Royal Mail 18 months ago to carry out the commission.

His first choice of location was the yellow drawing room at Buckingham Palace, but after visiting it and taking some test shots, he realised it was “just too yellow”, so he switched to the white drawing room, where he spent around six hours over the course of two days perfecting the composition with stand-ins.

He said: “Because the picture was going to be turned into stamps on a sheet, each person’s head had to be in exactly the right place. A millimetre the wrong way on the final stamp sheet would have made the perforations too close together, so I had to make sure everyone was spaced the right distance apart.”

He had computer monitors in the room with templates of the final stamp sheet so he could make sure each person’s head fitted into the right frame.

Buckingham Palace had supplied Prince George’s exact height so he could work out how to get his face a similar height to the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.

“It would have been nice to have used a piece of furniture from the room,” said Mr Mackechnie, but it wasn’t possible, so I brought along the blocks for him to stand on. I had some other ones too in case he had grown since they measured him, but he hadn’t.”

His meticulous preparations meant he was able to complete the final shoot in less than half an hour, though disaster almost struck at the last moment.

“When the Royal family came into the room and sat down, my computer system crashed,” he said. “Prince Charles was very sympathetic, and saved my blushes, and fortunately I had back-up so we were back up and running in about a minute.”

The photograph was taken in the summer of last year, and Mr Mackechnie signed a confidentiality agreement that meant he could not even tell his wife he had been to Buckingham Palace.

“She still doesn’t know,” he said yesterday. “She will only find out when this is made public. I stuck to the John le Carre theory that if you tell one person, you’ve told everyone.”

Ironically, just weeks before the photoshoot, Mr Mackechnie, 55, had photographed the waxwork version of the Royal family for a Madame Tussauds advertising campaign.

“It was a bit of a dry run,” he said.

Royal Mail is also issuing a set of six commemorative stamps showing the Queen in her public and private roles over the past 90 years. All of the stamps will be available from Post Offices from tomorrow.”

anonymous asked:

My girlfriend's parents have your book (they teach English and mathematics) and I just thought it was cool, since it was the first time I'd seen it. Wish I'd thought to borrow it...

Ho, ho! This is your way to get in good with her parents. Since you’re on anon, this will never be traced back to you, so here’s some “behind the scenes” tidbits you can drop in casually if the book comes up in conversation:

  • I wrote the bulk of the book in the spring and summer of 2014 on my wife’s laptop while sitting in an armchair I got second-hand from my parents who got it second-hand from a colleague of my mother. It’s so ratty we put a slip cover over it that doesn’t fit (yes, we still have the chair. The cats like it). I’d sit and write while my wife @thisallegra was at work and one or the other of the cats would come and lie down behind my head as I typed.
  • The first chapter (Sounds) was originally over 50,000 words long. I had to cut more than 30,000 words out of it. Subsequently, the rest of the book also got a lot shorter from what I was originally planning.
  • I had to get permission myself for all the languages used in the book I didn’t create. If anyone ever wondered why there are no examples from Tolkien’s languages, that’s why.
  • My brother-in-law came up with the title of the book. Originally it was simply going to be called How to Invent a Language. He also gave me the idea for what to do for the last section, as I was completely stumped. He’s basically my hero.
  • In recording the audio book, I worked with the same sound engineer/producer I worked with when recording the examples for Living Language Dothraki.
  • The word “morpheme” occurs once in the entire book. It’s a hoot when you find it!
  • I actually sang the lyric from the chorus of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” for the audio book only to be told that we absolutely couldn’t keep it for copyright reasons. I had to try to speak it. It didn’t go well.
  • Every single example of the Arabic script in the book is an image, because despite the fact that Arabic is and always has been a part of Unicode, we absolutely could not get it to work. It always got screwed up on the Penguin machine. That was a bummer.
  • The little separators used in the table of contents are the glyph for /d/ from Sondiv (from the CW’s Star-Crossed).
  • I can force onions to return to the soil simply by raising my eyebrow.

There! Plenty of stuff to talk about now. May you use this information to fill future awkward silences at the dinner table!
Emmys: 'Good Wife,' 'Downton Abbey' Editors Reveal Secrets Behind the Shows' Final Scenes
Editors faced the tricky task of ending the fan-favorite series on just the right note: "The creators of any series want to leave something that resonates. It’s hard. Do you try to tie it up or leave it more unsettled?"

As Morrow describes it, “The challenge for the rest of the episode was to touch on each character so that it left the audience with the feeling that things are going to be OK without wrapping everything up beautifully so that everyone was absolutely 100 percent happy. I think Carson’s story really helped with that, in that he was struggling with his health and [that] his career as Downton’s butler was essentially over. That helped give it a bit more realism. But even within that story, there’s a moment between Carson (Jim Carter) and [his wife] Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) where Carson says to her, ‘I think everything’s going to be OK.’ Because they had each other, you felt like it was going to be OK.”