So I recently joined a new campaign, and we just had our first session. We have a dragonborn fighter (me), a shardmind bard, a human psion, and a fey raccoon sorcerer. The raccoon is currently sitting on the dragonborn’s head bluffing everyone successfully that he is actually a hat.
NPC who hired us: So you guys will need magical protection from the forest’s enchantment. I have these tokens here that will keep your sense of direction intact. (Gives one to the three of us).
Raccoon (texted): Hey can you get me one too?
Me (texted): Umm I’ll try.
Me: So… can I have a token for my hat?
NPC: Your… hat?
Me: Umm yeah, I just want to make sure it doesn’t get lost either, you know?
Shardmind: It’s a very important hat, very sentimental to her. (Succeeds the bluff)
NPC: Uhhh… ok then….
I put the token on top of the “hat” and then later the raccoon proceeds to eat it. Luckily it’s an area of effect enchantment.
saw your post about the different versions of the Mad Hatter. I do think they are both interesting takes on a well-known character that has a lot to work with, as far as the source material goes. I enjoyed both portrayals, and as a girl who grew up with a single father with very little money, Jefferson will always have a special place deep in my heart. I would love to know your reasons behind Sebastian being your favorite Hatter, just because I enjoy talking about the character. :D
I was expecting a mob of angry people yelling at me for this one.
*rolls up sleeves* alrighty then.
Without further ado, I present to you;
WHY I THINK SEBASTIAN STAN’S JEFFERSON TRUMPED JOHNNY DEPP’S MAD HATTER.FIRSTLY, I love Johnny Depp. I really do and although I did enjoy Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, I was quite disappointed in it, to be honest but that’s a different story.
One problem I have with Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter in general is his appearance.
He looks like a clown. I don’t like clowns… I mean, I’ll admit, I don’t really imagine a super attractive guy when thinking of the Hatter.
(I never used to anyways)
And I get how Tim Burton tried to make the Mad Hatter look like a weirdo but…never has any Alice in Wonderland made the Hatter look like a clown.
The Hatter was just a man older than Alice who was, well a Mad Hatter obsessed with tea.
I feel like Johnny missed this. Maybe we can blame it on the script, story, directing or even the screenplay but…he doesn’t seem MAD. A few odd lines… His eyes changing colour when he gets angry…(which just looks terrifying…)
His accent changing from English to American to Scottish…and…whatever the fuck THIS is:
DOES NOT MAKE HIM MAD.
They make him quirky, cooky and mildly concerning in the least.Not nearly enough, Johnny…
Even in the Disney cartoon most of the madness from the Mad Hatter isn’t his appearance per se (as in what he looks like exactly) but rather in his expressions and body language.His rapid changes in mood is shown by Depp’s Hatter as well but honestly…
If you had to honestly choose which person looked like they were or already had lost their mind would you pick this:
or this:SWEET JESUS.
I remember being creeped out with Depp’s Hatter when his eyes changed colour but watching the Hat Trick episode with Jefferson with my sister… his performance actually made me lean away from the screen.
I think what made Sebastian’s Hatter so convincing was that he seemed normal.
He looks perfectly sane in one moment…but in the next…you can pinpoint the EXACT second he has a lapse in sanity.
PLUS, THIS HATTER’S STORY IS GREAT. MY GOSH.The point of the Mad Hatter and Wonderland was to make sense in it’s nonsensicalways.
Depp’s Hatter has a CAUSE and that cause is…rebellion?
“Why bring sense and logic to a world that celebrates having NO SENSE AND LOGIC?” -Nostalgia Critic
I feel like Johnny Depp’s Hatter relied more on his actual appearance and clothing to make up for the madness and sheer craziness his role required for HIS movie’s Wonderland.
At least you know what Jefferson had a REASON to be mad. He wasn’t just mad because (although he was a little screwy before he had Grace), he was mad because he was DRIVEN into madness by being forced to stay in the mad land of Wonderland—WHERE HE WAS NOT FROM—making hats!
He has a REASON to make hats; he is a traveler who activates portals with his magical hat.His title of the Mad Hatter makes more sense too. He is driven to madness due to the struggle with his hat and “getting it to work” after he loses his magical hat (which he needs to get home to his young daughter, Grace who he ended up straightening out for to the extent he stopped using his hat). He has been pushed to his most desperate lengths to complete an impossible task of making a magical hat without any magic. He is a MAD HATTER.
You might as well call Depp’s The Mad Hat Maker.
Jefferson just pulls of his own respective world and story better than the other Hatter does for his.
JEFFERSON’S HATTER EVEN HAS MORE TEA REFERENCES FOR PETE’S SAKE.
HE DRUGS PEOPLE WITH TEA,
HE HAD TEA PARTIES WITH HIS DAUGHTER, LIKE GOD.The Mad Hatter (as well as everything else in Wonderland) is not supposed to make any real sense. But the only way they make sense is by making sense without making complete sense.
There are many examples of this in the Disney cartoon. For instance, the Alice says: to which the March replies:Or when Alice asks the Cheshire Cat for directions.
Cheshire Cat: “Well, that depends where…you are to get to?” Alice: “Oh, it doesn’t really matter; as long as I—.” Cheshire Cat: “Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Which is what I liked about Jefferson. He seemed sane yet wasn’t which really does seem like he has a mental disorder or “madness”. SHIT SON. Although what Jefferson says is true, he clearly has more than a few screws loose in his head and that IS scary.Maybe it’s just my personal opinion. I think Johnny’s Mad Hatter was lacking but would have fit an Alice in Wonderland that wasn’t trying to be so edgy like the Tim Burton movie (which had many flaws to be honest).
But if I was to imagine the closest version of a truly Mad Hatter, that would go to Jefferson. His Mad Hatter made me scared, nervous and uncomfortable. He also made me cry, sob and sniffle.But then made me burst out laughing again and again.Seriously, I can’t even find the gif or clip where he’s in the middle of a conversation with David and in mid sentence, flips the table and BOLTS. I swear, I made my sister rewind that scene like four times because I kept laughing for ten straight minutes. That is one of my favourite Jefferson moments. His unpredictability really makes his character spectacular.His facial expressions always get me too.What he went through all for his daughter is just gut-wrenchingly sad and beautiful.
Sebastian Stan just knows exactly how to ruin your life…
I literally worked for this post for hours straight…it’s almost 3 in the morning now…
But it was worth it…because Sebastian Stan/Jefferson.
Thank you for your very polite question, @beaniebaneenie! I appreciate it!Feel free to spazz out over Jefferson with me, anytime!
Bless your soul for thinking of this. I hope you meant crack fic because that’s what I’m giving you. xD
For all that the Sorting Hat did, not many knew that it helped some headmasters in…more ways than one.
In all its years, and many years it has had, the Hat never helped anyone like Albus Dumbledore. Most headmasters needed its magical properties as a guidance on where to place students, but Dumbledore needed it as a cover for things more…private.
In the professor’s younger years, certain areas of his body would act up in the most inopportune moments, especially moments that featured a particularly attractive wizard. The Hat discovered, quite quickly into Dumbledore’s term as headmaster, that not only would it sit on the heads of young witches and wizards, but also upon Dumbledore’s lap during certain occasions.
Not that it particularly minded. It always thought that it needed to be a bit more pointed at the tip. The Headmaster at least aided in that.
A/N: I once read it somewhere, in one of those writing advice sheets, that you shouldn’t be afraid of making your characters suffer and pushing them to their limits.
I may have taken that a bit too seriously this time.
This is the most deliciously heart-wrenching angst I’ve ever written.
All I can say is brace yourselves, and I hope you enjoy the feels overload. :)
With every heartbeat I have left I will defend your every breath
She is holding onto him for dear life, her nails biting into his shoulders as she lets herself sob violently. His hand cradles the back of her head as he whispers incoherent words, his hook rubbing soothing circles on her back.
(It’s at these times when he wishes most he had both hands to hold her with, to bring comfort to her rather than touching a cold, murderous piece of metal to her soft, warm skin.)
“I- I can’t believe he’d hurt Henry.” She cries, the sheer agony in her voice making his heart break to pieces. He merely holds her tighter as he’s at a loss for words, focusing instead on holding back his own tears - and failing miserably at that. “But the worst is that it’s my fault, Killian. What kind of mother lets her own son get kidnapped?"
O K A Y let me start by saying how fun it has been to run this blog. In the 14+ years I have been roleplaying through multiple outlets this has been one of my absolute favorite blogs ever. I love being the sarcastic wise-cracking bitch that Hyacinth is towards you guys & the fact you all tolerate it amazes me. To make things short–I have had this blog just over a month & have been shocked by the following it has gotten. I currently have 360 followers and it makes me want to cry. I love you all.
P.S. If I forget your URL in the FF please forgive me. I tried to include EVERYBODY I have rped with so far & I made this at 2 in the morning. Much apologies.
Now! ! ! Onto the fun stuff- - -
As promised, this shall be a follow forever and a giveaway. Why, you ask? Well, my friend, it will help spread the word of the AMAZING blogs that I follow while spreading positivity around tumblr which let’s face it, we can all use a bit more of in our lives. But more about the p r i z e s and rules later on.
B E A S T I E S ;
(blogs that I stalk & would like to say something about)
oficyblast| You are one of the first people that actually found my blog & followed. I have to admit, I was intimidated to approach you at first because of how amazing you seemed and how absolutely well fleshed out your character was but I am glad we did start interacting. I cannot think of a single reason for anybody to not be following this amazing person. Annalise is love. Icyhot for life.
flxrtiisms | Much like Annalise you were one of the first people to follow and actually interact with me. Why you chose to follow me is still beyond me but I am glad you did. You are amazing & our character’s interactions together are the BEST. I truly believe that they were separated at birth & will one day conquer Auradon together and ruthlessly rule as we shout to the GODS “Surprise witch, NOBODY RULES LIKE COLETTE!”.
gloryofhera| I know, I know, I have said it once and I shall say it one hundred million more times but this dude is A+. You ever hear of a little movie caled Hercules? Nah? Didn’t think so. Anyways, this dude IS Jerkules. They are amazing quality & keep to their character better then any Hercules roleplayer I have seen on any other site. Seriously, go follow my precious Jerkules. You won’t regret it.
littlexsiren | First and foremost if you have not read the Caster Chronicles then go do that right now because there is this perfect little ball of perfection named Ridley in the books. & this chick right here roleplays as her. You looking for quality? Looking for amazing storyline ideas? Looking for an RP partner that is the most perfect lollipop ever? Look no further. I cry when I read replies from her because of how amazing that they are. That should speak for itself. Hella happy I found her blog / she found me.
a-plan-to-shake-things-up | ένας πόνος στον κώλο μου. In case you aren’t Greek that roughly translates to a pain in my ass. Aka father dearest. When I made this blog I never expected any Hades roleplayers to ever accept my OC & yet here we are. They are a part of a Disney RP group but MAN are they perfect. I can see Hades smoothing his flamed hair back out of frustration for having to deal with my little shit sitting behind the computer in their replies. I cannot stress enough how amazing they are.
mischiefinblood| You are getting a special shout out because a) you are hella quality and b) you were THE FIRST person I ever roleplayed with on this blog. Ever.
defectiveduplicate| ANOTHER person I could write for hours about but basically in case you didn’t know this–Hyacinth has claimed Ava as her own personal Martian who she shall love forever. and ever. and ever.
umop-epis-dn / hispreciousthing | like above, I am tagging both of you because you are BOTH some of my favorite blogs & even though we have not interacted all that much I still stalk your blogs faithfully. Labyrinth is life & bless you for keeping the verse alive. Also– umop-epis-dn has THE BEST URL EVER.
underwxrld-ruler | Firstly–I MISS YOU. You were the first Hades I ever approached on here because I never thought there would be any others & because I ADORED your writing. Literally, your writing is one of the reasons I am here. I found your blog & decided to make Hyacinth because what could be better than Hades daughter??? & you accepted me! I hope you see this & we start a million threads together again.
xgothicstyle | First off I literally SCREAMED when I saw you followed me. Why? JADE FRICKIN WEST. One of the best characters ever. When we started talking however I really got to see how AMAZING of a roleplayer you truly are. I want to have 500 threads with you. Never leave tumblr. Ever. PS I have a shiny new pair of fancy scmancy scissors for you.
underworldspwan | I could type for days about this dork but for those of you that do not know, this is my brother. He is amazing & has a perfectly fleshed out character. I love every thread I have with him & you should all follow him.
& FINALLY bloodiedlyrics / herbloodwhore| Meet Astrid. Astrid wins the My Personal Little Shit award of the year. She is perfection. She is an amazingly talented writer that can think up an amazing plot that will bring you to tears from how great it is in minutes & she is hella rad. So follow both of her blogs. Also, wish her a happy birthday for me. Tomorrow (9/22) is her birthday. She deserves all of the hugs & kisses & blood. So treat her well.
& MY UNDYING MINIONS OF THE UNDERWORLD;
(aka people I stalk like crazy but i have gotten tired of typing blurbs from above about. but you should DEFINITELY follow bc wow such amaze )
Reblogs & likes count but you may only reblog ONCE per blog.
You may enter on as many blogs as you wish.
Winner will be randomly number generated during the week of Halloween.
There shall be only one winner.
Winner MUST be following me. That means to enter you must be following THIS BLOG. i’ll know if you are lying.
Don’t unfollow if you don’t win / directly after you win. It’s rude.
you should really follow the blogs mentioned above. this is optional & has nothing to do but hey, they are amazing people.
T H E P R I Z E S
One lucky grand prize winner shall win a theme (base codes credit to octomoosey) edit. What does this mean? I do NOT take credit for coding said theme. Octomoosey holds all that credit. I will simply be editing the background image / alignment for you.
A second place winner will win a gif icon pack of 30+ icons.
Sorry for the horrid graphic xP… Buuuutt!!!! Thank you all so much for following me! I can’t believe I’m at 400 followers, that’s so many people! I’d seriously love to RP with you all! So never be afraid to send in memes or jump into my ask! I’m also always around as someone to talk to OOC, if you’re bored or just really need someone to talk to! So here commences my 400+ FF!!
Sarah you were like the first person I had a ton of threads with and I love Arioch and his friendship with Allison and your newish Isaac is going great too! Which is just funny cause you’d never seen TW when we first met. I’m so glad to have met you on here and you’re such a great RPer!
Kayla, whaaat do I even say xD You are my Stiles! We talk like everyday, we also have like 10 threads and somehow I always want more. Stallison is my life and I love our mix of angsty and fluffy threads and Allison just can’t go without her Stiles. I’m real excited for our plotting and the mini group verse we’re talking about now! I can’t believe this all started with me replying to that one open.. I love you so much! PS you’re a flawless Stiles! And your OC’s are sooo good!
Bianca! Damon is my favorite from TVD and Devon is my favorite Damon blog! Devon infuriates and intrigues Allison and she hates(loves) it. Devison was like my first ever ship on here with Allison, so the feelings are strong! And they have such a unique relationship, and I just love it so much! I also love talking to you OOC and we need to do it more! Devon is super in character, even being a genderbent and has her own spin, and I wouldn’t trade her for anything!
Katie!!! I was so damn excited when I found a Hannibal King blog, and then just freaked out when I found out Hannibal also liked Allison. Because Allison was so insecure about her crush and didn’t think her feelings could be reciprocated and then they were and we had a bouncing party xD God I love Hannison soo much, and I love all of our threads and our feelings. And it magically all fit into one timeline, so it was obviously meant to be.
Ellie, your Lydia is the best, you were my first Lydia on here that I had a regular thread with… And I’m honestly ashamed we haven’t done more talking and plotting. I mean you’re in this section for a reason, so we obviously need at least 5 more threads. I’ll get to it soon, I’m sorry I suck xD lol. Also Happy brithday!
You are so cool! I’m so glad we met and began to RP finally! I love all of our threads and all of our AUs! (I’m partial to the vampire Ally one really) I love your Deanna so much, and I’m glad we’ve started talking ooc, and I’d like to do it more! And we obviously need more threads cause Allison and Deanna are badass apart and super badass together!
Here are the rest of the people I just love so much! Whether it is just seeing you on my dash, RPing with you, or talking to you, you’re all so great! Bold are those that I love to RP with and plot with, and Italics are those I stalk and want to RP with or just want to RP even more with.
I’m sooo sorry if I forgot anyone! I love all of my followers! And like I said, my askbox is always open! No matter how many followers I get, I’ll never be someone to be intimidated by or anything. I just want to RP with like everyone on here.
I’ve been roleplaying Phillip for almost a year now, I’ve been working on every aspect of his character that I can think of and I’m really glad that I have persevered. Thank you to every single one of you, who brighten my darkest days.
So I’ve finally hit 500 followers, this is my follow forever and a giveaway of sorts.
First off there is one person that I should give a special shout out to;
Samm is very special to me, not only is she my loving girlfriend but the whole reason I role play on Tumblr, in the OUAT community as a whole and as Prince Phillip. Whenever I struggle with Phillip I know that Samm can always coax him out of hiding.