Small gems like her are as easy to lose as a cell phone, but instead of just getting a new one from the store you have to snatch it out of the air, lock it in your bathroom, and re-indoctrinate its entire system of beliefs
Behind the scenes of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (Part 5)
Excerpt from director James Strong’s “Director’s Diary” (DWM #371)
It’s the week before we start shooting. The cast arrives in Cardiff for a read-through, followed by a rehearsal. This is such a treat. Too often, the first time that you’ll meet an actor is on set, and you’re straight into the work. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t do enormous amounts in a few hours, but any time with the cast in a room just talking through the script and the story can really help the end result. I tend to leave the script alone, and ask the actors to tell me who they think their character is? What do they like? We invent history and background, as well as exploring the relationships between the characters so when they arrive on set, hopefully they’ll have some concrete character notes in their minds. This will enable them to launch straight into our story, as sadly on the day there will be no time to stop and ponder their ‘motivation’.
We gather early in the morning for the read-through. I nervously drink too much tea and need the loo constantly. It’s amazing the transformation that occurs when a script is read aloud. All the emotion and excitement of the page suddenly fills the room. It is so intoxicating, and, despite my dodgy reading of Zack (as Shaun couldn’t make it), the read-through goes really well, and everyone is looking forward to the shoot… regardless of the rather ominous weather reports, which warn of a major snow-front heading straight for us the day we start shooting! Also, it’s my first chance to chat with Billie and David, who talk enthusiastically of the story as the scariest they’ve done!
The Brothers were drawn onto a Town rumoured to have the dead coming back to life– dying– and living again. All the work of a Reaper and his Angel who wants their unfinished business stay unfinished. A reason to stay on Earth.
I may have taken ‘Supernatural’ literally and I ended up with one of those AUs I’ve been wanting to work on!xD
Special guests: the Shimada Brothers (Y'know… saving people… hunting things…).
I know I planned my reread of The Raven Boys for March but I loved the audiobook narration so much, I’m so tempted all the time to bring that reread forward… then I remember the massive pile of books I’m already reading at the moment, and think the better of it. At nine books on my currently reading pile, I better focus on those books first, then fully immerse myself in The Raven Boys when I’m not juggling so many books anymore.
attn: EVEN IF YOU DON’T CONSIDER YOURSELF AN INCEPTION FAN Please do not deprive yourself of the wonder and joy these fics would bring you. They take you right in - you don’t have to be already invested in the movie/pair to enjoy them. If you have a love for: BAMFs who bicker, AUs, crack - you would especially love Inception fics. Try one in 2017!
Fics on the first two pages of AO3 (sorted by kudos) or WIPs not included. Asterisk means the fic is underrated (about or less than 200 kudos on AO3).
Person A and Person B are dating and Person A’s friends are always aww-ing at the lovebirds whenever they’re so much as around each other.
Bonus: Person C narrates their love life.
“He leans in closer, brushing a stray hair out of her–”
“David I am up to HERE WITH YOUR BULLSHIT”