the velvet elvis

Thomas Barrow Fandom October Birthdays

Well, pumpkin month is here for the northern hemisphere, while we are in the midst of spring here in the southern. I know our little fandom has mostly scatter now - as most eventually do - but I hope you all still look fondly on our fave underbutler and his boys ;-)

Still, as I’ve said before, if you’d like off the list, let me know. And you can find  my original post here

For now, I’m giving a big shout out to all our October babies, with some spooky birthday cheer (sorry Brian, I know you hate black and orange!):

16 October: we begin our celebrations with @leelajoy716, or Leela, who is a true Thomas multi-shipper, happy to see him with Edward, Jimmy or Andy. And she likes his friendships with O’Brien, Daisy and the kids too.

17 October: following on is @blue-velvet-elvis, better known as Tara, who loves Thomas and Rob pretty much equally!

23 October: next up is Nic - you can find her Thomas/Downton stuff @thenimagiraffe and the rest @weshouldamendthat. She doesn’t especially ship Thomas with anyone - just wants him him happy, preferably away from Downton!

28 October: then we have @altenprano. Meg also just wants to see Thomas happy, no matter who it’s with.

30 October 1991: our penultimate spot belongs to @titomblr11. Tito is a Thommy girl, though she likes Courtbarrow/Thomward too.

31 October 1988: and finally we end with Brian-Édouard, otherwise known as @gascon-en-exil. Brian ships both Thommy and Crowbarrow.

When you hear people say they are just going to tell you what the Bible means, it is not true. They are telling you what they think it means. They are giving their opinions about the Bible. It sounds nice to say, “I’m not giving you my opinion; I’m just telling you what it means.” The problem is, it is not true.
—  Rob Bell - Velvet Elvis 
"Weird Al" Yankovic sentence starters
  • “I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem that time that you made it with the whole hockey team.”
  • “I’m just a no-good, scum sucking, nose picking, boot licking, sniveling, groveling, worthless hunk of slime.”
  • “I dated Siamese twins, I slept with Big Foot, too. Get me on Sally Jesse, put me on Donahue.”
  • “Take down those naked pictures of Ernest Borgnine.”
  • “Well it sure beats raising cattle.”
  • “The window doesn’t open, the fan is broke, and my face is turning blue. I haven’t been in a crowd like this since I went to see the Who.”
  • “Boys like Peter are afraid of alot of things, like nuclear annihilation and flunking algebra, but they’re not afraid of wolves.”
  • “Velvet Elvis never puts on weight.”
  • “You can try on our suede underwear if you choose. Do what you want, but don’t step on my blue suede shoes.”
  • “I’d rather clean all the bathrooms in Grand Central Station with my tongue than spend one more minute with you.”
  • “Nows the time to go for all the gusto you can grab. You’ll have plenty of time to be low-key when you’re laid out on the slab.”
  • “It doesn’t take a military genius to see we’ll all be crispy critters after World War III.”
  • “I kind of wish I was dead. Maybe, I’ll blow my brains out, mama, or maybe I’ll go bowling instead.”
  • “I knew we were having problems when you put those piranhas in my bathtub again.”
  • “You slammed my face down on the barbecue grill, now my scars are all healing, but my heart never will.”
  • “Every night for dinner we had a big chunk of dirt.”
  • “I was abducted by some aliens from space who kind a looked like Jamie Farr.”
  • “I love Rocky Road.”
  • “You’re pretty close to what I’ve always hoped for.”
  • “He died a long painful death. However, you’ll be happy to hear that just a few years later he was reincarnated as Shirley MacLaine.”
  • “My wife went off with Elvis.”
  • “If money can’t buy happiness, I guess I’ll have to rent it.”
  • “My brothers and sisters all hated me ‘cause I was an only child.”
  • “I’m nerdy in the extreme, whiter than sour cream.”
  • “This song’s just six words long.”
  • “Girls just wanna have lunch.”
  • “My Baby’s In Love With Eddie Vedder”
  • “Why does this always happen to me?”
  • “I think I’m missing a contact lens and I think my wallet’s gone.”
  • “I lost on Jeopardy!”
  • “Don’t know how long he’ll last”
  • “Some girls like buying new shoes, and others like drivin’ trucks and wearing tattoos.”
  • “You’re sort of everything I’ve ever wanted”
  • “You make me wanna hide a weasel in my shorts”
  • “Disconnect the phone and leave the dishes in the sink”
  • “We wanna see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota”
  • “She showed me to my seat and it was love at first sight”
  • “There’s something gross in the fridge today”
  • “We’ve been spending most of our lives, living in an Amish Paradise”
  • “So I grabbed his leg and he grabbed my esophagus, and I bit off his ear and he chewed off my eyebrows, and I took out his appendix and he gave me a colonic irrigation.”
  • “To his great surprise, it seems she prefers guys who kiss upside down in the rain”
  • “Why’d they have to interrupt ‘The Simpsons’ just for this?”
  • “MC Escher that’s my favorite MC”
  • “I borrowed your chapstick without asking and tried out your nose trimmer too”
  • “I’m a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride”
  • “Hope you won’t think it’s cliché if I go nude today”
  • “I instagram every meal I’ve had”
  • “I hate these word crimes”
What Shakespeare Characters want for Christmas

A comfortable chest binder, respect, and a gift card from The Gap: Viola, Rosalind, Portia, Julia

A cheese of the month club membership: Falstaff, Dogberry, Nurse

 Velvet Elvis painting: Titania, Benedick

 A set of high-quality lock picks: Brutus, Puck, Iago

 As much chocolate as their petite stomachs can hold: Beatrice, Horatio, Kate Minola

 LEGO Death Star: Lady Macbeth, Richard III

 Some Goddamn peace and quiet: Malvolio, Richard II, Lear