Mrs. McCarthy: Jesus Mary and Joseph, FATHER, NO!
Sid: FATHER, WHAT YOU DOING, NO!
Lady Felicia: Father, please, no!
Inspector Sullivan: What did I JUST say, Father? WHY WON’T YOU LISTEN TO ME? NO!
Father Brown: *zooming away on his bicycle* FATHER, YES!!
I’ve been watching the Father Brown series on Netflix recently and I watched a season 3 episode yesterday with this guy in it. I knew almost from his first appearance in the episode there was something familiar about him. It dawned on me that he sounded like Grand Moff Tarkin and he even kind of looked like a younger version of him. I had a feeling he was the guy who played Tarkin in Rogue One so I decided to look up who the actor was and sure enough he is Guy Henry who played CGI Tarkin.
I don’t recall ever seeing Guy Henry act in any other show or film before, but after seeing him play a circus magician in Father Brown, I can say the casting director for Rogue One did a fantastic job in finding this guy to play the CGI Tarkin. It is hard for me to even imagine finding anyone better to play that part after seeing his performance in Father Brown (and in Rogue One too, of course). He has the same build, similar facial structure and hair, similar voice, and same accent.
If you’ve never watched Father Brown and want to see the Guy Henry episode, the episode is named The Invisible Man. He is pretty much playing a character who is EXACTLY who Tarkin would have been if he had been a 1950′s circus magician instead of a Grand Moff.
“Father Brown was made of two men. There was a man of action, who was as modest as a primrose and as punctual as a clock; who went his small round of duties and never dreamed of altering it. There was also a man of reflection, who was much simpler but much stronger, who could not easily be stopped; whose thought was always (in the only intelligent sense of the words) free thought. He could not help, even unconsciously, asking himself all the questions that there were to be asked, and answering as many of them as he could; all that went on like his breathing or circulation. But he never consciously carried his actions outside the sphere of his own duty; and in this case the two attitudes were aptly tested. He was just about to resume his trudge in the twilight, telling himself it was no affair of his, but instinctively twisting and untwisting twenty theories about what the odd noises might mean. Then the grey sky-line brightened into silver, and in the broadening light he realized that he had been to the house which belonged to an Anglo-Indian Major named Putnam; and that the Major had a native cook from Malta who was of his communion. He also began to remember that pistol-shots are sometimes serious things; accompanied with consequences with which he was legitimately concerned. He turned back and went in at the garden gate, making for the front door.”
— The Wisdom of Father Brown; The Salad of Colonel Cray (G.K.Chesterton)
Frankenstein’s Monster literally got the exact opposite of what I like to call “The Fandom treatment.” Instead of having a horrifying and/or not-normally attractive and inhuman creature being turned into a beautiful and/or sexy human by fans, a considerably attractive and goth prince who was pretty much MADE of human has been turned into a slobbering, grotesque, and ugly monster by the media
to give you visual aid to what i mean, here is what he is usually depicted as by the media:
and this is what he is actually meant to look like as described in the book:
“His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.” (5.2)
Reblogging to add that the second image is from the 2004 Hallmark production.
It won an Emmy, has an 89% approval rating on Amazon, and is to date the singular most faithful adaptation of the book ever made.
It was finally released on Blu-Ray a few years ago due to fans rallying and you can also watch it on starz or pick up the old DVD for a few bucks online.
TIL that the Sony PlayStation was never meant to be a product. It was intended to be a new console that would play exclusively Nintendo games on CDs. Instead Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute. Sony went ahead and launched what would become the most successful console of all time.
what she says: i’m fine
what she means: the tv show iCarly always portrayed Spencer as some bumbling idiot after dropping out of law school after three days, but they disregard the fact that this means Spencer did in fact finish college with a degree and knew enough about the law to pass his entrance exams and had good enough grades in his classes to be accepted into a law school therefore the image that they portrayed of him being stupid is false, he was simply a man who realized his passion lied elsewhere and he wasn’t going to pay a tuition for a law school studying that when his heart wasn’t in it. he was a smart man with the knowledge and capability to do anything, and he chose his art
shit hes right.
Biology be like “time for crab”
so this IS peak performance
My favorite thing about evolution is that it’s tried to make crabs on at least 4 different occasions independently of previous species
my fave thing about alligators is that evolution was just like.. “yeah that’s fine” and left them for 80 million years
You guys realize you’re interacting with other human beings on here, right?
I just think that maybe some of you should be like, normal
and by that I mean that like. you need to realize there are boundaries with interactions with strangers
I am a simple woman. I see an evil fictional man who shows the slightest hint of being a decent person and I go wild
fictional man: *is evil and participates in evil activities*
Same man: *shows tenderness towards loved ones/draws the line at certain evil acts/ shows any kind of positive emotion*
Its ok you can just say megamind
This post is in fact about megamind
any sluts out here want some tea? a fucking biscuit?
‘Tis I, Matthew Hopkins, infamous English witch-hunter, responsible for the deaths of between 230 and 400 people in the 17th century.
Excuse me, miss. Are you, by chance… a witch?
a witch yeah yeah, anyway shit this tea has NO sugar and i forgot sugarcubes is that cool with you
Matthew Hopkins recoils in fear and disgust, for this is truly…
Y-yes, that will be fine. As a Puritan, if I take tea at all, it is without sugar…
Seeming to have not alerted the witch, he chooses to take a subtle approach and coax the damning information out of her.
Now, pardon me for asking, but do you regularly hold council with imps and other such demons, perhaps meeting for tea and to blaspheme God?
look dude do you want a biscuit or not
Matthew Hopkins’ eyes darken in fear, and his face goes ghastly white. The Witchfinder General has found a witch for whom he is no match. She evades even his most cunning inquiries with ease, and the brazen air with which she admits her heresy shows she fears neither man nor God. He cannot win, and defeated, he relents.
A biscuit would be lovely… Thank you.