My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.❞
(Source: fabbington, via bbcssherlock)
More beautiful Behind the Scenes pictures from 221 B Baker Street on BBC Sherlock - I adore the amount of detail that the set designers, buyers & prop makers put into the show.
Other behind the scenes pictures I’ve posted here: (x), (x), (x), (x), (x), (x).
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"As if playing a beautiful football and being the most friendly and caring team wasn’t enough, the German NT gave the natives of the reservation where they stayed in south Bahia a $10 000 euro check to buy an ambulance, as they couldn’t even transport any sick people to receive some health service. Also, as the nearest hospital wasn’t close to them, they left their resort (which was built by Brazilians of that area) for them to use as a school and a first aid post."
Brazilians commentators on Germany NT (via kkroos)
"[Benedict] is rare even amongst the acting breed. If the character description says handsome: he is. If it says Nasty: he is. Older: he is…Younger: he is. For this reason I just can’t wait to see what he will become."
Vaughan Sivell on Benedict Cumberbatch (x)
"One thing I’ve said in terms of the word likable, and Netflix got mad at me for saying it: Fuck likability. I don’t give two shits if someone likes my characters. I do care whether they’re attracted to them. And there’s a big difference. I don’t mean sexually attracted. I mean attracted so that you can’t keep your eyes off them, you’re invested in them. He’s not likable, but you have to know where he ends up, you have to follow his path. I’m interested in the tension where one moment you might like them and the next you abhor them, or maybe simultaneously."
Beau Willimon, screenwriter for House of Cards, in a panel discussion covered by The Atlantic.
This is what I mean when I say characters don’t have to be “likable”, but they do have to be “sympathetic” (the word sympathisch in German has a slightly different meaning from our “sympathetic”, so I think that’s why I choose that term over another one, such as “attractive”). How else would a character like Humbert Humbert be a protagonist?