About ready to scream at my shot so I went for a walk to buy discounted chocolate.
As it happened it is a lovely day out and the SPCA was collecting money and had dogs with them that you could pet!
Chocolate and doggies to pet? can’t beat that for a combo! Glad the day turned out well for you!
If I can actually get this shot out today it will have been perfect :)
Finally got to Mirwkood in the game
Smaug is so physically different from me that much of what people witness in his final performance is the work of the incredible team at Weta Digital. My face isn’t that of a dragon, so the performance that I offered was something which was translated, augmented and adjusted onto the scaly head of an air-liner-sized beast. It was the inspiration that initiated the process of animation. And now, having been through this process, I know I can take pride in seeing the most important elements of my characterization translated by those amazing artists onto a very inhuman form. Everyone knows I played Smaug, but the truth is that thousands of people have spent thousands of hours creating this marvel of cinema. He is removed from how I walk about in life and while I love being a character actor, there’s nothing that I could do that could touch the magic of what Weta Digital has brought to him on top of what I gave them as ideas. It was a beautiful collaboration.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug
Smaug: Unleashing The Dragon
A tour of the British Isles in accents: for those who would be tempted to mention “A British accent” and leave it at that.
…Smart to remember, too, that all these regions will have microregional variants. The Dublin accent referenced here, for example, is only one of at least five or six that I can identify, and I bet there are a lot more I’ve never heard or can’t tell from one another. Ditto for other regions in Ireland. The “Irish accent” as normally heard in US TV and film until quite recently has never been much more than an overstated, artficial “Dublin Stage” accent.
Equally, what most people in the US think of as “the British accent” beloved of movie villains everywhere is usually the so-called Received Pronunciation or RP, a kind of by-blow of the BBC’s refusal for a long time to allow its announcers to use anything but an approved version of the Home Counties “posh” accent. (This dialectic “glass wall” has finally started cracking in the last decade.)
Work has a massive basket of Easter chocolates for us to help ourselves from. They goofed a bit though because the basket is surrounded by ten or so pretty large chocolate bunnies. I think they thought that the people who were at work earliest Monday morning could have them.
Problem is we are all work-a-holics and quiet a few of us where here before the chocolates arrives. So what has actually happened is everyone is being polite and not taking the biggest chocolates. Which means they are still sitting there, watching us.
Also there are plastic eggs fulled with goodies that they have hidden at each of our desks somewhere.
Mine was in my TARDIS mug.