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1:00am August 29, 2014

icryyoumercy replied to your post “Othello Livestream announcement”

… Let’s hope I’ll not miss this one too. (Also, yay! Othello!)

It’s a Globe production with Blackadder’s Percy Percy as Iago. I think the universe is obliged to sort things out such that you don’t miss it.

9:26pm August 28, 2014

Othello Livestream announcement

What: The Globe’s production of Othello, starring Eamonn Walker  and Tim McInnerny

When: Sunday the 31st of of August at Noon PST, which is 3:00 PM EST and 8:00 PM in London.

As usual, I’ll be setting stream a half hour early and stream some music or something until the start time. This should give me time to iron out any unexpected livestream doomies, and you guys time to log in and kick livestream in the shins if it’s being doomy for you.

Where: https://new.livestream.com/accounts/7964108/events/3320250

How: You will need to sign in to livestream to watch, and livestream can be a tad befuddling. If you have an account on livestream.com, it won’t work and you’ll need to get one on new.livestream.com

10:55am August 28, 2014

ladyofshalott77:

queerwatson:

how about that text post meme

Makes me wonder again whether Mycroft is modeled on Mr OW. 

Except for the first and last entries, which conflict with my reading of Holmes as ace (which I will defend vehemently), these are spot on and hilarious. Especially the mathematics one.

And you’re right, Mycroft does look rather like Wilde

10:29am August 28, 2014

I’m still laughing about sirs tephen screep. I should probably go to bed.

10:24am August 28, 2014

icryyoumercy:

eglantinebr:

lilliburlero:

stripysockette replied to your post “naraht answered to your post “I’m going to bed with Richard III…”

The post floated by, but just to say, the hair looks fantastic! And Ralph’s dislike is patently wrong.

Thanks!

I think it’s meant to indicate he’s the reverse of temperance despite being 1 part Plymouth Brethren to 3 parts C of E and still a gentleman despite the lower deck episode: because tea codes feminine unless you’re working-class. We’re meant to be endeared by Laurie’s slumming taste for a pot you can trot a mouse on, but repelled by Bunny’s enthusiasm for a more genteel brew. British and Irish novels: communicating information about religious, class and gender identity with beverages since 1722.

And code totally missed by readers in USA. (At least by me.)

Well, as far as I (as a Swiss kid) have been able to figure it out, it goes something like this.

Rich people drink rich people tea, which is light and floofy, and tends to be not very strong, and it has milk, but no sugar, and any tea-drinking happens from delicate and frail porcelain cups.

Middle class people drink tea that’s entirely and utterly unremarkable, from entirely and utterly unremarkable cups, and if that tea is at all described, it’s usually hot or warm.

Working class and/or poor people drink tea that’s strong, bitter, no more than lukewarm, with lots of sugar and milk (to counteract the whole ‘bitter’ thing). And tea-drinking happens from mugs, not cups.

And anyone who is described as drinking tea in a manner unbefitting their social class is immediately either suspicious or dislikeable (or possibly hiding something. You’ll never know.)

… I’m probably missing lots and lots of nuances on this, amn’t I?

The above Swiss understanding is also how this American understands the tea issue. Add to that that people with a sense of refinement of instinct of Beauty use cups that are described as delicate, with a suitable number (or lack) of chips and wear befitting said refined person’s social status.

The notion of the poor poet drinking his tea from a chipped cup and mismatched saucer that are inevitably described as delicate is something one encounters rather a lot.

10:16am August 28, 2014

So apparently when I just think “Richard and Aumerle” without any specific production in mind, I end up with a very Whishaw-like Richard (no surprise there, Whishaw plays a Richard who stepped right out of the space between my mind and the pages) with Oliver Rix’s Aumerle.

9:59am August 28, 2014

“Bishipo f Clrsle and SirS tephen Screep.”

— 

The reason I’m not too fond of the bluetooth keyboard for my phone.

On the one hand, I can easily enter massive quantities of text in google drive. But on the other hand, I can’t type worth beans and every now and again a letter is skipped or entered out of order

8:52am August 28, 2014

icryyoumercy:

runecestershire:

icryyoumercy:

runecestershire:

cantankerousquince:

runecestershire:

nimblermortal:

runecestershire:

unclefather:

i don’t read “uwu” as a smiley face in my head i read it as “ooo woo”

That’s supposed to be a smiley face? Nearly a year on Tumblr and this is the first I’m hearing of this. I thought it was supposed to be a sound effect, like meh or sqeeeeee!

And I’m still not seeing how it’s supposed to be a smiley.

Kupo once explained it to me, but I don’t remember what he said. I just remember that oowoo was a better interpretation anyway.

(It might be some sort of crying-buckets cat?)

Maybe it’s Zoidberg? a u could well be a claw

Ok, so apparently it’s a variation of this :3 something to do with anime and joy … I don’t know, I don’t see it. 

but… but… :3 makes sense as a smily and the meaning is express and evident. uwu is just letters

Anyway, I have constructed a Zoidberg smiley:
  u(;,;)u

Wait, wait, I know this one!

It’s not a ‘w’. It’s supposed to be a small omega (ω). So the smile is someone with closed eyes (the ‘u’s) making a kissy-face (or duckface, whatever).

Uhm. It’s supposed to be, like, cute and non-threatening and affectionate? I don’t get it, to be honest. I like it better as a sound effect.

I can sort of see it now! (only sort of, but at least I get it)

But uωu makes my very small knowledge of Greek kick in, and it looks like μωμ (mom) and now it’s even more hilariously strange.

Oh dear. This just keeps getting weirder.

I still can’t really see the u as anything other than a hand.

8:45am August 28, 2014

runecestershire:

Star of the Country Down and the jiggy version of Tam Lin (actually, I think it’s a reel) played quite well, and complete with some very fun to watch dancers.

In somewhat related news, if I see one more person refer to the Tam Lin Ballad as an Irish song or tale, I am going to have a conniption.

Also, do you know how hard it is to find good versions of the Tam Lin Ballad on youtube? Nigh impossible, I tell you!

8:36am August 28, 2014

icryyoumercy:

runecestershire:

cantankerousquince:

runecestershire:

nimblermortal:

runecestershire:

unclefather:

i don’t read “uwu” as a smiley face in my head i read it as “ooo woo”

That’s supposed to be a smiley face? Nearly a year on Tumblr and this is the first I’m hearing of this. I thought it was supposed to be a sound effect, like meh or sqeeeeee!

And I’m still not seeing how it’s supposed to be a smiley.

Kupo once explained it to me, but I don’t remember what he said. I just remember that oowoo was a better interpretation anyway.

(It might be some sort of crying-buckets cat?)

Maybe it’s Zoidberg? a u could well be a claw

Ok, so apparently it’s a variation of this :3 something to do with anime and joy … I don’t know, I don’t see it. 

but… but… :3 makes sense as a smily and the meaning is express and evident. uwu is just letters

Anyway, I have constructed a Zoidberg smiley:
  u(;,;)u

Wait, wait, I know this one!

It’s not a ‘w’. It’s supposed to be a small omega (ω). So the smile is someone with closed eyes (the ‘u’s) making a kissy-face (or duckface, whatever).

Uhm. It’s supposed to be, like, cute and non-threatening and affectionate? I don’t get it, to be honest. I like it better as a sound effect.

I can sort of see it now! (only sort of, but at least I get it)

But uωu makes my very small knowledge of Greek kick in, and it looks like μωμ (mom) and now it’s even more hilariously strange.