stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
The "Brit a Day" series
What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.
I'm taking off the week to celebrate Christmas, and after that, who knows, I might just go straight to Anime L A. I'll try to check in here between times. I'll just leave some stocking stuffers here--be Merry! [in a non-LOTR sort of way.]
When I first made the acquaintance of Tom Hiddleston [through pics and videos online, just before 'Avengers' came out, at the insistence of my daughter who knows I write this blog] I thought he must have had a career as a model before he became an actor. All of his photoshoots are so polished, so professional, so....pretty. And a lot of gorgeous fan art has been inspired by them. [The third and fourth edits above are 'hand-tinted' I think--I consider that art, too.] Any picture of Tom is pretty easy on the eyes, and this explosion of artistic interpretations gives us twice as much to enjoy.
All credit to the artists for the art, none of it mine.
Mr. Rickman doesn't mind standing down today as long as it is for a very happy Brit. This lovely young lady, who I am guessing was a volunteer or participant of some kind at the opening of The Dragon School Christmas sale, was clearly happy to have her picture taken with Tom Hiddleston. I can tell because her friend in the background is looking on with an expression that says she knows this just made this girls life.
I've said before that I think Tom Hiddleston's performance as Henry V in the BBC's 'The Hollow Crown' is probably his best. I've rarely mentioned how cute I think King Henry's horse is. That is one sassy beast with all that fringe.
On Tumblr, JoeyKoji has done a bunch of lovely edits of photographs of Tom Hiddleston and others. But that is not the only reason I've posted this one today. This is one of the only pictures I've seen of Tom on the sidelines of a scene during the filming of 'War Horse.' Must have been cold that day to need a big warm hoody on top of that uniform. That, and today is Pearl Harbor Day, so it seemed appropriate to feature a character who gave his life in defense of his country.
What??!! I can't believe I haven't posted this before! It is the scene from 'War Horse' that is filled with the unbearable radiance of both Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch in caricature form. But look at the adorable homage to Tom Hiddleston's life and career all over the wall and shelf! Applause should be funneled toward artist Glas-onion on Tumblr.
This photo is from a 'War Horse' press conference that happened in New York almost a year ago today. I imagine this guy was starting to have an inkling of the crazy year that lay ahead for him, and he looks ready to embrace it. I think pictures of Tom Hiddleston, during the period that he was tricked out for 'Henry V' in his longish ginger hair and beard, just radiate a certain warmth. An extra dose of that warmth is most welcome today--kind of like an extra large slice of freshly made gingerbread, maybe with a little whip cream on the side.