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12 October 2013 @ 02:30 am
We Thought Tea Party. The Internet Thought Porn.  
Awhile back, awanderingbard and I stumbled upon the delightful idea of a cartoon animal tea party with the cartoon animals voiced by various British actors. We so far had otter!Cumberbatch, meerkat!Hiddleston, giraffe!MattSmith, and faun!Whishaw.

Well, apparently, Cumberbatch responded to a question on reddit that involved most of the actors mentioned above. It sort of became a challenge to create porn. The Internet responded. And then it went on from there.

Um. I still want that animal tea party.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
I do love that Cumberbatch has gone from 'what's an Internet?' to trolling at every opportunity. I think Freeman has been a bad influence on him.

I don't know if someone was typing for him or he was typing, but I am oddly pleased by how proper it is. Punctuation, capitalization, everything. Good on him, or typist.

Apparently I am like Mark Gatiss, you can woo me with proper grammar.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
I do love that Cumberbatch has gone from 'what's an Internet?' to trolling at every opportunity.

This is a bit worrisome but I suppose half of it is survival tactics.

but I am oddly pleased by how proper it is. Punctuation, capitalization, everything. Good on him, or typist.

Me too! I appreciate it loads when people use proper spelling as opposed to text spelling.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
This is a bit worrisome but I suppose half of it is survival tactics.

There was an interview with him in my local paper this morning, and it mentioned that he had essentially been keeping things secret and dodging questions about Star Trek, The Hobbit, and especially Sherlock for a few years straight now. I'm sure he's learned how to create a diversion.

Me too! I appreciate it loads when people use proper spelling as opposed to text spelling.

I have trouble writing texts in fic for that reason. It makes me squirm when I have to write a character who would use text speak. Thankfully, most of my texters are Sherlock and John, and Holmes brothers Major and Minor, so I don't have to do it often.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he's learned how to create a diversion.

Speaking of which, there was a hilarious bit in the latest Graham Norton episode with BC, Jack Whitehall, and James Blunt where James Blunt was talking about stage diving mishaps and Jack Whitehall turned that into trying to find out how Sherlock survived his fall. "Trying to find out" basically being, "PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED!"

The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Eeeee! Yay! I intend to watch this very soon. I was in a writing storm this morning, and didn't have time. GN is my favourite chat show.

I love how BC appeared on Fallon on the same night in the same suit. The magic of pre-taping or time travel? You decide.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Hooray for writing storms!

The episode was quite funny. Most of the funny coming from Jack Whitehall who is usually a hit or miss.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
I got Q and Mycroft going and now they won't shut up. Figures.

I find Jack Whitehall very rehearsed, and not good at not showing it. A lot of comedians will use established material if it suits the situation, but casually. I always know when Jack's using established material.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for identifying why I sometimes find JW unfunny. There are these rants he gets into that feel off and you're right it sounds rehearsed. All comedians must rehearse but some are better at making it seen spontaneous. Like David Mitchell and his long rants that only sound rehearsed in the sense that they sound like things he spends a LOT of time being enraged by which is funny in of itself.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's pretty much it for me. It's the equivalent of guests on QI coming up with long, boring facts only tangentially related to the question because they've memorized it to look smart.

One of my favourite things about Dara O'Briains's stand up shows is that he has material, but he sort of talks to the audience and singles people out to chat to and then seamlessly weaves the material in to what they're talking about. And then at the end, he comes out and does an unrehearsed bit about all the people he's spoken to. It makes it all feel spontaneous while also being rehearsed.

Jack is young, though, and trained to be on Big Brotherr's interview show, maybe he'll settle down in time.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 13th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Watched the episode with Mum now, she had a blast. I agree,
Jack was in fine form. Much more relaxed than he normally is, and a good match for Harrison Ford's laconic humour. I always want to make Benedict a cup of tea and send him for a nap, though, poor fellow. I don't think he gets a moment's rest.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 13th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
I think Jack Whitehall is at his best when he's just being genuinely enthusiastic about things. I loved his excitement over The Expendables.

I always want to make Benedict a cup of tea and send him for a nap, though, poor fellow. I don't think he gets a moment's rest.

Seriously. On a motorbike? What is a car too relaxing?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 13th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
I do enjoy positive comedy more than negative comedy. That's why like Adam Hills so much.

Seriously. On a motorbike? What is a car too relaxing?

I know! I assumed that he was driving it when they said he was coming that way, because he does own one, but now I just have this idea of him clinging desperately to someone while putting his trousers. I wonder if it's easier to weave in and out of traffic on a motorbike to get there faster.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on October 12th, 2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm not even sure what to make of what I've just read and seen. Wow.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 13th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah. I...yes.