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13 October 2013 @ 03:02 pm
Lord Cumberbatch of Benedict on Jimmy Fallon  
The subject line humor was stolen directly from the man himself.

It's always a treat to listen to BC do his Alan Rickman. His laugh when he read the 2nd card was rather delightful.

 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 13th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
That title does sound like an actual style doesn't it? I think I read that Martin calls him Lord Cumberbatch on set.

Poor Ben, I don't think you're going to shake off Cumberbitches, for all your horror at it.

I do wish he'd pay a visit to Craig Ferguson. He's the only American talk show host I really like. I think they would have fun. I don't think they quite know what to do with him in America. 'I have no idea who he is, why are all these girls screaming?'.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 13th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
I don't think you're going to shake off Cumberbitches, for all your horror at it.

Perhaps they'll eventually adopt the Cumber Collective as per his hope.

'I have no idea who he is, why are all these girls screaming?'.

I had brunch with a friend of mine today and we talked about this issue of fangirling and how much comfort/discomfort an actor might feel at being the target of this level of hysteria. But from what I gather with his NY appearance, fans seemed to calm down when he actually appeared and saved the screaming for when he was gone which I guess is good?

Right now Tom Hiddleston is doing a tour of Asia. He's currently in Korea where I feel like most fangirls stand around in quiet packs. But staring. Just staring and smiling.

I think he's juuuuuuust not famous enough or at least unrecognizable enough over there that he can just be taken as that rather tall White tourist by anyone who isn't still in high school. He might want to steer clear of the streets between the hours of 3pm-6pm when schools get out and fangirl potential is high. But again, it'll be staring. Lots of staring.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
I've seen some of Hiddleston's 'pointing at landmarks' tweets going around tumblr. I like to stare at him before I write Alec. It's...helpful...*eye dart*

Fangirling is something I find quite embarrassing. I can't say how I would react if I met a person I was obsessed with, but I would hope I would behave better than screaming and crying. It's a group mentality, I think. At least they behaved civilly when he was there. I hate this reputation Sherlock fans have for being terrible. I really don't know where it comes from--the terribleness, not the reputation. I know where that comes from.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
I like to stare at him before I write Alec. It's...helpful...*eye dart*

Whatever works!

Fangirling is something I find quite embarrassing. I can't say how I would react if I met a person I was obsessed with, but I would hope I would behave better than screaming and crying.

I distinctly remember meeting author David Mitchell for the first time and the main thought running through my head was, "Don't say anything stupid." So yes, I understand the pounding that your heart goes through and the silly grins that appear when you meet someone whose work you adore with so much of your heart. But I couldn't imagine giving into all that nervous energy and screaming at someone.

I hate this reputation Sherlock fans have for being terrible. I really don't know where it comes from--the terribleness, not the reputation. I know where that comes from.

Yeah, I have no idea either. I know other fandoms have very, very obsessive and extremely protective fans. It does pain me though that Sherlock fans can reach such high levels of irrationality though.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Whatever works!

It helped me narrow down my brand of Hiddles. Alec looks most like Wallander Hiddleston, maybe with slightly shorter hair. But quite the same amount of snarky faces.


I distinctly remember meeting author David Mitchell for the first time and the main thought running through my head was, "Don't say anything stupid."


Hehe! I liked Benedict's comment about what he said to Harrison Ford when they met. It's nice to think even famous, articulate people get tongue tied.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Hehe! I liked Benedict's comment about what he said to Harrison Ford when they met. It's nice to think even famous, articulate people get tongue tied.

Heh, yes! This made me grin. And also made me feel better that I did perhaps did a lot of internal rehearsing in my head so that when I did say hello, I didn't say something akin to "I'm obsessed with you...wait..."

Ah, I remember the days when all I knew Hiddleston from was Wallander and I how much I didn't like his character.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Heh, yes! This made me grin. And also made me feel better that I did perhaps did a lot of internal rehearsing in my head so that when I did say hello, I didn't say something akin to "I'm obsessed with you...wait..."

Hee! That's the Molly Hooper approach to things, I think. Benedict seems to have a bad habit of speaking before he thinks, too. He seems to do a lot of correcting of himself in interviews. "Blah blah, no, not blah blah, yadda yadda".


Ah, I remember the days when all I knew Hiddleston from was Wallander and I how much I didn't like his character.


I've only seen one episode of Wallander with his character in it, but 'pretty but annoying' the general opinion of even tumblr. I'm surprised how much Martisson doesn't get the woobie treatment. Perhaps not a big enough fan base.

I've also decided Alec is a couple of years younger than Molly. This is not relevant to anything but my own headcanon. Which is more extensive than my writing at the moment, unfortunately.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
"Blah blah, no, not blah blah, yadda yadda".

Ah hahaha!

I've only seen one episode of Wallander with his character in it, but 'pretty but annoying' the general opinion of even tumblr.

I'm not sure why they sort of altered his character from the novels but I found Hiddleston!Martinsson to be unpleasantly ambitious.

I've also decided Alec is a couple of years younger than Molly. This is not relevant to anything but my own headcanon.

Oh, interesting. I love these random factoids that perhaps don't appear in actual fic but help enhance them in minute ways.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm not sure why they sort of altered his character from the novels but I found Hiddleston!Martinsson to be unpleasantly ambitious.

Yeah, I haven't read the books, but some people have posted excerpts, and his character seems quite reasonable. I guess they just needed a foil for Wallander's grim plodding along.

Oh, interesting. I love these random factoids that perhaps don't appear in actual fic but help enhance them in minute ways.

Hiddleston is a couple of years younger than Louise Brealey, which isn't terribly important, but I decided it worked for the characters too. Ifeel like it's something Sherlock might comment on. Something about Molly cradle robbing, just to wind her up a little.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Ifeel like it's something Sherlock might comment on. Something about Molly cradle robbing, just to wind her up a little.

Oh, Sherlock. But yeah, he totally would.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
For some reason Sherlock is especially childish in this verse. I don't know if he is, or that's just how Alec sees him from working with kids all day. He just turns into a hyperactive child when Alec is narrating.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
He just turns into a hyperactive child when Alec is narrating.

Maybe Alec is slightly boggled that a grown man does and says what Sherlock does and says so Alec keeps thinking, "He's like... a kid. Some huge, tall kid."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
"He's like... a kid. Some huge, tall kid."

Haha! Probably. That really bright, but totally bored kid in class who causes all the trouble because he's too smart for his own good.

I have this idea of Alec sort of using his teacher phrases reflexively with him.

"THIS IS RIDICULOUS!"
"Sherlock, use your indoor voice."

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
"THIS IS RIDICULOUS!"
"Sherlock, use your indoor voice."


I feel like in some surreal world, Alec and Lestrade are Sherlock's second parents. John is the babysitter.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
I feel like in some surreal world, Alec and Lestrade are Sherlock's second parents. John is the babysitter.

LOL! And Molly is the overly indulgent aunt, or the mother who thinks he's just expressing himself.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
he's just expressing himself.

He is. It's just perhaps he shouldn't be. All the time. To everyone.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 14th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Yes, expressing himself is not really his weak area.

I'm picturing this as an argument between Molly and Alec about their own children. Because we all know Alec will come home and the kids will be dressed up like princesses or puppies or something, and the flat will be a blanket fort and Alec will be just...'I'll go and make dinner'.