wednesdays are my favourite because i almost always have nothing much to do
1920s Sloth AU :: Vintage fanmixes for the couples of NMTD
Bea & Ben - The Dame and the Wise Head [listen]
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off - Harry Connick, Jr. // Your Feet’s Too Big - Fats Waller // Put A Lid On It - Davina & The Vagabonds // That Ole Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday // Can’t Help Falling In Love - Michael Buble // Let’s Get Married - The Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra // I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra // Save Me From Myself - Christina Aguilera // The Way You Look Tonight - Fred Astaire
Balthazar & Pedro - The Crooner and the Right Gee [listen]
The Very Thought Of You - Shirley Horn // DayDream - Davina & The Vagabonds // Too Marvelous For Words - Billie Holiday // I’m Fallin In Love Again - The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra // Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful // They All Laughed - Fred Astaire // I Could Write A Book - Harry Connick, Jr. // You And I - Michael Buble // Goodnight, My Love - Benny Goodman
Hero & Claudio - The Kitten and the Patsy [listen]
Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) - Billie Holiday // Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby - Fred Astaire // Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller // I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) - Duke Ellington // But Not For Me - Harry Connick, Jr. // Some Other Spring - Ella Fitzgerald // Kissing A Fool - Michael Buble // It Ain’t Right - The Careless Lovers // I Got A Right To Sing The Blues - Billie Holiday
NMTD Fan Game #6
We are the Watch and We are Watching.
What do they call you? My friends call me by my name Alix and my internet friends Tia as it is the nickname of my online pseudo. ;)
Favourite Verges and/or Dogberry line (excluding the one about devil infiltration because we know that’s everyone’s favourite): (So I had to rewatch every Watch ep’ and now I want a gif of Verges and Dogberry sipping their tea in Wea are the Watch) The ‘Metaphor’ and ‘Extended metaphor’ of Verges in A Study in Read
Favourite Sherlock Holmes story: I really don’t know I’ve not read them all and I don’t have vivid memories of those I read.
Favourite Mystery Book/Series and Why: Agatha Christie’s books but to be precised those with Parker Pyne. There are only two of them but I love them so much!
Favourite Mystery TV Show/Film and Why: I watch some of them but definitely Poirot or Miss Marple. I am an Agatha Christie person. The way it is written is all I need. I’m sure to spend an evening agreeably!
Favourite Detective (Duo) and Why: If you want a duo, I like Barnaby and whichever Sergent he has. The tv series is always so much fun and it is my childhood.
Have you ever imitated the characters from the above three answers in your own life? and/or Have you ever done a parody or a cover of anything? Nope, I only did some cosplay…
Have you ever had a mystery you attempted to solve? How did that turn out? Never like that, nope. But there are always mysteries in our everyday life that need solving. ;)
Do you think that pursuing justice is handled adequately by our governmental systems, or that private systems should pursue justice on their own? If the latter, what do you believe about acting within or outside the law? Nothing is perfect and I could actually talk to you about that and other things for days but I’ll leave with that, nothing is perfect.
If you were to hypothetically come across evidence that a grave injustice had been committed, what, hypothetically, would you do about it? Well, hypothetically, I try my best to correct it or at least to help it correct itself.
Do you have a favourite mystery subgenre? (i.e. noir, police procedural) Agatha Christie. What do you mean it’s not a subgenre!
Weirdest item of clothing you own? My handmade cloak? My tights of all colours (including bright pink or dark green (that I one day put with an orange top and a white skirt (because IRELAND)).
Most obscure band/music you listen to? I listen to a lot of different music from everywhere and while they may be obscure in some part of the world, they may not in others. :P I like the Norwegian band Röyksopp for example or Eluveitie or Omnia both of which are known in their own circle.
Most obscure instrument you would like to play? I would love to play the lute. It is not an obscure instrument but neither is it a very common one.
If you could cosplay as anyone, who would it be? I’ve cosplayed the Eleventh Doctor (genderswap) and Frodo Baggins. I wanted to make a scientist costume from Star Trak costume but never began. :P
Nancy Drew vs. The Hardy Boys: Well I don’t know the Hardy Boys so Nancy Drew (who is called Alice in France ;))
Can you whistle? With difficulty
What do you think has happened to Tibbles the Cat? He discovered a door to Narnia.
Why do you think John pulled the fire alarm (or took the blame for it)? Because nobody seems to pay attention to him. He’s the weirdo half-brother of Pedro, the high school star. He may have Cora (or well, had) but I don’t think he noticed (he would likely say “I don’t have friends”, “people always leave me alone” even if Cora was always with him). It is way of screaming. As nobody noticed, he took action and we know what’s next
Who do you think will be the first person to find out about Verges and Dogberry’s evidence? Either Pedro or Ben. Pedro because he begins to doubt at some point and so watches every video and falls on those. Ben because he wants to understand, maybe see something that would explain why everything is happening (what the guys saw, had they always been like that, etc.)
The follower request project continues! Next up, anonymous requested this line from Lizzie Bennet Diaries as a crossover.
I know there have been a lot of different posts about the costuming in this video and there may have been one on this topic that I have missed (sorry!)
But I feel like the fact that the only two videos we see Beatrice wearing that necklace are the two videos where she is defending people is significant in some way. It’s like the magical Beatrice Duke defence necklace.
Also can we just take a moment to observe the differences in Beatrice between these two videos. I was rewatching them both to screenshot the two scenes and in the first video she is so much more confident, talking directly to the camera for most the video. Where as in the later instance she hardly ever looked at the camera and just continuously looked down or glance at Ben. And she just looks more withdrawn. She’s lost that rosy glow from her cheeks! Even the lighting in the second video looks more harsh. There really is a scarily large difference
Consider this a formal request.
What school did Sherlock Holmes learn how to be a detective in?
Time for some NMTD thinky-thoughts.
Have you guys ever looked at the differences in the way Beatrice talks about when she first met Benedick first in the Q&A with Hero (ep. 18) and then alone in a video she told Hero and Ursula not to watch (ep. 39)? Because I think that there are some really interesting nuances regarding the way…
The interviewing, photographing, love-scheming, behind-the-scenes Ursula.
"The pleasant’st angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait:
So angle we for Beatrice; who even now
Is couched in the woodbine coverture.
Fear you not my part of the dialogue.”