Did you see that number I just typed?? I've now done this blog a thousand times, and I love it as much today as the day I started it. And it is very appropriate that such a milestone should fall on Henry Ian Cusick's day. This blog very nearly started as a Henry Ian Cusick appreciation blog, but the Sistahs at LiveJournal's Henry Ian Daily had whipped up such a stellar one that I saw no need to duplicate and quickly revised my plans. I owe so much to my sistahs-in-Ian for the inspiration or [wait for it]...Ianspiration.
Here's a super sexy picture of the man himself to help us [well, me] celebrate--
A classic, no?
And you'll never guess who was featured in ABAD #1--and it wasn't even called that because I wasn't sure there would be a #2! It was the beautiful and bewilderingly absent Jason Isaacs--
Here he is looking all dashing and dangerous in a promo shot from Case Histories, but I used a pic in that first post from the film "Passionada" which I still love, as I would love his TV series "Awake" if it was still among the living. According to Wikipedia, he's filming a couple of projects currently, so all's good for the future of Mr. I.
I've thought about moving this blog to Tumblr in order to reach a larger audience, but I'm not married to the idea. I like the format here--it's prettier than Tumblr, and it's easy to post and receive comments. Any ideas on that topic, I'm all ears and happy to hear. Thanks for reading--on to the next millenium!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
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And speaking of gold, here's a Saturday bonus in this recent photo from West Africa--Tom's incerdibly manly hands. I love to see an actor who will get his hands dirty for charity.
Friday, January 25, 2013
here. You can link to Tom's diary entries through UNICEF's Authentic Voices blog here.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
This is tomorrow's post, but I'm just gonna leave it here now. In honor of TWHiddleston's first charity field trip/secret destination adventure with UNICEF, the brilliant Hashtag_Genius has giving us this darling work of art. By this time tomorrow, Tom's destination shouldn't be a secret any more as he will be tweeting the whole way through his experience. Let's hope this is the first of many journeys, and that Hashtag_Genius will document each one in this precious way.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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here. Read the accompanying text, and I'll pass the tissues.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
All of the Brits have turned to face West as they raise their hands in applause for their Canadian cousin, Jeff Lemire. Jeff has just finished a 40 month run as creator/author/illustrator of the comic series "Sweet Tooth." Three and a half years is a long time to preside over a fictional universe as the lone god, folks. I would try to tell you what Jeff's work has meant to me, but no one could say it better than Damon Lindelof, Jeff's friend and sometime collaborator, in an interview with Jeff that he conducted for Comic Book Resource. Here are Damon's introductory remarks in their discussion of the final issue of "Sweet Tooth."--
I just found myself feeling both enormously happy and enormously jealous that you had executed at such a high level and I offer my sincerest congratulations because I feel like you stuck the landing perfectly. There is no splash going into the water and I think this is the final nail in the coffin of a book that is going to live on for decades to come.
That, coming from one of the guys who wrote the finale of "Lost"--which was another ball that got hit out of the park, in my opinion. Later in the interview, Jeff speaks about how "Lost" managed its themes in the same way he wanted to present his story.--
You can probably understand this from "Lost" -- "Sweet Tooth" was never about the secret of how the hybrid children came to be or the secret of what the plague was or any of that stuff. That was all way down on my priority list. It was always about where Gus ended up, and the characters ended up. Much like you did on "Lost," revealing the secret of the plague and all that was never really something that I cared all that much about.
"Sweet Tooth" # 40 hit the stands last Wednesday. The series in its entirety will probably be in print for a long time.