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27 October 2012 @ 05:03 pm
British Life Ruiners -- Picspam!  
Remember the days when I used to be compelled to make random picspams and just post them on LJ? Yeah. Those were a while back, huh! Well, another compulsion came over me and I picspammed away, but the result went on Tumblr. Not everyone has a Tumblr, so I figured I should share the glorious sexiness here as well. Enjoy the henceforth picspam, fellow Anglophiles! :D

A list ... dedicated to the ladies and gentlemen hailing from Britain that have ruined my life at one point or another...

If you would like to have these picspams on your Tumblr, please click on the link below for the masterpost.

***BRITISH LIFE RUINERS***



Callum Blue [Actor]

  • Favorite Features: He’s just seems adorably down-to-earth and he can sell charm by the buckets through his acting. Also, the facial expressions he can make are enough to make undergarments melt (something about the ways he moves his mouth - *thud*). So … attractive and underrated actor.
  • Favorite Quote: “We’re so lucky that we get to make movies and we’re so lucky that we can say something to the audience - make them laugh, make them cry. Say something different in the world, you know, push boundaries; push the world to go forward.”
  • Must-See Video: From Dead Like Me, Mason and Daisy hilariously discuss ways to cover up a murder. [x]


Jack Davenport [Actor]

  • Favorite Features: His voice is incredibly seductive, holy crap. Yet, at the same time, he is so unbelievably adorkable; it’s amazing.
  • Favorite Quote: [about Pirates of the Caribbean] “I came in that day and I saw Johnny in his costume and I was so jealous. He looked so cool, with his bandanna and his hat, and here I am, looking like an ice cream.”
  • Must-See Video: From Coupling, Steve tries to explain, at length, all about the men and their relationships with restrooms. [x]



Cary Elwes [Actor]

  • Favorite Features: Charm galore. Years and years after his signature roles as Westley and Robin Hood, etc., and I still get excited when I see him on Psych. (Psych, you better have him back again this season!) He also seems like a really nice guy.
  • Favorite Quote: “I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes.”
  • Must-See Video: From The Princess Bride, Westley reunites with Buttercup.  [x]




Simon Pegg [Actor, Writer]

  • Favorite Features: I love this man’s sense of humor. Also, he’s such a proud geek and I love it so much.
  • Favorite Quote: “Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”
  • Must-See Video: Simon Pegg talks about his meeting Gillian Anderson, his intense love for his dog, and other stuff. [x]



Tom Hiddleston [Actor]

  • Favorite Features: Many things as he is my latest British obsession, but notably: his eloquence, his genuine kindness, and his personality/optimism. Inspirational bastard.
  • Favorite Quote: “So I suppose my simple advice is: Love your life. I only say that because your life is what you have to give.”
  • Must-See Video: Tom Hiddleston, adorable darling that he is, speaks and sings in Italian upon request. This is the clip that won me over. [x]



Muse (Matt Bellamy, Dom Howard, Chris Wolstenholme) [Musical Artists]

  • Favorite Features: The voices. Matt has an incredible vocals, as any Muse fan knows, but even Chris has such harmonious vocals that complement Matt’s so well. Awesome. Not to mention they all have crazy skills when it comes to playing their instruments! Their concerts are an explosion of energy! (I can’t wait to see one next year!!)
  • Favorite Quote: [Map of the Problematique lyrics] “And no one thinks they are to blame. Why can’t we see that when we bleed, we bleed the same.”
  • Must-See Video: Muse performs Hysteria. Glastonbury, UK; 2004 [x]


Mumford & Sons (Marcus Mumford, Country Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane) [Musical Artists]

  • Favorite Features: Their lyrics are simply stunning. I could choose from 100 and more. Plus, they have a freaking banjo in their songs! I love their rhythm, the build-up in their music. They are wonderful live! They’re awesome.
  • Favorite Quote: [Sigh No More lyrics] “Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be.”
  • Must-See Video: Mumford and Sons performs Little Lion Man. Hoboken, NJ, US; 2012 [x]

Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) [Musical Artist]

  • Favorite Features: Her legs go on forever and she stunningly tall. And I’m envious. But on a more serious note, her singing voice! So talented. I also love how she clearly loves performing. She often looks lost in her music.
  • Favorite Quote: [Dog Days Are Over lyrics] “Leave all your love and your longing behind; you can’t carry it with you if you want to survive.”
  • Must-See Video: Florence performs The Bird Song. Reading, UK; 2009; watch out for her note at 2:32. [x]



Spike, a.k.a. William the Bloody (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) [Fictional Character; Honorable Exception]

  • Favorite Features: His character’s humor was definitely one of the best things about him. I also adored his random moments of poignancy. And his smoldering facial expressions. Just … there was a lot to love, okay!
  • Favorite Quote: You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love till it kills you both. You’ll fight and you’ll shag and you’ll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.
  • Must-See Video: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike discusses his feels through song - Rest in Peace. [x]


Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) [Fictional Character; Honorable Exception]

  • Favorite Features: Um, let’s talk CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, shall we? There has never been such a drastic and yet seamless character development than Wesley. Wesley was also adorkable and insanely smart and dense at the same time and loyal and then betrayed and incredibly rugged and then hardened and callous … there’s too much, okay. He was just pretty damn great.
  • Favorite Quote: [after his girlfriend dies]I’ve been unreasonable, because I’ve lost all reason.”
  • Must-See Video: Gah, couldn’t find a scene. But here’s a great fanvid that highlights Wesley’s change. “On My Own” by Viddwhizz. [x]

Please, I welcome you to engage in FEELS and SQUEES talk in the comments if you'd like. ;)
 
 
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dragonflylady77: Simon dancedragonflylady77 on October 27th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
ERMAHGERD! CALLUM BLUE!!

I met him at Armageddon in Christchurch in July, he asked me what my name was and we shook hands. I SHOOK HANDS WITH CALLUM BLUE! *squeeeee* (yeah, never gonna be over that one!)

And I told him I'd only come to Armageddon to see him, which was the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and he decided to sign the BIG photo for me instead of the small one I'd pay for. And he signed it for my friend edenskye because I asked him to, because last year edenskye got me a Robin Dunne personalised autograph (ie Robin Dunne's personal D*C pass...) last year at D*C and I wanted to repay the favour. *sigh* He's so lovely and talented and hot.

YES on the rest of the list!

^_^

Edited at 2012-10-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
turquoisetumult: [THE FALL] Alexandria jumpingturquoisetumult on October 28th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
OMG, I'm so jealous that you got to meet Callum Blue! I've been in lust with him ever since like 5-6 years ago when I first saw him on DLM.

Oh yay! I'm so happy to hear that he's a nice guy! I love it when celebrities are super kind and appreciative toward their fans.

YES FOR SO MANY BRITS!!! :D

I'm glad you liked the picspam. Thanks for commenting, sweetie.
Jemmz: Franklin & Bashjemmalynette on October 27th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
If Simon Pegg and Tom Hiddleston ever starred in anything together I would DIE.
turquoisetumult: [SotD] Life's goodturquoisetumult on October 28th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
I can't even think about all the ramifications that would have on my fangirl heart if it were to ever happen!

(Still, I'd love to see it! Why do I torture myself, Jemma? :D)
jack: avengers; lokiaragorn on October 27th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Fantastic picspam. <3
turquoisetumultturquoisetumult on October 28th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!
got my best shoes on and i'm ready to go: reggie and jd :)unbridledglee on October 28th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
I appreciate this picspam. *___*
turquoisetumult: [DLM] The Gangturquoisetumult on October 28th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm very glad! Thank you.
Annajaimelannister on October 28th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yay Muse! And extra love for Spike and Wesley - such great characters!
turquoisetumult: [Dollhouse] Victor/Sierraturquoisetumult on October 28th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
So many wonderful British things, am I right? ;)

I'm glad you liked the picspam! Thank you for commenting!
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