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Aug 28

billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

trix4lena:

When alexander and bill skarsgard make a movie together that will be in English not Swedish will be the day I will die because that much sexiness on the screen will be too much for me.

Are you arguing that Swedish isn’t sexy ?!

Swedish is way sexier, but if it’s a Swedish film, it could easily take a fucking year to get access to it in the States. Also, for some people, subtitles are tough to follow when you’re staring dreamily at a hot Swede (or two). : )

Aug 26

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billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

mookerimungeri reblogged your post […] The first season of Hemlock Grove… and added:

Not sorry, Just because you are a fan and you like an actor and he is famous or popular you think he OWES you courtesy?

Not at all what I wrote. I was writing about Bill’s seeming lack of awareness of…

So, apparently I’m just full of super-long Bill Skarsgård-related posts today. If you’re not a fan, sorry. : )

Just weighing in on the celebrity bit because it kind of irritates me (not because anyone said anything different here). The one thing I will side with Bill (or any other celeb) on is that they aren’t just automatically public property because you saw them in a movie or bought their album or something. So the whole thing with people approaching him, which I think is super-weird in the first place, and proceeding to tell him they hated him in something is just extremely rude. Please don’t do it. To anyone. You don’t own (or even know) them and they don’t owe you anything. If you do that, you deserve how they treat you. But you’re not going to report that when you bitch that they were mean to you, are you? 

I’m not even a fan of approaching them at all. Fame may be something you accept as a result of your chosen profession (though I’m aware some people do eat it up), but it doesn’t mean you like it. Sounds pretty fucking awful to me. As such, I really think you should just leave them alone. You don’t know what kind of day they’ve had, where they’re going (whether they’re late), how they feel about meeting strangers (seriously, they may be more nervous than you are…).

If you’re in a bar, maybe just buy them a drink or something. If not and you just have to approach them, be nice, only ask for a picture or autograph if they seem open to the encounter, and don’t take up too much of their time. Respect the fact that you’re taking time out of their day and that it may have already happened six times that day (which I can see why that might get old quickly). 

And for the love of Christ don’t walk up screaming like a crazy person telling them how hot they are! A) Some people are uncomfortable with overzealous accolades and B) it’s super-objectifying. I don’t want a guy I don’t know grabbing my ass or walking up and telling me he wants to fuck me or giving me some other lame line because that’s treating me like an object, not a person. I’m sure they don’t mind that people think they’re attractive (I wouldn’t), but at the same time, I’d rather be respected for what I do (or told as such in a respectful, nonthreatening way), and too much “you’re so hot” could easily give them the impression that maybe that’s all they bring to the table. 

Bottom line: Please just treat them like people, not cattle. Treat them with the same respect you’d treat anyone else and how you’d want to be treated in their place. 

*steps off soapbox*

I’ve been trying to figure out for days what role Bill Skarsgård was cast to play in the film he’s currently working on. Looks like they finally updated his IMdb to reflect it. He’ll be playing Philip II of Spain. Looks like he’s pretty well cast per the physical description (see below). I mean, they even have the same hairline!  
That said, I wonder if Skarsgård will (can) grow a beard like that. ???
I looked him up and here are some highlights of how Philip II is described by Wikipedia (comments that are in brackets represent summaries… the rest are quotes):
[He’s the son of the character the woman is seeking revenge against, Charles V (played by Adrien Brody).]
Philip was described by the Venetian ambassador Paolo Fagolo in 1563 as “slight of stature and round-faced, with pale blue eyes, somewhat prominent lip, and pink skin, but his overall appearance is very attractive.” The Ambassador went on to say “He dresses very tastefully, and everything that he does is courteous and gracious.”
[Philip spoke several languages. Unfortunately for Skarsgård, Swedish wasn’t one of them.]
[Based on portraits, both he and his father were quite pale, as was his mother.
Philip was raised in the royal court of Castile under the care of his mother, and one of her Portuguese ladies, Dona Lenor de Mascarenhas, to whom he was devotedly attached. Philip was also close to his two sisters, María and Juana, and to his two pages, the Portuguese nobleman Rui Gomes da Silva and Luis de Requesens, the son of his governor Juan de Zúñiga. These men would serve Philip throughout their lives, as would Antonio Pérez, his secretary from 1541.
His political training had begun a year previously under his father, who had found his son studious, grave, and prudent beyond his years, and having decided to train and initiate him in the government of Spain.
…began governing the most extensive empire in the world at the young age of sixteen. [So he will already be a monarch when the movie begins.]
Philip was also left with extensive written instructions which emphasised “piety, patience, modesty, and distrust.” These principles of Charles were gradually assimilated by his son, who would grow up to become grave, self-possessed and distrustful. Personally, Philip spoke softly, and had an icy self-mastery; in the words of one of his ministers, “he had a smile that cut like a sword.”
Philip’s reign saw a flourishing of cultural excellence in Spain, the beginning of what is called the Golden Age, creating a lasting legacy in literature, music, and the visual arts. [Side note: I hate it when people say that non-living things or abstract concepts “saw” anything…]
[His kingdom wasn’t wealthy because Spain was so small, so they went bankrupt several times despite being considered one of the most successful kingdoms in history. They very much depended on money coming in from the New World.)
[He was in power during the Inquisition.]
[The way his kingdom was set up, he often didn’t have that much power and was sometimes overruled by local officials.]
He played groups against each other, leading to a system of checks and balances that managed affairs inefficiently, even to the extent of damaging state business…
Philip’s constant involvement in European wars took a significant toll on the treasury and played a huge role in leading the Crown into economic difficulties and even bankruptcies.
[His father arranged his marriage to Queen Mary I to elevate his title in that country. He held many titles all over Europe, including being King Philip I of Portugal (among many others.) When his wife died, he lost the crown, but proposed marriage to Elizabeth I, who rejected him, in order to maintain his power.]
[He lived to be 71 years old, at which time he died of a very painful cancer.]

Photo of Skarsgård (cropped) from Just Jared

Portrait of Philip II by Titian (cropped) via Wikipedia

I’ve been trying to figure out for days what role Bill Skarsgård was cast to play in the film he’s currently working on. Looks like they finally updated his IMdb to reflect it. He’ll be playing Philip II of Spain. Looks like he’s pretty well cast per the physical description (see below). I mean, they even have the same hairline!  

That said, I wonder if Skarsgård will (can) grow a beard like that. ???

I looked him up and here are some highlights of how Philip II is described by Wikipedia (comments that are in brackets represent summaries… the rest are quotes):

Photo of Skarsgård (cropped) from Just Jared

Portrait of Philip II by Titian (cropped) via Wikipedia

billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

heathergeeksout reblogged your post yanyin1984 reblogged your post Bill Sk… and added:

What about those of us who don’t speak Chinese? ¿Traducción, por favor? : )

Ella dijo que está quedando calvo.

Oh, LOL! 

yanyin1984:

billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

yanyin1984 reblogged your post Bill Skarsgård, Björn Gustafsson, Adam… and added:

少年侧面看有秃头的趋势么么哒。(我好黑)

Possible. If so: Would make Gurra feel better. ;)

OMG,cannot believe you understand what I mean. After all, It’s Chinese.
Well,It is a joke you know._.

What about those of us who don’t speak Chinese? ¿Traducción, por favor? : )

Aug 24

sclez:

sweetbuttandhellabooty:

can we just take a moment and think about the time my dad accidentally made a fried egg that looked exactly like africa

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i’m the most impressed by the fact the egg also has madagascar

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For some reason, I can’t stop laughing about this. Especially the Madagascar comment. LOL!

(Source: chimichangass, via 0fft0neverland)

billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

I laughed so hard. Also: The comments are really funny. I can’t believe how many people didn’t get it at all.

Ha! I didn’t think to read the comments, but I will right now. 
Though my favorite part is when Bill calls himself an actress by mistake and Gustaf points out that he (Gustaf) a better actor, but too expensive. If that makes any sense. This is getting too meta.
Can’t believe they (or the interviewer) never broke character. I don’t think I’d have made it through.

billskarsgardpoliticsrus:

I laughed so hard. Also: The comments are really funny. I can’t believe how many people didn’t get it at all.

Ha! I didn’t think to read the comments, but I will right now. 

Though my favorite part is when Bill calls himself an actress by mistake and Gustaf points out that he (Gustaf) a better actor, but too expensive. If that makes any sense. This is getting too meta.

Can’t believe they (or the interviewer) never broke character. I don’t think I’d have made it through.

(Source: youtube.com, via billskarsgardpoliticsrus)

darlingthumbelina:

win-the-revolution-with-style:

maria-alice-121:

WHAT DO WE WANT?

PROFESSIONALLY FILMED STAGE MUSICALS!!

WHERE DO WE WANT IT?

ON NETFLIX!!

OR ON DVD

OR LITERALLY ANYWHERE THATS AVAILABLE PUBLICLY

Remember when Bravo used to do that? They changed formats to make money. Don’t get me wrong, I love musicals, I’m just saying that ONLY Netflix could pull it off and even that’s iffy. On DVD, sure. That’s kind of expensive, though, and not always good because they’re hard to film. It’s always about money (for all of us to a certain extent).

I’m not sure why it’s not OK to just have awesome musicals made into movies like Sweeney Todd. Not like Le Mis, though. That was a disaster movie-wise. 

(Source: jonathangriff, via ladybumblebee)

cishettears:

idk why police officers being monitored to make sure they’re performing their duties ethically and within legal parameters is such a controversial topic because if I recall they’re a fan of using the whole “if you’ve got nothing to hide you’ve got nothing to fear” shtick to justify harassing civilians it’s almost like they’re full of bullshit

Also,if you’re a cop,  through taxes, I pay your salary. So just like my employer would have the right to check in on me, I have the right to check in on you while you’re working. It may seem like the chief of police is your boss… the DA may act as though he is… but WE THE PEOPLE pay your damn salary, so, yeah, we’re allowed to look at your fucking browser history, film and record you, and even (gasp!) hold you accountable, bitch.

(via presidentjohnkennedy)

LOL! I had to look at this twice to see what really funny about it. 

LOL! I had to look at this twice to see what really funny about it. 

(Source: billskarsgardpoliticsrus)