Book’s attempt at a Discworld fancast, pt 1: Ankh-Morpork* (click x’s for stock credit)
*and Margolotta because she would not fit anywhere else and I needed an even twenty, okay, ssssshh.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Samuel Vimes (x) | Queen Latifah* as Sybil Ramkin-Vimes (x)| Alexander Siddig as Havelock Vetinari (x)| Adam Brown as Rufus Drumknott (x)| Mindy Kaling as Margolotta von Uberwald (x)
Lyndie Greenwood as Angua von Uberwald (x) | Keahu Kahuanui as Carrot (x)| Harmony Santana as Cheri Littlebottom (x)| Kevin Grevioux as the voice of Detritus (x)| Anjali Jay as Salacia von Humpeding (x)
Mark Addy as Fred Colon (x) | Andy Serkis* as Nobby Nobs (x)| John Cho* as Reg Shoe (x)| Naoko Mori as Rosemary Palm (x)| Stellan Skarsgard as CMOT Dibbler (x)
Rami Malek* as Moist von Lipwig (x)| Eunice Olumide as Adora Belle Dearheart (x)| Azita Ghanizada as Sacharissa Cripslock (x)| Harry Shum Jr. as William DeWorde (x)| Adrien Brody as Otto Chriek (x)
Chiwetel is my headcanon Vetinari, but if he couldn’t be the Patrician he’d make an excellent Vimes. And no one will ever change my mind about Lenora Crichlow for Angua.
Otherwise I’ love it. I’m particularly taken with Harry Shum as De Worde and Adrian Brody as Otto.
I am a massive Joan Aiken fan, and I’ve been hoping the BBC would rebroadcast this adaptation at some point (I just wish I could track down the TV adaptation it had back in the 90s) - it’s one of my favourite books.
You may know Aiken from her Wolves books (of which the above is a part, but also a stand-alone book), her fantastic folkloric tales, her chilling ghost stories, her Jane Austen sequels, or any other of her many many novels. She was one of the 20th Centuries greatest children’s writers, and though still widely read and well-stocked in bookshops, she doesn’t get talked abut as much as she ought.
If you don’t know The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase and its sequels, think of Lemony Snicket and Bleak Expectations - witty, exciting, clever, inventive stories that take place in an alternate version of the 19th century.
This adaptation tames a little of the eccentricity and humour of the book, but is excellently written and acted (out hero Simon is played by a young Joe Dempsie off of Game Of Thrones. If you’re looking for something to listen to, you couldn’t do better than this!
reblogging this again because I watched the interview, and the journalist is quoting an article she read where a black filmmaker wouldn’t see the film because quote un quote the subtitles on her frame. A lot of the notes on this are about how stupid the lady is, but she’s quoting someone else and asking McQueen what he thinks about that other black filmmaker’s statement. Whoever made this photoset purposefully cut that part of the conversation out, which makes the lady into a joke and the ruins the depth of the real conversation.
PEOPLE CALLLING KIRST WARK STUPID? Right, who do I need to kill in retaliation for misrepresenting the queen of the BBC?
My nephew’s daughter wasn’t feeling well and, upon a doctor’s examination, she was found to have issues with her heart and was admitted to a hospital. After 15 days in ICU in Tulsa, she was flown to St. Louis Children’s hospital ICU where she was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged. As a result, the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Now little 2 year old Nova needs a heart transplant! We do not know how long she will be in St. Louis, but this will be a hard and costly journey as heart transplants can cost over a million dollars. My nephew has insurance but, as everyone is aware, insurance does not cover everything that is needed, not to mention the cost of traveling to and from the hospital and my nephew’s time away from work. I ask foremost for your prayers for Nova and for her family. We would appreciate your support with the purchase of a T-Shirt(via booster) and/or donation(via gofundme). Even the smallest donation is greatly appreciated. Every bit helps. Thank you!
A lot of reblogs but hardly any donations. Guys literally ANY little bit helps!
There have still been barely any donations. I’m talking if everybody could donate even just a dollar.
There have been some, not good developments, on the fundraising front. My extended family is really just not very nice okay they’re very selfish people. They tried to organize a fundraiser (it was a raffle) that they ended up losing money on because they made the fundraiser about them. They don’t know how to organize things. They just don’t. It’s been brought to my attention that my going around them and only addressing my cousin (the first entry was written by my mom, hence why he’s referred to as nephew) and Nova when making the fundraisers actually made my extended family mad. Because of that, they refuse to donate any money to the cause. It’s a really shitty situation. Their pride has gotten away, again, in helping this little girl get her transplant. I’ve since disowned them in a colorfully worded conversation, but that’s beside the point because Nova still needs your help.
I don’t know what to do. I’m trying everything but I can’t do this alone. If I could do it alone, I would. I hate asking for money like this but this isn’t about me. I am begging that you donate, even if it’s just a little bit. But you can’t rely on somebody else to make the donations for you. Signal boost after signal boost doesn’t give her what she needs. If you can find just a little bit of money for Nova, I will be grateful. She will be grateful. Her dad will be grateful.
I want to be able to say that this worked and that we helped. I want people to want to help this little girl live her life and I can’t do that alone. So I am begging you to donate anything. Literally anything. Don’t worry if it sounds too big or too small. If everybody just made a one dollar donation who has reblogged this we could have at least $100 dollars. But 90% of the money in the fundraiser as of now has come from me. I need your help guys. Please, donate.
We’re making progress but it looks like we’ve hit a little bit of a wall. When I say ANY little bit helps, I mean it! We’ve managed to get off the ground but there’s still a lot more to be done here!
Donations have slowed to a complete halt. I don’t know what to do. I keep reblogging but nobody is donating anymore. The amount of money being asked for here is a penny in the well in comparison to how much this journey is going to cost—this entire thing costs so much in expenses from travel and hospital and then the heart itself—and it was going good for about a day but then the donations just stopped.
Nova can die from this. PLEASE, donate. I am begging you.
They only need like £8000. That’s not a lot of money to save a little girl’s life. It won’t take many donations, this really is a case where every £1 donation is a tangible step towards meeting the goal.
My name is Katie. I'm from Brighton. I can't promise any kind of real theme to my blog, but expect Discworld, Tamora Pierce, my own design and illustration work, and occasional feminist splutterings to be leitmotifs in the symphony that is my Tumblr. My art website is here: http://kathrynrosamiller.com/