sometimessurprising:

caitlynmmblr:

I can’t even look at this gif set without getting weepy. Oy.

I can’t get over her confused face in the second gif, when he’s sort of going all fidgety and she can’t figure out what’s going on… and then the total surprise in the third gif when he actually stands up to hug her…

These two.

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Downton veteran Dame Maggie Smith was in fits of laughter on the ITV set - after her onscreen granddaughters showed her a series of rude clips on YouTube.

Jim Carter, who plays butler Carson in the hit drama, told how Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Lily James would surprise the star with the videos to prompt a reaction. And he told how Dame Maggie never failed to disappoint, frequently dissolving into giggles with the girls in between takes for the latest series.

Jim said: “Michelle, Laura and Lily treat Maggie like their real grandmother - they show her rude things from YouTube. In between takes they all play games, they gossip and have fun.”

He went on: “Maggie is as witty as the Dowager Countess. It’s the fourth or fifth time I’ve worked with her and she loves it, she is on great form. Julian Fellowes writes really well for her. And what is lovely is that I get to see her more than Phyllis Logan, who plays Mrs Hughes.”

Despite enjoying his role in the ITV series, which returns on September 21, Jim admitted filming dinner party scenes as a butler can be tedious and tiring. And he joked he has won medals for his patience.He said: “Stand in that corner for the rest of the afternoon while everyone is talking about something else and see how you like it. Every time there is a dinner party scene, think of that waistcoat in the background that occasionally comes in with a carafe of wine. And think that that was ten hours of my life - I get medals for patience.” (x)

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I’m a villain. And villains don’t get happy endings.

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In 60 years

grandchild: grandma why are you so bitter??
me: *takes a swig of vodka*
me: *lights up cuban cigar*
me: *gazes out the window*
me: my otp will never be canon
*roll credits*

1. Because a woman brought into this world will inevitably be given pepper spray “just in case.”

2. Because by sixteen, a young girl knows how to avoid being sexually assaulted, while a boy of the same age does not fear sexual assault in the slightest.

3. Because a girl who mocks men is a bitch, and a boy who mocks women is joking.

4. Because a girl who has sex is a slut, and a boy who has sex is a man.

5. Because in a murder, the killer is at fault, but the blame of rape is often put on the victim.

6. Because we teach girls how not to get raped instead of teaching anyone simply not to rape.

7. Because a woman should put more clothes on if her outfit makes a man uncomfortable, because his self control is her responsibility.

8. Because feminists just need to chill out.

9. Because a 22 year old sex-obsessed virgin can murder 7 people, and the problem is that someone should’ve just slept with him.

10. Because not all men are predators, but yes, all women are prey.


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all new covers for the US [already out] and the UK [coming in September]

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happymathilda:

"The Dowager has a romance that comes back into her life who we will see more of," reveals Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley in the hit ITV period drama.
"There’s a bit of romance coming up for Isobel and not everyone’s that keen, I’d like to say people are envious and so that is a very interesting storyline, but there’s also a lot more going on as well." 
According to the star, series five in general will see "lot of lighter times" for Violet and Isobel, who were mourning the death of Matthew at the start of series four.
"The sparring is great to do," says Wilton. "It’s great because Julian writes very wittily for us both which is lovely and the relationship has grown as they’ve become more dependant on one another… they basically are extremely fond of one another and actually they need each other too." 
Off camera, the pair get on just as well. "She’s a lovely person and wonderful to work with," says Wilton. "The only thing we don’t like - Maggie and I - is we seem to get the same bit of fruitcake every time we have tea together. We asked for a change the other day and they said, ‘Well, this is what you would have had at the time…" (x)

happymathilda:

"The Dowager has a romance that comes back into her life who we will see more of," reveals Penelope Wilton, who plays Isobel Crawley in the hit ITV period drama.

"There’s a bit of romance coming up for Isobel and not everyone’s that keen, I’d like to say people are envious and so that is a very interesting storyline, but there’s also a lot more going on as well." 

According to the star, series five in general will see "lot of lighter times" for Violet and Isobel, who were mourning the death of Matthew at the start of series four.

"The sparring is great to do," says Wilton. "It’s great because Julian writes very wittily for us both which is lovely and the relationship has grown as they’ve become more dependant on one another… they basically are extremely fond of one another and actually they need each other too." 

Off camera, the pair get on just as well. "She’s a lovely person and wonderful to work with," says Wilton. "The only thing we don’t like - Maggie and I - is we seem to get the same bit of fruitcake every time we have tea together. We asked for a change the other day and they said, ‘Well, this is what you would have had at the time…" (x)

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thorinoakenshieeld:

get to know me meme:  favourite movies (2/5)

"Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it’s my mother." 
"Oh, and wasn’t she a ray of sunshine!”

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