Why is my timing so ridiculously horrible always?
Jack Gleeson (actor, “Game of Thrones,” Joffrey Baratheon)
[H]e is fantastic. Everybody loathes Joffrey, and a large part of that is because Gleeson is killing it. Maisie Williams as Arya gets all the press, it seems, and she certainly deserves it, but we should recognize Gleeson’s ability to be a completely unlikable bastard whom everybody loves to hate.
Also, by all accounts, Jack Gleeson is a super-nice, sweet kid. He’s planning on a career in academia after Game of Thrones is over. He doesn’t even like to curse. And here’s a gif of him wearing a shirt about Latin grammar. It’s about the most adorably nerdy thing I’ve ever seen.
Jack is a third-year student at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, and last year was granted the coveted accolade of TCD Scholar.
“After ‘Game Of Thrones’ I’d be happy to do some amateur plays but I don’t think I want to do any more professional acting. I’d like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if possible. I’d do a Masters in Ancient Hebrew maybe, and a PhD hopefully, if I get in … The thing about that level of acting is that it is very financially rewarding but for me it is a balancing act. I’m happy to sacrifice a big pay cheque for my happiness, if that’s not too corny a thing to say. It’s probably more naive than mature to say that, maybe, but that’s how I feel.”
He is fantastic!! And I love that in real life he wants to get a Ph. D. in Hebrew literature … Hopefully the money he made playing Joffrey will help foot the bills :)
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[a classical music mix]
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
— Victor Hugo
i. 5th symphony - ludwig von beethoven; ii. prelude - edvard grieg; iii. eine kleine nachtmusik (k 525 allegro) - wolfgang amadeus mozart; iv. la primavera - antonio vivaldi; v. the blue danube waltz - johann strauss II; vi. waltz of the flowers - piotr ilich tchaikovsky; vii. 9th symphony (ode to joy) - ludwig von beethoven; viii. minuet in G major - johann sebastian bach; ix. requiem - wolfgang amadeus mozart; x. claire de lune - claude debussy; xi. für elise - ludwig van beethoven; xii. intermezzo (cavalleria rusticana) - pietro mascagni; xiii. ride of the walkyries - richard wagner; xiv. radetzky march - johann strauss I
Bulgarian mythology: Samodiva
Samodivas are exceptionally beautiful, eternally young women with long blond hair and magical eyes that can daze or kill whoever looks into them. They wear white clothes and are armed with bows and arrows taken from the people they had kidnapped. Samodivas like to sing and dance around wells, and it is said that if you see them you mustn’t look them in the eyes.
They live under big old trees, in abandoned cottages, dark caves or near rivers, springs and wells. In most cases samodivas are hostile to people: they “lock” the water sources, kill shepherds, destroy their pastures, kidnap beautiful women and hurt them. Although they look like people when they meet such, samodivas can turn into animals, most often wolves.
i actually got sad when i realised it’d be the last time driving from my dads to my mums for a very long time and then i was like lol tears youll make me crash dummie.