Not sure if I’m unemployed or retired…
Anonymous said: What do you think about MF's interview in The Sunday Times? I'm not familiar with any fandom so I really don't understand why some people find it offensive (about baiting I suppose). Is it that bad? What I don't like about the article is that they praise BC very much and it seems (to me) not relevant to the topic in general, especially while they are criticizing MF's works (and I'm not a hater of anyone). It's OK if you don't want to talk about it to avoid conflict, anyway.
At first I really didn’t think much of the interview. I just thought it was a regular Martin interview, it was only when people started talking about it that I realized what happened.
See, I’m not really pro-Johnlock nor am I against it. I honesty don’t really care. Johnlock creates a lot of great art, and I really appreciate most of it. I can hardly imagine fandom without slash. It’s what fandom DOES, and I’m fine with that. I enjoy it. A lot of people are under the impression that the show is eventually going to end up with Sherlock and John getting together as a couple. Do I believe that? I don’t know. Maybe? I’m not going to pick sides and choose one or the other, I’m just going to watch the show and appreciate it for what it is.
Unfortunately, ever since season three aired there seems to have been a bit of a feud between the folks who believe Johnlock is the endgame, and those who don’t. Constant arguing back and forth. I really don’t pay much attention to it. I’m here for Martin and pretty pictures.
So in the interview I feel Martin kinda dissed the fandom, and the fact the whole “will they? won’t they?” thing has turned into a huge argument around the whole fandom. He’s right. It IS a bit ridicules. The fact everyone is sitting here arguing, while last hiatus was spent trying to figure out how Sherlock survived the fall. Also, considering his partner/wife constantly receives death threats and criticism merely for playing Mary (The women who comes between Sherlock and John) I can see where he is coming from (Although Amanda should just ignore them… instead of feeding the haters). So that’s why a lot of people are a bit upset. Like I said, I didn’t even note anything was wrong until people started complaining and arguing more.
Moving on towards the Ben thing. I didn’t even notice it until my second read through but omfg! The interviewer seems to have a man crush on Ben, because I don’t understand why he is comparing them constantly. I don’t understand why Ben has to come up in every one of Martin’s interviews. People don’t bring up Martin in his. Martin shouldn’t be compared to anyone. He is his own actor. I doubt Martin cares how his career is compared to Ben’s. In fact a lot of actors would probably prefer Martin’s career to Ben’s. Just because they both star in the same show doesn’t mean they need to be constantly compared. Martin had a great career pre-Sherlock (already well established with The Office and HG2TG). It’s not like he was a no body before getting the gig. I’m sure it helped though. (Also not nagging Ben. He’s a good actor. It’s not HIS fault his name is always being used.)
What really pissed me off though, was the bashing of RIII. Why? You are doing an interview with an actor. Why don’t you bring up the 100’s of GOOD reviews and ask him about the play. Don’t call the guy “underpowered” and lacking charisma! I know it’s just from reviews, but I thought it was a bit of a low blow since every review I’ve read (even ones that weren’t high on the play) have been very positive about his turn as RIII.
Then at the end he brings up Ben again… (after dissing Martin in RIII)
So yeah, those are my thoughts on the interview… His words at the beginning might cause a bit of conflict, but I kinda am agreeing with him so I’m certainly not going to bash him lol.
You never know who might change the world, even if it’s someone you cannot imagine. There’s nothing like that feeling of euphoria after sitting through an outstanding film, one that surpasses expectations and provides so much more on top of any/everything one could imagine. That’s how I felt at the end of The Imitation Game, a film by Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) about British mathematician Alan Turing, who helped crack the uncrackable Engima code during World War II…
In the film, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing with all of his quirks and speech impediments and nuances. Watching him take over this character completely is enchanting, he is absolutely sensational, delivering one of the finest performances all year. While completely unrelated in content, Cumberbatch has the kind of moments in this that Chiwetel Ejiofor had in 12 Years a Slave - where just one shot on his face while he talks or yells or thinks evokes such a touching reaction. I’ve admired Cumberbatch for years, but this is one of his best performances he’ll ever give, and he deserves all the accolades soon coming his way.
Quit my job yesterday. Now drinking beer in The Sherlock Holmes pub, London. Going to see Richard III tonight.