From the sublime to the ridiculous. Includes Coriolanus/Aufidius.

Why, thou Mars!

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Das Rheingold Prelude by Richard Wagner

The Flying Dutchman Overture by Richard Wagner

Symphony No. 6 (IV: Allegro) by Ludwig van Beethoven

The Planets (Mars: The Bringer of War) by Gustav Holst

Boadicea by Enya (a lady warrior who fought the Romans!)

Closer by Nine Inch Nails (I made a music video to this one)

Monster by Kanye West

Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair) by Xzibit

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(art by immortallongings)

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lotr meme
- ten scenes [4/10]

"But Tom Hiddleston, speaking his lines with classic power, holds the stage as the young, virile leader of men who yet does not really understand them. He is greater than his foes, but one could almost say that he deserves to die. That’s politics."
- The Telegraph

captain-snen:

veeeeecky:

So many cute Nino!!!!! 8D

this is funny to watch while listening to taboo, lol

Aufidius and Coriolanus’s relationship is quote confusing. I can only reconcile it by concluding that they, simultaneously, want to:

a) kill one another

b) be killed by one another

c) fight one another until the end of time

d) love one another.

Because otherwise their relationship is very baffling. Aufidius thinks more about killing Coriolanus than vice versa, but that’s probably because Coriolanus always defeats Aufidius, who is sick of losing.

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phoenixangel13:

i can attest to the fact that he walks like this all the time, we once got off the same subway stop and he walked away really intensely and walking super fast.

"Thou wast a soldier
Even to Cato’s wish, not fierce and terrible
Only in strokes; but, with thy grim looks and
The thunder-like percussion of thy sounds,
Thou madst thine enemies shake, as if the world
Were feverous and did tremble."
- Lartius about Coriolanus
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thenjw:

because the ones i saw floating around weren’t tumblrable, and i can definitely imagine needing this. (so sad, though: my attempt to laser-eye this one didn’t work at all. XD)

I use his inflection a lot even to people who politely laugh because they have no idea why I’m talking like that.

thenjw:

because the ones i saw floating around weren’t tumblrable, and i can definitely imagine needing this. (so sad, though: my attempt to laser-eye this one didn’t work at all. XD)

I use his inflection a lot even to people who politely laugh because they have no idea why I’m talking like that.

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"Know thou first, I love the maid I married"
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the Shakespearean “No Homo” (via lordbyronsbloomers)

Is it really “no homo,” though? Like Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice, Aufidius is only expressing how much he loved his wife in order to emphasize how much HAPPIER he is to see Coriolanus than he was his new bride.

(via mysteryofthings)

I read it like this: You know… I kinda love my wife… But YOU are just the most amazing creature I’ve ever known and I’ll be DAMNED if I not throw you down on the bed and fuck you silly.
And then, let’s go - you and I - and kill some Romans until their blood runs torrents into the rivers.

(via ithinkwehitametaphor)

daniel-berdache:

Virgin Mary, inspired by American Horror Story.

daniel-berdache:

Virgin Mary, inspired by American Horror Story.

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notfspurejam:

Mildly.

MILDLY IS NOT IN CAIUS MARTIUS’S VOCABULARY.

"Theater vet Tveit plays [hot-blooded] Enjolras with passion and clarity, in particular turning the second-act number “Red And Black” from an expository tool into a war of ideals in which he repeatedly wins over his less-committed brethren."
- A.V. Club review of Les Miserables

ladysaviours:

gonna make you mine | an extremely serious coriolanus/aufidius fanmix

This is a good one. For reference:
Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler
I Hate Everything About You Three Days Grace
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down Fall Out Boy
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix) Elvis Presley
Fortune Favors The Brave Aida
Heroes David Bowie
Bad Romance Lady GaGa
The Bad Touch The Bloodhound Gang
Rule the World Take That
Hot Mess Cobra Starship
King of Anything Sara Bareilles
Kill My Boyfriend Natalia Kills
Rolling In the Deep Adele

ladysaviours:

gonna make you mine | an extremely serious coriolanus/aufidius fanmix

This is a good one. For reference:

Holding Out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler

I Hate Everything About You Three Days Grace

Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down Fall Out Boy

A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix) Elvis Presley

Fortune Favors The Brave Aida

Heroes David Bowie

Bad Romance Lady GaGa

The Bad Touch The Bloodhound Gang

Rule the World Take That

Hot Mess Cobra Starship

King of Anything Sara Bareilles

Kill My Boyfriend Natalia Kills

Rolling In the Deep Adele

uliis:

Meta I wrote a couple of years ago about the tv show “Slings and Arrows”:

(The original post is here: http://melancholydanes.livejournal.com/54578.html#cutid1)
 
If I don’t write this meta down, it’ll keep rolling around in my brain, so here goes:

I came to “Slings and Arrows” as a theater lover, but not as a huge Shakespeare enthusiast. Not that I didn’t like Shakespeare, only that I hadn’t read many of his plays, and I was eager to learn more through the show. I just hoped that it wouldn’t go over my head, or that it wouldn’t dismiss me as someone whose first theater love wasn’t Shakespeare.
 

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Interestingly enough, several creators of Slings & Arrows also wrote at least one musical, so I don’t think the “Shakespeare is better than everything else” message is completely true. Their musical parody is somewhat affectionate. The writers even said they wish they’d spent more time on it. Characters like Geoffrey certainly prize Shakespeare and “high art” above others, but he’s a purist to the point of madness (literally). I still think its take on pop culture is clear-sighted if scathing. And who wins in the end, financially? It ain’t the classics.

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