you think you know?

Ask me something here and my answer will become what you know

Little victory.

I successfully remembered my Tumblr password.

Well, hello.

*logs off again for another year*

ladyjenevia:

The man on the bridge, who was he?

(Source: steviebucks)

A disclaimer…

Hi, everyone! I’m Ruby, and I like warm hugs.

I’m really not around Tumblr much, but with the resurgence of activity around here (thanks, #TomsSpiritWeek post), I am motivated to come by and see/share whatever awesome things come around. So be prepared for a little more action on my part. 

That’s what she said. Happy Valentine’s Day. ;-)

Seriously. THIS GUY IS AWESOME, no matter where he is in the world. 

(Source: hiddlestatic, via gitsie007)

hatie123:

#TheAvengers  
via http://rebloggy.com/post/robert-downey-jr-iron-man-tom-hiddleston-the-avengers-captain-america-chris-e/29992393825

hatie123:

#TheAvengers  

via http://rebloggy.com/post/robert-downey-jr-iron-man-tom-hiddleston-the-avengers-captain-america-chris-e/29992393825

torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston: “Life is about surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness & friendship, and dancing”. #OLLA pic.twitter.com/XQq5enMWoP

torrilla:

: “Life is about surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness & friendship, and dancing”.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Poets use succinct phrases that are packed with meaning. It is a difficult and beautiful form of expression. This chunk of Mary Oliver poetry is an endearing example, and the last line gets us every time.#SpreadtheLove

smartgirlsattheparty:

Poets use succinct phrases that are packed with meaning. It is a difficult and beautiful form of expression. This chunk of Mary Oliver poetry is an endearing example, and the last line gets us every time.

#SpreadtheLove

TomsSpiritWeek 2014 

Well, we did it. Again. 

At the end of #TomsSpiritWeek (TSW) in 2013, I really didn’t know if there would be any interest in recreating the week in 2014. Luckily, for TSW fans (especially myself, haha!), the meteoric rise of Tom Hiddleston’s career in 2013 meant that he was still incredibly relevant, and therefore still incredibly worthy of a week devoted to honoring him. 

So TSW 2014 appeared, formed out of late night Twitter chats and lots of giggling. Ideas for themes for the days of the week revealed themselves whenever Tom did or said anything; I considered “dance day” as well as “hot buttered toast day.” And of course, the Nerd HQ conversation yielded a theme suggestion from Tom himself, and “Act of Good Will (Shakespeare)” day became a real, weird, and wonderful thing. 

TSW 2014 blew me away on so many levels. We reached an INCREDIBLE amount of people this year. Studying the #TomsSpiritWeek hashtag showed that HUNDREDS of people used it in THOUSANDS of tweets. According to one report, the hashtag had over 293,000 individual timeline deliveries during 7 Feb. to 10 Feb. (via hashtracking.com). Pictures showed up on Instagram with the daily hashtags, bringing MORE people into the fun. 

And wow, DID WE HAVE FUN. We colored mustaches on ourselves with Sharpies. We replaced a word of Shakespeare with “Hiddleston.” We wore cosplays of our favorite Tom characters to work and school. We danced like loons in our cars, in our chairs in the office, at stores… We made people question our sanity. We enjoyed the silly potential of every day. 

When it was time to do good things, this community stepped up in droves. We donated blood. We bought meals and groceries for strangers. We knitted caps for infants and cancer patients. We supported our favorite charities financially. We opened our hearts. We gave our time. Many people reported that “Act of Good Will” day was their favorite, and for good reason. It feels good to do good. 

It also feels good to give credit where it is due, so… 

THANK YOU to Tom Hiddleston himself for having a birthday. ;-)

THANK YOU to Robin (@LaceAndBooks) for making the graphic that was shared worldwide (and was even translated into different languages!).

THANK YOU to Megan (@thenerdygirlie) for creating the cosplay looks that gave so many of us ideas for TomsTwinThursday.

THANK YOU to hollowcrownfans , who gave me the thumbs up to begin the week on ShakespeareSunday for the second year in a row (and the honor of choosing the 2 Feb theme!).

THANK YOU to @Loki_Page , for giving me the freedom to share their graphic and hashtag freely for February 9. It was awesome trending HappyBirthdayTomHiddleston with everyone!

THANK YOU to hiddlememes and hiddlesgoddesses and @hiddlestonersfb for helping promote the week on their respective accounts. We reached so many people thanks to your kind gestures!

THANK YOU to travisthegrimm , who asked Tom the question at Nerd HQ that got us a Spirit Week theme. I will never stop thanking you for that. 

But most of all, THANK YOU, friends, for believing in the good intentions of the game. THANK YOU for trusting in yourselves enough to bring the game to life in your own ways. THANK YOU for sharing and including all of us in your week. I hope you met new friends this week. I hope you did something out of your comfort level this week. I hope you stayed out of Twitter jail this week. ;-) 

Finally… I remember the exact moment I began sharing the TSW 2014 themes. I was in my Regents Park hotel room in London. I had just seen Tom in Coriolanus, and I was listening to Daft Punk to unwind a bit. It seemed ironic that I was sharing the week’s details after I had JUST seen Tom in person. As I tweeted out the individual days, and saw the excitement build (and match my own) via retweets and comments, I knew that this year was going to be HUGE. The numbers and comments and laughter and warm fuzzy feelings proved it. 

Thank you again for making #TomsSpiritWeek so much fun! See you next year. :-) xx

Ruby

@HiddlesEducates on Twitter

tomhiddleston-gifs:

What challenges did you face with the role [of Coriolanus]?

In the end the greatest struggle with this role was to inhabit the essence of his personality. To ensure I can channel the power of his fury every day has been challenging. He is an immensely angry man – there are a couple of lines that illustrate that in the play, one of those is: “there is no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger.” Every night I am professionally required to roar.

(via gitsie007)

Oh, all of you and your GIF sets…

… I’m rarely on the desktop computer for Tumblr, but this morning I am. And I have music playing in the background (see previous post) and…

ALL OF YOUR GIFs ARE DANCING TO IT. My favorite ones so far have been from Mad Men and of puppies using smartphones. 

God bless the Internet. 

Loving this this morning… “Changing of the Seasons” is a very appropriate theme today. 

Two Door Cinema Announce New EP, Release Preview Of Single

umusicians:

Two Door Cinema have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. Read below to hear a clip of the single!

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torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston Interviewed by TheRealStanLee.com’s Ryan Keely at Iron Man 3 Premiere

1. TheRealStanLee.com’s Ryan Keely asks Thor: The Dark World star Tom Hiddleston (Loki) about his character. (x)

2. TheRealStanLee.com’s Ryan Keely asks Thor: The Dark World star Tom Hiddleston (Loki) about his dream superpower. (x)

3. Thor: The Dark World star Tom Hiddleston (Loki) asks Stan Lee his ultimate question. (x)

torrilla:

‘The Avengers’ star Tom Hiddleston on being Loki and meeting unexpected fans
by Adam Markovitz on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:00PM
Whether he’s channeling bow-down-to-me villainy as Loki in The Avengers and Thor or bookish wit as F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris, Tom Hiddleston is one of the most exciting British actors to hop the pond in recent years. And we’re not the only ones who think so. “I met David O. Russell for dinner when he was in London forSilver Linings Playbook. I just wanted to tell him how much I loved the film. And he basically spent an hour telling me why he thinks Midnight in Paris is the greatest film that’s been made in the last 20 years, and he insisted on taking a picture because he was such a fan of Fitzgerald,” recalls Hiddleston, 31, who’s part of EW’s New Hollywood cover package, on stands now. “And I wanted to say, ‘David, can you please stop? I need to tell you how great your film is!’”
That kind of reaction isn’t unusual for Hiddleston anymore — and it’s not just industry insiders who are starstruck.  ”I was going through the security machines at Heathrow, and the guard’s eyes went wide, and he said, ‘Oh my God, it’s Loki! Then the whole line turned around. It turned into Comic-Con,” he says. “But I always say, an actor cannot call himself an actor without an audience.”
Fans will get another chance to catch Hiddleston in his Loki cape in Thor: The Dark World (Nov. 8) before he heads to London’s West End to star in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. (He’s also in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire filmOnly Lovers Left Alive next year.) And after that, Hiddleston says he’ll let his instincts guide his career choices — a bit of advice he got in an email from Thor director Kenneth Branagh when Hiddleston was pondering a tricky decision. “It said, ‘There are no wrong decisions. And you will make the right decision.’ It sounds rather Jedi-like. But what he was trying to say was, ‘Don’t live your life in the fear of making the wrong choice. Just go with your gut,’” Hiddleston says. “The people who excite me are the ones who go with their gut. I think of Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, Bill Murray, Heath Ledger while he was still with us, Pacino, DeNiro, Branagh. They seem to be very quietly confident about their instinct. As actors they have chased the things that inspire them, which end up being even more wonderful than what we could’ve wished.”
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torrilla:

‘The Avengers’ star Tom Hiddleston on being Loki and meeting unexpected fans

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That kind of reaction isn’t unusual for Hiddleston anymore — and it’s not just industry insiders who are starstruck.  ”I was going through the security machines at Heathrow, and the guard’s eyes went wide, and he said, ‘Oh my God, it’s Loki! Then the whole line turned around. It turned into Comic-Con,” he says. “But I always say, an actor cannot call himself an actor without an audience.”

Fans will get another chance to catch Hiddleston in his Loki cape in Thor: The Dark World (Nov. 8) before he heads to London’s West End to star in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. (He’s also in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire filmOnly Lovers Left Alive next year.) And after that, Hiddleston says he’ll let his instincts guide his career choices — a bit of advice he got in an email from Thor director Kenneth Branagh when Hiddleston was pondering a tricky decision. “It said, ‘There are no wrong decisions. And you will make the right decision.’ It sounds rather Jedi-like. But what he was trying to say was, ‘Don’t live your life in the fear of making the wrong choice. Just go with your gut,’” Hiddleston says. “The people who excite me are the ones who go with their gut. I think of Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, Bill Murray, Heath Ledger while he was still with us, Pacino, DeNiro, Branagh. They seem to be very quietly confident about their instinct. As actors they have chased the things that inspire them, which end up being even more wonderful than what we could’ve wished.”