OK, this is very low quality on the sound, but it’s worth it regardless if you can ignore the fuzzy noise because Williams reading one of my favourite stories ever is not to be missed.
If you like it and have never read any Norman Hunter then immediately go and find a copy of The Dribblesome Teapots or The Frantic Phantom (both sets of short stories of this same kind of stuff) or any of the Professor Branestawm books, which are the best mad inventor stories you’ll read (I am pretending that the just announced BBC film of Branestawm is not happening since the cast is great bar dreadful Harry Hill as Branestawm).
And then [Vimes] realized why he was thinking like this.
It was because he wanted there to be conspirators.
It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy.
You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people.
It was so much easier to blame it on Them.
It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No-one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them.
We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things.
That’s why I think the series will be good, because of the new characters never seen before
Well hopefully there will be different characters. Though they’ve already alluded to the Joker as a comedian and that kind of makes me sad as I really don’t like that origin story but it’s the one they chose to do.
They have said that there’s going to be a character in each episode who is incidental but could be the Joker. Essentially it sounds like they’re going for the multiple choice origin for the Joker as best they can.
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
That took an unexpected but brilliant turn.
A punk stops during a gay pride parade to allow a mesmerized child to touch his jacket spikes.
I lost control about reblogging this picture.
and this is the perfect “fuck you” to people who stereotype people like this.
literally one of my favourite pictures ever
nothing more punk than letting small children touch your clothes spikes or hair spikes
I want to marry this man.
I would love to know when this was taken. It looks to be fairly recent, but bar the shoes the boy has on it could be from almost anything between the late 70s and now.