I turned on subtitles and I’m fcking crying
^WOO HOO is the appropriate reaction to Louis grabbing you, running at full speed, and then slamming you as hard as he can against not one but TWO trees *nods* yes good.
To make this better, gonna take this as an excuse to bump some fanart, here are a few artists who draw LOTR and/or the Hobbit you should check out (in no particular order):
Adding some choice commentary from the tags bc it all made me smile really big, all headcanons accepted:
#yay!#I bet Louis loved Silmarillion most of all!#well in my head he did anyway#and I think Armand would be a fan of Melkor#as would Lestat if he bothered to read#feels#Lord of the Rings#J. R. R. Tolkien#Interview with the Vampire
#awh#vampires#vc#armand#louis#lestat#armand and louis are my boys#…..#louis probably reads silm#he then got armand to read silm and oh my#GUESS WHO ARE FEANORIANS FANS#louis probs loves feanor#but not as much as he loves maedhros#louis likes the noble tragic ones right?#do you think louis and armand argues about elves?#like#elves are immortals but doesn’t drink blood and bound to arda until the end#louis probs also feel v empathetic with the whole world weary elves shebang#then he had a sad for months#good lord imagine louis reading silm#throw me your headcanons
^louis probs also feel v empathetic with the whole world weary elves shebang#then he had a sad for months
Louis knows the LOTR trilogy by heart and he’s read all the books. He likes to try to sneak quotes in when possible:
The whole coven agrees that they’re all beautiful films, they’re modern classics in a way. The LOTR movies are watched more often at coven gatherings than the Hobbit movies, but more because of the story and characters than the cinematography
Louis has a not-so-secret crush on Aragorn that everyone likes to tease him about!
Louis knows all kinds of obscure trivia, and has debates about them with Armand, who has also read them all. Lestat, feeling left out of these discussions, tried to read the books and fell asleep repeatedly. He mispronounced the names of characters and places a few times and refuses to try to read them again for fear of further ridicule.
Armand is very into the hobbits themselves as creatures and has gone to New Zealand with Daniel more than once to check out Hobbiton.
This post feels like someone out of the blue bought me something I’d wanted for a long time but had no money for.
#two of my favorite things#this makes me feel so sentimental#like I’m choked up#the vampire chronicles#the lord of the rings
Details of Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David” (1501–1504)
#the best thing I ever learned about the David is that he made it as a big ‘fuck you’ #according to one of my art teachers #he was given a shit piece of marble that made it incredibly difficult to work with #and it was done on purpose #and so insteaded of throwing a bitch fit or saying he couldn’t work with the marble- #thus proving that he ‘wasn’t that great of an artist’ #he looked at the marble and said ‘no fuck you I will make this my masterpiece and it will be the greatest thing I’ve ever made’ #which of course pissed people off when he did just that #I’m telling ya’ll right now that Renaissance art history is the greatest thing #it’s all a bunch of divas acting overly dramatic and getting into passing contests over who was the better artist #and being commissioned by the church to create propaganda #and then using said propaganda art to add content that subtly undermines the church #I once wrote a ten page paper on that specifically #and let me tell you: the biggest divas were the sculptors (x)
Exploring the darkness 3/?
“When had it happened that arterial blood was not enough, and he must rip out the heart and suck it dry also? When had it started that he had to lick the most vicious wounds for the little juice they would yield? He could exist without this, yet he couldn’t resist it, and so he sought—or so he told himself—to make the very most of it when he feasted” – Prince Lestat, chapter 8, Marius and Flowers
There’s something so delightful in seeing Marius depicted outside his usual elegance and poise. I’m falling in love with this piece the longer I look at it.
Ah, hmmmmmm…. I don’t remember that specifically,
and I’m feeling like I should know that…
^Lee Pace as Marius bc of reasons.
… but I can surmise that since he was the only authority figure anyone paid respect to for awhile, that would naturally lead to them speculating on him abusing such status.
Which he did, somewhat, with Armand, when he took him in. I haven’t personally dissected that ship too thoroughly, so I wouldn’t know.
I’ll open this up to the group: Anyone out there have an answer for this anon?
//Haven’t been around long enough to know (only got into the fandom in 2005), but I would guess it’s just what you said.. that maybe his and Armand’s relationship as it came through in TVA and B&G was a negative surprise to people? Especially compared to how favourably he’s portrayed in say TVL/QotD.
ooc: I think it’s partially the later stuff with TVA and B&G, where he comes off as a not-so-nice guy. But back when there were only three books, Marius was the authority figure trying to implement rules for the vampires, so he was an obvious antagonist for The Brat Prince, resident rule-breaker.
I read the books when I was 13 and was like, “wee everyone is hot” but then I reread them at 27 with more scrutiny and formed some vastly different opinions on characters. I realized I didn’t like Marius at all LMAO it’s just because he’s got a personality I’m not fond of in a man.
So I imagine people might have been “eh *grunts & hand waves*” on Marius and that somehow designated him the one to make the villain when it suited. Fandom is not known for having impartial views on anything – now or back then.
^All good reasons, TVA and B&G would have had a big impact on fandom’s perception of Marius.
Later-canon Marius is very… um… he seems to have misplaced some of his marbles.
#marius I leave u alone with my mortal luvvies for 5 DAMN SECONDS WTF
I don’t recall any specific fic where Marius was controlling or abusive though once TVA came out people began to think of him in less of a positive light partly because of Armand’s specific reveals about him and also because he went against his own advice regarding making a vampire of a child (Armand was 17 which was perhaps why he admonished Lestat against such an action, but then how to explain Benji? Benji was made strong, to be sure, because, well, Marius—but he was still very young and Sybele was more than a little addled, so turning her was risky. It was around that time where people began writing more fic examining his darker side.
Interview with the Vampire – 1994
when tf was brad pitt a vampire
He went through his goth phase, now he regrets it so much..
“I don’t lament the failures,” he said. “The failures prepare you for the next one. It’s a step you needed to take, and I’m all for it.”- Brad Pitt re: IWTV
GTA Vice City : San Francisco Edition – A slight recut of the final scene
YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT, HOW THE HELL DOES LESTAT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE??? DID HE HAVE TO GO TO DRIVERS’ ED? DID HE MAKE LOUIS TEACH HIM? HOW DID LOUIS LEARN? CAN ANY OF THEM DRIVE? DAVID, GABRIELLE AND LESTAT ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT DO IN THE BOOK, OH MY GOSH I NEED TO KNOW.
Well somewhere in the series – I think TVL? – Lestat says that vampiring makes learning things much faster, he learned to read and write just by watching the transcriber do it for him long enough. Same with technology and modern inventions.
In movie!IWTV, he was watching Daniel from the backseat for at least a mile or two before they got on the bridge.
That makes more sense, but its a lot less entertaining than thinking about them wrecking their way through the cities trying to drive.
Yep, I made this
gif set thinking “oh, it would be fun if Lestat drove and reacted like a GTA’s
player”. I’m very surprised, and most of all delighted, that it’s
generating so many constructive
reactions. You’re amazing, people of the vc fandom, and it’s always a pleasure to read you!
Remember how I said that Lestat and Claudia’s final conversation was my 2nd favorite scene from the movie. Well everyone, this is it. My favorite scene from the Interview with the Vampire movie and there are so many reasons why. Some of them are mentioned above like: how the hell does Lestat even know how to drive??? but what really gets me is that Lestat was like camping out in this guys car the whole damn movie. He was just sitting there as Louis dictated his life to Daniel and restrained himself from jumping into the room and saying ‘EXCUSE ME THAT IS NOT HOW IT HAPPENED LOUIS.’ and then proceeding to tell the nice man the REAL story. Seriously what is going through Lestat’s head this entire scene? I don’t know but I need someone to write something on it. Frankly this is one of the most ridiculous and funny scenes in the movie but for all its OOC-ness I can’t say with a clear conscious that it wasn’t immensely amusing to watch.
^Yes, #fanfic request or #fanart request. I bolded what we need. Someone plz feel free to #DO THE THING.
#Why would u do dis #oh gawd #HE DIDN’T BLAME HER #AND HOW HE LOVES HER #cries forever #;A;
#like he is apologetic here and seeking warmth from her right as she is about to try to assassinate him #she has the knife already tucked into her outfit #;A; #might he have changed her mind if he had played this moment just a little differently?