This post makes me so freaking happy
“I will tell you that, at some point, every bride feels a little overwhelmed with this stuff. I totally did. But there was a moment where that all changed. I remember I had gone to pick up our wedding bands and I finally held them in my hands. And it all just became so real. I was getting married to the man that I love, for the rest of my life. And then I just broke down crying, which sounds ridiculous right now. But it was a turning point, you know. From that moment on, everything became magical. It was my wedding. I don’t know when and I don’t know where, Sarah, but I promise you, it’s going to happen to you.”
A Farewell to Fringe
Personal reflections from series creator J.J. Abrams, Executive producer Joel Wyman, and from the cast.
Load up with tissues, this contains footage from their last night of shooting (among many other things), and it’s extremely emotional!
Sir Nicholas Winton.
Now I’m crying…
Day 6: Most powerful quote/favourite lines
This is why Harry Potter is brilliant. J.K. Rowling created this world - this wonderful, whimsical, fantastic world - right inside our own. Of course we fell in love with it; it explained things. Explained what those old, unused telephone boxes were for; that sometimes you do see something you can’t explain or remember; that maybe what you thought you saw was exactly what you saw. Of course children will love that. Because it explains things they so want to believe.
But Harry Potter did so much more than explain oddities in life. It explained morals and values and human feelings. J.K. Rowling gave us Harry Potter, his world and his struggle. And we latched on to it, because it was enthralling and gripping and shocking. But she gave us more, and we didn’t even notice. She gave us Luna, struggling to fit in, but not giving a damn at the same time. She gave us Hermione, a character who faced discrimination but still remained strong and ridiculously clever. She gave us Dumbledore, the wise man, who enabled so many of us to stop worrying about death and pain, because we have life and love to deal with first.
But most importantly, she gave us Voldemort. Voldemort, the man who understood nothing. Voldemort, the only character who was entirely evil. The only one. And he became a point of understanding. Because, amongst this world of magic and wonder, there were bad people. Of course there were; it’s exactly the same in our own.
Voldemort learned nothing, knew nothing and understood nothing of those things he could not grasp. Voldemort laughed and mocked at the idea of love, innocence, wonder, caring and loyalty.
The truth Voldemort never grasped was that these things - these human things - are incredibly powerful and they are all around us. All of us. Every. Single. Day. And even though Harry Potter is a series about impossible adventures and magic beyond comprehension, it’s taught us this:
powers beyond the reach of any magic, surround us. There is no need for us to travel to Harry’s world, because we already have magic. Right here.
Daniel Radcliffe talking about his old stunt double, David Holmes, who was severely injured during a stunt on the HP films
How do you not love Daniel Radcliffe? I mean seriously.
I remember learning about the unfortunate accident and feeling really upset about it. It’s a risk that stunt doubles take on - getting severely injured while performing - but that doesn’t make it any less saddening. I’m glad Dave is doing okay, and I’m glad that Dan has gone out of his way to address this in such a cordial manner.
Fringe: September 9th, 2008 - January 18th, 2013.