Happy Birthday Benedict, have a wonderful birthday :D May all your dreams come true and I wish you all the best in the world !! -Pei
IF YOU DONT GET EXCITED OVER NATURE THEN WHAT DO YOU EVEN GET EXCITED ABOUT
I LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD IT’S SUCH A BRILLIANT PLACE BOOMDEYADAH BOOMDEYADAH BOOMDEYADAH
I have seen the rainbow eucalyptus trees in Kailua, Hawaii. They are breathtakingly beautiful.
Happy 38th Birthday Benedict! - 19th july 1976
Happy birthday Mr. Cumberbatch!
Serendipity saying it how it is
Always reblog Dogma.
Another movie everyone must watch.
This movie is so fucking underrated. Everyone needs to watch this movie at least once or twice in their life.
When was the last time a biblical movie stuck to canon by making God a woman and Jesus Black?
^Implying the bible has any kind of “canon” is kind of insane. I do like the implications though.
Dogma is one of my favorite movies.
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like or reblog this post to vote sherlock for best fandom forever!
Stephen Colbert’s smirk in the third slide says it all.
So, Misha Collins was on Whose Line is it Anyway?, and that is fabulous. Also, Wayne Brady is a Supernatural fan, which is even more fabulous.
girly-fanatic - Did you get a chance to see this?
↳ just porn, part III
Mary Morstan appreciation post.
Benedict and tea
Anonymous said: Hello, do you know how many charities is Benedict involved with?
Sorry it’s taken me weeks to respond! So, how long have you got?
- Princes Trust (Palace 2 Palace bike ride was for this too & he’s an ambassador of PT!) The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help young people.
- London’s New End Primary School auctioned off a photo Benedict donated to them.
- Cards for Keeps - a celebrity charity auction run by Stampin’ Up! UK on behalf of children’s charity Coram.
- He has supported and urged fans to donate to the MND charity. ALS/MND charities fund and promote global research into MND and provides support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
- Donated a Spencer Hart suit to Annos Africa. UK based African children’s arts charity running educational arts projects in the Nairobi slums.
- Asked fans to donate to Myeloma UK one year for his birthday. Myeloma is a myeloma/multiple myeloma blood cancer disease
- Cool to be Kind - Benedict Cumberbatch knows it is Cool to be Kind to animals.
- Benedict hosted the Laureus Awards. Laureus use the event to raise awareness and fundraise. The foundation is also partnered with the Prince’s Trust and aims to fund sports programs for disadvantaged kids.
- Went to the zoo with a fan with Cystic Fibrosis which was part of her ‘Make A Wish’.
- He is a patron for Odd Arts. Odd Arts has worked with over 60,000 people, making safer communities and individuals. They are market leaders in issue and evidence based arts work within criminal justice and community settings.
- Urged his fans to donate to the late great Stephen’s Story who was suffering and sadly died of a incurable cancer.
- An auction went live after the High Life interview and photoshoot where they auctioned Benedict’s coat that he wore for the shoot. This was for Flying Start is a global charity partnership, British Airways and Comic Relief UK. The aim is to raise money to help children living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world.
- Attended a charity dinner gala with Prince William to celebrate the work of the Royal Marsden. He also attended the Met Gala which is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.
- Reportedly brought food for beggars in Kuala Lumpur.
- Read at an event called “Letters Live” for The Reading Agency which raised over eleven thousand pounds for The Reading Agency.
- Fans had (somehow!) found out a t-shirt he had worn was brought at “The Henry Miller Memorial Library. Which is a public benefit, non-profit organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.
- Drew a self portrait to auction off for the Willow Foundation which is dedicated to bringing special days to the seriously ill who are between the ages 16 and 40 years of age and live in the United Kingdom.
- Benedict was just one of the guest presenters at the Gold Award Presentation in St. James’s Palace on 19 March. . The DofE is a leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
- Benedict attended an event to celebrate five Los Angeles high school “stars” in recognition for their excellence in academic achievements, despite the overwhelming obstacles that stand in their way. This charity is called the Children’s Defence Fund.
- He attended a charity gala for The Park Theatre which raised over £100,000 to help build a new education floor at Park Theatre.
- Benedict read (& is honorary Vice President) for The Story of Christmas event which raises funds to support charitable projects that benefit homeless people and disadvantaged children in and around London. The Story of Christmas is supported by private and corporate benefactors, together with famous faces from the worlds of stage and screen who perform live.
- He’s supporting Bowel Cancer UK who have been aiming to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
(That’s not including all the other charities and gala’s he attends and help that we don’t know about.)
~ Additionally Benedict joined the Stop the War Coalition protest against the Iraq War in London, addressed activists in a protest sponsored by the Trade Union Congress in Westminster on the suggested risks to the arts due to spending cuts expected in the Spending Review, was a signatory of Amnesty International’s letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning for women’s rights in Afghanistan for International Women’s Day 2014, protested against what he perceived were civil liberties violations by the UK Government, publicly backed “Hacked Off' and officiated the same-sex marriage of his friends.
And every year for his birthday his ever growing fan base raise thousands to his chosen charities or charities they want to support. Perhaps the biggest, for example, Cumberbatchweb organises one every year. One year £10K for the Teenage Cancer Trust was raised, last year £15k for Myeloma UK and this year (as it stands currently) £6,163 to The Princes Trust. Not forgetting all the other fans raising large amounts for other charities throughout the year in his name.
“Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” - Moliere.
In the light of a seeming constant intrusion into his whereabouts and privacy, it would be a delight to make a few frenzied discussions on what he does to truly deflect his own fame for good. Take his lead & shine a light into a weary world.
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
This is the best summation of July 4th I’ve seen all day. lol
Meanwhile in Toronto
Hahahaha… OMG is this legit?
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