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AND I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!AND I REALLY HOPE THE FRENCH EXPRESSION TRANSLATE LIKE THAT IN ENGLISH OR THIS IS GOING TO SOUND AWKWARD!
U ARE WELCOME. I RLY LIKE SHOUTING ABOUT AWESOME HISTORY AND PEOPLES IN IT SRY MY OTHER FOLLOWERS I’LL STOP BEING OBNOXIOUS NOW
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BRING IT ON!
IT HAS BEEN BRUNG. COMPLETE WITH OBNOXIOUS ALLCAPS
If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you
l tried really hard not to reblog this
Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.
Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?
Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die.
HOLD UP FOR A SECOND
ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN
THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON
WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL
HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY
AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY
HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED
HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET
A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER
BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH
IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’
BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK
ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR
AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY
AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT
IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR
IF HE MISSES THAT TIE
THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION
IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED
HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE
AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN
YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN
THAT LAST GIF
HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP
HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT
BUT HE SURVIVED
BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE
BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD
FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS
HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT
THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL
BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN
HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT
BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.
THEY WERE ACROBATS.
THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.
THEY DROPPED HIM.
LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.
THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI.
HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.
if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.
ahem ok I’ve seen this post going round and round I can’t stand it anymore I gotta add my two cents. *gets out her files and files of Buster Keaton* I did a massive research paper on this man in college. Since the trend with this seems to be allcaps I’ll follow suite. This is a long post please be warned!
YA’LL SEE THIS SCENE RIGHT HERE?
THAT’S FROM SHERLOCK JR. (1924) I CANNOT RECOMMEND THAT MOVIE ENOUGH OK GO WATCH IT CHILDREN THE SPECIAL EFFECTS ALONE ARE AMAZING FOR 1920’S ERA FILM AND BUSTER DID IT ALL: DIRECTED, STARRED, STUNTWORK, SPECIAL EFFECTS.
WHEN FILMING THAT SCENE THE WATER COMING OUT OF THAT PIPE WAS MORE FORCEFUL THAN HE REALIZED AND IT SLAMMED HIM DOWN ON THE RAILROAD TRACK. HE WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS AND THE COLD WATER REVIVED HIM. HE KEPT FILMING THE SCENE.
HE HAD A HORRIBLE HEADACHE AND WENT TO THE DOCTOR’S THE NEXT DAY AND IT TURNED OUT HE HAD CRACKED TWO VERTEBRAE IN HIS NECK. HE HAD COME THAT CLOSE TO BREAKING HIS NECK AND PARALYZING HIMSELF.
YOU SEE THIS GIF?
THIS IS FROM ” OUR HOSPITALITY ” (1923) IT PREDATES THE GENERAL AND WHILE IT’S A BIT LONG IT’S A GREAT MOVIE AND YOU GET TO SEE A CAMEO OF BUSTER’S DAD IN IT RECREATING ONE OF HIS FAMOUS STAGE SCHTICKS WHERE HE FLAWLESSLY KICKS THE HAT OFF OF A GUY’S HEAD.
IN THIS SCENE HE FILMED IN WHITE WATER RAPIDS AND HE WAS ATTACHED BY A WIRE TO KEEP FROM BEING SWEPT AWAY. THE WIRE BROKE AND IF YOU WATCH THE FILM YOU CAN SEE THE EXACT MOMENT WHERE IT BREAKS AND HE GETS THIS ABSOLUTE LOOK OF PANIC ON HIS FACE AS HE LITERALLY GETS SWEPT AWAY DOWN RAPIDS. HE NEARLY DROWNED AND HE KEPT THE SCENE IN THE FILM.
YOU REMEMBER THAT CAMEO I TALKED ABOUT? HERE IT IS. HIS FATHER DID THIS TRICK WITH HIM ON THE STAGE AND ONE NIGHT HE MISJUDGED IT AND ACCIDENTALLY KICKED BUSTER IN THE HEAD AND KNOCKED HIM OUT.
SPEAKING OF HIS DAYS ON THE STAGE, BUSTER’S DAD ALSO DID A REGULAR GAG WHERE HE’D TAKE BBY BUSTER AND LITERALLY TOSS HIM OUT IN THE AUDIENCE. HE HAD A HANDLE ON THE KID’S BACK AND EVERYTHING. BUSTER HAD SO MUCH FUN DOING THIS HE’D GIGGLE, HE HAD TO LEARN TO ADAPT HIS STONE FACE EXPRESSION ‘CAUSE IT RUINED THE GAG OTHERWISE.
ONE PERFORMANCE THERE WAS A BUNCH OF DRUNK COLLEGE FRAT BOYS WHO SAT ON THE FRONT ROW AND CONSTANTLY KEPT HECKLING AND INTERRUPTING THE SHOW AND BUSTER’S DAD GOT PISSED AND PICKED BBY BUSTER UP AND SLUNG HIM RIGHT INTO THE FRONT ROW. ONE OF THE COLLEGE BOYS GOT HIS NOSE BROKEN. BUSTER LIKE ALWAYS EMERGED WITHOUT A SCRATCH.
WHEN HE WAS A KID HIS FAMILY ALSO VACATIONED AT THE MUSKEGON ACTOR’S COLONY AND ONE TIME AS A JOKE, BUSTER KEATON RIGGED UP A OUTHOUSE TO FALL APART AND RING BELLS AND WHISTLES WHENEVER SOMEONE WENT IN TO USE IT.
EVERY MECHANICAL STUNT AND CONTRAPTION AND SPECIAL EFFECT YOU SEE IN HIS FILMS HE DESIGNED, TESTED AND OVERSAW THEM HIMSELF HE WAS AN EFFIN’ MECHANICAL GENIUS AND GENIUS FILM DIRECTOR. THAT SCENE WAY UP AT THE TOP WHERE HE’S TUMBLING DOWN THE STAIRS? THAT’S FROM ” THE ELECTRIC HOUSE ” (1922) ONE OF HIS SHORT FILMS. HE DESIGNED ALL THE CONTRAPTIONS ON THAT SET AND TESTED THEM HIMSELF UNTIL HE KNEW THAT THEY’D WORK. HE ACTUALLY GOT HIS ANKLE BADLY BROKEN TESTING THAT SET OF STAIRS, HE WAS GOING UP THE STAIRS AND HIS ANKLE GOT CAUGHT AT THE TOP AND ATE HIS SHOE. HE MANAGED TO FREE HIMSELF, TOOK A FEW STEPS SAYING ” I’M FINE I’M FINE ” AND THEN KEELED OVER IN A DEAD FAINT BECAUSE HE HAD HURT HIMSELF SO BADLY.
TL:DR BUSTER WAS AWESOME AND HELLA TALENTED. SAINT NOTHING. THIS MAN WAS A GOD.
I’m about to do some epic fangirling of Buster Keaton so please be warned followers! Tag “long post is long” if you don’t want to see it ok?
This is why I should not be allowed to go shopping by myself -__- I start off with a goal in mind and get distracted by shiny things
It was very rainy and drizzly yesterday so sadly sketches didn’t happen. I reckon I could have done some in the mall but man it was practically deserted. I drove all over Myrtle Beach yesterday, which I’m pretty proud of myself I’m usually a HUGE chicken about driving especially in the rain but by gollies I did it. It’s nice because honestly you don’t have to worry too much about getting lost, you just get to a point where the ocean is on your left side and you are like ” Okey doke now I just drive away from the beach ” and I will eventually come up on the main drag. Incidentally cruising the boulevard I get 80’s flashbacks I swear everything is still such such a neon-lighted LA knock-off mess down there I love it I hope it continues to stay just as tacky for the next hundred years. The older parts of Myrtle Beach are fun to drive around in.
The Dr, Who toy is for my little nephew who I am molding unto mine own nerdly image (He likes Dr. Who and has constantly asked for a toy of some sort) The loose leaf tea is Lemon Jasmine green tea and it is delicious, I was running low on tea.The purse I’m justifying it to myself because my current purse is tattered and frayed so I treated my granola-munchy side. Bonus it has PLENTY of room for a small sketch book and pens so yay for future en plein air adventures.
…I have absolutely no excuse for the shiny lounging pants except they were shiny and blue and swishy and I am hippie trash at heart.
I did really need that outing I feel greatly refreshed today so let’s see what I can do…
whoops posted to wrong blog. ah well!
So got my paycheck from Grandma for the week. Stay in today and scan stuff or go out for a few hours and maybe hunt for good local sushi and some decent work clothes? This is a hard decision :<
Map of the general outlines of some of the British kingdoms about 600