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Misc Amusements Du Jour [Oct. 7th, 2010|12:56 pm]
Sir Ian McKellan explains ACTING:


What does your chinese or japanese tattoo really say? (It turns out that, many times, it says you were drunk and don't speak those languages at all.) Even more embarassing, there's evidently been an "asian alphabet" used by tattoo parlors to "translate" names letter by letter... despite the fact that the languages have different alphabets, concepts of "word", grammar, cultural connotations, etc.

As an aside, I know what the symbol for "rat" (in the zodiac context) looks like and it's rather nice. If I were to get a tattoo, though, I'd go for a pawprint. Not that I plan on ever getting a tattoo. Anyway...

Corporate-legal amusement: a diagram of who's suing whom in the mobile phone biz:

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[User Picture]From: yippee
2010-10-07 08:12 pm (UTC)
So I got this Asian tattoo on my arm but every time I look at it on my side it looks like the word "TASTY"
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[User Picture]From: yippee
2010-10-08 01:02 am (UTC)
Hahaha. Yeah, "Extras" I think it was? Yeah, that's pretty much my method of fursuit performance. I'm pretending to be a six foot bipedal coyote. God bless Sir Ian.
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[User Picture]From: ysengrin
2010-10-08 01:52 am (UTC)
*gryn* swiped the tattoo link :)
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[User Picture]From: ashkitty
2010-10-08 11:27 am (UTC)
That is everyone's fear about getting an Asian tattoo, isn't it?

Mine is 'tsubasa' (Japanese, but kanji character, 'wing') and I did it myself, so 1. I'm pretty damn sure it's right, since I had a vested interest in not screwing up what I was tattooing on my body, and 2. if it is wrong, nobody to blame but myself. ;)
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[User Picture]From: timberwoof
2010-10-09 11:42 pm (UTC)
Bravo, Sir Ian! Encore! What an amazing performance: he came off just as though he was a highly accomplished actor explaining in simple terms how he acts! Just … wow. ;-)

I saw a news clip where some bimbo was interviewing him after TFOTR. She asked if he could give any clues about what would happen in the second movie. He leaned to her ear conspiratorially and in a stage-whisper said, "You could read the book."

Then there was the ruckus about how Sir Ian, a gay man, can play Gandalf the Wizard. His response was, "Shut up. I'm an actor."
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-10-13 03:34 am (UTC)
That's excellent. Wonderful quotes. He should really be recognized for his sly comic genius. :)
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