The Waiting is The Hardest Part

When I was 7 years old, I sent away for a Nestle Quik Bunny drinking mug. the handles were bunny ears, it was awesome. I could imagine myself drinking chocolate milk out of it every night at dinner and not even complaining about how much I didn’t like milk. so I waited. and I waited. I went to the post office with my mom, and my dad, and my grandma and checked our box eagerly, hoping beyond hope that this time I would see the slip of paper inside that said we had a package. it seemed to take for-ev-er. finally the day came and I ripped into that package like a wild animal! I am happy to say, the mug was everything I hoped it would be. I drank out of it for years to come. both my kids drank out of it. sometimes I still drink out of it.

true story.


Waiting for the second season of Legion to air on FX is like that. I’m dying a slow death as I wait for it to start in April.

When I see or read little tidbits about what to expect in the new season, like Oliver and David having a dance off for control of David’s soul, it’s pleasure and pain in equal measure.

Mr. Haller will see you now

To make matters worse, the DVD of season one isn’t available to purchase in the US yet. can’t you take pity on me, FX network, and show a marathon or something?


It probably doesn’t help that every time I open my computer, I see this:

my lock screen

Followed by this:

my avatar

And then this:

my desktop background.

I adore David Haller, truly!


I’m very much looking forward to David opening himself up to the powerful Legion that is inside of him. even if that means he doesn’t always make heroic choices. the confusion, the struggle, the threat of corruption, it’s going to be fantastic!

The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last.


Because David is awesome.

what? what’s wrong?! oh, right. my brother’s name is David, and adolescent me can not believe that the words David and Awesome just came out of my mouth at the same time.

breathe. stay calm.

For the record,

puns are awesome too.

David Haller, as portrayed by Dan Stevens, is awesome.


Are we good now? okay. glad we got that straightened out.


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two minutes after I finished this draft, I checked Twitter and found these teasers:



whine and you shall receive

❤ ❤ ❤



Fandom Asks: Dan Stevens

Now that I’ve become familiar with more of the characters that Dan Stevens has portrayed, I can finally use them to answer this ‘Fandom Asks’ questionnaire! Maybe I’ll make it a series and apply it to other crushes as well. We’ll start with Dan though, because he’s so much fun.

Dan, inconspicuously visiting Disneyland, just weeks after the release of ‘Beauty and The Beast’ had made him the newest Disney prince. in his rose covered shoes.


The first character I first fell in love with: David Haller, Legion

He’s so sweet and clueless and broken, and he has no idea how very powerful he truly is. Once he starts to discover his powers though, he levitates, and moves things without touching them, and can take you outside of your body into the Astral Plain where he’s set up a nice little love nest for the two of you… I mean, Syd. the love nest that he set up for Syd.


The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: David Collins, The Guest

He’s a psychopath, but so damn polite about it! It’s not his fault though, the big bad government used him for an experiment and made him a super soldier without empathy, so that makes it okay to love him. As long as he thinks it’s his ‘mission’ to make you happy; don’t disrupt the mission.


The character everyone else loves that I don’t: The Beast, Beauty and The Beast

I like him well enough, but c’mon! They hid that beautiful face under CGI fur for almost the whole movie! His grumpiness has a certain charm to it, I’ll admit. I like him much better after the transformation though.


The character I love that everyone else hates: Noah Dorfman, Criminal Activities

I don’t know that others hate him, necessarily, it’s just that he’s not exactly a heartthrob. He tries too hard to fit in, willingly letting his ‘friends’ take advantage of him, and he’s kind of bouncy like a puppy. He has an enjoyable dry wit that comes out in full force when he’s stressed though, and his curly hair is adorable!


The character I used to love but don’t any longer: Will Porter, Killswitch

I really liked him in the build up to the release of the movie but then once I saw the movie, he felt flat, very one dimensional. And not actually on screen all that much. The movie, while inventive, was full of dead ends.

he ‘gazes’ like nobody’s business though!


The character I would totally smooch: Joey Van Helsing, Vamps

The floppy hair and the boyish smile, and the fact that he doesn’t run away screaming when he finds out that you’re a vampire. Not only that, but he still wants to make out with you, even though his dad is a vampire hunter. He’s a keeper!


The character I’d want to be like: David Cameron, Hilde

Confident, Charismatic, Cocky


The character I’d slap: James Harvey, The Ticket

I go from wanting to cuddle him in his disheveled clothes, to wanting to slap him in his designer suits. Maybe we should eliminate the clothing factor altogether and see what I feel then?



A pairing that I love: All of them and their Beautiful Blue Eyes


Fav fanvid: Dangerous- David Collins, The Guest

Warning: gun violence, brief female nudity, swear words, but excellent editing!


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because he’s a damn delight!

adding to my Dan Stevens ‘appreciation’ posts with more miscellany, because he’s a damn delight! and it’s convenient to have all the examples in one place…


The Bollywood inspired dance scene from Legion.

made better by knowing that Dan was sick while filming it but still gave his all anyway.

note: if you’re Gluten intolerant, don’t eat a bag of Twizzlers between takes.


How cute are these two?! Dan and his wife, Susie, have been married for 8 years (together for 11).

swoony tidbit: when Dan poses for pics with other females, he doesn’t hold them around the waist; he saves that for his wife.


Speaking of cute: Dan & Beauty and The Beast costar, Emma Watson, being interviewed by two children dressed in character costumes.


Dan has three children of his own, and loves being a Dad.


but just because you’re a father doesn’t mean you can’t still act like a kid yourself.

Another Beauty and The Beast promo vid, where we hear a little bit of Dan’s natural singing voice


and a Carte Noire Coffee book reading, cued to where Dan softly sings.


More highlights of Dan’s clothing style. the shirt/jeans/hat/boots he wore during his participation in James Corden’s Crosswalk The Musical (if you’ve not watched this before in it’s entirety DEW IT. it’s really funny!)

more of The Boots:



Today show interview promoting Night at The Museum: secret of the tomb where Dan hams it up by imitating voices and telling a funny story about filming. he also reveals that he did stand up comedy while at university (no surprise there).


While on the set of the upcoming film The Apostle, Dan wished a fan ‘Happy Birthday’ in her native language. why is that crazy vibe so enticing?

I’ll end with this fanvid about Dan’s hair:


see? a damn delight!




Can we talk about Dan Stevens’ acting for a moment?

The man can play a character like David Collins from The Guest, badass psycho that I’m sorta kind of in love with

And then also play someone like David Haller from Legion, sweet, confused, all powerful being that I just want to hug and kiss and cuddle up with forever.

Yes, both those characters are named David. This one is as well

There’s also Tim, from Colossal, who is a bit of a coward but I like the way he parts his hair, and I’ve decided that I’d like to live with him in that apartment.

There’s Spencer, from the short film Babysitting, who’s a pretentious cad but does it so charmingly. I mean, who else could wear that train wreck of an outfit and not have me automatically backing away? no one, that’s who.

And there’s James Harvey from The Ticket, who has me seriously contemplating whether the suit does indeed make the man.

And Noah Dorfman, from Criminal Activities, who’s been stuck in my head as of late.

I don’t know what it is about him. I guess I’ll have to watch the movie a few more times to figure it out. I’ve watched it 5 times already…

There’s also physicist turned hero, Will Porter, in the upcoming Kill Switch. Fingers crossed that he has some depth and the story isn’t just a showcase for special effects.

We’ll also be able to see Dan as Charles Dickens this winter, in The Man Who Invented Christmas. Not a character from the books, but the man himself.

And next year (hopefully) Thomas Richardson will grace us with his presence in Apostle, as he scuffles with early nineteenth century cult members in order to save his sister. Look at this pic of Dan taken on set and tell me you don’t want to see that character in action.


There are some characters I haven’t seen yet, like Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey. I’m letting him age like fine wine.


And some supporting characters whose lines may be few but are enjoyable nonetheless. The Cobbler


Its exciting for me when I discover an actor who impresses me with their talent, and whose choice in roles I grow to trust because I’m not just watching for him but because I genuinely like the types of projects he picks. Dan Stevens has impressed me.



a fangirl moment

This is a ‘bookmark’ post for me, a collection of Dan Stevens related videos that I’ve found and want to keep coming back to, gathering them in one place to make it easier to view when I need a fix. My bookmarks and ‘likes’ on social media become so chaotic when I start a new crush. Some things I mark because I like them and want to keep coming back to them, other things I mark because they look interesting but I haven’t viewed them yet, while others I mark to remind me to watch more of that type, etc. It all becomes a bit disorganized and confusing! I’ve only touched the very tip of the ice-berg in relation to Dan, so these are just some of my favorites at the moment.


Dan Stevens:reading Madame Bovary
a series of videos presented by ‘Carte Noire’ coffee, where Dan reads excerpts from classic books. I find them greatly enjoyable for the combination of his reading voice and eye contact. ‘I need your eyes, your voice, your thoughts.’  too true!


Dan Stevens- guilty man crush
at the 2013 GQ Man of the Year awards, Dan was asked who his man crush is. his quick thinking response and dry delivery are priceless, as are his piercing blue eyes when he looks straight at the camera.


Interview with Dan Stevens, Narrator of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein audiobook
I love hearing these snippets showcasing the ‘old Hollywood’ voice Dan uses to narrate this book. I’ve never read this classic myself but his description of the story makes me want to.


Rainbow Connection
a scene from Dan’s FX show ‘Legion’, where he plays the banjo and sings ‘The Rainbow Connection’. his character is terrified in the moment shown, which is why his voice is all shaky, but I’ve always loved this song. the way Dan’s long legs are drawn up into that sitting position, reminiscent of Kermit the Frog, makes me smile big!


Dan speaks French
promo for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ where Dan answers a few questions related to France. his pronunciation sounds lovely to my ear, and his facial expressions during the ‘cemetery’ answer are funny.
he speaks German too. here’s a link to a press conference for the film ‘Hilde’, where he answers a question in German.


Vanity Fair: in conversation with Dan Stevens ‘The Guest’ 
(note: this interview snippet cuts off before any mention of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, like the video title suggests)
Dan looks very sharp in his suit here and his eyes are lovely. and now I kind of want to record myself reciting ‘The Gettysburg Address’ in my accent, just to see what it sounds like.


The Guest- Locker Scene
scene from Dan’s movie, ‘The Guest’. I’ve cued this fanvid to show the point when David’s demeanor transforms from normal to menacing by just using his eyes and a slight shift of his lips. it’s creepy and impressive.


Dan Stevens-GQ Men of the Year awards Red Carpet with Tom Hiddleston
just a short fuzzy moment where old friends give each other a hug. I like hearing Dan call Tom’s name in surprise and then Tom affectionately calls Dan ‘gorgeous’.


confession- I’ve started each day this past week by watching these 4 fanvids while I eat breakfast:


only dan stevens (multi character)
I’ve only seen a few of these characters so far but the shots chosen are pleasing, and the song fits my thoughts perfectly at the moment.


Sydney & David- As Long As You Love Me (Legion)
David and Syd’s relationship in ‘Legion’ is so cute and swoony. Syd can’t touch others so instead of holding hands they hold onto a ribbon of cloth between them, and they ‘kiss’ by using their reflection in the window. the song chosen is beautiful too.


The Guest- Dan Stevens- The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club 
this video and song choice fits the tone of ‘The Guest’ perfectly. the pace and transition between scenes is done really well.


legion- friction
the editing in this vid is superb! really great representation of ‘Legion’.


and I’ll include these pics too, just because:


I don’t know how old Dan is in these pictures or what the backstory is but he just looks so fresh faced and adorable in them!


I love airport pics because they give us an unhindered view into the personal clothing style of our crushes, i.e. the ‘hot mess’ look.
okay, I think that’s a good place to stop. for now.