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So, with bas_math_girl and serenityslady displaying their DT pics and userpics, I decided it was high time for me to add one of my favorite DT character. After all, I did pay for this account and should have more than two userpics active! So, while looking through images of DI Hardy on the web, I found the animated gif I wanted to take the image from, and while paging through the frames, I found the following, and I just had to share.


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Jun. 19th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC)
(I can't believe I hadn't added you as a friend!!)

That is priceless. I can imagine DT making faces between takes, just to loosen up the muscles in his face. Frowning constantly has to be burdensome!
Jun. 19th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Agreed, he'd have to keep those facial muscles from going into permanent frown! You know, like your mom tells you....
Jun. 19th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
I've heard that he often jumps and jogs to loosen himself up. I'm sure he does facial exercises, too.

(Thanks for adding me! :)

Edited at 2015-06-19 09:14 pm (UTC)
Jun. 19th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
Just brilliant! His face is so fluid and expressive and it just kills me.
Jun. 19th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
I know! There are a lot of actors that have plastic faces like him - Rowan Atkinson is a prime example. I just love that DT uses it for drama rather than comedy, though he is also a superb comic actor when he wants to be.
Jun. 20th, 2015 02:32 pm (UTC)
*bursts into laughter* It's a kind of 'dog with a toffee stuck in its teeth' kind of look.

You're only using two userpics?! Blimey! How on earth do you restrain yourself (talking as someone who has maxed out my limit)? Good luck in finding/choosing some new ones. :)
Jun. 21st, 2015 02:52 am (UTC)
It's called being extremely lazy and having very little talent in making images. Together, they synergize into never coming up with any userpics to upload!
Jun. 21st, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, there's my parsnips buttered. </deadpan>
Jun. 21st, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! I need to get that phrase into my normal vocabulary. :)
Jun. 22nd, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
I think I'm misusing it a little (semi on purpose though). When he says it it seems to mean something like "getting people to do what you want," like when he talked about Billie fluttering her eyelashes and said that "buttered many parsnips", or when he showed up at an audition in LA without ID and RTD suggested he could have shown them a copy of Doctor Who Magazine, and he said "that butters no parsnips here." I dunno if it's just David being weird, or if it's actually an authentic Scots idiom, or what. It's a cute phrase though.
Jun. 22nd, 2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
My understanding is that the phrase is "whatever butters your parsnips", which means the same as "whatever floats your boat" - whatever makes you happy or satisfies you. So when he said "it butters many parsnips" about BP's eyelash flutter, I believe he meant (or at least intended to imply) that it really turned him on. And then for the RTD thing (which I hadn't heard about and made me laugh), he meant that unlike someone like Tom Cruise bulling his way into somewhere by using his famous name to make everyone swoon, no one in the US knows him or DW and would not swoon about him in DWM.

I don't know if "butters many parsnips" is an accepted phrase. I can absolutely imagine that it's a turn that DT made himself, because he has such a strong and inventive grasp on language. I love listening to his interviews because he weaves his words with so much imagination. I really wish I could emulate that, if only because I'm writing a character that should have his voice and speak with such beauty.
Jun. 21st, 2015 11:32 pm (UTC)
Hee!! That is AWESOME!!

Jun. 22nd, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
Lovely! :D
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