Sleepy Hollow is getting crazier than ever. Fox’s breakout supernatural police procedural returns for its sophomore season embracing the zaniness that has become its hook…
Nice Nicole & Tom exchange:
"What has been the most grotesque or outlandish thing you’ve seen on the set?
Mison: It frightened me the first time we saw the Sandman.
Beharie: I’m a little superstitious. My family’s West Indian; we used to tell ghost stories at Christmas. Every time we have to do an incantation of some sort, which we do regularly, I have a minor freak-out, like “What if…” Some of the stuff we do is based on some seed of truth or some sort of demon in mythology. There’s a little bit of history in terms of where it comes from, so I get weirded out, truly, every now and then.
Mison: I never knew that.
Beharie: I told you that before!
Mison: I thought you were joking!
Beharie: I looked at you like, “What are we doing? What are we saying?” I’ll look something up online. In the first week I was like, “What’s Moloch? Oh my god, this is real. We can’t possibly be doing this.” Then I asked my grandma if she knew about it: “Oh yeah, baby.” I was living alone last year in a little cottage in an old colonial district of North Carolina. They cut the grass and along the side of my hedges there were three tombstones in my yard. Then we ended up shooting there.
Mison: Because it was particularly spooky.”
STORY IDEA: An actress shooting a camp horror show like Sleepy Hollow summons a real demon and no one believes her and her life becomes like the life of her character and adventure! Yay!
I’ve been going through my physical reader letters slowly this week, trying to diminish the pile (guiltily: I am answering letters mailed to me back in November), and I noticed that a lot of them said “PLEASE never stop writing!” I always sort of smiled and thought, yay that’s nice but also why…
i absolutely agree. he honors tradition and ‘rules’ but in a different way. during Azanulbizar he had braids, or at least adorned his hair with big cuffs (very similar to thorin’s). i think after the horror he’d seen there he realized that jewellery could never replace the scars. physical and psychological. also, i think as a substitute for the braids he used tattoos. i think every tattoo on him carries a story. who and what he lost. where his allegiance lies/durin crest and so on. and every scar is a reminder of what he fought for, who/what he protected. both those things are very permanent, unlike jewels in hair.
I love this, especially your emphasis on the permanence of both the scars and Dwalin’s allegiance. He really would follow the line of Durin anywhere. Thorin is all about reclaiming a glory lost, the jewel of Erebor, while Dwalin has already reclaimed himself and his scars. He is his own Erebor.
Exactly!!! Which is also why i believe Dwalin never really joined the quest solely because he wanted to reclaim their home. Sure, he cares for their lost kingdom and he wants to see it restored. But, he strikes me as a person who’s capable of creating home elsewhere and would’ve been comfortable living in Ered Luin for the rest of his life. Whereas Thorin isn’t. He could never be content in a place that is not Erebor, so he goes and tries to win it back and Dwalin follows because he swore allegiance to their future king and because his place is right next to Thorin, be it in Erebor or wherever.
Happy Hobbit Day!