You guys, I refuse to let 00Silva go. I know that sounds childish and naive, but god it’s true. I have put too much forth on this ship and traveled too far and too long for it to just sink. Do me a favor and think. Just think. Think back to the artwork and the fanfics. Think of the first time you read your favorite fanfiction. How it made you feel. Think of Silva’s sassiness and his clever hold on Bond. Think of Bond’s cunning charm and his sarcastic remarks. Think of what you LOVED about 00Silva…. And cling to it. I ask you, no, BEG you, to let it be your life raft. Don’t let go please…. Because even when this ship finally sinks, I will be one in the water, clinging to its remains, wondering why my crew mates jumped ship. Please. Don’t let go. 00Silva is my reason for being here on Tumblr, and I’d hate to watch it fall…
Oh I’m fucking clinging.
Down to 875 drafts \o/
Yeah so, it might sound a little insane that I even have that many, but I promise it’s even more insane than it sounds. Because when I decided to go full-bore at becoming the ship’s archivist beyond mostly prompts, I um…well—
I went all the way back through the 00Silva tag and reblogged almost every post to drafts. Even my own (from my personal blog, not this one, I’m not that crazy). I started off with well over 1000.
Since then I’ve been going through making sure I have all the fanart and fics and the proper credit for all of it, and when I’m absolutely sure I don’t need the original post anymore (or can find it easily if I need to) I delete it. Some I obviously save to reblog outright, and I keep saving the new “repackaged” posts I make. But vast majority of those 875 are just others’ posts I’m hoarding ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This fabulous yacht may be small and broken, but I love all of you and what we’ve made for it the past two years ♥
You are a saviour.
*hacker voice* im in
James fucking with Tiago back in the mid-90s. He would so do this.
Well, since Skyfall’s release birthday is this month, I figured I would explain my experience about first watching Skyfall, and I’m eager to hear you guys’ stories as well :)
So, I had already seen No Country For Old Men years prior and loved it, so when my father suggested we watch a movie, I suggested No Country. This was a week before Skyfall was released on blu-ray.
As I watched it, I took a particular interest in the creepy guy with the odd haircut.
After it was over, my father pointed out that he was the new James Bond villain. So, that interested me, even though I wasn’t 100 percent insane about james Bond films, I thought they were really good action flicks. Plus, I had never seen this actor in any other film.
So I immediately looked up the film trailer and watched it, and kind of flipped out when I saw this guy with blond hair saying “Mommy was very bad.” Not flipped out in a bad way, but he was fascinating, even in the trailer.
So the next Friday, my mother called me and we talked a bit and she mentioned that we were watching Skyfall tonight. Then she mentioned that guy again, and encouraged me to Google him. So I googled this “Javier Bardem” guy and read his Wikipedia bio. It was then that I learned he was Spanish, which I couldn’t tell he was because in No Country, he disguises pretty well. So yeah, I became really intrigued.
I remember when the movie started, I was searching for his character desperately. Then when he came on and spoke in that accent that made me melt slightly, and preached his excellent monologue, I was hooked on his character.
After the film had ended, I remeber wanting to watch it again. I didn’t but I relly wanted to. He disturbed me in a way that no one had ever done before. He had me emotionally attached to his character, and his death actually disappointed me. I had never ever felt this way towards a movie villain before. It was unexplainable, as cheesy as that sounds.
So I googled him. I saw him when he was young in Jamon Jamon and of course, was instantly attracted to him. The next film I saw him in was Eat Pray Love, I believe. And seeing him as a normal, sensitive loving guy really through me for a loop in a good way. With each film I saw, video I watched, picture I stared at, and article I read about him, I became more and more addicted. I had had obsessions with guys before, but none that clung to me like this.
Of course, nowadays, my obsession is as strong as ever, and I remember first coming on Tumblr and instantly joining it when I saw Javier pictures that I had never seen before :) I particularly remember jamesraoulsilva and reading the fan fiction, which overtook my entire life. Now I write fanfictions and have what my friends refer to as “a small army” of followers, which I could not appreciate more.
Skyfall changed my life. Javier changed my life, but I never would have been as crazy about him as I am today if not for Skyfall. It’s crazy how one film can do this to someone. Skyfall was a turning point in my life, and it has inspired me to be here on Tumblr today. Happy early 2 year anniversary Skyfall! :)
Cheers with you on the anniversary. Much the same story here, my obsession is still strong too, and I love this small but strong community on tumblr.
And it brings a huge, huge smile to my face and warmth in my heart that maybe I contributed a bit to your Skyfall experience <3
Doing some fic writing, and I’m really trying to characterize Silva/Tiago in depth. I do have a question…
So I know that M gave Silva up to the Chinese (duh) but when Silva realized during his time there that she had been the one to sacrifice him, why was he set on killing her? Was that his immediate thought? Revenge? Because it is a little psycho to automatically want to kill her, especially since we all know how much he truly loved her. It couldn’t have been an easy decision. It’s like deciding to kill your own mother. I guess my question is is why did he decide that killing her was a rightful revenge after everything he had been through with her?
Sam Mendes says in the Skyfall commentary, during the courtroom scene, when Silva bursts in and pauses that he is relishing in the moment, but I have always thought that maybe he simply couldn’t do it. He couldn’t pull the trigger. Just like at the end when he couldn’t do it, he had to have her end them both.
So my question again is after so many years of being loyal and devoted to this woman, why kill her? Why not move on, but just blame her? It does show that Silva obviously had emotional issues that I suspect was forced upon him during his torture. Was Tiago a normal person? Did he have any psychological flaws?
I look forward to discussing this! I do want to hear some answers to further understand this character.
Hmm, very interesting point actually.
My point of view on this is that Silva wanted to die, because he basically had a life in the shadows (sealing himself away from the world on Hashima, only ‘existing’ through lines of code) but since he always keeps clinging at her, he wants her to accompany him to death/the afterlife. But as I said, this is my point of view. Let me know what you think on it!
Omfg these two are gonna kill me. They’re taking selfies before selfies were even a THING!
Guys! I may have posted this a long time ago but who gives a shit he TOTALLY LOOKS LIKE SILVA TAKING A SELFIE!! COME ON!! AT FIRST GLANCE, THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A WINE GLASS
she changed me