Chris Writes Good

Oct 14

ronweasleysmfah said: What is your favorite part of playing Ewan on Classic Alice?

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That I get to be part of something special that really means something to people and then I get to interact with those people!

It’s hard to pick just one favorite thing, so I’ll give you two more.

2. As for playing the character, my favorite part was getting to do so many different things with the same character. It was a real challenge to figure how to make sure Ewan in his first appearance could believably become the person he is in his most recent appearance, because he is the same person… and yet, not.

3. I also love, love, love everyone I got to work with. Tony, Elise, and Kate are all amazing and so were the guest stars and everyone in the crew, from Josh, the director, to our amazing producers, art team, camera team, make up—I could go on and on and on. They were all amazing and I can’t say how lucky I feel to have met and worked with all of them. I just hope we get to do more together!

Oct 13

Friends, loved ones, robots…

I have something important to admit.

I’ve been hiding it for more than two years, but I just can’t go on feeling this way. I have to be true to myself and that means telling all of you the painful, lethargic, flatulent truth.

I have Celiac Disease.

My doctor pretty much straight-up told me right to my face like a boss two years ago when I was complaining about abdominal discomfort, headaches, heart burn, and some other throat, butt, and everything in between problems. Every time I ate a sandwich, I would puff up around my belly like I just got an alien baby implanted in my stomach and the alien baby was made mostly of helium.

So, I had to go get a twofer. Yup, a colonoscopy and endoscopy AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT. Like a champ. While I was lying on the table, drugged up on something awesome (don’t buy drugs, kids—pretend you have bad gas and the doctor will just give them to you so she can look inside your tubes) I am pretty sure I asked her to at least buy me dinner if she ever wanted to put a camera up my butt again, so I am extremely confident that this woman had absolutely no reason not to be excruciatingly honest with me about how bad I was fucking up my insides by eating the glutens.

The point is, I know, one-hundred-percent-for-realskies that I have a medical reason to avoid this particular protein.

Why haven’t I said anything until now?

Because I’m already really annoying about food, what with the obnoxious vegetarian diet I insist on maintaining / unfairly subjecting all of you to. Also “gluten-free” became such a fad, I got worried no one would ever take me seriously, or worse, comparisons might be drawn to the last time I bought into a fad. I was in Middle-school and it was (pop) punk and you were all very patient about that, but let’s be real—it wasn’t a good look for me. Or most human beings, for that matter. I once painted my finger nails black. I dyed my hair orange. I had one of those necklaces made of little metal balls. Ugh.

(I’m tempted to write “I digress” here, but who has the time to pretend they’re impressed by anyone who writes that anymore, eh? Not me.)

I digest… gluten very poorly, so I’m not going to eat it anymore. If you have any questions for me about the symptoms of Celiac Disease, whether or not steak is gluten-free, why as I vegetarian I don’t eat steak, or anything else generally relating to food or the consumption thereof, I would be happy to invite you to please feel free to Google it.

Thank you all for your love and support in this dark hour.


- Chris

Oct 10

"Things I Would Do If I Were Stupidly Rich"

"Things I Would Do If I Were Stupidly Rich"

Sep 30

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Sep 27

Saturday Morning Questions - 9/27/14

This week: No Mail!

So I am going to ask myself anonymous questions and answer them with gifs…

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Sep 20

Saturday Morning Questions - 9/20/14

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It’s cool that you didn’t like it. I’m sure we could bond over other shared interests, such as pizza. Do you enjoy pizza?

Also, thanks for saying I was too cool before! Most of the time, I feel like this guy, so that means a lot to me.

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Thanks so much! Those very much are my hands. I had to get a manicure the day before we started shooting, but they are mine. See?

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Why ever do you ask?

I don’t jog. I generally move as little as possible. More than one person has pointed out to me that I probably should have done some jogging research because I am clearly not good at jogging. Something about my posture and my hands and I don’t know. It was hard and I wanted to lie down as soon as I started moving every time.

The thing was cool but they didn’t give me one or anything. I do have a different thing and I like it a lot and it works for me.

Miss Unrelated O’Brien and I aren’t dating. She’s awesome and very funny, though! We became good friends on set and we get coffee a few times a month. 

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Can you please send me that story again so I can read it again? Thank you. Thank you.

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Sep 15

Let me share with you a twitter story from last night.

trustinwhatwasfalloutboy:

This is the tale of Golfer and Pam as told by Chris O’Brian.

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Chris’s Twitter

Chris’s tumblr.

One time I was staying in a hotel, working on a commercial. And, well, all that happened.

Sep 13

Saturday Morning Questions - 9/13/14

As I mentioned a little over a week ago, I’ll only be answering questions publicly on Saturday mornings from now on. Well, Saturday “mornings.” Depends on when I wake up.

I just don’t like cluttering up my front page (or for my Tumblr followers, their dashboards) with lots of sarcastic deflections of personal questions using animated gifs.

So from now on, I’ll answer all the questions I receive throughout the week, lumped into one post (like this one). Because answering these things tends to inspire people to send more, I’ll also answer a couple throughout the day if I’m around and free to!

Anyway, you can still see all my asks and answers here on this specially curated page or, if you hate these posts, you can look at nothing but my original posts, here.

Thanks to everyone who sends these in. They’re always interesting and fun to answer!

Here we go…

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I follow people for lots of reasons! I don’t know who you are, so it’s difficult (impossible) to give specific reasons, but I probably visited your blog, liked what I saw, and decided I wanted to see what you post more often… such as when I’m waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts in Santa Monica.

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I am attracted to women that I am attracted to. I don’t think about it a lot more than that and I really don’t think I have a “type,” which is what you seem to be talking about.

In fact, I dislike the very idea of a type. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about it (so I may want to revise my wording now), but I have shared my thoughts here and later, here.

Okay, so yeah, obviously, there are physical traits and personality traits I tend to be attracted to and sometimes they correlate. I am usually attracted to intelligent, creative people. I also find I am usually attracted to people who question or challenge gender norms.

Does that mean I’m only attracted to women with a short hair, thick-rimmed glasses, and a serious fantasy media addiction? No. Do I often find women like that attractive? Yes. But I also find a great many other women attractive. Women with long hair, no glasses, and an uncommon interest in baking, for example… ;)

I’m also often attracted to women who are trained in some kind of martial arts and could legitimately rip my ear off and make me eat it. I’ve never gone looking for that in a lady, but for some reason I keep finding out they could do that to me after I realize I’m into them. Weird, huh?

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So you’re only interested in meeting me if I’m single? Well, uh, in that case I’m really sorry but I just started dating someone very recently. I hope you have a great trip to LA!

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Who is this?

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Did you go to Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, Rhode Island, too? Because I don’t know anyone who’s seen that movie outside of Mr. Crowley’s French class!

It’s one of my favorite movies too. (For those of you who haven’t seen it, the English title is The Dinner Game) I have it on DVD and I show it to everyone I can. It’s probably been about eleven years since I first saw it, but it’s still one of my favorites, too! That’s so cool!

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I actually just started dating someone pretty recently. (See above.)

Sep 12

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Sep 11

"Prove a Point to My Parents"
Reblog this if you think reblogging this won’t prove a point to my parents. I’m trying to prove a point to my parents.

"Prove a Point to My Parents"

Reblog this if you think reblogging this won’t prove a point to my parents. I’m trying to prove a point to my parents.