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Happy birthday, tariel22! [Mar. 27th, 2009|02:58 pm]
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Happy birthday, tariel22! I've enjoyed all your Tom & Clark pic-spams so much! So in tribute to your devotion to Mr. Welling...



(It was hard to choose just ten!)

1) He's funny! At the Asylum Convention last year, Allison Mack said when Tom has a typing scene he types his name over and over TOMTOMTOMTOMTOM.


2) He helps out his co-stars: Let's hear from the ladies! Allison has mentioned that because she has a music background, she tends to make her long pieces of dialogue into a rhythm. She didn't realize this until Tom pointed out that she was messing up her lines because she didn't have her rhythm on it. Erica has reminisced about Tom helping her with the football throwing scene in "Facade". Kristin has said that he made their romantic scenes very comfortable for her. And Laura Vandervoort credited Tom's direction for helping her give a more natural performance in Apocalypse. (At DragonCon, James Marsters and Michael also mentioned Tom's efficiency as a director, and how they were able to finish filming and go home early!)


3) He's got a big heart. Tom and Jamie regularly spend a lot of money on toys for needy children, donating anonymously until Tom was "outed" by a toy store employee. There is also a sweet story to read here:
http://www.makewish.org/site/pp.asp?c=bdJLITMAE&b=1840239


4) He's self deprecating:
Tom: "You know what? People barely notice me! It's always Michael Rosenbaum who gets the attention. It's that bald head that gets him noticed. Last night we were staying at a hotel and I wanted to show Michael the pool, but it was fenced off and the hotel security guard just wouldn't let me past. Then Michael appears and the guard says: "Oh it's you - cool, go and have a look, but it's because I love your show, ok?"


5) Tom's great with kids! He charmed the babies in Ageless and Apocalypse, and the Cheaper by the Dozen kids adored him. Here's what young co-star, Blake Woodruff had to say: Tom Welling, I think I got along with more than anybody on set, because Tom Welling is just a very normal, nice, and a private man. He's really fun to work with.

Blake was asked: So who would you say was the closest friend you made from the movie?
He answered: "Tom Welling."


6) He takes his craft seriously.
John Glover: “I don’t think Tom had done a great deal of acting before he was cast on Smallville, but he’s turned out to be a truly gifted young man. He watches movies all the time but does so to learn from them. Because most of my scenes last season were with Michael Rosenbaum I’d often walk around the set after I had finished filming just to say hello to everyone. Usually when I saw Tom he’d tell me, ‘I saw this movie and noticed this or that.’ It’s no different this year. He’s working all the time at his craft.


7) He can be naughty! Michael and Jensen have talked about being on the receiving end of Tom's pranks. Tom did a radio interview in 2005 to promote "The Fog" and seemed to enjoy telling this story! of a prank he pulled on Michael:

DJ: How is it working with Michael Rosenbaum on Smallville?

TW: If he wasn't as funny as he is, I'd have killed him by now. He is so funny.

DJ: He seems like a character.

TW: He is definitely a character. He's a great guy. He's great to work with, umm, but he's all over the place, all the time.

DJ: Like, what's the craziest thing he's done on set?

TW: The craziest thing? Well, he's just, he's like a five-year-old. He's always just starting trouble and umm, but we get him every once in a while. The other day he had a close up and he was trying to get out of set real quick and catch a plane out of town to go to some party in Vegas with Jerry Bruckheimer. You know, he lives the high life, Michael. And just as he's going in for his close up, for the last shot, the last thing he's gotta do, he shakes my hand and I'm off camera and I had a whole hand full of vaseline. And I just smeared it all through his hand and up into his arm, and he didn't break and they said cut and then he freaked out.

DJ: Nice!

TW: And he's screamin' out, and so who knows what people thought of him when he got on the plane with a hand full of vaseline. I'm not sure.

(Is this the vaseline handshake? Could be - Tom looks quite pleased with himself!)


8)He doesn't care about celebrity: This can be frustrating at times. (*cough* no interview in years *cough*) But there's a bit of distinction in being the most reclusive leading actor in television history, the Thomas Pynchon of prime time.


9) He's great at sneaking in little comedy moments for Clark!
Too many to list, but one I love is from Devoted: Clark flees from amorous Mandy, takes refuge behind Lois and Chloe and then peeks out from behind his shirt!


10) He inspires the love of awesome fangirls like you!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

'caps by acampbell, kryptonsite
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[User Picture]From: christina_kat
2009-03-27 02:35 pm (UTC)
THIS IS AMAZING! All the reasons I love TOM WELLING!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:16 pm (UTC)
Your picspams give many more reasons to love Tom - he's BEAUTIFUL!
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[User Picture]From: theclexfactor
2009-03-27 02:58 pm (UTC)
I think my ovaries exploded at that picture of him and the CBTD kid.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
I know! Any pic where he's holding a baby makes me tremble!
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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2009-03-27 03:04 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, tariel22!!!! *smishes you*
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-03-27 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Whimsy!! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: eeyore1017
2009-03-27 03:07 pm (UTC)
Happy almost Birthday tariel22!

Thanks for the great picspam and quotes Tas!! Another quote from Allison I love along with Tom typing his name, is about how when he's running he makes the "woosh" sound himself since obviously it's added in later and not during the filming. So cute!!

The John Glover quote was new to me. So great!

And the quote from Tom about people not noticing him? My goodness! How could you not notice this gorgeous hunk of a man?!?!? Even with beard scruff and a baseball cap, he's amazing!!!

ETA: I never noticed the face that Tom makes when he's putting on his shirt in Devoted. Must re-watch very soon!!!

Edited at 2009-03-27 03:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-03-27 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Brianne! I'm already celebrating! :)
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-03-27 03:09 pm (UTC)
AIEEEE! I can't believe you did this for me! It's such a wonderful present! *twirls* I worked until 2AM last night tying up every last loose end so I could start my vacation today, and I was just getting online to download Hex from iTunes when I saw this. I never expected to hear from you for my special day, aren't you out of town?

I'm so honored that you did a top ten! :) And you picked ten perfect reasons for all of us to love Tom! As usual, you've shared some of my favorite stories and pics, and found some treasures that are completely new to me as well. The story from the Make-A-Wish Foundation touched my heart (*sniffles*), and the pic of Tom and Jamie that you chose to go with it is my absolute favorite pic of them. Just look how happy and in love they are! ♥

That BTS pic from Fragile remains my favorite pic of Tom directing, I'm so glad you included it. And you also gave me Carrrlos! Plus gorgeous Tommy tummy, in a scene that always makes me laugh. Awesome. And by giving this to me a day early, you've extended my birthday fun! I truly can't thank you enough, both for this amazing picspam, and for being one of the most thoughtful, generous, fabulous people I know. Thank you!! *massive hugs*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:26 pm (UTC)

!

You're very welcome! I always love your top tens and had lots of fun making this one (though it was hard to limit it to ten things, 'cause Tommy's so cool!)

Heh, I did the 2Am thing the day before vacation too, with the result that I completely slept through my plane ride! Hope your holiday has been amazing & relaxing.

The story from the Make-A-Wish Foundation touched my heart (*sniffles*), and the pic of Tom and Jamie that you chose to go with it is my absolute favorite pic of them. Just look how happy and in love they are! ♥
They're so tall and beautiful...I can't help but envy Jamie a little - she gets to touch Tom whenever she wants! (I would want to grope him ALL THE TIME.)

That BTS pic from Fragile remains my favorite pic of Tom directing, I'm so glad you included it.
I love that we have a few director!Tom pics - maybe some more to come this year?

Happy birthday once again, to one of the sweetest and most thoughtful people in fandom!
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[User Picture]From: iibnf
2009-03-27 03:12 pm (UTC)
In that Vaseline hand photo, Michael's hand looks tiny compared to Tom's giant mitt!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hot! I always love how slender Michael looks next to enormous Tom, particularly when they're hugging.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:27 pm (UTC)
He's a doll! Maybe we'll get a new interview this year....*hopes*
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[User Picture]From: jeannev
2009-03-27 03:41 pm (UTC)
A truly amazing birthday gift for a truly amazing lj buddy, made be another truly amazing lj buddy.

Awesome all around. And I love that you find quotes and stories that no one else can. I've never read the story about "Tom Wellington" before (Hee!), but I had heard that the SV set has had a few Make-A-Wish kids over the years, and I have little doubt that Tom is always a wonderful host.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much!

I've never read the story about "Tom Wellington" before (Hee!), but I had heard that the SV set has had a few Make-A-Wish kids over the years, and I have little doubt that Tom is always a wonderful host.
He may not have the time or inclination for interviews, but it's very endearing that he takes the time to give kids a wonderful experience. I love that he told the girl to watch for her flowers, something she could tell all her friends about when the episode aired.
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2009-03-27 03:43 pm (UTC)
I love hearing so many good things about our guys, especially the part about Make A Wish. :D And I ALWAYS love hearing about their pranks. lol :D
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:30 pm (UTC)
They are a pair of sexy sweeties!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

He is ADORABLE!!!!
*squishes him and his adorability*
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[User Picture]From: lexalicious70
2009-03-28 12:56 am (UTC)
You know . . . I am Michael's girl, but whenever you post, you remind of who I fell for first! I still love Tom.

Thanks! And happy birthday, tariel22
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-03-29 06:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!! It's been wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: gyri
2009-03-28 01:54 am (UTC)
Awww, what a cool picspam for an even cooler and just all-around awesome person!

Happy Birthday, Tariel!!!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-03-29 06:03 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much!
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[User Picture]From: drusplace
2009-03-28 03:25 am (UTC)
I love this! And the story of the toys is my fav Tom-story.

Awesome spam!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And the story of the toys is my fav Tom-story.
It's so heart-warming - and the image of Tom carefully picking out toys is unbelievably cute!
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2009-03-28 10:25 am (UTC)
Awww, Tom! Lovely picspam.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
He's a sweetie!
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[User Picture]From: me_and_thee
2009-03-28 01:17 pm (UTC)
What an amazing post to start my Saturday with!

At the Asylum Convention last year, Allison Mack said when Tom has a typing scene he types his name over and over TOMTOMTOMTOMTOM.

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

2)Allison has mentioned that because she has a music background,

Forgive my ignorance, but what kind of music background does she have? .:is curious:.

Then Michael appears and the guard says: "Oh it's you - cool, go and have a look, but it's because I love your show, ok?"

*ROTFL*

8)He doesn't care about celebrity: This can be frustrating at times.

Myes, I kinda have the same problem with Thomas Gibson. But I guess that's also a big part of why we love them, so..

.:died repeatedly at pictures #2, #3 and #3:.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-04-03 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Forgive my ignorance, but what kind of music background does she have? .:is curious:.
I know she sings & has a lovely voice; not sure if she plays an instrument as well.

I kinda have the same problem with Thomas Gibson. But I guess that's also a big part of why we love them, so..
Heh, what is it with reclusive boys named Tom?
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