shallowness: Sky High's Warren Peace smiling (Warren Peace smiles!)
2017-07-24 05:21 pm

Two Marvel-related things

I posted a ficlet yesterday: I Like The Way You Move, MCU, Thor/Jane you suck at dancing but you’re doing it in the middle of a bookstore to the crappy music on the radio and I think it’s pretty damn cute au.

I started drafting a fill (the prompt is the summary) last autumn when I saw it, and it sat there for months. I really went at it this month and came up with a title and a way of ending it. This was done entirely on the laptop. I’m not happy about the probable lack of Thor/Jane in Thor: Ragnarok, hence the fluff - inasmuch as I need an excuse to write fluff. Some feelings about bookshops may have crept in also.

Marvel thing no. 2 is Spider-Man Homecoming. Look, I wasn’t excited about this film; I was planning on going and seeing it, yes, but not in any desperate hurry to do so, because I was around for the two previous cinematic iterations, and while I intellectually get why Marvel were so excited to get their biggest superhero into the MCU (which the title encompasses. although it’s not an aggressively meta film by a comic book superhero movie in 2017 standards), I am getting older and more grumpily distant from Peter Parker and the preteen boys who probably love Spidey the most.

But, this weekend, the other option was Dunkirk, which I do want to see, but it’s an intense war movie. So I chose the lighter fare, aware that this has had decent reviews. And as it also has MCU developments and I wanted to give it a thumbs up, here’s my review.

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As for the end credits scene – mild spoilers ) Otherwise, major spoilers )
shallowness: Fred and Ginger dancing in foregroud, him in tails, her in a dark gown, background a white circle (moon or spotlight) (Fred and Ginger dancing)
2017-07-23 09:09 am

Ficlet: I Like The Way You Move (MCU, Thor/Jane AU)

Title: I Like The Way You Move
Fandom: MCU (Thor)
Rating: Universal
Characters/Pairing: Thor Odinson/Jane Foster
Summary: you suck at dancing but you’re doing it in the middle of a bookstore to the crappy music on the radio and I think it’s pretty damn cute au

Disclaimer: Not mine, don’t profit.
Author's Note: Written for the prompt ‘any, any, you suck at dancing but you’re doing it in the middle of a bookstore to the crappy music on the radio and I think it’s pretty damn cute au’ at comment-fic. Title from the BodyRockers song. 886 words.

I Like The Way You Move: shallowness )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Default)
2017-07-22 08:20 am

Recs

Fic and fanvid recs in the following fandoms: Alice (SyFy); Anthropomorfic; CSI/Lord of the Rings crossover; Fairy Tales; How to Steal a Million; Marvel Cinematic Universe; Multifandom; NCIS: LA; Once Upon a Time; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Pitch Perfect; Push; Pushing Daisies; Tam Lin (book).

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If you enjoy any of these fanworks, please let their creators know in the hope that they're encouraged to produce more.
shallowness: Molly and Roger both smiling (Wives and Daughters Molly/Roger)
2017-07-19 06:52 am

Amphibians

Poldark 3.5

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Some day, I will post more often and it won't just be episode responses.
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
2017-07-12 07:55 pm

TV round up

Poldark 3.4

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NCIS: LA 4.4 Body Politic

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Haven't caught up with Fearless.
shallowness: Jadzia smiling eyes closed text reads 'Hee!' (DS9 Jadzia is amused)
2017-07-01 08:27 am

Brooklyn Nine-Nine triple bill

I got a bit muddled trying to catch up on B99, and saw the first half of 4.21 before 4.20 which was confusing. As ever – and it gets worse when E4 doesn't air it in double-bills – the show had dropped off my ‘must watch live’ list, because it’s a half-hour-slot sitcom.

4.20-4.22 )
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
2017-06-30 07:42 am

Harry Potter - 20 years on

At the start of the week, it was twenty years since ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was first published. After an initial ‘eek’ at that, even though I was fine with realising OK Computer is twenty years old also, it’s been interesting to read about how people have grown up with the series, and with it being such a phenomenon it doesn’t feel overblown to say that or to think about it’s influence in shaping social attitudes. There was the issue of the series getting a generation to read. There are people who read the series for whom it wasn’t a gateway drug to other books, for example, although I hope it got more people into reading more widely than would otherwise have happened, and it’s certainly a factor in the explosion of geek culture and the rise of the fantastic.

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shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
2017-06-28 07:13 am

little did she know...

NCIS LA 4.2 Recruit

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And then last night I rewatched Stranger than Fiction, which was a delight, and had a moment where I went ‘I know that voice’. Linda Hunt turns up for one scene. I knew I knew her from all sorts of things, but it’s great that she was in StF.
shallowness: Shaw with a faintly incredulous expression (POI Shaw)
2017-06-26 06:27 pm

tee and vee

Fearless ep 2

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Agents of SHIELD 4.22 World’s End

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shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
2017-06-22 06:48 pm

some links

I know everyone is linking to interesting Wonder Woman stuff, but if you haven't seen it, here's a list of heart-warming ways young children have responded to Wonder Woman via Digial Spy.

I meant to post this when reviewing Salazar's revenge, but here's an excellent [livejournal.com profile] idol_reflection essay on (Captain) Jack Sparrow, based on the first three Pirates movies – worth reading the comments for a look at Jack as a trickster: Captain Jack Sparrow - A Legend in His Own Mind by The Stowaway.

And via [dreamwidth.org profile] musesfool The Chrisening of Hollywood from Vanity Fair - an amusing take on the Four Chrises phenomenon here.
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
2017-06-20 07:50 am

Two teams and two fall-outs

Agents of SHIELD 4.21

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NCIS: LA 4.1 Endgame

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(I intend to catch up on Fearless.)
shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
2017-06-18 08:03 am

mainly about Kensi/Deeks in season 3 of NCIS: LA

I went to see Gifted yesterday, about which all I need to say is it’s Chris Evans playing a guy trying to bring up his brilliant niece. Logan and Hidden Figures (which makes better use of Octavia Spencer) are better films that overlap thematically, but they do not have Chris Evans playing a guy doing his best to bring up a kid.


I watched a lot of NCIS: LA season 3 episodes during last week.

and I have a lot to say about it )

I think that season 4 is going to be aired at a less intense frequency, which suits me.

Why has no-one written an NCIS: LA/Inception fusion?
shallowness: Jadzia smiling eyes closed text reads 'Hee!' (DS9 Jadzia is amused)
2017-06-15 06:41 pm

Still behind, but not as far

B99 - As I think I said, I was watching the show a few weeks ago, got interrupted and it's taken me a while to get round to starting to catch up.

4.18 Chasing Amy

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4.19 Your Honor

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shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
2017-06-13 07:42 am

Top marks for the episode title

Agents of SHIELD 4.21 Farewell, Cruel World!

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I dearly hope I get through to the season finale unspoiled – I saw a suggestive headline about season 5 and I don’t want to know anything about that yet!

I then gave Fearless a try, and Helen McCrory is certainly compelling as Emma the Lawyer. I have a feeling that there is no way it will all come together in a way that makes sense at the end of the series, though. casting spoilers and my reaction to them )