Recs (2/2)

May. 21st, 2017 08:56 am
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Fics and fanvids in the following fandoms: Marvel Cinematic/Galactic Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility (1995), Singin' in the Rain, Sherlock, Sky High, Strictly Come Dancing, The Thin Man, The West Wing, While You Were Sleeping and Zootropolis/Zootopia.

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shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
I half-intended to post a long overdue linkspam yesterday afternoon, but got sucked into watching a repeat of the final parts of the 1983 adaptation of Mansfield Park. Read more... )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Poldark Ross/Demelza ep 4 smiling)
I have seen Love & Friendship! Given the limited nature of its release, that's an achievement.

Basically, the positive reviews had it right. I haven’t read ‘Lady Susan’ or seen a Whit Stillman film before, but it feels a little like Austen unleashed although possibly pushed a little further than she ever went by the adaptation. Virtue has to spoiler? ) but Virtue is either a bit wet or generally outmatched by Lady Susan and her lack of scruples (Beckinsale grabs the talky role with the relish of someone who has been best known for ex-husband Len Wiseman’s roles recently). Her manipulations rekindled my longing to see an adaptation of ‘The Grand Sophy’ (the Heyer with the monkey in it). Stillman’s archness feels like a good approach to Austen and what they say about Tom Bennett’s scene stealing as a blockhead of a suitor is true. He's one of a smattering of characters with names that repeat in the novels. The most important thing is that I was snorting most inelegantly with laughter throughout.
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Some Yuletide fics, some Festivids vids and older stuff in the following fandoms: The Bourne movies; Dawson's Creek; ER; Fairy tales; Firefly/Serenity; Harry Potter; Inside Out; Man of Steel; Marvel Cinematic Universe; Miranda;
Multifandom; The Office; Push; Tomorrowland; and The West Wing/Avengers.

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Recs 1/2

Jun. 7th, 2015 08:16 am
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Community Shirley disbelieving laughter)
Fic and fanvid recs - gen and het - in the following fandoms: Atlantis; Belle; Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Community; Edge of Tomorrow; ER; Gravity; The Hunger Games; Jupiter Ascending; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Lord of the Rings.

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LBD 2014

Oct. 29th, 2014 08:00 am
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
I finally caught up with the 2014 continuations of the LBD verse. (Scroll down to the bottom here.) Thoughts )

I see that the people behind LDB have made other shows, although none of them appeal hugely - I’ve read and disliked the ‘completed’ book of Sanditon, haven’t read Frankenstein, and Emma Approved would have to battle with my love for Clueless and that Emma is far from my favourite Austen novel.
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (OUAT Snow White)
Recs for fic or vids from the following fandoms: Alice (2009) - 1; Community - 1; Dredd - 1; The Good Wife - 1; Harry Potter - 1; The Incredibles - 1; Jake 2.0 - 1; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - 1; Man of Steel - 1; The Mindy Project - 1; MirrorMask - 1; Nashville - 1; Once upon a Time - 1; and Revenge - 1.

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shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Jane Eyre is number 12 in the Observer’s top 100 novels, and Robert McCrum explains why here. As I’d been watching a lot of The Autobiography of Jane Eyre over the weekend, this jumped out at me:

Charlotte Bronte takes her audience by the throat with a fierce narrative of great immediacy. Jane Eyre's voice on the page is almost hypnotic. The reader can hardly resist turning the next page, and the next…

In an extraordinary breakthrough for the English novel, borrowing the intimacy of the 18th-century epistolary tradition, Charlotte Brontë had found a way to mesmerise the reader through an intensely private communion with her audience. We, the author, and Jane Eyre become one. For this, she can be claimed as the forerunner of the novel of interior consciousness.


The adaptation was having a similar pull on me, as did LBD at times - my tendency is to watch these vids in blocks that are as long as television shows. It’s partly the format – ‘diarist’ speaking to viewer, but it’s also wondering how they'll adapt a beloved story factor.

Anyway, thoughts about episodes 21 to 30.

Makes no allowance for people who haven't read the book. )

Hmm, might as well have posted my response episode by episode, as that jumped a little all over the place.
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Yesterday, I finally posted all the fic that I’d posted to Dreamwidth to Archive Of Our Own. Yay! It only took me years to do so. If I were going to archive my fic elsewhere, I might not be as determined to post everything there. This still means that I need to repost fic that was only posted at lj and ff.net (and Geocities, it’s that old) to both DW and AO3. It will probably also take ages, but I’ll warn if I get a burst of energy and start spamming.

For now, here are some links that I found interesting, most of which are Internet old. Georgette Heyer quote icons; The Hour meta; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries pics; Much Ado about Nothing interview; Pacific Rim meta; Paradox talk and a list about the awesomeness of Farscape. )
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
I keep watching stuff and don't have a chance to tidy up my thoughts and post before watching more stuff. This harks back to Saturday, when I watched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - episode 90 to 100.

Episode by episode reactions )

And now, there are Sanditon vids, I see from Gigi's Twitter feed – I hadn’t heard about them via fandom, which suggests it's not bothering with them. I don’t know whethere I will either, as I don’t love the Domino concept, but I do like Gigi. I read the ghost written completed ‘Sanditon’ once and hated it. There was about one paragraph that felt like vintage Austen and that’s all I recall. So, I don’t know.

I do hope I see more of all the LBD actors on other stuff. I mostly thought they were great. I will be interested in how LBD affects other literary adaptations, webseries etc.

As for the whole phenomenon, possibly spoilery summary )

And hey, it inspired some ficcing from me. Now I hope to read other people’s! Please rec all awesome LBD stuff to me, as I've been avoiding it to stay unspoiled. Fic, artwork, meta etc is welcome - esp. gen, Lizzie/Darcy, Jane/Bing and crossovers.
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Conditioned by the hype, I’ve started rewatching the first (hilarious) episodes of Arrested Development. It’s lovely knowing that there are new episodes to come. I hope to get them on DVD. (Sorry, Netflix.) Ideally, I’ll be unspoiled.

I then watched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, from Lydia’s ep 28 (Special Two) to Ep 89

this is the pared down version of my reactions )
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball

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Predictably, I later rewatched ep 78 of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Read more... )

And then from Lydia’s ep 23 to ep 82

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I only stopped viewing to watch The Hunger Games on DVD.

Links

May. 6th, 2013 08:54 pm
shallowness: Sky High's Warren Peace smiling (Warren Peace smiles!)
This weekend The AV Club reminded me of how much I love Sky High: Believe it or not, Sky High is a blast

and
John Mullan wrote an interesting article about dancing and balls in Jane Austen (It’s to promote a TV show on the subject that I’ll try to catch.)

And then at various points in the past, I read/came across this other stuff too...Read more... )
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, from 'Dear Lizzie' to Ep 78 'The Lizzie Trap'

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The subject line was brought to you by the fact that I was watching Americans on a screen talking about Christmas in April.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
Last night, I had some time to fill before OUAT started, but not enough to squeeze in a sitcom – who decreed that they have to be thirty minutes (including adverts) anyway? - so I watched some The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It’s been a while.

episodes 71 to 73 )

I need to watch the next episodes sooner, but I've been so busy catching up on stuff that's airing now. Revenge is the only show I'm still lagging on because of Easter; everything else I need to catch up on is because of scheduling.

OUAT 2.02

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