Recs

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:20 am
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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: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
I said a little while ago that I was going to post a linkspam. Well, here goes in reverse chronological order. I've been holding on to these links for ages, and most of them come via my reading page.

Shakespeare, Introversion, DS9, Tropes, Movie stuff and Denethor meta )
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Fanfiction and fanvids in the following fandoms: The Good Wife; Harry Potter; The Hunger Games; Inception; Inside Out; Jupiter Ascending; Lord of the Rings; The Martian; Marvel Cinematic Universe (various, including Agents of SHIELD and a Burn Notice crossover).

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If you enjoyed any of these fics or videos, let their makers know.

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Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:51 pm
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I watched The National TV Awards on Wednesday night – I was in a weird mood. Also contains Downton spoilers )

Last night, I posted I appreciate your appreciation, an Andy/Daisy fic. In one way, I’m had put to explain why I wrote it of all things after the Christmas special as spoilers )

And now, let me make a public service announcement, because someone might as well profit from my bitter personal experience. Back your documents up now. Of course, I'm sure you have a better back-up system than the one I had been quite lax about.

Yes, last night after posting the fic, I suddenly has some difficulty saving stuff on my USB stick and then found a few documents were corrupted and my fiction files...were gone from it. If I had kept to my back-up schedule...but I might as well say ‘if I had a time-turner...’ So, I’ve been scrabbling to find out what I’ve lost and back-up what I’ve got. In a way, it’s a good job I wasn’t more productive with fic since Sepbtember, and there are a couple of things that were saved because I’d saved them elsewhere, but...aargh.

Brooklyn Nine Nine (season 3’s Halloween episode) managed to distract me from kicking myself.

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To fill the second half of the slot, E4 repeated an old episode, which made sense, because I didn’t think we were so far behind that they could maintain airing two episodes a week. It was the second season opener, which made a nice background as I frantically tried to find and save what I could.

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Jun. 7th, 2015 08:16 am
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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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Fanvids in the following fandoms: The Addams Family movies; The Curse of the Golden Flower; Edge of Tomorrow; The Fall (2006); Gravity; LOTR (behind the scenes DVD extras) RPF; Lost in Translation; Maleficent; Only Lovers Left Alive; Ratatouille; Snow White and the Huntsman; Take Shelter and Twister

Enjoy )
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First, Fandom March Madness is up and running. So many female characters! I'm surprised, but pleasantly so, that Amy Santiago made it through to represent B99 - I thought Rosa was fandom's favourite, and Violet Crawley is representing Downton. I voted Elsie Hughes, myself, but would obviously support any Not!Mary - seems like she's gone too far this last season for even her fans, I suppose. Anyway, it's true that the Dowager Countess gets the best lines on Downton.

Secondly, I did watch Poldark last night. It basically poses a question to the viewer: which is easiest on the eye, Aiden Turner or Cornwall? Here have a close-up. Now have a sweeping vista. And repeat.

Spoilers )
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Happy New Year!

Below are my top 10 films of 2014 Read more... )

X-Men Days of Future Past and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came close to being on this list, but I had all kinds of questions after seeing both, and both are part of franchises that I've been so engaged in over the years that it's hard to judge them as films. I saw The Hobbit yesterday, and spoilers )

Anyway, I wanted to mention and recommend two films that I saw on DVD for the first time in 2014, both directed by Shane Carruth: Primer and Upstream Color. I am not claiming to fully understand either, they're headscratchers, but Upstream Color really moved me and Primer satisfied my geekiness (even if I still don't expect to get the time travel until I watch it a few more times, I actually trust that it makes sense.)

Films that I didn't get to see in 2014 because I blinked and missed them at the cinema include Two Days and One Night, The Grandmaster and Standby. Snowpiercer still hasn't been released in the UK.

Previous lists can be found here.

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Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:16 am
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
Yes, it's a terrible time to post this now with everyone gearing up for Yuletide and Christmas holidays, plus it's four months since I last did a recs post, so no wonder there are too many for me to post in one go, but here are 20 fanfiction and fanvid recs in the following fandoms: Alice (SyFy); Avengers; The Bourne Legacy; Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Community; The Good Wife; Harry Potter; The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug; The Hour; The Hunger Games; Into the Storm (2014); Man of Steel; Mr and Mrs Smith; The Night Circus and Orphan Black.

Click. Read/Watch. Enjoy. Leave feedback. )
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I wrote a couple of nine-word ficlets for [community profile] comment_fic on Thursday night (a fun exercise!) Here they are for posterity.

Miranda, any, shenanigans
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LotR, Eowyn/Faramir + Merry & Pippin, chaperones
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I've finished gorging on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure extended edition DVD extras - Richard Armitage geeking out (essentially) over Tolkien is so cool.

And I've just checked on imdb and...Orlando Bloom is older than Lee Pace. That's hilarious/I'm easily amused.

The holiday TV schedule is over, you can tell, because new series of shows are coming back: The Bletchley Circle is back on Monday at 9. I'm thrilled to bits (and motivated to read all the Yuletide fic I can beforehand.) It will clash with the also returning Revenge, which is obviously not going to get watched live by me. I'll catch up with its ridiculousness after.

Oh, and yesterday I tortured myself by watching the Veronica Mars film trailer. I tend not to watch trailers online; I like seeing them on the big screen. No release date for the UK, but there is one for Italy, bizarrely enough, so perhaps I can tag on a 'yet.'
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I really, really want to see The Lego Movie, because I giggled all the way through the trailer. Please don’t let it be one of those movies where all the good ideas and jokes are in the trailer.

2014 looks like it’s going to be Chris Pratt’s year. I am in no way opposed to that.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Downton Abbey Edith)
TV:

In the UK, the beginning of autumn doesn't mean the return of all one's favourite shows or the beginning of one's new favourite show. It might, of course, but the runs are shorter. There's an expectation of classy dramas that you cosy up to (which Downton and literary adaptations have made hay of). There is the build-up to Christmas that is the return of The X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but there's also imports (still mainly American) in the mix and some channels hold off until next year so that they can air them weekly with no break.

Which is a long way of saying that this list is going to be small.

- Strictly, although there's a month yet.

- Downton Abbey. I'm curious as to how the show will move on after that thing that happened at the end of the last Christmas special. Some of the casting news has been intriguing. I care the most about Edith, Isobel, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Patmore. I always look forward to Violet and spoilers for aired episodes ) BUT there will always be the hats.

- The Bletchley Circle. I got really excited the other night when I saw that SUSAN was part of ITV's weird promo, where Robert Crawley was crossing paths with Poirot and both Endeavour Morses and there was an intriguing shot of Downton Abbey's Anna. I had missed the announcement earlier in the year that there will be a second series of this show and that it will be a longer run.

If you missed it, it's about four former code-breaker ladies coming together after the war to use their skills to solve crime. The acting is good, it's about women working together and standing up for each other, with some feminist criticism undercutting the camera lens's interest in period details. (Other people's fanworks and my reactions to the first season can be found here.) There were only three episodes of the first series.

I would love for there to be more flashbacks to their wartime work, if possible. spoiler ) The fact that it's a longer run makes me salivate. No date yet, as far as I know.

DVDs:

- Community's third series arrived in my hallway while I was on holdiday. I'm so looking forward to watching it, but I'm in the middle of rewatching Arrested Development and watching Smallville season 4 on DVD, so it will have to wait for me to finish either or both of those.

- There's going to be an extended edition of The Hobbit, and on DVD as well as Blu-Ray. I held out for this, although as the film was so long it's not going to be so very extended. I understand it comes out on 4th November.

Cinema:

- White House Down, because I think Roland Emmerich does what he does well (although I gave 2012 a miss.) In the longer run: Gravity, Catching Fire, Thor 2, The Desolation of Smaug...

So, once I've watched the OUaT finale, I have all this to look forward to.
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Waxing moon, LOTR, Lothíriel/Éomer, Double drabble, Rated: universal.
Written for the prompt ‘horseback riding on a moonlit beach’ at comment-fic.

Waxing moon: shallowness )

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