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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: bright flowers in vase against green background (flowers that remind me of Layla)
So, without my meaning for it to happen, it became months since I last watched an episode of The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. Perhaps I prefer catching up with webseries rather than watching them live, never mind the transmedia of it all. Last night, because ITV’s Player wouldn’t work (it’s the most convoluted of the players) and I wanted something a little more cosy than BtVS, I finally got around to watching the final episodes of AoJE

Episodes 92 to 95 )

EDIT: If you want to watch The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, go here for the videos and Storified stuff.
shallowness: bright flowers in vase against green background (flowers that remind me of Layla)
In short, I think they’re handling the Rivers better than the Reeds. Also, I refer to what happens next in the books when discussing episodes.

In greater detail )

Then there was only one episode left and I’d be caught up, but I had to switch off the computer, so I never got caught up. I almost don’t want to, because then I’d be watching live and that would be new and weird.
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[personal profile] purple_cube asked for my fannish timeline over the past ten years - which fandom I most associate with each year etc.

Picking one fandom for some years was really hard, because it turns out I’ve always been multifannish, which the nature of livejournal encouraged. But here goes!

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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)
I heard about The Autobiography of Jane Eyre a while ago, kept the link, was reminded of its existence by redbrunja this week, was intrigued and watched a batch of episodes last night and a pile more this morning, so I’m up to episode 20. I've had one window open with the Story list and been mainly watching the vids on YouTube.

I have thoughts, which I have tried to synthesise rather than dumping my reactions to each episode, but it still got long. spoilers up to episode 20, references to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and I presume you've all read Jane Eyre ) I want to know what they’ll do next. Even though I know what happens next.
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. )

Reading

Jul. 19th, 2013 09:05 pm
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
I read that it was Rowling's lawyers (or one of them) who let slip that she was Robert Galbraith. I'm sure that those few who went and bought the book and enjoyed it are feeling smug. Despite having endured The Casual Vacancy more than enjoyed it, I daresay I will read the book at some point.

For now I'm currently reading and loving The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I'm in the final stretch, and as soon as I close my laptop, I'll be finishing it tonight, I hope.

A quote:
"Secrets have power," [...] "And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it's really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours."

But the main thing I wanted to say was that over the past several days, I have been reading an amnesia! fic that’s lampshaded the trope, somewhat, bless – I wouldn’t be reading it if I didn’t enjoy the trope. Ruminating on said trope in fanfiction. Also spoilers for/discussion of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Tin Man, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Avengers Assemble )
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.
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.

mostly TV

Apr. 20th, 2013 08:01 am
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (The Good Wife Diane Lockhart s3)
I'm pleased to hear that Pitch Perfect is getting a sequel (same writer, might be a while).

Most of this post would have been up last night if LJ hadn't been down, so it's an extended one.

The Good Wife 4.13 The Seven Day Rule

Really good episode. watched live. )

Person of Interest 1.22 No Good Deed

I thought this would be the season fianle, but it wasn’t. watched on Demand five )

The Mentalist 5.18 Behind the Red Curtain

AKA the one fans of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries might want to catch a few minutes of. watched live )
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

rambles )

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