shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
I scoffed too when they said Logan was the Wolverine movie ‘the fans’ have been waiting for – hasn’t Jackman dutifully said that before all the previous movies, which I’ve seen? Wolverine: Origins was a mistake and The Wolverine was dull, and I didn’t rewatch either before going to see this film. Yes, I saw the trailer, but I couldn’t believe that the film would live up to it, didn’t want to believe the star ratings for the reviews, although I knew I’d go to see it. But…it’s good. It’s easily the best Wolverine standalone film, it captures and references a lot of what made the character the breakout star of the movie franchise from when he was introduced, and makes the most of its 15 certificate, though I have no idea what timeline it fits in, mind!

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Many recs

May. 24th, 2016 06:55 pm
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Fics and fanvids in the following fandoms: Fire (The Seven Kingdoms trilogy); The Hunger Games; Inception; The Man from UNCLE (2015); Man of Steel; Marvel Cinematic Universe; Scorpion; The Secret Garden (1993 adaptation); Sherlock; Snow White and the Huntsman; Spy (2015); Stardust; Tin Man; True Grit; The Way, Way Back; and X-Men

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shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
Title: Clasp
Fandom: X-men movieverse
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Wolverine/Rogue.
Word count: 599.
First posted: October 2005.

Summary: Logan works out what Rogue and he are ready for.

Disclaimer: These characters are not mine and I make no profit from them.
Notes: Set post X2. Sequel to Undone. With thanks to lusmeitli and em_meredith for the beta. All idiocies are mine.

Clasp: shallowness )

Feedback – welcome!
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
Title: Undone
Fandom: X-men movieverse
Rating: PG
Characters: Wolverine, Rogue.
Word count: 250.
First posted: October 2005.

Summary: Wolverine finds Rogue in the X-Jet trying to deal with some of what’s happened to her.

Disclaimer: These characters are not mine and I make no profit from them.
Notes: Set post X2. With thanks to lusmeilti and em_meredith for the beta. All idiocies are mine.

Undone: shallowness )

Feedback is loved.

The sequesl 'Clasp' is available here.
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
I posted nine fics this year, five were ficlets, but four passed the thousand-word mark, which is a lot for me. The only fandom I wrote more than once in was Downton Abbey, (ha!) most were obscure fandoms, or old or featured less popular pairings – this was brought home to me by writing a vignette in the MCU (it had three times the number of hits on AO3 of any other fic I wrote this year.) Six of these fics were based on prompts, mainly from lj's comment_fic. Six were het pairings, and I’d say I ship four of those pariting strongly, while the other two are canonical, and the other three fics were gen.

nine )
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
X-men movieverse (post X2), PG, Rogue. Written for the prompt Yeah, the river it spoke to me. It told me I’m small, and I swallowed it down. 119 words.

Girl versus River: shallowness )
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
Let's get this right, four hundred years ago (actually, a few weeks ago) I went to see X-Men Days of Future Past. I started to write a review, or at least a reaction post, ran out of time before I'd said all I wanted to say and for a while didn't have the time to finish off my thoughts and check I'd spelt everyone's names properly. Oh for a timeturner or a mutant with helpful powers. Anyway, here it is.

tl;dr, predicatbly )

Please feel free to link to any interesting stuff about the movie, especially people writing about the treatment of disability in the film.
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)
The Good Wife 5.18 All Tapped Out

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While I remember, a thing I learned this week was that Makenzie Vega was in X-Men 3 spoiler? ). The rewatch is continuing – I am now willing to concede that X2 is more assured than X-Men, X-Men 3's script needed another few drafts and my interest in The Wolverine dipped whenever Yukio wasn't on screen.. Next: XMFC, which I know will make me less grumpy.

Agents of SHIELD 1.22 Beginning of the End

I enjoyed fair bits of this, and there were other bits that I thought that were less good, but I was pleasantly surprised by some of the (smart) decisions made.

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 1.21 Ragtag

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(I've started the X-Men rewatch. I'm going to go X-Men, X2, X-Men 3, The Wolverine, X-Men First Class and avoiding Wolverine: Origins. X-Men was mainly about nostalgia about fannish reactions to it as much as the film itstelf and making me curious about how they're going to pull it all together in Days of Furture Past. Oh, and seeing how the film compates with modern day superhero movies, which it helped influence.)
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)
1.19 The Only Light in the Darkness

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I saw that the show has been renewed for a second season. Frankly, I was hoping it would be cancelled, because I was leaning towards giving it up after this season. But then, this episode was good enough that I would say that there was much less snark involved in my enjoyment of it that usual.

In other news, the new X-Men film is soon upon us and my grand plans to rewatch most of the movies hasn't happened. In between now and then, I've got RL commitments, catching up on TV and watching other films to cram in. Er, we'll see.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
I was honestly starting to wonder how long I'd be sticking with Agents of SHIELD, but then, I rather enjoyed this episode.

Horticulture )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Default)
[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: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Avengers Natasha/Bruce)
I couldn’t see it until yesterday, but I managed not to get spoiled beyond that fandom seemed to be enjoy it. As did I.

Going in, I was sure that a Guillermo Del Toro film about giant robots versus giant alien beasts would avoid many of the pitfalls of, say, a Michael Bay film about alien giant robots versus alien giant robots. I was wildly excited to see Rinko Kikuchi, who first impressed in Babel and then was Bang Bang in The Brothers Bloom.

spoilers )

Trailers of films that I want to see: The Wolverine ‘s reminded me that I am probably never going to shake off my movieverse Rogue/Wolverine feelings and that I need to rewatch Wolverine. I mean, I don’t know if I really NEED to to get the new film, but in my head, I do.

Gravity showed off a bravura scene. I wanted to see it anyway because of the people involved.

RED 2 may be the best action film this summer in terms of having several female characters do meaty stuff on it. I’m pretty excited about it.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
There were, obviously, other trailers, but I just want to talk about The Wolverine one Read more... )

It seemed fitting to mention that one because there was a little bit in Man of Steel that reminded me of X-Men*.

Man of Steel - my reaction to this film is a little more mixed than I’d have liked.

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