trude: (g_l_poetry)
Two HP recs, apropos the recent discussion about fandom and female characters:
Being liquid by rotary phones. Teddy/Victoire, R-rated.
A rare story that manages to question and transform the canon's (and possibly the reader's) assumptions about gender and sexual orientation, while keeping the canon pairing and not dismissing the female character as uninteresting and unimportant. (Bonus points for the way the issue of Teddy's parents is handled.)

Better sisters is a ficlet from Fernwithy's recent round of prompt-taking, and an example of that YES it is possible to write Ginny and Fleur symphatetically in the same story, and YES one can assume that neither of them stayed exactly the same person they were back in their teens.


Assorted other recs:
Selenak continues to write Merlin-character studies. Five lessons is about Arthur and Sui Generis is about Merlin and I can only hope that she continues to go through the rest of the cast.

Five Pre-Raphaelite Muses Who Did Not Quite Pan Out by prochytes is Desperate Romantics/AtS/Torchwood/Primeval/Doctor Who/Merlin. I'm unfamiliar with half of these fandoms (though vaguely familiar with Dante Gabriel Rossetti) but of the three I am familiar with, two parts are hilarious and one is eerily beautiful.

And now some G/L stuff that got cut out of my last post )
trude: (guinevere)
So, I've finished season one of Merlin (and watched certain parts of season 2) and I'm full of giddy, fannish love for it, even if I know that it is both silly and problematic and I'll probably have to discard it one day.

My very first introduction to King Arthur et aö was the movie Knights of the Round Table, which made me a Lancelot fangirl, and Howard Pyle's books, which left me with the impression that Arthur was the bestest king ever, Guinevere was the most beautiful and regal and noble queen ever, Merlin was Ur-Gandalf and Morgan Le Fay was an awful meanie. Neither of these sources have aged well, but I always have a bit of a hard time adjusting to other versions. (Though my favorite retelling of Arthurian myth is Monty Python's, followed by Neil Gaiman's short story Chivalry.)

Gwen! And Arhtur! Shiny! )

Not so shiny... )

Apart from that... )

In completely un-related news, I still can't make a decent pie-crust.
trude: (lionel)
Can't remember where I found this.

Pick 10 characters from as many fandoms as you wish.
Answer 16 questions. Drabble responses are very welcome, too.


My characters

1. Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2. Lionel Luthor (Smallville)
3. Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
4. Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)
5. Jo March (Little Women
6. Jane Roland (Temeraire)
7. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
8. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
9. Will Russel (Flambards)
10. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

The questions: )
trude: (pink)
So seriously, no one is writing George/Angelina angst and Draco/Astoria-fluff? Or George, Angelina and Baby Fred schmoop and Draco/Astoria arranged marriage-melodrama?

Recs are welcome.

Memes!

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:07 pm
trude: (flambards)
Doing the icon-pairing meme again:

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

Read more... )

Other meme:
Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

(Fandoms: HP, and possibly other stuff mentioned in my interests, though some of these might be a bit rusty.)
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Because my extra-icons time expire tomorrow.

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

Read more... )
trude: (OT3)
(Cause I just bought myself a gazillion icon spaces and I love this meme and stuff.)

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on
the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.


(Real people, non-sentient beings, inanimate objects and That Rabbit excluded.)

OK, I'll cut )
trude: (ruthur)
Bought me some LJ-time, so I finally can do that icon-pairings meme that went round LJ a month ago.

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. Etc.

Real people, animals and inanimate objects excluded )
trude: (delusional)
1. With all the weird uncanonical pairings that are out there, there is one I've never even seen mentioned: Drusilla/PuppetAngel. And that really should be written - preferably with her recreating the bondage/torture-scene from "What's my line".

2. Post NFA, I want Buffy to accidentally run into Lorne and stop him from committing suicide or get lost in self-pity and despair some other way. And then they bond and he moves in with her and makes hot cocoa and waffles when she needs it and takes her shopping on her birthday. Cause Buffy deserves a new mommy, dammit.

pimpin...

Jul. 25th, 2004 05:03 pm
trude: (carla)
I really want to write something about Smallville-spoilers (so far, I'm quite happy) and something about Buffy (I'm bying lots of DVD:s I can barely afford, and I love it), but today I'm just going to pimp this:

Scrubsfic! Right now, most (all?) of the fic posted is JD/Cox-slash, witch I have little interest in, but hopefully there will be other stuff too.

Also, there is a Scrubs Slash Ficathon going on. To late to sign up now (and it's a moot point, since I rarely write fiction anyway), but I amused myself with dreaming up some unlikely pairings:

Doug/The Todd
Dr Kelso/Dr Townshend ("My Brother, My Keeper")
Sean/Nurse Flowers
Janitor/Cafeteria Guy

I also wish someone would write Jordan/Carla. And there should be more Cox/Ben

90210

Feb. 6th, 2004 09:59 pm
trude: (ruthur)
So, I think I found my BH 90210-slash OTP:
Dylan and Mean Bald Guy In Rehab.

Also, early Val with the shortish hair is very pretty (and funny and cool and Ihatekellytaylorsomuch).

Also, Luke Perry bears a passing resemblance to Orlando Bloom. This scares me.

Also: What were they thinking when they introduced Jesse?

GIP!

Dec. 9th, 2003 09:39 pm
trude: (magic)
I'm still occasionally cathing re-runs of BH 90210 on TV3, and every time I "ship" Brenda and Dylan a little more, even though they moved into the Kelly/Dylan-era, and he really, really is a rather unsympathetic character played by a quite incompetent actor. Also, my hate for Brandon and Andrea, both (not) together and apart continues to grow. Isn't it horrible that Tori Spelling wasn't the worst casting mistake on that show?
And I forgotten that the great but somewhat underrated tv-bitch Stephanie Beacham played Dylan's mom! You don't have to be completely talentless to be cast on a Spelling show or two. (See also Doherty, Shannen.)
trude: (smallville)
TV3 showed Calling last Sunday. They will show Accelerate this week. Huh? I guess there are some Smallville episodes that can be shown out of order, but these two are not among them. Two-part finale, anyone? (Also, on their webpage they write that "Clark soon discovers that Emily isn’t an ordinary, kind ghost.". Since when was the default setting for ghosts "kind"?)

My VCR didn't tape the last few minutes of Precipice, so I didn’t see Lex propose to Helen, but I honestly don’t care. Not a very good episode. I enjoyed Witness much more, though I discovered that I even think Kristin Kreuk’s looks are overrated. Sad.

Calling was...well. The doctor Walden/mytharc bits could have been good, but they were drowned in a sea of spineless Lana, stupid Clark and whiny Chloe. I enjoyed the Kent family meeting outside the paddock (?), Lionel and his evil, freaky hair (unfortunately, him trying to kill Lex is starting to make very much sense) and Lex raising an eyebrow, thogh.
And Chloe asking Clark to be honest with her was heartbreaking.

Will now visit Allison Mack’s blog and be inspired by the AM & JG picture to have bad, wrong Chlionel thoughts. [Ledger exclusive: LOCAL COFFEE-SHOP MANAGER ABANDONED AGAIN! Highschool journalist and evil billionaire announce their engagement.] And the picture in the gallery of AM and a motorbike is just adorable.

TV thoughts

Jun. 1st, 2003 08:19 am
trude: (delusional)
Have watched the Dawsons Creek finale. Felt very nostalgic. Thoughts:
* I'm glad Joey ended up with Pacey, since I've "shipped" them more or less since season one.
* Very weird to see Billy from Six feet under in this setting.
* Speaking about SFU, I think David would be the perfect match for Doug. Sorry, Jack (and no, you can't have Keith either).
* Since there is no real evidence to the contrary, I chose to believe that Dawson is the father of Jen's baby. (Yes, I've watched way to many soaps.)

Last week was the first time since October when I neither watched nor taped Smallville. Which either means that my interest is waning, or that I needed some time to "deal with" the not to encouraging rumors about the season finale. The fact that I was struck this Wednesday with a desire to make a web-page about it points to Alternative 2.

I've also started to read and enjoy Chlionel, and I like it so much that I can overlook plot-holes and bad characterization. Oh dear.

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