trude: (donna noble)
Did you know that if you read The Count of Monte Cristo AND Busman’s Honeymoon at the same time that you’re watching Doctor Who (the Tennant years) you can get at “some dude, and the woman he travels with, walks into a room and suddenly becomes the centre of everything”-overload?

And your brain starts going: “Oh noes, they’re not setting up Albert as the next companion, are they? Please bring back Miss Climpson instead!"
trude: (lionel)
Very belated reaction to Doctor Who, "A Good Man Goes to War",

spoiler for that episode )

Finally saw The King's Speech.
Unpopular opinion (among Academy Award voters, at least): it wasn't all that. And I think Rush was better than Firth. (And, on a sillier note, the constant darkness reminded me too much of the middle HP-movies, and the casting didn't help.)

Managed to catch a bit of the first half of the end of Smallville. I've been out of the loop since the middle of season four or thereabouts, but damn it! Martha and her smile! Chloe and her smile! Nice not to be entirely indifferent about it, cause it did mean a lot to me once. (Well at least it brought me to LJ.)
trude: (choice)
The Future Queen held a Fluff fest last week, and I made a prompt. And dfriendy wrote the cutest little Gwen-Merlin-Arthur-baby griffin ficlet based on it. And to make things even better, felix-aeternus made an adorable picture to accompany it.

Then Merlin multis came into being. Which made starry-laa post a list of A Hundred Reasons to Ship Gwen/Lancelot and plingo-kat to post a list of 10 reasons to ship Merlin/Lancelot.
And there was much rejoicing.

Changing fandoms (OK, I'm not actually in Doctor Who-fandom - haven't seen the classic series or Moffat-Who, just largish chunks of RTD-Who), [personal profile] lizbee wrote Irregulars (Mickey/Martha, PG-13). I know there was a dozen faults with the way that this pairing was executed on the show itself, but I love the idea of M/M, and this story fills in the blanks and makes it make sense.
And that's why I love fanfiction, period.
trude: (blackadder)
Belated Happy new year!

Saw a novel about Miss Moneypenny from the James Bond series in the bookstore today. Almost bought it, but then I remembered that I have no shelf space left.

Hey! The BBC will adapt Andrea Levy's Small Island into a miniseries(?) this year. With Naomie Harris and that-actress-from-that-Jane Eyre-adaptation-I-havn't-seen-yet as Hortense and Queenie. Good news.

Rec time!
More ficlets-on-demand from [ profile] fernwithy:
Hermione's and Ron's wedding [Lovely fluff, lovely Hermione.]

Hermione and McGonagall during H:s seventh year [And it's a pretty good take on post-war Hogwarts, too. A bit sad, but hopeful.]

Harry and qudditch, post-war [More excellent fluff]

Young Albus D. and headmaster Black (Nigeullus) [Absolutely brilliant and heartbreaking take on a 13-year old Dumbledore, who has his very own way of getting into trouble.]

Lily, James and Harry in Godrics Hollow, 1981 [Just as cute and doomed as it should be.]

And something entirely different, a slightly older fic I re-discovered when I was looking for something else:
Just Impediment by [ profile] doyle_sb4
Blackadder/Doctor Who crossover. Starts with Edmund dissing Shakespeare:

“Of course it’s got good reviews. It’s a Shakespeare comedy,” Blackadder said, with all the venom such a prospect demanded. “It’ll be cross-dressing, willy jokes and hilarious misunderstandings between identical twins. All of which the general public eats up like one of Mrs Miggins’s Wednesday Surprises. Will ‘Predictable’ Shakespeare must have one of the cushiest jobs in England: write the same thing over and over and wait for the girls and cash to come rolling in.”

and it only gets better from there.
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: )


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