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Are there rules?

'Cos I cut for warnings or for spoilers, that's straightforward. But I also try and cut for length. But the way that works is the title or maybe a short summary tells you what the post is about and then you know whether or not you want to click. But my usual posts are a weird linkspam/collection of random, so how can I choose a pithy title for a post like that? I CAN'T. CASE IN POINT, ALL MY TITLES EVER.

So then, I don't want to put it under a cut, because then how will you know if you want to read it or not? But I don't want to leave it out of a cut because LOOOOOONG. So then I get out my trusty scatter-cut gun. But then people might look for a reason behind the cuts and THERE IS NONE. well, there is, but it's just length-based.

I AM TRYING TO CUT THE TEAL DEERS. CUT 'DEM DOWN. WE'RE EATING VENISON TONIGHT.
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I've been reading bits of Jane Austen fic recently, and then I found this wonderful thing.

And then I decided I needed to watch all the adaps I haven't yet seen. Mostly it's all the Emmas, but there was a P&P before Ehle and Firth, and a recent Sense and Sensibility. Also I'm going to give the 1999 Mansfield Park a go because wiki says they changed all the things. (I despise Mansfield Park.)

And now, an awesome women being happy gif party!
(All yanked from dollsome's totally impromptu festival of awesome ladies.)


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all the gifs )
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Guys, help me out. There's a show (or a book, or a film) involving 'true love's kiss' ( it's not Once upon a time) where two characters kiss and it fails to have the desired effect - and the guy is all NO WAIT, I DO LOVE YOU, but the woman runs off all sad?

And as a viewer I was pretty sure he did honestly love her, like, I think I actually remember saying so in a post on this journal. But the implication in the show was that he loved something else more. (His work? His job? Money? Power? IDK. Not another person though.)

I just watched Once Upon a Time ep 1x12 with Rumpelstiltskin and Belle and it reminded me of this enough to irritate and not enough for me to name whatever the fuck it is. HELP ME OUT GUYS, PLEASE.



This vid (Sail, GOT) ) is making me want to start watching Game of Thrones again, except really, I only want to watch if it's just about Dani, Sansa and Arya, the boys can all go hang. Maybe I'll try fic instead. Do you think there's Dani/Arya future!fic (where Arya isn't, like, 8 years old?) I'd read the fuck out of that. They would be bitchin' Queens. Technical term



"Uxorious."

I first heard the word in an interview with Emma Thompson. She was either asked her favourite word, or her favourite attribute in a partner, I'm not sure, either way: "Uxorious", she replied, deadpan.

"Uxorious is an adjective meaning 'very or excessively fond of your wife', e.g.: he was an almost perfect husband: uxorious, hard-working, and a good provider. It comes from the Latin uxor 'wife'." )

tv update

Feb. 23rd, 2012 11:50 pm
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'Last week on Justified' - I forgot to mention last time, but that bit where Boyd knocked Tanner down and then told him - "Now you tell your boss, if he has anything to say in replaaaaaa-aaaaaah..."

FFFFFFFFFFFF ACCENTS. OH GOD I LOVE ACCENTS. THEY'RE LIKE ORGASMS FOR YOUR EARS.

Justified ep 1x06 )



So can I have a moment to say... IT'S BACK OH THANK FUCK IT'S BACK OMG I MISSED IT SO MUCH IT'S BACK I CAN'T EVEN WORDS FAIL. BEST THING EVER.

Ahem.

TGW ep 3x15 )



FFFF. ELENA. I wish I looked that good in the mornings. She should have eyes gummed shut with sleep, hair all over the fucking place, and red lines from where her sheet has marked her cheek. YOU ARE NOT REAL. IS THIS SOME DOPPLEGANGER POWER?

TVD ep 3x15 )



OH THE DRAMA. I'm so glad I got into this show. Honestly, it's overdramatic WIN.

Revenge ep 1x15 )
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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.



The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner. )



Takers (spoilers) )


I fail at memes )



Aliens, and TMI )



THAT'S WHERE I SAW HAWKEYE. )
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Feel so sick. Sore throat turned into hideous flu-ishness and today has been a total write off.

EVOL. Found via the Unspeak blog by Steven Poole.



Also check out this extract from the intro of Unspeak, it's a good book, I enjoyed it.



Subtravelling. On the metro they've got this short film festival going on. These two are my favourites: Le Grand Jeu by Yannick Pecherannd-Molliex and Signs by Vincent Gallagher



TGW ep 8

HOLY CRAP. KALINDA/DANA. BRING IT. )
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Trailers

Chronicle

Could be fun. With caveat:

I feel like I need a tag for films where women only exist as 'the mum' or 'the girlfriend'. Female characters free standing and important in their own right? PFF NO. THE WIMMINZ only matter if they are defined by their relation to THE MENZ.

[world of girlfriends] maybe?
/made it.

The entire set up is one where there cannot be equality. It's not a matter of, 'the female characters don't do shit' it's a matter of, 'these characters are not the same as these other characters' -- The standards, the set up, the parameters, the everything, it's an entirely different scale we're marking them against.

It's like having a film about these people and some pets, whose defining characteristic is being owned by these people. You don't say, OH the dog had a big role or OH the dog had a great character, because it's a fucking dog, it's not a person, it doesn't work that way.

That's what these, [world of girlfriends] films do to women. It's not that the characters fall short, it's that they don't even get the chance to try. They're not in the fucking race. The makers/writers make a choice to rate male narratives above female, it's intrisnically sexist. No matter what happens in the film, there is no way for it to be equal.

It doesn't feel pointed, in that you don't get the icky, Christopher-Nolan-oh-god-stop-fridging-your-women, feeling. You just get that more insidious, I-have-been-erased-from-this-picture, feeling.

OH THANKS.


My week with Marilyn
IDK if I'll watch it, but Eddie Redmayne sure is pretty, (even if his lips freak me out a bit). Can we have more of these CHEEKBONES English boys please? Or just cast him and Hiddleston in everything ever, I'd settle for that.

The Iron Lady
Right, because there's such a lack of old white ENGLISH actresses. Not that I'll be watching it anyway, because fuck Maggie. But still it's the spirit of the thing. (Though from the trailer at least the accent sounds fine, so there is that I suppose).

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