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In conclusion, Veronica Mars.
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So, the Musketeers is on the BBC, 4 eps in to a 10 ep season. It's occasionally silly and somewhat formulaic, but it's also got a wonderfully diverse cast, tackles slavery in the 3rd episode, has two awesome, interesting female characters (who, I think completely failed the Bechdel test. GDI). And Peter Capaldi playing the ancestor to modern-day Malcolm Tucker.

Actually in general, (excepting D'artagnan, who is a bit of a blank character anyway) the acting is all pretty damn good. Capaldi, obvs. But Tom Burke's Athos is gorgeously conflicted and hates everything. Milady is great as the manipulative, secretive, possibly-not-completely-evil reason for Athos' manpain. The king is perfect and weak and petty and awful. I enjoyed Aramis' angsty turn last ep. It's still early days yet, but we've got the Porthos centric ep coming up, and then I'm hoping for a longer arc to round out the season, who knows.

ANYWAY. The reason for this post - beyond an attempt to enable people into the fandom (Everyone is ridiculously shippy. EVERYONE. Without the writing being Godawful slashbait.) - THE REASON is that it looks GREAT. And it's not just the filming (a lot on location, which really makes the difference, but even the sets look good). It's also the CLOTHES. I'd like to make a follow up Milady/Constance post, and one for the aristo's as well, but for now - the Musketeers:

Clothes and character meta + pics )

mostly tv

Jan. 19th, 2012 11:16 pm
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The Good Wife 3x13. Entirely superficial not! recap:-- Kalinda, you looked REALLY HOT this episode. I think was the colour of her top, plus some stellar make up? Not sure what exactly, but her skin had all these different tones. She's gorgeous. Not that they couldn't cut back further on the black and increase the use of colour. (Navy? Dark brown? THERE ARE OPTIONS, OKAY.)



Once Upon A Time 1x09. Entirely fed-up not!recap:-- Fuck it. Emma you lose at life. Henry you are an ungrateful shit. Regina, I love you. Rumplestiltskin, I love you as well. Snow and Charming, you're all right but you don't get enough screen time. Everyone else, you are MADE OF BORING. (Red, you are still super!hot). Even mystery man-on-motorbike isn't enough to keep me interested. I had hopes, possibly not very high, but they were middling. Show, you ruined them. Now how am I going to get my Carlyle kick? Bring back SGU, you losers.

Sherlock 2x03/entire season 2. Entirely obsessed not!recap:-- I HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE YEAR? (Or possibly just under a year) FFFFFUUUUUU. John, you were the wonderfullest wonderful ever to wonderful. Sherlock, you were manic this entire season, but it did make sense in context. Moriarty, you were the best villain in the entire world ever. He gave me shivers, actual physical shivers. I have to watch everything with Andrew Scott in now. EVERYTHING. HIS FACE. MY GOD. Molly and Lestrade, you were great, wish they'd had more screen time, but we got some nice round the edges character development, especially ep 1 and 3. Shame there wasn't more Sally and shame Anthea didn't seem to exist (though we did get more Mycroft, which I certainly approve of.) It was deffo darker this season, which makes me wonder where they're going to go in 3. Even more darker-er?

The Thousandth Man, by Rudyard Kipling
(Taken from mariole@lj)

Oh wow, this really is about John, especially considering... ep3 spoilers... )


Underage ships in Whip It fic )


Anyway, somewhat related, I HAVE ROLLER SKATES! I realise this would make more sense had I told the internet about my intention to take up Roller Derby, so consider this a belated reveal. I INTEND TO TAKE UP ROLLER DERBY! )



Their Eyes Were Watching God. )



Crazy Stupid Love )

Drive )
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They open with a quick selective rehash of the swimming pool scene:

It's weird seeing the actual actors all together again. Sherlock's face seems different after so long imagining him in my head whilst reading fanfic. My opinion of Jim has changed since seeing him the first time, (I've grown to hate him more, I was mostly bowled over by awesome and weirdness at first). John... John is much the same actually, huh.

They manage to amp back all the tension with the slow lead in, but then comes the drop of Sherlock's eyes to the bomb jacket and I just can't see how they're going to deliver the pay-off. Anything will be anti-climatic after so long a wait.

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That was, 'dot dot dot,' for all you listening at home. )
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AM SO WATCHING THIS: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol -- I KNOW. Scientology man, but it's Mission Impossible. Can't not. ALSO just going by that one line in the trailer:

"Who are you really?"
"We all have our secrets, don't we Ethan."


I'm totally headcanoning that Hawkeye IS LITERALLY HAWKEYE in this, only undercover. EPIC CROSSOVER WIN.

The Heir Apparent Largo Winch -- Looks like silly fun, in French, which makes a change. (Partly in French, whatever). And Kristen Scott Thomas is DIVINE. (Yes, she merits that word, her and Cate Blanchett have copyrighted it). So may watch just for her. BUT doesn't Largo remind you of Richard Coyle - as in Jeff from Coupling? (Now that I would pay to watch.)

Underworld Awakening. -- YAY VAMPIRES. You know I don't think I ever bothered with the prequel. I'll have to dig it up and then do a marathon. What happened to her love interest? Too monstrous and blue? See this is the problem with werewolves. They just aren't sexy. Sorry Teen Wolf. Human form? Sure. Man-wolf form? No thank you.

Snow White and the Huntsman -- FFFF. Stardust rip off. Hancock's immortal gf hires Thor to bring back the heart of Bella Swan. LOL FOREVER. And WOW that was an unbelievably laboured fake!English accent at the beginning of the voice over. May have to watch it just for that (then bandage my bleeding ears). And from what little I got from the trailer, Thor has a terrible accent going on as well. Joy. I wonder if they made KStew do the same, since all she does in the trailer is run around looking pretty/scared/determined.

Like Crazy -- I think the last overtly romantic movie I watched was 500 days of Summer. This looks more straightforward. Also looks like the kind of movie that'll make me want to slit my wrists if I watch it alone and single as ever as always (oh God). So yeah, put that on the back burner shall we? In other news, Felicity Jones could be Rebekah's brunette sister. They've got the whole petite, big limpid eyes, pointy face, pale skin thing going on.

Safehouse -- OOOOH. I love Ryan Reynolds. I just do. I saw him in, Blade 3? And he was hilarious in a shitty film, And then he was in Definitely Maybe and he was sweet, and he was fun in Smokin' Aces as well. I realise he's made a bunch of shitty movies but I DON'T CARE. I like him. And Denzel Washington is Denzel Washington and he's always watchable. Also this looks SLASHORIFIC. And it's got moral!ambiguity!kink going on. So. YES PLEASE. BRAINLESS SLASHY KINK? I AM SO IN THERE. Though I gotta ask, isn't this basically Training Day? Only with CIA people instead of cops?

Albert Nobbs -- Could be interesting, depends on how they play it. Is she crossdressing just for work or because it feels natural? Is it something she grew into or always wanted to do? Is she in love with Wasikowska or just doing what is expected? Is it even crossdressing? Is she even a she? I'm not saying they have to answer the questions, but they have to recognise they're there to be asked. I Haven't seen Glenn Close in much but she's got a good rep, right? Might give it a go. Though the accents sound a bit... top o' the mornin' to yeh... O_o

Coriolanus -- Hmmm IDK, Ralph Fiennes can be good. But I saw Chromophobia that had a whole bunch of epic people in it and it was written and directed by his sister, and it was the most godawful prolonged session of upper middle class navel-gazing I have ever watched. Not that I expect this to be navel gazing what with Shakespeare and all. But I could see it being pretentious and back-slappy. Particularly considering the modern AU. (I swear, Shakespeare is way ahead of the competition when it comes to modern AUs of his stuff. WAY AHEAD. What else is there? Bridget Jones?)
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Nemo checks out her flist
Nemo sees veni_vidi_vids has updated
Nemo clicks
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Nemo reads the first rec: Every so often I feel I need more creepy grimdark in my life, so I re-watch obsessive24/Nicky's Climbing Up the Walls. And I forget that Zac Efron played flashback Simon in Firefly and there's a whole other level of intertextuality and creepiness...
NEMO'S BRAIN MELTS DOWN.



OH MY FUCK. HOW DID I MISS THAT? ZAC FUCKING EFRON. GAH YUCK WHY NO OMG.

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More TW blather, in no particular order... )

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Yanked from thefourthvine's yuletide request )

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"Dorothy Jane fell out of a plane" or, am I a hypocrite? )
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oh.

fucking superheroes



that damn spiderman train scene. I can't even.
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... that took absolutely forever to perfect. MY GOD.

Anyway, have an absurdly long save up of posts from the past few days...

I don't drink coffee at home. )

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My flatmate is obsessive about turning lights off, )

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OH MY GOD.

SOMEONE TELL ME THE HP AU OF DEVIL WEARS PRADA HAS BEEN WRITTEN. WITH FABULOUS!SNAPE AS MIRANDA AND NO!FASHIONSENSE!HARRY AS ANDY!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. OR POSSIBLY FABULOUS!MALFOY. THE ELDER OR YOUNGER, TAKE YOUR PICK. I NEED IT.

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Spanish language tv part one: )
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When I go for my walk in the evening I always see this one Roe doe in the field across the road from the farm. It's directly on my route, so we usually do the, stop and stare at each other for a minute, thing. I see how close I can get. She just watches silently until finally deciding to bolt and goes leaping through the field into the spinney.

Well, I saw her again today, only this time she had a buck with her. It was adorable, they were messing about, following each other, him with his stumpy little antlers and both with their black noses. They were so wrapped up in each other, and I guess I was downwind, because I was able to get pretty close before she noticed and leapt away. He dozily hung about a bit longer, giving her a couple of confused glances until finally realising I was there. We did the stare-stare thing, his big ears angled towards me, and then he bounded off as well.

I saw them again once I got back, when I went to close my window, they'd crossed the road and hedge into our farm and ambled across the field, very elegantly leaping the fence before continuing on their way.

I'm going to take the camera next time and see if I can get some photos.

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Re-watching 'A Study in Pink'. oh Mycroft Holmes. You are the sex. )

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Kara Thrace is in New English File Pre-intermediate Unit 3. SHE IS. THAT IS SO HER OMG. pics or it didn't happen. )
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Did get SOME writing done whilst away. Not as much as planned though. Have a quote from D with the C. (This is how I make [rewrite] notes to myself...)

And he flipped them back over, the wound in his thigh giving a slight twinge at the sudden exertion after so many days spent riding, and so many nights spent... riding. [HAHAHA. NO.]

That fic, srsly, cracks me the fuck. up.

Collected glass from the beach, white mostly, some pale blue, some green, one dark blue, woot! Also got a bunch of stones with holes in, just in case I ever have to see through a fairy glamour. YOU NEVER KNOW.

The old Adam West batman was on while we were there. SAME BAT-TIME, SAME BAT-CHANNEL. I kinda want to do a rewrite of Batman Begins/Dark Knight in the old style way. BUT THERE IS NO ROBIN. HOLY TRAGEDY BATMAN!

Managed to catch up on TGW, but utterly failed to watch any SGU. I felt too bad watching tv instead of writing. I know, I fail at this holiday lark.

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BRAIN TURN OFF TIME )

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TGW s2 e18-23 )
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I have this overwhelming urge to vid Stefan to Ivor Cutler's Tomato Brain.



IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. HE STANDS UP AND FALLS DOWN. HIS BRAIN'S A TOMATO.

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I've got about twenty billion Seal Prince plot bunnies. SRSLY HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? )

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Zen -- My thought process behind watching this went something like: RUFUS SEWELL! RUFUS SEWELL! RUFUS SEWELL! YEAH YEAH YEAH! So I was totally biased.

Basically, it's silly and a bit crap.  )

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