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|Wednesday, April 30th, 2014|
I specifically asked my father not to do something. Something for me.
He did it anyway.
So because it was for me and with 'good intentions' I should just be thankful and forget that he ignored my wishes and request.
I don't think I'm being ungrateful, I think he's being passive-aggressive....something.
I really don't get that kind of behavior, I hate it actually.
And he should know that by now so I'm mad for that as well.
|Monday, April 21st, 2014|
|Fic rec - made my week (Vorkosigan verse)
Nightmare (15938 words) by Gwynne
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Characters: Ivan Vorpatril, Simon Illyan, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Alys Vorpatril, Aral Vorkosigan
Ivan has a nightmare... Being an Emperor of Barrayar.
This is an AU that starts just after the events of The Vor Game.
"We’ll do a head count when we get in there.”
“Aunt Cordelia is somewhere in here. Do a body count as well.”
"...but it seems that the sequence of events was… unfortunate.”
Ivan wondered what it was like on all those boring planets where top politicians and diplomats weren’t capable of major bloodshed.
|Monday, January 6th, 2014|
|Sherlock (BBC) is on again...
Brilliant. Of course.
I thought it weird that they would release it in such a tight schedule. Everything in a couple of weeks!
I would have considered an episode per month more profitable, but, hell, I feel like devouring it all in a single bite.
Oh, and so much Mycroft!!! Great great scenes.
I hope it will result in lots of fanfiction. *_*
|Sunday, December 29th, 2013|
|About Grimm (TV series)
So I'm on a slow marathon this past two weeks. On season three at the moment.
I rather like it, not sure why exactly but it's definitely OK. I hope they'll continue to develop the Universe.
Favourite characters: Captain Renard and Sergeant Wu
Edit: Use of so many languages is wonderful. French, German, Latin, etc. I truly enjoy that aspect.
Not all of it is translated or explained so one can occasionally get an additional info if one understands non-English bits. Better understand in general actually because there is always a dimension of speech or text that can not be translated.
|Saturday, December 14th, 2013|
|How do I feel about Haven - season 4 finale
Pissed off mostly.
It was not a particularly good season. Saved mostly by character Duke Crocker and actor portraying him (realy good job).
Nathan and Audrey's love story is as bland as ever and became utterly annoying long ago.
But OK, I watched cause I wanted some answers.
None came. Few things we found out but so many new questions were raised that it feels we know less then at the end of previous season.
I want the fifth season, but if no significant infos about the other world are given in the first episode I'm out of there. No patience left...
|Sunday, October 20th, 2013|
|Saturday, October 12th, 2013|
|Wednesday, August 28th, 2013|
|Ben Affleck as Batman......
No. No no no.
Everytime I see him in a movie I think 'Affleck' not whatever-character-he-is-at-the-moment.
|Saturday, July 27th, 2013|
|Wednesday, July 24th, 2013|
|Review of 'Man of Steel' (2013)
So I went finally to see Man of Steel…
I must say that I don't remember when I was so disappointed and angry. Angry that I wasted bucks and hours on such a waste of pixels. So this will be an angry rant based upon my first impressions. Later on I'll go and see what the cooler heads thought. I was thorough in avoiding spoilers so I have no idea what the rest of the world thinks.
I adore superheroes and when you are a fan of those you learn to go with kinda hazy plot points and concepts that require a loosened up mind and logic centre. But this…..
Let me just say that I'm a primarily a Batman fan, but I know Superman. I watched cartoons, movies, read comics. So…. why are there flying dragons on Krypton and what the hell was that whole sequence about? Oh, no! Them putting, teary eyed, their only son into the pod is so overdone by now. So let’s do an aerial battle with spaceships and dragons! Yeahh!
My fucking gods.
And why did Jor-el meet up with Zod in the launching chamber? Would have been smart to stall somewhere else. ANYWHERE ELSE.
As for the rest of ludicrous plot points - a major, major one:
„We wanted you to be the first Kryptonian in generations to have a dream of your own. My son. So here's what your mom and I decided you'll do on Earth. Atta boy.“
His other father goes for the dog. Why is the older, sickly man a better choice? And then that same bastard forces his family to watch him suicide?!?! Is there no sane role model for that poor alien!??
I don't remember how canon handled the whole power thing, but in no way can I believe that a bunch of adults dressed wholly in armor were able to gain, in days, the same abilities a 30 year long full-on exposure enabled. Nope.
How exactly, at the end, were only Kryptonians sucked in? What an impressively controlled singularity!
How exactly can Cark Kent be incognito if the entire town and a good portion of military and government know about him? Did I miss something? I mean, at the end he himself says to one general ‘Hey, I’m an American, grew up here in Kansas!’
And those are just the one I can think of at this moment.
As for the rest:
Who the hell is Jenny and why should I care about her fate?
Could the ending be sappier and cheaper cop-out?
In addition, one female soldier that we could notice, even if she's in the background, and her one contribution is 'That alien is kinda hot!' Because women in uniform, when faced with an alien, do not make a threat assessment - they drool.
Actions scenes were so incredibly boring, acting was appallingly bland and tech… frankly, I was neither impressed nor fascinated.
All in all, a first superhero movie that I actively disliked. I think I like that mind numbingly misinterpreted Wonder Woman pilot episode more.
I considered getting up and leaving the theater at least a dozen times, but I kept telling to myself ' Give it a shot, wait, maybe it'll turn OK. Maybe it's the opposite of ST: Into Darkness and the end is the one.’
But no… No no no….
|Thursday, May 9th, 2013|
|Watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'
It was.... fun, predictable, ingenous, surprising, bland.
Hard to describe and hard to give judgment on the whole. As a whole, I had fun.
Pieces....They greatly varied.
Some things were just hard to swallow as being remotely plausible. Other things were really amusing and smart like The Geat Twist.
And the plays they made invoking Original Universs's events.... On one hand I definitely appreciated it all, on the other hand I wish they would cut loose of the strings.
However, since I enjoyed many moments of homeage I guess I don't have a lot of groung to stand one.
One thing is sure, someone with no knoledge od ST:TOS and the relevant movie will miss an absolute shitload of subtext and attempts at cleverness.
For Trekkies, a must see.
|Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013|
|Hobbit Fanfiction Recs I
Honour Among Thieves
(1981 words) by cherrytart
Fandom: The Hobbit (2012)
, The Hobbit - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield
Characters: Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Nori, Assorted Dwarves
Additional Tags: AU, post bagginshield, Angst, mature themes, fem!Bilbo, did i mention the angst, there is a larger headcanon at work here
Series: Part 1 of Burglarising
A chance meeting accompanied by the musings of a former burglar...
'...for dwarves above all are proud and greedy creatures, covetous and jealous of their rights in love as in all other things....'
Comment: Start of a lovely, lovely series. Intense characterization and well-thought of plot.
Disreputable Proposition (61159 words) by Author376
Fandom: The Hobbit (2012), TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works, The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Thorin Oakenshield/OFC
Characters: Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli, Kíli, Bofur, Bombur, Thorin's Companions, Gimli, Glóin, Dís, Legolas, Thranduil, Lots of OCs
Additional Tags: Kink Meme Fill that Got Way Out of Hand, Het, Dwarf/Elf Lurve, Ends without a resolution!, Weird Dwarven Biology, But Only a Little Bit - Freeform, Naughty Touching Happens, Don't Read This if That Scares You
Thorin courts an elf-maiden just to give Thranduil a headache and kick sand all over elven politics.
Comment: Not only plausible Thorin/Elf maiden (can't believe someone managed it), but it's such an engaging story.
Into The Fire (2876 words) by blackdragonqueen
Fandom: The Hobbit - All Media Types, The Hobbit (2012)
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli/Kíli
Characters: Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin's Companions
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Time Travel, Romance, Fix-It, Sibling Incest
He was given one year to try again and make things right.
Comment: First time someone tackled time travel with Thorin as a focus. They are pulling it off fantastically!!!
|Monday, January 21st, 2013|
|Thursday, December 27th, 2012|
|So Merlin ended...
I liked retelling of the myth in general, but I kinda lost interest when Morgana turned into hysterical, murderous madwoman.
And the whole 'destiny is set, at least for some', I hoped they would try do do something new, different about it all.
Both Arthur and Merlin losing everything at the end and cursed with their own flavour of eternal
Blahhh and Grrrr.
|Tuesday, December 25th, 2012|
|One amazing Smallville WIP story
Locked Room Mystery
(5161 words) by rivkat
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Clark Kent, Lex Luthor
for daria234: Smallville futurefic where President Luthor, due to threat of natural disaster, is stuck for hours with that annoyingly ethical reporter Clark Kent. Since Lex is smart and Clark is a crap liar, once they're alone in a room together, Lex figures out that Clark must know something about him pre-memory-loss. Basically, Lex is brilliant and there's loads of UST (or ST that gets resolved ;) but also suspicion or antagonism. Current Mood: hazzy
|Monday, October 22nd, 2012|
|Help Some Kitties
Originally posted by shakatany
at Help Some Kitties
Connie is having a commentathon – for every comment she gets for the first 400 comments, she’ll donate 25 cents to the shelter she fosters for, and for every comment after that, she’ll donate 10 cents. Go comment
|Sunday, October 21st, 2012|
|Arrow - Episode 2 (2012)
Laying it still too thick with the whole 'saviour of the city'. But it's better then the pilot.
(Still not as good as Batman. Sorry Queen...)
Few more thoughts:
I don't remember Green Arrow being such a mass murderer.
He kept his father's body in a lifeboat with him?!
I'm sorry, he's been gone for five years (had no previous interests) and suddenly he know his city underground so well he can successfully move and manipulate it? No. Nope. No way.
Somewhat boring, but I'll continue to watch (unlike 'Beauty and the Beast' *shudder*)
|Arrow - Pilot (2012)
Terribly stretched with great, unrealistic conclusion jumps from all around.
No one would be happier then me if another part of DC Universe comes to screen...but do it decently.
I mean... the guy is getting saved from an island and in the first few sentences we find out that that his mission is to clean up his city. And then later on we find out that it's a mission from his dad that he tasked him with while they were lost at sea. And what a great dad to believe that his only son would not only survive but also fix his mess. So, sure, he killed his friend and then himself in front of the already mentioned son.
And then in the city... everything is moving so fast, he's so sure what he has to do and.... I'm sorry, but this feels really implausible.
Sad thing is, this all might have been fixed with merely a bit longer pilot.
Oh, and no narration would not hurt.