It's Christmas! And for Christmas, this lovely, sunny, snowy morn, I awoke to the most fabulous Yuletide fic one could ask for: http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/65/brotherlyaffection.html
This, my friends, is The Importance of Being Earnest
slash. It is Jack/Algy slash. It's hilarious
. The voices are so perfectly Wildean it's ridiculous, and the whole piece is flippant and frivolous and Algy has the most fantastic lines of droll dandyism, and it should be squee'd over, because it is awesome
. That is a Christmas present. I am reminded, despite the madness of writing my entire fic in one night, and staying up dead tired to do it, why I love Yuletide. I love writing for
people. I love writing for myself as well, of course- that's why one writes- but knowing that you've pleased someone by writing really is an immensely gratifying feeling.
You should all go read this! It's brilliant and lovely, and the author deserves to be told so.
On a slightly less charitable note, I went with la familia today to go see The Day The Earth Stood Still
. Now, I know the original The Day The Earth Stood Still
, made in... 1951, I think. It's one of those movies that's a family tradition. We know it and love it, and were very dubious about the remake, but figured- hey, why not? Might as well give it a chance, aye?
My feelings on this subject, having sat through the movie, can, I believe, be succinctly summed up thusly:*facepalm*
The screenwriters somehow managed to completely
miss the point of the original movie. There was almost nothing in common with the original; Gort and Klaatu went around killing people and blowing things up, they completely altered the message of the original, far too much focus was put on the (unique to the remake) sob story about Helen and her stepson, and his dead father... just no. Klaatu didn't even get his epic speech at the end! Altogether, an immensely unsatisfactory cinema experience. There are just some movies which are good as is, I think.
This, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is the original The Day the Earth Stood Still
.( The trailer for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) )
Made of awesome and win. And cheesy 50's theremin music.