halp halp

Aug. 13th, 2010 03:24 pm
hobbit_feets: (icons || victorian fashion)
I think I'm developing a crush on Mark Gatiss.  No, definitely developing a crush on Mark Gatiss. Look at the man!

look at him shine )

Also: I need a Sherlock icon.  I should remedy this.  Hrmm.

halp halp

Aug. 13th, 2010 03:24 pm
hobbit_feets: (icons || victorian fashion)
I think I'm developing a crush on Mark Gatiss.  No, definitely developing a crush on Mark Gatiss. Look at the man!

look at him shine )

Also: I need a Sherlock icon.  I should remedy this.  Hrmm.
hobbit_feets: (icons || mad as pants)
[livejournal.com profile] vividcon : n. A convention of and for fannish vidders.  Those who make vids, those who watch them, and those who analyse them and enjoy them with the same obsessiveness that I might do a piece of fanfiction. 

I myself am not a vidder, but it took very little persuasion from my good friend [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn , some months ago, to convince me that attending this particular con would be a good idea.  Fandom is fandom, said I, and I enjoy a vid as much as the next person; this should be enjoyable.  And it was enjoyable, in the main, although it was a hell of a lot more of an adventure than I'd anticipated, going into the thing.

Read more... )
hobbit_feets: (icons || mad as pants)
[livejournal.com profile] vividcon : n. A convention of and for fannish vidders.  Those who make vids, those who watch them, and those who analyse them and enjoy them with the same obsessiveness that I might do a piece of fanfiction. 

I myself am not a vidder, but it took very little persuasion from my good friend [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn , some months ago, to convince me that attending this particular con would be a good idea.  Fandom is fandom, said I, and I enjoy a vid as much as the next person; this should be enjoyable.  And it was enjoyable, in the main, although it was a hell of a lot more of an adventure than I'd anticipated, going into the thing.

Read more... )
hobbit_feets: (dw || our favourite leading man)
MATT SMIFF!

I AM FULL OF SUCH CAPSLOCKING FLAIL ABOUT ELEVEN, SERIOUSLY.  I LOVE HIM AND HIS HUNCHING, FINGER-TWIDDLING, BAD-JOKE-MAKING ENERGY.  AND CALLING AMY 'POND.'

ALSO YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH THE 'BIG QUESTION' THINGS THAT MATT AND KAREN DO, BECAUSE THEY'RE ADORABLE AND HONESTLY, I JUST WANT TO MEET THEM AND HANG OUT WITH THEM.  BECAUSE THEY'RE HILARIOUS.  AND AWESOME.
hobbit_feets: (dw || our favourite leading man)
MATT SMIFF!

I AM FULL OF SUCH CAPSLOCKING FLAIL ABOUT ELEVEN, SERIOUSLY.  I LOVE HIM AND HIS HUNCHING, FINGER-TWIDDLING, BAD-JOKE-MAKING ENERGY.  AND CALLING AMY 'POND.'

ALSO YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH THE 'BIG QUESTION' THINGS THAT MATT AND KAREN DO, BECAUSE THEY'RE ADORABLE AND HONESTLY, I JUST WANT TO MEET THEM AND HANG OUT WITH THEM.  BECAUSE THEY'RE HILARIOUS.  AND AWESOME.
hobbit_feets: (icons || tappity tap)
Today I was reading a few articles- if articles indeed they can be called- from way back in The Day of fandom.  I'm not entirely sure when The Day was, as I wasn't in fandom then, but suffice to say it was a while ago.  Late nineties.  Anyway, I was reading a most enlightening page on 'HOW TO WRITE MARGINALLY READABLE FANFICTION'- full of great wisdom about how to make yourself sound like something other than the kind of teeny-bopper scum who gets her fanfic fix from ff.net.  I was rather surprised, then, when I came to this:

 

15.  Do not write stories about the actors who play the characters you like. There have been some excellent fanfic tales about exactly this--Ms. Nitpicker was fond of a pair of BLAKE'S 7 zines in which first actor Paul Darrow got stuck in the B7 universe, and next Avon was the guest star at the convention Paul Darrow should've attended--but in general it is trespassing on the actor's private life, and very rude, even when well-done. This goes doubly for slash stories about the actor or actress. Furthermore, unless you're a close personal friend of the performer, you cannot accurately portray her/him in your story, whereas the character publicized in the media is familiar and easy to study.

Nowadays, obviously, RPF is a whole section of fandom within itself.  There are some people who have moral qualms about it, or find dealing with real people squicky, but that can be said about pretty much any aspect of fandom, really.  I had not been aware that, once upon a time, it was something frowned on as a general rule, so much that it would be included in a list of things like 'pick a POV and stick to it,' 'show us the action, don't tell us,' and 'for God's sake, use a beta.' 

I'm not hugely well-educated in the history of fandom, but I do wonder at which point RPF became just another part of it and stopped being something taboo.  Anyone know?  I've a notion that hobbitslash and LOTRips were a part of the first big wave of RPF fandom, but I don't know.  I'm sure that was predated by some bandslash- I mean, I know some fans were writing Beatlesslash back in the sixties, but that wouldn't really have any effect on fandom perceptions of the phenomenon.

Also, on another note, my goddamn m key had better stop sticking.  It's mildly ridiculous to have to hit it four or five times if I want to type a word that happens to have that letter in.
hobbit_feets: (icons || tappity tap)
Today I was reading a few articles- if articles indeed they can be called- from way back in The Day of fandom.  I'm not entirely sure when The Day was, as I wasn't in fandom then, but suffice to say it was a while ago.  Late nineties.  Anyway, I was reading a most enlightening page on 'HOW TO WRITE MARGINALLY READABLE FANFICTION'- full of great wisdom about how to make yourself sound like something other than the kind of teeny-bopper scum who gets her fanfic fix from ff.net.  I was rather surprised, then, when I came to this:

 

15.  Do not write stories about the actors who play the characters you like. There have been some excellent fanfic tales about exactly this--Ms. Nitpicker was fond of a pair of BLAKE'S 7 zines in which first actor Paul Darrow got stuck in the B7 universe, and next Avon was the guest star at the convention Paul Darrow should've attended--but in general it is trespassing on the actor's private life, and very rude, even when well-done. This goes doubly for slash stories about the actor or actress. Furthermore, unless you're a close personal friend of the performer, you cannot accurately portray her/him in your story, whereas the character publicized in the media is familiar and easy to study.

Nowadays, obviously, RPF is a whole section of fandom within itself.  There are some people who have moral qualms about it, or find dealing with real people squicky, but that can be said about pretty much any aspect of fandom, really.  I had not been aware that, once upon a time, it was something frowned on as a general rule, so much that it would be included in a list of things like 'pick a POV and stick to it,' 'show us the action, don't tell us,' and 'for God's sake, use a beta.' 

I'm not hugely well-educated in the history of fandom, but I do wonder at which point RPF became just another part of it and stopped being something taboo.  Anyone know?  I've a notion that hobbitslash and LOTRips were a part of the first big wave of RPF fandom, but I don't know.  I'm sure that was predated by some bandslash- I mean, I know some fans were writing Beatlesslash back in the sixties, but that wouldn't really have any effect on fandom perceptions of the phenomenon.

Also, on another note, my goddamn m key had better stop sticking.  It's mildly ridiculous to have to hit it four or five times if I want to type a word that happens to have that letter in.
hobbit_feets: (dw || other poison devils)
So, I figured I'd try out a little thing called liveblogging whilst I watched Planet of the Dead, rather than try and type up something detailed and thoughtful afterwards, because I'm a lazy sod like that.  Ah well.

So!  My thoughts, as I went along.  Beware of occasional squee and capslockery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Planet of the Dead )

 


hobbit_feets: (dw || other poison devils)
So, I figured I'd try out a little thing called liveblogging whilst I watched Planet of the Dead, rather than try and type up something detailed and thoughtful afterwards, because I'm a lazy sod like that.  Ah well.

So!  My thoughts, as I went along.  Beware of occasional squee and capslockery

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Planet of the Dead )

 


hobbit_feets: (lom || against the sky)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people. (If you want me to.)
2) Provide pictures and the names of those 3 people.
3) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
4) Post this meme with your answers.


The lovely [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis  has given me two sets:

Delgado!Master, Simm!Master, and Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt, Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, and Ford Prefect

Because clearly she is cruel, and I am indecisive as hell.

Let's start with the first set!

Read more... )
hobbit_feets: (lom || against the sky)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people. (If you want me to.)
2) Provide pictures and the names of those 3 people.
3) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
4) Post this meme with your answers.


The lovely [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis  has given me two sets:

Delgado!Master, Simm!Master, and Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt, Brigadier Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, and Ford Prefect

Because clearly she is cruel, and I am indecisive as hell.

Let's start with the first set!

Read more... )
hobbit_feets: (whose line || dubbed badly)
Lovingly nicked from [livejournal.com profile] truly_bohemian 

Name the first 10 fandoms that come into your mind. Your flist is supposed to write which character from those fandoms you're most alike according to them. It's about the character you're most alike, not the one you like the most!

1. Doctor Who
2. Life on Mars (the original version, ta very much)
3. The Devil's Whore
4. Jeeves and Wooster
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
6. The Mighty Boosh
7. Firefly
8. Monty Python
9. Lord of the Rings
10. Einstein and Eddington

hobbit_feets: (whose line || dubbed badly)
Lovingly nicked from [livejournal.com profile] truly_bohemian 

Name the first 10 fandoms that come into your mind. Your flist is supposed to write which character from those fandoms you're most alike according to them. It's about the character you're most alike, not the one you like the most!

1. Doctor Who
2. Life on Mars (the original version, ta very much)
3. The Devil's Whore
4. Jeeves and Wooster
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
6. The Mighty Boosh
7. Firefly
8. Monty Python
9. Lord of the Rings
10. Einstein and Eddington

hobbit_feets: (jooster || that's absurd)
Because then this goes and pops up, and I can't decide whether to laugh or make 'Aww' noises at him



That man is such an incredible dork.  It's amazing.  *hearts him*

hobbit_feets: (jooster || that's absurd)
Because then this goes and pops up, and I can't decide whether to laugh or make 'Aww' noises at him



That man is such an incredible dork.  It's amazing.  *hearts him*

hobbit_feets: (dw || stealing her sandwiches)
So, the Beeb's gone and announced who they've cast as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who.  This is him:

picture under the cut )

Matt Smith, his name is, apparently.  I, personally, have never seen him in anything, know nothing about him.  Frankly, I think he looks like he ought to be the frontman for some indie band; looks a touch young for the Doctor, in my mind, but I am totally willing to be hopefully optimistic about him.  After all, the Moff is the one who cast him, and he knows what he's about.  In truth, my main thing is that seeing who'll be cast next has somehow solidified the fact of Ten's eventual regeneration.  And that just makes me squirmy.  I understand why it's a good move for the show as well as for David- it's the same thing they did with the Nine-to-Ten regeneration; he'd changed over the course of the series, affected by Rose and his travels since the War, and it was time to become a new man.  That's what Ten'll (hopefully) be doing over his last few specials; RTD will be wrapping up the whole Lonely God thing and the Doctor will have grown into a different place, so that a regeneration is entirely appropriate.  

And of course, it'll be excellent for David to be able to do other things, expand his repertoire, so to speak.  He's a wonderful actor, and brilliant as the Doctor, but one doesn't like to restrict oneself, after all.  Already, in this gap he's had from not doing a regular series, he's done Hamlet and Einstein and Eddington, which is fantastic.

But still!  I heart Ten.  Ten is my Doctor.  Nine was the first Doctor I ever saw, and whilst I do adore him, I'm just so attached to Ten.  I get what people say when they talk about 'my Doctor,' and for me, that's Ten.  I'll be very sad to see him go, but I'm interested to see what this new bloke can bring to the Doctor.

hobbit_feets: (dw || stealing her sandwiches)
So, the Beeb's gone and announced who they've cast as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who.  This is him:

picture under the cut )

Matt Smith, his name is, apparently.  I, personally, have never seen him in anything, know nothing about him.  Frankly, I think he looks like he ought to be the frontman for some indie band; looks a touch young for the Doctor, in my mind, but I am totally willing to be hopefully optimistic about him.  After all, the Moff is the one who cast him, and he knows what he's about.  In truth, my main thing is that seeing who'll be cast next has somehow solidified the fact of Ten's eventual regeneration.  And that just makes me squirmy.  I understand why it's a good move for the show as well as for David- it's the same thing they did with the Nine-to-Ten regeneration; he'd changed over the course of the series, affected by Rose and his travels since the War, and it was time to become a new man.  That's what Ten'll (hopefully) be doing over his last few specials; RTD will be wrapping up the whole Lonely God thing and the Doctor will have grown into a different place, so that a regeneration is entirely appropriate.  

And of course, it'll be excellent for David to be able to do other things, expand his repertoire, so to speak.  He's a wonderful actor, and brilliant as the Doctor, but one doesn't like to restrict oneself, after all.  Already, in this gap he's had from not doing a regular series, he's done Hamlet and Einstein and Eddington, which is fantastic.

But still!  I heart Ten.  Ten is my Doctor.  Nine was the first Doctor I ever saw, and whilst I do adore him, I'm just so attached to Ten.  I get what people say when they talk about 'my Doctor,' and for me, that's Ten.  I'll be very sad to see him go, but I'm interested to see what this new bloke can bring to the Doctor.

hobbit_feets: (e&e || the lovers)

Einstein and Eddington- you all need to see it.  David Tennant and Andy Serkis both delivering (unsurprisingly) masterful performances as the two scientists here; Eddington forever restrained and controlled, trying his damndest to change things in his quietly polite, British way, uncomfortable with his own doubts.  Einstein the eccentric theorist, unhinged at times by his devotion to his work, not giving a toss about society or convention, rebelling against the authorities who would try and make him into a warmonger with lunatic cheer.  Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

And because I am nothing if not predictable- the SLASH.   Gorgeous, repressed, unspoken, early 20th Century slash.  Be still my fangirl heart.  This is the kind of stuff I thrive on.  One of the more heartbreaking scenes in the film- spoiler )

Gah!  It's so tragic and gorgeous and it makes me want to write all sorts of angsty, angsty fic. 
 

hobbit_feets: (e&e || the lovers)

Einstein and Eddington- you all need to see it.  David Tennant and Andy Serkis both delivering (unsurprisingly) masterful performances as the two scientists here; Eddington forever restrained and controlled, trying his damndest to change things in his quietly polite, British way, uncomfortable with his own doubts.  Einstein the eccentric theorist, unhinged at times by his devotion to his work, not giving a toss about society or convention, rebelling against the authorities who would try and make him into a warmonger with lunatic cheer.  Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

And because I am nothing if not predictable- the SLASH.   Gorgeous, repressed, unspoken, early 20th Century slash.  Be still my fangirl heart.  This is the kind of stuff I thrive on.  One of the more heartbreaking scenes in the film- spoiler )

Gah!  It's so tragic and gorgeous and it makes me want to write all sorts of angsty, angsty fic. 
 

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