January 14th, 2014

redbrunja: (stock | hey sweetness)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 02:35 am

I was just lamenting to myself that most of the fic I've read recently has all been very PG, very hand-holdy, very, if-you-get-a-kiss-you're-lucky.

redbrunja: (once upon a time | go ask alice)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 03:25 am
[livejournal.com profile] qualapec loaned me Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (WWI alt-history/sci-fi/steampunk with a handsome prince and a cross-dressing-for-adventure "midshipman" PLUS a badass lady scientist), which I ended up reading in one day and then ordering the entire series from amazon.

Oh! Also this has adorable illustrations. On the copy I got, the hero looks fabulously dapper and devil may care on the cover (I originally thought he was the heroine) and the heroine is 100% rocking my platonic ideal of a masculine haircut. Oh, and did I mention the part whereRead more... )Also, by the way, while the hero is very useful and has one or two Big Damn Hero moments, the heroine gets ALL the best moments of badassery. ALL OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF BADASSERY BY A FACTOR OF 500.
redbrunja: (soul eater | no man's daughter)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 11:00 am
Today is going to last forever I can already tell. Please ask me fannish questions and I will answer and question you in kind.
redbrunja: (iron man | assassin)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 10:36 pm
The writers of SHIELD need to fucking learn how to name drop. And tumblr, stop fucking acting like the name drops are anything but sledge-hammer-like, nonsensical, and canon-incompliantavenge iron tumblr_m5gr637LfD1rvcjroo1_500.
redbrunja: (arrow | his girl everyday that ends in y)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 10:48 pm
There is a really interesting article with (one of the?) the exec producer(s) of Arrow. It’s vaguely spoilery with a few specifics thrown in. (The deciding factor on whether or not I read it was that there was no way tumblr wasn’t going to be quoting the hell out of it without tagging for spoilers, so, why bother not reading it?)

[livejournal.com profile] vonnie_k pretty much lays out my thoughts on what the article means in a way more articulate manner than I could manage today right here.

I will add, that I find the comments about being willing to throw out the plan promising in regards to Oliver and Felicity having a consummated relationship at some point, although I wish they’d apply them to Laurell. I’m sure it’s hard to handle all the hate for Laurel but she’s just not working on pretty much any level (and fyi, it is NOT that hard to take a character from public defender to vigilante, in fact, with a more dynamic character it is easier than taking a self-absorbed rich dickhead to vigilante) but Laurel is just not working, and I don’t think a four episode arc about her drug addiction is going to make me care.

The other thing is that I am tentatively excited for the possibility of a Felicity-heavy season three. That could be fabulous, and I'd love if Felicity's silence about her life in general was actually a semi-conscious choice by the character. Like, she had a happy childhood and something bad happened when she was mid-to-late teens and she kind of boxed it up? And choose to be/present herself as a very happy person? And/or didn't let herself spiral down into grief? That could be awesome (and a fantastic contrast to how both Oliver and Diggle deal -or don't- with tragedy.)