elisi: (Oswin)
I'm here. Have been the whole time, but omg I haven't had proper time off since the summer, so I've been spectacularly lazy (and happy). Also we've spent a lot of time with family.

A quick roundup of stuff.

Meta: The Memory of Snow: The Snowmen by [livejournal.com profile] lonewytch. I will write a post myself, but you should all read this first, as she's laid everything out beautifully. My post will be in addition to what she's written, so if you want to delve into the themes & imagery, her post is your port of call for now.

One Mississippi - vid by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls. Summary: Can I only change your history for a day? Time travel, paradoxes, and breaking all the rules. (The Doctor and his Companions. Beautiful.)

Also we watched Brave (which was wonderful), the last half hour of Time Burton's Alice in Wonderland (which was so wrong, in so many ways, that I don't even know where to begin. Which is a shame, because it looks brilliant, and there are a ton of good female characters), and last night Tron, which is just amazing and one of the most stunning movies ever made. (No I haven't seen the new one.)

Hopefully will be posting fic (next chapter of Dating) and maybe even Snowmen meta later on. For now, have all my Merlin thoughts (well most of them) summed up in a single graphic:

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ETA: Oh, and I think I will write a book. Basically I finally found a way of wrenching Alex out of Doctor Who, and I have done it so thoroughly that pretty much nothing will remain of that 'verse. For starters I turned him into a girl... (Although Allison will still be there, just as a BFF. Basically everything is currently world building and plotting and I'm having a blast living in the Maybe*.)

*See 'The Writers Tale' for an explanation of 'the Maybe' if you're not familiar
elisi: (Merlin)
O Merlin in your crystal cave
Deep in the diamond of the day,
Will there ever be a singer
Whose music will smooth away
The furrow drawn by Adam's finger
Across the memory and the wave?
Or a runner who'll outrun
Man's long shadow driving on,
Break through the gate of memory
And hang the apple on the tree?
Will your magic ever show
The sleeping bride shut in her bower,
The day wreathed in its mound of snow
and Time locked in his tower?

Edwin Muir
elisi: (Merlin)
So... I have never written meta for this show before. Haven't seen most of it, to be honest. Yet there are CIRCLES and MIRRORS and I can't not do this. As I have no idea where the Merlin fandom hangs out, please link to this post & spread the word? *has no clue what kind of meta Merlin fen are into*

Also I might just have something for things that are doomed. Like Romeo & Juliet. Or Watchmen. There's a stark beauty to it.

Too late... )
elisi: (Merlin)

Missed the start, but there was MORDRED and MERLIN IN DRAG and general AWESOMENESS.

Impish Girl's comments:

At the point where Gwen takes Arthur's hand, and the music is swelling and everything is ~beautiful and ~meaningful: "I would laugh so much right now if she turned around and punched him!"

And then after Gwen is 'healed': "Awww, is she good again now?" *pout* "I thought they were going to kill her..."
elisi: (Merlin)
Merlin to cast final spell as creators reveal that current series will be the last.

I can see that it makes sense (and this season has been building things up a lot), but it'll be sad to lose our delightful Saturday entertainment. I'll miss them all. ♥

ETA: The girls were pretty philosophical. Impish Girl's comment (once she'd gotten over her 'They can't DO that!' - Miss M's reply 'Well, all good things must come to an end...') was:

"Grandad will be sad. He really likes Morgana. He said that she displayed all the finest qualities a woman can possess. He was going to send her a skateboard and a Kindle for Christmas..."

(My father-in-law is a little bit like a Yorkshire Jeremy Clarkson with a beard. Seriously, I can't explain how much I love my in-laws.)
elisi: (Merlin)
My daughters' comments. Had to share.



17 November 2012 08:36 pm
elisi: (I can't even by stradiwhovius)
Miss M and I have abandoned tonight's Merlin, feeling like this (No No No Cat):

(Miss M chose the icon & the mood! I am cynical and don't trust writers. Plus, I already survived throwing a teenage birthday party today. I only want NICE THINGS now.)
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elisi: (My Doctor)
Red Dwarf )


Merlin )

Graham Norton and Skyfall )
elisi: (Amy by marcasite)

(Noooooo serious thoughts whatsoever. This possibly due to watching with an 11 year old and a 13 year old who... chatter and comment and giggle THROUGHOUT.)


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