sea_thoughts: (DWTardis - famira)
Finally saw Thor: The Dark World and am even more of a Jane Foster fangirl than I was before, but also rather annoyed that we didn't get more Sif. Ambiguous about Frigga's fate. People who complain about Loki's storyline in the film seem to miss the point that Loki always flirts with redemption but NEVER actually attains it, because in the end, Loki cares most about Loki.

Most of the second half of November has been taken over by Doctor Who and the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Apart from Google debuting its wonderful Doctor Who mini-game (which I still haven't beaten because the last level always defeats me) and Yahoo turning its logo into the TARDIS, everybody in this country seemed to go DW mad yesterday. Absolutely loved Day of the Doctor. Moff not only made me happy to see David and Billie again but he even managed to make me love "I don't want to go" aka my most hated Ten moment. John Hurt was brilliant, of course, plus the long-awaited cameo from You Know Who. The screen practically dripped with money and it was nice to see the BBC didn't scrimp for once.

To be honest, I think my favourite thing about the whole celebration was Peter Davison's contribution The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. You really need to see this somehow, because it is hilarious, rampant meta, starring Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy with cameos from EVERYONE (and I really do mean everyone).

Have bought most of my big Christmas presents for the family already. Off to see Gravity this evening, hopefully it lives up to expectations. Will be making a Christmas cards post in the next week or soon.
sea_thoughts: (Autumn - sunlitdays)
I have updated my fanfic masterlist once more after leaving it languishing for some months.

Parts Two and Three of Watching for Wolves are on there now, along with [ profile] alexiscartwheel's H/G story Right Here, Waiting. I hope to upload Part Four tomorrow and then the hard work begins because Parts Five and Six are very long. @_@ Please bear with me!
sea_thoughts: (Thoughtful - helensheep)
My masterlist on my fanfic LJ has been updated! I am also finally uploading my Ginny story Watching For Wolves on there, so if any of my HP friends still read this LJ and are interested in finding out how it ended, please comment.

I'm also thinking about clearing my friends' list. Many people aren't on LJ any more or very rarely. If you haven't posted in over a year, then I will probably defriend you. It's not personal, it's just to make my friends' list more manageable. If you don't want me to defriend you, just commment here.

I hope to post a real life update soon, and actually complete my account of Paris. My sister still hasn't sent me the photos or that would have been done a long time ago!
sea_thoughts: (HPHermione Thinking - dark_branwen)
Fandom March Madness is back!

We're down to the Final Four!

Hermione v Leslie Knope (from Parks and Recreation)

John Watson v Donna Noble

Hermione really needs all the help she can get against the Leslie stans. Please consider giving her your support. As for John v Donna... well, I can't help you there.

sea_thoughts: (DWSunglasses - jaffacakes)
Friends. The Eleventh Doctor has made it to the Final Four of MARCH MADNESS.

The Final Four.

He has beaten Malcolm Reynolds, Dana Scully and FINALLY, Buffy herself.

He's currently up against Veronica Mars. I know, it's a toughie.

Vote here
sea_thoughts: (HPHermione Thinking - dark_branwen)
[ profile] stmargarets gave me these five questions

1. Which of your user names is your favorite and why?

2. If you could interview anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and what would your first question be?

3. What was the last thing you ate today?

4. Describe an ideal day.

5. How did you get into the HP fandom?

Answers Underneath The Cut )

I saw Deathly Hallows Part I for the second time yesterday, alone. This time I had an opportunity to concentrate on the details. I love all the things they put in the newspapers which will only be spotted by people who've read the books. Oh wait, that sort of applies to the movie as a whole, doesn't it? *cough*

Emma Watson has finally tamed her eyebrows and I was really happy with her performance, it's probably her best since... well, I'd say OotP. I get really fed up with how the films characterise Hermione as the proactive one while Harry and Ron hang back (what books were they reading?) but it was FINALLY okay, because that's actually how she is in this book. I just wish they hadn't made movie Harry so damn passive! And that goes double for movie Ginny! Why did Kloves write Harry like that? Daniel's certainly not quiet in real life, he bubbles over with energy! Did someone somewhere mistake quiet intensity for meekness? I don't know. Daniel is brilliant as the Seven Potters, he seems more at ease with the comedic scenes (though there aren't many in this movie). Rupert Grint's pretty fantastic in this movie. Previously, it's always seemed to me like he grabbed every dramatic scene he was given with both hands, so DH Part I is a golden opportunity for him. Yeah, yeah, I'm a Rupert fan but I think general opinion backs me up. Of course I admired just how broad his shoulders have become and his physicality in general, but more importantly, he finally had a script that gave him some proper snarky lines and some edge. It seems like the filmmakers finally remembered that Ron and Harry are best friends. When was the last time we had a proper Ron/Harry scene in the films? If you're not counting the brilliant but wordless moment when Harry awakes from a nightmare in OotP and sees Ron watching over him? I'm having trouble remembering.

Yes to Bill Nighy as Scrimgeour, though I feel like the character didn't have as much impact as I wanted, because once you take away the tension with Harry, he becomes just another Minister for Magic. He actually came across as sympathetic in the talk not pressured and aggressive. I've seen people complain that the camping sequence was like an advertisement for Visit Britain but I'm not sure they would show bleak clifftops and the underside of the Severn Bridge, an abandoned caravan park and a ruined power station. The whole point about the locations is that they emphasised the trio's isolation, both as a group and as individuals, and the increasing deterioration of Ron's mental state. There is absolutely no sound in Godric's Hollow, which adds to the eerieness and the Nagini scene was almost unbearable to watch. There's a shot when Harry first lights the candle in Bathilda's cottage where her eyes are completely black and it made me shiver the second time as well as the first. Even if they did cut very carefully around Nagini's 'exit' from Bathilda, there was enough left in there to give you the gist of what was going on. Oh, I also love that when Ron comes back, the SUN COMES OUT for the first and last time in this movie! I don't think that was planned - you can't plan the English weather - but it made me want to laugh. Yes, we get it, Ron is back and things are looking up! Still, I did love that moment. However, if Hermione tying that scarf around the tree was supposed to be a clue that they'd buried Mad Eye's eye - they needed to make it a hell of a lot clearer. I just thought she was trying to show Ron they'd been there!

I think it's probably my second favourite adaptation. We'll see if Part II keeps up the standard.
sea_thoughts: (Thoughtful - helensheep)
I gave in and joined Twitter (mainly to support the NHS). Twitter name is "sonictardis", mainly because my first two choices were taken (someone else has the name Starsea, HOW DARE THEY?) and so was seathoughts or any combination thereof, so I decided to go with a Doctor Who theme. Surprised that nobody else has taken this one actually, seems an obvious combination and has the benefit of referencing one of my childhood past times, Sonic the Hedgehog.
sea_thoughts: (DWOuter Space Facebook - bleeding_marble)
Fandom Meme
Comment to this entry and I'll pick three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

01: What got you into this fandom in the first place?
02: Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
03: Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?
04: Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
05: Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?

[ profile] alexiscartwheel gave me "Sailor Moon", "Doctor Who" and "Bones".

Sailor Moon )

Doctor Who )

Bones )
sea_thoughts: (Facepalm - miss_jaffacake)
Am I the only person finding all the fuss about this absolutely hilarious? My favourite comments so far:

It should be "Once again, Harry, I must ask you to do the impossible AND FIND ME THE FREAKING **REAL** TRAILER BEFORE I DO SOMETHING REALLY BAD!!!"

Movie spoiler )

Generally, the feeling seems to be "WTF, FIFTEEN SECONDS, IS THAT ALL?!" I know there are no more books coming out but there's no need to get quite so worked up, dears.
sea_thoughts: (a2aShock - radiogaga80)
I was just looking through the original Percy thread on Seen and Unforeseen, the pre-HBP discussion forum on The Sugar Quill and discovered this in one of my posts.

I totally forgot I wrote this )
sea_thoughts: (DWBye To Fat - tenfeethigh)
Gacked from [ profile] dark_branwen. Looked liked fun!

Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you either (a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon, (b) a reason he/she sucks, (c) a reason she/he rocks my socks, (d) five things that never happened to that character or (e) five people that character never fell in love with and why. You pick the character. I pick the letter.

List of fandoms under the cut )
sea_thoughts: (Bookworm - smercy)
So... this was doing the rounds a while back, but I didn't have the time to join in, even though I wanted to. And then I thought this would be a nice way to give my friends Christmas presents, because you get to choose your present.

The format:

* Choose a letter of the alphabet

* Choose a word which begins with that letter

* Choose your fandom and the characters you want me to write about

* Sit back and wait for the result.

Fandoms: Sailor Moon (including "Exiles" stories); Fruits Basket; Harry Potter (I will attempt anything for you here, in the spirit of Christmas, so bring on your alternative pairings); Chronicles of Narnia; Doctor Who; Heroes; I'll even attempt Veronica Mars & House M.D., if you want, but I warn you, it might not be good.

A - [ profile] phoenixfyre13: 'Almost', Ron/Hermione or Molly/Arthur
C - [ profile] gijane7702: 'Christmas', Remus/Tonks
D - [ profile] dark_branwen: 'Drunk', Remus/Sirius
E - [ profile] dark_branwen: 'Electric', Veronica/Lilly
F - [ profile] ayadec: 'Feeling', Angela Petrelli
G - [ profile] dark_branwen: 'Grasping', Minako/Takehiko
H - [ profile] discord_harmony 'Hope', Harry/Ginny
J - [ profile] dejana: 'Jealousy', Susan Pevensie
L - [ profile] vifetoile: 'Legacy', Chibi Moon/Sailor Quartet
M - [ profile] fireflypenance: 'Missing', Rowena Ravenclaw/Salazar Slytherin
N - [ profile] heavenly_pearl: 'Nightmare', Helios/Chibi-Usa
P - [ profile] teh_maskmaid: 'Pop Quiz', Ken/Mamoru
Q - [ profile] dejana: 'Quiet', Harry/Cedric
R - [ profile] demandingvoice: 'Romance', Ami/Mamoru
S - [ profile] heavenly_pearl: 'Secret', Percy/Penelope
U - [ profile] heavenly_pearl: 'United', Shigure/Ayame/Hatori
W - [ profile] barbara_the_w: 'Wonder', Remus/Tonks
X - [ profile] shield_wolf: 'Xenophobia', Remus/Tonks
Z - [ profile] teh_maskmaid: 'Zero', Doctor/Martha
sea_thoughts: (Nephrite in Exiles - dark_branwen)
Anyone who supports this pairing should walk (click) away now. This is my own private LJ and I am not going to hold back.

For those who don't know, Sparrabeth is the fandom name for the pairing of Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. It wouldn't surprise me if people used their surnames as a reason to put them together.

Okay, so this pairing has been bugging me for a while now, but the proverbial straw has finally broken the proverbial camel's back (poor camel) and now I have to rant. This rant was prompted by a video I found on YouTube, one of a series where the director took a song she found in a Willabeth video (God knows where, there are hardly any on YouTube) and put it in a Sparrabeth one instead. She used Holding Out For A Hero, remarking that it's always Jack coming to Elizabeth's rescue, not Will.

Um, since WHEN?! The only time I can think of Jack coming to Elizabeth's rescue is right at the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl and that is not "My God, Elizabeth is in danger, I must save her!", that is "Oh, random girl falling into the water, I think I'd better check on her." Will didn't rescue her because he didn't even know she was in danger. The whole point of that scene (apart from the medallion calling to the Black Pearl) was to show that Norrington was completely oblivious to the woman he loved falling to her death, which meant he automatically failed 'Hero 101' and was shown as unsuitable for the heroine of the film. Will spends half of the first film attempting to rescue Elizabeth from the pirates (Jack just goes along because he wants his ship) and he succeeds. Then she rescues him, because this film is made in the 21st century and I like that. But please don't give me crap about Jack always coming to Elizabeth's rescue. She either does that herself or Will does it for her when she's tied up. Jack never even thinks about it.

Jack is not interested in Elizabeth. Sure, she's a pretty girl, fiesty, different, she's intriguing. But Jack got slapped by three different women in the first film, which is a record, I think, and should tell you everything you need to know about how he treats them. He actually hit on Elizabeth when they were marooned (yeah, the alcohol played a part, but it wasn't that big) and she was perfectly immune to him, then, so what's changed?! Jack loves his freedom above all else. Jack loves the Pearl above all else. Elizabeth just loves the idea of freedom that Jack represents. Sure, he seems attractive now, when she's about to be tied down in marriage, but I can't see them making a go of it, can you? I suppose for me it boils down to the fact that Will is an honest worker. Even as a pirate on Davy Jones's ship, he works hard. He always tries, he does his best. He deserves some goddamn reward for that.

So yes. I sincerely hope that Will does get his girl at the end of World's End. Politically incorrect or not.


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