Background: This is a companion to my last piece. I’ve taken a little liking the anonymous couple I have here. :)
Author’s Note: Thank you to everyone who read that story and commented. I’ve missed hearing from all of you! It’s been so long since I’ve talked with most of you, and it was really, really nice to hear your opinions again. :) I hope you enjoy this one as well!
- I'm feeling: exhausted
- I'm listening to:Don't Swallow the Cap by The National
So I'm trying something a little different
- I'm feeling: tired
- I'm listening to:This Is the Last Time by The National
[I've watched an entire season in the span of two days.]
So. Does anyone else watch The Killing? I'll be honest, I gave the show a shot a couple weeks ago and immediately dropped it. I thought it was boring and saw no way that it could just be about one murder the whole time. But god, is this thing intricate.
I saw nothing in the season 1 finale coming. I don't even know what to expect from season 2, except that it's going to blow my mind. Bring it on.
- I'm feeling:MIND IS BLOWN
So I know I'm about five years late with this one, but last night I watched Cloverfield, and shit, is it an amazing movie! I remember seeing trailers for it years ago and thinking it looked like some stupid horror film, shot with a dumb hand-held camera.
There was nothing stupid or dumb about it.
Despite looking like a stupid cheap-thrills suspense flick, it was actually a really nicely done film. The haphazard and confusing feel in the beginning only added so much to the end, which honestly broke my heart with its poignancy. The way everything came full circle really did me in. And just thinking about the fact that all the actors did all the camerawork themselves is really impressive to think about.
And because I love my angsty doomed couples, of course I latched onto Rob and Beth. I won't say it happened immediately (because it didn't--I was so confused at the beginning and thought their whole thing was really weird), but I really did grow to love them throughout the course of the rather short movie. By the end, I was so sad to watch the credits roll, because I knew there wasn't a second movie where I'd get to see more of these two.
So... I don't know how many of you have ever seen Cloverfield, but if you haven't, you really should. It was a great movie. (PS: J.J. Abrams was a producer ;). Cue the lens flares.)
Happy Tuesday! You'll probably see more about these two in the coming weeks. Even if you haven't seen the movie, I hope you'll give whatever I write about these two a shot. I miss talking with most of you and hearing your opinions on my work. Even when I'm not writing about Mark and Lexie, I'm still putting just as much work into my stories, and I'd love to hear from you all again. Miss you guys.
I wish so badly that I could write them. But of course no one can compare to GRRM.
PPS: Am I the ONLY one who thinks the Bastard of Bolton looks like George O'Malley? It's hard for me to be frightened of him... I mean, yes, he's terrifying... But he just looks like a little boy in the show. I was expecting a fully-grown man.
( More Tyrion/Sansa feels...Collapse )
Pairing: Claire Matthews/Ryan Hardy
Summary: In the aftermath of Joey's abduction, Claire and Ryan resort back to familiar comforts.
Author's Note: I really don't know where this came from. I have another story I've been working on like a madwoman, racing to publish, but when I woke up this morning and sat down to write, this came out instead. I hope you enjoy it.
( He had to get her back home before someone saw them together and put the pieces in order.Collapse )
- I'm listening to:Running Up That Hill by Placebo
So I'm sitting here staring at my computer, wondering what to say about the movie. I don't really know how to sum it up; I don't have anything eloquent or groundbreaking to pronounce. I think you just have to see it, feel it, for yourself, and maybe you'll come away feeling like I do. Which is to say, rather speechless and lost in thought. I feel like Gatsby, haunted by that green light at the end.
What I can say is, I think it was a phenomenally well-crafted film. The sets, the costumes, the music, the acting, the way every little bit was pieced together... It really was a very nice adaption, I thought.
Like I said, I'm too overwhelmed/scatterbrained to write some fancy academic response, so I'll just leave this silly but apt comment with you all:
Have a nice night, all. Hopefully LJ will be fixed by tomorrow!
PS: I saw a trailer for The Butler while in the theater tonight... Has anyone heard of it? (I hadn't until now.) It looks like it, too, could be an amazing movie.
PPS: Words cannot describe how pleased I was to hear "Young and Beautiful" woven throughout practically the entirety of The Great Gatsby. That was just what I wanted.
And, yeah... It was pretty much perfect.
(As I expected it would be :). )
Benedict Cumberbatch was a wonderful addition to an already amazing cast--and damn, does he make a good villain! He's a phenomenal actor, so I knew he could pull it off, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by just how well he did as the "bad guy." As a whole, I thought the movie was really nicely put together. (I still cannot get over the graphics on this one. It blows my mind what people can create on computers. I don't understand.) I laughed aloud during it, I nearly cried... Both responses courtesy of the fantastic working relationship between Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, of course. They knocked this one out of the park. (If you've seen it, I'm sure you know what scene I'm talking about that really took the cake for me.)
Well done all around, ladies and gents. :)
My only complaint is that there wasn't enough Uhura. Zoe Saldana is one of my favorite actresses, and I would have loved to see more of her in this movie. (Also, side note, I really hated the font they used for the subtitles during her scenes, and the credits at the end. It was just ugly.) But other than that, I really liked the movie.
Has anyone else seen it, or planning on seeing it? I'm not a Trekkie or anything (I've only seen J.J. Abrams's movies), but I do enjoy them, and it's always fun to see something at midnight. :)
PS: I am FINALLY seeing The Great Gatsby tomorrow! I'm beyond excited. :) Carey Mulligan's another favorite of mine, and Leo... Do I even have to finish that sentence? ;) Even if the film somehow sucks (which it won't because, come on, Baz Luhrmann), I'm pretty sure the soundtrack, wardrobe, and locations alone could be enough to make this movie for me. :)
Have a nice night! (or morning)
- I'm feeling: pleased
Characters: Jenny Hardy and Ryan Hardy
Summary: Jenny Hardy is having serious misgivings about her brother’s continuing friendship with Claire Matthews, the wife of infamous serial killer Joe Carroll, and she can't keep them to herself anymore.
Author’s Note: So this fic initially began as nothing more than an exercise to see if I could do the lovely Jenny Hardy some justice, but then, as it always seems to happen with these little ideas, it morphed into its own thing. While I don’t think this fic fits exactly into the canon for the show—it’s probably more of a slight AU—I hope you all like it anyway, and think that it portrays the Hardy siblings realistically. Reminder: This one-shot is set in 2004, before Ryan and Claire become romantically involved. Please enjoy. :)
- I'm feeling:accomplished
Pairing: Claire Matthews/Ryan Hardy
Inspiration: Watching Ryan put on music for Claire in the finale. (Can we all just appreciate that that actually happened for a minute? That just wrecked me. I love you, RH.) The song was "Snare, Girl" by Sonic Youth, and while that's not quite my type of music, I can dig it for these two.
Warning: Tons of sap. Buckets of sap. All of the sap. (Because I think we all need some, right?)
Summary: Claire and Ryan decompress in a very un-Claire and Ryan sort of way.
( "You know I don't dance, Ryan."Collapse )
- I'm listening to:After the Storm by Mumford & Sons
Reasons I should never get involved in television shows:
1. Mark and Lexie
2. Ryan and Claire
I knew better and I still couldn't help it. Sometimes a ship just hits you right in the face. I'm blaming Kevin & Natalie for this one. Thanks, guys. (But really. I mean it. You were both amazing.)
[I'll post again when I know where I'm at.]
Running through the heat, heartbeat, you shine like silver in the sunlight; you light up my whole heart.
It feels like in the sun, in the sun we're running around like nothing else could matter in our lives...
But wait, but wait, but wait--
The sun will stop shining soon and you'll be dark in my life.
Yeah, you'll be gone; it's as simple as a change of heart.
But I'm not gonna think about the future...
A love like this won't last forever
I know that a love like this won't last forever, but I...
I don't really mind; I don't really mind at all.
It kind of amazes me how these guys can take such a rather sad-sounding song, if you listen to the lyrics, and make it feel so upbeat. Like, I want to dance to this song. I wanna rock out a little bit. And yet it really is not a very happy tune. *stares at computer in awe* I don't know how they do it. I just love this band. :)
- I'm feeling: excited
(Filed under: reasons I love people on tumblr and this show/fandom in general. Don't ever change.)
Universe: The Following, post 1x10 "Guilt"
Characters: Roderick Nelson, Claire Matthews
Pairings: Brief mentions of Claire Matthews/Ryan Hardy and Claire Matthews/Joe Carroll
Summary: Claire runs into Roderick the morning after she arrives at the mansion and he has a few questions for her.( "Morning, Mrs. Carroll."Collapse )
- I'm feeling:accomplished
Pairings: Pseudo-Claire Matthews/Joe Carroll; slight Charlie Mead/Claire Matthews; eventual Claire Matthews/Ryan Hardy
Background: AU. Charlie completes his mission, successfully retrieving Claire and reuniting her with her husband and son at the mansion in the woods.
Summary: I'm conscious of nothing, but the will to survive.
I know I have a lot of other lovey-dovey Claire/Ryan irons in the fire, but I'm asking you all to please give this one a chance.
( "She supposed this is what she deserved for being stupid enough to trust someone so unstable in the first place."Collapse )
- I'm feeling:accomplished
- I'm listening to:So Happy Together (covered) by Filter