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Ooopsie. For some reason I took day five before four yesterday...

Day Four: A Song Which Reminds You of Someone You Would Rather Forget.

Actually, I rather not forget anyone, because even if they hurt me, I think it’s so much better to remember, and deal with it. So I have a whole playlist for that, which I listen to when I need a reminder I’m so much stronger now than I was.



I know this is in Swedish, and the video isn’t the best, but it’s a song which is important to me. I’ve included a translation of the lyrics.



But hello, are you here?/Are you really still around/I never thought you would/But I guess you have no choice

But please, no panic/Because I have never demanded/That you have to accept/My cries and my world

Every day of my life/I let every breath takes its time/I will never stand still

You know I have a fever/I already had it as a child/I must show you I’m alive/That’s why I shout

Every day of my life/I let every breath takes its time/I will never stand still

Come and look at me/Hear my velvet voice/A true loudmouth/I can scream really loud

Every day of my life/I let every breath takes its time/I will never stand still



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Day Five: A Song Which Needs to Be Played LOUD.

I’ve made a playlist on Spotify with all the great songs this meme fill my f-list with. I will have a lot of new shiny things to listen too!




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This week i decided to make peace Versailles, and consequently enjoyed it immensely. And really, most of the things which has irked me, are really only something that (may) annoy you if you know the history, and the real characters of the people. Because let me tell you, the only characters who isn’t wildly out of character at this point are Liselotte and Madame de Montespan. But I buy it, because I love the actors are great, and their acting sell it all to me, even if I know it’s wrong.

I also realise I have expected too much of the show vis a vis the Affair of Poisons. You see, it was HUGE. As in going on for almost a decade and involving hundreds of people. It started out when a woman called Brinvilliers poisoned several members of her family, shocking France because she was both beautiful and upper class. The belief that your outer circumstances like looks and social class, said something about your character, was something widely held back then. And eventually, more and more people were implicated, and as time went, more and more people at court were dragged into it. Louis XIV, who initially was very much for finding all the guilty ones, got a bit of cold feet then. And when the accusations reached Madame de Montespan, he put the lid on it. Parts of the evidence was destroyed, though what was left were enough to executed. And a whole bunch of people who were innocent, but friends and family to the executed, were sent to prison for life, and forbidden to ever speak again. Madame de Montespan was never convicted of anything, but she was sent to a convent. It seems fairly certain there were some burning hot things the king really didn’t want the public to know about. And all this is beyond the scope of Versailles, and I should have realised that- it was just that I would have loved to see the whole, intricate affair being made into TV. But it was so complicated it would need a different kind of show altogether. Versalles focus on Louis XIV, and but necessity the whole thing must be made smaller and more intimate.

Spoilers for Versailles )

Spoilers for The Blacklist )

Rocky Horror Picture Show, remake & original )

As the kid is with his father, we can’t watch Doctor Who<7i> until next Wednesday. We also can’t start with American Gods, which starts on Sunday, until then. I’m very excited over that show!
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Day Three: A Song Which Reminds You of Summertimee.

During six years in the 90’s we lived in the countryside. The house was old, built in 1850, and was part of a manor house estate. Originally it housed farmworkers, and though small, it had two apartments. Ex and I lived in one, my husband, who wasn’t my husband then, of course, and his then girlfriend Mona lived in the other one. We loved living there, but when the kid came along it became too cramped. The house, which was called “Lugnet” (The Calm), was surrounded by barley fields, and this songs always evoke summer evenings in our garden, surrounded by these acres of golden barley. Drinking wine, talking, watching Mona’s horse, wander the garden, and generally having a lovely time.




Music meme

Apr. 24th, 2017 12:09 pm
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Day Two: A Song With a Number in the Title.

Probably not very original here...


Prince ~ "Party Like It's 1999" from Clem Auto Sales on Vimeo.




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It's time to do the AO3 stats meme again. Last year can be found here. This last year I have managed two things I’ve never done before- written fandoms/pairing which is at least semi-popular. And written love stories which are only slightly twisted and actually ends on a happy note. I must grow soft in my old age.

I currently have 94 fics on AO3 divided between 19 fandoms. I will forever be hopelessly multi-fannish. So I couldn’t resist adding this:

My top five fandoms
1.Doctor Who, 30 fics
2.Peter Pan, 16 fics
3.Harry Potter, 6 fics
4.Penny Dreadful, 5 fics
5.The Historian, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sleepy Hollow (movie) with 4 fics each.

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Music meme

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:24 pm
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Gakked from dirtygreatknife.

Day One: A Song With a Colour in the Title.



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Phew! I’m finally finished with this fic. I’m rather pleased with it, but it is a horror story, and it was partly very hard work to write.

Title: Professor Keller
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: Teen
Genre: Horror
Word Count: 1534
Chapter: 12/12
Characters: Delgado!Master, Original female character, Original male character, the Third Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, the Brigadier
Pairings: The Master/OFC, the Master/OMC, OFC/OMC
Warnings: Mind Control, psychological abuse, suicide attempt, mind games, dominance, implied dubious consent, character death
Summary: Alison and Peter Grey are living a charmed life, young, wealthy and in love. Until they meet a Professor Keller and find themselves trapped in a spiralling nightmare. Set between Terror of the Autons and The Mind of Evil.
AN: This story is about the Master, so anyone who reads it in the hope of the Doctor, well, I think it's fair to warn you he is only going to have a very minor role in this fic, along with Sarah Jane and the Brig.

Epilogue: The Other End Of The Telescope )

Previous chapters:

(Chapter 1: Party Girl)
(Chapter 2: Watch Your Step)
(Chapter 3: Little Triggers)
(Chapter 4: You Belong To Me)
(Chapter 5: After the Fall)
(Chapter 6: You Tripped At Every Step)
(Chapter 7: Possession)
(Chapter 8: I Want You)
(Chapter 9: Broken)
(Chapter 10: Alison)
(Chapter 11: Man Out of Time
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Gakked from nenya_kanadka


Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:


the character I least understand
interactions I enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is most like me
hottest looks character
one thing I dislike about my fave character
one thing I like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character I wish died but didn't
my ship that never sailed


Take your pic from: Doctor Who (Classic and New), Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Penny Dreadful, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow (the movie), The Historian, Dracula, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Versailles, The Mummy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time, Labyrinth, Angel, Emily of New Moon, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Man in the High Castle, Grimm
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I need to remember to not read more by Amy Cross. I like ghost stories and the blurbs are interesting, but they never deliver. The Bride of Ashbyrn House has a mad and nasty ghost, and a rather unsympathetic main character. Don’t read it.

I liked Silent Child by Sarah A Denzil better. The premise was interesting, though rather hard to read. A little boy disappears and is presumed dead, only to return ten years later, traumatized into silence. The story is told from the perspective of his mother, and the beginning when the family struggle with the new situation. But it ended up with much too much, with no less than three psychopathic characters, not necessarily with a connection between them.
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As usual, spoilers under the cuts, so beware!

Doctor Who )

I’m now six episodes in on Versailles, and I’m sorry to say I find it weaker than the first. (Apart from three huge NO’s, those are heartbreaking!) However, this may be because 17th century history is one of my favourite periods, and a lot of what irks me, has to do with that. If you don’t feel that is important, then I think you won’t find the same thing irritating. And this is what annoys me:

Versailles, episod 5-6 )

The costumes of Versailles )

Squee

Apr. 14th, 2017 05:14 pm
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For my fellow Doctor Who-fans; a rather good article on the various incarnation of the Master. I must say it actually has me looking at Simm!Master in a new light. I've always felt he was too hysterical, but looking at it from the view that newly regenerated Time Lord's personality are affected on people on their mind, makes Simm!Master logical. He pretty much is Ten with no brakes and added cruelty.

Don't read it f you have missed the great big whopping Master-spoiler for the new season, though.

Spoiler-y stuff )

Squee

Apr. 14th, 2017 05:14 pm
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For my fellow Doctor Who-fans; a rather good article on the various incarnation of the Master. I must say it actually has me looking at Simm!Master in a new light. I've always felt he was too hysterical, but looking at it from the view that newly regenerated Time Lord's personality are affected on people on their mind, makes Simm!Master logical. He pretty much is Ten with no brakes and added cruelty.

Don't read it f you have missed the great big whopping Master-spoiler for the new season, though.

Spoiler-y stuff )
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Title: A Bewildered Heart
Fandom: Versailles
Rating: Teen
Genre: Drama
Word Count: 1860
Chapters: 5/5
Characters/pairing: Fabien Marchal/Sophie de Clermont.
Warnings: For this chapter; kink negotiations, mild painplay
Summary: Sophie de Clermont is settling down to her new role in life, but Fabien Marchal still disturbs her peace of mind. If not exactly the same was as before.
AN: For some reason, this chapter took ages to come together. I hope you will think it works. I’ve also lowered the rating. Originally I had intended to include some smut, and if there is an interest for it, I may post that bit as a separate part later.

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I’m going to continue with the picture book-part of my 100 books list. It feels safe and comforting and exactly what I need right now. This book was originally my Mum’s, and both she and I have loved it so much, the book is nowadays a couple of loose leafs. I had no idea it was translated from English until I wrote this post. Written by Marguerite Brown and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. It was part of the Golden Books series, and published in 1949.

The story is simple, two kittens, Hush and brush (Tuss and Puss for me) want to have the colour green, but has no idea how. They randomly mix colours, getting all sorts of them, but no green, until they accidently mix blue and yellow. It’s actually a very pedagogical book about colour mixing, and most importantly; the sweetest illustrations.

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I’m going to continue with the picture book-part of my 100 books list. It feels safe and comforting and exactly what I need right now. This book was originally my Mum’s, and both she and I have loved it so much, the book is nowadays a couple of loose leafs. I had no idea it was translated from English until I wrote this post. Written by Marguerite Brown and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. It was part of the Golden Books series, and published in 1949.

The story is simple, two kittens, Hush and brush (Tuss and Puss for me) want to have the colour green, but has no idea how. They randomly mix colours, getting all sorts of them, but no green, until they accidently mix blue and yellow. It’s actually a very pedagogical book about colour mixing, and most importantly; the sweetest illustrations.

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I feel a need to revisit my childhood favourites in my 100 books right now. Perhaps not so strange, all things considered.

When I was about twenty-five I was browsing a bookstore, coming across a great big stack of picture books. As soon as i saw them, I was flooded with memories of reading just those books as a small child. I had loved them, but somehow they got lost, and they were forgotten. Reading them brought back all the joy I always felt as a child when I looked in those books. If I need an instant gush of happiness, I go and pick one of them up.



As you see this is really two books, but I always see them as a whole. What Do You Do, Dear and What Do You say, Dear were written by Sesyle Joslin and illustrated by Maurice Sendak in the early 60’s. In truth I love basically everything Sendak has ever illustrated, especially Where the Wild Things Are, but these two book on manners and proper conduct, will always be my favourite.

The concept is simple, someone is presented with a problem, and the authorial voice ask what do do, or say, and on the next page, we’ll get the answer. But the problem is always absurd, often fantastical, and the protagonists, a boy and a girl, are clearly dressed up, and even for a small child it’s obvious that even a potentially dangerous situation, are just make believe.

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I feel a need to revisit my childhood favourites in my 100 books right now. Perhaps not so strange, all things considered.

When I was about twenty-five I was browsing a bookstore, coming across a great big stack of picture books. As soon as i saw them, I was flooded with memories of reading just those books as a small child. I had loved them, but somehow they got lost, and they were forgotten. Reading them brought back all the joy I always felt as a child when I looked in those books. If I need an instant gush of happiness, I go and pick one of them up.



As you see this is really two books, but I always see them as a whole. What Do You Do, Dear and What Do You say, Dear were written by Sesyle Joslin and illustrated by Maurice Sendak in the early 60’s. In truth I love basically everything Sendak has ever illustrated, especially Where the Wild Things Are, but these two book on manners and proper conduct, will always be my favourite.

The concept is simple, someone is presented with a problem, and the authorial voice ask what do do, or say, and on the next page, we’ll get the answer. But the problem is always absurd, often fantastical, and the protagonists, a boy and a girl, are clearly dressed up, and even for a small child it’s obvious that even a potentially dangerous situation, are just make believe.

Read more... )
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I feel a bit full of Versailles at the moment, so I need to write it out. I’m sorry if you feel like I’m teasing you. I’d love to discuss all this with you! But I can always return to this later. There are spoilers up until episode 4 under the cut, so please, don’t look!

Generally it seems like the budget has been beefed up. There are more extras and a lot more fabric and decorations in the background, making the overall look very lush and rich-looking. The costumes are still good, if not a perfect re-creation of 1670’’s fashion. But it’s clear a lot of thought has gone into how people look, and there is also a marked change in women’s gowns and hair, which is nice as fashion did change, and time do pass. I also crave Chevalier’s dressing gown.

Speaking of time, the season begins a very short time after the last season ended, not four years later. The first season really cover four years, but it’s not very clear, and easy to miss. It’s clear if you read the novelization, but that’s about the only good thing in it. Don’t read it.

The good )

The bad )

The ugly )

Versailles

Apr. 11th, 2017 12:46 am
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Suddenly there were four episodes of Versailles to watch instead of a premiere on Thursday as had been previously said. Guess what I did tonight? The downside is that I won't have anyone to squee with in forever! I shan't spoil you, but I will say that I consider the genius of dressing Tygh Runyan in knee-high boots and leather gauntlet a personal gift. all my buttons has been pushed.

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