|book >>>>>> movie
||[Jan. 8th, 2011|09:40 pm]
I went to the library to pick up two more GH novels (The Masqueraders and Regency Buck, I hope I like them...) and ended up borrowing two movie adaptations of Jane Austen's Persuasion (the 1995 Amanda Root and 2007 Sally Hawkins versions). Oh man. I can take some changes. I can take some differences. But why oh why did they fuck around with the end? The changes in the best scene in the whole book! And the running! And the KISSING IN THE STREET! *gags* I liked both versions okay up to the very end, though I thought the actors were better in the 1995 version (2007's Elizabeth was just...wrong. I liked Amanda Root's Anne better, but Sally Hawkins did grow on me) and 2007 was just so pretty. And 2007 did much better in providing more information and background for those who didn't read the book. But overall I'm just pissed off. THE BOOK IS BETTER. SO MUCH BETTER.
(I know, I know, this is not news. But it must be said! Again and again! SO. MUCH. BETTER.)
Period Piece by Gwen Ravert sounds fun, has anyone read it?
Best headline for a movie review: "'Witch' manages to waste zombie ninja monks" about "Season of the Witch"
Pure awesome: Hirai Ken sings the Uruseiyatsura theme song (while I've never liked the anime/manga, the original OP animation is fun)
Hirai Ken also covers First Love and Automatic by Utada Hikaru
So cute: Harry Potter pup
I actually read some fics! Some I enjoyed:
I somehow missed a new fic in The Paradox Series by wordstrings: New Days to Throw Your Chains Away. John sorting through Sherlock's lists is pure gold. XDXD She also hosts a holiday meme. I haven't gone through it yet, but I did catch a hilarious and perfect pic.
The dangerous book for boys. by orange_crushed is very AU and very odd and so cool. Yay for not being able to describe it!
A Priori and White Noise by rubberbutton, vampire as masters/humans as slaves AU, looks to become a series. I dislike humanity enslaved stories, but Moriarty (as well as Sherlock, naturally) is wonderfully odd. I particularly like this scene:
“But I'm sure you'll try,” Sherlock sighs. “John. I'll always come for you; I don't know why you're so upset.”
“It's not enough for you to come,” John says. “You've got to come in time.”
Sherlock opens his mouth to say one thing but his expression goes queer and inward and he doesn't say whatever he had meant to. Instead he looks at John for a very long time and then finally says, “Yes, I always forget how important time is to humans.”
Shadows on the Wall by AraSigyrn features a rather bitter pyschic!John as The Great Game unwinds. Haven't decided wether I think it's good, but it is interesting.
Also came across a great Generation Kill Brad/Nate fic: Life in Abeyance by vegarin. It simmers, it aches, then it explodes! ♥