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Aug. 8th, 2010

FILM REC: "Eyes Wide Open" (Israel, 2009)

Eyes Wide Open, dir. Haim Tabakman, Israel, 2009

This film is simply beautiful :) There's nothing I'd add, or change, or remove. It's perfect. From directing, to acting, to script, to supporting actors, to atmoshpere, to music. The film brought me to my knees. It's pure poetry. There are no explicit scenes, they are unnecessary. The intensity of what's going on is more than enough.

Before I watched the film, I'd been a little bit hesitant because of the notion that it takes place in an orthodoxly religious environment. I'm not a fan of this kind of themes, but here, it didn't bother me at all. I'm sure that I didn't understand every single reference to customs and beliefs, but it doesn't matter. The message is universal enough to be understandable throughout the world.

My second worry was that it would draw on Brokeback Mountain. How could it not, when Brokeback was such a milestone movie? Well, it doesn't. Except that it's as good (yes, you've read it right) and as rooted in a specific mentality/times.

Moral of this story is as follows: don't let this film pass you by. It doesn't have the promotion Brokeback had, but it certainly deserves your attention. As for now there's 608 votes for it on imdb and 114,700 for Brokeback. Watch and pimp, my children, watch and pimp!

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Aug. 7th, 2010

FILM: "Death In Venice" (IT, 1971)

Death In Venice, dir. Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1971

Luchino Visconti (director, Italy), Thomas Mann--it seems that the Manns won't leave me alone(Germany, story), Dirk Bogarde (England, lead actor), Björn Andrésen (Sweden, eye candy) - international team :)

Slash. At first I thought that it was a perfect film, but after a couple of days I've changed my mind. It's good, very good, but not perfect, somehow I think that the protagonist is made too pathetic. Well, from the beginning: an elderly composer arrives on Lido and takes up residence at Grand Hotel des Bains. It's early 20th century and rich families from all over Europe rest there, mothers, grandmothers, fathers, grandfathers, children, servants. In foyer, waiting for dinner to be served, sits nanny, mother, one tiny daughter in navy clothes with white stripped sailor's collar, second little daughter in navy clothes with white stripped sailor's collar, third medium daughter in navy clothes with white stripped sailor's collar, fourth bigger daughter in navy clothes with white stripped sailor's collar. They all have their long hair gathered in different types of pony tails. Then camera moves to the fifth daughter, astonishigly beautiful, ethereal, who--for a change--wears white clothes with navy stripped sailor's collar, her hair is much shorter and surrounds her face like a golden halo. Do you think I'm exaggerating? Watch the film and then tell me. Anyway, the camera moves back, and we can see that this daughter wears trousers and more lounges than sits on her armchair. It honestly took me a while to recognise that it's not a girl, but a boy. I just thought that it's a bit rebellious girl, you know, the trousers, her pose, her eyes. Don't watch anything on Youtube, because the poor quality of the films there, simply annihilate all the beauty. Tadzio's face is one blur in them all. Unless you'll find something in HD.

Anyway, this a very slowly developing film, almost no action, some ambiguous flashbacks, a few symbolic characters, certainly not for everyone. Review by Alexander Hutchinson

a document about casting Tadzio's character


Part II, at the end, a few shots of Warsaw with Royal Castle still in ruins :) and in schools. I wonder if anyone recognised him/herself :)

Jun. 2nd, 2010

FILM: "An die Grenze" (DE, 2007)

An die Grenze, dir. Urs Egger, Germany, 2007

I've seen another film in German with Max :) I didn't understand anything beside 'schnell' or some such. I think I'll learn German :)

Max isn't the lead, and he's baddie yay! There's not enough of him, only snippets here and there. Eye candy, eye candy! Fragments with him:



you can watch the whole film here: (1st part) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJP_H4AMla4

some cute pictures of him )

Apr. 8th, 2010

FIC REC: "Where Morning Cannot Reach" by pushdragon (Harry/Lucius; R)

Title: Where Morning Cannot Reach
Author: [info]pushdragon
Rating: none given, R probably
Words: ~2,000

Just when I whine and complain that I can't find any fics that would cater to my tastes I see [info]frayach's rec of another Harry/Lucius fic from [info]pushdragon (never enough!). My favourite portrayal of this pairing: they are not equals but they complement each otherkinda spoiler ). The fic is definitely dark.

Jan. 1st, 2010

New Year with Father Keogh

Good New Year to all of you :)

I have a lot of things to post about, but first: thank you [info]strawberry_acid for your lovely card :) It sits just beside the monitor and Tom is looking at me all the time :) He's less than thrilled about that bow restraining his arms, but, hey, I don't care, he's my favourite toy :) Thank you so much, darling *_*

I had/have a movie marathon, watching some films my friend lent me and then picking something at random at youtube, and somehow I came across The Singer Not the Song (1961). I have [info]sweetsorcery to thank for that film O_O I've only seen the screencaps that you posted, and now I'm watching it for the first time, and I'm loving it.

The moment Father Keogh enters the town, mayor's wife says "He's quite young." [Nah, he isn't. John Mills was 53, but isn't it a perfect opening for Father Keogh/Anacleto, eh?] And then we see Anacleto watching the priest walking through the main square and one of his men says "It's a fine looking priest, he ain't, Anacleto?" (if I understood correctly the 'ain't' part, heh) and I've just melted. I'm one happy puddle. And Anacleto wasn't able to say a word, he was just looking darkly, heee!

I've read a few comments and someone said that there's no slash in this film and it wasn't even intended. Where do they have eyes? In their arses, I'm sure.

Here's the first part, if anyone's interested:


[info]sweetsorcery, I miss you so much -_-

Sep. 20th, 2009

DRABBLE: "Siren's Call" (Pansy/Walden; PG-13) and a limerick

Title: Siren's Call
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Pansy/Walden
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JKR
Author's Notes: A drabble instead of a fic, but RL got in the way. Written for [info]snapelike's Pillagers and Plunderers: Privateering for the Professional Pirate Phiclet Phest.

Walden Macnair stumbled backwards and steadied himself against the mast. It was late in the night, and he was drunk as a lord, but this was too much. A naked woman was sitting on the railing, humming and combing her long black hair, as if it was the most common thing on a ship with all-men crew.

The executioner sneaked up and caught her in a strong embrace.

"Ye're mine!"

"Yes." The girl reciprocated the embrace and kissed Walden with cold lips. "And you're mine."

She leaned back and swished her tail in the air, taking the executioner with her.


and a limerick:

An executioner from Halifax
Sailed the seas with his faithful axe.

The landlubbers and sea-dogs alike
Never knew when he would strike,

Until he plunged the blade into their backs.


x-posted to [info]pirate_phest here

Sep. 3rd, 2009

FIC: "There Are No Death Eaters in the Woods" (Draco, Pansy, Walden; G)

Title: There Are No Death Eaters In The Woods
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Beta: [info]torstai
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Draco, Pansy, Walden Macnair
Rating: G
Word Count: ~2,000
Genre: general, children's tale
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JKR
Summary: Pansy has a locket of great value and Lord Voldemort sent the ruthless Walden Macnair along with forty Death Eaters to fetch it. Does it matter that it all happened in a dollhouse? The adventure was real.
Author's Notes: Astrid Lindgren's short story "Ingen rövare finns i skogen" twisted into HP universe. Thanks to my First Reader [info]serpahimerising and [info]ficfinishing :)

There Are No Death Eaters In The Woods )

Aug. 26th, 2009

FIC: "Ghosts In The Attic" (Ginny/Sirius; NC-17) - Happy Birthday, Poggy!

Title: Ghosts In The Attic
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny/Sirius
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~3,000
Warnings: underage
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JKR.
Summary: Ginny catches Sirius staring at her, as if he knows, as if he sees more than anyone else. She stares back. Hard. If he thinks that she'll back away, he's never been this mistaken in his life.
Author's Notes: A birthday present for [info]pojypojy. This is not what I initially had in my mind for you back in October 2008 (eeep!), but out of four scenarios I've tried only this one rolled safely till the end. I hope you enjoy! Many thanks to [info]brknhalo241, [info]siriuslysnogged and [info]melusinahp for their help and encouragement *hearts* Viva [info]quill_sinister!

Ghosts In The Attic )

Aug. 9th, 2009

FIC: "At Hand's Reach" (Lavender/Charlie; PG-13)

Title: At Hand's Reach
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Beta: sweetflag
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lavender/Charlie
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7,000
Disclaimer: JKR's, not mine
Summary: Sometimes you're so close, but still missing.
Author's Notes: Written for [info]velvetmouse for 2009 [info]weasley_fest. Many thanks to those who helped me to come up with spell's incantation! This is the most light-hearted thing I've ever written :)

At Hand's Reach )
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I received Inhabits Common Clay by [info]sullensiren. Bill Weasley (Charlie/Bill, Sirius/Bill, Ginny/Bill, Lucius/Bill, Fleur/Bill, Percy/Bill, Fleur/Ginny/Bill), NC-17, various warnings, ~7,000 words. Heeee! Thank you!

Jul. 20th, 2009

DRABBLE: "Midnight Crawler" (Pansy/Walden; PG-13)

Title: Midnight Crawler
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Pairing: Pansy/Walden
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: The characters belong to JKR.
Author's Notes: I asked for Walden Macnair tag at ff.net and wrote this drabble to try it out :)

Midnight Crawler


The silk glistened faintly in the moonlight coming in through the window. Walden let the smooth fabric glide across his fingers and fall back into a drawer. Stealing a glance at the sleeping Pansy, he felt around it again.

This time, his hand came across a lacy chemise. Pressing the see-through garment to his face, the executioner inhaled deeply. The flowery scent clung to everything that belonged to her. He hung the chemise over a chair and quietly slipped from the bedroom.

Tomorrow, he would be sitting at breakfast hoping, imaging that she would be wearing it underneath her robes.

May. 30th, 2009

FIC: "Lovers" (Lily/Severus; NC-17)

Title: Lovers
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Beta: QueenOfSpades
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lily/Severus
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~2,300
Genre: AU
Warnings: yes
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JKR.
Summary: The Dark Lord spared Lily.
Author's Notes: Written for [info]fanfic100 prompt No. 023 Lovers. My Little Damn Table

Lovers )

Apr. 20th, 2009

FIC: "Of Good and Better Ideas" (NaPolA, Albrecht/Friedrich; PG)

Title: Of Good and Better Ideas
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Beta: [info]nathaniel_hp
Fandom: NaPolA (Before The Fall)
Pairing: Albrecht/Friedrich
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~800
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Dennis Gansel
Summary: Albrecht wanted to show something to Friedrich, instead he saw something himself.
Author's Notes: My first go at these boys *hearts*

Of Good and Better Ideas )

Mar. 20th, 2009

FIC: "Starlette" (Ginny/Sirius; R)

Title: Starlette
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Betas: Mony and sweetflag
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny/Sirius
Rating: R
Word Count: ~1,600
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JKR.
Summary: A photo shoot gone wrong.
Author's Notes: Written for [info]chimbomba for [info]fanfics_express Ginny-centric challenge.

Starlette )
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I received Ambition by [info]humbuggirl, Ginny/Lucius, PG-13. Thank you!

Feb. 6th, 2009

DRABBLE: "Good Old-Fashioned Hero" (Hermione/Sirius; PG)

Title: Good Old-Fashioned Hero
Author: [info]orpheus_samhain
Beta: none
Pairing: Hermione/Sirius
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: JKR's, not mine
Author's Notes: Written for [info]grangerblack100's prompt 'hero'.

Good Old-Fashioned Hero


"There's a lot of true and useful things in the novels."

Surprised, Hermione looked up from her book.

"Of course there is."

Sirius looked smug.

"Yes. One of the many ironclad rules is that a hero is always rewarded--"

Hermione put up her hand.

"Not always. In Muggle contemporary literature--"

"Oh, screw that! A hero gets rewarded."

Hermione furrowed her brows. She was so dumb sometimes.

"I've killed a spider for you this morning, remember?"

Puckering his lips, Sirius leaned forward. Hermione laughed and kissed him lazily, gasping in surprise when he tackled her down onto the couch.

Dec. 25th, 2008

VIDEO: Paul Simon "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"

I am addicted to some songs.



Steve Gadd's drum beat and Muppet's version AND 'Been A Long Long Day' AND 'Scarborough Fair' with Muppets :D AND El Condor Pasa :p )
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Dec. 22nd, 2008

Yule fic recs pt. 3

I don't have the time to read *cries* and am sooo behind with fest entries.

A Mutually Beneficial Arrangement Between Two Former Childhood Enemies of Pureblood Status, Draco/Neville, NC-17, ~5,000, confident (but not overly) Neville and mistrustful Draco, delicious, delicious read, I tell you, they are as much IC as it's humanly possible

Charmed Wool, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~12,000, another fic in animal series this winter, an illegal knitter of charmed jumpers, sheep, and Draco. I absolutely adored Harry here, this is how he should have turned after Voldy, so level-headed and calm :)

May I?, Harry/Sirius/(Remus), NC-17, ~5,000, underage

LESS_FOR_YOU 2009!

The second round of Lily/Severus anonymous art and fic exchange will kick off in January.

sign ups: Jan 2-11
prompts out: Jan 15
works due: March 19
posting starts: March 23
reveal: 3 days after the last piece is posted

The sign-up form is already available at [info]less_for_you.

Dec. 15th, 2008

Yule fic recs pt. 2

False Pretenses, Ginny/Draco, NC-17, ~21,000, lovely, classical g/d, with lively and not spiteful Ginny (why JKR did that to her?)

Night Terrors, Harry/Sirius/Remus, NC-17, ~7,000, guilty pleasure of mine, the pairing is so rare that I read it with my tongue lolled out, warning: Harry is underage

Stregati, Harry/Hermione, NC-17, ~17,000, infidelity, this is probably the first time I've read H/Hr fic deliberately o.O

Misuse of Muggle Artifacts, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~17,000, misunderstandings, tossing back and forth, comb --> *melts*

The Closing of the Year, Harry/Tom, PG, ~5,000, post-DH, epilogue-compliant (not contradicting it), strange but lovely :)

Elephants, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~5,000, humour bordering on crack, contains the abusive elephants: my bitchy ex-coworker would have something to say about it, thankfully, I'll never hear it *snerk*

ART: Madam Rosmerta



James and Sirius preferred to go to Hogsmeade on brooms. On some days the view was better than on others. In general - totally worth detentions they got for this.
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Dec. 11th, 2008

"Beedle the Bard", Ginny-centric exchange, crack_broom's free-flying month and hp_springsmut

Yesterday I received "Beedle the Bard", exclusive edition, and I squeed like a child. I am such a sucker for unusual books *g* I'm saving it for Christmas I don't have the time to read it now anyway

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[info]fanfics_express organises a Ginny-centric drabble (500-1,000 words) exchange:

Sign Ups Begin: December 9th
Sign Ups Close: December 14th
Assignments Sent: December 15th
Assignments Due: December 31st
Posting Begins: January 1st

This is my chance to break the dry spell concerning Ginny/Sirius or Ginny/Lucius that I wanted to write very much for a long time.

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December is a free-flying month at [info]crack_broom. It means that you can rec one fic or art in December. Detailed info

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Sign ups for [info]hp_springsmut will run from Dec 14th till Dec 19th. Detailed info

Dec. 8th, 2008

Yule fic recs pt. 1

First off, I've got your card [info]ariadneelda! Mine is on its way. And, no, you didn't mangle my name :)

Fisher King, Percy/Moody, NC-17, ~7,000, surprisingly lyrical.

A Chronicle of a Selection of Rita Skeeter's Conquests, or, Confessions of a Quick Quotes Quill, Rita/Severus, NC-17, ~6,000, not one-dimensional Rita, mentions of Lily/Severus.

Four Weddings, Pansy/Theo, NC-17, ~3,000, Pansy is a Slytherin through and through.

So Hard a Master, Draco/Harry, PG-13, ~20,000, angst, sweet angst!

Old Dog, New Tricks, Charlie/Teddy, NC-17, ~5,000, first time, I-didn't-know-who-you-are type of fic.

Out From Under, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~14,000, humour and then again not.

Time and Turn Enough, Pansy/Ron, NC-17, ~12,000, grown-up thing with kids, usually not my cuppa, but it's really good.

Yuletide Treasure, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~10,000, one step forward, two steps back.

The Sound and the Fury, Draco/Harry, NC-17, ~5,000, kinky goodness :)

Desperate Times Call for Sirius Measures, Remus/Sirius, NC-17, ~7,000, I read it at 3 a.m. and I had to bite my fist to not howl with laughter, then again, not many people share my sense of humour; the only fic I know of where Sirius doesn't give a fuck about Harry.

Payback, Hermione/Fred, NC-17, ~3,000, I really, really enjoyed Fred here, his exchange with Hermione seemed very natural, very IC; he never allowed the initiative in converstaion or otherwise to slip from him for long, he was funny, but never thoughtless, he knew what he wanted but wasn't too pushy.

Dec. 6th, 2008

"Twilight" the film and Ariana's Bella/James manip

[info]ariana_master posted a beautiful photomanip of Bella and James. The entry is in Russian. If you want to see the manip bigger, click on it. To see the original photo (and to appreciate Ariana's skills) click on the first link. The second link leads to her fanfic (in Russian).

[x-posted to [info]trackingtheswan: here]

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I saw the film today. It's emo, it's cringe-worthy, it's worse than I thought. Pattinson acted worse than I expected him to, worse than Stewart. Still, it didn't kill my love for certain characters or motifs.

I tried not to be disappointed too much, and I concentrated on what I liked or what I could use in the fics: Carlisle/Edward *snerk* no, not my kind of pairing, but it was obvious; James/Edward - James was so focused on Edward right from the start that he didn't even notice the snack at first; Bella/James - yes, despite what I wrote just a moment ago, and this is definitely my kind of pairing; Jacob, I really liked film!Jacob, well, I liked the book!Jacob, too; Victoria, she was really good, not exaggerated, although it would be easy with that role.

I can't not mention what I didn't like: Carlisle (the actor) - his nose is fake and it will fall off the moment when you least expect it!; Esme (actress) - she's so stiff, what about vampire agility? she couldn't take the stairs two steps at a time if she tried and she looked ridiculous in the baseball cap; Rosalie - my pet peeve, she looked like a cheap, battered hooker, although the actress herself is pretty; hey, you, director! I noticed how when Bella and Edward were supposed to talk there was silence and the camera was circling them in pseudo-artistic way: they had nothing interesting to say and you left it to the audience to fill in the gaps. Gotcha! And I would like to talk to the person who gave James that wig.

Oh, and did Meyer make an appearance in the bar? I thought I recognised the pullover. :/

Dec. 5th, 2008

"Dance Me" a featured story at Lumos!

I couldn't believe my own eyes when I checked emails this morning! My Narcissa/Tom fic "Dance Me" became a featured story for December at Lumos/Sycophant Hex. And they gave me this banner to show off *hearts*

Nov. 30th, 2008

Random post is random

many overdue matters need to be attended to *snerk*

001 [info]_lile and [info]squirmy deleted their LJs, and didn't appear on IJ *wails* How can you forget Lile's Gellert or Draco, so serene, or Squirmy's Lily? Her "Independence" gained another meaning after DH. Anyone knows if they are gone for good or maybe it's just temporary? *crosses fingers*

002 [info]pushdragon is leaving fandom. *sigh* She has just posted the last part of her sequel to the Reliquary (Harry/Lucius), and she writes one of the most delicious and mouthwatering and heartwarming (or heartbreaking, depending on POV, I suppose) lovescenes so check it out. She's going to lock her journal entries, except for her fics.

003 I failed at NaNoWriMo: 4,193 words. I'm still going to write it.



004 There was a Witcher contest on DA, here you can browse the most popular entries.

005 Another Harry/Lucius fic rec, from [info]hp_darkfest. Heed the warnings.

Title: Balanced on the Sword's Edge
Author: anon
Pairing: Harry/Lucius
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~24,000
Warnings: Consensual sex, nonconsensual sex, and dubious consent (yes, all three). Rape, sexual slavery, piercing, whipping, bondage, blood, forced exhibitionism, double penetration, first time.
Summary: Harry Potter never escaped Malfoy Manor after being brought there by the snatchers (though Ron, Hermione, and the rest did, taking Draco with them). Without Harry there, the Battle of Hogwarts went quite differently, and now, after several months as Lucius Malfoy's personal pet, Harry's mind, body, and soul are quite different than they were as a schoolboy. He clings to his prophesied purpose, though, and knows he must stay alive to have a chance to fulfill it.

006 Guns don't kill people, Molly Weasley kills people by NinnyTreeTops on DA mwahahahaha

007 Slasher by MarikaArt on DA (NWS) *snorts*

008 The Weight of Secrets by [info]zombaid || Harry/Severus, PG-13, maaaasks!!!!! *dies*

Nov. 24th, 2008

SPUTNIK: "Five evenings"

Sputnik 2008 )
Over. I shall never go to the cinema again.

SPUTNIK: "Uncle Vanya", "Stalker"

Sputnik 2008 )

SPUTNIK: "We're from Jazz", "Mother"

Sputnik 2008 )

Cheeks like crab apples

My alarm clock committed suicide jumping off the shelf. I didn't have anything to do with it, your highness.

I take bets: at what time I'll be tomorrow today at work?

Nov. 23rd, 2008

SPUTNIK: "Hamlet", "The Irony of Fate, or enjoy your bath"

Sputnik 2008 )

Nov. 18th, 2008

SPUTNIK: "Hamlet from Taganka", "1612"

Sputnik 2008 )

Nov. 17th, 2008

SPUTNIK: "A few days from life of I. I. Oblomov" "Volkodav"

Sputnik 2008 )

Nov. 16th, 2008

Happy Birthday, AriadneElda!!!

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FIC REC: "The Only Thing That Counts" by anon (Peter, James, Sirius, Remus, PG-13)

Title: The Only Thing That Counts
Author: anon as for now
Characters: Peter, Sirius, Remus and James
Summary: For Peter, survival is the only thing that counts.
Prompt: When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts. -- Michael Ende
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~1,600

Great, little fic at hp_darkfest . Peter the stupid Marauder, Peter the coward. How did he even get sorted into Gryffindor? They were friends, everything was all right, and suddenly he betrayed them. Was that so? Or maybe everyone followed their own agenda, and their paths finally diverged. This fic could be considered a meta of sorts.

Nov. 15th, 2008

SPUTNIK: "Afonya", "Two Hours With Bards", "Anna Karenina"

Sputnik 2008 )

Nov. 14th, 2008

Sputnik: "Solaris"

Sputnik 2008 )

Nov. 12th, 2008

VIDEO: Two slashy tangos

Rudolf Nureyev as Rudolph Valentino and Anthony Dowell as Vaslav Nijinsky dance tango in 1977 film Valentino :D This reminds me of a certain scene from [info]sweetsorcery's fic The Love Of A Good Wizard an AU time-travel Harry/Tom fic, NC-17, flocked entry. Summary: "History of Magic" has something to teach after all, and two resourceful students decide that the key to having any future at all lies in the past, and in Tom Riddle's heart. Assuming he has one.



And on the same note: Rutger Hauer as Erik and Derek de Lint as Alex in Soldaat van Oranje, also from 1977 (what a good year it was!), also dancing tango. Alex looks like Tom to me in same shots. Erik is blond, so he could be Abraxas :D As we can see Abraxas had his objections but Tom unfolded all of his charms *sporfle* The film is even set in the right epoque :)

Nov. 7th, 2008

VIDEO: Rudolf Nureyev - early days

I wish I could see this document. Why am I reminded of fandom!Draco while watching this? I still prefer Baryshnikov when it comes to dancing, but Nureyev was so sparkly, like champagne.

Nov. 4th, 2008

Brokeback Mountain question

There is that scene in the second half of the film (01hr 30min) when Jack and Laureen went dancing and met some other pair there - the Malones. They talk, or rather this other gal talks away like a wind-up toy, and:

1. Both Randall Malone and Jack Twist don't dance with their wives.
2. Both Randall and Jack eye each other up and down, and it's Jack actually who looks away first.
3. When Jack asks Randall's wife to dance, Randall doesn't mind at all, and he even seems disappointed/suddenly bored, as if just a second ago he thought that there might be some fun in it for him, and Jack went and spoiled it all by showing interest in a woman.
4. After the dancing, they sit together and the code-words are said: get away, cabin, fishing, whiskey. Randall seems interested, Jack seems hesitant. (hesitant because he's unsure if Randall means what Jack thinks he means, or hesitant because of Ennis?)

Then, there's that scene when Jack and Ennis meet (01:37) and Jack says "I kinda got this thing goin' with a... ranch foreman's wife" and he falters before he says with whom. But then he goes on pretty easily about the circumstances, not as if he made it up at the last second. He seemed to be genuinely amused in Lashawn's company, and called her a 'lively little gal', and hey, that was exactly the reason he chose Laureen.

But. When Ennis went to see Jack's parents (01:52), his father said that this spring (ie I think after their last unfortunate meeting) Jack went with some 'ranch neighbour of his from down in Texas' to settle there.

So. He switched Randall's wife for Randall? It was Randall all the time? It was some other guy? Maybe someone read the story and it was explained there?

Nov. 3rd, 2008

Happy Birthday, Avialle!!!

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Interview with Jason Isaacs

“Grownups force their children on me,” Isaacs said and then laughed. “They’ll tell their children that I play Lucius Malfoy, and the children say, ‘No, you don’t.’ And then the adult goes, ‘Do the voice, do the voice!’ So I do the voice and the child says, ‘That’s not what he sounds like!’ And then I want the earth to swallow me up.”

Eeee! Isn't he cute! The whole article in Boston Herald.

Oct. 31st, 2008

HBP Draco saves the film

At least, I hope so.

On the other hand, from this director I fear the worst.

On the other hand again, Draco in a Muggle suit... mmmmmm..... many AUs come to mind.


Draco stomping on Harry's nose. Angst, angst, angst!!!


Angry Draco. Angst, angst, angst!!!
(ignore grandpa!Snape, and look over his shoulder)
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Run!



Pumpkin simulator - carve your own pumpkin!
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Happy Birthday, Dea Caelesti!!!

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Oct. 30th, 2008

HBP new pictures

Fenrir (they had to spoil even this for me, didn't they?),
Narcissa (Lucius married his own mother - those Purebloods are SO perverted, and the film director's even more),
teen Tom (no comments, I have no more tears to cry).
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Oct. 27th, 2008

Pegaz dęba, włosy dęba, wszystko dęba.

Chciałam sprawdzić kształt liści dębu bezszypułkowego w Wikipedii i znalazłam tam informację, że "Drewno dęba bezszypułkowego, nieco bardziej miękkie i lżejsze, niż dęba szypułkowego, jest jednym z najbardziej cennych gatunków drewna i jest powszechnie wykorzystywane." Drewno dębu lub dębowe. Usunęłabym przecinek przed 'niż'.
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Oct. 26th, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008 - participating!

I wanted to write an original story, but decided against it. There are a few longer fics that I'm scribbling atm and I would like to see them finished. Pansy/Walden, for example. 50,000 words in a month gives about 1,667 words per day. My usual rate on a good day is 500. O.O

I even prepared the cover )
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Oct. 25th, 2008

Luna/Harry fics and arts

The Fall Fandom Free For All for [info]damalur:

Luna's Hubby by Meteoricshipyards
Harry Potter And The Evil Summer Vacation by Meteoricshipyards
Harry Potter and the Freak Parade by The Caitiff
How To Tell The Truth From The Lies by Lady Azar de Tameran
Bungle In The Jungle by jbern
Turn Me Loose by jbern (sequel to Bungle)
Family Reunion by JJ Rust
Larceny, Lechery and Luna Lovegood by Rorschach's Blot

Arts:
Harry and Luna by [info]buttfacemakani
Just Lurking Out of Sight by [info]gredandfeorge
The rest by rainmaker135
Wake up
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Double-Burger-98022495
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/we-are-the-champions-59194104
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/coming-49674681
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/to-Weasleys-from-47688741
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/So-beautiful-and-wild-47355561
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/My-life-is-brilliant-33160091
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Beloved-31164155 NWS
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Show-the-world-to-me-30353016
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/I-will-remember-you-22903659
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Summer-at-Burrow-maybe-21414428
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Good-luck-18744120
http://rainmaker135.deviantart.com/art/Sweethearts-17629726

Oct. 20th, 2008

ART REC: "The Twisted Mind of Severus Snape" by xbloodsugarx

Title: The Twisted Mind of Severus Snape
Artist: [info]xbloodsugarx
Pairing: Harry/Severus
Rating: PG-13

Complex, evocative, strong picture in delicate watercolours. I love the symbols she used. At [info]snarry_games.

Oct. 19th, 2008

WFF: "The Three Robbers", "The Sex Pistols", "A Very British Gangster"

Warsaw Film Festival )
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Oct. 18th, 2008

WFF: "The King Of Ping-Pong", "Pärnography", "Roskilde"

Warsaw Film Festival )
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