dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
I enjoyed it A LOT. I'm always a sucker for women fighting stuff, people being kind and righteously angry in the face of evil and fishes out of water situation; this movie delivers on all of this!

I saw it in VOSTFR. Only things I remember about the subtitling was that (a) we didn't get subtitles for whatever was said in French and (b) Steve called Diana 'vous' for a majority, if not all, the movie. I'll be using the names as they appeared in the subtitles.

I did not expect the framing device to have Diana living in France and working at the Louvre. Kind of really want a Diana vs recent French history fic, now.

Here be spoilers )

I reccomend it and would happily watch several movies of Diana kicking ass all over history.
dhampyresa: (Natasha and red)
Guess what movie I saw? Yup, it was Captain America: Civil War.

I greatly enjoyed it but WOW IT WAS INTENSE.

I saw it with a group of friends and on either side of me were a Steve/Bucky shipper and a Steve/Tony shipper, which was an interesting experience. They each walked out of the cinema with a new appreciation for each other's ship. I walked out SHIPPING ALL THE THINGS as I pretty much always do.

There is literally no ship in this movie I would be down with. Like, you know how the poster that has the team lined up on both sides starts with line-ups that make sense as ships (Steve/Tony, Nat/Sam) and get progressively more nonsensical (Wanda/Rhodey, Vision/Bucky, Clint/T'Challa)? I would read fic for every single one of those.

If there are any questions about spoilers or things you want to know or whatever, feel free to ask.

I saw the movie in 2D with French subtitles. I was also pretty much unspoiled going in.

Here be spoilers )

Yeah, that's about it. I ENJOYED IT A LOT. I kind of want to write fic, but I'm not sure what kind of fic yet.

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
Night on Fic Mountain is over! On the whole, I enjoyed the experience of modding it and I'd like to do it again next year.

I wrote two fics and got two fics.

First my gifts, because they were both amazing!

your ex-lover is dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] singsongsung (Orphan Black, gen, 2 693 words)
Art (who is an idiot) had been goddamn in love with her.
It's post-canon fic about Art and Sarah and the hole Beth left in both their lives. Read it, it's great. I like the little glimpses of the post-canon world shown in it and all little nods to canon (Tony's in it!).

The Man Who Would Be Caliph by [archiveofourown.org profile] misura (Demon Knights, gen, 715 words)
"It's a - never mind." Al Jabr gestured dismissively. "What you're telling me is that if I assure people I have no desire to be caliph, they will assume that I am lying and that I do, in fact, wish to be caliph. And yet, if I do not, they will assume the exact same thing."
AL JABR! It's fic set in the 30 year timeskip and gives an explanation for why Al Jabr ended up being Caliph. It has to do with science, because, with Al Jabr, of course it does.

As for the fic I wrote:

Two for Joy by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade (Loki: Agent of Asgard/Journey into Mystery, gen, 3 389 words)
This is a story about Loki. It doesn't feature quite as much lying as you might expect based on that. Verity won't let it.
I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] snickfic . This is the first time I was assigned to write for someone who had previously written for me. This fic was a blast to write! The structure was the first thing I thought of about it (Verity interrupting the narrator, to be exact) and the story kind of built itself around it, from a bunch of various stuff. The Amber Room comes from the fact that I was listening to a podcast about it at some point, the Treaty of St-Clair-Sur-Epte is the only very obscure I could think of off the top of my head (I have been waiting years to use it in a story. Years.) and then I threw in a bunch of references to the greater Marvel universe and to various popculture things (Star Wars, Frozen, Jurassic Park, for example) that weren't too distracting, hopefully. I really hope that even though the fic acts as a fix-it for JiM there was enough context between the fic and canon that it was understandable without reading JiM.

We built this city on rock 'n' roll by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade (Sucker Punch (2011), gen, 1 022 words)
The city at the end of the train line burst into flame the first time Araya touched the Moon.
I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] morbane , because they didn't have any fic written fic written for them, which was a shame because a) they wrote a fic and b) they were the best co-mod my newbie self could have hoped for. Sucker Punch was the only one of their fandoms I could consume and write fic for in the time that was left. I didn't manage to post the fic before we opened the collection, but I posted it, and that's all that matters. It's backstory/worldbuildy fic for one the levels of reality in the movie, because I was really intrigued by their prompt about the city at the end of the train line. (I suspect I was not as stealth an author as I could have been.)

Maleficent

Jun. 21st, 2014 11:25 pm
dhampyresa: (Bad Wolf)
I went ot see Maleficent with a friend today. IT WAS AWESOME. My friend and I were alone in the theater, so we could talk to each other as much as we wanted, which was pretty cool.

Read more... )
Ultimately, I think it's a story about friendship and a woman finding her way out of depression. It is super great and really pretty. You should watch it, even if you know nothing about the Disney cartoon, like me.

dhampyresa: (Default)
I went to see it on Wednesday, but I'm only posting about it now, because I was busy with things.

Non-spoilery review: I liked it and Mystique was great.

Spoilery review )
TL;DR: It was great, but it needed more Rogue and Wanda.

Amazing

May. 9th, 2014 09:38 pm
dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
I had a fandom friend over for yesterday/today (May 8 and 9) and it was great fun. Yesterday, we went to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells and we ended up taking a tour, which was enormous amounts of fun, and seeing the Brian Baru exposition in the Old Library, then had dinner then watched Amazing Spider-Man 2. Today we wanted to go see Dublin Castle, but we missed our bus stop and didn't have time, so we had shawarma instead.

In which I talk about Amazing Spider-Man 2 )
There's one mid-credit scene and it's about X-Men. It's either footage for Days of Future Past or a teaser for Mystique getting her own movie. I get a feeling it's option a.

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
I've transcribed  several of Steve's lists from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and which country they're from, in case, you me somebody wants to write fic where Steve crosses stuff of said lists.

A bunch of lists! )
Let me know if I made any mistakes and/or I missed any lists.

Anything you were surprised to see/not see?

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
I just saw Winter Soldier and I loved it! It was great.

I went to see it with a girl I've met once before, who is the daughter of a former roomate's of my mom's, and who is coincidentally not on the other side of the Atlantic but in Ireland this semester as well. I like her! I really like her and we're going to go to the zoo at some point in the future and I am excited (and I will buy that elephant plushie I've been wanting to buy since one of my housemates went to the zoo and bought one).

I loved it, the cinematography was awesome, there was a bunch of really cool shots, Falcon was super badass, Black Widow is THE BEST and there were appearances by characters I did not expect.

Btw, it has two credits scenes, just so you know.

We got trailers for: Gardians of the Galaxy (Gamorra is so pretty!), Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Great CGI Spider-Man! Also GWEN STACY♥), X-Men: Days of Future Past (why would you look at this storyline and think 'this could use more Wolverine'? aslo they're going to be in Paris at some point hahaha no). We also had a trailer for Giro d'Italia, because this is apparently a thing now. I feel like my brother would have enjoyed this trailer much more than me, because he's a big (big!) cycling fan and it did look kind of cool on the big screen ngl.

Spoilers on your left )

In conclusion: I loved it as the fact that is entry is 1.6k will attest, but HAHAHA QUÉBECOIS.

In other news! I am now a mod of [community profile] nightonficmountain (also on Livejournal and Archiveofourown). It's pretty much exactly like yuletide except: in June, all characters in approved fanomas are allowed and inactive fandoms can also be allowed! I've never modded an exchange before, it's exciting! (Also, I came up with the name. I'm quite proud of it.)
dhampyresa: (Parker!)
I followed [livejournal.com profile] egelantier 's advice and watched The Secret of Kells. I'm kind of speechless, I have to admit. This movie is really really gorgeous and that goes for both the art (OMG THE ART) and the story (was I crying all over the ending? Yes I was). It's really beautifully drawn and animated and I loved all the characters. I wanted more of all of them, especially Aisling and Pangur the Cat and Brendan. Just, it's great, you should see it.

I also finished watching S1 of Sleepy Hollow. I really liked it! The screen was a bit too dark, I missed some valuable info in spots and had to go back a bit  because I was drawing and I don't know enough about US history to appreciate all the ways they play with it. (Who is Paul Revere, anyway?) I know most of the fandom ships Ichabod/Abbie, but I really like them as BFFs who would do anything for each other and I hope it stays this way. I just have a thing for very intense platonic bonds that are (one of) the most important relationships to someone. Which is also one of the reasons I like Wareghouse 13, by the way. For some reason, I kept expecting the reveal that Abbie wasn't the Witness but Jenny, but obviously that never happened. I really enjoyed Ichabod dealing with the 21rst century, because fish out of temporal water is always great. And I gotta say that was a very gutsy way to end a season and I'm with Ichabod the thing with the Golem was a jerk move.
dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen author, hi andthank you! I genuinely love all of these fandoms and all of these women and would love absolutely anything you write in any of them. Seriously, I mean it. If that's all you wanted to know, fell free to stop reading right now. If, however, you'd like a better idea of my general likes and dislikes and specific prompts for specific fandoms, read on.

My previous letters are here and my ao3 account is here.




But none of this as important to me as you having fun writing, so use (or don't) any an all parts of this letter.

Demon Knights )


Locke & Key )


Lost Girl )

She's the Man (2006) )

Spider-Man (Ultimateverse) )
 
dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)
So I went to see Thor 2 in VOSTFR 3D.

In a non-spoilery way here's what I thought: It was great! The images are really pretty and well worth the big screen (but maybe not the 3D).

Also, I think "Le Soldat d'Hiver" sounds better and is a better French translation of "Winter Soldier" than "Le Soldat de l'Hiver". Maybe that's just me though, because they're using "Le Soldat de l'Hiver" as the French title of Captain America 2. The trailer we got was slightly different than this one, in that Black Widow's "Too shy or too scared?" line was shortened to "Too shy?".

Props to the subtitles team, they had a few goofs, but that was okay because they had correct use of tu/vous through-out the movie (and the trailer). FUCKING FINALLY. Ill-use of tu/vous is one of the reasons I watch things in vostfr instead of vf. It's less jarring to read than hear. And okay, I'll be the first to admit that the tu/vous distinction is a very cultural and/or personal and/or context-specific thing and that it's definitely hard to pin-point the point where tu shifts into vous and vice versa, but come on, those guys are paid proffessionals, they shouldn't have people say 'tu' to their commanding officers! (Looking at you, Stargate SG1 dub, looking at you and judging.) /end rant

Here's the spoilery version, kept as vague as possible )

In other news, I've joined [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu and have written 2K+ (including this post and some computer code) today and 1957 words of story + notes. I'm quite happy with myself!

Iron May

May. 1st, 2013 06:13 pm
dhampyresa: (Default)
It's May 1, so I have some mugget around the house and I saw iron Man 3, as you do.

First, the mugget/lily of the valley, because it's a French tradtion.



Next, Iron Man 3 )

Tl;dr: I loved it, and now I feel like editing/rewriting that Good Omens/MCU crossover fic, because damn, Pepper, you be awesome and your hair is redder and more fabulous than ever before.
dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
First of all, thank you for writing for me. Second, I will probably be away from the computer over the Christmas-to-New Year period, so don't worry if I don't comment on your story right away. Thirdly, I'm kind of terrible at coming up with prompts, so this letter will mostly be reposting my Ao3 sign-up and gushing about the canons and why I love them so much.

This is my first year doing Yuletide so if I do something wrong, like not having enough prompts or something, feel free to drop me a line.

Feel free to poke around my LJ. My Ao3 account is sevenofspade. It's not very up to date.

In general, I like plot over introspection. I would also prefer something happy, but do what you want. Porn tends to bore on its own, but I don't mind it as part of a story. I love love love anything pertaining to mythology and folklore, so if you want to write me a fic that reads like a fairytale? That would be awesome. I'm a big fan of canon-divergent/what-if AUs so that would also be cool. I also tend to be more of a gen person, but if you want to write me femslash (or het or slash or relationships involving non-gendered people or more than one person)? I would be totally cool with that.

Actually, you can take this as a rec for all of those canons. Also, here be spoilers.

Dogma (1999) )

X-Club )

Wind on Fire - William Nicholson )

Choice of Broadsides )

Everything in this letter is optional, write whatever you want and I will gladly read it. It should be apparent that I really really love those canons and so, I will read anything.

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