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I know it's a bit late for 2012 retrospective posts, but I will always remember it as the year that....

I started reading A Song of Ice and Fire and really got into the GoT/ASoIaF fandom.

I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender for the first time and wondered why I hadn't watched it sooner.

I watched what little there was of New Amsterdam because I had a serious need for more of Nikolaj's perfect face and ended up loving it and crying over how short it was to anyone who would listen.

I watched every single episode of The Vampire Diaries in a month and a half and discovered that despite a tendency to be prejudiced against it, I love it.

Once Upon a Time went from "cute show I watch on Sundays after Downton" to "main Sunday night event complete with hot cocoa with cinnamon and sugar."

We got the first installment of The Hobbit.

Les Mis got a decent movie musical adaptation.

This is also the year that...

Downton Abbey went from being one of my favorite things on TV to a show I can barely force myself to think about watching in the space of two episodes.

Fringe turned into a very different show that I don't like nearly as much as the one I started watching. (Though I'll still catch the finale and last episodes.)

Fandoms give, and fandoms take away, I suppose.  As angry as I was at Downton, reading A Memory of Light and speculating about TVD has more than filled the Sybil/Branson sized hole it left.
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Because what I'm watching and being fannish over is SO much more interesting than what I'm actually doing with most of my time, here goes.  Spoilers behind the cuts.

Burn Notice )

Downton Abbey )

Once Upon a Time )

The Vampire Diaries )
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Comic con report coming soon, possibly with my poor little pictures I took. (There are better ones out there, but these are MINE that I took with MY camera.)

But until there, here's a meme!

Name a fandom and I'll tell you three pairings I love, two pairings I consider shipping, and one pairing I hate.
corrielle: (Jaime Half)
There are things going on in my life that have nothing to do with this incredibly epic TV show, but... I'd rather spend my time compiling links so I can find them ever again than writing about the neighbors (still obnoxious) or my grading (still piled on the table).

Cast Interviews

This is a series of interviews that Sky (the British TV network) did with the actors about season 2. Can I just say that I really like the interviewer does these? She's quick and witty and asks good questions and has good rapport with the actors.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister You know why this one's first. I love Jaime.  I love Nikolaj. I love Nikolaj talking about Jaime, and he says some really interesting and insightful things here when he's not making me laugh so hard I have to pause the video so I don't miss things.

Charles Dance: Tywin Lannister
 This one has a BIG spoiler in it, because he talks about how a fan came up to him and told him something he didn't already know about Tywin. I was already spoiled for it, but... it's big. Be careful. (And that poor fan... I wouldn't want to be the person who spoiled Tywin about himself. Sounds like he was pretty gracious about it, though... asked the fan for details and all...)

Alfie Allen: Theon Greyjoy In which Alfie defends Theon (he's going to need defenders...), talks about how many of the books he's read, and is generally adorable.

Michelle Fairley: Catelyn Stark Some really interesting stuff about Catelyn as a mother and her relationship with Robb here.

Emilia Clarke: Daenerys Targaryen She. Got. Maternal. Over. The. Dragon props. I love her.

Kit Harrington: Jon Snow I watched this one first, and so I remember it least.... but there's talk about CGI Ghost and being cold all the time. It's Kit... he's cute.

I'm going to talk about some fairly spoilery things from What is Dead May Never Die here. )
corrielle: (Lincoln/Altlivia)
Nabbing this from [livejournal.com profile] estelofimladris

Think of up to 10 ships you support. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names. Have your followers guess as many of the ships as they can Fandom hints will be given if asked in the replies.

1. The Rogue and the Healer (Allan and Djaq from BBC Robin Hood. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] roh_wyn)
2. The Physicist and the Doctor (Rodney McKay and Jennifer Keller from Stargate: Atlantis. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ghettopeach. I know this one was HARD. No one in fandom liked McKay/Keller, but I didn't know that when I watched the show, so me? I LOVED it. And now there's no fic for it. *pouts*)
3. The Warrior and the Queen (Jaime and Cersei from ASoIaF. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] roh_wyn and [livejournal.com profile] jedi_of_urth)
4. The Heir and the Eldest (Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] amerally)
5. The Landless and the Lady (Guy and Marian from BBC Robin Hood. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jedi_of_urth)
6. The General and the Empress
7. The Nurse and the Driver (Sybil and Branson from Downton Abbey. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] estelofimladris)
8. The Uncrowned and the Wisdom
9. The Spy and the Gunrunner (Michael and Fi from Burn Notice. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] estelofimladris)
10. The Officer and the Pirate (James Norrington and Jack Sparrow from PotC. Guessed by [personal profile] sharpiefan.)

I'll update the post with answers as we go. For clues, post a comment.
corrielle: (Guy Sunset)

Title: Again
Author: [personal profile] corrielle 
Rating: PG-13
Character: Guy
Disclaimer: Robin Hood belongs to legend, this version belongs to the BBC.
Notes: This is what happens when I watch way too many angsty Guy-centric music videos. Set during "A Dangerous Deal."
Warnings: Discussion of canon character death.

Marian, too, had been light in his arms... )

corrielle: (GuyMarian)
Title: A Measure of Peace
Author: [personal profile] corrielle 
Characters: Guy and Robin
Word Count: 2,703
Disclaimer: Robin Hood belongs to legend, this version belongs to the BBC.
Notes: This is set some time between "The Enemy of My Enemy" and "Something Worth Fighting For," and it was originally conceived for the the [profile] rhsidebyside challenge.
Summary: When Guy's frequent disappearances make the gang suspicious, Robin follows him.  What he finds isn't what he expects.  

The trees cast long shadows on the forest floor... )
corrielle: (McCoy Quote)
Title: Rule Seventeen
Fandom: Fringe (I know... a non-PotC or RH fic?  What happened?  Fringe ate a bit of my brain, that's what.)
Characters: Walter and Peter
Rating: Um.... PG for mild discussion of ickiness?
Word Count: 442
Disclaimer: Not mine, not making any profit.
Summary: Walter doesn't understand the rules.

Inside the house, Mrs. Dolores Kimball was still crying. )
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I've been working on this off and on since On Stranger Tides came out.  Real life got in the way for a while, but here it is...  The One Where I Talk About Everything But the Navy. Spoilers abound.

Captain Jack Sparrow )



Angelica and Jack/Angelica )

Blackbeard )

Phillip, Syrena, and the MERMAIDS! )

 

Hector Barbossa )



The Spanish )

Magic and the Supernatural )

corrielle: (Young James Honor)
*deep breath* So.... I got to see On Stranger Tides yesterday.  It was  completely unexpected.  Long story short, I got an email from Hot Topic about "Pirates Day" at their Hollywood and Highland store right across from the El Capitan.  I went because I wanted to hang out with other fans and wear a costume and get free movie swag (which I did... OST-themed nail polish, a Barbossa figure, and a Jack t-shirt I miraculously didn't already own).  The email also said something about "chance to see the movie," but I thought they were going to do a raffle or something like that and maybe... ten or twenty people would get in.  So... when no one else in my house wanted to go with me, I threw on an improvised pirate costume made from stuff I had lying around from faire and went by myself.

I would have dragged someone with me, even kicking and screaming, if I had known that "chance to see the movie" meant "anyone who shows up before the main event starts gets a wristband that gets you into the screening."  And people who showed up in costume got yellow wristbands that guaranteed us orchestra seating (ground floor instead of balcony).

I was sitting in my seat in the dead center of the theater with my 3-D glasses on before it hit me that yes, I really was actually gong to get to see the movie.  It was quite surreal sitting there in a room full of complete strangers (or new friends I'd just met...) about to watch a new movie in a franchise that has been such a community experience for me.

Just to be clear:  The points that follow aren't exactly spoilers, but they are... opinions.  And from where I sit, opinions can be spoilers if they are coming from people whose priorities and individual takes on the characters are very well known to me.  So I won't say what I thought above the cut. 

Click for some very broadly stated opinions about OST. Comments might get spoilery, though... )

Now, I just have to try my hardest to not spoil people who don't want to know for the next four days.  I might just take a vow of silence. Seriously.  If you see me IRL and you don't want to talk about it, feel free to shut me up at the first mention of the new movie. I am severely spoiler-phobic, and I wouldn't want to be the one spoiling others around me.

However, if you want to know things... ask me.  I'll tell you what I remember.
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To celebrate the imminent release of On Stranger Tides, I've come up with some Questions for Discussion, one for each day between now and the U.S. release on the 20th. I'm going to try my hardest to post one each day, and anyone else who wants to join me, please feel free! (And leave me a link in the comments so I can read your answers!)

The questions:

Day 1. What were your first impressions of PotC? 
Day 2. What's a cool/interesting/favorite piece of pirate/navy/PotC stuff you own?
Day 3. If you make fanworks, link to a piece of your work that you're especially proud of. If you don't make fanworks, link to a piece you're especially proud of finding. ;-)
Day 4. What are your hopes for the new film?  What are you most looking forward to?
Day 5. If you could bring one character from the first three movies back for OST, who would you choose? How would you write him or her in?
Day 6. Tell about a favorite/funny/happy memory of your involvement in the PotC fandom.
Day 7. I'm assuming we'll all see the movie somewhere around hereā€¦ Describe your initial reaction in 100 words or less.

So it was way back in 2003... )

corrielle: (Young James Honor)
I may be incredibly stressed.  I may have a ton of grading to do before Monday. I may have agreed to take over an English 101 class for the last three and a half weeks of the semester with no syllabus, no book, and no clue how I'm going to make things fair for my new students, but the following things still make me happy.

First of all, [profile] potc_land's first round is over, and Team Interceptor, after being behind for quite a while, surged forward to victory!  All that Navy organization and perspicacity, you know... ;-) I had a blast participating in this comm, and everyone on all of the teams was so nice and creative... and it got me to write some fics I never would have dreamed of writing otherwise. 



Second of all, one week from tomorrow, I get to see On Stranger Tides at the El Capitan.  And all of the promotional material Disney has been sending me has a navy costume with a very ginger wig. It makes me grin every time, and I like to think it's Andrew's.  Besides being a fun place to watch the movie, the El Cap exhibit is always really awesome...

Third, [profile] angelsbaby0910 asked me if I'd heard about the Neverland mini-series that's going to air on SyFy soon. I'd heard of it vaguely, but then she sent me these trailers and behind the scenes clips, and I was suddenly a thousand times more excited.  It looks good.  It's apparently playing with the mythology of how Neverland works and what it does in a really original way.  I've always wondered about that, and I'm glad to see they're delving into it.  Then, there are the actors... oh, the fandom crossovers here are amazing.  Playing a young(er) James Hook is the same fellow who played Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter. For Smee, they got the same actor who played the role in Hook, and he doesn't look to me like he's aged a day. It was Peter, though, who I recognized first. I had no idea where I'd seen him, but I knew that face.  Was he a Lost Boy from the most recent live action Peter Pan? Was he on Doctor Who? No.  None of these things.  He was Robin's younger self in "Bad Blood," the cracktastic Robin Hood flashback episode that I love to pieces even though it totally rewrote canon.  And now he's going to be Peter.  Something in me finds that REALLY fitting.  And the kid looks like he's going to be a wonderful Peter Pan. Hurrah for unexpected versions of old obsessions!
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Title: Three Kisses with Accompanying Gunfire
Author: [personal profile] corrielle 
Rating: PG
Summary: Dire circumstances lead to three unexpected kisses.   
Author's Notes: I wrote these three triple-drabbles (tribbles?) for the [profile] potc_land "Kiss Challenge" Together, they're meant to make up a whole story.

A Kiss for Good Luck )

Pleasant Company )

Kiss of Peace )
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Title: Fortune's Child
Author [info]corrielle
Characters: Jack
Summary: Jack wants to peer into the future, but the Universe is coy.
Rating: G
Author's Note: This is a slightly longer version of a fic I wrote for the "Soundtrack Listing" writing challenge at [profile] potc_land. The assignment was a pick a track title from one of the three soundtracks and write a fic about it.  I chose "Wheel of Fortune" from DMC.

Contrary to popular belief, Jack Sparrow thought a great deal about what was to come... )

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Being a brief summary of my current fannish activities and obsessions:

The Borgias

I am absolutely in love with this show. I started watching for Holliday Grainger because she was Meg in one episode of Robin Hood, and I love her to death.  I'm not sorry I did. It's beautiful and dark and complicated and interesting.  I think I'm a little in love with Cesare Borgia already, with all of his lovely moral ambiguity and the terrible things he does out of loyalty to his family.... mostly his father.  Did I mention that frickin' Jeremy Irons is Rodrigo Borgia (and also the pope)?  He does a fantastic job at it.  Holliday's portrayal of Lucretzia is a little terrifying it's so good. She's young and innocent and breathtakingly pretty, but she shows signs of being incredibly politically adept, and part of me can't wait to see her become just as ruthless (we'll call it... "opportunistic") as the rest of her family is. Also, Joanne Whaley, having aged beautifully, is in it as the mother of Rodrigo's children, and I've thought she was awesome since I was like... eight.

I haven't seen the most recent episode, and writing this, I'm really feeling the lack.

Game of Thrones

Having had quite enough of the wait time between installments of epic fantasy series reading Wheel of Time, and having heard that George R.R. Martin takes a notoriously long time between his novels, I have not yet read any of the Song of Ice and Fire series of which this new HBO series is an adaptation.  However, that didn't keep me from loving it.  Sean Bean is fantastic, the world is big and dark and lush and interesting, and it's got teeth.  I can't wait to see where this is going. Also, there's the additional pleasure of the fact that several actors from shows I love popped up... I don't think I'm ever going to get over seeing Harry Lloyd, who I can't help but see as Will Scarlett, as a prissy, quietly ruthless blond. Jason Momoa (Ronan Dex from SGA) as a leader of a tribe of barbarian horsemen was a bit easier for me to wrap my brain around (and not bad on the eyes, either...).

Community

And now for something completely different. [profile] skillsontoast bought me the first season of Community for my birthday, and I love her for it. I teach at community colleges, so I am alternately horribly offended and nearly dying of laughter every single episode.  It's tonally similar to Arrested Development, which I also loved, in that it makes merciless fun of its subjects while at the same time maintaining and odd kind of affection for them. I love Troy and Abed's friendship, I love Britta, and I think that Jeff Winger is a horrible, awful, brilliant human being who is amazingly fun to watch.  The episodes have high rewatch value (I think I've seen the paintball episode five times now...) and the show manages to surprise me (either by making characters so much better or so much worse than I thought they were) with a good degree of regularity.  I like that in my sitcoms.

Doctor Who

For the first time, I got to watch an episode of Doctor Who on the day it aired in Britain on cable TV.  (Thank you, BBC America...) They went to America to film, which was pretty obvious from the gorgeous Southwestern vistas they've got in some of the scenes.  (And the Doctor in a stetson is love.) It was odd watching it alone, but I had a good time.  I like Amy and Rory, River Song isn't as obnoxious to me as she is to some, and Mark Sheppard (who's in Firefly, Supernatural, and pretty much everything else that's awesome...) is in the opening two-parter as somewhat of a... temporary companion.  It seems like a fun opening story with high stakes (it's the Doctor... he wouldn't be interested otherwise...) and a thorny twist on the "don't tell the Doctor about his own future" thing.  I'd say what, but as River Song says... "Spoilers..."

Fringe

Why have I not been watching this show forever?  It's got a lot of things that I love about the X-Files with tight, focused writing, an fascinating unfolding mythology, and great character relationships.  Peter and Walter's father-son dynamic, even in this first season, is one of the most unusual parent child dynamics I've ever seen. And Olivia is... so very awesome.  I want her to sit down and have a drink with Scully and talk about the kinds of crazy they have to deal with in their jobs.

Pirates

*flail* In less than a month, On Stranger Tides will be in theaters.   I can barely speak I'm so excited. I'm watching trailers, browsing through the sudden rush of PotC merchandise and Hot Topic and Disneyland, obsessing unduly over challenges on [profile] potc_land, and trying to make headway on my poor, neglected [profile] potc_bigbang fic, which I did, finally, last night.  Rough drafts are due tomorrow, and I don't think that I'm going to be able to get through everything I need, not by a long shot, but I'll be able to hand over a draft with outlined scenes in places where there's just empty space right now.  It should be enough.

Speaking of which, as of last night, here's my [profile] potc_bigbang progress:



How am I going to get to the end by tomorrow, you ask?  Well, first of all, it's just a draft, and I don't have to hit the word count in the draft, and second, I have access to a lot of caffeine and an deep and abiding love for the bits of the story I want to tell next.

corrielle: (Young James Honor)

Title: Unlikely Accord
Author: [info]corrielle
Characters: Jack, Norrintgon, mention of Gillette and Groves
Summary: During the London Blitz, James Norrington of the Royal Air Force and Jack Sparrow of no air force in particular need to reach an agreement in order to preserve James' sanity and Jack's freedom.
Notes: This was written for the "Alternate Universe" writing challenge at [profile] potc_land.  Many thanks to [profile] estelofimladris for help with ranks and planes.
Rating: G

On to the fic... )

corrielle: (Theo Royal Navy)
Title: A Knack for the Fallen
Characters: Groves, Scarlet
Summary: Scarlet knows a former navy man when she sees one. Set after At World's End.
Rating: PG -13
Author's Notes: I wrote this for the "Random Draw" challenge over at [profile] potc_land, which assigned us two characters at random and had us write an interaction between them. 
Disclaimer: Pirates? Not mine.

Scarlet was very proud of her knack for spotting fallen naval officers.  )
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The week is over, and I'm looking at a weekend spent cleaning house, commenting on rough drafts, and doing some fairly structured obsessing over PotC.

I joined [profile] potc_land last week, and I'm having a blast.  I've never been in a challenge community before, so everything is new a shiny and fun, and I've been reading fic, writing fic, voting for favorite icons like my opinions matter, and participating in challenges (like making princess versions of PotC characters at this website) and why did no one ever tell me how fun this is?  Ok... so [profile] lady_entropy17 might have mentioned something about it when she was in that SPN comm a while back...

Anyway, that is all.  The new On Stranger Tides trailer is made of win, I have my tickets to the El Cap midnight showing, and May 20th can't come soon enough.

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Title: Between Ship and Shore
Author: [personal profile] corrielle 
Character: Jack
Summary: At the end of Dead Man's Chest, Jack Sparrow almost abandoned the Pearl.  This is my explanation of why he came back.
Word Count: 359
Rating: PG

Behind him, the safety of land grew closer with each stroke of the oars. )

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