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Feb. 24th, 2009

Fic recs and friending

reel_merlin just started at LJ and the two entries there so far have been exceptional! One is Ras Elased's What You Carry With You: Truth and knowledge are just as heavy as any yoke around the neck. For all Arthur's posturing, he is not Atlas, and he can't shoulder the weight of the world. Based on the movie Superman II. I haven't seen the movie so I can't say how true it is. What I took from it was an incredibly layered and complex depiction of Arthur, and I'm truly in awe of how deeply rich she's made this character. It's funny to say, but reading it, I think I've fallen in love with Arthur all over again.

And if I didn't need to go to bed so I can get up at 6, this would seque into how I find Arthur incredibly hard to write but Bradley stunningly easy, while Colin often proves difficult and Merlin is much more manageable. But that's for another day.

Instead we'll go straight into the other rec, art this time: Beeej's interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, Merlin style. I am just agog over the first one. The colours and the composition are just perfect!!

Now, AN IMPORTANT QUESTION for the Merlin fans on my flist. I know that there was just a Merlin friending meme over at LJ. Although I've made a few new friends over there (*waves to you guys*) I didn't take part in the friending meme just because I don't post at LJ. But I was wondering, do you think that having one over here would be a good idea? I just wonder if there are folks floating out there who are isolated. I'm happy to host it in my journal, and could even probably pimp it at some of the IJ comms. Maybe do it this weekend when I get back from SC? What do you think? Y/N/M?

And that's it for me, kittens! I'm off to the land of FOX News and boiled peanuts help me but I'll try to get online when I can. While I'm gone be very bad and write lots of porn!

May. 5th, 2008

Go look at the pretty!

The other day I recommended Lamp in the Cooling Room, one of my favourite of the HD Worldcup fics. Raitala just painted it! It's gorgeous!

And my guess at who the anon author might be is apparently wrong. *g*

Mar. 28th, 2008

"Spring seeps north"

Today's one of those grey spring days, where the city's so wrapped in clouds and the sun is so pale that it feels like the world's largest fluorescent light. Sometimes I think I could write a book about the weather, but then I remember that Annie Dillon already did, and much better than I ever could:

So. I have been thinking about the change of seasons. I don't want to miss spring this year. I want to distinguish the last winter frost from the out-of-season one, the frost of spring. I want to be there on the spot the moment the grass turns green. I always miss this radical revolution; I see it the next day from a window, the yard so suddenly green and lush I could envy Nebuchadnezzar down on all fours eating grass. This year I want to stick a net into time and say "now," as men plant flags on the ice and snow and say "here."

And I want to notice this too, but I think I've already missed it. The air feels different; even if the thermometer still hovers around 0, it lacks that undercurrent of cold that it did a few weeks ago. Spring seeps north, like Annie promised.

And my plant—the one that had frozen in the window—is sprouting new leaves!

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[info]pushdragon just introduced me to a new (to me) artist at LJ, Raitala, and I'm absolutely floored by her Lucius and Draco. She perfectly captures Lucius' angry disappointment and that inscrutable mask that the Draco in my mind has always mastered. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!