chamekke: (cha_hazels_rose)
The 2-hour premiere of Agent Carter aired tonight (2 episodes shown back-to-back), and I gotta say, it was pretty damn wonderful.



I'm sure most reviewers enjoyed it. The creators had diligently studded the eps with period references: you get the radio serials, the Horn & Hardart-style automat, the fast talking high trousers male agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), and of course a busy office switchboard (and how much fun was it to see Agent Peggy Carter march smartly through a secret doorway, Get Smart-style, which magically appeared thanks to the deft movements of a switchboard operator?).

But I'm going to talk about the parts I loved.

Starting with friendships between women! )
 
chamekke: (cha_hazels_yellow_teacup)
...that the moment I squeed the loudest in The Hobbit was when Martin Freeman not only got into a flap about his doilies, but also snatched a certain macramé plant hanger from the hands of an impertinent dwarf.

Because I felt that it obscurely vindicated this. *cough* Slashy manly fibre arts FTW!

Which is my subtle way of saying, it would oil my antimacassar something wonderful if a certain prompt over at comment_fic were to get filled.

Just sayin'.

P.S. Doily doily doily.
P.P.S. As it happens that is one of my mother's doilies under the teacup in my usericon. Doilyverse love!


Crochety young hobbit is canon ♥
 
chamekke: (cha_rainforest)
...After watching it being put off for 4 months here, 3 months there...?

It's actually HERE. Hallelujah!



I'll be in my bunk... reading :-)
 
chamekke: (FT_mrs_doyle_misery)
Something WONDERFUL has happened <333

Recently, and entirely out of the blue, @Glinner (Graham Linehan) tweeted:

No-one is paying me for this tweet! Buy official Ted T-shirts (some of them designed by ME!) here! tedstees.com

And OK, sucker for T-shirts here, so I looked *cough* ... and if I may say so, these are feckin' gorgeous. I may have to plunder my bank account for these three shirts at least:

Warning, these may make no sense unless you've seen the episodes



Pity they're so pricey, on second thought it's the 'cocaine' one for now, I'll just save up for the next 10 ;-)
 
chamekke: (mcu_agent_carter_pensive_by_attice)
For Loz, who wanted this :-)


Banner: Full of Women - an analysis of episode 2x04

Warning: This is long. Seriously long. With lots of thinky thoughts. And picspam! But still: long. Couldn't hurt to make some tea first.

Ready, then?


Part 1 of 2 )



chamekke: (Default)
Sporfle-worthy feminist wisdom here. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jimhines at Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)

A while back, we had a discussion on the blog about the cover art for my princess novels. For the most part, I really like these covers, but they’re not perfect.

Now I could talk about the way women are posed in cover art … or I could show you. I opted for the latter, in part because it helped me to understand it better. I expected posing like Danielle to feel a little weird and unnatural. I did not expect immediate, physical pain from trying (rather unsuccessfully) to do the hip thing she’s got going on.

I recruited my wife to take the pictures, which she kindly did with a minimum of laughter.

Being me, I naturally couldn’t stop there. I headed over to Amazon and grabbed a sampling of book covers, primarily urban fantasy, and spent the evening doing a photoshoot. Click on if you want to see the results (or if you just really want to see a shot of topless Jim).

Read the rest of this entry » )

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

chamekke: (MP_holy_grail_come_patsy_byiconseeyou)
...or maybe just a rabbit wearing a Trojan.

Our local movie theatre is kicking off a participatory-cinema series with Quote-Along Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I can hardly wait. And OK, I'm not so hard-core that I know all the lyrics to "Brave Sir Robin", but I do sort of adore this film. Plus the spouse is seriously gung ho! So, sounds like a date.

Here's the write-up:

Grab your coconuts and travel along with King Arthur's fearless Knights of the Round Table on their silly adventure. Prizes for costumes, and bevvies served at the concession stand. Answer our questions three on Saturday, December 10th.

So. Any ideas what I (we) should wear? Seriously I'm kind of leaning towards a minimalist witch hat and a small paper cone over the nose ... but I'm up for other suggestions.

Hit me!

ETA: If I had a cat, and the cat liked Monty Python too, it could wear this.
 
chamekke: (mcu_agent_carter_pensive_by_attice)
Moustaches: the very hair of manliness. Where would Life on Mars be without them? Nowhere, that's where. Can you imagine Ray without his moustache, or Litton? I can't.

So when I read that Dean Andrews is regrowing his Ray moustache to raise money for prostate cancer, I realised that Movember is indeed the perfect month for a picspammy profile of...

The Moustachio'ed Men of Mars!!! )
 
chamekke: (mcu_agent_carter_pensive_by_attice)
Weather report for Emo* says that Sam's in for a bit of rain! Click the pic to see the full five-day forecast in all its glory :-)



The Sam images are from [livejournal.com profile] fern_tree's brilliant Sam Tyler shimeji, and are used with her kind permission. Emo weather page courtesy of Canada's Weather Network.

*Yes, there really is a town in Canada called Emo. (It's named after the one in Ireland.)
 
chamekke: (mcu_agent_carter_pensive_by_attice)
My husband and I enjoy a mixed marriage. He grew up thinking that the Daleks were terrifying. I, on the other hand, had virtually no exposure to Doctor Who, and do not even remember seeing a Dalek until five years ago.

As a result, when we watch New Who, hubs still has a strongly unpleasant visceral reaction to seeing a Dalek rear up on the screen. Whereas I... tend to coo.

*hangs head* Yes, it's true. I think the Daleks are cute as a button.

And, all right, scary metallic voice, but still. Look at them! )
 

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