THIS IS AN ANNA POPPLEWELL APPRECIATION POST. (Mostly.)
She did a photoshoot for THAT magazine, which isn't actually out yet, but there are behind-the-scenes pictures from it which are gorgeous.( Original + more. )
In other news, I've been watching a ridiculous amount of TV. I'm watching Game of Thrones
and The Borgias
, and generally enjoying both. Game Of Thrones, I'm less sure about—some of it really
disturbs me, and I know that's kind of the point, but I just feel kind of nervous and uncertain about it. But I do like it! It gets like +1000 points for the incest and the slash. I really like The Borgias a lot—shipping Cesare/Lucrezia, obviously, and generally enjoying François Arnaud's face, and also there was consensual whipping which I approve of. I find the Cesare/Michelotto relationship really interesting. And now I want to read A Song of Ice and Fire and lots of books about the Borgia family, but I still suck at reading lately.
I'm also watching Camelot
which, um, is not so good. I don't know, maybe Arthurian legend shows just don't do it for me, but it's just kind of boring
, and really at this point I'm only watching for Eva Green and her OVERALL AWESOMENESS, being all crazy and powerful. (Also maybe a little bit for Jamie Campbell Bower.) What else? Baffled by the Fringe
season finale, and growing increasingly concerned about the state of House
(and also suddenly shipping Chase/Thirteen, where did that come from??). Rewatching the first season of The O.C.
, because I kept seeing stuff on Tumblr and getting nostalgic. I got so much of my music taste from that show back in the day, it's amazing—at least twice an episode, I'll be like "hey, I like this song!...oh, this is where I first heard this song."
In the past week or so I've also been marathoning Community
and Parks & Recreation
and wondering why I didn't do that sooner. SO GOOD, YOU GUYS. I don't actually laugh out loud that often at TV shows, and it's not like I don't find them funny, but it's more like...I appreciate the clever writing and I'm amused, but I'm not actually cracking up, you know? But both of these shows have been making me laugh regularly. Especially the flu episode of Parks & Rec. My Dad actually came in and asked me what was wrong because I was laughing so hard. "I can't go home! I have to get ready for the Chamber of Secrets!" "...Commerce."
SPEAKING OF WHICH: I love Ben Wyatt. Can we talk about Adam Scott and his delightful face?
Can we talk about any of this, actually? I've basically just been sitting here watching all this TV and not really talking about it.
AND FINALLY, a meme which could be fun maybe if anyone is interested:
Mini-DVD Meme: Pick any paragraph or any passage of between 500-600 words from any fanfic I've written and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet of what I was thinking when I made or wrote it, why I wrote it, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the fic, and anything else you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
My masterlist is here
but I guess if you pick something I wrote ages ago I might not remember what I was thinking at the time. :/