hardparade: (georgie)
So I'm still having a lot of Narnia cast feelings. I'm not entirely sure where this came from. I have this theory that because there were about three years between each movie, it's a sort of biological clock thing? Like some part of me recognises that three years have passed and there has not been a Narnia fandom resurgence and so it's like. Psst. Hey. HEY. IT'S NARNIA FANDOM TIME.

Or something. Alternatively, as [livejournal.com profile] starsimpulse put it, "Narnia is like this old flame that you keep going back to for comfort and embarrassing sex."

Anyway I've been getting super nostalgic and missing the days of talking about the Narnia cast on LJ and then I kind of realised that I can still do that?? So this is going to be kind of an update post where I talk about what everybody is up to these days. Maybe? Let's see.

News about Anna, Georgie, Skandar, Will, Ben, and Will P. under the cut. Also pictures and screencaps and stuff. )

Okay I think that's everything? I mean it's probably not everything, but it seems like a reasonable summary.

Somehow I've ended up making gifs of the Prince Caspian DVD commentary on Tumblr, and in order to do that, I basically transcribed all the cute/funny/interesting parts of the commentary. I feel like since I went to the effort I should probably post all of that here, like I did for the LWW one a few years back! I always meant to do it because the only other post I'd made on the PC commentary was when I first listened to it and I don't think I went into much detail. And I'm really determined to try and drag as many people as I can back into this fandom with me.

Oh oh, also! The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] prunesquallormd finally finished his epic Lucy/Susan fic, With A Clouded View, and you should all go read it right away if you're interested in that kind of thing, because it's utterly lovely and he worked really hard on it for a really long time. ♥ Edit: I forgot to mention it's also on AO3, here!
hardparade: (narnia cast)
Okay seriously who can I drag back into Narnia fandom with me? Anyone??


Title: 'imagine your polyship' ficlets
Author: likecharity
Pairing: Various combinations of Ben/Will/Anna/Skandar/Will P./Georgie
Rating: PG
Warnings: Real person fiction.
A/N: I've just been trying to write Narnia RPF again and this seemed like a fun way to ease back into it. Inspired by the Tumblr imagineyourpolyship. I didn't realise 'til after I'd written these, but for the most part they could easily be seen as platonic!

Four silly little ficlets behind the cut. )
hardparade: (narnia; anna & georgie)
LAST NIGHT, THE NATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS HAPPENED. I was unaware of this until I got a text from [livejournal.com profile] moogle62 informing me that Georgie was there, so thanks for that Moog, and then I went to sit through the whole cringeworthy thing and it was pretty much worth it, because not only was Georgie there, but Anna and James were too. :D

It makes me sad that there are no pictures of them together, but maybe it'll be like the Empire Awards and one will show up later. Either way, they were at the same event so I'm sure they got a chance to catch up. And Georgie brought her sister Rachael again—I like that she's been doing that lately, it's sweet. I'm clearly getting kind of lazy with my pairings though because when I consider like, fic based around this event I'm just like "...eh, foursome?" *hangs head*



More. )

Also, some other random stuff. )
hardparade: (narnia; group (new foursome))
So. I bought the Dawn Treader DVD and I probably should have waited for a two-disc special edition of some sort because IT KIND OF REALLY SUCKS. The special features are basically just deleted scenes and commentary with Michael and Mark, plus music videos that I don't care about. FAIL. >:(

I'll probably end up listening to the commentary anyway because I suppose they might tell some cute stories about the cast but it's nowhere near as good as actually hearing the cast interact themselves and I'M STILL REALLY CROSS/SAD ABOUT THIS OKAY, THE COMMENTARY IS MY FAVOURITE PART. There aren't even any behind the scenes things. Apparently there's more on the Blu-Ray or something? And from what I can tell there's going to be a special edition version at some point in the future, but. Sigh.

Well, I watched the deleted scenes tonight and took a few caps and thought I'd talk about them anyway.

Under the cut. )

In case you don't have the DVD yet and are avoiding spoiling it for yourself,

other things. )
hardparade: (narnia; anna (as susan))
This is like, a Narnia updates megapost type thing. Only not particularly mega. It's just a few bits of news that I've been meaning to post.

Although before I get to that, I want to let you guys know that I'm having some laptop issues and am basically getting the blue screen of death at completely random moments. D: I've already had to do a full reinstall of Windows, and it's been like four days of computer stress so far. So if it's taking me a while to reply to comments/emails or read your fic or something, I'm not ignoring you, just having difficulties. ♥

Right, so Ben and Will P. did a little bit of promotion for the DVD release.



More, plus news of Will and Anna. )

I feel like I've forgotten something, but I'd better just hurry up and post this before my laptop blue screens again. :(
hardparade: (celeb; james & keira)
First of all, if you haven't seen this yet, you need to. Look at James getting a little bit flustered and forgetting his notes, and saying ALL THE NICE THINGS, and Keira immediately hugging him when she comes onstage and then looking back for him after she does her speech, and the way they sort of scurry off together with their arms around each other. CUTEST, CUTEST. ♥_♥

And, secondly, what is this? Where did this come from? I wrote it in an embarrassingly short period of time and really have very little explanation for it. I just like writing about Ben Barnes becoming entangled in unexpected sexual situations, plus I think deep down I have always wanted to write Keira Knightley. I have adored her since I was about twelve. It was a lot of fun writing James, too - I have come to the conclusion that there needs to be more fic about him having sex.

ANYWAY, THIS MADE ME HAPPY, AND I'M GOING TO POST IT BEFORE I CHICKEN OUT.


Title: five rules for impromptu threesomes
Author: likecharity
Pairing: Ben Barnes/James McAvoy/Keira Knightley
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Real person het and slash, adultery
Summary: Entirely grey décor! Evil heron statues! Apricot beard shampoo! Conversational mazes! This is how Ben ends up taking James McAvoy and Keira Knightley back to his hotel room at nearly 2am on a Sunday. Well, a Monday, technically, which he's pretty sure makes it even weirder.
A/N: I keep thinking this is completely ridiculous, but then, James is friends with Keira and he is also friends with Ben and also I love them all, SHUT UP IT'S NOT THAT FAR-FETCHED. *looks again at summary* Okay...no, this is completely ridiculous.

Keira cocks her head. 'You know, you're really quite lovely,' she says, in something like bemusement. )
hardparade: (narnia; ben (laugh))


♥_♥ WHY. WHY ARE THEY SO ADORABLE? WHY DO THEY LOOK SO IN LOVE? WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE BEN IS PROPOSING IN THAT SECOND ONE? WHYYYYY ARE THESE SO SMALL? Srsly though, you guys, their FACES. Their HANDS. I can't even, with these two.

A few more stray pictures from Tokyo. )

Speaking of Ben/Georgie, I still have this really strong desire for a fic in which Ben is head-over-heels like RIDICULOUSLY in love with Georgie but entirely oblivious to his own feelings (in denial, essentially), and wanting to see her all the time and spend time with her and buy her things and Georgie is sort of like "huh, okay, well this is nice", and everyone else is like "uh, Ben..." and he's just like "ISN'T GEORGIE THE BEST? :D" and eventually someone sits him down and is like "this is a little bit inappropriate, you seem to be crushing on a fifteen year old" and he's like "what an absurd idea--OH GOD."

Anyway, I guess I might update this if higher quality ones turn up? I HOPE THEY DO, I NEED TO SEE THE HAND-CLASPING/LOVING GAZES IN HQ.

Also, Georgie did these audition videos for a movie called The Expatriate, here and here, and the emotional bits are really impressive. This inspired [livejournal.com profile] merae to write a really devastating but amazing fic called Small Bird of a Hand, which I recommend.

I feel like I must have other things to update about. Um. Did I mention I finally watched Inception? I KNOW IT TOOK ME LIKE FOREVER, OKAY, BUT I'VE SEEN IT TWICE NOW AND I REALLY LOVE IT. I'm kind of open to any ships (especially involving Arthur ♥, but excluding Ariadne/male, simply because I have a mental block there in that ELLEN PAGE IS A LESBIAN) and would like some recs if you have any? Have any of you guys written for the fandom? I basically ignored everything about it before because I hadn't seen the movie, but now I obviously want to explore. Ridiculously late to the party I knooooow.

I also watched The Social Network...which I really did not enjoy. I'M SO SORRY, FLIST, I TRIED. BUT NO. I was worried I might just watch it and be indifferent and not really get the hype, but I actively disliked it, and I'm so disappointed by that. Let's just not talk about it. (I still think Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield are really sweet and in love, though? So there's that?)

I've also somehow managed to watch two seasons of Criminal Minds in like, a stupidly short amount of time, and I'm really enjoying it, mostly because I've fallen madly in love with Reid. Which was predictable. Seriously, though, it's like they created a character based purely on 'things Jenny finds attractive in men'. WOULD WELCOME RECS FOR THAT TOO. Basically shipping Reid/everyone so far, but mostly Reid/Hotch and Reid/Morgan. OBVIOUSLY.

Right, I think this post has been sufficently all over the place, I'll go now.
hardparade: (narnia; georgie (green))
Apparently, the best way for me to write Ben/Georgie smut is to try really hard to concentrate on that Skandar/Georgie/Will P fic. That's what I was doing when I ended up writing gleaming like mother of pearl, too. *sigh*

Also this is apparently what happens when I start out trying to write a quick bit of porn for a kink meme. IT TURNS INTO LIKE 7000 WORDS. What evennn.


Title: pull it tight, see the light
Author: likecharity
Pairing: Ben/Georgie
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Real person het, rope bondage
Summary: He thought if Georgie were completely in control, he wouldn't feel guilty about being with her. Some twisted logic along the lines that if it all comes from Georgie, he's not to blame. But lying here, tied to her bed with a stuffed panda looking at him reproachfully, he still feels pretty guilty.
A/N: Inspired by this prompt over at the kink meme. Low on plot. Title from 'Everybody Knows' by Kids of 88. Oh, and Georgie is seventeen in this, btw!

'Okay, you? Need to relax,' says Georgie. Her voice is stern but she's still smiling, lips turning up at the corners just a little like she can't quite help herself. )
hardparade: (narnia; ben & georgie (london premiere))
JAPAN PREMIERE, JAPAN PREMIERE.



Pictures of them arriving at the airport from yesterday, and some of the actual premiere—updating as they show up. )

Also, it may interest some of you to know that I am almost finished with a fic in which Georgie ties Ben to her bed and has her way with him. WHAT IS MY LIFE.

Edited for VIDEO. )
hardparade: (narnia; skandar (pc))
I feel like it's a good time for me to do that meme where you post snippets from unfinished fic that you have lying around. I have eleven, some are ones I'm currently working on, and some are completely stalled and/or ancient and I feel like they may as well be shared.

All Narnia RPF, not surprisingly! There's a whole bunch of pairings, and ratings vary but go up to NC-17. Anything else worth warning for is specified in the heading above the extract.


1. Skandar/Ben/Georgie – ha, this is literally all I have for this. There was a prompt on the kink meme about Skandar and Georgie teaming up together to seduce Ben, and…that was relevant to my interests.
"He's bisexual," Skandar snaps, "we both have a chance."

"He likes girls better," Georgie fires back.

"Legal girls, maybe," Skandar retorts, and Georgie pouts at him.

+10 under the cut! )
hardparade: (narnia; group)
So this is a thing that Ben said:
Will things change between the Pevensie children and Caspian?
Ben: The Pevensies are a very tight group and that doesn't change. But now I play the role of big brother/uncle. In fact, in real life their Mums (Georgie's, Skandar's and Will P.'s) call me "Uncle Ben" because if someone wants to go to a water park or the like, it's me who has to take them. It's a good work atmosphere.
That's one of those things that SHOULD make all the Ben shipping feel incredibly creepy, but somehow it doesn't. For me, anyway. How is it that I can like his uncle role and still want to write about him having sex with them all? NARNIA CAST, YOUR INCESTUOUS FAMILY DYNAMIC IS SO CONFUSING SOMETIMES. I feel like I need a 'ben/everyone' tag, what even, how did this happen?

There isn't much new stuff around at the moment, so I think we should take a look at some old quotes from LWW and Prince Caspian times instead. Just because I found them and hadn't read some of them before, and wanted to share.

Under the cut. )

OKAY ANYWAY BACK TO WRITING FIC. Not entirely sure what the point of this post was. I leave you with a gif of Ben and Will failing at subtlety:

hardparade: (georgie)
It seems like lately, if I get stuck on whatever I'm writing, my brain just goes "QUICK, WORK ON SOMETHING ELSE. A FANMIX. ANY FANMIX." Which is pretty much how this happened. Don't ask me how it ended up including twenty songs. Or why there's a song by Anna Popplewell's sister in there. (It seems so wrong! BUT THE LYRICS ARE KIND OF ADORBS AND THEY SEEMED TO FIT.)

Title: everything you want is wrong
Maker: likecharity
Pairing: Ben Barnes/Georgie Henley
Sounds like: Forbidden love. Resisting temptation. Naïve head-over-heels love, contrasted with shame, regret, and frustration. A mish-mash of various genres.
Includes: Individual .mp3s, .rar and .zip all on Mediafire.



you'd probably call me a fool, and say i'm doing exactly what a coward would do... )
hardparade: (narnia; georgie & will p.)
Look at me, updating about the Narnia cast on New Year's Eve. TYPICAL.

Half an hour before midnight, even. I should probably get a life sometime in 2011.

But for now, look! There's new stuff.


Can we talk about how hard I'm shipping Ben/Will P. now? I DIDN'T MEAN FOR THIS TO HAPPEN but Ben is so adorable whenever he talks about him, he just GUSHES. He saw School of Comedy before it was even commissioned for a series—"I always knew he was brilliant." And lmao the voice he puts on imitating him. And also "he just deserves it, because he's such a lovely boy." HE'S SUCH A LOVELY BOY. Bennn.

Another Ben interview clip, a DAWN TREADER QUIZ with Skandar and Georgie, and some stuff about Georgie and Will P. on Blue Peter. )
hardparade: (narnia; georgie (green))
Some interview quotes from here and some photos from the press junket. I wish Will P. had been there!



More. )

In other news, I'm thinking of putting another kink meme up after Christmas, and I have a new layout! :) (I'm not totally happy with it, but I don't think I ever am. I'm so picky.)
hardparade: (narnia; skandar (zoo))
Howww is this the first time I've written Ben/Skandar without a third (or fourth or fifth...) party?

Title: permanently black & blue (for you)
Author: likecharity
Pairing: Ben/Skandar
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Real person slash, accidental (and a little bit of purposeful) violence.
Summary: Skandar looks a little wide-eyed. "God," he says, "this is stupid. We don't seem to be able to come into physical contact anymore without causing each other serious damage."
A/N: Hurt/comfort(ish) with a tiny bit of pain!kink, based on the injuries Ben and Skandar gave each other during the filming of Dawn Treader. For [livejournal.com profile] moogle62 (without her rampant encouragement I might not have ended up finishing this). Title from 'Bruises' by Chairlift. Also, while I was writing this, the skin on the tip of my index finger cracked and it made it so painful to type. Which seemed sort of fitting.

'I'm sorry, I'm sorry,' Skandar groans, sword clattering down onto the floor by his side and alarming some of the props people. 'Are you okay?' )
hardparade: (narnia; ben (dorian gray))
I come bearing more Narnia randomness.

First of all, The Family Show Narnia Special, Part #2. (Part #1 is here but less interesting.) This is again mostly more of the same. Why is it that they decided to interview Skandar, Georgie, and Will P. as a group and Ben by himself most of the time? I remember with Prince Caspian, they split the Pevensies into pairs, and interviewed Ben by himself too. Poor Ben. It's such a shame too because I wanna see him interacting with them more. But maybe he had to do different times 'cause of the play, idk.

Anyway, the interviewer attempts to flirt with Skandar and Skandar is having none of it. HE'S FULFILLED HIS FLIRTING-WITH-MALE-INTERVIEWERS QUOTA ALREADY, CLEARLY. He is sliiightly less miserable-seeming in this interview than some of the others, though.

Under the cut: gifs, quote, picspam. )
hardparade: (narnia; ben (being weird))


CLICK FOR MY USUAL COMMENTARY AND OBSESSIVE QUOTAGE. )

Also I was looking through my past Narnia posts because I have no life, and stumbled across this conversation and promptly cracked up:

5th September 2008
[livejournal.com profile] likecharity: The Ben/Georgie thing squicks me out because the age gap is so giant and she's so young, but I think I could come around to it, idk. There really ARE no taboos in the Narnia fandom, it's fantastic. XD
[livejournal.com profile] starsimpulse: By the time Voyage stuff starts turning up, with all the caspain/lucy that I'm sure will be floating around, I'm sure ben/georgie will seem totally normal. I'm scared when that day comes but (creepily) excited, too.

AHAHAHA. Oh, that day has come. That day has definitely come. (Although—does it seem totally normal yet? I'm not sure. I've definitely come around to it, though...)
hardparade: (narnia; ben & georgie (london premiere))
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. A VIDEO OF BEN TALKING ABOUT GEORGIE GROWING UP. THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS.


"Yeah, it's amazing, she was a little—I mean, I didn't see her when she was a little, little girl doing LWW, but she was still just a little girl, and now she's, like, (SIGNIFICANT LOOK) really sort of growing into a woman. She came to see my play, actually, in the West End (stammers) last night, and then she was there sort of clapping at the end all proud, and it was...it was really sweet." HE ALMOST LOOKS SORT OF TEARY-EYED FOR A SECOND THERE. OMG. AND SHE SAW THE PLAYYY. I just. Shipshipship. ANALYSE THIS WITH ME, PLEASE.

Ben talking about Georgie's various on set injuries, Ben and Will (M) talking about who they want to kiss under the mistletoe, the cast talking about their very first roles, Ben and Liam talking to each other, and Skandar and Georgie talking about various things including whether or not they see each other as siblings. )
hardparade: (narnia; skandar & georgie)
So can we talk about this picture and how it is my new favourite picture of all pictures?

That might be a slight exaggeration but LOOK:



♥_♥ Look at Ben being all big-brotherly with his standing up and putting his hands on Skandar and Will's backs! And Skandar and Will's sort of awkward smiles! And Georgie just chillin' at the front looking all pretty. I think this is from the same photoshoot as a couple of others from before, and oh my god I want to see all of them and in high quality RIGHT NOW PLEASE.

More, random. )

PLUS I also have a whole bunch of random quotes I've taken from interviews because they were cute/amusing. And in the process of doing this I have totally lost track of sources, so it's a bit all-over-the-place, but...

...here you go, anyway. )

I have a bunch of videos to post too but THIS IS TOO LONG NOW and the videos deserve lots of attention, so they will come in separate post in a moment.
hardparade: (narnia; georgie (bow & arrow))
I SAW DAWN TREADER TONIGHT.

HEARTS. HEARTS IN MY EYES, YOU GUYS.

I am sitting here now with a mug of cocoa all teary-eyed and smiling to myself. I don't know why these movies have such an effect on me, they just do. Something to do with how much the fandom means to me, combined with the fact that I've basically grown up with the movies (moreso than the books even, through my teenage years at least). Idk. They just make me so happy.

When we came out of the cinema, though, my Mum did say "Did it live up to your expectations?" and I realised that it would have been pretty difficult for it not to. Not because my expectations were low, obvs, but because it would have been impressive if they'd managed to disappoint me. I kiiind of love everything they do, so. I'm not the best impartial judge.

I also spent at least half of the movie just mentally drawing hearts around everybody and gazing in wonder at how pretty (and in love) they all are. SO PRETTY. (AND IN LOVE.)

I think with Prince Caspian, I waited til I'd seen it twice before attempting to make a coherent post about it, but...I don't know when I'm going to get to see it again and I'm still on a high.

So here is my attempt at a review-type thing. And it has spoilers. And is kinda longer than I meant for it to be. )

Okay...I'm sure I've forgotten like thirty more things. BUT THIS IS A REALLY LONG POST ALREADY, SO. IDK. IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE, PLEASE SQUEE WITH ME. THERE IS MUCH SQUEEING TO BE DONE.

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