hjea: (robin hood-robin/marian forest!otp)

So not having watched Robin Hood at all this season, I really wasn't up to date on any of the news, and not really looking to BE up to date on the news anyway, but [livejournal.com profile] vhari was just kind enough to point out that someone has uploaded the series finale to Youtube, and wouldn't you know it, BUT MARIAN MAKES AN APPEARANCE.


In non-spoilery palette-wetting: Lucy Griffiths looks good. Really good. Especially her hair. It is fabulous. I bet Marian and Kahlan sit around fandom!space talking about how awesome their hair is ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME.

I have my own fun. ;DDD
hjea: (misc-beatrice: taming my wild heart)
I missed the library! The public library. The school library I see enough of.

But taking reading week at it's name, I made my resolution to get as much reading-for-fun done as I can this week. So I spent a couple hours at the library this morning, came away with a good stack of books, and then had another couple hours at Second Cup, sipping lattes and reading Ursula Le Guin short stories and having a damn good time! And I just ate pancakes for dinner and am now thinking happy thoughts about pajamas and maple syrup comas. :D

The only (minor) damper on my very fine day is, that while I was scrolling Youtube for Oscar highlights, I found a Robin Hood video (you know how Youtube searches can get... tangential) entitled "Marian breaks Guy's Heart" which was, you guessed it, the scene where he kills her. ARG! This really shouldn't bother me, but it still does. BECAUSE THE LOGIC IS THAT MARIAN BREAKS GUY'S HEART, SO REALLY HE'S WELL WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO KILL HER?! GAWD.

Thank goodness I have an LJ to rant about these kind of things. ;) *head!desks fandom*

But I shall move on to happier things now, and read more books. I got Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures out which I started reading a couple years ago but never finished but now I shall and HA HA! (Yes, it's weird how reading novels without any expectation of analysis feels kinda devious. Gotta love university. *G*)
hjea: (robin hood-robin/marian forest!otp)
Toronto is rainy and vaguely warmish, so pretty much like Halifax. I'm driving to Ottawa tomorrow with my cousin (we'll be there for about an hour, see my friend, pick up my other cousin and the baby, and then drive back, oy gevalt) so I hope that I'll at least get to glimpse snow there! But there's still 10 days until Christmas, so I'm optimistic that some fluffy white stuff will show up before then. This is the only time of year I'm partial towards snow, winter! Don't disappoint me now.

You remember how nearly a year ago now, the Robin Hood writers decided to be "shocking" and kill off Marian? Yeah. Well, every time I feel I've pretty much come to terms with it, I let myself go and watch old episodes, and read fic, and then get really irrationally upset again. IT WAS SO GOOD (especially all the fic). AND IT WAS FUN. AND REALLY, REALLY ROMANTIC AND HOT AND LOVELY (cuz have you seen Jonas and Lucy?) AND THEN THEY RUINED IT. AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHYYYYYYYYYYYY.

And now it's got me wondering if it's why I'm so reluctant to watch Merlin. Because I've been burned by cheesy, horribly anachronistic, retellings of British legends before, and oh yes, they start all sweet and innocent and we-would-never-do-anything-see-how-fun-and-non-serious-we-are-here-have-a-unicorn AND THEN THEY BREAK YOUR HEART. (Not to scare off any Merlin fans, I really hope you keep enjoying it. And I'm sure the BBC would never take another something silly and fun and effervescent and then... You know this totally doesn't work 'cause y'all are Who fans too. YOU KNOW HOW IT IS. BE PREPARED.)

So Robin Hood heartbreak still in place? Check. Tried to turn to Life on Mars for a balm, but then of course you have the Ashes to Ashes Spoilers ).

So I could turn to American television, except The Office has been kind of disappointing of late, and Chuck is sweet and fun but nothing too substantial and Pushing Daisies is WONDERFUL and is better and better with each episode but I can't watch it now without constantly reminding myself that its expiry date is completely un-cheeto like and is instead fast-approaching.

SO... Robin Hood breaks my heart, Life on Mars just makes me wibbly, American tv is a wash, Slings and Arrows is over and done so let's not get into the Canadian options, and REALLY IS IT ANY WONDER I CONSTANTLY CYCLE BACK TO MINISERIES AND YES THAT MEANS OH, MR. CLENHAM, I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU! Yeah that whole "I'm not going to talk about Little Dorrit anymore after it finishes" was a total lie.

The obvious solution would be to give up on tv all together but... pfft. Like that's going to happen. ;) No, I'll just read more fic, and watch Robin/Marian scenes of awesome super-spyness, and remember that when it was good, it was good.

(And fervently hope that Jonas and Lucy have future projects together, with 100% more hot make-outs and 100% less stupid death. *G*)
hjea: (office-jim loves you)
It's been AWHILE since I cleared out and posted some icons. Of course... there may be a very good reason for that.

[1-3] Ashes to Ashes
[4,5] Bones
[6,7] Chuck
[8-10] Doctor Who
[11,12] How I Met Your Mother
[13] Pushing Daisies cast
[14] Robin Hood
[15-17] Supernatural
[18-21] The Office
[22,23] Our Mutual Friend
[24, 25] Crossover

100x100 sized fun )

hjea: (firefly-simon blush)
I know I'm made of utter fail for taking so long with these. But er... better late than never is always applicable, right?

General Disclaimer: It all belongs to someone else.

For [livejournal.com profile] agent_rouka Firefly meets Jeeves and Wooster )

For [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate Dean/Number Six; Power Struggle )

For [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing Robin/Marian; Raspberries )

For [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar Ten II/Rose; Heights )

I hope you enjoy them!
hjea: (robin hood-whee hug time!)
This is why I love comment spam. In a fit of genius-level creativity (okay, with equal parts temporary insanity and a disturbing lack of inhibition), [livejournal.com profile] hyacinthian and I wrote out Robin Hood's DENIAL!SEASON THREE in my last entry -->RIGHT HERE<--.

Things to look out for:
- Robin and Marian sexing it up in the forest! A lot!
- The sudden appearance of their precocious (and hell-raising) progeny!
- Ninja Nuns!
- Many a practical joke played on the now hapless Gisbourne!
- Much becoming quite the ladies man over at the Playboy Mansion Bonchurch Lodge!
- Little John hiding (in a manly way) from the wrath of Marian!
- Trebuchets!
- Marian's interior decorating skills!
- Djaq and Will lamenting the utter lack of common sense (or any sense) in their friends!
- Allan! (C'mon, that's enough for like, half, the fanbase.)
- And a finale where Marian takes it into her hands NOT to be stabbed by Guy of Gisbourne!!!


(Also featured: kidnappings, daring rescues, hostage situations, hernias, holistic healing centres, ceramics, blowing shit up, mead, pigeons, turnips, Medieval Craigslist, hair dye, somersaults, Wales, moral degradation, and the word "whilst".)

So, absolutely, this is utter crack. But it was SO much fun to tag-team on. Also, I can guarantee that in our season, the characters are having a lot more fun than they would in what I predict will be a long drawnout slog through angst, heartbreak, misery and revenge... otherwise known as the BBC's version.

So please come and check it out! And even if you don't, I'll at least have something to look back on and be proud of when the Beeb gets around to airing their season three.

And grouped together for your viewing ease and edification, once more, DENIAL!SEASON THREE FOR THE WIN! )
hjea: (robin hood-whee hug time!)
Been a couple days - unusual for my August posting frenzy this year. Still, I'm back in Toronto, lounging, reading Calvin and Hobbes books and generally basking in my family's attentions. When they're, you know, here. They all seem to be out right now. Oh well!

Later this afternoon, the sister and I are going to the ROM (free students day, FTW!) which should be fun, huge museum geek that I am. If anyone's interested, there was a really good article in the magazine Toronto Life (which, sorry I can't find a link for), talking about what's gone wrong with the ROM's new reno (aka the huge crystal monstrosity that sticks up awkwardly out a beautiful turn-of-the-century stone building and that makes up for it with poor layout, crappy workmanship and a really horrible use of space for the exhibits.) Er... I have many Opinions about the ROM these days. ;)

I'm still deep into my Robin Hood renaissance, which is, despite my reassurances (mostly to myself) that I'm not bitter anymore, I think more like a strange version of masochism than anything else. I'll be sitting there, really enjoying an episode for its cheesy goodness, when suddenly I remember: "Oh, except it's all for nothing because then they kill Marian." (I never think of Guy as killing her. It's always "they" - writers, producers, showrunners, etc. Strange that.) And then I watch another episode. The ending of "Who Shot the Sheriff" gave me a big lump in my throat. (Watch the end.)

Marian, watching the villagers crowd around Robin in gratitude.
MARIAN: He has to have the glory, doesn't he?
MUCH: Glory? Nah. I think he just wants to be loved.
And then Robin catches Marian's eyes and they smile at each other. AND THE MUSIC SWELLS AND THE PICTURE GOES BLACK AND WHITE AND SEE? IT KILLS ME.

Robin Hood was so lovely. Okay, and uber cheesy and silly, but it was all part of its charm. I don't know why they'd give all that up just to be "shocking".

Anyway, the sun is out, and I should probably go enjoy the outside space while I have it. Toronto is unbelievably green and pretty right now, but I feel a little bad for all the rain they've had to endure to get it that way. But it is also kinda exciting! All the thunderstorms - we don't really get them in Halifax. And I get dirty looks for saying that around my family.

But one more thing: [livejournal.com profile] otahyoni linked to this first, and I just... er... wanted to too. ;) New Office Commercial: Dwight's Olympic Centathlon!. Epicly good. *G*
hjea: (robin hood-idly amused marian)

I love so many things about this scene:
1) Much. Much is awesome. Let's all love Much.
2) English lessons! In 1193. When they were probably all really speaking Norman French. Good times!
3) All the implications flying around here. "Long walks in the forest." "I know what you've been up to!" Robin and Marian grinning at each other. :DDD I get the feeling that a couple weeks have passed since the episode "Get Carter". Marian obviously isn't feeling the death of her father as sharply as she was before. She's fitting into the gang. And Much has clearly been around them enough to go: "Please. All you two do is giggle at each other and sneak off to go make out." So yeah. This is why forest!porn is the Best Thing Ever.
4) "I don't fancy mine much!" OH, MUCH! &hearts

Yes indeed, I've been rewatching most of season two. Again. And by rewatching I mean skipping through each episode to the Robin/Marian scenes. Again. It's definitely the OTP that BROKE ME and yet that I still can't quit. Damn them. And by "them", I obviously mean the BBC.

Funny thing though, I found I only have episodes 1 to 11. Apparently I deleted the finale in a fit of rage. OH WELL! *G*
hjea: (robin hood-robin/marian forest!otp)
Here's the drabble requests I wrote yesterday. Reposting here for my ever important posterity. ;)

For [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate Pushing Daisies; Ned/Chuck; So near, so far )

For [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar Doctor Who; Doctor & Donna; post-Turn Left )

& For [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing Robin Hood; Robin/Marian; oranges )

Other things:
-I started reading a book on Elizabeth Bathory, which is dark and gruesome and really, really interesting. Makes me really want to see Anna Friel in the film Bathory now.
-[livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar wrote Doctor/Rose reunion fic! Soon to be Jossed, but very much enjoyed by me. I really don't think it's fair of Saturday to take so long getting here.
-I have an interview tomorrow! For a volunteer position. So, er, the kind that doesn't pay you. But hey, it's something, right?
-I may be late to the party on this, but how awesome and self-indulgent is Wordle? You make pretty graphics out of your writing! Lookee, I made one for the drabbles. Such fun. ;)
hjea: (the office-parking lot)
Oy gevalt. The first week back at classes should not be so stressful. I'm sure there's a rule somewhere. BUT, essay numero uno is now finito'd (pending me going for an edit at the Writing Centre, which is really a super sekrit excuse for [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate and me to hang out - because CLEARLY we don't see each other enough) and now I feel free to geek my little geeky heart out.

First things first, I FINALLY saw Juno this saturday, after being pestered by family and friends alike, and indeed, as everyone says, it REALLY WAS THAT GOOD. Besides which, I wanted to see it ever since I saw the trailer in November, but could never quite sort out the time (nor funds) but now I have seen it and anyway, WIN WIN WIN. WIN. Cheese to my macaroni indeed )

It's amazing the kind of things I'll get up to to waste time and procrastinate. Missing TV because of el strike-o (I'm not sure what's up with the fake Spanish in this post. Just go with it) not being one of them, but being hit by such strong Jim/Pam missage of all a sudden (The Office! It's been so looooooong!), that I needed to seek out every baby!fic ever written about them (Oh, More Than That, how useful you are). Or in an amazing bout of self-indulgence, skimming through the crossover, Lending a Hand, that [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar and I wrote last year, trying to remember which bits Frances wrote, and which bits I did. General rule of thumb I found was that if it's awesome and Doctor-babbly then it's Frances, adjectivey and wordy = me. :) Old fic is fun. And at the low end of the scale, there's "lets watch my slippers dance in the mirror for half an hour while I actively avoid thinking about Sci-fi essays". It's a wonder I ever buckle down and actually get any school work done.

Anywho, me gusta the ficage, so would anyone be interested in ye olde drabble meme? Put a prompt in the comments and I'll write you a short story below. Basically any fandom you've seen me talk about is fair play, though be warned, Robin Hood prompts are likely to get FERVENT!DENIAL LAND treatment. I'm fairly certain the finale was just bad teenage angsty character death fic gone wrong, anyway. REAL canonical Robin Hood wouldn't kill off its leads.

hjea: (dw-wibbly wobbly)
Happy New Year! I'm a little late on the uptake, but I seem to have been busy/disinclined to post in the last couple of days - squeezing the last few days of the holiday for their full enjoyment capacity (this involves a lot of sleeping-in and watching Bones DVDs with my Mum and sister), then flying back to Halifax tomorrow afternoon. AND THEN CLASSES START AFRESH ON MONDAY. NEW HISTORY COURSES. WITH BIG PAPERS. WOE. WHERE DID MY VACATION GO?

But I have had a pretty great last few days. I was up at my cottage over New Year's, visiting one of my best friend, who I hardly get to see anymore. And northern Ontario is beautiful at this time of the year. Snow everywhere. Snow, trees, lake. Beautiful. And then I got to revisit the ROM and while I have ISSUES with the new addition (it's ugly, doesn't look that well built, poor use of space, lighting is... weird) museums are my FAVOURITE things in the world. And I just kept telling myself that when I work there in the near to distant future (that's before I move on to run the British Museum, by the by) I will fix things. *nods*

Hmm... some other random assorted things:

Robin Hood spoilers )

And now I need some new BBC to fill in until Who starts! Maybe I'll have to give Torchwood another chance. Spike (and Martha!) will be there, so... We'll see.

BUT HO MAN, I MISS PUSHING DAISIES. Like a missing piece of my soul! Or something slightly less melodramatic. But really, how can they introduce Ned and Chuck into my life and then just take them away! NOT FAIR. PLEASE PAY THE WRITERS ALREADY. Though I did have the brilliant idea of having a PD party where everyone dons splendid dresses and heels á la Chuck (or Olive if that's more your bent) and bakes pies and eats the pies and goes out a-searching for Lee Pace. And then maybe we could drink something out of flutes to take the edge off our Strike pain. Best party ever?

That's about it for now, my lovely peoples. 2008 will have plenty more exciting things to post about, I'm sure. Though I might be writing history papers while it happens. ;)
hjea: (dw-wibbly wobbly)
Hey, hope everyone had a good Christmas, those who celebrate it, and a relaxing fun time all around. Yesterday was great, very low key and fun, with delicious food and lots of clothes (fuzzy sheep-skin slippers that look like grampa slippers except they are BRIGHT PINK and therefore WIN) and books for presents, which makes me VERY happy.

Anyway, REC! The first Christmas book I've now finished was great! Called Gods Behaving Badly which was a good bit of fun, all about the Greek Gods living in a dilapidated house in London, trying not to screw up the world too much. Most amusing was the part when Zeus, who is a senile old man who watches TV all day, was insisting that Doctor Who was a god, and enacting god-like violence against Apollo when he tried to disagree. Also, Aphrodite is a telephone sex operator. I love British humour.

And I watched Voyage of the Damned! I already said most of my thoughts at [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar and [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing's journals, but I really did enjoy it this year. It was fun and sweet and sad and felt very much like Doctor Who. But the new credit music weirded the heck out of me. Clearly, change + Doctor Who is also becoming an issue for me. BUT IT WAS ALL... DIFFERENT. WITH THE ELECTRIC GUITAR AND STUFF. Another thing I'll have to mull over.

And in more exciting BBC news, Shadow in the North is airing on Sunday! YAY BILLIE. I'm so looking forward to this one, even if it has been years since I read it and mostly I remember a lot of crying coming out of it, but still. J.J. Feild is also WAY up there in Hot Men I Am Currently Drooling Over (my heart went ka-THUMP from his first scene in Ruby in the Smoke and then there was Northanger Abbey and I was done) so I am all anticipation and GLEE. Not to mention the fact that Sally Lockhart is KICK-ASS, and smart and beautiful and everything a hero should be (that's for you, Nina ;)). And Billie Piper plays her. So... where is the downside?

The Beeb released a preview clip but I would really recommend you NOT watch it unless you've read the book. 'Cause could they have chosen a more spoilery moment? Well probably, but it's still rather extreme.

Lastly - I miss Robin Hood. It's been a week and a half. What am I going to do when it's over?

*goes to watch the proposal scene again*
hjea: (robin hood-whee hug time!)
Robin Hood - 2x11 - Treasure of the Nation )
hjea: (dw-weeping angel peek-a-boo)
Woe is me, for I am bored.

I don't have another exam until thursday, which I know really shouldn't be something to complain about, but I have NOTHING TO DO in the meantime except refresh my friends page over and over (I mean, I suppose I could study but...) and it's only 9:00 and blerg.

So. Sentence meme? You gimme a prompt and I'll write you a little story in the comments? Or (stealing from [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey) ask me anything about any fandom I've participated in, and I'll give you an answer.

Please to play with me? Otherwise I'm just going to be moping around my computer until tomorrow. And then I'm going to go see The Golden Compass with [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate. That'll be fun.
hjea: (dw-giggly rose)
[1] Anna Friel
[2-4] Across the Universe
[5-7] Doctor Who, "The Unquiet Dead"
[8-11] Farscape
[12-14] Pushing Daisies
[15-20] BBC's Robin Hood

life makes more sense in 100x100 )
hjea: (PD-Olive 'hey there')
I'm ridiculously proud of myself and it really shouldn't be that big a deal, but I made apple pie this afternoon and it was my first time (hmm, that could be dirty if taken in an "American Pie" context. ;) Please don't flag me! *hides*) and I also made the crust from scratch and it worked out WELL!!!

And since I'm apparently on an LJ spree today, I felt it only fair to show picture:

YAY PIE. (Thank you, Pushing Daisies, for this delicious new fan!fad) So proud of it, I was almost afraid to eat it in case it didn't actually taste good and I couldn't be so proud anymore. But then I did eat it ('cause who would really just leave a hot apple pie?) and it was delicious and the roommate thought so too.

Hey, look! We got snow today! And it's still here:

Welcome winter. But Halifax? Please stay warmer than the rest of the country. That way, [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar will come visit, and I won't freeze my wimpy little toes off.

Robin Hood 2x09: Jonas Armstrong can propose to me in the forest any day. Even if he does compare me to his weapon. So much LOVE for this episode. I think I'll go watch certain bits of it again.
hjea: (robin hood-whee hug time!)
Title: The First Truce
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hjea
Summary: Marian and Robin deal with their differences in a way tried, tested and true to pre-pubescents.
Rating: G
Words: 939
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Robin
Spoilers/Timeline: None. Pre-series.
Disclaimer: The Beeb owns it all.
Author's Note: Inspired by Marian and Robin's truce talk at the end of 2x08. I got the feeling that it was a ritual they'd had from their childhood, and thus had to write about it of course! Much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lily_268 for the beta!

Marian stomped through the field on her way back to Knighton, pushing through the tall grass and taking some grim satisfaction from the fact that she was probably ruining some perfectly good hay. )
hjea: (misc-kiwi xmas (pohutakawa ftw!))
Well, here comes our snow. Just little bits of it now, floating charmingly through the air, but I expect it'll pick up soon. My reasoning behind weather prediction in Halifax is usually to take what going on in the more westerny parts of the country and just give it a few days. It's a good rule of thumb: You guys get snowed on, I wait three days, I get snowed on. Done and done. But it's still not December yet, and I don't care how sweet and holiday-y it looks outside, I will NOT start playing Christmas music. NOPE. *resolve face*

Small batch of Random Assorted Icons time:
[7] Pushing Daisies from 1x06 and 1x07
[2] Robin Hood from 2x06 (they're being spies!) et voila )
(Whoops, found another PD:1x06 icon I left out) )

Hmm, really starting to look nippy out there, I say, curled up in my bath robe under the covers. But the sister is out at some costuming event in Sherbrooke (yes, as in "I wish I was in [it] now" for those of you familiar with "Barrett's Privateers". Canadiana FTW!) and I hope she's warm enough. Then again, those Victorian dresses have about FIFTY BILLION layers, so I'm sure she'll be fine.
hjea: (robin hood-robin/marian forest!OTP)
I should be working on my LitCrit essay, so of course I'm writing Robin/Marian fic instead. It's just that saturday's episode, "Show Me the Money", made me so happy! And then sad. And then happy again. Also sad. It's a complicated emotion. Complicated further by the fact that I'm shallow and still wish they WOULD JUST KISS, DAMNIT! So, this has to do with all that. ;D

Title: Lull
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hjea
Summary: Immediately post-2x07. Marian and the forest and Robin. (Yeah, there's no plot)
Rating: PG-13(ish?)
Words: 680
Characters/Pairings: Marian, Robin; Robin/Marian
Spoilers/Timeline: 2x07
Disclaimer: The Beeb owns it all.
Author's Note: Quick and dirty and un-beta'd. Marian's headspace just happens to be my new favourite playground, and you know with the excellentness of the last episode, I just wanted to have my turn in the sandbox.

Marian had long since suspected it, but now it was confirmed: Robin Hood’s life in Sherwood Forest was decidedly not as romantic as he made it out to be. )


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