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Lisa
24 April 2017 @ 04:11 pm
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I'm polyfanamourous: An incredibly long list of my fandoms is here ; particular favourites include The Borgias, Da Vinci's Demons, Firefly, Legend of the Seeker, Revenge, V, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Librarians.

All of my fanworks and most of my entries, including some original fic pieces are public. F-locked are more personal posts, and occasional discussions on things such as sexuality, as well as some original fic pieces - read more about my original fic filter here.
My interests include reading, television and film, media representation, fanfiction and fandom, mythology and folklore, historical fantasy, eclectic paganism, wine, walking, pets, digital photography, and I dabble in baking, cross-stitch and knitting. I'm asexual and childfree and blog about those subjects.
If you're homophobic, or hate slash, or think asexuality isn't real, or hate fanfic, then we are not going to get along.

Currently: Adding, if we seem compatible.
~Original Fic masterpost ~ Disclaimer and Transformative Works Statement ~ Concrit welcome Statement ~

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Lisa
30 September 2016 @ 08:39 pm
Personal Blog

Total posts: 19
Fic/Poetry posts: 4 ; Meta posts: 3 articles on The Martian, The Knick, Mabon
GYWO total – month (year): 8,596 (152,602)

The Martian: Watching Watney, Making Marvel Connections, and Being Unimpressed at an Unnecessary Romantic Subplot promo of the full article (see below)
Landcomm Promo: War of the Roses
Writing Meme Ahoy
The Borgias fic: Home
Black Sails fic: The Tale of Jean D'Argent
Graphics for a-war-of-roses The Borgias, Versailles, Mansfield Park
Legend of the Seeker fic: A Dark Future
History Is A Lie promo for the period drama and historical fantasy comm
Promo: Da Vinci's Demons
Photographs - a Visit to Gloucestershire Warwickshire (Steam) Railway crossposted, see below
Fandom promo: The Borgias
Mabon
Fandom promo: Black Sails
Fandom promo: Versailles
Orig fic: (prose poem) Lies I Have Been Told cross-posted see below
Landcomm promo: Game of Cards
Fandom promo: The Knick
Links to Things I've Posted Elsewhere & Articles of Interest
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score/ On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for.. personal post



Professional Blogs
Posts at Wordpress (lmdee); (rss); Fic posts at DW (L M Dee); (rss)

The Martian: Watching Watney, Making Marvel Connections, and Being Unimpressed at an Unnecessary Romantic Subplot wordpress
tumblr;twitter;pinterest;facebook

Photographs - a Visit to Gloucestershire Warwickshire (Steam) Railway wordpress
tumblr;twitter;pinterest a;pinterest b;facebook

Prose Poem: Lies I Have Been Told wordpress ; fic blog
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*my professional social media links – please follow/like*


Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/538594.html
 
 
Lisa
Personal/Memes
questions and answers meme
whining about writing
what punctuation mark are you
Black Sails S3 – aye or nay?
White Collar S6 – fic requests

Versailles mini recap/review
s1e5-6
s1e7-8
s1e9-10

Indian Summers
Camptown Races audio clip and pics from the show
You Should Be Writing meme pics
What S3 of Indian Summers could have offered
Blake Ritson as Charlie singing nonsense clip
Gifs from S2e08
Picspam; I want my wife
Ride a Cock Horse clip

Gifs

Da Vinci's Demons – message
(DvD/Indian Summers) DvD/Indian Summers
We're Borgias

Graphics: Da Vinci's Demons with Desperado quotes
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I also made and submitted some TFLN/DvD graphics to Texts From Florence: here and here and here

Fic recs

Da Vinci's Demons fic: Under Boughs of Sunlight by emeraldsoul
2 x Black Sails (silverflint) fics by writesometimes
show me the way to go home Black Sails fic by vowelinthug

Article recs

MEDIA
6 reasons you should be watching Black Sails

Midnight, Texas Trailer

SOCIAL ISSUES
tumblr rec of this article, How to Positively Represent Asexuality within Humorous Fiction: Part 2, “Options that can be funny without being hurtful!. ” (Part One by the same wordpress author: How to Positively Represent Asexuality within Humorous Fiction: Part 1, “What to Avoid”)

tumblr rec of this article, Holidays, Holy Days and Harvests

my thoughts and link to this article What it’s like to be called Isis: ‘People ask, where’s your machine gun?’

Link to this article Why we should have fewer children: to save the planet
quotes from and link to this article Stop Having Kids: We Already Have 6 Billion Too Many

Link to article about regretting parenthood
Links to 2 articles on regretting parenthood

A Woman Turned Down An Arranged Marriage ‘Cause The Guy Said She Had To Give Up Her Dog Good for her

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/538016.html
 
 
Lisa
28 September 2016 @ 05:19 pm
For the a_war_of_roses "Fandom History 101" challenge; 5/5 The Knick



Title: The Knick
Format: TV Show
Era/Location: 1900, New York
Brief Summary: The Knickerbocker Hospital deals with poor patients others won't touch and pushes the boundaries with regards to surgery and new techniques; opium addict Thackery is brilliant but needs to learn restraint. He is less than impressed when told to work with a black surgeon, Edwards, but finds that Edwards is exceptional and that together they can reach new heights.
Why you like it/would recommend it: Excellent cinematography and effects and Clive Owen is wonderful as troubled if brilliant surgeon, Thackery. The show doesn't shy away from themes including racism, poverty, corruption, and reproductive rights, and there are many great characters and storylines. The more modern musical score provides an interesting contrast and it's amazing to see how far medicine had – and had not – yet developed by this time period.



submitted to the landcomm challenge post and cross-posted to my history/historical fantasy comm [community profile] historyisalie/historyisalie and my tumblr

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/537808.html
 
 
Lisa
28 September 2016 @ 11:14 am


gameofcards is currently in phase nine and recruiting new players!

Game of Cards is a landcomm where you play for team points by completing activities such as games, graphic making, and fic writing. Hopefully you'll learn new things and meet new people and, mostly, have fun!

Game of Cards is a multi-fandom comm so you can use any fandom (or none; stock images to make icons for example are welcome) to complete a creative challenge.

Sign up post is here ; or visit the rules/faq for further information.

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/537259.html
 
 
 
Lisa
26 September 2016 @ 11:51 am


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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/536976.html
 
 
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Lisa
25 September 2016 @ 11:31 am
For the a_war_of_roses "Fandom History 101" challenge; 4/5 Versailles



Title: Versailles
Format: TV Show
Era/Location: 17th Century France
Brief Summary: King Louis XIV, determined to oppose the nobles working against him in Paris, begins an ambitious building project at his father's hunting lodge, Versailles. His personal life is complicated by his relationship with his bisexual brother, Philippe, his affair with Philippe's wife, Henriette, plots against his life, and war with Spain.
Why you like it/would recommend it: The hair! The costumes! The scenery! Phillipe – Alexander Vlahos is amazing as the second son who has never been allowed to overshadow the Sun King and resents his brother's vanity. There are a lot of complicated relationships to explore, a conspiracy to uncover, and some great side characters like Fabien Marchal, the king's head of security, and Claudine, who becomes the king's chief physician despite her gender. There are certainly flaws, historical and otherwise, but there is enough splendour and interesting characters and their relationship dynamics to overlook them.



submitted to the landcomm challenge post and cross-posted to my history/historical fantasy comm [community profile] historyisalie/historyisalie and my tumblr

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/536649.html
 
 
Lisa
24 September 2016 @ 04:54 pm
For the a_war_of_roses "Fandom History 101" challenge; 3/5 Black Sails



Title: Black Sails
Format: TV Show
Era/Location: 1700's
Brief Summary: 2 decades before Treasure Island, Nassau is a haven for pirates and as the series begins two crews compete for treasure, the location to which a young John Silver holds the key.
Why you like it/would recommend it: I'll be honest, I was sceptical at first about the inclusion of fictional John Silver with real-life pirates like Charles Vane and Anne Bonney. The first season however gave us not only plenty of sea-faring action – with drama, humour, romance and more - but other storylines such as Eleanor Guthrie trying to make her mark as "ruler" of Nassau, Jack Rackham and Anne Bonney ending up owning the brothel, and the introduction of Flint's mysterious friend Miranda. The second season however really pulled out the stops and made me love Silver and the Silver/Flint interaction, and the reveal of Miranda's backstory was beautifully done, as was Max's transformation from prostitute to savvy brothel madam with a stake in finding the treasure. There are plenty of male and female characters, bi/gay characters and relationships, and hints of polyamory. There's some great sets and costumes and some lovely – real, not wigs! – hair :) The cast is good, largely Australian and British, and fans of "Merlin" will recognise Tom Hopper, here playing Billy Bones. This article 6 reasons you should be watching Black Sails echoes my sentiments about the depth of s2 and Silver's development and praises Luke Arnold for his performance as Silver.



submitted to the landcomm challenge post and cross-posted to my history/historical fantasy comm [community profile] historyisalie/historyisalie and my tumblr

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/536377.html
 
 
Lisa
22 September 2016 @ 09:27 am

Mabon Comments & Graphics

~Magickal Graphics~



Mabon is the time of the autumnal equinox and marks the end of Summer. It occurs on or around September 21 – this year on the 22nd. Also known as/celebrated as the Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest/Festival of the Vine, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii)x, Michaelmas (Christian) and arguably in theme at least, the later held holiday of Thanksgiving (USA).

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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/536237.html
 
 
Lisa
21 September 2016 @ 11:08 am
For the a_war_of_roses "Fandom History 101" challenge; 2/5 The Borgias



Title: The Borgias
Format: TV Show
Era/Location: 16th century Italy
Brief Summary: When Rodrigo Borgia finagles his way to the Papacy, his son Cesare is forced to become a cardinal rather than the warrior he wants to be, younger son Juan becomes a lacklustre leader, and, to Cesare's horror, Lucrezia is forced into a violent marriage with a Sforza for political reasons. Cesare forms an alliance with assassin Micheletto and they do their best to protect the family from the myriad threats, and Rome from her enemies.
Why you like it/would recommend it: Cesare (Francois Arnaud) is amazing and the chemistry he has with Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) is off the charts. Cesare's character development is second only to Lucrezia's as she goes from naïve young woman to ruthless opponent, while Juan's selfishness, cruelty, and short-sightedness proves his downfall. Rodrigo is an interesting character – sometimes genuinely spiritual, sometimes pure plotter, and willing to put women in positions of great power. The triumvirate of Lucrezia, her mother, and her father's mistress Farnese is a high point when they work for the good of the Roman poor, and the relationships between Cesare and Lucrezia, Lucrezia and Micheletto, Micheletto and Cesare, are convincing and a pleasure to watch, and Micheletto is a canonically gay character.*
Another one not for historical purists but a show built around fascinating characters.

(*arguably bisexual but the only woman we see him bed is one he does so before killing her to frame a third party for the murder; it was business and not pleasure)


submitted to the landcomm challenge post and cross-posted to my history/historical fantasy comm [community profile] historyisalie/historyisalie, my tumblr and The Borgias sideblog

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/536022.html