Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Mantou Mao

Sticky Post: Introductory Post

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


Article: Discourse of Thrones: Jaime, Cersei, and Confronting Rape

Thought-provoking article here and below the link regarding the latest Game of Thrones episode (Breaker of Chains).Read more...Collapse )
Not looking #2 - My eyes! My eyes!

My thoughts on episode 4.03 of Game of Thrones [spoilery]

Spoilery, so I cut. Read more...Collapse )

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Rae/Finn #3 Grass

My Mad Fat Diary - fic translated into Russian :)

I've never had any of my fics translated into Russian before.

Translated work.

Word Associations (original :)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Rae/Finn #4 Wonderwall

My Mad Fat Diary: Thoughts & pic spam on episode 2.07 Not I: Part 2 (season finale)

Blurb: Rae finds herself in a dark place without the gang and her mum for support. She's alienated everyone and now a crisis with Chloe leaves her feeling helpless. It's down to Rae to save the day but is she really strong enough?


Episode 5 depressed me so much, I saved episode 6 to watch when episode 7 was available. I confess – I didn't think that the show would be able to 'save' itself from the dark, depressing hole into which it had descended … but I was wrong :) Read more...Collapse )

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Rae/Finn #2 Pillow

My Mad Fat Diary Fan Video: Everyday Is Like Sunday (The Gang)

Everyday is like Sunday from koala bear on Vimeo.

Rae/Finn #3 Grass

My Mad Fat Diary Fan Video: Go Your Own Way (Rae/Finn)

Rae/Finn: Go Your Own Way from koala bear on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Paul x Sarah (lean)

A pic spam in honour of a new ship - Paul Dierden/Sarah Manning (Orphan Black) Spoilers!

It was an unlikely ship. I didn't like him at first, I didn't like her at first and I hated the idea of them together. Now I love them. There are definitely spoilers for all of season 1, so beware. Read more...Collapse )
Orphan Black - Cast Kissy Face

The Orphan Black cast are absolutely adorable :)

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Paul x Sarah (bed)

New love – Orphan Black

My husband and I basically watched the whole first season of Orphan Black in a week. I was very reluctant to watch it at first – I hate clone/doppelganger/confused identity stories quite a bit, but I really ended up liking Orphan Black.

Blurb: Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical women who are revealed to be clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of her clone, Elizabeth (Beth) Childs, after witnessing the latter's suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity. Read more...Collapse )
Paul x Sarah (wall)

Orphan Black Fan video: Paul/Sarah - All Yours

First attempt at an Orphan Black video. I love the relationship between Paul and Sarah - it's so complicated and sexy ...

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Eyeroll (My Mad Fat Diary)

My Mad Fat Diary: Thoughts on episode 2.06 Not I

Blurb: Rae is furious when it looks like Chloe is going to let her down again, but a surprise discovery forces her to see things through Chloe's eyes for a change. Rae starts to realise that there are two sides to every story, but is it too late to make amends? Read more...Collapse )
Rae/Finn #2 Pillow

My Mad Fat Diary: Thoughts on episode 2.05 Inappropriate Adult

Episode 5 was awful. Not bad, just upsetting and not really enjoyable … it was unsettling. I have no desire to pic spam even the Rae/Finn scenes and even though Archie was gold … it's taken me this long to even want to write about the episode. The episode made me angry and annoyed on a number of levels. Some of the characters really angered me. Then I was angered with the writers. I feel like they're being manipulative. I was going to say that they don't have to make Rae hit rock bottom just so that she can come back up again by the season finale – she already hit rock bottom last season. Things got pretty bad … suicide and self-harm attempts, death of a dear friend … Then I am annoyed with myself because I know that the characters are fictional and it's just a show …

It was well-acted, but it was just so bleak and devoid of hope that it didn't seem like the same bittersweet, wryly humorous show that I know and love.


Blurb: Rae is desperate to be treated like an adult so she's staying out late and pushing the boundaries at home. But when she starts to hang out with a group of older lads that Chloe has befriended, things turn nasty.

Meanwhile, things are moving on with Liam; can they really just stay friends? Read more...Collapse )

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Stupid #1 - Brain dead

My Mad Fat Diary: Missing scene from episode 2.04 Friday

One of the things that really irked me in 'Friday' was where on earth were the gang? I refuse to believe for a second that they wouldn't have showed up to offer Rae support. The confrontation was public knowledge. They knew where it would be and when it would be and how terrified Rae was. Why was Chloe the only one who showed up? This is entirely inconsistent with what we know about each of Chop, Archie, Izzy and Finn.

This isn't a proper fan fic, which is why I'm not posting it over at AO3. It's just a scribble to make myself feel better :P This takes place on Friday morning, directly after Archie's revelation at the chip shop. Read more...Collapse )
Rae & Archie #1 - Head on Shoulder

Fan Vid: Rae and Archie - Sit Down (A Friendship).

Rae & Archie - Sit Down (A Friendship) from koala bear on Vimeo.

I love pretty much everything about this show but I love the friendship between Rae and Archie. There’s nothing romantic, there’s nothing salacious. Sometimes they screw up - but they are just such lovely friends that I want to cuddle them both. Lots.

Includes footage up to and including episode 2.04 Friday so there are SPOILERS. You have been warned!!!

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Rae & Archie #1 - Head on Shoulder

My Mad Fat Diary: Thoughts & pic spam on episode 2.04 Friday

Blurb: As Rae grows closer to Liam, his new girlfriend Amy starts getting suspicious and threatening towards Rae. Meanwhile, Archie is struggling to cope after Rae outed him to Lois. Read more...Collapse )

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Journey #2

My Mad Fat Diary Fan Video: "For Rae"

For a show that makes me laugh out loud, when I was putting together this video, I actually felt like crying :P That's how a great a show this is and how wonderful and complex a character Rae Earl is. Cut because I spoil for season 2 episodes. Read more...Collapse )
Rae/Finn #3 Grass

My Mad Fat Diary Fan Vid: "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I get"

For those who can't view it in youtube, here it is on vimeo. Read more...Collapse )

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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Rae/Finn #2 Pillow

My Mad Fat Diary: some fic recs

Joining a new fandom and peering around the fan fic of that fandom is always a somewhat traumatic experience for me.  I find myself almost looking at things with my eyes half-shut, desperately hoping that what I read is not going to make me cringe, groan or think: "My God – are we even watching the same show?"Read more...Collapse )