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Apple Eating Heathen
08 October 2013 @ 08:06 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Greetings! We have again rolled around to Yuletide season. I'm exciting and I hope you are as well.

Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I hope that my letter will offer you some guidance.

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So that is it! I'm committed to these fandoms but I will probably re-visit this letter throughout the sign-up period. Again, thank you for your efforts. I'm certain your story will be awesome!

quietcuriosity at AO3
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Apple Eating Heathen
05 May 2013 @ 05:16 pm
Title: Every Word on a Whim
Characters: Carolyn Stoddard, Quentin Collins
Word Count: 934
Summary: Carolyn and Quentin discuss and quarrel about her new suitor.

Notes: Title from a mishearing of a lyric in the song “Evening Fell Hard For Us” by James Blake.

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Apple Eating Heathen
17 October 2012 @ 11:21 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Greetings! Yuletide season has rolled around again and I hope you are doing well. Thank you in advance for the work you will put into the story. I only hope that this letter will help you.

What I usually go for in fic:

1) I can be a bit of an angst queen. I like to write it and I like to read it. That said, I'm not a big fan of death fic. Depending on the fandom, I'm put off by excessive violence.

2) I also like quiet, almost slice-of-life style stories. I like stories that can explore the small emotional truths of everyday life. I like drama with bits of humor placed in at the appropriate moments. Fluff is fine for the right characters and fandoms.

3) While I have a certain fondness for smut (of the het, slash, and femslash varieties), I don't necessarily search for it or expect it in most of what I read. I'm also pretty vanilla with my smut preferences. Outright romance without sex is great. UST can be even better. And, of course, I love gen. 

I am not that hard to please.

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So that is it! I'm committed to these fandoms but I will probably re-visit this letter throughout the sign-up period. Again, thank you for your efforts. I'm certain your story will be awesome!
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Apple Eating Heathen
20 May 2012 @ 06:49 pm
Open for business again on Tumblr. Let's see if I'll use this one more often.
 
 
 
 
Apple Eating Heathen
13 May 2012 @ 08:36 pm
I had so many conflicting thoughts going into this movie. On one had, wow where those trailers bad. I mean they were just odious and they managed to turn off both old fans and people who had never heard of the series. And I quickly grew tired of Helena Bonham Carter going on and on about how terrible the original series was.

But, god, have fans been having a nasty fit about this whole thing. Lots of people who take the show way to seriously and play down its foibles as if they must because you can only love perfect things. Yes, the comedy aspects of the film at no time looked funny in the trailers, but I refuse to believe the people who were just offended that someone might laugh (deliberately or not) at the series. People, including actors and fans, have laughed at it. And the issues some people had if you weren't horribly offended by the marketing of the movie as a comedy (apparently some Nazi accusations thrown around at non-haters). I hate that kind of "true fan" squabbling.

While not necessarily looking forward to it, I determined that I was going to go into the theater determined to have a good time. And I did. But that doesn't mean that it was a good movie.

Here are my thoughts. They'll be talk of the old series in here too because there was no way I could watch it and not compare. Sometimes it pales, but sometimes the movie did it right (or better).

Where to begin? Movie (and some 1966 series) spoilers, obviously.

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In short, I found that a lot of the stylistic choices worked. A bigger budget allowed Collinwood and Collinsport to come alive in ways that couldn't happen on the series. And some of the performances are top-notch. But just as many are held back by reduced screen time and sketchy characterization. And this really brought the whole thing down for me.
 
 
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Apple Eating Heathen
02 May 2012 @ 09:52 am
Story Title: In the Shadows (On the Page)
Series Title: Scenes from an Alternate Home, In an Alternate Town
Characters: Alexis Stokes, Julia Hoffman
Notes: Set after episode 998
Series Summary: The world of 1970 Parallel Time as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. A series of vignettes that will cover the thoughts and lives of many of the characters, pre, during, and post-storyline. Updated irregularly.
Story Summary: Alexis Stokes reflects back on her first two nights at Collinwood and on its inhabitants unending fascination with her sister, Angelique.

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Apple Eating Heathen
26 February 2012 @ 07:48 pm
Summary:Dancer Sally O'Hara turns the head of Prince Danillo and the two become engaged. But the law says that the Prince cannot marry a commoner and he leaves her at the figurative alter. Sally turns to a wealthy old Baron. She marries him and collects a sizable fortune after his quick death. Sally is now "someone" and must deal with the renew affections of Danillo and his cousin Mirko.

Stars: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell, Tully Marshall, George Fawcett
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Viewed via: TCM/DRV (a long time ago)
Current Commercial Availability: Warner Archive DVR Program

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Apple Eating Heathen
17 November 2011 @ 07:30 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! It's that time of year again. Are you excited? I am. And, thank you in advance for your effort.

What I usually go for in fic:

1) I can be a bit of an angst queen. I like to write it and I like to read it. That said, I'm not a big fan of death fic. Depending on the fandom, I'm put off by excessive violence. There's one fandom in this list in which that won't be a big deal.

2) I also like quiet, almost slice-of-life style stories. I like stories that can explore the small emotional truths of everyday life. I like drama with bits of humor placed in at the appropriate moments. Fluff is fine for the right characters and fandoms.

3) While I have a certain fondness for smut (of the het, slash, and femslash varieties), I don't necessarily search for it or expect it in most of what I read. I'm also pretty vanilla with my smut preferences. Outright romance without sex is great. UST can be even better. And, of course, I love gen.

I am not that hard to please.

The Requests
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Again, thank you for your Yuletide efforts. Whatever you do, I'm sure it'll be awesome!
 
 
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Apple Eating Heathen
07 November 2011 @ 06:59 pm
FYI  
I spent the last week marathoning Parks and Rec. I have found new happy place.

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Apple Eating Heathen
16 October 2011 @ 02:02 pm
Summary: Jerry Seevers comes back from WWI injured physically (doctors offer him a bleak long-term prognosis) and emotionally (his fiancee gets cold feet). And so he decides to spend his last few months drinking and bonding with escorts. He hits it off with one of these women and, on a particularly drunken night, decides to marry her. The light of day shows him what a horrible idea that was and he tries to convince her to annul. She loves him and refuses to do so. He flees out to the family ranch in Arizona. She is right on his tail, ready to make this marriage work.

Starring: John Gilbert, Lois Moran, El Brindel, Ralph Bellamy, Madge Evans, Frank Conroy, Hedda Hopper, Willie Fung
Directed by: Harry Beaumont

Viewed Via: TCM/DVR
Current Commercial Availability: Unavailable

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Should you see this movie? No. It would help you understand the kind of parts that aided in the destruction of John Gilbert's career, but you'd be better off just hearing about how much it sucked than actually witnessing it for yourself.
 
 
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