A Geek for all Seasons

Fandoms represented here will include, but will not be limited to: Doctor Who, Les Mis, MCU (mostly Loki), Welcome to Night Vale and Sherlock.

bluelineshakespeare:

digistage is doing a really cool thing for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Check it out!

I would totally do this, if it wasn’t for the fact that I don’t have a camera.  Also, I would need to pick one thing.

Episode 1 of A Doctor Who Primer!

Those of you who have been here for a while will recognize the title.  I turned that series of articles into a video series.  We’ll see how it goes.

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

(via siege-loki-problems)

kierongillen:

piratemoggy:

bibliofilariidae:

roachpatrol:

luciddreamerash:

hellotailor:

a man wrote an article about this mysterious new Fan Fiction craze, and oh boy did we all learn a lot from it.

Here is the link, if anyone wants to read the whole thing and you wiLL NoT BE DISSAPOInTED

yesssss

wowwwwwwww

i cnAT STOP LSUGHING because I WILL START CRYING this man was PAID oh gpd

Clearly the most offensive thing is the capitalisation in Warhammer.

Glad someone’s reading my sexy Skavenblight stories though.

The sheer lack of understanding in this article is astounding.  And hilarious.

rambleonamazon:

laughterkey:

cumaeansibyl:

this is legit btw
I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)
also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team

Also The Scarlet Pimpernel is goddamned amazing and if you’ve never read it you’re missing out.

Tired of these fake geek guys who’ve probably never even read the Scarlet Pimpernel walking around like they know anything about superheroes.

rambleonamazon:

laughterkey:

cumaeansibyl:

this is legit btw

I mean, there were folkloric heroes like Robin Hood before the Scarlet Pimpernel, but they didn’t really do the secret identity — people might not have known Robin Hood’s real identity but he wasn’t out living a double life and his costume was just what he and his buds wore in the forest, whereas the Pimpernel was actually doing the exact same thing as Bruce Wayne (pampered aristocrat by day, avenging hero by night)

also I wanna point out that the Scarlet Pimpernel was actually the leader of a league of twenty people also living double lives — Baroness Orczy also invented the first superhero team

Also The Scarlet Pimpernel is goddamned amazing and if you’ve never read it you’re missing out.

Tired of these fake geek guys who’ve probably never even read the Scarlet Pimpernel walking around like they know anything about superheroes.

(Source: geekmehard, via bunniesandbeheadings)

Completely random question: have you seen this latest "alpha/beta/omega" trend in fanfiction lately, especially in the "Hannibal" fandom or anything with Tony Stark in? I don't even have the words for it. I wonder if I'm the only one completely baffled by it, but I also wonder what your take on it is. It's strange enough to feminise male characters, but to then give them animal characteristics . . . why? :-S

helshades:

Poor sweet Nonny, how candid you used to be! I weep for your innocence lost and wish you plenty of harmless Genfic in the future.

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I really can’t come up with anything really good to add to this, so I’ll just leave it here for anyone who finds interesting discussions on fanfiction amusing.

helshades:

a-geek-for-all-seasons:

helshades:

thisisevenharderthannamingablog:

Even though I’ve pretty much dropped my fic studies, I am still fascinated by the way it functions, especially by the existence of pan-fandom tropes. College AUs, coffee shops, and daemons (I don’t even know what those are from - Pullman? I haven’t read his books) pop up all over the place, just for a few. (There is already an Omegaverse 3 Musketeers fic.)

And now I’m wondering if pegging had even been invented in revolutionary-era France, so thanks for that fandom.

I should be working.

Yes, you should. Me too, actually, but right now the only thing I can think about is whether there are steamy Robespierre/Danton fics somewhere, how they very probably are, and how little I want to read them.

(By the way, Pullman is very interesting. Insufferable protagonist, but an impressive criticism of churches as state institutions.)

These days I’ve learnt how much of a beard Anne of Austria really was to Louis XIII and I wouldn’t even be surprised to discover that the most famous chroniclers of the time perpetrated secret fanfiction featuring Mary of Medicis pegging Concini. Modern fic writers would certainly have a field day with Tallemant des Réaux's vivid report of M. de Luynes manhandling the very gay King into his wife's bed.

I know there’s plenty of Robespierre/St. Just fic out there, not sure about Robespierre/Danton though.

Fic tropes do seem to cross a lot of fandom boundaries though.  I’m not sure if that’s a function of the lack of creativity in some fic writers (e.g. they see someone else’s college AU and then they write a college AU) or if it’s just that they are a part of many different fandoms that have that kind of fic floating around.  

It’s interesting to know that RP fic seems to be as old as the hills.  Can’t think why though, I’ve always found it a bit creepy.

I really wouldn’t call it R.P. fic, though. Historians, even ones extremely biased, have never utilised other people as fictional characters for the sake of a kink, at least not that we know of. I wouldn’t put it past Victor Hugo to have written Fouché/Talleyrand hatesex.

You know why R.P.F. is so disturbing to most people? Simply because that type of writing reduces actual, living persons into mere objects of obsession without their consent. The crucial difference between a fic using real people’s names and one even depicting the most graphic sex scenes but featuring only fictional characters is that, in the second case, you are using only the physical appearance an actor for your fantasy, which is what they have already accepted to lend to an audience, albeit as the result of a commercial exchange.

These are key notions that R.P.F. authors absolutely refuse to consider when publishing sex scenes or stories involving the actors’ families and quite frankly, if that doesn’t shock you…

And this is why RP fics skeeve me out.  If you’ve got a solid visual to base a fictional character on, that’s one thing; but to play around with a real person or their family is quite another.  It just smacks of the same mindset as those people who stalk celebrities.

helshades:

thisisevenharderthannamingablog:

Even though I’ve pretty much dropped my fic studies, I am still fascinated by the way it functions, especially by the existence of pan-fandom tropes. College AUs, coffee shops, and daemons (I don’t even know what those are from - Pullman? I haven’t read his books) pop up all over the place, just for a few. (There is already an Omegaverse 3 Musketeers fic.)

And now I’m wondering if pegging had even been invented in revolutionary-era France, so thanks for that fandom.

I should be working.

Yes, you should. Me too, actually, but right now the only thing I can think about is whether there are steamy Robespierre/Danton fics somewhere, how they very probably are, and how little I want to read them.

(By the way, Pullman is very interesting. Insufferable protagonist, but an impressive criticism of churches as state institutions.)

These days I’ve learnt how much of a beard Anne of Austria really was to Louis XIII and I wouldn’t even be surprised to discover that the most famous chroniclers of the time perpetrated secret fanfiction featuring Mary of Medicis pegging Concini. Modern fic writers would certainly have a field day with Tallemant des Réaux's vivid report of M. de Luynes manhandling the very gay King into his wife's bed.

I know there’s plenty of Robespierre/St. Just fic out there, not sure about Robespierre/Danton though.

Fic tropes do seem to cross a lot of fandom boundaries though.  I’m not sure if that’s a function of the lack of creativity in some fic writers (e.g. they see someone else’s college AU and then they write a college AU) or if it’s just that they are a part of many different fandoms that have that kind of fic floating around.  

It’s interesting to know that RP fic seems to be as old as the hills.  Can’t think why though, I’ve always found it a bit creepy.