Jan. 22nd, 2017 06:23 pm
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Just a quick notice to let you know I'm now also on Dreamwidth! Mostly as a backup, because of the recent news that all LJ servers now seem to be in Russia... but anyway, if you have a DW account feel free to friend me over there! It's http://ourdramaqueen.dreamwidth.org/ of course.

(Fingers crossed that crossposting to LJ works...)


Jan. 12th, 2017 11:51 am
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
Just a quick notice to let you know I'm now also on Dreamwidth! Mostly as a backup, because of the recent news that all LJ servers now seem to be in Russia... but anyway, if you have a DW account feel free to friend me over there! It's http://ourdramaqueen.dreamwidth.org/ of course.

(Fingers crossed that crossposting to LJ works...)
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock thrill of the game)

Saw the SherlockSpecial at the cinema tonight, which was great. But now I don't have anyone to discuss it with, which is not great! Oh how I long for the days of fan meetups for these things...

ourdramaqueen: (drama queen)

Just wanted to drop in quickly to wish my LJ friends all the best for the New Year. May 2016 be full of good things and joy for you and yours! :)

Now to wait four - technically three, seeing as it's after midnight - more days for the cinema screening of the SherlockSpecial! I can hardly wait...

ourdramaqueen: (the hobbit smaug eye opening)
If you don't have the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition (yet), but would like to see Benedict Cumberbatch's audition tape for Smaug, check out the video in this Moviepilot article. I was SO happy to find that they included it on the EE, and - well I'm obviously a teensy bit biased *cough*, but he's utterly brilliant!

Gah, a month and a day until I get to see The Battle of the Five Armies (can only do the Saturday after opening, due to hubbie's current weekday schedule)! Can't wait and yet don't want it to end, if you know what I mean...

I'm working on a personal update, so hopefully I'll be able to post it before the end of the month. *fingers crossed*
ourdramaqueen: (lij dangerous beauty)
The first thing I thought when I saw the link to an article announcing Elijah Wood joining the cast of a Vin Diesel movie? "I need to go look for my link to that RPS fic of "Elijah/Crewman Gorgeous" (the latter of which is based on Vin Diesel in appearance)!

See? Hopeless. :D

But the movie sounds potentially interesting, and with Vin and Elijah in it, it's definitely a must-see for me. Doubt it will be at the cinema, though by the time it's out we might be able to get out sans daughter a bit more regularly. We just got to see Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first time since The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that we made it to the cinema!

Ugh, need to post a proper update soon... and pictures, they're way overdue!
ourdramaqueen: (pitch black riddick killer look)
WTF is up with Sherlock fan fic lately?! The vast majority of the fics I've come across recently with a really promising premise (like Moriarty abducting Sherlock and then sending John videos of torturing him in various ways - obviously not new, but one I just recently came across) by authors I hadn't read before turn out to be badly written: bad characterization, bad grammar, using similarly sounding words the wrong way (i.e. taught instead of taut etc.), endless and unnecessary internal waffling from all parties inserted in a dialogue scene (enabled by changes of POV every few paragraphs)... *shudders, pulls at own hair* Makes me wish I could shred digital fic like paper! (Sadly I don't have an icon of Sherlock shooting the wall, or one of his face when he deduces the CIA men grabbing Mrs. Hudson, which would both fit marvelously...)

Thank goodness some of the established authors are still active and maintaining the quality, and there is the occasional good fic by new authors too, but it's so tedious - and from my experience, unusual/a recent trend in this fandom - having to sift through all that tripe to get to the few gems. :/
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock molly fangirl)

ourdramaqueen: (drama queen)
From the official PBS twitter:

I hope I'll be able to watch it online somewhere once it aired, as we don't have any TV connection currently.

I know I know, I still need to put together a fandom post... although by now both The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug and Sherlock S3 are almost an old hat (well, S3E3 of the latter aired in the US tonight, but many Americans have seen it already anyway...) but I would still like to put down some of my reactions/thoughts. As much as I remember them, hee. Oh, and Benedict has written the foreward for Weta's upcoming book about the design/creation of Smaug for DoS - can't wait to hold that book in my greedy little hands!
ourdramaqueen: (drama queen)
I received two more holiday cards last week: one from [livejournal.com profile] saura_ and a postcard from Hobbiton from [livejournal.com profile] shirasade. Thank you both! I hope you had lovely holidays too! :)

More cards

Jan. 2nd, 2014 07:22 am
ourdramaqueen: (drama queen)
I am late in mentioning that I got two more holiday cards last week, by [livejournal.com profile] suzy_74 and [livejournal.com profile] textualdeviance (Love the picture of the bug!). Thank you! :)
ourdramaqueen: (domlijah rotk la hug anim)
Here's to a fantastic 2014 for you all! *group hug*

I have stuff to post, but that will have to wait a bit longer... we're about to get Chinese takeaway and will probably watch something on Netflix until the clock ticks over into the New Year. :)
ourdramaqueen: (drama queen)
Last night/in the wee hours it was still working, but now I can see my header etc., but not the actual entries on the flist... only my background. And LJ's status says everything is normal. WTF?!
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock trf reaching out)
There's the regular version:

and then there's the interactive trailer with bonus content! It can be found at http://www.wirewax.com/sherlock

USING THE “051113” CODE:
1.at the 0:05 mark, hover your cursor near sherlock’s name until this lock appears
2.type in 051113
3.boom! unlocked content

source of code

Is it Christmas/January 1 yet????!!!! :D

Also check out Sherlockology's worldwide Sherlock S3 airdate guide!
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock smile tbb)
Brilliant! :D

A Linguist Explains the Rules of Summoning Benedict Cumberbatch

But how is a normal internet citizen supposed to know, when they hear someone say “I just can’t stop looking at gifs of Bombadil Rivendell” that this person isn’t talking about some other actor with a name and a voice and cheekbones? Or in other words, what makes for a reasonable variation of the name Bendandsnap Calldispatch?
ourdramaqueen: (sherlock trf john gravestone)
Readers, ask ‘Hobbit’ stars your question via TORn!

DECEMBER 1, 2013 at 8:31 PM BY MRCERE -

LOS ANGELES – TheOneRing.net will sit down (and stand up) with stars of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” tomorrow and since we are representing fans, it seemed only appropriate to let fans submit some questions.
Interviews will play later in the week via video but we need your questions right away, in the next 12 hours.
If you want to submit a question, follow the above link for details.

Also, the Sherlock S3 airdates were finally announced by the BBC:

SHERLOCK S3 UK TV PREMIERE AIRDATES REVEALED! - and in a very cool way, too!

If you're in a rush and just want to know the dates, here you go:

S3E1: The Empty Hearse will air January 1 2014.
S3E2: The Sign of Three will air January 5 2014.
S3E3: His Last Vow will air January 12 2014.

The exact times for broadcast are currently unknown. The BBC are set to confirm scheduling for their festive programming from December 4 2013.

Only a month now!!!! :D
ourdramaqueen: (the hobbit smaug eye opening)
The Desolation of Smaug TV Spot #8 is here!

Lego bringing out new Hobbit video game in 2014?

See The Desolation of Smaug character posters in high resolution

The Desolation of Smaug TV Spot #9 “Dragon” is here!

New Desolation of Smaug photos from Empire Online and more!

Sylvester McCoy appears in ‘Doctor Who’ Short Film, with Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen cameos

Exclusive: Concept art of Lake-Town from Weta’s ‘Desolation of Smaug’ art & design book

Luke Evans talks Bard the Bowman and Bard the family man in ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’

Tourism New Zealand is opening the Book of New Zealand in LA

There will also be the following online events over the coming days:

ON NOW: Fili and Kili answering fan questions today on The Hobbit facebook page

Monday, December 2: a live stream of tomorrow's Desolation of Smaug world premiere in LA on the official Facebook Page

Tuesday, December 3: Hobbit Live Twitter Q&A with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & Luke Evans on the official Twitter:

Benedict Cumberbatch – 12:20pm PT / 3:20pm ET #AskSmaug
Martin Freeman – 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET #AskBilbo
Luke Evans – 2:40pm PT / 5:40pm ET #AskBard

Wednesday, December 4: a Google Plus hangout with Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman and Evangeline Lilly on the official Google+ Page

Last but not least, Air NZ unveiled its latest Hobbit plane livery - starring Smaug!!! Watch this timelapse video:

ourdramaqueen: (sherlock trf reaching out)

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