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Fic season! Drama season!

I ficced again this week. It's almost a trend!

Title: Stay Frosty
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG
Word Count: 920
Characters: Cordelia, Angel, Wesley, and Jhiera (from She)
Summary: Cordelia has a solution for the newest heat wave.

Cordelia had noticed that Angel very obviously did not look at people’s necks...

I almost never write in the Angelverse, though I try to take the things that happened there into account when writing in the Buffyverse. I am also light on fic from the early seasons of Buffy, which means that I've never written Cordelia before now, although I love and admire her. The reason I finally dipped into Angel is that I have a deep — and apparently not widely shared — fondness for the episode She. Which just happens to be coming up starting on Monday at that very glamorous and inclusive Buffy-and-Angel-by-the-episode LiveJournal community, Phantasmagoria! Mostly I'm gonna wait and share the squee over there, and I'd be thrilled if anybody wanted to join me!

Entertainment stuff:

This week MiAmor rushed out to get DVDs of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Doctor Who Season 5. I've already watched the SP disc twice, even though I saw it in the theatre, and my admiration for Edgar Wright is now fully cemented. Going to the SP panel was the highlight of Comic-Con for me, and finally convinced me that my darling Edgar is, in fact, not Nick Frost, as they were both on stage at the same time. Also, my darling Edgar is an imp: voluble, entertaining, and mischievous. Nick is also very funny, but not hardly a sprite. Yes, my two new writer crushes of the year, Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) and Edgar Wright are both Brits adapting new world comics for the screen. So, so predictable is Rebcake.

This weekend is chockful of live entertainment here in San Francisco! We are going to see/hear the SF Symphony this afternoon, just as we did last Saturday. Tomorrow is the final performance of McDiva's school musical, I Remember Mama, a story of the immigrant experience in San Francisco, which has been a lot of fun for her. It's the first show for which she's been a full-time tech and it's been fun and educational, as you'd hope for a Theatre Technology program. Tonight we grownups are going to see Tom Lenk Live in San Francisco! which I am convinced in advance will be a hoot!

Life continues to be grand.
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Nov. 13th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
Count me in as another who actually *liked* She. I thought the message was good, the writing was decent, it's just that Bai Ling isn't a very good actress so I think it gets a lot of flack. It's definitely a middle of the road episode for me but in defending it after all these years, I have grown to love it more.

It's so funny cause my least fave S1 episode is Eternity, which everyone else in fandom seems to adore.

It sounds like you totally have a lot of fun things coming up! That is awesome. :)
Nov. 14th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
See, I don't even get that Bai Ling isn't a good actress. She's a goddess of Hong Kong cinema, a pantheon I happen to worship part-time. Maybe it's just a style thing, but I thought she did a fab job portraying a big fish out of water — somebody accustomed to power who had to sacrifice her opulent life in order to help people and retain her belief in herself. Sometimes I wonder if she's partially being blamed for her character's wardrobe, but I happen to know that you are a fan of the boobies, so that couldn't be it. ;-}

I'll just be over here watching Peking Opera Blues and taking a shot whenever the subtitles make me laugh...

Edited at 2010-11-14 12:34 am (UTC)
Nov. 14th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
This is going to be a strange story but I swear it will make sense at the end. LOL

My mom used to think Penelope Cruz was a horrible actress. She saw her English language movies and just thought she was terrible. Now, I had seen Cruz in Spanish language films first before her English movies and I thought she was stunning in things like All About My Mother and Don't Tempt Me. So I showed my mom her Spanish language films. My mom couldn't believe it was the same actress because in her native language, she has this amazing range and ability.

So I wonder if that is the case with Bai Ling. There is that transition between native language and English. It is a lot easier to act in a language you are comfortable with, you know? I haven't seen any of her non-English roles but from her English speaking roles, I really don't see her as being that good. Maybe it's the stilted way she speaks, like she really doesn't understand what she is saying, in that episode, that bothers me.
Nov. 14th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Makes sense. I don't know if I've ever seen Penelope Cruz in an English-speaking role, actually. I'm always impressed when actors try to work in a non-native language, and tend to give them the benefit of the doubt, because that's got to be so, so hard, yo! That didn't stop me from rolling my eyes a little at the Elvish in LOTR, though.

Still, I like the stiltedness for Jhiera, because she is not comfortable in this strange place, and it shows. Ms. Ling's situation parallels that of the character: I was a princess where I come from, but here I'm working for scale. Heh. I am okay with holding the minority opinion, though!
Nov. 14th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
So much love for Scott Pilgrim! I just got it, and have been working my way through the comics.

Isn't She the one where Wesley and Angel dance? Badly? I can forgive a lot for that!
Nov. 14th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. It's classic for a reason...

Scott Pilgrim is so much fun! It created a whole new cinematic language, which you don't get to see very often. I haven't read the comics yet, but I'll bet they are pretty good even without the sound effects.
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