hi! what are some of your favorite period drama pieces?
Emma (2009): God-tier. The best Austen adaptation. The best Austen hero. I die every time.
Pride and Prejudice (2005): Obviously. I prefer the movie to the series, but if you’re looking for straight up accuracy and exhaustive detail, BBC is the way to go
Room With a View (1985): Good vibes af. EM Forster is a gem. (I haven’t seen Maurice, yet, but if you like this check out that movie. Also Maurice is Gay, so.)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2015): Regency era magic English history AU. Kinda different from the book, but still very good.
A Little Princess (1995): Alfonso Cuaron directed this movie. I haven’t seen it for a while, but I remember doing some interesting things with race and colonialism. It’s really sweet, though I remember the end departing from the book somewhat.
Wuthering Heights (2011): Okay, so I have a Lot of opinions on the failure of the film/TV industry to adapt Wuthering Heights properly, but this movie at least makes Heathcliff a person of color (FINALLY) and captures the tone perfectly. If you’re looking for an adaptation of the complete novel, the 1992 movie isn’t too bad.
Jane Eyre(2011): It’s Jane Eyre. The movie is really pretty. The 2006 version is pretty popular, but I’ve never seen it.
Marie Antoinette (2006): The French Revolution with a rad soundtrack
North & South (2004): Pride and Prejudice but with northern accents and a lot more death.
Atonement (2007): I saw this movie when it came out and I’ve been fucked up ever since
Belle (2013): Admittedly, I haven’t seen this but I know I’m gonna like it
Turn (2014): Pretty white, but if you’re at all into the American Revolution, this is a good series. Ben Tallmadge is h*t.
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013): Jane Austen fanfic; murder mystery AU. Fun but don’t take it too seriously.
Mansfield Park (1999): Okay, I actually do Not like Mansfield Park At All, but Jonny Lee Miller is in this and I think it’s the one adaptation that actually makes Austen’s discussion of race and Empire in the novel explicit.
Shakespeare in Love (1998): Is cheesy af, but fun especially if you’re into Shakespeare
I’ve heard relatively good things about Fingersmith and The Handmaiden (which is based off the Sarah Waters book), but I haven’t seen either yet.
A small tribute to my favorite sunlight-hating, cousin-possessing, bloodthirsty, backstabbing, obsessive tentacle monster from the deepest pits of space hell. Another childhood relic from way back during my hopeless obsession with Ben 10. The 2006 version of this guy will always my fav.
The second incarnation of Batwoman, Kate Kane is, much like Batman who so inspired her, a wealthy vigilante who uses special technology and weapons to fight crime in the city of Gotham. She is also highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat and investigation.
This second incarnation of Kate is a Jewish lesbian. In a 2013 release, she proposed to her girlfriend Maggie Sawyer.
one of the reasons i don’t post on here so much… nothing seems to want to post. Is there still a 10mb fie size limit? in 2017? are you supposed to make a 2006 sized mini version just for Tumblr? why cant it handle whatever you post… like any other website that posts images?
Anjali Jay (born Anjali Jayadev) came to the small screen in a roundabout sort of way. She grew up learning Indian classical dance from her grandparents (both famous dance teachers) and after graduating from university in India, she arrived in the UK on a Charles Wallace scholarship to study and perform at the Laban Center. She also performed in a number of theater plays, including as Juliet in a 2006 stage version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Anjali’s the one on the right, by the way
But theater was clearly not her final destination. After a memorable turn as a guest star on Inspector Lynley, Anjali got her big break, a lead role opposite a pre-Star Trek Chris Pine in the rom-com Blind Dating. The movie itself was nothing to write home about, but Pine and Anjali worked well together, and her gorgeous face and her approach to the role won Anjali a lot of positive attention.
It’s unfair how pretty this woman is!
Fast forward. BBC’s new Robin Hood show is well into its first season when the show takes the bold step of introducing a new member into Robin’s gang: Djaq. A Saracen woman who takes on her twin brother’s identity and appearance to fight the Crusaders, she ends up in Sherwood and quickly becomes indispensable to Robin and his men. Her gender, though not really questioned, is hilariously discovered by the unsuspecting Will Scarlett in the very same episode:
Djaq was a skilled magician, had significant knowledge of the world, and could be relied on to engineer her own escape from the castle, dress up to carry out a plan, or confront the enemy in unexpected ways. She was tiny but feisty, and always in a good way.
Djaq was not only the gang’s lone female (at the time), but as a Saracen woman whose home has been destroyed by men like Robin, she was also central to the show’s premise: that conflict and victory are less important than humanity and empathy.
She was, at various times, Robin’s sounding board, Much’s friend, and the object of Will’s quiet but intense devotion. But it was as Allan’s confidante–indeed his conscience–that Djaq really made her mark as a character, and it’s in these scenes with Joe Armstrong that Anjali’s talents as an actor really come through.
Anjali was a series regular on Robin Hood, but was written out of the show after Season 2, with Djaq and Will choosing to stay in the Holy Land.
Soon after her departure from Robin Hood, Anjali moved to Vancouver and took some time off from work. She didn’t return to television until 2009 with a guest appearance on the Andrew Buchan show, The Fixer.
Look at those eyes!
She has since appeared in a number of TV shows including a guest appearance on Supernatural, and as a recurring character on the Canadian sci-fi drama Continuum.
Anjali has also been in a number of films since her Robin Hood days, including a sequel to Night at the Museum and in a supporting role in The Age of Adaline. She will be seen next in a supporting role in the new Power Rangers movie.
Off screen, Anjali is also active in promoting classical and contemporary dance in Vancouver and other parts of Canada.
what's the actual order that the Fate series was released in?
It all started with Fate/Stay Night the visual novel. Which had three routes,
Fate (The original route)
Unlimited Blade Works (The 2nd route)
and Heaven’s Feel (The 3rd route)
Only two of the routes have been animated so far (Fate and Unlimited Blade Works). The anime for the Fate route is just called “Fate / Stay Night” which came out in 2006 by Deen. The Unlimited Blade Work anime was made in 2014 by Ufotable. And finally later this year we’re going get a three part movie which is going cover the Heaven’s Feel route, which is also made by Ufotable.
Fate/Zero is a prequel to Fate/Stay Night and is based on the light novel. The Fate/Zero anime came out in 2011 and is made by Ufotable. Fate/Apocrypha is also based on light novel and is a spin-off.
The reason why I didn’t mention 2006 Deen version is because I watched it and the adaption was just okay. It just barely had me hook and I think if I wasn’t watching it with a friend I would of probably stopped. However if you we’re to watched it, you’ll be able to better understand the world easier.
But again, I suggest just starting with Fate/Zero because you more likely to enjoy it more and not dropped it. But if you want to get a authentic experiences then do Fate/Stay Night (2006), then Unlimited Blade Work, then Fate/Zero, and your feel to watch any other Fate Series and the upcoming Heaven’s Feel movies.
or if your fan of visual novel, just play the Fate/Stay Night visual novel.