The Page Turner

French Lesbian Films: Recommendations

Water Lilies (2007)

Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

Breathe (2014)

It is tale of two teenage girls who develop an intense and dangerous friendship. Charlie is a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, disillusionment and solitude. When the beautiful and self-confident Sarah arrives and the two become inseparable, Charlie is thrilled to feel alive, fulfilled and invincible in their intense friendship. But as Sarah tires of Charlie and begins to look elsewhere for a new friend, their friendship takes an ominous turn.

Summertime (2015)

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine’s father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn’t stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time…?

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Secret Things (2002)

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure.

Therese and Isabelle (1968)

Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls’ boarding school.

The Page Turner (2006)

The girl Mélanie Prouvost is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During the entrance exam, she begins with a great performance but she is distracted by one member of the admittance board, Ariane, and she fails. Years later, Mélanie, unrecognized by Ariane, becomes her page turner. And thus begins her carefully planned revenge against the woman that destroyed her dreams.

Les Biches (1968)

Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

KDRAMA RECOMMENDATIONS

High School Dramas:

•Sassy Go Go/Cheer Up

•Who Are You: School 2015

•Angry Mom

•School 2013

•Monstar

•Solomon’s Perjury

•Moorim School

•Hi! School - Love On

•Shut Up Flower Boy Band

•School 2017

Historical Dramas:

•Iljimae

•Scholar Who Walks the Night

•Love in the Moonlight

•Joseon Gunman

•Hwarang

•Gu Family Book

•Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

•Empress Ki

•Mirror of the Witch

•Seven Day Queen

•Arang and the Magistrate

•Warrior Baek Dong Soo

•The Princess’ Man

•Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

•Jackpot

•Diary of a Night Watchman

•Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love

Action/Thriller Dramas:

•Healer

•Time Between Dog and Wolf

•The K2

•City Hunter

•Bad Guys

•Bad Guys: Vile City

•Two Weeks

•Spy

•Circle

•Signal

•Cruel City

•Save Me

•Duel

•Mad Dog

Psychological (?) Dramas:

•Hello Monster/ I Remember You

•Kill Me Heal Me

•Gap Dong

•It’s Okay, That’s Love

•Remember - War of the Son

•Stranger: Secret Forest

•Liar game

Comedy/Romcom Dramas:

•My Love From the Star

•Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

•The Lover

•Legend of the Blue Sea

•Queen In Hyun’s Man

•Goblin

•Welcome to Waikiki

•Rooftop Prince

•Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

•Fight for My Way

•Modern Farmer

Romance Dramas:

•W - Two Worlds

•Descendants of the Sun

•Queen In Hyun’s Man

•Innocent Man

•Pinocchio

•Missing You

•Page Turner

•I Hear Your Thoughts

•Blood

•Secret Garden

•Doctor Stranger

•High Society

•Mask

•Flower Boy Next Door

•Cheese in the Trap

•Tomorrow With You

•Can You Hear My Heart?

•Reunited Worlds

•May Queen

•Operation Proposal

•Something About 1%

•Bride of the Century

•I’m not a Robot

•Just Between Lovers

•Are You Human?/

•Something in the Rain

•A Korean Odyssey

•Chicago Typewriter

Family Dramas:

•My Father is Strange

•High Kick 3

•Rosy Lovers

•What Happens to My Family

anonymous asked:

are there soulmate aus that you guys really like or think is worth looking at

YES. THERE IS. ISNT THERE

spring day by Bangtanbananas [YoonMin, rated E, 70k]

Never Let Me Go by mindheist [TaeKook, rated E, 28k]

the lost seasons (i try to restore them) by sugastruck [NamGi, rated G, 12k]

tonight, we’ll defy the stars (hello my old heart) by fifty-one sunsets (idyleski) [VMin, rated G, 22k]

Freesia by mintsoda [TaeKook, rated E, 25k]

Breaking a Soul Bond by Dangerouslove [TaeKook, rated E, 17k]

Sneeze once; I hate you. Sneeze twice; we’re doomed. by illusorycorrelation [YoonKook, rated T, 13k]

we’re making our own history (cause we’re a page turner) by wolfsbanez [YoonSeok, rated G, 7k]

to the truth that you’re denying by sunsmiles [NamSeok, rated T, 21k] (MUST READ!!!!!!!!)

Cerulean and Malachite by TheHalesNyx [YoonKook, rated E, 16k]

Give Me A Chance by VanillaIceBaby [YoonMin, rated T, 18k]

give me thirty days (to fall in love with you) by kstorms [YoonMin, rated T, 9.7k]

I know I’ll fall in love with you, baby by witheredleaf (micooled) [YoonKook, rated T, 31k]

The World by RoseFangedLion [TaeGi, rated T, 35k]

pick me up, buttercup by vppa [TaeKook, rated G, 9k]

drive to the stars by inkingbrushes [YoonSeok, rated T, 13k]

Will you be my Forever? by flywithtaetae (kimtaehyungs) [TaeKook, rated M, 15k]

Midnight Dreamers by ghuns [YoonMin, rated T, 14k]

stay with me forever (or maybe just for now) by featherlightice [TaeGi, rated T, 6k]

♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ ♥‿♥ I love all of these ♥‿♥

-Admin Nana

i find it interesting that Page Turner, the episode that introduced Hekapoo

also featured Marco reading Eclipsa’s chapter and … this

and her seeing the whole thing.

I wonder if she was remembering it during Running With Scissors?

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“I was also drawn to the moral ambiguity of the story. We meet a character at the beginning that says ‘there is right, there is wrong, and nothing in between’ and there is a journey that suggests that maybe there is a lot in between. All that knotty moral positioning lies underneath a story that continues to be a page turner.” - Kenneth Branagh on Murder on the Orient Express

signs as kdrama scenes

aries: orange marmalade

taurus: monstar

gemini: page turner

cancer: page turner

leo: boys over flowers

virgo: boys over flowers

libra: moorim school

scorpio: page turner

sagittarius: trot lovers

capricorn: high school: love on

aquarius: who are you: school 2015

pisces: who are you: school 2015

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You don’t know my name. I was in the same class with you last year.
- Do I have to know everyone’s name in the same class?

How to Make Your Villain Domestic but Still Evil

It’s the oxymoron that attracts us. Billowing black cape, terrifying worldviews, a willingness to make the streets run red with blood – and you know what would be hilarious? Them trying and failing to make morning pancakes. You know what would really hit us in the feels? Watching them show tenderness around a special someone.

Having a villain with a domestic side is lassoing a black hole, and it’s a tantalizing thing to watch. However, anyone who’s indulged in these daydreams with their own villains has probably encountered one very specific issue: it makes them less evil. They lose their edge.

For example, look at Crowley from CW’s Supernatural. This was a guy to be feared at one point; arriving out of nowhere at unexpected times, always playing both sides of the conflict, and you could be certain he would skin anyone necessary to get what he wanted – usually without getting a single drop of blood on his impeccable suit.

Flash forward to recent seasons, and we’ve seen Crowley cry and whimper more times than Dean has died –which is saying something. At first, it was fascinating to discover this powerful character actually had a tender side; and now, when Crowley makes a threat, we’re about as afraid as when any low-level demon makes one. This is because his evil was too compromised. He let himself go.

How can we avoid this mistake with our villains? The answer isn’t making them crush puppies and hate butterflies at every turn; it’s in balancing their core scariness with their softer side – giving them complexity, giving us a bit of “aww,” and making their eventual whiplash back into ‘terrifying’ all the more wonderful.

For this, we’re going to use Epic of Lilith by Ivars Ozols as an example. This book centers on arguably the original female villain – Lilith, the first woman of the Garden of Eden, who got on the “good guys’” bad side by refusing to submit to someone who was clearly her equal. There won’t be any spoilers below, but if you give the book a read (it’s an easy page turner), the points will be driven home stronger.

Plus it’s a book with a great female villain who isn’t objectified (don’t let the cover fool you, seriously) and prose that isn’t full of sexual over- or undertones. Talk about a win, eh?

Here we go.    

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