but i love this book and this adaptation

I always find it funny when books like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson get crap for being ‘witchcraft’ and ‘anti-christian’ but you know who no one ever talks about? Phillip Pullman and his masterpiece His Dark Materials trilogy. Some of you may recognize the first book’s title, The Golden Compass from the awful movie adaption, but seriously those books are so so good and full of badass witches rebelling against the vadican for mutilating children, gay ass angels who join the rebellion so they can be free to love each other, an ex nun who escapes the oppression of the church to pursue a life of science, a little girl who is so good at manipulating she overthrows an entire empire in one day, and a 12 year old boy who murders god with a knife

What I Read This Week


Since I’m on holiday, I got to read SO many wonderful fics this week!

how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Gen, 28k
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” Just finished yesterday!

The Boyfriend Experience by cryingoverspilledvodka, Explicit, 107k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuuri is an accomplished escort at 23, operating under the pseudonym Eros, in Detroit. When one of his favourite clients sets him up with none other than world-renowned figure skater Victor Nikiforov, the delicate balance between Yuuri’s personal and professional life teeters ever closer towards ruin. Y’ALL…. this fic is gold

Twenty-Five Hours by 0lizzybennet0, Mature, 14k (WIP)
In which Yuuri spends a 25 hour flight next to Victor Nikiforov, skating legend, and feels it might simultaneously be the best and worst thing that has ever happened to him. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS FIC IT IS SO GOOD

Nerve Endings by Phyona, Explicit, 54k (WIP)
When Yuuri moves in with Victor in St. Petersburg, they have to work through Yuuri’s anxiety and Victor’s secrets to find their balance. Love this fic so much!

Like a Fairytale by lucycamui, Teen, 48k (WIP)
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. SO CUTE

Masquerade by Ashida, Explicit, 60k (WIP)
Yuuri is part of Japan’s most notorious mafias. Victor is the head of the Russian mafia. After brief meetings throughout the span of five years, they decide to go off together and leave everything behind. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS FIC!

On My Love by RikoJasmine, Teen, 72k (WIP)
Time travel AU where Yuuri and Victor are happy aged and married, but an accident occurs and suddenly Yuuri wakes up back in Detroit, in a time before he had even met Victor. Angst and pining ensues. Amazing fic!

dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 36k (WIP)
Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break. They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. I adore this fic!!!

Turn it, leave it, stop, format it by ebenroot, Explicit, 19k
“If you want, I can recommend you some security programs that you can download for free and protect your computer. That way, you won’t be at risk of losing these cute photos of your dog even when you browse websites like ‘Luscious Lonely Wives’.” Victor gives one long ‘haa’. “I don’t browse those websites,” he says through his straining smile. SO CUTE AND FUNNY!

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 186k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. Amazing fic!

From Russia, With Thinly Veiled Hate by diogcnes, Mature, 1.2k (WIP)
“The name’s Nikiforov, Viktor Nikiforov.”
“Jesus, Viktor. Do you have to say that to every mark we meet?” I can’t wait for more!!!

Rock, Paper, Scissors by nerdlife4eva, Mature, 3.3k
Victor and Yuuri discover the only chore they both dislike is vacuuming and decide to rock, paper, scissors (RPS) each time the chore needs to be completed. Yuuri is an ace at RPS and Chris sends them personalized charts to track their successes. Super funny!

turntables by Vitali (exocara), Teen, 4.3k
It happens approximately one week after Yuuri’s disastrous performance in Sochi.
Viktor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
I wish I could date pretty black haired boys who dance well. LOOOVE THIS

cover story by fan_nerd, Explicit, 8.2k
Yuuri stares down at the person standing in the doorway. The stranger hisses, “Who do you think you are, anyways?” Quickly, before he can really think about it, Yuuri responds, “I’m Victor’s boyfriend.” It’s a lie, but the words feel good in his mouth, and for some reason, he doesn’t want to take them back. GREAT fic! BIG THUMBS UP!

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

I know the prop design and little allusions to the books are amazing in the show, but look at this. We see Beatrice’s letter to Lemony in TMM pt2:

it reads as follows:

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Outlander Season 2 Meme: [5/9] Favourite Visual Moments: You are so like him.


“He is tired of life. He has madness in his soul.”

Alexander Siddig as Mr. Shaitana, “Cards on the Table” - Agatha Christie’s Poirot [2006]


Some illustrations for my poetry class. I wanted to do a picture book with poetry but I didn’t include the latter because… I don’t like writing……… Anyways it’s a story about a pigeon who falls in love with a colorful peacock so he takes him to live in the city with him and bring some color to his life, but the peacock’s color starts to fade as he is unable to adapt to city life, and the pigeon eventually decides to let him go. But then the pigeon discovers he has color too! My friends say it reminds them of the city mouse/the country mouse but I was lowkey more inspired by the original little mermaid ;; guess the lesson is don’t force yourself to change!


kinpatsu-san  asked:

Hey! I just wondered if you know any good victuuri fics where Victor or Yuuri is an author? I just read one with Yuuri as a famous one and it was so good that I would like to read similar ones.

Hi! Thanks for these requests! I love this AU!

(The gif was created by @nicaforov! Thank you so much!)

Author AU

how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Gen, 21k (WIP)
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” I’m… shook to the core I already love this fic so much!

Are you a library book? Because I can’t stop checking you out. by AriWrote, Teen, 9.3k (WIP)
Yuuri works at his family’s bookstore. Viktor is his favorite author. Somehow he doesn’t realize the cute stranger making eyes at in him in the self-help book section is his idol. Yuri just really wants a break. LOVE this!

more than three quarters by alykapedia, Teen, 5.3k (WIP)
The thing is, Yuuri never imagined that he’d end up as an author at twenty-four. Great fic so far!

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 186k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. Amazing fic!

Unassuming by withoutwingsx, Teen, 7.2k
Where Yuuri is the author of a famous book series, but writes under a psuedonym, and Victor is possibly his biggest fan. Nothing like the man of your dreams complimenting your work without even knowing that you created it. It’s not like Yuuri can tell him… right? Thumbs up!

rekindling by fan_nerd, Mature, 9.1k
Victor stands on Yuuri’s doorstep in the pouring rain with a bouquet of flowers. It’s the middle of the night. The tall man is out of breath, soaking wet, and his eyes are red.
Yuuri sighs, letting his ex-boyfriend in like the sympathetic fool that Victor knows he is. “What are you doing here?” He hurries to catch his breath and reply, but his mouth is dry. Victor doesn’t exactly have an answer to that question. Slow burn!

of paperback novels and several loud screeching noises by katsusin, Teen, 6.1k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki: lonely bookstore owner
Victor Nikiforov: lonely author.
Phichit Chulanont: everybody’s favorite meddling best friend. Great fic!

Show by RavingRaven, Explicit, 1.4k
Yuri is very salty when he comes back to finish his work and realises it’s gone, and it’s Viktor’s fault. SPICY!

dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 36k (WIP)
Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break. They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. Rec’d by a follower!

Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events is exactly how you should adapt it.

You can clearly see they actually understood the tone of the books and tried to show it onscreen (especially with the usage of a corporeal narrator interrupting the plot every five minutes) and the details on everything are also perfect, and the tv original scenes also fit the narrative and tone. I especially loved that we can see what seems to be an airballoon outside “Lemony Snicket’s” room in ep03

Open Call: AFTERMATH Free Zine for TJLCers

Hi I’m Mel I’m a BFA grad, am working on an LGBTQ gallery space, and drew a lot of Johnlock porn. Like many other tjlcers, I was obsessed with Sherlock: I stayed up nights reading metas, fanfictions, Oscar Wilde, ACD’s books, John’s blog, twitter accounts, and watching adaptations, roleplaying, drawing them and loving them. 

The finale tore me to shreds: not only was it of poor quality in general, but the creators were brutal and disrespectful regarding the treatment and representation of queer-identifying people. When I saw the suicide hotlines being reblogged the night of the finale it broke my heart. All I could think in my fit of rage at the end is we deserve better. We deserve better than these power hungry men who mock us and can’t write a decent ending, who have to rely on baiting to generate an audience and then fall back on stale, anti-progressive writing.

While I can’t give you as much as I want, we can only do what we can. I want to put together a zine and send it to anyone who wants it. I don’t care about money or putting my name out there. I just want to give back to the community that can outwit the best in TV, and are smart and sweet and fiery and hilarious and have gotten me through, and have absolutely been my favorite fandom.

Spread this please, tag your friends. Anyone can join, it’s all free. Submit a meta, a rebuttal essay, a fanfic, headcanons, poetry, art, comics, photo edits/manips, anything that can go into a PDF to //flavoapis @gmail .com// by Feb 28. I want to start sending it out by March. It’s open ended, I just want everyone to create what’s on their hearts, because for me and probably many others, this is my goodbye to the fandom.

I just want to write a story about Rosie growing up with her gay Danger Dads Dr. John and Sherlock. And mostly I want to see what everyone has to offer/ is willing to offer. Because in the end, the TJLC fandom did something interesting, we made ACD’s Mofftiss’ “Sherlock” ours. WE created the red pants, the modern Sebastian, Translock, smol Sherlock, fawnlock, etc, it goes way back lmao. WE created our own Baker St. legacy, and we can keep creating it.

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Ok so this is crack but here me out

So the sun has a write up of Apple Tree Yard

which says it’s adapted from a book by Louise Doughty, which according to amazon is true as the synopsis for the show and book match

BUT bbc one’s write up of the show has Amanda Coe as the author of the novel

Now here’s why this may or may not mean something, but this is Amanda Coe’s latest novel

A novel about left behind love and years of unrequited love, sounds familiar ?

Now I KNOW this most likely means nothing, and is just a typo. Yes it’s very cracky but I’m kinnda having fun investigating a possible 4th episode sooo. Yes it’s very VERY out there

anyway !!!!!! here are some books about wlw which should be infinitely more popular tbh [and not just in ya book circles where people actually actively seek diverse books they deserve to be popular Everywhere] 

  • everything leads to you by nina lacour 
  • adaptation series by malinda lo
  • ash by malinda lo
  • under the lights by dahlia adler
  • tell me again how a crush should feel by sara farizan
  • the miseducation of cameron post by emily m danforth
  • the abyss surrounds us by emily skrustkie 
  • lies we tell ourselves by robin talley 
  • far from you by tess sharpe 
  • as i descended by robin talley [released sept 6] 
  • of fire and stars by audrey coulthurst [released nov 22]

& some books with groups of girls supporting one another just for good measure 

  • addicted series by krista & becca ritchie
  • saving francesca by malina marchetta
  • to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han

Oh my… What the heck is Andrew Davies doing???

Like, if you aren’t a big fan of musicals that’s okay we all have our things but why the heck is he trying to shit all over Les Miserables just because HE’S doing a different kind of adaptation? Even if you don’t like it, it is a HUGE success commercially and many people who love Les Mis came into this because of the musical. And yes, some of us have read the book and watched the various other adaptations, but even then, for a lot of us, our love for this story is rooted in those songs, in that wonderfully crafted, wonderfully performed stage play you just called a “travesty”.

It makes no sense to do this. All he is going to do is alienate a huge portion of the fandom who don’t take kindly to the insinuation that we only like the ‘watered down’ version or that our enjoyment of this story through a musical is somehow inferior to someone who has only ever read the book/seen a straight/no music adaptation. There is nothing at all to be gained by slagging off someone else’s work and something millions of people enjoy, just because it’s not your personal cup of tea.

Adaptation is SO FUN because you can take things in your own direction and put your own spin on something that you love, but ultimately it is YOUR interpretation and nobody has to think your way is the only way, people can enjoy different kinds of media and different ways of telling the same story. We are perfectly capable of that. Like I loved the 1995 P&P that he wrote, and I also love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the 2005 film. All of them have something new and different and great to offer.

Also hey, guess what, none of them needed extra sex scenes to be better. 

Les Mis isn’t sexy… I’m sorry it just isn’t and that’s okay. It isn’t meant to be. It’s just not a sexy book, there’s no sex in it, more than half the characters we can be 100% sure have even HAD sex it’s only because they’re biological parents and one thing sort of requires the other at that time. 

It’s mostly about an ex-convict who never so much as looks at a woman sexually/romantically the whole book, the inspector who is hunting him (i think we can all agree Javert is not having a lot of any sex?), a young woman forced into prostitution to provide for her daughter (consent does not exist), her child who is still a teenager in the latter part of the books, a young man who honest to God can’t even talk to 99% of women (or his friends when they suggest he talks to women) and a group of revolutionary’s, many of whom have mistresses yes but they are only ever spoken of and the focus of these men is on their planned revolution NOT their sexual conquests.

Swear to God if any of that talk about adding sex refers to Fantine (ala Game of Thrones) or Enjolras I am going to vomit. Do.Not.Touch.Them.

Victor Hugo managed to write well over a thousand pages without having to use sex as a plot device to keep people reading. You can damn well find enough material in those 1000 pages to fill a 6 hour tv script without using it.

I feel like Aziraphale is a very complex character that’s hard to pin down….even harder to write correctly in fic.  Because of some of his fashion sense, his love of old books, and his bafflement at some of Crowley’s modern-day speech (not to mention the addendum New Year’s Resolutions where he says he should “figure out what an internet is”) it’s easy to fall into the trap of painting Aziraphale as the grandpa who doesn’t know what’s going on and can’t adapt to the times.  I’ve seen fic written where Aziraphale can’t figure out smart phones and the internet and it’s played for laughs.  But Aziraphale canonically owns a personal computer in the nineties when computers were hardly a thing!  He’s clearly very intelligent and I think that he only doesn’t seem adaptable because we’re seeing him right next to Crowley.  As a fandom, we have a tendency to underestimate him.

I love how aggressively millenial Ezekiel Jones is.

He’s cocky and incredibly shallow and self centred at first glance.

He lives on his phone. He “doesn’t read” books, but he avidly consumes a lot of visual media from sci-fi to horror to Shakespeare adaptations (and someone write me a media student Ezekiel who’s done a thesis on Shakespearean adaptations around the world’s cinema and TV through time because I actually believe he’s done this in my soul). His normal language contains references tropes and cliches. He loves social media. He doesn’t know who to use a card catalogue but sit him down in front of a computer with solid internet access, and he’ll probably find the required information faster anyway. He’s fucking uploaded his DNA retina identification to the main server instead of bending over backwards for cool heists, and tell me if that isn’t the most millenial fucking approach to being a thief ever. Also in the alternate universe where he’s the Librarian he outsourced information gathering and processing to the rest of the world, and again, fucking incredibly millenial thing to do, because honestly it’s smart (more heads working at once, and making so much knowledge available for free and using resources at your disposal) but from an older generation’s perspective it would look weird and lazy.

But under that he’s kind. He’s insecure and covers it up with brash arrogance. And at the same time, you can make out that skill-wise he’s way overqualified for a lot of things.

He’s our generation. He’s the mid adopter of technology from when it rapidly evolved and continued evolving and he’s jumped headfirst into the flow with no regrets like all of us. While some of the crochety older generations deride our usage of it.

Ezekiel Jones is aggressively millenial. He’s the guy in the poem about livetweeting the apocalypse who’ll frantically tell the world that yes he was here, and he was loved, and he loved, and send kind messages out to scared strangers about how it’ll be all right.

mtcorona  asked:

Is there anything you can tell us about the TMI graphic novel? Will any of the character's designs or ethnicities take inspiration from the cast of the TV show? I love graphic novels so this has me very excited!

A valid question, but when I draw characters from books, I go by the descriptions in the books. I don’t go by the film or show adaptations.

Not that the cast isn’t utterly gorgeous and lovely, which they totally are. But I generally consider all movie/film/show adaptations of novels to be separate entities, their own, different things. 

One of the reasons why the 2016 adaptation of Dirk Gently works so well is that, like the books, Dirk isn’t actually the main character. He’s the titular character and one of the major protagonists and an overall driving force, but hell. I’m rereading the first book on my Kindle and Dirk isn’t mentioned until 16% of the way in, and doesn’t appear until 34% of the way in. That’s huge.

I love the psychic bean dearly but as far as I’m concerned, season one is the story of Farah Black’s quest to save Lydia, assisted by two weirdos with nice jackets and a distinct lack of boundaries. She’s introduced to the audience in a position of complete hopelessness, caught up in a situation she had no hand in creating, with glaring personal flaws that she needs to come to terms with and a “sin” that she feels that she needs to atone for (Patrick’s death and Lydia’s kidnapping).

The story ends with her killing the villain, being personally validated and financially rewarded by the person she saved, and (importantly!) being left with A New Quest™ for season two (working with two chronically ill siblings and a smol anarchist vampire while coordinating Operation Save The Psychic Murder Children).

anonymous asked:

Hi Pauline ! Can you recommend me books about literary interpretation, intersemiotic translation, and literary appropriation ? I hope you have a wonderful day ! You're lovely.

Yes I CAN! How exciting, this sounds like good, wholesome research. 

Roland Barthes, The Death of the Author
Roland Barthes, The Rustle of Language
Jean Rousset, Towards a Reading of Forms
K. M. Newton, In Defence of Literary Interpretation : Theory and Practice
Peder Skyum-Nielson, Rhetoric and Stylistics Today : an International Anthology
John Haynes, Introducing Stylistics
Joan Boase-Beier, The Stylistics of Translation
David Lodge, The Art of Fiction
Mikhail Bahktin, Problems of Dostoyevsky’s Poetics
Gérard Genette, Narrative Discourse Revisited
Gérard Genette, Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree

Susan Bassnett, Still Trapped in the Labyrinth: Further Reflections on Translation and Theatre
Helciclever Barros Da Silva Vitoriano, The Raven Flights: Intersemiotic Translations and Legacy for Media Arts
Pilar Mur Duenas, Intra- and Intertextuality of Literary Translation: The Case of a Non-Contemporary Piece of Work
Laurence Raw, Translation, Adaptation and Transformation
Sirkku Aaltonen, Theatre Translation as Performance
Sirkku Aaltonen, Rewriting narratives in Egyptian theatre : translation, performance, politics
Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan, Adaptations: From Text to Screen, Screen to Text. 

Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar, Adaptation, appropriation, or what you will
Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation
Jean I. Marsden, The Appropriation of Shakespeare
David J. Ling, Manners and Customs of Literary Appropriation: Mirrors of Ink from Borges, Burton and Lane
Daniela Caselli, Beckett’s Dantes intertextuality in the fiction and criticism
Mikhail Bahktin, The Dialogic Imagination

Have fun!