February 19th, 2013

i'm a janeite, women's work, shapely sentences, a room of one's own

i've been meaning to say hi

Hi, everybody!

There's nothing particularly urgent going on here, but I've been wanting to say thanks for the love I got over at the Valentine's Day Game.

I've been reading some good stuff recently. I finished The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss the other day, which I would absolutely recommend. And I had dinner tonight with the lovely [personal profile] alizarin_nyc, and we got to talk about Sarah Monette's Doctrine of Labyrinths series, which I love to pieces (though the last book gets a lot less of my love), mostly because MILDMAY is amazing.

Hmmm, what else? I finally caught up with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and have fallen totally under their spell. The three sisters are perfectly cast, as were Charlotte, Bing, and Wickham (also, I find Bing hella hot). I'm less sold on Ricky Collins, in part because David Bamber was crazy good in that role in the P&P everyone remembers, and is in fact my favorite part of that whole shebang, even trumping Darcy and Lizzie, as good as Firth and Ehle were. I'm also a little on the fence about the guy playing Darcy in LBD, but he's had a couple of REALLY great moments (particularly his face when Lizzie rests her hand on his shoulder to get by him to close the door). Man, this series is really making me want to write my Persuasion-by-way-of-Sherlock fic, in which Sherlock is Anne and John (in his greatcoat!) is Wentworth, though much less of a drama-queen dick. Just for the joy of adapting, you know?

But that fic is third or fourth in the queue, as I need to finish the very big fic I've been working on (the end is in sight!) and also whatever I end up writing for [community profile] sherlock_remix and maybe that Cabin Pressure story I've been kicking around for months (which [personal profile] alizarin_nyc promised to beta for me, which means she needs to listen to the source material). Oh! Also, [personal profile] alizarin_nyc told me about an idea she and a friend had for a really great fannish project, which I'm noting here only so I can remind her about it when the time comes.

Hmmm, what else? I've got a new story - a birthday fic - posting tomorrow (if I can stay up for another hour and a half, tonight). What's shaking with all of you?