ratcreature: RatCreature as Daredevil (daredevil)
I've now finished watching all thirteen episodes and I really enjoyed it. I think it adapted the comics very well and is true to them.

Admittedly it is probably not the right series if you dislike grimdark and violence, but then that is true for much of the Daredevil comics ever since there *were* modern grimdark superhero comics. After all it was Frank Miller who shaped much of the modern Daredevil, and in reverse he started his career with that title (or at least it's the first he's become really known for) and developed his style there. I actually like Miller's work on Daredevil (unlike his works from Sin City onwards at least), but well, this still was pretty much what started superheroes going grimdark in the first place, as Miller's run progressed.

However I actually like that noir take on superheroes unless it goes truly overboard and becomes the kind of grimdark that is just a parody of itself without realizing it. And the Netflix series is IMO quite far away from that point.

For one thing at least to me the characters were still likable. I loved how they handled Matt and Foggy's relationship, and enjoyed the flashbacks to their college time that we got to see. I appreciated that spoilers )

I also liked Karen Page and her dynamic with both Foggy and Matt. I liked the symmetry that all three of them did not just work together, but each also followed things up on their own. Obviously Matt as vigilante but also spoilers )

I also thought their take on Wilson Fisk was done really well, that balance that he first comes across as a sort of "white collar" criminal who doesn't need to get his own hands dirty, but in fact erupts into hands-on violence and killing rages, and is even strong enough to fight Daredevil directly. I also liked how they adapted Vanessa to be more open-eyed.

I thought the James Wesley character as Fisk's right hand man was a great addition, though that is partly because his interactions with Fisk pinged my service kink *hard*. spoilers )

I also liked most of the minor tie backs to the comics that I caught, though I probably missed many. spoilers )

As for hints of larger events to come spoilers )

Unlike some other comments I've seen, I don't have much trouble to fit this with the rest of the MCU, i.e. the issue that the Avengers existing in the same New York where spoilers )

Anyway, I had a lot of fun watching.
ratcreature: RatCreature as Erik Lehnsherr (erik lehnsherr)
One of my prompts asked for an XMFC take on Erik's and Magda's backstory. The story I was gifted takes elements from the comics and merges them into XMFC. As you can guess from the subject matter, it is not a fluffy story (and you should heed the warning for graphic violence), but it ends at a somewhat hopeful point in the string of tragedies in Erik's life.

So go and read: Geheimnisträger (12476 words, Erik/Magda) by Anonymous

(and despite the German word as title, it has no gratuitous German dialog to trip over <3!)

Unrelated, I let my extra icon package on LJ expire, because I've bee using it much less often, so like with IJ you might miss some of my icons from now on if you follow my LJ-crossposts rather than the DW posts.
ratcreature: X-Mas: RatCreature as Santa. (xmas)
Though you should take a look too at the great XMFC art [personal profile] roga drew for me for [community profile] yuletart. It's for my XMFC prompt to show Erik using his powers to build something.
ratcreature: RatCreature does the Snoopy Dance. (snoopydance)
I got a Steampunk AU story that included so many of my favorite things: atmospheric descriptions and hints of background story and worldbuilding, both Erik and Charles using their powers, with Erik being all competent while stealing a dirigible, plus Charles/Erik sex that works for my mindcontrol kink. (And the unfortunate typo in "canon" in the header is not indicative at all of the spelling competence of story, so do not let that deter you.)

So go read: The Case of the Missing Dirigible, or a Romance of Chance Meetings
ratcreature: RatCreature does the Snoopy Dance. (snoopydance)
[personal profile] goss drew me a picture of SuperGrover for my drawble request, and it turned out absolutely awesome, with SuperGrover as part of a Green Lantern like Corps.
ratcreature: X-Mas: RatCreature as Santa. (xmas)
Well, you can take a look too, I guess. :D

And you should, because I got very cool, gen Merlin art, that suggest a story of magical fighting in the future.
ratcreature: Who needs talent? Enthusiasm is fun!  (talent/enthusiasm)
I just signed up for [livejournal.com profile] yuletart, and you should sign up too if you like drawing fanart.

Though took me something like two hours to edit my detailed request info so that it fit into the tiny 4300 character LJ comment, because I'd be happy to receive something in ten fandoms, so that comment length gave barely room to mention my favorite characters.

Anyway, it's an awesome art exchange. This will be the fourth time I'm participating and it has been running more smoothly every year. And I wouldn't want to miss it, even though I will just have to hope for the best wrt to the somewhat unpredictable family-related hazards to my schedule.
ratcreature: Squee!! (squee!!)
[livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63 just posted the last part of her awesome ST:AOS story Break (Spock/Uhura, ca. 26,000 words), which tells the story of Spock and Uhura's relationship from their first meeting to the end of the movie. You probably have all already read this or bookmarked it for reading anyway, but if not you really should.
ratcreature: RatCreature as Spock (trek)
I went to see the new Star Trek movie last night: mostly squee )

So is there any fannish infrastructure for the rebooted Star Trek universe yet? Communities, newsletters, that kind of thing?

yay!

Dec. 30th, 2008 19:40
ratcreature: RatCreature bounces like Tigger. (bounce)
The [livejournal.com profile] yuletart gift for me was just posted, and it's great! I got lovely Farscape art, showing Aeryn Sun, and you should look at it too.
ratcreature: RatCreature is enthusiastic: Yay! (yay!)
My [livejournal.com profile] yuletart gift was just posted! Yay, art for me! It's a Nightwing and Arsenal drawing (gen, though you can interpret it with subtext too), so if you are into DC comics you should check it out, here.
ratcreature: RatCreature as Sheppard in the control chair (sheppard)
Yay, the Atlantis season opener aired!

spoilers for SGA 4x01 Adrift )
ratcreature: RatCreature as Harry Potter in a Quidditch uniform. (hp)
So, like many other people I spent much of today (well technically yesterday) reading the new Harry Potter book.

spoilers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows )
ratcreature: RatCreature as ninja (ninja)
OMG, someone please tell me that the third season is starting soon?!

I thought it was awesome how the storyline followed the different characters and actually has character arcs for all of them and episodes featuring them prominently. It's certainly really good with the ensemble and the plot arc thing, not to mention the suspense.
ratcreature: RatCreature as zombie. (zombie)
This week's episode was awesome. The season so far just continues to deliver great stuff.

spoilers for Supernatural 2x04 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things )
ratcreature: RatCreature as Sam and Dean. (sam and dean)
So the whole Supernatural corner of my f-list is basically a huge pit of squee already *g*, but I can't help but to chime in with my squee as well because...

squee! )
ratcreature: Squee!! (squee!!)
First, since [livejournal.com profile] thefourthvine was encouraging vid recs recently, I'd like to point out that [livejournal.com profile] lim's vid for the [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic mission report challenge is great. It's the first time I've seen a vid where someone wrote a song telling the story and then sung it illustrated by a vid. Admittedly I haven't watched that many vids, so this could be totally common, but even then it would still be awesome. I just really like vids where the narrative isn't that opaque, I guess.

Also take a look at [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty's DC comics vid You Gotta Have Boobs, which is hilarious.

Then there was this week's SGA episode 3x07 Common Ground... )

GIP

May. 20th, 2004 01:45
ratcreature: Squee!! (squee!!)
After watching the new Justice League ep, I made a "squee!!" icon:
ratcreature: RatCreature watches tv. (tv)
Fractured was mostly bizarre, yet still amusing. But the first part of Aftershock? Whoa. The series really shines in the Slade eps.
spoilers for Aftershock Pt. 1 )

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