litlover12: (HP)
I haven't seen anyone doing this on LJ yet, but it's all the rage on Facebook. I did one, but then I slightly rethought my choices, so I'm redoing it here! The idea is simple: Describe yourself in three fictional characters.

I choose . . .
Read more... )
litlover12: (Alot)
Look at this gorgeous personalized graphic [livejournal.com profile] msantimacassar made me! I love it!! *jumps up and down*

And she's taking requests over at her LJ if you'd like one of your own!

litlover12: (LD2)
An Italian researcher who studies English literature contacted me at Dickensblog, and asked if I would let people know about a survey she's taking. She's doing some research on Little Dorrit fanfiction. If you have any interest in this -- either in reading or writing it -- would you mind heading over here and taking her poll? Thanks!

Story rec

Nov. 27th, 2013 11:01 pm
litlover12: (LD_A&A)
Go over to [livejournal.com profile] rosa_cotton's and read the sweetest Little Dorrit fic I've read in ages. It's a sequel to her story "Cinderella's Shoe" (read that too)!
litlover12: (Darth)
Just a little book meme I thought of. Feel free to put your own unpopular opinions about books and adaptations on your LJ or in the comments section!

So, here are mine . . .

Spoilerish talk below )
litlover12: (Blueberries)
How this works: Comment with your favorite color and I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better. Update your journal with the answers to the questions. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Got this from [livejournal.com profile] msantimacassar, who asked me SIX questions, because she is a tough cookie!

1. What blue object from among your possessions would you say is your favorite?

Just one? That is HARD. I guess I'll go with the blue-glass-and-wood cross my friend gave me.

(And in second place -- come on, you knew I couldn't pick just one! -- this box that another friend gave me for Christmas.)

2. If you could give one neglected book/show/movie universal recognition, what would it be?

I'm going to go with the film The Grass Is Greener (1960), starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, and Robert Mitchum. So, SO funny. Grant is at the top of his game, and Simmons turns in one of the greatest performances I've ever seen by any actress, anywhere.

3. What is your favorite book cover (or binding)?

I'm partial to this one. So simple and beautiful -- and it has blue in it! :-)

4. If you had the chance of a scenic trip of a lifetime, would you choose to travel by train, boat, or car?

Train. Easier to concentrate on the scenery.

5. What is your dream cast for an adaption of A Tale of Two Cities?

I'm going to answer that in a separate post. Stay tuned . . .

(Bonus tough one) 6. If you could see Charles Dickens face-to-face and ask him one question about anything, what would you choose?

I'll bet this one will surprise you. :-) I would say, "Mr. Dickens, would you please take out the part in Little Dorrit where Amy asks Arthur to call her 'Little Dorrit' forever? Because honestly, it's just ridiculous."

Okay, so, you all know the drill -- comment with your favorite color if you want five questions!

Book meme

Feb. 13th, 2013 08:46 am
litlover12: (Books)
I got this from a message board, and modified it a bit. The idea is simple: Suppose that for some reason you had to pare your library down to 25 single volumes, plus 1 series. You're allowed to read other books, but these 25 (plus 1) are the only books you're allowed to keep or to reread.

(The original meme said 20 books plus 1 series, but that would be inhuman. I think there's something in the Geneva Convention about it.)

You can put the series anywhere in your list, but mark it with an asterisk.

Here are mine . . .


The indispensables )

Geek post

Jan. 27th, 2013 10:26 pm
litlover12: (LD_A&A)
I just discovered this British channel I didn't know we had! It's currently running Dr. Who episodes -- commercial-free, too. I think David Tennant has the biggest eyes I'ver seen.

(Yes, this is my first Tennant episode. Nobody faint. I tend to be a little behind sometimes . . . )

Also, it's airing Little Dorrit on Saturday! Whee!

OTP meme

Oct. 29th, 2012 10:53 am
litlover12: (HP)
Power's still with us for now, and the office is closed (though I still need to do some work), so let's have a meme! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] allisnow for this one.

Pick three of your OTPs without looking at the questions.

1. Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane

2. Arthur Clennam/Amy Dorrit

3. Harold/Grace (Person of Interest)


Yes, I said OTP. Apparently I am twelve. )
litlover12: (FB)
This looks like something fun to do when you're supposed to be doing lots of other things! :-)

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices. (Via [livejournal.com profile] goldvermilion87 and [livejournal.com profile] eanor)

1. Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities)
2. Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit)
3. Harriet Vane (Lord Peter Wimsey series)
4. Lord Peter Wimsey (Lord Peter Wimsey series)
5. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables series)
6. Jean Valjean (Les Miserables)
7. Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady)
8. Harold Finch (Person of Interest)
9. John Reese (Person of Interest)
10. Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings)
11. Lily Bart (The House of Mirth)
12. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
13. Betsey Trotwood (David Copperfield)
14. Amy Dorrit (Little Dorrit)
15. Sir Percy Blakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel)


. . . Only fifteen? I have so many more favorites!
litlover12: (LD_A&A)
1. ARTHUR CLENNAM MOOD THEME WOOHOO!!! Now everyone please cross your fingers that I don't mess up 47 times while trying to install it. I'm really, really bad at anything remotely tech-related.

2. Person of Interest in Three Acts. Snoopy as Reese and Woodstock as Finch, because why not? So cute!!

3. Sink Me! Period drama pics plus funny quotes = one fantastic blog.

4. And finally, my new article about Lily Bart in The House of Mirth. Since this piece grew out of a post I once scribbled here, thought some of you might like to see the polished-up version! Let me know if you have trouble with the link; sometimes this publication is a little difficult to access.
litlover12: (GK1)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms (a list might be helpful). Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?

2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?

3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?

4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?

5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

[livejournal.com profile] nuranar picked these fandoms of mine: Dickens, Gene Kelly, and Monk.


Fangirling ahead . . . )

litlover12: (LD5)
[livejournal.com profile] rachkmc did this at her blog, and asked me to do it too. Since it's her birthday, how can I say no? (She just called hers "Rachel's Favorite Romances," but she stuck to literature and literary adaptations. I'm going to follow her lead in that, or I could never narrow it down to ten. But I'm counting plays as literature. Also, I stole one or two of the pictures off her blog. Thanks, Rachel!)


Image-heavy post ahead! )
litlover12: (LD_Arthur)
Could someone please give me Arthur Clennam for Christmas? I'll take really good care of him, I promise.
litlover12: (MFL1)
Letter meme: Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] keep_counting gave me D. ("It's Delightful, it's Delicious, it's De-lovely . . ." Sorry, feeling a bit punchy this morning!)


Dickens, Charles
Dorothy L. Sayers
dogs
detective stories
Dorothy Parker
dancing
Doolittle, Eliza
Dorrit, Amy
dolls
dogwoods
litlover12: (TKS1)
The blogs Old-Fashioned Charm and Elegance of Fashion are co-hosting a Period Drama Film Tournament. There are 60 contestants in the first round, paired off against each other; you have to visit both blogs to vote in all 30 polls.

Fond as I am of the Sense and Sensibility feature film, I really wish The King's Speech could beat it and advance to the next round. It doesn't have a snowball's chance in a very hot place, I know, but I still wish it could. However, I'm comforted by the fact that Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend, The Scarlet Pimpernel, the BBC Pride and Prejudice, and several of my other favorites are doing well.
litlover12: (LD_kiss)

(Cross-posted at Dickensblog.)

I have decided to make a fanmix for Little Dorrit. Quit laughing. I always thought it might be kind of fun to do, and the other day I started to try to think of songs, and I got more and more into it, and now, well, I guess I'm committed!

Question for those of you who've done this before (if any of you have): Do all the songs have to match up exactly with the situations and characters? I mean, if there's a song that describes Amy pretty well except for a couple of lines that don't quite fit, is it okay to use?

Another question: Anyone interested in helping me with the graphics? As you know, that's my weak point.

One more question: Anyone else want to do a Dickensian fanmix of any kind? If you do, I'd be happy to let you put it in a guest post at the blog. You know, so I won't be the only 14-year-old girl in the room.

litlover12: (Default)
Check 'em out! [livejournal.com profile] birdienl  made me these little beauties, for the Dickensblog Pledge Drive. Many thanks to her! There are three from Little Dorrit, one from A Tale of Two Cities (1958), and one from Our Mutual Friend. Feel free to use any of these -- just make sure to credit her.













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