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Remember this movie I cried about because it looked like I wouldn't be able to see it?

The movie is Michiel de Ruyter - its international title is Admiral - and no, it's still not playing anywhere I could reasonably watch it on the big screen, but it's out on DVD by now (not in my country though, of course)! And I managed to import a copy! From the UK! :DD

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So, in that vein, here's some wishes for series 3:

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And that's it. Sounds doable, right?
Well, that was underwhelming.

(Don't worry, I'm not hating ... everything. It's just long. I simply, unreasonably expected more from the long since promised big episode about my favourite musketeer.)

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Btw. I'm still intending to write that young!Treville + de Foix + Belgard fic (with maybe a side helping of ill-advised disaster ship Trevilieu) about them being the proto-three-musketeers. But I'm unsure about how to handle Belgard now. Writing him as majorily a douche would be too simplistic, but then again this is fandom, and writing a character (even pre-canon) who [did what he did]did something as horrible as Belgard did to a servant - who might or might not have been still enslaved at the time? I think the "no slave on French soil" thing was a later thing? Or am I mixing things up and it would have been a thing at the time the show takes place but got revoked by "our" Louis' son/Louis XIV? - and one he got pregnant too, whether there were feelings involved or not (I'm guessing "not" btw)! as even somewhat sympathetic might only ignite people's righteous anger.

(posting this without friendslock for bbc_musketeers)

Reading list 2015

Bit late getting this entry up but then I haven't done that much reading this year so far:

colour key:
Loved it, will definitely read it again. 5*
Liked it, will most likely read it again. 4*
An okay book. Will sit on the shelf for a while before I consider reading it again. 3*
Disappointing, will probably not read it again. 2*
Strongly disliked it, will never read it again, unless you pay me. 1*

older entries:

Books read in

2014 (shelf on goodreads + meme thing)
2013 (reviews on goodreads + meme thing)
2012 (reviews on goodreads)
2011 (reviews on goodreads)

1. Villains by Necessity (1995) Eve ForwardebookFantasyreview (EN) 2*
2. Richelieu: Der Aufstieg zur Macht (1968) Carl J. Burckhardt hardcovernon-fictionreview (DE) 5*
3. Die Unendliche Geschichte (1979) Michael Ende hardcoverFantasyreview (EN) 5*
4. The Tiger in the Smoke (1952) Margery Allingham paperbackCrime Fictionreview (EN) 3*
5. Breakfast of Champions (1973) Kurt Vonnegut paperbackContemporary/Humourreview (EN) 2*
6. Der Schwalbenturm [Wieża jaskółki] (1997) Andrzej Sapkowski paperbackFantasyreview (DE) 4*
7. Landsman Hay: The Memoirs of Robert Hay, 1789-1847 (1953) Robert Hay, M. D. Hay (editor) hardcovernon-fictionreview (EN) 3*
8. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (2001) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 3*
9. Richelieu: Behauptung der Macht und Kalter Krieg (1968) Carl J. Burckhardt hardcovernon-fictionreview (DE) 4*
10. Le Comte de Tréville, Capitaine des Mousquetaires (2008) Joseph Miqueu paperbacknon-fictionreview (EN) 3*
11. Die Dame vom See [Pani jeziora] (1999) Andrzej Sapkowski paperbackFantasyreview (DE) 5*
12. Guards! Guards! (1989) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 4.5*
13. Men At Arms (1993) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 5*
14 Feet of Clay (1996) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 4*
15. The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files (2010) Armando Iannucci et al. paperbackHumourreview (EN) 4,5*
16. Jingo (1997) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 4,5*
17. Night Watch (2002) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 5*
18. Richelieu: Großmachtpolitik und Tod des Kardinals (1968) Carl J. Burckhardt hardcover non-fiction review (DE) 3*
19. Bloodchild: And Other Stories (1995/2003) Octavia E. Butler ebookSci-Fireview (EN) 4*
20. Raising Steam (2013) Terry Pratchett paperbackFantasyreview (EN) 2*
21. Menage A Musketeer (2015) Lissa Trevor paperbackSmutreview (EN) -*
22. Zeit des Sturms [Sezon Burz] (2013) Andrzej Sapkowski paperbackFantasyreview (DE) 4*
23. The Masque of the Red Death (1842) Edgar Allan Poe ebookHorrorreview (-) 3*
24. So Far From God (1993) Ana Castillo paperbackContemporary/Fantasyreview (EN) 4*
25. The Wicked + The Divine #1 (2014) Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie paperbackContemporary/Fantasyreview (EN) 4*
26. The Guardians (2007) Ana Castillo hardcoverContemporaryreview (EN) 3*
27. Massacre of the Dreamers - 20th Anniversary Updated Edition (2014) Ana Castillo paperbacknon-fictionreview (-) 4*
28. Borderlands (1987/2012) Gloria Anzaldúa paperbacknon-fictionreview (EN) -*
29. Bless Me, Ultima (1972) Rudolfo Anaya paperbackMagical Realismreview (EN) 3*
30. River Flows North (2009) Graciela Limón hardcoverContemporaryreview (EN) 2-3*
31. Frankestein (1818) Mary Shelley paperbackSci-Fireview (-) 3*

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The Year in Books

It is time to do the end of the year book-meme thingy again.

But before I start can I just say re-posting that horribly violent h/c fic to AO3 was the best thing I did this week. The comments are making my day. Traumatising readers is so much fun. As is their begging for more. Is this how GRRM feels?

So. The meme thing.

First of all here's my colourful table of books I read this year. Looks like I've subjected myself to a lot more flops than last year. No wonder I fell about a third short of last year's total (40/65)! o__o

And now, the prompts:

What's the best book you read this year?

What's the worst book you read this year?

Your favourite "classic" you read this year:

The book that disappointed you:

The hardest book you read this year (topic or writing style):

The funniest book you read this year:

The saddest book you read this year:

A book that touched you:

A(nother) book you read this year you want to recommend (maybe one that you haven't mentioned yet?):

A book that you discovered this year that you will definitely read again:

A book that you never want to read again:

Were you part of a reading challenge? Did you meet it?

Which authors featured most prominently for you in 2014?

The book series you read the most volumes of this year:

The last book you finished this year:

The first book you will finish in the new year:

The genre you read the most this year:

Which books are you most looking forward to reading in 2015?

And finally, make a New Year's Resolution: How many books do you think you will read in the new year?:

Let's get started!

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And since I don't think I'll post again before the new year since I'll be out all day tomorrow: I hope you're going to have a superb New Year's Eve!


Can we please squee talk about the spoilers from the recently released Musketeers press kit?

@icy_imaginary The thing we were both unhappy about in series one and that we thought could never be resolved now that Capaldi has left IS GOING TO BE RESOLVED IN THE NEW SERIES! :D

Also, my Porthos&Treville headcanon might happen. :) (I'm super calm about this. Better not get too excited. Stay cal-reiofejsoghrisepfjrighrdughslfjeuosghfdjgndfjghroijspefjrh rsrfjeowejeh wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)

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I was going to be more elaborate about this. But I have to go now and watch beautiful horses do stunt horse stuff.

Random: A Sporking, part V

And now for something you didn't expect! A brand new part of this sporking that you all had probably forgotten about by now!

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

Long time no see! Let's dive right into this mess: The last time we saw our heroes Adrian left Davy with a promise of fun and games at dinner, while Will Marshal got dragged off to spend a bit of time in close confinement after having suffered through a severe caning only two days earlier. Chapter 8 - 11Collapse )


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