ladynorbert: (shashei)
[livejournal.com profile] ryttu3k made me a present last night.

I love when people draw me pictures!
ladynorbert: (friendship)
I has present from [livejournal.com profile] blaze_rocket!

She had promised to draw the wedding scene from my Zelda fanfic that I wrote last spring. It's only the line drawing, but it's awfully damn cute and a lovely start to my day.

Eee.

Feb. 18th, 2009 12:55 am
ladynorbert: (tpdoeq)
[livejournal.com profile] maddarilke makes my night by posting, among other things, thusly:

I have been re-reading TPDoEQ from the beginning. It is so dense that I've not even arrived to Bessie's first kidnapping, LOL. ;) I'm remembering some things about it that I'd forgotten, and discovering things I'm sure I hadn't noticed the first few (hundred) times. You know, I know you are a fabulous writer, and that your efforts unrelated to TPDoEQ are just as amazing, but it really is as phenomenal as your fangirls have been telling you, over the years. oxoxoxox

Thank you. :)
ladynorbert: (tpdoeq)
But first, some art!

Ella has graciously returned to her pictorial display of Elizabeth's life, and the latest installment is her usual awesome. Set in volume V, here is...

Elizabeth meets Alexandra )
ladynorbert: (books)
I only have a few minutes before I chain myself to my diabolical kitchen and attempt to scrub it clean. Yes, my kitchen is evil. No, I'm not making that up. Really.

Anyway. Today for lunch I went to Subway to try the sweet onion teriyaki chicken sandwich that Jared keeps banging on about in the commercials. That was, no exaggeration, one of THE best sandwiches I have ever tasted. Srsly. If you like that kind of thing, you should definitely try it. Plus I won a free cookie, so bonus.

I have a fundraising committee meeting tonight (blargh) but they're usually short so I can't bitch too much. Until then, I've vowed to continue my semi-productive streak and, as mentioned, clean the kitchen. However, to make this miserable situation more palatable, I've got the CD player hooked up and will be listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while I clean. It was my intention to read one book every day this week, so that I would be pumped and ready and up to speed by Friday night, but it just hasn't worked out that way. Fortunately, I've read the first four books so many times I know them practically by heart, so I can sort of skip them. But I've only read book five twice and listened to it once, and I've only read book six once and never actually listened to it at all.

I'm coming to the conclusion that part of the reason my kitchen is always a certifiable mess is the fact that it is so TINY. (Those of you who have seen it can vouch for its size.) I mean, the kitchen in terms of available square footage is actually smaller than my bathroom. And we have so many dishes and appliances and things that I'm at a loss what to do with them all. I've been trying to root out the dishes we don't really want so I can donate them to the local homeless shelter, but oddly, it doesn't seem to be making any notable difference in the amount of useful space. Also, my floor is unspeakably hideous; it and the cabinetry date from roughly the 1950s, and it shows. And it's kind of annoying to have the washing machine in there. The boys (meaning Kevin and Andy) keep promising to move the washer into the laundry room, but I don't know when exactly they plan on doing this.

I love my house, but sometimes I wish I could just wave a wand and instantly fix the things that are wrong with it. And at the same time, make a few other changes. The house was built in 1875 -- isn't it a crime that a house that old doesn't have even one secret passage? I think so. :)
ladynorbert: (potterpuffs)
My unspoilery review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a very simple one:

That movie was basically carved out of one GIANT BLOCK OF AWESOME.

There was quite literally NOTHING about the movie that I didn't like. The performances were stellar. Gary Oldman was actually hot (something I've never thought before). Evanna Lynch, the girl who never acted before and suddenly landed the part of Luna, is frighteningly perfect, as is Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix. Lucius Malfoy is deliciously evil again; as I said to Kevin, "Jason Isaacs was terrific, but that's like saying water is wet." Imelda Staunton is a wonderful Umbridge, who is quite possibly my least favorite character in all of literature (in the sense that I love to hate her). There is blatant Ron/Hermioneness, which made me squee. The effects are fantastic.

Also, I seem to have a small girl-crush on Tonks. If that is weird for you to read, believe me, it's a lot weirder for me to say, as it's an entirely new phenomenon. But she is all kinds of brilliant.

I do have some spoiler-laden thoughts, but those will go under the judicious cut. And to further assist those of you who want to be kept spoiler-free, but would like to read any comments left on my post, I will turn the font under the cut white. (That at least will help you if the entry shows up in my journal style; if they show up in your own style and it's a different color, it's not going to do you much good.) Look! Cut! See? Cut! )

So. Yes. Wanna see it again. It's the best one yet.
ladynorbert: (onoes)
Home alone, because I'm a nice wife and suggested Kevin go spend some time with his best friend. Stole a meme from Clez to pass the time. Thought I'd show off the shiny new icon she found, too -- it's made by [livejournal.com profile] spubba, and it's McKay and Zelenka from Stargate Atlantis. Meanwhile, meme. Fandoms ahoy. )
ladynorbert: (cuteness)
She did it. It's open for business.

Here Be Dragons: The Lady Norbert Fanlisting

*sniffle*
ladynorbert: (Default)
This will really only interest [livejournal.com profile] valerious013 and [livejournal.com profile] _revolutionary, but I think I've found the discrepancy in the argument. Read more... )
ladynorbert: (potterpuffs)
I have a new icon. It was made by [livejournal.com profile] alapsuscalami and found for me by [livejournal.com profile] valerious013. However, I know some of you have not yet seen GOF, and are annoyed by the possibility of any spoilers, so I'll tuck it under a cut so you don't have to see it.

Cut to protect the spoiler-wary. )
ladynorbert: (clez)
It just gets worse, I think.

Okay, so [livejournal.com profile] valerious013 and I are writing that story. For our hero, she cast Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as he appears in two different productions. For his darker/crazier moods, we use his look from the BBC television movie Gormenghast. When he's happy/cured, we use his look from The Lion in Winter with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close. (I watched that last night for the first time, and it's fantastic.)

Gormenghast is another fun instance of a whole lot of my fandoms slamming into each other. Because the cast includes:

~ Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry. In the Harry Potter movies, Shaw and Griffiths play Harry's nasty Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon, and Wanamaker plays the Hogwarts flying instructor, Madam Hooch. Stephen Fry isn't in the movies, but he reads the British editions of the books on audio cassette and CD.

~ Christopher Lee, who is an entire fandom collision unto himself. Count Dooku, Saruman, King Haggard; the man is everywhere, pure and simple. If he was cast in the Harry Potter movies at some point, I wouldn't be surprised.

~ Neve McIntosh, who plays Beryl Stapleton in the 2002 BBC version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. That's the one featuring Richard Roxburgh (LXG's M/The Fantom) as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Hart (Sorcerer's Stone's Professor Quirrell) as Dr. Watson.

Is it any wonder that I renamed my website When Fandoms Collide?
ladynorbert: (tcotp)
Lyn and I posted the first chapter (second chapter, technically, but the first was just the prologue) of "Broken Boughs" last night.

We have received one review thus far. )


And one piece of fanart. )

Squee! Thank you, everyone who has read and reviewed/commented to us personally/etc.

aw, MAN!

Nov. 13th, 2005 11:50 pm
ladynorbert: (cranky)
*grumbles loudly*

http://www.biglight.com/blog/2005/11/night-stalker-finis.html

Another good show bites the dust.
ladynorbert: (partners)
So last night Kevin and I met the Nefarious (tm) [livejournal.com profile] wens down at Moriarty's Pub in Philadelphia.

She wore a frock coat. I wore my trenchcoat and carried my Diogenes Club bag. We are leet geeks. ;)

Seriously, though, it was a lot of fun. We talked Holmes and history and Jeremy Brett and Holmes and BBC and my Silver Earring computer game and Holmes. The food was excellent (I had the Kilkenny strip steak, which I just loved) and we were all suitably amused by the fact that my dessert was called "Chocolate Confusion." I was expecting it to turn out to be kippered herring or an old boot or something, because that really would be confusing, now, wouldn't it? But it was chocolate cake. Kevin took a picture of us on the front steps of the restaurant, so there is photographic evidence of this small Sherlockian gathering.

I slept the whole way down and the whole way home, and went to bed as soon as we got in the door and slept for another eleven hours. I have been absolutely exhausted lately...my body seems to be trying to go back to night shift hours, which is mildly disturbing.

Must go make sure Renaissance costumes are ready for tonight. Kevin in velvet = squee.
ladynorbert: (stolen)
Rather than a regular review, I got an actual fan letter. This is...weird. Moving. Startling.

Slight editing to maintain privacy and correct a few small writing errors. People really love Elizabeth Quatermain, for some reason. )

O_O

Oct. 6th, 2005 08:23 pm
ladynorbert: (duo)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] siriuslypeeved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She just sent me a stunning piece of Skinner/Elizabeth fan art for my website. Take a look! It's wonderful! )
ladynorbert: (bored)
Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] clez, it's the icon meme! (I have more icons on this journal at present, so I'll do it here.)

Iconses, precious. )
ladynorbert: (brothers)
Yesterday was the long-awaited Sherlock Day. This will be a long entry, you have been warned.

Yes, I've met him. Yes, I'm damn near convinced he's the real deal. Details under the cut, along with the promised pictures...but here's a teaser.


With my close personal friends, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes.


The game's afoot! )

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