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I've been spending a lot of time in Jane Austen fandom. It's gotten… - moonspinner
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I've been spending a lot of time in Jane Austen fandom. It's gotten so bad that I'm tempted to write fan fiction! The good thing about that is that unlike Star Wars fan fiction, I can make money out of my words.

Watched Casino Royale. I'm torn about my opinion of it. For one, I've never watched a Bond movie in a theatre before and now I realised why - they're too long! Still it was a good movie, just as good as all the Bonds that came before. I honestly didn't think it was that extraordinary, not even the falling in love bit which happened in Her Majesty's Secret Service as well.

Talking about Bond, I'm slowly building up the collection of all 20 movies for my dad, and ultimately myself. Perhaps I'll get round to reviewing all later but right now, just expect a critical analysis on Dr. No and the Dehumanization of Women.

Jane Austen and Bond aside, I did some SW writing over the hols. I've finally begun the 2nd and final part of Kaleidoscope and at 3 chapters a week, my mission is to complete that story by February. I've decided to turn the Bargain story into original fiction so I'm shelving it until July when all the insanity ends. I've *thought* of Thwarted Fate. :blushes: I *should* finish Cradle to Grave, Living A Lie, Conversations, Tangled Fate and other wips this year. I just don't know when.

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r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jane Austin is a wonderful world to live in! You have impeccable taste! But we knew that. Go ahead and write something!

Finishing Kaleidoscope at three chapters a week? I am ashamed. *hangs head* I need to seriously get to work. I'm thrilled about it though, it's my favorite of your stories, and Athena is right, with a little elbow grease you could change the names and it'd be original.

I'm excited about Bargain - it you want a beta reader, you know who to ask.

I missed the Bond and am a bit disapointed 'cause I think the new guy is kinda hot, but, oh well - there's always DVD.

Glad you had a good holiday!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 4th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I won't entirely agree that Regency times were good to live in. Then women couldn't vote or get degrees... :-P

You're still thinking (that the new Bond is hot)?!
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: January 4th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I didn't mean to actually live back then. I meant to live in the JA fanworld. :D

Yeah - I kinda think the new Bond guy is hot - why? that bad? (but I guess I don't think the THAT hot 'cause I didn't bother to go see the movie)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 4th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gotcha about JA fanworld. It's odd somehow. The stories are as different from SW as it can get, but fandom wise, It's the same story. The same personalities and patterns of behaviour amongst fans. I think It's a Matrix thing. Human beings thrive on dissension.

No, I'm just puzzled that it's something that requires *thinking* that all. It sounds like you still need convincing. ;)
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: January 4th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, no I don't need convincing, he's definitely hot. :p

oh you may like this - it isn't Jane but it's retro and cool - - http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0606/flight.shtml

I only wish I could find the conclusion. :-/
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: January 4th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
You wouldn't be the first to write Jane Austen fan fiction. There are actual published books that continue the Pride and Prejudice story. I think one of them is called "Mr. Darcey's Daughters" or something like that. I'm not an Austen fan, but I was surprised when I heard about the books that continue the story.

"...just expect a critical analysis on Dr. No and the Dehumanization of Women."

Yikes, that doesn't sound good. :p I thought Casino Royale was really good, although there was a section toward the end that really slowed it down alot. Oh well, it allowed for some nice scenes around Lake Cuomo (sp?) that reminded me instantly of AOTC.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 4th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wish I had remembered the Lake. I'm sure I'd have enjoyed the movie more. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the film a lot but not as much as I think I was supposed to.

Yes I know of the published Austen fan fiction. Austen's work are in the public domain.
From: bobill Date: January 5th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I've decided that I marvel at how you manage to juggle everything and still produce such good fiction. That takes serious motivation!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 5th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! I don't feel that I cope very well at all. My posts usually come out late and I fear that readers lose track and interest. So thank you dear. That was a really nice thing to say!
lesbiassparrow From: lesbiassparrow Date: January 5th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I just stumbled across Kaleidescope and have been enjoying it thoroughly. Would you mind if I friended you to keep an eye out for updates? I promise I am quite sane and not a mad internet fiend.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 5th, 2007 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol. That's a pity because I'm very fond of mad Internet fiends being one myself but of course, you can friend me. I'm glad you're enjoying Kaleidoscope and not finding it too confusing.
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