Legenda 22: Stuff worth reading
[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn’t usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]
This is a bit of a long one as events took over my usual Monday post. In no particular order:
- A thoughtful post by Bibiana.
- Have I mentioned I love Richard Armitage? A seriously wonderful birthday card for a devoted fan.
- A great discussion question raised at Mel’s.
- If you haven’t left congratulations for Frenz’s blogiversary, it’s not too late!
- Violet of the many hilarious spoof posts also has a second blogiversary. This is all very nostalgic for me — makes me think of when I started blogging.
- As someone informed me tactfully last night, Sebastian is no longer jailbait. Congratulations from all of your “aunts,” dude.
- FunkyBlueDandelion is celebrating poetry month with a poem a day. Today, Ernie and Bert!
- A pretty Easter graphic for you at Phylly’s by that person we’re not supposed to refer to.
- Tanni’s made two eerily beautiful Spring theme Armitage graphics, too. Requires flash player, I think.
- And a humorous one at White Rose Writings. Fabo makes me think in an entirely new way about peeps.
- One of the things I’m loving most about learning more about fanfic and indie publishing is the way that authors can add to the story as they like, even after it’s published. A great example appeared this week: If you loved Prue Batten’s book, Gisborne, here’s an additional little travelogue to one of the more interesting places in the book, St. Eadgyth’s.
- And: Prue is posting chapters of the sequel to Gisborne on wattpad as well!
- Speaking of fic, there’s a new blogger with a French fanfic: Cruelle splendeur. Starts here. I admit that je lis français très lentement, but this might be an incentive to improve mine!
- On Thorin’s sword, at Heirs of Durin.
- Interested in the fuss over 50 Shades of Grey?Angie and I weigh in. (Mature content.) On the same title, C.S. Winchester weighs in here.
- Cat’s also just published an Armitage inspired zombie novel. This is not my thing, really, but it may be soon, as my students are teaching me about the zombie apocalypse. Who knew?
- The Queen discusses adding to her Hobbit quilt.
- JasRangoon continues her modern N&S fic.
- I missed the DL for bccmee’s Flags of the World project, but maybe if you email her it’s not too late :)
- A new Polish Armitage blog, with short English summaries of the posts, by Ania: zyRYSIOwana. My Polish is limited to about ten words, but this has to be a pun on the name Richard, no?
- Trudy’s Tattle updates “In Consequence.” Oh, the kisses!
- If there’s a child version of the straw widow, here it is. This was hilarious.
- There’s still time to love Judi’s Doggy Love post.
- Catch the beginning of the Lucas North post at The French Armitage Army. English and French. This is my kind of thinking!
- Some suggestive data on the filming of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I admit that I’m not the huge fan of this novel that everyone else is, but if Armitage were in it, of course I’d see it!
I suspect this isn’t everything good, so add your own suggestions below! Meanwhile, I’ll keep reading :) Are there good new fanvids anyone recommends? That would be helpful info.
And off topic: two English / UK culture posts from The Guardian I enjoyed this week: one on the necessary features of the full English breakfast, and another on rhubarb fool (will be making the latter for my folks, as the rhubarb will be ripe when I get home. We German-Americans love our rhubarb. Umm, and the asparagus …). This time next month, I’ll be there. Three more weeks.