ladysophiekitty: (stock: women history)
To anyone who doesn't know: I love love LOVE history. Seriously. Which was why Dad rented the movie Princess Kaiulani for me.

I do know some things about her. I read the Royal Diaries book about her when I was younger, which leads to me doing some research on her now and then, and she does pop up in some of my pleasure history books. I am, by no means, an expert, however. I certainly don't know as much about her as, say, the Tudors. So, here are my thoughts about the movie.

It was OK. Some of the scenery was beautiful, and, me being my usual shallow self, some of the dresses were pretty too. What got me was the whole made up love story, which got in the way of her story, which is an interesting one. We did get some of her fighting for her people's rights, yes. But not very much, or about her life being a, well, "ex princess" in the year before she died. Her withdrawal from life.  All of that would be very interesting story telling. Instead, we got a forbidden love story.

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Dec. 8th, 2009 05:36 pm
ladysophiekitty: (X-Files Scully theory)
I've been sick with a cold since Friday (and stayed home from school yesterday and today) so I've been watching a lot of TV.

Dollhouse (spoilers for Friday's episodes) )

Bones (spoilers for the latest 5 episodes) )

Merlin )
ladysophiekitty: ((writing) Fan Fic writer)
I am at heart a lurker. I read stories, I read entries, and usually unless I feel really strongly about something, I don't comment. On the occasion I have written really long thoughtful review, often times it either never gets responded to, or the response is "I'll try that thanks for the review" Yes, occasionally I'll get the long response back (and oh how I love it when I do) but those memories stay and tend to make me review less. If it's not that, it's something else: I'm too tired, I have to do something else, I get too caught up in the story, or I'm just plain lazy. 

But you know what? I might not review every single story I come across, but I want to review more. I want to be one of those faithful reviewers that you notice every time. Particularly since I have been getting so many reviews lately. 

I just wanted to say, partially because I'm more likely to do it when I have witnesses, and partially because I am up for recs, either for your own fics or for other people's. There isn't much I won't read as long as it's well written, though I prefer not to read slash (Unless it's Willow/Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or RHR/HG from Harry Potter. Even if I've read it before I'll read it again to review. I'm nice in my reviews, though I do give constructive criticism I usually manage to do it in a fairly nice way. I also fangirl a lot if I'm really enjoying something. 

So, any takers?

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