Happy new year! I am even going to make two posts today, which has sadly become really unusual. Yuletide was great fun this year again. I've managed to do a treat as well as a story in the past, but this year I only did my story. It was really fun to write, mostly because the fandom was Quiz Show. That gave me an excuse to rewatch it over and over. If you've never seen the movie, which is about the Quiz Show scandals of the 1950s, was directed by Robert Redford and stars John Turturro, Ralph Fiennes and Rob Morrow, you might check it out. It's got a crackling good script with dialogue that's just music to the ears.

If you have seen it and care to, check out my story as well, written for linaerys. Ten years after the events of the movie (so 1968) Dick and Charlie meet up again.

Chance Meeting at the Jefferson Hotel (3999 words) by sistermagpie
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Quiz Show (1994)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Richard Goodwin/Charles Van Doren
Characters: Richard Goodwin, Charles Van Doren
Summary:

How fitting to run into Charlie Van Doren tonight when futility was so much on Dick’s mind.



Also, if you didn't see it before and like Singin' in the Rain check out my gift story:

Top Billing (3568 words) by romanticalgirl
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Lina Lamont, Kathy Selden
Summary:

Singin' in the Rain was the end of the beginning for Don and Kathy, but what was it for Cosmo and Lina?

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sistermagpie: Sigh. (Monet)
( Jan. 2nd, 2013 01:38 pm)
The concept, I mean. According to Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth there are these stages the hero passes through as part of that big uber-story where the hero has a thousand faces (and one of them is Luke Skywalker).

I was thinking about this concept this week because I finally saw The Hobbit and really enjoyed it. I've been resenting the fact that they took this small book and blew it up to be possibly even longer than LOTR. I just hate the whole "we're splitting this one book into more than one movie" trend and have since DH. So I wasn't in a rush to see this, but I went with a group of fellow pervy hobbit fanciers, and it turned out to actually draw me in more than I expected. Some of the ways PJ found to add more weight--both in terms of the plot and the emotions--I thought worked pretty well. One moment I really liked was Bilbo's refusal/acceptance of the call.

More on that within... )
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