rosa_cotton: (sleeping beauty)
Title: I See the Light
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: Bleak House, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of Charles Dickens and BBC.
Summary: Chaos, gloom, peace, joy…ten Allan Woodcourt and Esther Summerson moments. No chronological order. Bookverse, 1985 BBC-verse, 2005 BBC-verse, AU.
Author’s Note: Written for the 10 Sentence Meme on Tumblr.
Dedicated: For [livejournal.com profile] litlover12.

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rosa_cotton: (wonderstruck)
fggoirut0hnhnbt50gbgkn fgj!!! So apparently a Northanger Abbey webseries is on the way. Yahoo!! Can't wait. *dances about happily*

...Now, is it possible Charles Dickens will be adapted soon?
rosa_cotton: (found)
Esther Summerson and Allan Woodcourt was the first couple of Charles Dickens' I shipped, and I've often felt they are under-appreciated. So I was extremely delighted to stumble over three fanfics dedicated to them recently! Here they are for any fellow shippers or fans of Bleak House who may be interested. :)

Survivors by Laura Schiller
Another Bouquet by Laura Schiller
Penelope's Song by Laura Schiller
rosa_cotton: (There all along)
The above quote (quite brilliantly funny) comes from one of [livejournal.com profile] litlover12's reviews of the recent BBC Little Dorrit miniseries. And I actually recalled it after recently finishing The Watsons by Jane Austen and completed by L. Oulton. A bit on the melodramatic side, I was bemused by Mr. Howard being the object of three ladies' affection (or at the least interest) during the course of the story: Emma (the object of HIS affection, but neither know their regard is returned until, naturally, the last five pages of the book); Miss Osbourne (the one he doesn't realize at first has her eye on him); and Lady Osbourne (of whose interest he is oblivious). ...In some ways Mr. Howard's situation made me think of Arthur and his girl troubles.

Ah, literature romances!!
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SyFy which in recent years has been responsible for radical adaptions of The Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (still want to see that one), now tackle Peter Pan. Only it is a sequel to the well-known story.



Interesting... Did Mr. Tulkinghorn from Bleak House sneak in there?

This ALMOST meets my biggest New Year fan anticipation/hope.
rosa_cotton: (In your arms)
*Final episode of Little Dorrit was amazing: secrets revealed, castles in the air crumbling, and a satisfying ending.

SPOILERS!! )

Four out of five stars

*Tess of the D'Urbervilles. This was my first reading of Thomas Hardy. Man, that book was depressing! It was hard to root for anyone: Tess I never really grew to care for; Angel was disappointing with how he abandoned her; and Alec I despised completely from his first appearance. The story seemed to offer no hope. And I did not understand the ending. Not as bad as Atonement, but it doesn't make my favorite books list.

Two out of five stars

*Last week I read Charlotte, Julia Barrett’s continuation of Jane Austen's Sanditon and found it very disappointing. The plot (or lack there of) was all over the place once Barrett picked up the story. She did a great deal of explaining characters’ motives and mental states instead showing them really accomplish anything.

Slight spoilers )

Two out of five stars

*I think I'm turning into a Dickens fan. Bleak House was brilliant. And Little Dorrit, which I finished today, was amazing!! I enjoyed it so so much, more than the miniseries. I understood the story better. I loved the characters more, and despised those who deserved it. Arthur and Amy were... *sigh* An excellent read.

Five out of five stars

*And to close this post: Dickensblog
rosa_cotton: (You've got my attention)
I'm listening to Dickens' Bleak House on Playaway -- the whole book is on a compact device with buttons to play, pause, go back and forward, and control volume; just plug in headphones and I'm good -- and so far am really enjoying it. I gave up on Dickens after suffering through Great Expectations, but Bleak House is much more interesting. I've decided I'm going to try to see both BBC versions -- 1985 and 2005 -- and I have already searched for music videos on youtube.

Recently I borrowed the entire third season of The Cosby Show from my library. ...Still my favorite TV show. Mr. Cosby is the man. :D

And lastly (you all are probably bored to death with this by now) I found some (more) neat music videos...

Never Alone (Peter Pan)

Requiem for a Dream (Peter Pan)

Can't Fight This Feeling (Hardy/Drew)

First Time (Robin Hood)

Have a good weekend everyone! *hugs flist*

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