rosa_cotton: (wonderstruck)
Hearted Peter Pan Live! so much. A wonderful, magical production. Thought Allison Williams was brilliant as Peter; lovely singing, great chemistry with the cast. From when the children wanted to go home to the very end, her performance was really touching and made me teary-eyed more than once. Surprisingly, Hook's crew stole the spotlight. They were fantastic, nearly seemed to have too much fun! Kelli O'Hara, Christian Borle, Christopher Walken, and Taylor Louderman were also standouts for me. Kudos to Nana. Michael and John were adorable.

My favorite parts were "Neverland," "Distant Melody," Hook's running gag, cake-in-the-face, "I Won't Grow Up," "Only Pretend," and Peter+Wendy.

My mom and I totally took part in #savetinkerbell, clapping and shouting, "I do believe in fairies!"

Closing with ranking my favorite Peter Pans:
*Jeremy Sumpter
*Allison Williams
*Mary Martin
*Kytle Walters
*Cathy Rigby

...Gah, now I have Peter Pan fever!!!!
rosa_cotton: (found)
After the success of NBC's The Sound of Music - Live with Carrie Underwood last month, the network has announced the next musical live telecast will be the Broadway production of Peter Pan! Nothing regarding casting or air dates yet. First reaction: I'm sort of excited. I like the musical, and am a huge fan of Peter Pan in general (and have been wishing for a nice long miniseries of it the last two/three years) so...yeah I will be tuning in most likely!
rosa_cotton: (here beside you)
Title: Jealousy
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J. M. Barrie. Running Deer is my own character.
Summary: Will the realization of just how much Wendy has caught the interest of others cause Peter to change his mind?

Read more... )
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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: (You're Just a Boy)
The last Peter Pan paraliterature I read was Peter Pan in Scarlet sometime ago, which was good, but not great in my opinion. Last month, somehow, somewhere on the web I stumbled over Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri. It is a peculiar fantasy blending original Egyptian mythology with the story of Peter Pan set in comtempory Manhattan.

"Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe." (Goodreads)

I got about two thirds through the book before calling it quits. While the plot was what had originally caused me to check out Another Pan, the demon-nurse and myth/spiritual parts were not my cup of tea, and I was never completely drawn in. I liked Wendy for the first 100 pages or so, and then I didn't. She wanted to be with Peter one moment, yet no she shouldn't; and having her popular boyfriend be the cause for her indecision instead of her family and home like in Barrie's story didn't cut it for me. John was just plain annoying. There were some moments when I liked Peter, such when I caught glimpses of the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, but overall he disappointed me. While there was a spark between him and Wendy, I couldn't understand what they saw in each other. The best thing about the book was how cleverly the concepts of "happy thoughts" and the Lost Boys were handled.

On the other hand, I completely fell in love with several of the books from the series of The Rescuers by Margery Sharp (written in the late 50s to 70s). These are what the Disney films is based on. And what marvelous stories they are! Unlike Another Pan, there is heart and substance in Sharp's books. Miss Bianca is as charming, kind, and adventurous as in the films, yet she always enjoys returning to her comfortable, high social life after each mission. Sharp's Bernard is not as clumsy or afraid as in the films -- rather he is brave, determined, and devoted; his fear comes from worrying about Miss Bianca's safety. In one book when she claims she will accept an assignment, he leaps to his feet with a shout of, "Not without me you won't!" A far cry from the stuttering little mouse who reluctantly sets off with Miss Bianca to rescue Penny and Cody. His devotion to Miss Bianca is precious, and the reader's heart goes out to him upon learning she has claimed to be able to give him only friendship seventeen times. *SQUEE* The adventures they embark upon are very interesting, with them traveling from a Black Castle to free a poet, to the salt mines to rescue a little boy. The illustrations, writing, plots, characters are all fantastic. *sigh* There are not books like this written anymore, sadly. Track the series down if you can. They are a treat. :D
rosa_cotton: (Fly Away)
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Mine was wonderful but too short.

I watched Peter Pan (2003) while home last weekend. It has been a long time since I last saw the movie. I'd forgotten how wonderful it is. I STILL get goosebumps when Peter and the children fly to Neverland and "burst" completely out of our world, seeming to be flying among the stars until Peter puts his hand out and its water... Stunning scene and music. I was aware more of the tension of growing up vs. remaining a child, make-believe vs. reality, just having fun vs. discovering "more." Peter and Wendy's relationship seemed more tragic, because of those tensions never fully being resolved. Great performances by Jeremy and Rachel, as always. *sigh*

Now I've been listening to the soundtrack ever since arriving back at school. And have been re-discovering the wonders of PP fanfiction. *double sigh* If anyone has some good Peter/Wendy recommendations, please pass them on!! :D
rosa_cotton: (Default)
Title: Of Apologies, Strawberries, and Thimbles
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Summary: Apologies…because he is wrong. Strawberries…because he wants to please her. Thimbles…because it is only she.

But I did not see Peter Pan again )
rosa_cotton: (Dreaming of the Night He Danced with Me)
Title: Whirligig
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Author's Note: Inspired by the "Carousel Waltz" from Carousel.
Summary: Even without an open window or a lost shadow, there is still a moment of unexpected paths crossing, of fantasy and reality colliding… AU

I feel like I have known of it, almost, once... )
rosa_cotton: (Acorn + Scrat = Love)
*throws confetti* Happy 17th Birthday, [ profile] selene_fairy!!!! Hope you enjoyed your special day. XOXOXOXO

A present for you is this way... )
rosa_cotton: (Peter)
Title: A Most Unusual Meeting
Rating: K (G)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Author's Note: Inspired by Aslan's Lamb's A Very Strange Meeting.
Summary: Suppose Peter and Wendy of the book met Peter and Wendy of the movie...

She had expected for some reason to be looking at her reflection )
rosa_cotton: (Default)
It has been a very long time since I did one of these posts...


Lost in Austen

My Way Home by [ profile] wings4music
Summary: An alternate ending to the mini-series. Amanda finds a note, and is once again left surprised by the person who most surprised her during her accidental trip.


Got Cooties? by JealousOfTheMoon
Summary: Black, white, red, green, every color in between... Non-chronological series of short Hairspray stories, each with its own color.

Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew

Exasperating by Lady Emily
Summary: Frank is truly and thoroughly exasperated by a certain girl detective. One shot, tag for tv series episode "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom"

Frozen News and Baby Blues by pedal
Summary: Nancy visits her friends for Christmas. Frank finds himself wondering why she's decided to come all the way to New York in person. Joe may or may not be helping things along.

Chronicles of Narnia

Shades by the shadow proves the sunshine
Summary: Eustace can turn seven different shades of red, and Jill knows every one of them.

Phyllis by Dearheart
Summary: Susan could never have guessed that the nerdy kid at the train station would someday be her husband... The story of why Susan chose an ordinary man over a dashing prince.

Fairytale Island and the Frog King by MesT
Summary: Based on the book, the Dawn Treader makes a stop at a small and magical island. Caspian falls under a spell, Lucy saves him.

Six Ways to Kill a Sue by JealousOfTheMoon
Summary: We've seen what happens when a 'Sue enters the storyline of the first book...but what about the other six? Can a Mary Sue survive those?

Once a King by Elouise82
Summary: Peter's thoughts after the White Witch's temptation. Prince Caspian movieverse.

Your Duty as King by To Tuckborough I Go
Summary: Peter and Edmund teach Caspian of a certain person whose name begins with a 'Mary' and ends with a 'Sue.' Poor Caspian how will he cope?

Jane Austen

The Parsonage Attic by 4give4get
Summary: Northanger Abbey fanfic. Ever-paranoid Catherine hears noises again--this time from the Parsonage attic.

The Etiquette of Love by Mango Schmango
Summary: Emma. Mrs. Elton observes the newly married couple and realises that social etiquette and material possessions cannot compensate for love.

Something Worth My Staying For by Juliette
Summary: Persuasion. Captain Wentworth cannot suffer in silence as he observes his beloved Anne accepting the attentions of another man at the Bath concert. But when he gets up to leave, he finds that there may be something worth staying for after all.


Where I Belong by Dreaming Wide Awake
Summary: TLM. What if Ariel and Eric hadn't met in the way they originally did in the movie/musical? What if, one day, they just happened to meet up on the surface by a twist of fate? Well, let's see what happens if perhaps maybe that was the way of things.

Alluring Aurora by Blackfire 18
Summary: [Sleeping Beauty] Rose has found love on her happy birthday, but the day does not end with cake and gifts. Maleficent has found the elusive princess at last and knows just how to lure the girl to her death. What does Rose see while under the enchantment?

Peter Pan

The Mermaid Lagoon by -HSMismyworld-
Summary: Wendy and Peter venture to the mermaid lagoon, only to find that the mermaids have alot to say to Wendy. And not many nice things.
rosa_cotton: (Trumpkin)
Title: Moments in Time
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Author’s Note: Written for [ profile] 1sentence. I’ve never done this before and am unsure how good these sentences turned out. But it was actually quite fun giving it a try.
Summary: Fifty glimpses into the relationship between Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. No chronological order. Bookverse, movieverse, AU.

Come away... )
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*
rosa_cotton: (Let me hold your hand)
[ profile] selene_fairy's birthday was yesterday! Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, dearie!!! *offers cake and ice cream* And your present is this way...

Just follow all the golden arrows )
rosa_cotton: (M&B)
Yesterday was [ profile] hintofawhisper’s birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day, my dear! *huggles*

Your present is right this way )

P.S. New layout and header (The Slipper and the Rose – lovely movie).
rosa_cotton: (Robert)
Title: Final Touches
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Summary: Christmas continues to be the simple things.

Read more... )
rosa_cotton: (Odette)
Title: From a Little Acorn...
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: Peter Pan, all characters, places, and related terms belong to J.M. Barrie.
Summary: A mother tells her children about how she received her first kiss.

It was not romantic at all, sadly. )


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