Archive for the 'RH:BBC' Category

Just how many email addresses does one person need, anyway?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

That’s the work-related question I’m pondering right now. Since it’s not really that important, it naturally led me to think of other things that aren’t really that important. (Funny how that works…) “You’ve only got seventeen DVDs?” -Blink, Doctor Who 3.10 I actually own somewhat less than 17 DVDs, although if we’re counting the *household* […]

Some Happy Things

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Inspired by starandrea’s “thing’s I’ve lately found great” post, here are some things that made me happy today: 1. Google’s “CADIE”, and especially the CADIE-powered Gmail “Autopilot”. What happens if a sender and recipient both have Autopilot on? Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, […]

March Reading Wrap Up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Fic Count: 110 Fandom Winner of the Month: Merlin Fic Winner of the Month: The History of Two Conversations (on paper) by takadainmate Things I did instead of reading fic this month: Watch Star Trek trailers. Try to do Sudoku puzzles without cheating. Research Crusade-era England. (I want my historical inaccuracies to be at least […]

March Fic: Complete!*

Monday, March 30th, 2009

(*Or at least a reasonable facsimile of said state.) Title: winning a war you can’t fight Author: marcicat Rating: PG-13 (fighting, outlawery, kissing) Wordcount: 10,200 Summary: If I’d been in charge of the 2006 BBC series, it would have turned out a lot more like this. Alternate title — Robin and Guy’s Greatest Hits. “A […]

Re: The Crusades

Monday, March 9th, 2009

(aka my March story is supposed to be about Robin Hood, and I found this while Googling things like “peasant housing in the Third Crusade”) If you ever start doubting the pointlessness of war, read up on The Crusades (a highly opinionated article on the subject). No, seriously. Some excerpts: First Crusade That such a […]

I finally finished season 1 of Robin Hood…

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I’m not sure the characters in this show understand the concepts of “hiding” or “outlaws.” I always thought the Robin Hood formula was pretty basic — hide in the forest, steal from the rich, give to the poor. I guess once you toss in a Robin who quotes from the Koran and a Sheriff who […]

Argh! How is it possible to mess up a concept as simple as Robin Hood?

Monday, October 27th, 2008

More of Robin Hood S1 arrived from Netflix, and I finally got around to watching it. Here’s what happened: Show writers: “Peril and angst for everyone!” Me: “FTW? What is *wrong* with this show?” The Good: 1. The Locksley villagers, who appear to have an uncanny ability to find Robin (in the forest!) and go […]

More on Robin Hood…

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

As with all fun tv shows, I was left with some burning questions after watching the first three episodes: 1. Whatever happened to Luke Scarlett? I’m sure he got rescued from the gallows, and then he was just gone — never showed up in the outlaw camp or anything. 2. Where is Robin getting all […]

Okay, it’s later

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Robin Hood (not the movie, or that other movie, or actually any of the movies, or any of the tv shows except for the 2006 BBC America version) What’s not to love about this show? It’s all about pretty men running around a forest. There is a woman (one), but all of her her clothes […]

Let’s pretend this was posted Thursday…

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Thursday’s entry got distracted watching Robin Hood (the BBC America 2006 series, and why is there not scads of fanfic about this show?). More later.