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This upcoming kungfu movie prequel (also called 狄仁杰之神都龙王) will released where I live on September 27th. The first movie, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, had featured some femslash subtext scenes but given the different casting this time around (with the exception of Wu Zetian, who is still played by Carina Lau) I'm not sure how much femslash it will have. Hopefully with the same director (Tsui Hark) it will retain some of the elements that made the first movie entertaining--a bit of intrigue, decent wire-work, and just enough story to make you want a little more. If there is any femslash, I'll be sure to post it here on DW. :]

(trailer with English subs, feature in Chinese)

trailer and short feature )

Update 13/09/2013: According to AFP (via Huffington Post), Archaeologists have found Shangguan Wan'er's (wikipedia) ancient tomb in Shaanxi! Shangguan Jing'er's fictional character was supposedly based on this real person.

Update 26/09/2013: Found the trailer with English subs.

Update 10/10/2013: No femslash but quite entertaining. B+/A-. :D
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Bit of a link dump.

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[personal profile] adrianneb78239: Fannish Obession (A Primer): The Devil Wears Prada

[livejournal.com profile] fail_fandomanon: Soon-to-be-implemented changes in lj comments: no more subject line
TL;DR: The Russian PTB, [livejournal.com profile] igrick, at LJ says that they're getting rid of the subject line for LJ comments. There seemed to be some initial panic in English over kinkmemes and Roleplaying journals, which use them fairly heavily. So far, it seems that the changes will be rolled out for S1 styles within the next few months, and there is a chance that S2 styles may not be affected. It appears that the decision for the change was aesthetic and nothing to do with performance or database/administrative reasons. (Sources: 1, 2, 3)

[personal profile] skygiants: Review of Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories

io9.com: Warehouse 13’s Joanne Kelly: "I would love" to see H.G. Wells and Myka get together

[personal profile] winterfish: Icons: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The world-wide release was so much later than the initial international release, so I'm always pleased to see more Detective Dee and more femslashy icons to use! :D

Mostly femslash recs: DWP (1), Glee (1), HP (2) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )

Parallels

Dec. 29th, 2010 07:17 am
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[livejournal.com profile] femslash_today: Yuletide 2010 femslash edition!

[community profile] girlgay: Holiday Fanworks Exchange Rec Post - compilation of femslash recs from holiday exchanges.

[livejournal.com profile] miggy: Most Talented (Glee, Rachel/Kurt friendship) - the senior year of the "Mostverse" series is well on its way to being another epic piece of work. Senior year has Rachel, Kurt, and the reader dangling on the edge of a precipice--will they make it, or won't they? Rachel and Kurt have both worked really hard to get where they are, but Rachel and Kurt are just a couple of no-name talents among many. Kurt's hit and misses on the networking scene has him wondering whether it's all worth it, while Rachel is still in the dark about how the game is played in this town--she still thinks that she can still make it on talent alone. This story really parallels that essential heartbreaking dilemma depicted in the Devil Wears Prada-verse, and the reader is left hoping that after everything, their friendship might still survive it all. If you don't mind reading WIPs, it's currently being posted in segments on a daily basis while the author works on the backend. It's now complete!

Mirrors Reflecting Mirrors by heinrichfrei (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Wu Zetian/Shangguan Jing'er)
“I only need three things to subordinate it: an iron whip, an iron hammer, and a sharp dagger. I will whip it with the iron whip. If it does not submit, I will hammer its head with the iron hammer. If it still does not submit, I will cut its throat with the dagger.” *flails* Detective Dee femslash! Told through vignettes, this narrative explores the backstories of both Wu Zetian and Shangguan Jing'er's characters. I appreciated the canon inclusion of Wu Zetian executing Shangguan Jinger's family and Wu Zetian's calculated rise to power. However, I wonder if this could have been made deeper. If you read behind the lines, Shangguan Jing'er was originally brought into Wu Zetian's fold in order to hold her hostage, so that Jing'er's family's allies would not retaliate against Wu Zetian as a surety. Keeping your enemies close, so to speak. So how did their relationship dynamic change, from a conqueror sparing the life of a subject? Did Shangguan Jing'er suffer from stockholm syndrome? I would have appreciated a much more in-depth look at that shift.

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13 Ways of Looking at a Betrayal by [personal profile] rivkat (Olivia/Peter UST)
"Sometimes the crossing isn't as difficult as the arrival."

I've seen this fic rec'ed a few times on DW already, so I'll try not to repeat what's already been said. I really liked the preciseness in which the author writes Olivia.

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