I can't seem to log on to DW through my browser, so I haven't seen anyone's locked posts in a couple days. Sorry.
Have a picture of a bear, instead. ( bear )
Just read The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister #4) by Courtney Milan
, which was fantastic. I read it in one sitting, with a huge grin on my face the whole time. Free and Edward have a wonderful sparking relationship with boatloads of chemistry from the start. I love how he respects her from the get go, and she doesn't take any shit from him. The Nellie Bly line was lovely, and Milan really captured how much damn work it would be to get where Free's gotten, and also how scary it would be. It was chilling how little the treatment of outspoken women has changed in the last 150 years. That said, it wasn't all gloom and doom, as Free's newspaper was wonderfully humorous, and she herself got in some great lines. I'm not usually deeply fond of heroes who are scoundrels because of Horribly Tragic Pasts, but this horribly tragic past was actually plausible (nice inclusion of the Frenco-German War in the 1870s), and his reaction to it also worked, and drove the plot a lot better than Sebastian's issues last book.
We didn't see a hell of a lot of the primary characters from the rest of the series, almost no Violet, sadly, but everyone else got a scene, and they all worked perfectly. I'm especially fond of Robert's bit towards the end. There was also a wonderful romance between a couple of tertiary characters from earlier in the series, to which I can only say, Huzzah! Lesbians!
The whole thing was adorable. There were also a couple of new characters who were gay men, which is nice to see in historical things.
This ties with The Heiress Effect
for my favourite in the series. Must go back and read all of Milan's earlier books, plus the final novella when that comes out.
The crew house movies here are: Miracle at St. Anna, Capote, Motorcycle Diaries, Get Shorty
and Cry Baby
. One of these things is not like the others. Anyway, watched the first and despite having the dishy guy from Almost Human
it was Not Very Good. I feel like modern-day frames for historical movies should be discouraged, and ones that are 40 minutes on top
of a 2-hour film is obscenely self-indulgent. The whole thing was thematically muddled, and actually had a character attempt to explain the theme at the end, which was apparently modernism sucks the miraculous out of life
. Whatever, dude. Plus all the race stuff was the opposite of subtle, and the women were terrible. Which is what I get for watching a Spike Lee movie, I guess. Might try Cry Baby
next, or just stick to the stuff I brought.