1. Comment to this post reccing in as many of the 'rec me' categories as you like or post this in an entry on your journal.
2. Fill in as many of the recs as you can when you post. Sharing is fun!
1. A film
Newsies. Yes it flopped horribly at the box-office, yes it isn't historically accurate, yes the love interest in it is possibly the most useless one in film history, but do you know what? Boys in tight pants singing and dancing. Christian Bale singing and dancing. 'Nuff said.
2. A book
The French Executioner by C.C Humphreys. I've just read the sequel which puts me in mind of it. It's a tough book to get into, but once you're into it, you'll find yourself shivering in the bathtub long after the water has turned cold promising yourself that you'll stop reading after 'one more chapter'.
3. A song
A recent song I've added to my collection is "Wish you Well" by Justin Hines. It was featured on a commercial for a walkathon benefiting sick children and the few lyrics on there had me Googling for it to find out what song it was. The lyrics are beautiful as is the music and it's such a Rose/Doctor song. Such.
4. A band
Jars of Clay. One of my 'vaguely Christian rock bands' that I like. Only, you know, not vaguely Christian. Very Christian. I got into them after someone wrote a fic using their lyrics and I am a total sucker for beautiful lyrics. I had to download them to see what they were like and I was sold. There are two songs that I adore: "Something Beautiful" and "Waiting for the World to Fall", the latter which is a song that always ends up on any playlist I make. It's gorgeous.
5. A website
iSketch.net. It's Pictionary online - you draw with your mouse. There are tons of a categories to draw in (Movies, Colours, Music, etc.) and it's a great way to kill some time. People can be bitches, but you'll get that in any online group game.
6. A TV programme
QI. It's a quiz show hosted by incredibly erudite Stephen Frye where the point is less to be right, than to be interesting. The questions asked are usually impossible to know the answers to, so guests get points for either having something interesting to say that vaguely relates to the question or for being creative in their answers. Anyone who answers with an obvious answer gets points taken off. It's utterly hilarious. My mum says that when I'm watching it, she can hear me laughing upstairs.
7. A fanfiction series/a multi-chapter fic
Captain Doctor by kmspider. It's on FF.net, which is why I'm linking it, because I don't think as many people will have read it. It's an AU in the Firefly universe based on the concept that the Browncoats didn't lose the Battle of Serenity and how that would have changed things. It's a clever idea and well-written.
8. A one parter fanfic
Charming the Pants of the Pashahads by donutsweeper. It's technically in two-parter, but only because the story was too long for one lj post. It's a Stargate Atlantis/Jack Harkness crossover and both verses are written extremely well. The author has a talent for writing comedic comedy, angsty angst and whimsical whimsy and it's a nice, lighthearted read with a few serious undertones that catch you by surprise.
10. A play
"The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)". I've seen this done twice - both in the park near where I live. It's just like what it sounds - every Shakespeare piece, abridged. It's usually done by 3 men, with one of them always taking the female parts. It's utterly hilarious. The last act is entirely Hamlet - done 'normally', then faster, then even faster and then backwards. Go see it if you ever get the chance.
12. A fanvid
Fantastic Rose. Using a song written specifically for the character of Rose and extremely well-edited. It makes me a little teary. :-)
14. A place to visit
Stowe, Vermont. I haven't ever left the continent, so I can't say anywhere exotic, but I love Stowe. It's so small town and beautiful, has wonderful old stores in the centre of town and really awesome local theatre in the summer. I also understand that you can ski there or something? Whatever. The theatre is awesome. :-)
15. A hobby to try
Friendship bracelet making. It's just a bunch of knots in different patterns and very easy to do, plus they look really good and you can hand them out. I make them for the kids in the hospital where my mum works, along with little teddy bears made of felt. You just safety pin the top to the couch or your jeans or something and you can do it while you watch TV. I find it very relaxing. Lots of patterns here.
The Hypothetical AU Meme:
Take any one of the fandoms you know I write AND give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU, superhero AU, etc.) or a time period (Ancient Rome, Feudal Japan, Victorian England, etc). I will then explain what story from that fandom I would write for that AU.
I'm going to extend this to say any fandom you know I like, not necessarily write for. It's hypothetical, so I don't actually have to write the stories. :-)