ink_splotch: (we were beautiful [bubble])
So, my dissertation is in editing and Gemma's gone home after being up for two days (New Year's was really nice - just us, a lovely dinner and watching movies all night. It was kind of *exactly* what I needed), and because of this, I have had time to read a little bit of Yuletide fic. And I have compiled recs!

First, written for me: Seeking Comfort - Fried Green Tomatoes, Ruth/Idgie, R. I got sex and coming together and such a beautiful characterization of Idgie. And a take-charge Ruth, which you know is canon.

And then five (mostly) happy recs to go with:

Becoming a Lesbian: Megan Bloomfield's Guide for Cheerleaders
- But I'm a Cheerleader, Megan/Graham, R. Because I never knew how much I wanted this fic until I read it. Perfect Megan, perfect Graham and, best of all, perfectly the surreal world of the movie. It's just a sweet, happy read, with some laugh-out-loud lines.

The Thin Man Takes a Husband - Donald Strachey Mysteries, Donald/Timothy, R. Hot and plotty and from Tim's point of veiw. A bit sappy towards the end, but then again. It's Timmy.

Tokens of Affection - Hot Fuzz, Danny/Nicholas, R. Christmas-themed without being sappy, and involving the entire precinct, and just ridiculously engaging and charming.

Ribbons and Lace - Neil Gaiman - Stardust, Victoria/Louisa, PG. Just. If Neil Gaiman had entered in Yuletide and written this, I wouldn't be completely shocked. It fits so well and I really like the idea of focusing on Louisa (and also Victoria, since she got ridiculously slighted in the film.) Gorgeous.

On the Doors to Paradise - The Bubble, Ashraf/Noam, PG-13. Okay, first you need to go watch the movie, as this takes place post-movie and I don't want to spoil you. Go on. I'll wait. It is so very much worth the price of the DVD; it has great acting, charming characters and - I don't even know how to describe the plotline, except good, and hot and heartbreaking for so many reasons. Then, come back and read this, and you'll understand that this needs to be canon.

In case you were wondering what I wrote: Names, Navigation and Other Issues Rising Aboard the Caspartine. I still can't believe I wrote Stardust (movie) slash.

And now I really should get to bed, as I am due into work tomorrow. Which should be fun, but at least housemate J and I may be sharing a shift.
ink_splotch: (chance to make it good [y/j])
So, you all remember how much I love Yossi & Jagger, right? Well, [ profile] green_queen had a link to what she called "a movie about a gay Israeli-Palestinian love affair". And of course the first thing I think is, wonder if either Yossi or Jagger are in it?

First of all, yes. Ohad Knoller who played Yossi is indeed in the movie (playing lead character, Noam). Second of all, it's the same director, who in fact seems to be making a trilogy of movies about homosexuality and Israelis. Which, really, is to say that he's made two other movies, which look really, really good. The first, Walk on Water, which someone needs to buy me. And not only does it concern homosexuality, it also deals with the issues of war criminals and, err, Mossad. Want. Want now.

And then there's the aforementioned movie, The Bubble, which seems so good and seems to have a pretty lesbian subplot (at least, it does in this collection of clips). So yes. I am obviously going to need to get my hands on these.

*glees all over the place*
ink_splotch: (kiss like you want inside me [kiss])
You know, the annoying thing about foreign films is, they're really hard to watch half-heartedly, since you can't follow them with your head turned. Also, you have no idea whether or not the translations are good - I can vaguely guess or at least estimate with Spanish, German and French, purely from word recognition, but Hebrew? I can recognize names and the words they're speaking in English - everything else is, uh, Hebrew.

Pretty language, though. Wish I had the time, energy and talent to learn it.

So, this is all brought on by the fact that, while I was in England, I bought Yossi & Jagger. I've been wanting to see it since the Copenhagen Gay&Lesbian Filmfestival in, like, 2003, or so, but I was out of country while the fest was on, and since then, it's only been out on region 1. But no longer! While in England I spotted it in a rack at HMV and it's now mine.

And it's so damn pretty. I mean, really, really fucking pretty. The story's not original and the first part of the ending is typical (more about that later), but damn. The persons are just so damn *likable* and *hurting* and just so incredibly pretty. Particularly Jagger - prettiest damn blue eyes just about ever. How does a jewish boy have such blue eyes? And his smile! And just - the acting was good, and Jagger and Yaeli were incredibly pretty, Yossi had such a cute smile and nice yes. I may have mentioned that the entire movie was pretty? And it was damn short (65 minutes, wtf?)and yet it didn't feel smushed at all.

And that make out scene? I mean. Really. I think it may have ousted the scene from Y Tu Mama Tambien as hottest makeout ever. And it wasn't just sexy, it was also incredibly sweet and happy and just so, so lovely. I have no words. I did however spend about an hour re-watching it, 'cause it's just that damn *sweet*.

However, there is the problem of the damn ending [spoiler] )

However! Still so fucking pretty, and so worth the veiwing.

Look at the pretty! )

So worth the viewing fee.

And now I need to go finish The Night Watch. Also awesome ♥.


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