August 16th, 2007

Farscape - John&Aeryn - happiness

The Memory Returns...

yoshi and I saw Cats last night. My fifth time, his first. And somehow I'd completely managed to forget it was the 25th anniversary... Quite an accomplishment for a show the critics thought would die on its arse in 1981. :)

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Every time I see it live, I understand the fanfiction phenomenon more. There is actually a category on FFN these days for Cats because the writers were taking over the entire Musicals/Plays section (which, incidentally? Needs to be a category, not just a sub-category. It's giving the musicals fans a very bad representation...) After last night I want to do a long, epic fic that is basically the entire musical without songs, in order to make the plot actually more plot like. I was struck with a whole lot of random lines and sentences when watching. I don't know if I'd ever manage to pull it off (there are two big dramatic moments, really), but all the different character links are fascinating. Plus, I had this wonderful little vision of Collapse ) Which would leave it nicely open for all the other fanfic writers to carry on in their alternaverses. Another one for the 'maybe' pile.

The shipperfic is still terrifying, though. There's probably far too much inbreeding for it to ever be plausible... (and if I see one more Mungo/Rumpleteazer shipperfic I'm going to start hurting people. THEY'RE SIBLINGS, DAMMIT!)

*ahem* That's that, then.

Oh, PS: Paul found a poster and screenshot from the upcoming Tim Burton version of the musical of Sweeney Todd and it looks frelling amazing. I think Burton's lucious, detail-rich approach is going to put a completely different spin to it than the minimalist UK tour did, and I can't wait. It's due out in January 2008. Depp is practically unrecognisable in the poster and it's so gloriously and gothically Victorian and wonderful and Burtonesque and more than that it's TIM BURTON DOING VICTORIAN LONDON I THINK I'M GOING TO DIE FROM THE ABSOLUTE SQUEE.

Okay, I'm done.
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