bradygirl_12: (clark (wry smile))
2017-06-26 09:33 am
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Happy Birthday!!!









Happy Birthday,

DM_Wyatt!

May your day

Be SUPER!!!

:)







bradygirl_12: (captain america sunburst)
2017-06-25 06:42 pm

The Steel Helmet

Something a little different. To give you the lowdown on The Steel Helmet, Ben Mankiewicz and TCM introduces the movie. A gritty movie with startling starkness, as the film was released only six months after the start of the war.

As the film opens, veteran Sergeant Zack is seen crawling away as the only survivor of his squad (executed by the North Koreans). The hole in his helmet is proof of his luck, though this World War II vet is suffering from PTSD (known then as battle fatigue). Trying to get back to his lines, Zack meets up with a Korean boy he dubs Short Round (the inspiration for the boy of the same name in Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom) and a patrol also trying to get back to American territory.

The film includes scenes of an unarmed North Korean prisoner being shot (which infuriated the U.S. military), and frank discussion of race relations back home (black and Japanese). While the modern civil rights movement wouldn't get its catalyst until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus for another four years, the Army was struggling with integration as ordered by President Harry Truman. Neither scene is the focus of the film, but they are startling considering that the war was currently raging and race relations were just not addressed very often by Hollywood.

The Korean War produced its share of flag-waving films, but more often the movies were grim, gritty depictions of war. World War II films were often intended as recruitment films. It was only after the war that war's futility and waste were addressed. Gene Evans is stellar as Sergeant Zack.

This film is considered one of the best war films of all time.

bradygirl_12: (captain america sunburst)
2017-06-25 09:35 am

June 25, 1950 (One Minute To Zero)

Good morning!

Today is the 67th anniversary of the start of the Korean War ("Isn't this where we came in?" "It's even Sunday morning!"). And it was a Sunday that it began, as the film's dialogue attests. .

One Minute To Zero stars Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth in a film released in 1952, with a year to go in the Korean War. A mix of flag-waving and gritty realism, the movie is most noteworthy for actual combat scenes and a controversial scene involving Korean refugees. Howard Hughes, the owner of the studio (RKO), refused to delete the scene when requested by the U.S. Army.



Cross=posts: http://bradygirl-12.livejournal.com/1265163.html
bradygirl_12: (batman--robin (kiss passionate))
2017-06-21 11:25 am

Fic: Renaissance Men (1/5)

Title: Renaissance Men (1/5)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Brando/Riccardo (Bruce/Dick), Jason, Timotheus (Tim)
Genres: AU, Challenge, Historical, Drama, Romance, Slice-Of-Life
Rating (this chapter): NC-17
Claim: For my 2017 Bruce/Dick Bingo Card.
Prompt: Write That Art!
Pattern: Row B (Straight/Vertical Line Bingo) (1/3)
Prompt Count: (6/9)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: Brando Venucci is a great artist/sculptor/jeweler in Renaissance Florence and is desperately in love with his beautiful model, Riccardo Graciano, the centerpiece of an ambitious artistic project which will make them forever famous.
Chapter Summary: Brando welcomes his favorite model to his studio.
Date Of Completion: April 16, 2017
Date Of Posting: June 21, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count (this chapter): 1897
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: All chapters can be found here.
Merry Summer Solstice! :)

Brando Venucci was a handsome man. Well-muscled and usually dressed in shabby tunics and breeches, his coal-black hair was wild and he wore a full beard. Blue eyes the color of the sky at dusk saw everything and missed nothing. )
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (my goddess 1))
2017-06-14 05:29 pm

Fic: The First Snow (1/1)

First Snow (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Steve/Diana
Continuity: Wonder Woman (2017)
Genres: Fluff, Romance, Slice-Of-Life
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: For Wonder Woman (2017)
Summary: Diana’s great delight in her first snowfall makes Steve happy.
Date Of Completion: June 11, 2017
Date Of Posting: June 14, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC and Warner Brothers do, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 360
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: The inspiration is coming fast! :) Also written for my 2017 DCU Fic/Art Wonder Woman Diamond Anniversary Challenge (DW) and (LJ). BTW, Happy Flag Day! :)

Steve smiled as Diana threw her head back in delight as the delicate snowflakes fluttered down. They glittered in her dark hair, a veil of stars framing her beautiful face. )
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (love))
2017-06-10 05:50 pm

Fic: Gift Of The Gods (1/1)

Title: Gift Of The Gods (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Steve/Diana, Brief Mentions of Sam, Charlie and the Chief, Aphrodite
Continuity: Wonder Woman (2017)
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fix-It
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: For Wonder Woman (2017)
Summary: Diana’s great deed brings her a great reward.
Date Of Completion: June 6, 2017
Date Of Posting: June 10, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC and Warner Brothers do, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 494
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: My first story inspired by the Wonder Woman movie! I had it written in my head by the time I left the theater. :) Also written for my 2017 DCU Fic/Art Wonder Woman Diamond Anniversary Challenge (DW) and (LJ).

Diana could smell the acrid odors of fire and smoke, ashes falling from the sky and singeing her skin. )
bradygirl_12: (batman--robin (a bat & his little bird))
2017-06-10 12:28 pm
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RIP, Mr. West

Holy Bat-sadness!

RIP, Adam West

September 19, 1928 – June 10, 2017
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (my goddess 1))
2017-06-09 06:11 pm

(Review) Wonder Woman

I highly recommend this movie. I initially gave it an A- because of some flaws, but I gave The Avengers an A+ because it was nearly perfect, and this movie came close for me. I guess you could split the difference and give it an A, but in any case, it’s A-level! ;)

Okay, here’s my review, filled with spoilers, of course:

Hola! )

So, yeah, I LOVED THIS MOVIE! It was everything I’d hoped for: a good story, great Steve/Diana moments, Diana being kick-ass and compassionate, and saving the DCEU’s bacon critically and at the box office. Leave it to a woman. Great Hera! :)
bradygirl_12: (pickle (dill)--olive (dancing))
2017-06-08 07:22 pm

Thank You!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to [personal profile] ilyena_sylph and [profile] 20104isme for their kindness and generosity in helping me keep my Paid Dreamwidth Account (and my icons)! Thanks, my friends. You're the BEST!!! *dances* :)
bradygirl_12: (cake (lemon))
2017-06-08 10:16 am
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Happy Birthday!!!









Happy Birthday,

Northernwalker!

May your day

Be FANTASTIC!!!

:)







bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--fight))
2017-06-08 09:53 am

Help!

Okay, this is a sad pothole in my Wonder Woman squee. My Dreanwidth Paid Account is expiring in 3 days! That affects even my smaller number of icons here. I probably won't even have any WW icons in the limited amount. And me with oodles of story inspiration, too!

If anyone can help me out, MUCH APPRECIATED! Thank you for your kindness.
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (love))
2017-06-06 06:07 pm

Just Got Back!!!

I just got back from the Wonder Woman Movie.

Quick hit:

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!

(A more detailed review once I can get my thoughts into coherent order through the squee)
bradygirl_12: (cake (lemon))
2017-06-03 07:37 pm
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Happy Birthday!!!









Happy Birthday,

Mithen

and

Starsandsea!

May your day

Be the Best EVAH!!!

:)







bradygirl_12: (cake (lemon))
2017-06-03 04:45 pm

Fic: "London Wheel Is Falling Down!!!" (1/1)

Title: “London Wheel Is Falling Down!!!” (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark/Bruce
Genres: Drama, A Dash Of Fluff And Humor, Slice-Of-Life
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Bruce enjoys his tea and raspberry scones while Clark is off performing his ‘superheroics’.
Date Of Completion: May 29, 2017
Date Of Posting: June 3, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 531
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Happy Birthday, [personal profile] starsandsea! :) The World’s Finest visit London! :)

Bruce sipped his excellent English tea as he watched the Ferris Wheel wobble. )
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (modern heroes--color))
2017-06-03 03:27 pm

Fic: God Of The Sun (Just A Little Scorched) ;) (1/1)

Title: God Of The Sun (Just A Little Scorched) ;) (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark/Bruce
Genres: Fluff (Sooo Soft!), Historical (Sort Of), Humor (Hopefully), Romance (A Touch), Slice-Of-Life (With Chocolate-y Goodness!)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Clark and Bruce attend an Egyptian lecture at the Metropolis Museum Of Fine Arts.
Date Of Completion: May 17, 2017
Date Of Posting: June 3, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1059
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Happy Birthday, [personal profile] mithen! :) I know you’ve had to sit through a lot of academic lectures, but I’m betting they were never like this! ;)

It was not very often that they enjoyed time together without some dire crisis hanging over their heads. Their lives were often hectic, and just a normal date was a luxury he had every intention of indulging. )
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
2017-06-03 10:09 am

Wonder Woman Day!!!

Hola!

It's Wonder Woman Day!

Celebrate by going to the Movie!

Create fanworks!

Take part in BradyGirl's 2017 DCU Fic/Art Wonder Woman Diamond Anniversary Challenge! ;)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
2017-06-02 07:14 pm

She's Here!!! :)

Well, the Movie opened today. I have to wait 'til Tuesday to see it *groans* but I'll be rooting for our Amazing Amazon!

The BradyGirl_12 DCU Fic/Art Wonder Woman Diamond Anniversary Challenge has been posted here on DW and here on LJ. All fanworks welcome.If you've got a Diana-centric fanwork, these are the places to post.

This is my last BradyGirl_12 Challenge. Send me off in style! :)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
2017-05-31 06:54 pm

WONDERful Links!!! ;)

The Movie's almost here! Enjoy some WW links:

http://www.theflitecast.com/blogdc/2017/5/19/what-the-positive-buzz-for-wonder-woman-really-means

http://screenrant.com/wonder-woman-reactions-screening-generates-positive-reviews/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/28/530490073/some-men-are-not-happy-about-a-women-only-screening-of-wonder-woman (Considering how men have excluded women for centuries in their private and public lives, I'd say one evening of 'women-only' won''t hurt them. I also like the idea someone suggested about charging women 85% of the ticket price, reflecting the gender wage gap.)

Enjoy this video ad that played during Supergirl's finale (Nevertheless, She Persisted 2x22) featuring Kara and Alex, the American President (Lynda Carter) and Daxamite Queen Rhea (Teri Hatcher) Boy, Supergirl's America is a lot luckier than us when it comes to the White House! :)

My 2017 DCU Fic/Art Wonder Woman Diamond Anniversary Challenge coming tomorrow! :)


bradygirl_12: (trinity (santas & mrs. claus))
2017-05-31 06:20 pm

Classic Fic Of The Month (May 2017)

To celebrate the opening of the Wonder Woman movie, here are some classic stories:

Jewels In The Crown II: Heritage deals with Diana’s restlessness on Paradise Island and her mother’s wise counsel about her heritage.

Eve Of Battle: the Trinity before the battle is met.

By-The-Sea III: Angel, Baby follows Diana and Steve during a retro weekend of fun. :)
bradygirl_12: (batman--robin (kiss passionate))
2017-05-31 11:14 am

Fic Tally (May 2017)

May was a very busy fic posting month, yay! :)

Details behind the cut )