bradygirl_12: (trinity (santas & mrs. claus))
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. :)

Help!

Mar. 16th, 2017 06:31 pm
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (cooking--heat vision))
Argh, once again I come hat in hand. My userpics package will expire by the 21st. With medical expenses, my rent being raised, and tire repairs, I have nothing left for this renewal. I'd like to enjoy fun icons like the one on this entry (it always makes me giggle), and add a few for the Wonder Woman movie soon.

If anyone could help me out, I would be most grateful. Thank you, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (golden warrior))
Argh, word is that the Wonder Woman movie is as bad as BvS (http://movieweb.com/wonder-woman-movie-insider-review-disaster-mess/), but I'm still willing to wait to see for myself. Would I be surprised if the movie stunk? Hell, no, considering the DCEU's movie track record, but I'm still a bit wary of 'insider' leaks. Could be someone eager to declare another DC disaster? Even with all the red flags on BvS, I still went to see for myself first before judging. And, yes, it was a slogfest, but Diana has beaten long odds before!

Hola, my friends! If anyone can break the DCEU's lousy track record, it'll probably be the Amazing Amazon! :)
bradygirl_12: (robin (eyes shining bright))
Omigosh! I just saw The LEGO: Batman Movie yesterday and it is adorable! The cute factor is to the max! :) There were some laugh-at-loud moments, quite a few chuckles, and lots of smiles. I LOVE it!

And Robin’s yellow cape sparkles!!! )

I highly recommend this movie to any comics fan, Bat-fan, and especially, to any Dick Grayson fans! :) I give it an A, maybe even an A+ because of how happy I felt leaving the theater, and still smiling when I think about certain scenes and lines.

So rev up the Batmobile and get yourself to a movie theater quick! You won’t regret it! :)

And Robin’s yellow cape sparkles!!! ;)
bradygirl_12: (chocolate heart)
Happy Valentine's Day, my friends! May your day be a joyous one. :)

Whoops, gotta go get some breakfast. I'll be going to the early showing of Lego Batman with some friends, and then we'll be visiting my sister as she recovers from surgery at home. Enjoy your day! Review to come. ;)
bradygirl_12: (great pumpkin (lucy--snoopy))
October saw a lot of Halloween stories this month! :)

Details behind the cut )
bradygirl_12: (halloween (castle & pumpkins))
Title: The Twilight Zone II: Vengeful Chorus (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Various OCs
Fandoms: The Twilight Zone and DC Comics
Series Notes: This series will collect stories from different fandoms that fit the Twilight Zone theme. Entries can be found here.
Genres: Challenge, Holiday, Horror
Rating: R
Warnings: Major Character Deaths, Gore, Violence
Spoilers: None
Summary: Bruce’s sins come back to haunt him.
Date Of Completion: October 15, 2016
Date Of Posting: October 24, 2016
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 3042
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Prompts: Black, Haunted House(s), Ghosts/Spirits/Apparitions, Cemeteries/Graveyards/Mausoleums/Tombs, Blood, A Dark and Stormy Night, Gotham City.

Bruce stared through the iron gates at the old mansion that seemed to sag with an air of despair. His hands were curled around the spikes of the rusting gates as rain fell in steady sheets. He could hear the tempest-tossed ocean as it surged below the cliffs. )
bradygirl_12: (trinity (fire))
I just got back from viewing Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Spoilers behind the cut.

Let me sharpen my skewer to shish-kebab this steroid-infused side of beef )

Here is my spoiler-free recommendation. I recommend seeing this film in a first-run theater if you:

Don’t want to be spoiled.

Enjoy the historic importance of Superman and Batman meeting for the very first time in a big-screen live-action film.

Enjoy the historic importance of seeing Wonder Woman in a big-screen live-action film for the first time evah!

Enjoy the historic importance of seeing DC’s Trinity all on screen together in a big-screen live-action film for the first time.

Enjoy seeing Batman and Superman beat each other to a pulp like two idiots on the local playground.

If none of the above applies to you, then wait to see this on Netflix, or if your first-run theater has a Bargain Day (I did that today), or the movie ends up at a bargain movie theater in a couple of months.

Letter grade: C+. The ‘+’ is all for Wonder Woman, otherwise this would be C-.

Stars: 3 out of 5. 1 star is all for Wonder Woman, otherwise it would be 2 out of 5.

I guess it’s the squandered potential that gets me, but what can you expect from a man (Zack Snyder) who is inspired by Frank Miller? Miller, the guy who made Batman a psychotic who kidnapped Dick Grayson after his parents' deaths and forced him to sleep in the Cave and eat rats, and later Miller character-assassinated poor Dick in a way that I can’t even wrap my head around.

Miller, who made Superman a spineless Government stooge, Diana a vicious man-hater who called men sperm receptacles, made the rest of the JLA idiots and buffoons, and made Black Canary immediately have sex with the Bat-God upon their first meeting. So I guess we were spared most of that, except for the Bat-God beating up Superman. Boy, I wanted Clark to give Bruce a good shot!

I don’t know how many fanworks will come out of this movie. I’ll bet money that it won’t be on par with the first Avengers movie or Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier.

*puts away skewer for now*
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (blood) 1)
Okay, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is finally here! I plan on going next week on Bargain Day to see this foundation of the DCCU. I chose a profile icon to celebrate Clark and Bruce, even though they probably won't say a civil word to each other in the entire movie. I'll probably replace it with a Wonder Woman icon soon, as she is emerging as the best thing in this film. Wouldn't it be a kick if a Wondy movie actually saved DC's bacon after they took 76 years to present her on the big screen in a live-action flick?

I won't be reading any reviews until Tuesday, but go ahead and write them! I plan on checking back after I've written my own. Hopefully this movie will be better than we think. Huzzah for the World's Finest! :)

In honor of our boys, take a walk down Memory Lane or enjoy the fun for the first time with World's Finest #289. It's canon, folks! ;)

Yikes!

Mar. 24th, 2016 07:27 pm
bradygirl_12: (trinity (fire))
Early reviews for Batman vs. Superman are mostly negative: dark, violent and ultimately boring, with Wonder Woman the best part of the film, according to the critics.

I'll let you know my opinion after I see it next Tuesday. Maybe the critics are wrong, but I'll give you a complete rundown when I get back. It doesn't even disturb me about the reviews since I half-expected it. A movie due out in July of 2015 pushed back to May of 2016, then changed to March because the studio doesn't want to go head-to-head with Captain America 3: Civil War kinda gives you a hint, along with the trailers looking like they were filmed during an eclipse, everything's so dark. *squints*
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (happy))
Title: By-The-Sea XVI: Seaside Idyll (5-7/7)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark Kent, Hal Jordan, J’onn J’onzz, Barry Allen, Bruce Wayne, Steve/Diana, Dinah Lance, Various OCs
Genres: Challenge, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slice-Of-Life
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: (Ch. 5: Depiction of burn victim, Ch. 7: Near-drowning)
Spoilers: None
Summary: After a bruising battle, members of the Justice League of America go off for rest and recovery, and Steve insists that Diana accompany him to a special place.
Beta: The fantastic [livejournal.com profile] starsandsea! :)
Artist: The wonderfully talented [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey! :) Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5101385
Dates Of Completion: May 1, 2015-May 30, 2015
Dates Of Posting: October 30, 2015/October 31, 2015
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 10,967
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for the 2015 [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang. The entire series can be found here. Some links of interest: Cutty Sark Motel/Long Sands Beach: http://www.cuttysarkmotel.com/ Sun 'N' Surf Restaurant: http://sunandsurfyork.com/ Goldenrod Restaurant: https://www.thegoldenrod.com/
Joan's Beach & Gift Shop: https://www.google.com/#q=joan%27s+gift+shop+york+maine (The shop doesn't have its own website but this page shows what it looks like.)

The day was as beautiful as Steve had declared early that morning. It was the kind of day that was made for beachgoers: bright and sparkling and free. It was sun and sea and relaxing on beach towels under the cool shade of an umbrella. )
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (happy))
Title: By-The-Sea XVI: Seaside Idyll (1-4/7)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark Kent, Hal Jordan, J’onn J’onzz, Barry Allen, Bruce Wayne, Steve/Diana, Dinah Lance, Various OCs
Genres: Challenge, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slice-Of-Life
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: (Ch. 5: Depiction of burn victim, Ch. 7: Near-drowning)
Spoilers: None
Summary: After a bruising battle, members of the Justice League of America go off for rest and recovery, and Steve insists that Diana accompany him to a special place.
Beta: The fantastic [livejournal.com profile] starsandsea! :)
Artist: The wonderfully talented [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey! :) Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5101385
Dates Of Completion: May 1, 2015-May 30, 2015
Date Of Posting: October 30, 2015/October 31, 2015
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 10,967
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for the 2015 [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang. The entire series can be found here. Some links of interest: Cutty Sark Motel/Long Sands Beach: http://www.cuttysarkmotel.com/ Sun 'N' Surf Restaurant: http://sunandsurfyork.com/ Goldenrod Restaurant: https://www.thegoldenrod.com/
Joan's Beach & Gift Shop: https://www.google.com/#q=joan%27s+gift+shop+york+maine (The shop doesn't have its own website but this page shows what it looks like.)

Steve drove the ’57 Chevy down the road, the Atlantic Ocean sparkling under the sunshine to his and Diana’s right. He whistled a jaunty tune while Diana smiled. People walked along the beach with a few stretched out on towels. It was a cool June day as Steve kept an eye out for excited kids crossing the street. )
bradygirl_12: (bat o'lantern 2)
Halloweeeen!!! ;)

Two very different holiday tales: a Bruce/Dick romance, True Love’s Kiss, and Moldering, a tale of horror told from Alfred’s POV.
bradygirl_12: (clark (dancin' kent))
*squees*

I found a notification in my inbox this morning that the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] crooked_halo has extended my extra userpic packages in addition to generous Anon! *dances* Wow, what a great thing to wake up to this morning! THANK YOU, m'dear! MUCH appreciated! :)

Still stressed this week but I hope that a major worry gets resolved in my favor. *hope, hope, hope* Maybe my creative juices will start to flow again once some stress is gone.

I am working on a long WIP at the moment, and still no idea about any Big Bangs this year. I'm hoping that Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron helps inspire me in a few months. I'm not sure if the Superman vs. Batman movie will do the same, but that might be next year, anyway? Whatever the case, I think Marvel has the better chance of jump-starting my creative battery cables. ;)

I did have another WIP that was going along pretty well until it fell by the wayside. Hopefully I can pick that up in 2015. We shall see.

Again, BIG THANKS!!! I have the best f-list in the world! :)
bradygirl_12: (halloween (castle & pumpkins))
Title: Moldering (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Alfred, Bruce
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama, Holiday, Horror
Rating: R
Warnings: Major Character Death
Spoilers: None
Summary: Alfred bemoans what has befallen the Bat-Family.
Date Of Completion: September 8, 2014
Date Of Posting: October 29, 2014
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1910
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Prompts: Pumpkins/Jack O’Lanterns, Bats, Houses Decorated For Halloween, Cemeteries/Graveyards, Fall Foliage/Trees, Pumpkin Lights, Chocolate/Candy, Trick-Or-Treating.

I felt a chill skitter down my spine. Even the bats' rustlings sounded uneasy. )
bradygirl_12: (christian (oscar winner))
Hi, luvs!

Yay, my man Christian has been nominated for an Oscar again! *dances* It's for his role in American Hustle, known as the 'Worcester Movie' around these parts because several scenes were filmed in Central Massachusetts.

Quick List of the movie's major nominations:

Best Picture
Best Actor: Christian Bale
Best Actress: Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Director: David O. Russell
Best Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell
Best Production Design
Best Costume

Bruce and Lois did well in the nominations! ;)

You can find the whole list of nominees here at: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/academy-awards-2014-nominations-full-list-nominees-article-1.1581641

The film has a decent shot of taking home Best Picture, though I'm not sure they'll win in any other major category except for Jennifer Lawrence as Best Supporting Actress (gods, was she a hoot!). I would love to see Christian take home a second gold statuette, but he's already got one and a second nomination doesn't hurt the ol' career. :)

I do think that Jeremy Renner should have gotten a Best Supporting Actor nomination. He was outstanding as Camden's Mayor Carmen Polito in the film.

American Hustle is a funny, sly film with wonderful '70s trappings and an excellent cast. Go see it if you haven't already! :)

You can check out my review here but it has major spoilers.
bradygirl_12: (christian (oscar winner))
I saw a very enjoyable movie, American Hustle, with my sister this vacation week. I would highly recommend it. Set in the 1970s, it centers around the FBI sting Abscam. It stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner. The first four have been nominated (Golden Globes) for Best Actor/Actress/Supporting and Jeremy should be, too. The film has been nominated for Best Comedy.

Many of the movie’s scenes were filmed in Central Massachusetts in a city called Worcester.

BTW, there is a comics connection here: Christian Bale, Amy Adam, and Jeremy Renner have all played comics characters: Bruce Wayne, Lois Lane and Clint Barton. :)

Read about the local color that isn’t New York or Los Angeles. Slightly spoilerish but nothing major. )

Want a break from superhero movies or action flicks that rack up the body count? Tired of comedies that rely strictly on bodily fluid and sex jokes? Then American Hustle might be for you!

Review: Major Spoilers )
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (modern heroes--color))
I've heard of the Man Of Steel sequel that will feature an adversarial relationship between the World's Finest, because fighting each other is what people want to see. Who cares about friendship and working together? Anyway, a few message boards I sampled said it would be dud, stupid, etc. They said since Man Of Steel was so awful this would be even worse, and what kind of fight could Batman put up against Superman if you were going to be gritty and realistic? Most people say ugh to DC and will stick to Marvel's movies.

Now, admittedly, I didn't think Man Of Steel was great, but it was good enough to hold my interest in an AU kind of way. And seeing Superman and Batman FINALLY together on the big screen? That's a plus. Even if the movie is awful, it'll probably still rake in the bucks. We'll see in two years, anyway.

You know who should sue the pants off Hollywood? The holders of the rights to the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet. Hollywood screwed up twice with the Lone Ranger and Tonto and let Seth Rogan (Really? Seth Rogan?) totally mess with the Green Hornet and Kato.

Oh, well, hopefully DC will finally get on track and create a good movie for the World's Finest, though I won't hold my breath. It seems as if the Justice League movie will be even years in the future.
bradygirl_12: (pin-up girl (happy birthday!))
I had a great birthday! Quiet but a perfect fall day. My sister gave me all kinds of goodies: gift cards for Subway and the movies, a magazine with lots of great pix of my man Christian, and chocolate! What’s not to love about that combo? ;)

She also gave me a funny Star Trek card. I laugh every time I open it! :)

Pizza was the order of the day: chicken, bacon, and ranch sauce. Heaven! ;)

And my fannish friends? Well, one of the best things about the day was all the fantastic, thoughtful gifts I received! THANK YOU all! It’s wonderful to know people are thinking of you on your special day. :)

I received:

Cheerful Greetings from:

[livejournal.com profile] lilacs_roses, [livejournal.com profile] nrrrdy_grrrl, [livejournal.com profile] eternal_moonie, [livejournal.com profile] realpestilence, [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60, [livejournal.com profile] phoenixnz (Yummy Birthday Cake!), [livejournal.com profile] romennim, [livejournal.com profile] elenarain (Sweet Clark!), [livejournal.com profile] ilovetobefree (Sparkly Hearts ‘N’ Roses!), [livejournal.com profile] khylara, [livejournal.com profile] paxwolf, [livejournal.com profile] rileyc (The World’s Finest, including Robin! and Steve/Diana! Woot!), [livejournal.com profile] svgurl (Sexy Tom Brady!), [livejournal.com profile] me_ya_ri, [livejournal.com profile] saavikam77, [livejournal.com profile] jen_rock and [livejournal.com profile] lauramcewan

Lovely Virtual Gifts from:

[livejournal.com profile] ctbn60 (Box of Candy), [livejournal.com profile] northernwalker (Orchid & Chocolate Torte), [livejournal.com profile] kittymayhem (Box of Candy) and [livejournal.com profile] northern_star (Cupcake)

Fantastic Wallpaper from:

[livejournal.com profile] delorita (Christian as Bruce from The Dark Knight Rises!)

Fabulous Fic from:

Pizza, a wonderful Steve/Diana drabble by [livejournal.com profile] starsandsea

Ambrosia At the Cheesecake Factory, a marvelously charming Steve/Diana ficlet by [livejournal.com profile] mithen

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