bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (my goddess 1))
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! :)

Help!

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 09:53 am
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--fight))
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.

Just Got Back!!!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 06:07 pm
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (love))
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)

Wonder Woman Day!!!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 10:09 am
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
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! ;)

She's Here!!! :)

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 07:14 pm
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
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! :)

WONDERful Links!!! ;)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 06:54 pm
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
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))
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: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
Ready for our Amazing Amazon? :)

I'll be hosting my final BradyGirl_12 Challenge on [community profile] wonderwomanlove and Wonderwomanlove (LJ), my comms dedicated to the Amazing Amazon. Check 'em out and join up! Truly, history will be made with the release of this film, and hopefully we've got a lot of fannish inspiration coming our way. :) Details on the Challenge soon, and [personal profile] ctbn60 has already created a fantastic banner, ready for all participants. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, some WW links for you:

http://deadline.com/2017/05/wonder-woman-fandango-box-office-opening-moviegoers-interest-female-superhero-1202091776/

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/04/wonder-woman-marketing

http://www.audienceseverywhere.net/wonder-women-advertising/

http://www.allure.com/story/people-arent-happy-wonder-woman-is-promoting-think-thin-bars (One wonders who greenlights these things. The Clueless Train chugs along!)

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/last-amazon (I knew Wonder Woman's creator lived for years as part of a menage a trois and his bondage tastes, but this really goes in-depth into his connection to the 1910s Women's Movement. Might be why the movie has been set during WWI because of the vitality of the Movement.)

http://artofwonderwoman.com/#/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dc-sets-wonder-woman-day-celebration-june-3-1003939
bradygirl_12: (batman--robin (a bat & his little bird 2)
Title: That Special Something (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark Kent, Diana Prince, Oliver Queen, Arthur Curry, Bruce/Dick, The Wayfarer, J’onn J’onzz
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge, Drama
Rating: PG-13
Claim: For my 2017 Bruce/Dick Bingo Card.
Prompt: Teamwork
Pattern: Row B (Straight/Vertical Line Bingo) (1/3)
Prompt Count: (4/9)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Clark knows the depth of the Dynamic Duo’s teamwork.
Date Of Completion: March 29, 2017
Date Of Posting: May 18, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1066
Feedback welcome and appreciated.

So I had a good idea of these two and their teamwork. The JLA had heard of it, but hearing is different from seeing. They had their opportunity during a mission several years ago… )

Help!

Thursday, March 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! :)

Season 1 Wonder Woman

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 09:52 am
bradygirl_12: (steve--diana (adoring looks))
METV is beginning the Season 1 cycle of the Lynda Carter '70s TV show tonight (8:00-9:00 EST). Season 1 took place during World War II and also featured many scenes on Paradise Island with Diana's mother and sister Amazons. What made Wonder Woman special was in this first season, not so much in the later seasons which were updated to the '70s, IMO.
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: (wonder woman (warrior))
Title: Mourning In America II: Hera’s Haven (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Lois Lane, Diana Prince, Etta Candy
Series Notes: This series will star various DC characters as they live under the new regime in America. The entire series can be found here.
Genre: Drama
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Lois interviews Wonder Woman during the Amazon’s visit to Hera’s Haven.
Date Of Completion: January 29, 2017
Date Of Posting: February 16, 2017
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1507
Feedback welcome and appreciated.

Lois watched Wonder Woman as she spoke to the circle of women listening to her intently. )
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lanterns (glowing))
Hi, luvs! A quick reminder that Halloween is almost upon us! This is my final 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge and I'd like to make it a good send-off. There's a generous grace period if Halloween has come up too fast for you.

Speaking of Challenges, I'm cooking up one for Wonder Woman next year to celebrate her first-ever live-action movie. It'll be the last of my Challenges, and I'm hoping it will be a success. I'm thinking of kicking it off on the movie's Opening Day, and will decide when the posting window closes. 2017 could be a WONDERful year! ;)

BTW, Lynda Carter was fantastic as the Prez on Supergirl this week! :)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman love (stars))
Supergirl 2x3; Timeless 1x3; The Flash 3x4; Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4x5; Arrow 5x4; Legends Of Tomorrow 2x3

Lynda Carter as Prez! )
bradygirl_12: (jla (lj))
Hi, luvs!

I just realized that it's close to my 10th anniversary here on LJ. I created this journal on October 24, 2006, made my first post on November 12th, and my first fic posting on November 21st (Announcement I: The Ready Room), introducing myself to the DC Comics community here on-line. Little did I know the friends I would make and the prolific writing in my future! Good times, good times. :)

I don't know if I'll come up with something for the anniversary, but I wanted to acknowledge it to all my friends here on my f-list, and who have stuck around when a lot of people took off for shinier baubles platforms. A big THANK YOU to all the people who have encouraged me during low points, celebrated with me in good times, and helped me with gifting me with paid accounts and extra icon userpics, which has really made life here more fun. :)

I've had a great time reading, writing, and hosting my Challenges over the years, too. The 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is my next-to-last Challenge, as I'm seriously considering doing something special for Wonder Woman next year to commemorate her first ever live-action movie. That will be my grand final Challenge and how better to do it than with one of my all-time favorite characters? :) I'm pretty proud of the many Challenges I've hosted (Complete List here) and another big THANK YOU to all who contributed during these past ten years.

It's been a rainy morning with plenty of fog, but we need the rain after a summer of drought. The leaves are turning bright colors and my sister and I are going to the orchard tomorrow to get fresh apples (can't get any fresher!). Life is good. Enjoy your weekend, my friends! :)
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Hi, luvs!

Just a reminder that my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is up and running. Get in while you can because I'm pretty sure this is going to be the last Halloween Challenge I host for the foreseeable future. I might do something next year to celebrate Wonder Woman's first live-action movie EVAH, but after that, I'll be retiring my Mod Tiara. It seems as if people on LJ are more interested in Kinkmemes and Big Bangs, and I'm not interested in hosting those.

I had a good run. Check out the Fic/Art Challenges page and you'll see a blueprint of LJ's 'hotness' and how it cooled in the past decade. You might want to get into the holiday spirit (ahem) and check out the fanworks from previous Halloweens. Maybe you'll get inspired for this bat swan song! ;)

A quickie reminder that if you can't submit an entry by Halloween, you're still eligible for 'goodies' due to my
Late Entries Policy.

I've had a great time hosting these Challenges and a big THANK YOU to all who participated over the years, contributing fanworks, congratulation banners, encouragement, etc.

FANWORKS FOREVER!!!
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*

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