nightbird: Mucha illustration, two women facing each other (collaborators)
@beatonna Whoaa RT @sbosma @koalaparty: I asked Mr. Sam Bosma to illustrate Lady Macbeth for Emily's birthday. He killed it! tinyurl.com/5rp2uuz

You will understand why this is AMAZING to me. \o/
nightbird: Zoological illustration, moth (heavy flight)
posted by [personal profile] nightbird at 09:31pm on 06/06/2011 under
...wow. Note to self: these are in the world. How cool is that?
Music:: "Cosmic Love," Florence + The Machine
nightbird: Illustration, monster, gloomy, yellow backlight (needs more monsters)
Guess who just realized, in rereading Cymbeline, that headless Macbeth is kind of Cloten?

I am really, really amused.
Music:: "Cymbeline," Loreena McKennitt
nightbird: Mucha illustration, young peasant holding scythe and grain (Imber the mastermind)
Gabourey Sidibe is on [community profile] multibeautiful today! Hell yeah, Imber's mom and pirate queen extraordinaire!

(The Ade Yelimane book is, I have to admit, super super tempting -- what the world looks like while and after Imber and Gruoch are off dealing with their things.)
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
nightbird: Mucha illustration, young peasant holding scythe and grain (word-thresher)
Oh my god. Oh my god, I just spent an hour or two writing and realigning and worldbuilding, and holy shit, guys, I think The Falling Woman works again.
Mood:: 'excited' excited
Music:: "Anywhere on This Road," Lhasa de Sela
nightbird: Silent movie card: "...Cast out this wicked dream which has seized my heart..." (before the talkies)
Mood:: LOVE IT.
nightbird: Mucha illustration, young peasant holding scythe and grain (j'y suis jamais allé)
posted by [personal profile] nightbird at 07:33pm on 13/03/2011 under ,
Sometimes I try and kid myself that Cate Blanchett is not the face and voice of Gruoch. She always comes back and gives me that look and asks why I'm trying to so circuitous. Huffington Post had a slideshow detailing her fashion evolution (including the gladiator dress that I'm so in love with), and they had this picture of her at one of her earliest premieres, in 1994, and just. I see young Gruoch so clearly: there's something gawky and somewhat strange about her, and I can see her scaring the shit out of suitors who haven't done their research before they come courting.

Read more... )


Macbeth, of course, comes out okay.

I'm starting to do a little more than just poke at revisions. Watch this space (I hope); I have set up my wall with the major projects I want to be working on these days, and, well, there are nine. All at once. I am a dope.

Visual evidence )
Music:: "Oh Death," Rising Appalachia
nightbird: Zoological illustration, moth (heavy flight)
posted by [personal profile] nightbird at 04:38pm on 11/10/2010
I may have to peruse this a little more, but through my Network I came across the Female Character Flowchart. Now, I have to admit, I have complicated feelings about the notion of the Strong Female Character, which would be a whole essay I'd have to lay out. Maybe I'll know more once I've spent a little more time with this link. But there are a few names in the termini (is that the plural?) of the threads that (derogatory, ambiguous or no) have this solid, elemental character that I really like: Final Girl. The Anchor. Lady of War. Mystical Artifact. They sound like tarot cards.

Hilariously, "Lady Macbeth" is an option, somewhere in the upper left (along with "Girl Hitler" and "Psycho Feminist Lesbian Amazon"), but, uh, when I traced her out she went straight to the "Congratulations!" bubble.
Music:: "King of Carrot Flowers (Part II)," Neutral Milk Hotel
Mood:: 'cold' cold
nightbird: Mucha illustration, young peasant holding scythe and grain (lanterns)
Music:: "Ac-Cen-Tu-Ate the Positive," The Andrews Sisters
Mood:: 'victorious!' victorious!
nightbird: astronomy illustration, three overlapping faces (three-in-one/three as one)
Mood:: 'curious' curious
Music:: "Pale September," Fiona Apple

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