Kristen (i_luv_stanislav) wrote,

Rec. Post #1 of 2013

So I've decided that instead of doing a scrapbook (since I keep most stuff updated on listography, mubi,, and goodreads) that I'll be doing a recommendation post every so often where I recommend some of my favorite music, tv, fanfic, recipes, etc. at the moment. And I welcome you to leave some recommendations of your own in the comments!

Being Human fanfic

So ever since seeing The Hobbit and my love for Aidan Turner being reunited, so was my obsession with Being Human. Of course, because I'm a masochist, this means I decided to look up some of the most painful fanfic post Mitchell's death. Okay and maybe I was reading some Mitchell smut too, but worse crimes have been committed. Anywho, I stubbled across atlas was permitted the opinion on ao3 and it has to be one of the most depressing depictions of George and Annie's loss and grieving I could imagine, but it's written beautifully and perfectly and as someone that isn't a huge fan of fanfic aside from the occasional bad smut, that's saying a lot. I warn you, you will be bawling by the end if you're a huge fan like me and Kater are. Here's one depressing excerpt: "George, George. Her last remaining boy. She'd had two, now she's just half of one." Check it out, weep over the fact that the ot3 of Annie x Mitchell x George is done, and then cry some more.


Thanks to tumblr, I came across the great group that is Bastille (actually I think I heard of them before when I was writing for Resonance, but I hadn't heard about this covers mixtape) and fell in love after hearing their cover of "No Scrubs" featuring Ella and some awesome soundbites from Hitchcock's classic Psycho. I think I prefer Pt. 2 to the original mixtape, but both are freaking awesome as the first features their great cover of "What Would You Do?" and "Requiem for Blue Jeans". Yes. Lana Del Rey. It's amazing. You can download Other People's Heartache Pt. 2 for free here. You can find less legit places to download pt. one but if you have no luck, let me know and we can figure something out.

The Address Book

As a faithful subscriber to Nylon magazine, I get their weekly and daily emails updates, and thanks to the lovely ladies there I found out about Sophie Calle's The Address Book. The Address Book came about in the 1980s when Calle found a (*gasp*) address book on the streets of Paris. Before returning the address book to its owner, Pierre D., she decided to copy every page in order to try and meet up with each of his contacts to find out more about the man. As you can imagine, many refused - she even contacted his brother who declined but said he found the idea interesting and "romantic." Unfortunately when Calle published her work serially in a newspaper, Pierre D. did not agree. Thus, Pierre D. asked her not to republish the work until after his death. Before last year, the work had only been published in English, but has now been translated to many other languages and is now far more easy to get ahold of. I think I may have enjoyed the concept moreso than the end result of Calle's research, but I still highly recommend it. It's a very quick read and it definitely left an impact on me.

So what about you? Have you listened to, watched, or read anything really interesting lately?
Tags: aidan turner, bastille, being human, fanfic, nylon magazine, rec 1 of 2013, sophie calle
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That fic, ugh. I loved it. But I hated it. Which also describes my feeling about that show in general! I got my bff Amy (circusbones on tumblr) to watch it and she started a rewatch right away with her husband. But ugh. I just, I know going into fic is only going to hurt--like graphics aren't bad enough? I think it's just so exciting to find a show like that, where it's just, strange complex, interesting characters and UGH!

YAY NEW MUSIC, and anything related to Lana is automatically awesome. I miss her, but she's so summery for me.
I know. Whenever I do a rewatch I just go on a downward spiral, but I love the show so much. All of my favorite shows are the ones that are the most painful but with great characters. I just miss that cast being together so much. All of the interviews with Lenora, Russell, and Aidan were the best. My bbs.

Oh, I know. I was listening to a bunch of her demos the other day and was sad because it's so dreary and cold. I don't know about by you, but it's supposed to start sleeting tonight and then snow into tomorrow when the snow only just finally melted from around Christmas. I think I should make a more winter-y mix so I'm not as depressed about the weather, haha.
Ugh I know, they all had amazing friend-chemistry together and it just makes my heart inflate! And then it gets crushed. Every single time. It took me weeks even to work up to watching the last episode of season 3 because I knew it was coming, and when I did I felt broken.

Yeah, they're saying snow sometime tonight and into tomorrow here :( It JUST melted and ugh. I don't know what the deal is with me this year--I have NEVER longed for summer, I've always been like yeah whatever winter is cool, but suddenly I miss green! I miss leaves and grass and sitting outside and bare legs! Maybe I just miss cute boys and their messy rooms with air conditioning and night driving and soft ice cream, and I mean, that particular version of it is already gone but I MISS IT. I actually try not to listen to Lana so much these days because I'm worried of losing the summer association with her! I've been listening to Oh Land a lot and Lia Ices. They're Lana-ish to me somehow, so that's been working alright. Not the same but, whatever.
Oh my god, yeah that was the same for me. My best friend watched it streaming when it first aired and warned me that it was bad so I put it off for quite some time.

I know what you mean. Personally, my favorite season is fall, but when you're in Binghamton there's literally so fall because it just rains ridiculous amounts and then all the leaves are gone and then BAM winter. And now I'm just going mad at home because I want to go down to the train tracks/the Vanderbilt mansion and take pictures but it's all muddy and gross from the melted snow. I've been listening to a lot of Sky Ferreira, Katy B, and Jessie Ware (oh Jessie Ware you break my heart and I am using one of her songs on an Annie/Mitchell mix I'm currently working on).
I use to be really into fanfic, then I drifted away and lately I'm really into it again (MORE PAIN. THE BETTER) so I'll have to read that. thanks for the rec! :')
Haha, exactly. I only read the really depressing stuff. You're welcome! Hopefully you'll enjoy it. ^_^