I spent some of last night browsing "pimp your Fandom"
at the Yuletide LJ
last night, just to see what was what. I added a dozen books to my Amazon Wish List, some new series to YouTube's WatchLater, and fell in love with two amazing things I want to share with you now.
(the blurbs are taken from the posts on the Yuletide LJ com)1. Fandom: Eroica Yori Ai o Komete | From Eroica With Love
Posted by NomadicWriter From Eroica With Love is a long-running manga about a gay English aristocratic art thief and his futile pursuit of the uptight, homophobic German NATO major of his dreams. Wacky hijinks! Cold war spy tropes! Adorable 70s style manga art! The series is light-hearted and funny, but the main characters are layered and complex and there are some darker more espionage-focused spinoffs, so there's a lot of scope for all kinds of stories to be told.
a full fandom primer for smallfandomfest, which has more details on the characters, links to the LJ comms, places to find fic and some ship manifestos.
Aren't they so cute? I ordered vols 1-3 from Amazon used. I think Klaus looks like a young Stephen Fry. And I'm old enough to think that 70s art is delicious. 1970s!! Where was this when I needed it?2. Ya Lyublyu Tebya/You I Love, a 2004 Russian comedy
posted by Alley_SkywalkerBasic story/plot: Timofei is a fairly successful professional working for a Moscow advertisement agency. His life is pretty boring but not unhappy. One day he meets a lovely woman, Vera, with whom he instantly clicks. They start a relationship and everything seems to be going well until the night Timofei hits a young man with his car. The young man an Uloomji, a native of Kalmykia. Uloomji has moved from the provinces to Moscow to look for work. He’s innocent and adorable and Timofei falls in love with him. Obviously, this complicates his relationship with Vera ( but fear not, this love triangle actually gets a happy ending! )
available in 9 parts on YouTube HERE
I watched all of this last night and am so in love with these characters. I love that it's lighthearted Russian queer-positive. I love that the actor playing Timofei reminds me of a young BBC Sherlock. I love Uloomji's provincial sweetness (and his reindeer!). I love Vera's dilemma, having lived a lot of it. Run don;t walk.
One more piece of amazingness
: New music to write my Nano by: Have you come across Mark McGuire?