The Curious Evolution of Jennifer K. Oliver
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21st-Feb-2014 06:32 pm - A hodge-podge of small things
jenniferkoliver: (SPN | Dean & Sam)
OK, so Tumblr has eaten my soul. I've always loved graphics, photo editing, photo manipulation, playing with colour and texture, and fan art, which is probably evident from my occasional icon batch post here on LJ. But I've been getting into bigger fan works lately and Tumblr is such an amazing venue for it—both posting your own and finding pretties that others have shared. So far I've put up a number of fan graphics I've fiddled in PS based on The Hobbit, and there are now a couple of things on my Sherlock and Teen Wolf tags. I'm still getting to grips with posting text entries on Tumblr—it feels odd to mix the heavy visuals with the thinky stuff—but I reckon I'll grow more comfortable with it over time.

That's not to say I'm leaving LJ. I'm just spending more time on Tumblr at the moment.

In writerly news, I'm probably not going to Winchester Writers Conference this year, even though last year I had a terrific time, got some amazing feedback on the first few chapters of my novel, and made a couple of important connections. I don't have anything new to take this year, novel-wise, and I feel I'd only be resubmitting the stuff I've already submitted before. Plus the conference is not cheap, not even for the single day pass. So I think I'm just going to let this year roll over and go next year, hopefully with either with my current novel ready to go on submission, or a brand new novel that needs feedbacking.

Instead, I'm putting my squee into the 2014 Sci-Fi Weekender. Graham McTavish (Dwalin!!) will be there, as well as Robert Rankin who was so entertaining last year, and Royd Tolkien the great-grandson of J.R.R. I have a feeling it's going to be a Hobbity weekender, at least for me. ;)

Another Round, by Foo Fighters.
jenniferkoliver: (Sherlock)
It's taken weeks, a number of chats and emails with friends, and two full watches of all three series of BBC Sherlock, and now I'm finally ready to put down what I like so much about the show, and why I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't watching already or has convinced themselves they don't like gritty, quirky crime stories (which I thought I didn't, until now). And also some things I didn't like so much.

Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway: there are massive spoilers in this post. Also, before I ramble, I want to mention that I've been reading the original Arthur Conan Doyle books concurrently with the BBC version, and I find them vastly different in many ways.

I'm also including some pretty graphics I've made for Tumblr, if you prefer the visual side of things.

We've got a serial killer on our hands. Love those. There's always something to look forwards to… )

War, by David Arnold & Michael Price, from the BBC Sherlock OST.
jenniferkoliver: (Sherlock)
I've been enjoying Tumblr a lot lately, partly because I'm fangirling some new things (The Hobbit movies, and the BBC Sherlock series) and there's so much of it over there, and also because Tumblr feels like LJ used to. It's so quiet around here these days. I don't plan to give up my blog, but I definitely feel twitchy here. Does anyone mirror their blog posts to a Tumblr account? I'm wondering if it'll be worthwhile doing that from here on. At the moment, I'm mostly talking about fannish things and sharing links here anyway, so it's not like it'd be out of place.

I've made a few new graphics of The Hobbit and posted them here—one of bitchy Thranduil, and another of Thorin, Fili and Kili. I'll use this tag with all my graphics, fanworks and published fiction, so they can easily be found.

So yes, as I mentioned above, I've watched the BBC show Sherlock. My god, the storytelling is good. The film-making is so, so good. The acting is beyond superb. Everything, everything. I'm avoiding the deepest depths of the fandom because I'm quite sure it'll drive me barmy, but there are little bits and pieces on the fringes that are fun—lots of gifs and pretty things popping up on my dashboard. Damnit—I don't need another show! (I need a Mind Palace.)

Possibly more about this later.

To Build A Home, by The Cinematic Orchestra.
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