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Oh, I'd have to say every single Sesame Street song that's part of my Muppets playlist. C'mon, a twenty-eight year old woman still listening to Ernie and Bert and Big Bird? What's not embarrassing about that?
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Oh, I'd have to say every single Sesame Street song that's part of my Muppets playlist. C'mon, a twenty-eight year old woman still listening to Ernie and Bert and Big Bird? What's not embarrassing about that?
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: We Reach For You)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol. This is my all-time favorite adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story. And it's made even more bittersweet by the fact that it's the Muppet family's first production without Jim and Richard.
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: We Reach For You)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol. This is my all-time favorite adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story. And it's made even more bittersweet by the fact that it's the Muppet family's first production without Jim and Richard.
ladyiapetus: (Scooter: MWoO)
First off, I changed my LJ layout. Component was getting kind of boring after a couple years. Just wish I was able to do things like change the font style, though...

Second...It's Day 5 of Good Fic Recc Week. And for today's fandom I have chosen...The Muppets!

Yes, you read that correctly. No, I have not lost what's left of my mind.

Really, there is quite a bit of good Muppets fic out there (and by Muppets I mean pretty much anything created by Jim Henson, like Fraggle Rock and the like), and a majority of it can be found at the Muppet Central Forums.

I'll start off with an in-progress Fraggle Rock fanfic by one Convincing John. Titled "The Choice". In it the Fraggle Five (Gobo, Red, Wembley, Boober and Mokey), led by Cantus the Minstrel, must venture out into Outer Space (their term for the human world) to aid a Silly Creature (human) who is in great trouble.

Next up is one of my favorite authors, Lisa or to use her SN, TogetherAgain. Lisa has written several fics, including "Swamp Call" which introduces Kermit's OC sister Maggie, "Summer in the Theatre", "Chasing Robin" in which Doc Hopper makes another appearance, and Lisa's currently in-progress epic "Flippersteps in the Sand", which chronicles the Muppets' history starting from Kermit's first meeting with Jim. Lisa seemlessly weaves in elements from The Muppet Movie and the innocuous Kermit's Swamp Years.

Beth C. wrote a story awhile back called "We Need a Little Christmas". Unfortunately it hasn't been updated since August of last year, but what's there is still an enjoyable read.

Beauregard is another fairly prolific author at the MC boards. He's written quite a bit, but my favorite still remains "Muppet Terror", which was written in response to the subway and bus bombings in London last July. And it's more like three fanfics written in one thread, as some of us who wanted to contribute our own chapters did. I myself contributed three chapters showing the reactions of the group from The Ghost of Faffner Hall. Beau has also written a lovely piece called "Robin's Story" that gives a take as to why Kermit's nephew Robin stays with him instead of in the swamp with his parents.

Sarah, aka ReneeLouvier, a fellow Scooter and Richard Hunt fan (as well as president of the Richard Hunt Lover's Club or RHLC), is the author of a series she has entitled "Sadie's Stories". They chronicle her version of Scooter's history, including the identity of his mother (the aforementioned "Sadie") and the whereabouts of both her and Skeeter. All of the stories in "Sadie's Stories" can be found at Sarah's FF.Net account, as well as at the MC board. A word of warning - Sarah either doesn't use or hasn't grasped the chapter function of FF.Net, so the stories are all in big long documents.

And naturally I can't bring this entry to a close without highlighting the masters of the TMS Outline, Dave "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole and TravellingMatt (known around LJ as [livejournal.com profile] drteeth26. Their outlines are so good you wish that they had been actual episodes.

And of course, you can check out all sorts of Muppet fanfic in the Fan Fiction and Fan Art forum of the MC Board.
ladyiapetus: (Scooter: MWoO)
First off, I changed my LJ layout. Component was getting kind of boring after a couple years. Just wish I was able to do things like change the font style, though...

Second...It's Day 5 of Good Fic Recc Week. And for today's fandom I have chosen...The Muppets!

Yes, you read that correctly. No, I have not lost what's left of my mind.

Really, there is quite a bit of good Muppets fic out there (and by Muppets I mean pretty much anything created by Jim Henson, like Fraggle Rock and the like), and a majority of it can be found at the Muppet Central Forums.

I'll start off with an in-progress Fraggle Rock fanfic by one Convincing John. Titled "The Choice". In it the Fraggle Five (Gobo, Red, Wembley, Boober and Mokey), led by Cantus the Minstrel, must venture out into Outer Space (their term for the human world) to aid a Silly Creature (human) who is in great trouble.

Next up is one of my favorite authors, Lisa or to use her SN, TogetherAgain. Lisa has written several fics, including "Swamp Call" which introduces Kermit's OC sister Maggie, "Summer in the Theatre", "Chasing Robin" in which Doc Hopper makes another appearance, and Lisa's currently in-progress epic "Flippersteps in the Sand", which chronicles the Muppets' history starting from Kermit's first meeting with Jim. Lisa seemlessly weaves in elements from The Muppet Movie and the innocuous Kermit's Swamp Years.

Beth C. wrote a story awhile back called "We Need a Little Christmas". Unfortunately it hasn't been updated since August of last year, but what's there is still an enjoyable read.

Beauregard is another fairly prolific author at the MC boards. He's written quite a bit, but my favorite still remains "Muppet Terror", which was written in response to the subway and bus bombings in London last July. And it's more like three fanfics written in one thread, as some of us who wanted to contribute our own chapters did. I myself contributed three chapters showing the reactions of the group from The Ghost of Faffner Hall. Beau has also written a lovely piece called "Robin's Story" that gives a take as to why Kermit's nephew Robin stays with him instead of in the swamp with his parents.

Sarah, aka ReneeLouvier, a fellow Scooter and Richard Hunt fan (as well as president of the Richard Hunt Lover's Club or RHLC), is the author of a series she has entitled "Sadie's Stories". They chronicle her version of Scooter's history, including the identity of his mother (the aforementioned "Sadie") and the whereabouts of both her and Skeeter. All of the stories in "Sadie's Stories" can be found at Sarah's FF.Net account, as well as at the MC board. A word of warning - Sarah either doesn't use or hasn't grasped the chapter function of FF.Net, so the stories are all in big long documents.

And naturally I can't bring this entry to a close without highlighting the masters of the TMS Outline, Dave "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole and TravellingMatt (known around LJ as [livejournal.com profile] drteeth26. Their outlines are so good you wish that they had been actual episodes.

And of course, you can check out all sorts of Muppet fanfic in the Fan Fiction and Fan Art forum of the MC Board.
ladyiapetus: (areyouretarded by someone whose name I c)
Sometimes people pick the stupidest things to nitpick about. Over at the Muppet Central forum a few members are griping about how Kermit-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is just the slightest bit different from Kermit-as-performed-by-Jim-Henson. It has now evolved into how Statler-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is better than Statler-as-performed-by-Jerry-Nelson.

Personally, I cannot bring myself to think like that. I cannot make myself think of a character as performed better by one Muppeteer than another. To me, they are just the character - which is how we're supposed to think of them in the first place, aren't we? And look at the alternative: the characters could be gone for a long span of time (like Scooter was) or they could remain silent permanently. And as devoted Muppet fans we don't want that now, do we?

On the subject of Jerry's Statler vs. Steve's Statler )

Gads, I feel better now.

EDIT: *minor growling* There is a SERIOUS case of "not getting it" -itis over there right now...
ladyiapetus: (areyouretarded by someone whose name I c)
Sometimes people pick the stupidest things to nitpick about. Over at the Muppet Central forum a few members are griping about how Kermit-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is just the slightest bit different from Kermit-as-performed-by-Jim-Henson. It has now evolved into how Statler-as-performed-by-Steve-Whitmire is better than Statler-as-performed-by-Jerry-Nelson.

Personally, I cannot bring myself to think like that. I cannot make myself think of a character as performed better by one Muppeteer than another. To me, they are just the character - which is how we're supposed to think of them in the first place, aren't we? And look at the alternative: the characters could be gone for a long span of time (like Scooter was) or they could remain silent permanently. And as devoted Muppet fans we don't want that now, do we?

On the subject of Jerry's Statler vs. Steve's Statler )

Gads, I feel better now.

EDIT: *minor growling* There is a SERIOUS case of "not getting it" -itis over there right now...
ladyiapetus: (Scooter: MWoO)
...it just does.

A Dark Crystal-related site called Gelfling College put up a link to the website I made for Scooter of the Muppets after I started posting a little at the message board there. Here's what they put on the links page -

15 SECONDS TO CURTAIN: A website which glorifies the Muppet God named "Scooter."

*snickers* I just think that's a hoot for some reason. I mean, he IS my favorite character but I'm not sure I'd go that FAR...

*giggles*
ladyiapetus: (Scooter: MWoO)
...it just does.

A Dark Crystal-related site called Gelfling College put up a link to the website I made for Scooter of the Muppets after I started posting a little at the message board there. Here's what they put on the links page -

15 SECONDS TO CURTAIN: A website which glorifies the Muppet God named "Scooter."

*snickers* I just think that's a hoot for some reason. I mean, he IS my favorite character but I'm not sure I'd go that FAR...

*giggles*
ladyiapetus: (Scooter!)
Richard Hunt

Today is the birthday of Richard Hunt, my favorite Muppeteer. He performed Scooter, Janice, Sweetums and Statler in the Muppet Show, and Junior Gorg in Fraggle Rock along with a plethora of characters from those two shows and Sesame Street. He was also a totally awesome singer and a great all-around performer.

Sadly Richard left us in January of 1991. But if he had lived, he would be 52 years old. *thinks* That means he'd be as old as my dad. Whoa, that's kind of freaky...

Happy Birthday Richard, where ever you are!
ladyiapetus: (Scooter!)
Richard Hunt

Today is the birthday of Richard Hunt, my favorite Muppeteer. He performed Scooter, Janice, Sweetums and Statler in the Muppet Show, and Junior Gorg in Fraggle Rock along with a plethora of characters from those two shows and Sesame Street. He was also a totally awesome singer and a great all-around performer.

Sadly Richard left us in January of 1991. But if he had lived, he would be 52 years old. *thinks* That means he'd be as old as my dad. Whoa, that's kind of freaky...

Happy Birthday Richard, where ever you are!
ladyiapetus: (Scooter 2)
I've finally done it. I've written and posted my first solo outline for The Muppet Show.

Go and read.
ladyiapetus: (Scooter 2)
I've finally done it. I've written and posted my first solo outline for The Muppet Show.

Go and read.
ladyiapetus: (Default)
I forgot to mention that my love for the Muppets has finally spilled over onto the Internet, and I have a second website.

15 Seconds to Curtain! is a site dedicated to my favorite Muppet of them all, Scooter. Scooter was performed by the late, incredibly talented Richard Hunt. I created the site because I thought it was past time Scooter got his due, especially since the character has been more or less retired after Richard's death in 1991. Hopefully with his reappearance in the Muppet Christmas movie this past year, Scooter will become more of a permanent fixture in the Muppet world again.

So feel free to visit. And, I dunno, jot a note down in the guestbook too. There, that's a good enough plug ;)

-Lady Iapetus

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I forgot to mention that my love for the Muppets has finally spilled over onto the Internet, and I have a second website.

15 Seconds to Curtain! is a site dedicated to my favorite Muppet of them all, Scooter. Scooter was performed by the late, incredibly talented Richard Hunt. I created the site because I thought it was past time Scooter got his due, especially since the character has been more or less retired after Richard's death in 1991. Hopefully with his reappearance in the Muppet Christmas movie this past year, Scooter will become more of a permanent fixture in the Muppet world again.

So feel free to visit. And, I dunno, jot a note down in the guestbook too. There, that's a good enough plug ;)

-Lady Iapetus

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