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ingebjorg9: (Franka Potente)
Friday, March 1st, 2013 01:59 pm
I'm trying to get things tidied up and in order for this month, when I'm going to make a concerted effort to write something every day. Blog post, book review, Tumblr entry, bit of fanfic, or just an excruciating piece of poetry.  Whatever.  I've got a little plot bunny in my head for something that I might post on here, but I'm also somewhere in the middle of quite a major Wallander fic that I'm trying not to neglect, and also a Martin Beck story that is being written extremely slowly (think two chapters in two and a half years.  Yeah).

In the meantime, for easy access, I'm going to post links to the fics I have so far, so read on!
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ingebjorg9: (Jorundur)
Monday, February 18th, 2013 09:28 pm
I've had the Tumblr blog up and running for about a week and a half now, and it's good fun and dead easy.

And it's really easy to post stuff like this.  Heh heh heh :-D
ingebjorg9: (Linda Wallander)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 10:03 pm
Six years ago today, the world lost a very special actress.  Johanna Sällström was well-known in Sweden for a number of roles, but to most of the rest of the world she will forever be the actress who brought Linda Wallander to life.  It's sad that many of her fans around the world didn't get the chance to know her while she was alive, but her profoundly convincing on-screen performances mean that she won't be forgotten in a hurry.  I'll always remember her as the definitive Linda Wallander, her portrayal bringing out Linda's inner strength, as well as her vulnerability, her headstrong nature, as well as her softer side.  In short, she was complex, talented, beautiful and unforgettable, and she's still missed.

ingebjorg9: (Picard facepalm)
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 01:21 pm
Search for "Wallander", then see how many pages you have to scroll down before you come to a picture that's NOT of Tom Hiddleston.  I had to scroll about 12 times before I finally found sirbranagh's photo of ol' Ken smiling quite happily to himself.

Whereas I might have been willing to give the Branagh adaptations a try (in spite of their liberal interpretation of the books), the Hiddleston fangirls that have overrun that corner of the fandom have completely put me off.  It's telling that an awful lot of the Tom Hiddleston stuff that I see thrown around is also from the other things he has appeared in, like The Avengers, but still ends up tagged with "Wallander" and "Magnus Martinsson".  (As an aside, I think I actually prefer him as the unpleasant Loki than as the BBC's grossly inaccurate portrayal of Martinsson, but that's still not saying much.)  He gets a disproportionate amount of attention because he's young and (apparently some people's idea of) pretty.  But I still don't get what's supposed to be so damn attractive about the guy, and I guess I never will.

On another note, the "Martinsson" he plays is NOT the Martinsson of the novels, who is a married family man.  He begins the series as a young offcer, but over the course of the books he ages, has several children and in Firewall eventries to betray Wallander.  Anyone, in fact, who romanticises his relationship with Wallander probably hasn't read Firewall.  The Martinsson of the books is also pretty unlikely to be shipped with Linda because, well, squick.  Also, his name is not Magnus.  His first name is actually never given in the books, and Magnus is certainly not mentioned.  The Swedish series might not be to everyone's taste, but Douglas Johansson is to my mind a lot closer to the original Martinsson.

I put it to you, then, that "Magnus Martinsson" is an impostor.  Just an irreverent thought!

It's not all bad on Tumblr, though.  I found this nice picture of Krister Henriksson and Henning Mankell on set together.  There are also some really pretty pictures of Ystad.  And once I get on Tumblr and start spamming it with Swedish Wallander all will be right with the world! >:-D
ingebjorg9: (Linda Wallander)
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 09:38 pm
A short one-shot I wrote after re-watching Mastermind.  Slight spoilers for the film.

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ingebjorg9: (Kurt Wallander)
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 09:58 pm

jellied-egg, I think I love you XD
ingebjorg9: (O RLY?)
Thursday, July 12th, 2012 10:20 pm
Just a small quibble about the Wallander fandom, and it's this: when I go looking for Wallander fanfics, almost all the stories I find are about Tom Hiddleston.  Yes, ok, technically they're about Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of Martinsson in Branagh's adaptations of Wallander, but what it basically boils down is that they're about Tom Hiddleston. Fandom, y u no write about something other than Tom Hiddleston??  Now I'm off to drink a large akvavit and look at pictures of Ola Rapace :-P
ingebjorg9: (Jorundur Laugh)
Thursday, June 14th, 2012 11:39 pm
I was at work today when it occurred to me that I hadn't posted to LJ for a long, long, loooong time.  And since in the intervening time I've moved city and got properly connected to the internet I have absolutely no excuse not to post any more.  First of all, then, here's the rest of the story I started posting several decades ago.

Five First Dates - Dates Four and Five, and the Epilogue

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ingebjorg9: (Krister)
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 03:47 pm
I've just realised that I haven't posted anything since June.  Ouch.  You don't want to know about the drama that's going on in my life just now, suffice it to say that I'm very tempted to up sticks and do a runner to Ystad to get away from it.  Anyway, date three, in which Wallander finds out more than he needs to know...

It took a lot of persuading from Linda for Wallander to agree to go on another date after the debacle he had had with Agata. It was three weeks before his colleagues at the station had stopped sniggering and teasing him about it. Even Chief Holgersson, who he had expected to take a dim view of his date with a suspect, had stifled a smile or two during her rather excruciating interrogation of him. He wasn't ready to trawl the newspaper for another potential train wreck of a date.

In the event, though, it was an acquaintance who had set him up on a blind date with a woman who was, apparently, the "perfect match" for him. Beautiful, intelligent, not too young but not too old either: she sounded too good to be true. Wallander was sceptical, but secretly curious about this woman. In his experience there was always a catch with a woman that perfect.


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ingebjorg9: (Kurt Wallander)
Sunday, June 27th, 2010 03:39 pm

Date two, in which all Hell breaks loose.

Wallander shifted from one foot to the other.  She was late and he was getting cold.  Meeting on the seafront was now seeming like less and less of a good idea, especially in Ystad in April, when the weather could be unpredictable to say the least.  He pondered morosely that perhaps he wasn’t the only one with cold feet: she might have changed her mind about coming.


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