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Aug. 13th, 2008 09:02 pm
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Heads up, Doctor Who fen.

In case you didn't already know, BBC has a bunch of old-school Doctor Who eBooks online, including 'Human Nature' and 'Lungbarrow'.

/Public Service Announcement
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Like a lot of my flist, I was left slightly discontented by the ending of FotD. I was planning a post on the subject, but this came to mind instead...

Title: A Most Intriguing Proposal
Author: [personal profile] lyore
Fandom: Doctor Who / The Thursday Next series, and an implied guest appearance by another fictional archaeologist.
Spoilers: Spoilers for Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead, general spoilers for the existence of a certain literary agency.
Word Count: ~ 340 words
Disclaimer: Anything you recognise doesn't belong to me.
Summary: Post FotD, River Song's perfect existence is interrupted.
Author's notes: Unbeta'd, comment and concrit welcomed.

A most intriguing proposal )

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No posts for months and now twice in a night? Yep, you can tell I'm procrastinating, but this was too good not to share. From the brilliant Neil Gaiman:
(quoted wholesale)

"I know that David Tennant's Hamlet isn't till July. And lots of people are going to be doing Dr Who in Hamlet jokes, so this is just me getting it out of the way early, to avoid the rush...

"To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll.... More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you're looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and... for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?"


I love Neil Gaiman. It makes me regret never being able to get past my mental block on comics, otherwise I would rush out and buy everything he'd ever written, ever.

(P.S Just watched Supernatural finale. GUH. Just... GUH. They expect me to wait 3 months until the next season? But then, given that this show has had longer mid-season hiatuses (hiatusi?), I guess I shouldn't be complaining too much.)
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Computer is still Dead, and not yet at the computer fixing shop due to insane work busy-ness. *sigh* So I've stolen [profile] bob_ette's, cause that's what sisters are for :)

In my frantic flicking through my flist, I have found two Doctor Whorelated gems for you: one fic and one vid.

First up: No Sleepers Must Sleep, by [personal profile] fahye. Lucy/Saxon, gorgeous characterisation and hypnotic language. So very good.

Next: Scattered, a Tenth Doctor fanvid by [personal profile] di_br. I'm not normally a fanvid type of person, but this is brilliant (not to mention a wonderful excuse to watch 4 minutes and 20-odd seconds of David Tennant hotness.)

And yes, this post is an indication that Doctor Who has eaten my brain. I need to watch something else to get it out of my head - I'm thinking Farscape, perhaps.

And now [profile] bob_ette wants her computer back, so I'll check in with you all tomorrow.
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I'm now co-modding a new comm - [profile] notsobigheaded,

Details under the cut, spoilers for LOTTL )

Now with added ficathon! (link is also spoilery)

So go on, sign up. You know you want to *hypnotic stare*

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Right. Now LJ has decided to behave itself, I bring David Tennant Picspammy goodness )
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Finally got to watch the finale. Spoilery and slightly confused thoughts beneath the cut. )

Yeah. So. While overall I liked the episode, writing that up make me realise how much I dislike THAT bit in particular. Ah well.


Jul. 1st, 2007 12:13 pm
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When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who on your LJ.

Well, who can go past the Ninth Doctor's first line?

*grabs Rose's hand*
Doctor: Run!

Or what about:

Jack: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, 'Ooo, this could be a little more sonic?'
The Doctor: What, you've never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?

Yeah, even though I'm impatiently waiting to see last night's episode, I feel like quoting Nine. Perhaps because if I think about anything even remotely connected to the finale, my brain might explode before I get a chance to see it.

I want to watch it now, damnit!
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All I can say is OMG. Wow. I think I have completely fallen in love with the Master - Evil hasn't look this fun since... well, ever.

And I think I almost went into cardiac arrest at the multiple billowing coats shots... *dies*

Also - a couple of points )

It's really nice to be breathlessly waiting for the next episode of a show. I haven't felt this way for a while - I'd almost forgotten the mix of anticipation and frustration you get with a good cliffhanger.

On SG-1: All old, new and lapsed SG-1 fen should check out [personal profile] katie_m's Quotedumps. A wonderful, laugh-out-loud trip down memory lane, courtesy of the sardonic wit of the SG-1 fans themselves.
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Title: Intersections
Author: [personal profile] lyore
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,200
Genre: Gen - well, mostly. This is Jack, after all.
Disclaimer: Never mine.
Author's Note: Slight spoilers for Utopia. Thanks to [profile] bob_ette for the SPAG check, and [personal profile] eve11 for the beta. All remaining mistakes are my own.
Feedback is welcome, concrit is even better.
Summary: Even the longest of lives is made up of a series of moments... Five intersections in space and time where Jack and the Doctor parted, and the one time they didn't.

Five intersections in time and space where Jack and the Doctor parted... and the one time they didn't. )
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The stars have aligned, the inspiration has struck, and I've actually found some time. Yes, folks, I've actually written some fic! You can all blame the goodness of that conversation in the latest episode of Doctor Who

So, I'm looking for a beta - New!Who-verse, slight spoilers up to the most recent episode. 5 things fic, Jack and Doctor-centric, could possibly be read as slash if you really, really squinted. Nice and short, approx 1200 words.

Any takers?


Gah. Haven't got my Captain Jack icon uploaded - guess I'll have to make do with my emo!Dalek, instead.
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This post has not enough squee and too much sleepy and probably error-ridden analysis.

Like a great big Dalek pressure cooker )

As the first half of a two-part episode, it's a bit hard to make comments about the effectiveness of the episode, but it just didn't seem to me to have enough emotional punch. I enjoyed Gridlock a lot more (even if there hadn't been kitten!Ten), even though the entire episode was effectively just filler before they could have the Face of Boe revealation.

Huh - reading the above makes it sound like I didn't enjoy the episode. I did, I swear. It had moments that could have been brilliant, and maybe I'm just too tired to have the appriopriate emotional response right now. Or perhaps I'm just in a hypercritical mood tonight. Sorry, [personal profile] amethyste5, I guess I have lack of squee.

Random thought: David Tennant must be the fittest actor on TV. Every episode, he and C/companions is running for their life away from something.
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Back in the country and connected again. Yay! Unfortunately, on the RL front, I picked up a cold somewhere between London and Kuala Lumpur, and have now completely lost my voice. Yesterday I sounded like a 14 year old boy, all squeaky and breaking, but today I woke up and it was just gone. Completely. The only good side of this was that I didn't have to answer any questions in my course today, since no one could here me anyway :)

Pictures of the trip will be up when I have a chance to go through them. Shouldn't be too long.

Also, I'm finally up to date with Doctor Who! Despite my dubious reaction to the teasers and previews of Martha, I'm finding myself really enjoying her as a character, and the new season as a whole. A damn promising start to the new season.

I'm not sure if I'm surprised at this or not - I didn't really enjoy the second season as much as the first, but I can't really but my finger on why. Possibly the changes in the characterisation of the Doctor, although I should rewatch it and see if my opinion has changed now the season is complete. So I wasn't too optimistic about the characterisation of the new companion, based on what little I had seen of her in the previews Plus, I really hate the name Martha. Shallow, I know.

But when I was watching the actual episode, I really liked Martha. Some not very spoilery thoughts on Ten and Martha )

Spoilery comments up to episode three )

Next on the list is catching up with SG-1. Unfortunately, my end-of-season-reluctance has kicked in again, doubly so because it is the end of the series. Yeah, I know there's movies, but it's not the same. But sheer curiosity and the desire for more Daniel will drive me to watch them soon enough, I'm sure :)

Damn holidays! They make me get behind on my TV shows!


Mar. 5th, 2007 09:18 pm
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Icon Dump

41 Star Wars Lego
5 Bleach
4 Dr Who (Girl in the Fireplace)

accurate woe wookie rukia

Here be icons )

Comment and credit would be great.

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I see the Supernatural fandom has exploded again. *sigh* I must say, sitting back and watching this from a distance, this makes me feel old. Young whippersnappers at it again...

I think every fandom I've seen the early stages of has followed the exact same pattern. The First Season Honeymoon is over, and the Second-Season blues have set in. Suddenly the fandom isn't shiny and new anymore, and people have spent enough virtual time together to realise they are all people and therefore capable of being just as cliche-y and bitchy as those popular girls you secretly hated in high school. The show runners are taking things in a different direction to the way you've spent the season break contemplating, and you're all secretly worried those new characters are just Mary Sues in a cunning disguise, waiting for a chance to take over the show...

I wonder how well Torchwood will cope, when it gets to their second season?

And I wonder when I got so cynical about fandom as a whole?

For the Firefly and Dr Who fen on my flist, anyone who hasn't done so should check out [personal profile] honorh's fic Out of Joint. The TARDIS crash-lands on the Serenity... Yeah, it's a crossover, but the characters from both shows have been nailed, and neither group has been subordinated to the other. Great interaction between the characters, and the start of what looks like a promising plot.

In other news, I'm really starting to get nervous about my trip. I just woke up this morning and it hit me. I think it's the idea of going somewhere where people speak a different language that is freaking me out the most. I get nervous-excited butterflies just thinking about it.

X 3

Jun. 4th, 2006 04:44 pm
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Right. I went to see X-men 3 with the gang last night. What a letdown. Not even that it was bad (which it was) but that it was completely forgettable. Like it couldn't even be bothered to try and live up to the first two. Review, my patented ACME Character-Transplant theory, and what I would have liked to see in this movie )

In conclusion, nice special effects, and overall was not a patch on the other two. Phew. I feel better now, having got that off my chest.

After everyone left last night, I watched ep seven of Dr Who (thanks [profile] cloverfizz!), and have to say, it was rather disappointing too. Not bad, just nothing particularly special. Must have been a night for it.
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Since I got tagged - 'Write out any (as many as you'd like) plots/story-ideas (from any fandom) that you would LIKE to write, but can't seem to fully realize. You don't have to give away plot points, just a general idea.' )

On the topic of fic, [profile] redbyrd_sgfic has a couple of new-to-the-web fics up. I recommend checking them out, but make sure you have a fair chunk of time free.

This evening has been spent photoshopping some 'reminder' notices for [profile] bob_ette. She says she'll notice them more with Dean and Sam on them, but I think she just wants an excuse to have pictures of the Supernatural boys on the refridgerator. And the bathroom mirror. And the milk. Not that I mind, since it meant I spent the last hour or so staring at a picture of a very nice looking Dean...

I also have a few SG-1 and Dr Who icons in the works. Decided it was about time that I got a Daniel icon :)
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Ok, so I'm back online. There are many reasons for my absence from the livejournal world, but they mostly involved too many books and DVDs, and the fact that [profile] bob_ette has staged an armed takeover of my internet connection. But she's out at the moment, so I have sole posession - at least until she gets back. This means I've been out of touch with the internet world in general - anything I need to know about?

Anyway, during my little break I have managed to read 10 books (Honor Harrington books by David Weber) and get through all of my new HH dvds, watch the rest of supernatural, and up to episode 4 of Dr Who, so I haven't been completely unproductive :)

All I can say about the Supernatural is... )

This has been an expensive weekend so far, and it is only half-way done. I bought 2 pairs of gloves, and this stole-y type thing. And season one of Dr Who, so all those who were interested in seeing the Captain Jack goodness, I can now oblige. This is (yet another) down side of hating my work - I comfort shop. Oh well, at least it was stuff I needed. And yes, Dr Who does count amoung life's necessities.

Bitching about work - you probably don't want to read this )

I have a few other odds and sods I want to share with people, (including the crazyest patent application I have ever seen, featuring special guest appearances by the Androids of the Grey Aliens) but that may have to wait until I remember to forward myself the emails.

Also, I love Bayside. My new fave band (for the next week or so, anyway).
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First of all Original Original Star Wars on DVD! Is it a coincidence that this was announced on SW day? :) (Well, OK, it actually got posted yesterday, but I found out today, so it still counts.) Thanks to [profile] spitefairy for the head's up.

I now have all the released episodes of (new) Dr Who, thanks to [profile] go_the_brumbies. And I'm up to episode 41 of FMA - did I mention I was really loving this show? Only 10 more to go... You'll get thoughts on the whole thing when I'm done.

I would also like to say the the SPN fandom has the politest, most considerate wank around. Which, considering the subject matter of said debate, is rather surprising. It makes me feel that there is hope for fandom at large.

I tried to buy Advent Children yesterday (yeah, cause I need more DVDs to watch :P), but JB, the only place that was open, didn't have the cool metal case I want, and Ezy DVD does. I'll head over there after work tomorrow, and then I really need to stop spending money. Except apparently there's a Stormtrooper version of Mr Potato Head (Tater Trooper!), which I want too... Not to mention, Darth Maul's Lightsabre (force effects version) but I think that may be a little out of my price range :(

'Part from that, life has been very boring. Go to work, do nothing, come home, watch something, go to bed. *sigh*

Right. Off to watch more FMA before bed.

Dr Who!

Apr. 28th, 2006 11:57 pm
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Wohoo! Thanks to a wonderful workmate, I have the Christmas Invasion. Now all I have to do is find time to watch it... (And yes, I realise that still puts me at least two episodes behind the UK *sigh*)

I also bought the first season of Babylon 5 today, from the second hand store. I really have no idea what it's about, but I've heard very good things. And I have a borrowed copy of the first season of Andromeda, not to mention the rest of MacGyver to watch. So many DVDs, so little time.

What do you think of the proposed BSG spinoff? )

I'm cautiously hopeful, if it goes ahead. Even if the timeline looks a little dodgy.

Coupla questions for you:

1. Anyone know the ancient greek translation for 'awake'? So far, we've found 'egeiro' and 'gregoreuo' - Any ancient Greek scholars out there who want to offer any alternatives or opinions?

2. Purely hypothetical question - If I happened to have possibly, maybe written some Firefly fanfic, (very short, post-Serenity), would anyone want to read it?

Random Observation of the Day - Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, was the Producer for MacGyver


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