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28 October 2013 @ 12:16 am
  • My paid account expires soon, which is super weird? I've had a paid account for so long, it feels almost traitorous to not have one. AND MY BLESSED ICONS. On the other hand, I'm not really making enough right now to justify the expense, especially with LJ so quiet. Oh LJ. I miss your heyday. So naturally this made me want to update lj!
  • Life is pretty okay. I like work, mostly, although I need more hours, but at least I have some kind of purpose and the company is really cool. It's interesting working for such a small company because all my previous jobs were with quite big organizations. We went go-karting a couple weeks ago! The CEO drove me home!
  • I've also been driving more and have become much more comfortable with the highway et al. Of course, this is just in time for it to start snowing and totally fuck with my life anyway.
  • On the 13th I'm going to one of those "live" (except, uh, not) screenings of Richard II, with goldy_dollar and a couple other assorted people. I've never gone to see one of these play/theatre broadcasts so that should be interesting. I also need to brush up on my Richard II because at present I have basically no recollection of the play at all, despite studying it. Woops.
  • The 16th is my friend's birthday and I think we're going to a spa? Which... I'm actually not super thrilled about because I'm not a spa person, but it should still be pretty fun. I am more looking forward to the "hang out afterwards with food and wine" part.
  • On the 18th I'm seeing Eddie Izzard with a friend. He's been in town before and I missed him so I'm glad we were on top of things this time. Live comedy is so great and Eddie Izzard is so great, I'm pretty pumped.
  • And then the 23rd is of course the infamous 50th anniversary. Since goldy_dollar has RUTHLESSLY ABANDONED ME in favour of being a lawyer, I'm going with two university friends to the 3D screening here on the Saturday. I was a bit skeptical about spending money on something that is available for free and will likely not be great, but on the other hand I really like seeing things in big busy theatres, so I'm hoping the general air of excitement and fun will help make the whole thing a better experience for me. So I'm excited, more for the experience of seeing two people I haven't seen in ages and being in a big chattering crowd than anything else. Prayer circle the ep doesn't suck as hard as it could.
  • And at some as-yet-undisclosed date... S2 OF THE WALKING DEAD GAME.


    If you haven't played The Walking Dead Game I 100% recommend it and it is far more of a storytelling experience than a... zombie action game experience. AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR S2, COME TO MEEEEEE
22 October 2013 @ 05:29 pm
Title: The Crafting Room
Pairing: Ten/Rose
Length: ~6k
Genre: Uhhh... two parts fluff, one part angst. (Surprise!)
Summary: Rose gets a glimpse of what the Doctor does while she's asleep.
Author's note: Written for stoprobbers for the TARDIS ficathon approximately nine billion years late. Kudos to goldy_dollar for looking it over despite the shocking lack of vampires, socialites or tennis players in it.
Excerpt: Her lips twisted in amusement; whatever she’d imagined the Doctor did while she slept, that wasn’t quite it. “That’s what you’re doing while I’m asleep? Crafting?”

In the time she'd been on board, Rose had grown used to the complexities of the TARDIS.Collapse )
04 August 2013 @ 02:58 pm

19 July 2013 @ 09:32 pm
I know I only post these days to talk about TV but hey, nothing notable is happening in my real life so w/e. (Except maybe how two nights ago my waterbed exploded and I woke up soaking wet. That was fun.)

Now that I'm sure you've all rushed off to watch Orphan Black on my recommendation, I have a new one for you: Orange is the New Black!

Netflix's latest venture into original programming follows Piper Chapman as she's uprooted from her pleasant suburban life to begin her year-and-a-half prison sentence for drug trafficking back in her 20s with her then-girlfriend. As Piper reluctantly settles in, the show expands to feature more of her fellow inmates, their backstories and relationships. It ranges from quite funny to occasionally very sad, and I think I was hooked by the second episode. (I would recommend that, if you find yourself put off by Piper in the first episode or so, you keep going, though, because the show does get much better once it starts placing more emphasis on the other characters.)

I am legitimately unsure if I've ever seen a show so dominated by female characters, and by such DIVERSE female characters. It's sad that it takes a show set in a women's prison to accomplish this, and perhaps sadder that a show about a women's prison can only get greenlit if it focuses on a "sweet" suburban white girl, but I don't think either of those things should detract from the fact that OITNB has a wide array of old women, young women, women of colour, gay women, bisexual women, poor women, trans women (well, trans woman). And obviously because the show's landscape is populated by 95% women you get all manner of relationships between them -- friends, best friends, enemies, mother/daughter, girlfriends, bitter exes.

Here's where I talk in spoilery detail.Collapse )

I can't think of anything else specifically at the moment. But basically, great show, possibly fails at a couple things (why do they describe bisexuality in every way without ever daring USE the word?) but succeeds at many more. Would definitely recommend if you like dramedy and especially if you're interested in stories centered around women.
If you have not watched Orphan Black: why haven't you watched Orphan Black? I'm confident that like, virtually every one of you would enjoy this show.


The basic premise if you're unfamiliar is that down-and-out con artist Sarah Manning witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks exactly like her. Desperate for cash to get her daughter and escape her abusive drug-dealer boyfriend, Sarah steals the woman's purse and assumes her identity in order to empty out her savings account, but of course in doing so gets entangled in the same ~*~*~*world of mystery*~*~ that drove the woman to suicide in the first place.

That's the least spoilery description I could manage, because the show has a number of twists and (IMO) is more enjoyable the fewer twists you know. But it's well-plotted and fast paced and has lots of awesome women characters and the lead actress is gr9. Also it's set in exotic Toronto, Canada, not New York contrary to popular belief ahem Tumblr.

Here, I'll even point you in the right direction.

If you have seen it, COME TALK.

Spoilers for s1.Collapse )
18 May 2013 @ 05:38 pm
~Name of the Doctor~ spoilers.Collapse )

For those who don't frequent Tumblr and may not have seen it immortalized in gif form yet, they also released this:

Much as I may fear what Moffat has in store, I can't say no to an interview where David Tennant talks about Doctor Who while dressed as the Tenth Doctor on a surprisingly flat hair day.
17 May 2013 @ 11:43 pm
In other TV finale news, let's talk about Elementary.

Huge spoilers. Don't click if you can't handle huge spoilers. Seriously.Collapse )
16 May 2013 @ 10:44 pm
I want to go track down Elementary shortly, but first a brief note on The Office's series finale:

Spoilers, ish.Collapse )
26 April 2013 @ 11:49 pm
I'm off to the oft-discussed destination wedding this weekend, btw, so I won't be around. Not that I post particularly often on LJ these days, but anyhoo, I'm back on the 6th. Don't burn down the internet in my absence! At least, not without good cause.
21 April 2013 @ 12:09 am
Spoilers.Collapse )
18 April 2013 @ 12:37 pm


More rationally, I am still of the opinion the script for this thing is most likely going to suck. But there are some things that Steven Moffat's writing cannot take from me, and set photos like this are one of them, so I am going to revel in it. Gimme a couple nice ones of Billie to work with too, ty. (If you were wondering, other things on the list: Murray Gold music and press rounds. People I love complimenting each other! While I vomit rainbows!)

In slightly different news, is anyone on this side of the internet watching Broadchurch? Frances accused me of liking it merely because David Tennant is in it, but let me tell you, I have watched many a thing because David Tennant is in it, and that is really not a guarantee of my praise. Also, Broadchurch is by Chibnall, so admitting I am loving it means admitting Chris Chibnall wrote something good, and I think you can all appreciate what an effort that is for me.

But it is good! I got super into it! It's a nice balance of decent drama and total hilarity (unintentional most of the time) that keeps me entertained through every episode, which is basically all I want from TV. I really love Ellie, feel quite awful for Beth, and for once I am actually super fond of David Tennant's character, even if (naturally) I express that fondness with sheer unadulterated mockery.

Anyway consider this long endorsement my way of saying that if you were considering watching it but unsure, go for it. And if you are watching, come talk to me. Theories! Thoughts! etc! Spoilers through ep 7.Collapse )