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20 August 2011 @ 06:55 pm
God this episode took like six hours to download, wtf?

Spoilers!Collapse )
31 July 2011 @ 12:36 am
A pretty short reaction to the primary thing that needs to be acknowledged:

Spoilers for 4x04Collapse )
24 July 2011 @ 07:58 pm
I. I am back from Montreal! I spent the weekend with goldy_dollar and we went to ~the planetarium~ because we're 5 year olds and then we saw a Just for Laughs thing with kazutakia. The comedian we saw was a woman named DeAnne Smith and she was actually quite hysterical, which was awesome since with smaller-named comedians it can be hit or miss. She's got a YouTube channel which I haven't fully perused yet but the set she did on Saturday was very funny. Anyway, I haven't had my laptop with me for the last couple days so I'm behind on The Internets and stuff, let me know if I missed anything particularly important.

II. So there's a new Doctor Who trailer that I cannot embed because YouTube won't let you embed anything anymore even though embedding was like 75% of what YouTube had going for it. Trailer... spoilers?Collapse )

III. Speaking of, today is the 24th which means I leave in a month! That is exciting but means there are also lots of things I need to start doing in preparation. Like... buying shoes that are actually comfortable for extended periods of time. Hmmm.

IV. Also, we watched Torchwood on Saturday. I don't remember that much so I don't have much to say except spoilers for 4x03Collapse )

V. Lastly, in lieu of bringing my computer I brought A Clash of Kings so now I'm on page 150 which is nothing because this book is monstrous. I have weird conflicted feelings about this fandom in general tbh.Collapse )
16 July 2011 @ 11:28 pm
So I finally got a chance to check out episode 2 of Miracle Day. Spoilers.Collapse )
09 July 2011 @ 09:44 pm
I am up at goldy_dollar's cottage for the weekend! Last night we drove through a crazy storm which seemed to last forever, but the weather here today was really nice -- nice enough that I am now quite burnt in various places. HURRAH. Most of my body sees the sun about once a year so I hope it enjoys this brief dose of vitamin D even if it means sunburns.

We also just watched Torchwood. I HEARD A REAL ACTUAL RADIO COMMERCIAL FOR IT IN THE CAR GUYS. I guess I make Torchwood posts now.Collapse )
Torchwood on Friday! It is weird to be excited by Torchwood but so it goes. I've been popcorngiffing over all the wank, too. Torchwood wank is some of my favourite wank. If I had a dollar for every time someone used the word "Gwenwood" without any awareness that Gwen was always the main character, I would have many dollars. Also the more Torchwood fandom bitches about her the more fond I get, despite the fact that I actually did not enjoy her either in s1 or s2. KEEP GOING FANDOM. Maybe you can make me a stan by Friday.

Anyway, here is part 2 of my series 3 rewatch thoughts. Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords apparently inspire so many feelings they need their own post, who knew. 42 through Utopia.Collapse )
Soooo that hypothetical ficathon I mentioned?


Meanwhile, here are some answers from that top 5 meme.

fauxkaren asked for my Top 5 TV Shows of All Time. Spoilers: this list contains no Firefly, Buffy, X-Files or LOST.Collapse )

bluetooth16 asked for Top 5 Torchwood Fuck-ups!Collapse )
I. This week felt loooong. I am not sure why, really, since in theory it was no different from any other week, but oh my god was I glad to finish work today. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, so we get Monday off as well, which is swell. Thanksgiving tends to be something of a non-event in my house, and this year my dad’s in Beijing so it’s just me and my mom, but I am always open to having additional days off work/school. And to anyone who says it’s “not real Thanksgiving”, allow me to direct you to this gif:

II. I also discovered a Canadian station that – gasp! – lets me stream Community, Modern Family and HIMYM online. Legally. To those of you in the US with Hulu or in Britain with iPlayer this probably seems pretty basic, but to that I say F U GUYS. I don’t have anything in particular to say about this week’s crop of shows, though I will say that in a shocking twist I think this week’s Office episode was my favourite of the four I watched.

Also, a question for those of you who watch Community: Spoilers for 2x03 I guessCollapse )

I also watched the third (by accident, lol, I thought it was the pilot) episode of that show “Undercovers”. It’s not really my kind of show, so I find it hard to say if it was just me finding it bland or if it was kind of bland, but Gugu Mbatha-Raw is totally adorable and her American accent is A+. I hope it survives long enough to find its feet.

III. I suck at comment ficathons, but I support the theme of this one and I know some of you are into them so I’m going to advertise it anyway:

IV. I am quite bored. I tried writing some s5 fic earlier but that wasn’t happening. Raaagh I miss being able to write (short) fic. Anyway, I’ve returned to my long-forgotten 30 Women Meme.

Today's: geniuses on whom incompetents rely.Collapse )
07 June 2010 @ 08:09 pm
I. I'm catching up on some readings for my Women & Media class, and among these have been essays on bandom (lol it kept talking about Yahoo Groups), an essay on PostSecret, and just now "Race, Heirarchy and Hyenaphobia in The Lion King". I have to admit that most of what I got out of this last one was "OMG I WANNA WATCH LION KING NOW". I am sorry, it is just so hard for me to critically analyze such a fundamental cornerstone of my childhood. I apologize, academia.

II. Speaking of childhood, awwww ilu Calvin & Hobbes. HOBBES YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REAL IN MY HEART.

III. You might've seen this on ONTD, but I thought it was neat: apparently there is basically like... one... fake newspaper prop used on television. I will now eye all future newspaper props with suspicion.

IV. By now you have probably all heard about how there'll be another series of Torchwood and it'll be RTD at the helm. This has left me with conflicting thoughts tbh. On one hand I am like "YAY RTD". On the other hand I am like "but... Torchwood." I don't know if I want to live in a world where I might like Torchwood better than Doctor Who.

But Martha and Mickey need to guest star y/y.

IV. Having said that, whatever your thoughts on Amy Pond's miniskirts and s5 in general, at least I think we can all agree that Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are awesome:

V. And speaking of Doctor Who, anonymouscatt sent me a link to scans of the comic that episode 5x11 is apparently based on or inspired by or whathaveyou. It involves Ten staying at Mickey's for some reason I don't know because the page that explains that part isn't scanned. If you are up for some stilted storylines and some freaky art, I highly recommend it. LOL, Doctor Who comics.
09 February 2010 @ 07:56 pm
All the cool kids are doing it. afterthree's attempt to start a meme!:

We all watch different shows, even when we watch the same ones. What shows within shows have you watched?

Doctor Who, primarily, was the The Universe Punches Ten in the Grief Bone show, but I was admittedly also invested in the omg Guys, The Doctor and Rose Are TOTALLY OTP YOU GUYS show and after season 4 there was a strong undercurrent of Everything Needs Moar Donna Noble.

Torchwood was mostly Toshiko Sato Should Totally Blow This Popstand and Be a Companion Instead, as well as How Do I Loathe Chris Chibnall? Let Me Count the Ways. For that reason when Children of Earth aired it was This is Good, This Can't Be Torchwood with some Yes, But What About Martha Jones?

Scrubs was always Dr Cox: Like Dr House, Except I Don't Hate His Show, and later came to be Like Grey's Anatomy, But Good.

The Office started out as Jim and Pam Warm the Cockles of Kali's Frozen Heart, but recently it's become Kelly and Erin Should Be in Everything Always. As well as Creed is Totally the Thirteenth Doctor. (Whatever, guys, johnmayergirl23 and bazcat89 are watching that show too.)

When I first started watching HIMYM it was This Isn't As Good As Everyone Said But At Least There Are Canada Jokes!, and then somewhere around season 3-4 it became Marshall is Awesome, and Hey, I Can Quote This Obnoxiously in Real Life! (And There Are Still Canada Jokes!) Unfortunately lately it's been more like Remember When I Liked Barney and This Show Had Character Development? (...But At Least There Are Still Canada Jokes).
22 December 2009 @ 03:07 pm
bazcat89: maybe the lost island is torchwood 4
bazcat89: that would explain a lot
_thirty2flavors: IT WOULD
bazcat89: especially the time travel shenanigans and the underground wheel things
_thirty2flavors: we have solved it
_thirty2flavors: spoilers~
bazcat89: take that, shows about people stuck on islands
bazcat89: we c whut u did thar
_thirty2flavors: that is why nine visited the set of lost
bazcat89: maybe The Professor got stuck on the island while trying to save bloody Torchwood 4
_thirty2flavors: LIRL YES
_thirty2flavors: poor mary anne just wanted to see the universe
bazcat89: torchwood strikes again
I don't know how many/if any of you crazy kids still write Harry Potter fanfiction, but if you do, I encourage you all to sign up for UR.org's Annual Christmas Fic Exchange. Fourth year running! Huzzah. After shenanigans last year in which I suddenly realized I was writing Ten when I was meant to be writing James Potter, I have made the executive decision to sit this one out. But it was always fun, so if that's your thing, go for it.

In unrelated news, I guess David Tennant is going to be in the pilot for some NBC show. Pretty much everything detailed in that article has me going

Lastly, I am killing time before work and goldy_dollar and johnmayergirl23 both wanted me to do the "ramble about what makes them awesome" thing from that meme I did yesterday, so why not. NOW WITH MORE VIDEOS!Collapse )
19 September 2009 @ 05:14 pm
So as of Children of Earth there seem to be several vacant positions in Torchwood 2 or 3 or whatever the hell number the one in Cardiff was. Luckily bazcat89 and I have found the perfect Torchwood employee.

Behold.Collapse )

Thus concludes that revelation. I am sure Torchwood's HR team will review this and contact the individual with a job offer immediately.
29 July 2009 @ 10:46 pm
Top Five Ship Wars Everyone Else Got Really Into Except For Me!Collapse )

Top Five Saddest Moments in Doctor Who History!Collapse )

There are still two more, but that took a LONG TIME so stay tuned tomorrow for my top 5 "things the Doctor did to mess with Torchwood" and "moments Rose Tyler was a BAMF".
I spent most of today finally watching "A Very Potter Musical", which I had seen mentioned a few times on my flist. At first I was irritated by the low sound/picture quality and not that dazzled by the humour, but after the first one or two parts I was quite enthralled. Voldemort is my favourite.Collapse )

If you haven't seen it and want to kill two hours in slow tiny YouTube-sized increments over the next little while, the first part is here.

And since it would apparently be heresy for me to make three posts in a row solely about Harry Potter, I also bring you a poll about Torchwood/Doctor Who because judging by fics on Teaspoon everyone disagrees with me. Spoilers for Children of the Earth.Collapse )
13 July 2009 @ 05:57 pm
I am obviously a terrible person, because while watching Children of Earth: Day 5, I could not unsee this:Collapse )

And now back to your regularly scheduled Torchwood flounces.
09 July 2009 @ 12:08 pm
There's finally a Waters of Mars clip that looks somewhat interesting! I appreciate the way every single one-off companion must be "the Doctor's most ____ companion yet!!!", I enjoy watching them try to come up with new adjectives. Apparently this chick is ~strong-willed~ but previously I heard intelligent. I don't have much to say about it beyond OOO SHINY.

goldy_dollar and I watched the first three episodes of Children of the Earth yesterday, and she has a joint reaction post here. Other things that have occured to me include:Collapse )

Lastly, chips_remixed fics went up yesterday and hippiebanana132 remixed my fic right here: Some Sort of Time Lord Code (The Preamble Remix). It is nifty so you should go read it.
18 June 2009 @ 04:14 pm