July 19th, 2017
glinda: sky pirates (stardust)
Mood:: 'calm' calm
Music:: The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
July 18th, 2017
glinda: donna dancing (donna dance)
posted by [personal profile] glinda at 10:07pm on 18/07/2017 under ,
Mood:: 'enthralled' enthralled
Music:: Queen - Radio Gaga
July 17th, 2017
glinda: pushing daisies road trip (pd road trip)
Music:: Suddenly Seymour - Ellen Greene & Rick Moranis
Mood:: 'dorky' dorky
July 16th, 2017
glinda: Teal'c *indeed* (indeed)
posted by [personal profile] glinda at 10:21pm on 16/07/2017 under ,
Music:: The Planets: VI. Uranus, the Magician - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Mood:: 'childish' childish
July 15th, 2017
glinda: james dean (whistful)
Music:: Johnny Cash - Hurt
Mood:: 'quietly amused' quietly amused
paranoidangel: PA (PA)

For the past nearly-two weeks my life has been all about the tennis. And I could write loads about it here, but I won't, because I have a couple of other things to write about, and because most people probably don't want to know quite that much detail. But I am writing this while watching the wheelchair men's doubles final.

I've Never Seen Star Wars
Last week I worked out what I was doing for July, since I could fit it around the tennis, I just hadn't got around to posting it, for tennis reasons. I am re-learning French, using Duolingo and other apps. I did five years of it at school and I was generally not that great, I was in the bottom set (of two) for GCSE and then somehow I came out with an A and wanted to do more of it. So I did French for Scientists at uni, which was two hours a week for 25 weeks.

I know an awful lot of people use/have used Duolingo, but I also have Memrise and Lingvist on my iPod, that have been sitting there doing nothing. So I am using all three and at the end of the month I will report back.

Not Prime Time
I'm glad I didn't sign up for this, as it went live earlier this week and authors have been revealed and I haven't fitted in reading any of it in between. But I did write for it:
Leading Lady (1621 words) by paranoidangel
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Beverly Crusher/William Riker
Characters: Beverly Crusher, William Riker, Deanna Troi
Additional Tags: Acting, Theatre, Kissing
Summary: Beverly is having regrets about playing the leading role opposite Will.

When browsing through the requests I came across the Riker/Crusher one and I didn't care much for it. But I read the prompt because I was curious and resistate made a great case for them deserving friends with benefits. So much so that I really wanted to write it. I was going to write it for a treat, but wasn't sure how to make me do it - but then it came up as a pinch hit right after assignments going out and I snapped it up. I really enjoyed writing these two so much that I want to write them again (along with all the other things I want to write, and Unconventional Courtship that I need to write after Wimbledon and the Para-athletics are over).

Mirrored from my blog.

July 14th, 2017
glinda: love makes you do the wacky (wacky!love)
Music:: Chasing Owls - Wedding Song
Mood:: 'hopeful' hopeful
July 13th, 2017
glinda: kaylee with rainbow parasol (kaylee rainbow)
Music:: Elton John - All The Young Girls Love Alice
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
July 12th, 2017
glinda: welcome to chicago (chicago)
Music:: Meatloaf - I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do THAT)
Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic
July 11th, 2017
glinda: Duck! (Death with a brolly!) (umbrella)
trobadora: (Missy (stylised))
posted by [personal profile] trobadora in [community profile] doctorwho at 07:52pm on 11/07/2017
After the recent series finale, [personal profile] navaan and I shared our squee for Missy, and while bouncing fic ideas around we had an idea for a different kind of Remix challenge.

It went something like this:
  1. The world needs more Missy!
  2. Someone should do a fest or a challenge or something.
  3. A fest where Missy gets to be in everything! Everything’s better with more Missy.
  4. A Missy remix! Remix this fic by adding Missy to it!
  5. Someone should really do that.
  6. "Someone" is going to be us, isn't it?

In general terms this is how it would work:

Like in a normal remix challenge, people would sign up with the body of Doctor Who work they've written and be assigned a remixer, who gets to pick one of their stories to remix. The difference - all remixes would have the aim to add Missy somehow:
  • Missy's POV on what happened
  • Missy doing things behind the scene while the plot unfolds
  • Missy directly bursting in on the story and interacting with everyone else
  • ...

(More general info about remixes.)

This is a very specific idea for a fest and before we set to work, we wanted to find out if anyone who isn't us would be interested in taking part in a challenge like this. So let us know:

Missy remix poll @ Trobadora’s DW
July 10th, 2017
glinda: text: you can't second-guess ineffability, I always say (good omens)
July 9th, 2017
nonelvis: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nonelvis at 03:20pm on 09/07/2017 under ,
As with the novelettes, many of these are available for free online, so I've provided links where I can.

after the cut )
July 8th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] nonelvis at 02:28pm on 08/07/2017 under ,
Several of these are available for free online, so I’ve provided links where I can.
reviews and rankings, after the cut )


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