Another interview from SDCC

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:52 am
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This one is with MTV, and features Sam and Cait only. I like this one -- the interviewer asks questions not usually asked of them that aren't necessarily show-related. I have to say that I am getting really tired of the questions about the print shop scene, and I don't understand why they're being so cagey re: what episode that will be -- it's 306. Just a head's up -- the sound is really low -- at times it's difficult to hear (especially the interviewer). You will want to turn up the volume a fair bit.



Poll: Poetry Themes for Late 2017

Jul. 24th, 2017 01:35 am
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This poll invites audience feedback about themes proposed for the Poetry Fishbowl dates in late 2017. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Monday night, and then I need to close it so I can post the advance announcement on Tuesday.

The structure uses checkboxes. There are 38 themes after condensing similar ones and dropping things we've already covered. You may vote for as many themes as you would enjoy prompting/sponsoring in a fishbowl. I recommend that you don't vote for ALL of them, so as to help narrow down to favorites.

Read and vote! )
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 Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] bairnsidhe, there is one new verse in "The Order of Their Stars."  V thinks about sexuality.

star trek: discovery

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:25 pm
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I'm so thrilled by the news that Michael Burnham is Spock's adoptive sister! We don't know much about her her yet, but I'm already imagining cute sibling scenarios with the two, hee hee.

I'm really curious to see what Michael's character is like, and how she'll struggle with her Vulcan upbringing.

Ahh, I hope this show is good!
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I was surprised to find some Star Wars: Forces of Destiny dolls on the shelves because I didn't think they were out yet. I shrugged, assuming they had come out without me hearing about it, and brought one up to the cashier. It turns out they're not supposed to be on the shelves until October! But because they made the mistake of putting them out, they went ahead and sold one to me.

I really expecting them to say they couldn't sell it to me (which I would have accepted!), so it's so nice that they did anyway. I'm so thrilled!

Leia doll and R2D2 figure standing in front of some Pokemon toys.

Poem: "Boston Pride"

Jul. 23rd, 2017 12:06 pm
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This poem is spillover from the July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It also fills the "lesbian" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series Walking the Beat.

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:14 pm
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I'm a 33 year old Scottish woman, trying to get my journal groove back. I'm a mum of three boys from teen to newborn, and work in healthcare but (thankfully) I'm on maternity leave just now. I mainly write about daily life, the struggles and highlights of attempting to adult and parent and be healthy as a highly strung, stressed over-thinker who doesn't like herself most of the time.  

Wow, I sound fun.  Should I mention that there will be wine, gin and chocolate?

I was obsessed with my Livejournal back in the day - I started it back in 2003 and even though I've only dipped in and out of it in recent years, writing is still very much how I make sense of my life and my mind. That's why I'm trying to reignite that obsession I once had...though it's difficult with increasing grown up responsibilities and shrinking time of my own to put pen to paper fingers to keyboard.  But I know I need the chance to record snatches of life as it flies past, and an outlet for when my mental health takes a dive. 

I swear and I like to write no-holds-barred.  I'm very liberal and support choice - be that choice of who you love, choice over your reproductive options, or just the freedom to chose what you're going to watch on telly tonight. I'm doing my Masters in weight management so I try to live healthily through fitness (like dancing and weight training, albeit on a very beginner level) and healthy eating, but more often than not find myself alone amongst the crumbs at the bottom of a packet of biscuits. I'm book obsessed (mainly literary fiction and never fantasy, chick-lit, or much sci-fi), love a good tv series (Mr Robot, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, OITNB, Top of the Lake and Homeland have been recent highlights), and sometimes I even get out to see friends.  Some or none of this may come out in my writing.

Along with a lack of time, I guess part of why I've lost touch with my journal has been my shrinking friends list.  It's hard to make time to update when it feels increasingly like you're just shouting into a void. So I'd love it if anyone out there who is in a similar place in life or who is into similar things would like to take a punt on my journal.  I wont promise a very active journal but I am going to try, and I'm also going to try and be a good friend in return.

It's a good job I've been with my husband for ten years, because I'd suck at filling out a dating profile.  Feel free to swipe left (or is it right...? I'm not on Tinder).

Moment of Silence: Maryam Mirzakhani

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:28 am
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Famous mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has passed away.  She came from Iran and won her first medal in a
mathematics competition in 1994.

an unearthly chlid

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:18 am
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Finished An Unearthly Child today, my thoughts under the cut.

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video game stuff

Jul. 23rd, 2017 07:04 am
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I'm considering restarting Pokemon Sun because I want to play with Incineroar. (I hated that design at first, but after seeing all the fanart of big buff Incineroar doing silly cat things it's really grown on me, ha.) I could also just wait until Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are released though. That might be a better idea, I don't want to burn out on Pokemon.

I also still need to finish Shadows of Valentia (which I loved, I'm just easily distracted).

uhg

Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:07 am
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 My brain is absolutely convinced I need to wake up at 5AM every morning. It's really taking a toll on me. I feel sluggish all day and that makes it hard to do things like cooking for myself. If I could just sleep another hour or so, that would help so much.

I've tried going to be a little later, but it still happens. Maybe I need to go to bed significantly later?

SO THAT HAPPENED.

Jul. 23rd, 2017 12:30 am
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So, I have a Wordpress blog. Today I wrote a little blog post about Guillermo del Toro's new film and about my inability to fathom the motivations and thought processes of people who insist that things that are tangentially related are in fact deeply connected and related to each other. You can read it here.

I posted a link on my twitter, as you do. I tagged del Toro in it, since it saved characters and anyway famous people never notice when I tag them--

AND THEN HE RETWEETED IT.

WHAT.

I kind of freaked out? a little bit? And naturally my twitter notifications were blowing up all afternoon (less so this evening). And according to my WP dash, the post has gotten over FIVE HUNDRED VIEWS. I mean... what???? IS THIS REAL LIFE?????

I'm a little giddy over it to be honest. I haven't gotten like a new following or anything out of it, but it is kind of warming the cockles of my heart to think that someone I admire deeply as a storyteller might have read something I wrote, and liked it enough to share it.

Call for Themes

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:48 pm
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The call for themes is now CLOSED.  Thank you for your enthusiasm.

I've reached the end of scheduled themes for the Poetry Fishbowl project.  It's time to brainstorm some new themes!  These are a few that I've jotted down earlier, ones that I've thought up or people have suggested, to give you an idea what kind of stuff might be suitable:

* Help and Helpiness
* Otherkin
* Pirates and Brigands

What other themes would you like to see me write about?  Suggest them in a comment below this post. 

Later on I'll collect the suggestions and do some polling.  The most popular topics will be added to the schedule for future fishbowls.  Previously, I have just dumped all the proposed themes into a big poll.  The more themes people suggest, the less well this works.  I have an idea for fixing that problem.  This time, I'm going to run the first large poll with checkboxes so you can express interest in as many themes as you like.  I will then either pick from the most popular ones, or use that information to pull out the favorite themes for a smaller poll to select the ones which will appear in upcoming fishbowls.

You can also help by linking to this post so that more people will see it.  Everyone is welcome to suggest themes.  Everyone will also be able to vote for them later; prompters and donors will get extra votes.  If you link to the call for themes, you can reveal a verse in any open perk poem:
"Testing the Metal
"Dangerous Refuges
"The Marble and the Sculptor
"The Golden Peaches of Peace
"Leaves Upon the Water"
"The Quick Brown Fox"
"Lead Us in Peace"
"We Will Fade into You"
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Since it's come up a couple times, if you have a question for a recip, please let the mods know via either the mod support post or a PM. We'll figure out how to get in contact with them, and let you know your answer as soon as possible! It's much better than having a disappointed recip or gifter because of a misunderstanding or unasked question.

(Caveat to the above: Since this is not run on Ao3, we do not have the ability to send participants emails. Answers will therefore depend on how often the person checks their Dreamwidth/Twitter/LJ/Tumblr/etc messages and responds to them.)

Poem: "Chipped"

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:23 pm
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This poem came out of the July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] bairnsidhe, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] alexseanchai, and [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu. It also fills the "bisexual" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some fractious content. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It features crowds, frustration, floundering over cape identity, rude people, obnoxious language, sex/gender bigotry, bigot-baiting, questioning aspects of personal sexuality, and other challenges. But mostly it's fluff. It's also a humor-based choking hazard. Do not read with your mouth full! If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

Read more... )

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:15 pm
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 Speaking of Doctor Who, watching the First Doctor stuff makes me exciting for the upcoming special!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:06 pm
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Recently I've spent my free time -- which I have a fair amount of while I'm looking for work :\ -- listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audios and watching Classic Who.

As far as the audios go, I've enjoyed each one so far, and I think Charley Pollard is just such a delightful character with an awesome dynamic with the Doctor. I find myself smiling a lot when they're just bantering with each other, which is always a good sign! I've heard bad things about the next one (Minuet in Hell) but I'm going to push through it anyway. I must experience every second of Charlotte Pollard.

I've seen bits and pieces of Classic Who (mainly Fourth Doctor stuff), but I decided I wanted to watch it all the way through in the proper order. Wish me luck with that! So far I really enjoy Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor is great too, but I love seeing those three interact, whether it's Barbara worrying about Susan, or Barbara and Ian being cute together, or etc. It's a good time.


Susan listens to music while Barbara and Ian smile at each other in the background.

hi, new and looking for friends!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:44 pm
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Name: Teddie
Age: 30
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Feel free to friend me and I'll probably grant access, although most of my posts will be public anyway! I'm looking to make more friends, so I'd be happy to have you, but you don't need to feel pressure to grant me access if that makes you uncomfortable.

Fannish Interests: I've had a lot of the years (shoujo manga, Harry Potter, Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Mass Effect, superhero comics), but lately I'm focusing mainly on Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Star Trek. I love a good space story! I recently decided to do a proper watch through of all of classic Doctor Who, so I'm having a lot of fun with that.

I like to post about: My journal is new, but I plan to post commentary and pictures as I make my way through Classic Who and the Big Finish audios. I'll also post about New Who, Star Wars and Star Trek, my personal life a little, and my cat a lot. I make icons occasionally.

About Me/Other Info: I'm a genderfluid (they/them prounouns), mentally ill nerd who likes being friendly and considerate. I have a lot of passion for my fandoms, although I can also be a little scatterbrained and flighty. I do my best to be consider of other people and to own up to any mistakes I make. I like to have a quiet, good time talking about science-fiction, animals (I love marmots and other related animals like squirrels), makeup, and toy collecting.

I'm looking to decrease my tumblr presence (too stressful for me), and increase my presence on other platforms such as this one.

Thanks for reading!

hello!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm
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It's been a while since I used anything like Dreamwidth or Livejournal, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I was looking for a place quieter and less ... dramatic than Tumblr, so I'm hoping Dreamwidth can be that place for me.

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