Talking Meme #8

August 23rd, 2017 12:40 pm
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For the Talking Meme, from [ profile] persiflage_1: Since you write a lot of Silver/Liz Shaw fic, which other Doctor Who character would you put into an adventure with them?

I'm not entirely sure I have written a lot of Silver/Liz fic, but to my great joy and pleasure I have somehow caused a lot of Silver/Liz fic to be written, which is the best outcome, really.

(Well, actually, I probably have written a lot of Silver/Liz ficlets - 1 make it 4 out of 11, with 4 authors making up the total - but I would like to point out that most of mine were prompted by Pers, so I'm not sure which of us is mostly to blame for that.* ;-p OTOH, I think all of the others were written for me, so...)

Anyway, Liz/Silver was an accidental pairing that came up in a meme where you sorted your icons and paired them off, with fairly entertaining and improbable results, and then next thing you knew [personal profile] john_amend_all had written a ficlet, and then so had I... and then people were giving me Silver/Liz in [community profile] fandom_stocking and the ship is a thing. \o/ (It's a little bit hard to get one result/tag that includes all the fic, though, because both LIz Shaw and Silver have ambiguity issues and not everything is tagged with the ship. I think that link hits most of it, though.)

I'm unsure how to answer this question, because this is me. I would put any DW character I felt capable of writing in a fic with Silver and Liz, so narrowing it down is hard!

Three or the Brig would be natural, given Liz's era and both would probably have a lot less patience for Silver than Liz does (in the fic; she is scientifically interested in him, he is a curious part of the universe that naturally she would like to explore), so that would be fun. (I feel Three, finding an Element, would be rather like a human discovering an unexpected rat or something. It'd be at least five episodes later before he could admit that one was okay and actually kind of interesting, he'd have to be locked up in a cell with Jo before he admitted that he found them unnerving, because different Time thingies.) The Brig could end up in a very bemused OT3 situation that he would never ever mention again. It did not happen. Liz humours him kindly. She has some sympathy for being bemused by Elements.

But then there is the whole wide universe of Doctor Who! I wouldn't put Adric in it (it would not be the sort of place Adric would be of any use, unless Silver and Liz needed some mathematical calculations doing, I suppose), and Dodo wouldn't be my first choice, and I can't claim to have watched The Dalek Masterplan enough to write much Katarina or Sara Kingdom, but otherwise the Whoniverse is pretty wide open.

Who do people think would be an interesting/good/hilarious addition to a Liz/Silver (or Liz & Silver fic)?

* Well, all right, me, probably. But Pers is definitely to blame for plenty of other things! ;-p (In the good way.)
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I'm in general pretty sceptical about the Honours system, but over recent days I've become a believer. The Honours system justifies itself by continuing not to give a knighthood to Geoffrey Boycott and by very properly giving them instead to the likes of Viv Richards, Curtly Ambrose, Wes Hall and Gary Sobers (and why the hell has Clive Lloyd not appeared on that list?), something that has recently prompted the mouthy Yorkshire rhubarb obsessive to observe that the honour was handed out "like confetti" to Windies players and that "Mine’s been turned down twice. I’d better black me face.”

Honestly, it's like a variation on Lewis's law*: Boycs' explanation for why he hasn't been knighted shows why he mustn't be knighted.

However, speaking of white knights, a whole bunch of Boycott supporters have crawled out of the woodwork on twitter, claiming that the only reason their hero hasn't had the respect he deserves is because of that pesky domestic violence conviction from 1998, and after all, that was in France so it barely counts and anyway, she was probably lying.

And since most of them are talking about "new evidence" I thought it was my public duty to do a little gentle fact checking, as a resource for others who may have to deal with these pests.

Read more... )

Anyway, as [personal profile] kalypso and I have known since the early 80s, the block to his knighthood lies not in his domestic violence conviction, his racism, his ban from Test cricket as a result of touring apartheid-era South Africa, his running out of Randall or his all-round painful personality. It lies in the deep dark reason everyone in the know knows, but no-one can talk about.

*"The comments below any article on feminism justify feminism".

REC POST: Multifandom vids

August 23rd, 2017 02:05 pm
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20 multifandom existential angst videos.

Hurt by Zurik23M
It Has to Get Better by Zurik23M
What Happened to Us? by Zurik23M
I Always Loved You by Zurik23M
Fade Away by Shainira
Insane Like Me by Grable424
Reflection by Shainira
The Preacher by Grable424 & djcprod
You Are Certainly Going To Die by SecretlytoDream
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Grable424
Map of Hell by MinimalistVideos
The Unloved Ones by Shainira
A Blade of Grass by Shainira
No Bravery by eemersonm
Neverending Jungle by Shainira
Flares by Grable424 & djcprod
Youth of a Nation by Grable424 & gabygal7
Just One Last Thing by Shainira
Soldier On by Shainira & LaurenMichelle
Tesselate by MinimalistVideos & Shainira
Take Control by MinimalistVideos & Ariane

More like this: multifandom zugzwang, joie de vivre, atmosphere, miscellaneous: festivids, dystopia & fantasy, spies & mystery, bamf, retro, adventure, bisexuality

Happy Birthday to me

August 23rd, 2017 11:12 am
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I know I am only one day older than yesterday, but I am also one year older
and that makes me a nice round number
and I can reasonably expect to live as long again as I have already
which maybe might be true next birthday too
depending which graph you believe.

That's pretty much the definition of middle age then.

And I have silver in my hair and a nice relaxed shape
and basically am winning at time.


I have a birthday card from my brother, the one who writes in square shapes so it has my address on the envelope twice because it got translated. It's a nice card.

And mum phone already, to see if I was awake, which is logical in mum world and I am therefore awake now.

It's a nice shiny day and I'm scheduled to go out this evening
and many things remain possible.

Happy birthday to me.

Tarot Event #21

August 23rd, 2017 11:05 am
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Tarot Wednesday again!

Rules reminder:

  • for 24 hours (so until 11 am GMT on Thursday) everyone can ask questions in the comments that they'd like someone to do a reading for (no limit on questions per person)

  • everyone interested in doing readings picks questions to answer (prioritising questions that weren't answered yet)

  • you're invited to read no matter your experience level and whether you have a physical deck or an app
    you're invited to ask questions even if you can't read tarot and won't be reading for others

  • the other admins and I will go through the questions to make sure every question received at least one reading

  • try to provide a picture of the cards or a screenshot from the app in addition to your interpretation - and tell us the name of the deck!

Question guideliness:

  • it's generally good to avoid yes/no questions and third-party questions

  • no serious medical or financial advice that could be seen as replacing expert opinion

The Blood is the Life for 23-08-2017

August 23rd, 2017 11:00 am
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August 23rd, 2017 05:24 am
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"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." -- Aaron Copland (b. 1900-11-14, d. 1990-12-02), "The Pleasure of Music", 1959, The Saturday Evening Post

[Happy birthday to my bandmate, Becky!]

online book rec

August 23rd, 2017 01:54 am
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Wandered across and found some excellent novellas and short stories, if you like fantasy of varying sorts centering queer characters.

Sign of life

August 23rd, 2017 03:51 am
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I'm here. I read my reading list every day. I just lack anything to say.

Daily Happiness

August 23rd, 2017 12:50 am
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1. Kinda hectic day today at work, but at least it made the time go by quickly.

2. We had delicious lamb gyros from Hungry Pocket for dinner.

3. I love this pic of tall!Chloe.

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