Sep. 21st, 2017 02:49 pm

Thriller (Part One)

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[I wrote this post a month ago, but it took me a while to do the pictures and fix it up. I'm catching up now, though!]

I have returned to watching some Thriller installments (a 1970s ITC/ATV film anthology created and frequently written by Brian Clemens, of The Avengers and Professionals fame. It's not like The Avengers, though. Brian Clemens has clearly forgotten the possibility that sometimes women can sort stuff out themselves without being rescued by men. If they're rescued at all, this being a thriller anthology.)

Anyway, do you want to hear all about how innocent American tourists were terrorised every time they came to Britain in the 1970s? Surely, you must. I will oblige, by reviewing my viewing so far, before I forget. (This is a 16-disc set!)

Cut for recaps, spoilers, flippancy and picspam )
Sep. 20th, 2017 10:28 pm

The Image

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Title: The Image
Fandom: original
Character: original
Length: 107
Rating: G
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Sep. 20th, 2017 10:19 pm


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just back from the london crystal maze experience. booked this about when i joined this current job - and three months later, it finally arrived! i thought it was both very good (really nice, knowing, silly recreation of the television show game style, really good host) and not QUITE as fun as i had hoped. admittedly i think i thought it would be a lifechanging super high, and it was actually just pretty pleasant and really neat seeing all the different zones. perhaps the fact that you don't win a prize, which takes the pressure off (though i went with a lot of SUPER competitive people, so maybe not. we all wanted to win, whether or not we could actually win anything)(spoilers - we did win. nailed it).

i'd say - yes, recommended. but it is a lot of money for an hour of mostly shouting instructions at your friends.

started watching the most recent episode of the new show this morning to get in the "zone" as it were - but didn't finish it until this evening, which is good as, after a strong start, they failed abysmally. i pointed out to an only minimally interested erin that while the show had chosen to call these contestants 'the cosplay group'... they were actually and very obviously furries.

quite funny.
Sep. 19th, 2017 06:48 pm

Striving (Picture #23) -- original

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Title: Striving
Fandom: original
Character: original
Length: 111
Rating: G

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Sep. 19th, 2017 09:24 pm

AU meme: Hamish & Dougal

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[personal profile] daibhidc prompted me for Hamish and Dougal. Several of the other characters from their series decided to come along for the ride.

All ages )
Sep. 18th, 2017 11:36 pm

Public Call 2017 - Nominations

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Nominations are now open.

Nomination Form on AO3

To view the approved tags in the tag set you can go here.

You will need an AO3 account to nominate relationship tags now and to later participate in the exchange. If you don’t have an account yet, you can request an invite here.

Nominations will stay open until 1st October.

You can nominate any relationship involving two or more characters from the extended Whoniverse. Crossovers with other fandoms are not allowed for this exchange. You can nominate up to 15 different relationships. The form also asks you to specify the fandom for every relationship, but as only Whoniverse characters are allowed you can leave the field blank as long as the relationship is already a known tag on the AO3.
  • Relationships must be formatted like this: Character A/Character B, Character A/Character B/Character C. etc. Normally AO3 uses relationships tags that link character names with a / to mean romantic/sexual relationships and those that link names with a & to mean familial and platonic relationships or friendships. For the nominations, sign up and matching we won’t be making this distinction. (Later when you post your fic you can tag however you think is appropriate.)

  • Different incarnations of the Doctor or other Time Lords count as different characters, so, for example, Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness and Twelfth Doctor/Jack Harkness would be two separate relationships.

  • Relationships must be unambiguous, so please use the most specific/full name of the characters (for example Fifth Doctor, Martha Jones ...). If one of the characters has only a single, non-unique name (for example, “Jenny”), use a disambiguated version (“Jenny (Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Daughter)”). When you start typing into the nominations form, AO3 should bring up suggestions. Choose the most specific phrasing, or create something new if the relationship you want has not been used on AO3 before.

AO3 has a detailed guidelines on how to format canonical tags. We’ll try to approve the form of a relationship tag that is closest to the “canonical” form. To make this easier please use the autofill to pull up a suitable synonym for the relationship you want to nominate wherever possible. It pulls canonical (wrangled) tags from the full AO3 tag set.

You don’t have to nominate in order to participate, but only nominated relationships can be requested and offered during this round of the exchange. To make matching easier please only nominate relationships that you actually plan to request or offer!!

The mods will check all nominated relationships while nominations are in progress. All relationships that meet the criteria above will be approved, though they might be approved under different names than you gave. You can change your nominations only until they have been approved or rejected, so be sure of your nominations before you submit them! For more information on how the Ao3 nominations process works also check this detailed nominations tutorial made for the [community profile] yuletide exchange. (In the case of [community profile] yuletide fandoms and characters are nominated. In our case only relationship tags are nominated.)

Public Call 2017 - Rules and FAQ
Sep. 18th, 2017 05:30 pm

Remix Revival

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[community profile] remixrevival went live yesterday, and Remix Madness today and I had a remixed fic in each! (I didn't until late yesterday, though; only my regular Remix and then I poked at Madness and was startled to see that it had a Chalet School/DW crossover involving Miss Annersley and Seven, because it seemed extremely unlikely that someone else as well as me had done that, and they hadn't. It had just been slipped in while I wasn't looking!)

Anyway, in unexpected Remixes, my official Remix fic is a reworking of my old NYR 2009 Dungeons & Dragons fic, via a clever device:

Among the Shattered Tales (The girl once helped remix) (1235 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sheila "the Thief", Hank "the Ranger", Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Implied Sheila/Hank
Summary: She has many stories, but for some reason a lot of people like this one.

And in my even more unexpected Remix from Madness, I have this really lovely little reversed-POV version of Each A Glimpse and Gone Forever in which Seven turns up on a train in time to help out a young and grieving not-yet-Miss Annersley; all the more pleasing because the original is an odd little piece I have a lot of fondness for:

In The Wink Of An Eye (Each A Glimpse, And Gone Forever Remix) (819 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chalet School - Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Doctor Who
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Seventh Doctor
Additional Tags: Remix
Summary: On the worst train journey of her young life, Hilda Annersley meets a kind - if unusual - stranger.

I see Madness doesn't actually close till the 25th, so maybe I should have another go, but for that I might need brain and mine got used up today dealing with insurance renewal, blah blah blah. (In the usual nature of these things, the simple thing is complicated by technology being disobliging because OF COURSE and is still only part done. Probably.)

Still, I am rewatching The Shadow of the Tower, so that keeps me reasonably happy. (I even dreamt the other night that James Maxwell held my hand for a moment. He was a fleeting sort of time ghost, part of a performance that had slipped through time to where I was lying, which apparently kept my pesky inner dream monitor from spoiling things with the usual "well, that isn't v realistic, we can't have this, and WHY ARE THERE BEES/isn't he dead etc. etc." Bees = totally implausible. Timeslip ghosts = perfectly natural and believable.)
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Written For: Picture #23 and Picture #24
Title: Who Let Slip the Dogs
Fandom: original
Genre: mythology/religion-inspired science fantasy
Length: 549
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: discussion of blood and injury
Summary: The Goddess of Defeat does not consider herself to be a war deity.

Sep. 17th, 2017 07:40 pm

Dept. of Pain

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Okay, This Is New. And Awful

Pain. Pain. Pain.  )
Sep. 17th, 2017 05:36 pm

(no subject)

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All caught up on Game of Thrones. It took 3 weeks but I watched them all. Now I'm waiting with the rest of everyone for season 8.

random spoilers )
Sep. 17th, 2017 05:01 pm

The Dispute

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Title: The Dispute
Fandom: original
Character: original
Length: 115
Rating: G

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Sep. 17th, 2017 03:52 pm

Voice from the Past - early draft

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sunday afternoon, erin's out and will be out for a few days. that means it's either time to apply for a new job... and/or tell you about this early draft of 'voice from the past' that i have! let's do one of them anyway.

i think large parts of this are hilarious, btw - very different from what was one screen. if you read only one long analysis of a blake's 7 script by yours truly, you should read this one (or pressure point, which is similarly interesting, but shorter).

if you'd rather read the script as a PDF, than you would read about me reading the script, it'll be here for a short time.

Meow, pussy (WARNING - IMAGE HEAVY) )
Sep. 17th, 2017 09:06 pm

Challenge #12

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Round #11 is closed now. We have three fills written by two authors. Thanks to everyone for participating.

Challenge #12

Writing period: 17.09.2017 - 24.09.2017

Pictures 23 & 24



click on the previews to see a bigger version of the pictures
use the code in the textarea to add the picture into your work (only on DW)

You have three options to work with the pictures.

- choose one picture to write one story
- choose both pictures to write two different stories
- choose both pictures and try to bring them together in one story

Interpret the pictures in which way ever you like. As long as you can explain the connection between the picture and your work everything is fine.

Please visit the FAQ for more information.

We also have an AO3 Collection. Feel free to add your work.

Good luck and have fun!

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