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Dude, vidding Torchwood is hard.

Can it really be that I know the canon so much less well than Who? My canon knowledge is usually pretty good, but I've watched all of New Who like, at least six or seven times, and Torchwood... only two or three times all the way through. As well, with Torchwood, I have a lot of informational knowledge (plot, etc) but not a lot of visual knowledge, whereas I can close my eyes and see the scenes unfolding if I think about a New Who episode.

Also vidding Jack and Ianto -- all their good scenes together are... in my head? Seriously, it's a whole barrel of other issues than writing. In vidding, I cannot just move them around like puppets! (Well, I probably could if I were, a) better and b) had better software, but STILL.) And all their scenes have... not a wide range of position? Nor do they really... touch each other casually? And Ianto, at least, seems to have very few scenes alone, so they're not all-purpose/re-purposable, as it were.

I persevere, but damn.

Here, have some top 5s:

For [ profile] such_heights
Top five Doctor moments! )

For [ profile] verasteine
Top five favourite quotes! )

For [ profile] itcamefromjapan
Top five moments at which you fell completely in love - with a character, episode, fandom, etc. )

For [ profile] coyotegoth
top five death scenes – spoilers for Pather Panchali, Terminator 2, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Angel, Bridge to Terabithia )

For [ profile] jlh
Five things you didn't think you'd like at first/before you watched them but totally loved. TV/movie/books/music/whatever. )

P.S. How much do I want to teach this course? How much do I want to take this course? SO MUCH.
fictional: (star wars)
OMG resetting the router worked. Thank you thank you thank you.

Part 3 is coming soon. Caveat for these: my brain's pretty swiss cheese at the moment. Might have forgotten some totally apt response, and will curse myself later. Decisions are hard!

For [ profile] lefaym
top five moments of AWESOME FAIL - that is a plot hole, bad acting, etc, that turns out to be awesome because it provides an opening for fic, or simply because you love the cheesiness of it, etc. )

For [ profile] stardragonca
top five things a TV show/movie got right )

For [ profile] laughingacademy
Top five things I did not see coming. ) [Contains spoilers for: Doctor Who, The Prestige, The Mist (film), Julian May's Pliocene Exile & Galactic Milieu series, Supernatural.]

For [ profile] neifile7
Top five bunnies that ate your brain -- whether they turned into fic or not. )
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For [ profile] 51stcenturyfox, TOP FIVE OTPs OR OT3s )

For [ profile] kel_reiley, TOP 5 HOTTEST TV KISSES )

The rest are coming soon. You guys rock, and have given me ones that require some more thinky thoughts before I commit. I am, uh, a tad commitmentphobic, as you may have, um, noticed.
fictional: (doctor and jack profile)
Okay, all the cool kids are doing it.

Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post. Possibly with pictures.

tv meme

Jan. 26th, 2009 02:50 pm
fictional: (Cowboy)
gacked from everywhere.

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever:
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Strikeout the shows you've never seen.
4. Post your answers.

I do not understand the ranking principle here. How did they evolve this order? )
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gacked from everywhere...

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll write you at least a hundred words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story started or ten years in the future.

If you pick something I've co-written, consultation will be necessary.

You'll find all my fic listed here.

colour meme

Dec. 1st, 2008 04:24 pm
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Your rainbow is shaded indigo.


What is says about you: You are a proud person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Um. Okay. Guess so...

ETA: You know, this doesn't make me sound very nice...
fictional: (arthur (merlin uk))
I always wanted to do this one...

gacked from [ profile] demotu this time.

sheepsheep )
fictional: (tardis)
When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who on your LJ.

"No! The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss: they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it´s a world or a relationship, everything has its time and everything ends."

"He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And... he's wonderful."

"It's not the urge to jump; it's deeper than that. It's the urge to fall."

"Trust yourself. When you're locked away in your room, the words just come, don't they, like magic. Words, the right sound, the right shape, the right rhythm, words that last forever. That's what you do, Will. You choose perfect words. Do it. Improvise!"

And check out [personal profile] magnetgirl's post for another one of my favorites.
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Meme can be found here.
Answers from A through D found here. I'm still especially fond of "caesura." Thanks for noticing, [personal profile] askeladden

from [profile] faris_nallaneen
ellipses. In function, they are probably my very favorite punctuation mark...or ought that to be marks? I know not. I am addicted to the pregnant pause, and it's close cousin, the serial comma. If I had my way, sentences, like stories, would never end. Suffice it to say, that I do not believe brevity to be the soul of wit...although perhaps its good left hand. I'm also plagued with the memory of a certain Piers Anthony novel, Isle of View (say that out loud, and be treated to an "excellent" specimen of his humour) in which there was a pun on ellipses that implied orgasm. I'm older now, and have had more experience with such things, but I must confess, I still don't get it. Unless it's about that pregant pause thing, but I don't think that it is...

from [profile] austenheroin
frisson. This may be my very favorite moment, although it often comes without the slightest apparent particularity of taste. When I am watching something in a movie, or a television show, or reading something in a book - sometimes, the hair on my arms will lift with static electricity, and I can look down and see goosebumps. And then I know, for whatever reason, that this is IT. I trust this feeling more than almost any other - but I don't know why. It happens to me at the oddest times - a shop window, curated properly, a commercial elegantly done, a small special effects moment that shouldn't leave a lasting impression, something cheezy and heartwarming, something shocking but oh-so-right. That little lift, the fingernail on the edge of my spine, and I am lost.

from [personal profile] rm
honour. I have read too many stories, and they shape my internal landscape. So...I am Shylock - my word once given, is my bond, but I will obey it in letter - not always in spirit. Even with that caveat, I try not to give it out often, because once given, well...that's that.  Other than that, you can't, perhaps, trust me not to lie, or cheat, or steal, or betray (although perhaps you can...), but by and large, what I hate more than anything is hurting other people. I am no physician, but like Galen, I wish to do no harm. I fall short, but I pick myself up and try again. I think of a code of honour as a fierce and frightening thing; I learnt it, perhaps, from my parents. My mother is not honourable, but she is unstintingly kind & merciful. She moves, and flexes - she can change her mind; she can give in. My father, to my knowledge, has never told me a lie, never invaded my privacy, never once compromised or deviated from this code. He is neither kind nor gentle. Honour can be very terrible.  So I keep that one line - my promise - that can't be crossed. For all else, I try to keep to the other. Do no harm. It doesn't always work.

from [profile] sykii
Incubi. Demons. Sex! What could be better? I actually used to (now this is really embarrassing) fantasize about incubi when I was small, and not that small either - eight, or ten. I don't think I used the word incubi, but demon lover is MUCH worse, regardless. I wonder what work of fiction I first got it from - or did it just spring out of the ether, like the slave auctions I used to dream about when I was four or five, and couldn't even read. You know, the succubi always got names - Lilith, Jezebel etc...why did none of the Incubi? I can't think of one proper Incubus name.

from [profile] austenheroin
Jacaranda. I think I recall hearing that Jacaranda trees bloom twice in California, but I don't recall ever seeing them. For me, they're a wild profusion of blossoms in India, and I always thought of them as tropical flowers. I also remember having to memorize flower names and spelling in India, when I went to school in the convent, and had to study among other things, botany - and yet the flowers always sounded so weird and unfamiliar, and I always found it hard to connect names to pictures. Still I found them fascinating, and would spend hours playing flower word games, and telling my small cousins stories about the different flowers and the various royalty that inhabited them - the duchess in the Jacaranda flower, the prince and princess who lived in the lotus, and rode sea horses, etc...

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from [ profile] askeladden
Asafoetida is called hing in Bengali. It comes in brown salts, or crystals. I remember reading about children carrying asafoetida bags to prevent illness in the early 20th century like camphor or garlic without ever associating it with that horrible, pungent smell that my mother would use, sparingly because I hated the smell of it cooking so terribly much. My parents loved it. I can't understand how anyone could - it hangs in the air for hours post use, like the sulphuric afterprint of demonic presence - stinging and sharp. If I were a germ, I'd have stayed away too.

from [ profile] austenheroin
bailiwick. Even though I know what it means, it sounds like it should be the name of an innkeeper straight out of Dickens, jolly and stout. "Yes, my good Bailiwick, be a good fellow and send up the Port!" Or perhaps the proprietor of a candle shop. A chandler, if you will. But I stray from the purpose. I think more than anything, growing up, I wanted to find my own proper sphere - somewhere to belong, where I'd have jurisdiction and belonging. I didn't care how big or small - just some territory marked out as mine. Preferably coming with a certificate of authority. Haven't found it yet though. Maybe it got lost in the mail.

from [ profile] austenheroin
while i own no air || i am a breath
and i am an end || though not a death
i have a sea || but am never wet
it should be hard || but is soft instead.

from [ profile] faris_nallaneen
damnation. Why is it so attractive? They always seem to be having more fun in Hell. Not perhaps in the pit of fire, but the whited sepulchres - beautiful on the outside and inside full of DEATH. What could be hotter? And Satan and Lucifer and Azrael, with their glamourous and pleasantly chic black wings (white wings are so before the Fall), drinking tea and brimstone while gossiping scurrilously about Angelic Affairs. I have, as perhaps you can see, a very odd relationship with Christian mythology.
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Letters left are


if anyone else wants to play.

Claim 'em here:
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I have been really sick, but am beginning to feel human once more! To celebrate (& break the silence), a meme!

Gacked from [ profile] rm and [profile] sykii

1. It begins with a list of all 26 letters of the alphabet.
2. Comment with something for me to talk about that starts with one of those letters. Anything is game.
3. One topic per letter. Choose as many letters as you like. I will cross them out when claimed.
4. I will make a new post (or posts) about the topics.

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Tagged by [ profile] framefolly

1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."''

Read more... )

tag: [ profile] johnnyhuman, [ profile] magnetgirl, [ profile] rm, [ profile] tappuri, [ profile] austenheroin, [ profile] calloocallay, [ profile] stakebait
fictional: (dark pixie)

Take the What
animal best portrays your sexual appetite??

oh really?

Jan. 28th, 2002 03:41 pm
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My theme song is apparently

"Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.

anyone who knows me will probably find this as amusing as i do, for any number of reasons.

Find out what your theme song is too.
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You will marry LEGOLAS from Lord of the Rings, live in an ancient elven palace in the middle of the forest, and spend your days walking on top of snow and rowing ivory boats and just being beautiful.

What's YOUR M * A * S * H future?


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