Photo Tumblr

  • Jul. 1st, 2011 at 8:55 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([misc] gaga telephone)
So, I'm not a photographer, but I like pointing my camera at things and clicking the button. Sometimes, pretty photos happen. So I've set up a photo tumblr at

timesnap.tumblr.com


I've got about 25 photos queued up to post one per day over the next month, and will then update sporadically whenever I end up taking a photo I think deserves to be put on the blog. So. Follow, if you like? (And if, you know, you have a tumblr).

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Fright Night

  • Jun. 6th, 2011 at 8:23 PM
teyla: Daisy from Spaced reading a porn mag. ([otf] huge fat cocks)


Fright Night trailer under the cut. New Fright Night trailer. With moar Tennant. And a lot of eyeliner. )

This is just. Very attractive. If you'd like a picspam of the important parts of this trailer, go here.

A Good Man Goes To War

  • Jun. 5th, 2011 at 4:57 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I guess I should post a Doctor Who reaction post, shouldn't I? I don't . . . really have one. Have a copy and pasted log under the cut.

As much of a reaction as I can manage. Some spoilers. )

Doubt I'm gonna be watching in fall. I WANT MIRACLE DAY. I WANT IT NOW. Really, I'm with [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals and this macro.

teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)


Spoiler warning: If you read this, you're going to be spoiled for absolutely everything, from costumes to stage design to changes to the script to David Tennant's crotch. It's all in here. Don't read if you're planning to see it and want to be surprised by what they did with the production.

It's very long. Sorry about that. Also, it assumes that you know what the play's plot is. If you don't, you can read it up here.

Click here for an attempt at a proper review. May still contain fangirly flailing. )

If you have the money and the time to come down to London and see the production, you totally should. It's really, really good, and not just because it's got Catherine and David. They don't hurt, though. Neither does the crossdressing. Or the dancing. <3

If you can't come to London to see the play--or if you can but feel that everyone should get to see it--you can always sign the petition that's asking for the production to be released on DVD. I know, it's a bit of a long shot, but hey. It worked for Hamlet.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl

  • May. 26th, 2011 at 4:40 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
So I may just have marathoned the first two seasons of Secret Diary of a Call Girl. I know, sounds horrible, but the seasons only have eight episodes, and the episodes are only twenty minutes long.

No spoilers. . . . but good God, who decided it was a good idea to put that show on ITV? The concept combined with ITV's . . . quaint controversy, for lack of a better term, it's just so damn cringy. It's not quite a C4 show, either, because it's not quite ~hip and ~gritty and ~teendrama enough, but . . . just put it on C5? BBC3? Anywhere but ITV.

But it's on ITV, and since it's on ITV, it's just painfully steeped in all those early-nineties we're-so-open-minded-but-really-we-live-in-the-early-50s standards and convictions. Prostitution is a part of everyday life, we all accept that because we're ~modern, but by God it's still disgusting and fucked up and of course it's the woman's fault. This part has some very generic spoilers for season 2. )

Ahem. Yes. So I was less than overwhelmed by the second season. I'll still probably watch the third and the fourth, because I've started now, and the seasons are very short. But if they keep going in that vein, I'm going to put this show down as . . . well. Really shouldn't have aired on ITV. I think it could work really well on a different channel, but on ITV, it's . . . a show about a call girl trying to perpetuate old-fashioned moralistic standards, and that's just not a good combination. (Also, ITV uses some of the worst, cheesiest timelapse-cutaways I've ever seen. Timelapse of the London Eye? Really?)

Books to give away.

  • May. 22nd, 2011 at 10:18 PM
teyla: Cartoon Ten typing on top of the TARDIS like Snoopy. ([dw] ten snoopy)
I'm moving, so I sorted through my books. These are the ones I'm not planning to keep. Drop me a note if you want any of them.

Book list. )

Depending on where you live, I may or may not be able to cover postage. Drop me a comment, and we can figure something out.

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More Tumblr Adventures

  • May. 21st, 2011 at 6:27 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
So . . . apparently tumblr is like crack. Kind of useless, but addictive.

John Smith (my human!Doctor roleplay AU) and Harry Brown (Jasper's human!Master roleplay AU) now have tumblrs, too. J. Smith and H. Brown.

We'll see how long it'll take until I lose interest.

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teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([in] you can leave your hat on)
So, I have this thing where I end up on youTube from time to time and think about all the horrible videos I would make if I weren't so lazy. Most of the time, I end up with Lady Gaga songs, because Lady Gaga is fabulous and not enough people make videos of her songs. Things I think should be made include:

1) A Master video to Born This Way. It would contain all incarnations of the Master. Because baby, he was born this way.

2) A 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus/Judas video to Judas. Because . . . just because.

3) A Ten video to I Like It Rough. No explanation necessary.

4) An Arthur/Eames video to Speechless. Although I don't know how much Inception fandom would appreciate being mocked. (I love Arthur/Eames, and I love the fandom. But . . . well. A bit of mocking has never hurt any fandom.)

But there is nothing I can come up with that would be as beautiful as the video I embedded under the cut. It's Due South. And . . . it's gorgeous.

Bad choices in choosing vidding songs taken to the extreme. )

And there's also this, which I've linked before, but am linking again, because it never gets old.

Exile

  • May. 14th, 2011 at 4:54 AM
teyla: Calvin rejects the quality of network programming but still watches it. ([misc] c&amp;h television)
I finally got around to watching Exile.

Spoilers. )

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Random post-deadline ramble

  • May. 13th, 2011 at 3:19 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([oft] castiel is out of minutes)
Handed in my FMP yesterday. I think it's good. I think it's possibly the best of the course this year. But fuck am I glad it's done with. I have two more written things to complete till Tuesday, and a Q&A session to attend on Wednesday, and then I'm done with uni. Huh.

I will get around to filling at least a couple of the prompts you guys left me the other day. I've just been really crazily busy. I haven't even gotten around yet to watching Exile.

Here's a cute interview with David and Catherine about Much Ado. It's got a cute picture, too. I also just bought this. Someone tell me to stop spending money.

Speaking of money, I just remembered that the fundraising people I worked for a while ago still owe me my holiday pay. I will have to chase them down. Will also have to chase down a couple of FMP people for money. Why is it that you always have to chase people down if you want money from them? Stupid question, I know, but still. It gets tiresome.

This is a very random post. It needs more pictures. This is the first thing you get from Google images if you type in "random". Anyone know what it is? I have no clue.

ETA: Oh. I think it's primes. Is it primes?

FMP

  • May. 11th, 2011 at 4:25 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Day in the life. )

WHY YES I HAVE A DEADLINE TOMORROW. How could you tell.

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Xbox 360 Adventures

  • May. 9th, 2011 at 4:24 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] geek)
When Jasper was staying with me over the Easter break, she introduced me to video games. The roommate has an Xbox 360, and Jasper and I ended up playing Halo, Fable III and various versions of the Prince of Persia franchise. I was reasonably entertained, but not overwhelmingly so.

However, when I poked the internet about the Xbox 360, I came across quite a few repair guides how to fix the RRoD. The RRoD, for people who, like me, don't know anything about Xbox consoles, is the Red Ring of Death. It appears when the console registers a critical hardware failure. I read the repair tutorials, and thought that those were a lot more interesting than Halo. Or Fable III.

Long story short, I went on eBay and bought a faulty Xbox 360 console. I didn't want to keep it, I didn't want to play with it, I just wanted to see if I could fix the RRoD. The console arrived, and so did the two-pounds-RRoD-repair-kit, and I got to work. When I opened it up, my hopes sank--the console had clearly been opened up before; the warranty seal was broken and some screws were missing. Well, still. I'd invested money in the bloody thing, I was at least going to give it a try.

Cut to spare you the boring details. )

So now I have an Xbox. It doesn't have a hard drive or a controller, but you can get both for about £20 on eBay. I don't quite know what I want to do with it. I don't really play. I guess I could sell it?

If I had any sort of business sense, I would start buying faulty Xboxes off eBay, fix them, and then sell them again for three times as much as I paid for them.

The Curse of the Black Spot

  • May. 8th, 2011 at 5:38 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Spoilers. )

Commentporn Round 4

  • May. 5th, 2011 at 11:12 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] doughnuts)
Guys, I miss writing. I really, really do, and I wish I could get back into it. I've tried, cobbling together some Arthur/Ariadne stuff, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I don't really have any incentive to sit down and write, so I usually end up going and killing time playing Fable III or reading bad Arthur/Eames porn at the AO3.

So. I'm asking you to give me incentive. It's prompts time! :D?

The idea is roughly the same as my previous commentporn posts (first come first serve; I will only write as many prompts as I feel inspired for), but there will be some fandom restrictions this time, and it doesn't have to be a porny prompt. (Although those are easier to write, so if you have a porny prompt, please don't hold back.) Feel free to go as kinky as you like, feel free to prompt anonymously if you prefer that, and feel free to link others to this post, if you think they have a prompt they'd enjoy reading my fill for.

. . . I just tried to come up with a list of fandoms I'd be happy to write in, but it got longer and longer and I started to just kind of copy my tags list, so forget about the fandom restrictions. I'm most interested in Inception prompts at the moment, as well as RTD era Who, especially Doctor/Master. Anything else is fair game, too, though; I enjoy a challenge. I don't think I'd want to write House or SGA, and if I've never heard of the fandom your prompt is from or if I feel like I won't be able to do it justice, I will let you know.

So, yeah. Prompt away!

Telly Babble

  • Apr. 27th, 2011 at 12:28 AM
teyla: Calvin rejects the quality of network programming but still watches it. ([misc] c&amp;h television)
First of all, I know I owe some folks comments on several entries. I will get to them! I just talked so much about the new Doctor Who that at some point I just hit that point where I couldn't talk about it anymore. I'll probably answer them one I finish this post.

Secondly, I watched United, David Tennant's new drama, the other night. Some spoilers plus a bit of a rant. )

I also rewatched Single Father. No spoilers, really, just some rambling. )

And Exile promos have been released! Exile, apparently, is John Simm's new drama. Which I vaguely knew about, but had no idea was coming out so soon--May 1! Keep up the good work, boys. All of this might just tide me over until Torchwood starts airing this summer.

The Impossible Astronaut

  • Apr. 23rd, 2011 at 8:35 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
It's that time of the year again.

Spoilers. )

Random fandom trepidation

  • Apr. 22nd, 2011 at 7:47 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([in] professional awkwardness)
I've been sort of tempted by Inception fandom for a while. I always look at it and go . . . you. Could be fun. I like the dream stuff, and I like that really, all extractors would have to be slightly suicidal, considering they've been trained to assume that killing yourself gets you out of trouble.

I've not read much fic, though. Actually, I think I've only read one or two of [personal profile] recrudescence's stories, and that's it. The thing is, Arthur/Eames, while interesting enough, isn't the pairing that makes me clasp my hands together in delight. No, surprisingly enough, it's Arthur/Ariadne. Yes, I know. Het! What! But . . . that one brief moment where Arthur kisses her, and she's all "that didn't work as a distraction!" and he's all, yeah, well, but I got to kiss you. :3 IT'S THE CUTEST THING EVER. Oh Arthur, how are you so awkward.

I also love the age difference. Arthur would never take her seriously, and she would get so frustrated with him. And I like her, too. Granted, in the movie, there's not much to the character--she mostly does whatever the plot requires her to do. But that means she does a lot of things that normal 19-year-olds wouldn't do. They'd be too insecure, or too inexperienced. Ariadne, though, has that sweeping superhero flair that you usually find in male characters--it's dampened a bit in the movie because she always succeeds in her improbable undertakings, but that's what fic is for, right? She's sort of a mini-Cobb, but without the dead spouse angst and the self-important tragic-ness. And I think pairing that with Arthur would be interesting. And funny. And sexy. And awkward.

But it being the only remotely probable het pairing in Inception (disregarding Mal, that is), I'm worried that Arthur/Ariadne is where all the crazies hang out. Also . . . I don't know. I haven't written anything proper in ages. I should just sit down and write--I actually have an idea for an Arthur/Ariadne fic, so there is inspiration--but, well. I dunno. FANDOM. I've not properly been in a fandom for almost a year now. I think the longer I put it off, the harder it'll be to get back into one eventually.

Anyway. I will go and see if I can find some fandom comms. And I might rewatch the movie. I'd have to do that before I write anything, anyway. And I just went and found some icons. Babysteps.

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