Research Post - Thick of It

  • Mar. 28th, 2017 at 8:23 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I'm writing The Thick of It fic and it involves a lot of research, so I'm going to keep track of my links in this post. If you're interested in 1980s Scotland and/or Catholicism, some of this might actually be interesting to you!

Links Under the Cut. )

Second Attempted Return of the Teyla

  • Jan. 19th, 2017 at 6:29 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
... as indicated in the title?

I'm so fed up with Tumblr, so I'm trying a renewed attempt at returning to LJ. :D?

Who's still active here? My reading list has a few recent updates, so it doesn't seem to be a complete wasteland ... what is everyone up to?

/awkwardly offers cookies and tea

Edited to add some more stuff. )

Knock Knock?

  • Feb. 28th, 2015 at 1:56 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] castiel king of the airquotes)
Hello. Does anyone still hang out in these parts of fandom?

*blows the dust off and tries to remember how to work DW*

Signal Boost

  • Oct. 13th, 2011 at 12:24 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] choukoumei has prints and posters left over from selling her art at a convention, and is trying to find buyers for them. She's nna on deviantArt, and draws in the style you can see in the pictures below.

    

Link to the blog post about the sale is here, which contains links to gallery images of all prints and posters on sale. I can't really tell which fandoms most of them are from, since they're animated fandoms, which I have very little involvement with, but they're pretty! I love how nna works with color and shapes. And there are two Doctor Who prints, one of which I'm probably going to snag a copy of. They're very reasonably priced, including both US and international shipping, so go and check it out and buy some pretty things!

Oh, and if you feel like signal boosting this signal boost, feel more than free to link to this entry, or to nna's sale page on deviantArt.

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.

Ngh.

  • Mar. 21st, 2011 at 2:25 AM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)


Because I felt like it. )

The first pic is my favorite, though.

Help_japan

  • Mar. 14th, 2011 at 1:34 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] TARDIS rainbow)
I put up an offer of up to two pairs of TARDIS wristwarmers at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan. Go bid on them! You know you want an awesome pair of TARDIS wristwarmers. :D?

Here's the link to the offer. It comes with pictures!

International Women's Day~

  • Mar. 9th, 2011 at 4:40 AM
teyla: Scully looking smug under a drawn lightbulb, captioned brains. ([xf] scully brains)
And now, for what is not a rant about uni colleagues--international women's day! Which was yesterday, in my time zone, but who's keeping tabs. I've seen a lot of great posts on the reading list, seen the M-and-Bond video posted about three or four times--it made me like Craig even more, as Bond, because I doubt Brosnan would have made this work as well--and was once again reminded that no, being vocal about feminist issues is not being silly or making a big problem out of something that isn't, in fact, a problem. (I don't think that. Usually. But if you're always getting singled out and patted on the head for being the adorable feminist lesbian, you do now and again wonder if you are actually being as unreasonable as people make you out to be. And that even though I'm not even an activist. I just speak my mind now and again.)

Anyway. I had a bit of a frustrating international women's day--see the previous post--but I'm hoping tomorrow will be better. I am going to a tiny middle-of-nowhere town with [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn to look at the teddy bear of a polar explorer from [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn's polar explorer fandom. (It's Titus. I even remembered the guy's name this time.) I'm getting kind of swamped with uni things here at the moment, so getting out of town for a day will be pleasant.

How's everyone? Sorry for not really being around; as I said. Life was keeping me busy.

To do list. :|

  • Nov. 21st, 2010 at 10:08 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([xf] bleak future csm)
  • make PowerPoint for Tuesday's presentation about cultural imperialism.
  • make other group members send me notes about their presentation parts and review them. (How do you get to Year 3 without knowing what cultural imperialism is? Fuck's sake.)
  • finish final project script till Wednesday.
  • do stuff for my two studio classes. Not sure what stuff. Find out what stuff.
  • write and send out Christmas cards. (If you want one, leave your address here.)
  • type up a metric fuckton of tags, both RP related ones as well as mun journal tags.
  • go over emails from lawyers and email them back.
  • stop procrastinating. STOP. PROCRASTINATING.

Is there anyone on my f-list who has one of those brains that don't switch into non-thinking procrastination mode whenever stuff piles up that needs doing? If so, I'd like to rent your brain for two or three days. Please to be emailing me a quote.

In other news, I saw Harry Potter last night. Wasn't bad. I hope they'll spend the entire next movie on Dumbledore/Grindelwald. My HP OTP. :3

I need a new fandom. Come on, guys, there's gotta be something out there. Doctor Who, well, I was never really into the fandom, and now that the show's started sucking, I don't really feel like hanging around. (Entirely subjective, that statement, of course.) But I miss sharing fannish glee and following fandom comms and, well. Just the entire fandom experience. Any recommendations?

Comics :|

  • Sep. 24th, 2010 at 9:59 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] argh)
So. Comics.

Cut for random rant. )

Anyway. I guess I'm asking if any of you have ever heard of/come across anything like this? I mean, I know there are a lot of people who just don't read comics for their own personal reasons, but that's not what I mean. I literally don't get them; I've tried, and it's not happening.

Pairing Songs

  • May. 9th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
It's a time-honored fandom tradition to connect your favorite songs to your favorite pairings, whether the two fit together or not. I do it all the time; it's rare that I listen to a new song without trying to somehow fit it into my fandom shipper world. I always feel that these associations are best kept to oneself--pretty much any song can be interpreted from any pairing's perspective, and a lot of the time, the connection is so obscure that it becomes redundant to anyone but the individual making it.

However. (You knew there was one coming, didn't you?) Over the years, I've come across a handful of songs that, I feel, actually do fit a certain pairing or character in more than an entirely subjective way. Songs like that usually end up on my list of "vids I should make at some point". Vids, however, are a lot of work, and I'm lazy, so you're not getting vids, you're just getting the songs, and my thoughts on why they remind me of the character or pairing I listed them under.

Lots of YouTube videos under the cut. )

Long entry is long! Hope you found it at least a little bit interesting. Feel free to link me to your favorite character/pairing songs in the comments! :)

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Three Points and Mango

  • Jan. 20th, 2010 at 3:30 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] fifth doctor)
First of all--the auction at help_haiti is closing today, midday eastern time, so if you still want to bid on me, here's the thread. (One fic between 500 and 1,000 words for a prompt and pairing of your choice. Starting bid was $10; so far, there's been one bid of $10.)

Second of all, sorry for dropping off the face of LJ so suddenly. Scary enormous amounts of uni work were keeping me busy. The snow fucked with the filming and production schedules of our assignments, so I had to finish two pretty major filming assignments and a 2,500 word essay within about a week. BUT I GOT IT ALL DONE. I handed in the three assignments today at 2:30, and can now go back to being a lazy student with nothing to do aside from fucking around on the intertubes.

Which brings me to point three--DOCTOR WHO REWATCH. If you're still interested in participating, go to dontwanttogo and join now! It would also be good to watch the community for updates, because I won't be linking each update on my journal here. So, go forth and join dontwanttogo!

Fourth of all, mango is tasty. Om nom nom.

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Help Haiti

  • Jan. 14th, 2010 at 2:45 PM
teyla: Cartoon Ten typing on top of the TARDIS like Snoopy. ([dw] ten snoopy)
Help_Haiti -- it's a comm where fandom members are auctioning off fanworks in order to collect money for the earthquake victims in Haiti.

My thread is here. I'm offering one fic between 500 and 1,000 words for a prompt and pairing of your choice. I'll write for any fandom, provided I have at least marginal knowledge of the characters. The auction closes on January 20.

Go for it. This is your chance to make me write fluffy Dean/Sam crossdressing fic.

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*wave* Hello everyone

  • Aug. 10th, 2009 at 11:30 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] roth looking up)
HELLO LIVEJOURNAL. I LIVE.

God, I seem to be saying that a lot lately. I don't know what's up. Or, well, I do. I miss having a fandom. I miss having a fandom. I mean, yes, there's Who, but there hasn't been any new canon in forever, and somehow, Who has become more a role play thing for me. I love futzing around with the characters, and I still adore the show to itty bitty tiny little pieces, but it's not really a fandom in which I want to write or read fic or get involved in discussions. Especially not right now during the super-wanky summer hiatus. I have need of a new fandom, something I can get excited about and that can inspire me to write one or two 12,000 words stories. But there's NOTHING. No awesome new shows, no awesome old shows that I haven't watched already. *pokes the ether* C'mon, universe. Make a new fandom show up. Or I will end up getting into SPN.

Nothing new on my part. Still working (LAST WEEK THANK GOD), and I'm starting to miss England. Time to go back, methinks. Even if it's only for a couple of weeks, because I'll be off to the States on Aug 31. THE UNITED FUCKING STATES OF AMERICA. I haven't been since 2001. I hadn't realized how much I miss it until I booked the flight and was all I CAN GO RIGHT NOW Y/Y?. Lol, I'm a dork.

There may not be any internet at the flat when I get back to the UK. There were some fuck-ups with the BT landline, and unless I can get O2 to switch the connection to the new landline within the week, I won't have the 'nets at the flat in England. SO DAMN ANNOYING. I asked the O2 lady if my BT landline was connected and working, and she was all, WHY SHORE NO PROBLEM. Right, lady. Not so much. O2 had better switch that connection really quickly, or there will be geek-rage. Geek-without-internet-rage.

Who canon is the most bizarre, strange and wonderful thing ever. From the Doctor Who Wiki:

Gallifrey was duplicated eight times, both to confound its enemies and as a place of refuge. Gallifrey was still destroyed by Faction Paradox during the Second War in Heaven. It was recreated and then destroyed a second time by the Doctor in the Last Great Time War.

WTF Who canon. Make up your mind. Doctor: "Gallifrey was destroyed." -- Master: "What, again?"

And the description of Gallifreyan landscape . . . from the planet's surface, it boasted an orange sky and trees with silver leaves. These reflected the morning sunlight, making it look like the forests were on fire. There were also green forests, golden fields and red deserts. AND THERE WAS A GIANT WHITE RABBIT. NORLY.

Still, reading about Gallifrey still always makes me go all nostalgic. Did I mention that I was a dork?

I'm joining Ars Arcanum with my canon!Doctor muse [personal profile] or_timelords. Let's see if this will work out better than last time I tried joining a comm. >_>

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Unrelated Bulletpoints

  • Aug. 2nd, 2009 at 1:07 AM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)
  • My room is too damn hot. I can't open the window, because I've got my lights on, and I don't want to have the room full of mosquitoes. My life, so hard.

  • I still think Steven Tyler is hot. I can't help it.

  • I have decided that my human!Doctor muse drives a Trabbi. It's the perfect car for him: it's small, blue, and a pile of junk in everybody's opinion except the owner's.

  • I am reading more Pratchett and am sorely tempted to write some Vetinari/Drumknott PWP.

  • My grandparents have decided to sponsor my USA trip. Not completely, but they are giving me quite a bit of money. Win.

  • I know I'm late with this, but I have the best response ever to the outrage over Eleven's costume. If you want to know what it is, click here.

  • There need to be more crazy AUs in Who fandom. I chatted with [info - personal] earlwyn about band AUs, and we decided that Ten is Amanda Palmer, Nine is Korn, Ace is the Guano Apes, Eight would be covering Reamonn, Five would be channeling Pete Doherty and Four would either be Bruce Springsteen or fronting a punk band.

  • This conversation inevitably reminded me of Billie Piper's horrible teen pop career.

  • I've only got two more weeks at my current job. Thank god, it's getting very tedious.

  • I posted my super-epic Doctor history here. It leaves canon at some point, because this is human!Doctor, but it's all there up to Journey's End. It's only over 7,000 words, too. >_>

  • That's it from me, I think. What's up with you guys?


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Random Update

  • Jul. 16th, 2009 at 12:45 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] fifth doctor)
HELLO LIVEJOURNAL. I LIVE. But I am a part of the working population now, and fuck. Getting up at 6am every day when you've gotten your body used to not going to bed before 3 at the earliest is fucking exhausting. I survived the last week on 4 hours' sleep a day, split up in two between 4 and 6am and another two after I got home around 4.30pm. And during the week-end, I met up with [personal profile] neery and didn't really get around to sleeping, either.

MY CRAZY SLEEPING SCHEDULE, LET ME SHOW YOU IT. Lots and lots of coffee was consumed.

Nothing exciting is happening. I have been keeping up with the f-list, even if I'm not commenting much. I finally caught up on comments; sorry about leaving that for, like, forever. My trip to the States is very very likely happening, if I don't do something really stupid in the next couple of months that will make me lose all the money I'm currently making. PEOPLE ON THE EAST COAST, let me know if you're around in late August/early- to mid-September! Right now, I'm planning to visit [profile] mind_the_tardis and probably [personal profile] euclase, if she'll have me. Oh, and [profile] svanderslice--after all, I need to tell you that Liam is beautiful. ;) Only if it's convenient for you, though, of course.

Anyway--more people around during that time? No matter where exactly you are, as long as it's the general north-east, let me know. I might be able to work something out.

Oh, and I bought webspace. :D Finally! I've been wanting to do this for, well, years. I got a 1GB package at Vox Populli with 15GB traffic per month. It should suffice, I think. The domain will be rosetta_stoned.com, because some asshat reserved all rosettastoned versions. B| Anyway, webspace~ Fannish and slash-friendly. Can't be a bad idea, can it?

When I was at [personal profile] neery's, she showed me a Pros vid to a song called Detachable Penis. It was hilarious, so I went online to find it. I did so here. I also found out that it's a vid from 1997. Nineteen-ninety-seven, guys! Windows '98 era. No WMM, only VCR players and tapes. Seriously, compared to some of the crap people upload to youTube these days and call a fanvid, this is genius. I really don't want to know how much work it took to make it, though. >_>

Anyway, fandom vintage. Go take a look, if you feel like it. You don't need to know anything about Pros--the show or the fandom.

And that's me out of things to say. No, wait, one more thing. House fandom needs to stop wanking. I know that it's no use telling my f-list that, because all you guys know that anyway. But seriously, I'm out of the fandom and it's still infiltrating my fannish circles. That's some major wankery going on there. And it's all so damn vicious that it isn't even funny. :| Everybody remember now--fandom is fucking funny, okay?


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Let's censor the internet. :D?

  • Jun. 13th, 2009 at 2:06 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] bugger off)
This entry, which was linked on [community profile] metafandom, might be of interest to all the Germans on the f-list:
[profile] penguin_attie: Attn Germans in Fandom: Internet Censorship debate and why this concerns YOU - This means that if the BKA determines that it does not like one single LJ entry, ALL OF LJ IS GOING AWAY. -
Wtf, Germany. No, seriously.

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Fangirling :D

  • May. 20th, 2009 at 1:59 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
[personal profile] lf2871 is visiting this week! She arrived today, and we got right down to some serious geeky TV-and-film marathoning. We watched some classic Trek, and holy shit, seriously, for a 1964 show, that show is good. Watching Old Who will put everything in perspective, I guess.

Aw, Bones. Aw, Spock. And well, yes, okay, aw Kirk. I still love you guys so much.

Also, we watched SPARTAAAA! You know, as offensive and terrible as that movie is, it does do what it sets out to do, and it does it well.

Tomorrow, we will get drunk and watch Snakes on a Plane. Good times.

I have nothing more substantial to say, so I will shut up now. And probably go watch Spike make fun of Angel. Aw, cheesy bad TV, how I love thee.

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To-do list

  • May. 17th, 2009 at 9:34 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actors] fregg)
Never mind me, I just need to make a to-do list, or half of this stuff won't get done because I won't know where to start. 9_9

TO DO )

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Importing comments

  • May. 6th, 2009 at 1:47 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] boobies)
I don't know if this is going to be an issue for anyone on the f-list, but since it's being discussed on metafandom, here are my two cents.

I imported all comments from my LJ to my DW. I didn't ask for permission. Sorry if I offended anyone by doing so. Right now, comments are turned off and hidden on my DW, but if you want to delete your comments over there, drop me a note and I'll un-hide them for you.

My actual opinion on this. Because you knew I'd have one. )

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