peroxidepirate: (joyful)
Happy Christmas, friends!

I got a fantastic Magids fic for Yuletide! And books and t-shirts and workout equipment and candy and coffee for Christmas!

Also, I made M. a Doctor Who scarf (my sister-in-law made the Tardis cross-stitch in the photo), which is finally finished! Well, it still needs a fringe, but the body of the scarf is done.

I got to see both my parents and Brad and Janet and Cute Nephew last night, but it was overwhelming because there were ~10 members of Janet's extended family there, too, and also two babies, and their house isn't really big enough for all that. "Breakfast for dinner" as a holiday meal is brilliant, except it meant our hosts were cooking for two hours while the rest of us drank and made awkward conversation. Mostly it was good though.

Today I need to do some boring household stuff, but also M. and I have big plans to watch ALL the Doctor Who Christmas specials.


Sep. 21st, 2011 08:43 pm
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
A meme, to help me get back to writing. Borrowed from [ profile] littlemissgriff.

1. Give me a character or pairing 
2. Give me a text from last night.
3. I'll write you a drabble or ficlet based on the scenario.

Fandoms: Pierce (any); Star Trek: TNG; Doctor Who 2005 to present; Torchwood S1-3; Buffy; Firefly.

I don't promise reliability here, but it sounds like fun. Hit me!
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
From [ profile] q_sama. This was fun!

The one who seduced you, screwed you over, broke your heart into a million pieces, and laughed about it Daria.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The mysterious dark one with whom you used to sit up talking until 3 AM at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized that s/he really was fucking crazy Firefly.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor and whom you'd really like to get with again, although you're relieved that s/he doesn't live in town:  Aurthurian mythology, specifically Catherine Christian's The Sword and the Flame.

The steady: none right now; the last was Emelan.

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with  Provost's Dog; also Bloody Jack.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with, but ultimately you're just good buddies  Diana Wynne Jones, many books.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool person except that it's never really gone anywhere  Doctor Who.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him/her and thinking, "How the hell did you land all these cool people?"  Harry Potter.

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and against whom you measure all other potential partners  Tortall.

The one you recently met at a party and would like to get to know better  Twelve Houses.

The old flame you wouldn't totally object to hooking up with again for a one-night romp if only they'd clean up a bit  Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Your hot new flame Um, see above, though I don't know how serious it is.

The one who stole your significant other I once had a relationship fall to pieces over Daria and Dave Matthews Band. And Miriam's heart currently belongs to Doctor Who.
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
As many of you already know, I've resigned from moderating at Goldenlake. I haven't been on the board that much recently, and I'm really feeling the shortness of time, the long hours I'm working, and so many places (fandom and not) I'd like to direct whatever energy remains. I'm not leaving Pierce fandom entirely, and I'm sure I'll wander on over after I eventually read Bloodhound. Plus, one way or another, I'll try not to lose touch with my wonderful Glake friends! But I need to step back for a while.

Meanwhile, I'm slowly working my way through Star Trek: The Next Generation, and loving it with as much intensity as I did in the early 90s, when I saw it all the first time. I keep meaning to put up reaction posts to individual episodes, but so far I haven't because... well, I'd rather watch the next episode than stop to write about the one I just saw. *grin* I'm still on the first season, and delighted to be fangirling something with this much canon to enjoy.  

I'm still enamored with Doctor Who, too, in all of the incarnations I've seen. The second half of S6 starts up pretty soon, and I really would like to watch some classic Who, too. Also Torchwood: Miracle Day, which I must figure out how to get sometime soon.

Then, I've started Fortune and Fate as commute reading, and might have to track down more Sharon Shinn after that. And/or the rest of the Tomorrow series. Definitely the second and third Hunger Games books. And Will Grayson Will Grayson in paper-book form, since I loved it so much as an audio-book.

So you see the fangirl is not going to get bored any time soon.

Tangentially, I'm out of inspiration to write anything at all. I don't even know if I'll do NaNoWriMo this year. I need to recharge the creativity with no pressure on myself to meet deadlines or participate in events. I'm also missing the process of editing and refining what I write, so I might put some time into editing and/or expanding some of my recent fics. Anyway, I don't feel like I have writer's block, exactly -- just like I need a break, like I'm not ready to create anything else just now.

All of this means I'm dropping into fandom!lurker mode for now, if I'm involved in fandom(s) much at all. Eventually something will grab me strongly enough for me to return to searching out fandom communities and hunting down and/or writing fic... it always does! I just don't know what, or when.

Until then, this journal will be primarily "friends only," and about my day to day life (dogs, running, cooking, my friends and family). If I don't have you friended and you'd like me to, drop a line. If I do have you friended and you're not interested in that stuff, defriending amnesty is in full effect.
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In no particular order:

  1. I finally watched "The Rebel Flesh" yesterday and then managed to track down "The Almost People" via (redacted) so I could watch that, too, and asdloojflkadsgf ! Fangirl is still fangirling. (Also, I knew there was a twist, and I managed to figure out what it was about sixty seconds before it was revealed -- which, for me, is pretty damn good.) (So, likely spoilers in comments.)
  2. Clary/Mattes won SMACKDOWN, beating out Briar/Daja/Sandry/Tris by nine entries (out of almost 600). [ profile] treanz  continues to be a genius, and called it immediately after the fight closed, which is fantastic -- it could have come down to some hair-splitting in quality control, and I think we're all so much happier to have it decided. I'm delighted for Team C/M -- nobody really expected them to make it that far! And I had such fun in the final with the other Circlecest writers, which is what I wanted out of SMACKDOWN all along. *happy sigh*
  3. Have a Pony Generator, courtesy of [ profile] boosette . There will be Emelan ponies, and possibly GPOY (Gratuitous Pony of Yourself) versions of Miriam and I on my tumblr very soon.
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First of all, the community [ profile] spoiler_song , for all your River Song fic, icon and general squeefulness needs.

Second, a fic: Aftermath, in which the Stormcage guards do their job, in a manner of speaking. (Rated G; the author says its mildly spoilery for 6.01 and 6.02, but I don't see it.)

DW 6.03

May. 9th, 2011 11:34 pm
peroxidepirate: (eleventh doctor & amy)
Oh, hai, apparently I'm quite simple minded when it comes to consumption of media right now. Which is totally weird for me, but... not inherently a bad thing, I suppose.

Which leads me to my main point: spoilers ) I think I like this show just as much when it's LOLtastic, like this episode, as I do when it's all-consumingly-brain-breaking like the first two.
peroxidepirate: (reading)
The fandom part of my brain has been filled up with Will of the Empress and current-season Doctor Who: both things I love, which plenty of other people criticize pretty harshly (and in the case of DW, at least, some of it is out and out hate). And it sometimes makes me wonder what I'm missing, what I'm not seeing that everybody else is seeing and up in arms over.

I can't answer that question, but I'm also not sure I need to. Here's the key thing, from my point of view:

No story is all things to all people. No story can be all things to all people. No story should be all things to all people. No story should try to be all things to all people.

That cuts both ways, of course. For me, that means forgiving a lot of things that some people find problematic in the stories I love -- River Song is a Mary Sue, and tiny DW 6.02 spoiler ), and Daja is in danger of being forgotten, and I don't care because there's another story out there where the shoe is on the other foot, and I probably love that one, too.

But... the stories I love, though they're not all things to me, are NOT the stories everyone loves.

I keep reminding myself, that's okay. There are an infinite number of stories, and no one will love them all, and none of them will be loved by everyone.
peroxidepirate: (eleventh doctor & amy)
asdlfjkljads;gj WHAT.

But in a good way, mostly.

That is my reaction to "Day of the Moon."

short, but cut for spoilers. )
But my love for the storytelling and the characters and the enormous scope of the Doctor Who universe wins out, and I can't wait to find out what happens next! I'm positive it will be another season-long arc, all tied up at the end -- with just enough ribbon dangling into the next season, of course.

I'm too sleepy/incoherent to say anymore now, and I think I have to watch it a couple more times anyway.

*happy sigh*
peroxidepirate: (eleventh doctor & amy)
[ profile] seori  just linked me to this on Facebook, but I had to bring it here because (1)it's nice to share, and (2)all I can think is "Please tell me someone has written Amy/Amy(/Rory(/Eleven)) fic out of this!"

Fic or no fic, I got a giggle out of the vid. :D

peroxidepirate: (stand by you)
There are a lot of them, many narrated by cast members (including half a dozen with David Tennant narrating -- [ profile] green_maia , do you know about this?)!

There goes any free time I have, ever would have had around SMACKDOWN. But, more Doctor Who!!! Yay!!!

Also, poetry isn't my thing, but if it was, I would write a sonnet to NSAIDs. Woke up with a sinus headache and the pulled muscle in the middle of my back (idek; I ran to catch a bus two days ago and I pulled something, fml) throbbing. As I've been sitting here, browsing, I can feel the ibuprofen steadily entering my bloodstream. *sigh of relief*

And one more subject: a Tumblr called Things That Are Tiny. It is every bit as cute as you might expect. Go forth and squee over the cuteness! 

geek toys!

Jan. 26th, 2011 09:59 pm
peroxidepirate: (time and space)
Lego-compatible Doctor Who toys? OKAY!

Including all the doctors!

They're available starting in March, I guess. There goes my expendable income for the next who-knows-how-long, but it will be totally worth it!

Um. I own waaaaaay more Legos than the average 30-year-old woman. I like it that way.
peroxidepirate: (stand by you)
1. So I'm rewatching the end of Doctor Who S3 right now (admittedly in a distracted and increasingly tipsy way), and I'm trying to sort some things out.

The TARDIS is a sentient creature, right? I mean, she's kind of a cyborg -- certainly she's got mechanical/electronic components -- but there's something in there that's alive.

It's assumed that she's capable of forming relationships, particularly with the Doctor who's traveled with/in her for 900+ years.

And she seems to be somewhat involved in the Doctor's regeneration process.

So having some other timelord crawl inside her to regenerate -- if she's not okay with that, is it rape? I kinda think so. Poor TARDIS. (ETA: and the Master totally gave her an STD, too.)

2. If I want a long, plotty Jack/Martha AU, I'm going to have to write it myself, hm? *grumbles* *heads of to search Teaspoon since AO3 is unhelpful* (I totally had this thought on my first pass through the series, too. I ♥ Martha.)

3. Why don't I have more Doctor Who icons, anyway?
peroxidepirate: (none but two survived)
I have some loosely connected thoughts about Doctor Who, the different Doctors (especially Ten and Eleven), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is partly my response to a recent post by the brilliant and wonderful [ profile] green_maia , but too disconnected to be a comment on that post. So.

Thing One

I'm trying to sort out the Doctor's emotional/psychological evolution. How do you get from Ten to Eleven? )

Thing Two

my feelings on the death of fictional heroes )


Dec. 3rd, 2010 05:17 pm
peroxidepirate: (writing)
First, [ profile] kitty_ryan  wrote me a fantastic Doctor Who fic, related to "The Girl in the Fireplace," La Belle en Vous Aimant. Reinette watches as Rose forgets to turn left. I've flailed like crazy about it on her LJ, and in a comment on the story itself, but I haven't yet recced it here. So. It's lovely; go read it.

Second, I've archived something like 15 recent stories at both Archive of Our Own and The King's Own (except for the one that wasn't Tamora Pierce fic; that one's only at A03), including various birthday fics for various people, and all my Peculiar Pairings entries. I also have one story and a couple of drabbles that have ribbons at TKO, because they placed in Piercefic and the Goldenlake Drabble Tournament!
peroxidepirate: (hmm)
Again with the convergence of multiple areas of my life, though this one's somewhat more trivial: I find myself absolutely surrounded by David Tennant fangirls. Not sure what to make of it, but... ladies, y'all are adorable with the squeefulness, so carry on.

I even have a contribution, in case anyone hasn't seen it:Pretty picture. )

This segues nicely into another bit of fannish rambling. I'm still slowly making a second pass through New Who, as I tend to do with shows I get obsessed over.

The other day, I re-watched "The Girl in the Fireplace." Spoilers to that episode under the cut; possible full-series spoilers in comments. )

Of course, that drives all more complicated thoughts entirely out of my head. And that's ok: I'm home for the night, I have a beer and a cheese sandwich, and I still have room for several dozen more LJ icons. So I'm going to play with pretty pictures of pretty girls.
peroxidepirate: (everybody's gotta go)
Title: untitled
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: PG
Wordcount: about 350
Summary: The Doctor and Rose in an alien bar.
Note: This was supposed to be the start of something longer, but it wouldn't come together for me. I'm posting this much, anyway, as a tiny birthday present for [info]boredsvunut  .

ficlet under the cut )


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