theres been a murder

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:04 am[personal profile] nostalgia
nostalgia: (elementary - massive obsessive painting)
Elementary tonight was about magicians and it had a very dramatic ending. It a bit cheated in that the murderer was not the second person they spoke to, but I suppose it is allowed to go all experimental on occasion. Watson remains the best although Sherlock's GrumpyCat face is quite hilarious.

...

Apr. 25th, 2017 10:38 pm[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Oswin)
General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals
As one of those EU nationals - thank you Labour.

Not that I am hopeful overall, but it's nice nonetheless.

a sad day

Apr. 24th, 2017 08:15 pm[personal profile] such_heights
such_heights: a hand cupping a candle (stock: candle)
My dad passed away in his sleep last night, at the hospice where he's been receiving extraordinary palliative care for terminal cancer and resulting paralysis since late last year. He was 59.

I visited him a few times over the weekend. We ate dinner and watched Doctor Who as a family on Saturday night, and yesterday we sat and chatted and I held his hand and told him I loved him. I knew that might be the last time I saw him. These things do provide some comfort in an awful time.

My dad was a generous, hard working, and amazingly positive person and I know he touched a lot of people's lives. I'm so proud to be his daughter. He lived his life with tremendous gusto, creative spirit and an eclectic range of hobbies and interests. I've lost a parent, a mentor, and most of all a friend. I feel very lucky to know just how much he loved me and how he proud he was of me, as exemplified in the speech he gave at my wedding, which I have on video to keep forever.

oh no

Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:54 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959). (Default)
what's this

[community profile] tron_comm  

(I wanted a TRON community that was active so I took matters into my own hands)

(what have I done)
 

LOL

Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:12 pm[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Democracy)
THOR 3: Ragnarok Trailer + a surprise British election =

SNAP ELECTION (facebook video. Worth your time oh yes)

Enjoy!
elisi: (Bill curious)
However, realistically that is not going to happen.

So, instead I offer from the BBC: The Pilot: The Fact File

And also this review which touches on a lot of the stuff I would have talked about:

DOCTOR WHO, 10.1 – ‘The Pilot’
by Frank Collins

Help please

Apr. 21st, 2017 05:55 pm[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Default)
I'm trying to stop seeing half my flist twice, so am going to set up a filter. I would be v. grateful if you'd tick a box to let me know what you prefer. :)

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elisi: (Democracy)
Article I have been meaning to share for a while (might have shared it before, but it's worth reading twice). American, but the sentiment is universal:

Stakes is High
Money quote:
That’s what politics is — the way we distribute pain. It’s not a sport or a fraternity or a game. It’s how we determine who gets medication and who dies young, who learns in a class of twenty kids and who learns in a class of thirty, whose school has a counselor that’s trained to look for signs of sexual abuse and who doesn’t.

And, just to add a more local, current spin (i.e. the NHS):

Facebook post re. 'Virgin Care'.
elisi: (Class)
For those in the UK, it's on iPlayer

For those in the US it's streamed on BBC America.

So go forth & watch!! (And then come talk to meeee!)

Back in November I wrote a post on why I love it (on LJ here on DW here), no spoilers obviously.

Generally I just recommend watching the first episode & see if you like it. Yes it's a Doctor Who spin-off, but it's very much its own thing and firmly YA. I had zero expectations and then it just waltzed in and stole my heart. ♥

Also ONLY EIGHT EPISODES. (We are hoping it'll be renewed, which is one reason to get more people watching...)

Of lizards and elections.

Apr. 18th, 2017 10:26 pm[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Democracy)
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

You mean they actually vote for the lizards? )
elisi: (Clara)
Cautiously opens the door to the meta café a tiny bit...

I have been saying for years now that Moffat has been re-booting the show… Here is how he did it.

Read more... )

FYI

Apr. 17th, 2017 11:06 am[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Default)
Changed my banner - it's now mildly spoilery for The Pilot, as it features a screencap from that episode.

Nothing *major*, but for people who haven't seen it so far and are spoilerphobes, just a heads up. :)

*blows dust off journal*

Apr. 16th, 2017 05:40 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Jenna Coleman as Oswin in Doctor Who episode "Asylum of the Daleks." (oswin)
So hi. I'm here.

Not sure how much I'll be posting here, but I am here. I am probably gonna start sprucing up the place by adding some of my old fanfic, just to archive it in a different place than AO3 and FFN.

I was on LJ, but months ago when I heard about this new upcoming TOS they were gonna have, I decided to delete my journal. I did not transfer it here, mostly because it was very old and full of embarrassing stuff that did not need to be preserved. Just. None of it. Trust me on this one.

Hoping against hope that this might serve as a new social outlet for me, since Tumblr's kind of gotten... less busy than it was before, and Imzy didn't turn out to be the big thing I thought it would be. We'll see, I guess.

layers

Apr. 16th, 2017 06:31 pm[personal profile] nostalgia
nostalgia: (twelve - date with river obvs)
I like how Twelve just wears all the clothes. Like maybe he couldn't decide what to wear and went "fuck it, I shall wear everything." Which I can empathise with and support.

He is Risen!

Apr. 16th, 2017 10:12 am[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Salt of the Earth by eyesthatslay)
heisrisen5

Happy Easter!!

The Pilot (DW S10.1)

Apr. 15th, 2017 10:22 pm[personal profile] elisi
elisi: (Bill curious)
It was wonderful and Bill is wonderful and everything is good and Doctor Who must never go away again.

The end.
such_heights: the twelfth doctor post-regeneration (who: twelve [brand new])
The blanketfort of squee is back again! A side note that while anyone coming back to the fold is wonderful and welcomed, comments like 'Bill is so much better than [other companion I didn't like]' are not in the spirit of the blanketfort.

spoilers! )

the pilot

Apr. 15th, 2017 08:12 pm[personal profile] nostalgia
nostalgia: (yay tits!)
DOCTOR WHO WAS LOVELY AND BILL IS LOVELY AND I WISH TO CRY OVER THE BEAUTY OKAY.
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