I was following my sister's flight...

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:21 am
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...on Flightradar24 and discovered the prettiness of the Outback. I wish they had links in all these places to explain how they came to look that way.


And if you zoom in, you'll find colorful layers.

some more )

Time Lords & Ladies and gender.

Jul. 21st, 2017 05:24 pm
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So many questions I'm still wondering about. And I'm hoping that because of the new Doctor we'll finally get some answers.

Are Time Lords & Ladies are always cisgender? Because so far we've only seen the Time Ls who've changed sex behave the way it's socially expected of that sex. They accept the associated pronouns and looks. Could that be described as genderfluid from incarnation to incarnation (though not within an incarnation)?

Missy seemed only half aware of her new sex, yet she called herself Missy and was conforming to it in others ways too. It certainly didn't seem to bother her. What's that? Does that still count as cis? Or is that in a way "gender neutral", that Time Ls will conform to whatever body they find themselves in?

Does gender dysphoria not exist for Time Ls? We've heard complaints from the General, but was that just because being male was an annoyance some way or did she actually feel properly unhappy in a male body?

Do Time L's mostly get the sex that corresponds with their gender idenity? Like if a Time Lady feels female, she'll only occasionally - if ever - regenerate into a man? So if a Time L felt comfortable with either sex, could they be expected to change sex several times?

Thirteen

Jul. 16th, 2017 06:36 pm
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When #Doctor13 started trending on Twitter, I started following the hashtag until I finally found a working livestream around 17:00. My god did the BBC take their time with the post-Wimbledon-finale stuff! 17:20 my mom called. Had I bet against her about the gender of the new Doctor, she would have won (I didn't take it, because I thought either gender was equally possible and what if they cast a trans actor?). Then 17:29 we finally got the announcement. I was still on the phone with my mom and described the clip to her.

That cloak was quite figure-hiding and then there was the equally unhelpful hood. Something about the legs, I thought, seemed to hint at a woman though, while the hand was unrevealing again.
Then we saw her clearly feminine eyes. And then her face, which was unfamiliar to me. Helpfully they provided a name. So then I had a look at Jodie Whittaker's IMDb page.

  • Born 1982? My god, she's my age! I thought she looked older, you know, more grown up. But maybe that's just because I fail to fully identify as an adult.
  • She was on Broadchurch! You know, that show with David Tennant, heh! So apparently (that was before I'd found the livestream) DT appeared in the Wimbledon stands some minutes before the clip was played. Maybe that had been more of a hint than we thought.
  • She's been on a show called "Doctors", heh.
  • A blonde? Still not ginger! Unless we haven't seen her properly in character yet.
  • So, a women. They got that item ticked off and relieved the fan pressure for maybe the span of 2 of the following incarnations, I'd estimate.
  • Shit, I hope people will like her! Otherwise we're in danger of people declaring that a female Doctor doesn't work.
  • Hehehehe... heh. "You know how I'm usually all about women and kind of people my own age?" There's a possibility that Bill could come back and while I don't like the idea of her having a thing for both Heather and the Doctor, I like the idea that the Doctor is suddenly Bill's type.

OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!

Jul. 16th, 2017 05:29 pm
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*SCREAMS*

ETA: link

Will be coherent later, for now I'm just running around screaming. :D :D :D

ET again A: The clip is now up at the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058vj2q

*STILL SCREAMING*

Another edit - some quotes from Whittaker, Capaldi & Chibnall here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/jodie-whittaker-13-doctor
http://variety.com/2017/tv/global/bbc-doctor-who-1202496884/

OMG OMG OMG
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NPT reveals have happened! It was a very short anon period, alas, but now I can actually talk about this. It was my first time writing this fandom - and it's a for a show I've loved for a long time. I used to watch The Pretender on German TV, and read a lot of (English) fanfic on the old pretender.de archive back in 2001/02, checking it almost daily until it vanished. My fic reading dropped off after that, but I never stopped loving the show, and rewatching it - my last full rewatch was in 2015 - only reinforced that. (It holds up very well, in case you were wondering. ♥)

Writing it myself for the first time after all that time felt pretty strange, but in a good way. :)

Title: Set Us Free
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jarod should be used to people being unworthy of trust, but some things hit closer to home than others. - Miss Parker knows how it goes when Jarod calls her in the middle of the night, but some calls are stranger than others.
A/N: This story refers to events from episode 3.04, Someone to Trust, in which Jarod gets himself hired as an arsonist and becomes close to his boss's seemingly-innocent wife. But Kristi isn't what she seems, and Jarod finds himself in trouble. Don't worry if you don't remember the episode well (or at all) - everything in the story should be clear from context.
Written for [personal profile] the_rck as part of Not Primetime 2017.

Originally posted here at AO3.

Set Us Free )

Thirteeeen!

Jul. 14th, 2017 11:16 pm
fueschgast: Twelve playing electric guitar in the middle ages. (Doctor Who)
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Holy shit, I thought we'd have to wait until Christmas to finally find out! But also: Noooo, I'm not ready to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi! Until that tweet I had hope that Thirteen would look a lot like Twelve*, so we could keep PC a bit longer. But I doubt they'd do such an event only to anticlimactically reveal that the new Doctor actor is the old one.

* It should be possible, because didn't Romana consciously influence her new look? And Twelve really doesn't want to change anymore, so maybe he could regenerate into a very similar look.

It's almost time!

Jul. 14th, 2017 08:20 pm
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It's almost time for the Thirteenth Doctor! Announcement on Sunday!

In 2008/09, when Eleven was cast, I had very definite opinons about who I wanted it to be, and was disappointed both that it wasn't Paterson Joseph, and that it turned out to be a VERY young white bloke. (Also, OMG I hated that leather jacket look - so offputting.)

In 2013, when Twelve was cast, I didn't have specific preferences but hoped for someone who wasn't a young white bloke, and at least got one out of three.

This time? Especially after all the groundwork Moffat has been laying, if it's not a woman this time I'm going to be disappointed. If it's a white man I'm going to be disappointed and angry. And if it's Kris Marshall as has been rumoured, I'm going to be furious and will probably not watch series 11 live.

I haven't really been following the rumour mill, but I've read enough to know that unlike last time, this time round rumours about female candidates have been treated seriously by all involved, which is great. But if they don't do it this time, they'll have lost the last chance to make it mean something other than a tired old "well, better late than never, I suppose."

Cross all your fingers for Thirteen!

Feel Korea 2017

Jul. 13th, 2017 07:55 pm
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Feel Korea and London Korean Festival 2017 were two separate events. The latter was free for all visitors to introduce Korean culture and the day ticket that was mentioned to those who purchased the Feel Korea concert tickets was not needed in the end.

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Missy Remix: Interest Poll!

Jul. 11th, 2017 07:46 pm
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So, yeah, I know I haven't posted properly about the Doctor Who finale yet, but OMG so much squee. In fact, [personal profile] navaan and I have been squeeing a lot about Missy in particular, and while bouncing fic ideas around we had an idea for a different kind of Remix challenge.

It went something like this:
  1. The world needs more Missy!
  2. Someone should do a fest or a challenge or something.
  3. A fest where Missy gets to be in everything! Everything's better with more Missy.
  4. A Missy remix! Remix this fic by adding Missy to it!
  5. Someone should really do that.
  6. "Someone" is going to be us, isn't it?

(Yes - while our annual Doctor/Jack fest is still posting over at [community profile] wintercompanion, we're already planning the next thing ... *headdesk*)

In general terms this is how it would work:

Like in a normal remix challenge, people would sign up with the body of Doctor Who work they've written and be assigned a remixer, who gets to pick one of their stories to remix. The difference - all remixes would have the aim to add Missy somehow, for example:
  • Missy's POV on what happened
  • Missy doing things behind the scene while the plot unfolds
  • Missy directly bursting in on the story and interacting with everyone else
  • ...

(More general info about remixes.)

This is, admittedly, a very specific idea for a fest! So before we set to work, we wanted to find out if anyone who isn't us would actually be interested in taking part in a challenge like this. So let us know:

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


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I'd take part!
6 (46.2%)

I don't know if I'd take part, but I'm interested
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