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So, today is the 50th anniversary of the original airing of the first episode of the original series of Star Trek. Only three years late, Trek! ;)

It’s not something I’ve ever really talked about extensively online, but I like Star Trek. I like it rather a lot to be honest, or perhaps more accurately it’s been one of my pop-cultural touchstones for as long as I can remember. It’s not as intense as my obsession with Doctor Who (I don’t think I’d presume to claim to be a card-carrying Trekker; they probably have entrance exams and everything before you get granted a licence), but it’s something I keep coming back to, and watching, and even thinking about in a fannish way from time to time, although I’ve never to my knowledge committed Trek fic. No, not even the ur-text of all fanfic everywhere, Kirk/Spock…

More Trek-themed ramblings... )
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...to two of my long-time flisters.

Firstly, the esteemed [personal profile] lost_spook with whom I am locked in a solemn pact to be the last two people left posting on Livejournal. No birthday fic (again) I am afraid. ;)

And also the inimitable [personal profile] femme_slash_fan, stalwart of the [community profile] who_at_50 fanwork-a-thon-a-thon. Long may you continue doing what you're doing. :)

All of my good vibes and best wishes to both of you, today and for the coming year.
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I have been somewhat remiss in not boosting this signal earlier, but please, if you have not already, go and have a look at the Obscure and British Commentfest hosted by my associate [personal profile] lost_spook - click on the banner to proceed!

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Very saddened today to hear of the passing away of a very fine actor. I've only really got into Blakes 7 in more recent years (a tad too young to have caught it first time around), but it's very very good indeed and its star for the first two series was a big part of that. Also very good in that one episode of Torchwood and numerous other television appearances over the years. And 71, I can't help thinking, is no age nowadays.

My condolences to those he leaves behind.
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Written for the dw_guestfest Minor Characters Ficathon and unfortunately posted a day late. I'm actually amazed I got it finished at all, considering the way it just...kept...growing... ;)

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Low Town
Rating: Teen
Word Count: c. 25,300 (in four chapters)
Prompt/Chosen character: "Spandrell — Gallifreyan police procedural."
Notes/Warnings: Some violence, descriptions of crime scenes etc. Doctor Who and its many characters and associated copyrights do not – repeat not – belong to me.
Summary: A murder on Gallifrey is bad enough; the murder of a prominent Time Lord in the heart(s) of Prydon Academy is even worse. Fortunately, Castellan Spandrell is on the case.

On Teaspoon | On AO3

As this thing’s actually too long to post to Teaspoon in one chunk as per their rules, I’ll put it up chapter by chapter there, but the whole fic is now up on AO3.
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Well, new X-Files was on here in Blighty last night, after my months of fevered speculation and anticipation I naturally made sure I caught it. And did it live up to my expections?

As ever, for me a pithy comment will never suffice when an epic rambling dissection is an option, and with that Wordpress thingy I started a while back and still haven't made much use of, I thought, why not indeed?

BEWARE - SPOILERS!!

https://jjpor.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/x-traordinay-rendition-the-x-files-2016-premiere-my-struggle-spoilers-abound/

Tl:dr - Nothing would have, tbh, but I liked it a great deal. At the same time, I can understand completely the reasons some others have expressed for not being as enamoured with it. So yeah - looking forward to next week's now :D
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If you haven't already, please consider signing up for the The Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon at dw_guestfest:



Your host, the admirable [personal profile] lost_spook, describes it as "a low-pressure, traditional ficathon! Just assign yourself to a date in the sign up post, write a fic of at least 500 words (no maximum) for a minor/guest character (using a prompt or not)..." All I know is that I had a great time taking part in it last year and hope to do so again. If you also are a fan of great times, and Doctor Who, you should seriously consider taking part.
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Well, it's that time of year again (it comes around so quick!). Whatever holidays you are or are not celebrating, whether or not you're ready for River Song and her husbands, please allow me to extend the best wishes of the season to you and yours. I hope you all have a good day tomorrow, whatever you end up doing.
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So, I went and watched this obscure arthouse film you've probably never heard of yesterday. And I finally made use of that Wordpress account I started ages ago to record some hopefully non-spoilery first impressions.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I quite liked it.
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Story: Presidential Address
At Teaspoon - At AO3
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 695
Summary: Shut up and listen, Earthlings. The President’s talking.
Characters/Pairings: Just Twelve and his axe
Warnings: Some mild cumudgeonliness about aspects of NuWho, nothing bashing though, I hope.

Please allow the valiant Teaspoon Mods time to validate!

So, it occurs to me that we're more than halfway through his second series and I still haven't tried writing anything featuring Twelve. I quite like the idea of those console room straight-to-camera monologues of his, so this is along those lines. And it sort of came out being a bit critical of NuWho NuNIT stories in general and recent ones in particular, that sort of thing being uppermost on my mind after last Saturday's episode. Anyway...
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Just a quick reminder that it's not too late to sign up for the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of.

If you're interested in taking part, please visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there, I hope!
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That time of year is fast-approaching us once again - we are mere weeks away from the 52nd Anniversary of Doctor Who! And as in previous years, I thought it would be nice to commemorate it at [community profile] who_at_50 via the medium of fanwork.

Please allow me to announce, therefore, the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of. Signups are open from today; posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2015 and continue throughout the month. Anything evoking the idea of the extraordinary longevity and diversity of Who would be especially welcome, but maybe the best way to do that is by creating the most typically Doctor Who-like Doctor Who fanwork you can?

If you're interested in taking part, please visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there!
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Honestly, even though on some intellectual level I know it is never going to live up to the hype in my head, I am so ready for this:

So...

Jul. 26th, 2015 07:52 pm
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I've set up a blog page at Wordpress. A bit late to the party, probably, but I still can't get my head around Tumblr:

https://jjpor.wordpress.com/

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, exactly, but I do occasionally get the hankering to write lengthy meta-ish things that don't directly relate to fanfiction or the kinds of things most of my flist here are into, so it could be an outlet for that kind of thing.

Don't worry, I'm determined to stay here until they finally switch it off or whatever, and if I do post anything over there I'll be sure to link to it here.
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EDIT: In case you're now scratching your head in puzzlement (as you can no longer watch the embedded video), it was a trailer for the new X-Files miniseries which is due to air in January 2016 and which, as you may imagine, I am very, very excited/anxious about. Except now it's gone, seemingly as part of some sort of recherché advertising strategy on the part of the makers.

This article may shed light on the matter (you can also watch a new trailer there with some of the same footage as the old one):

http://www.cnet.com/news/mulder-pops-the-question-in-latest-x-files-teaser/

Amazing

Jul. 15th, 2015 09:19 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33543383

Honestly, this is my amazed face. I'm thinking about learning about the planets in junior school when I was about nine and being fascinated by the idea of Pluto, it being so distant and mysterious.

Well, it's technically not a planet anymore (no, sorry - it's not, fellow nostalgics, and the reasons for it not being a planet anymore are imho scientifically sound, so sorry), but that doesn't make it any less fascinating.

I've just been watching the live stream of the press conference from NASA and came away with my sense of wonder thoroughly rekindled.

And just think, for all the world today has a lot wrong with it and manages to be a near-constant disappointment: millions of people - at least - all around the world watching on their computers and other devices as close-up images of Pluto, for pity's sake, are unveiled. Who says we're not living in the future?
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Title: Escaping the Web
Part Eight: St. James's Park
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 46,171 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Eventually, the next part! In which Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart makes some new acquaintances, goes for a drive around London and sees the sights, has a lie down and watches some television. A good day all round...?
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Came across this in the course of my internet perambulations and had to share (some of you may have seen it before, but I hadn't).

You know 70s Pr0n Colin? Well...

https://whopix.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/patrick-troughton-is-jason-king/
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Extending all of my best birthday wishes to my associate [personal profile] lost_spook - I hope it has been a good day and that watching of obscure 1960s-70s British TV has featured in it. :)

And a very happy birthday too to [personal profile] femme_slash_fan - I hope that whatever you have been doing has been enjoyable and that you've been doing all of the reading and writing that you can. :)


Wishing many happy returns to both of you.
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Title: Escaping the Web
Part Seven: Shoreditch
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 38,138 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Back after another lengthy hiatus - I found this chapter quite difficult to write, conscious that I needed to finish the Brig-Gilmore dialogue in this part while making sure not to miss out all of the fanw*nky Who references (and one non-Who reference - let me know if you spot it!) that I wanted to shoehorn in...! Again, I'm trying to give the Counter-Measures audios their due respect while probably riding roughshod over their continuity... ;)

And if you like this, why not read my other, closely-related fic Focal Point, which covers some of the same ground?

And do you know what? It's been a long while since we had one of those UNIT Dating posts, hasn't it...? I may need to remedy that sometime soon...

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