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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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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...while watching the 2008 X-Files movie (a.k.a. I Want to Believe a.k.a. The One With Billy Connolly In It) last night...

No, not "Yay, it's the Skin Man!" but only because I've seen it a couple of times before. That was certainly my main thought when I first viewed it.

And not how different it was to the first movie made a decade earlier, while being if anything even truer to the actual television series (especially some of those dark, nasty little stories in Season 4 or thereabouts), although that is a thought that has occurred to me before in relation to this film.

Musings Follow )

WIP Meme

Dec. 12th, 2014 09:30 pm
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Haven't done one of these in a while, so snaffled from [personal profile] john_amend_all:

If you happen to be working on some creative writing project, fanfiction or NaNaWriMo or what have you, post exactly one sentence from each of your i current works in progress in your journal.

No titles, no pack drill:

Sentences )

I think that will do for now...
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...with UNIT's early years, UNIT dating and the great Web-Invasion gap, these sound quite interesting:

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/12/lethbridge-stewart-novels-081214132212.html

Oh, and regarding UNIT dating, I think I've decided how I'm going to deal with Sarah's frankly bizarre "1980" remarks when I get to that bit (just ignore them?!). Which should be about next April judging by the "progress" I'm making with the next chapter of the fic (must do another chapter before I'll allow myself another weird UNIT-w*nk post on here!)

;)

Oh, and you all know about Henry Lincoln's somewhat strange career after he was no longer writing for Doctor Who, don't you? I might do a post about that at some point - that sort of wacky pseudohistorical stuff is one of my sometime guilty pleasures.
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Again, MASSIVE SPOILERS if you've somehow managed to remain completely incommunicado since last night (although if you're reading this and you're in the UK, you probably saw the news already practically as soon as you launched your web browser):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22745398

Fancy a bet on any of those? Me neither.

And here's more or less exactly the same story from the last time this happened:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7699513.stm
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Just discovered today that the comics blog The Mindless Ones is doing a series on Doctor Who entitled "Fifty Stories for Fifty Years" - doing a post on one story from each year of the programme's life (although they seem to have missed out 1966 and I don't know what they're going to do when they get to 1990). Still, if anybody's interested:

http://mindlessones.com/tag/fifty-stories-for-fifty-years/
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Well, I'm a whole fourteen hours into 2012 and nothing bad has happened yet. That's something, right? Set your sights low enough and you will never be disappointed, I guess.

Anyway, I hope all of you are having a similarly good new year up to now. And without wanting to tempt fate or anything, best wishes to all of you for the rest of it.

...Forever

Oct. 19th, 2011 09:17 pm
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I don't know, I find myself wanting to say (or type) a few words, just to mark the ending of what was, for me, one of the genuine pleasures in television over the past few years. Yes, I'm referring to the Sarah Jane Adventures, which as you probably know, came to an end yesterday, almost certainly, like its star, before its time.

Read more... )

...Forever

Oct. 19th, 2011 09:17 pm
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I don't know, I find myself wanting to say (or type) a few words, just to mark the ending of what was, for me, one of the genuine pleasures in television over the past few years. Yes, I'm referring to the Sarah Jane Adventures, which as you probably know, came to an end yesterday, almost certainly, like its star, before its time.

Read more... )
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The imaginary award for quote of the year has to go to Subir Sarkar, head of particle theory at the University of Oxford, in the Grauniad's story on the no doubt very-soon-to-be-disproved news about scientists in Italy discovering perhaps-possibly-maybe faster than light particles:

"If we do not have causality, we are buggered."

Indeed we are. I believe that was also formerly the motto of the Department of Causality, Prydon Academy, Gallifrey.
jjpor: (Master 2)
The imaginary award for quote of the year has to go to Subir Sarkar, head of particle theory at the University of Oxford, in the Grauniad's story on the no doubt very-soon-to-be-disproved news about scientists in Italy discovering perhaps-possibly-maybe faster than light particles:

"If we do not have causality, we are buggered."

Indeed we are. I believe that was also formerly the motto of the Department of Causality, Prydon Academy, Gallifrey.
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I know, trailers are supposed to look ace, but still...look at the cast they've got there, look at the production values and period stylings. And it's directed by Tomas Alfredson, who did the fantastic vampire flick Let the Right One In too. Myself, I'm a big John le Carre fan, especially the Smiley books - I have no idea how they'll fit the labyrinthine plotting and counter-plotting and flashbacks and flashbacks-within-flashbacks from the novel into a two-hour film, so it'll probably be a loose adaptation, I would think. Looks like they're taking a very different tack from the seven-hour 1979 television series starring Alec Guinness, which is also fantastic by the way (recently got it on DVD - I'd only ever seen it before when it was repeated on telly one Xmas about ten years ago, so it was like seeing it properly for the first time - it's classy stuff. Don't  make 'em like that any more). That seems like the only sane approach to be honest. But yep - I might have to go and see this one. I'm sure the queue in front of me will be mainly made of Sherlock fans wanting to see Benny whatshisface getting dangerous, Cold War style... ;D

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I know, trailers are supposed to look ace, but still...look at the cast they've got there, look at the production values and period stylings. And it's directed by Tomas Alfredson, who did the fantastic vampire flick Let the Right One In too. Myself, I'm a big John le Carre fan, especially the Smiley books - I have no idea how they'll fit the labyrinthine plotting and counter-plotting and flashbacks and flashbacks-within-flashbacks from the novel into a two-hour film, so it'll probably be a loose adaptation, I would think. Looks like they're taking a very different tack from the seven-hour 1979 television series starring Alec Guinness, which is also fantastic by the way (recently got it on DVD - I'd only ever seen it before when it was repeated on telly one Xmas about ten years ago, so it was like seeing it properly for the first time - it's classy stuff. Don't  make 'em like that any more). That seems like the only sane approach to be honest. But yep - I might have to go and see this one. I'm sure the queue in front of me will be mainly made of Sherlock fans wanting to see Benny whatshisface getting dangerous, Cold War style... ;D

jjpor: (Bambera/Ancelyn)

Er, this probably doesn't count as a spoiler-type-spoiler, but I just found out what the title of the first epsisode of NuWho Season 6b is allegedly called, and... Google it for yourselves if you want to know what it is, but suffice to say..."?!?!?!!" Whatever happened to the days of "(The) Something of Something"? I used to like those. :D


jjpor: (Bambera/Ancelyn)

Er, this probably doesn't count as a spoiler-type-spoiler, but I just found out what the title of the first epsisode of NuWho Season 6b is allegedly called, and... Google it for yourselves if you want to know what it is, but suffice to say..."?!?!?!!" Whatever happened to the days of "(The) Something of Something"? I used to like those. :D


jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)

I come to bury Neil Gaiman, not to praise him.

No, no, actually, I do come to praise him a bit, actually...

SPOILERS FOLLOW!! )

EDIT: Looks like Lawrence Miles has in the meantime actually deleted his blog post that I link to in this post, which is something he does sometimes. So that's why the link doesn't work any more.
jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)

I come to bury Neil Gaiman, not to praise him.

No, no, actually, I do come to praise him a bit, actually...

SPOILERS FOLLOW!! )

EDIT: Looks like Lawrence Miles has in the meantime actually deleted his blog post that I link to in this post, which is something he does sometimes. So that's why the link doesn't work any more.
jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)

I say "possible" because as I sit down to write this I can't actually think of an awful lot to say about Curse of the Black Spot...

I didn't post anything on Day of the Moon, even though there was plenty of interesting food for thought coming out of that episode, mainly because I spent most of last week discussing that food for thought in various places other than my Livejournal and didn't have the time or inclination to do it all twice. I'm sure you know how it is.

Anyway, having managed to stall for time for a whole paragraph...

I Finally Get Down To Some SPOILERY Business )


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