Apr. 14th, 2017 01:37 pm
jjpor: (Default)
[personal profile] jjpor
You know how it is. You decide to dust off the old LJ after a couple of months of inactivity in anticipation of the new series of Doctor Who (tomorrow, folks, as if you weren't well, well aware of it), and discover that...well, I'm sure you're also well, well aware of the Putin-related Terms of Service unilateral auto-foot-shooting that Livejournal's owners have indulged in. I actually wasn't until I tried to log on yesterday, but I am now.

So, in all conscience, I don't actually feel I can continue to post things to LJ. This post, assuming the cross-posting still works, will probably be the last thing, unless the world unexpectedly comes to its senses at some point in the future. I'm not hopeful of this happening, I'll be honest.

This goes too for the Who@50 comm, to which I will post a separate announcement. The LJ version of the comm is effectively defunct as of now. It will, however, continue pretty much as normal over here on DW, if normal is the word. Not sure how to announce this on LJ without agreeing to the ToS, so I guess I'm just hoping people see it here on DW.

I had planned to be the last person on LJ along with lost_spook. Alas, it was not to be.

I now return you to your normal programming.

EDIT: And the crossposting did fail, so not really sure whether to log in over there to repeat this or not. If you read this, and you're still active on LJ, maybe pass the word on to anybody you know I know. Thanks. ;)

Date: 2017-04-14 12:39 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
But we have jumped ship together! I'm not sure whether that makes us equal rats or what, but at least it worked out.

And HELLO! It's good to see you; your absence is always noted. (I am also v excited for tomorrow's Doctor WHo! How have we survived a year without it? (How on earth did we manage that whole decade before, and without the 'net, too?? 0_o))

Date: 2017-04-14 04:20 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (doctor who)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, I hope rl hasn't been too bad. :-/ I'm very intrigued about the robot cowboy fanfic, though, and don't believe you about it being a fanfictional low. (I wrangle tags on AO3; anything you write has got to be a fanfictional high, even if not a personal best!) I committed splinter!Clara/Splinter!Scaroth for guestfest and I'm not even ashamed of myself.

I did wonder where you were, but only hoping you were okay - you usually appear to countdown to the new series - and yes! Here's to the last Moffat hurrah! (Even if some people will be dreading it, well, they can look forward to 2018, after all.)

I have seen the big announcement and the major (master?) spoiler, but otherwise only the trailer! 7.20pm tomorrow!!! More Twelve, and I like the look of BIll. Less sure about Nardole, but he wasn't too bad at Christmas at least.

In the meantime, while RL has been exploding and so has LJ, not all that much has changed round here, at least as far as my online life goes. I spent my Christmas money on yet more old telly and so have consumed Manhunt and Doomwatch and have no regrets whatsoever. Were you around last year when I finally watched The Sandbaggers on your rec? I did and enjoyed it very much, although I nearly didn't forgive them for the [SPOILER] at the end of S1. But, yeah, very good, you were right.

Date: 2017-04-14 05:40 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (james maxwell)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
I've had a couple of upheavals, work-wise and in the family, but you get through these things eventually. I don't mean to be cryptic, but you know I'm generally quite uncomfortable talking about RL stuff online.

*nods* And it's fine, cryptic codes and waving your arms about while miming will suffice. It's very sensible to be careful online. Sorry there were/are upheavals, but glad at least that you're okay.

And, LOL, here was me thinking you had dropped out of fandom forever and in fact you were writing 100,000+ words of fic on AO3, if I'd only thought to glance at your account there. And, no, I haven't watched Westworld, but it's one of those Netflix/Amazon things you can't get hold of without paying for, isn't it? I've heard people talking about it but not enough osmosis to know much more. But, hey, what gets you through! And if it results in amazing fic (and your fic always is ;-p), probably it helps other people get through too.

You know I've been loving Twelve even more than Eleven, so, yes, I'm with you. *bounches*

We did discuss The Sandbaggers after you watched it I think, but to reiterate: It's great! And yes, it doesn't go easy on its characters, does it?

Aha, sorry. I can never remember. I quite often will vaguely think you'd like something, or wonder if you've also seen something, and don't remember what conversations we had last time you were around. But yes! The rl stuff with the creator vanishing is also in the You Couldn't Make It Up category, too.

I really enjoyed Doomwatch! It started off with melting plastic and 70s goo everywhere, and what more can you ask in a thing, really? (Well, less sexism would have been nice, but happily the viewers in 1970 also objected and they fixed it for S2.) I liked it so much I watched the film as well, and it's not irrelevant! I haven't seen the 1990s one, but would quite like to just for foolhardy completism.

I wondered when I watched Manhunt if you had ever watched that and mentioned it to me, but obviously not! When you're not streaming cool new shows, it's definitely relevant to your interests as a WWII thing that's very unrelentingly harsh about war. (Alfred Lynch in this makes me think that his casting in Curse of Fenric was a deliberate nod, because they both have things about love/war being code words.) It takes a few eps to get going but Robert Hardy is unbelievably good in it, and also Philip Madoc is an SS officer. It contains the worst Resistance trio ever. They kill fellow agents and shack up with Germans and leave such a trail of destruction behind them that nobody wants anything to do with them.

(Both Doomwatch and Manhunt coincidentally had James Maxwell in. In Doomwatch, he had foolishly forgotten to tell his computer not to kill people, and in Manhunt he was the SS's secret weapon - if you didn't break under torture, they'd bring out JM to be nice to you and nobody could withstand that. :-D)

Anyway, as you see, nothing changes - I still blabber about ancient telly! (I know an online link for Manhunt if you might be interested, sadly not one at all for Doomwatch.)
Edited Date: 2017-04-14 05:41 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (james maxwell)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
*points to icon*


After I'd watched it, I had the feeling that maybe someone had mentioned it years ago and you were the first candidate I thought of as it seemed like your kind of thing, but, yes, obviously not you, if it was even anyone!

Here's the link to the playlist. Also I did a quick overview you might find useful (mainly probably what wiki told you, with bonus advice to skip ep2, I don't even know what that is) here. There's a link to a cool fan made trailer in it, too.)

The fiends!!

I know! It would certainly work for me! (JM wasn't keen on being a secret weapon; he cried a lot.)
Edited Date: 2017-04-14 08:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-15 08:33 am (UTC)
ravenskyewalker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
Ah, yes, the Wilderness Years... still feel jinxed by them. lost_spook might remember my expressing fear about falling so hard for Capaldi as the Doctor, because the last time I was that engaged with DW, the Seventh Doctor and Ace got put on hiatus. So, you can understand how well I reacted to the year's hiatus, Capaldi leaving earlier than he really needed to (and the persistent feeling that the BBC pushed him), and the feeling I get that #12 and Bill will remind me of #7 and Ace (especially since Ace called him Professor and #12 has somehow become a university professor), so another (possible) favorite TARDIS team for me gets cut short...

Too much spoilery stuff I want to debate, but will shut up. No one needs to stumble across spoilers they've somehow avoided until now.

Date: 2017-04-14 04:11 pm (UTC)
primsong: (threejo hug)
From: [personal profile] primsong
I admit that while the reasons are quite sucky, I am supremely pleased to see folks over here at DWth - it's quite nice and comfy.

Date: 2017-04-15 11:38 am (UTC)
aralias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aralias
hello both - saw LS's message, and have friended over here.

Date: 2017-04-14 01:01 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
If somebody hasn't already done it'll C+p your announcement into the LJ who_at_50 for you. I had a lot of comms to shift and commitments signed up for, so I signed the agreement, but with an aim to move out gradually before my paid account expired!

Date: 2017-04-14 01:19 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (doctor who)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Done. I left comments on, but directed people to reply to the Dreamwidth comm if they can.

Date: 2017-04-14 01:20 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Alas! I'm sorry for your loss (and everyone's loss) of the LJ-that-was.

Date: 2017-04-14 04:13 pm (UTC)
primsong: (grog)
From: [personal profile] primsong
I was somewhat forced into needing to click the Russian TOS in order to continue with my modding for DW100, but otherwise I'm not going to be doing anything with it anymore. Sad, but to everything there is a season etc etc so hopefully better times are ahead.

Date: 2017-04-14 03:08 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Tardis bigger on the inside)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
There is a TOS work around, but I signed it before I heard about it! Still it's lucky that DW is here to migrate to.

One day to go!

Date: 2017-04-14 08:58 pm (UTC)
juliet316: (DW Twelfth Doctor: musing)
From: [personal profile] juliet316
It sucks what LJ is doing, but at least DW is here, and it's nice over here.

As for tomorrow, I'm excited for it, even if it is the beginning of the end of for twelve. *sniff*

Date: 2017-04-14 11:16 pm (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
Welcome to dreamland. I'm a little bit happy with the situation after being intially angry at lj. It got me back online, and it seems to have been the impetus to get everyone (myself included) tp actually jump over to dreamwidth, which I suspect will be a lot more relevant with its newly increased usership.

The new series and the big spoiler have me happy burbling with excitement. I finay got around to watching The Husband's of River Song + this year's special and found Nardole to be tolerable. I'm interested in the team TARDIS dynamic going forward since I can't think of a time since the 80s when the TARDIS has had three passengers and no romatic intanglememts.

Finally, it is very good to see you around! Best of luck with your fic (whatever fandom it may be in) and I hope that rl hasn't been too hard on you in the interim.


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