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10 November 2015 @ 09:00 pm
Spoilers for The Girl Who Died.Collapse )

I really liked the second Ashildr episode? Spoilers until the most recent episode.Collapse )

In other TV news, I love love love that London Spy is queer romance in which queerness is not the point/focus. Spoilers. No, major spoilers for episode 1.Collapse )

Also, I massively ship Hils/Bella after their conversation. Strangers who are especially strange! Completely unnecessary but delightful dancing! Drinking together! You've squeezed me like a lemon! Both giving up information! I will be deeply distressed if there is no fanfiction, because I doubt I could get their tone right.

Since I'm here - I've also watched the whole first season of How To Get Away With Murder because it's on Netflix and also ridiculously good. The whole story is structured really well - the main plot becomes part of the case-of-the-week plotline along with the flashback plotline after what happened in the flashbacks is somewhat established, so it's not a case of wasting time with endless cases of the week. Spoilery thoughts.Collapse )

Also Locke is excellent and the confined space and Tom Hardy being a pedantic Welshman who is terrible at dealing with emotions and wow.

I have thrown enough information about television at this journal for now.
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24 September 2015 @ 01:19 am
I very much liked the first episode of Doctor Who! Spoilers for the first episode of the new series.Collapse )

I also watched Sense8, which was wonderful (Nomi and Amanita! Sun! Daniela and Lito and Hernando!), and went camping and to Sweden and read a lot of books (mostly fantastic with the occasional wonderful terrible Christian nightmare novel), watched Left Behind (which came off as massively anti-evangelicism and critical of the Rapture, so I was befuddled by the endorsement from the authors) - actually, let's talk some more about this, the least interesting thing on the list: On & on about Left Behind.Collapse )

I also watched Twin Peaks! Which is pretty fantastic. Spoilers for both series of Twin Peaks.Collapse )

Another thing: I re-read the Chronicles of Brothers series to livetweet it, and MAN. Those books are worse than I remember. Just. So badly written on so many different levels.

A poem!Collapse )
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04 April 2015 @ 08:25 pm
I might as well as post a post. I have watched a lot of things lately, and read a lot of things. I have also started playing Criminal Case. I do not trust Criminal Case. It requires money if you want to play it at normal speed. It is annoying in this respect. I vowed to quit it and then my friend told me you could get free energy, but I also do not trust the links to free energy. ~The dilemmas of the modern life~.

Anyway, Doctor Who! Spoilers up to the finale of Doctor Who season 8 (ie, the most recent one).Collapse )

This post has sat around not being edited for months now, so I may as well post it. I'm not even sure I remember the rest of my Doctor Who thoughts, although now I am watching the episodes I didn't see from season 6 and Rory and Amy are partly wonderfulness and redeeming love, and partly the subject of a disturbing amount of violence-related jokes. Many other cool things too, but I am not especially brimming over with thoughts atm.
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05 July 2014 @ 08:22 pm
Will be on holiday again from tomorrow until the 13th, so I won't be around until then!
but you're the apple of my eye anyway
Oh, man, was re-reading old entries and you guuuuys were so nice. BUT anyway, today I watched The Passion (the BBC version, not Mel Gibson's), because I saw it back when it was on for the first time, thought it was UNBELIEVABLY awesome, then missed the last episode because I was busy being in hospital, then watched that episode on DVD maybe two years later and was like 'This is so not as cool as I remembered'. Anyway.

Spoilers for the first three episodes of The Passion (also surprisingly non-shippy).Collapse )

So, yes, favourite representation of Jesus. I would say favourite TV thing, but I'd have to rewatch Angels In America before making that decision.

Oh and HAPPY EASTER :D I love Easter. I used to prefer Christmas but new life and symbolism and hope.
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24 December 2013 @ 10:40 pm
Merry Christmas! Or Happy Holidays, or happy next few days. And Happy New Year in advance, if you follow the Gregorian calendar.
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23 June 2013 @ 04:59 pm
So, I'll be in Venice until Friday.
but you're the apple of my eye anyway
Shiiiiiiit. I have no idea whether to take this as good news or bad news, but I entered a Dickens competition with these two fics I wrote aaaages ago when I read Hard Times for school and discovered that Tom and Louisa are the ultimate dysfunctional siblings (SERIOUSLY YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. Dysfunctional siblings are my kryptonite) and Sissy/Louisa is practically canon - NO SHE LIKE CLASPS HER NECK AND THEY HAVE A LOVE-CONFESSION SCENE, and I have been shortlisted? Like, I'm guessing they didn't get many entries, and you get competitions where they shortlist EVERYBODY so you'll buy the book with the shortlisted people in, but.

Anyway, that's not the issue, the issue is that the shortlisted story is partly character study and Sissy and Louisa being in love while also being total dicks to each other but it is also partly REALLY POORLY-WRITTEN LESBIAN PORN? Like, PG-13, but if my mother/people from my church ask me to read this I AM GOING TO LITERALLY DIE.

For one, they really super do not approve of porn, and I think the possibility that I would write porn MIGHT ACTUALLY KILL THEM TOO? For another, even at my poetry group where there have been at least two ~sexy poems~ and one woman has this romance novel she reads out which is FULL of porn, I am the least likely of suspects for porn-writing and also I CAN BARELY READ OUT REGULAR POEMS AND SHIT, IF I HAVE TO READ THIS I WILL IMPLODE FROM SHAME. For yet another, it's so bad. Like, it is all rubbing between thighs, that is literally the language used, which sounds vaguely painful and also RIDICULOUS.

And there is a ceremony which involves PEOPLE READING OUT THEIR WORK and thankfully it is optional because I am not going to stand in font of a crowd and read badly-written porn unless I decide implosion is an excellent life choice.


Alexander/Hephaestion, college AU.Collapse )

Bella Swan fic, spoilers for Breaking Dawn.Collapse )

Charlie Brooker/David Mitchell, response to prompt: The media somehow get the idea that Brooker and Mitchell are in a relationship. In the course of their denials, whoops, it becomes true.Collapse )

I know I said I wrote Sleeping Beauty fic but there is too much here already, so, like, if you want me to dig that up as well I will. Also if you want to see the god-awful Louisa/Sissy. I feel like some horrible little pedlar hawking my wares.

Also vote Obama.
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16 September 2012 @ 01:51 am
Okay, I am posting partly to say that I have received a paid account from a Mysterious Anonymous Source. Thank you, Mysterious Anonymous Source! You are a wonderful human being. In return, I will be posting a really old Charlie Brooker/David Mitchell fic I half-wrote but never finished, and a less-old Alexander/Hephaestion fic I...also never finished. Because I really don't have much else to offer, so unless you have any objections, that is your ~prize~. I've also got very short Sleeping Beauty fic, and equally short Bella Swan fic? Idk, I'll just post everything I can find in the hope you like something. It, uh, may take some time.

I am also posting to inform you that apparently Jeremy Renner has been doing some fairly dickish things of late, and, um. The More You Know?


Other things: you know what the greatest invention of the past thousand years is? CHEESECAKE CHEESE. Yes, you read that right. CHEESECAKE MOTHERFLIPPING CHEESE. To be precise, raspberry and cranberry cheesecake Wensleydale.

Spoilers for This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti because I am the poster girl for hypervigilance with spoiler cuts.Collapse )
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OH MAN I'M 22. I have not had nearly enough life experience to be 22. 22-year-olds are supposed to be cool people who spend their Friday nights getting drunk and having one-night stands! My Friday nights are spent writing poems about people in the Bible banging. Sometimes I have too much shame to even get them to that point! EVEN THE PEOPLE I WRITE ABOUT DON'T LIVE THE LIFE I'M SUPPOSED TO.

Comfort me, LJ friends! ;____;. Oh man, if you don't this post will just be the saddest ever. I'll take a screencap and submit it to a story competition as a tragedy.

EDIT: heeeeey physically incapable of replying to things rn go me.
Current Music: Azealia Banks - 212
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20 May 2012 @ 10:56 pm
Ugh every time I listen to 'Read All About It' I get Larry Stylinson feelings and every time I listen to 'Holding A Heart' I get Horrible Histories feelings. THE SECOND ONE DOESN'T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE. And every time that advert with 'London Burning' comes on: WHAM, CHARLES II FEELS. Thank you Horrible Histories.

Clothes. No, that's it.Collapse )

Unexpectedly hot: Lucifer/Gabriel. OMG HAVE ALL THE WALLSEX. That's...sex against a wall, not sex with a wall. Although, ngl, that would be epic. I should feel guilty because most of their dynamic is based on Chronicles of Brothers where they are brothers and MAN I BROTHERSHIP THEM SO HARD and I want Lucifer to want him to rule Hell alongside him and be unable to hurt him. I mean, I want that with Lucifer&Michael too, but Lucifer is so relentlessly a dick to Michael that I'm pretty resigned to the fact. But no. No guilt left in my system sry2say. I need an angels icon that isn't a girl with a gun.

EDIT: Nvm, here is some sex with a wall. Charles II/wall, to be precise. It's actually good. I mean, it's hilarious, not hot, but I don't imagine sex with a wall could ever be hot. Unless, idk, you were listening to someone through it rather than being legit into walls.
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Originally posted by a_white_rain at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

Edit: I'm also going to add that PeerBlock might be another program to look into. You can download it here.


Petition: RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th

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29 January 2012 @ 04:38 pm
Hello Livejournal! All I do nowadays is read the opinions of so-called heretics and get angry with the Bible. Did you know virtually everyone is a heretic? I should probably warn you, if I ever manage to make another post after this, it will probably be about either heretics or Narnia. I want quite badly to read fanfiction about Susan and Edmund being fractious and awful after Susan stops believing in Narnia, but I have no clue where to find it.
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06 June 2011 @ 12:42 am
Omggggg, thank you so much marvellous giver of paid accounts! YOU ARE THE BESTESTEST.

In return, have, uh, a link to an amazing video?

I was writing an entry on things I like about NCIS and also I still have one more icon meme - the Being Human trio - but a) I am useless with words rn, and b) you may very well dislike those things immensely! so I guess I shall MAKE UP A MEME. Ask me for recs? I would say fic, but I am legit only capable of badfic. So I guess you could also ask for badfic? I enjoy badfic way too much, and not always ironically or for lols.

Imagine there is a Troy doing birthday thumbs-up .gif here, because I do not have one uploaded to Photobucket.
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25 January 2011 @ 01:32 am
Meme from scruby
1. Reply to this post with the word BANANA, and I will pick 6-8 of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.

This is another icon from Legend of the Seeker, which I explained here. This one features Richard, the hero of our tale, Kahlan, his badass girlfriend, and Cara, her badass girlfriend. They are kind of a perfect OT3.

Major, major spoilers up to the series finale of Legend of the SeekerCollapse )

I have decided to post this an actually reasonable time after the last post because I want to talk about Barney/Ted. OH MY HEART, HOW I LOVE BARNEY/TED.

Spoilers up to HIMYM series 6, episode 5, Architect of DestructionCollapse )

I've only seen up to Architect of Destruction myself, so NO SPOILERS PLEASE.
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17 January 2011 @ 05:00 am
Meme from scruby
1. Reply to this post with the word BANANA, and I will pick 6-8 of your icons.
2. Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.

This is David Mitchell and his smile of BEAUTY. I think I mostly use this icon as a sign of love and delight rather than as a sign that David Mitchell is the best person.

Nine million links, Mitchell/Webb, Mitchell/Brooker, and spoilers for Peep Show up to the final episode of series 7.Collapse )
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19 September 2010 @ 12:23 am
Continued from here.

This is Kahlan and Cara from Legend of the Seeker. THEY ARE BASICALLY GIRLFRIENDS. They travel across the world with Kahlan's boyfriend Richard and some old dude who likes to make portentious statements for the lulz. His name is Zedd, one of a number of deeply ridiculous names courtesy of Terry Goodkind, badficcer extraordinaire.

And this is their story.Collapse )

I am pretty much the only person in the world that 'ships this, but 'ship it I do. I want Jeff to come baaack. I 'shipped them from the moment the Doctor was all judgey about Jeff's porn collection (indeed, I decided 'get a girlfriend' meant 'go out with me'). Then The Doctor was all up in his grill, and I am a sucker for not knowing what personal space means (he did it with Rory, too, but I didn't notice it as much at the start because he was all angry rather than encouraging). I mean, he calls him 'the handsome one', how has no-one else picked up on this? Most of all I love that he calls him 'magnificent', which he doesn't even call Amy until later on. He sees his ~potential~ and I kind of feel absurd 'shipping something so obscure so hard, but I dooo. It's there! On the screen!


The next three, er, at some point.
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19 September 2010 @ 12:18 am
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So! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. They are the OT3est OT3 to ever OT3. Eleven and Rory are Amy's boys! They stand too close to one another and sometimes touch foreheads! (Touching foreheads is sort of Amy and Eleven's thing, though, I must say.) Eleven considers Rory so much a part of the group that when spoilers happenCollapse ), Eleven spoilersCollapse ). He also thinks Rory's gorgeous and according to a deleted scene, likes him a lot. And in one of the books, he kisses him on the foooreheeead (also an Eleven/Amy thing. Maybe he sees them as part of the same unit/similar? I don't know).

Eleven/Amy.Collapse )

And Amy and Rory, the only explicit love story in the triangle (although early season Eleven/Amy comes close, and that's not counting unrequiteds). They spoilerCollapse )! They survive endless tragedy and Amy's commitment phobia and a tall, dark hero from the stars. It's all spoilers from hereon out. Finale spoilers, even.Collapse )

Most of all, though, I love them as a trio. They are a team, and they belong together. Eleven may 'ship Amy/Rory because he 'ships Amy/anyone but him, because he will ~never be enough~ and he can't forgive himself for letting her down before, but he loves her against all his best wishes, and she and Rory love him too. When he sneaks off because he can't face another goodbye they both know him well enough to realise he wants to keep them, and they want to keep him. One of the first things Rory says when spoilers happenCollapse ) is 'he was the stripper at my wedding'. Which is pretty up for misinterpretation. And then Amy is saying things like 'spoilerCollapse )' and Rory is not even minding because obviously, he'll be joining in, which is the most blatant polygamy I have EVER SEEN on television (except for The Vampire Diaries, which is just polygamy: it's okay if she isn't evil, the PSA).

Sorry about the length D: if more cutting is required I'll post it in parts because smaller cuts are necessary for spoilers.

Continued .