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Day of the Doctor|
So I finally saw that "Day of the Doctor" special. (relevant icon is relevant)
Note that I have not seen any of the Clara episodes.
This was all right. It would have been nice to see McCoy or Eccleston, but it was all right. Fixfic.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/116623.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
Tags: doctor who
My memory is failing me in irksome ways lately. Like not remembering names, and in one case not being able to recall a given password at all. I can work around it, I can replace it, but why can't I either find a note telling me what is or actually remember what it is?
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/116267.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
That ending! And again that other ending!|
OK, I think even the British have seen this week's, so I'm saying it.
Papa tries to be his best. And he really trusts his team.
The last shot before the credits, though, was awfully suggestive. Since at this point I am in stupid fan-brain mode enough to read May as Skye's mom, it seems like a big monkey wrench.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/116113.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
Was there a point in my life I would have risked saying, "Discordian"?|
It's a bit bemusing when dealing with a social worker to be asked, "religious preference?"
What, like there's religion in this program? What? I said I didn't understand. I wondered (but did not say) if I was allowed to prefer a religion I don't subscribe to. Can I ask to deal primarily with civil servants of a given religious bent, what?
In the end I said I'm not religious, which is true enough. I have a "religious" background for some values of the word, but I'm not really practicing anything at this point, sad to say.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/115850.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
Last night I dreamt that I talked to Lefty for 15 minutes on the phone. On my cellphone without a lot of minutes. I'm not saying I dreamt a 15-minute conversation; I looked at my phone in the dream and read that.
She was in some warzone--apparently Syria, or Iraq a few years ago. She was doing aid or something, and invited me to come. And I didn't, because I was apprehensive. Then her little unit or installation or whatever was bombed, and I didn't know whether she was alive, and I was looking on LJ to see if she'd post.
I woke up hoping she was OK. It took a while to register that that was not the real Lefty,
who rarely does anything more dangerous than lifeguarding or competitive judo who is probably more likely to die of alcohol poisoning than of bombing by belligerents.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/115323.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
|Huh. One post on my LJ flist in the last day? Weird.|
Lately I've been alternately recovering from an arm injury and aggravating it by trying to do things with it anyway. I took a moderately bad fall a few weeks ago. Today I noticed that I can twist it above the elbow with some pain, but twisting it between elbow and wrist may be doing something to my nerves that I don't want. I just made my pinkie finger tingle, apparently.
Not the first time I've hurt that wrist, but this is getting worrying. Especially since the trauma of the fall affected muscles in my torso as well, so it has constrained my breathing a little. It hurts amazingly when I sneeze. I still have ridiculously great lung capacity, so breathing a little shallowly is not a great problem.
Anyway, I'm probably going to be OK. Might have a hernia now, need to look into that.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/115193.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
nothing in particular|
Haven't seen the new Thor, not in any hurry too. I get the impression that those movies are intentionally daft. Camp or whatever.
In that vein, I have basically given up on Doctor Who. It's not just, "I'll get around to catching up with it," now. It's, "That Lancs girl who thought I was nuts for being a Whoie back in the '80's was right." I still have a lot of affection for some bits of it, honestly, like Jon Pertwee. But I don't know when I will care again.
I don't know.
It's been a long time since I left Wonder Woman behind because I realized that when I tried to write her it came out someone else--and I should just write my own characters.
I have a story in my head which is trying to riff on the Highlander concept, but it may be the wrong way to do it. Just a fannish power fantasy?
I considered writing a story that riffs really hard on Birds of Prey, with some other elements. But I'll never write it. Oh well.
I am presently not playing Magic, which is good. I am also not selling off cards, because it's kind of a hassle. That's less good.
Anyway, I'm not dead, just not much of a fan of fictiony things for fanning with fandom friends. Some of my favorite people are ones I've met through this identity, but I don't know how I fit into this blog/network/community now.
What I'm dancing around saying is that if I did write something, I'd probably write it under another name, and I would be of two minds about showing it to people, because I tend to treat pseudonyms like secret identities. It actually bugs me that I ended up putting political stuff on my tumblr under my "fan name."
Whatever! Me writing anything with an actual plot or structure, or that anyone would pay for, is unlikely, really.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/114706.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
|I'm getting the feeling that philippos42 is an identity I used to have.|
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/114609.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
more tv - sitcoms|
I think Anna Faris's show Mom actually felt like an Anna Faris show with the beginning of the third episode.
It's kind of goofy, sentimental, and earnest overall, but that first-act sequence was actually well-done, I thought.
Still, now that Christy has broken up with her boss, it's very easy to see the whole workplace side of this show being written out. That might hurt the show, though, I think. Christy needs to leave the home set sometimes, and bouncing from job to job could just add an unneeded complexity.
Oh, I watched part of the latest Super Fun Night. The humiliation of Kimmie trying to lie about herself and her roommates got a bit too uncomfortable for me.
Show I weirdly like: Trophy Wife. I've seen a couple of episodes so far, and I might still get sick of it. It's very broad, but something about the contrasts between the main character and her stepkids' mothers is kind of fun for me. I don't know, I don't have or want kids, but this was funny a couple of times.
Yeah, I don't know, maybe I should just go back to public affairs shows.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/114413.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
aka the one who is not McPheever|
Just checking, am I being read here? Should I post more? As in, anything?
This was largely a fandom journal, and truth is, I mostly don't write fandom stuff.
I watched some TV this week, that was OK. I saw the first episode of Hostages when they reran it, but then I didn't watch the second. I just put the PBS NewsHour on. So yeah, I guess I don't care about Castle or Hostages now. And I don't really want to bother with Spader's show either.
I saw an episode of Sean Hayes's new show. Kind of cute. Megan Hilty is on it, which surprised me.
I'm trying to avoid The Voice so far. I got really sick of last cycle.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/114163.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
I talk about Michael Mann for probably not the first time|
I skimmed a little of this.
I watched a lot of these shows.
I was really into Miami Vice as a teenager. The use of time was amazing, and it was largely possible due to not falling into the trick of using a, b, and c plots, but telling one story in the 45 minutes available. "Half a major motion picture every week." I watched Michael Mann's Robbery Homicide Division years later, and it was the same theory, but it relied too much on the same protagonist every week, and wasted the rest of the ostensible regular cast.
I've probably said this on this journal before.
Man, I loved Miami Vice. I was a nutty kid.
This entry was originally posted at http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/113873.html, where Russian botspam is a rarity.
|I did watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week.|
I did not see the premieres of the new shows with Toni Collette and James Spader. They were on opposite each other, and opposite Castle, and I decided to take the easy way out; not to get involved in a new show and just to watch Castle. Which was very silly. Kind of nice to see Yancey Arias and Lisa Edelstein as Beckett's new co-workers, I guess.
SHIELD was OK, if falling back on hoary genre tropes. We'll see how it goes.
Chicago Fire is getting my love, though. Yes, I am a masochist; I watched ER, too.
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