lizbee: (DW: Bill (garden))
2017-06-26 11:37 am
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Doctor Who 10.11 - "World Enough And Time"

I can't believe it's taken the show more than fifty years to use that title. Teaspoon has ... okay, only four fics using it. That's less than I expected.

Anyway.

'No, dear, those were spoilers.' )
lizbee: (Default)
2017-06-18 10:05 am
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Doctor Who 10.10 - "Eaters of Light"

I watched last week's episode at Continuum, while hiding from people in the committee room, and made a terrible discovery: iView streaming quality is much, much better over 4G on an iPad than over the NBN on a new desktop.

Guys.

That was pretty much the highlight of Gatiss's episode, so let's move on to the triumphant return of Rona Munro.

You never hear the spoilers. )
lizbee: (Games: Shepard (mine - Jane))
2017-06-07 04:25 am
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Busy, busy, busy

Just so you know, the lack of a "Lie of the Land" post is not because I disliked it, or even because I was indifferent! It's just that Continuum is this weekend, and I've been very busy, AND I've been horrifically arthritic, which makes typing problematic.

I'm home from work today, slowly and carefully doing small chores like half loads of washing, and hand-soothing stuff like dishes, and generally perceiving the world through a fuzzy codeine fog. And also playing Dragon Age: Origins, even though I'm still in the first part of the story and keep being killed by spiders.

(Between the codeine and the fact it only requires a couple of fingers, gaming is easier than regular typing. Aside from the aforementioned spiders.)

If you're in Melbourne, you should deffo come to Continuum. Especially to the Bioware Panel, which takes place at 10am on Saturday and may continue with more shouting and opinions after. Possibly in the bar, or at least a cafe appropriate to mid-morning. We have a PowerPoint presentation. It includes Hamilton lyrics.
lizbee: (DW: Bill (garden))
2017-05-28 12:18 pm
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Doctor Who 10.07 - "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

The first episode of the season which hasn't thrilled me, but I liked it better than some.

'I got your spoilers cheap.' )
lizbee: (LoK: Lin and Tenzin (back to back))
2017-05-25 04:56 pm

FIC: "Detour" (LoK, AU, Lin/Tenzin | all ages | 2300 words)

Title: Detour
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairing: Lin/Tenzin
Rating: All-ages

Summary: A few months ago, Lin was a promising young police officer. Now she has to find a new path.

Notes: Set in the same AU as "Avalanche". It's called the President Beifong AU on AO3, even though I haven't really gotten to any of the presidential stuff yet. This fic comes with thanks to multivitamins and praticamente-innocua, which between them gave me the strength to start recovering from The Cold I've Had Since March.

While the welcoming party's attention was on the Avatar, Lin climbed gingerly down from Appa and all but collapsed in Tenzin's arms. )
lizbee: (Star Trek: Georgiou)
2017-05-20 06:55 pm
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*points to icon*

I didn't realise how much I needed another woman in command of a Starfleet vessel until the Star Trek Discovery trailer came out. A woman! A Chinese woman! A Chinese woman with an accent! Mentoring the main character, who is also a black woman and seems to have some interesting identity stuff happening with regard to Vulcans!

I'm trying to moderate my enthusiasm by concentrating on the fact that Georgiou is not the captain of the USS Discovery, and may therefore be a minor character, or she could even be killed off early on, despite what Wikipedia and IMDB say about Michelle Yeoh's appearance in all 13 episodes.

Buuuuut. I'm excited.
lizbee: (DW: Bill (garden))
2017-05-14 09:44 am
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Doctor Who 10.05 - "Oxygen"

This was scary! Which I mention above the cut in case anyone was planning to watch it with children. Unless your children are tough. Which I am not, and I'm glad I was watching it at 9 in the morning like a sensible human.

Spoilers under siege )
lizbee: (DW: Bill)
2017-05-07 08:01 am
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Doctor Who 10.04 - "Knock Knock"

I've wanted a Doctor Who episode set in a sharehouse basically since I first saw "Rose". This was nothing at all like what I envisioned, but I loved it.

Infodump, then spoilers. )
lizbee: (Default)
2017-05-04 03:42 pm
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Bean thing

I'm dumping this recipe -- copied from an email I sent last year -- in my journal so that I don't have to go searching through Gmail archives every time I do the groceries. It's my go-to lunch in winter -- I tend to alternate this with corned beef sandwiches. And yet, I forget the recipe all the time.

Recipe )
lizbee: (DW: Bill (garden))
2017-04-30 11:05 am
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Doctor Who 10.03 - "Thin Ice"

Such is my fondness for the show this season that I'm almost ready to get a Twelfth Doctor DW icon. THAT IS THE LEVEL OF MY COMMITMENT.

'Human progress isn't measured by spoilers.' )
lizbee: (DW: Bill (garden))
2017-04-23 09:49 am
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Doctor Who 10.02 - "Smile"

Fun fact! A modern Doctor Who episode is exactly the right length to eat a bowl of cereal, drink three small cups of tea, and apply a fresh nail wrap. The deco styling matches my new Star Wars T-shirt, but I can't quite decide how I feel about this shade of pink. Which is fair, because I also can't quite decide how I feel about this episode!

Spoilers are quoting Bowie. )
lizbee: Three white, slim teenage ballerinas (DA: The Girls)
2017-04-16 11:05 am
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Dance Academy: The Movie

I saw this a few weeks ago, at a preview screening attended by executive producer Joanna Werner. I did a "spoiler-lite" review at No Award, that basically gives away where everyone is at the movie's start, including that SPOILER and SPOILER are talking about SPOILERING together. But I've been sitting on everything more substantial since then, and I need to get some stuff out.

Spoilers, soundtrack notes and dubious legal shenanigans within )
lizbee: (DW: Bill)
2017-04-16 10:40 am
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Doctor Who 10.01 - "The Pilot"

WELL THAT WAS DELIGHTFUL.

Having stepped back from active participation in DW fandom, and been SO disappointed with so much of last season, I wasn't even going to watch "The Pilot" this morning. I was going to wait and watch it tonight, like I do with every other show.

But I forgot how much the UK loves untagged livetweeting, and there were so many opinions flying around that I realised I could either avoid social media for the whole day (AHAHAHAHA NO), or just watch it over breakfast. So I did, but I really do think UK viewers should consider tags, if not just holding off for a while.

Which reminds me, I really should do a spoilery Dance Academy post here, it's been WEEKS and I may explode if I don't talk about some stuff soon.

Spoilers choose chips. )
lizbee: Photoshopped version of the wedding picture from "Family of Blood", with Romana marrying Ten. (DW: Ten/Romana marriage)
2017-04-04 06:50 pm
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End of an era!

I glanced at my DW reading page, saw a lot of consecutive posts from people announcing the deletion of their LJs, and then saw the bit where they are requiring users to accept a (poorly translated) (legally non-binding in translation) (apparently quite dodgy) new ToS.

I'm sure it's still a matter of closing the barn door long after the horses have fled, but in this case, I choose to think that I am the horse, and I have fled to Dreamwidth. (In this metaphor, maybe I just popped back to set the stable on fire? I'm not sure.)

I guess my gut feeling is that, while I will accept a certain amount of dodginess from an online service, there comes a point where it's all just too much ... dodge.
lizbee: (LoK: Lin (sulking because family))
2017-03-10 03:54 pm

FIC: "The Birthday Party" (LoK, AU, OCs, Asami, Lin/Tenzin | all ages | 3400 words)

Title: The Birthday Party
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairing: OCs, Asami Sato, Lin/Tenzin
Rating: All-ages

Summary: Jade Beifong takes her sisters to Asami Sato's birthday party.

Notes: Set in the same AU as "Avalanche", three years later.

For Jade's twelfth birthday, her parents hosted a small party for a dozen of her friends from school. )
lizbee: (LoK: Lin (sulking because family))
2017-03-02 07:43 pm

An important post about Lin Beifong's bedroom

"Okay, Liz," you say, "but we haven't actually seen Lin's bedroom in canon, so you're asking us to sit down and read your speculation."

No! I'm asking you to sit down and read my theory that we have, in fact, seen Lin's bedroom in canon!

Screencaps and theorising and possibly a bit of reaching within )
lizbee: (SCC: Cameron)
2017-02-25 03:34 pm
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Watching and reading

I've been watching and reading the same thing lately: The Expanse, the series of novels by "James S. A. Corey" (a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) and the first season of the TV adaptation.

Spoilers ... IN SPACE )
lizbee: (LoK: Lin and Tenzin (DVD cover))
2017-02-24 03:46 pm

FIC: "Avalanche" (LoK, AU, Lin/Tenzin, teen)

Title: Avalanche
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairing: Lin/Tenzin; OCs
Rating: Teen

Summary: Lin put her whole life on hold to move to the Southern Water Tribe and help protect the Avatar. That was three years ago, and she's ready for a change.

Notes: Sometimes I get a terrible idea that just won't go away. In this case, it was, "AU where Lin goes into politics instead of policing". That, of course, led to, "Um, self, what? How?" This is a bit of worldbuilding for that AU.

Content warnings for Children and Self-Indulgence. Many thanks to AmiraElizabeth for her support, comments and sketches, and Branwyn for her ruthless beta reading.

Read more )
lizbee: (LoK: Lin and Su)
2017-02-06 04:12 pm
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FIC: "Balancing Act" (Lin/Pema/Tenzin, teen, 1880 words)

Title: Balancing Act
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairings: Lin/Pema/Tenzin; Suyin
Rating: Teen
Notes: Set between "Old Wounds" and "The Terror Within". I was going to try to finish a totally different fic today (I ... think I have my fic mojo back?) but then I sent [personal profile] sohotrightnow a link to my Lin/Pema/Tenzin series and accidentally added to it. No regrets.
Content warning: Once again, I have shamelessly resorted to an in vino hard liquor veritas cliche, and apologise to all the fictional livers I've damaged. Also, I don't know quite how to label this, but there's a bit about cultural differences being manipulated to justify genocide (thanks, Sozin) which I feel like people might want a heads-up about?

Summary: Su asks Lin if she's seeing anyone. The answer is a little complicated.

Late – after Korra and her friends had finally gone to bed – Su turned up at the door of Lin's guest house with two glasses and a bottle of the strongest baiju on the estate. )