lizbee: (DW: Eleven and Amy)
Once again, I liked this a lot, but don't have much to say about it. Except... )
lizbee: The TARDIS in space, with some kind of lightshow in the background. Text: infinity (DW: TARDIS (infinity))
I have so many feelings about "Asylum of the Daleks" that I actually can't put them into words. I try, but I keep coming back to negative or passive-aggressive stuff, like, "Fandom, have you considered that your reaction to [insert thing here] says more about your issues than anything else?"

(Conversation between me and [personal profile] indeed:

Her: "How was Doctor Who?"
Me: "It was great! I can tell because the internet hated it."
Her: "What, did a woman do something plot-related?")

Basically I have turned into a sparkly ball of wordless happiness. There's probably a gif for that. Pretend it's here.

/BLANKET FORT OF SQUEE

Pond Life

Aug. 27th, 2012 09:31 pm
lizbee: (DW: Amy (fairy tale))
I wasn't going to get excited about the Pond Life shorts, because I figured they'd be region-locked, and by the time I got ahold of one I'd be completely spoiled, and I don't actually enjoy watching things on YouTube.

HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT REGION-LOCKED! And the first one, at least, is delightful. Spoilers for 30 seconds of what is essentially a promo. )
lizbee: (Avatar: Azula on the cliff)
Late on Monday morning I developed a weird obsession with Toph/Azula. Why? Well, I've reached that point in my AU Big Bang where I'm quite close to being done, only there's a big climactic scene to write first. And whenever I reach this stage in a story, my brain starts throwing out completely unrelated ideas that totally have to be written right away. For example, over the weekend I wrote 1000 words of Katara/Zuko fic. And usually that pairing makes me retch.

Anyway, Toph/Azula. Because I was talking about my Big Bang fic with [profile] bnharrison last week, and she said something about Toph being almost the only person in the world, other than Katara and possibly Iroh, who is totally a match for Azula. And while any good Azula pairing should start out with "someone she can't kill too easily" I started seeing other ways they work well together, even as their combined ego threatens to destroy the entire world.

So now I'm kind of contemplating a series of ficlets about Toph and Azula fighting crime and letting Zuko pay for the property damage. It needs a better, or at least more appropriate title than "TEAM TOPHZULA, FUCK YEAH!" but I can work on that. I scribbled a 500-word ficlet this afternoon.

Future-fic, G, no warnings. )

Tonight, feeling a sad lack of River Song in my life, I watched "Silence in the Library" for the first time since it aired. Tennant's accent isn't very good, is it? I spent much of it going, "WHY AREN'T YOU ELEVENTY? BE ELEVENTY AGAIN!" and also feeling that, while I like Donna okay, I feel like she was hyped up into The Greatest Companion Ever, and I don't actually find her that interesting.

Also I wonder, again, at people saying River is smug in her first appearance, because she spends most of the episode either dealing with plot stuff, or being visibly and increasingly distraught that the Doctor doesn't know her. Either she completely changes in the next episode, or fandom thinks that any woman who is capable of walking and breathing at the same time is getting above herself. GUESS WHICH OPTION I SUSPECT!

Here, have a meme that charms me:

Give me two characters I'm familiar with, and I'll tell you about a time that they kissed.

As usual lately, bonus points for AtLA characters.
lizbee: (DW: Ten believes in Harvey Dent)
Photobucket


Don't worry. Nothing is ever going to stop me from making fun of Glowing Floaty Jesus Tinkerbell Fairy Doctor.

Fic rec

Dec. 30th, 2010 06:01 pm
lizbee: (DW: Amy)
Trifle. It's Christmas Day in Leadworth, and Amy's aunt is on the roof. It gets the timeline wrong (2006! Not 2005! I know we all try to forget "Aliens of London", but come on, people!) and has a handful of punctuation errors, but it's also quite ridiculous and perfect.

Stuff

Nov. 6th, 2010 05:29 pm
lizbee: (Avatar: Fire Nation huddle!)
I was planning to have a totally productive day, but instead I put on Janelle Monae, turned the volume up and opened TV Tropes.

Yeah.

You know that meme where people posted the "Better Than It Sounds" summaries for their shows, and people had to guess the show from the slightly skewed description? I'll cut the guesswork; TV Tropes offers three descriptions for Avatar:

- A heavily tattooed kung-fu Dalai Lama, his Inuit pals, a blind Chinese loli of mass destruction, an angry burn victim and some animals that don't exist (but should) take on Luke Skywalker and his army of arsonists who wear giant shoulderpads.
- Or A disfigured Troubled But Cute teenage arsonist chases and harasses underage boy to please Luke Skywalker, gets his butt kicked repeatedly and is dissatisfied when he finally wins.
- Alternately, a cheerful and brightly-colored children's show about child abuse and genocide.

I know people keep saying that Mark Hamill voiced Ozai, and his name is there in the credits so it's probably true, but I still have a hard time believing it.

SWITCHING FANDOMS! A scene bridging "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Beast Below"!



"So you're like a space squid or something?" OH AMY, ONLY IN MY DREAMS.

It's like, 5.30 and I've done NOTHING! Except my laundry. And I watched an episode of Mad Men and went through some old Photobucket pictures. Most of them dated from around 2006-2007, the time I was living with [personal profile] weaverandom and she was obsessing over some stupid Nickelodeon cartoon and telling me that I like totes had to watch it because she'd love it, only there were massive gaps between episodes and then she watched the end of the second season and spent, like, two days shouting at some fictional character called Zuko. Good times, man, good times.
lizbee: Animated gif of a Weeping Angel approaching between flashes of darkness (DW: Angels are horrific)
I left this on my desk at work for [personal profile] weaverandom to find, and since she just tweeted something about me being evil, I'm going to assume she found it.

Some crossovers are fairly inevitable when you think about it. )
lizbee: The TARDIS in space, with some kind of lightshow in the background. Text: infinity (DW: TARDIS (infinity))
Hands: still sore. Joints are all very swollen, especially on the left hand. Have to type very slowly, with frequent breaks. Off work until Thursday. Got a referral to a specialist, but as I have $24 until I get paid next week (or my tax refund comes in, whichever happens first, but let's not count chickens.) that will have to wait.

In lieu of fresh content, here is something I had sitting on my hard drive, waiting for completion.

101 Reasons Doctor Who is Awesome

(This is a personal list. My reasons may not be your reasons. After about the first five, they're in The Order That I Thought Of Them. Features pictures, YouTube clips and completely random good times.)

47 years, three TV spin-offs, umteenity audio thingihoosits, one of the maddest fandoms around - the hard thing was keeping it down to 101. )
lizbee: The TARDIS in space, with some kind of lightshow in the background. Text: infinity (DW: TARDIS (infinity))
Okay, so if it's a spoiler for season 7 of Doctor Who, then a better word might be "rumour," possibly coupled with the word "unfounded," but still, this put a smile on my face. I ran it through TinyURL to avoid mild spoilers for the URL.

Actually, looks like at least part of it is true (again, with a TinyURL for spoilers). So, yes. MY HAPPY FACE, LET ME SHOW YOU IT.
lizbee: (DW: River + hair + gun)
Aside from a casting spoiler, I am almost totally unspoiled for the DW finale tomorrow.

This will be my first unspoiled finale since "Last of the Time Lords", after which I started seeking out spoilers in order to lower expectations. (Hint: if you knew from the beginning of the season how Donna's story was going to end, it really saved you the effort of getting attached!)

I mean, okay, I've seen a few things here and there, but they're all basically on the level of "...and Harriet Jones is the Red Dalek, and then Paul McGann appears in a flashback!" Which, okay, that was where I'd filed *****!Rory, so I've been wrong before, but seriously, I have very little idea of what's going to happen tomorrow. (And, fortunately, unlike after "The Sound of Drums", I haven't gone and invested in the idea that the finale will be any good at all, so that's okay.)

I really just hope, with only slight expectation of satisfaction, that it won't suck.
lizbee: (DW: Amy (fairy tale))
I KNOW I SHOULD STOP FOLLOWING LINKS, BUT I REALLY ENJOY THE TOTAL COMPREHENSION FAIL HERE. Especially the Proper Feminist Concern that Amy's job is "morally degrading" and her legs are too prominent. Yes, girls, you can be pretty, sexy, clever AND admirable! Sometimes all at the same time!

A bunch of us were talking on Twitter yesterday, about how some fans dislike Amy, or think she is badly written/acted/whatever because they expect her to act and react like a normal person. Which is fine, but for those of us who do not act and react like normal people, and who have to make a considerable effort to figure out how to interact with people like Rose and Donna, she's a breath of fresh air. It's probably not by coincidence that a lot of the same people also glommed onto Martha, who was closer to "normal" than Amy, but who spoke in terms of sci-fi and movie cliches, and read Harry Potter, and generally spoke our language.

And if I wasn't totally behind on getting ready for work, I would expand my thoughts out properly. In short, though: STUPID.
lizbee: (DW: Eleven and Amy (laughing))
Title: (he wasn't there again today)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: G
Characters: Eleven, Amy, (Rory)
Warning(s): Spoilers for the end of "Cold Blood".
Summary: To be remembered is to be immortal. The Doctor knows what it's like to be forgotten.


There's a space inside her where a grown-up should be. )
lizbee: (DW: Eleven and Amy (TARDIS))
Title:
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Eleven/Romana, Amy/Rory
Genre: crack
Warning(s): Vaguely spoilery for all of season 5 so far. Contains, as the official censors like to say, Sexual References.
Notes: I blame Vali.
Summary: Amy and Rory's honeymoon is interrupted when they find a woman in a glass coffin.


Let's face it, Amy and Rory could never have a normal honeymoon. )
lizbee: (DW: Amy)
But first, an obnoxious preface:

I'm having a lot of squee this season, and I'm really loving it, and frankly, I haven't had this much fun watching Doctor Who since 2007. There are things I have problems with, but on the whole, I am madly in love with my show again, and that is very exciting to me.

So I would take it as a courtesy if, if you hated everything about it and want everyone involved to retire for the good of British television, please keep your hate out of my LJ. Every couple of weeks -- and it's always someone different, so I'm not singling any one person out -- someone pops in to say nothing more constructive than "I hated that", and then a long list of reasons why, many of which constitute everything I loved. It is, frankly, cheerio-pissing, and it's really bringing me down. You've got your own LJs, or DWs, or whatever.

I didn't want to have to do this, because I like to think of my journals as the online equivalent of a house party where people are talking and flailing and having fun, but this is the equivalent of coming into my home and making disparaging remarks about its size, appearance and general state of existence. Which is, in my opinion, rude. And it's really undermined my pleasure in DW and its fandom the last couple of weeks, so please, just keep it out of my LJ.

Spoilers could have done without the limerick. )

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