Seven

"No, Not the Mind Probe!!?!"

"I loathe bus stations. Terrible places, full of lost luggage and lost souls."

Incidentally...
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...a happy midwinter holiday of your choice, or just a very pleasant 25th of December to all of you at home! :)

FEAST OF STEVEN

And may "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" prove to be one of the good Who Xmas specials (although I'm sure they all have their fans and naysayers, it being Doctor Who and everything).




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Reminder - The Who@50 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!
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Just a reminder that it's not too late to sign up for the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who.

If you're interested in taking part, please take a look at one of the posts linked below for details and rules (there aren't many!) and if it looks good please leave a comment. See you there, hopefully.

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Announcing the Who@50 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!
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The 53rd Anniversary of Doctor Who is looming over us and, as in previous years, I thought it would be nice to commemorate it at [community profile] who_at_50 via the medium of fanwork.

I therefore announce the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of. Signups are open from today; posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2016 and continue throughout that month. Anything evoking the idea of the extraordinary longevity and diversity of Who would be especially welcome, but maybe the best way to do that is by creating the most typically Doctor Who-like Doctor Who fanwork you can?

If you're interested in taking part, please take a look at one of the posts linked below for details and rules (there aren't many rules!) and if it looks good please leave a comment. See you there, hopefully.

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The 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon??
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I think it's fair to say there hasn't been a great deal of activity on [community profile] who_at_50 this year, entirely down to my not getting around to posting anything. And to be honest, there seems to be less online Who fandom going on in general in recent times. Perhaps it's normal that in a year without a new series of Who there's going to be a drop-off in activity. However, while we're waiting for Class (we are waiting for Class, right, folks?) and Power of the Animated Daleks to drop, and since it's that time of year again, I'm giving some very serious thought to having an anniversary fanwork-a-thon for the comm as in the past couple of years.

It would be the usual sort of drill - signups during October, posting in November, relatively informal and inclusive format and rules (basically, make a fanwork - just about any fanwork - post it and receive kudos from all). I just thought I'd test the waters before I announce anything to see whether people are up for it this year.

So, let me know! :)

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Happy 50 Year Mission!
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So, today is the 50th anniversary of the original airing of the first episode of the original series of Star Trek. Only three years late, Trek! ;)

It’s not something I’ve ever really talked about extensively online, but I like Star Trek. I like it rather a lot to be honest, or perhaps more accurately it’s been one of my pop-cultural touchstones for as long as I can remember. It’s not as intense as my obsession with Doctor Who (I don’t think I’d presume to claim to be a card-carrying Trekker; they probably have entrance exams and everything before you get granted a licence), but it’s something I keep coming back to, and watching, and even thinking about in a fannish way from time to time, although I’ve never to my knowledge committed Trek fic. No, not even the ur-text of all fanfic everywhere, Kirk/Spock…

More Trek-themed ramblings...Collapse )

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Calufrax Needs You!
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Like, really needs you:

Originally posted by nonelvis at Calufrax is back! Or we will be, once we have more reccers.
Dear lovely community members,

I apologize for letting things go dark here for -- yikes! -- slightly more than a month. I have no real excuse beyond having needed a break myself, but I'm here again and want to crank things back up, hopefully starting July 18.

In order to do that, though, we need reccers. Lots of 'em, honestly, because we're out. As always, everyone, new and old reccers alike, is welcome to rec. All you need to do is select 4-10 stories that haven't been recced before and that meet the comm's fairly basic rules (well-written/formatted, no bashfic, etc.). Reccing periods last two weeks; complete rules and sign-up instructions in this post.

Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, and other users reading this: you don't need a LiveJournal account to rec! If you're interested in reccing, you can comment in the sign-up post, leave me an Ask on Tumblr, or email me at nonelvis42 on Gmail. (Note: if you're a Facebook user who wants to volunteer, please contact me by email; I have no Facebook account, and LJ doesn't send OpenID users comment notifications, so I have no reliable way of reaching you beyond email.)

Please share this post far and wide! The community needs you. And I appreciate each and every one of you who's stepped up to rec (many of you more than once) or simply read or followed the comm. calufrax is nothing without you ♥

Best Birthday Wishes...
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...to two of my long-time flisters.

Firstly, the esteemed [personal profile] lost_spook with whom I am locked in a solemn pact to be the last two people left posting on Livejournal. No birthday fic (again) I am afraid. ;)

And also the inimitable [personal profile] femme_slash_fan, stalwart of the [community profile] who_at_50 fanwork-a-thon-a-thon. Long may you continue doing what you're doing. :)

All of my good vibes and best wishes to both of you, today and for the coming year.

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Obscure and British Commentfest!
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I have been somewhat remiss in not boosting this signal earlier, but please, if you have not already, go and have a look at the Obscure and British Commentfest hosted by my associate [personal profile] lost_spook - click on the banner to proceed!



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Gareth Thomas 1945-2016
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Very saddened today to hear of the passing away of a very fine actor. I've only really got into Blakes 7 in more recent years (a tad too young to have caught it first time around), but it's very very good indeed and its star for the first two series was a big part of that. Also very good in that one episode of Torchwood and numerous other television appearances over the years. And 71, I can't help thinking, is no age nowadays.

My condolences to those he leaves behind.

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Fic: Low Town (Teen, Gen, 25,300 words)
All too true...
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Written for the dw_guestfest Minor Characters Ficathon and unfortunately posted a day late. I'm actually amazed I got it finished at all, considering the way it just...kept...growing... ;)

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Low Town
Rating: Teen
Word Count: c. 25,300 (in four chapters)
Prompt/Chosen character: "Spandrell — Gallifreyan police procedural."
Notes/Warnings: Some violence, descriptions of crime scenes etc. Doctor Who and its many characters and associated copyrights do not – repeat not – belong to me.
Summary: A murder on Gallifrey is bad enough; the murder of a prominent Time Lord in the heart(s) of Prydon Academy is even worse. Fortunately, Castellan Spandrell is on the case.

On Teaspoon | On AO3

As this thing’s actually too long to post to Teaspoon in one chunk as per their rules, I’ll put it up chapter by chapter there, but the whole fic is now up on AO3.

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