Seven

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

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

X Marks the Spot? [SPOILERS!]
All too true...
jjpor
Well, new X-Files was on here in Blighty last night, after my months of fevered speculation and anticipation I naturally made sure I caught it. And did it live up to my expections?

As ever, for me a pithy comment will never suffice when an epic rambling dissection is an option, and with that Wordpress thingy I started a while back and still haven't made much use of, I thought, why not indeed?

BEWARE - SPOILERS!!

https://jjpor.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/x-traordinay-rendition-the-x-files-2016-premiere-my-struggle-spoilers-abound/

Tl:dr - Nothing would have, tbh, but I liked it a great deal. At the same time, I can understand completely the reasons some others have expressed for not being as enamoured with it. So yeah - looking forward to next week's now :D

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The Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon
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If you haven't already, please consider signing up for the The Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon at dw_guestfest:



Your host, the admirable [personal profile] lost_spook, describes it as "a low-pressure, traditional ficathon! Just assign yourself to a date in the sign up post, write a fic of at least 500 words (no maximum) for a minor/guest character (using a prompt or not)..." All I know is that I had a great time taking part in it last year and hope to do so again. If you also are a fan of great times, and Doctor Who, you should seriously consider taking part.

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The Feast of Steven?
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Well, it's that time of year again (it comes around so quick!). Whatever holidays you are or are not celebrating, whether or not you're ready for River Song and her husbands, please allow me to extend the best wishes of the season to you and yours. I hope you all have a good day tomorrow, whatever you end up doing.

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Star Wars!?!
Seven
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So, I went and watched this obscure arthouse film you've probably never heard of yesterday. And I finally made use of that Wordpress account I started ages ago to record some hopefully non-spoilery first impressions.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I quite liked it.

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Fic: Presidential Address [Twelfth Doctor, Gen, All Ages]
Seven
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Story: Presidential Address
At Teaspoon - At AO3
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 695
Summary: Shut up and listen, Earthlings. The President’s talking.
Characters/Pairings: Just Twelve and his axe
Warnings: Some mild cumudgeonliness about aspects of NuWho, nothing bashing though, I hope.

Please allow the valiant Teaspoon Mods time to validate!

So, it occurs to me that we're more than halfway through his second series and I still haven't tried writing anything featuring Twelve. I quite like the idea of those console room straight-to-camera monologues of his, so this is along those lines. And it sort of came out being a bit critical of NuWho NuNIT stories in general and recent ones in particular, that sort of thing being uppermost on my mind after last Saturday's episode. Anyway...

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Reminder: The Who@50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!
Who@51
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Just a quick 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 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.

If you're interested in taking part, please visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there, I hope!

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Announcing the Who@50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!
Who@51
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That time of year is fast-approaching us once again - we are mere weeks away from the 52nd Anniversary of Doctor Who! 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.

Please allow me to announce, therefore, 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 2015 and continue throughout the 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 visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there!

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Bring It...!
Seven
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Honestly, even though on some intellectual level I know it is never going to live up to the hype in my head, I am so ready for this:



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Signal Boost
Seven
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Please take the time to read the below (if you haven't already):

Originally posted by clocketpatch at Signal Boost
Please help my god-daughter and my best friend. They have worked very hard and have been trying to legalize their presence in the US for several years. They ended up in that country under unfortunate circumstances, but have managed, against all odds, to build a life there. Eli is a self-employeed artist and regular volunteer at the local animal rescue. Sam is a brave young girl and top of her class. She's had to start over too many times in her short life. I don't want her to have to move again.

Eli and Sam's Immigration fund

This fund is to pay the cost of getting the certified physicals, immunizations, and a trip all the way to Memphis to do their interviews. As well as somewhere to stay for the night, it's a five hour drive each way, and the interviews are at 9 & 10 am. They physicals are due before the interviews, and if they miss either of this things, everything they've worked this hard for, will be pointless, and they will be at risk of deportation.

What you can do:

* Donate. Even a few dollars will help.

* Check out Eli's EtsyShop for beautiful watercolour paintings.You can also comission original pet portraits at their Facebook.

* Share this post. Even if you can't donate or afford art (I understand that money is tight everywhere) perhaps someone else can? Fandom can be magic sometimes. I am really, really, really hoping this is one of those times. Please share Eli's shop and GoFundMe wherever you can.

Thank you for reading.

Calufrax needs reccers beginning August 24
Seven
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I'm a bit late boosting the signal, but better late than never. And calufrax always needs more reccers!


Originally posted by nonelvis at Calufrax needs reccers beginning August 24
Hello, everyone! We're finally running low on reccers, so I'm looking for volunteers to start reccing beginning August 24. If you've been reading this comm for a while but have never stepped forward to rec, please consider it – 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, 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 feel free to share this post! The more people who see it, the better.

Thank you!
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