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Jul. 19th, 2017 07:16 pm
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I swear most of the reason that I want to extend my fic series so long is that I have a bunch of cool story titles that I wouldn't use otherwise. Is that a bad reason?

I don't even have plots yet. XD I think most people would say the story comes before the title.

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Jul. 19th, 2017 02:14 pm
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I actually managed to finish a line on my genprompt-bingo card doing SSR Confidential - I just picked a line and used the prompts in it for inspiration for the various treats I wrote. It worked well. XD I haven't decided if I'm going to go for something more advanced on that card or just post it ...

Anyway, here are all my current cards: my newest h/c bingo one (one square down so far!), genprompt-bingo, trope bingo, and tic-tac-woe (apocalypses).

Cards under the cut )

Note to self: do not sign up for any more bingo cards.

Color-coded versions for prompt picking coming soon ...
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Having finally seen the reveal of the new 13th Doctor, I will reserve my judgment on how well this particular regeneration is going to work until I've seen Jodie Whittacker's performance and her dynamic with her companion(s). Just because it's not something I personally felt the need for doesn't mean I might not end up enjoying it in the end (see also: Missy).

Also, given that the premise of the show is built around the Doctor getting a completely new and unexpected body with every regeneration, and that the concept of Time Lords regenerating as a different sex has been a canonical part of New Who ever since the offhand mention of the Corsair in "The Doctor's Wife" back in 2011 (a possibility which Moffat & Co. have underlined with increasing emphasis at least once a season ever since), I really don't have a lot of sympathy with the people complaining that the announcement came out of left field and violates the True Spirit of the show. The spirit of Original Who, maybe. New Who, which has already spent over ten years breaking almost every unwritten taboo of its predecessor, not so much.

In fact, as soon as Capaldi's departure was announced I felt pretty sure that the next Doctor was going to be either PoC or a woman -- but not both, because that would be an even more dramatic and controversial change, and therefore far too much of a risk for cautious TV executives worried about losing large segments of their traditional audience.*

But for those who are claiming that Steven Moffat only made this move due to pressure from more enlightened third parties and would never have thought of it on his own, I'd like to share a friendly reminder that in the 1999 Red Nose Day comedy skit Curse of Fatal Death, which was written and aired six full years before the return of Doctor Who to television in any serious form (let alone under his control), Moffat had the Doctor regenerate** into a blonde woman.***

Oh, and she was the 13th Doctor too.


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*As it is, I will be quite interested to see the ratings for Jodie Whittacker's first few episodes as the Doctor. Whether they go up or down or stay much the same, I think it's safe to say that a significant number of the people watching will not be the same people who watched Capaldi and his predecessors. I've already seen one post from a former fan who considers the casting of a female Doctor as the last nail in the coffin of her (yes, her) waning interest in the show.

**After starting out as Rowan Atkinson and regenerating into Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant in rapid succession, and don't get me started on how much I loved Rowan Atkinson's Nine and how sad I am he wasn't canon because we'll be here all evening.

***Played in this case by Joanna Lumley.

Falling fast on the fandom love train

Jul. 15th, 2017 05:15 pm
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 Wonder Woman remains my favourite superhero movie this year. I don't have the time to go into why I love it so much, but for me, it's strongly my favourite between the charm, the heart, and the plot (without logic plot holes).

But I've fallen head over heels in love with Spider-man: Homecoming. I love my grimdark, but Civil War was just so frustratingly sad on all fronts and I still can't stomach a rewatch even though I do love it as a movie. (I feel like Civil War did the absolute best they could within their story constraints, but from a Doylist POV I don't like how those constraints came to be.) It's refreshing to have a lighter, more fun movie that still takes the Great Power, Great Responsibility part seriously.

As is my wont, I've fallen in love with a side character. Peter's high school principal was supposed to be a joke plot bunny that wouldn't let me go and now I'm seriously considering a sequel and/or a series. <3

I'm incredibly happy with how my fic turned out too. I wrote it in about six hours straight and stayed up until 2 am on a work night. Was a total zombie at work the next day. Worth it.

ETA: I am writing a sequel. What is happening to me. XD

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