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elisi: (Tea)




Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

(Not that I expected this to pass, but ye gods, the incompetence of... everything.)

ETA: Nice summary:


elisi: (Doctor Who)
The Doctor Tribute | 1963 - 2019 | Hartnell to Whittaker



(There are even a couple of frames from the New Year's Special.)

ETA:

And then I came across an Extended Cut of 'The First Question'- 50th Anniversary Trailer

Dr Who

2 January 2019 09:25 pm
elisi: (Thirteen)
Well thank the Lord, they haven't forgotten how to make the show.

(Probably more later, although I have a whole year in which to formulate my thoughts...)
elisi: (Chibnall)
So, tonight (at 7pm) we'll get the only Doctor Who of the whole of 2019.

I am trying very hard not to be negative, so here is a very positive review of The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (and S11 in general).

However, when I started thinking about tonight's ep I figured the older girls will probably ask what happened in S11 (they only watched the first two episodes) and my answer will be: Nothing much, really.

Of course Doctor Who is by nature very accessible, you can hop on board pretty much anywhere, but the biggest development of S11 was Ryan calling Graham 'grandad'.

ETA: Knew I was forgetting something. My summary of S11:

S11Moral5

And to go with that, I bring you something silly. From the comments of a post about Resolution (even the link is spoilery! Don't hover over!), here is a 'Leaked script extract':

SPOILERS FOR VILLAIN )

It's possible there was something else I meant to say, but I am 3/4 of the way through a Fifth Doctor story and would like to see how it ends. :) (I am watching Classic Who backwards. I saw the movie years ago and most of Seven. I have now watched the rest of Seven, all of Six (♥) and have now started on Five. It's all been far more engaging than S11. (Go on Chibnall. Prove me wrong!)
elisi: (Zim)
Bladerunner
(x)

And props to Blade Runner, that's fairly accurate.

Anyway - thank you all for being awesome in 2018, and here's to 2019, a No Deal Brexit and all the other joys. But hey, I get to use the quixotic mood! :D

elisi: (Default)
This is one of the albums I have listened to every year for... I don't even know.



(It's a playlist, so go to youtube to listen to the whole thing.)
elisi: (Protest)


New Year's better be good... )

In other news, I have almost finished S22 and may write up some thoughts on that! Six is my darling and I luff him to pieces. ♥
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Why couldn't we have had THIS season from the start? *cries*

(I watched it and then immediately re-watched it. This one's magical. Last week's ep was Doctor Who. But this? This was MY show.)
elisi: (longlongtime by sdwolfpup.)
I almost said I don't know how to describe this, but that would be wrong - it's poetry, quite literally.

Technically I guess it's fic, since it's set within the Buffy 'verse, but it can easily be read with no knowledge of anything Buffy related - just two former lovers, meeting again many years later, snippets of life alluded to, joys and sorrows and time passing. And it's poetry.

It's Easy to be Noble (when you're not) in Constantinople

Summary: It's that blue-haired meeting in Istanbul, mentioned in 'New Moon Rising'; only they're in Italy, and it's twenty years to the day after the laundry room scene from 'Hush'.
elisi: (Girl with a sword by sandy_s)
Que Sera, Sera aka. Doris' Day.

500 words of AU Xander/Jesse (PG) - and not what you'd expect, I guarantee it!
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
How about we don't let anymore straight white men near Doctor Who for like... the next 50 years?

Because tonight's episode was both written AND directed by women and it was great. Like, 'proper' Doctor Who, could sit comfortably in any season. Easily the best one so far. Good plot, great guest star/historical celebrity, good villain, stuff to make the children hide behind the sofa... Where has this show BEEN for the past many weeks? (Rhetorical question, and disabling comments as I shouldn't be here at all...)
elisi: (Six)
TIBERIAN THOUGHTS – Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #7: “Kerblam!”

This might be the most indepth take so so far. And the most... brutal, I think. The conclusion *burns*.


The thing is, I am easy to please. It takes a lot to genuinely offend me (when it comes to TV), and Kerblam! managed it.

In happier news, I watched 'The Twin Dilemma' this afternoon and it was DELIGHTFUL. <3 (Haters to the left.) All the love for Six. Gimme a Doctor who is arrogant, doesn't give a crap about niceties and is happy to destroy the bad guys, it's like balm to my soul. :D

(I am really REALLY hoping the S11 finale does something drastic. Otherwise I am going to seriously doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion.)
elisi: (wtf)
Mr Blobby appeared on Loose Women to discuss Brexit

[profile] classics_lover - you totally called it.

From the article: This was obviously just a bit of fun, but there was something weirdly dystopian about this segment. Almost as if we had already plunged out of the EU years ago and have been reduced to nostalgia acts who masquerade as political experts in an attempt to make the nation feel better about their impending doom.
elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)


And if there is any hope for any of us in this giant explosion in which we inhabit then surely that’s it:
Intellect and romance triumph over brute force and cynicism!


ETA: Doctor Who is turning 55, and Clara Oswald 32. :)
elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
Kerk wrote a tiny little ficlet (a drabble & a half), and it's an exquisite and beautiful look at Gunn after the fade-to-black in Not Fade Away:

Happiness is a Warm Gunn

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