25 April 2017 10:38 pm
elisi: (Oswin)
General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals
As one of those EU nationals - thank you Labour.

Not that I am hopeful overall, but it's nice nonetheless.


22 April 2017 04:12 pm
elisi: (Democracy)
THOR 3: Ragnarok Trailer + a surprise British election =

SNAP ELECTION (facebook video. Worth your time oh yes)

elisi: (Bill curious)
However, realistically that is not going to happen.

So, instead I offer from the BBC: The Pilot: The Fact File

And also this review which touches on a lot of the stuff I would have talked about:

DOCTOR WHO, 10.1 – ‘The Pilot’
by Frank Collins
elisi: (Default)
I'm trying to stop seeing half my flist twice, so am going to set up a filter. I would be v. grateful if you'd tick a box to let me know what you prefer. :)

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elisi: (Democracy)
Article I have been meaning to share for a while (might have shared it before, but it's worth reading twice). American, but the sentiment is universal:

Stakes is High
Money quote:
That’s what politics is — the way we distribute pain. It’s not a sport or a fraternity or a game. It’s how we determine who gets medication and who dies young, who learns in a class of twenty kids and who learns in a class of thirty, whose school has a counselor that’s trained to look for signs of sexual abuse and who doesn’t.

And, just to add a more local, current spin (i.e. the NHS):

Facebook post re. 'Virgin Care'.
elisi: (Class)
For those in the UK, it's on iPlayer

For those in the US it's streamed on BBC America.

So go forth & watch!! (And then come talk to meeee!)

Back in November I wrote a post on why I love it (on LJ here on DW here), no spoilers obviously.

Generally I just recommend watching the first episode & see if you like it. Yes it's a Doctor Who spin-off, but it's very much its own thing and firmly YA. I had zero expectations and then it just waltzed in and stole my heart. ♥

Also ONLY EIGHT EPISODES. (We are hoping it'll be renewed, which is one reason to get more people watching...)
elisi: (Democracy)
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

You mean they actually vote for the lizards? )
elisi: (Clara)
Cautiously opens the door to the meta café a tiny bit...

I have been saying for years now that Moffat has been re-booting the show… Here is how he did it.

Read more... )


17 April 2017 11:06 am
elisi: (Default)
Changed my banner - it's now mildly spoilery for The Pilot, as it features a screencap from that episode.

Nothing *major*, but for people who haven't seen it so far and are spoilerphobes, just a heads up. :)
elisi: (Salt of the Earth by eyesthatslay)

Happy Easter!!

elisi: (Bill curious)
It was wonderful and Bill is wonderful and everything is good and Doctor Who must never go away again.

The end.
elisi: (Salt of the Earth by eyesthatslay)
This is one of my favourite pieces of music, and I look forward to it every year.

For those wanting to contemplate the day )


12 April 2017 10:23 am
elisi: (Default)
There is a Tumblr to help with Dreamwidth:

elisi: (Default)
Friending meme:
'For those of us determined to be with LJ until the bitter end, let's meet more peeps who are sticking around!'

Also: Peter Capaldi had this to say to the cyberbullies targeting a Doctor Who fan
"The essence of Doctor Who is kindness"
elisi: (Tea)
Story behind photo: EDL march in Birmingham upstaged by really nice tea party


We asked Europeans what they really think of the UK
This is rather silly, but sweet.

(I feel like curling up into a ball and hiding. This is an attempt at looking at something positive.)
elisi: (Tea)
So, is there a way to add a feed on someone's LJ flist for people posting only on DW?

Or would people get very cross, because they want to have left completely? As far as I can tell it isn't possible, so it's a very hypothetical question...

ETA: I appears to be possible, although it might be easier to set up DW notification for the DW accounts you want to follow.
elisi: (Change is bad)
To Import:

Go to Organize -> Import Content


Click 'Start Another Import' and follow the instructions. Literally as easy as clicking a button.

Might take a while, as everyone is importing at the moment. If you click on 'refresh' it'll update you on how it's going. Entries & comments are usually the ones that take the longest.

How to crosspost & add a [personalised] footer:

Organise -> Manage Account -> Other sites (tab)

This will take you to this page:


Add New Account

You can disable comments on crossposts, so all comments have to be made on DW.

And just below you can add a footer, including personalizing the message. ☺

If you leave it blank it'll display the default message.

Make sure to use the dropdown to choose when you want the footer.

And press Save!

How to merge your open ID with your LJ:

Organise -> Manage Account -> History

Click on ‘Claim OpenID Account’

Put in your LJ name and they’ll merge all your Open ID comments & match up icons etc. V. handy. (Also irreversible.)

Handy tip re. icons

If you name your DW icons the same as your LJ ones, they will match when you crosspost!

ETA: Friending. DW splits this up:

Subscribe -> you add that journal to your flist
Grant Access -> they can see your flocked entries
elisi: (It is what it is)
Life feels a little like this at the moment:


Trump is going to destroy the planet, the country I have lived in for 20 years has been taken over by Brexiteers, merrily steering us towards the most impressive own goal in British history and my fannish home is being taken over by Russians.

To those who've had enough & quit for good (or are thinking about it), here's a handy guide:

How to Move to Dreamwidth and Like It

As for me - well, I've had this LJ longer than some of my children, so I'm going to hang on. I mean, Theresa May can probably read my emails already, and who's to say she isn't sharing them with Putin?

ETA: Oh and I'm not sure the US is all that much safer (article here - with thanks to shapinglight). Not to mention that facebook practically BLEEDS personal information (and might have helped Trump win - with thanks to maia for the link).

So basically:


Besides, it's a rare treat to be able to use 'quixotic'... If you've upped sticks to DW, please make sure I've got you friended, I'd prefer not lose touch with anyone. And obviously I'm already cross-posting and have pretty much everything backed up etc. Meh. I just want shiny things to distract me.

ETA2: FYI - the hive mind has discovered that the popup won't work without Javascript. So if you need your LJ but don't want to sign... There's your way around it. :)

ETA3: From beer_good: 'AFAICT, the Javascript thing isn't perfect; it lets you look at LJ and admin it, and from what I can tell you can comment as well, but you can't post or edit entries, nor can you import things to DW. So as emergency workarounds go it's very useful, but not very sustainable in the long run.'
elisi: (Nice)
EW: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion: Exclusive Photos
Lots of gorgeous pictures. And v. helpful for anyone wanting to do banner or anything else with the characters having aged. :)

Vox: 70 days in, Donald Trump’s presidency is flailing
Trump’s campaign rewarded him for breaking the rules. His presidency has punished him for it.


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