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.

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elisi: (Happy)
Had a lovely day today, meeting up with an old friend.

And then when I got home, my copy of 101 Claras To See had arrived and it's very shiny and beautiful.

(I barely dare look at my essays, I have a feeling I'll cringe horribly. But everything else is gorgeous.)
elisi: (We are all stories by immobulus_icons)
Meta café time! Hi! And Happy Easter (again). :)

This (as many metas before it) goes down the mirror route. I'm cutting out a lot of stuff to focus on the main mirrors, so if you have any thoughts of your own, please share. I could have kept writing and had something 10 times longer, but I'm going back to work tomorrow and would like to feel like I've accomplished something... Plus, this is 4 months late.

(With many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk for being my hybrid-brain. *g*)

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elisi: (New Girl)
Meta café time...

I'm leaving out huge amounts in order to focus on just the main imagery. But I wanted... something pared down? Not that it's short, but - you'll see. There might be more thoughts later (/rambling) and maybe even fic.

But for now - Clara.

Just Clara.

Face the Raven )
elisi: (Missy)
Less than 24 hours before the next episode... I'm all for openers that function like finales, but my goodness, they take some work. As always, with endless thanks to [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk without whom I couldn't do this, I don't think.

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elisi: (Oswin (who are you?))
Would you believe it, but it's meta café time! Cobbled together in haste, but there's so much there to dig into that I couldn't leave it... Themes are touched on, and they light up past stories and events, creating new patterns, highlighting things previously dark.


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ETA: SPOILERS FOR 'THE WITCH'S FAMILIAR' IN THE COMMENTS!!!
elisi: (Clara (awesome))
Oswald for the Win! 13 of Clara’s Best Moments…

We recently brought you 12 of the Doctor’s greatest moments but because Clara has always got to go one better, we now present 13 of Clara’s best moments…

:)

ETA: Also, you should ALL check out:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/distractinglysexy

Vid rec

4 April 2015 06:35 pm
elisi: (Looking at you)
Between by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights.

summary: And the third one between replaces what once was love. Clara, the Doctor, and Danny in series eight.
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
I have written other Clara theories. I started out thinking she was the Doctor's granddaughter. I also had lots of thoughts on whether she was a [Gallifreyan] egg or a bird or something. Possibly a TARDIS. (See my Clara Who tag.) This theory, however, has appeared/worked its way to the top of the pile, quite simply by being so gosh darn constant (from her first appearance to her latest), and by being so blatant that I worry I'm imagining things. Is it all co-incidence or Moffat trolling? (Well, whatever the case, he is a troll. The Top Troll of all time.)

But onwards. If you've been following my meta, this should not be much of a surprise. I think...

ETA: WELL THAT GOT DEBUNKED QUICKLY! Although I did have a good point...

"When I first wrote Clara, I thought, “Oh, this is fun. If the Doctor were a young woman living in contemporary Britain, it’d be a bit like her.”
Moffat

(Unless he's lying with the truth. Again.)

Clara Oswald Never Existed )
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
*throws open the doors to the Meta Café*

Welcome, welcome. It's been a while, but I'm finally here, and I bring you LOTS of meta. Seriously. It's 6500+ words long. Have a cuppa and a bun. Also a great deal of it overlaps - all the layers interconnect so a lot of time I end up in the same place.

As always, at least half (not sure which) belongs to [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk, and some of it probably also to [livejournal.com profile] owlsie.

And I've even left out huge amounts, just to focus on the main players: Clara, Missy, the Doctor and Danny.

(Note: Some of my images seem to have vanished. Hope this is only temporary.)


It's All Mirrors )
elisi: (Twelve and Clara)
Note: If you want a story where all the babiez are brutally KILLED and everything is about the Doctor’s man!pain, go watch The Runaway Bride. Imma gonna watch the episode with all the awesome wimmins in charge. (No disrespect to RTD or Donna. Love them both.)

With that out of the way - welcome to the meta cafe! :) This is long and rambly, you have been warned. And it jumps straight in.

Kill the Moon/Clara Who? )
elisi: (A Good Man)
As I hurt my foot rather badly Saturday morning, and thus had to sit still with my foot up, I finally bring you Doctor Who thoughts… Scattered and incomplete, but better than nothing hopefully. Pretty much written in one go, so apologies for being somewhat unpolished.

(‘Listen’ will be dealt with in a separate post. ETA: Possible spoilers [for Listen] in the comments, but none in the post itself.)

Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood )

Ey up

18 June 2014 10:14 am
elisi: (Tea)
The 29 Most Yorkshire Things That Have Ever Happened

26 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Yorkshire

This month is SO BUSY! But wanted to share these. They are all very, very true...

(Have also realised what's up with Clara's tea cup in Bells of St John. Only a Northerner would keep hold of their tea as they were dragged into a crashing plane, even having a sip now and again. The echoes are from all over, but Original!Clara is a Northern lass through and through. Respect.
elisi: (Clara)
Good morning! Would you believe it, but I have FINALLY finished my Clara meta. I think I began talking about it at Christmas? I hereby declare the Meta Café open once more!

So far all my Clara meta has been mostly speculative, because we didn’t know who/what she was. This is the opposite. Trying to look at what we know, and how she works. What is her function within the ‘verse?

I’ve said that everything she is (or rather, everything in this meta) is summed up in my icon. So for the purposes of this post I made a bigger version with labels, so you can see what I mean. (Below the cut.) I shall go through all the different aspects one at a time. (Which is difficult because they’re all linked. But that’s Moffat Who for you. Everything is connected. Circles, circles everywhere.) Anyway - subheadings. Hope I've made it easy enough to follow. :)

As always, half of this is [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk's. Thank you for... just being you! ♥

And there are SPOILERS for the whole of Eleven's era!

As prep, I'd suggest watching [livejournal.com profile] purplefringe's Never Look Away and [livejournal.com profile] niyalune's The State of Dreaming.

Clara Meta: Schrödinger’s Companion )
elisi: (Clara)
[livejournal.com profile] purplefringe made a Clara vid. I am currently unable to even form words, but you should all go watch it:

Never Look Away

summary: you’re made of memories you bury or live by
elisi: (Moffat for Dummies)
First of all, you should all go read this:

Doctor Who: The Name Of The Doctor Review – 8 Ways Steven Moffat Defined The Heroine’s Journey

Because I won't be talking much about Clara, and that review does a beautiful job of explaining a lot of the ways I see her.

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elisi: (Clara)


(Spoilers up to - and including - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.)

I don't ship them, even though Whouffle is the most adorable shipping name ever (I just never ship the Doctor with Companions) - they just have the most wonderful dynamic, which this vid showcases beautifully. And Clara is this tiny adorable little thing with a spine of steel.

Which reminds me. Someone (*looks at vidders on flist meaningfully*) needs to make a Clara vid to 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)'. Because it is the perfect song for her & her journey:

I must become a lion hearted girl

Ready for a fight
Before I make the final sacrifice

This is a gift, it comes with a price
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is king and he holds me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight

Raise it up, raise it up
Raise it up, raise it up

And in the spring I shed my skin
And it blows away with the changing wind
The waters turn from blue to red

As towards the sky I offer it


Oh and [livejournal.com profile] green_maia suggested Scarborough Fair/Canticle for Doctor/River...

Tell her to find me an acre of land
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Between the salt water and the sea strands
Then she’ll be a true love of mine
elisi: (Clara)
Meta café time!

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