10 March 2019 08:09 pm
elisi: (Sunglasses)
I think this might be the perfect Twelve vid.

(I have embedded it, but watch it on youtube in wide- or fullscreen.)

The song is perfect of course (okay, it's a cover, which is sad), but the editing is exquisite, and just... *kisses fingertips*
elisi: (Doctor Who)
The Doctor Tribute | 1963 - 2019 | Hartnell to Whittaker

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


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

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: (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
elisi: (Chess)
'Watch enough Who and inevitably your favorite character become the Doctor and your favorite Doctor becomes the Doctor.'

Do you think if we shake S11 really hard we'll get more of the Doctor? Like, we're in the middle of a 55-year old character arc here. Bit keen to get back.
(with apologies to Promethia)
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Thirteen, Twelve, Eleven & Ten being badass:

And then a multi-Doctor vid from 2015 (so no Thirteen), but it's so delightful and happy that I had to share (with thanks to [community profile] tardis_library):

Because the world is a terrible place, so let's celebrate the good we have. Also I want LOTS of multi-Doctor vids with Thirteen in them. That might be the thing I am most looking forward to... ♥
elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Earring)
Promethia found this wordpress. I have only started to poke around, but there are two sets of reviews - one lot delving into the meta, and another that's group reviews, with lots of fascinating insights:


They're all thoughtful and smart, without any of the 'I didn't like it, therefore it is rubbish' or 'Thank goodness Moffat's gone!' that you may get elsewhere.

Links to individual eps:

Meta (Tiberian Thoughts):

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor – #1 – “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #2: “The Ghost Monument”

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #3: “Rosa”

Group reviews (Bit of Adrenaline, Dash of Outrage):

Our Thoughts on “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Our Thoughts on “The Ghost Monument”

Our Thoughts on “Rosa”

Our Thoughts on “Arachnids in the UK”
elisi: (Girl with a sword by sandy_s)
Which I keep forgetting to mention. But then there has been such a gap between writing and publishing...

In short, I contributed a piece for this:

OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Stories by 139 Writers

Celebrating over 25 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB is a collection of 139 reviews, one for every story of the television series, plus the movie and a couple extras. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find mix tapes, mazes, recipes, speeches, games, songs, crosswords, plays, policy documents, D&D manuals, documentaries, term papers and a Turing machine. Not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles, examining the world of Sunnydale from just about every aspect imaginable… and then some!

I wrote a Dating Guide to Sunnydale (for First Date), as written by Andrew. Am very much looking forward to seeing all the different contributions. :)
elisi: (Sunglasses)
[personal profile] promethia_tenk made a vid:

Rain King

I have followed the creation process over the past few weeks (and helped motivate her!) and it is the most wonderful, rich, meta-filled thing. ♥ If you like my meta, then this is like that, but in vid form. If you don't like my meta - look, it's a beautiful shiny vid.

It's Twelve-centric (but with many call-backs to previous Doctors & seasons) and the perfect way to distil the past before we embark on the future.


ETA: This was her original post on the 10th of September, titled 'Another vid I'm almost certainly not going to make'. BUT SHE DID!! More notes on there if you want background to the song/ideas.


21 July 2018 09:51 am
elisi: (Girl with a sword by sandy_s)
So, today is [personal profile] kerkevik_2014/[personal profile] kerk_hiraeth's birthday. He's going through a pretty rough patch at the moment, so I wondered how to cheer him. Well, he has written a LOT of fic, but sadly does not have a lot of readers - most of his stuff is drabbles/short fic, and he has a very pared down, almost poetic style.

I've pulled out a few pieces for you to try - he mainly writes about Buffy characters, and mostly in his own 'verses (he has many! And many OCs. And a lot of femslash). I am trying to get him to set up an AO3 account, because I think he needs a bigger audience, and also it would be useful for readers to have the stories in chronological order (something not easy on LJ/DW). Individual pieces have notes, so excuse the lack of introduction here.

Waterloo Sunset Angel/Nina drabble

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Spike & Illyria drabble.

Like Seeing Your Very Own Self Looking Back At You Tara & Lisa, 200 words.

Casablanca Buffy & Faith, 200 words.

Please go read & leave some feedback, I think that would be the best present. (If you want more, just follow the links on the posts or on the sidebar.)

elisi: (Bill curious)
Found this via my flist (thank you [personal profile] yourlibrarian!). And it's just making me so very happy:

Vid: The Greatest

Summary: "Don't give up." A celebration of some badass characters of color in recent science fiction, fantasy and horror TV and movies. Made for resolute as part of the Fandom Trumps Hate 2017-2018 charity auction.

More info at AO3 (including a list of fandoms & spoilers).

The editing is exquisite and the only thing I can really compare it to 'We Didn't Start the Fire'. Which was of course about fannish history, whereas this is celebrating POCs. And how. If I had to think of one word to describe this, it'd be 'joyous'. ♥

Know Hope.
elisi: (Ponds)
Lovely, lovely vid, with a criminally low number of views.

elisi: (Eleven (b&w))
Fell down the rabbit hole of youtube videos, but this is the one that just hit me in all the best ways. And dear GOD the way it hits the beats! Apparently it was the vidder's first effort, which I find hard to believe, it's amazingly confident and well-edited (go to youtube and watch it bigger):

Apart from the title, then 'My childhood spat back the monster that you see' is also one of the most Doctor-y lines I have ever come across. Features the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctor. Enjoy.
elisi: (Drama)
Watched this a couple of days ago. Full of filthy and crude humour, often excessively violent... and hysterically funny and irreverent.

Here's a trailer for Deadpool 2 which is just too perfect for words. If you have never seen it, and wonder if you'll like it - watch this trailer.

Also came across Darth Vader voiced by Deadpool which is exactly as great as you would expect. Particular shout-out to 'Is the mask muffling my voice?'

Oh and another trailer: Wet on wet.
elisi: (Missy)
So, [personal profile] owlboy wrote a fic, asked me to help flesh it out and this is the result:

(... Like you never knew it.)

A prequel or fill-in-the-blank set prior to World Enough and Time. Missy-centric. Go read, it's extremely funny (and poignant too!).

ETA: Now also on AO3!
elisi: (Shiny! Kaylee by eyesthatslay)
Doing Time on Planet Earth by our very own [personal profile] shadowkat is FREE on Amazon Kindle today through Friday!

Go, support a local writer! :D


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