shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
Here be my answers to the five things meme! (Any more for any more?) Contains spoilers for: "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse" (The Middleman),Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Spooks, DS9 and Buffy, most of which are probably common knowledge by now but better to err on the side of caution and all that. Also contains some pictures.

Some of these were v. hard. FIVE IS NOT THAT MANY :(

[livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 asked for:

Your Top 5 Sixth Doctor stories (TV or non-TV!) )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Companions )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Big Finish audios )

[livejournal.com profile] biichan asked for:

Top Five Alternate Team TARDISes (that should have happened but didn't) )

[livejournal.com profile] marah_sarie asked for:

Top Five Blake's 7 episodes )

and [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow asked for:

Top 5 fictional couples that broke up but totally shouldn't have. )
shinyjenni: Martha Jones looking happy (martha happy)
Here be my answers to the five things meme! (Any more for any more?) Contains spoilers for: "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse" (The Middleman),Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Spooks, DS9 and Buffy, most of which are probably common knowledge by now but better to err on the side of caution and all that. Also contains some pictures.

Some of these were v. hard. FIVE IS NOT THAT MANY :(

[livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 asked for:

Your Top 5 Sixth Doctor stories (TV or non-TV!) )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Companions )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Big Finish audios )

[livejournal.com profile] biichan asked for:

Top Five Alternate Team TARDISes (that should have happened but didn't) )

[livejournal.com profile] marah_sarie asked for:

Top Five Blake's 7 episodes )

and [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow asked for:

Top 5 fictional couples that broke up but totally shouldn't have. )
shinyjenni: Martha Jones looking happy (martha happy)
Here be my answers to the five things meme! (Any more for any more?) Contains spoilers for: "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse" (The Middleman),Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Spooks, DS9 and Buffy, most of which are probably common knowledge by now but better to err on the side of caution and all that. Also contains some pictures.

Some of these were v. hard. FIVE IS NOT THAT MANY :(

[livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 asked for:

Your Top 5 Sixth Doctor stories (TV or non-TV!) )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Companions )

and

Your Top 5 Favourite Big Finish audios )

[livejournal.com profile] biichan asked for:

Top Five Alternate Team TARDISes (that should have happened but didn't) )

[livejournal.com profile] marah_sarie asked for:

Top Five Blake's 7 episodes )

and [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow asked for:

Top 5 fictional couples that broke up but totally shouldn't have. )
shinyjenni: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Philip Olivier; text reads: "big finish" (big finish are love)
Tis very muggy today. We've got the windows open but the main effect of that is to make the library smell of tar. But still, sunshine! Summer! I went to see an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream last Friday evening with Jess and Phil. It was an excellent production; I recommend seeing it if you get the chance (it's on tour at the moment). All the costumes and music were done in a 1920s style and it was great fun, full of energy and singing and dancing. And it reminded me of how much I like Hermia.

I finished watching Doctor Who and the Silurians last night and this time it had a trailer on the end for The Ambassadors of Death, which I don't seem to remember seeing before, even though it's the same DVD. My memory must be impersonating a sieve again. But anyway, now I am looking forward to The Ambassadors of Death. Fights! Car chases! Liz's HAT! Everyone looking unusually coral coloured in the face department!

Recently I listened to Circular Time. I must admit, after the first disc I was a little skeptical about it's fantastic reputation: although both stories were good, they weren't that madly brilliant. HOWEVER. Disc two completely changed my mind. (This next bit may be vaguely spoilery, so here's a cut.) spoilers )

And finally, Big Finish sent me an extra copy of this month's Vortex again, and due to buying job lots of stuff on ebay I also have an extra copy of Big Finish magazine CD #6, y compris UNIT, Terror Firma, David Tennant and probably some other things wot escape me at the moment. CD now gone! If anyone wants either or both of them the copy of Vortex, just give me a shout and they're yours.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (polly the way she looked)
Conclusive proof that I am incredibly sappy: I listened to part 1 of The Three Companions yesterday and found myself in tears for no particular reason, just because it's Polly, forty years on, swapping emails with the Brig, and I love them so much. And then there was the bit with spoilers! ) *is quite pathetic*

In other news, if I could stop dropping books on my fingers, that would be fabulous.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (polly the way she looked)
Conclusive proof that I am incredibly sappy: I listened to part 1 of The Three Companions yesterday and found myself in tears for no particular reason, just because it's Polly, forty years on, swapping emails with the Brig, and I love them so much. And then there was the bit with spoilers! ) *is quite pathetic*

In other news, if I could stop dropping books on my fingers, that would be fabulous.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (leela with the tide)
The lift: still beeping. My brain: slowly turning to mush. ARGH.

Last night I listened to Gallifrey: Mindbomb and though I don't have a huge amount to say about it (I was quite tired and my brain lost track a few times), I just wanted to mention one moment that I liked, before I forget: spoilers )

Also yesterday I watched Sky's Hogfather adaptation. Well, to be strictly accurate I watched the first twenty minutes of it, as that was as far as I managed to get. WHY did they make Marc Warren do that voice? So irritating! What's wrong with his real voice? Maybe it was just because I was watching at the wrong time of year, but the whole thing seemed to lack sparkle. The opening sequence was so obviously CGI that I felt like I was watching a video game - a high budget one, but still. I did like their Susan, though.

Recently I have discovered that every time I hear the word "sleaze" I feel this strange urge to say "SLEEEEAAAZE!" whilst wiggling my fingers in the manner of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit. Usually I do not bother to resist this urge.

Looking at the Big Finish website it seems the October release is currently titled Castle of Fear. I hope this is right as it is an excellent title; tells you all you need to know. I was looking at the website because I had a feeling that being a main range subscriber would get me £5 off subscribing to the Companion Chronicles, but it doesn't seem to say that any more. Maybe I made it up. Never mind.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (leela with the tide)
The lift: still beeping. My brain: slowly turning to mush. ARGH.

Last night I listened to Gallifrey: Mindbomb and though I don't have a huge amount to say about it (I was quite tired and my brain lost track a few times), I just wanted to mention one moment that I liked, before I forget: spoilers )

Also yesterday I watched Sky's Hogfather adaptation. Well, to be strictly accurate I watched the first twenty minutes of it, as that was as far as I managed to get. WHY did they make Marc Warren do that voice? So irritating! What's wrong with his real voice? Maybe it was just because I was watching at the wrong time of year, but the whole thing seemed to lack sparkle. The opening sequence was so obviously CGI that I felt like I was watching a video game - a high budget one, but still. I did like their Susan, though.

Recently I have discovered that every time I hear the word "sleaze" I feel this strange urge to say "SLEEEEAAAZE!" whilst wiggling my fingers in the manner of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit. Usually I do not bother to resist this urge.

Looking at the Big Finish website it seems the October release is currently titled Castle of Fear. I hope this is right as it is an excellent title; tells you all you need to know. I was looking at the website because I had a feeling that being a main range subscriber would get me £5 off subscribing to the Companion Chronicles, but it doesn't seem to say that any more. Maybe I made it up. Never mind.
shinyjenni: The Fifth Doctor cupping his ear (five)
I thought yesterday was pancake day: apparently it's not til next week, but I had pancakes anyway. As mistakes go that's a pretty good one. While I was cooking (and eating) I listened to The Destroyer of Delights, which was very enjoyable: incredibly funny (I do love Five best when he's all beleaguered, annoyed and sarcastic) and well written. So far, thumbs up on the Key to Time trilogy, let's hope the last story doesn't let it down. The trailer made it sound fantastic, so that's a good start.

I watched Dollhouse at the weekend and was distinctly underwhelmed. It just seemed a bit empty: the dialogue wasn't as snappy as I was hoping (if I'd gone into it cold I'd never have guessed it was a Joss Whedon show) and the plot didn't really engage me at all. Also although I like Eliza Dushku and thought she was great as Faith I don't think she's got the versatility to play Echo - one of the things that's impressing me about Alias is Jennifer Garner's ability to take on other personas, and Eliza Dushku doesn't seem to have that, based on the pilot episode. I feel like I should give it another episode or two before I judge it, but I'm not sure I can be bothered. Bah.

Caught up with Being Human, too, which I really like but with the fairly major caveat that I can't stand George, to the point that I can't watch his scenes some of the time. Mostly it's that he hits my embarrassment squick so much: he reminds me of Mark Heap's roles in Green Wing (where I fast-forwarded through his scenes) and Lark Rise to Candleford (where I can cope as long as he's not carrying the episode). It's just a character type that I find hard to watch. Aside from that, it's great - I like Annie, love Mitchell, squee over the Bristoly bits and giggle at the jokes.

I bought a copy of Worrals Flies Again on eBay the other day - I'm only about 50 pages in but so far I love it, Worrals is so capable and confident and generally great. (The title of this entry is how she describes finding out that I suppose this is technically a spoiler ) I think I shall have to try and get some more of these. (No, Amazon! I did not mean "Worrall"! Take your cookery away!) I really wish they had been reprinted more, partly so they'd be easier to find now but also so ten year old me could have read them. *shakes fist at silly publisher types*
shinyjenni: The Fifth Doctor cupping his ear (five)
I thought yesterday was pancake day: apparently it's not til next week, but I had pancakes anyway. As mistakes go that's a pretty good one. While I was cooking (and eating) I listened to The Destroyer of Delights, which was very enjoyable: incredibly funny (I do love Five best when he's all beleaguered, annoyed and sarcastic) and well written. So far, thumbs up on the Key to Time trilogy, let's hope the last story doesn't let it down. The trailer made it sound fantastic, so that's a good start.

I watched Dollhouse at the weekend and was distinctly underwhelmed. It just seemed a bit empty: the dialogue wasn't as snappy as I was hoping (if I'd gone into it cold I'd never have guessed it was a Joss Whedon show) and the plot didn't really engage me at all. Also although I like Eliza Dushku and thought she was great as Faith I don't think she's got the versatility to play Echo - one of the things that's impressing me about Alias is Jennifer Garner's ability to take on other personas, and Eliza Dushku doesn't seem to have that, based on the pilot episode. I feel like I should give it another episode or two before I judge it, but I'm not sure I can be bothered. Bah.

Caught up with Being Human, too, which I really like but with the fairly major caveat that I can't stand George, to the point that I can't watch his scenes some of the time. Mostly it's that he hits my embarrassment squick so much: he reminds me of Mark Heap's roles in Green Wing (where I fast-forwarded through his scenes) and Lark Rise to Candleford (where I can cope as long as he's not carrying the episode). It's just a character type that I find hard to watch. Aside from that, it's great - I like Annie, love Mitchell, squee over the Bristoly bits and giggle at the jokes.

I bought a copy of Worrals Flies Again on eBay the other day - I'm only about 50 pages in but so far I love it, Worrals is so capable and confident and generally great. (The title of this entry is how she describes finding out that I suppose this is technically a spoiler ) I think I shall have to try and get some more of these. (No, Amazon! I did not mean "Worrall"! Take your cookery away!) I really wish they had been reprinted more, partly so they'd be easier to find now but also so ten year old me could have read them. *shakes fist at silly publisher types*
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
I'm thinking about creating a Benny community, because she doesn't have one yet (not that I can find, at any rate) - would anyone join? I'm debating the very important issue of what to call it; looking at the list of audios and books she's in, beyondthesun or loveandwar are looking like possibilities, both of which I like but don't love, any thoughts?
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
I'm thinking about creating a Benny community, because she doesn't have one yet (not that I can find, at any rate) - would anyone join? I'm debating the very important issue of what to call it; looking at the list of audios and books she's in, beyondthesun or loveandwar are looking like possibilities, both of which I like but don't love, any thoughts?
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (polly underwater menace)
A bit fell off my oven yesterday. Not a crucial bit, but a bit I don't know the name of so reporting it to the letting agency should be fun. "You know how the heating element on the hob is a sort of open spiral? Well under that there's a sort of metal disc... thing. And it's held up by three other things. And one of the things has fallen off and the disc has fallen over."

BENNY. I read "Life During Wartime" at the weekend (so good! Rob Shearman's story may have broken my heart a little) and am now desperate to get to "Death and the Daleks" so I can find out how the cliffhanger is resolved. The thing I loved most about it was the way it fleshed out a lot of the other people and the general background for the Collection, something that I thought was missing a bit from the audios so far. I bought the hardback bundle from Big Finish in the sale so hopefully the other books will do the same thing. Does anyone know what how they fit in with the audio sequence? I'm sure I've seen a link to a website that explains it, but I didn't bookmark it or anything sensible like that and now I can't find it.

Big Finish has a new podcast! This year's releases sound like they will in fact be made of awesome, yes. I was a bit take it or leave it about the Key to Time audios at first but it sounds like they're going to be pretty good. And then there was Izzy! And Fitz's VOICE! It didn't sound exactly like I imagined but somehow I didn't care. Also I ♥ Nick Briggs; stapling duvet covers wot his mum bought him to the walls of his office to make it soundproof!

Watched a few more episodes of Alias; I don't have mad fannish love for it (yet, anyway) but I am enjoying it. I think I heard that the whole Rambaldi plotline goes a bit wossname later on but for now I like it since it is basically a giant treasure hunt but with spies and fights and outfits. I am quite glad of the voiceover at the beginning of each episode, because I'm sort of vaguely spoiled for the whole run and was getting muddled up between characters I've met, characters I've heard of and actors who I thought were characters.

ETA what is it about 4.30 on a Monday afternoon that screams "I must return/renew/borrow a book AT ONCE!"? Most peculiar.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (polly underwater menace)
A bit fell off my oven yesterday. Not a crucial bit, but a bit I don't know the name of so reporting it to the letting agency should be fun. "You know how the heating element on the hob is a sort of open spiral? Well under that there's a sort of metal disc... thing. And it's held up by three other things. And one of the things has fallen off and the disc has fallen over."

BENNY. I read "Life During Wartime" at the weekend (so good! Rob Shearman's story may have broken my heart a little) and am now desperate to get to "Death and the Daleks" so I can find out how the cliffhanger is resolved. The thing I loved most about it was the way it fleshed out a lot of the other people and the general background for the Collection, something that I thought was missing a bit from the audios so far. I bought the hardback bundle from Big Finish in the sale so hopefully the other books will do the same thing. Does anyone know what how they fit in with the audio sequence? I'm sure I've seen a link to a website that explains it, but I didn't bookmark it or anything sensible like that and now I can't find it.

Big Finish has a new podcast! This year's releases sound like they will in fact be made of awesome, yes. I was a bit take it or leave it about the Key to Time audios at first but it sounds like they're going to be pretty good. And then there was Izzy! And Fitz's VOICE! It didn't sound exactly like I imagined but somehow I didn't care. Also I ♥ Nick Briggs; stapling duvet covers wot his mum bought him to the walls of his office to make it soundproof!

Watched a few more episodes of Alias; I don't have mad fannish love for it (yet, anyway) but I am enjoying it. I think I heard that the whole Rambaldi plotline goes a bit wossname later on but for now I like it since it is basically a giant treasure hunt but with spies and fights and outfits. I am quite glad of the voiceover at the beginning of each episode, because I'm sort of vaguely spoiled for the whole run and was getting muddled up between characters I've met, characters I've heard of and actors who I thought were characters.

ETA what is it about 4.30 on a Monday afternoon that screams "I must return/renew/borrow a book AT ONCE!"? Most peculiar.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (eight fitz anji)
- The other day I watched The Space Museum spoilers )

- I am currently reading another EDA, The Infinity Race, but sadly it's not very good. It's not terrible, just a bit meh, but the characterisation of all three regulars is pretty shaky and neither the original characters nor the plot are interesting enough to make up for it. Boo! Doubly frustrating as next up on my book pile is the new Terry Pratchett (sorry, SIR Terry Pratchett :D) which I really want to read noooowwwwww.

- So glad it's beginning to warm up a bit! In typical genius fashion, I've managed to move into a flat with no central heating in time for the coldest winter for a while, sigh. (Coldness being relative, of course - it's pretty balmy compared to what some of y'all have to put up with, but from my perspective it's brrr degrees celcius and my nose is cold ) My parents bought me a heater for Christmas (among other things) and last night it was actually pretty warm in my sitting room, hurrah!

- Was v. impressed by Francesca Hunt in the BFA Other Lives - the scene where she realises that spoilers )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (eight fitz anji)
- The other day I watched The Space Museum spoilers )

- I am currently reading another EDA, The Infinity Race, but sadly it's not very good. It's not terrible, just a bit meh, but the characterisation of all three regulars is pretty shaky and neither the original characters nor the plot are interesting enough to make up for it. Boo! Doubly frustrating as next up on my book pile is the new Terry Pratchett (sorry, SIR Terry Pratchett :D) which I really want to read noooowwwwww.

- So glad it's beginning to warm up a bit! In typical genius fashion, I've managed to move into a flat with no central heating in time for the coldest winter for a while, sigh. (Coldness being relative, of course - it's pretty balmy compared to what some of y'all have to put up with, but from my perspective it's brrr degrees celcius and my nose is cold ) My parents bought me a heater for Christmas (among other things) and last night it was actually pretty warm in my sitting room, hurrah!

- Was v. impressed by Francesca Hunt in the BFA Other Lives - the scene where she realises that spoilers )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (zoe isobel)
Things I have been doing this weekend:

- Baking! I've made white chocolate and cranberry cookies and slightly misshapen mince pies. That recipe made far too much mincemeat; does anyone know if I can freeze it?

- Rhiannon and Simon came round and we played Articulate!, lots of fun and good practice for the vast amount of games I am planning to play over Christmas.

- Listening to seasonal audios; the BBC productions of The Dark Is Rising, The Snow Queen and A Child's Christmas in Wales, plus the Big Finish Christmas podcast, which I love for its slight amateurishness. Every now and then you can hear a bingly bong noise as one of them gets an email, and at one point they stop to answer the phone.

- Watching Jeeves and Wooster. One of the many things I love about it is the fact that amongst the Drones Bertie is considered to be a Great Brain, and by their standards... he kind of it.

- Also watching the Strictly Come Dancing finale. I thought Tom was the weakest of the three most of the way through but his show dance was fab and had me giggling by the end so well done him.

- Completely forgetting that I'd volunteered to do yesterday's [livejournal.com profile] soniclipstick, oops. But luckily I volunteered for today's as well so I can just do a bumper edition and pretend it was on purpose.

- Being annoyed that nowhere sells tinsel! This is quite ridiculous. I tried Woolies, the Christmas pound shop that has replaced the post office (cue wailing, gnashing of teeth and huge queues at the other post office), WH Smiths and Sainsbury's; no luck. Boo!

- And now I am watching Lark Rise to Candleford, oh, Christmas TV, how I love you. ETA Sheridan Smith is in it! Hiiiiii Lucie!
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (zoe isobel)
Things I have been doing this weekend:

- Baking! I've made white chocolate and cranberry cookies and slightly misshapen mince pies. That recipe made far too much mincemeat; does anyone know if I can freeze it?

- Rhiannon and Simon came round and we played Articulate!, lots of fun and good practice for the vast amount of games I am planning to play over Christmas.

- Listening to seasonal audios; the BBC productions of The Dark Is Rising, The Snow Queen and A Child's Christmas in Wales, plus the Big Finish Christmas podcast, which I love for its slight amateurishness. Every now and then you can hear a bingly bong noise as one of them gets an email, and at one point they stop to answer the phone.

- Watching Jeeves and Wooster. One of the many things I love about it is the fact that amongst the Drones Bertie is considered to be a Great Brain, and by their standards... he kind of it.

- Also watching the Strictly Come Dancing finale. I thought Tom was the weakest of the three most of the way through but his show dance was fab and had me giggling by the end so well done him.

- Completely forgetting that I'd volunteered to do yesterday's [livejournal.com profile] soniclipstick, oops. But luckily I volunteered for today's as well so I can just do a bumper edition and pretend it was on purpose.

- Being annoyed that nowhere sells tinsel! This is quite ridiculous. I tried Woolies, the Christmas pound shop that has replaced the post office (cue wailing, gnashing of teeth and huge queues at the other post office), WH Smiths and Sainsbury's; no luck. Boo!

- And now I am watching Lark Rise to Candleford, oh, Christmas TV, how I love you. ETA Sheridan Smith is in it! Hiiiiii Lucie!
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (alex a2a pink)
Or, one telly review and one audio review.

I've been watching Tipping the Velvet, which I've enjoyed, though with some reservations: first off, some of the sets were a bit flat, and a more substantial complaint and some good things, with spoilers )

Dead London, wot I have just listened to onna iPlayer, was much fun. spoilery things ) Overall though, I prefer the main range style of play, these ones tend to feel a bit insubstantial, mostly due to the short running time. On the other hand, these I can listen to for free, so it's swings and roundabouts really. Plus I like having the announcer tell me who the cast were, it reminds me of listening to children's stories on Radios 4 and 5 when I was little and is therefore v. comforting.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (alex a2a pink)
Or, one telly review and one audio review.

I've been watching Tipping the Velvet, which I've enjoyed, though with some reservations: first off, some of the sets were a bit flat, and a more substantial complaint and some good things, with spoilers )

Dead London, wot I have just listened to onna iPlayer, was much fun. spoilery things ) Overall though, I prefer the main range style of play, these ones tend to feel a bit insubstantial, mostly due to the short running time. On the other hand, these I can listen to for free, so it's swings and roundabouts really. Plus I like having the announcer tell me who the cast were, it reminds me of listening to children's stories on Radios 4 and 5 when I was little and is therefore v. comforting.

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