shinyjenni: Dayna on the flightdeck of the Liberator (dayna is more awesome than you)
- I have not seen "The Lodger" yet due to Technical Difficulties - [livejournal.com profile] agapi42 and I were intending to go to an outdoor screening of it, but when we got there their box was broken so no Doctor Who for us. Instead we met up with my friend Rhiannon (who was also intending to watch Doctor Who but had been slightly delayed when she stumbled across an unconscious man with a nosebleed lying on the pavement), went for a nice meal and then caught the second half of Bridget Jones's Diary, so it was nevertheless a good evening.

- Am just really behind on telly stuffs in general, due to SUNSHINE. I haven't seen this week's [livejournal.com profile] b7rewatch episode yet, though we are now onto ones that I haven't seen before. I did watch last week's episode, "Moloch", last night, and, er, less said about that the better, I think, though I did enjoy Vila and Servalan bickering. Also, I want to watch more Legend of the Seeker, and next up on my Doctor Who watch is "City of Death", and Rhiannon lent me season three of The West Wing and I should really finish that and return it, and I am halfway through the second season of The Wire, and and and... What I really need is more hours in the day. Could someone arrange that for me please? Thanks.

- My love for Radio 4 is well documented, but I also feel the need to proclaim my love for Radio 7, which is also great. At the moment I am listening to: the early seasons of Old Harry's Game, which I missed first time round; lots of Dorothy L. Sayers (Gaudy Night starts on Friday!); season three of the New Eighth Doctor Adventures ("The Scapegoat" is up next, and so far I think this season has been excellent.). They are also broadcasting repeats of a lot of old children's programmes that aired on Radio 4 in the early nineties, which is causing a lot of JOYFUL FLAILING in people who are me. This week it is Time Hops, which I am very excited to relisten to, as I liked it so much the first time round. (The subject line is a quote from same which has stuck in my brain for about a decade.) It has a mouse scientist from the future, a killer bunny rabbit ditto, the Great Fire of London ("We did this in primary school! This isn't any old fire, it's the Great Fire of London!" Just think what else I could've stored in that bit of brainspace) and more time travel shenanigans than you can shake a stick at.

- Icon meme!

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons. (unless you tell me not to bother!)
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.


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fic meme!

Mar. 19th, 2010 02:18 pm
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
A meme, from [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose: When you see this, post summaries and/or snippets of some of your most recent works in progress.

mostly Who-related, one Worrals, in varying stages of writtenness )
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
First, everyone should go and join [livejournal.com profile] b7rewatch! Especially people who've never watched it; it is really good, you won't regret it.

Second, I have just read my BBC7 newsletter and this week they are broadcasting an adaptation of Biggles Flies North read by Michael Palin, which I shall be listening to when I get home. I think BBC radio stuff should be available outside the UK, but this may have changed since they switched from Real Player to iPlayer, and I have no way of checking.

Third, Whoishly, EEE THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS IS OUT NOW! Er, sorry about the capslock, I have been looking forward to this for quite a while. I've only had time to listen to Benny's story so far, which I really enjoyed (I posted about it, with spoilers, at [livejournal.com profile] amongthedeadmen). Mostly what I want to say is "MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE!" - my one complaint with the main range is the lack of Eight, since he is my favourite, and I can't really afford to subscribe to the Eight and Lucie stuff too. Plus although I am fond of Lucie, C'Rizz and Charley, I don't love any of them nearly as much as I love Benny, Fitz (and Anji! Anji audios please!) and Izzy. And Fey! I would love to hear some Fey audios, since she has so little canon, really.

Speaking of Fey (does this count as fourthly? or third-b-ly?), I got Oblivion for my birthday, which I meant to review at the time but forgot. Anyway, I thought it was excellent, which is saying a lot given that I am generally not good at reading comics (I go straight for the words and forget to look at the pictures, oops). spoilers )
shinyjenni: Bernice Summerfield, cartoon version (benny)
First, everyone should go and join [livejournal.com profile] b7rewatch! Especially people who've never watched it; it is really good, you won't regret it.

Second, I have just read my BBC7 newsletter and this week they are broadcasting an adaptation of Biggles Flies North read by Michael Palin, which I shall be listening to when I get home. I think BBC radio stuff should be available outside the UK, but this may have changed since they switched from Real Player to iPlayer, and I have no way of checking.

Third, Whoishly, EEE THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS IS OUT NOW! Er, sorry about the capslock, I have been looking forward to this for quite a while. I've only had time to listen to Benny's story so far, which I really enjoyed (I posted about it, with spoilers, at [livejournal.com profile] amongthedeadmen). Mostly what I want to say is "MORE LIKE THIS PLEASE!" - my one complaint with the main range is the lack of Eight, since he is my favourite, and I can't really afford to subscribe to the Eight and Lucie stuff too. Plus although I am fond of Lucie, C'Rizz and Charley, I don't love any of them nearly as much as I love Benny, Fitz (and Anji! Anji audios please!) and Izzy. And Fey! I would love to hear some Fey audios, since she has so little canon, really.

Speaking of Fey (does this count as fourthly? or third-b-ly?), I got Oblivion for my birthday, which I meant to review at the time but forgot. Anyway, I thought it was excellent, which is saying a lot given that I am generally not good at reading comics (I go straight for the words and forget to look at the pictures, oops). spoilers )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (worrals ad astra)
I am quite tired today, mostly because I sat up late last night finishing Worrals of the Islands. Oops. But I had to keep reading! I wanted to know even older spoilers than usual )

On Saturday night I stayed up too late finishing the Attolia books (something of a pattern developing here, I think) which I love trememdously. They're just so well written: the plot is engrossing, the world the books are set in is beautifully drawn and developed, and the characters are wonderful. They're all very rounded and believable, and their interactions feel so real. Marvellous stuff and I cannot wait for the next one.

Law and Order: UK is on tonight, and I am really looking forward to it, which I wasn't expecting: I went into it thinking, "not really my thing, but it has Martha and Apollo and him off The State Within, it's worth trying" and ended up really liking it. It's weird watching stuff on the actual telly as opposed to the iplayer; I keep forgetting you can't pause it.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (worrals ad astra)
I am quite tired today, mostly because I sat up late last night finishing Worrals of the Islands. Oops. But I had to keep reading! I wanted to know even older spoilers than usual )

On Saturday night I stayed up too late finishing the Attolia books (something of a pattern developing here, I think) which I love trememdously. They're just so well written: the plot is engrossing, the world the books are set in is beautifully drawn and developed, and the characters are wonderful. They're all very rounded and believable, and their interactions feel so real. Marvellous stuff and I cannot wait for the next one.

Law and Order: UK is on tonight, and I am really looking forward to it, which I wasn't expecting: I went into it thinking, "not really my thing, but it has Martha and Apollo and him off The State Within, it's worth trying" and ended up really liking it. It's weird watching stuff on the actual telly as opposed to the iplayer; I keep forgetting you can't pause it.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (worrals!)
I finished Worrals Flies Again last night, and it continued to be as great as the first fifty pages promised, full of excitement and twists and turns and such. I love Worrals, so brave and sensible and decisive, and oh, Frecks! I may have got something in my eye when spoilers! )

No connection to the above, just something I keep forgetting to post: some Radio 4 recommendations. (Should be listenable outside the UK, I believe.)

1. Old Harry's Game is back tonight! I only started listening with the last series (on [livejournal.com profile] the_smut_fairy's recommendation), it is very funny.

2. The Classic Serial at the moment is Scoop by Evelyn Waugh - it's been years since I read the book, but it seems like a pretty good adaptation, and again, very funny!

3. There was an interesting debate on Women's Hour on Tuesday about older women on stage and screen. By interesting I mean that some of the time I was agreeing with them and some of the time I wanted to climb into the radio and join in. Sadly this is not actually possible. But anyway, it's worth a listen.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (worrals!)
I finished Worrals Flies Again last night, and it continued to be as great as the first fifty pages promised, full of excitement and twists and turns and such. I love Worrals, so brave and sensible and decisive, and oh, Frecks! I may have got something in my eye when spoilers! )

No connection to the above, just something I keep forgetting to post: some Radio 4 recommendations. (Should be listenable outside the UK, I believe.)

1. Old Harry's Game is back tonight! I only started listening with the last series (on [livejournal.com profile] the_smut_fairy's recommendation), it is very funny.

2. The Classic Serial at the moment is Scoop by Evelyn Waugh - it's been years since I read the book, but it seems like a pretty good adaptation, and again, very funny!

3. There was an interesting debate on Women's Hour on Tuesday about older women on stage and screen. By interesting I mean that some of the time I was agreeing with them and some of the time I wanted to climb into the radio and join in. Sadly this is not actually possible. But anyway, it's worth a listen.
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*

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