shinyjenni: Buffy smiling (buffy)
All-New, All-Different Avengers: The Magnificent Seven
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate - Susan Calman
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories - Terry Pratchett
New Avengers: Everything Is New
All-New Wolverine: The Four Sisters
The Wicked and the Divine: Commercial Suicide
Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahn
Angela Queen of Hel: Journey to the Funderworld
Twilight Robbery - Frances Hardinge
Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling and Cracking Up - Mary Beard
Deadly Election - Lindsey Davis
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel You Really Got Me Now


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (three stars), Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks (four stars) )


Didn't finish: Constantine the Hellblazer: Going Down )
shinyjenni: Buffy smiling (buffy)
I rewatched Buffy's "School Hard" last night and it is so good. It's mostly praised for the introduction of Spike and Drusilla (justly! They are both great, and a breath of fresh air: despite the Master's snarkiness at his role as traditional melodramatic vampire villain, he was still basically a traditional melodramatic vampire villain), but I think it's also a great episode for Buffy herself. We see her thinking strategically in this episode in a way we haven't really before; her plans before this were mostly "find the bad guy, stop the bad guy", with "rescue civilians" as a sub-plan where necessary. But in this episode she's juggling multiple elements - villains, people (including her mother) in need of rescue, assets (Giles and Jenny, and the possibility of Xander and Angel showing up at some point) - and having to plan her attacks and decide what her priorities are. She's beginning to come into her power and responsibility, and it's great.

*

Also yesterday I read the final issue of Li'l Gotham. NO DON'T BE OVER COME BACK. DDD: spoilers ) I'm going to miss this series so much.

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...this is where today's December posting meme, on Big Finish, was going to go, but I am still feeling a bit light headed and feverish with the end of this cold, so not sure I can do it justice. :( Sorry [personal profile] ghost2! I AM planning to post about it - I have lots of things to say! - but it'll probably after Christmas now, or possibly in the New Year. If you want to pick a new posting date, I will aim for that instead, or if not, I will pick one myself. ♥
shinyjenni: Gary, Miranda and Stevie behind the joke shop desk (such fun)
- I have Experienced Doctor Who. It was awesome. I had a big silly grin on my face all the way through. ♥

- Look what time of year it is again!



You should all go and vote for the characters that I you love the best! Here are some of the people I have been voting for so far:

under this handy cut tag )

I voted for lots of other people too, but have fewer feelings about my choices there. Many of them seem to be either not in with the slightest chance (Teyla! ;_;) or the runaway favourite (Veronica Mars!), for some reason.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (eight brigadier)
[livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking went live last night/this morning, and I got MANY awesome things, which I am linking here so everyone can go and squee at them too:

a fab Eight/Brigadier icon from [livejournal.com profile] lindenharp;

a Middleman fic rec from [livejournal.com profile] tigerkat24 (and let me second that rec; if anyone hasn't read it, you must, it is PERFECT);

an awesome Maria and Rani fic from [livejournal.com profile] cosmic_llin;

not one but TWO Martha meets Buffy fics (my number one most wanted crossover EVER) - this one by [livejournal.com profile] sentientcitizen, which is lovely and shippy and has Martha the Vampire Slayer!, and this one by [livejournal.com profile] carawj which is fantastic and has Martha rescuing Buffy, ♥;

a really lovely Sarah Jane/Jo fic from [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42;

a completely adorable Perimem fic, with mix-tape from [personal profile] glinda.

and lots of lovely messages and holiday wishes, including Christmassy Buffy graphics from [livejournal.com profile] arenee1999!

And they are all brilliant and happy-making and I am feeling v. joyful as a consequence. ♥
shinyjenni: delenn in black and white; text reads: "minbari" (delenn)
Here is that meme about TV that's been doing the rounds. Yes, it has indeed taken me approximately forever to fill in. There are many questions and much wittering was required.

lovely telly )
shinyjenni: delenn in black and white; text reads: "minbari" (delenn)
Here is that meme about TV that's been doing the rounds. Yes, it has indeed taken me approximately forever to fill in. There are many questions and much wittering was required.

lovely telly )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (shiny thing)
Went pumpkin carving at [livejournal.com profile] amicu's with Rhiannon and [livejournal.com profile] tigerpixie last night! I had never carved a pumpkin before and was a little worried that I might end the evening with fewer fingers than I began it with, but all was well. There are many photos on facebook here; I shall post my effort under a cut:

Don’t make fun. I worked long and hard to get this pompous. )

[livejournal.com profile] amicu and Rhiannon made the innards into lovely pumpkin soup (slightly too spicy, but that was the recipe's fault, not theirs), and later we made pumpkin cupcakes decorated with chocolate spiderwebs (turning into a pumpkin, brb). We ate them watching an appropriate Buffy episode, "Fear Itself", which contains one of my many favourite Buffy moments: Xander asks Buffy, who is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, "What have you got in the basket, little girl?" Calmly Buffy replies: "Weapons." &BUFFY;! I do love a good fairytale subversion.
shinyjenni: Buffy smiling (buffy)
Went pumpkin carving at [livejournal.com profile] amicu's with Rhiannon and [livejournal.com profile] tigerpixie last night! I had never carved a pumpkin before and was a little worried that I might end the evening with fewer fingers than I began it with, but all was well. There are many photos on facebook here; I shall post my effort under a cut:

Don’t make fun. I worked long and hard to get this pompous. )

[livejournal.com profile] amicu and Rhiannon made the innards into lovely pumpkin soup (slightly too spicy, but that was the recipe's fault, not theirs), and later we made pumpkin cupcakes decorated with chocolate spiderwebs (turning into a pumpkin, brb). We ate them watching an appropriate Buffy episode, "Fear Itself", which contains one of my many favourite Buffy moments: Xander asks Buffy, who is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, "What have you got in the basket, little girl?" Calmly Buffy replies: "Weapons." &BUFFY;! I do love a good fairytale subversion.
shinyjenni: Buffy smiling (buffy)
Went pumpkin carving at [livejournal.com profile] amicu's with Rhiannon and [livejournal.com profile] tigerpixie last night! I had never carved a pumpkin before and was a little worried that I might end the evening with fewer fingers than I began it with, but all was well. There are many photos on facebook here; I shall post my effort under a cut:

Don’t make fun. I worked long and hard to get this pompous. )

[livejournal.com profile] amicu and Rhiannon made the innards into lovely pumpkin soup (slightly too spicy, but that was the recipe's fault, not theirs), and later we made pumpkin cupcakes decorated with chocolate spiderwebs (turning into a pumpkin, brb). We ate them watching an appropriate Buffy episode, "Fear Itself", which contains one of my many favourite Buffy moments: Xander asks Buffy, who is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, "What have you got in the basket, little girl?" Calmly Buffy replies: "Weapons." &BUFFY;! I do love a good fairytale subversion.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (shiny thing)
The next Home Team round is up! The very first matchup is Buffy vs Martha. D: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE? They are two of my favourite characters in anything ever. (I was going to say "two favourite female characters" but the qualification is unnecessary.) And then! Zoe vs Sarah Connor! And River vs Elizabeth Bennet, how do you begin to compare those two? M vs Tosh is almost a relief by comparison. DECISIONS. Probably it is a good thing that I don't know how to change my vote, because at least once I have made a decision I will have to stick with it.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (martha world is all before her)
The next Home Team round is up! The very first matchup is Buffy vs Martha. D: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE? They are two of my favourite characters in anything ever. (I was going to say "two favourite female characters" but the qualification is unnecessary.) And then! Zoe vs Sarah Connor! And River vs Elizabeth Bennet, how do you begin to compare those two? M vs Tosh is almost a relief by comparison. DECISIONS. Probably it is a good thing that I don't know how to change my vote, because at least once I have made a decision I will have to stick with it.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
The next Home Team round is up! The very first matchup is Buffy vs Martha. D: HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE? They are two of my favourite characters in anything ever. (I was going to say "two favourite female characters" but the qualification is unnecessary.) And then! Zoe vs Sarah Connor! And River vs Elizabeth Bennet, how do you begin to compare those two? M vs Tosh is almost a relief by comparison. DECISIONS. Probably it is a good thing that I don't know how to change my vote, because at least once I have made a decision I will have to stick with it.
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: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (eight grace)
Apparently thetrainline.com now wants to charge a £1 fee for posting my tickets to me and 50p for the privilege of paying for said tickets. This is on top of the tickets costing £37 to start with. RAR. I am so annoyed about this I feel moved to complain about it on LJ. That'll teach 'em!

This entry needs some actual content. Here are some Buffy icons:

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

the rest )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (eight grace)
Apparently thetrainline.com now wants to charge a £1 fee for posting my tickets to me and 50p for the privilege of paying for said tickets. This is on top of the tickets costing £37 to start with. RAR. I am so annoyed about this I feel moved to complain about it on LJ. That'll teach 'em!

This entry needs some actual content. Here are some Buffy icons:

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

the rest )

Some icons

Mar. 21st, 2008 10:15 pm
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (jenna b7)
Hello, lovely new people from the Classic Who friending meme! (And hello to everyone else too, of course.) I was going to do an introductiony post type thing but never got round to it. So here are some icons instead. None of them are of classic Who though, I'm afraid. That would be logical, and we can't have that.

Icons:
20 Blake's 7
10 Buffy
9 DW season 3, all of Martha
9 Sarah Jane Adventures, mostly ones I made for [livejournal.com profile] sja_icontest

Teasers:

001
002
003


The rest... )

Some icons

Mar. 21st, 2008 10:15 pm
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (jenna b7)
Hello, lovely new people from the Classic Who friending meme! (And hello to everyone else too, of course.) I was going to do an introductiony post type thing but never got round to it. So here are some icons instead. None of them are of classic Who though, I'm afraid. That would be logical, and we can't have that.

Icons:
20 Blake's 7
10 Buffy
9 DW season 3, all of Martha
9 Sarah Jane Adventures, mostly ones I made for [livejournal.com profile] sja_icontest

Teasers:

001
002
003


The rest... )

Icons!

Aug. 30th, 2007 01:19 pm
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (jamie ben polly up to no good)
[livejournal.com profile] sparra was looking for Heroes icons so I made some.

10 Heroes icons, 1 Dark is Rising, 1 Firefly, 1 Buffy

under the cut... )

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