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I am not contradictory. I am paradoxical which is something entirely different.
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4th-Jun-2014 07:50 pm - R.I.P. Doc Neeson
Dean & Sam - supernatural - bugs
I just learned that Doc Neeson died today. Some of you may be asking "Who???"

Bernard "Doc" Neeson was lead singer and one of the main songwriters for the Aussie hard rock band The Angels. I was never a huge fan of the band, but they were contemporaries of AC/DC and when SPN sparked a revived interest in "Acca Dacca", I revisited other Aussie bands of the era and ending up using one Angels song for a vid and another for the title of a fic.

So, the death of Doc Neeson has left me a little nostalgic and perhaps aware of the mortality of us all. Not dark, exactly. Just... contemplative. If you know what I mean?

R.I.P. Doc. Buy Bon Scott a drink from all us down here, when ya see him. 'Kay?

6th-May-2014 06:39 pm - Petition to save Almost Human
Almost Human - blue 1
Apparently the Firefly similarities continued through to their unfortunate but anticipated conclusion and FOX has cancelled this show after messing up the episode order of it's first (apparently only) season.

I loved this show. It wasn't perfect coz no show ever is, people! But there were a lot of clever ideas and the cast had chemistry in spades (and their relationships weren't inconsistent if you actually get to watch the eps in the correct order).

There's already a petition to save the show here. I don't know if it will do any good, but I'm signing it on general principle.

Edit: made a quick & simple icon for Almost Human. Reckon I need a couple more though. What I really want is an animated gif of one of Kennex's looks of disbelief and/or epic facepalm moments. Haven't seen one and my screencapping experiment failed utterly, but the search continues...
Sherlock - Oh really?
International film and television career? Stage and TV awards? Whatever. An actor knows that they have truly made it when they get to appear with the Muppets on Sesame Street!

Congrats, Benedict Sherlock!

Er... I mean Benedict Cumberbatch.
John Watson - London city
So, maybe from now on my LJ is just going to be short and random theories about the plot directions of shows I'm watching?

Oh well, could be worse.

I really had to get this one sorted out in my head though. I actually woke up last night thinking about it and couldn't get back to sleep - and that's just ridiculous. So, in the interest of a good night's sleep... *snerk*

So, why WAS John put in that bonfire? (some spoilerish thoughts - but I don"t actually know anything about the next episodes - just theorizing based on what I know of the original stories and what"s happened the series thus far and what Moffat & Gatiss have said about the Big Bad of series 3)Collapse )

Wouldn't that be an amazing call back to the beginning of the series?

I think I'd stand up and cheer, if they actually go there.
5th-Dec-2013 03:02 pm - Supernatural - The One After 909?
Dean - blue
Well, these are actually my reactions to 9x09 but a) The One After 909 is a song that I've heard the Beatles sing (might be a cover, think it might be on their Let It Be album) and b) I do have some thoughts about what I'd like to happen next.

But my reactions to 9x09?

Ha! Totally called that! No, not yet. Too soon, dammit! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Oh, c"mon! Please, please, PLEASE!Collapse )

So, please, please, PLEASE!!! Is it too early or too late to get "SAVE XYZ CHARACTER" T-shirts printed?
23rd-Oct-2013 07:50 pm - Random SPN related thought
Cuddles attacks Castiel
OK, this is what I think about Zeke...Spoilery for up to and including SPN 9x03Collapse )

And look at this. First random LJ post for the year. What? It's only October.
Rory - red portrait
My fellow geeks, there is wonderful news for all of those like me who lamented not being able to travel to the UK to see Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in the Globe's production of Dr Faustus last year.

Much as the National Theatre has its NT Live cinema productions, The Globe has announced a season of filmed stage productions to be shown in cinemas around the world. The productions include Dr Faustus and the cinemas include several in Australia, including The Palace in Leichhart (a stone's throw from where one of my sisters lives) as well as several others in Sydney, and Hoyts Belconnen in Canberra (hint hint starrylizard!).

I personally, am planning to see it at The Palace in Leichhart with my sisters on Sunday 4 November. And I also plan to go and see the production of Much Ado About Nothing on either Friday 19 or Sunday 21 October.

I am so SERIOUSLY stoked about this! You don't know (well, some of you do) how much I whinged and whined about not being able to see this stage production!

9th-Sep-2012 02:31 pm - Dinosaurs! On a spaceship!
Cameron Mitchell 1

Hello there! First ever post from iPhone app! Hmm... So let's see if it works ...

No idea how to do lj-cut from this so only the vaguest of spoilers. And once again short and only semi coherent thoughts.

Well after the drama of the last episode, this one was purely for fun. And what fun it was!

Aside from whats in the title (and seriously folks, exactly what it says on the tin!) - Rupert Graves toting a huge weapon! What's not to love?

And I've never been much of a slasher, but what's the bet that kiss hasn't already gone viral? Huh.

And I don't think I've seen the Doctor quite that ruthless since Tennant left!

But overall it was fun, if somewhat gimmicky.

And next ep - Ben Browder! Yay!

2nd-Sep-2012 11:20 am - Doctor Who 2012 ep 1
Dr Who - 11th - shush
Hi. Yes, I'm not dead. Merely... well, run off my feet by Real Life and what not.

I have just watched and utterly loved the new season premiere and my shortish, mildly spoilerish and only vaguely coherent response is...

...if you really want to know...Collapse )

And that is all for now.
Van Gogh - Tardis explodes
I didn't ever get time to write up any text, but Cuddles and K9 did meet some interesting people who reacted to meeting the spider and the dog in a variety of interesting ways...

A Tapping, M Sheppard Jr & M Sheppard Sr, L Jameson, S McCoy and R PicardoCollapse )
7th-Sep-2011 01:36 pm - I love cover versions!
Gonzo - Fezzes R Cool
I really do! I really love hearing and seeing and reading something I'm familiar with re-delivered in a different style. It's a large part of why I love really well done AU and crossover fics.

And via doctorwho I just found this wonderful "cover version". It's basically the 7th Doctor's cover of the 11th's speech at Stonehenge from The Pandorica Opens

And now I really want this to start a trend of people getting the various ex-Doctors to cover each other's speeches. That would be so cool.

Edit: Same video, but longer and better quality. And features some great comments and answers by Sylvester McCoy.

Comments disabled on this entry coz I've got a ridulous amount of spam here recently
Rory & Amy - cosmic blue
They've released new clips from the upcoming episode Let's kill Hitler and both are intriguing and kind of cool.

But it's the second one, which features Rory and Amy facing what seems to be a new monster from the show, that has me wanting to squee out loud like the fangirl I am despite being at work right now (yes, random work avoidance - it is Monday morning after all).

Yes, it is a clip from the episode, but the spoilers are very minor. New "alien menace". The usual husband-and-wife banter from the Ponds. And Rory being just flat out adorable.

Well worth any minor spoilage. Trust me.

Oh, way to build the anticipation! The other clip has the Doctor being his usual adorkable self too. So, everyone seems to be in fine form.

God, it's only Monday! I've got to wait all week for the rest of this.
Cuddles - Australian traveller
Again the travelogue doesn't get posted until I've been back home for a week. Ha! Promptness is never going to be strong point with me.

To be completely honest, this trip was more about spending time with family than seeing sights and I don't post photos of family and friends (other than Cuddles the Spider, of course) here on LJ. So, although Thailand is undeniably beautiful, perhaps not so many pics to see this time.

Still not entirely dial-up friendly thoughCollapse )

And now back home again and back into the work routine (which wasted no time at all in getting back to insane levels).

Still got things to look forward to on the horizon. Friends visiting from overseas soon. And it looks like I will score another conference in North America in November.

Life ain't too bad, all in all.
Dr Who - 11th & Amy & Rory 2
So, last night, I spent about an hour or so chatting to mcalex22 about what's been happening to us lately, the travelling we've both got planned for next month, why the last season of Supernatural rekindled her interest in the show but lost mine and, towards the end, some of the reasons why we are both approaching the second half of this year's Doctor Who with a combination of fierce anticipation and intense worry about one of our favourite characters. And at the end of the conversation (with the connection getting a bit dodgy), I wasn't sure if I had made what I was trying to say clear and I kind of decided that I really wanted to make it clear in my own mind at least. So, here I am about to embark on one of those "talky" analytical fannish posts that I haven't succumbed to for a while.

I don't tend to mix with mainstream fandom for any show much these days, but I'm aware of quite a few of the theories and rumours that are flitting about in Doctor Who fandom. I do read reviews and articles. I'm not interested in genuine spoilers, but like many others, I take information from what's depicted on screen and what I know the actors and writers to be doing in Real Life and use that information to deduce future twists and turns. Therefore what follows is NOT genuinely spoilerly (since I don't actually know any hard concrete "facts" about what's to come), unless you haven't seen the latest episodes of the show, up to and including A Good Man Goes To War. It's just my theories combined with my fervent wishes for a happy (or at least bittersweet) future for one of my all time favourite TARDIS travellers.

(And BTW, I have spent far too much time hanging around TV Tropes & Idioms recently. So, if I lapse into jargon that you aren't familiar with, it probably comes from there.)

Steven Moffat is a Magnificent Bastard but a logical one - I hopeCollapse )

So, yeah. That's what I think, hope and want. And if the Moff doesn't give it to me, I just might retcon it in my head.

But I remain cautiously optimistic, at this stage.
Rory & Amy - cosmic blue
I have no idea who made this since I found it on one of those random internet searches that one does when one wants to avoid working.

But it's beyond awesome. Not only is it a hysterically funny variation on that Chuck Norris thingy, but also, in Whoniverse context, many of the statements it makes about Rory are actually true!

GIF is under a cut because it contains some spoilers for the current (and previous) series of Doctor WhoCollapse )
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