dbskyler: (fezzes are cool)
I finally got to see the last episode of the first half of S6, so I am all caught up on current Doctor Who. Which means I can go back to reading LiveJournal and Teaspoon again. Hello, fandom, what have you all been up to?

And now, some really quick, off-the-cuff reactions:

spoilers )
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
I've been being very, very careful about what I look at and click on lately, as all the build-up to S6 has been . . . building up (and oh, how I wish I still lived in New York City! The events happening over there sound awesome.)

So today, I found out about a new community that is geared towards Tennant and Tate's "Much Ado About Nothing." I look at the profile page, and it says that people can share information about the play once it's started. Automatically I think, "Uh-oh, I'd better not watch this community then, because people will be talking about what happens in the play before I've seen it."

Then there's this little mental pause in my brain, before . . .

"Much Ado About Nothing." The Shakespeare play.

Never mind . . .
dbskyler: (eleven)
*bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce*

We had another national holiday here in the States, which put the BBC America schedule back an extra week, so yes, FOUR weeks behind now. But I am getting really, really, really excited for part one of the finale which is finally, finally finally coming up this Saturday!

So far, I know exactly two things about the finale:

cut for anyone who might be even farther behind than I am )

And that's it! That is all I know! So unless #2 turns out to be an unexpectedly huge plot point, I have been successful in sticking to the U.S. broadcast schedule without getting spoiled. Of course, I might still get spoiled somehow in the next two weeks, but hopefully not. And after all, the rest of you guys are all well past the finale now and on to other things. How about that World Cup, huh?

Meanwhile, I saw "The Lodger" last weekend and I really enjoyed it. spoilers )

*bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce*
dbskyler: (eleven)
*bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce*

We had another national holiday here in the States, which put the BBC America schedule back an extra week, so yes, FOUR weeks behind now. But I am getting really, really, really excited for part one of the finale which is finally, finally finally coming up this Saturday!

So far, I know exactly two things about the finale:

cut for anyone who might be even farther behind than I am )

And that's it! That is all I know! So unless #2 turns out to be an unexpectedly huge plot point, I have been successful in sticking to the U.S. broadcast schedule without getting spoiled. Of course, I might still get spoiled somehow in the next two weeks, but hopefully not. And after all, the rest of you guys are all well past the finale now and on to other things. How about that World Cup, huh?

Meanwhile, I saw "The Lodger" last weekend and I really enjoyed it. spoilers )

*bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce* *bounce*
dbskyler: (tardis)
-- So I went ahead and changed the story summary on Teaspoon for "On the Benefits of Having an Attic." For the curious, the original summary was simply the first line of the fic: Have returned home with K-9. Very happy that the Doctor sent him to me as a gift. At the time I figured that the first line would serve as an introduction to the idea of the fic, but in retrospect I think it's a pretty uninformative summary. The new summary is: The Doctor sent K-9 to Sarah as a gift. Now what's she supposed to do with all the other stuff? Hopefully that does a better job of telegraphing what the fic is about, and giving people an idea as to whether they might want to read it.

-- I generally have a really hard time coming up with good story titles and good story summaries. Anyone else have difficulty with this?

-- Got to see the first episode of "Merlin" series 2 yesterday -- yay! It was great to see the show back. I had to laugh at SyFy's marketing, though. They're really trying to pretend that the show is completely new and original and never-before-broadcast-anywhere. I don't see the big deal about admitting that it's a U.K. import, but then again, I like U.K. imports.

-- I'm feeling like I'm the only person in the Doctor Who fandom who hasn't seen "The Eleventh Hour" yet. Am I crazy for wanting to wait for the BBC America broadcast? Maybe I'm just old, but I really prefer to watch TV on the TV -- i.e., not on the internet/computer. It's just not the same for me. I also want to support BBC America since I'm lucky enough to have access to the channel (unfortunately many Doctor Who fans in the U.S. don't -- even I have to pay extra for it as it's not part of my regular cable lineup). This will be my first full season (series) after getting on LJ, though, and I can see already that it's going to be an interesting challenge to be two weeks behind everyone else. At least I've succeeded in remaining pretty spoiler-free so far. I have picked up a few hints about the changes to the TARDIS, but that's it. Hope it stays that way!

-- Some of you know this already, but for those of you who don't, [community profile] fic_rush is this weekend! It's really a wonderful time -- come out and write!! I'll be there, working on [profile] 50ficlets and hopefully picking up again on my long-neglected WIP, "Turn Again."
dbskyler: (tardis)
-- So I went ahead and changed the story summary on Teaspoon for "On the Benefits of Having an Attic." For the curious, the original summary was simply the first line of the fic: Have returned home with K-9. Very happy that the Doctor sent him to me as a gift. At the time I figured that the first line would serve as an introduction to the idea of the fic, but in retrospect I think it's a pretty uninformative summary. The new summary is: The Doctor sent K-9 to Sarah as a gift. Now what's she supposed to do with all the other stuff? Hopefully that does a better job of telegraphing what the fic is about, and giving people an idea as to whether they might want to read it.

-- I generally have a really hard time coming up with good story titles and good story summaries. Anyone else have difficulty with this?

-- Got to see the first episode of "Merlin" series 2 yesterday -- yay! It was great to see the show back. I had to laugh at SyFy's marketing, though. They're really trying to pretend that the show is completely new and original and never-before-broadcast-anywhere. I don't see the big deal about admitting that it's a U.K. import, but then again, I like U.K. imports.

-- I'm feeling like I'm the only person in the Doctor Who fandom who hasn't seen "The Eleventh Hour" yet. Am I crazy for wanting to wait for the BBC America broadcast? Maybe I'm just old, but I really prefer to watch TV on the TV -- i.e., not on the internet/computer. It's just not the same for me. I also want to support BBC America since I'm lucky enough to have access to the channel (unfortunately many Doctor Who fans in the U.S. don't -- even I have to pay extra for it as it's not part of my regular cable lineup). This will be my first full season (series) after getting on LJ, though, and I can see already that it's going to be an interesting challenge to be two weeks behind everyone else. At least I've succeeded in remaining pretty spoiler-free so far. I have picked up a few hints about the changes to the TARDIS, but that's it. Hope it stays that way!

-- Some of you know this already, but for those of you who don't, [community profile] fic_rush is this weekend! It's really a wonderful time -- come out and write!! I'll be there, working on [profile] 50ficlets and hopefully picking up again on my long-neglected WIP, "Turn Again."
dbskyler: (Default)
Random thoughts on a Friday evening:

-- I feel stuffed to the gills with Doctor Who at the moment. "Waters of Mars," what an episode, huh? After watching it and then reading through what other people had to say, it feels like there's almost too much to think about. Funny thing is, one of the reasons I sought the episode out right away was so I wouldn't have to avoid spoilers, but since I then went ahead and indulged in reading various reaction posts, I have come across new spoilers for "End of Time." LJ is definitely not a great place for the spoiler-phobic, but it's worth it anyway.

-- At least Teaspoon is now a (relatively) spoiler-free place. Once again there are story summaries and even story titles that are spoiler-ish for WoM, but it's okay since I've seen it.

-- "END OF TIME" IS BROADCASTING HERE ON DECEMBER 26TH!!!!!!!!! I am so jazzed, can you tell? I'm already planning the viewing party, if I can get any of the few fellow fans I know of here to come over on the day after Christmas. Not that the date makes any difference at all to me. Where are all my fellow Jewish Doctor Who fans?? (And don't say New York. Yes, there are times when I miss living there.)

-- I have written 219 words of my Yuletide story; only 781 to go! Except that I'm not quite sure yet about the direction the story is taking, so I might dump some of this and start over. Boy, this deadline stuff is hard! I have been having a lot of fun re-visiting the canon for this fandom, though. It really is a great fandom, and my recipient has excellent taste. I just hope I can do a good job with their story.

-- "Turn Again" is percolating, but feeling like it's ready to bubble over. I think I'm going to have to block out some serious time tomorrow and write.
dbskyler: (Default)
Random thoughts on a Friday evening:

-- I feel stuffed to the gills with Doctor Who at the moment. "Waters of Mars," what an episode, huh? After watching it and then reading through what other people had to say, it feels like there's almost too much to think about. Funny thing is, one of the reasons I sought the episode out right away was so I wouldn't have to avoid spoilers, but since I then went ahead and indulged in reading various reaction posts, I have come across new spoilers for "End of Time." LJ is definitely not a great place for the spoiler-phobic, but it's worth it anyway.

-- At least Teaspoon is now a (relatively) spoiler-free place. Once again there are story summaries and even story titles that are spoiler-ish for WoM, but it's okay since I've seen it.

-- "END OF TIME" IS BROADCASTING HERE ON DECEMBER 26TH!!!!!!!!! I am so jazzed, can you tell? I'm already planning the viewing party, if I can get any of the few fellow fans I know of here to come over on the day after Christmas. Not that the date makes any difference at all to me. Where are all my fellow Jewish Doctor Who fans?? (And don't say New York. Yes, there are times when I miss living there.)

-- I have written 219 words of my Yuletide story; only 781 to go! Except that I'm not quite sure yet about the direction the story is taking, so I might dump some of this and start over. Boy, this deadline stuff is hard! I have been having a lot of fun re-visiting the canon for this fandom, though. It really is a great fandom, and my recipient has excellent taste. I just hope I can do a good job with their story.

-- "Turn Again" is percolating, but feeling like it's ready to bubble over. I think I'm going to have to block out some serious time tomorrow and write.
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah looking)
Children of Earth just finished broadcasting in the UK, and already there are stories up at Teaspoon with spoiler-suggestive titles and plot summaries -- just quickly glancing through the "recent stories" list has already given me more information than I wanted to know.

I wish Teaspoon had an official spoiler policy. Some people are very conscientious about avoiding spoilers in their titles and summaries, but others are not.

But the real question is: how the hell do these people write so fast?

At least it won't be much longer until I get to see the episodes. So far, everyone seems unanimous in agreeing they are really good.
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah looking)
Children of Earth just finished broadcasting in the UK, and already there are stories up at Teaspoon with spoiler-suggestive titles and plot summaries -- just quickly glancing through the "recent stories" list has already given me more information than I wanted to know.

I wish Teaspoon had an official spoiler policy. Some people are very conscientious about avoiding spoilers in their titles and summaries, but others are not.

But the real question is: how the hell do these people write so fast?

At least it won't be much longer until I get to see the episodes. So far, everyone seems unanimous in agreeing they are really good.
dbskyler: (Default)
. . . until "Turn Left" airs! I'm starting to get very excited. It's also getting harder and harder to keep away from spoilers. On Saturday I turned on the Graham Norton show on BBC America and saw that Catherine Tate was the guest star, then next thing I know Graham asks her about this ) and I'm like ahhhh! turn it off, turn it off! SO annoying, how is it that for Doctor Who we are a month behind the UK but we're less far behind for the Graham Norton show? I know they're shown on different channels but I am still not happy with BBC America right now -- whoever is in charge of scheduling should have realized that was NOT a good choice to air yet! And speaking of the BBC, I also went to their website to get the podcast for "Midnight" -- which was EXCELLENT, by the way; a fascinating look into how sound is done on the show -- and there's this big, very recognizable picture of this ) Which was also pretty annoying spoiler-wise, although I'd kind of heard a rumor already about that. Which goes with the other rumor I heard, this ) And it's not much of a problem because no one knows yet about this blog, but just in case you happen across this and know how series 4 / season 4 ends, do NOT tell me!!!

In other news, I am still trying to decide if I should delete my flopped story or not. It bothers me every time I log onto Teaspoon and see it sitting there with zero reviews. So, while I don't want to come across as being petulant, maybe I should simply delete it for that reason alone.

Have I mentioned how much I am looking forward to Friday?
dbskyler: (Default)
Okay, so I am going to try this out for the very first time. As no one knows I have an account here, it'll be interesting to see if anyone ever actually reads this. At least for now . . .

Other things I am currently occupied with at this point in time:

-- working on my Doctor Who fanfic piece based on Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead. It's at that point in the writing where I might be finished, but I might find more to edit if I let it sit for a day or two. It's tempting to just go ahead and post it, though. That way I might have some reviews by tomorrow. I think I am becoming addicted to reviews. But I will let it sit for at least one more day. I really ought to sit down with the videotape of the episodes and doublecheck a few things in it, too, just to be sure. Although that could delay the posting even longer, and who knows when I'll get my next "review fix" then?

-- waiting not-so-patiently for Friday so I can see "Midnight." Not fair that SciFi channel did a Twilight Zone marathon last week instead of showing us "Midnight." I mean, I've seen the Twilight Zones already. And I bet you can get them from Netflix, too.

-- feeling a little fanfic-deprived because I have severely curtailed my reading on Teaspoon due to the necessity of avoiding spoilers. It's a little annoying that some writers put spoilers in their story summaries, so it has become unsafe for me to even peruse titles / summaries, and it will remain unsafe for about another month. But, I do still manage to find a story or two here and there that is safe for me to read.

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