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."

Merlin!

Apr. 5th, 2010 02:14 am
dbskyler: (Four smiling)
Just found out that the second series of Merlin has finally reached the U.S. and is now showing on the SyFy channel!!!

I stumbled across an ad for it by pure chance, though -- damn, it's hard to watch these shows over here! Last year it was on NBC, this year it's on SyFy . . . and unless you luck out and catch an infrequent ad at the right time as I just did, the only way you would know is if you compulsively check the schedules of every likely channel just in case they've decided to air the thing. I haven't even seen any mainstream media attention for Doctor Who's premiere here, although BBC America has been advertising the hell out of it, bless their hearts -- I'll be watching some old re-run of "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" or something completely random like that, and then suddenly in the corner it says "BBC America" and above it "Doctor Who premiere April 17." I think they've made it a permanent part of their station ID logo or something. Not that I mind!

I wondered if Merlin had been on for months already, but I found the online schedule and compared it to the episode guide, and apparently I've only missed one episode that is getting re-shown multiple times this week (as SyFy is wont to do). So yay! Of course, now I get to be non-current for TWO shows. Doctor Who will only be two weeks behind, though, while Merlin is what, over a year?

Which reminds me of my saddest tale to date on non-currency: I watched the finale of "Any Dream Will Do" where the winner was cast as Joseph in a new West End production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." I decided that since I was going to London, I would try to see the show as it would surely be up and running by then. Well, not only was it up and running by then, it turned out to have closed some time ago by then. I still don't know how far behind we were on getting that broadcast, but apparently quite awhile. Damn you John Barrowman for not aging more perceptibly! *shakes fist*

Merlin!

Apr. 5th, 2010 02:14 am
dbskyler: (Four smiling)
Just found out that the second series of Merlin has finally reached the U.S. and is now showing on the SyFy channel!!!

I stumbled across an ad for it by pure chance, though -- damn, it's hard to watch these shows over here! Last year it was on NBC, this year it's on SyFy . . . and unless you luck out and catch an infrequent ad at the right time as I just did, the only way you would know is if you compulsively check the schedules of every likely channel just in case they've decided to air the thing. I haven't even seen any mainstream media attention for Doctor Who's premiere here, although BBC America has been advertising the hell out of it, bless their hearts -- I'll be watching some old re-run of "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" or something completely random like that, and then suddenly in the corner it says "BBC America" and above it "Doctor Who premiere April 17." I think they've made it a permanent part of their station ID logo or something. Not that I mind!

I wondered if Merlin had been on for months already, but I found the online schedule and compared it to the episode guide, and apparently I've only missed one episode that is getting re-shown multiple times this week (as SyFy is wont to do). So yay! Of course, now I get to be non-current for TWO shows. Doctor Who will only be two weeks behind, though, while Merlin is what, over a year?

Which reminds me of my saddest tale to date on non-currency: I watched the finale of "Any Dream Will Do" where the winner was cast as Joseph in a new West End production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." I decided that since I was going to London, I would try to see the show as it would surely be up and running by then. Well, not only was it up and running by then, it turned out to have closed some time ago by then. I still don't know how far behind we were on getting that broadcast, but apparently quite awhile. Damn you John Barrowman for not aging more perceptibly! *shakes fist*
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah looking)
. . . and I am getting seriously hooked on Merlin.

For all I know, it's been canceled for a year and a half by now in the UK, but here in the US it's just starting to get shown -- on NBC, of all stations, which is about as mainstream as you can get. It's awesome that we're getting the original and not an American remake, although it's probably getting cut to make room for commercials (but hopefully not too badly). Anyway, I've been really enjoying it so far.

Oh well, what's another fandom between friends?
dbskyler: (Four and Sarah looking)
. . . and I am getting seriously hooked on Merlin.

For all I know, it's been canceled for a year and a half by now in the UK, but here in the US it's just starting to get shown -- on NBC, of all stations, which is about as mainstream as you can get. It's awesome that we're getting the original and not an American remake, although it's probably getting cut to make room for commercials (but hopefully not too badly). Anyway, I've been really enjoying it so far.

Oh well, what's another fandom between friends?

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