Archive for August, 2008

Finally (part 3)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Thoughts on Last of the Time Lords: Truly the most odd of the final three eps of series 3. *Everybody* acts weird (and crazy). Things that confused me: 1. The explanation of the Toclafane. I’m always a little baffled by time travel, but I think I was blocking this one on purpose. No, I say! […]

Finally (part 2)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Thoughts on Sound of Drums: 1. The commentaries are *so* worth listening to, for all three eps. Julie Gardner mocks Russell T. Davies going all fanboy over the Doctor vs the Master, then proceeds to describe (several times) how much she wants the Master’s ring. Awesome. 2. It’s very noticeable in this episode: the tenth […]


Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Finally, some thoughts on the last three eps of series 3 (aka the Martha season). No, I’m not really that far behind in my viewing, I just saw the second half of s3 after s4, for odd, tv-vs-netflix-related reasons. Thoughts on Utopia: In the midst of the chaos, Martha decides the best course of action […]

By the numbers

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Second day at my new job today (still have the old one, just added this one on top of it). Today at work I: 1. Changed my computer’s desktop wallpaper (several times!). 2. Tried to use the interwebs to discover how far away Sarah Jane Smith lives from Donna Noble. Failed utterly, but am pretty […]

How did this happen?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Normally I avoid WIP stories. I’m not very good at remembering things long enough to be able to pick up where I left off when a new update is posted, and I’m worse at not feeling unbearably cranky when a story cuts off in the middle. Plus, I know there are many thousands (probably millions) […]

Doctor Who fic

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Finally watched the last three episodes in Doctor Who season 3, plus commentaries and (hilarious!) David Tennant video diary. (John Barrowman has a dog named Tegan! Doctor Who gets filmed a lot in freezing cold weather in the middle of the night!) Still processing what I think about the eps. Here’s a link to a […]

A Harry Potter fic rec

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

So, this story popped into my head this morning, and I went off to read it. Startlingly, I was able to find it on my computer (ah, back in the days of mass HP fic downloading — the days when I actually *filed* things, as opposed to just dumping everything into a single folder). And […]

Addendum About “The Shrine”

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I totally hope the line “You’re a good friend, Arthur” becomes part of fannish lore, and that years from now there will still be all these icons (SGA & other) with that quote on them, and new fans will have *absolutely no idea* what the line’s origin is, because — of course — there’s no […]

SGA: Ghost in the Machine

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

(aka the one with Fran — not the first one, the other one) General Thoughts: I feel like many/all of the funny remarks have already been made about this ep, so I’ll just add my two cents and agree that yes, the flying monkey conversation was awesome. This is the team at its best, I […]

SciFi Friday: SGA – “The Shrine” (really, SGA, you couldn’t come up with a better name?)

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Thoughts as I watched: First and foremost: Rodney! We love you, no matter how smart you are! Notes of interest: girl!Chuck’s name is Amelia. It’s canon now; when Rodney needs help, he calls John. I heart Rodney/John. Also, that’s not Rodney’s canon bathrobe. I don’t know who donated their bathrobe to him in his time […]