August 16th, 2017
monanotlisa: (sato toshiko - tw)
And lo and behold, [profile] cofax offered to go out for a drink and food last night, and that was the bright spot of my day. (I love Bask up on Columbus, where they also never gluten'ed me).

The rest of the day...don't ask. When you schlepp home five pounds of reading at 11pm in order to prepare, and find out after dutifully going through it that none of it was relevant? Suboptimal. Should have known this day, minus the A+ dinner with C, would suck dead rats through a garden hose (Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2).
August 15th, 2017
elisi: (Poetry)
Alternative title: Why Moffat Who is Poetry

Welcome to the meta café! Although this time it's more The Poetry Café (not that there's ever much difference). What I mean is, this post is like a follow-up to The Hollow Men and will be formatted in a similar way: I.e. first up is the poem/imagery, which will then be followed by lengthy, complex and in-depth notes. No really, this is enormous. (I will also write a more regular meta post later, with all the stuff that does not fit into this very specific reading.) Also, although this meta mostly centers on The Doctor Falls, it meanders through a lot of S10, and even further back. And as always, Promethia owns at least half of this.

But first, here is the second half of the fifth and final part of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, as filtered through Moffat Who:


Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
elisi: (Forest)
posted by [personal profile] elisi at 10:14am on 15/08/2017 under
Hello everyone. Sorry for being semi-absent, we went to Wales for a week's holiday.

Which was very lovely indeed, and we spent a day on the river, and walked up a mountain (/big hill) saw Llanthony priory and Castell Coch, and (of course!) went to Cardiff where I saw Ianto's Shrine (♥) and went to the Doctor Who Experience.

Hence this icon. You go on an 'adventure' with the Doctor, and one of the rooms you go in, is the one with the TARDIS 'tree' and 'eggs'. I am still not over that. And Impish Girl got to pilot Eleven's TARDIS! Although the adventure was with Twelve, who was suitably delightful/rude.

(Am useless at writing about RL. But there will soon be meta! Which is another reason I've been so quiet...)
Mood:: 'calm' calm
Music:: My Tardis, Murray Gold
August 13th, 2017
monanotlisa: Dutch pulls Johnny's ear to check for a tech implant (dutch & johnny - killjoys)
posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 09:32pm on 13/08/2017
No, really, y'all. You GOTTA watch Killjoys.
gillo: (Spring flowers 2)
I've been remiss in recent months, but I am making an effort today.

Yesterday under the cut. )
elisi: (Stepping Sideways)
Summary: How do you save people that don't want to be saved?

For notes etc, please see The Prologue, or just follow the tags.

Note: Gallifreyan will be indicated by the use of « and » any other language uses "". It seemed the simplest solution.


A Long Way from Sherwood: Chapter 5 )
August 12th, 2017
monanotlisa: Astrid Farnsworth! (astrid - fringe)
I don't often embed images I haven't created myself in my posts, because what is this, tumblr? But.


Via tumblr users plaidadder, delurkingdetective, and [personal profile] rydra_wong (go to her DW for a variety of links), there's this:

If you’re worried about nuclear war, one actual thing you can do to prevent it is to call your representatives and ask them to cosponsor the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act. [emphasis mine] It would require Trump (and any future president) to get congressional approval to use nuclear weapons as a first strike (as opposed to retaliation after someone uses them first). It was proposed back in January and seems really, really relevant these days.

You can check if your reps are cosponsors here:

If they’re not a cosponsor, call and ask them to become one.

If they’re already a cosponsor, call them and thank them, and ask them to release a press release reaffirming their support. The more news there is about this, the more likely the GOP leadership will feel pressured to actually deal with this.
monanotlisa: (team work - the wire)
posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 10:44am on 12/08/2017 under ,
I know some of you also know Erica, who's one of those multi-talented artists who baffle me -- wait, you can write fantastic, sharp, funny fanfic? You can sing? You can -- schooled at the Academy of Art in San Francisco -- create music?

She's running an Indiegogo campaign for her first album.

I'm sure Indiegogo has its deep dark downsides, but I appreciate them solely for being one of a handful of US companies that actually do the right thing and have an opt-in email sign-up -- that is, if you contribute, you are NOT put on their spam list and pelted with emails: They send you a polite email asking you to confirm your subscription, and give you options. Three thumbs up (of course I said OH HELLS NO. But, y'know. Oh hells THANKS no).
monanotlisa: (asleep lecture - btvs)


posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 10:41am on 12/08/2017 under , , ,
When I found myself in my gastroenterologist's office, with him kindly taking his time and showing -- and discussing with me -- a wide range of different products to potentially alleviate the pain and discomfort from my IBS? Of course it was a dream, and I woke up.
August 10th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] rahirah at 08:59pm on 10/08/2017 under ,
Mood:: 'exhausted' exhausted
monanotlisa: (dolls & wynonna - wynonna earp)
posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 08:33am on 10/08/2017 under , , , ,
Before I'm out of the door, I must -- must, I say! -- tell you that [personal profile] beerbad has made a Wynonna Earp vid for the Vividcon 2017 Premiere!

"A family curse, a magic gun, some demons, and a whole lotta feelings.

This vid is a S1 character study of Wynonna (spoilers through Wynonna Earp 1x13) which premiered at Vividcon on August 4, 2017. Music: "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" (Seeb Remix) by Mike Posner."

Go watch it!
elisi: (Stepping Sideways)
Summary: How do you save people that don't want to be saved?

For notes etc, please see The Prologue, or just follow the tags.

Note: Gallifreyan will be indicated by the use of « and » any other language uses "". It seemed the simplest solution.


A Long Way from Sherwood: Chapter 4 )
August 9th, 2017
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
posted by [personal profile] elisi at 10:23am on 09/08/2017 under

So adorable. So Northern! :D
August 5th, 2017
monanotlisa: (chibi johnrodney - sga)
monanotlisa: a side view on a cuppa tea, white cup with red patterns, icon also has a border on the bottom like that (tea)
posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 01:02pm on 05/08/2017 under
One of my oldest fandoms is tea fandom, but I rarely post about it. Here's a twofer:

1. [personal profile] jesse_the_k chats about Making a Better Cup of Tea.

2. It is entirely true that we don't fuck around: Check out this Tea Flavor Wheel.
elisi: (Shiny! Kaylee by eyesthatslay)
posted by [personal profile] elisi at 07:44pm on 05/08/2017 under
Tumblr Man
A Parody of “Piano Man” by Billy Joel
Written and Performed by Codot
August 4th, 2017
elisi: (Stepping Sideways)
Summary: How do you save people that don't want to be saved?

For notes etc, please see The Prologue, or just follow the tags.

Note: Gallifreyan will be indicated by the use of « and » any other language uses "". It seemed the simplest solution.

TW: This chapter contains violence.


A Long Way from Sherwood: Chapter 3 )
August 3rd, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] legionseagle at 09:51pm on 03/08/2017 under ,
The Illuminations - Blackpool were and are the big ones, but Morecambe had their own, lesser constellations* - are a very bitter-sweet time of year for me. They are and can be glorious ( Blackpool this year looks to be particularly fine ) but, like the last night of the Proms, they are also the harbinger of the long dark nights and so a sad time for those, like me, who suffer from Seasonal Affective Depression.

I can recall trailing along through Blackpool Illuminations in a Battersby Coach with the Scouts and Guides (the Illuminations themselves were tedious, but observing my fellows on the back seat with their oppos was -- illuminating.) I think the Illuminations may have been on that time I drove from Blackburn to Blackpool to see Paul Darrow in Guards, Guards!. As a small child I have watched glowing trams swim up out of the murk labelled "Bispham" and confused them with the place the goblins called Home in The Silver Chair. I have stood by Hampsfell Hospice and seen Morecambe's lights blaze along the shore, a good dozen miles away and more.

They are lovely and tacky and sad and beautiful, all at once. They've been switched on by Coronation Street stars, Royalty, Admirals, Olympic Athletes, Grand National winners, Doctor Who and the Stig.

And they signal the decline of summer into the dark of the autumn.

Blackpool knows what it is about, after all. And the start of the Illuminations is not so far from Lughnasadh.

*When I was still in my pushchair (not all the time, but when my legs got tired), I dimly recall my parents pushing me along the Promenade at Morecambe on the night the Morecambe Illuminations had been switched on. The celebrity who had done the on-switching leaned over my pushchair, to pass on good wishes for the season to one of the smaller celebrants. My parents did not particularly care for the celebrity in question, since (an outrage for 1964) he wore his hair to his shoulders, half of it dyed black and half of it dyed platinum, which they considered Wrong, Peculiar and (something they did not convey to the younger generation) no doubt Queer. Still, he was on the telly, and not obviously harmful, so they exchanged vague and civil compliments of the season, Jimmy Savile passed on along the Promenade towards Battery and the West End (we were at the Happy Mount Park end of things) and the part I remember most clearly was the whole family got excitable at the thought I might have swallowed the little blue packet from the crisps, the bit the salt came in. I'd actually just chewed it a bit and then spat it out, but they were all most worried about the danger I'd narrowly escaped.
August 2nd, 2017
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