agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Barbara)
Title: Anachronism
Characters: Barbara, Susan, the Doctor
Rating: G
Word count: 100
Summary: The chameleon circuit was broken.
Notes: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] purple_bug for betaing, as much as you can a drabble.

Anachronism )
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Doctor Who!

The TV show, that is, not the character, because that's not his name.

45 today! *huggles the show, everyone involved in making it, everyone who makes fandom more than worth the wank (that's all of you)*

Jen was very surprised that I got a question wrong on a Doctor Who quiz on Facebook. I didn't, the answer was wrong. No, really, it was. Or was it the forty-fifth anniversary of An Unearthly Child back in August and it's like Christmas, our counting's out and has been for ages?

I'm not celebrating, although I would very much like to, because I have eight weeks of reading diary to write, due in at noon two pm tomorrow. It's only PASS/FAIL, not graded, so aiming for the minimum of six, five to go.

As a distraction, short picspam of original Team TARDIS group shots )

Okay, that's far too much procrastination
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] malaleen!

Latest *headdesk* moment, a review on a fic (not mine) on ff.net: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was, because the Doctor left her in the 22nd century to marry David Campbell. Unless she somehow managed to travel back in time...
Again: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was
So either they're so unaware of that era that I am astounded they know of the existence of Ian and Barbara or...they actually mean that Susan was left behind in what is now a negated timeline, (insert more retcon-ny, Time War-y handwaves here) thus wiping her existence from history and Ian and Barbara's memories (and leaving serious gaps: we were curious about..., we followed..., we, no, sorry, I have no idea why any of that happened). Yep, I'll just go with that!

Also, I will post an in-depth and thoughtful analysis of Ian's characterisation (WTFwhoisthis?) in Byzantiumrandomexclamationmark as soon as I stop laughing long enough to actually carry on rereading. CharactercalledIan, the correct response to someone in control stepping on your hand with all their weight, deliberately, is not to cry 'Stop it, you big bully!' That just conjures up an irresistible image of a petulant kid with a pout and is, frankly, hilarious. Or is that just me?

In Other Fandom news (by which I mean, something actually not DW, *gaspshockhorror*):
Thanks entirely to Jen, I am slightly readdicted to Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, which I absolutely loved when I was 14 even if I could only catch occasional out-of-order episodes on Nick.
The fandom is small and seems to have had his heyday eight years ago (when it was actually on the telly and still good), most of the fic I can find is not very good and Zelda Spellman is apparently Fandom's Punching Bag.
Seriously, out of the 171 stories that have ever been posted to ff.net, dating back to 1999, twenty-three feature her being (in order of frequency) mortally injured/ attacked/ sick/ heartbroken/ abducted by aliens/ accused of murder and imprisoned/ punished by being assigned a plant that wants to eat her/ turned into a toad, etc. And most of the others don't feature her.
The most entertainment from those stories is comparing the different mortal injuries: car crash, 'The Aneurysm Story' (no joke), eating a poisoned apple, wrists slashed open (Lucy, really, if you want to kill someone with a razor, then go for the throat. Kudos for vertical, but really, the throat), slipping on an icy patch, breaking her hand and then being buried in a snowdrift for a few hours etc. Oh, the melodrama!
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
Title: Fade and Flower
Characters: Susan, the First Doctor, David, Barbara, Ian
Rating: G
Summary: “To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” - Mary Oliver.
Word count: 2285
Notes: For the Susan ficathon at [livejournal.com profile] unearthy_child for [livejournal.com profile] dynapink. Thanks are due to [livejournal.com profile] cpemslie, [livejournal.com profile] purple_bug and [livejournal.com profile] strangledduck for the helpful help!

Fade and Flower )
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Ian/Barbara)
I'm working at the library. I found a copy of 'Doctor Who: The Legend- 40 years of time travel' by Justin Richards and started flicking through it in my break. I got as far as extracts from the original format documents.

The thing that rather amused me was 'There is no question of a developing love story between [Barbara] and Ian'. Now, either that changed dramatically or it's quite possibly the biggest failure of Doctor Who to communicate intent ever.

Also that Susan and Barbara are jealous of each other over Ian, who is oblivious.

Would type the extracts up in full, but have no time.
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Vicki hug)


*falls about laughing* Best advert for Doctor Who ever?

And that last clip just fits in so well with what I was thinking!

Yes, yes, *grumble* *goes back to coursework*
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
Written for [livejournal.com profile] atraphoenix who requested a sequel to 'dreams of fairytales and fantasies' with a timestamp of a year later.

Title: Cat in the Box
Rating: G
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Susan, Donna.
Word count: 239

Cat in the Box )
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (One)
Well, I really don't have much to say about The Sound of Drums.

Spoilers, I suppose, although I discuss a couple of concepts from the episode rather than the episode itself )

I'm not sure whether to call this a review. I think not.

ETA: Looking through flist- woe is me, this must be 'fannish disconnect'. Hopefully I will appreciate it more on a second viewing minus family.
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
Title: dreams of fairytales and fantasies
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Martha, Susan, Romana, Leela, Ace.
Rating: PG
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] fraternizing challenge. The prompt was "He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." Douglas Adams.
The title comes from the song "Sick and Tired" by Anastacia.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] eyliena for beta-ing.
Spoilers for Gridlock and bits of Old Skool, mainly concerning those characters.

dreams of fairytales and fantasies )
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
As I seem to have fallen into the habit of keeping a record of my posts to various communities in my journal, here are my first wallpapers. Or at least the versions that I'm not ashamed to post.




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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
This are my first attempts at graphics work of any kind. I have made several attempts to post these, hopefully this is correct. All text on the Ian/Barbara wallpapers are taken from the song Atlantic by Keane because I love the song. The text on the other wallpaper is taken from the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. Please give me suggestions on how to improve.




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