Eleven

Jan. 6th, 2009 11:10 am
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Okay, so it's the obligatory post about the new doctor. I'll cut it for casting spoilers (as if anyone anywhere in the world doesn't know this already). IT took me a while because I had to decide what I thought before I posted it. If I hadn't waited all you would have got was 'OMG I'm turning into my mother - he needs a haircut'

Now however: As the world and his wife know, the eleventh Dr is... )

After all that, I feel that I have to add a mention of another fandom just for balance:

Supernatural Season Four on ITV2!!! Admittedly, I don't have ITV2 in Durham, but I do here at home and the trailer is actually awesome. ITV two managed something right! Yay! I can't post anything about it here because I have people reading (Fred) who haven't seen Season 3 yet (grrr! I forgot to bring it back) but honestly. Best promo I have seen on British TV for ages... and I know I'm biased, but I'm not just saying that. It gives NOTHING away that you don't already know from S3, and it makes you want to know what's happening. I praise them mightily and I want to watch the beginning of S4 again.

(Oh, and Spn is back on air in just over a week... only 10 more sleeps till I can see it!)
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Croatia was awesome... and hot. Very hot.

We sailed around probably half of the coast and quite a few islands and I learnt a couple of interesting things:

1. Croatians don't like vowels. Brbinj and Krka being just a couple of examples of place names.

2. If given an option mosquitoes will bite you in places calculated very specifically to cause maximum damage. ie. your feet in the exact place where the buckle of your sandal will rub them. This gave rise to one of my bog toes flashing like a christmas light, and a blister the size of my fingernail on my other foot, which had to be cut off with scissors. Yes, I'll admit to being a bit squeamish of that.

Other than the mega-blister of doom, though, and the extreme heat, everything was brilliant. Sailing is fun, although often lacks the cooling breeze of motoring. Croatian scenery is phenomenal. I managed somehow to limp around Zadar and buy presents for everyone on the last day without collapsing of heat stroke or my feet falling off.

Zadar airport is insane. They have a level crossing over the runway... for planes. It's got three gates and there are ~5 flights a day out from there and one bus a day going there. Considering how large the city is, that's kind of incredible.

I wasn't seasick, which was cool, although I was sick for some unknown other reason one night, which was uncool.

We named a seagull Henry, and henceforth all seagulls shall be named Henry, just because. Ophelie followed fish around (we think she's gathering an army) and there was a rather interesting bay with a naked windsurfer.

Got home and watched Dr Who and it was awesome, both episodes. I loved every second of it... except maybe the hugfest.Dr Who )

Spoilers S3 Spn - Fred (and anyone else who hasn't seen any of it) )

So that's pretty much my life at the moment. Once again in a period between things. Mum will have me out job hunting tomorrow I have no doubt, so until then I will make the most of sitting around writing, reading and watching BtVS.
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Or there will be as soon as one of my betas gets online. I'd email it to you guys, but then it gets a bit iffy as to whether I'll get it back again and seeing as one is my fic for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_boc challenge, I'd quite like to get it sooner rather than later (although, tbh, that lasts until August 31st... but still. Strike while the iron's hot etc etc.)

There is an almost OBSCENE amount of love for The Last of the Time Lords mainly because of that thing at the end, but I'll get into that more at a later date. Tomorrow, perhaps, because I currently have other things to obsess about. All Hell Breaks Loose part 2 is due to air on itv 2 in an hour and five minutes and I know I've already seen it but - *wails*.

And on the subject of ficcage, with which this post is eponymous, I wrote crack!fic... about the Apocalypse. Supernatural Crack fanfiction about the sodding Apocalypse. How? Why was the only plotbunny I got from The Horsemen Arrive (awesome song btw) a CRACK bunny? The End of the World... and I write freaking crack. *shrugs* Ah well, it's done now, and I quite like it.

The other thing I wrote was angst... sort of. But angst that if you screw up your face and put your head to one side, could look a little like Wincest... which I was not intending, and I'm a little annoyed about, because it's not supposed to be Wincesty. It was supposed to be bittersweet and Filial. GAH! Dean-muse, why did you do this to me? However, I shall state, now, for the benefit of... well - me... that it is NOT WINCEST.

Just so we've got that covered.

So.. Fred, Will, why are you not online. How dare you have lives when I need beta-readers!

I also need to write/draw something for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_crackfic challenge, but despite being the one who wrote the damn thing I am fresh out of inspiration. (BTW - go there, join... take part in the challenge... pretty please!)

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