100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | mister angry eyes)
...because I already wrote them up at ridiculous length on Tumblr and, you know, might as well re-post for discussion (if...anyone is still reading this and wants to discuss?).

Spoilers, obviously )

Show, I still love you--despite my better judgment, half the time--but I don't think even Heroes depended this much on Idiot Balls and assumed so hard that viewers are morons.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | ten + kitten = *wibble*)
Like everyone else on the internets, I just have to post about the new pictures of Various casting spoilers for Doctor Who )
100indecisions: my chains are broken (ats | angel thinks you're boring)
I never did post a wishlist before my birthday or Christmas. Not that anyone was begging me to. But I like listing stuff I want. :p But then that post-here-and-I'll-make-you-something meme was going around (...um. I don't think I've finished anything for anyone on my list. Possibly haven't started any.), and I posted on several others', so I figured I might as well post the part of the wishlist that are things people could, you know, actually make. In case anyone wants any ideas, or...whatever.

  • A cunning hat. Because.
  • I have to admit: the Secret Life of Dolls kind of had a big influence on me getting into action figures. I mean, I wanted a Ten action figure anyway, but now I have him, Rose, Martha, and Angel, plus a 12" Clockwork Droid doll. And I want more, like Coraline (okay...I think I've seen two or three different face sculpts for each version of the doll and I can't figure out whether I'd be getting the one I want) and Edward Elric and Spike if I could find a good one. But what I really, really want are three that don't exist: Death of the Endless, Tonks (seriously, why isn't there a movie!Tonks in her DoM outfit? That would be perfect), and River Tam. I have thought about cannibalizing an existing doll for one of these purposes, but none of mine are right; all I have are old Barbies, and not only do none of them have the right coloring for any of these three, their faces and shapes are...well, come on, do you think Death or River really look like Barbies? (Tonks could, although I expect she ordinarily doesn't. And I wouldn't want her to, natch.) If I had gobs of money, I could piece together a perfectly satisfactory River, Tonks, and/or Death from the kinds of dolls and clothes at places like the Denver Doll Emporium, but when the naked doll alone can run anywhere from $50 to, like, $600...well, yeah. But if anyone has got some dolls/action figures or knows where to get them cheaply and could make a convincing River/Death/Tonks, that would be so awesome. (I might be able to make a decent Death out of my sister's old Arctic Barbie, assuming she still has it, along with some white and black model paint and goth-girl clothes, but adult Barbies have such a weird shape, and they really aren't very flexible...)
  • This kitten. Or this one.
  • Or a red panda! Especially if it's a baby one! Heck, a normal panda would be cool too.

There are so many fics I'd love to read but, for whatever reason, don't feel qualified/inspired to write, so I pass them on to you. And they get their own list. Annnd nearly all of them are crossovers. I dunno, that seems to be the easiest way to think of "Hey this would be AWESOME! But I have no idea how to write it, but someone should!" ideas.
  • Ten meets Dumbledore. Two mad, brilliant old men--they'd get along great. Bonus points if Ten puts his feet up on Dumbledore's desk. (And no I do not mean Ten/Dumbledore, geez.
  • Molly Weasley meets Jackie Tyler. They would be terrifying.
  • You know in A Wrinkle in Time how Meg and Calvin and Charles Wallace get their dad back but don't actually defeat IT or fix Camazotz? Don't you think Nine would be a good candidate to come in after and take care of that?
  • River and GLaDOS and the Weighted Companion Cube PLEASE PLEASE. Look, River's a little crazy and also brilliant, and GLaDOS is a crazy evil sentient computer, and it would be awesome. (No, I haven't a clue how you'd work that out.) And don't even ask how I came up with such a cracked-out idea. ...Okay okay, it's not that complicated: for some reason I thought Laura Gibson's version of "All the Pretty Little Horses" sounded like a good song for River, and it has a line that goes "...and when you wake, you'll have sweet cake," and of course...yeah.
  • OH YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WOULD BE AWESOME (also easier): you know what happens if you beat the game, right? Right, well...maybe somebody should, you know, land his TARDIS in the Aperture Science Computer-Aided Enrichment Center and check that out. Because while River and GLaDOS would be cracktastic, Ten and GLaDOS would be epically hilarious.
  • My most frequent comment when watching Lost these days is "You know, if the Doctor would just show up, he'd have them all sorted out in ten minutes."
  • You know Jacen Solo in the Star Wars EU? Han's kid? You know what he's been up to lately? Yeah. There should be an AU where Ten smacks some sense into him, you know, when such a thing would still be possible. Because nobody messes around with Time on the Doctor's watch, and Jacen seriously needed it.
  • Ten and Chrestomanci saving the world together. I think they might be annoyed with each other at first but would then get along fabulously. I kept being reminded of Ten when I was reading any of the Chrestomanci Chronicles.
  • A semi-crack fic crossing AtS/BtVS with the Twilight-verse. You know, because Angel and Spike need to beat up Edward, and Buffy or Cordy could pretty much beat up Bella just by looking at her, and Spike would have a wonderful time pointing out to Angel all the ways in which he and Edward actually are similar. Also because Angel really needs to tell Edward something like "When I crawled into my girlfriend's room and watched her sleep, I was evil!"
  • Any Doctor and Charles Wallace, ideally when he's still young
  • Nine couldn’t save Númenor either. EPIC ANGST, I know.
  • Doctor Who crossed with Back to the Future, especially after the "Shakespeare Code" mention, and also, TARDIS > Delorean.
  • Any new Doctor and companion somehow on a reality show like Amazing Race, because...it would be cracktastic. (I know "Bad Wolf" kind of does this and it's made of win, but them actually being in a reality show because, like, another contestant is an alien or something, would be awesome.)
  • Nine or Ten and Ender Wiggin. Not sure if Ender's Game or Speaker for the Dead Ender would be better.
  • Four or Ten and Willy Wonka (either). Crazy manic shenanigans.
  • Ten and Ace Ventura, NO I'M SERIOUS. A lot of the Ace Ventura humor is too juvenile for my tastes, but some of it is honestly hilarious, and...honestly, I have no idea how Ten would react confronted with someone like that.
  • The TARDIS landing on the Satellite of Love. YES. IT WOULD BE AWESOME.



Feb. 7th, 2009 10:07 pm
100indecisions: my chains are broken (wanderlust | there the dance is)
Or, "Kyra has another conundrum about what to buy and what not to buy and needs your input AGAIN".

So here is the conundrum: the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] piratecatarina gave me a $20 Amazon gift certificate (for Christmas or birthday, I forget which), and as always I have thought of far too many things I can buy with it. The difficulty, of course, is that I cannot possibly get all of these things, and I would really prefer not to go over the $20 because...I kind of have no moneys. As in, I have about $500 to my name right now (not including the $250 in my retirement fund so far, which I'm not planning to touch, and not including the $300 tuition waiver I should be getting ANY DAY NOW or the $375 when I finish this stupid binder project or the $500 from Fellows I should get at end of term).

Thus: y'all get to help me decide. It also helps that most of this is available used for somewhat less, which is where my math comes from.

[Poll #1345687]

ETA: Oh great, so far I have one vote for each thing except none for the Coraline shirt and none for "other". That's not helpful, I might have to actually MAKE A DECISION OHNOES.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | trufax: donna is awesome)
i. I'm on the fanficcers' love meme here, because...I'm an attention whore? Probably. If you're on it as well, link me and I'll give you some fanficcer love too.

ii. I was flattered enough when [livejournal.com profile] firefly_124 recc'd my fic The Lost Boy on her personal journal and then, just recently, on [livejournal.com profile] crack_broom, and then today I was informed that somebody had nominated my story for the Forbidden Awards. Like, somebody else nominated it. I had no idea these awards existed. Sure it's fanfic so it's not going to get me anything, and sure it's not a hugely famous thing, but still--the idea that somebody else thought it was good enough to nominate for an award is...well, pretty awesome. (For what it's worth, [livejournal.com profile] forbiddenawards doesn't appear to be at least quite as kinky-sex-focused as it appears...I mean, both the community's icons are BDSM and they have kinky sex and group sex categories...? But they have gen awards too, and "The Lost Boy" is about as gen as you can get, so.)
100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | Doctor and Rose say um.)
So I went back to that Television and Movie Store today, you know, the one with all the Doctor Who merchandise that I shouldn't buy because I'm spending too much money. I ended up not getting a Martha action figure or a Ten action figure because it turns out I can get them both a lot cheaper online, but I did get a clockwork robot doll because...I wanted it. And it was £7.50 which is not that bad considering.

Anyway the only thing I didn't get that I still need from there was a Doctor Who poster, and I did check to see if that's any cheaper online and it's really not, so I'll be going back. Problem: don't know which one to get. They have several, but there are only three--new ones--that I'm dithering between, all of which you can see here, and I can't decide which I like best. I can't really get all three (or more than that; there's an SJA poster I wouldn't mind because Luke is just so adorable) because they're £3.99 each, which comes to about $6.30.

Which means, flist, it's time for another poll!

[Poll #1293837]
100indecisions: my chains are broken (crossover | this is bat country!)
Because I need to distract myself with something frivolous and because I need input. Yes. Very Very Important input.

Item the first: Tom Baker is going to be at the Television and Movie Shop in Norwich's city centre next Saturday. Yes. That Tom Baker. He's no David Tennant of course but Four is the most well-known Doctor, and he's also very much like Ten (except not as cute and not as angsty, but kind of adorkable all the same) and I quite like him. I was in that shop day before yesterday anyway and it's packed full of Doctor Who merchandise--badges and towels and posters and rubbish bins (no, seriously--there's one with this weird bottom so if you toss something heavy in it, it'll go "EX-TER-MIN-ATE" or something) and action figures and proper dolls and of course books and DVDs and...I could spend so much money there it's not even funny. (But the posters aren't that expensive, and neither are some of the Daleks, and I need a Ten action figure of some kind, and there's a rather nice Martha doll and clockwork robot doll for £7.50 each and they would be kind of awesome...!) Anyway if I spend at least £10 there I can have Tom Baker sign something. And chances are I'll spend a good deal more than that, so.

The real conundrum is this: that's next Saturday, Oct. 25. Well, Oct. 24-26 is the Christian Union houseparty in Great Yarmouth. I've been to Great Yarmouth and it's a lovely seaside town, and what's more it promises to be quite a fun weekend--probably a bit like Spiritual Emphasis Camp, actually, and it would be a very good chance to make some more Christian friends since CU is good but a bit more like church in the sense that it's a large group. And I really want some Christian friends here, and I also really want some British friends, and in general it would be a good thing.

But I also really want to meet Tom Baker and have him sign something. And I may need that weekend for studying since I have two papers due that week (ulp, need to start those).

[Poll #1281979]

Also, any suggestions on just which Doctor Who merch on which to blow all that money I need for food etc. would be helpful. :p (There is, however, a Four doll that I am so not getting, because if you think Edward Dollen is coming to eat your brains, you ain't seen nothin' yet. I wish I could show you the picture--I took a bunch of pictures with my cell phone for my own reference, but it hasn't got a memory card (rather, I haven't forked over money for a mini-SD) and there doesn't seem to be another way to transfer photos from it to a computer without paying through the nose for internet use or something.)

Item the second: I have another new blog. Because I needed another one on which to sporadically update and eventually abandon, right? Well, this one's different: it's a legit paid blogging site. I hadn't mentioned it yet even though I got a blog there almost two weeks ago because I wanted to make sure they actually paid, and they do: they're just slow because apparently someone actually reviews all the entries. Anyway the point is, this isn't one of those things where you earn a few pennies through Google AdSense based on how many people read your entries; today.com pays you $1.00 per entry per day. You can only have one paid entry per day, but the entries can be as short as 100 words, which takes like...five minutes, tops. Better yet, they have a system by which companies put out calls for brief (300 words, generally) articles for which they'll pay about $5, and so far I've sold two of those. Five bucks for a 300-word article that probably took me 15 minutes to write? Pretty nice. Not exactly publishing since my name's not on it, but still, the money's not bad. So that's something any of you might be able to do to pull in a bit extra.

Anyway, the point is, I'll get pageview money if you read my blog (I've been updating it daily--it pretty much functions as a short-entry companion to my other travel blog, as indicated by the fact that, you know, they have the same name and look almost identical), and I'll get more if you use my referral link to sign up yourself, and then you will get money for almost no writing and it will all be fab.

Item the third: Speaking of deciding what to buy--on my first item, yes I know, whatever--I need help deciding on some shirts. 'Cause I need these shirts and I feel like some retail therapy anyway and I am not exactly made of money, here. And there's...a lot I want. >_< I mean I could just show you my Kaboodle wish list (oh, and then there's also this list, which sadly is not a list of shirts I own but a for-future-reference list of Threadless shirts I need but can't get because they're currently out of print and I dearly hope they will be reprinted) but there's other stuff on there too and not all of those shirts are of the same priority. So all y'all get to help me decide, isn't it exciting? Just gonna list my top several, I guess. Assume Threadless unless I say so because most of them are.

[Poll #1281980]

So...um...yeah. And I should really read for like 15 minutes now because I'm going to a Bible study and have...done exactly no studying today. Or working on the letter to my dad. Oops.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | Doctor whoa)
Yeah, I'm behind on some of my shows. Shut up. Once everything gets started, this semester I'll be watching Supernatural, Fringe, Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and The Office. Also [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's recap made me curious enough about True Blood to try the pilot ep, and...well, the vampire fangs are very lame, as are certain other bits of it, and as it's HBO there's an awful lot more sex and language than on most such shows, but...vampires. And Sookie is cute, and the worldbuilding is interesting, and...I don't know, really. Moonlight's not coming back and Twilight just makes me laugh (and the usually reliable Vivian Vande Velde's Companions of the Night was fairly awful after a very promising beginning; [livejournal.com profile] warriorofshadow knows what I mean--and should read Sunshine, stat, because it's a really excellent vampire novel).

Cut for spoilers on...all the shows mentioned above, I suppose, even though I'm behind )

Speaking of fic, what I'm talking about here is my [livejournal.com profile] dw_cross fic, which still has no comments and in fact probably hasn't really been read. *tear* It's insanely long and needs the abovementioned edits as well as a few more, so at some point it'll be reposted elsewhere, but I worked freaking hard on that thing, even if I'm not overly pleased with it.

...annnnd right now I should really be studying, working on my thesis proposal (some months overdue, yes), working on the column due Friday, picking pictures to send for a calendar at UAA due tomorrow, writing an entry on my travel blog, or making myself some kind of food before the Christian Union meeting at 7:30, which...should be interesting considering since Sunday (and more so yesterday and today) I've been at the stage of my cold where I pretty much can't talk. I already skipped a Creative Writing Society meeting I wanted to attend and a meeting of the student paper, largely for that reason.

Oh, and I just wasted a bunch of time last night on last.fm trying to see whose concerts I could actually attend and now have even more possibilities, some more realistic than others, so my poll in the last entry still very much needs your input.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | Doctor o rly?)
So, 'The Doctor's Daughter'--nowhere near as bad as I feared, actually quite brilliant in a lot of ways )

So after all that, I'm not really sure what the point of this post was. :p

ETA: However, second clearly alien planet in six episodes FTW. Are you getting this, RTD? Alien planets gooood. We can has more alien planets, yes?

And in completely unrelated scriptwriting improvements, the writers for Moonlight are finally figuring some things out. Mick having a Facebook page and making fun of emo bands was hilarious.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (ff | Kaylee uhm)
Reflections while watching "I Robot - You Jane" (which, wow, if nothing else got across the point that this took place in the '90s and you can't pretend it didn't, that ep sure did):

Buffy: Let's face it. None of us are ever gonna have a happy, normal relationship.
Xander: We're doomed!
[They laugh. And then trail off rather nervously.]
Me: "We're in a Joss Whedon show."

Personally I'm rooting for Willow/Xander at the moment and somewhat liking Buffy/Angel for all its associated angst, although yes I have already spoiled myself to some degree and I'm fairly certain that nobody ends up happy, more or less. Honestly, Joss. If nothing else I know Buffy/Angel doesn't last, and I have my doubts about Willow and Xander ever getting together. Even though they totally should. Also, Remus and Giles would get along amazingly well, y/y?

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