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11 February 2018 @ 07:56 pm
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25 January 2018 @ 02:28 pm
Title: Domestic Bliss
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 12th Doctor, River Song
Words: 295

Summary - They'd taken a house for their 24 year long night on Darillium. It was novel for both of them to actually live together. She was finding it was full of unexpected pleasures...(Read More...)
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14 January 2018 @ 10:58 pm
In 2008 I posted this
https://doctorwho.livejournal.com/3666560.html
Let us see how I did

A lesbian companion Apart from using a noun as an adjective, I think I get full marks for this one.

Considerably reduced representation of our homosexualist brethren otherwise. Before Bill/Heather we had Clara/Jane Austen and River/Cleopatra. Then we had those Romans. I wouldn't say considerably reduced. To Steven Moffat, lesbians continue to be just a big blob of jam.

...I therefore predict a timey wimey subplot strung through the whole of series five: something just slightly more complex than the simple circular logic of Time Crash or the MacGuffin in Mawdryn Undead, something more like the 8th doctor novel "Vanderdeken's Children" I misunderestimated him. Imagine using an 8DA as a reference point in fandom these days!

Really explicit reference to the Talons of Weng Chiang ...with Jimmy Vee as Mr Sin. Nope, just more vague ones, as recently as Christmas (revisiting a location from The Empty Child that seemed to reference a conflict mentioned in Talons). Jimmy Vee is R2D2 now: I did not see that coming.

Something clever with the TARDIS translation circuits, leading to a story from different viewpoints. Half a point for the "Melody Pond" embroidery.

After two stories (Blink and Time Crash) featured near word-perfect reinterpretations of scenes from the Red Dwarf episode "Future Echoes", I anticipate another Red Dwarfalike with potential for cleverness... Nah...? Just where common SF tropes have been mined, and not too many new tropes at that. We've seen many themes he touched on in the RTD era done to death (an image of a thing being that thing, nursery rhymes, comical nudity, people being visited at different points in their lives). We didn't get as much originality as I thought we would: not even derivative originality.

No supporting cast of families; maybe some "UNIT family", but no reoccurring friends and family of the companions Just Danny Pink, because Rory was a companion and Rory's dad was not in it very much? Half a point? We had a UNIT family anyway.

Less of the "Cult of the Producer" Didn't really account for the ego here.

Murray Gold will be blamed for the bad sound mix That got much better! Happy to be wrong there.

 
 
For Sir John Hurt, CBE, (22 Jan 1940 - 25 Jan 2017) Mitch Miller's Auld Lang Syne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOOgllg6ee0&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCpp51e2gGhpPg3egKURDEqt&index=1

May 2018 be the best year yet for you and yours. Mary
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