x_losfic: (My Sandwich!)
Sorry for the re-post, it just struck me that this entry really belonged on this journal rather than the RL one. Have a pie Katy and I made earlier:


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http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20110128/sc_space/forfullymatureblackholestimestandsstill

So is this how the Eye of Harmony/Hand of Omega might work to keep Gallifrey 'outside of time'? ...I feel crazier than I did ten minutes ago for having postulated that. Too late, hitting post.

Meme'd

Jan. 13th, 2011 02:47 pm
x_losfic: (Three)

Meme seen at [livejournal.com profile] aralias and [livejournal.com profile] bagheera_san :

Pick a character and I will give and explain the top five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them. Any and all characters welcome. (even ones i haven't written but might know about...)
x_losfic: (Three)
Title: The Sweet Cheat Gone
Author: [livejournal.com profile] x_los
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Three, Delgado!Master, Ainley!Master, Five (Doctor/Master)
Summary: The third Doctor is surprised and upset to see the Master with another man. Perhaps the worst part about it is that he doesn't understand what the Master could possibly see in someone who goes around wearing celery like it's a sartorial statement...
Beta:[livejournal.com profile] aralias
Acknowledgments: Apologies to P-dizzle (as we like to call him) for the title. ...no one calls him that. For this anon meme prompt: http://community.livejournal.com/best_enemies/13938.html?thread=3520370#t3520370 .


The Sweet Cheat Gone )
x_losfic: (Eight)
Title: Cafestrovalva
Author: [livejournal.com profile] x_los
Rating: R
Pairing/Characters: Eight/Jacobi!Master
Summary: “You could very easily be poisoning these people. You might be attempting to weaken this time line by feeding it a steady diet of anachronisms—softening it up in preparation for a larger plan. You might, Master, be capable of anything. Or at least of anything but running a tea shop.”
Beta and Acknowledgments: Beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] aralias, a most missable miss (in the Czech sense). Mezzo for introducing me to the word 'mamihlapinatapai,' and Chatting At the Amber Teahouse, a ridiculously fluffy yuri manga, to which I attribute the gloopy sweetness herein. Kundera for his description of the Czech phrase. Tu for question mark shirt--she's like Kundera, in her way...


Other possible titles included: Teatime Lords, Teaspoon and an Even More Open Mind, Over-Steeped, Pot Calling Kettle, High Teason, Tea's Company...I COULD GO ON!! )


PART II
x_losfic: (Four De-Lurking)
Title: The Moment Has Been Prepared For
Author: [livejournal.com profile] x_los
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/Characters: Four/Ainley!Master
Summary: from the Best Enemies Kink Meme, "Four/Ainley - sex at Logopolis, in which they genuinely connect and the Doctor thinks the Master isn't so bad after all..." Now with more DOOM. Also a Prelude to Scarf Destruction.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] aralias, who dealt with my whinging over tone and how I didn't know how it ended, waaah, and beta'd it.


The Moment Has Been Prepared For )

Hubub

Sep. 4th, 2010 01:24 am
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I'm not panicky, but I now have mirror!imported!journals on dreamwidth for x_los and x_losfic.

While I'm not too fused about privacy /personally/, I don't like the idea that, for example, half a private b_e mods discussion could be shoved in people's faces because a link was dropped referencing the behavior we're talking about. My decision to mirror is mostly about Fandom Exodus Potential, backup-safety and slight 'well, lj are douches, anything could happen'-ness. I've been on lj six years and am still based here, I just have this alternative back-up option now as well. Friend me if you're there and wish to. :)

Hubub

Sep. 4th, 2010 01:11 am
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I'm not panicky, but I now have mirror!imported!journals on dreamwidth for x_los and x_losfic.

While I'm not too fused about privacy /personally/, I don't like the idea that, for example, half a private b_e mods discussion could be shoved in people's faces because a link was dropped referencing the behavior we're talking about. My decision to mirror is mostly about Fandom Exodus Potential, backup-safety and slight 'well, lj are douches, anything could happen'-ness. I've been on lj six years and am still based there, I just have this alternative back-up option now as well. Friend me if you're there and wish to. :)
x_losfic: (Five/Ainley!Master)
Title: Supreme Courtship
Author: [livejournal.com profile] x_los
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/Characters: Five/Ainley!Master, Eight, Lucie Miller, (Legally Blonde Musical Crossover) Elle Woods, Callahan
Summary: from the Best Enemies Kink Meme, "Legally Blonde (the musical) crossover, Ainley!Master/Davison!Callahan. The Master is surprised to find an older version of the Doctor working as a cutthroat lawyer, but it's okay because older men are hot." Now with more Eight and Lucie, because Sheridan Smith!Elle Woods could not be ignored.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] aralias, who MADE ME WRITE THIS. Passively. Well. Suggested I fill the prompt. Nagged a little. Is the person you should blame. Yes.

Lawful Evil )
x_losfic: (Five/Ainley!Master)
Title: Supreme Courtship
Author: [livejournal.com profile] x_los
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/Characters: Five/Ainley!Master, Eight, Lucie Miller, (Legally Blonde Musical Crossover) Elle Woods, Callahan
Summary: from the Best Enemies Kink Meme, "Legally Blonde (the musical) crossover, Ainley!Master/Davison!Callahan. The Master is surprised to find an older version of the Doctor working as a cutthroat lawyer, but it's okay because older men are hot." Now with more Eight and Lucie, because Sheridan Smith!Elle Woods could not be ignored.
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] aralias, who MADE ME WRITE THIS. Passively. Well. Suggested I fill the prompt. Nagged a little. Is the person you should blame. Yes.

Lawful Evil )
x_losfic: (Four)
Went to the lacklustre London Film and Comic Con Sunday avec Katy and her friends. I say lacklustre—I enjoyed it WAY better than I thought I would, as I generally hate cons?

1) I used to work at anime cons in uni (good money, but irregularly so—not worth the transportation hassle, and the company structures themselves are often infuriatingly poorly organized), and have holdover!eugh. At any moment on the crowded floor I expect to be handed an Obi of Office and forced to sell Deathnote to overweight old men in sailor fuku.

2) I hate meeting actors. They’re men and women wearing the bodies of characters I love, and yet thoroughly not them. I can admire them as people as well as for their characters in rare cases (oh Patrick Stewart, be still my heart), but generally I not only have no wish to meet them, I sneak through the Richmond Waitrose like ninja for paranoid terror that Richard E. Grant will be buying bread or something, and I’ll duck into frozen foods only to be confronted by old!Davison (how dare he no longer look like Five and Tristan, etc.). And then I’ll be startled into gibbering something about all the slash I’ve read/written about People Who Look A Lot Like Them and I’ll have to go home and delete the internet before committing sepukuu.

Am a lot more wary now that I know a friend of mine ran into Grant on a Richmond bus. What is he doing taking mass transit? But I don’t think said friend could have been deceived, as he is incredibly film-savvy. Worrisome!

But, even so, Elizabeth Sladen was there and gave a brief Q&A and I was very charmed.

Katy once commented that Q&A's always, always suck, and aren't as good as proper talks. I tried to defend the masses and their right to Ask Stuff, but in general I’ve come to agree with her.

No matter who's talking or about what, it's nearly always really poorly structured and bad questions. I want to say something better just to SAVE the poor woman from the bajillionth WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TOUCH DAVID TENNANT O_O, and yet do not want to make an ass of myself/do not necessarily have a better question.

Sladen was v. graceful and tried to sort of close off the DO YOU FEEL IN THE UNDISPUTABLE PRESENCE OF GOD WHEN ADRESSING TENNANT MORE OR LESS THAN WHEN CARESSING MATT SMITH?, but no one had better shit? Really people should THINK OF QUESTIONS THEY ARE DYING TO ASK HER beforehand, self included.

Liz Sladen is not the best Question Fielder in the world in terms of taking a dung heap and capitalizing on it. Some people with enough BOMBAST or tact make gold from straw, and that's better when the audience isn't giving you a lot—though it comes off as gittish if they are, I suppose? But she was v. sweet

She did, however, kind of fumble the day's best question—the girl came at it from a triffley awkward angle, but she had good thoughts re: Sladen's remark about being protective of Sarah Jane as a character, and wanting to know how that feminism translated to her work now as a strong OLDER female character/actress. Sladen sort of went 'well, I mean, I intended to do the work and play the character, not sepcifically TO PORTRAY WOMEN'S LIB!!' And I know it wasn't /what she meant/ (in other interviews she’s had more collected, thoughtful remarks on the subject than the Q&A format necessarily allows for), more that she wasn't necessarily playing an AGENDA initially, but she came off as a bit RAR I HATE FEMINISM. Also she side-stepped the opportunity to talk about the Older Actresses/Character thing, which could have been interesting.

Then backrow!girl gracefully moved onto a second question re: working with Billie Piper and complimented her on how hilarious that Doctor-mocking bit of School Reunion was. Interestingly in addition to being lovely and grateful for the compliment, Sladen talked about the director being VERY NERVOUS about it and whether it would play or read as super-catty. Which... sadly I could see?

So that girl could have asked more good questions (that were not the THIRD rendition of WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MONSTER?! (though I LOVE that without thinking about it she just goes ‘Davros’)) if it hadn't seemed like Liz Sladen HATED HER AND HER FEMINISM OMG due to some awk phrasing.

I think seeing her worked for me because while I love Sarah Jane, she is not an ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of mine, capable of reducing me to a goopuddle. Also I haven’t ever written her—I don’t know, actually, whether it’d be difficult to now, having confronted the unhappy truth that she is a Person.

Though my GOD she has aged well and has great hair, make-up and airbrushing be damned!
x_losfic: (Four)
Went to the lacklustre London Film and Comic Con Sunday avec Katy and her friends. I say lacklustre—I enjoyed it WAY better than I thought I would, as I generally hate cons?

1) I used to work at anime cons in uni (good money, but irregularly so—not worth the transportation hassle, and the company structures themselves are often infuriatingly poorly organized), and have holdover!eugh. At any moment on the crowded floor I expect to be handed an Obi of Office and forced to sell Deathnote to overweight old men in sailor fuku.

2) I hate meeting actors. They’re men and women wearing the bodies of characters I love, and yet thoroughly not them. I can admire them as people as well as for their characters in rare cases (oh Patrick Stewart, be still my heart), but generally I not only have no wish to meet them, I sneak through the Richmond Waitrose like ninja for paranoid terror that Richard E. Grant will be buying bread or something, and I’ll duck into frozen foods only to be confronted by old!Davison (how dare he no longer look like Five and Tristan, etc.). And then I’ll be startled into gibbering something about all the slash I’ve read/written about People Who Look A Lot Like Them and I’ll have to go home and delete the internet before committing sepukuu.

Am a lot more wary now that I know a friend of mine ran into Grant on a Richmond bus. What is he doing taking mass transit? But I don’t think said friend could have been deceived, as he is incredibly film-savvy. Worrisome!

But, even so, Elizabeth Sladen was there and gave a brief Q&A and I was very charmed.

Katy once commented that Q&A's always, always suck, and aren't as good as proper talks. I tried to defend the masses and their right to Ask Stuff, but in general I’ve come to agree with her.

No matter who's talking or about what, it's nearly always really poorly structured and bad questions. I want to say something better just to SAVE the poor woman from the bajillionth WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TOUCH DAVID TENNANT O_O, and yet do not want to make an ass of myself/do not necessarily have a better question.

Sladen was v. graceful and tried to sort of close off the DO YOU FEEL IN THE UNDISPUTABLE PRESENCE OF GOD WHEN ADRESSING TENNANT MORE OR LESS THAN WHEN CARESSING MATT SMITH?, but no one had better shit? Really people should THINK OF QUESTIONS THEY ARE DYING TO ASK HER beforehand, self included.

Liz Sladen is not the best Question Fielder in the world in terms of taking a dung heap and capitalizing on it. Some people with enough BOMBAST or tact make gold from straw, and that's better when the audience isn't giving you a lot—though it comes off as gittish if they are, I suppose? But she was v. sweet

She did, however, kind of fumble the day's best question—the girl came at it from a triffley awkward angle, but she had good thoughts re: Sladen's remark about being protective of Sarah Jane as a character, and wanting to know how that feminism translated to her work now as a strong OLDER female character/actress. Sladen sort of went 'well, I mean, I intended to do the work and play the character, not sepcifically TO PORTRAY WOMEN'S LIB!!' And I know it wasn't /what she meant/ (in other interviews she’s had more collected, thoughtful remarks on the subject than the Q&A format necessarily allows for), more that she wasn't necessarily playing an AGENDA initially, but she came off as a bit RAR I HATE FEMINISM. Also she side-stepped the opportunity to talk about the Older Actresses/Character thing, which could have been interesting.

Then backrow!girl gracefully moved onto a second question re: working with Billie Piper and complimented her on how hilarious that Doctor-mocking bit of School Reunion was. Interestingly in addition to being lovely and grateful for the compliment, Sladen talked about the director being VERY NERVOUS about it and whether it would play or read as super-catty. Which... sadly I could see?

So that girl could have asked more good questions (that were not the THIRD rendition of WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MONSTER?! (though I LOVE that without thinking about it she just goes ‘Davros’)) if it hadn't seemed like Liz Sladen HATED HER AND HER FEMINISM OMG due to some awk phrasing.

I think seeing her worked for me because while I love Sarah Jane, she is not an ABSOLUTE FAVORITE of mine, capable of reducing me to a goopuddle. Also I haven’t ever written her—I don’t know, actually, whether it’d be difficult to now, having confronted the unhappy truth that she is a Person.

Though my GOD she has aged well and has great hair, make-up and airbrushing be damned!
x_losfic: (Eight)
Hey, so sometimes [livejournal.com profile] aralias does DVD commentaries (like these: http://aralias.livejournal.com/tag/fic%20commentary), and that feels self-indulgent /contradictory to the narrative premise that the piece should be self-speaking but also kinda cool? Idk, I like meta/lit crit. And blathering at great length.

So: does anyone want a DVD commentary? If so, for that fics? No promises, but I'll try and give it a go and see if it's fun or an awkward task sort of thing.
x_losfic: (Eight)
Hey, so sometimes [livejournal.com profile] aralias does DVD commentaries (like these: http://aralias.livejournal.com/tag/fic%20commentary), and that feels self-indulgent /contradictory to the narrative premise that the piece should be self-speaking but also kinda cool? Idk, I like meta/lit crit. And blathering at great length.

So: does anyone want a DVD commentary? If so, for that fics? No promises, but I'll try and give it a go and see if it's fun or an awkward task sort of thing.

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