Ten and Martha wanted to join me in wishing you a marvellous, marvellous day! Also, please forgive my disorganisation - expect a parcel of goodies very soon.
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I hole up in spnpermanon for a few days watching the fandom explode and emerge to find we have a new robot overlord in Number 10.
Charlie Brooker* keeps insisting Cameron is a replicant, and Charlie Brooker is right about everything, so it must be true, and also on the News Quiz last week Cameron was described as looking like "C3PO made of ham", and when I went to the Guardian website and watched the video clip of the press conference, it was preceded by an Intel Inside advert. XD
Incidentally, the splash image for the video was Cameron and Clegg totally looking like they were about to kiss:
Now I want robot!Cameron/Clegg fic. I can't decide whether I want schmoopy, Clegg has to teach Cameronbot the ways of humans fic, or something more dark, where Cameronbot goes all homicidal and Clegg has to go about systematically dismantling him ("Nick. My mind is going, Nick.").
I am sorely tempted to go and post both as prompts on lolitics_meme.
Meanwhile. Oh god. Meanwhile, have some Clegg/Cameron porn:
* Ooh and it's the You Have Been Watching Bastard Special on tonight. \o/
There's a meme to come at some point (aren't you just quivering with anticipation) but first have a Supernatural fic rec:
Comes to Dust (Sam/Dean [mostly only implied]; Adult; 22,025 words) by tabaqui
The Devil was defeated, but it changed the world - and the Winchester brothers - forever. Now, after a time of relative peace, a new enemy is creating havoc, and Sam and Dean have to figure out how to save the world all over again.
A hugely enjoyable post-apocalyptic futurefic with a Wild-West feel. tabaqui writes so beautifully, and as with her earlier Song of the Treadmill (also highly recommended), what really stood out to me was the depth and complexity of the world she's created here, and the way she brings it and her OCs to life so vividly. I loved her Sam and Dean, and the story cracks along with action and chills and some good twists.
Also, it's billed as Sam/Dean but there's no sexual content, and apart from some bed-sharing there's really nothing you wouldn't get on the show, so if wincest is not your cup of tea don't let that put you off.
* Apparently the closest I get to practical jokery.
Cakeday Birthday biffyhouse! ♥♥♥
→ Here is a brief run down of some of the differences between an early script for Sherlock Holmes and the finished film. I particularly liked that originally "Holmes was the damsel in distress at the warehouse!" ♥
→ This is good: some very heartening comments from Kripke (no spoilers) about what a 6th season of Supernatural might concern itself with. Of course, Kripke has been known to LIE...
→ Charlie Brooker expresses my thoughts on Hershey's chocolate exactly.
→ An older article about Women & film that contains one of the most annoying quotes I have ever read:
And what what women like, at least for now, [Paul] Dergarabedian [a box office analyst for Hollywood.com] says, are traditional narratives. "There's no 'Bourne Identity' with a woman starring in it right now," he says. "It's almost as if in real life, women want to be empowered and in control, but on-screen they seem to like the old-fashioned damsel-in-distress, love-struck female."
RAGE. I mean AAARRRRGH. For goodness SAKE. If I never see an "old-fashioned damsel-in-distress, love-struck female" again in my LIFE it will be too soon. I would bloody ADORE a "Bourne Identity" with a woman starring in it. AAARRRRGH.
→ ANYWAY. Luckily for my blood pressure there's If it Gives You Joy, a lovely Whedonverse vid that is LOVELY and full of silly dancing and demon!Giles chasing Prof Walsh down the street. ♥♥♥
Off to watch new Newswipe now. :D
First Cadbury's gets bought out by Kraft Foods and now there is talk - TALK! - of US versions of Doctor Who and Torchwood! IS NOTHING SACRED? D:
I could sort of get behind a Torchwood remake if they did it as more of a spin-off and set it at Torchwood Four or something, the base that went missing, but Doctor Who? That just seems DEEPLY WRONG. I dunno. I suppose because, more than being just a telly program, DW is a bit of British cultural history. Like, I remember after school one day my sister telling me that during English the heater had made a weird sort of pulsing groaning noise, and her teacher had said something about thinking the TARDIS was about to appear. And this was remarkable only because it had made everyone laugh, not because the teacher had referenced a sci-fi show (and one which had been off the air for some years by this point), because everyone knows Doctor Who.
Similarly, the Daleks turned up in this KitKat advert over a decade after they'd last been seen in old school Who and four years before they'd be seen again in the reboot, and in such a way that you HAD to already understand what they were otherwise you wouldn't get the joke:
In FAR better telly news, NEW SERIES OF NEWSWIPE TONIGHT OMG.
...in 6th grade Maths today:
"Did someone just say Nick Jonas was ugly?! GET OUT OF MY FACE!"
I am THIS close to submitting a "Charlie Brooker/Mark Kermode: GOD HELP ME I SHIP IT" secret to fandomsecrets. Except, well, I've totally outed myself now haven't I (and besides, they don't accept "I ship it" secrets anymore).
I just get this little thrill whenever they talk about one another. I want RPF where they get annoyed about things and make beautiful television together, and CB tries to convince MK to play Left 4 Dead 2 on the XBox, and then they go down to Southampton on the train and watch a direct-to-video erotic thriller with Mark's wife and DISCUSS IT.
I was going to go and volunteer up at the Hampstead Community Centre with my mum today, but I have an absolute stinker of a cold and I didn't think it would be particularly charitable to donate my germs along with my time. The last thing a hall full of elderly people want is me sneezing all over their Christmas dinner.
So I am ALL ALONE on Christmas morning. It is so blissfully quiet! I don't know quite what to do with myself. I might have a bath! Crazy!
Have a good day, whatever you're up to, I hope it is full of wine and song and laughter.
Gah. I'm trying to watch the latest episode of The Office and I've wimped out 8 minutes in. The American version has always been a walk in the park compared to the original in terms of stuff that makes you want to watch through your fingers, but this is awful.
It amuses me that I can sit through all manner of gore and violence and horror with just a bit of a grimace on my face, but I absolutely cannot stand situations with the expectation of characters going from happiness to crushing disappointment (conversely, my ultimate situation-kink is characters going from distress to unexpected delight).