vignette challenge

Jul. 21st, 2017 12:06 am
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This week's prompt is:

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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Friday's comic!

Jul. 21st, 2017 12:00 am
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Via Sneaky Gate:

I was wondering when he would show up!

Yes, we seem to be very near the end of the volume.

making the join

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:51 pm
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One third of the way through the outline, I estimate.

So, I deduce, the original idea was one third of a story idea.

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the summit of summer

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:28 pm
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Where the pinks and the moss roses were planted, I can clearly see what is the new growth. Even when it's not a more sprightly shade of green, it perks up like nobody's business.

A gray squirrel with a red tail! All right, more of an amber shade, but distinctly ruddy and a sharp contrast.

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Monday's comic!

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:00 am
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Having finally seen the reveal of the new 13th Doctor, I will reserve my judgment on how well this particular regeneration is going to work until I've seen Jodie Whittacker's performance and her dynamic with her companion(s). Just because it's not something I personally felt the need for doesn't mean I might not end up enjoying it in the end (see also: Missy).

Also, given that the premise of the show is built around the Doctor getting a completely new and unexpected body with every regeneration, and that the concept of Time Lords regenerating as a different sex has been a canonical part of New Who ever since the offhand mention of the Corsair in "The Doctor's Wife" back in 2011 (a possibility which Moffat & Co. have underlined with increasing emphasis at least once a season ever since), I really don't have a lot of sympathy with the people complaining that the announcement came out of left field and violates the True Spirit of the show. The spirit of Original Who, maybe. New Who, which has already spent over ten years breaking almost every unwritten taboo of its predecessor, not so much.

In fact, as soon as Capaldi's departure was announced I felt pretty sure that the next Doctor was going to be either PoC or a woman -- but not both, because that would be an even more dramatic and controversial change, and therefore far too much of a risk for cautious TV executives worried about losing large segments of their traditional audience.*

But for those who are claiming that Steven Moffat only made this move due to pressure from more enlightened third parties and would never have thought of it on his own, I'd like to share a friendly reminder that in the 1999 Red Nose Day comedy skit Curse of Fatal Death, which was written and aired six full years before the return of Doctor Who to television in any serious form (let alone under his control), Moffat had the Doctor regenerate** into a blonde woman.***

Oh, and she was the 13th Doctor too.

*As it is, I will be quite interested to see the ratings for Jodie Whittacker's first few episodes as the Doctor. Whether they go up or down or stay much the same, I think it's safe to say that a significant number of the people watching will not be the same people who watched Capaldi and his predecessors. I've already seen one post from a former fan who considers the casting of a female Doctor as the last nail in the coffin of her (yes, her) waning interest in the show.

**After starting out as Rowan Atkinson and regenerating into Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant in rapid succession, and don't get me started on how much I loved Rowan Atkinson's Nine and how sad I am he wasn't canon because we'll be here all evening.

***Played in this case by Joanna Lumley.

writing challenge

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:53 pm
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Another challenge from [personal profile] lindahoyland , details here.

My efforts:

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The Book of Chinese Beliefs

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:13 pm
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The Book of Chinese Beliefs by Frena Bloomfield

A book that includes every day religious practices and like beliefs, and also some information on other everyday practices.
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super little sisters

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:40 pm
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Writing along, realizing that if the little sister knew about what the older sister might be able to do with superpowers, the next thing she would be doing would be bugging her about it.

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The Works

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:52 am
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 I was hoping just yesterday that the Foglios would update The Works card game and lo! They are! They've posted some sketches at their Facebook page!

Friday's comic

Jul. 14th, 2017 06:57 pm
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With friends like Martellus who needs enemies?

vignette challenge

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:47 pm
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This week's prompt is:

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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how to concentrate power

Jul. 11th, 2017 10:09 pm
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One of the first things in building a superhero world is not only what kind of superpowers there are, and how many superheroes there are, but how many of them have what powers.
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