GT for Friday the 28th of April 2017

Apr. 28th, 2017 10:18 am
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Welcome to the Friday the 28th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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Apr. 28th, 2017 12:01 am
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Story: Sailing On
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1242
Author's Summary: Though they come from different worlds, Vicki and Troilus find common ground to build their life on.
Characters/Pairings: Vicki, Vick/Troilus
Warnings: None

Recced because:

Vicki and Troilus are an odd couple. Born centuries apart and brought together by plot device they don't seem particularly suited to each other. In this lovely fic, Meadowlark shows that despite the obvious differences, Vicki and Troilus have more in common than meets the eye.


A Taste )
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Welcome to the Thursday the 27th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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- Podcasts and Audiovisual Discussion -
  • Verity! (audio podcast) Episode 134 reviews, and definitely doesn't argue about, Smile.
  • Doctor Who: The Impossible Girls (audio podcast) Episode 59 discusses Smile.
  • Gallifrey Stands (audio podcast) Episode 159 has interviews with Darren Shan, Martyn Croft, & Jimmy Vee.
  • Tin Dog Podcast (audio podcast) Episode 665 discusses Smile.
  • The Coal Hill AV Club (autoplaying audio podcast) discusses Smile.
  • The Cultdom Collective (autoplaying audio podcast) also discusses Smile.
  • Whocast.de (autoplaying audio podcast) Episode 341 discusses Smile in German.
  • Earth Station Who (audio podcast) Episode 154 also discusses Smile.
  • Discussing Who (audio podcast) Episode 43 reviews Smile.
  • Transmissions From Atlantis (audio podcast) Episode 123 reviews Smile, previews the WHOlanta con and interviews R. Alan Siler (Co-Director of WHOlanta con), and discusses various casting rumours, among other (non-Who) things.
  • Talking Timelords (audio podcast) Episode 67 discusses Smile.
  • (audio podcast)Doctor Whooch Episode 110 discusses Smile.
  • The Official BBC Doctor Who YouTube Channel has a video of Ralf Little being happy about his character in Smile.

- Challenges, Prompts and Announcements relating to Fanworks
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What I've Just Finished Reading

I finished Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brian, so I'm now committed to the series! I'm continuing to enjoy them, and this one was probably less technical than the first, or I'm getting to be less of a landlubber. Highlights being the bear escape mentioned last time and when Stephen decided a hive of bees are a perfectly reasonable thing to keep on board a ship. (It's very satisfying to have made a small dent in my TBR pile as well, because I was rather beginning to think I would never read anything new again that wasn't a regency romance.)

Before I finished that, however, I found another Regency romance in a charity shop (well, actually I found two, but the other was the usual, complete with someone called Carolyn) - from 1972!

I complain all the time about the modern ones not being like Heyer, now let me be nothing if not inconsistent and complain about Clare Darcy's Cecily for being too much like Heyer! The blatant copying left me open-mouthed. Her plot is her own, but all the Heyer ingredients and descriptions are present and correct... and, alas, have nothing of the engaging liveliness of Heyer. I'm not surprised Heyer used to get angry about this sort of thing. Clare Darcy was only lucky that Ms Heyer was probably dead by the time this book crossed the ocean.

It was an interesting read, though, and would have been better had the hero and the heroine actually had more time together on the page. Probably. Actually, it would have been better if it had just focused on the heroine's aunt and the hero's mother and their disapproving alliance, because that bit was her own, and a little more enjoyable than the rest. Everyone else should just go home for being pale copies of Heyer characters. Charity Girl was published the same year, and even though that is not my favourite Heyer, it still has a lot more going for it than a copy of the real thing.


What I'm reading now

I am just a few pages into HMS Surprise. There has not been a bear so far, sadly.

I'm still reading and taking notes from Jenny Uglow's In These Times, which continues to be an excellent social history of Britain in the Napoleonic War era. (There are no people called Carolyn in it. So far.)


What I'm Reading Next

I still haven't read that Daisy Dalrymple mystery, because I found two Regency romances for my light-reading needs instead, so that needs to get read so it can go back to the library.

I don't know what else will be next, or if I'll even get to Daisy, but I did find the first of Frances Brody's series of Kate Shackleton mysteries in a charity shop, hurrah, so that'll probably get read sometime soon, because I do need to get to the one I found first with the tantalising title of Death of an Avid Reader.

Calufrax needs reccers!

Apr. 26th, 2017 05:26 pm
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As always, I'm looking for more people to share their favorite fics! If you're interested in reccing fics on Teaspoon, please sign up – and definitely take a look at our updated rules in the rules and sign-up post, because you can now rec some previously recced fics!

If you're finding us on Tumblr, don't worry, you can still rec; just send me an ask, and we'll work out a way for you to do that. Same goes for Facebook and Twitter users; leave a comment in the post, and I can always post on your behalf.
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Only brief notes today, because work fried my brain, but I had to note a couple of things.

Spoilers here )

Okay, that wasn't actually brief after all :-)

Lots of longsword

Apr. 26th, 2017 06:32 pm
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 If anyone would like to see a wide selection of longsword dances, try my Pinterest page -https://uk.pinterest.com/judithproctor/longsword-dances/

Some are picked because they are good examples from other countries, some show details of a move that is almost impossible to understand from a written description, some are old traditional dances and some are excellent modern ones.

All pinch hits are onboard!

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:44 pm
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All of our wonderful pinch hitters have come through, and everyone has a gift! The collection will open on time at 17:00 GMT, Mon 1st of May. Here's a countdown!

If you are looking for something to do with your time, treats are welcome, and can be added into the collection at any time before works are revealed. Treats do not have to fulfil the minimum creation requirements. All requests are here, the letters post is here, and you can post a new work to the collection here.

'Til Monday, Spacers!

Southern Star Longsword dancing

Apr. 26th, 2017 12:26 pm
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My fledgling longsword team is slowly gaining people.  We have two figures of one dance and one figure of a second dance at a reasonable level now.   (a 'figure' in longsword is equivalent to a whole dance in any other tradition)

Southern Star Longsword dancing 'Yorkshire Pudding' at Wimborne Model Town.  this was the first public performance for many of the side, and only the second time out for the rest of us.  This is a dance I wrote for the days when we only have four dancers.  (We had six on this occasion, but I didn't keep the video of the six man dance as it had several mistakes in it!)  



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Welcome to the Wednesday the 26th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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Smallfandom Big Bang Art Post

Apr. 26th, 2017 09:20 am
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I sighed up as an artist for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang this year, so here is my art post for [livejournal.com profile] sandrasfisher, who wrote Higher Games for SeaQuest DSV. (I'm not familiar with the fandom, but it was still fun to do.)

Cover, Banner and Icons )

Maypole weekend

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:46 am
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 I'm going to be pretty croaky by Sunday evening.

Today I'm teaching maypole and longsword dancing at a local school.  I do this every year on Wednesday afternoons in the run up to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.  The children will perform on Saturday at the festival and they always do me proud.

Saturday, I'm calling maypole at the Dorset Venison Fair for two half hour sessions.

Sunday, I'm calling maypole at a private event at Rockley Park and teaching a longsword workshop as well.

May bank holiday weekend is always a busy time.  We turned down a request for May 1st as we knew we'd be knackered by then.  (We being Anonymous Morris, who will be dancing at the two weekend events)

The catch is that calling for dances, even using a mike, always leaves me with a rough voice.   Time to get out the glycerine!

Honest Mistakes

Apr. 25th, 2017 10:37 pm
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Waves! Hello all, I'm Clocketpatch and I will be your reccer for the next fortnight. I have a mix of stories to share with you, though I'll admit in advance that the balance does skew towards Twelve, which is probably quite appropriate with the new series airing.


Story:
Honest Mistakes
Author: Singwithin
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 888
Author's Summary: The Doctor is on a mission, Clara is acting strange, and Buckingham Palace has entirely too many corridors.
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswin Oswald, The Doctor (12th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:
This is a short fic but it packs in a fun bit of plot (Alien invasion! Undercover investigation!), along with some good Twelfth Doctor characterisation. I think Twelve’s character has evolved somewhat over the past few series, and this fic has his early days’ insults and face blindness down pat. I did have a brief “come on” moment, because surely Twelve was never quite as oblivious as the plot necessitates, but the epilogue and author’s note explain all, and left me grinning and wondering how Twelve will end up unraveling the mess he’s got himself and Clara into.

A Taste )


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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Tom Felton Proposes Future ‘Flash’ Story Arcs at Silicon Valley Comic Con.
Summer “Potter” Events: Are You Ready to Relive the Magic?
Can Tom Felton Tap Dance? Plus Other Highlights from Silicon Valley Comic Con.
The Third UK “Harry Potter” Illustrator: Giles Greenfield.
Emma Watson on Facing Fear by Putting Work Out and Navigating Social Media.
Bonnie Wright premieres short 'Phone Calls', talks work on first feature-length movie.
Emma Watson discusses 'The Circle' in livechat, new Interview magazine feature.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Composer James Howard Newton at Work.

Communities:
[community profile] hp_podfic_fest posted Future Fest (regarding this year's dates for the fest).
[community profile] hp_crossgenfest announced Prompting is Open!
[profile] crack_broom posted Mid-month Stats.
[community profile] lupin_snape posted Moving Primary Activity to Dreamwidth.
[community profile] lupin_snape posted Moonlight Madness.
[profile] hd_storyroom posted H/D Storyroom MOntly Recs Signups.
[community profile] hp_darkarts reminds you HP Horror Fest starts posting Tomorrow.

Hot Rec:
The Fear Is Just An Illusion by anon at [community profile] dracotops_harry (Harry/Draco, NC-17, 37,8K)
Summary: Voldemort is dead but the war is far from over. Draco, once again, is torn between protecting his family and doing what is right. Secret meetings, conflicting loyalties, and grey morals bring Harry and him together but it’s also what could threaten to tear them apart.

The Things That I Desire by anon at [community profile] dracotops_harry (Harry/Draco, NC-17, 9,7K)
Summary: Harry's a free man now, and he's determined to get what he's been wanting for years. Even if he has to pay for it.

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] mywitch recced one Sirius/Severus fic.
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Percy/Neville fic.

Poll:
• Don't forget to participate in the Daily Snitch "Fandom Platforms" Poll. You can do so at Livejournal or at Dreamwidth.

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] hphet: This is a community for Harry Potter het. Post fanfic, discuss your favourite pairing, or just connect with another HP fan. [community profile] hphet will host their first HP Het Mini Fest year!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Fic: Treasure Hunt

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:39 pm
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I actually wrote this at the same time as Meet Me At Midnight, but it's a little odd, and I forgot about it. However, it finishes off my last prompt for my Fourth Doctor table at [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts, so yay.

Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Title: Treasure Hunt
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1842 words
Notes/Warnings: For the prompt "steal the gold." Fourth Doctor, Leela, Original Characters, K9. Outsider POV, implied death.
Summary It’s been a frightening day, and now there are some very odd burglars in Miya’s house...

Treasure Hunt on AO3 | also at the Teaspoon.

GT for Tuesday the 25th of April 2017

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:53 am
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Welcome to the Tuesday the 25th of April edition of Gallifrey Times!

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