So there is this meme going around about rec'ing one storyline per Doctor as a Newbie Guide to Who, and since I have OPINIONS I will take a stab.

Spoiler cut for an almost 50-year old show? You betcha. )
Meme, from [ profile] astrogirl

Let’s make a TARDIS wave throughout LJ. When you see this entry, fellow Who fans, post a picture of the show to your own journal.

As I am mid-frantically prepping a Superbowl party, I will be lazy and use one of the screenshots I uploaded back when I did a Mel picspam and lovefest for [ profile] loves_them_all. Also, Mel can always use more love.

Behind a cut as it's 627x471. )
Am slowly getting caught up on Doctor Who and spinoffs; still at 2/5 on Children of Earth but we watched Waters of Mars tonight.

spoilers for WoM and casting spoilers/rumors for the rest of the specials )

In other news, pecan pie with green tea ice-cream is an unconventional but tasty combination. This is what happens when you accidentally do most of your Thanksgiving food shopping at H-mart. (Hey, I had an errand to run in Burlington, I stopped by, and suddenly I had a cart full of gorgeous produce and random crap. I have now successfully made both ddeok and gnocchi, although not at the same meal.)
We, uh, finally got around to watching the Doctor Who Easter special. Yes, worst obsessive Who fen EVER, especially when we haven't seen the Torchwood mini-series yet either. (Though that we've been putting off because it's supposedly a downer (I know more spoilers than that, D---- doesn't). Which is still lame, but at least it's a reason.

Spoilers for Planet of the Dead, as well as upcoming casting/management stuff )

TL;DR maybe I'll go watch Battlefield for good cheesy nostalgia.
valentinite: Ray from Delta and the Bannermen (kick ass take names)
( Jul. 9th, 2008 07:24 pm)
Ficlet for [ profile] whoniverse1000.

Title: Good Girls Wear Leather
Fandom: Doctor Who (specifically, Torchwood & classic-Who)
Characters/Pairing: Jack Harkness/Ray (from Delta and the Bannermen)
Word count: 600-odd
Summary: Jack doesn't find what he's looking for, but he does like what he finds.
Warnings: Jack's internal monologue is never 100% clean, but this is just flirting. Unbeta-ed, not Brit-picked.
Other: Doctor Who and Torchwood belong to the BBC. Concrit always welcome.

Good Girls Wear Leather )
I haven't seen the Who S4 finale yet -- I'm being a patient 'Merkin and waiting.

But having seen the fandom reaction, I'm torn between two extremes: one, ARRGH WHY! and two, hey a bunch of GOOD who fanficcers are writing fixits and yay goodfic.

I don't think that's how it's supposed to work, though.

(I didn't think LotTL was that bad, though it had problems -- basically, redo how the tinkerbell-Jesus-Doc effect was handled and the basic plot I'm okay with. Doomsday I loathed except for the small amounts of Rose/Mickey fic it generated. I *like* Rose/Mickey in all it's dysfunctional glory. Parting of the Ways I liked as-is.)

I should also really really finish that [ profile] whoniverse1000 story I was working on.
ETA: okay, while I can't get the story to actually get past the flirting, I found a point to cut it off at early and call it a wrap. Yay.
I'm thorougly amused by people's personal who-canon. The only two pieces of fun that have lodged themselves in my brain lately are both cross-era.

1. Jo Grant, Torchwood agent. The only time Torchwood has successfully planted a mole on UNIT. The uncle who pulled strings was her uncle, but the strings were different. :) Also, Ianto is related, though I like the idea of him being a nephew.
1a. Just before the Year That Never Was, Jo twigged to who Saxon was. But none of her notes ever got through to anyone. Jack was really quite disturbed when he found them in the "crank" pile afterwards.
1b. Also just before the Year That Never Was, Jo booked tickets to the USA for herself and some of her little grandchildren. She immediately bought an old car, got a lot of cash, and drove down the Pan-American all the way to some bit of Central/South America, where they successfully hid for the entire year.

2. In Pete's world, there was a very successful mini-series (complete with bad special effects, BBC lighting, and lovely period dress) of _The Memoirs of An Edwardian Adventuress_. Mickey adores it. Rose thinks it's completely lame.