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Sep. 20th, 2017 10:27 am
wendelah1: quote: Ezra 10:4 (resistance)
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There is so much going on in the news but we can't allow ourselves to forget that the Republican-controlled Senate is poised to take healthcare away from tens of millions of Americans.

Sign up, make calls, attend protests if you are able. Post the INDIVISIBLE website on Facebook. If you live in one of the key states, beg your friends and family to call up their Senators. Make a contribution to INDIVISIBLE or to the resistance group of your choice. DON'T GIVE UP.

Calls to Kill Trumpcare.

We can't let the Senate get away with this. Healthcare represents one sixth of the U.S. economy. If they do this terrible thing, it will only embolden them. They'll keep on doing it, crafting their incoherent, evil legislation in secret, with the end goal being to transfer more and more money into the hands of their donor class: the big multinational corporations--because thanks to our Supreme Court, corporations are people too--and the mega-wealthy one percenters. We must understand this: the Republicans in Congress won't stop until ordinary Americans are completely at the mercy of the ruling class.

We do not live in a democracy. I know, it's hard to accept. It goes against everything I was taught, everything I want to believe about my country. But the very fact that the Republicans in Congress are going ahead with their nefarious plans despite knowing full well that the overwhelming majority of Americans want the Affordable Care Act fixed, not repealed, confirms that. These senators want to serve their rich masters, not their constituents, and if we don't stop them somehow, they will.

And if wanting my fellow Americans to have decent healthcare makes me a socialist, Senator Lindsey Graham, well, fine then. I'M A SOCIALIST.

Please note that under Senator Graham's bill, his state will actually gain funding. Could this plan be more cynical, more devious, or more venal?


I know I'm sounding like a broken record (wow, there's a metaphor about to lose its relevance) but September is National Disaster Preparedness Month for a reason. I beg of you--if you don't have your supplies laid in and your plan in place, it is never too soon--or too late--to start working on it.

If it seems like I'm obsessed with disaster planning, well, you're right. I am. Maybe it's because unlike hurricanes, which give people time to panic, sit in lines at the gas station, and debate whether or not to evacuate, California's earthquakes give us no warning. Waiting for the storm of the century to hit makes people feel helpless because by the time they get home from work, the bottled water is gone from the grocery shelves, and so are the flashlights, and the kind of baby formula that doesn't need refrigeration.

Earthquakes. Just. Happen. We never know when or where the next one will hit. People who live in earthquake country should all be making preparations well in advance. If we don't, we're taking a huge risk. (And dammit I hate risk.) And we're due, FUCK IT, we're overdue for a bad one in California. Or two. Look at what just happened in Mexico: two catastrophic quakes in two weeks! Hundreds of dead, dozens of collapsed buildings, including two schools full of children, thousands upon thousands of homes lying in rubble.

The Mexico City quake struck on the 32th anniversary of the 1985 quake that destroyed the city, mere hours after their yearly commemorative earthquake drill. I have no words.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico just took a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.


It's overwhelming, I know it is. But we have to keep making those calls.

Yeah. I'm not panicked at all.

Sep. 19th, 2017 07:54 am
wendelah1: Letter H is for Holy Crap (H is for Holy Crap)
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From USA TODAY: UNITED NATIONS – In a bracing speech to the United Nations, President Trump threatened Tuesday to "destroy" North Korea if it does not give up its nuclear weapons program.

Is he trying to start a war? For real?

A "bracing speech"? WTF, USA TODAY.

We cannot let ourselves get derailed by the shitstorm the Trump administration calls their foreign policy. We still have to make those phone calls to stop Trumpcare.

We Won't Betrumped Again

Sep. 19th, 2017 07:42 am
wendelah1: (Repeal and Replace)
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INDIVISIBLE just unveiled a new calling tool for folks in Blue States who want to help stop Trumpcare: Calls to Kill TrumpCare. We can't call our Senators--well, we can but mine are both Democrats and they are not the problem here. But we can make calls to our counterparts in key Red States and ask them to call their Senators.

How California — yes, California — could make a Trump reelection more difficult. YES!

Atlas Obscura: Found: 30 Lost English Words That May Deserve a Comeback.

Well, well, well. I think "betrump" deserves a comeback. Betrump: To deceive, cheat; to elude, slip from. Examples: I think our entire country is getting betrumped on a daily basis. Don't let yourselves get betrumped! Curses! Betrumped again! See what I mean? So useful. So accurate.

During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries. Of course, if the roof has blown off or the living room has been flooded, having solar power doesn't mean all that much. Also, we're paying to help folks rebuild in the same flood zones over and over again. Maybe that needs to change?

USA TODAY: Dear Texas, how many times do we have to rebuild the same house? (You're next Florida). It's a reasonable question, imho.

Two years before NFIP was created, the 1966 Presidential Task Force on Federal Flood Control Policy warned that a badly run program 'could exacerbate the whole problem of flood losses. For the federal government to subsidize low premium disaster insurance ... would be to invite economic waste of great magnitude.' That sage advice was ignored.

The Atlantic: Has Climate Change Intensified 2017’s Western Wildfires? Long story, short: Yes. It has.

VOX: The brilliant, infuriating, boring, hypnotic Ken Burns documentary on The Vietnam War. The documentarian’s latest miniseries for PBS is a staggering achievement — and maybe his best work. I watched the first episode. It was good. I learned new things about Vietnam and its history. We keep making the same mistakes, over and over again. This has to stop.

Remix Revival

Sep. 18th, 2017 09:57 pm
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[personal profile] scripsi
I got a wonderful gift-fic on Remix Revival. It’s a remix on my story Arabella’s Visit, but darker, and with so much more depth. I don’t hesitate to say it’s a much better fic than mine ever was! Mine is told from Arabella’s POV, this one from Childermass, so I also think they work quite well together. Both fics are very much a case of magic made them do it, which makes them dub con.

Title: Mr Childermass Calls [a remix]
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3044
Characters/pairing: John Childermass/Arabella Strange
Warnings: Dubious Consent, Grief/Mourning, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con
Summary: John Childermass, on business in Venice, calls on the Greysteel household, but only Arabella is at home.
wendelah1: My team (Stargate SG-1)
[personal profile] wendelah1
This is a signal boost of a post on Livejournal. Read here about efforts to contact authors who posted fanfiction on the Alpha Gate, a wonderful and long-established archive for Stargate SG-1 which is moving to the Archive Of Our Own.

Please take a gander at the list of authors and see if you know how to contact any of them about the archive's move.

Thanks to [personal profile] princessofgeeks for the heads up. Please spread the word if you can.

The Zombie Bill

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:11 am
wendelah1: (OH NO NOT YOU AGAIN)
[personal profile] wendelah1

From Slate: Republicans Are Seriously Getting Optimistic About Passing Obamacare Repeal Again.

That's bad enough but that's not the worst part.

My colleague Jordan Weissmann has written about how the Graham-Cassidy bill is not the moderate compromise its backers make it out to be. The bill would essentially collapse Obamacare’s market subsidies and Medicaid expansion by replacing them with block grants allotted to each state to design their own health systems, with few strings attached. Those grants would be determined by a complex formula that, relative to current law, punishes large blue states or those that expanded Medicaid while rewarding red states that didn’t. Like previous GOP bills, Graham-Cassidy would also set slow-growing per-capita caps on traditional Medicaid, and allow states to waive out of core Obamacare insurance regulations. It would defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

That's right. This bill punishes states like California and New York for expanding Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act while rewarding the states that didn't. It takes money away from my state because we provided healthcare benefits for our residents and gives it to the likes of TEXAS, which didn't. TEXAS!

Ending the Affordable Care Act while at the same time rewarding people in the states that did vote for Trump and punishing people who live in the states that didn't vote him. Wow. Now that's a WIN-WIN.


More angry ranting )

The INDIVISIBLE website has everything you need to know to help stop this travesty. AGAIN.

You won this before. Now it's time to win it again. Let's #KillTheBill.

Do you want a letter?

Sep. 15th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Tell me you want to receive a letter by leaving a snail mail address below. (Comments are screened, of course!) If you don't mind, also mention something you like about getting letters. Do you love decorative stationary? Want a stamp with an animal on it? Or concerning content--tidbits about daily life, a favourite poem, an explanation of a German thing that always puzzled you? A nonsensical drawing?

Brought to you by Lotsa Spare Time and also I Bought Three Different Colours Of Ink That Languish In My Stationary Drawer, Together With Said Stationary.

Yuletide nominations are ending soon

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:19 pm
wendelah1: (I signed up to write what?!?)
[personal profile] wendelah1
VERY soon. My Yuletide nominations are as follows:

1. Deviations: The X-Files
Dana Scully (Deviations)
Samantha Mulder (Deviations)
Fox Mulder (Deviations)
Cigarette Smoking Man (Deviations)

2. The Expanse (TV)
Jim Holden (The Expanse TV) - I had to add The Expanse TV to get the nomination accepted because someone else had nominated the same character for the book series. Ditto for Joe Miller.
Joe Miller (The Expanse TV)
Julie Mao
Octavia Muss

3. Interstellar (2013)
Amelia Brand
Joseph Cooper
Murphy Cooper
Tom Cooper

Here's a fantastic one-minute fandom: Has anyone heard of Dixit? I suggested to the nominator that someone should create a Dixit Bingo community. These pictures are more surreal than the average fic Bingo card but I like that about them. I will offer it for sure. Heck, I might even ask for the game for my birthday.

I Will Survive

Sep. 13th, 2017 12:34 am
geeklover80: Dean Looking at Phone (Dean Looking at Phone)
[personal profile] geeklover80
We survived the hurricane! Thank God! :) My luck with hurricanes thankfully continues. *knock on wood* Though reading the news it seems like it was luck all around that it wasn't worse (for us anyway) than it could have been.

By Saturday night, I was calmer than I'd been - drinking sangria probably helped. I still could barely sleep but I felt better on Sunday and I was starting to make my peace with us riding out the storm at home. Of course, that's when Jean texts me. She asked when we were coming. That surprised me because as far as I knew Mike hadn't changed his mind about staying home. I asked him about it and he said he had no idea which is right when she called him.

She basically did everything she could to get him to come over, including guilting him about making his mother worry. A lot of times when she does that it annoys me. Mike's a bit of a pushover at times and laid back and tries to avoid confrontation so usually when she nags him about things he'll give in just to get her to stop or because he doesn't really care either way.

He didn't give in but he told her that as long as wherever he was had beer he really didn't care where he waited out the storm. So he said the decision was 100% mine. He does that a lot. When we were deciding to move, he said the final decision was mine. He's basically said I have the final word on whether we have kids or not. While having that kind of say so can be kind of nice, I'm not one who makes decisions very easily, so it annoys me a little when he does that.

I had no idea what I wanted to do. I thought about it for ages but knew a decision had to be made soon before the weather worsened. Finally, I told him I couldn't decide by myself and he had to give me something. He said that he wasn't scared about the storm at all and part of him would like to stay at home. But he said another part of him knew that I would sit there and worry all night about whether we should have gone over there. I laughed and said I'd probably still worry even if we did go over there, but I said we should go. So we packed up as quickly as we could. We unplugged most of the electronics and turned off the A/C and left.

I felt a little better when we got to the house because they had boarded up the front windows. Unfortunately, when we got inside I saw that most of the rest of the windows were completely uncovered including the window in the room we were supposed to sleep in. My worry increased when I went online and we started watching more hurricane coverage. There was a Senator being interviewed and he said the wind didn't really concern him much, but it was the potential storm surge. On Twitter, people were posting pictures of areas in Tampa at the beach where the water had completely receded. They said when it came back it could be like a tsunami. I saw The Impossible and the thought of that freaked me out for the rest of the day.

While I was freaked out, Mike was the complete opposite. He was not kidding when he said he wasn't scared at all. He was having fun with it. He loves the rain and he said he would be outside if he could and he was excited. On Saturday he had me take a picture of him with two cases of beer in hand while he was wearing a life jacket and posted on Facebook that it was his preparation for the storm. On Sunday, he changed his Facebook profile picture to a shot of Bill Paxton from Twister and his cover photo to a tornado from the movie. I suggested that maybe a perfect job for him would be as one of those crazy hurricane chasers.

As the night wore on I got less and less panicked. The lights only flickered and the electricity turned off a couple of times very briefly. The news got a bit more encouraging. The hurricane was moving away from the gulf so that decreased the potential storm surge significantly. Plus, by the time it got to our area, it was "just" a category one storm. As much as I had been dreading it and as much as Mike had been looking forward to it, we both slept through the "worst" of it - though that made sense since the highest winds didn't really start until 2AM.

When I woke up, my phone wasn't working properly. My mom said she had called me and Mike a couple of times and we didn't get any calls and we couldn't make any. We had to turn them off to get them working. I wasn't sure if we could use the water but forgot and accidentally started to brush my teeth with water from the sink and then once I started watching tv I saw there was a boil water advisory for the east part of my county because a tree fell on a water main, but I wasn't sure if we were in the east or not. When we went outside, there were a lot of branches and leaves all over the back. We helped them clean up and then went home.

We also had very minimal damage at our house, just some leaves and a few branches. It's a good thing that the storm was not worse because Mike's idea to put cardboard on some of the windows wasn't a great idea. All of the cardboard was on the ground in a wet clump and the wind wasn't even as bad as it could have been.

A neighbor came over and she said that she had stayed through the storm and other than the lights flickering a couple of times, we didn't lose power. That was something that Jean mentioned, and I'd read about on Pinterest, that the closer you live to a hospital the faster your power comes back after an outage. We didn't live directly next to a hospital, but we're about five minutes away from one - plus the electric company is across the street.

I was still a little frustrated for the rest of the day for a couple of reasons. I was worried about the boiled water advisory and wanted to know if it was for our area. I called several different places and they were either closed entirely for the day or closed by the time I called and I couldn't find out anything specific online. This morning, I finally got a hold of somebody and they said my area probably wasn't included in the advisory, but if I was close to any of the other areas it was probably better to be safe than sorry.

Also when we got home, I turned on the A/C but it didn't come back on. We already had issues with it a couple of months ago and I was worried that it died completely because it was off for so long. I couldn't get it to work all day. Then finally at night, I put it way down to about 70 to see if it might start working, but when I went to bed the temperature was still at 81. When I woke up though it was freezing and, I have no idea, but now it's working thankfully.

Ugh, and there's still at least a couple more months of hurricane season to go. Hopefully there will be no next time this year, but hopefully, if there is we'll be slightly better prepared.

wendelah1: (raindrops keep fallin' on their heads)
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VOX: Photos: what Hurricane Irma’s destruction looks like on the ground

NPR: The Rubble And Recovery Of U.S. Virgin Islands: 'Will We Survive The Aftermath?'

Huffington Post: After Irma, Tim Duncan Pens Emotional Plea: Don’t Forget The U.S. Virgin Islands

NYT: Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: 'All the Food Is Gone'

The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC: U.S.Virgin Islands facing dire circumstances after Hurricane Irma

You can donate to help the U.S. Virgin Islands. Retired San Antonio Spurs' superstar Tim Duncan has donated $250,000 and will match up to one million dollars.

Conde Naste Traveler has international donation suggestions: How to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

Rollcall: Opinion: A Big-Spending Liberal Is a Conservative Who Has Been Flooded.

Popular Mechanics: How to Rebuild Our Infrastructure in This Age of Superstorms | These are not once-in-a-lifetime events.

Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms. We're having a really bad fire season season here in the West and Northwest.

The Guardian: How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes | Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet.

In the wake of the recent hurricanes, monsoon flooding, wildfires, and earthquakes, I hope everyone is taking the time to review their own disaster preparations: check and replenish supplies, go over evacuation plans, update insurance. The time to stock up on water, food, gasoline and batteries is not after the shit hits the fan.

REPOSTED FROM FEMA: September is National Preparedness Month.

Everything South City: Are YOU Prepared for a Disaster? September is Disaster Preparedness Month!

The National Weather Service: Don't Wait. Communicate

The Sweethome: The Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies. I don't know about "the best." It's a decent review site, especially if you have no money worries and infinite storage space. I do appreciate that one of the editors lives in California so earthquake preparedness is addressed along with the usual extreme weather emergencies.

To spread out the pain, for the past few years, I've been trying to buy one or two items a month. I disagree with some of their picks; for example, I can see no reason that anyone's emergency kit needs a $30 water bottle, especially since the site claims the recommendations are for people sheltering at home. What's wrong with using a glass or a cup that you already own? Of course, that wouldn't generate any income for the site, now would it? Unless you lift weights, I wouldn't go for the seven gallon storage jug that weighs close to sixty pounds when full. Where would you keep it in between disasters? Plus you have to remember to dump it and replace the water every year. If money is no object, and you have storage space to spare, why not get Blue Can Water, which has a shelf life of 50 years? I'll never have to buy emergency water again! I can leave it to my son in my will!

One urgent problem that I never see addressed in articles on emergency preparedness is waste management. What are you supposed to do you do when the sewer system no longer functions, for days, weeks, or even, in the case of a catastrophic earthquake, a year or longer? No worries- PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) has you covered. Under "Emergency Toilet Systems" there is a menu of Nine Actions You Can Take, including instructions on how to Make a Twin Bucket Toilet. You can buy the cheapest bucket/seat combo at REI for about twenty bucks. They're also available at Amazon but only to Prime Members. Yes, those assholes have no shame. Walmart is currently sold out, which isn't surprising given that the USA is coping with two major weather disasters.

The problem is not confined to natural disasters. The way we routinely deal with our pee and poop is in itself a disaster in the making.

Slate: Minds in the Toilet: There's a sewage crisis, so hold your nose and think hard. This review of Rose George's The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters (2008) is enlightening enough that I'm adding it to my to-read list. To summarize, Western-style sewage disposal is polluting our water and destroying our oceans; meanwhile, "Four in ten people have no access to any latrine, toilet, bucket or box. Nothing." The bottom line: The way we deal with human waste is unsustainable. Think about it. In a warming world in which drinking water is fast becoming a scarce commodity, it makes no sense to pollute our precious water supply with waste products while simultaneously spending billions of dollars trying to clean it up.

Finally, Behold The Fatberg: London's 130-Ton, 'Rock-Solid' Sewer Blockage. This is a recurring human-caused disaster, one that results from people who dispose of those so-called flushable wipes down the toilet, plus other individuals who dump their cooking grease down the kitchen sink. I can almost understand the wipes because of the way the packaging falsely claims they can be safely flushed (there should be a law against that, dammit), but there is no excuse for dumping grease into a sewer line. EVER.

Freaking Out

Sep. 9th, 2017 11:38 pm
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I'm in Florida (around West-Central FL) and waiting around for Hurricane Irma. I've definitely spent many parts of the last couple of days in a near panic and close to tears. I barely slept last night. We don't have cable, but I've been watching some coverage on YouTube and reading about it. At certain points, I just want to stop and bury my head in the sand because all of the news is freaking me out more. But I can't do that because have to know what's going on. I've taken a lot of breaks though.

Hurricane preparations )

ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Default)
[personal profile] ruuger
Hmmm... looks like I didn't have that much to say about the rest of Ten's run that I didn't already cover the last time I watched it. I did, however, like Donna a bit more this time around. The Tenth Doctor himself is also growing on me - I think he's probably my second favourite Doctor after Twelve. I mean, yes, he's a bit too shouty for my taste and the Jesus!Doctor moments are ridiculously stupid, but Tennant is charming enough to mostly make up for it. I think of all the new Doctors, he's clearly the most 'user friendly' and easily likeable, so it's no wonder he's so popular.

For some reason this season also made me very nostalgic of Fandom Wank :D

(when these episodes originally aired, I wasn't watching Doctor Who but was still aware what was happening in it thanks to Fandom Wank and the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre)

just a few random thoughts )

Fandom Update

Sep. 11th, 2017 01:50 pm
wendelah1: Samantha in the basement holding a clipboard (Deviations: Samantha Mulder)
[personal profile] wendelah1
I can't be the only one in need of distraction from the news cycle right now.

So, Yuletide nominations are open already. Who knows where the time goes? (And did I not say this was my theme song?)

I am definitely nominating Deviations: The X-Files (comic) again this year. Life Doesn't Discriminate (Between Sinners And Saints), the story I received last Yuletide, is wonderful (go read it!) and I love it to pieces, but there is so much more fic that needs to be written for these characters. I just discovered that there was a second issue released in March 2017. It is now in the mail! The Gunmen are featured!

banner for Yuletide

If no one else does so, I am nominating Timeless because I am obsessed with this show (and with time travel in general). Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus. One more character tbd.

Late to the party since it was released in 2014, but I really want to ask for Interstellar because I've been haunted by its ending. I'm reasonably certain I will have to nominate it if I want to request it.

Assuming Timeless gets nominated and I have another fandom slot, I am wavering on whether or not to nominate The X-Files RPF. On the one hand, I do ship David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, I have had amazing luck requesting this fandom, and it is still Yuletide-eligible. On the other hand, everyone's luck runs out eventually. And dammit, I hated the revival miniseries and don't want to read fic that has anything to do with filming it or the upcoming episodes or their promotions of same. I'm pretending it never happened, okay?

Other fandoms I hope to see in the tag set: The Americans, The Expanse, and The Steerswoman series. This is not going to happen but I would love to see someone nominate C.J Cherryh's 40,000 in Gehenna instead of the omnipresent Cyteen or Foreigner. I just reread it and it is even better than I'd remembered.

Finally, this month's theme at [community profile] fancake is team fic. Go forth and rec your favorites. I already have fic in mind for Timeless and Fringe. (I am going to assume other people will cover the various and sundry Stargates.) I'll look again but I wish there was more team fic for The Expanse. I think I may have thought of one for The X-Files, too.

fancake banner for round 82 team fics: thematic multifandom recs

things part whateverish

Sep. 8th, 2017 12:02 pm
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[personal profile] merryghoul
1) Still writing for [community profile] femslashex. Without hinting at what I'm actually writing, I didn't expect to be writing what I'm writing. But it's finally coming together.

2) Already nominated fandoms for Yuletide. I am boring, and I pretty much nominated what I've nominated in the past except for shifting around Fallen London and Preacher (the TV show) characters. I would list what I've nominated somewhere, but apparently at [community profile] yuletide/[livejournal.com profile] yuletide there isn't a nomination coordination post yet? Huh. Not getting into starting a post at those comms for that, because there has been stupid wank over who should do what posts at those comms, and I don't want a part of it.

3) I've been looking at some of my old fic. Some of it makes me cringe, but with other fics, I see some possibilities not explored when I was, say, trying to get blackouts for these mostly now-dead bingo challenges. I recently republished and edited a Torchwood fic (Gwen/Suzie) I wrote for AU Bingo, Angst Bingo, and the Porn Battle. I took out some of the more attempts to be "lyrical" (because I can't imagine someone suffering from Stockholm syndrome saying "I know I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome," or something like that) as well as Americanisms (there was an "ass" in the fic when it should've been "arse"). But I still liked the idea of the fic--Gwen still being under the influence of Suzie's gambit from "They Keep Killing Suzie," long after the events of Miracle Day. And I wanted to expand on that fic on what happened to Jack and Rex. So I decided to sign up to [personal profile] spook_me yet again so I can expand on that fic, and I guess Suzie can count as a mad scientist?

tl;dr: I've decided to do Spook Me to expand on an old Torchwood fic. Even if, in 2017, few people will read a non-Jack/Ianto Torchwood fic.
ruuger: My hand with the nails painted red and black resting on the keyboard of my laptop (Default)
[personal profile] ruuger
So apparently both Anthony Head and Peter Capaldi auditioned for the role of Sisko on Deep Space Nine back in 1992. The casting session notes suggest that Sisko was probably originally goimng to be more of a Patrick Stewart type (Alexander Siddig and Art Malik also auditioned for the role eta: No, misread that - looks like Siddig read for Bashir).

edit: Apparently Sisko was always supposed to be POC, and the British casting call was just a plan B.

It's also interesting because both ASH and Capaldi were also considered for the role of the 8th Doctor in the Doctor Who movie. According to the casting notes (which were posted on Twitter a while ago but I can't find anymore, damnit), ASH was "not he guy", while Capaldi never even went to the audition because he knew they were looking for someone better known in the US and he didn't want to get his feelings hurt by not getting the role.

So there's a what if of a what if where Capaldi did get a role on DS9 and was better known in the US and did go to the Doctor Who audition, leading to a possible alternative universe where he was the 8th Doctor intead of the 12th one... :D

(That said, I'm quite happy with our current, AveryBrooks!Sisko reality where Capaldi was the 12th Doctor and ASH was Giles, thankyouverymuch)

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Sep. 7th, 2017 06:38 pm
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (Default)
[personal profile] dingsi
I'll most likely have internet access installed on Sep 21st. Wish me luck.

Anyone up for another Book Exchange Fair? If there's interest then I'd love to host one at the end of September/the beginning of October. I'm itching for sending/receiving books.

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