Lands of Magic promotion

Sep. 24th, 2017 09:40 pm
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[community profile] lands_of_magic Round 1 - it's over on Dreamwidth


This doesn't start until October 6th so if you want to sign up and play along then you have time! There are plenty of Movies and TV shows that fall into the magical, supernatural, sci-fi, horror, and super hero categories:

Just to name a few....

Merlin, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Haven, Adventure Inc, Fantastic Beasts,  Game of Thrones and other magic/fantasy/supernatural.
Blood Ties, Moonlight, Blade Trinity, Priest, Originals, and other vampire fandoms
The Walking Dead, Zombieland, The Strain, and other horror fandoms
All the MCU and DCU
Primeval, Eureka, Warehouse 13, The Last Ship
Star Trek, Star Wars, and all the other science fiction movies and shows.
NOTE: I'm assigned to THE WINTER COURT, so if you do join in then MENTION ME as that will win extra points for the team :) If you do join then let me know and I'll create a SIGTAG for you :)

The first challenge is already up as an introduction/promotion in five parts.

 (The text was stolen and copied shamelessly from [personal profile] tarlanx's post but as we're on the same team I'm guessing she won't mind! :-) )

September OwlCrate Unboxing

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:08 pm
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Perfect Timing 2

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:15 pm
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I had cause to pull this off the shelf the other day in order to write a Tides of Time article. I'm sure Perfect Timing wasn't the first Dr Who charity fanfiction anthology but it was the first of a new wave that started during the "wilderness years" when the line between fan and professional Dr Who fiction was particularly blurred. Perfect Timing 2, obviously, was its follow up and charity fanfiction anthologies, as far as I can tell, have continued to be published on a regular basis ever since.
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I've recently found some difficulties in sleeping straight through the night; waking at odd, inopportune hours and not being able immediately to drop back to sleep again. So I took up reciting poetry again; and one night found bits of The Lady of Shalott circling round my head in random fashion.

As some of you may know, Loreena McKennitt set most of the poem to a tune some years ago; but I'm more familiar, as a singer, with Ann Lister's version (available on her album Spreading Rings (

So I set about learning the words in the right order, to (an approximation of) Anne's tune. For me, singing a poem is the best way for me to get inside the words; so here are the fruits of my meditations on Tennyson's Lady of Shalott

Part I
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Part II
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Part III
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Part IV
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I'm still trying to catch up on books, and as I've said before, I can no longer remember when I read some or in what order. But I remember that I read them, and I even remember what I think about them, and those are the important things!

Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures )

Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half )

N.K. Jemisin, The Dreamblood duology )

Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall )

I aten't (quite) dead ....

Sep. 17th, 2017 01:25 pm
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We're back from holiday (guess where we went!); me having first undergone a tooth extraction, barely finishing the penicillin in time to fly out and drink lots of wine.

So now we're back, and facing the autumn theatre season. So far we have -

'The Girl from the North Country' (Old Vic)
'Mrs Orwell' (Southwark Playhouse)
'Against' (Almeida)
'King Lear' (The Globe)

'Apologia' (Trafalgar Studios)
'St George and the Dragon' (The National)
Richard Thompson Concert (The Bridge Theatre - brand new venue; really exciting!)

'Young Marx' (The Bridge)
'A Murder is Announced' (Churchill, Bromley)
'Albion' (Almeida)
'A Woman of No Importance' (Vaudeville)
'The Lady from the Sea' (Donmar)

'A Christmas Carol' (Old Vic)

That's it so far for 2017; but we already have a couple of things (including Essiedou's Hamlet which goes on tour).

However, I've just noticed that Southwark will be putting on J M Barrie's Dear Brutus over the Christmas season. It hasn't even been cast yet; but I'm very tempted. I read it as an A level student, saw one production and then it kinda sank without trace. It's a great, funny, dark, thought-provoking whimsy


Sep. 16th, 2017 11:51 am
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Happy birthday!

Sep. 15th, 2017 02:52 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] fignewton! I hope you're having a good one, and thank you for all you continue to do for SG-1 fandom!

Death of a tree

Sep. 14th, 2017 04:45 pm
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When our across-the-street neighbors cut back the big tree that arches so far over the street that it was dropping leaves and limbs on our lawn, I applauded. When I realized they weren't trimming but cutting down the whole big tree, I was sad, but I figured it was one of those that may have gotten rotten inside: we get a lot in the Tampa area. Many live oaks were planted 50–60 years ago, and they get worn away inside by rain, insects, and rodents, and people don't realize until something bad happens. When they had another tree or two removed from their backyard, again, I was sad, but I thought they were being sensible.

As the hurricane approached, I was very relieved they had removed at least the big one: no worries about that!

Irma passed through Monday in the very early hours. It's now Thursday, a little more than 72 hours—and they're cutting down another, much younger tree that looks quite healthy. I saw no signs of damage to it from the hurricane at all, though many other trees lost limbs or toppled.

I'm baffled and again sad: why would you remove a tree that withstood a hurricane and looks to have many good years ahead of it? Especially after so many trees have been lost! Are they planning for future hurricanes? Are they tired of blowing leaves? (Someone in the house blows leaves almost every day. We've seen him do it in the rain. No leaf can be allowed to lie on that driveway for more than a few hours.)

We're doing fine after the hurricane, unlike some friends, who are still without power and face big clean-ups. I seem, however, to be terribly distractible lately. . . .


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