rynne: (captain jack harkness)
So today I had something that has become very rare: a five-hour stretch of free time. So I thought, hey, I'll finally get around to watching Torchwood: Children of Earth! I'd been waiting to watch it until I could watch it all together, and I'm glad now, because wow I would have hated having to wait as they aired. XD

But I just finished Day Four.

Spoilers )
rynne: (four chillin')
I have been so tired lately. I have avoided doing almost everything that requires effort. Including writing, which makes me feel guilty, because I still have to do the Support Stacie fic (gah I am so late, sorry, [livejournal.com profile] wiggiemomsi). Also, [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals, I am so going to be on IM more often and get a move on with Vegas-fic.

I don't think I've hit my saturation point for lazing around--I don't think I have a saturation point for lazing around XD--but I need to be more active and not spend all my time reading books and fic and watching DVDs.

School just made me feel so tired. I sort of want to tell my mom that when she starts nagging me about getting out of the house more, but since she's been a high school teacher for thirty years, plus having a Master's when I'm not even done with my BA yet, I don't really have that many grounds for complaint. :p But I was just getting so weary at the end of the semester that I was almost to the point of not caring about school so long as I had time to rest. Which feels silly to me, because I didn't even really have that big a load. My classes were not that hard, since I could keep up after not reading more than half whatever reading was assigned. I didn't have any papers or assignments so onerous that I couldn't just do them the day before. I only really studied for one of the three finals I had. Why was I so tired?

(I mean mentally more than physically, though I am physically tired as well. But I'm pretty sure that being physically tired often comes with being out of shape and having an inactive lifestyle, so I know I'm getting pretty much what I bargained for with that. Is mental tiredness a side effect?)

But on the other hand, I'm pleased I didn't let my fatigue affect me that much. I got the best grades I've had in years, and, I just found out, made the Dean's List for the first time ever. (Whoo!) So hey, even if I do get ridiculously tired, it's nice to know that I can rise above it.

Which means, it's now time to rise above it. I've had a very nice three weeks off, but now I really need to get off my ass and turn in my damn job applications and start writing my fics.

At least [livejournal.com profile] remixredux09 is about to start. My favorite ficathon, yay! I could always write fic I liked for this ficathon, even during my 2006/2007 Years of Deadness.

So. Soon I will go to bed, but definitely starting tomorrow, I will do job apps, fic, collaborating, and updating LJ more often. *firm nod*

ETA: OMG it's raining! *bounces* It's been raining so often the last week. And thunderstorms! I love thunderstorms. We get lots of rain in Tacoma, but very few thunderstorms. More of those in Reno, for all that there's so much less yearly rain.

ETA 2: Apparently I can't shut up and I'd rather edit my post than make a new one. I was just thinking about some fic reviews I left recently. I've always been a long reviewer when I have the time (as in, reviews so long that they take multiple comments), but I think I've really improved in noticing and talking about the nuances of a story because of my writing classes. Like, really noticing specific word choices and what they add to a story. In reviews I wrote years ago I could rhapsodize about more general things--beautiful language, characterization moments, etc--but I think taking writing classes has helped me become a better reader. My professors have always told me that reading will make me a better writer, but I didn't realize it worked the other way around too. Very cool.
rynne: (ten/rose smile)
Okay, so I was in class today listening to my Presidency and Congress professor lecture about the unitary executive and the politicization of the bureaucracy, and what could I not stop thinking about?

Doctor Who meta. More specifically, the Human-Nature-with-Rose AUs, and one of my big problems with many of the ones I've come across.

Doctor/Rose in Human Nature )
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
Random Doctor Who thought of the day:

When I was leaving Tacoma for Spokane on Friday, we listened to the driver's iPod. Mostly I didn't much care for his music selections, but the very first thing he put on was Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra. And I can't listen to that song (or Don't Bring Me Down) without thinking of Love and Monsters.

In which I meta about the Doctor-lite episodes )
rynne: (ten smiles)
Home again. Also, just watched the DW Christmas special.

The Next Doctor )

Also, I've watched the first three episodes of Life on Mars (UK version, of course). Another show I need to completely devour and then probably read fanfic for! (Though likely not write it, unless seeing the rest of the show makes me want to.) Also, good for John Simm--it only took me five minutes to stop thinking of him as the Master and believe in him as Sam Tyler. XD

Anyway. Now to watch more LoM.
rynne: (ten/rose beautiful)
So I watch [livejournal.com profile] metafandom, and periodically I find something I'm interested in and that inspires some thoughts of my own. Today [livejournal.com profile] cupidsbow posted meta on modes of fannish discourse. I think that's an incredibly interesting topic, though what it made me think about is really only tangentially related.

Some meta about my own meta, plus shipping and fandom in general using Doctor Who and Doctor/Rose as an example )
rynne: (ten/rose beautiful)
I've been far more interested in the Olympics this year than I anticipated. Certainly more than I ever have been before. I'd watch the gymnastics, and that'd be about it. Now I've been watching pretty much everything that NBC has shown, even though sometimes I wish the commentators would just shut up.

But anyway. I've been reading this one post-JE fic, but I finally had to stop because the Doctor and Rose were...more messed up than I think they would be.

Some rambling about Rose's struggle(s) over the Doctor )
rynne: (ten/rose beautiful)
I spent most of the past two days away from the internet. That felt...really rather good. Journey's End no longer makes my stomach sort of knot up--I think I've come to terms with it, even if there are parts I don't like and parts I have to fanwank. XD

And speaking of time away from the internet, tomorrow I'm going to Las Vegas with a friend. I will bring my computer, and I'm pretty sure there's some sort of internet access, but I don't know how reliable it is. I don't think I'll mind, though, since it has been refreshing. But I don't think I'll be replying to comments for a few days yet, since I still want time. Depending on internet access, it might not be until I get back, which is on Wednesday.

My summer school class ended yesterday, and I'm very sure I got an A. (Frankly, I'm astounded at how easy UNR's been.) Though what's funny is that yesterday I told my younger sister my class just ended, and she was like, "So that's why you've been asleep at night and up in the day!" I completely cracked up. I stopped being so nocturnal even before she left for Africa, but I guess she just didn't notice? XD

And because I seem to be incapable of not talking about Doctor Who lately--yesterday I watched The Caves of Androzani. I have three main thoughts:

1. I'm not sure which is worse, Peri's American accent, or the ones in Daleks in Manhatten/Evolution of the Daleks. XD Peri's was all right for most of the serial, but in the beginning, I never would have guessed that she was supposed to be American if I didn't already know it.

2. This serial is so totally a cross between Doctor Who and Phantom of the Opera. o.O ([livejournal.com profile] thunderemerald, maybe you'd like it? :p)

3. Okay, I could sorta see Five/Ainley!Master before now, but this made it more...dunno, obvious? Seriously, thinking about the Master as he's regenerating, even though the Master didn't even show up in this serial.... I have no interest in Doctor/Master in the usual course of things, but maybe I could get behind Five/Ainley!Master.

And because I want to talk about my ideas for post-JE fic (with some meta for background, because apparently I also can't help but meta)...

Spoilers for Journey's End )
rynne: (ten/rose hug)
Journey's End again--the D/R stuff this time )
rynne: (nine/rose kiss)
There is SO MUCH SMOKE in the air right now. My mom said there was something like 800 (?!?!) fires in California, and some of the smoke is drifting over here. The sun was totally red today. I hope all of you who live in California are all right.

[livejournal.com profile] shinyopals, I got Ruby in the Smoke from Netflix today! I'm totally watching it tomorrow, and hurrah. I love the book so much, and I'm definitely interested in seeing Billie Piper in something else. And, sort of speaking of...

We're getting closer to the S4 finale, and there was something I was thinking of today. Bit of spoilers for Turn Left, but nothing very big.

Some random reasons I love Doctor/Rose )

There are actually probably more, but it's getting late and I'm tired, so I'll stop now. :p Feel free to share your own reasons.
rynne: (the sounds of silence)
So I've been thinking some more about Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead and Midnight, in relation to what's scary. Those episodes sparked these thoughts, but they can apply to any fandom. Spoilers for those episodes, of course.

The scariest things... )
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
I've been plagiarized again. This is the original, posted more than four years ago. And I think this is the third time I've been plagiarized. WTF is up with that? I mean, yeah it's sorta flattering that someone likes my story enough to want to claim it, but...MY STORY. NO TOUCHY. If you like it that much, rec it, don't steal it. And this one seems particularly stupid--not only did she lift the entire thing word-for-word, she kept the title. People usually at least change the title. Gah. I've reported it, so hopefully it'll get removed soon, but knowing the ff.net management, I can't be sure. *sigh*

In other news, I--unsurprisingly--have more thoughts about DW. I've made a couple other posts about Ten's character arc, especially as it relates to the Lonely God thing, and Midnight sparked those thoughts again. Spoilers for 4x10.

Midnight and the Lonely God )
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
Today I went to a Renfaire up at Lake Tahoe, and it was completely awesome. My old bodice didn't fit anymore, so I got a new one, along with some other stuff. I spent...rather a lot of money, but it was worth it, and I don't expect to splurge on anything else anytime soon.

The Faire, plus the lovely chat I was in last night where a bunch of us ranted about Forest of the Dead, left me in a much better mood today. But because I apparently can't shut up even about things I don't like...

More on the Doctor and River Song )

Now it's late, and I'm going to bed. I've got my first day of my Statistical Methods class tomorrow!
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
More on Silence in the Library. Also, spoilers for the mid-season trailer and rumors for 4x09.

More critiquing of the episode )

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