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Apr. 21st, 2019 07:59 pm
nostalgia: two and jamie are married (two/jamie trufax married)
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I've been watching The Invasion, I am at the end of episode three. Bit capture-escape-recapture so far but interesting enough and the characters are good. Suspect Padders was on holiday this week, as no Zoe. Two and Jamie are doing A LOT of clinging, is this the one filmed in a Guiness factory so everyone was off their tits?

I've never got to the end of this one, but that was before I started watching episodically so I should make it this time. The cartoon bits are good, probably the best cartoon bits they've done because IIRC they actually had a budget for this one.

They have yet to reveal who the monsters are, but I think we all know.
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Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

Bradley the Incestuous breaks the fourth wall with Morgaine, who has a “divine revelation” about  the wonderfulness of incest, and Morgaine’s stepson Accolon pressures her into sex  by telling her that he and his older brother are both child molesters. 

Welcome to the worst section of the book.

Content Warnings

  • warning: abuse (emotional)
  • warning: abuse (sexual)
  • warning: child abuse
  • warning: classism
  • warning: controversial issues
  • warning: do not want
  • warning: incest
  • warning: incestuous undertones
  • warning: pedophilia (mentioned)
  • warning: potential triggers
  • warning: rape (mentioned)
  • warning: sexism
  • warning: transphobia

(If you want to catch up, the Table of Contents is available here, along with links to every review we’ve done on this book so far.)

Note: This book’s critique may be hard for anyone who has suffered because of incest, pedophilia, or rape. There is a great deal of normalization of these crimes in Mists, as well as a huge amount of rape apologia, and we three critics spend a lot of time tearing all of this apart. Check the content warnings for each chapter, make your own judgments…and please be safe.

Mists of Avalon--Book 3 Chapter 9 Part II

Ageing is strange (and variable)

Apr. 19th, 2019 08:10 am
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[personal profile] lizbee
Talking about Discovery, I've had it in the back of my mind to point out -- okay, complain -- that as much as I like Rebecca Romijn as Number One, she's significantly younger than Majel Barrett when she played the role.

Only ... I just checked. Barrett was 32 when "The Cage" was filmed. Romijn was 44/45 when season 2 of Disco filmed. (She's now 46.)

Likewise, I did complain about Mia Kirshner being too young to play Amanda, and in her early 40s, she is much too young to play the mother of Michael (29-30) and Spock (late 20s). But she is also just 13 years younger than Jane Wyatt was when "Journey to Babel" filmed, which isn't far off the "ten years before TOS" timeline.

(I figured they cast Amanda on the youthful side because her first appearance was in a flashback to Michael at about 22, and it's easier and cheaper to age a younger actor up than an older actor down. But Kirshner also looks a lot like Wyatt -- moreso than Winona Ryder, in my opinion -- and I kind of like that they aren't bothering to age her up or down. We mostly see her through her children's perspective, and to them, she's constant.)

Anyone who has watched Classic Doctor Who knows that -- for various reasons of lifestyle, experience, diet and access to skincare products -- people seemed to age faster in the sixties. And that's without getting into the relatively subtle plastic surgery options available now. But ALSO I am really, really bad at estimating people's ages, in any era.

(I've also realised it doesn't do to get too caught up in linking actor and character ages with Disco. Saru is about Michael's age; Doug Jones is in his late fifties. Tilly cannot be more than 23 at the absolute most; Mary Wiseman is in her thirties. Michelle Yeoh is two years older than Jason Isaacs, but Georgiou was at the Academy with Pike, and Anson Mount is ten years Yeoh's junior -- and it's easier to assume Yeoh is younger than Mount is older.)

(All this is only a problem if, say, you had headcanonned a timeline for who was at the Academy when, how they overlapped and how that impacted their relationships, and you're still coming to terms with having to throw it all away and start over.)

Meanwhile, separately, casting for the Picard series is still coming out, and people are going, "Oh my God, the majority of the cast are in their thirties, this is going to be a teen drama!" Turns out some fans really did think it was going to be TNG 2.0. 

Hayters Gonna Hayte (Time-Flight)

Apr. 18th, 2019 05:43 pm
nostalgia: ten and simm master are both nuts (doctor/master)
[personal profile] nostalgia
Finished Time-Flight!

Spoilers are Forever )

1.5/5, boring but not the worst story ever. Kind of racist also, otherwise it'd probably be a 2/5.
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Out of all the Weasley kids, Percy is the only one who is actually interested in Muggle culture. Not that he would admit it for years and years, of course. Admitting that means admitting he's like his father in some way, and if there's one person in the world Percy doesn't want to be like it's Arthur Weasley. But even so, he is fascinated. Not by Muggle gadgets so much (he's not much of a tinkerer), but by other products of Muggle culture, like films and music and television. Especially television; he loves how there are so many different kinds of programs to watch, from documentaries to dramas to Muggle sports. And it's always there, no matter what time of the day you turn it on! Really, Percy doesn't understand why the Wizarding World hasn't adopted this particular Muggle innovation yet. Just imagine how many things they could do with it!



This post brought to you by the fact that I recently realized it's been 15 years since I first sat down and read all 5 then published HP books and fell irrevocably in love with a certain pompous prat. Wow, how time flies (or maybe I'm just getting old).
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Mists of Avalon Review–Book III Chapter 9 Part I

Morgaine’s stepson Accolon acts like Christian Grey on a stalking binge, King Uriens gains a title by marriage and his wife Morgaine’s eternal hatred, and Morgaine resolves to steal Elaine’s five-year-old daughter for Avalon. 

This Friday (April 19, 2019) we ill be posting  Part II, which is the most blatantly awful part of the entire book.

Content Warnings

  • warning: abuse (emotional)
  • warning: child abuse (mentioned)
  • warning: classism
  • warning: controversial issues
  • warning: do not want
  • warning: incestuous undertones
  • warning: pedophilia (mentioned)
  • warning: pedophilic tones
  • warning: potential triggers
  • warning: rape
  • warning: slavery (mentioned)
  • warning: stalking
  • warning: threats (non-violent)

(If you want to catch up, the Table of Contents is available here, along with links to every review we’ve done on this book so far.)

Note: This book’s critique may be hard for anyone who has suffered because of incest, pedophilia, or rape. There is a great deal of normalization of these crimes in Mists, as well as a huge amount of rape apologia, and we three critics spend a lot of time tearing all of this apart. Check the content warnings for each chapter, make your own judgments…and please be safe.

Mists of Avalon Review–Book III Chapter 9 Part I

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Dresden Files Review: Grave Peril--Chapter 4

Tonight, a sick, starving teen suffering from cursed prophecies begs for Harry Dresden's help.  He'd rather do anything else. Also, there's a creepy phone call that is in no way significant. 

Dresden Files Review: Grave Peril--Chapter 4

Music Monday: 1984

Apr. 15th, 2019 10:54 pm
glinda: The Black Widow with a phone tucked under her chin, looking annoyed (black widow on the phone)
[personal profile] glinda
I had grand intentions of doing one of these a month, working through the rest of the list in themes, and then, well life happened didn't it. So here we are again, attempting to get back on the horse, this time with a selection from 1984, the perfect theme for me, given that it was the year I was born, so all these albums are the same age as me!

24. Youssou N'Dour - Immigres (1984) )

28. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984) )

40. Run DMC - Run DMC (1984) )

42. The Smiths - The Smiths (1984) )

Time-Flight, part 2

Apr. 14th, 2019 05:48 pm
nostalgia: jenny asks how she was made (how is babby formed?)
[personal profile] nostalgia
Watched part two of this while doing some nail art, I enjoyed it more than part one.

dr who and the flight of time )

Will it get better or worse? A mystery!

Palazzo Montanaro

Apr. 14th, 2019 04:45 pm
falena: Stock image of the Lanterna in Genova (genova)
[personal profile] falena

About three weeks ago, I went on another guided tour to Palazzo Montanaro, a historical building usually not open to the public. (I actually went on two other tours run by LdA - the cultural association I joined when I went on mat leave - before that, but I never posted about them because the two places I visited, while nice, never seemed exciting enough to warrant a whole post. I don't know, it's hard for me to judge whether my picspams are boring or not and since they take forever to type up, it's quite easy to justget lazy. A Baroque church and a not particularly amazing late Renaissance palazzo, while new to me, don't seem special enough to waste a good hour writing an entry about.)

Palazzo Montanaro, instead, I loved so much I want to be able to re-live the visit, so here I am, typing a long entry on my smartphone while we're at my MiL's. montanaro-1 montanaro-2

Palazzo Montanaro is smack-dab in the city centre, up a mattonata (a typical Genoese steep brick-paved pedestrian street) at the end of Strada Nuova ('New Street'), the main thoroughfare built during the Renaissance. Its claim to fame lies in the fact the main apartment inside was once the family home of Paul Valèry's maternal aunt's family. While Valèry was visiting his family, he had an epiphany-like moment, known as la nuit de Gênes, which apparently had a huge impact on his literary output.

Now, I'm not a great expert of French literature, so when I saw LdA was running a visit of the palazzo, the main attraction to me was that we would be given access to a private flat. I'm a nosy bugger and I love visiting places that are normally not open to the public.

Click to read more )

Time-Flight

Apr. 14th, 2019 10:34 am
nostalgia: twelve reads doctor who magazine (twelve magazine)
[personal profile] nostalgia
I don't have a Five icon because he's Not My Doctor but I watch a lot of his episodes currently because I can barely remember them and I have them all on DVD so I might as well get my money's worth. (I have all of Dr Who on DVD, but some of it got shelved immediately and while I *think* I've seen every extant story there's some I haven't seen in decades and a couple of Pertwees - well, mainly Pertwees - where I never got to the end.)

Time-Flight: A Flight in Time )

Might watch another episode later if I do nail art. Not sure yet.

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