nice review of Wholanta 2017

http://pop-culturalist.com/pop-culturalist-attends-wholanta/

There are some pics of cosplayers at the bottom of the article. Most reviews are of the panels in the Gallifrey (Doctor Who) and Otherwords (general sf/fantasy) track rooms, along with reviews of some of the actor and writer guests in the ballroom (Main Programing).
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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-21 09:47 am

Extremis!

Poll #18401 Extremis
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 32

Extremis?

YAY!
24 (75.0%)

nay :(
6 (18.8%)

Other; please specify
2 (6.2%)

Religion in Who?

YAY!
12 (40.0%)

nay :(
11 (36.7%)

Other, please specify
7 (23.3%)

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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-14 09:03 am

Oxygen!

I am away from home again this week, so have not yet seen Oxygen. Luckily I am not a spoilerphobe (it was quite hard walking out of the house to the train station while the theme tune was playing though...)

Poll #18370 Oxygen
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 34

Oxygen

YAY!
29 (87.9%)

nay :(
4 (12.1%)

Other; please specify
0 (0.0%)

Even MOAR Traditional classic Who era politics?

YAY!
27 (87.1%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

Other, please specify
4 (12.9%)

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[personal profile] boji2017-05-13 07:07 pm

All the Universe is a stage

The Radio Times has added Luke Treadaway to the list of actors rumoured to be up for playing the 13th Doctor. Google that and Sacha Dhawan also comes up as a possible contender.

Ignoring Dhawan's earlier link with the Whoniverse (he played Waris Hussein, one of the first directors to work on Doctor Who in 1963, in "An Adventure in Space and Time") I'm amused that if it's Treadaway he, like Pearl Mackie, will have come to the show having been in the stage production of "The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nightime" and, if it's Dhawan, he was a History Boy, like Matt Smith before him.

All hail the N.T. (National Theatre)
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[personal profile] boji2017-05-13 06:50 pm

Belated Meta/Reviews for Episodes 1-3

I am behind on everything at the minute, and only had a chance to see Knock, Knock earlier today!

I am though slowly getting back into the knack of meta/reviewing and, as I'm not blogging at the moment, I'm sticking these up on AO3. If you're interested they are here: The Pilot, Smile, & Thin Ice.

Thanks. Comments are always welcome...

The Madwoman in the Basement (ramblings/meta)

It doesn't seem like anybody's posted any meta here in awhile, but in the interest of supporting the growth of Who fandom on DW, thought I would link you all to my (slightly sketchy and unpolished--my apologies) musings on Knock Knock:

Madwoman in the Attic Basement

Warning: hardcore literary geekery ahead, including discussion of Knock Knock as a gothic novel, a comparison of Moffat To T.S. Eliot, and an analysis of how a popular supposition of who's in the vault would fit into the show's symbolism.
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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-05-07 11:55 am

Knock Knock

I went to a thing instead of watching Who last night, and watched it on iPlayer when I got home, very drunk, so only have the vaguest impressions of what happened and am going to watch it again later. However! This need not stop polls!

Poll #18331 Knock Knock
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33

Knock Knock

Who's There?
17 (51.5%)

Yes, that's right
16 (48.5%)

I'll try that again: Knock Knock

YAY!
21 (65.6%)

nay :(
7 (21.9%)

Other, please specify
4 (12.5%)

Poirot with Harold Wilson's hair?

YAY!
13 (40.6%)

nay :(
1 (3.1%)

Who's Poirot?
1 (3.1%)

Who's Harold Wilson?
10 (31.2%)

This poll is just getting silly now.
7 (21.9%)

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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-29 09:10 pm
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Thin Ice

What did we reckon? Spoiler: I loved it so much I haven't done my usual instant reaction post because I want to write something longer.

Poll #18292 Thin Ice
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 41

Thin Ice

YAY!
39 (95.1%)

nay :(
1 (2.4%)

other, please specify
1 (2.4%)

Bill

YAY!
40 (100.0%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

Obvious Politics in Who

YAY!
37 (92.5%)

nay :(
0 (0.0%)

other, please specify
3 (7.5%)

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[personal profile] nonelvis2017-04-26 05:29 pm

Calufrax is looking for fic reccers!

[community profile] calufrax, the fic recommendations community for stories hosted on A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, is looking for reccers. All fans of fic for Doctor Who and its related media are welcome no matter whether you've recced with us before or have never even heard of us!

If you're interested, please sign up – and definitely take a look at our updated rules in the rules and sign-up post, because you can now rec some previously recced fics! Teaspoon has been around long enough that there are gems on the site newer fans may never have seen, so now is your chance to share your favorite stories.

Questions? Drop me a line here or in the sign-up post.
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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-23 09:21 am

Is Capaldi more Tom-ish this season?

There's been a couple of times in episodes where he's done a sudden mad grin and I've thought "that's very Tom", and then I was scrolling through the f-list this morning and saw this:

Peter Capaldi looking like Tom Baker

and genuinely did a double take. The wicked, crinkly, mischievous TOMNESS of that is just off-the-scale as far as I am concerned.

What do you guys think?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 34


Is Capaldi becoming more Tom-like?

View Answers

Yes! I've been thinking this too!
14 (41.2%)

Hmmm... maybe
8 (23.5%)

You're talking rubbish again, Rigg
2 (5.9%)

But WHY are all the ticky boxes gone?
10 (29.4%)

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[personal profile] miss_s_b2017-04-22 08:44 pm

So... what did we think of Smile?

I liked this week's episode. Again! Am now cautiously hopeful that this might be a pattern...

Am especially in love with Bill.

How about you lot?

Poll #18251 What did you think of Smile?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 48

What did you think of Smile?

YAY!
39 (86.7%)

nay :(
4 (8.9%)

Other; please specify
2 (4.4%)

What do you think of Bill so far?

YAY!
47 (97.9%)

nay :(
1 (2.1%)

Other, please specify
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] mengu2017-04-21 06:27 pm
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The Pilot: Bill

This is a post  analysing Bill's character in all my slightly interesting quotes in the episode. I would like to thank Chakoteya transcripts, and also you, for your patience.
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Spoilers! Also, length. )
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[personal profile] lost_spook2017-02-12 02:31 pm

Doctor Who Minor Characters Ficathon 2017



[livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest is a low pressure ficathon for all minor/guest characters from any corner of the Whoniverse.

Open now for both prompts and sign-ups! (If you don't have an LJ, anon commenting is on & there are other options for signing up etc. Please see the comm for more details.)
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[personal profile] lost_spook2017-02-05 12:53 pm

Who Allsorts

[livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts | [community profile] who_allsorts



Doctor Who Allsorts is a mini prompt table challenge comm, now also available on Dreamwidth! It's basically an old-school prompt table comm, but with bite-sized tables (in sets of 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, & 20). You can claim a character, pairing, crossover, era (or spin-off) or theme from any part of the big rambling universe that is our fandom. See the comm for more details about how to take part. (Sign-ups are always open and you can drop and pick up claims as you need to.)
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[personal profile] nonelvis2017-01-23 12:24 pm

Calufrax is moving to Dreamwidth

[community profile] calufrax, the reccing community for fics hosted at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind, is moving to Dreamwidth as of February 27! We've migrated our extensive archives (and 1,500+ tags!) to Dreamwidth already, so if you're not familiar with us from LiveJournal, please check us out. Better yet, volunteer to rec -- we're looking for reccers for our relaunch!

If you have any questions or just want more information, please leave a comment here or on our announcement post.
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[personal profile] lizbee2015-10-31 12:56 pm

Season 9 so far

Given that we're at a halfway point, and also I keep forgetting to to this in a more timely manner, it seems like a decent moment to mention that I've been blogging ("reviewing" is far too strong a word) about each episode at No Award.

"The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar"

"Under the Lake" and "Before the Flood"

"The Girl Who Died" and "The Woman Who Lived"

TL;DR: Missy is delightful; I launch an extended ramble about asexualism in Doctor Who, and how that is not asexual representation; I think they're doing something interesting and well-written with Clara which I nevertheless dislike; I don't think things will end well for Clara at all, but I'm more optimistic for her than the UK tabloids.
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[personal profile] jjpor2015-10-26 07:52 pm

Reminder: The Who@50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!

Just a quick reminder that it's not too late to sign up for the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of.

If you're interested in taking part, please visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there, I hope!
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[personal profile] jjpor2015-10-05 08:32 pm

Announcing the Who@50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!

That time of year is fast-approaching us once again - we are mere weeks away from the 52nd Anniversary of Doctor Who! And as in previous years, I thought it would be nice to commemorate it at [community profile] who_at_50 via the medium of fanwork.

Please allow me to announce, therefore, the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of. Signups are open from today; posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2015 and continue throughout the month. Anything evoking the idea of the extraordinary longevity and diversity of Who would be especially welcome, but maybe the best way to do that is by creating the most typically Doctor Who-like Doctor Who fanwork you can?

If you're interested in taking part, please visit one of the signup posts linked to below to see some more specific instructions and, hopefully, to sign up!

Signup post on Livejournal

Signup post on Dreamwidth

See you there!