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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: 32


Is Capaldi becoming more Tom-like?

View Answers

Yes! I've been thinking this too!
14 (43.8%)

Hmmm... maybe
8 (25.0%)

You're talking rubbish again, Rigg
2 (6.2%)

But WHY are all the ticky boxes gone?
8 (25.0%)

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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: 43

What did you think of Smile?

YAY!
36 (90.0%)

nay :(
2 (5.0%)

Other; please specify
2 (5.0%)

What do you think of Bill so far?

YAY!
42 (97.7%)

nay :(
1 (2.3%)

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!

"The Light in His Life"

"The Light in His Life" by angstytimelord
PAIRING: 10/Ianto
RATING: PG-13
SUMMARY: Based upon prompt 19: Light.

Has just been added to Torchwood Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the Doctor/Ianto page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive and Chance's Archive blog.
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[personal profile] turlough2015-04-28 08:50 pm

43 Classic Doctor Who icons

5 First Doctor, 4 Second Doctor, 9 Third Doctor, 5 Fourth Doctor, 11 Fifth Doctor, 2 Sixth Doctor, 7 Seventh Doctor


ETA 13 September 2015: The icons have been moved to my website.

Announcing Only One Bed, a bed-sharing fic fest for Doctor Who (and awesome related media!)



[community profile] onlyonebed is the new fandom fest for one of the best tropes ever: sharing a bed!

We've all done it. Watched a scene between the Tenth Doctor and Mickey, or the Twelfth Doctor and Missy, or the Eleventh Doctor and the entire Paternoster Gang, and thought – hey. What if these people had to share a slightly too-small bed for transparently self-indulgent reasons only tenuously related to the plot? What might happen? Unresolved sexual tension? Awkward yet endearing cuddling? Naked Twister? The inspiration for the invention of the earplug?

Let’s find out!

If you’ve ever wanted to write fic, create fanart, make a vid, or write the score for a low-budget rock opera in which two or more characters from Doctor Who and its related media (including Sarah Jane Adventures, Big Finish audios, Torchwood, comics, etc.) have to share a bed for some kind of transparent and possibly only vaguely plot-related reason, this is the fest for you.

All pairings, genres, and ratings are welcome (but please come and FILL THE PAGES with Doctor/Master prompts, I will love you forever). Prompting opens December 1, and prompts are available for claiming on December 15. Fics should be posted throughout the month February 2015 - giving us all twenty-eight days of sharing a bed. :D

You can also find us on:
Livejournal
Tumblr
So please feel free to participate wherever you prefer, and have fun!
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[personal profile] ed_rex2014-11-12 12:57 pm

Review: Death in Heaven

Dissing Death in Heaven

Image: Clara walks among gravestones.

Almost there. With only a Christmas "special" still to dread, the 2014 slog that was Doctor Who's 8th revived series has, mercifully, nearly come to a close (if not to a merciful close).

An an honest critic must give Steven Moffat his due. From Danny Pink's classroom tears in his introductory episode, to a payoff for television's Least Convincing Romance Ever, to the Doctor's query, "Am I a good man?", with which the series opened, at least this year, Moffat didn't drop any of the major plot points he raised during the series. (Well. Maybe one. Time will tell.) The answers were neither clever nor convincing, but at least they were provided.

Yes, that's faint praise; and probably too generous. For along with the answers, "Death in Heaven" slaps us with un-foreshadowed plot twists out of sketch-comedy satire, blatant emotional manipulation, a debate on moral philosophy whose sophistication would shame a class of 12 year-olds, and an entirely unwelcome appearance by a Magical Negro.

But tell us what you really think! I hear you cry. Of plots and themes and lies and agonies. Spoilers and cussing as usual. I think most of you know the drill by now.

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[personal profile] ed_rex2014-11-06 02:04 pm

Review: Dark Water

Throwing out the Doctor with the Dark Water

Image: Clara has regrets

"Dark Water," the 11th entry in a 12 episode series, trundles along with a certain amount of professional competence, but is very far from being good drama.

The episode bears almost all the flaws we have come to expect from Steven Moffat's latter oeuvre. A story with the density of rotten sea-ice that groans along at a glacial pace and tedious swaths of explanations that don't, actually, explain much at all.

The upside includes excellent performances by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and, especially, from Michelle Gomez as the mysterious Missy.

Want more? Throwing out the Doctor with the dark water includes spoilers as per usual, including a couple of Big Reveals; click at your own risk if you haven't seen it yet.

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[personal profile] ed_rex2014-10-27 04:03 pm

Review: In the Forest of the Night

In the Forest of the Blight

Image: The Doctor and Clara look out from the Tardis as it floats in space. Screenshot from 'In the Forest of the Night'.

Here we go again: interrupted for a couple of weeks by an influx of competence, Steven Moffat's Doctor Who is once more circling the black hole of creative bankruptcy. Moffat's name isn't on "In the Forest of the Night" — the official blame goes to one Frank Cottrell-Boyce — but his fingerprints are all over it.

Child in peril? Yup. Magic child in peril? Yes and yes.

Lots of expository dialogue? Oh, yes.

Completely implausible reactions to extraordinary events? You know it.

Magic Reverso-Babble TM to ensure story has no lasting consequences? Why not? We're in Moffat-land!

Truth is, there is so much wrong with "In the Forest of the Night" it's hard to know where to start — or where to stop. I made every effort to be parsimonious in my critique, to prune away the dying limbs the better to reach the rotten heart of the tale, but did I succeed?

You can judge for yourself by reading In the Forest of the Blight. Snark, spoilers and baffled vitriol behind the link, as usual.

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[personal profile] jjpor2014-10-26 07:55 pm

Reminder: The Who@50 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!

Just a reminder that it's still not too late to sign up for the [community profile] who_at_50 51st Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon. 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 appreciation for the greatest television programme of all time. Posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2014 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 want to take part, please take a trip to the comm and have a look at the signup post which will hopefully explain what you need to do to participate:

The Livejournal version is here

The Dreamwidth version is here

See you there! :)
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[personal profile] ed_rex2014-10-24 03:23 am

Review: Doctor Who, Flatline

Flatline falls short

Image: The Doctor looks out through a tiny Tardis door. Screenshot from 'Flatline'.

I did it again. Made the mistake of watching a recent episode of Doctor Who a second time.

I really enjoyed "Flatline" the first time around. I barked delighted laughter and might even have gasped in surprise a time or two. I found Rigsy charming and Clara on her own a small revelation.

But when I queued up the story for a second go-through, things were not so good. Not terrible, but too obvious by half and derivative without improving on the inspiration.

My full review, as always, includes spoilers along with my keen analysis (or so I like to believe) and charming nervous exhaustion. This time, there's also a poll! Click here for the full story.