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From the department of being late to fandoms:

I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Several weeks ago but I never remember to post about things at the time. Everyone on Twitter was lovely and didn't post any spoilers before I went. It was fun and the new young characters were lovely just as everyone said. I was happy because there were plenty of hugs. I'm always happy with a movie that has lots of non-sexual hugs. not much plot stuff )

Then the other day my partner was all excited to tell me he'd found out about a TV series he thinks we'll enjoy watching together and it's called BBC Sherlock. So we watched the first episode of that. I thought it was very well made but OH MY FLIPPIN' AUNT the entirety of fandom weren't kidding when they mentioned the queerbaiting. The show could have made them be actually gay and still easily have spent less time talking about whether they were gay. Read more... )
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Followed a link today to an article on the ubiquitous tastelessness of the Red Delicious apple. My Nana used to buy three Red Delicious apples every week to put in her fruit bowl, then throw away and replace them. She didn't eat them and I had to be pretty desperate for an apple to chew through the bitter skin of an apple at her house.

But fandom-relevantly, from the article: the Red Delicious was brought to prominence by the Stark Brothers' Nursery, and they called it the Stark Delicious. But before it got famous, it was called the Hawkeye.

Oh, also, the Stark Delicious was striped red and gold. The solid deep red was selected for later on.

There is a surprising amount of Avengers fanfic involving bananas (and not even in a dirty way). Iron Man and Hawkeye having their own apple varieties calls for fic too, don't you think?
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Finally getting around to posting about B7 again. Second episode, yay! I think everything about Blake's 7 is full of yay. This is fun!

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It's been five years since I accidentally fell into a den of Blake's 7 fans. I've seen a lot of B7 icons and screencaps, character portraits for art month, squeeing discussions I can't quite follow, fanfic I've enjoyed without being capable of fully appreciating. Now I'm finally getting around to watching it!

This post will probably only be of interest to B7 fans, especially to those who enjoy getting others hooked (you evil people, you...)
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My partner was watching Top Gear. I was doing my own thing and not paying much attention until --

"James! Put it in!" moans Jeremy Clarkson in tones of anguish.

What the...? Just what is he watching??

Turns out he was watching the polar exploration special where Clarkson and May attempt to drive a ute to the north pole, camping as they go, and Clarkson was begging May to shove in a tent peg.

Heh... That doesn't sound much better. Into the ground, that is, before the wind carried the tent away across the ice and left them to freeze to death.

I am aware of the existence of Top Gear RPS, I've investigated a little in case it's something I'd like to read, but people seem to write mostly Clarkson/May and Clarkson/Hammond, and I think Hammond/May makes way more sense, probably with voyeur!Clarkson via hidden camera or something. I get these sort of pairings in my head which are completely obvious to me and I end up baffled that nobody else thinks this way, but still I can't just go with reading whatever pairing is popular when it's all wrong in my head.
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Seems like everyone around here is having interesting dreams over the last 24 hours. An unusual conjunction of planets, perhaps.

I dreamt that the Enterprise had no Captain Kirk and it had two token Vulcans (Tuvok turned up) and instead of Chekov there was Davy Jones from the Monkees. I think I've read that Chekov was put in the show to attract the younger female demographic and was consciously modelled on Davy Jones to some extent; don't know if that's true, but my dream dredged up the information and used it.

In my dream version of Star Trek young Davy/Chekov would get captured nearly every week by a different evil alien warlord and he'd get dragged off and put in handcuffs, with much associated cosmetic tearing of his uniform, and the camera would go right in on him to show him trembling and begging, "Oh! Please don't hurt me, mister menacing alien starship captain!" and the bad guy would laugh his cruel laugh. And then Sulu, having commandeered the Enterprise from Spock and Uhura, would come charging in WITH HIS SWORD and kick some ass and rescue Davy Jones from the baddies, and then they would snuggle.

It's possible that I would enjoy watching this Star Trek more than seeing Captain Kirk get it on with the green-skinned space babe of the week :->
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The second of January is the birthdate of Jeff Tracy, founder of International Rescue. Not just his birthday - 2009 is the year of his birth, according to the timeline I like best. My family are all huge Thunderbirds fans and we're getting together to celebrate by watching a few Thunderbirds episodes on videotape and DVDs of the Supermarionation films, Thunderbirds are Go and Thunderbird 6. I'll wear my International Rescue T-shirt, we'll bring the die-cast models to play with, and I expect we'll be getting into the spirit of things by pressing lots of buttons, walking jerkily and talking into our watches.


I went looking around the internet for pictures of the Tracy patriarch.

He looks lovely in that hat.

Sadly I was unable to find any pictures of Jeff that featured stove knobs in the background, so flashing lights will have to do.

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