chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: dw: polly/ben)
Doctor Who 04x03x01 Power Of The Daleks: Episode One )
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (t: w: hug)
In case you, like me, need to distract yourself from the many ways the world completely sucks right now, here are a few recommendations for things that do not completely suck:

Leslie Odom Jr. has released a Christmas album. In case you were unaware, Leslie Odom Jr.'s voice is made of sunshine and rainbows and everything good in the world.
• The Hamilton Mixtape is available for preorder, with four songs released now. Listen. Heal.
• • On a related note, there is going to be a second volume of the Hamilton Mixtape.
• Speaking of music, Megan Hilty, Dropkick Murphys, and Declan Bennett have all promised to release new albums soon.
Imzy has moved into open beta, and it's a really nice place to have a calm conversation.
• There will be new Doctor Who in just over a month.
• American Gods has wrapped filming on the first season.
Nanowrimo and Yuletide are in progress.
• We still have each other.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (c: c&h: misanthrope)
My plan for tomorrow is to stay away from all news sources, including social media. All day. Tuesday: basically staying off the Internet except for things that don't involve any kind of communication with other people. (I will probably update my Nano word count and Habitica status and things like that.) Because otherwise I'll be endlessly refreshing the projected election results and that is not going to be good for my mental health.

If you are also in the US: Good luck.

If you are not in the US: If this goes badly, can I come live with you?
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Oh, so I've been watching BBC America's Dirk Gently series, which had its third episode this evening.

It's actually quite good so long as I completely ignore the fact that it's supposedly a Dirk Gently adaptation, but every once in a while my brain reminds me and then I can't enjoy it for several minutes until I manage to ignore that fact again.

Which is to say that it is an astonishingly terrible adaptation but a really fun and unusual supernatural mystery series with a really well-done structure.

So, I guess, kind of recommend?

At some point in the near future I'm going to do a post summing up my feelings on all the new shows I've started watching this fall. Probably.

(Current NaNo wordcount: 14,576. I only did ~2K today. Which still puts me ahead, so I'm refusing to feel bad about it.)
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (t: [tos]: start writing)
So I meant to post about Nanowrimo yesterday but...I did not.

Anyway, this year I'm trying my hand at portal fantasy, partly because I had an idea for one but mostly because I've never attempted portal fantasy before and Nano is the time of year when I try to stretch outside of my comfort zone. (I also stole my main characters and title from last year's trainwreck attempt at sci-fi/fantasy fusion.) That said, my main goal this time around is to pace myself and actually reach 50K. Because last year was a trainwreck. I've set a personal goal of 3K per day, at least to start with, in the hope that it will a) give me enough of a head start that I won't completely fall behind if something comes up later in the month (like last year's deathplague), and b) not burn me out completely by the second week. I'm also making the most out of Write Or Die and its fullscreen capability; right now I'm working exclusively in Stimulus mode but I suspect soon I'll move into Consequences mode and eventually Kamikaze.

Wordcount for day two: 6,233

Good luck to everyone writing this month!
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Happy Halloween!
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: gmw: team)
What if people didn't change people?

Girl Meets World 3x15 Girl Meets World Of Terror 3 )
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I just finished reading Crosstalk, and now I'm sitting here having slightly confused thoughts about how much Connie Willis is able to bypass all of my hangups about certain tropes and appeal directly to my id anyway.

mildly spoilery thoughts )

Consider this a formal if slightly incoherent recommendation, if you're interested in book recommendations.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (mus: pogues: thousands are sailing)
New layout!

Because I was getting tired of the blue, and because I have nothing better to do with my life than play with my LJ layout, I guess.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: bd: joey writes self-insert fanfic)
Dear Yuletide Writer:

cut to spare flists )
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: l: finally)
Twelve years ago on September 22, 2004, the first half of the pilot episode of LOST first aired.

It does not feel like it's been twelve years.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: dw: polly/ben)
The BBC is animating and releasing The Power Of The Daleks and I'm so excited I can barely stand it.

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will initially be exclusively released on BBC Store, with episode one available from Saturday 5th November at 5:50pm, and the others released on consecutive days thereafter. Readers can register their interest in the download at the BBC Store.

The story will become available online more widely from the 14th November, and will also be released on DVD in the United Kingdom on the 21st November (no other regions have been announced at present).


UPDATE
BBC America has confirmed that Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will be screened on the channel shortly after its U.K. Release. The animated serial premieres Saturday, November 12 and will be available the following day to stream on BBCAmerica.com and on the BBC America app.


TWO&BEN&POLLY ♥♥♥
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So I'm over on Imzy now! I'm chicafrom3 there, same as everywhere else.

I don't understand it at all yet, but hopefully messing around will eventually enlighten me as to what I'm doing.

I miss when LJ was super-active...
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: gmw: team)
I feel you, Riley, I feel the same way after looking at the news headlines.

Girl Meets World 3x11 Girl Meets The Real World )
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: gmw: maya/riley)
I am pleased.

Girl Meets World 3x08 & 3x09 Girl Meets Ski Lodge )

"I am a secure Western hero!"
"Yes, yes you are."
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Karen Olivo will be playing Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of Hamilton.

I mean the odds that I will have the opportunity to attend this production are essentially 0%, but OH MY GOD I'M SO EXCITED.
chicafrom3: photo of the TARDIS (tv: gmw: maya/riley)
Different feelings about the multiple plotlines in this episode:

Girl Meets World 3x06 Girl Meets Upstate )