mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
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she could spit in the eyes of fools as they ask her to focus on sailors fighting in the dance hall..

There's a new thread on TRA about what will happen to fic after whatever bombs are dropped at the end of LOM 2, which is very much on my mind right now, which is why I'm tearing through my half done fics, trying them get them wrapped up before they're utterly torpedoed and rendered ridiculous.

Mind you, unlike other more Pollyanna folk, I'm afraid hyperbole like "explosive" and "heartbreaking" are worrying to a certain extent (okay, a huge extent, as to the fate of the characters and whether or not TPTB will eff it up by pushing the concept so far it snaps), my cynical nature is of a rather more pursed wait and see attitude.

Especially as I've been burned badly by Auntie Beeb's hyperbole of late. As in being promised Torchwood would be "dark" and "adult" when in fact it was infantile and purile, and Robin Hood was going to be "realistic" and "punk". Yeah, and I'm the Queen of the May, as Dalziel is so fond of saying.

Realistic? I damn near ruptured something when I heard them say that. And punk is so quaintly old fashioned these days, closer to where Sam finds himself stuck than today.

And Robin certainly isn't that punk, not at least as I understood it, though points for being both pretty and vacant.

Or, to be totally grumpy and old, if these shows with their clueless and screaming characters are representative of yoof today, I'll be with Capt. Jack and climbing into the cars with the CO, ta.

But I really want to get this last fic done before it's too late, and I've only got a few weeks to do it and it's a bugger because this time I know there are missing scenes as yet to be committed to paper. Probably because it's a sliier story and harder to write. It's one big Belle and Sebatian song really, or maybe that's just what I listen to when I try to write it.

This is the big happy ending so the pressure is on. It's where Sam finally tells Gene he loves him. Not the Mr Darcy styled first admission, you know, against his better judgement and common sense and all reason and he actually finds Gene and everything about him very annoying indeed but my god he can't keep his prick down when he's around him. Gene's already heard that version.

This one is the 'you are my heart and soul and I live and breathe you and ache when we're apart I love you' declaration of eternal yearning.

As you can see, no pressure. But I do work best to a deadline, so here's hoping. (Though I might cheat and just go for "Well, then.") ;)

Meanwhile last night was the last cool night for days/weeks to come (it's going to get past 40 in my parts this weekend) so it was the last chance to watch a dvd, but I just couldn't choose, and I was knackered (and starving) so I just put on Midsomer Murders and let it work its somnambulistic magic, which it did.

I noted with bemusement that it had the same producer as Ultimate Force. Two more disparate shows I could not imagine, but while it would be easy (and satisfying) to imagine the lads taking out Midsomer in a death match, I'm not so sure. Those Midsomer types are very sneaky and it would be entirely their style to poison the lad's tea before they ever had a chance to lock and load.

But all this imagining of lavender jam middle England taking out the SAS is so Avengers it hurts and I realise too late I should have been watching classic old British B/W stuff instead of tinkering with modern trifles. Sigh.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2001320029-2007020797,00.html
It's the Old Spice of Life

http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/partyseven/scans/tufty.jpg
http://www.purpleville.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/partyseven/scans/tufty2.jpg
LOM scans

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4690166.stm
In Tufty's club

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tv/300091_tv18.html
On TV: The Peacock is feeling proud again, and makes the renewals to prove it

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/18/technology/18basics.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin
Some Bling for Your Blog

http://uk.geocities.com/havisham06/fic/lom_brown.html
Ashes to Ashes

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6271833.stm
Lethal secrets of 1918 flu virus

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,1993105,00.html
Top Gear crash shown

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,1992447,00.html
Big Brother row goes global

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/conservation/departments/models/lutyens/index.asp
Conserving the Lutyens cathedral model

http://www.stbees.org.uk/history/index.htm
St Bees

http://www.amazon.com/Singles-Smiths/dp/B000002MZ4/sr=1-6/qid=1169168148/ref=sr_1_6/105-7610834-4834016?ie=UTF8&s=music
Singles

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/10380654.html
John Barrowman

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/19012007/325/jane-eyre-restored-full-glory.html
"Jane Eyre" restored to full glory

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5202/mayday.htm
May Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Vacant
Pretty Vacant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Pistols
Sex Pistols

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_ideologies
Punk ideologies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_night
Kristallnacht

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6270000/newsid_6276700/6276771.stm?bw=nb&mp=rm
'Bambi' escapes from icy lake

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2554907,00.html
Half-human, half-animal: return of the girl who was lost in the wild for 18 years

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6273973.stm
Hammond crash pictures released

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6272485.stm
White beetle dazzles scientists

http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article2165436.ece
Chris Smith: The BBC deserves better than this

http://environment.guardian.co.uk/ethicalliving/story/0,,1994096,00.html
The green cleaning guide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1992093,00.html
How to become more attractive

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1993341,00.html
Brosnan takes a gamble on book adaptation

http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/time-to-lose-jobs-to-the-net/2007/01/19/1169095953184.html
Time to lose jobs to the net

Tags: dalziel and pascoe, life on mars, pride and prejudice, robin hood, the avengers, torchwood
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