sarah531: ([misc] my beach)
RIP Livejournal. This really, really sucks. I'll be leaving all this stuff here as an archive I guess, but I'll be backing it up as well. And no more new posts, I guess. :(

I had some of the best times of my online life here, I really did.
sarah531: ([sw] *dead*)
Remember that Star Wars prequel fandom article? Here it is, all finished! :)
sarah531: ([sw] *dead*)
HOLY CRAP IT'S BEEN A WHILE. How're you doing, Livejournal? I still go here pretty much every day, I just don't post much because...well, because so many people have gone. Man.

That being said, I thought I might post about my new project here! I'm writing an article about Star Wars Prequel fandom and how it appealed to teenage girls. It's based on this post I did on tumblr, a while back. Here's what I said over on That Other Website:


Star Wars is in the media even more now and I want in! So I’m going to be rewriting that (badly written) original post for Newshub - a whole article about teenage girls and their participation in Star Wars Prequel fandom. Y’know, something to counteract the constant “Male Comedian Absent From TV As Of Late Denounces Star Wars Prequels” articles that’re everywhere.

But I need participation! Like there was on the original post. I want your stories, teenage and ex-teenage girls of the Tumblr Star Wars fandom. Tell me how you bought the sticker albums and t-shirts, tell me about your first cosplay, tell me what it was like navigating theforce.net back in those days. (Actually, I know that one. But tell me anyway.) Tell me if you ever found any merchandise aimed at you. Definitely tell me about the fanfiction community at the time, I was there, but I still missed a lot. If you didn’t like the prequels but still have a good story about being female in the Star Wars fandom, tell me that story too!

(Oh, and also tell me what name and URL you want to be used/linked to - I figure most people will want their Tumblr URLS, but let me know.)

As you may have guessed I can offer zero money to anyone, but I can offer a fun platform for people to talk about Star Wars. So there’s that. I can’t promise I’ll use all stories/quotes either, but I’ll try!


I know there are a couple of Star Wars fans still on LJ! So if you're one of them, maybe leave a comment here and tell me your story, or a snippet of it? It would be VERY much appreciated! :)
sarah531: ([drwho] martha smiling)
Right! Isolated some parts of conversations that didn't pass to see if the isolated bits do pass. Since, after all, all that's required to pass are three lines between women that aren't about a man. And yet, quite a few episodes have failed...

-----polls now closed-----

The Shakespeare Code

DOOMFINGER: But it must be tomorrow!
BLOODTIDE: Love's Labour’s Won must be performed.
(Lilith changes the hair in the doll.)
LILITH: Fear not. Chant with me. Water damps the fiercest flame.


Two lines about the play, then: the beginning of a spell. To kill a dude. (admittedly, an unimportant-to-the-story dude, but still.) Does the action of Lilith changing the hair in the doll signify that the conversation/the spell is about a man now? Well, this is the deciding factor for the whole episode, so...

Does this conversation pass the Bechdel Test? (13)
 
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And now! one from the Moffat Era:

Cold Blood

ALAYA: Why would I tell you?
AMBROSE: Because if you don't, I'm going to have to use this on you.
(Ambrose has kept a taser from her collection of weapons.)
ALAYA: Now you reveal yourselves.


The thing Alaya won't tell is anything about a cure for Ambrose's father. But although Ambrose is motivated in this scene by saving the male members of her family, this three lines also reveal something vital about her: that she's willing to torture to get what she needs. So! Does it pass or not? What do you think?

Does this conversation pass the Bechdel Test? (14)
 
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sarah531: ([drwho] martha smiling)
Welcome to part of my project to work out how many times Doctor Who passes the Bechdel Test! This bit's on Livejournal so I can post polls on it.

Basically, I need your help discerning whether the following conversations pass the Bechdel Test or not. Some of these I thought and thought about, and then just figured, put it to a vote.

-----Polls are now closed! If you vote now, it won't be counted!------

The Age Of Steel )

Fear Her )

The Shakespeare Code )

Midnight )

Turn Left )

The Eleventh Hour )

Cold Blood )

Night Terrors )

The Time of the Doctor )

The Caretaker )

Dark Water )
sarah531: ([sw] :))
May the fourth be with you, fellow Star Wars fans!

Also, I should probably get around to updating this icon at some point.
sarah531: ([misc] my beach)
Fred Phelps has died. I'll take a 'meh' with a side order of 'good'.
sarah531: ([hp] pretty)


These little Minion earrings are mine (I loved them so much I had to keep them) but if I made more, would anyone buy them?

[See also: my etsy store.]
sarah531: ([drwho] amy)
I haven't been on here for a while and that's because I've been ill. My energy levels still aren't back up to normal and it's very annoying. :( Plus, let's face it, everyone has switched to tumblr now.

But if you wanted to know my thoughts on Time Of The Doctor, [livejournal.com profile] skalja nailed them pretty much exactly.
sarah531: ([misc] my beach)
Merry Christmas everyone!
sarah531: ([les mis] enjolras and grantaire)
[crossposted to Tumblr]

So, almost a full year after meeting Grantaire from Les Miserables, I met Sydney Carton from A Tale Of Two Cities, and oh god they would have gotten along so well.

Grantaire: “I want a drink. I desire to forget life. Life is a hideous invention of I know not whom. It lasts no time at all, and is worth nothing.”
Carton: “As to me, the greatest desire I have, is to forget that I belong to it. It has no good in it for me—except wine like this—nor I for it.”

Grantaire: "I am tired to death, and I am stupid!"
Carton:There is nothing in [me] to like; you know that.”

Hugo on Grantaire: "…humanity, civilization, religion, progress, came very near to signifying nothing whatever to Grantaire…He was, himself, moreover, composed of two elements, which were, to all appearance, incompatible. He was ironical and cordial. His indifference loved."
Dickens on Carton: “…the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.”

Hugo on Grantaire: “He had need of Enjolras. That chaste, healthy, firm, upright, hard, candid nature charmed him, without his being clearly aware of it, and without the idea of explaining it to himself having occurred to him…Grantaire in the presence of Enjolras became some one once more.”
Carton to Lucie: "I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it."

There’s more, loads more-

Read more... )
sarah531: ([drwho] these companions three)
I have shared my thoughts A LOT with tumblr but not yet with Livejournal, so this here are all my thoughts distilled down into bite-size chunks

(I loved it. I REALLY REALLY LOVED IT.)

Spoilers, sweetie )

It was a good day.
sarah531: ([drwho] he's not called ricky)
Damn, but An Adventure In Space And Time was good. Well done, BBC. Well done.
sarah531: ([drwho] grey rory)
I SERIOUSLY LUCKED OUT with the Doctor Who anniversary celebrations, because without EVEN TRYING I got that weekend AND THE MONDAY off. (And there was this! acksdiudfjhdlfjhdfudfpudf.) So my schedule for this weekend is: return from work on Friday, watch Matt and David on the Graham Norton show, sleep, enjoy Saturday, WATCH DAY OF THE DOCTOR, discuss on internet, watch this Doctor Who Afterparty thing, be super excited, sleep.

...and then go to the cinema to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Yay!
sarah531: ([drwho] the yellow girl)
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer is here!

GOD I'M EXCITED

I'M SO EXCITED
sarah531: ([misc] my beach)
Okay I ACTUALLY LOVED THAT MORE THAN THE AVENGERS AND I REALLY LIKED THE AVENGERS AND I LOVED IT MORE THAN IRON MAN 3 AND I REALLY LIKED THAT TOO

Spoilers )

Is it not out in America yet??? Have we actually had two films this year before America???? What's going on but SEE IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN
sarah531: ([drwho] amy and rory reunited)
So my brother is in with a chance to get an internship ON THE DOCTOR WHO GRAPHIC DESIGN TEAM

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