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So many episodes recently have been so fucking complicated that you need to take notes to work out what's going on, and I really can't be bothered. I don't do plot; I do relationships and character and emotion, and Rusty had that nailed. Steven likes to be more complicated and it doesn't really work for me. Tonight's episode was deep, and very interesting, but one of the things I liked most about it was that you could watch it and enjoy it for itself.

The Almost People - Spoilers )

All in all I thought it was a very well-done episode and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Congratulations to Matthew Graham - quite a sophisticated piece of work, I think. My only criticism would be that the "messages" - the deep thoughts for us to ponder over - were layered so thickly that they overpowered the story.
dorsetgirl: (Love_NINE)
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So many episodes recently have been so fucking complicated that you need to take notes to work out what's going on, and I really can't be bothered. I don't do plot; I do relationships and character and emotion, and Rusty had that nailed. Steven likes to be more complicated and it doesn't really work for me. Tonight's episode was deep, and very interesting, but one of the things I liked most about it was that you could watch it and enjoy it for itself.

The Almost People - Spoilers )

All in all I thought it was a very well-done episode and I enjoyed it quite a lot. Congratulations to Matthew Graham - quite a sophisticated piece of work, I think. My only criticism would be that the "messages" - the deep thoughts for us to ponder over - were layered so thickly that they overpowered the story.
dorsetgirl: (Love_NINE)
Just wanted to say, I really enjoyed this evening's Doctor Who. Emotion, fear, connection, tension, things to think about - everything that's been missing from so many of Eleven's episodes.

Spoiler under cut )
dorsetgirl: (Love_NINE)
Just wanted to say, I really enjoyed this evening's Doctor Who. Emotion, fear, connection, tension, things to think about - everything that's been missing from so many of Eleven's episodes.

Spoiler under cut )
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I think I’m going off Doctor Who. Maybe it’s just over-familiarity and tension-fatigue but seriously,

Contains Spoilers )
dorsetgirl: (Love_NINE)
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I think I’m going off Doctor Who. Maybe it’s just over-familiarity and tension-fatigue but seriously,

Contains Spoilers )
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30th March 2010

Looking through the archives at the BBC’s On This Day, I find the following:


1st April 1957: Panorama - the famous Spaghetti Harvest documentary

27th March 1963: Dr Beeching presents his first report on reducing the railways

29th March 1981: The first London Marathon took place


Plus, obviously, it’s Easter this weekend.



So for this week I’ve chosen the prompts:

April Fool’s Day

Public Transport

Run For Your Life

Easter Eggs



As usual, don’t wait for me - if you’re inspired, go for it! It's quite all right to use the original historical event as a prompt if that suits you better.

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And don’t forget, as long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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30th March 2010

Looking through the archives at the BBC’s On This Day, I find the following:


1st April 1957: Panorama - the famous Spaghetti Harvest documentary

27th March 1963: Dr Beeching presents his first report on reducing the railways

29th March 1981: The first London Marathon took place


Plus, obviously, it’s Easter this weekend.



So for this week I’ve chosen the prompts:

April Fool’s Day

Public Transport

Run For Your Life

Easter Eggs



As usual, don’t wait for me - if you’re inspired, go for it! It's quite all right to use the original historical event as a prompt if that suits you better.

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And don’t forget, as long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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Hello and welcome to the fourth Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy; it’s school half-term here which is why I’m running so late with this - sorry!

I haven’t had time to check the BBC site as I was out all day yesterday, so I’m going for the easy option this week and looking at my own calendar. So we have:

Half-Term
[or Holiday in general]

Birthday

Valentine’s Day


(um, better late than never on that last one!)


I’m hoping to have time for a go myself later on today, but don’t wait for me - if you’re inspired, go for it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And don’t forget, as long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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Hello and welcome to the fourth Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy; it’s school half-term here which is why I’m running so late with this - sorry!

I haven’t had time to check the BBC site as I was out all day yesterday, so I’m going for the easy option this week and looking at my own calendar. So we have:

Half-Term
[or Holiday in general]

Birthday

Valentine’s Day


(um, better late than never on that last one!)


I’m hoping to have time for a go myself later on today, but don’t wait for me - if you’re inspired, go for it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And don’t forget, as long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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Hi again, and welcome to the second Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy!

I’ve been having a look at the BBC’s On This Day pages for the week Sunday 31st January to Saturday 6th February. A couple of stories stood out for me, and they’re giving us this week’s prompts.

In 1953, on February 5th, sweets finally came off wartime rationing in the United Kingdom.
In 1974, on February 5th, the newspaper heiress Patti Hearst was kidnapped in California, US.
In 1983, on 31st January, seatbelts became compulsory in the UK in most circumstances.

So the prompts this week are:
Sweet(s)
Seatbelts
Kidnapping
Stockholm Syndrome


I hope you can find some inspiration somewhere in there!

I’ll be having a go after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

Oh, and I should mention, so long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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dorsetgirl: (sunset)
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Hi again, and welcome to the second Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy!

I’ve been having a look at the BBC’s On This Day pages for the week Sunday 31st January to Saturday 6th February. A couple of stories stood out for me, and they’re giving us this week’s prompts.

In 1953, on February 5th, sweets finally came off wartime rationing in the United Kingdom.
In 1974, on February 5th, the newspaper heiress Patti Hearst was kidnapped in California, US.
In 1983, on 31st January, seatbelts became compulsory in the UK in most circumstances.

So the prompts this week are:
Sweet(s)
Seatbelts
Kidnapping
Stockholm Syndrome


I hope you can find some inspiration somewhere in there!

I’ll be having a go after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

Oh, and I should mention, so long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me.




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Courtesy of Digital Spy (my bold):


John Simm has said that The Master is desperate after his death and apparent resurrection in the upcoming Doctor Who two-parter 'The End Of Time'.

The actor told Radio Times that the character he first played in series three's 'Utopia' had been transformed into an "emo Master" for the new episodes.

Simm said: "This is a Master who's lived and died and now lives again - although he's seen healthier days. He's desperate, and desperate means dangerous."

Outgoing showrunner Russell T. Davies added: "It's personal for The Doctor. The Master is his enemy, his opposite, and yet so tantalisingly close to being his soul mate.

"There's something epic about their sheer existence - the last two survivors of an ancient race. It's a clash of the titans. Both of them, heading for death, and yet both determined to survive - at any cost!"

The final episodes of Davies's tenure as the programme's head will also see the farewell of David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, who will be regenerated into Matt Smith's eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord.





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Courtesy of Digital Spy (my bold):


John Simm has said that The Master is desperate after his death and apparent resurrection in the upcoming Doctor Who two-parter 'The End Of Time'.

The actor told Radio Times that the character he first played in series three's 'Utopia' had been transformed into an "emo Master" for the new episodes.

Simm said: "This is a Master who's lived and died and now lives again - although he's seen healthier days. He's desperate, and desperate means dangerous."

Outgoing showrunner Russell T. Davies added: "It's personal for The Doctor. The Master is his enemy, his opposite, and yet so tantalisingly close to being his soul mate.

"There's something epic about their sheer existence - the last two survivors of an ancient race. It's a clash of the titans. Both of them, heading for death, and yet both determined to survive - at any cost!"

The final episodes of Davies's tenure as the programme's head will also see the farewell of David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, who will be regenerated into Matt Smith's eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord.





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