regndoft: (Liz Shaw {She Blinded Me With Science})
Life has been... super-hectic the past couple of months. I've maintained my Tumblring pretty well, but LJ/DW has kind of been left in the dust. This has at least partly to do with the fact that reblogging shit on Tumblr is just considerably less effort than trying to be interesting in a blog post. Which is somewhat ironic, because I've had a lot of stuff going on ever since I moved.

So uh, that's a thing. I moved! I no longer have to spend four hours per day on public transport! I live in Uppsala most days of the week and usually go home over the weekends. I don't see the guys in my dorm that often, but the girls have been very welcoming and we get along well. Everything else (studies, mental health, all being so-so) is details.

A lot of other stuff has happened as a result, and some regardless of that-- for example, I went to Dimensions in Newcastle and met People Who Play Characters I Adore (v strange) and am going to the Stockholm Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Gaming Convention this weekend to see Colin Baker (much less strange after Newcastle). Fandom life overall has been pretty weird and meh lately.

Anyway, since everyone's doing it and it'd give me a good incentive to start updating here again, I thought I'd do the December Talking Meme. Basically: give me one or more questions/topics/requests (+ a date, if you want to, or I'll just pick one at random) and I will talk about that (and/or post pictures). If I don't get any suggestions I'll just... try to come up with topics myself.

List of dates )
regndoft: (Killer Inflatable Chairs)
I did a thing last night! [ profile] eve11 did a Doctor Who voice meme, and I recorded my answers... way, way too late at night really. Ended up with 30 minutes of running time in which I say the word "really" a lot. >____>

In the almost 24 hours since I recorded it this has been linked over at [ profile] who_at_50 (*shakes fist*) but I'll still link the Horror Channel TV Spot (and a shorter, slightly different one).

Also: started reading Scales of Injustice (v.good so far) and listened to Walking To Babylon (I love Benny so much and I should. talk more about that when I've listened to more of her audios).
regndoft: (St . Michael {Sine Vinkulo Peccati})
First, shameless advertising:

Yuletide Friending Meme

Secondly, a book meme snagged from Lysimache @ LJ. I did some very minor changes to fit what I've read better; hope you don't mind. :)

Total books: 67 (actually 68, I think, but one of my course books wasn't on GoodReads).
Total pages: 15564.
Comics/graphic novels: 10.
Doctor Who-related: 33 (*AVOIDS EYE-CONTACT*).
Non-fiction: 9.
Non-English: 9 (8 Swedish, 1 Danish).
Rereads: 2.

Best book(s): HARD. I had some unusually enjoyable reading experiences that stand out - Carmilla, The Penelopiad, Ten Little Aliens and The Circle in particular - but I'm not sure I'd dub any of them objectively the "best".

And the rest )
regndoft: (Rev. 12:4)
A fic meme, stolen from [personal profile] miss_morland, who stole it from Tumblr, and also asked me to answer all the questions about angst on this meme.

Angst Questions: Answers )


The rest of the meme )

Ask away!

WIP meme

Mar. 11th, 2013 09:46 pm
regndoft: (That Road You'll Walk Alone)
1. My illustration for 50 Years of Whovians is up.

2. Since I haven't finished the drabbles yet (five sentences! It's pathetic, I know) I thought I'd snag this from a bunch of people on my F-List.

When you see this, post an excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

Not counting... kink meme fills and fandoms I haven't been in since grade school. >___>

Doctor Who, mostly Doctor/Master )

... This makes it look like I never write anything except Doctor/Master. Which is a bit true, maybe. It's just that all my gen fic tend to be ficlets or drabbles, and therefore short, or they never get to enjoy a life outside my own head at all.

Marvel, mostly SteveTony, mostly abandoned :/ )


Mar. 5th, 2013 09:00 pm
regndoft: (Liz Shaw {She Blinded Me With Science})
- Made mushroom soup served with honey-drizzled chévre on toast. Yeah, I am that good. When I feel like making the effort.

- Finally bought tea with cinnamon and ginger.

- Studied more. The amount of literature we have for this course is insane; I thought they'd lighten the burden once we started focusing on Greece and Rome, but nope. I actually have more to read than before, which is doubly frustrating as I mostly read the same things in different books.

- Finished season one of Blake's 7. TERRY NATION TROPES, TERRY NATION TROPES EVERYWHERE I jest, I jest (only not really, but they're covered up by good writing and a lack of Daleks, so there's that); it's actually an extraordinarily well-written series, with great (and often snappy) dialogue and strong character beats. I have reached the point where I'm worrying that everything will get EVEN WORSE, but that's a good thing - it means that I care too much about the characters. Sadly, I suspect there's a conspicuous lack of gif sets on Tumblr.

As for why this series is awesome and you should all watch it so I don't have to feel like a n00b all by myself-- both [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] aralias have made intro posts here and here.

- Did this meme on Tumblr, but frankly I want MORE RESPONSES (even though I haven't typed down my own yet, oops), so. Feel free to respond.

Put three words in my ask Comment with three words and one pairing and I'll write a five-sentences fic.


Jan. 1st, 2013 01:31 am
regndoft: (Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep)
Isn't it a bit ridiculous how I always have trouble writing things here except, apparently, when I shouldn't? As I'm leaving the country on Tuesday I won't have time to respond if I were to post an entry after tonight. Blah.

I suppose the end of the year is a time for contemplation on the time that has passed, as well as what lies ahead. As a rule, I don't like the passing of time; or perhaps I should say that it's always been hard for me to accept. I used to feel as if I was engaged in a constant race against it, always too slow and too far behind. I have a lot more self-distance these days (but it took an existential crisis and a couple of months in therapy to get there).

That being said, more has happened in 2012 than I can probably think of. I've had Georgian food in St. Petersburg, stopped by churches in Rome at ten PM to removed my shoes and translate Latin inscriptions and been assaulted by the weather in the Swedish archipelago. I've graduated from upper secondary school, written the most awesome thirty-page essay my school ever saw and made a new friend at the same time. I've started attending university and got my first proper job. I feel better about my writing and myself in general; I'm learning how to coper with my mental health issues better and better.

2012 has been a pretty good year, overall. Hopefully 2013 will keep up that trend.

2012 hasn't been a particularly good year for reading though; then again I somehow expect me to have as much time over to read as I did when I was a child, which skews the perspective a bit.

Books I have finished in 2012 )

2012 Fandom Meme! )
regndoft: (K-Zoom!)
2012 will be over in less than an hour, so I should probably write a bit about that... but first I should probably post my responses to that fic meme here for posterity. :P

Three prompts all in all (alas, I'm not wildly talented, nor am I wildly popular); two Good Omens and one Doctor Who. The GO bit surprised me as well, as I don't exactly blog an awful lot about it. Still, it's my favourite book, so I'm not complaining.

Crowley and Aziraphale, traveling Time Lord and Companion

Read More )

Newt/Anathema, superhero AU

Read More )

Fourth Doctor and Leela, coffee shop AU

Read More )
regndoft: (Bíonn gach tosú lag...)
These couple of days after Christmas have been strangely hectic for me. I've been going places and meeting people and doing things, which has been fun, but exhausting. Now I won't have to do anything until... Tuesday next week. But that's because we're going to London, so I think I'll survive.

So I've been falling behind on the Who watching a bit (though I did manage to get my sister to watch The Robots of Death with me and enjoy it, which I am unreasonably pleased about) but I did finally finish reading The Hobbit, and got around to seeing the movie.

Non-spoilery opinion is that I really enjoyed it? More than I thought I would, maybe? I was never a huge Tolkien fan, and it's not a perfect movie; I would've liked them to tone down the drama and up the Hobbit-ness of it. As it is it feels like a LotR movie, both in good and bad ways. But I'm very much looking forward to the next one, so~

Also, I did a meme on Tumblr. Before posting the results here, I thought I could subject you to it as well.

1) Give me a pairing
2) Give me an AU setting
3) I will write you a three-sentence fic.

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