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1. This week got eaten by complaining about my lack of the book I ordered to an Amazon Marketplace company but at least I have said book now, even if I may possibly wind up with two. (It's not that they were awful, it's just that I can't do these things very well at all these days, and I had to phone the Post Office delivery place, even though you can't, and talk to both my neighbours, it was terrible.)

2. But here is a better thing - [livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest, the Doctor Who Minor Characters Ficathon is now open for prompting! You don't have to be taking part to leave prompts - you don't even need to be on LJ. (Anon commenting is on for your convenience, or you can pm me with them here, or leave them in this post if you'd rather - and, indeed, you can sign up and play that way too - there's more details in the info post at the comm.) If you have ever loved any of the one-off characters of the Whoniverse, feel free to leave inspiration and see if anyone picks it up!

3. I am still watching Doomwatch, but only in between things, because it is sheer 70s paranoia TV about the ways in which all scientific developments could KILL YOU and the apocalypse needs to come in relatively small doses. The second surviving episode is the (apparently infamous) one about the killer rats, which despite the cute fakeness of some of the rats, was indeed enough to give me nightmares, but it's very good. It was made about exactly the same time as S7 of Doctor Who (that is to say, the original S7), except it is less awesome because it doesn't have the Brigadier or Liz Shaw, but it does still make for gripping TV. (Also, there should be crossovers, they were literally showing at the same time, where are all the crossovers? I can see there will be one before I'm done, lol. Probably not for the Minor Characters Ficathon, unless some dodgy DW scientist also gets investigated by Doomwatch...)

Date: 9 Feb 2017 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
I get stressed out too by things like items getting lost in the post.

Date: 9 Feb 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
jekesta: I hate outside (logan's run) (outside)
From: [personal profile] jekesta
--> talk to both my neighbours

Oh god no.

Date: 9 Feb 2017 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swordznsorcery.livejournal.com
The killer rats! Hurrah. Yes, a bit of the Brig and Liz would have done wonders for "Doomwatch", wouldn't it! (Sorry, that should really be "DOOM!!!!watch".) :) I'm amazed to hear that you haven't found any crossovers. Like B7, it seems a natural fit.

Date: 9 Feb 2017 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] john_amend_all
And in at the windows and in at the door,
And through the walls helter-skelter they pour,
And down from the ceiling and up through the floor,
From the right and the left, from behind and before,
From within and without, from above and below,
And all at once to the Bishop they go.

(Sorry, couldn't resist).

Date: 9 Feb 2017 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
I recall the gorgeousness of Toby Wren being the main topic of discussion in the first series, though I always felt uncomfortable because I felt it was betraying my One True Love, Jon Finch's character in Counterstrke, a one-term wonder which was in the same slot in the autumn of 1969. Doomwatch went on quite a bit longer.

Date: 10 Feb 2017 09:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
Yep, definitely January 1970. I can pinpoint it because we moved house on New Year's Day that year (!) and Counterstrike was the topic of conversation in double Biology on Tuesday mornings the preceding autumn term, while Doomwatch was the thing in the equivalent slot in my new school the next term. Nobody even seemed to remember Jon Finch, which was very disorienting. (He was so very pretty, but in a different way - broody, dark eyes you could lose your soul in.) To be fair on the younger me, I had only just turned 14 when we moved.

There is some Counterstrike on YouTube, but it's not at all a good quality piece of film.

Date: 10 Feb 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
I get stressed out by things like that as well :/

Date: 10 Feb 2017 03:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
*hugs* for problematic mail, neighbours and nightmares:/

I feel I could write Doomwatch fic based on what I've read about it! (It's in my old classic TV book).


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