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My to-watch list (DW edition)

23rd April 2019 (01:39)

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I intend to be striking off more soon, especially since there are several unstruck that I have a) got on DVD and not watched yet or b) not finished watching.

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Realm of Possibility, G, 1775 words

Title: Realm of Possibility
Characters/Pairings: Liz/TARDIS
Rating: G
Word Count: 1775
Summary: Not everything conforms to the scientific rules Liz knows.
Notes: Written for daystarsearcher in the dw_femslash ficathon. Apologies for lateness. Many thanks to [tumblr.com profile] janeturenne for the beta.

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Gallifrey podfics!

I really wanted to contribute to morepolitics. These are unbelievably late.

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And Everything to Lose, PG-13, 3163 words

Title: And Everything to Lose
Characters/Pairings: alt!Romana/alt!Narvin
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3163
Summary: "As your husband, I would have nothing to gain from your death and everything to lose."
Notes: Set in the AU of Gallifrey 4.4: Forever. Many thanks to [tumblr.com profile] janeturenne for the ever-so-helpful beta, the title and the original inspiration.

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Yay for people posting about this while I was sunk in gloom

27th January 2012 (00:02)
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Originally posted by x_losfic at To UK Flisties

Originally posted by obstinatrix at To UK Flisties
Originally posted by de_nugis at To UK Flisties
(Taken most recently from amber1960, slightly adapted.)

If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.

Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.

If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.

It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.

I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.

I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.

So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.

Please repost and spread the word :)

SAY NO TO ACTA!

Please consider reposting this, especially if you have a large proportion of UK flisties. And please consider spreading the word via other platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, your own personal network.


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I went to post this on Facebook and found my friend's father had died. I didn't sleep that night.

26th January 2012 (23:53)
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Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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All is Cracked and Confusion, G, 4187 words

Title: All is Cracked and Confusion
Characters/Pairings: Kira Nerys, Benjamin Sisko, Julian Bashir, Garak, Odo, Quark. Minor appearances by Miles O'Brien, Jadzia Dax, Shakaar Edon, Purple-Haired Unscrupulous-Trader Lady (Rionoj) and Obsidian Agent Guy (Entek).
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4187
Summary: The Obsidian Order attempt to change history using the Orb of Time. It doesn't go quite according to plan.
Notes: Written for pitry in Yuletide 2011.

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Yuletide time!

Dear Yuletide writer,

I love you for agreeing to write in one of these fandoms. If the fic you write contains any of the following, I shall be very, very happy. But these are all fandoms where I love everything and everyone, and this is all optional, so if you want to write something entirely different, please, go right ahead. I'm sure I'll be delighted anyway.

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I hope you enjoy writing whatever! I'm certain I'll enjoy reading it. Thank you, a month in advance.

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And the Internet provides!

5th June 2011 (15:50)

cosmic_llin is wonderful and has made a femslashy vidlet. (Spoilers for last night's episode. If you've seen it, you should be able to guess who it's about. Hint: they were awesome.)

*is still procrastinating*

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King of Bling, the Restoration Rap

5th June 2011 (14:47)
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I slightly regret not doing the presentation, simply because my topic of Libertines in Restoration society could have allowed for me using this.



Also, having an episode of Horrible Histories every day this past week, because it was half-term, I believe, has spoiled me rotten. I want more now. Also the DVDs.

The little tiny green dot of the UK on the Where Is It Popular map is quite sad. For the rest of the world that is. Discover and appreciate our awesome children's programs!

Now off to watch Boudicca's song. Yes, procrastinating.

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A Good Man Goes To War

4th June 2011 (20:59)

So that was quite fantastic.

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This is as awesome as One's hat in said serial

3rd June 2011 (00:57)

The Reign of Terror Missing Episodes To Be Animated For DVD Release

GLEEFLAILYAY!

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Smile (The Contrast Remix), G, 746 words

Title: Smile (The Contrast Remix)
Characters/Pairings: Romana/Narvin, implied Four/Romana
Rating: G
Word Count: 746
Summary: Narvin knows Romana to scowl, frown and glare. He doesn't allow himself to remember her smile.
Notes: Remix of 39. Smile and 34. Lightning/Thunder from One-Sentence Stories by janeturenne, written for Remix Madness.

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Liberation (The Clock Stops Remix), G, 374 words

Title: Liberation (The Clock Stops Remix)
Characters/Pairings: Three, Jo
Rating: G
Word Count: 374
Summary: The Doctor's exile is rescinded.
Notes: Remix of Liberation by curuchamion, written for Remix Madness.

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Cold Comfort for Change (The Divergence Remix), PG, 2690 words

Title: Cold Comfort for Change (The Divergence Remix)
Characters/Pairings: Three/Delgado!Master, Two, Narvin
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2690
Summary: The story changes; the game remains the same.
Notes: Remix of Cold Comfort for Change by birdsarecalling, written for Remix Redux 9. Many thanks to janeturenne and livii for the extremely helpful betas!

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It's the...BLACK SPOT! (Calm down, Fingers, my quill broke.)

7th May 2011 (19:31)

Hmm, I am failing at opinions.

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!!!

16th March 2011 (11:32)

GALLIFREY IV RELEASED.

...gah. That was my reaction. Part of me is going 'Oh, that's evil, tell us we have to wait till the 31st and then just spring it on us.' Much more is running in circles and shrieking.

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Practicalities, PG, 561 words

Title: Practicalities
Characters/Pairings: Romana/Narvin
Rating: PG
Word Count: 561
Summary: Romana hates waiting. Narvin is practical.
Notes: Set shortly after Gallifrey 3.5: Panacea. Commentfic written for janeturenne in appreciation of her eloquent Romana/Narvin manifesto.

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Burnt Fingers and Reprisals, PG, 1397 words

Title: Burnt Fingers and Reprisals
Characters/Pairings: Narvin, Vansell, Louis, Rigan
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1397
Summary: The CIA have fingers in every pie. Occasionally they get burnt. Narvin and his career, in the midst of a clean-up.
Notes: Written for alexwearspants for the morepolitics ficathon, from the prompt "Some kind of crossover with Unregenerate! the BFA". A summary is below the cut, to provide some context to anyone who hasn't heard it and doesn't mind being spoiled. Many thanks to janeturenne for the beta, the help and the audio summary.

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