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I've been sick as a dog for almost a week -- I haven't had a voice since Saturday morning -- so I was "lucky" enough to have coughed myself awake just in time to catch the announcement live via Twitter.

I've really been hoping for a woman of colour as the next Doctor, and I didn't recognise Jodie Whittaker by name, so I felt a weird stab of disappointment and even betrayal when I saw her white hand, coupled with simultaneous excitement that it was clearly a woman's hand.

I still think that a white woman was the easy option, casting-wise, but I've seen Whittaker in a few things -- including the first four episodes of Broadchurch, which I inhaled last night and enjoyed so much I completely forgot about Game of Thrones -- and she's very, very good.

And I also wonder if it would be unfair to an actress of colour, to throw her to the same wolves that drove Leslie Jones off Twitter, while also expecting her to lead a show with (so far) all-white writers. Which is not to excuse the implications of casting a white woman, I just think it might be complicated. Most things are. Whitakker's already been hit with a barrage of misogyny, and I hope the BBC is filtering her mail.

Anyway, I've curated my social media so well that I haven't seen a single friend or acquaintance saying they're opposed to a female Doctor as such.

On the other hand, I've seen a lot of performative finger-wagging, reminding us that this is only a victory for white women (got it, thanks) and that we can't rely on pop culture to save the world (no, really? Good heavens, I had no idea, thank goodness I had you, random Twitter person, to tell us off for being invested in a hobby!).

I guess I'm weary of performative wokeness, and, while everyone's entitled to an opinion, I find a lot of opinions on Doctor Who from people who aren't or haven't been in the fandom ... lack context? Which is sometimes valuable, and sometimes it's just the hot take equivalent of "DID YOU KNOW THAT 'TORCHWOOD' IS AN ANAGRAM OF 'DOCTOR WHO'?"

ANYWAY. Whitakker. I'm looking forward to her run, I'm still holding out hope for Alexander Siddig or Sophie Okonedo as Fourteen (it's never too soon!), people are already complaining that Whitakker is too young and too old, so, like women everywhere, we already know she just can't win.

Stargate SG-1: Outer Space by kuwdora

Jul. 15th, 2017 01:14 pm
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Vid Title: Outer Space
Vidder: [personal profile] kuwdora 
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Summary: This vid is you and it is me and this is everything that Stargate and the fandom is about. I love running away and escaping with you.
Reccer's Comments: I love this vid!  The editing and music choice is really wonderful!
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Vid Title: Sound the Bells
Vidder: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Fandom: Gojira
Summary: The sun rose from the West today. I doubt we'll see it set.
Reccer's Comments: This is really beautiful and haunting.
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Vid Title: Right Round
Vidder: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey 
Fandom: Classic Hollywood Cliffhanger Serials
Summary: Spend the Saturday matinee with your favorite heroes (and a few unfamiliar ones) as they run, jump, struggle, fight, and drive through the latest thrilling chapter of a cliffhanger serial.
Reccer's Comments: This is really fun to watch!
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Vid Title: one way or another
Vidder: Nialies
Fandom: Person of Interest
Summary: "One way or another I'm gonna find you, I'm gonna get you"
Reccer's Comments: Another vid I love! I really like how dialogue and sound effects are incorporated with the music in this!
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Vid Title: Take Me To Church // Person of Interest
Vidder: [personal profile] lithiumdoll 
Fandom: Person of Interest
Summary: Now, let's begin: Alice and Bob are stranded in the desert.
Reccer's Comments: I love this vid! I especially like how it deals with the relationships between Root, Sameen, and The Machine! (As a side note, I think this might be my favorite version of 'Take Me To Church')

[Random] I have angered my neck

Jul. 6th, 2017 08:07 pm
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Apparently, adding an additional 2lbs in the form of a bag of cherries to your already too heavy backpack (and lugging a flat of berries and putting your purse on weirdly) and then standing on a crowded bus for too long has consequences.

I keep meaning to post, but that's pretty much my life in a nutshell. I continue to poke at a couple of Push WIPs, at the Natasha/Dottie, but most of my writing time has been on a Five Things for my fandom of two. (Waves at Gwyn.)

I am also watching Preacher. Mostly for Ruth Negga, TBH.

Star Trek: Anthem by shinyjenni

Jul. 6th, 2017 07:08 pm
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Vid Title: Anthem
Vidder: [personal profile] shinyjenni 
Fandom: Star Trek Beyond
Summary: "Give me something I can hope for."
Reccer's Comments: I love this! It captures why Beyond works so well for me, and the song is really fitting.

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