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November 27th, 2014

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Droopy: radio
A day of exciting excitement.

Uhm:

Quentin talking to Julie Monday (OFC) about the joy of working with the Shi-Ar and their can-do attitude to galactic imperalism and Warbird's typical still-life arrangements for Art Class.

...and ritual disembowelment

Kub'Ark {where does his apostrophe go?}
FLASKDDLDH

Quentin
Great, you have a word for that. I'm not explaining why the Shi'Ar have a fucking word for that...

Kub'arc
Seppuku

Quentin:
You what?

Kub'arc
One of your sub-cultures have a word for it. The people of this country Japan... are remarkably cultured and...

so basically: they embody a lot of things the Shi'Ar consider ordinary and civilised: ritual, conformity, self-disembowlment as a honorable mode of death... considering they think that humanity are essentually faintly-amusing uncivilised barbarians, with pathetic technology and generally backward

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the Shi'Ar are the only inter-glactic power in the Marvel Universe who haven't tried to conquer the Earth.  This suggests they are smarter than the average galactic empire (i.e the Skrulls and other idiots) or they don't think the Earth is worth conquering and are laughing themselves silly (very likely) or they're too busy "pacifying" somewhere else.

Many Worlds! One Imperium!

The X-men First Contacted the Shi'Ar: it helped that Professor Xavier was having an intergalactic psychic affair with the then Empress.  Also, the Shi'ar think we are very amusing and seem somewhat baffled about mutants... (it's the unique powers)...   and there is much eyebrow raising - well at least with Kub'arc's Dad, Kul'ark, the now president and presumably only non-Shi'ar to hold the throne...

It's an imperial dynasty of two - there are no more Gladiators as there are no more Strontrians.  Their race is extinct: there are only the two of them left and there will be no kids.  Whatever killed their people/destoryed their planet must have happened on Bring Your Kid To Work Day and they had set Kub'Arc out with his own little Gladiator uniform so he could adorably annoy things and damage property.  Uh, that bit happened before the previous Empress went incurably insane (there was a Thing in Xavier's Body that thought killing the girlfriend would be a nice bit of sadistic fun) and ending their entire imperial dynasty.  Kul'ark was the best candidate - leader of the Imperial Guard and already in control of all the conquering and very charismatic.   He is ludicrously powerful - unaided space flight, changes size, laser eyes, superstrength, breathing fire (I think)...

Kub'arc hasn't quite got there and has a lot of learning to do.  He still wears his mini-me costume and has a typically Imperial Attitude (why haven't you started grovelling yet?) and an obsession with punching things... anything... he likes it that the Jean Grey School gets attacked at least once a week and after Study Hall with Wolverine, space-battles against ludicrously powerful aliens aren't all that scary.  He now has his first ever Campaign Medal.

The Shi'Ar in general have a very might-is-right attitude to the universe (or at least, to the places they haven't conquered yet).  They have an obsession with in'explic'able incon'sistant rand'om apostrophes and seem spelling-optional.

[also, firefox has no spell check - *cries*]

November 26th, 2014

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ckr: fear is negotiable
I know I haven't been updating. It gets into that guilt/avoid cycle.

So, what's on with the buzzy? Not a huge lot. I've been doing school workshops at "work" for the past three weeks. ONL is using another volunteer (I need to find him a neat alias) as a buffer zone. It seems to be working.

The fanficing has stalled. I can't work out what happens next in the "Wolverine and the X-Men" halloween story -- I've got the Quentin/Quentavius thing sorted (difference: about three years, one nervous breakdown and an attitude problem*) and I now don't know what to do with a) Idie and b) a plot and c) what the hell Wolverine does with two unhinged and volatile students.

Have to sort out Spooky's Xmas Present (I want to make something, anything, stitching useful) and am finding it sheer bloody hell to get my hands on a) black aida fabric b) black cotton evenweave fabric and/or c)black embroidery canvas. At nearly reasonable prices - currently the canvas option looks like £9.50 - pants.



*the old cliche: Quentin has an attitude, it is everyone's problem. Boy most likely to take over the world and reduce said world to a barren firey ball in space -- unfortunately, with Quentin, this is achievable and possibly his ambition. Or one of them, along with teen!Jean and dead!Jean in bed together (with or without Quentin, as long as he gets to watch) and more tater tots at lunch.

November 9th, 2014

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cross stitch: sleeping beauty
Yes, well, not a lot has been going on here. *sleeps*

November 1st, 2014

Tonight's Who

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animal: omg llamas!
Well, that was odd.

October 30th, 2014

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nm: sapientia
I've suddenly got 2500 words of halloween chaos at the Jean Grey School.

Quentin's plan for Teach Wolverine a Lesson About Caring With Bullied Kids has hit an unforseen snag (as do all of Quentin's grand plans without plans) and Logan needs to find Idie fast. Both problems could get very lethal very fast.

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quentin quire: bad news
My attempts to write a Quire Quick and Dirty Guide To Wolverine and the X-Men are not going well. They have both run to multiple pages and aren't even half way done. The kids have really complicated and interesting résumés. So, here we are, me trying to write a one-line description of the kids:

Quentin "Kid Omega" Quire: telepathic telekinetic trouble maker and former terrorist.

Idie "Oya" Okonkwo: was almost burned as a witch, still thinks the people who tried to burn her were right.

Broo: Vegetarian people-eating space locust. Bookish and keen to learn.

Trevor "Eye Boy": has eyes, lots of them, everywhere.

Evan "Genesis": the boy born in a bottle, a clone of the Big Bad Apocalypse

Kub'ark: Alien space prince of the Shi'Ar. More arrogant than Quentin.

Glob Herman: got expelled, not in this story

Professor Logan: Headmaster Snikt (thank you, Quentin Ice Man)

October 22nd, 2014

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planetary: elijah
It is the annual trying on of the goth dress.

It is black, velvety and slinky (or would be if I were a dress size smaller) - think Mortitia after a shrink-ray and fed with lots of chocolate/vanilla fudge.

Yes, I have chocolate/vanilla fudge. No, I am not sharing.


ETA: This amuses me greatly Fraternization Policy Implementation Memo from Agent May to Agent Coulson.

October 18th, 2014

Short of saying "the Tardis has shrunk" I'm not going to be talking about plot here. It's the old school buzzy-meta approach.

Some people may have seen an earlier attempt at this post.

Clara, Clara, Clara, What Are You Doing?

When the Doctor starts making moral judgements on human behaviour you should get worried, when they start being right, run for the door. The Doctor says pretty much what the Audience has for most of this season - Clara's shoddy behaviour towards Danny is getting out of hand and getting increasingly emotionally cruel. Danny is - it seems - the man she wanted to spend her life with so why is she still gallivanting around the cosmos? I'm not sure what lie/lies are getting to the Doctor more, but he is worried.

I think the Doctor is beginning to get a better picture of how human relationships work (let's face it, the only parallels have is a couple of couples travelling together and the dysfunctional road-crash that is River Song) and after this episode you can see it. Perhaps...

[turns the review sideways here]
{okay, so it's lifted from the old version of this post}

If we are still in the market for a male companion then Rigby seems to be another close-miss - he was on his phone to his mum and the engineer from last episode had a family to go home to... and Clara? Isn't going to have much of anything if she carries on like this. With two characters like this in a row, are they changing the Doctor's "normal" for human relationships?

{now not lifted from old version of this post}
...and Danny himself, he had somebody to go to/stay for: Clara.

What is really worrying (us and the Doctor) is how Clara seems to be free-falling into the Doctor's "she cares so I don't have to" persona and his opus-operandi of lying (badly) through his teeth as if that would make the problem go away (sorry 12, but 11 cornered the market in that one) and lying to people in mortal terror (who are probably going to die) and showing a disregard for individual deaths (the ones that appalled her so much she "left"). What we do know about the Doctor's tendency for lying: he doesn't do long-term ongoing lies, his are all mission-focused (even if his focus is a bit off) and getting things done (albeit at any cost).

This seems to be one of the things that worries the Doctor about Clara's changes. She spends much of this episode as a Substitute Doctor and her interoperation of Doctor-ish behaviour is freaking the Doctor out. The increasingly worried Doctor...

fuck it, this post is not working - I've been typing for an hour now and still seem to be getting nowhere fast - I think I know what I want to say, but not how to say it.
Oh. That was an actually good episode. I am very very surprised. It is actually very very smart and extremely funny. I don't think it is a [Spoiler]spoiler that the Tardis gets shrunk but the Doctor and his attempts to move the Tardis was absolutely hilarious. Rigby gets a lot of love ♥ and even the Doctor is fed up with Clara's duplicity. Thank you, I've been fed up with it for weeks and as the Doctor seems to be making better moral judgements is very disturbing. It is almost as if they're beginning to swap places on the whole Clara/Danny relationship - the Doctor being the concerned worried person an... none of the above made much sense, right?

The Doctor is making better people-related judgements than Clara who seems to be slipping (to the Doctor's horror) into his headspace.

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Plus everything about mini-Tardis. Rocked My Socks.

And Rigby <3. If we are still in the market for a male companion then he seems to be another close-miss - he was on his phone to his mum and the engineer from last episode had a family to go home to... and Clara? Isn't going to have much of anything if she carries on like this. With two characters like this in a row, are they changing the Doctor's "normal" for human relationships?

Title Explained (sort of)Flatland by A Square

October 16th, 2014

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quentin quire: bad news
Oh. 1006 words of Dark Captain America and Quentin non-con written, with developed plot, one rounded character, and an entire alternative universe created. It is not a nice place to be a Quentin. Especially if you have been brain-washed/re-educated into Obedience - a nasty little system, you follow orders on automatic, well, almost automatic, Quentin is doing some really ill-advised defying right now. That sort of thing would make you the test subject for the latest anti-telepathy systems, if you think screaming, flashbacks and a medically induced coma are fun games. And Captain America is just now finding out about Quentin's drug habits... because it is impossible for him not to tell.

Lsd as psychic Ritalin, anyone? [this is an oldie-but-goodie buzzy personal idea/trope thing in most of the nastier but unwritable unplotable AUs]
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