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"Embedded in the mud, glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead."

Poll #18499 Is this butterfly green gold black
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http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/pandora.php

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Yes
1 (33.3%)

No
2 (66.7%)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithoptera_priamus

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Yes
1 (33.3%)

No
2 (66.7%)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphalis_antiopa

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

No
3 (100.0%)

What other species should I look at?

Which one was it in A Sound of Thunder?

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Argynnis pandora
0 (0.0%)

Ornithoptera priamus
0 (0.0%)

Nymphalis antiopa
0 (0.0%)

Something that would be written in the text box
0 (0.0%)

Something prehistoric that doesn't exist anymore
4 (100.0%)

Who

Aug. 6th, 2013 04:21 pm
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Poll #14015 Regeneration and results
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On balance of evidence, The Doctor has:

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no control over his regenerations
6 (75.0%)

some control over his regeneration
2 (25.0%)

total control over his regenerations
0 (0.0%)

Romana and possibly River have some control over how they turn out. Is this

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typical for Time Lords or Ladies
6 (75.0%)

typical only for Time Ladies
1 (12.5%)

unusual for Time Lords or Ladies
1 (12.5%)



I've seen arguments about regeneration that start from very different assumptions from mine, so I post a poll to see how widespread they are.

We have seen Romana, River, the Master and the Doctor regenerate.
Romana tried a few bodies on for size before settling on the one she wanted, which was an exact copy of someone else. Conclusion: A Lot of Control.
River concentrated on a dress size and seemed happy with the result. Conclusion: maybe some control.

The Doctor, however...

9th Doctor: I might never make sense again! I might have two heads, or no head. Imagine me with no head, ha! And don't say that's an improvement... But it's a bit dodgy, this process. You never know what you're going to end up with.


So I don't figure he has control. Two was offered choices of who he'd look like next but didn't get to decide for himself, and was very cross about it. Everyone seems to need a mirror to get to know their new selves. 11 didn't recognise himself and thought he looked a bit rubbish. I've always thought of regeneration as something that happens to him, not something he does.

So, which do you reckon?


Also, I know since The Corsair we know for certain Time Lords can be male or female when they regenerate, so I don't see how there'd be a difference in regeneration ability, but with only the handful of data points *big shrug*.


It's only the Doctor we've really seen go through a life cycle. And the Doctor, according to the Doctor, even if we'd rather ignore him, is half human. Others from Gallifrey could therefore differ from the Doctor quite a lot.

Actually if there's one thing we know about the Doctor it's that he's very thoroughly atypical.
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Poll #8601 Tiny holes
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The BBC says 'These days it is nigh on impossible to find a girl who does not have a tiny hole in her ear'

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I am nigh impossible, a girl with no pierced ears
6 (30.0%)

I'm a girl with ear piercings
11 (55.0%)

Not a girl, no ear piercings
2 (10.0%)

Not a girl, ear piercings
1 (5.0%)

hello

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ticky
16 (100.0%)

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Poll #7403 phrasing, international
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If a character uses the phrase "You smell like Debenhams died" would it give you an idea of a smell?

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Yes
1 (9.1%)

No
8 (72.7%)

Debenhams???
2 (18.2%)

What would it smell like?

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Poll #6049 Words for mentally ill people
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Have you heard these words used recently about actually mentally ill people?

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Crazy
2 (33.3%)

nutter
1 (16.7%)

mental
3 (50.0%)

insane
3 (50.0%)

mad
1 (16.7%)

lunatic
1 (16.7%)

psycho
2 (33.3%)

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Poll #4261 DW or LJ?
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Would you rather I read you on

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Dreamwidth
9 (90.0%)

Livejournal
1 (10.0%)

Your username on DREAMWIDTH is

Your username on LIVEJOURNAL is



DW got popular so I thought I'd ask.

I theoretically have other journals but have long since forgotten where and what the passwords were.


same poll on Livejournal: http://beccaelizabeth.livejournal.com/2034425.html
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[Poll #1614819]



same poll on DW:
http://beccaelizabeth.dreamwidth.org/2048461.html

DW got popular so I thought I'd ask.

I theoretically have other journals but have long since forgotten where and what the passwords were.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I vaguely wondered a thing, and lo and behold, LJ has the tools to find out:
below the cut, a big long poll about which TW, DW, and SJA writers you would like to meet.
If any.
There's also a box for saying you like conventions the way they are, and a different box for saying actually you want to meet directors / stunt men / those dudes from amputees in action who be background people sometimes. Or whoever.

I got all the writer names off Wiki. And I only made one ticky box each, so if you can't find your person under the show you're thinking of try one of the others (with other shows in brackets after their name). This is because there's more TW writers than there are ticky boxes allowed. I know writers have also written for shows that are not on the poll. But I didn't write that in the (brackets) because the poll is about DW, TW and SJA.
Old school DW writers aren't on there because it was a bloody long list and, er, I don't know how many we'd need ouija boards for.

This poll *does not*, NOT, mean I'm going to do anything with this information. I tried organising a convention before and nobody turned up. Including my mother. I'm not doing that again. Even if I do think I know what I did wrong (ie everything).

Ignore any questions you don't like.

Read more... )
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[Poll #1301863]

They're listed in story chronological order, not that I'm sure they happen all in the same fic series. More details...
Read more... )


Really I should just settle down and write one script.
But whenever I think I'm ready to get stuck in to one of them I get a piece of one of the others.

Also I should be doing homework. After I sleep.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I was thinking on what vampires should look like, so I made a poll about vampire eye colors.

Read more... )
... it's not that I'm easily distracted by fiddly details, it's just I started thinking about the different effects you get with different colors. I don't think I've seen a green eyed vampire. And they don't usually glow, on account of that being more expensive I guess, though I don't know if UV reactive contact lenses exist.

http://www.vampfangs.com/Theatrical_FX_Lenses_s/34.htm has both light blue and yellow UV glows.
Their custom page has interesting stuff too.

... there's a heck of a lot of varieties of contact lens you can just buy now. It's pretty cool.

http://www.fxeyes.com/custom_lenses.html has a lot of varieties.
The one they call VAMPIRE is red. Apparently their most popular are the all black scleral lenses. I like the red on black eyes. I really want the mirror on black ones... even though I don't wear contacts even of an ordinary sort. They're just cool.

http://www.9mmsfx.com/lenses.html have some pretty awesome ones too.

Funny how more than one place makes things for the same movies...
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[Poll #1226673]

So: long fic. Multi part tales. Epics of near endless splendour.
Mostly these days people seem to post them as WIPs. Almost always even when finished they'll post over a number of days, or even weeks, to build up an audience. But because WIPs are abandoned, and because I'm not a big fan of waiting, and honestly because I tend to lose track if I'm in the middle of too many stories at once, I hardly ever actually read them that way. I wait until it says 15/15 and go back until I have 15 parts open and then read then all at once.
The trouble comes when you miss that crucial 15/15 part. Or it turns out to have an epilogue, which is another ongoing irritation about which I can do nothing because Not A Mod and nobody is listening to me. Or the ongoing data flood made up mostly of stories that are barely double drabbles just hides that story you actually want to be getting your teeth into.

So:

I propose a community for posting fic, any fic, which is actually finished, posted, all parts up and ready to read, linked to from one tidy little post. No WIPs, no actual stories in the comm, just one announcement per completed story so you can go along and read it like a book rather than a serial.

Good idea? Bad idea? Been done?
Tell me in comments or ticky the poll.

I'm thinking Torchwood fic, right now. Maybe Doctor Who, though I don't read as much of that.
With only one post per epic and only finished stories posted I don't reckon it'll be a high traffic comm. Er, especially since I don't know if anyone will want to play...
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[Poll #1138440]

... it's just something I've seen a bunch of people mention. I thought it was interesting, considering.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
So, I've been thinking about portrayals of disability on Doctor Who, and on television more widely. There's Joe Dawson on Highlander, and Bob Melnikov on ReGenesis, and they're cool. But there's also shows like Dark Angel or Birds of Prey where they had a character in a wheelchair yet (a) they were played by non-wheely people and (b) they were swiftly got out of the chairs, albeit temporarily and with different technology involved. And I can see some of why they do that. They're playing with F&SF, they've got all the wide resources of magic and sufficiently-advanced-science to play with, so how would a character ever have to stay in a chair in a world where they can fly or turn into cyborgs or something instead?

And yet, what ends up missed? Actual disabled characters.

So. I have this plot bunny where the Doctor has a companion who uses a prosthetic leg. Read more... )
So then you have both available magic tech and a person with a disability. Tada. And you can get on with running around yelling 'Doctor!' and tripping and falling in front of the bad guys and all those classics.

The trouble is I can see some ways it's maybe got problems, that whole idea.

So, what do you think?
[Poll #1100316]

** I was going to invent a new character, but then I was thinking that any character can be a disabled character after a bit of bad luck, so then I was wondering how different companions would react.

... Ace would probably barely slow down and figure how to stash Nitro-9 somewhere inside where security scans wouldn't show it ...

But still, new character means no hurting existing characters, and, er, more room for making them react how the story wants.
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[Poll #1036969]


The thing is I have Plot Bunny that isn't going away. And it needs one of those bits of canon that everyone since has ignored a lot. I feel vaguely like if I suddenly got a Highlander bunny that needed the existence of Zeist. All off balance in my fan places.
... it isn't a Zeist bunny. Just to be clear.

I know there's a limited readership for most of my bunnies anyway.
I wouldn't even bother asking if it was okay to do denial fic, I do that often.
I guess this is more... is de-recton-ing a 'verse ever a good idea?
*shrugs*
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
[Poll #1036964]



The character in question has part of my name, but that part isn't only-me, so. I'm left to wonder.

The one time someone named a character after me they put me in their story on purpose with a matching description and everything and then were surprised when I didn't like that at all. I am me, not anyone else! But I'm not doing that. It's just names are complicated.

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