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Because I was stupid and managed to give myself the same cold/fever again with my own toothbrush (don't ask), I decided to make productive use of my lying-in-bed time by making a post to share some of my favorite fanfic-reading Firefox utilities (plus a couple of random things). Unless otherwise indicated, everything works on both Mac OSX 10.14 and Windows XP running Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 (some of the add-ons need to be the latest version to run on Firefox 3.6).

Firefox Add-ons )

Greasemonkey Scripts )

Other Stuff )
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Um. Hello. Yes.

So. It's been approximately 10 days since I started watching Supernatural. Watched the latest aired episode last night. I think even for me that's a record for mainlining a series.

First impressions, which, if you have been a fan of the show for more than five minutes, you have no doubt read a million times already at some point in the last five years )
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It's possible that I'm simply the last to know, but apparently there's going to be a Three Investigators movie. Soon. As in, it's actually been filmed and stuff. No firm release date for the US yet, because the Germans are getting it first, but there's a trailer and everything (The trailer is dubbed in German, but the movie is apparently filmed in English). Possibly it will be out for Christmas this year.

Yeah.

So.

Oh, who am I kidding....

SQUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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It's been a busy month in on-line fandom. First, there was FanLib. Then, Strikethrough '07.

In response to the latter, a couple of fans decided to see if there was a way to assess exactly how many of Livejournal's journals belong to fans or are used for fannish purposes--discussion, roleplaying, fan fiction, gaming, anime, etc. So, they created [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts, and asked fans to join with all their fannish journals. As of this posting, less than 48 hours after the journal's creation, there are over 31,000 members.

If you'd like your journal(s) to be part of the count, just go to [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts' profile page and join with all your fannish journals.

Or, if you're bored, you can just keep refreshing the page and watch the numbers go up.
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Here's the essay I mentioned that discusses, among other things, the omnisexuality of Torchwood. It's a pretty good essay, with actual research and reasonable conclusions based on said research.

Fanning the Flames: how the ‘queer space’ of the Internet and the writing of fan fiction enhances the fictional universe of Torchwood
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Henry Jenkins recently posted an interview with Matt Hills about the new Doctor Who. I found it an interesting read, so I thought I'd share:

Trimuph of a Time Lord (Part One)

Trimuph of a Time Lord (Part Two)

Hills makes some interesting points comparing the old series to the new one, and while I don't agree with everything he says 100%, I did find many of his insights enlightening.
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I'm preparing to launch a project that's been in the making for several years: converting all my VHS tapes to DVD.

I've been wanting to do it ever since the DVR technology came out, but for ages the recorders and the media were just too expensive to justify scrapping my considerable investment in VHS. I mean, I've got four VCRs and 1,200 video tapes. That's a lot of converting. Plus, so long as I could buy a video tape for less than a dollar, it didn't make sense to spend $5 a pop for a recordable DVD disc (which, admittedly, was a drastic drop from the $20 they used to cost).

But now, the time has come. DVR machines are becoming reasonably priced, the CD media seem to be settling into a more or less consistent group of recording formats, and said CDs are pretty darn cheap. I am poised to enter the Age of DVD.

Well, except for one thing )If I decided to eliminate redundant episodes, I would pretty much have to start the whole hundred-page Catalog over from scratch. I would have to track down the episodes I needed on a tape and isolate them from the episodes I didn't need, and figure out how to compile the former in their own DVDs without losing track of them. I could do it, and it would really be the best way, but it would also take buckets of time. Not only time spent re-configuring the numbers and re-typing and re-printing, but in hovering over the DVRs to swap out tapes.

On the other hand, if I just slavishly copied the entire collection, I could slap a tape and a disc in, hit Record, and forget about it. The Catalog is already done, and the only work required would be to write a number on the disc.

So. Spend hours slaving over a hot DVR, losing reading, viewing, and (most important) knitting time in order re-organize the enire collection, or keep the old Catalog and scribble a number.

Dude, even I'm not that anal.

Vive le Catalogue!

Doctor Who

Sep. 12th, 2006 12:47 pm
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Note: No real spoilers here, even for those who haven't seen the David Tennant episodes. Unless saying that David Tennant has sexy hair is a spoiler, in which case it's already too late.

Okay. Why didn't anyone make me watch the new Doctor Who ages ago? No, you all merely taunted me with your gushing and squeeing and nifty icons without ever saying, "OMG your life will have no meaning until you've seen the new Doctor Who!"

I love it. I love all of it. I love Chris Eccleston. I love David Tennant. I love Rose. I love Jack. I love Micky, and Jackie. I love the new TARDIS. I love the stuff they kept. I love the stuff they changed. I love the stories, and the acting, and the special effects.

I'm actually not sure where to start talking. Okay, so it lacks the plastic rocks, suspiciously fruit-shaped planets, and spaceship crashes rendered by dropping models into oatmeal. )

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