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For the curious, the Kickstarter page for Rifftrax Live to get Twilight has reached $140,611 in barely two days. Impressive would be an understatement here.

Roman Dirge Hospitalized After Drunk Driver Accident

Vulcan tops vote to name Pluto moons

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

The Pirate Bay Departs Sweden And Sets Sail For Norway and Spain

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Cast Revealed.

Batman: The Animated Series Rewatch: Tyger Tyger and Moon of the Wolf.

Press Release For Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite

Grant Morrison On His Legendary Batman Run. Expect spoilers for Batman Incorporated #8.

OP/ED: The Pro & Con of Batman Incorporated #8. Massive spoilers—if you don’t want to be spoiled, you shouldn’t look at the link, either.

Image of the Day: Awkward 1950′s and 1960′s Batman Moments #2

The Science Behind Superheroes Infographic.

Guillermo del Toro updates on Justice League Dark movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Won’t Feature Jason Momoa After All

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Obnoxio the Clown versus the X-Men.

7 Superheroes Who Should Get Their Own Arrow-Style TV Shows.

The Return Of What If If To Marvel

25 Years of Venom Infographic.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 set photos show off our new Mary Jane.

Fandom Manifesto: Once Upon A Time.

Warehouse 13 gets trailer, return date.

Atop The Fourth Wall: Linkara Riffs—What About School Spirit?

Atop The Fourth Wall: Marville #4.

An Adventure in Space and Time enters final week of filming

Dark Shadows nominated for various Rondo Awards.

Fangoria nominated in four categories for 11th Annual Rondo Awards.

Exclusive: Birdemic II: The Resurrection Flies into Theatres Early

Doctor Gash's Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies Ever #3 - Halloween

Laura Ramsey joins The Sixth Gun.

Janet Montgomery joins ABC’s Gothica pilot as Grace Van Helsing.

On Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane will be played by Tom Mison

(Re)Animations: Creepy Crawlers (1994)

The 11 Nerdiest All-But-Forgotten TV Anthology Shows.

The Lego Back To The Future Time Machine Train Is A Must Have.

67 Year-Old Japanese Man Builds 6.5 Foot UC Gundam Papercraft

10 Greatest Science Fiction Board Games of All Time

Columbia University acquires the Elfquest archives

Gandalf Birthday Cake

Five Memorable Dragons From TV and Movies

We Hate Movies, Episode 99: Freejack (1992)

Two In One Showcase, Episode 233: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1992) Commentary.

Two In One Showcase, Episode 280: A Very MSTie Christmas.

Nerdist Writer’s Panel #75: Leslye Headland.
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Leading ‘Ethical’ TV Show BitTorrent Tracker Shut Down By FACT. The site in question is UKNova.

Rapidshare Goes Down Locally.

Dropbox upgrades security with two-factor authentication.

Karl Kesel, Marvel Comics Writer, Sells Comic Book Collection For Adoption Of Baby With Heroin Exposure.

Fan Expo Canada: Marvel’s X-Men Panel In Art.

Fan Expo Canada: Darwyn Cooke vs. Amanda Conner…To The Death, But Not Really.

Fan Expo: James Marsters and Juliet Landau Look Back On Buffy.

Geoff Johns and David Finch add Stargirl, Catwoman, and more to the brand new Justice League of America.

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked—So How Many Ice Maidens Are There?

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 239: Detective Comics #610.

When We First Met—The Life Of Roy Harper.

Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain will return.

17 Fictional TV Towns With Personality.

David Hadju reads from The Ten-Cent Plague.

Comics in the classroom: news and resources round-up.

Hobbyist builds working S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier.

5 Horror Movies With Horrible Endings.

Dancing With The Stars: Sabrina Bryan wins viewers’ choice vote.

Deadpool Pie.

Probably Not What Batman Would Carry: Batarang Knives.

Mighty Axes and Beer-Soaked Beards: The Portrayal of Dwarves In Fantasy.

The first five pages of Justice League #12.

The Dark Knight Rises Box Office Update.

Superman on TV: From August 27th, to September 2nd.

Michael Dorn Talks Trek, Kickstarter, and More, Part 1. Part 2.

Doctor Who Prequel: Pond Life, Part 1.

A Warm Welcome For Doctor Who In New York.

More Pics of Carrie Before And After Her Blood Drenching.

Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch recreate a scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Steampunk Madam Vader Cosplay.

4 Cool New Posters For American Horror Story: Asylum.

Comics Alliance Reviews X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Part One.

Kevin Feige On Why Guardians of the Galaxy Was Greenlit; Seemingly Confirms Thanos.

Perhaps the most disturbing cereal ad ever filmed.

Watching reruns can actually help restore willpower.

Continuum renewed for second season. Now when will the U.S. get it?

Norman Bates’ mother has been cast in A&E’s Psycho tv series: Vera Farmiga.

Jo Blo Podcast Commentary: Jaws (1975)

Film Sack Podcast #128: Wild Wild West.

Weirdly, I was just nominated for the Wicked Awards for a ship_manifesto essay I wrote for Angel/Darla back in 2006. I have until September 1st to accept or reject this nomination. Looking through it now, I see almost all of the links are dead (a couple went to Geocities) and gone, several fanfic sites turned to dust, and at least one journal has been deleted and purged. I’m leaning towards rejecting this nomination due to the fact it wouldn’t be of any practical use to people these days, and is barely an overview.
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Joe Kubert has passed away at the age of 85, after a hospitalization for various health issues. May he rest in peace. He was a legendary artist for DC Comics, and co-created Ragman, Sergeant Rock, and Tor. He founded the Kubert School, and had several projects still yet to be released when he passed. His recently inked Before Watchmen: Nite Owl.

The comics industry remembers Joe Kubert, ‘a friend, a teacher, an influence and a giant.’

Demonoid Domains Go Up For Sale.

MPAA/RIAA Want U.S. To Help Quash The Pirate Bay.

uTorrent Adds ‘Featured Torrents’ Ads—With No Opt Out (Yet).

Google Kinda Sorta Clarifies Piracy Plan.

Perseid Meteor Shower Photos.

Bane vs. Cable Guys. There are mild spoilers if you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises Surpasses $800 Million Worldwide.

Batman’s Biggest Secret (And No, It’s Not Bruce Wayne).

Graham Nolan talks about comics and co-creating Bane.

Interview: Scott Lobdell on Superboy, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake not being Robin.

The New New York Forbidden Planet On Broadway.

The next movie for Svengoolie is The Mummy.

Doctor Who Magazine—Delayed.

Are fan fiction and fan art legal?

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked—So How Old Are Superboy’s Parents?


Fan Art: Gozer The Gozerian.

Interview with part of the team behind IDW’s Ghostbusters series.

Hobbit pub copyright row: Legal fees fundraising event.

On The Trail Of The Warsaw Basilisk.

Sea Monsters From A to Z.

DC Comics Liquidates Hundreds Of Archives And Showcases.

14 great films that inspired regrettable trends.

A fan letter from a 15 year old Warren Ellis.

Looking back at season 1 of Grimm

Neil Gaiman and Felicia Day are narrating a fantasy audiobook.

From Cracked: 6 Crucial Movie Scenes That Never Made It Out Of The Script.

The pairings for Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars.

Quantumqstar’s design of Antonia Stark, and Iron Woman.

The Best Cosplay From Star Trek Las Vegas

Justice League Unlimited returns to television via The CW’s Vortexx.

Phil Davis will appear on the UK version of Being Human.

Alice Krige joins Thor: The Dark World.

Maria Howell joins The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Comics Alliance Reviews X2: X-Men United (2003), Part Two.

Amazing Stories reboot offering a free issue.

Commentary Track Stars Podcast: Army of Darkness Commentary.

Greatest Movie Ever Podcast: The Karate Kid, Part II.
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Demonoid Faces Prolonged Downtime After DDos Attack.

Either Romana Or Fred: Remembering Mary Tamm.

DirecTV spot with John Cleese.

TARDIS “materializes” at Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Burning Question Answered: Did The Doctor Light The Olympic Flame?

New Doctor Who Trailer Coming August 2nd.

Short trailer for season 5 of Merlin.

5 Batman Villains Who Deserved The Christopher Nolan Treatment. Mild spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises.

I Love Ya But You’re Strange—Batman’s Moron College Friends.

Grant Morrison’s Guide To Batman On the Big Screen: 1950’s Batman Serial.

Warner Bros. tones down the guns in Beware The Batman cartoon.

Rare Batman Comics That Everyone Should Read.

The Dark Knight Rises: Description of a Deleted Scene With Miranda Tate And Lucius Fox. While this scene could be considered a very mild spoiler, I suggest you avoid the comments entirely if you haven’t seen the film. Several comments give away major plot points.

A guide to the fantastical work of Joe Dante.

Interview with the developer of the Manos game.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #337.

New Rifftrax VOD Title: Future Force.

Marvel Cancels Thanos: Son Of Titan Mini-Series.

Robert Kirkman On The Future Of The Walking Dead.

Alexa Vega joins Machete Killsand so does Lady Gaga.

Todd McFarlane Spider-Man Cover Sells For $675,250.

Writer of Steel: 10 super-names for Action Comics.

An Ode To Jasper Fforde: Introducing His Works and Worlds.

How To Watch Battlestar Galactica.

20 Things We Love About Babylon 5.

Young And The Restless Replaces Head Writer.

The CW Looking To Bring Battle Royale To The Small Screen As A Weekly Series.

Is Indiana Jones Dead At Last? Crystal Skull Was Indiana Jones’ Last Hurrah, Frank Marshall Says.

What If 60s/70s Marvel Comics Had DC Comics Covers?

Dancing With The Stars Cast Revealed.

Franka Potente joins American Horror Story.

Director And Cast Talk About The Possession.

The best cult shows on TV—what’s your #1?

Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Movie Characters In Olympics

Kerrith Johnson Casts Superheroes And Their Alter Egos In Motivational Posters.

The CineFiles- Cronenberg Films, Part 2.

Fake Stan Lee vs. Comic Con 2012.

Bad Movie Fiends Podcast #135: Deathstalker II: Duel Of The Titans (1987). After which, they have a brief discussion of The Dark Knight Rises. So if you’re not interested in hearing about that, stop listening at the 45 minute mark, or skip ahead to 53 minutes.

Movie Issues Podcast: Commando (1985).

Schlock Treatment 86: Murder, She Wrote: A Very Good Year For Murder.

Thursday evening, following a severe thunderstorm, Comcast accidentally snipped a fiber optic cable. Service wasn’t resumed for the area until earlier today.
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Jan Berenstain—half of the couple that wrote The Berenstain Bears—passed away over the weekend, at the age of 88, after suffering a stroke. May she rest in peace. I enjoyed those books when I was little.

Marion Mathie passed away on January 20th at the age of 86. May she rest in peace.

If you’re nervous about Google tracking you: How to delete your web history in Google, before the new policy goes into action.

CBS has their Watson for Elementaryit’s Lucy Liu! Seeing as I’ve never really been a fan of hers, and I don’t like Jonny Lee Miller, there’s a high probability that I will be sitting this one out. Some sites were saying this was the first time Watson’s been a woman—it isn’t. There were two tv movies. The Return of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes Returns: 1994 Baker Street. Both of which had Holmes needing to be defrosted in the present day. And, maybe, They Might Be Giants could count, even if it was just a coincidence that her last name was Watson.

Eight new images from Wrath of the Titans. Plus, two new tv spots.

In the pilot for Green Arrow, Cat Grant will be played by Keri Lynn Pratt.

A special announcement from Rifftrax.

A collection of Deadpool Corps busts

New tv trailer for Brave.

SFX interviews Being Human’s Craig Roberts. There are minor spoilers.

Dark Shadows cover art for the latest Famous Monsters of Filmland and Horrorhound.

Amber Benson has joined an upcoming Big Finish Dark Shadows release. She will be the voice of Judith Collins.

Remembering Dan Curtis’ version of Dracula.

[ profile] oldschoolfic is taking sign-ups until tomorrow. Eligible fandoms include: Highlander, Stargate, Angel, Buffy, Charmed, Firefly, Farscape, Xena, Forever Knight, and several others.

Nate Bellegarde’s redesign of the original five X-Men.

Tales From Development Hell: Darren Aronofsky’s Batman: Year One, starring Clint Eastwood.

The latest TV Guide has the cast of this season’s Dancing With The Stars. They include: Melissa Gilbert, Jack Wagner, Gavin DeGraw, Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Maria Menounos, Martina Navratilova, Sherri Sheperd, and Jaleel White. And, according to this, Gladys Knight. I almost want to watch, just to see how Katherine Jenkins or Jaleel White manage. But since Sherri’s involved, I’ll avoid at all costs.
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The network presentation for the unaired Buffy pilot. [profile] whedonesque discusses it here.

Why Space Cases deserves more love.

The Anon Or Not Love Meme.

The list of people joining Dancing With The Stars was announced last night. They are: Ron Artest, Kristen Cavallari, Chynna Phillips, David Arquette, Carson Kressley, Nancy Grace, Robert Kardashian, Elisabetta Canalis, Chaz Bono, Hope Solo, and J.R. Martinez. I cannot stand Nancy Grace or the Kardashians, so I doubt I’ll be watching this season.
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The people appearing on this season of Dancing With The Stars were revealed last night. They are: Chelsea Kane, Petra Nemkova, Ralph Macchio, Lil Romeo, Sugar Ray Leonard, Chris Jericho, Hines Ward, Mike Catherwood, Wendy Williams, Kendra Wilkinson, and Kirstie Alley. So not really anyone I would be interested in seeing on there.

New on-set pictures of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

Two new posters for X-Men: First Class.

10 Ridiculous Life-Sized Role-Play Toys. Toys for kids, and nothing else if anyone is worried by that title.

Craig Ferguson covers Gallifrey One.

Anne Hathaway confirms it’s Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
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The next season of Doctor Who will be split into two parts.

The Pirates of Darkwater has been released on DVD.

[profile] jubella is hosting an anonymous love meme. My post is here.

Remember the TARDIS sitting on the Little Dome at MIT? Well, it moved to the top of The Great Dome.

The History of Rachel Summers Explained In Comic Form.

The cast for this season of Dancing With The Stars has been announced. They are: Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson, Bristol Palin, Michael Bolton, The Situation, David Hasselhoff, Kurt Warner (who I keep reading as Kurt Wagner), Kyle Massey, and Rick Fox. The only one that might be worth watching is Jennifer Grey. Maybe Florence Henderson or Brandy. Otherwise, I’m not really interested this season. I’ll likely not watch until The Situation’s gone. Also? I have the horrible feeling that because of who her mother is, Bristol will win.
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Over at [community profile] dark_fest, [personal profile] omorka wrote Touching The Light. It’s in the Ghostbusters fandom—the prompt I gave was "Ghostbusters, Zuul decided Peter was a better (strategy-wise, anyway) host, during the battle in the first movie. Things get worse from there." If you want a dark story where things get oh, so much worse for everyone starting with things being different when Zuul tries to seduce Peter, then I highly recommend this one. I loved it. Walter Peck gets a larger role in events than just opening the containment unit and trying to get them arrested, and that’s all I’m saying, since I don’t want to spoil anything.

A casting spoiler for The Sarah Jane Adventures.

A couple of clips from the next episode of Doctor Who.

Over at [community profile] ontdcreepy, they have a weekly post for creepy things that have happened to people over the years. Here’s just a taste of the weirdness that happened to me in the hospital, back in 2008. Accidentally left out the time the fire alarm went off three times, because someone had a coffee maker that kept literally going up in flames. That’s not supernatural, though, that’s just rotten luck.

Last night, I had a choice—watch Dancing With The Stars and their weird little Movie Night theme, or watch Top Gear, as they struggled to survive the rain forests and everything else across South America. I chose Top Gear, and I’m pretty sure I made the right choice. Even if only for Hammond’s bug-related freakout as they traveled through the rain forest, and Clarkson sinking in the mud. Part 1 of that special is here.
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10 Completely Insane Foreign Knock-Off Films.

Io9 interviewed the people that created TV Tropes.

The 9 Greatest Sleazy Characters From 80’s Movies. Walter Peck makes the list, along with Biff Tannen.

Found via [profile] wisteria_, and I told [personal profile] seandc I would post the links for him: The Norwegian Alpine Ski Team performed Beat It. As a dance-off, the French team then performed Thriller. Followed by the Norwegian team dancing to Smooth Criminal.

You can now claim prompts for the Doctor/Jack ficathon over at [profile] wintercompanion. You can claim spoiler-filled prompts here, and spoiler-free prompts here.

The list of people on Dancing With The Stars has been revealed. I don’t think I really care for anyone there—and I just keep seeing Shannen Doherty going insane and killing them all when she gets stressed.

In other news, I was considering doing a sequel to the story I posted yesterday. If I do write it, it will just have to wait a little bit until I finish the stories for [community profile] dark_fest and [community profile] help_haiti.
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The 15 Dumbest Superhero Retcons Of All Time.

Top 10 fantasy novels that haven’t been made into movies (but should be). Good Omens is on the list.

From Cracked: 5 Horrific Ways Your Brain Can Turn On You Without Warning.

Edward Woodward has passed away, at the age of 79. May he rest in peace. At first, I thought he played Watson in the Jeremy Brett version of Sherlock Holmes—but no. I was mixing him up with Edward Hardwicke. He played Sherlock Holmes in Hands of a Murderer, which is one Sherlock Holmes movie I have been trying to track down for years, without success.

Going by what I’ve read on Io9, a three-minute clip from the next episode of Doctor Who will air on Friday, as part of the BBC’s Children in Need. Before clicking on the link that mentions it, just know that there are major casting spoilers (and a vague sort of spoiler from RTD) for who is showing up in End of Time, if you’re avoiding those. And for anyone out there that hasn’t seen the trailer for End of Time, you can watch it here.

I’m good with Joanna being sent home on Dancing With The Stars. With Joanna, it always seemed like there wasn’t any (or wasn’t very much, if there was) emotion in her dances. I’ve heard mentions that her feet weren’t quite right in the dancing, and she could have benefited from a bit of ballet, and I think I agree. With her last dance right before the credits, the version of Hallelujah played sounded so familiar, and was driving me nuts (along with Mom, since she recognized it, too) as I tried to place it. Someone at [community profile] dwts said it was played during Shrek, so that’s where we’ve heard it before.

Of the ones left, I prefer Kelly Osborne, since she seems to have grown the most. If not her, then Donny Osmond. It might just be me, but it seems Mya really hasn’t changed skill-wise from week to week.

And in Yuletide related news, I suddenly had an idea, and now I know exactly what I’m going to be writing in the fandom I was assigned. I’ve already written down a bit of a plot outline, and I’ll finish it up later. Just need to think of a title, and a few more details, and I’ll get started on the writing itself.
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Of all the footage I’ve been seeing of the sandstorm in Australia, I find this one to be one of the most amazing. And over at Io9, you can find at least one more video in the comments to this post.

And for those that are interested, I stumbled across a site called Comic Book Movie Fansites, where someone named TheHawk compiled a list of pretty much everyone (I think a few of the Exiles, and a few from Generation X are missing) in the X-Men and Justice League comics, and who should play them. 108 characters from the Justice League. 330 X-Men characters. Some of the ideas are pretty good. A few are horrible, but others might actually work

Regarding Dancing With The Stars, I’m glad that Macy Gray went home. I think the reason Tom Delay didn’t go home, was because of what I like to call The Cloris Leachman Effect. Ashley Hamilton was awful, anyway, so it’s good that he went.

I’m working on the plot (from the prompt I’ve mentioned over in this post, if anyone missed it) of the Support Stacie fanfic. I also need to think of a good title. Any ideas? A Slap Is Worth A Thousand Words is the only one I’ve been able to think of so far, because at some point Jackie (or Donna, or Martha—while the clone wisely sits back and watches in amusement, grateful it’s not him) will slap the Doctor for even entertaining the notion of running away from everyone.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar finally gave birth to a baby girl. Her name is Charlotte Grace Prinze.

Embedding videos on LJ was disabled for a while—here’s why. Personally, I’ve always hated embedding videos, and prefer to just link to things. For some people—like me a for a while there a year or so back, when IE crashed whenever it encountered them on my friends page —their browsers just don’t like embedded videos.

ETA: I've just gone through and checked, and I don't believe that my account was affected by this. There is now a [ profile] news post about it, over here.

I got my prompt from [ profile] wendymr and The Shadow Proclamation, for the Support Stacie Auction, and I love it. Before I get started on it, I’ll rewatch The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End one more time. Here’s the prompt: “The final 10 minutes of Journey’s End: Jack, Rose, Donna and the Duplicate Doctor gang up on Ten to make him change his mind about running away from everyone. OT3 conclusion, with or without the Duplicate and Donna on the scene, would be lovely.”

Did anyone else watch Dancing With The Stars last night? I was wondering how Kelly Osborne was going to do, since she seemed like she had grown up quite a bit. She was fantastic.

In contrast, I’m hoping that Macy Gray (from the male celebrities, I want Tom Delay to be kicked off) goes home tonight, as it’s obvious she doesn’t want to be there.

And now, a meme, taken from a few people on my friends list:

Give me the title of a story I've never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.
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In honor of Patrick Swayze, the results show of Dancing With The Stars (on the 23rd) will apparently perform a special dance tribute. Oh, and thanks to [community profile] mst3k, I also found a clip of A Patrick Swayze Christmas—a skit that MST3K did. You can watch it here.

Battleship—yes, the game—is being made into a movie. And the comments in [personal profile] yendi’s post about it are simply priceless.

I just received my creature prompt and two secret prompts (you take inspiration from two covers of pulp novels this round) for the [personal profile] spook_me ficathon. I’ll be writing something in the Doctor Who fandom. The creature prompt is Mad Scientist. The two secret prompts are Death Watch and Donovan’s Brain. With that second one, it keeps saying Forbidden when you click on it. However, if you cut off the url after /sf/, and then click on sfmisc, and from there click on bantam_819.jpg, you should see it.

[personal profile] stunt_muppet is hosting the Doctor Who Bite-Sized Comment Ficathon. Stories should be no longer than 40 words, and are posted in the comments.

I'll post the drabble for [personal profile] yamx either tomorrow or Friday.
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The Shakespearean Heroes Science Fiction Should Steal From.

A Shaun of the Dead themed bar has opened in Minneapolis.

The best of science fiction’s oppressed species. It includes the Ood and the X-Men.

Some news has slowly been coming out about who each celebrity on Dancing With The Stars will be dancing with. Cheryl Burke is apparently being paired with Tom DeLay. She deserves better.

For those that are interested in the remake of The Wolfman, you can watch the trailer over here.
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The 20 Greatest Shows Canceled By Fox Before Their Time. [profile] whedonesque has a discussion of it here.

The Support Stacie Fanfic Auction starts again in September. I’m actually considering signing up for this round.

There’s a new David Tennant interview—you can watch it here.

The celebrities that will be on the newest season of Dancing With The Stars have been announced. You can read who they are here.

Sony has commissioned scripts for Spider-Man 5 and 6, despite not having one finished yet for Spider-Man 4.

The Syfy Channel is aware of its own ridiculousness, says Io9.

In other news, today is my birthday. I went with Mom and Dad to the restaurant that I occasionally like to go to—we’ve been going there for over 10 years, and it’s nice. We did that today, and I was in the middle of drinking some iced tea after a refill and I saw…something in my glass, near my straw. At first I thought it was a weird reflection on the ice, and eventually pulled it out.

I hope people can see where this is going.

Not ice--it was a bug. No, not a roach or a fly--it was long and brown, and it had wings. Cue me fleeing to the bathroom to scrub, while Mom got the waitress. The waitress (not the usual one we get, since she had the day off for once) got the manager.

She knows us, since we’ve been going there so long. A whole lot of apologies and double our money back (given to me after it was given to Dad, since it was in my drink) later, and the manager said a company had come in to spray for bugs yesterday. It’s what they always do once a month as a precaution, and they’ve never seen anything before now. Apparently, one thing was missed (or it got in the building at some point) and fell in my drink and died when nobody was looking--since my drink was the first poured that day. They’re going to bring that guy in to check the place top to bottom again, just in case.

Meanwhile, someone had (somehow) stolen the soap dispenser. They were having it replaced as I went to the bathroom to wash my hands.
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When Torchwood: Children of Earth airs on BBC America, it will air uncut.

The rumor of David Tennant being Bilbo Baggins was funny, even if it wasn’t true. He would have been the tallest Hobbit the world had ever seen.

There’s a rumor that Len Goodman won’t be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Reportedly, his replacement is Michael Flatley.

I discovered this in a comment somewhere on my friends list. The Sixth Doctor—apparently in a Big Finish Audio—singing (with back-up singers) to the tune of “I am the very model of a modern major general.” It’s changed to “I am the very model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer.” It’s actually funny, and all of the lyrics he sings are in the user info on the right hand side at Youtube.

An interview with Joss Whedon, where he discusses the fact that Dr. Horrible got an Emmy nomination, as well as other subjects. A discussion of the interview can be found here, over at [profile] whedonesque.

In other news, someone was shooting fireworks last night. The problem is that these weren’t the kind that whistle. These were the kind that makes it sound as though a house (or transformer) nearby has just blown up. Imagine that happening at 9:30 PM, right as you’re going to sleep. Now imagine that happening every 30-45 minutes until around 2 AM. Not much sleep here. Going by what a neighbor said, it was possibly someone at least one street away. And then they started again around 7:15 AM, and went until 8:30-—I assume they used them all up by the time we left for church, since there’s been nothing since.
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I would have to say Doctor Who and Firefly/Serenity.

For those that haven’t seen the new Sherlock Holmes trailer yet, you can watch it here. And a couple of links to reactions in two Holmes related groups. I definitely won't be watching it, since I really don't care for Jude Law or Robert Downey, Jr. (And I keep typing Roma Downey, which makes it worse.) One point in its favor, however, would be that they haven't made Watson into an idiot--I liked his rant in the trailer about Holmes stealing his clothes.

Looks like Julianne Hough will likely be back on Dancing With The Stars next season after all. She’ll be leaving at some point, but not for good. In related news, I really think it would be nice if Dancing With The Stars would stick their finale from 7 PM to 9 PM CST, rather than from 8 PM to 10 PM. Didn’t they have it earlier a few seasons back? I seem to remember something like that.

Found via [profile] whedonesque--an interview with Joss Whedon. The [profile] whedonesque post can be found here.
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[personal profile] sarkywoman wrote a tribute to Bea Arthur via fanfic—it’s what Deadpool’s reaction would be. You can read it here.

The Wolverine movie will apparently have more than one ending scene—kind of like Clue, which they actually mentioned in the Io9 comments. So different endings will be shown in different theaters.

Universal Studios is remaking Drop Dead Fred. Have they just run out of ideas entirely?

The numbers injured on Dancing With The Stars just continue to go up. Melissa has a hairline fracture of a rib, and had to sit out last night’s show. So far she hasn’t dropped out of the show, and I really hope that she won’t. She’s one of the best of the ones there.

And if anyone out there could possibly rip Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night off of Youtube and combine it into one file, I would be eternally grateful. Here’s the page with all 15 parts. I just want one file, so I can watch it offline when I want. I managed to find one lone torrent out in the wilds of the internet, but it’s long dead and also seems broken.

Found via [community profile] doctorwho: The Fourth Doctor calls a DIY store. It’s from Dead Ringers, and I don’t think I had found that one before.

Lastly, there’s the Lyrics Meme. You comment with your username and people tell you what song you remind them of. The meme is here. My comment is here.
calliopes_pen: (snowgrouse Martha is love)
Going by the results of the poll, I’ll be writing the with Jack, Donna, and Martha as drinking buddies next. Afterwards, I will write the deleted scene for A Beautiful, Pie-Filled Disaster. And, when I have time, I’ll eventually get around to writing the Martha as a Pre-Immortal fanfic.

For those interested, there’s a Merlin friending meme over here.

Peeking into Dollhouse’s future, through Buffy’s past. It’s an interesting article. And, for those interested, discussion of it can be found over at [profile] whedonesque here.

Looks like there have been a couple more Dancing With The Stars injuries. Melissa bruised a rib or two and is recovering from food poisoning, and Cheryl is dealing with some sort of painful cyst. I don't think there are that many left on the show that aren't dealing with an injury or illness of some sort.
calliopes_pen: (day_dream_girl1 admire Donna)
There’s been another Dancing With The Stars injury. Ty Murray got hit in the eye with his partner’s microphone pack after they threw her into the air as they were rehearsing the group dance. He bled a bit, but is otherwise fine, and says he's had worse injuries in the rodeo. Well, at least it’s not breaking a leg or a rib this time...

I’ve been reading a recap of The Lord of The Rings (the awful 70’s movie) over at The Agony Booth, and it is hysterical. I managed to find a copy of it was I was around 10 or 11, and watched it. It’s as bad as they make it seem, and just stops suddenly in the middle of everything.

Joss on the rumors for the Buffy movie that keep going around every so often: "Not gonna happen. Not gonna happen. Until I gather the press and make a public announcement myself that it's going to happen, never believe anything."

In other news, I should be posting the Finish-A-Thon fanfic around tomorrow afternoon.
calliopes_pen: (redscharlach Ianto fridge look)
I’m in two good LJ book clubs ([profile] mythical_truth and [profile] bibliophyles, if anyone wants to join them.) The two books for April at [profile] mythical_truth are The Princess Bride and Inkheart. I’ll probably just read The Princess Bride. They’re still voting on what book they should pick over at [profile] bibliophyles, but I decided to vote for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

I’m surprised this hadn’t already been done, what with all the Doctor Who prompts over there, but I went ahead and mentioned the polls with those Finish-A-Thon prompts over in the comments at [community profile] who_daily.

Holly Madison may be forced to withdraw from Dancing With The Stars following a possibly broken rib. When I first read it, I misread it as broken hip. So this is kind of better? So now the injuries are her, Steve-O with his back, Steve Wozniak with his hamstring and messed up foot, and Gilles with his separated shoulder. And Jewel and Nancy O’Dell dropping out from injuries before the show started, of course. If anyone feels like keeping track of all the injuries or the show as a whole, I recommend joining [community profile] dwts.

From 14 Horrifying Soft Drinks From Around The World. The only one I had heard of was Thanksgiving Dinner Soda. I remember them trying the Green Bean Casserole and Stuffing ones on Live With Regis and Kelly one year.

Cut here, so I can answer the characters I was assigned for the character meme. )
calliopes_pen: (tes_fic TARDIS ring of confidence)
Good news—turns out the local library has a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which includes The Copper Beeches. So I’ll get to see how Natasha Richardson did there.

In Dancing With The Stars news, Steve Wozniak may be off the show, after pulling a hamstring—and Tom Bergeron says they need someone from NCIS to check out the place, since it’s getting weird. I’ve done the hamstring thing before—not fun.

Oh, and last night I was watching Back to the Future on Encore yet again, and noticed something. When Marty finishes his guitar solo at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance, and everyone looks on in disapproval? In the front of that crowd, there’s a woman that looks amazingly like a young Heather Locklear. By that point in time (1985) she was famous for TJ Hooker and Dynasty, so it couldn’t be her, could it? It's definitely not listed on her IMDB page. It’s probably just someone that looks like her.

In my quest for that clip, I stumbled across a Spin City promo with the entire cast of that show in the Delorean. You can watch it here. Oh, and found a clip of the scene, where it’s not too dark to see everything—since it’s all in Spanish, just leave it on mute. The girl that looks like Locklear (it’s easier to see her in television airings) is there at 2:52-2:53.

And checking the [community profile] multific poll, as of this morning looks like it’s a tie between Martha as an Immortal, and Donna with a pie as of this moment. My friends list (if you’re not in the Finish-A-Thon) can only vote for one. If you are in the Finish-A-Thon, you can vote for two prompts. Go here to vote.
calliopes_pen: (tes_fic TARDIS ring of confidence)
50 Reasons No One Wants To Publish Your First Book

Finally found the mention of the injury Gilles had. It was It was a separated shoulder, but he won’t be dropping out. However, Cheryl Burke wants him to lose one article of clothing per dance. That article may have been written prior to his injury.

The Finish-A-Thon is taking sign-ups now. Information on where to sign up can be found here. There’s not a minimum length requirement, so I’m trying to see if I have more than two fanfics on my to-do-list that could be finished with this. Other than the Martha as an Immortal fanfic. And that Highlander fanfic with Methos and Duncan at Bran Castle. I’m trying to remember if there are any other non-ficathon Doctor Who stories that I need to write.

The minimum requirement for story ideas to list is three--I currently have two, at the moment

I will be closing the PB poll at 5 PM CST. So far, Amy Adams is in the lead, and it’s a tie for second place.
calliopes_pen: (rebeccama hear stopwatch Jack)
Dancing With The Stars—as I’ve said before, either they've been cursed, or everyone is being worked to death. At the rate of the injuries this season, the winner will probably be declared by the last one still able to stand up.

Steve Wozniak fractured his leg during practice. During The Insider, I think they said something happened to Gilles’ shoulder, too, but I haven’t been able to find confirmation of that one.

ETA: Okay, and someone else was injured. Something about a pinched and pulled sciatic nerve in Steve-O’s back.

Here’s yet another rumor for someone to be the Doctor’s new companion once he regenerates—someone from Skins by the name of Hannah Murray. I’m not cutting this as it’s merely a rumor and not a spoiler, and tons of other names have been thrown around lately. Who would my friends list pick? In the comments at Io9, someone said they wanted to see Jemima Rooper—I would love to see either her, or Carey Mulligan returning as Sally Sparrow.

Last I looked there was a small tie somewhere in the poll—anyone wanting to vote can do so here. The poll will be closing sometime tomorrow. Probably around noon.

David Boreanaz answers some questions from Popwatch readers.
calliopes_pen: (baffled_fandom Ianto tea boy)
Does anyone know if the results show of Dancing With The Stars airs tonight? I just checked the program grid on the tv, and it says something else is on. However, I thought Tom Bergeron said it would be on tonight. Mom says she heard the same thing. Anyone know?

In other news, I just finished watching the premiere of Castle (via download) and I think I like it. I’m not cutting this, since there aren’t any spoilers.

And now, a personality test meme--cutting the results, since it's a tiny bit long. )
calliopes_pen: (fab_jupiter Never Forget Tara)
I’m still asking for any Briar Rose PB suggestions over in this poll, since I’ll be applying for the character probably at the end of the week, once I’ve posted a lot of the old GJ logs either to Inksome or IJ. I’ve also edited what I’m looking for in the character, and the description can be found over here, and the scenario she’s in (which I mentioned in a poll a while back) is here. Considered Amber Benson for a while, but I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions.

Nathan Fillion gave an interesting interview with The AV Club.

Death at a Funeral—the movie with Alan Tudyk that I finally saw for the first time last week—is being remade. Strangely, the remake will star Ron Glass.

Over on Dancing With The Stars, it seems as though they’ll be replacing Nancy O’Dell with someone from the latest season of The Bachelor. Melissa Rycroft. I’ll find out for sure whether or not it's just a rumor when I watch the premiere tonight.
calliopes_pen: (camwyn Mad science goggles)
Heroes will get a fourth season. However, the season will be slightly shorter, with 18-20 episodes, rather than the usual number of around 23. NBC also wants them to have a set ending.

And for those interested in Dancing With The Stars, it seems that the infamous Heather Mills Curse has struck again. First, for those that hadn’t heard, Jewel was forced to withdraw from the show due to fractured tibas in both legs. Her replacement was (to my everlasting horror) announced to be Holly Madison. And now, I’ve heard that Nancy O’Dell is withdrawing due to tearing something in her knee. I don’t know who will be replacing her yet.

Someone really needs to do an exorcism of that studio, or something.

ETA: Okay, this is getting insane. Now another contestant on Dancing With The Stars has been struck down. This time, it's Gilles Marini, due to being diagnosed with tendonitis in his left shoulder and groin area. He thinks he might be able to dance despite the pain, but it doesn't sound good. I wonder if there will be any survivors by the time the show actually premieres?


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