nentari: (Romana I)
My DW layout is totally messed up right now. It's the second time it happens in a short time; the last time I was forced to change it, but right now I lack the energy. (ETA: I've decided to explore my DW a bit better and, interestingly enough, the layout is still okay when I look at the main page; it's the reading page AKA flist that's completely broken.)

It's going to be a long time before I manage to watch series 7 of Doctor Who, and the wait is going to be a nightmare. Our only source of Who over here is SyFy Portugal, which is airing the show from Monday to Friday. This Thursday they showed The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and yesterday they had Rose - so I'm guessing S7 will only make an appearance once they reshow all of the previous seasons. *sighs*

To compensate, though, I'm rewatching some classics. I've watched The Two Doctors earlier, and came to the conclusion that Oscar Botcherby has got to be a descendant of Henry Gordon Jago from Talons of Weng-Chiang (which, given that both stories were penned by Robert Holmes, could be possible). Now I'm watching The Ribos Operation with the audio commentaries on (I promised I'd do it when Mary Tamm died, but didn't get to it), and came upon this hilarious exchange:
Tom: Who took over when you left?
Mary: Lalla. You do remember Lalla, right?
Tom: Oh yeah. We got married, you know.
Mary: Did you really? Gosh, that was brave.
nentari: (Amy)
Revealed: The character name of Doctor Who's new companion is...

I'm getting some Melanie Bush vibes here - which, coming from me, is a good thing. (I don't get the Mel hate any more than I get the Rose worshipping.)
nentari: (Romana I)

Mary Tamm

Bye bye, Mary. For me, you were the greatest Romana of them all.
nentari: (Cyber-torture #23)
One of my cats is sleeping right outside my door, looking like the perfect picture of adorableness... that is, except for the fact she's got her front paws wrapped around the remains of a rat's head as if it was a teddy bear.

nentari: (Cheese 1 (John))
Some of you might have noticed my attempt to resurrect the Cheeses. Don't worry, I'm not going to stop this new version, as I'm looking forward to seeing where I can take them now. However, I interrupted my playing and updating of them for a considerable length of time, and I feel I've lost touch with the narrative voice I employ for this legacy. Until then, I'm going to be working on something else - and who knows, with time I might start alternating between the two.

For this upcoming new legacy, I decided to go for something a little bit more Maxis-flavoured. In other words, I discarded my mix of default face templates, and downloaded [ profile] meetme2theriver's fixed version of Pleasantview. My only concession from using only sims with the Maxis face templates was replacing the Takemizu Village locals with slightly more Asian-looking sims. Oh, and since some of the uni townies were spawned with the alien face (which makes them look rather... interesting, to say the least), I went for [ profile] lilacbloom's mod that turns PT7 (AKA the Caliente sisters' alien granddad) into the default PT.

As for the founder, I decided to pick a premade teen townie, age them up to young adult and start this legacy at uni. I discussed this idea with [personal profile] kerouaille, as I wanted to avoid the more popular ones like Meadow Thayer, and she suggested Tosha Go - and after playing her through her first semester, I'm so glad I went with her. Not only does she have what I now call "the Gru hair" (if you've read the original Cheese Legacy, you know what I mean), her flatted-out nose is really growing on me. And besides, she's just so cute and adorable. )

Stay tuned for more news.


Jul. 9th, 2012 11:21 am
nentari: (WAT)
There seems to be a new breed of spammer invading LJ. In a matter of hours, I got three different comments (one in my personal journal, another in my icon journal and the other on the Victoria Waterfield comm), all from different users but with the same content: an embedded YouTube clip about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a former Portuguese prime minister. Although this has been a big issue in my country for the past 32 years, I can't seem to think of any reason why so many different people would think I'd be interested in this matter given that I've never mentioned it in my journal, or how relevant it might be as a comment in posts about Doctor Who and CSI, so I've understandably deleted said comments and marked them as spam.

I have the feeling more similar spammage might hit your journal(s), possibly related to your own country, so keep your eyes open.

Oh no. :(

Jun. 21st, 2012 03:34 pm
nentari: (Three)

RIP Caroline John

So long, Liz Shaw. You were one amazing lady.
nentari: (golden god)
I'm reading a Fifth Doctor novel (Goth Opera by Paul Cornell), and I couldn't help but giggle when Fivey at some point jumped through a window shouting "Geronimo!"

Ah, foresight. You can be such fun sometimes.

ETA: And now I've moved on to the Terminus novelization, and I'm highly amused that Tegan thinks of Turlough as "the Brat." Speaks a lot about their early relationship.
nentari: (Cyber-torture #23)
For everybody who signed up the petition to have David Tennant carry the Olympic torch, all I can say (in a very Troughtonesque voice) is Oh dear.
nentari: (amused)
I've heard on the radio that today is Star Wars Day.

And why today? Because it's May the 4th. Think about it...
nentari: (big pimpin')
[syndicated profile] sandra_and_woo_comic_feed tells the story of a 12-year-old girl and her raccoon friend. Their extended circle of friends (more detailed list here) include a fox, a red squirrel, two Final Fantasy nutters, and a pyromaniac girl. Go check it out - it's fun!
nentari: (pretty)
I promised [personal profile] kerouaille I'd show her more pictures of our new kittens as soon as their mother would allow me to take them. So, as I was just granted a glimpse of one of them, allow me to share it with you. )
nentari: (Luna: reading)
Well, bye-bye, paid account. 'Twas fun.

Anyway, have the reviews of some books I've been reading:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling )

The Fry Chronicles: an Autobiography - Stephen Fry )

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel - Jane Smiley )
nentari: (Meh.)
RIP Philip Madoc.

Not another one. :(
nentari: (hovercraft)
My Sims 3 game crashed. Again. So I've decided to shrug it off and re-install The Sims 2 instead, and resurrect my old Cheese Legacy. For those unfamiliar with the Sims fandom, a legacy challenge is when you play your game with a single sim in an empty lot and have him/get get married and have kids; then you pick one of the kids as heir (the others will move out), get him/her married and have kids, and so on, until you reach the tenth generation. Some players record the lives of those sims, usually in picspam format with some (usually humorous) captions. In my personal case, the posts usually have between 50 to 100 pictures and the captions are written in the first person of one of the sims involved, and in the case of the Cheese Legacy I've started out with a sim called John Cheese (who looks like a caricature of John Cleese, big chin and all), with the children born into this legacy being named after cheeses mentioned in Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch. I'll start posting it here in my DW if you guys like the idea. :)

Also, I'm going to start making icons again. My most recent icons have been posted at InsaneJournal (to be more specific here) and focusing more on the sort of bases that are used on RPGs - hence why I'm storing them on IJ, which is used mainly for that purpose. My icons will keep on being made that way and will keep on being posted on IJ, but, again, I'll link you guys to the posts whenever I make an update. Right now I'm working on making icons of Katy Manning in SJA, which are to work as companions to a batch I made some months ago of Katy back in Who, and which you can find if you follow that link. I think the icons I made back then are from The Sea Devils and The Time Monster. I'm also planning to iconize the two Doctor Who movies (mainly Roberta Tovey and Bernard Cribbins) and Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia in Hamlet, as I think they'll work beautifully for anyone who wishes to play Bellatrix as a teenager.
nentari: (shocked)
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

nentari: (fierce reading)
  • Doctor Who: Logopolis - Christopher H. Bidmead

  • Doctor Who: Castrovalva - Christopher H. Bidmead

  • Doctor Who: Cold Fusion - Lance Parkin

  • Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday - Terrance Dicks

  • Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops - James Robert Parish

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

ETA: I think I might start doing book reviews. It feels a bit dry, just making lists, isn't it?
nentari: (Tuesday)
Only now did I realize that there's a "network" link on my DW menu, and only after clicking it to see what it was all about did it hit me that it's what in LJ was known as the Friends' Friends' page.

Must be Tuesday.
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