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General purpose rules of engagement and intro post

December 31st, 2020 (10:00 pm)

  • If you've found my journal, hello! Pull up a virtual chair, put your feet up, have a cup of tea (or drink of your choice). You are very very welcome!

  • I was Friends-only for a while. I'm not any more, but quite a lot of my posts before about mid-2007 are still Friends-only. Generally speaking, unless I'm making posts that are really only for me (lists of things to do) or for specific friends ('phone number or "this is what I look like for when we meet up" posts), my posts tend to be public.

  • That said, I compensate for being rather shy and introverted IRL by being very eager to make new friends on line. If I've Friended you, it's unlikely to be entirely random - either we share a few interests, or some mutual LJ friends, or we know each other IRL, or I've noticed you commenting in a community or on an LJ friends' post and I think you seem interesting or worth knowing. Obviously, you don't have to Friend me back, but I'd certainly appreciate it. Who wouldn't?

  • If you decide to Friend me, please say "hi" by adding a comment to this post.

  • I can be a bit tactless myself, but I tend to start out from a position of trying to be nice and polite to everyone. If I inadvertantly manage to offend or upset you, please bear that in mind. Likewise, if you accidentally offend or upset me, I'll be more than ready to forgive and forget ('cos life's too short, frankly). But if you're deliberately unpleasant or rude or jerk me around...well, I might take exception to that.

  • There are a few things about me that you may consider it worth knowing before you decide to Friend me:

  • I'm married to a wonderful lady by the name of Sarah. We've been together since October 2004 and married in September 2009. Sarah can also be found here on LJ (her user name is huntingospray. Pop over and say "hi" to her - she doesn't bite.

  • We've recently (well, September 2010) moved into Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. Still kind of finding our feet there, but we're happy there. We have some lovely neighbours.

  • I'm bisexual. That doesn't mean that I'm sexually promiscuous or anything like that - there are a few men that I think are rather attractive, and indeed a few women that I find rather attractive, but I'm entirely monogamous and utterly faithful to Sarah. If you have a problem with me being bisexual, Friending me may not be a terribly good idea.

  • I write and read slash fiction, both fanfic and original - again, if you have a problem with that, you may want to think twice about Friending me. Generally speaking, any fic I write (which is pretty infrequent, I've got to admit) is hidden underneath an LJ cut, so you don't have to read it if you don't want to. I try to tag my entries, but more of them are untagged than are tagged. That said, if you actually want to read my fiction, there is a tag for it, and also I tend to add it to my Memories. Also, I have a goal of wanting to write a novel.

  • Generally, I'm pretty pro-gay rights and pro-gay marriage, and all told a bit of a liberal. Indeed, I'm fairly left-leaning politically.

  • I'm also a Christian. Sarah and I have yet to properly settle at a church in Hemel, but we'll probably settle at the local Methodist church.

  • Anything else you need to know about me, you can probably get from my LJ User Info.

  • I'm not sure where my default Userpic came from. When I find out, I'll post a link.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer picspam.

October 23rd, 2014 (09:27 am)

If three screengrabs counts as a picspam?

Pictures under the cut.Collapse )

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October 23rd, 2014 (08:29 am)

...interview with Martyn Joseph.

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LGBT Christians

October 23rd, 2014 (08:23 am)

We are not an issue - we are the body of Christ.

Inspiring stuff.

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That Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

October 23rd, 2014 (05:24 am)

The one that was going to air during or after next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

It leaked.

At least I assume it's that one. It might be a completely different one. But who cares? It's an Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. (I expect in the UK it'll have to be called Avengers Assemble: Age of Ultron... *g*)

I'll be in my happy Natasha Romanoff place. Squeeing and flailing like mad.

ETA: And now Marvel's uploaded it to Youtube, with embeddable links and everything...

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Last night's S.H.I.E.L.D.

October 22nd, 2014 (07:26 pm)

Well, that Bobbi Morse is a bit nifty. Hope she stays around...

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For the sake of an angel

October 22nd, 2014 (06:44 pm)

Been meaning to post this for a while. Earlier this year, I was in hospital with a combination of a bad foot wound and badly treated diabetes. Not a good combination. The other things I had in there were my MacBook and a lot of time on my hands, so I finished working on a Doctor Who fanvid I'd started work on some time before (probably around 2006 in its original guise). Never got round to sharing it on my actual own LJ, so I figured I might as well do so now. So hear you go.

Title: For the sake of an angel.
Programme: Doctor Who - The Girl in the Fireplace
Music: Jealousy by Pet Shop Boys
Spoilers: Well, if you haven't seen The Girl in the Fireplace you might want to watch it first. There's a thing, on a thing, going through a thing, which coincides with a Rather Good Bit in the music...
Pairing: I've managed to cut out all that twaddle with clockwork robots and Rose and Mickey and turn this into what I think Moff intended it to be all along, which is basically a Doctor/Reinette love story.

Disclaimer: I own nothing. The tune is (c) Pet Shop Boys Partnership, Doctor Who is (c) BBC, the Tenth Doctor is (c) David Tennant, Reinette is (c) Sophia Myles (those last two are maybe not strictly accurate, but you get my point). This is a transformative work.

Enjoy. Feel free to comment constructively. If you enjoy it, please share it around!

Next up, I'm going to finish work on a vid of clips of Titanic to the All About Eve song Drowning...

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Grauniads of the Galaxy

October 22nd, 2014 (06:28 pm)

The soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy (or at least, the pop song component thereof) is coming out on an actual mixtape designed to look like the one Peter Quill has in the film. How awesome is that? Probably not going to actually buy it for myself - it's a limited edition (so probably going to be quite expensive) and knowing my luck if I try actually playing it, the player will probably mangle the tape. But still - nice item.

Now - where's my dancing mini-Groot..?

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Pet Shop Boys - Leaving

October 22nd, 2014 (06:25 pm)

Been having this song going round to my mind lately.


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