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A cheerful Monday

Am still riding on the high of having finished a draft several days early for once.

Well, hey. Mr Pedia and I watched the first two episodes of the New Dr Who last night. He has very little classic Dr Who experience as well. We both loved Christopher Eccleston-- manic and uncontrolled! Loved it when Rose asked him if he was an alien, why did he sound like he came from the north? "Lots of planets have a north!" Beautifully absurd. He's terrifying-looking when still, but wonderful in motion. Though lord knows, I think they ought to have let him have some hair. The feel of the show was cheesy and a little silly, which seems right for what I know about Who. I like shows that don't take themselves entirely seriously.

I'm more than halfway done with The Sharing Knife. Am enjoying it greatly thus far, but of course cross-generational love stories work nicely for me. I feel like my next read needs to be hard SF, though. Or maybe I'll find some classic Vance to read. I want to read shorter fiction and think about structure and how various effects are achieved.

I note that Amazon tells me that the next Bujold book is due out in hardcover in a few days. I'm afraid Bujold doesn't quite rise to the level of rating hardcover editions in our shelving-constrained household. Authors that do: Brust, Pratchett, Rowling, McKillip. Mr P will sneak in the odd Glenn Cook book as well. When I say "shelving-constrained", what I mean is that we're out of walls to put bookshelves on.

12 signups for the Ethan ficathon so far! I have not signed up myself yet-- am waiting to the end to see if I need to adapt my prompts to make matchups easier. But that's already enough that there'll be a decent amount of fiction to read. wickedfox made me a banner, but I haven't done anything with it yet.

I got Technorati to index giles_fic_recs, so in theory it is now searchable. Can't put the search widget on the comm page, however, because LJ wisely strips script tags. I've also done one pass on the last 2 months of entries to add author tags, some season setting tags, and a few content tags.

Your random link for the day: The Science of Gaydar. New research on physical differences between gay men and women and straight men and women. The research at the moment is trending hard in the direction of "it's biology, and it's probably prenatal".

JADP: My hands show the masculinized finger length ratios. I perform like men in 3D spatial tests. (My degree is in math. Cause or effect?)
Tags: fandom:doctor who, reading
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