Jul. 18th, 2017

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:55 am
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
man, who would've imagined what kind of water requirements brine shrimp actually have. salt content must be high enough (3.0-3.5%), it can't be salt that has iodine, flouride or seperating agents, the water can't be too hard, it should be slightly alkaline (pH 8-8.5), you should boil to sterilise it before all else, it's a good idea to let it sit for a couple of days after you're done all that and before you add eggs... no wonder the ones i got with children's magazines always died within a couple of days! not surprising that the magazines wouldn't mention any of that though, it would just bore children and something else will probably already have caught their interest by the time the shrimp inevitably die.

but i'm still giving it a more professional try now.

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:18 am
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
"it's a long established fact that time lords can regenerate into other genders!!"

and by long established, you mean... six years? that's the first time it was even vaguely mentioned, in a single blink-and-you-miss-it line. and then not at all until missy's identity was confirmed. that's nothing for a show that's been running for decades even if you don't count the time it was cancelled for. don't make excuses. you like it because you think it's progressive and that how many female characters there are in existance somehow has an impact on the situation of real women, i don't like it because it's cheap pandering to a very specific demographic, lazy writing by recolouring an established and popular male character instead of actually inventing new female ones, and in doing so spreads the idea that it's impossible for female characters to be successful without piggybacking off something people already enjoy

and i'm also pretty fucking angry at people who pretend that all women are the same and desire the same things and also that they, personally, aren't sexist

as far as i'm concerned doctor who is now on hiatus

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:22 am
elsewhence: (Default)
you know what casting decision in science fiction is unrealistic and annoying though? why don't we see more black vulcans, why do white vulcans even exist at all, it's a bloody desert planet. why isn't spock mixed-race as well as mixed-species (since his mother could still have been a white human)? don't see anyone complaining about that

Jul. 18th, 2017 04:12 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
oh wait, i was wrong about lapis never accomplishing anything at all, she played baseball once! wow! except the whole thing was a ruse to keep the rubies from searching the barn, where peridot was hiding, and it turned out they weren't looking for peridot in the first place and she was never in danger at all. still not a plot point that would've turned out substantially different without lapis. still a dull and useless character. still convinced peridot would've remained far more interesting if she hadn't been shoved into the barn with lapis. what a waste.

Jul. 18th, 2017 06:27 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
man, and to add insult to injury, missy was such an excellent character and now her memory will be forever tainted by being part of the leadup to this disaster.

also being able to more easy assemble a better cosplay outfit was part of what motivated me to lose weight. i guess i'll make a regency era outfit instead. i'm more likely to find a good reason to wear that, now.

(no, fandom at large, you don't get to rationalise that i probably don't hate the casting for the precise reason that she's female. precisely that and nothing else is the reason. i will not accept any woman in the role. there is no thirteenth doctor and there won't be one for at least another year.)