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1. So it's kind of official that The Thick of It has had eight more episodes commissioned for next year. As you can imagine, I'm ridiculously happy. But next year seems so far away. And I desperately want to know whether the forth series will focus on the election, or just skip it and have the winners in power, or follow Nicola and Malcolm in opposition (And, I suppose there is the outside chance that Labour will actually win the election, and the show can just continue as was).

2. I feel I should be more exited about the new series of Doctor Who than I am, but I just can't find it within me. Still, I'm looking forward to the new episodes and I'm prepared to fall in love with Eleven and Amy.

3. I am really exited about Ashes to Ashes though, but trying to remain spoiler free. Oh, I want Sam to be a bit part of this season. I want Annie to show up. I want Ray to get an awesome storyline (I'm not sure how it happened, but somewhere in season two, Ray became my favourite character). I hope it doesn't disappoint.

4. I've entered Remix...Redux this year. I've never done it before, so this should be fun.

5. Generally though, I feel I'm in a better place with my writing than I was this time last year. I completed two very small pieces of fanfic last year, and I certainly wasn't making up for it with original writing. I had this huge self-doubt block last year and I seem to have moved past it. Still, I have my short attention span to contend with.

I've actually had a huge epiphany regarding my ability to finish things lately. I'm one of those people who like to think they write or creates for themselves. Certainly, I writing things I want to read. But I figured that the dynamics of the fandom I'm writing in motivate me to actually stick with something and finish it. I've had a huge TTOI output lately because it's such a small but enthusiastic fandom, making me really want to contribute. I've got a few DS9 things in the works at the moment, similar situation. Remus/Tonks sub-fandom within Harry Potter was the same, but with the added bonus of that I was railing against the overwhelming Tonks hate and I'm very motivated when I'm railing against something. The majority of the Donna fic I wrote I wrote back in the days when it seemed all of Doctor Who fandom was up in arms about Catherine Tate's casting, so that was me railing again something again. Funny enough, as soon as the majority in DW fandom recognised Donna was awesome, I was less productive. Last year though I was hanging out in BSG fandom, and not to criticise people because the individuals in BSG fandom are wonderful, the fandom as an whole was so bitter and burnt by 4.5, it just wasn't motivating.

So apparently, give me a small fandom, or an unpopular standpoint in a large one, and I'll actually finishing something for once.

Date: 2010-03-29 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I feel I should be more excited about DW too. Not that I'm not excited, but it just feels so LONG since this show has been around properly that it will take some getting used to again. But I am looking forward to Eleven and Amy :D

Date: 2010-03-29 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I has been a long time, hasn't it. Obviously not since the specials, but they weren't quite the same as having the show on. I'm just gotten out of the habit of having new Who episodes to squee over every week.

Date: 2010-03-30 12:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] erinpuff
I am kind of ridiculously excited about Doctor Who. I hope it lives up to all the pre-squeeing I've been doing!

And ASHES TO ASHES. :D I've been re-watching key episodes of LoM and A2A, hoping it'll help me pick up on clues in S3. We'll see! I am notoriously bad at picking up on clues.

Date: 2010-03-30 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hopefully the opening episode is fantastic.

I'm planning to do a bit of a re-watch of the final two episodes of season two before watching the 3x01. I subscribe to that theory that Molly's dead and Alex is crazy, so my clue spotting revolves around that.

Date: 2010-03-30 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
New Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who in the space of 24 hours? Best. Weekend. Ever! (which means of course they won't live up to my ridiculous amounts of hype, but stuff!)

So apparently, give me a small fandom, or an unpopular standpoint in a large one, and I'll actually finishing something for once.

I know exactly what you mean. My brain's been mangled by a TTOI wip for the past month and i think if it had been for a bigger fandom, i would have just thrown my arms up in the air and gone 'screw it! can't be arsed!' But because TTOI fandom's so small and awesome, i feel almost a responsibility to pitch in with something (even if i'm slightly concerned it won't live up to the quality of others' work). So for me, guilt = productivity! lol

Date: 2010-03-30 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The TTOI situation is wonderful for creativity. Because it's so small we don't have big name writers, vidders, icon makers and the like and knowing that I can do those things makes me want to provide them. And don't let worry about your work not contribute. I do that a lot and really, I'm only shooting myself in the foot.

Date: 2010-03-30 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
An interesting discovery RE: your writing. At least now you know that it may help you with your writing. Sadly I'm still unable to find my muse or niche.

As for the thick of it I suspect that if labour don't win they'd have Nicola and Malcolm in the sort of role the current opposition are in. I dunno.

I am really, reall excited about this Saturday though, but also trying not too get too excited at the same time, if that makes sense.

Date: 2010-03-30 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sure you'll find it one day :)

I find it's better have low expectations and not being excited than having high expectations and being over exited. You're less likely to be disappointed, so that makes perfect sense to me.

Date: 2010-03-31 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
After watching a clip from the new series of DW, I'm more excited than I was. XD
And Ashes to Ashes, I can't wait but I'm trying not to be too excited so I won't be disappointed. LOL.


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