Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
  • Autoplaying music or video. I tend to have lots of tabs open, and it's very annoying if you can't tell which tab the noise is coming from.

  • Flashing/scrolling text, especially if it's an advert.

  • Pop-ups, especially ones that are
    1. Advertising;
    2. Excessively needy - "sign up to my newsletter! Go on, PLEASE!", and/or
    3. Have the close button in an unusual place or an unusual colour
    Seriously, if you're GOING to have needy pop-ups, it should have a HUGE red "bugger off" in the top right hand corner...

  • Articles spread across multiple pages. The New Yorker is a particular offendor in this regard.
This list is not exhaustive. I bet you lot can think lots of stuff to add to it, can't you? Any really good ones I shall edit in and credit you.
miss_s_b: (Who: SixAppeal)
I've seen a bunch of people doing this on G+ and tumblr, so I'm going to join in. By the look of the graphic it's been around for a while, so I don't think I'm going to upset anyone by not sticking to the right days. I'm choosing to "start" it on the first of January, so I'll do both day one and day two below to catch up and then the rest of them on the right days.

Doctor Who Challenge

Day 1: Favourite Doctor

Six. It's a very clear memory for me, the "oh thank God for that" feeling when Peter Davison turned into Colin Baker. Looking back, I think I was probably a bit harsh on 5, but to my pre-teen self he just seemed so WEEDY. I LOVED Colin's big, brash loudness. In the hands of a lesser actor Six could easily have been everything that his detractors accuse him of and worse; but somehow Colin imbues a depth of emotion that makes even his most worrying moments interest. Watch his face, or, on audio, listen to the cadences in his voice.

I like flawed-but-lovable in a character - it's why I've fallen so hard for Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock in Elementary - and Six has that in buckets.

Day 2: Favourite Companion

This is harder. Peri, Sarah-Jane, Martha, Charlie, Liz Shaw, Zoe-and-Jamie, Nyssa. It could have been - should have been - Ace. But I take the view of Ace that a lot of boys take of Adric - I felt like she was taking the piss out of me. It's interesting that Holly LOVES Ace... In the end, though, I think I shall have to plump for Evelyn, who is the perfect foil to Six.

Day three's post is here
Day four's post is here
Day five's post is here.
Day six's post is here.
Day seven's post is here.
Day eight's post is here.
Days nine and ten got answered together here.
Days eleven and twelve got answered together here.
Days thirteen and fourteen got answered together here.
Day fifteen is here.
Days sixteen and seventeen got answered together here.
Day eighteen is sort of answered here, although really it's answered on the same entry as sixteen and seventeen because "actor" is not a gendered word to me.
Day nineteen's post is here.
Days twenty to twenty-one are here.
And the final day is here.

I fully recommend Nostalgia's ALL THE ANSWERS AT ONCE post, too.

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