Matty and Me

Fic - "The Sound of Silence"

Well, posted this to a couple of comms so figured I'd best put it on my own journal!

Title: "The Sound of Silence"
Rating: PG
Pairing Ben/Ilana

Summary - a snapshot of a moment - at the end of "Dr Linus"

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Matty and Me

Big finish...

New Year's Eve - not my favourite time of year by any means! In fact, that show "Grumpy Old New Year" could have been made for me. I'm not sure which of the many things about it I dislike so much though - oh well.

Two of the Big Finish Audios I ordered have arrived. "Land of the Dead" arrived Friday and "The Mutant Phase" arrived yesterday. Of course, I've listened to both! And enjoyed them greatly. Much more than I thought I would. It's so wonderful - almost like a sinful pleasure - to put the cd in, put headphones on, sit back, close my eyes and lose myself in a "new" adventure. A new "classic" series adventure. Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton may sound older but, and here's the best bit, they both still have the essential parts and "sounds" of their characters down pat. The rising panic in Davison's voice and the quite delightful way he tries to quickly explain something in a way that makes sense is wonderful - and so evocative of his era that it makes your toes curl.

As far as the "Mutant Phase" goes...remember the early days of audios? When it was Bill Baggs etc and they were released on cassette tape? The ones where Nicholas Briggs played the Doctor? I still have a number of them - "Cloud of Fear" being one! If I remember right however, wasn't one of those called or about "The Mutant Phase"? It's one I don't have but I DO remember hearing a trailer for it on one of the tapes. Interesting. Wonder how close it was to the Nicholas Briggs written one here.

Sad bugger here though even giggled at the "pun" Davison's Doctor made at the end of "The Mutant Phase" about time paradoxes. "Omega" is the next one I ordered - which hasn't arrived from yet. Once I've got it I'll go back to the beginning and get them in order. So "Phantasmagoria" will be next followed by "Red Dawn".

Worringly there's also a part of me that would be quite happy for Dr Who to continue on Audio like this instead of on television. I enjoyed these two so much more than I did the last season on Tv. Maybe I just like using my imagination?

Ah well - Happy New Year all!
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    Watching "Grumpy Old New Year"
Matty and Me


It has been bought to my attention that I've been most remiss.

I sort of went ahead and friends locked this journal...without telling anyone.

MOST of you are friended anyway but if you're not and would like to be then go ahead and comment to this post and I'll add you.

And sorry!
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Gotta laugh ... gakked from 11nine73

7/9 Intellect
You are 73% knowledgable and 88% intellectual.
Excellent! You have a powerful mind backed by a good amount of knowledge. Keep cracking books and nothing can stop you.

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LOL - I'm not going to complain!

Feeling:: pleased
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Matty and Me


Gakked from just about everyone but I couldn't resist:

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Friday I helped medelle see the light (8 points). In June I stole gifted_dreamer's purse (-30 points). Last Wednesday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, gylzgirl (-5000 points). Last week I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). Last Sunday I gave mythicvictory a Dutch Oven (-10 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5108 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

Wow. A mouldy sandwich?! That's it?! Guess that's all I deserve for the ... um ... genocide and shootout.

FEELING: amused
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Okay - been tagged by galeana to do this:

List five songs that you are currently digging. It doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good. But they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your five songs. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to.

Hmmmmmm interesting!!

Okay here goes:

1. Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt. I first heard this song when some very talented soul did a Dr Who music video to this. It's superb - very tear-jerking.

2. Into the West - Annie Lennox - it's a reminder of the wonderous Lord of the Rings and a quite stunning song as well.

3. Speechless - Michael Jackson. This is on his "Invincible" album that was universally criticised but I liked it ..and this song is simply beautiful.

4. Now We are Free - Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard. This is from the soundtrack of Gladiator - most people know this as that haunting piece played when Maximus dies and is carried off. I don't know what the words mean - it's apparently a mix of languages in there but it's quite beautiful.

5. Thunderbirds Are Go - Busted. Couldn't resist putting this one in there! it's SOOOOO much fun!

That's my five - and it sucks that I can't choose more. I'd like to have put something by Barry Manilow...the Rasmuss...linkin Park there but I ran out of space.

Now I have to tag five more people to do this ...okay:


Go to it, guys!!

Mood: accomplished
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    Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt