January 7th, 2009


[loudtwitter] Microblogging

Sometimes this is the only blogging I manage to do. Feel free to skip it as is your choice and prerogative but then you may not find out about what I did yesterday and/or how I was feeling (health, mood, etc.) as well as any links I have made a note of for my own and your interest and the odd haiku that I post there …
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Other journals and online presences

Do any of you have other xxxJournal accounts? I think that I have managed to snag "natalief" or "natalieford" on most of the LJ clones (months ago) but cannot necessarily remember what / which sites they are.

I know I have natalief at InsaneJournal (no entries there yet - trying to decide whether to copy my entries from here to there) because I have just managed to log in there. I think I had DeadJournal and GreatestJournal as well but the latter has ground to a halt, it seems, and I have not yet tried the former today.

{ETA I do indeed have a DeadJournal account.}

I also have a Vox and a Blogspot. I will add these to my LJFriend-only Contact Details post here (also linked from my LJ userinfo) and try to work out how to have a similar friends-only contact details post elsewhere on the web. Sadly, I cannot think of anything that does friends-only like LJ and LJ-a-likes.

Can anyone think of the other LJ-clones that I am likely to already have accounts on but have forgotten?

While LiveJournal is unlikely to go away soon, I'd like to get a record of where you all are elsewhere on the interwebnets in case of LJ's demise - I would hate to lose all of you as friends!

It is not the blogging that I would miss if LJ died - I can blog at many more locations should I wish to - it is the friendships and community aspects that I would miss - and the ability to post entries filtered to friends-only or even visible to a subset-of-friends-only. Not many other blogging sites and software (e.g. blogspot, wordpress, etc.) allow this level of control. The LJ clones do and so does Vox.

So, please let me know your email address, other blog addresses, snail mail address, phone numbers and so (anything you don't mind me having) on in the comments - all comments are screened and I will not reply so as not to unscreen them.

{ETA2: A post listing some of the other LJ clones although some of these are now dead.}

ETA3: I now have a DreamWidth account as well.

Public not friends-only so that any non-LJ friends and family can leave their contact details.

Writer's Block: Doctor Who?

26-year-old actor Matt Smith was anointed as the eleventh Doctor Who this week. If you were in charge of casting, who would you cast as your ideal Doctor and why?

I would have loved to see Patterson Joseph chosen, but he is already tied up with other projects. I loved how he acted in Survivors and there is a similar scene in that where his character asks Aby if she wants to come along and travel with him in his SUV that was SO reminiscent of Ten or Nine asking a companion if they wanted to see the stars with him. He has a great range of dark and dangerous (The Destroyer Of Worlds!!!) to whacky and manic, just like any good Doctor should have. I also think that it is the right climate to have the first black Doctor, what with the first black US president and the first black F1 champion.

Another unlikely choice would have been for one of my faves to come back (Christopher Eccleston! Please!) - but I am not sure how thy would make that work with the canon of the 'verse. Then again, I thought that Time Lords could only regenerate a maximum number of times (ten?) and I doubt that they can un-generate/re-regenerate into a former form.

That said, the choice of Matt Smith has grown on me. He has done some great theatre and TV already, has a good range of facial expressions like all the best doctors (Three, Four, Nine and Ten are my favourites to date). I think he will do a great job and surprise all of the nay-sayers. I only hope that he does not end up type-cast as the Doctor because it will be his first well known TV role - even Tom Baker has this problem - when I hear him doing the voice on a TV advertisement, I *still* think of him as the Doctor and not as Tom Baker!

Can you tell this (and Torchwood) is my fandom?

Just my 2¢…

P.S. Matt Smith was NOT anointed. He may have been appointed but no oil was involved - that we know of!