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The mostly empty apartment building
by avalonjones (avalonjones)
at April 20th, 2014 (03:42 pm)

Is it possible for a place to be partly abandoned?

There's a group of apartment buildings, four in all, not far from my house, all alike.  I'd never gotten very close to them until fairly recently, when the dogs decided they wanted to go up there during one of our morning walks.

Seen from afar, they look pretty dingy--the landscaping desperately needs tending, as does the paint (at the very least, a good power washing would go a long way).  A dispirited-looking slide and swing set attests to the former, if not current, presence of children.

Approaching the apartments from the rear, you can see that some of them are indeed still occupied, with bikes, gardening implements, profusions of colorful flowers and laundry hanging outside.  Others, not so much.  I desperately wanted to take a photo of the back yard of one apartment that was completely and horribly overgrown with a huge, intimidating tangle of weeds that looked to be taller than I am; unfortunately, there was an elderly lady working in her garden right next to it, and I didn't feel right about taking the photo.

The other day, I saw that one of these buildings seems to have occupants in the two apartments on the ends; the ones in the middle seem to not be in use.
Might have been a nice place onceCollapse )

avalonjones [userpic]
A wee house
by avalonjones (avalonjones)
at April 20th, 2014 (03:15 pm)

Here's one of those "shotgun shack"-type houses that you see around here.  There's a small cluster of them across the main road not far from my house, about a 10-minute walk.  Some of them are still lived in, with cheerful gardens bursting with flowers and the promise of fresh vegetables in the summer, bicycles parked outside, and makeshift awnings spreading over the detritus associated with a busy house.

Then there's this place.
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avalonjones [userpic]
House 10-27
by avalonjones (avalonjones)
at April 20th, 2014 (03:07 pm)

I know I've posted photos before of places that look very much as if they were abandoned, but in many cases they're not--it seems that people will continue to live in, or at least use, a building here long past the point where in America it would be condemned and left to rot, or to the tender mercies of the wrecker's ball.

A couple weeks ago, however, I found a place in town that really and truly is abandoned.

Empty for the most partCollapse )

Doqz [userpic]
by Doqz (doqz)
at April 19th, 2014 (10:26 pm)

For all the other stuff that I enjoyed, my absolute favorite moment of Cap II, was when the mask falls off the Winter Soldier and the 50 year old lady next to me went "What the fuuuuuck..." 

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MCU meta: Hail HYDRA
by Domenika Marzione (miss_porcupine)
at April 19th, 2014 (06:59 pm)

Got caught posting substantive entries on Tumblr again, so reposting here: a pair of comment(arie)s on HYDRA and why it's not full of villains and it's not that easy to get rid of, although Marvel will probably make it easier than it could be. Relevant to Agents of SHIELD as well as the MCU:

1) Evolution of HYDRA

I more or less went over this in Freezer Burn, but HYDRA is pretty easy to sign on for and sympathize withCollapse )

2) Hail HYDRA (the apocalypse now remix)

Depending on how you want to play it, the post-CA:TWS environment isn’t a political thriller or a spy drama or the tragedy of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes played out on the world stage. It’s a horror movie.Collapse )

Also posted at DW.

V [userpic]
Saturday, 19 April 2014
by V (merryghoul)
at April 19th, 2014 (05:58 pm)

Do you have a Doctor Who community or a journal that we are not currently linking to? Leave a note in the comments and we'll add you to the who_daily reading list.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the high posting volume and the quantity of information linked in each newsletter, who_daily will no longer link fanfiction that does not have a header. For an example of what a "good" fanfic header is, see the user info. Thank you.

Off-LJ News
Radio Times: Tom Baker: “I didn’t like K-9 at all”
Doctor Who TV: Remembering Elisabeth Sladen: Three Years On
EDP24: Louise Jameson to visit Beccles for an evening of chat about her career
In Print Comic: Legacy
The official blog announces Doctor Who's several Hugo nominations

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Communities and Challenges
doctorwho20in20: round 43 has been extended

zombi_fic_ation, a ficathon centered on zombies, will start collecting prompts for this year's fest tomorrow until 27 April
Not Prime Time, a ficathon centered on mid-sized fandoms, has opened signups; characters from Classic Who and Big Finish audios have been included

Discussion and Miscellany
jjpor posts "The Regenerations" video to who_at_50
psychofish has spec scripts based on the Big Finish audio anthology Dark Eyes
dieastra's Action Figure Theater: The Doctor has a new record player


Time and Time Again by angstytimelord [Master, Ten | PG-13 ]
Temporary Happiness by angstytimelord [Ten | PG-13]
Another, and another, and another by anonymous [Jack/Ianto, Jack/Eleven | PG]
Unintelligent Neanderthals In Transit by kesdax [Osgood, Kate Stewart | G]
In This Life by angstytimelord [Ten | PG-13]

Time and the Trickster (57/?) by lumendea [Rose, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Jack, the Brig, Benton, Malcolm Taylor, Tosh, Mickey, Jackie, Barbara, Ian, Sarah, Ace, Mel, Tegan, Donna, Kate, others | Teen]

Fanart and Creative Endeavours
ghost2 knitted a Seventh Doctor scarf

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chance [userpic]
"In This Life"
by chance (michaelchance)
at April 20th, 2014 (09:39 am)

"In This Life" by angstytimelord
SUMMARY: Based upon prompt 82: If.

Has just been added to Doctor Who gen stories page of the Doctor Who Slash page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive.

Free Kindle Books.

kesdax [userpic]
UNIT Fic: Unintelligent Neanderthals In Transit
by kesdax (kesdax)
at April 19th, 2014 (10:34 pm)

Title: Unintelligent Neanderthals In Transit
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing: Osgood, Kate Stewart
Spoilers: The Day of the Doctor
Rating: G
Summary: Osgood gets a job offer
A/N: Part 1 of my UNIT series

Read more.

Ith [userpic]
'It's Been A Long, Long Time' (01/??)
by Ith (ithildyn)
at April 19th, 2014 (03:00 pm)

Title: It's Been A Long, Long Time
Author: ithildyn
Fandoms: Captain America/Marvel Movies, Iron Man, Highlander
Rating: PG13
Characters: Tony Stark, Methos, Bruce Banner/Hulk, Nick Fury, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Original Characters.
Notes:This is set during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so spoilers abound!
Summary: Charlotte's capture and torture by the enemy during World War II is a nightmare from her past, but that nightmare is about to take form once again, very much in the present.

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OTW Fannews: Copyright threats and benefits
by otw_staff (otw_staff)
at April 19th, 2014 (02:12 pm)

Banner by Erin of a shield bearing the logos of several digital rights organizations.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership continues to be a concern for fans even as the music industry is discovering there's money in fanworks:

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