john_amend_all
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20th-Jan-2017 08:56 pm - The Way The Future Was
john_amend_all: (gia)

Sorry I haven't had much to say about my [community profile] fandom_stocking presents. I've had a horrible cold since Sunday and haven't felt up to doing things that require much thought.

I got fics - three on AO3:

The Quick, Quick, Slow Change (522 words) by Liadt
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones
Additional Tags: Fandom Stocking 2016, Humour
Summary:The New Year's party had finished and Mr Adamant wasn't happy with his gear.

Five Times Ben Jackson didn't ask Polly out and one Time she asked him (2440 words) by Annariel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ben Jackson/Polly Wright
Characters: Ben Jackson (Doctor Who), Polly Wright
Additional Tags: Five Times
Summary: After they get back from their travels in the Tardis, Ben and Polly must pick up their lives. Somehow that seems to mean it's never quite the right moment to become a couple.

On the Various Permutations of Action Verbs (100 words) by misbegotten
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot
Additional Tags: Drabble, Fandom Stocking 2016
Summary: "Now really," says the Doctor.

And one fic that I don't think was copied to AO3: Eleven, Jane Marple, cake, handcuffs, get the picture?

I also got a Zoƫ banner from [personal profile] lost_spook: Here.

And good wishes from [personal profile] valarltd, [personal profile] knowmefirst, [personal profile] falcon_horus and [personal profile] twinsarein.


This page on Ian Visits, and the 9-minute video it contains, are a fascinating time capsule of 1960s futurism and 1960s attitudes. Where interoffice memos get shuffled around on physical conveyor belts, and the office telephone system is advanced because you don't have to plug wires into the switchboard to establish a connection. Obviously my father's office was about 20 years behind the times, because its switchboard made the same transition in my lifetime.

(The swimming pool looks worryingly green, to my way of thinking. It looks less 'healthily chlorinated' and more 'will dissolve you on contact').

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