Jul. 1st, 2016

Title: The Wright Choice (1/1)
Rating: G
Word Count: 2,107
Characters: Ian, Barbara
Timeline: Set pre-Class.
Summary: Coal Hill School is now Coal Hill Academy and the new building on school grounds needs a name. Ian asks for a suggestion. He gets a response from an unexpected source.
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to the BBC.
A/N: Entry for [livejournal.com profile] who_contest's "Vacancy" challenge. When I saw these pictures online, I had the idea to write a fic around them. There is a great likelihood that Class will contradict what I've written here, but that's okay.

"This is what I wanted to show you. We had a meeting to name this building. There were a few suggestions, but there was only one that everyone agreed upon." )
- Happy Canada Day! Next year, the country will be 150 years old. That should be fun. I think the government has all sorts of stuff planned for the big 1-5-0.

- I needed something to read on my phone while at work so I decided to download The 100 since it was available and I'm vaguely interested in checking out the show. I was hoping it'd be like the show, with its cool sci fi premise and intense drama, but nope. It was your typical YA angst with a vague sci fi background. The plot is the same - 100 convicted teenaged criminals are sent down to a ruined Earth to see if it's habitable again - but instead of Lord of the Flies with mutated deer, the story focuses entirely on the relationship drama of the four main characters. Ugh. I don't care if so and so broke up with what's his face and what's her name can't date blah blah blah because they're from different tiers of the society. Give me 100 scared teens trying to survive on a post-apocalyptic planet or space station drama because it's falling to pieces. I mean, it's there, but there's not enough of it.

Shame, since the world building is actually quite good. It's clear that Kass Morgan gave everything quite a bit of thought. Like, the birth control law. You have to apply to have children and each family can only have one child and breaking that law is punishable by death. So no one has a sibling on the space station, which is what makes Bellamy an interesting character. He has an illegal younger sister. He has this bond that no one else has. Too bad he's saddled with a stupid romance (and a love triangle at that!). There are different kinds of love, you know. A story about a brother trying to protect his sister on a strange new planet is infinitely more compelling than a guy and a girl angst-ing over whether they should be together.

I think the next book has more sci fi elements, so maybe the rest of the series is less annoying. I'm probably better off watching the show (though I hear the show has made some dumb mistakes, too).

- Finally got around to seeing Finding Dory. I wouldn't say it's better than Finding Nemo, but it's not a tired sequel either. The writers didn't succumb to the urge to rehash old plot points or throw in old characters for no reason (though old characters do show up).

Spoilers for Finding Dory )

I totally didn't realize that most of the upcoming Pixar movies are sequels. There's only one original movie amongst the four that are in production. I don't know what that says about Pixar or Disney.


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