dominion series

I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…

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callista-g-blood-official  asked:

I believe you mentioned an audio called Gallifrey that had Ace in it? Am I mistaken? If not, where can I find it?

Big Finish records Doctor Who audios with all the classic Who Doctor and companions they can get their hands on, and Sophie Aldred has been one of the most prolific audio companions. So there’s LOTS of them!

Big Finish Audios are entirely fan-supported; they pay for their equipment and for their actors by making and recording audios (as opposed to the TV show which has a budget paid by the BBC). However, Big Finish has kindly uploaded some of their older audios to Spotify, which you can listen to for free with a login registration.

Here’s a list of Ace stories in Big Finish’s audio catalog. I’ll note which ones are available on Spotify.

  • 34 Main Range stories for Ace and the Seventh Doctor (so far). Main Range are full-cast dramas matching as closely as possible the style of the Who era they’re based in, complete with classic Who cliffhangers. I’ve reviewed and rated a fair number of ‘em. 
  • [[[[Free Main Range Ace stories on Spotify: The Fearmonger (excellent), The Genocide Machine (ok), The Shadow of the Scourge (ok), Dust Breeding (good), Colditz (good, with David Tennant), The Rapture (bad), The Dark Flame (meh), and Sophie plays an Ace-like character in the bizarre multiDoctor story Zagreus.]]]]
  • 4 Lost Stories for Ace, finishing and dramatizing out the stories that were planned for the next season of Classic Who when it was cancelled.
  • 4 Novel Adaptations, dramatizations of the most popular Who novels published during the wilderness years when the show was off the air.
  • Sophie has narrated some Short Trips, which are audiobooks (some sound effects and music, but done as narration rather than performed “as live”). Originally, Short Trips were anthology short stories, each 15 minutes, bundled together in batches of eight, one for each Doctor. [Two anthologies are on Spotify: one, two]. More recently Short Trips have expanded to half-hour standalone audiobooks.
  • Apparently Ace joins the Seventh Doctor for at least part of the UNIT: Dominion series? Haven’t heard it yet, but it’s [all on Spotify].
  • Destiny of the Doctor 50th anniversary audiobook (every Doctor got one narrated by a companion, so of course Sophie did Seven). [All are on Spotify including Ace’s.]
  • Light at the End was Big Finish’s classic Who 50th anniversary special which had every single classic Doctor (yes, 1-3 made cameos) plus companions from every era, including Ace getting to blow things up. Minor part because it was a lot of people to squeeze in.
  • And yes, Ace joined season 8 of the ongoing Gallifrey political drama, but Gallifrey has an ongoing arc, and to some extent Ace does too — this is Ace after a lot of her Main Range adventures — so this probably isn’t the best place to start.

If you exhaust those on Spotify, it’s time to go to the Big Finish website and support them by purchasing more Ace audios. (Besides which, there’s recently been some Ace & Mel stories where they pick up Mel again, and they’re fun.) 

chris schmelke angel!? YES! finally working on some concept/reference for him! as i said, he’ll show up in the standalone swaingel book. i got really excited because the last of what i needed for him was a weapon design, and it finally hit me as i was falling asleep last night

it’s basically a light saber powered by grace to become a concentrated energy beam HELL YEA (i feel like @winjennster and @mittensmorgul will appreciate this)


You need new episodes of an awesome TV-show, right? I know that. Here’s something to help you through hellatus:
It’s called Dominion. Let me tell you a little about it.

You may or may not know the movie ‘Legion’. God disappeared and some angels think it’s the humans fault. Michael is on their side and saves a child that is supposed to be the saviour of humanity.

Dominion is what happens 25 years after that. There are lower ranked angels that need human bodies to walk on earth.

This is the archangel Michael. He helped building Vega (Las Vegas after the angels raised Hell on Earth).

This is the (rebellious) soldier Alex. He’s gay for Michael (and since Michael is gay for him, too, that’s okay).

They don’t admit it buy look at this and tell me they aren’t.

Then here we have the archangel Gabriel, Michaels brother. He is the one who leads the angels against humanity and with that against his brother.

There is this guy, he’s a soldier, he’s gay but no one questions that.
Then there is a female soldier, she’s awesome and at the same time she isn’t sexualized.

If you look at it, it’s a wonderful plot, there are a lot of wings and awesome fights, beautiful (and mainly gay) people everywhere.

I think that’s convincing enough. So go, do something during hellatus.


[1/?] sci-fi/fantasy edits

suho as michael the archangel from the SyFy series Dominion

& it’s a wild thing when you first discover porn
at an age where you’ve finally come to accept

that girls do not have cooties & what a way
to disprove this except with the recording of two people,

close enough to be indistinguishable
from the other; “pleasure,” in such a new format

that you become frightened of it, the way a face looks
in the eye of a camera: undressed & unapologetic,

their genitalia knitted & glazed as if dipped in oil,
seeming to be so edible that you have to try it:

the dish of salt-sleeked skin, a woman’s oval
valley flushed & fluid with gelatinous light,

a man holding the base of the woman’s bottom
against the wall, ascended in the air with her legs

corralling his hip like a belt & I often think that
this is how I wish to be held in the stark night

but thank god the human invented secrecy,
for I couldn’t tell my mom the things I’ve learned,

how the areola often desires a tongue to blanket it,
how desire has become the word that governs me,

sex thickening my imagination, wanting sex to be
done beneath the light-loosed coverings of the sun,

beneath the shade of a forest, in a room dark
enough to not see what you touch, knowing

only that you are & there is such risk, to know
your eyes do not tell you much of anything

but when looking at a video of a man smoking
while a woman’s mouth becomes the sheath

to the cock as his hand holds the neck down,
I’ve then become the witness of a culture of dominion,

with a series of no’s slipping into the sky as prayer
& I only speak of this knowing I’ve also been taken

in the brooding dark, my own body abandoning itself
when facing a mirror because of what has stained me,

the imprint of a hand that I can still recall on my shoulder,
the disturbed flesh in a slight quiver, the bones ringing

like wind chimes, loose & unresisting to what slips
through it; a feeling of the body being shear,

common ground for the damaged, being as weightless
as a phallus without blood, as the curtain of a labia;

the parts most ashamed but look there- the video
shows us a woman smiling, the grin of a man,

both in union, even their shadows making love
in independence, so of course there’s a lucid form

of joy here but when the camera sleeps, when the outside’s
eyes cannot see how pleasure defines us, I depart my room,

exhausted from a lonely fantasy, wondering how
will the world fall inside the open parts of me,
with all its terror, loud enough to almost be a moan.

—  Nkosi Nkululeko, Culture of Dominion (via Vinyl Poetry)

Seth’s Dominion, directed by Luc Chamberland, is a hybrid documentary/animation film exploring the life of master cartoonist Seth. The film won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival and had an international debut at London’s Raindance Festival. Now, Seth’s Dominion is coming to the CBC’s “Absolutely Quebec” series! Seth’s Dominion will air on CBC Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm.