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05 April 2010 @ 12:03 am
if you seek amy  
First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MULTIPLE FRANCE. I meant to write you fic ...and then my room was unexpectedly invaded all weekend. But I will get on that ASAP.

Due to said unexpected invasion of my room, it wasn't until today that I wound up getting to watch Doctor Who with goldy_dollar and her friend kazutakia. HMMM. Okay I watched this like six hours ago so I'm going to go with bullet points of things that I remember.


  • I still do not understand how he somehow took off his jacket and fell out of the TARDIS with his screwdriver in his teeth. LOL, show
  • The new intro is fine, except that when "MATT SMITH" appeared via lightning we all laughed our asses off. Okay then.
  • lololol Eleven making a kid cook for him and then bitching about how all her food is terrible.
  • WAS BBAMY/~AMELIA~ PRAYING TO SANTA? AHAHA
  • Omfg, orphan bb Amy packing her bag and getting her coat and going to wait for the Doctor was like the saddest thing ever. Me, goldy_dollar and kazutakia were just like "NO NO NO DON'T DO THAT AWWWWW BABY AMY D: D: D:"
  • I liked the music in that scene. Murray Gold stuck around, right? Ilu, Murray Gold.
  • I have no idea what happened with the actual alien plot of this episode... which is basically status quo when I watch this show, so no change there. But something about silence coming? And the Doctor doesn't know about it? Series arc? Idk.
  • "Kiss-o-gram" is as close to "stripper" as the BBC would let him get, isn't it?
  • What was with the elaborate zooming in on Rory? kazutakia goldy_dollar was like "he has Google Street View in his head!" which, as we know from Waters of Mars, matches the Wikipedia.
  • "Aren't you going to turn your back?" "No." lirl. poor Rory.
  • Aww, Ten! And ... all those other ones. It is nice to see Eleven continuing the trend of scaring off aliens by showing off his Wikipedia entry.
  • The new TARDIS still looks like a rad club. I guess Eleven thinks so too. ~sexy~
  • Why does Amy trust him to return her the morning of her wedding when he has consistently FAILED at being on time?


In general, I was really entertained, and while it'll take me a little while to get firmly attached to the characters, I could see it happening. I think what they've done with Amy is really interesting, with the distrust and skepticism born out of childhood disappointment not just from the Doctor but presumably from others as well, so she could wind up being quite an interesting character. Eleven so far is hilarious, but he hasn't become exceptionally sympathetic yet. I think the times he seemed most sincere were when he was with baby Amy, but it's only been one episode so I'm not too concerned yet. ...And frankly, if after being punched in the grief bone the entire time he was Ten, Eleven decided to be an asshole, I could probably understand that.

All in all I enjoyed it and am eager for the next episode. AND IT IS NEXT WEEK INSTEAD OF SIX MONTHS FROM NOW. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!

Pictures of my puppy later, I think. I generally like to keep spoilers in their own post.
 
 
 
Lizbazcat89 on April 5th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
THE SILENCE WILL FALL ON THE BAD WOLF WHO WILL KNOCK FOUR TIMES AT TORCHWOOD

I couldn't fit "there is something on your back" in there.

I am fairly sure that in the UK, being a ____O-Gram tends to connotate stripper stuff, which is another interesting facet to the abaondonment issues side of Amy's character.

Kali: dw :: amy :: say what you want about me_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
.......the only other one I can think of is WE ARE COMING

Indeed! lol "I THOUGHT YOU WERE A NURSE. OR A NUN." Yeah, I am intrigued by Amy's abandonment issues, ngl.
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aleph: gunship tardis help wantedlacunaz on April 5th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
YESS DOCTOR WHO POST

I watched it today with Kelly, though she'd already seen it (h0r) and we agreed that it was good -- I was personally expecting something a little more creepy from the Moff, but I understand he had to do the whole ~establishing setting and characters~ thing.

YOU'RE SCOTTISH, FRY SOMETHING. I was just sitting there like "rude! why are you spitting food everywhere?" but I really liked that scene. And then the packing/waiting scene was so sad omg I didn't know you could tug my heartstrings, Moff.

The "silence" bit was rather heavy handed. IT WILL BE SILENT. YOU WILL HAVE SILENCE. SILENCE WILL FALL. SEE YOU IN 10 EPISODES.

I was pretty skeptical of Karen because all I'd seen of her was that Fires of Pompeii episode with the drama hands and those horrible sketches on youtube, but I was pleasantly surprised. And I like 11 so far. He has apparently decided to up the level of douche by walking into people's houses and demanding their laptops and then telling them to get girlfriends. YOU ARE CLASSY, DOCTOR.

I sort of don't understand how the virus/countdown thing was supposed to work, but from what I gathered... Prisoner 0 was defeated by status updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Lizbazcat89 on April 5th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
Defeated via social networking sites.

That's a bad way to go.
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Leahprofessor_spork on April 5th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
YESSSSS I was waiting for you to weigh in. And I was not disappointed. Your meta is just SUPERIOR. (that is to say: I lirl'd and clapped several times, and other people just don't illicit that response.)

But something about silence coming? And the Doctor doesn't know about it? Series arc? Idk.

FROM BENEATH YOU IT DEVOURS.

As far as Amy's abandonment and trust issues go (and I love how contradictory those are; makes her nice and complex and new), I think that I will be a-okay with her relationship with the Doctor as long as it is always exactly like this:



I can't remember who said it, but back when we were still laughing at the Vortex o'Villains promo, someone said "I like that when he said 'trust me!' she asked 'Why?'-- it's about time we had a companion who asks why" and they're not wrong. It's the same thing as "Why'd you say six months?" "Why'd you say five minutes?!" They're not a perfect fit. I feel like the stuff Donna always said in jest, Amy'll be asking for real. And that's a cool place to go.

Oh, god, if Donna could see him now...
Kali: dw :: eleven :: mad man in a box_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
lol I know my opinion is always MUCH SOUGHT AFTER.

Yeah. I remember seeing lots of Karen Gillan interviews where she talked about how Amy is "different" because she is FIESTY etc and "doesn't really trust him" and I was sort of like "yeah yeah every companion is independent, w/e"... but now I see what she meant and I think that adds -- or could add, assuming Moffat follows through -- a really interesting dimension to their relationship.

Omg I want Donna to see Eleven so bad. She would laugh and laugh and laugh...
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Dani: dw // 11 // who da man?dashafeather on April 5th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
omg when Amy started packing. SO MUCH D: D:
And IA, the music in the background helped tug at my heartstrings too. Pretty.

lol, yeah, the Doctor was such a douche at the beginning, but that whole scene was kinda hilarious.

Eleven is definitely entertaining, hilarious and kind of crazy but IA I wanna see him angst some. I'm actually pretty excited to see how he deals with angst/raeg/companion-in-danger stuff.

And excited for next week! :D


Kali: dw :: new kids :: can i come?_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
NOOOOOOO BABY AMY STOP PACKING YOUR ADORABLE LITTLE SUITCASE D:

Yeah, Eleven was hilarious and very entertaining to watch, but we'll have to get some genuine emotion from him before he becomes too endeared to me, I think.

Me too! I MEAN, A NEW EPISODE ON SATURDAY INSTEAD OF SEVEN MONTHS FROM NOW? CRAZY.
Ing: nine/rose | victorian magichysteriagalore on April 5th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
KALI, I AM FOR SOME REASON REALLY ATTACHED TO RORY. WHAT? D:
demented & sad, but socialpapilio_luna on April 5th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, I really like him too. He seems so earnest.
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demented & sad, but social: dw: elevenpapilio_luna on April 5th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
The new intro is fine, except that when "MATT SMITH" appeared via lightning we all laughed our asses off. Okay then.

I HAAAAAAATE IIIIIIT D: D: D: D:

WAS BBAMY/~AMELIA~ PRAYING TO SANTA? AHAHA

LOL that was the best gag in the whole episode!

Omfg, orphan bb Amy packing her bag and getting her coat and going to wait for the Doctor was like the saddest thing ever. Me, goldy_dollar and kazutakia were just like "NO NO NO DON'T DO THAT AWWWWW BABY AMY D: D: D:"

Yeah, as soon as she got that suitcase out I was like "NOOOOOO! You are signing yourself up for a lifetime of heartbreak and therapy!!!!" Can I call it or what?

I liked the music in that scene. Murray Gold stuck around, right? Ilu, Murray Gold.

He did! Though I may never forgive him for what he did to the theme tune this time around. You're on my list, Murray Gold. Watch your step.

I have no idea what happened with the actual alien plot of this episode... which is basically status quo when I watch this show, so no change there. But something about silence coming? And the Doctor doesn't know about it? Series arc? Idk.

LET ME HIT YOU WITH THIS ANVIL OF A SERIES ARC RIGHT NOW IN EPISODE ONE, OKAY? HERE IT IS! EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION! READY?! HERE WE GO! TAKE NOTES!

Seriously, be a bit more heavy-handed, will ya? At least with the others it was sort of carefully seeded into the background before getting all ~important~ later in the season. Which is why you could sort of understand why no one noticed "Bad Wolf" or Torchwood or Harold Saxon, or all the zillion things in series 4, until it was almost too late. But this time, if they ignore this ~DIRE WARNING~ until episode 11, I'm going to seriously doubt the Doctor's intelligence. Because clearly this is IMPORTANT. We know this because WE WERE TOLD IN LITERAL WORDS.

What was with the elaborate zooming in on Rory? kazutakia was like "he has Google Street View in his head!" which, as we know from Waters of Mars, matches the Wikipedia.

I hate this, too. (This is all sounding like I hated the episode, but I really didn't!) It yanked me out of the story and made me wonder why I was suddenly watching CSI. Then I watched the Confidential and they're all, "Look at this awesome new camera trick! It's like ~BEING IN THE DOCTOR'S HEAD~! Basically, prepare to see this often! Because it's awesome!" And I was like "NOOOOOOO! DON'T DO THAT!!!" That's like 1 order of magnitude away from yanking off sunglasses and going YEEEEEAAHHHHH!!!

Aww, Ten! And ... all those other ones. It is nice to see Eleven continuing the trend of scaring off aliens by showing off his Wikipedia entry.

I have to say, this sort of paled in comparison to "No second chances. I'm that sort of man." "When you get home, google me." just doesn't have the same impact.


Why does Amy trust him to return her the morning of her wedding when he has consistently FAILED at being on time?

Argh, mte! If he gets her back in time, it will be the plot twist of the century!

Edited at 2010-04-05 03:04 pm (UTC)
Kali: dw :: new kids on the block_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
To be fair I couldn't actually really hear the theme music itself because we were talking, but the puffy vortex thing didn't offend me, though the LIGHTNING and the names were hilarious.

Yeah the foreshadowing was not particularly subtle... and the Doctor's reaction seemed to be "lol w/e" which... LIRL.

"Look at this awesome new camera trick! It's like ~BEING IN THE DOCTOR'S HEAD~! Basically, prepare to see this often! Because it's awesome!"

Yeaahh as soon as it happened I was like "oh god this is never going to stop is it". I can see how someone would think it would be TOTALLY COOL YOU GUYS, but in practice it just looks silly. I seem to recall they did something similar in the Sherlock Holmes movie that just came out.

"When you get home, google me." just doesn't have the same impact.

LOL. At least he was more successful than when Jack tried this in COE.


Argh, mte! If he gets her back in time, it will be the plot twist of the century!


Yeah I was kind of like "...why do you suddenly trust his driving?" Buut okay.
Francesgoldy_dollar on April 5th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
[info]kazutakia was like "he has Google Street View in his head!" which, as we know from Waters of Mars, matches the Wikipedia.

excuse u, that was me. I MUST GET CREDIT FOR SEMI INTELLIGENT THINGS I SAY OKAY. You were there for the Seek Amy incident.

And TY for the birthday wishes. I am waiting for fic.
Inghysteriagalore on April 5th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
I am sorry I missed your birthday! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, Frances of the great Canada.

I hope you got a yummy cake (I assume this is what all Canadian cakes look like):
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Kellysweetcherrytree on April 5th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
omnomnom fish custard
Kali: dw :: eleven :: mad man in a box_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
lol that was disgusting. Poor Matt Smith.
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Opal: Rose is awesomeshinyopals on April 5th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Lol at the Doctor's internal google street view. I can't wait to see what other internet sites he has in his head.
a lanky brunette with a wicked jaw: dw || ten destroys everythingintrikate88 on April 5th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
I bet he has 4chan. It explains a little of Teh Crazy, too.



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Austin: Elevenjohnmayergirl23 on April 5th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
lololol Eleven making a kid cook for him and then bitching about how all her food is terrible.
He's still kind of a douche! I'm glad some things never change.

It is nice to see Eleven continuing the trend of scaring off aliens by showing off his Wikipedia entry.
LOLOL YES

I'M SO EXCITED FOR S5!!!!!!!!! I've never done the whole episode-a-week-thing before, so I'm pumped.
Kali: dw :: eleven :: mad man in a box_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Eleven is definitely off to a fantastically douchey start. I've been really entertained by him, but I do hope we get to see some angst or genuine concern or something soon enough to make him a bit more endearing.

IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE AN EPISODE A WEEK, AUSTIN. OMG.
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erateinierateini on April 5th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
WHO DA MAN! XD
Kali: dw :: martha :: and a lizard_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
LIRL I LOVED THE RESOUNDING SILENCE AFTER HE SAID THAT
Beck: DW - 11 & Amybeck_liz on April 5th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
I still do not understand how he somehow took off his jacket and fell out of the TARDIS with his screwdriver in his teeth.

Yeah, I actually had to rewind and go back to the beginning, the hanging out of the TARDIS threw me so much. I was doing the Doctor's, "What? What?! WHAT?!!" *snerk*

Also, yes; the lightning in the credits is stupid.

"Kiss-o-gram" is as close to "stripper" as the BBC would let him get, isn't it?

Yeah, see, if she hadn't been so embarrassed about it, that'd be one thing. But she clearly was. Oh, Moffat.

Why does Amy trust him to return her the morning of her wedding when he has consistently FAILED at being on time?

Possibly she doesn't actually WANT to be returned on the morning of her wedding? Even if only subconsciously? (Poor Rory! I assume, anyway.)
Kali: dw :: amy :: when i was a little girl_thirty2flavors on April 5th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I saw that clip when the BBC released it, and had the same questions, and then thought maybe it wasn't REALLY the VERY first scene... but it was. Okay then.

Yeah idk, I wonder if we will get any more info on the kissogram thing. Is that even a real thing? Does that exist?

Possibly she doesn't actually WANT to be returned on the morning of her wedding? Even if only subconsciously?

I was wondering if they might go down that angle. We'll see, I suppose! But running off on the eve of your wedding without actually even admitting that it's the eve of your wedding is a bit suspect. I mean, she's clearly sort of enamored with the Doctor, contrary to what Karen Gillan kept telling us pre-series, but... poor Rory.