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12 July 2011 @ 05:39 pm
jealous of my icon tbh  
I. I am home! I am sure you all missed me in my three-day absence. The cottage was lovely and I am not excited to be back at work in the city where it is very hot and, strangely, even more buggy, but on the bright side I had a shower this morning. I also managed to swallow not one but TWO bugs when Frances and I went swimming at night. It was like they were on some kind of crazy suicide mission. There were lots of fireflies as well which was neat because lol evolution, what even.

II. Harry Potter on Friday! I don't love the movies that much, but I still quite like going to see them, if only because it is fun and it is the closest I get to engaging in fandom with most of my ~real life~ friends. We've gone to see them all together since Goblet of Fire, so it has become something of a tradition. I have seen almost no promo material because I find the WB puts out way more than it should and the clips/etc leave me feeling like I've seen everything. So yeah, I am one of those people who avoids "movie spoilers". Dealwithit.gif

III. A week or two ago on Amazon I found all the Doctor Who ~storybooks~ for $0.01 and, being curious, bought them, because I figured the lulz they could provide would outweigh the $0.01 fee. I opened the solo-Ten book to a random page just now and found this excerpt which suggests I am not wrong:

He was always making promises - to get people home, to chase the monsters away, to save the world. He knew deep down he shouldn't, that one day he might make a promise he couldn't keep.

The Doctor felt an emotion he wasn't at all familiar with: despair.
-The Shape on the Chair by Matt Jones


LOL YES. THIS IS DEFINITELY A MAN WHO HAS NEVER FELT DESPAIR:


So that promises to be hilarious. Given how much I love summarizing terrible things, if these stories are EVERYTHING I HOPE FOR AND MORE I might make some posts about them. Would people find that amusing? I will ofc infuse them all with my natural wit and charm. ...Plus I get bored at work.
 
 
 
MV: DW - Utopia Rosemrv3000 on July 12th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
TEN DOES NOT KNOW CRIPPLING DESPAIR. HE IS ALWAYS HAPPY.
Kali: dw :: ten :: victorious_thirty2flavors on July 12th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
LETTING DOWN THIS RANDOM GIRL IN THE STORY IS DEFINITELY THE WORST MOMENT OF HIS LIFE
MV: DW - Mickey/Martha wtf RTD?mrv3000 on July 12th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
OF COURSE IT IS. LOSING ROSE, WIPING DONNA'S MIND, THE MASTER DYING (TWICE), AND KILLING THE TIME LORDS (TWICE) CAN'T POSSIBLY COMPARE.
only arceus can have a perfect blog: can i have an apple?spud14 on July 12th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
TEN DOES NOT KNOW DESPAIR, HE ONLY KNOWS MISERY/DESPONDENCY/LONELINESS/REJECTION/DEJECTION/HOPELESSNESS/ANGUISH.

NEVER DESPAIR. IT HAD NOT YET COME TO THAT.
Kali: dw :: amy :: get out_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
your icon is adorable

god I have so many Amy icons
Duchess - ﺷﻴﻞ: [DW] Ten at the white wall...*soooob*kazutakia on July 12th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH

OMG THAT IS AMAZING

HAS THAT AUTHOR EVEN WATCHED DOCTOR WHO??
Kali: dw :: ten :: fire and ice and rage_thirty2flavors on July 12th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
LOLOLOL RIGHT

AND LIKE IT'S SET DURING S4.5 SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE

The funny thing is I think "Matt Jones" is the dude who wrote The Impossible Planet/Satan Pit episodes in s2. A) those episodes are so good though! and b) I am pretty sure Ten feels despair in those episodes

lol idek
miracleofmercy: tenth doctormiracleofmercy on July 13th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
TIP/TSP was so good because RTD rewrote big chunks of it, no?
Kali_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
rofl I assume this about almost every episode in s1-s4 negl
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Kali: dw :: martha :: excuse me?_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
I can't go at midnight because I have to work the next day, but I will totally be there on Friday night. I've looked at photos from the premiere and stuff, but I don't want to watch clips or trailers because the WB releases SO much in clips and trailers that you can basically see the whole movie.

LOL I only read a page or two last night but they were definitely awesome. I will report back.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on July 13th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
I LOVE THE STORYBOOKS. lol. I have the ones for series 2 and 4. THEY ARE AMAZING. PLZ TO BE RACAPPING THEM FOR YOUR FLISTS PLEASURE.
Kali: misc :: the lesson is never try_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
lolol I have s2 through the specials and I am pretty amused by them already even though I haven't actually read anything. OR WAIT, no I've read like 2 pages of the first Specials one and Ten starts talking to himself because he is a crazy person. Who has never felt despair.
The "Original Function"™iceshade on July 13th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
TEN WAS NEVER SAD? O RLY?




Kali: dw :: amy :: he can't be dead_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
NEVER BEFORE HAD HE FELT THIS MYSTERIOUS FEELING OF 'DESPAIR' UNTIL HE DISAPPOINTED... THAT.. ONE GIRL IN THAT ONE SPINOFF CANON STORY

OBVIOUSLY
The "Original Function"™iceshade on July 13th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
The greatest thing was that finding these took less than three minutes. It took longer for them to load on tinypic than for me to actually gather them.

I MEAN, NO, TEN IS NEVER SAD WUT R U SMOKIN?
Kali: sd :: sometimes it hurts instead_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I almost did exactly that in this post, instead of just using the JE gif, ngl.
Opalshinyopals on July 13th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Lol I love the way the extra canon tries to make itself super deep and meaningful (and relevant) by being alternately THE DOCTOR HAD NEVER FACED ANYTHING SO DANGEROUS BEFORE and THE DOCTOR FELT FEELINGS LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
Kali: dw :: team tardis :: turn left_thirty2flavors on July 13th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
If they said something like THE DOCTOR HAD NEVER BEEN HUNGRIER or THE DOCTOR HAD NEVER SPENT SO LONG FOCUSING ON NOT GROWING A BEARD I might believe them. But lol forever @ "Ten had never felt despair".
🌹la_petite_singe on July 13th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Shit, I am jealous of your icon too. :\ Glad you had a good time on your vacay. And I am totally doing the same thing for the movie--yeah, OK, I basically have the book memorized, but I still don't want to see the best moments from the movie(s) until I'm actually sitting in the theatre. They're releasing SO many sneak peeks and promotional stuff; it's drivin' me nuts. I'm afraid I'm going to have to avoid Tumblr soon, and that's terrible.
Kali: comm :: girls :: in synch_thirty2flavors on July 14th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, it's not like the plot of the movie is going to surprise me, it's the visuals and how everythign comes together, so I don't want to see all that beforehand in 69497 stills and clips and trailers. I've avoided almost all press, haven't even seen the trailer more than maybe twice, and I think it's for the best.

Actually, I'm trying to do that with movies in general more often. It makes things a bit more of a crapshoot but it also means that, even for bad movies, I won't have seen the best parts in the trailer (and good movies don't get ruined by bad trailers, etc). It's kind of too bad though because I love watching trailers lol.
Aliaanonymouscatt on July 13th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
LOL yes plz recap the storybooks, I have only read the S2 one but this is hilarious. And with S4.5 Ten, no less, whose default mood seems to be despair... XD
Kali: dw :: eleven&river :: hello sweetie_thirty2flavors on July 14th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
LOLOL I will get on that! I haven't had time/inclination yet to read them.
saunsaun on July 13th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited that you bought the books. I love the 10/Rose. It's so shippy. I wondered if you had read them and what you thought of them.