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26 December 2012 @ 10:45 am
christmas and such  
Greetings internet! I'm at my aunt's house now which is in the 21st century, so I have wifi and I figured while everyone is showering and stuff I would check in. I had a good Christmas, very unlike other Christmases I've had. It was nice to see all my cousins at once, which basically never happens.

My aunt's house has a satellite, so I ended up recruiting the TV in the basement to watch the DW Christmas special. My cousin and her boyfriend joined me, and since neither of them have seen Doctor Who before, it involved a lot of explaining. Anyway, I saw the ep at least.

  • this episode was okay

  • i did not hate it. i did not love it either. it was hard to get a good reading on it anyway when i had to explain stuff constantly to my cousins

  • strax is mostly annoying but like that dw comic pointed out he could've solved it with a grenade tbh

  • the sherlock holmes nods were meh

  • jenny and vastra were nice i guess but essentially useless. lol @ vastra whipping out her impressive sword only to get knocked over and out of commission by a 60 year old man
  • eleven's pain -- lol. I like that when Eleven gets hurt, his reaction is to say FUCK EVERYONE Y'ALL CAN DIE IDGAF!!!!! It seems appropriately five-year-old-in-a-strop for Eleven who generally behaves like a selfish immature brat. Anyway to be fair I guess him being in a strop made him less like he'd snorted pixie stix, and I appreciated that.

  • New TARDIS was better in motion than in stills, but still meh.
  • Clara! She was... I dunno. I liked her, I liked Jenna Louise Coleman. I was right about the twist of her death and such. But because she was disposable I was left with a lot of questions -- WHY the double life? How did she get the governess job with that background? Etc. And then she dies, so we don't know. I'm interested to meet Modern Clara, and I am praying to the old gods and the new that she is the final version of Clara we have, and that we don't get rid of a Clara every week or something LORD.

  • lol @ the Doctor's guilt, then he realizes he killed not one but TWO Claras and that makes him want to go find a third one to totallydefinitelynot kill

  • the villain stuff was so ????????????????????????????????????????? btu we were all here for Clara lbr so w/e

  • lol @ the guy clara worked for being such a jackass, i am glad there was no mutual him/clara

  • eleven/clara lol lol lol lol lol lol popcorn.gif

  • laughing @ everyone who was excited for a Victorian companion WHOOPS NOPE SHE'S FROM THE MODERN DAY HA HA HA
  • I really hope we max out at 3 Claras, at least 3 Claras we spend time with, so that we can focus on Modern Day Clara and developing her. But it's Moffat so lol we'll probably get a new Clara every ep and she'll die every ep and Eleven will give not a single shit because now he's found a friend who comes in copies hooray!
  • I still read "Clara" as Claire-uh, can't be tamed
  • Anyway I guess I'm interested to see more Clara but I am sure it'll be a hot mess, what can you do. Good thing JLC is super charming.

After that Space played Christmas Invasion, and we watched that too. My cousin decided like a minute into the Sycorax ship scene that she much preferred David Tennant, and her boyfriend said coral TARDIS was better because it was more homey and that Ten's outfit was great. So validation! Hooray. Except they both found Rose annoying. Poor Rose, TCI is understandable in context but really not a great first ep.

BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY rose_dawson! I essentially had time to copy/paste this post from Tumblr and now I have to go be social but I hope your day is decent.
Opalshinyopals on December 26th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
lol Eleven's five-year-old temper tantrum did nothing to endear him to me. omfg eleven get off your butt and save the planet you have no excuse for being such a dick.

and him being all YAY I CAN FIND ANOTHER ONE at the end cracked me up. also not doing anything to change my impression of Eleven as a five year old who thinks people are pet hamsters.
Kali_thirty2flavors on December 27th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
IKR Eleven's such a dick. But at least somber Eleven was slightly less irritating in personality than hyper Eleven.

IKR???! Ten kowing that he'd killed her twice would've made him so upset lol but Eleven was like SWEET MORE FOR ME.
Lizbazcat89 on December 26th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Nobody understands Rose. I don't get it, she's so charming and wonderful :(
captaintish: Dr. Who -- Oswincaptaintish on December 26th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I am not thrilled with the new TARDIS. It's dark and small.

Other than that, I liked the episode. A lot.

it was hard to get a good reading on it anyway when i had to explain stuff constantly to my cousins

And ugh, tell me about it, that is one of the reasons I always try to watch it online by myself before I watch it with other people.

Pied: the doctor is sonicwheatear on December 27th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
lol @ your reactions

Does anyone know what the plot was? I don't think I've seen anyone talk about what the plot was.