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dw :: rory :: america salutes you

trip overview + doctor faustus review

So, the short version is that my trip was amazing and I desperately wish I had a TARDIS and could constantly revisit that particular two-week period over and over in a Moffat-style disregarding of timelines and universal laws. Now I am back in Canada and pretty sick and my sunburn is peeling and I am a hot mess who is significantly poorer than she was a couple weeks ago, but I REGRET NOTHING.

I arrived in Heathrow on the Thursday morning and met up with shinyopals and together we took the longest bus in the universe back to her city. Frances joined us in London the following Tuesday, and then on Thursday we met up with starlightmoonla and lorelaisquared and the five of us spent most of the rest of our time together. It was awesome, the bigger group meant lots of fun and lots of sub-groups splitting off.

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I think that's about it for established events at like... particular tourist places. Obviously we also did things like "eat at pubs" and "walk around" and "have a picnic" and "watch Fright Night" that were a lot of fun. There was also that time I got my book signed, and that time a guy walked past me on the street and I nearly died of heart palpitations.

You may have noticed that I have barely mentioned Much Ado About Nothing in this post! That is because it is getting its own long-winded post. Get ready. In other theatre news, we also saw Mamma Mia (fun, but I was sitting next to two small children who fidgeted and were incredibly irritating the whole time) and Collapse )

Okay, this is already super long. See why Much Ado needs its own post?
eng :: is that not strange?

set phasers to LOVE ME

HELLO INTERNET

I AM ALIVE

HOWEVER THIS COMPUTER SORT OF ISN'T

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ANYWAY THE MORAL OF THIS POST IS THAT TODAY DAVID TENNANT WALKED PAST ME ON TH SIDEWALK, TO WHICH I WAS MOST LITERALLY LIKE:



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dw :: ten :: aloha

define "doctor who related"

I. Here's the promised prequel to Let's Kill Hitler.



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II. In related news, yesterday when I went downstairs my dad was like "hey, are you doing anything Doctor Who-related while you're in England?"

To borrow a Tumblr meme:


I left out Much Ado x2, Doctor Faustus, Fright Night (lirl) and "probably literally watching Doctor Who", settling on "there's this exhibit thing".

III. On Saturday I saw half an episode of Hoarders. My room is now the cleanest it has been in months if not years.
dw :: ten :: aloha

doctor who s6b trailer and some stuff

New s6b trailer with a few clips we haven't seen before and obligatory unnecessary BBCA cheesy voice-over:



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Apparently on Monday we get the third and final prequel, and this time it will actually be relevant and worth watching since it'll have the Doctor and Amy.

On a similar note, BBCA has an article up about Rose Tyler and it's pretty cute. I like the description of Cloen at the end, lol.

In other news, I leave in twelve days! I still have to do things like "buy shoes" and "write my work-term report" and "call the credit card company", but I am getting pretty excited. And by "pretty excited" I mean


GET READY, ENGLAND/OPAL.
dw :: ten :: aloha

Clearly it has been too long since I posted about Doctor Who...

...so here is some stuff:

I. This art (featuring Nine, Rose, Ten, Martha, Donna, Eleven, Amy, and Rory) is totally adorable. LOOKIT 'EM ALL IN ONE PLACE. I love the different ways they're ~connected~ too, very appropriate. Anyway A+ all around.

II. I see series 6 promo stuff is starting to gear up. Collapse )

III. Thirdly, we watched the Library episodes in our rewatch recently. It's the first time I've seen them since I started liking River, and I can safely say now that while I am no longer butthurt about it and the episodes are a bit improved by not thinking River is the worst, I still find the actual plot a hot mess full of frustrating resolutions. AND SAVED/SAFE WILL NEVER MAKE SENSE TO ME AS A REVEAL EVERRrr. And I hope when Amy finds out about all this she punches the Doctor in the nads tbh.

IV. During the great LJ downtime I started writing a list of my top 10 non-RTD episodes, which is actually yielding sort of surprising results. So that should be up... whenever I get around to finishing it and finding some graphics. There's actually an even split between Moffat Who and RTD Who episodes! I guess when it comes down to it all my favourite RTD Who episodes are by RTD himself, whereas... only one of the Moffat Who episodes is actually by Moffat. Hmmm. It's sort of fun to share my love for some of the episodes I don't talk about as much, though.

V. Doctor Who related: I am dragging shinyopals and goldy_dollar with me to see Doctor Faustus on the 4th of September, adding yet another layer of Doctor Who to our trip. Whee! I am not actually very familiar with the play itself, but seeing a 16th century play performed at the Globe starring a Doctor Who actor gives me a lot of nerd bingo points, so.

VI. Wow look at all these bullet points. I GUESS I DO STILL HAVE A LOT TO SAY. Here's a gif for your time:
act :: kgill :: it's me!

montreal again! and some other stuff

I. I am back from Montreal! I spent the weekend with goldy_dollar and we went to ~the planetarium~ because we're 5 year olds and then we saw a Just for Laughs thing with kazutakia. The comedian we saw was a woman named DeAnne Smith and she was actually quite hysterical, which was awesome since with smaller-named comedians it can be hit or miss. She's got a YouTube channel which I haven't fully perused yet but the set she did on Saturday was very funny. Anyway, I haven't had my laptop with me for the last couple days so I'm behind on The Internets and stuff, let me know if I missed anything particularly important.

II. So there's a new Doctor Who trailer that I cannot embed because YouTube won't let you embed anything anymore even though embedding was like 75% of what YouTube had going for it. Collapse )

III. Speaking of, today is the 24th which means I leave in a month! That is exciting but means there are also lots of things I need to start doing in preparation. Like... buying shoes that are actually comfortable for extended periods of time. Hmmm.

IV. Also, we watched Torchwood on Saturday. I don't remember that much so I don't have much to say except Collapse )

V. Lastly, in lieu of bringing my computer I brought A Clash of Kings so now I'm on page 150 which is nothing because this book is monstrous. Collapse )
dw :: doctors :: bringing you back

top 5 celebrities i would hang out with + some other stuff

I. My internet at home is not working. This is incredibly distressing, especially with the long weekend and subsequent surplus of free time coming up. Even more distressing is the fact that I was like "well I can write fic I guess" and then remembered that no, actually all my WIPs are GoogleDocs and I cannot access them. DAMN YOU TECHNOLOGY AND MY UTTER RELIANCE ON YOU.

II. My internet is complicating matters but we are half-way through series 3 in our rewatch and my main thought rn is HOW CAN ANYONE HATE MARTHA JONES, she is so fabulous, ugh internet you don't know what you're missing.

III. I bought my plane ticket to England! shinyopals ARE YOU READY FOR THIS. I must say though, I have never bought a plane ticket before (the one time I've flown it was included in a big package deal lump sum school trip thing) and now I see why. That shit is expensive. Do they not realize that as a Canadian I have an intrinsic desire to leave the country at least twice a year?

IV. More top 5s! I am almost done. I have a bromance one to post but I want youtube clips and stuff and I'm not getting that at work, either. BUT placebetween wanted Top 5 celebrities I would like to hang out with at home. No pictures because I am at work and googling all these people feels awkward, so you'll just have to deal with my ~words. Collapse )