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eng :: i am exceeding ill too

a preview of the existential crisis to come

This is a quick post to cover a couple things:

  • I am back from travelling the wilds with my eBFFs. I arrived safely in Canada a few hours ago now.
  • I am not particularly happy about this.
  • By that I mean it's possible I spent most of yesterday + today like

  • Anyway, I did have a great time! I will write a more detailed post probably when I am less full of pizza and jetlag.
  • But shout-out to mildlyconfused, erethesunrises and anythingbutgrey for meeting up with us and putting up with our tendency to travel in a large brigade and also my inability to write informative text messages on my 2003 phone. It was great to meet all of you!
  • I haven't caught up on any TV, which means I am well behind on Community, GOT and LOK. Please don't spoil me for any in the meantime! I'll catch up soon.
  • I hear LJ did something to the comments that made fandomsecrets flounce? I'm so not in the mood to deal with this shit, LJ.
  • Lastly [I hear there is thus rumour going around about DW 7x05.]"Susan Tyler"? LOL. Chances of this being true: approximately one in a billion. If this were true, chance that I would like it: 0.


So I think that covers most of it.
dw :: ten/rose :: in the face of danger

my friends went clubbing tonight instead. what is my life.

Yesterday firstofoct and I ended up watching Recovery, which was very good but not hilarious at all.

So I guess to compensate today shinyopals, spud14 and I watched SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON with John Barrowman. Yes, that's the movie responsible for this gif:



AMAZING.

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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?

GUYS SHE HELD MY BOOK IN HER HANDS

I started writing a longer post but I'm borrowing lorelaisquared's computer so I will cut to the part that everyone here might actually care about: on Thursday we did the Doctor Who Experience and I took a billion pictures and then, and more importantly, we went to the stage door at Wyndhams. There were lots of people there and poor shinyopals and goldy_dollar were too short to push through but I am large and have long arms:



LOOK

IT IS CATHERINE TATE SIGNING A MY SCRIPT

THEN I SAID "THANK YOU" AND SHE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "OH NO PROBLEM" AND I PROMPTLY SAID "I LOVE YOU" (LIRL)


TBH I am not actually 100% sure she is signing my script in this picture but she is signing a script in front of me and I have a picture of it so I'm just going to pretend. I got both their signatures! I did not tell David Tennant that I loved him which is probably for the best. I will probably post the billion photos I took at some point but I don't want to hog lorelaisquared's computer any longer. BUT I HAD TO SHARE.
eng :: is that not strange?

set phasers to LOVE ME

HELLO INTERNET

I AM ALIVE

HOWEVER THIS COMPUTER SORT OF ISN'T

I WAS GOING TO MAKE A LONGPOST DETAILINGMY FIRSTDAYI N NGLAND BUT AS YOUCAN SEE,THIS KYBOARD IS ESSENTIALLY NONFUCNTIONAL.shinyopals DISAGREES, BUT SHE IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSTIS AFTRI HAVE GONEBACK AND EDITD SOME SENTENCESDUE TO THEIR EXTREME ILLGIBILITY.

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



I HOPE EVRYONEAPPRECIATS TH CONTXTANDAPPROPRIATENESSOFTH GIF BECAUSE I DONOT HAE THE TYPING CAPABILITY TO ELABORATE

THAT IS ALL

OPAL'SP OST IS PROBABLY MORE DETAILD AND LEGIBL.
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:
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 )
dw :: ten :: brainy specs

linguistic queries > everything else in that episode tbh

So we rewatched Girl in the Fireplace last night. I think I'm going to do a sort of round-up post at the end of s2 with my general Rewatch Thoughts, so I will spare you my feelings until that time, but it did leave me wondering about this one repeated phrase which I assumed was a British Thing but which shinyopals says is not:

"We've had some cowboys in here" (in a figurative sense) is...

Not a phrase I have ever heard (Totally unfamiliar)
45(61.6%)
A phrase I have only heard once or twice from the same source (Relatively unfamiliar)
17(23.3%)
A phrase I have heard a few times from various sources (Familiar)
11(15.1%)
A phrase I would use/have used myself (Very familiar)
0(0.0%)
dw :: teamtardis :: trifecta of awesome

top 5 female characters & top 5 slim and foxy ten episodes

I. Since someone on my flist might know: David Tennant reading The Philosopher's Stone -- why does this exist and where can I find more?

II. Hmm, tbh there is not much to update about my life recently. Mostly I have been going to work and occasionally getting into wank at doctorwho and then sending links to placebetween. So here are some more top 5s:

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And on an equally srs note, firstofoct wanted Collapse )