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Notes while watching:

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I'll quite possibly write more later, after I've had time to ponder and such, but my general reaction was:
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Whilst watching the first episode of Neverwhere, after the Marquis' first scene, I have conclusively decided that DO WANT.

Yes, Paterson Joseph would be absolutely perfect for Eleven. Also, if Neil Gaiman based the Marquis de Carabas on One particularly, then I ought to like One very much indeed when I finally watch some of his serials. I could see it: MdC has a rather crotchety 'bitch, please' thing going on.

(Although, I feel this ought to be said: WTF his hair??)

Oh, also Croup and Vandemar are delightfully twisted things, as they should be, Door seems pretty cool, and Richard is awdorable. Makes me want to re-read the book. Shame I left all my books at home when I came to Vancouver. :(

And now I'm going back to watch more.
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So, Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

I've watched about one third of it so far, and I have to get something off my chest:

I don't care about the bad, BAD eighties-ness. I don't care about the ridiculous plot, the blatant fan-mockery, the embarrassing one-shot characters.


I don't even know why. I have no idea what I love about him, all I know is that whenever he does or says anything, I'm just filled with love. I adore him to itty bitty pieces. I love his voice, the way he talks, his mannerisms, his hands, his clothes, EVERYTHING. Honestly, on a ratio-basis (ie, how much screen time I've seen versus how much love I've felt) Seven is my favourite Doctor already. From the forty-or-so minutes I've seen, I love him more than Ten. SERIOUSLY.


(Also, I've just finished watching Mark of the Rani, and wow. I didn't know they could be that blatant about Doctor/Master (in canon, since we all know how Curse of Fatal Death ended) before RTD showed up. Ok, that's a lie, I mean, I've seen Sea Devils and Mind of Evil, but still.
The Rani makes fun of the Master's obsession, like, constantly, and the Master doesn't even deny it.
Also, Six and Peri are SO doing it. It's the only way their relationship makes sense: they're completely an old married couple who half-hate half-love each other. And I don't hate Peri, despite her terrible voice and constant whining. I'm rather immune to whiny characters, and I quite like watching her and Six interact and go between insults and caring for each other.
And, finally, I would like to say that Six is adorable. He might be unstable and crazy and really, REALLY bad at dressing himself, but I don't know, I like watching him.)

So, that makes... 9/10 Doctors that I love. I haven't seen One, so no judgement there, but, within no more than two serials, and often one episode, I've fallen in love with each Doctor that I've seen. I seem to have some sort of automatic Doctor-love thing going on.

Two - took me two serials to love. He was a bit irritating in The Mind Robber (although I enjoyed the serial more than I thought I would), but then Tomb of the Cybermen won me over. Also, Two/Jamie is canon. 

Three - first Classic Doctor I watched because I wanted to see moar Master, and fell in love with him from the first serial I watched, Terror of the Autons. His era is my favourite overall, of Classic Who. Also, I love Jo, SO MUCH. She reminds me of a ditzier, more sterotypical 70s-chick Rose, both regarding her kick-ass capabilities, her bonding-with-random-characters thing, and her adorable relationship with the Doctor. LOVE!

Four - my GOD his voice. I'm so glad I didn't grow up watching him and being squicked by Uncle Tom syndrome. Also, based solely on City of Death and the RIbos Operation, Tom Baker has perfect comedic timing.

Five - so pretty! He's a bit bland, but I adore him anyway. Maybe a little bit because of his blandness. Also, pretty!

Six - said it above.

Seven - likewise. (OMG I LUFF HIM.)

Eight - um. MOAR PRETTY! Also, the sole positive aspect of the Doctor Who movie, and what a positive aspect it is! I've been reading through a few of the EDAs too, and, despite the constant amnesia thing, he's really loveable, and a bit of a woobie.

Nine - well, my first Doctor, and the reason I fell in love with the show in the first place. What more do I need to say? I loved him from "nice to meet you Rose. Run for your life!"

Ten - duh. Actually, I was really worried about the transition here, because I've had a bad experience with character changes before with Due South, and I did NOT want to repeat the Kowalski experience: unconventionally attractive man that I was madly attracted to is replaced by pretty boy that everyone seems to like better. The similarities scared the hell out of me. But David Tennant completely won me over, even though it took until, I think, Runaway Bride for me to be absolutely certain that I could love him as much, or more, than Nine. Then I truly fell into the fannish circle of hell after I found myself completely unable to watch past the first five minutes of Last of the Time Lords, instead devouring all the Doctor/Master I could find, and the rest is history.

I don't know what the point of that was. Wait, yes I do - rambling about myself is fun!

ETA: Now I'm over half-done, and my love for Seven is actually growing, like, exponentially. It's a bit frightening how much I completely adore him, and quite honestly, I think it has to do with the purposeful way he moves. Didn't McCoy go to clowning school or whatever? I mean, you learn all about space and movement, and the way he moves, it's like he's 100% confident that he is exactly where and when he should be, and like everything he does is absolutely certain. I don't really know how to put it, but I certainly like it.
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Wow, I'm actually at university. In a dorm. In Vancouver! I'm right beside the beach, and there are huge trees everywhere, and it's all humid and lovely! I really missed the coast, and it feels great to be back finally. On the other hand, this is weird to me because I'm a hopelessly dependent person and my parents just left about two hours ago. D:

This is where I'm going to announce that I'm going to keep a damn blog for once, and start posting regularly. I need a system of familiar people I can converse with, so there's my motivation. *waves hello to the people already on friendslist*

I've joined a Doctor Who Vancouver meetup group, which is pretty cool and which I'll definitely check out, if I can figure out how public transportation works, so yay! There's also a sci-fi club on campus (with a whopping four members - but I'm still going to check it out) and hey, I'm in film studies, so there must be at least a few interesting people in my classes. *crosses fingers*

I have a feeling that Doctor Who (and maybe other fandoms too, but that'd be the main one) is going to be my lifesaver, so expect random bouts of rambling meta, possibly inspired by my film studies courses. Or Women's Studies, which is the only other subject I have this semester. Useless arts degree, here I come!
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Oh my god. So I'm about half way through Takin' Over The Asylum, first episode, and holy Jesus Tapdancing Christ. David Tennant? He is so attractive that mere words cannot even begin to convey it. I literally made high-pitched noises when he first appeared. He sings! He's so young looking, and it looks like he's wearing eyeliner and lipstick and his hair is light-brown/red and delightfully floppy over one eye and he's manic like a puppy and oh so adorable. EVERYONE MUST WATCH THIS NOW. It is amazing.

I... just... *watches more and then dies of sexy*

(and of course he'd be manic. I'm beginning to wonder if he can play anything else. Heh.)
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I feel that I should explain that Sunday nights (slash-Monday mornings) this summer appear to be for drinking. Partially due to Doctor Who (a reason that is now gone, sigh) and partially due to Yay-no-more-work-for-four-days celebration.

I feel the need to post this, because, fyi, I'm drunk right now. This is due to the fact that I didn't eat anything today and kinda forgot before drinking two and a half glasses of whiskey and soda. Then I remembered when I couldn't walk very well after.


So, because I want to write something, I've decided to announce my triumphant return to vidding. Uh... as soon as I re-watch the fourth season of Starsky and Hutch. No really - I have an absolutely BRILLIANT vid in the works, but I've only done half of it because the rest requires fourth-season clips, and I'm avoiding a rewatch, because the fourth season creeps me out.

ALSO? I have two brilliant ideas for New Who videos!! One is a Doctor/Rose video (sort of) to the song Nothing and Nowhere by Emily Haines. Terribly depressing, of course, but should work well once I render the clips. Hopefully. If I don't quite half-way, as I am wont to do.

My other idea is a Ten angst vid to Dear Jenny by the Dresden Dolls. Yes, the Doctor is "Jenny" in question. Shuddup, it works. I think. Problem with that would be a complete lack of theme, other than Ten Angst, which is far too broad a category to make for a cohesive vid. Well, it could be a linear narrative of seasons 2-4, but I shall have to think on it.

Um... please don't steal my ideas. I'm rather proud of them, thank you, and once I get off my lazy ass and start converting files and such, I shall actually get to work. I only say this because I've had my ideas stolen before. Ok, that's kind of a lie. But it's rather funny - this one due south vidder somehow kept managing to make videos, like, a few weeks after I'd first thought of the idea and song and was still in the staging process, despite the fact that the ideas remained firmly in my head. I maintain that she was psychic. Anyway, it was disheartening because I don't want to repeat songs and fandoms, so it ruined, like, at least two good ideas of mine.

Uh... yeah. I think I shall end this post with an apology.
I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
(Yet I can't guarantee that I won't do this next time I've been drinking. I seem to enjoy posting to lj after a few. Y'know, cessation of shyness and whatnot. I remain convinced that it's a good thing.)
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Well, I liked it.
SPDN, there are definite Doctor/Rose thoughts and analysis herein.

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OMG. Turn Left.

That is all. I cannot be coherent right now. I'll try again tomorrow.
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I AM GOING TO MISS RUSTY SO FUCKING MUCH!! *SOBS* I love you man! I mean, we'll see how I feel after the next few weeks, but dude, right now? I forgive you for that shit you pulled in LotTL. I don't forgive that lightly, you know.

(I really need to stop posting at 3:00 AM, because NO-ONE reads LJ at this time, anywhere in the world. Oh well, maybe next week I'll post at a decent hour.)
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In other news, I fucking HATE Stephen Moffat. Season five is going to be hell. Oh god I hate life. I hate it. I ACTUALLY CHUGGED MY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE NEAR THE END, WHEN RIVER
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Just a quick little something I need to get off my chest.

*Awaits next week with mixed emotions*
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I'm bored, and trying to cheer myself up after reading about The Next Episode, so here's a list of (canon...ish) m/f couples who have convinced me that a) they are in love and b) made me happy about that fact. Both on TV and in movies. Don't worry, it's a short list, because I usually can't stand romance.

Ok, done spamming tonight.
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So after reading a bunch of posts about That Spoiler for the next episode, I've come to a conclusion:

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I am so freaking excited for next Saturday.

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So, I've read the news.


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May 2009



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