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June 1st, 2006


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10:50 pm - Curse you, social life, for preventing me from posting!
Good Lord, I seem to have a social life at the moment. That's kind of scary.

Anyway, Tuesday evening meant another CHAS meeting at The Pancake Parlor. (Mmm, pancakes...), which was as entertainingly random as ever, especially when we discovered plans for next semester, and the astounding fact that we actually have money.

And then, afterwards, we went to the movies. To see The Da Vinci Code.

I am sure a few of you are aware of my opinion of Dan Brown's books. So I wasn't expecting much from the movie. To be brief, I will just say that it was a lot better than the book - not that that is actually hard. I always said it read like a movie novelisation, and so the movie fit the story better. No painful prose or blocks of exposition that just piss me off, or the oh-so-Sueified personal descriptions.

So, it was okay. Watchable, but not particularly good. The Pirates of the Caribbean trailer was awesome, though.

Then, last night, fa11ing_away had gone and arranged for a late Birthday dinner thing, so yay her! So fa11ing_away, punk_rock_nerd, altheas, lena_supercat, de_chel, knave_scurvy, bellmeister, ranorith and me went out and Mexican. Which is quite yummy and fun and all. Especially the part where I had rather too many margaritas.

And then we toddled up to The Croft Institute again (hurrah for weeknights and no entry charge!), which now official qualifies as AwesomeTM. Which was also yay fun. And Pink Grapefruit and Gin = yummers.

You know what? This social life thing, it is actually rather appealing. I can see why people go for it.

Also, My fandom is completely bonkers.

And The Cornfield and The HMS STFU have imploded somewhat, due to vanceone being a misogynistic wanker. So naturally, when I am not being outraged, I discuss Doctor Who with a cool mouse.

Oh, and Rob Shearman remains awesome.

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From:xwingace
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
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Glad you had fun during your party. :-)

That post on T&C makes me use this emoticon 0_0 now for the first time. And I sat there sniggering while I read the post and the thread. I would have giggled, but I'm in a public computer room...

Is it me, or is fandom_wank now entirely populated with, if not DW, then at least David Tennant fans, pretty much down to you? (It may be biased, because I almost only see these things when you link to them, but it sure looks like it. :-))

XWA
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
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I think Corinna picked up on my pre-birthday emo, and decided to try and make me feel better.

It was hilarious, but in the best possible way. *loves her crazy crazy fandom*

Hmm... well, I have sort of gained a reputation as the token Doctor Who obsessive amongst certain people on f_w. I know there are at least two occasions where someone has mentioned Doctor Who in an entirely unrelated thread, and the next response was: *waits for drakyndra to show up* And then there's the fact that "Doctor Who killed Snarry" is sorta-kinda my fault. And the two great big quote comment threads that I've been involved in. And at least 5 Doctor Who wanks in the laast six months I have commented on heavily. So I have a sort of reputation.

And there's the fact that f_w has a huge Harry Potter population - it's pretty much the biggest wank source these days. The fact that Tennant was in the movie got him huge exposure to a certain section of fandom. And so you get a lot of fans who remember him from Harry Potter, and thought he was kinda hot, and are interested in his other performances. And I am quite willing to pimp doctorwho_eps...
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From:xwingace
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
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(Icon!)

Ah yes, the pimping of the Tennant. :-) I should do that more. The problem is, when I try that IRL, I get the reaction 'Who?', and a response of 'The Doctor' wouldn't make any sense, since the whole series *hasn't* been broadcast yet on a Dutch channel, and even if it had, I doubt it would get as popular as it is on the other side of the Channel (or even world ;-)). So all I have to point towards is HP, and to be honest, I didn't actually like DT's performance in that all that much. Too OTT again.

I believe Casanova has been snuck in on DVD over here too. I've yet to find it, though. (Not that I need to. I own the British release.)

XWA
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From:yattara
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Oh yeah, looking forward to PotC 2. Took me ages to see the first one, but it was fun.

And yay!birthday dinners.

Think Doctor Who will ever kill the HP-fandom? *will keep trying this.*
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I saw PotC at the movies with my sister, and loved it instantly. We both did, in a rare bit of sibling synchronicity.

Birthday dinners are good. Particularly with margaritas. And sangria.

We can only keep trying.
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From:yattara
Date:June 1st, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Because what's a birthday without booze? ;)

Spreading Doctor!Love since 2006?
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
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They actually showed it in the public area outside Hoyts at Melbourne Central. There were a whole bunch of trailers shown there, and this was before where you gave your tickets...
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From:dune_drd
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Aaahh... It's good to be a lunatic ^^ Oh how I love such threads about the Doctor's trousers during my coffee break, it makes everything so much more bearable (also, unlike xwingace I giggled quite loudly, oh how I love to have my own room at the uni ^^)
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From:xwingace
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
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*is jealous*

*considers that having an office probably means actually doing some work*

*isn't that jealous.* ;-)

XWA
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for having my very own room in the iPartment!
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From:__kali__
Date:June 1st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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*really wants to see PotC2 trailer*

*is not willing to give money to the Da Vinci Code to actually do so*

*grumps*

What? I do have other fandoms than just DW :D
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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You aren't alone there. *is sadly PotC iconless*
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From:__kali__
Date:June 1st, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
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I couldn't part with mine even though the last film was like three years ago. *the campaign for a POTC/Who spin off with both Jack's starts here*

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