October 31st, 2006
|09:43 pm - My Creative Writing Tutor's Thoughts on Doctor Who|
So, today I had to go see my Creative Writing tutor about my script submission - not a big deal, really, just checking we didn't have any problems et al. And since I didn't have any problems - I know exactly what I have to do (it's just a matter of actually doing it), we got a bit off-topic.
And I ended up talking about Doctor Who. With my Creative Writing tutor.
This was unexpected, to say the least.
In any case, she's a fan of the show - not in fandom, but a fan. Used to watch it back in the day (Fourth and Fifth Doctors, it seems, but she was, shall we say, not particular fond of Six or Seven), but drifted off, and has come back to the new series.
So we chatted a little about fandom and the craziness of fans. Talked companions a bit - she really liked Leela and Sarah Jane from the old series. And she quite liked Rose, because she was a, quote-unquote "bit of a bogan". She was very fond of Jackie and Mickey as well. Got weepy at Doomsday, it seems.
And she reckoned that both the new series were very well written (and I tend to have a bit of respect in her opinion, what with her being my script writing tutor and all). She was most impressed to find out that Moffat (whom she knew from Coupling had written for Who.
Best quote of the conversation (about the Fourth Doctor):
"He lost his mojo when Romana was around"
And another rec down, which leaves only one more to go. This one was a Five/Turlough one, just for something completely different. The last will be Rose post-Doomsday - it seemed fitting to end with that.
Current Mood: amused
What's a bogan? You Aussies and your crazy slang, eh?
. Sort of an Australian version of "chav". Along similar lines, anyway.
"bit of a bogan"
What does that mean?
. As I commented above, it's the equivalent to "chav" in Australia, only with a few different specifics.