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March 25th, 2007


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12:19 am - Just a short update of much amusement
So, this evening me, fa11ing_away, tinyteddyqueen, becker_ and forsakendaemon went and saw Hot Fuzz. And we laughed our arses off. Great movie, which I must at some point see again.

Quote of the night:

becker_: "I just gave birth to an ice cube!"

In other news, the Beeb is showing off their cunning marketing strategy for Doctor Who, and have posted a short video clip of THAT spoiler on their YouTube thing.

To which my conclusion is that I don't care what the reasoning in plot for it is, it's damned hot.

Oh Beeb, you sure know how to get fannish attention.

Also, because I have to link it, what has become my all time favourite Doctor Who newspaper article. Fannish meta on the inherant loneliness of the Doctor, only found in an actual newspaper. Utterly fabulous.
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From:danel4d
Date:March 24th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
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And hah - the comments for the clip already contain Rose/10 wanking!
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 24th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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And somehow, I am completely unsurprised by that.
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From:__kali__
Date:March 24th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
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I fully expect it to be one of the trailers next week.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
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It's available in online trailers, so it probably will be soon.
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From:hacked2death
Date:March 24th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Although I know its going to be a rewrite of Human Nature, deep down I wish that McCoy has something to do with it...
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
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Aw, bless.
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From:hacked2death
Date:March 25th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah, yeah, I know... :P
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From:stickmarionette
Date:March 24th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
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To which my conclusion is that I don't care what the reasoning in plot for it is, it's damned hot.
I completely agree. RTD knows how to provide quality fanservice.

You know what's sad, though? The fact that someone's already manip'ed the picture to make it 10/Rose.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
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That was an inevitability, I'm afraid. You should see some of the shit the HP fans do to movie caps for their ships.
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From:stickmarionette
Date:March 25th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I do drift in and out of HP fandom, so I've seen what you speak of. It still annoys me though. Not as much as it did when people did it in House fandom, but still unfortunate.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
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Personally, I don't get the logic behind it - the pictures fake, it'll always be fake, it's not changing the canon in any way.
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From:stickmarionette
Date:March 25th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
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Whatever gets people through the day, I guess. *grin* I'm determinedly trying not to feel anything less than 'full on squee' mode for now, and an army of shippers with Photoshop won't stop me.

(Is journalfen down for you too?)
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
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It's all, bless, they think if they pretend it didn't happen, it won't exist. How cute.

(Yes, they are apparently having server problems *cries*)
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From:big_n_happy
Date:March 25th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
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Randomly, one of the comments on that article struck me as awesome. The article itself is nicely non-clueless, but:

The philosopher Thomas Nagel wrote a piece many years ago in which he pondered why human life can seem absurd to those living it. His answer was not Camus’ answer: that we are like Sisyphus, condemned to strive after something that is pointless because we can never achieve it. Nagel’s answer was rather that we have no option but to engage – often wholeheartedly – in essentially human activities and no option but to understand that this engagement and these activities are infinitesimally irrelevant from the point of view of the universe. The Doctor is like us in that he can see things from both points of view. He is unlike us in that the wider perspective is his natural domain. He has the option not to engage in the sorts of activities which for us are not really optional – the sorts of activities we find absurd. One really fascinating thing about Doctor Who – the old series as well as the new – is that the Doctor is drawn to these activities nonetheless. Even though the whole universe is his to contemplate and enjoy, he is drawn to human beings and human life, at times to an extent that suggests that he would almost prefer to be one of us. Consequent melancholy aside, this is a profoundly affirming message from our point of view.

I thought that was pretty cool. Nine irritated me when he complained about "dodgy top-up cards" because my mind flicked to Four loving jelly babies and saying "It may be irrational of me, but the human race is quite my favourite." Yet, Nine's big "I could save the world but lose you" is basically a choice between Timelord scale and human scale concerns; whereas Ten, accepting his Timelordiness, adores human ambition & triviality.

In fact, with Ten more explicitly loving & fawning over us, he also spends more time toppling our leaders and comitting genocide.

(sorry, that comment just got my fanwank going)
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 25th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
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Everything beautiful is terrible; everything beautiful is horrible. Salvation and damnation are the same thing, and the Doctor is salvation.

And are small beautiful moments what life is all about?
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From:forsakendaemon
Date:March 25th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
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Oh - you didn't hear my quote to tinyteddyqueen...
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 26th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
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Apparently I missed it.

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