So what's been going on...
Seeing as I nabbed the Doctor Who videos from yesterday's FAS meeting, last night I went and washed the entire of The Dalek Invasion of Earth, accompanied by fa11ing_away (For those who don't know me in RL - she's a housemate, and also a Doctor Who fan, brought in by Teh Tennant, who wanted to see what th eold stuff was like).
Anyway, I rather liked it, even if it had some of the most spectacularly dodgy special effects - the really, really obvious model shots, the baby alligator they shot to make it look like a big one, and the pie plate flying saucers, you know. And the Slither had us both laughing hysterically.
Some of the lines were rather amusing - I mean the classic is the "Jolly good smacked bottom" thing, but Corinna was convinced that the show was basically Dalek smut, and I can sort of see her point - all that talk about penetration and shafts. That said, we got a "Resistance is useless!", which was fun.
That said, when the Doctor gave his speech to Susan after locking her out of the TARDIS, I did get rather sniffly. It was very, very sad. (And now nobody can convince me that Susan is anything other than a biological grand-daughter of the Doctor's)
As for the Doctor, I have decided I rather like Hartnell. He's just so the Doctor, all arrogant and certain of his own intelligence, and snarky, but good to the people he is close to. He had some classic lines - the "something's cooking" one was good, and the speech I mentioned above, and was just generally good fun. (Note: I refuse to rank Doctors in order. I'm just sticking with the fact I like all the one's I've seen)
As for the companions - Ian and Barbara are nice (and so in love with one another) - I loved Barbara trying to fake out the Daleks with that fake rebellion made of historical facts, and Ian had some nice stuff to do with the rebels, and sabotaging the bomb.
As for Susan, I really like her, but I've only seen her in a few stories - I can see why she might be disliked if you saw her in too many episodes, with the crying and wailing and terrible "sprained ankle" thing. (It's entirely possible that I like the idea of Susan so much that I ignore the actual character flaws with her). But when she spoke about never have a home, or identity, or being willing to give up a life with someone she loves to take care of her Grandfather... she has some truly great moments.
Also, the Comedy Festival is going on in Melbourne at the moment. Because of CHAS, I've gone and gotten some tickets for things, which means tomorrow I will be seeing Dylan Moran of Black Books fame, and then next Monday is The Glasshouse, w00t! Yay for CHAS!
Of course, this means I wouldn't be heading to my parents for Easter. Or getting chocolate from them. Woe.
Today, however, consisted of a Creative Writing workshop, which was alright, then Star Trek club, in which we saw the pilot of Stargate (I keep expecting to see the TARDIS in that wormhole thingamy), which also wasn't bad.
And then there was the Dungeons and Dragons game of amusingness.
A whole bunch of people from last week dropped out or were busy today, which meant there was an actually managable group. It also meant that a bunch of us could completely ruin the reputation of one of the (absent) people in our party to a NPC. Which was highly amusing, actually. (He's 200 gold in debt to me, apparently...)
neo_leviathan has been added to the game. He is playing a genocidal gnome. Be afraid, be very afraid.
The subtexty stoner Druid and Ranger combination I mentioned last week? Have now been nicknamed Jay and (Silent) Bob.
Well, what else do you expect when one doesn't shut up, and the other hardly talks and has a sack ful of "herbs."
Bob also likes randomly shooting arrows into the city, it seems.
And at the end point of the game, a bunch of us were in a brothel. Nice.
Also, today I was wearing my Outfit of Awesomeness. 'Twas fun.
Especially when the bloke in the courtyard selling second-hand clothes gave me a free top (even if it is in slightly crappy condition). He seems to like my style.
Charlie (my Creative Writing tutor): "I'm not going to pretend that Germans are cute and cuddly. Unless they are wearing those shorts."
From the D&D game
neo_leviathan: (To me) "You could be a vegetarian cannibal."
"Are we going to get some hot hot lesbian sex in our campaign?"
ETA: I can't believe I forgot to mention this: Doctor Who ship stuff makes Fandom_Wank. I die laughing. Oh, you crazy peoples, you never fail to amuse me.