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April 12th, 2006


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10:48 pm - A post of too many things to fit into the heading
Whoa. Things have been busy, busy, busy over the last few days - and they don't appear to be getting any less so for the next little while, either.

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.

Random Quotes:

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.

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From:__kali__
Date:April 12th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
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Yay for CHAS! Yay for Dylan Moran! Boo for not having chocolate!
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 12th, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)
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Do you even know what CHAS is?

Just wondering...
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From:__kali__
Date:April 13th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
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Yes, cos you've mentioned it, like, loads. :) You're anot allowed to keep Dylan Moran though.
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 13th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
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Guess who now owns a t-shirt signed by a certain someone...
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From:__kali__
Date:April 14th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
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No way!
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 14th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
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From:melata_fic
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
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Dalek Invasion of Earth is much better as a novelisation, it seems. *beam* That was my first taste of old-school, that was. And One rocks my world.

But would you do him? ;)

Your D&D sounds more and more cracktastic. Jay and Bob. Hee!

F_W! We made it! *dances*
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
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I thought the bad FX were rather charming, really. Entertainingly silly. And I've seen other One stories, but I think this was the first one since before I seriously got into the fandom, so I appreciate the character more. (And I can so see some of Nine in him. Or him in Nine, rather)

Erm... No. Perhaps when he was young Uni-going, though.

Cracktastic D&D is great (It's the fact that it has me, who find innuendo everywhere, mercdaemon as DM, neo_leviathan as, well, himself, and a whole bunch of other crazies that gives it such a whacked out quality.

I did the dance, too.
From:melata_fic
Date:April 13th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
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Good! Have read bad reviews where people thought they were worthy of derisive mockage.

All of the Doctors have traits of at least one other. It's part of what makes them so good. :D

Aw. Poor Doctor. Only 9 people would.

Heh. Crazies are good.
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 13th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
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Come on, they were funny, but they meant well, how could you be mean to that?

Yes, I do rather like that. I am still very fond of the OG thread in which people picked out parts of TCI in which Ten was like other Doctors, it was greatly entertaining.

That's better than noone, at least.

Crazies are fun.
From:melata_fic
Date:April 13th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
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I don't know. :( Lack of suspension-o'-disbelief button? Besides, it's not good to be mocking the first episodes. They made it possible to have later ones, and that's worth a little respect, if nothing else. :F

I liked that thread, and also trying to work it out for myself. Though I mostly thought of Casanova, too. My mum thought the swordfight was like Pertwee's Doctor, which made me squee a little.

;) Very true.
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 13th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
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If people are having difficulty with suspension of belief, why the hell are they watching Doctor Who, that's allI can say. It's hardly the most scientifically accurate show around.

Yeah, there was a bit of Casanova there, too. Which makes sense, since the Casanova role has been described as effectively Tennants audition for Doctor Who.
From:melata_fic
Date:April 14th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
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So very true. *beams* Maybe they were new-schoolers. ;)

I think Casanova is very much Doctor Who without actually being Doctor Who, and with added sex injected all through it. The Murray Gold music, the unreal sort of swanning into society, the "what've I got?" sort of dialogue... it's like Captain Jack and the Doctor had a child, and called him Giacomo Casanova.

...Yes, he is their MPreg lovechild. *hides* (I blame the energy drink)

I hope the Doctor's next regeneration is as Peter O'Toole. *giggles*
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 14th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
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God I hope so.

*giggles* Though I agree with the similarity stuff, my mind is caught up in the hilarity of the MPreg lovechild thing. I shall never be able to watch Casanova in the same way again.

And that would amuse me immensely.
From:melata_fic
Date:April 14th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
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*nods*

*beams* Someone has joined me in this. Heh. Also, the Casanova in Space argument is better.

:D
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From:cedara
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
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"I'm not going to pretend that Germans are cute and cuddly. Unless they are wearing those shorts."

Yes, we are.

And those shorts are Bavarian, really! I have nothing to do with *those* people.
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
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Well... we were talking about Nazis at the time.
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From:cedara
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)
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Heh.

Well, the mess came from there - and the idiot never dared to set foot in our town, I learned. He was too afraid he'd not be safe. *g*
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From:bellmeister
Date:April 12th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Have you read the theory of that the Time Lord gene is only passed on to 8% of Gallifreyans and the rest are treated as a lower/middle class. Meaning Susan would not regenerate nor have other benefits the doctor has.
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From:drakyndra
Date:April 12th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I've heard something similar to that, but not that exact theory.

I don't like it, though. I like the idea of Susan as a Time Lord - well, Time Lady. It just works for me.

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