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Folks looking for a “this episode was awesome” conversation? Come on in. I’m mourning Ten, but I’d like to think of it as one of those wakes where there’s a lot of good stories and laughter among friends to celebrate a life now passed.
and spoilers, oh yes there will be. And measi!squee
(and I apologize for any horrid grammar here… I’m running on a hangover and three hours of sleep, and am getting to “about that point” before I crash).
I adored the episode – and was very relieved that it pulled part one back into some semblance of “oh, okay then” after part one was so weirdly paced.
the Millennium Falcon Starbug BIG LAZER GUNS = awesome.
The Master staying true to himself, yet also helping the Doctor = also awesome.
HOLY SHIT, NOT ONLY THE GAUNTLET OF RASSILON… BUT THE BODY OF RASSILON, TOO!
(last week I jokingly turned to Erich and said… I wonder if Timothy Dalton’s playing Rassilon. I seriously had no idea and was shocked to see it true).
Weeping Angels were mentioned – and the two Time Ladies were oddly standing like them. I wonder who the woman was? Ten’s mom? Romana? Clearly someone he knew…
Ten’s cause of death – heartbreaking. I did not expect Wilf to be the one knocking, and gasped when I heard those four thumps. And Ten knew IMMEDIATELY – oh, god that look when he heard it.
Finishing off by doing right by each of his companions in some way – <3. That’s so Ten.
I foresee some ficcing with Jack’s bar scene. I’m going to rewatch that scene in slow motion JUST to see all of the races stuck in that shot. I would not be surprised if a majority of them are in there. And the music killed me.
“His name is Alonzo.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *pop*
Seriously? that bar scene alone was epic fanfic girl heaven. Because of it, all I really could do was smile the rest of the way through the ep. I had a little catch in my throat, but that helped me from meltdown into sobs. I can’t guarantee I won’t cry instead when I watch it again on BBC-America.
I’m very glad that no further companions died off. I’m also glad that Gallifrey appears that it won’t be back permanently. While yeah, it may be cool to have Gallifrey there – I prefer the mystique of it being “lost.”
The bookstore with Verity? Such a beautiful scene and a wonderful little surprise. The fact that she just instantly accepts him for who he is – the family story that’s been passed down and accepted. Perfect. And so heartbreaking when he doesn’t answer her when she asks if he was happy. *sob*
I know it’ll be a mixed opinion – but the scene with Jackie and Rose was pitch perfect to me. Telling Rose that she’s going to have an incredible 2005? To me it just brings everything back full circle… and Ten’s adventures will go on in a blissful loop forever. Just wonderful. I can swing back to my Doctor/Rose ship anytime with that. Just beautiful.
I’m a happy little geek girl, and already the writing thoughts are churning.
And I was surprised – I was really prepared to just break down as Ten regenerated… but all of a sudden, I see Matt Smith’s face, and went “OMG… David’s done!” yet… it was somewhat okay.
I’m going to miss him, though.
I dunno guys… I find him oddly mesmerizing this way. I would definitely hit it.
And I’m in awe of BOTH of them in this photo. I think I’m looking forward to seeing this just as much as I am Doctor Who.
I have two four day weekends in a row. So. Happy. And I need them badly.
So a couple things…
If you’d like a card from me and haven’t dropped me a line, please go [HERE] and drop me a line on the form. It’s private and only I’ll see it, but in years past I had stuff all over the place. This will keep me better organized this year. And my address will pop up after you fill it out – or just let me know that you have a signup on your journal, and I’ll go find it.
And yes, I send internationally. In years past, I was a queen of penpalling. (I just may have sent a postal worker’s child to college with what I spent on stamps). Overseas postage and I are quite familiar.
It’s a semi-working vacation this week for me. Mostly just little errands and chores to do around the house. I’d like to keep Thanksgiving weekend as work-free as possible, since I’m cooking.
I’m also getting an ornament finished up and mailed to my secret-swap partner (who is overseas… so I need to do it quickly to give it mailing time before Christmas). The stitches are done. Tomorrow morning will be adding beads and sewing it together into the little mini-pillow shape it will take, and then adding some decorative braiding and such to finish it off. I’m already proud of it, and I’ll probably make another for myself later.
Since I’m certain that my swap partner’s not on LiveJournal, I’ll post a finished photo of it here under a lock, just to make sure it stays a surprise. I’ll do an open post once I know she’s received it.
Other stuff this weekend… on Friday night we’re going up to see A Christmas Carol being performed by a Catholic girls’ high school in the area. Our best man is directing the show and his mom is the musical coordinator. The school’s drama department is very solid – they do impressive productions. So that’ll be fun.
Immediately after, we’re driving down to Brewster, MA on Cape Cod for the annual Cape LAN – only it’s not really a computer LAN anymore since no one can afford to keep updating computers. Now it’s a weekend for Erich to run a session of his d20 campaigns with the guys and gives me a chance to do a trial run-through on some of the food for Thanksgiving.
Of course the biggest goal for me this time around is… to not get sick. Every year – and I mean EVERY YEAR – I’ve managed to get sick during the Cape LAN weekend. By about mid-day Saturday, I have the sniffles and I’m curled up feeling miserable up in the bedroom to keep myself away from everyone else. After dealing with the aftermath of whooping cough now for two months (that hit me for my LAST vacation days) ? Yeah… not really enthused to go through another round, particularly since I’m still getting the occasional coughing bout out of nowhere.
I’m looking forward to it, though. I’m going to bring my stitching and my laptop and do some tinkering with both crafty stuff and some fic (and rewatch Who, and see where the weekend takes me.
So finally – I need a catch up. I have days to read fanfic. I have a piece from wendymr that was written just as I got hit by whooping cough that I need to catch up on. But what else since like… July… do I need to catch up on?
That’s it… going off to get stuff done now.
The Star Wars sampler has begun. I’ve actually made progress since this photo, but here’s the first night’s progress (taken on Saturday):
At the rate this is progressing, I may have it done by the end of the weekend.
I had my hair re-foiled today and cut. It looks spiffy (and VERY BLONDE). Nice and light, very soft layers. I hope it’ll hold up a bit better than my last cut, which I felt went too flat and was too heavy on the bottom so it hung limply. bleh. I’ll post a picture tomorrow, once it’s been done by me instead of the hairdresser.
Having UTI issues tonight – they came on VERY fast and have been very annoying (and painful). Thankfully we have some amoxicillin in the house that Erich was prescribed as a cautionary (in case you get a secondary infection) measure that he wound up not needing to use. So I’ve started myself on them, have my cranberry juice, and we’ll see how things go. Hopefully it clears up so I can head to the sorority tea tomorrow afternoon. ;P
I have banana bread in the oven – I bought the bananas after my haircut, figuring I’d be making it Monday or Tuesday when the bananas were overripe. Put them up on top of the fridge, and the tops promptly broke from the bunch. So… yeah. I guess they’re ripe. So woots… banana bread tonight.
Erich and the guys are playing D&D downstairs – I’ve regulated myself to the bedroom for the most part. Currently watching Voyage of the Damned (they’re climbing the staircase at the moment), and then will watch Partners in Crime, which will be very different I imagine now that I’ve SEEN the places that episode were filmed. I imagine it’ll be a lot of “HEY! I KNOW THAT PLACE!!!”
If my innards allow, I’ll be working on my fanfic for different ficathons tonight. I have a pretty clear draft in my head that I can at least sketch out. If innards do not, I’ll be playing some more World of Warcraft… if I can get onto Eonar, at least. Last couple nights has had a 500+ queue to get on due to the expansion.
Back to Who… oh, poor Kitchen 5.
So yeah, that’s me. What’s everyone else up to?
Part two of the recap, now with photo goodness at my flickr site. As before, spelling and weird grammar errors are what comes from the entry. I’m being a purist here.
16 October 2008
on train to Cardiff via Birmingham
Well, leg one has ended and now we’re on leg 2 – a couple hours until we arrive in Cardiff. I’ll miss Stratford – it was a lovely little town, so quiet at night yet bustling all day.
Love’s Labour’s Lost was extremely good last night. Our seats were directly below ours from last night – only 8 rows from the stage and an unobstructed aisle view straight to the stage.
We laughed most of the night – it’s amazing how modern (or perhaps… universal) the humour is in Shakespeare. Add to that the very flirtateous asides of David to the audience (and the screaming fan girls) and it was a good time had by all.
I’m not sure which play I liked better in respect to David’s performance. Both were so different that it’s honestly a bit tricky to compare. I think they provided a fantastic cross-section of his talents.
Unlike Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost had one set – a large tree with multi-coloured stringed glass hanging from the rafters to represent tree limbs. Lounging pillows and a swing that dropped from the ceiling added to different scenes. And there were a few instances where David was up in the tree.
So yes – no regrets. The shows were fantastic!
After the play last night, Maria and Erich and I went to the Dirty Duck, a pub known for post-production pints by crewhands and actors at the RSC. It’s a cozy llittle place – only a few tables. While we were there, a few of the actors came in – the actor playing the Spaniard, two fo the Ladies, and Zoe Thorn, who is the tinest woman! She was in 4″ heels and still barely could see over the bar! Last call was early – about 11:30. We walked Maria back to her B&B and then went back to our hotel, the Thistle.
We did some sightseeing whilst there. Before the play, we hopped the train to Warwick and went to Warwick Castle. It’s been kept up lovely – there were tours through the main living quarters, decorated in Victorian times – there were residents in teh castle until the twentieth century. Each room was wax-like fitures that honestly appeared too real. A bit creepy – almost as if they could turn to you at any moment.
Erich, Michelle and Maria did the ramparts and towers walk. I managed to get up to the first rampart, but had to turn back at the first tower. The stairs were so narrow and so tightly enclosed that I panicked. Full-on claustrophobia. So Erich helped me back down to firm Earth, and then continued the walk. Apparently I bailed out at the right time – the stairs and path grew more difficult later on. But Erich got pictures. SO I’ll still be able to enjoy them. And even without that, I got to go into a real castle! I’m not complaining!
This morning we headed over to Trinity Church to see where Shakespeare is buried. Unfortunately there was a funeral this morning, so we were unable to go inside. We wandered the church grounds, though – now nearly entirely a graveyard, very peaceful and quiet. The centuries have worn many engravings away, much as they have in New England.
We went back to check out, and then I popped over to a newsagent to get postcards and a Shakespearean bookmark for Matt. I found the cards, but no bookmark. So I decided to head back over to the Courtyard Theatre. I bought a couple bookmarks at the RSC and walked into the main foyer, where I find…
David Tennant! Having some water during a rehearsal break!
I shook his hand, complimenting him (and a couple of the other actors) on the plays, and then left him alone. Quiet, simple, but oh… squee!
Erich, Michelle, and Maria all hate me now, of course.
But such strange timing – to think that I was there only to find that bookmark. SO I suppose I have Matt and his desire for a Shakespeare bookmark to thank!
I’m a bit sad that we had to leave Stratford so soon – we might have needed another day or two. But hopefully we can go sometime again. Erich jokes that we’ll do that on the next Doctor Who hiatus, when David’s again on an RSC turn.
I’m sure I’ve forgotten to record some of the early stuff – I’ll write more later tonight once we’re at the Cardiff hotel.
So yes, that’s the rest of the Stratford recap, and yes – I got to meet the man under purely unusual circumstances… but was so stunned and shocked at it that I barely said anything. No photos (the camera was with Erich), no autographs (too shy to ask). Just a handshake, and my chance to compliment him.
And I didn’t even mention Doctor Who. Somehow, I bet he would have known anyway, given that there was a Yank at the RSC.