elaby: (Doctor Who - Everybody lives!)
I am such a lucky fandom-type person with these dreams I have. I had a Doctor Who dream the other night, sometime before Christmas (before we got the DVDs, even!), and I keep forgetting to post about it... so here it is XD

It was pretty awesome, if short. And made no canonical sense as far as I can tell, but if I understand correctly, canon has a way of explaining the Doctor meeting other regenerations of himself, so I'm not overly worried. Anyway, it was a dream, so no sense required XD

I dreamed that [livejournal.com profile] caitirin, [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_, and I were at a large metaphysical type store where there were lots and lots of shiny rocks. I was looking at them when I noticed that my finger was bleeding (my cuticles get dry and bleed a lot in winter) and when I asked the guy who ran the store if he had a bandaid, he said that there was a medical student in the building who he sent people to when they needed first aid. So he led the three of us off down the hall and said that the medical student's office was through a set of doors and on the left. The building was one of those old-fashioned school/municipal type buildings, with dark wood paneling, edging, and doors, and linoleum floors. It looked like most of the city halls and old library buildings around where I live. The store manager went back to the shop and the three of us went through the swinging doors and down the hall toward where he said the medical student's office was.

And then! XD One of the office doors opened and the Tenth Doctor stuck his head out, like *pop!* You know how he does, peeking around with both hands on the door frame. He had on a white lab coat and his glasses. And just as we were about to say to each other "ZOMG, is he the medical student?" the Ninth Doctor stuck his head out too, taller than Ten, and they both dashed out and down toward the other end of the hall. We followed them, naturally. The whole way they were bickering, alike and yet different from each other as they are, and then they turned left into a stairwell. There, the Tenth Doctor pulled a tartan blanket from somewhere, threw it over the railing, jumped on it, and started sliding down. The Ninth Doctor just vaulted the railing and hung onto the blanket, dangling in the center of the stairwell.

That was all, but it was very amusing :D
elaby: (Saturninus - bitch)
Ah, internets! I have barely known thee for the whole of November, and I have missed thee!

Someday, I swear, I'll catch up on all the wonderful things you lot have posted in the past month and which I've tagged "to read". But Nano is over, and Yuletide is looming (holycrap, how many days do I have left? O_O), and I'm back fresh from the far reaches of Michigan with new fandoms pinging around in my brain.

As our mission when visiting [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ was to do everything possible to give her a break from schoolwork, we watched a lot of television. And, I hardly need say as it's [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ we're talking about, it was mind-bogglingly awesome television.

I now have under my belt:

- All four seasons of the new Doctor Who
- The first season of Rome
- The first season of Torchwood, plus a disc or two of the second season

We didn't watch all of this over Thanksgiving (I'm not sure we were there for as many hours as that would take XD) but we did finish several milestones: the last episodes of season four of Doctor Who (which means I'm caught up with everything released outside the UK!), the last episodes of Rome's first season, and the last episodes of Torchwood's first season. I feel a great deal less frightened of being spoiled by the internets now, although that doesn't mean I'm going to go recklessly wandering around. There's still a whole season of Torchwood to see, not to mention the miniseries, and another season of Rome, and season five of Doctor Who, whenever that comes out over here.

But anyway! I am sated with ridiculously good storytelling and characters and dialogue and OMFG I love television. And in commemoration, I wrote two thingies. One is a double drabble for Rome, and the other is... I don't know what you'd call 250 words, but it's Doctor Who. I wanted to do one for Torchwood, but I find that I am not yet good enough to come up with the kind of lines worthy of Jack Harkness.

Fandom: Rome
Characters: Pullo
Words: 200
Warnings: Spoilers up through episode 11, "The Spoils," the second-to-last episode of season one.

When Titus Pullo awoke... )

Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: The Doctor, Donna
Words: 250
Warnings: Reference to "The Parting of the Ways" (not sure I'd call it spoilers, as it doesn't exactly tell you much). Set sometime in the fourth season.

The Doctor was wedged in an open compartment... )

Why the heck do I have no Doctor Who icons? This one will have to do as a Rome substitute *pets Saturninus*
elaby: (Twelfth Night - Olivia)
Those of you who are extremely observant (or who've gone to my actual LJ page instead of reading me on your f'list) may have noticed that I changed my journal title. It's now "57 Academics". I didn't spell it out fifty-seven because then the whole thing wouldn't fit in a Firefox tab.

The quote comes from Doctor Who, and it's one that [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ pointed out to me in particular because she thought I'd like it :3 Here, I reproduce it for you.

From the episode The Shakespeare Code, in which (surprise!) the Doctor and Martha end up in Elizabethan London and run around vanquishing witches with Shakespeare. Shakespeare's quite the hot ticket, as if we didn't all know that! He hit on Martha for a good portion of the episode. Also, this XD

The Doctor: Come on! We can have a good flirt later!
Shakespeare: *leer* Is that a promise, Doctor?
The Doctor: Fifty-seven academics just punched the air.

Ha HA! Vindication.
elaby: (Anthy - adieu)
I have more Who fans on my f'list than I thought!

This was on Chaucer Hath a Blog today XD

This is one of the television shows Chaucer has pitched.

Doctor Hwaet: Thys showe doth chronicle the aventures of a solitarye one who must wander the wayes of water on the rime-cold waves, mindful of miseries, yn a large device ycleped the TOWAERDES (the which ys a grete magique ship disguised as a burial mound) that alloweth hym to travel in tymes to come and also yn the places that ben past and the far landes of fantaysye. Alwey he sercheth out and protecteth a poem ycleped Beowulf the whiche he saveth from a fyre and also turneth yn to several filmes in order that the beautee of Angeline Joly may drawe newe rederes to thys tale. “That ys fanTASTick,” he saith yn the rare tymes whan he ys of good chiere. He fighteth many enemyes, includinge the Cybermonks, the Daneleks, and folk who thinke that “Geats” is pronouncid “geetz.”

*feels like part of the club now!*
elaby: (SG1 - Jack)
[livejournal.com profile] _melisande_! This (Amy Mebberson) is the artist who did the cute little chibi "The Doctor's Girls" picture. She also did a Doctor's Boys picture :)

She's just done a picture of a bunch of Dr. Who monsters! And she made a wallpaper out of it: Monsters of Whodom Wallpaper

Go K-9! XD
elaby: (McCoy - doctor)
[livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ and [livejournal.com profile] margaritarussa, I found out what "chav" means on Wikipedia :)

Chav

"Chav, Charv/Charver (male) and Chavette (female) ('ch' pronounced as in chair) are mainly derogatory slang terms in the United Kingdom for a subcultural stereotype fixated on fashions derived from American Hip-hop such as imitation gold jewellery and designer clothing, combined with elements of working class British street fashion."

To all of our UK friends, I thought I'd look it up before asking you, but your interpretations and explanations as to what a chav is are welcome :)

In conclusion - OMG SQUEE DOCTOR WHO. Just saw the first handful of episodes of the 10th Doctor (and have seen all of the 9th Doctor episodes).

And happy birthday to you, my love ^_^

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