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Ten Little Chances to be Free ([personal profile] tenlittlebullets) wrote2013-01-29 05:23 pm

Misc. fandom

1. I finally caved and got a Netflix subscription, and proceeded to break it in by watching Withnail & I. I am very, very glad I only found out about the drinking game after I watched the movie, because I'm pretty sure there is no variant of that drinking game that isn't a one-way trip to the emergency room. (The drinking game, for the record, has a single criterion: drink whenever the characters do.)

If anyone has W&I fic recommendations--particularly Withnail/Marwood slash, cracky Doctor Who crossovers, or well-done pastiche/missing scenes with the characters being their bad selves--hit me up, because I will read the shit out of it.

Also this gif/macro made me burst into uncontrollable cackling for at least a full minute. And I am so glad to have the sort of living situation where roommates drawn over to the computer by the racket promptly dissolve into cackling as well.

2. Q: What's the difference between an LD50 of Kessel spice and five Imperial stormtroopers deciding to execute you by firing squad?
A: Your chances of survival are lower with the LD50.
(I guess I got sick of making dead Gallifrey jokes and moved on to the impeccable marksmanship of the Empire's finest?)

3. More Doctor Who speculation: I continue to be bothered by the fact that Amy Pond's house doesn't just have too many rooms, it has too many stories. Literally. It's a two-story house from the outside--maybe two and a half if you count room for the attic--and yet there is a prominent staircase on the upper-floor landing. Too nice (and too well-lit) to be attic stairs, too prominent to be a continuity error in an episode that draws attention to the rooms that nobody notices. A too-prominent staircase to nowhere that bears a disturbing resemblance to the one in The Lodger. Given that we still don't know what's behind that proto-TARDIS in The Lodger and the s6 opener, and that we still don't know why the TARDIS blew up on Amy and Rory's wedding day, and that there appears to be a whole extra story folded into Amy Pond's house that isn't there on the outside, I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and say that just because the Ponds' story is officially over doesn't mean there isn't more to it.

(Edit: Also, sorry for being crap about replying to comments lately--okay, and by "lately" I mean "for a long time now." I've been doing the Depression Turtle act for far too long.)
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[personal profile] ellen_fremedon 2013-01-30 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
That is true about the Pond house! Oh, I hope Moffat's planning to explain the proto-TARDIS.

[identity profile] gileonnen.livejournal.com 2013-01-30 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that speculation re: the Pond house was the creepiest thing I've read all day. Well done, please find a way of getting on staff, I want to see you write Moffatian fridge horror.

[identity profile] 10littlebullets.livejournal.com 2013-01-30 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Trying to pile additional fridge horror onto Moffat's writing is so much fun.

(Images of weeping angels become angels, yeah? And when Blink is over, Sally Sparrow hands the Doctor a file with all her information on the incident--including photographs.

And when the Doctor got zapped back to 1969, he had the file with him, not left in the TARDIS.

Which means that in all likelihood, the first time the Doctor opened the file, he abruptly found himself in need of it, because the angels came out of Sally Sparrow's photographs and zapped him and Martha to 1969.)

[identity profile] gileonnen.livejournal.com 2013-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Would be better, admittedly, if Moffat had remembered or cared about that bit of worldbuilding (or really any worldbuilding besides creepy moving statues) when 'The Angels Take Manhattan' happened ...

[identity profile] 10littlebullets.livejournal.com 2013-01-30 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just going to take Angels Take Manhattan as evidence that any additional Weeping Angel Powarz introduced after Blink are made up on the spot and can be ignored if convenient. Which I'd already kind of done for half the crap in the Time of Angels two-parter, because seriously, the concept is creepy enough without piling on bells and whistles at every turn.

[identity profile] gileonnen.livejournal.com 2013-01-30 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
See, this is what I'm talking about. You're a bastion of good sense.
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[personal profile] lost_spook 2013-01-30 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
I've never seen Withnail & I, but I have read v good DW crossover (fusion?) fic for it: Making TIme (lords) by [livejournal.com profile] calapine

I hope you're feeling a little better, then? :-/

And interesting speculation Pond-wise...

[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com 2013-01-31 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, bb...don't worry about answering. You will when you will.

That GIF is HYSTERICAL. OMG...perfection *giggles*

And who doesn't love a good StormTrooper joke? I mean...when Anai went all Darkside...did he make his clones stupid or something? Yeesh.

Right?! So much left unsaid. But then S5 tied to S6 tied to S7. And there were moments in S7 that reached back to S5. So I'm sure it will all tie together in the end. Trust in the Evil Moff.

*hugs you hard*
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[personal profile] elisi 2013-02-03 10:52 am (UTC)(link)
Re. the thing about Amy's house. From The Pandorica Opens:

DOCTOR:
And you asked me why I was taking you and I told you there wasn't a reason. I was lying.

AMY:
What, so you did have a reason?

DOCTOR:
Your house.

AMY:
My house.

DOCTOR:
It was too big, too many empty rooms. Does it ever bother you, Amy, that your life doesn't make any sense?


This is the thing with Moffat. HE TELLS YOU EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING. And yet, it's a surprise... (Late, and in a rush. But just needed to bring up that conversation.)