riverdresses: ([film] barbarella ;  thanks again.)
Here we go! Here I am, kicking off my fabulous Sixth Doctor rewatch, AKA the technicolour dreamcoat extravaganza 2011! We're starting this rewatch-athon off not with the Sixth Doctor, exactly, but the Fifth Doctor serial Arc of Infinity which features Colin Baker in a pre-Doctor role & in fact, is what helped him land the role of the Sixth Doctor after Peter Davison's departure. I myself have never seen it prior to planning this rewatch-athon, so it should be quite an experience for me as well.

Following this serial, I'll be recapping Peri's recent Companion Chronicle, Peri and the Piscon Paradox, which features her travels with Five, just before our third serial, The Caves of Androzani, Five's final story.

Arc of Infinity )

Peri and the Piscon Paradox )

The Caves of Androzani )

& that wraps up the Five-era serials for the technicolour dreamcoat extravaganza 2011! Next week, I'll be watching The Twin Dilemma, Attack of the Cybermen & Vengeance on Varos! & next week, I should have my recaps up on Saturday, as per usual - this week was a bit of an anomaly, time-wise!
riverdresses: ([dw] two+jamie ;; we were together)

I was finally properly tagged for this meme by [livejournal.com profile] velvet_midnight! (I know, I could have done it any time, but it made me feel kind of warm that someone tagged me proper. I'm silly, I know!)


Rules: For eight days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag eight people to do the same.

Day one

♥♥ Getting a brand new copy of Haruki Murakami's Kafka On the Shore at Borders & with all my savings, getting the price knocked down from fifteen dollars to five. ::bounces::

I don't tag people, but anyone who's eyes see this post & haven't done it yet? I AM TAGGING YOU.


Most of my New Year's Day was spent lying about in my pyjamas & watching Two & Seven serials, then trekking down to the bookshop in the late & very foggy afternoon, both of which were most delightful ways to spend the new year!

At home, whilst watching The Invasion, which I quite enjoyed, even if the animation gave me a bit of the twitches on occasion I somehow&suddenly a) came up with a rather cracky thought for a spot of Two/Jamie/Zoe smut (& I SWORE I'D NOT SHIP HER WITH EITHER OF THEM, ZOE IS TOO AWESOME FOR THEM.) & b) don't even know how I managed not to scream every ten seconds, 'JAMIE, YOU & TWO ARE SO MARRIED & IT IS TOO CUTE TO BE LEGAL.'

Two/Jamie subtext? Piffle&poppycock! Two/Jamie is TEXT! THIS IS NOT DEBATABLE. I may need to picspam them at some point. Silly yet tough bendy little men with sneaky charm & adorable eighteenth century (o, FUCK, I hope I got that right!) Scottish boys FTFW!


Seven reminded me just a bit of Two in Survival. Not personality-wise, but in the clothes sense, I think. MORE funny little bendy men in equally funny clothes! But I loved Survival loads & ZOMG ACE! She is MADE of badassery & I WANT MORE.

(&.um.er. Is it wrong of me that I kiiiiind of found Sylvester McCoy really rather handsome? I completely did. & like Peter Davison, he still looks gorgeous now!)

Ah, I missed the Master. ::ignores the fact that she just saw him in Logopolis:: Though he reminded me very much of a vampire in this story, but Ainley!Master has a tendency to do that. Sort of look like how I sort of imagined Bram Stoker's Dracula to look when he arrived in London. (& black velvet! Sigh! Legendary, yes.)

(this has nothing to do with the fact that I think Eight would make a nice vampire, mind you. ::hides face:: But he would, yes? All that velvet & those curls & that sensuous, soft voice of his . . . well, okay, I think he would. But he'd be a real vampire, none of this saddled-with-a-soul, non-blood drinking, no-fanged, glittery silliness! Think Zagreus, but Eight fully in control & enjoying it. & if you had any idea how fucking hard I am trying to not write that, you'd be amazed at my willpower. Someone alert me when there's another multifandom or Who-centric cliche fic challenge? THEN I'll write it.)

& incidentally, I would have been eight months old when that episode aired. Eight months. A little over the half a year mark. One higher than a number I hold a bit close to my heart. The designation of my second Doctor.

Sometimes, even though it may not seem like it, my life revolves around certain numbers or certain groupings of numbers.

It's very odd. My life is all about words, but sometimes, numbers slip under the doors when I don't realise it.

I feel like writing random, nonsensical verse-ficlet of the Two/Jamie variety & I will, actually, as soon as I get this out of my Semagic & get some cherry Coke.

I cannot have Two & Jamie living in my head. Not with Eight & Sarah! O, THE HAVOC. & POSSIBLY THE FIC. & Eight & Two are so going to fight over music. I know this.
riverdresses: ([dw] ten ;; specs appeal)
Verdict on the codeine-laced cough syrup: Shit is STILL damn tasty. Makes me a bit sluggish an hour later though & makes my mouth feel odd after I take it. But I think I'm taking it right & it's still yummy.

Aside from my adventures with controlled substances, I had a rather interesting morning. It started out with me seeing a fellow who bore quite a resemblance to Peter Davison (when he was the Doctor, mind you!) playing cello in the subway station when I was on my way out. I did a teeeny bit of a double take when I walked by him & then, in true mouse fashion, I scurried off in the perpetual shyness & fright I suddenly get overcome by when surrounded by nice looking members of the opposite sex. (of course, that happens when I'm around nice looking members of the same sex too, but there's a one percent chance I won't flee like a butterfly in the wind.)

O, sigh. Lovely creatures who are also street musicians . . . I am easily smitten by such, you know!

The second interesting part of my morning came whilst I was sitting in Union Square. I met a very nice girl who, quite unexpectedly, said she liked my bag & began a nice conversation with me. She was very friendly & she was quite nice to talk to. She said my name was cool & she told me she'd met a girl named Tuesday on Sunday. (hee! I said, 'well, I'm Sunday on Tuesday!')I invited her to sit with me & we talked for a bit until she had to go, as she was meeting a jewelry maker later. (she makes jewelry herself, though she didn't have any of her pieces on today) I gave her my number & she said she'd call me sometime.

Well, how about that? Sunday Aeryn made a friend, quite possibly!

(& aww, she said I had a really pretty smile! I never think I do - too many teeth, omg, but awwww!)

& I found this by way of [livejournal.com profile] verav, entered & I KNOW [livejournal.com profile] alli_everyday will like it!

Free Handbag Contest!

I don't think I'll win, but o, I just couldn't resist! I love a pretty handbag, don't you?

O, one last thing. I started working on riverdresses again - it has the beginnings of an intro now! Now I need to not be lazy & indecisive & start working on the actual content of it.
riverdresses: ([dw] three ;; amused)
Though I swore there'd be no spending until the end of the month, I picked up The Five Doctors today. (& they didn't have The Sarah Jane Adventures where I was anyway.)

The Five Doctors, or, To Rassilon's House We Go! )

Overall, not bad at all! & seeing Sarah Jane & Five didn't make me sad at all, like I always thought it would. She was with Three, so that made things better. & yes, I got over the lack of Four quickly, I swear.

Also, listening to Peter Davison's commentary on the special edition is nice. His voice . . . I like it! (& well, that & the fact that I find him MUCH more appealing now, than when he was the Doctor. ::pinkens:: I'm shamless, yes?) & Two & his jellybabies gave me a bit of glee. ::hugs Two:: I need to see more Two, I really do. & more One! & some Seven, when I'm not being lazy.

abandon hope all who enter here

Elizabeth (Betsy). Twenty-two, almost twenty-three, but perpetually seventeen. Whirls back & forth between vulgarity & delicacies like a dervish proper & has been known to disappear for months on end. Worshipper of Carroll, devotee of Lovecraft & BPAL hoarder absolute. Destined for the madhouse.

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