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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!

Aug. 22nd, 2010 05:30 am
riverdresses: (eight ; mad march hare)
Trying my imp of Galvanic Goggles out at the moment, which I was lucky to receive free in my last BPAL imp order.
Metallic notes with Indian musk, tobacco flower, and African balsam.

Erm . . . well, I did just put it on a few minutes ago, so maybe I need to let it sink in better, but so far, it's proving just too masculine for me. Plus, it's quite strong & I wasn't expecting it to be so strong, & I've got a fair bit on one wrist. (& it might have even got on my nose during my usual obsessive wrist-sniffing after I put it on)

I've been listening to the heap of audios I acquired in preparation for my new iTouch, which, somehow, Amazon is now informing me, has been lost in the mail. (Well, near enough, anyhow; they're going to call me back on Monday & if I haven't got it by then, they'll send me another one) Incredibly frustrating & disappointing, yes, especially since I've been waiting nearly a whole month for it & have been waiting years to actually get one.
But, audios! I have Situation Vacant, Nevermore, Solitare, Medicinal Purposes, Assassin in the Limelight, The Juggernauts, No Man's Land, City of Spires, Wreck of the Titan, Night's Black Agents, Legend of the Cybermen, Cobwebs & the stageplays. I've actually listened to City of Spires, Legend of the Cybermen, Solitare, Medicinal Purposes, Assassin in the Limelight, The Juggernauts & No Man's Land, along with a relisten of An Earthly Child earlier tonight.
No Man's Land was actually kind of disturbing, I have to say, but not on a Natural History of Fear level . . . it was more of a story I found very disturbing in how dark it was, rather than anything else. (& now I'm debating just how much Seven & Ace even care about Hex now) Medicinal Purposes & Assassin in the Limelight are loosely related, but I found the latter not quite as engaging as the former. It dealt with American history, which, despite bad Amercian accents, I love when the Doctor gets involved in, but . . . it just sort of left me cold. I think I preferred the conflicts between Six & Evelyn much more in Medicinal Purposes.

& Solitare, since it's newer & some silly capslockery )

& yes, I was a very bad girl & listened to City of Spires, then went right into Legend of the Cybermen - very, very bad Betsy! I couldn't help myself! THERE WAS ZOE & CYBERMEN & SIX & JAMIE & SIX & JAMIE & ZOE, I HAD TO DO IT!

If it makes anything better, I know there were bits I didn't understand due to not having heard the other two. But I wanted to save them to listen on my new iTouch. But I might end up listening to them sooner, since it's been lost. ::sigh:: Nothing's ever simple with me, alas. Ah, fuckery.

Also, I'm in a really big Eight mood for some reason. Not EDA-related, but solely audio-related. & maybe the TVM. & lots of Eight/Charley fic. & possibly some Zagreus-related fun. Hmm. Must find all of that, & quickly, if I may.

Hmm. How ironic this should happen when I'm nearly done with my silly little Eight/Fitz mix . . . thing. That I'm still not sure I should really be doing at all, because everyone I know & some that I don't know have done it all before & all far superior to what I could have done. But . . . I just like embarrassing myself, apparently, eh? ::shrugs blithely::

&&&&&

I was thinking back to this silly, whimsical post I made once, what feels like eons ago today. Goodness me, I was a silly bunny, wasn't I? Silly bunny, yes, but it was a fun exercise, thinking up each of the different bedrooms that the Doctor would have in all his different regenerations. Silly & delightful!

& so, I did it with BPAL after a while.

O, honestly - I always do this! It's really too much fun. ::giggle:: It's a lovely, silly, fun little game to play that I should play more often with people!

Though it can be rather hard. One is a very hard Doctor to pick for - he's the classical gentleman of the lot! Even more than Three & Eight! So it would have to be very subtle or traditional . . . as odd as it may sound, I might actually pick something from the Phoenix Steamworks Research Facility line - perhaps No. 93 Engine or even Galvanic Goggles - I keep thinking of One working on the TARDIS controls & engines a lot, for some reason, which makes me think of mechanics. Galvanic Goggles has a hint of tobacco flowers, which would also fit him, since One is said to be the only Doctor ever seen smoking a pipe once. Though No. 93 Engine matches the idea of him working on bits of the TARDIS better. Hmm. But Velvet in the Bewitching Brews section would be welcoming & cosy for him - after all, he is a grandfather: Envelop yourself in the soft, sensual embrace of gentle sandalwood warmed by cocoa vanilla and a veil of deep myrrh. I would actually say it's a perfect match!

Two's also a bit hard, I think. Something clean, but hardly easy to pin down. Nothing too traditional either, or anything honestly flirty - whatever it is, it's very quiet, yet memorable, like Two himself. Perhaps 51 from the Wanderlust collection: Luminescent, glowing, and otherworldly: green mandarin, neroli, honeydew, white amber, guava, freesia, white and green musks hovering over desert scrub, smashed wood, and the dry, biting scent of night air over the Groom Lake salt flats. It could be slightly overpowering, but if worn lightly, could be perfect!
Though he's also a very Zen space beatnik, so perhaps he'd enjoy Kathmandu: The scent of sacred incense swirling up the steep slopes to Swayambhunath Stupa. Saffron, blessed sandalwood, Himalayan cedar and the miraculous lotus of the Buddha with chiuri bark and Nepalese spices.

Of course . . . maybe he prefers Glasgow, to tease certain hot-blooded young Highlanders that he knows . . .

& of course, I had to ramble about the others as well! )

One day, I'll figure out something for Eleven. Promise. ::beams:: For now, I'm feeling quite weary & am longing to retire to bed. Goodnight all,
riverdresses: (5-D • I exist therefore I am & was)
Alright everyone, this is it - the final recap of the great & mighty Troughton rewatch-athon. Tonight, we finish up with a story from the new series, believe it or not - the episode Midnight, which featured David Troughton in a supporting role, but one I'd say he did well with!

So here, we come full circle now - we started with his father as the Doctor, & we end with David back on Doctor Who, this time opposite David Tennant's Doctor!

Midnight )

So that's our final recap, ladies & gentlemen! Before I close this up with the last sentiments of mine, I just want to extend a huge thank-you to [livejournal.com profile] nentari, who encouraged me to do this, has been the generator of some awesome conversations throughout my recaps & who sort of gave me all the tools I needed to launch this little adventure! & I'd also like to thank [livejournal.com profile] stellastars for dropping in & generating some equally fab ideas & discussions between the two of us, as well as everyone who's commented, read & even lurked around in the shadows - it's been a blast, folks & I thank those of you who stayed with me for all of this! ♥♥♥

& I'm going to miss doing these, actually! It was a lot of work, but it was a ton of fun & I'm really glad that I did it - I can now say that I've officially seen & listened to all of the Second Doctor's era & well, that I might have just earned a degree in Two-ology, if you will! ::laughs:: I've had the best time doing this & maybe one day, I'll think of doing a second rewatch-athon for another Doctor. But that wouldn't be for a looooong time - I'm taking my time off now & catching up with all the serials I haven't seen yet, plus, getting more Six serials!

But, while this is the last of my recaps, it isn't quite the last of the celebrations! I've got a couple more things to share before the end, mind you. ::beams::

Previous recaps
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Time Meddler
The War Machines
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase
The Macra Terror
The Faceless Ones
The Evil of the Daleks
The Evil of the Daleks - audio version

The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Great Space Elevator (Victoria's Companion Chronicle)
The Abominable Snowmen - audio & serial
The Ice Warriors - audio
The Enemy of the World - audio & serial
The Web of Fear - audio & serial
Fury From the Deep - audio

The Wheel in Space - audio & serial
Fear of the Daleks (Zoe's Companion Chronicle)
The Dominators
The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Krotons
The Seeds of Death
The Space Pirates - audio & serial
The War Games
Spearhead From Space*
The Curse of Peladon*
The Three Doctors
The Five Doctors
The Two Doctors

Helicon Prime (Jamie's Companion Chronicle)

(* = bonus story)
riverdresses: (5-D • not a place that Polly hasn't been)
O, splendid, splendid day! ::spins about::

As it turns out, my stylist, who'd said she'd be in 'any time after three' wasn't in at all, thereby leading to a very disappointed Betsy. (but the walk up there was nice; the barbarian & I chatted about sixties fashion & mod & she told me her first minidress was bought from a boutique in the Upper North Beach area, where all the mod shops were. I think hers was an Alexander Danskin, or someone named something like that!) The barbarian said we should just go somewhere else & have my fringe done, but I was really reluctant to let anyone snip bits of my locks off that wasn't my stylist that I've been seeing since I was a tiny lass - since I had my very first fringe done! (which was super-curly, like my hair, & I think, much shorter than I would have it now. There's a picture of it somewhere in the house, I think.)

In the end, we decided to have dinner first & look at a couple of hairdressers that were nearby. The first place neither of us liked, the second was appointment-only, but the third one, I pointed out & it was a hit! So I popped in & asked if they could take me as a walk-in, which they could, I showed them my pictures of Anneke Wills & Jane Birkin & poof! I was in the chair & making cheerful chatter with my very nice stylist who has a house in the country, regular three-day weekends & luckily for me, had a client stuck in traffic on the bridge, so he could see me! He gave me a few lovely pointers on trimming my fringe (though I think I'll keep this with the professionals!) & only charged us five dollars for my whole cut, plus a card.

Five dollars & I look quite dolly with my fringe! I absolutely love it & it looks great with the plaid shift, which I wore again, as I wanted to see how my hair would look with one of my dresses. I took a nap earlier, so it dried a bit & is a bit waved-looking, but it's my fab, rather sexy, if I may say so (but it's just my opinion!), fringe!

(& my hair could use a bit of a washing & re-straightening, so it'll probably look even more dolly when my hair's in better shape.)

So I succeeded in finding a secondary stylist & didn't wind up like some poor birds who go in with aspirations of glamour-girl hair & leave looking more scary than sexy, which is what I was so afraid would happen! IT'S WONDERFUL, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! My fringe! It's perfect!

Not to mention, we took my white boots to the cobbler's, the price to have my heels redone & my boots cleaned was far less expensive than we'd expected & I'll be picking them up next Wednesday. ::spirals about with happy::

Also, the barbarian's letting me play with her Bumpits hairstylers to see if they'll work for me, so I can get a pair of my own.

Now for the uninformed, or the loves with just shorter hair & therefore no need to do much with it, Bumpits are these styling tools that give your hair more volume & a bit of a shape - you tease your hair, put one under what you teased, whip out the hairspray (do you know I don't own any of my own hairspray? I'm surprised, but then again, I never had much of a use for it until now), spray it in place & ta-da! Sexy volumized hair! It also comes with a little style & use pamphlet & a teasing comb & they have them in several colours, all in three sizes per set: red, light blonde, light brown (hers), dark brown & black. She says dark brown is probably what I should get, since that's my hair colour, despite the fact that some people think my hair is actually black. It's not - it's very dark brown, but in the sun, you can see it better & also see the (natural) red highlights in it.

It's cheating a bit, I suppose, not doing a proper huge Amy Winehouse-esque beehive, but I still think these would work with my look - you can wear them in quite a few different ways!

Anyway, now that I have my furiously fab fringe, I promise there will be a few pictures of it, me & my fashion collection! I just need to wash & restyle it a bit so it doesn't look all dirtyish - I'd been expecting a wash at the stylist's, but ah, was not to be. Nevertheless! I can do that myself!

Also! It's Labour Day weekend here in the States & Canada, I believe, so I'll be recapping the final story for the great & mighty Troughton rewatch-athon tomorrow & devoting Sunday & Monday to the little wrap-up party!

(honestly - I've really been a busy lass all week!)

& I'm listening to Doctor Who and the Pirates right now - Six being a 'fine, distinguished sailor with a stylish outfit!' ::giggles madly:: I love it!

(O! speaking of Six, I think I've found what Japanese fashion niche he'd fit into, or at least the closest I could find - he makes me think of the brand Takuya Angel! Takuya Angel combines traditional Japanese fashion elements with a more futuristic, loudly-coloured look. Six has a traditional look, very classic sorts of lines, but he's very brightly coloured & fun-looking at the same time. He's like an explosion of colour, like a devotee of Takuya Angel! So he'd be probably thought of as an Angeler, as fans of the look are known, in my opinion.

& someone totally needs to write Six & Peri in nineties Harajuku & getting photographed for FRUiTS magazine. But I can't take credit for this idea - it was all [livejournal.com profile] vrrrrt's! I just tossed miss Peri in there because she'd be cute, I think. But what look would she sport for the day?)
riverdresses: (5-D • from your arm I expect valor)
I know I'm posting these a bit later than usual & I'm sorry, but ah, here they are!

& before we hop into this week's recaps, I want to take this moment to pimp this totally fab Jamie/Victoria mix that the ever-lovely [livejournal.com profile] nentari recently posted: Hero and Heroine. Go & procure it!

Okay! This week we have the final two stories in which our lovely Patrick Troughton appeared as the Second Doctor, along with Jamie's first Companion Chronicle. Our first story is, to sort of follow the trend of last week, is a multi-Doctor story, namely The Five Doctors!

The Five Doctors )

Now, we come to the very last serial to feature Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, as well as the serial that finally, after a long wait, introduced me to the Sixth Doctor & miss Peri Brown - The Two Doctors.

The Two Doctors )

& now, for the last story of the set, we have Jamie's first Companion Chronicle, Helicon Prime.

Helicon Prime )

& that was our last major set of recaps! Next week we'll have the final recap of the great & mighty Troughton rewatch-athon, which will come full circle with the new series episode Midnight, as well as our little wrap-up party!

(O. Did I mention I am now not only hungry, but in a terribly fierce mood for some Two/Jamie porn fic? So I'm confused, hungry & mischievous a bit fangirlish now. At nearly three-thirty AM. Sigh! Only me, really.)

Previous recaps
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Time Meddler
The War Machines
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase
The Macra Terror
The Faceless Ones
The Evil of the Daleks
The Evil of the Daleks - audio version

The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Great Space Elevator (Victoria's Companion Chronicle)
The Abominable Snowmen - audio & serial
The Ice Warriors - audio
The Enemy of the World - audio & serial
The Web of Fear - audio & serial
Fury From the Deep - audio

The Wheel in Space - audio & serial
Fear of the Daleks (Zoe's Companion Chronicle)
The Dominators
The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Krotons
The Seeds of Death
The Space Pirates - audio & serial
The War Games
Spearhead From Space*
The Curse of Peladon*
The Three Doctors

(* = bonus story)

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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