trinsy: (ha!)
So, I finally got a chance to watch the first Eleven episode and my thoughts on the new Doctor Who, let me show them to you... )
trinsy: (are you my mummy?)
  • Wooden bar makes climbing onto my roommate's slightly lower bed in order to more easily get off my own raised bed not as practical as I'd hoped.
  • Toilet clogged Wednesday night after making strange whistling/grinding sounds all week every time we flushed. Asked roommate who works at the Physical Plant to get someone to look at toilet for us. Apparently someone stopped by while I was in class yesterday. The toilet no longer makes noise, plus we now have a new toilet seat and showerhead which has really amazing water pressure. Slightly perplexed by the added bonuses, but definitely not complaining.
  • It's been hot all week, so I don't know why it only just now occurred to me to turn my fans on high.
  • Apparently the guys in the apartment across the alley want us to "wave and be more friendly and neighborly". Okay then.
  • I think I've done more homework in the past week then I did the entire time I studied abroad/the entire second semester of my freshman year. And it will only get worse. Christmas can't come soon enough. I already want to die.
  • Having a roommate with the same morning schedule sucks far more than I could have imagined.
  • I think VLC media player makes my computer run slowly, which sucks since I use it all the time.
  • I hate how I have to do laundry more often in the summer because I sweat more.
  • Every time I come back from class, I always start going to my old apartment. Conditioning is crazy!
  • I have this overwhelming urge to write Albus Severus/Scorpius fanfic, but absolutely no ideas for a plot, so ... I guess I won't be doing that.
  • Why is it that I can happily read fifty tabs of fanfic, but fifty pages in a novel for class and I want to kill myself?
  • On that note, I would fucking ACE a class on fanfic! Someone seriously needs to create that course. It could be like a media/lit/writing course, where you would read selected fics and discuss their merit and what makes it good or bad, and talk about AUs and why people write them and what we can learn from them and stuff, and then you'd connect it to the culture at large and the connections people make in fics, and then at the end instead of a term paper you'd just write your own fanfic and then your classmates would evaluate it based on what you learned in class. Okay, seriously, wouldn't that be awesome? You know you'd take that course!
  • Actually, someone just needs to start like 'Fandom University' or something, because then maybe school wouldn't suck so much for people like me. I mean, I'd actually have stuff to say in class if we were watching Doctor Who, you know? Intelligent, academic things to say too, because I actually have thoughts like that about it. Whereas I don't fucking care about post-colonial literature so I'm not fucking looking to see if water is a fucking motif because I'm just trying to finish the fucking book so I can read the other fucking book for my other fucking lit class so I can write the fucking analysis about fucking connections I'm making the fuck up because I don't actually fucking see any because I don't actually fucking care! See, school is clearly bad for my blood pressure. Fandom never makes me this profane (with the exception of The-Miniseries-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named which totally doesn't count because that was out of PASSION not PASSIONATE INDIFFERENCE).
  • Why the hell am I a Lit major again?
  • I went for a walk this morning before class. That was cool. I wonder if I actually have the willpower to do it every M/W/F. I hope so, because I liked it.
  • I sort of wonder if I will ever get over my newfound passionate love of Kirk/Bones. I mean, I'm sure I will, but it's really hard to imagine at this point.
  • Also, it's really weird, because I really feel like I'm a lot like Jim in AOS (I'm totally Spock in TOS, there is not question), but then I came back to school, and I realized that my roommate and I are totally AOS!Jim and Bones (except that we're not in love): she's outwardly cocky and happy-go-lucky and rash, but I'm one of the only people who she lets see the more serious, fucked up side of her, and people think she's a slut but I know better; and I'm cynical and tough and practical and sarcastic, and she's always getting me to get outside my comfort zone and do things I normally wouldn't do and have fun, and I'm always stopping her from doing things that are really stupid. It's actually kind of crazy how accurate that analogy is. I still think there's a huge part of me that's like AOS!Jim, though.
  • I'm really excited about the new seasons of Merlin and The Sarah Jane Adventures. I mean, I have no idea when I'll actually have time to watch them, but I will make time, damn it! Merlin/Arthur = OTP! And one story in SJA features Ten[nant]!
  • I actually miss my family a lot more than I thought I would. I mean, I knew I would, but I just didn't expect coming back to school do be so damn hard.
trinsy: (doctor/jack)
So, I think Jack and Ianto are quite possibly television’s most adorable couple … but ultimately, I want Jack to end up with the Doctor. In terms of getting screwed over for falling in love with the Doctor, Rose and Martha have nothing on Jack. He sacrificed everything for the Doctor, and in return got abandoned and left to spend over 130 years trying to find him again. And then the Doctor tried to run out on him again. Because the Doctor is an idiot. Jack is obviously perfect for him. Re-watching Series 1 of Doctor Who just confirmed that the Doctor and Jack were just so good for each other. Seriously, they work so well together (“Let’s do it.”); and now that Jack is immortal, he can literally travel with the Doctor forever, and the Doctor can stop angsting about how he always has to go on alone. I would like nothing more than for the Doctor to stop being an idiot and realize this. Anyway, with that in mind, I made a mix for Jack’s story arc of meeting the Doctor, getting abandoned, joining Torchwood, waiting for the Doctor, and finally finding him again.


I'm Still Here )
trinsy: (I can see that)
Today as I was coming back from town, I passed these five Jr. High-ish girls, and one of them was pushing a stroller.  In the stroller was not a small child nor a puppy nor any other living creature.  No, in the stroller was a stereo so they could listen to music while they walked around.  Not even joking.  That was the whole point of the stroller.  To which the only possible response is: LOLWHUT?

Also, earlier, I was in M&S buying cookies for my uncle, but I was also buying - er - certain Doctor Who-related items, and the cashier asked me, "Oh, who's the Doctor Who fan?"  I would like to make it very clear that at the time I was wearing the sweatshirt my sister gave me for Christmas -- AKA The Greatest Sweatshirt Ever Made -- which says on the back, "The angels have the phonebox", which is a line from the Doctor Who episode 'Blink'.  This also means I had a picture of a TARDIS plastered over my left boob.  Obviously the Doctor Who fan is me!  But, amusingly in my opinion, I was so taken aback by the question that I answered, "Oh, my sister," without thinking.  And, I mean, she is the person I was buying the stuff for, so it was true, but the saleslady gave me a weird look when I said it, so maybe she noticed the TARDIS splashed across my chest after all.
trinsy: (doctor/jack)
Oh, BBC, you do have a brain! I freaking love you right now!

"BBC Wales and BBC Drama has announced that Bafta and Hugo Award winning writer Steven Moffat will succeed Russell T Davies as Lead Writer and Executive Producer of the fifth series of Doctor Who, which will broadcast on BBC One in 2010."

I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!



Note to Moffat: Book Tennant and Barrowman for your series right now. And ring up Gareth David-Lloyd and talk him into it. And try to get Chris Chibnall on board. Oh, what does it matter, your series will be brilliant anyway!

But seriously, book Tennant. 
trinsy: (physics)
I'm so over exams.  I had my History exam yesterday morning ... and I failed.  Like, literally failed.  Because we had to answer two questions, and I didn't know anything about the second question at all, so I was like, "Well, I could just not answer and be blatant about the fact that I have no clue, or I could B.S. a couple paragraphs and it will still be obvious that I have no clue.  With option one I can leave the exam half-an-hour early."  So I just left the second part totally blank.  I can't even bring myself to care that much.  At least it's over.

I have Philosophy tomorrow, which I'm not overly concerned about because if I have what I think I have in the class then I can bomb the exam and still pass.  I shouldn't bomb it, though, because unlike in History, I actually know what's going on.  I've given my notes a cursory glance over, and now I'm going to give The Sarah Jane Adventures a try.  This is my study method.  Glance over, then relax.  I've never hardcore studied in my life.  I don't know how, and it doesn't work for me anyway.  I think I'm just that kind of person where I either know it or I don't.

Friday I have Sociology.  The good thing about Sociology is that I will only have to answer one question instead of two (unlike History and Philosophy).  I've got a pretty good handle on Sexuality, and I know Crime a bit, so I should be able to answer at least one of those questions, and again scrape a pass.  All I care about is passing, since this doesn't go on my GPA anyway.  I've worked out how to make up History online if I flunk, though obviously I hope it doesn't come to that.  But yeah, I'm just want this week to be over so I can relax and enjoy the rest of my time here.  I still need to go up to Edinburgh and scout out Tom Riddle's grave!

Also, I'm very annoyed that Doctor Who has been switched to a later time, as well as I'd Do Anything.  But I'm glad that Ashley has finally been sent home!  If Andrew had chosen to save her, I would have been very upset with him!  Oh, but I'm also annoyed that the finale of I'd Do Anything is 1 June, the day after I leave!  Seriously, what up with that?
trinsy: (jack/ianto)
So my friend Liz is coming to visit me in Scotland this weekend. She's staying until Wednesday. She was supposed to come tonight, but her flight was cancelled, so she's coming tomorrow night instead. Is it bad that I'm happy? Probably.

Also, on Monday I went to the mall and there was a 3 for 2 sale on Torchwood books, so I bought all three from Series 2. I just finished the last one, 'Twilight Streets'. It was the best one, so I'm glad I read it last. It was full of Jack/Ianto goodness! I think at some parts I totally forgot how to breathe! *sigh* I miss Torchwood. Like, a lot. I miss Jack/Ianto. Can Ianto please, please be in the Doctor Who finale? Everyone else is!

Also, yesterday I was reading 'Something in the Water', which is another Torchwood book, and in it all these people got a weird alien disease that started out as a sore throat, and this morning I woke up with a sore throat, and now I'm paranoid. I took some airborne, though, and it seems to be going away. Maybe it was just because I left my window open all night. But if it is an alien disease, can Jack and Ianto come save me? And bring the Doctor and Donna with them? Because even if they didn't have a cure, it would still make my entire life.
trinsy: (that's screwdriver)
So to prepare for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I have taken to rereading the rest of the series.  I finished Goblet of Fire earlier this evening, so I now have less than two weeks to read the last two.  I'm actually not too worried about finishing in time, as long as I buckle down (I finished Goblet in three days, and that was with long breaks on the Internet and everything).  Two years ago, in the weeks leading to the release of Half-Blood Prince, I put off my reread until so last minute that I ended up not starting Order until about eight o'clock Friday evening (I don't attend midnight release parties because I'm far too lazy, and instead pre-order off Amazon).  I ended up staying up until four the next morning (scanning liberally in the meantime), which resulted in my mom forbidding me to stay up past ten Saturday night, so that I was barely past Hermione's Helping Hand by the time I was forced to retire.  Anyway, determined not to let that happen again (I'm staying up as late as necessary to finish the last one), I started a bit earlier this time.  I also told my mom that not only do I refuse to do anything but read on the 21st, I also won't be leaving the house, lest any sort of spoiler be lurking outside.  She rolled her eyes a good deal, but she's far too used to this sort of thing from me to argue, for which I am extremely grateful.

Anyway, it's weird reading these through again.  I haven't done so since Prince came out, and it's funny how much more I seem to like Dumbledore now that I know what's coming, and how much sadder it all seems.  I cried when Cedric died too, something that's never happened before in any of my dozen or so rereads.  I suspect this has something to do with seeing the movie since last time I read it (I bawled in the theatre), because I kept thinking of the scene in the film as I read.

In the meantime, I've begun two new fanfics: one about the night Snape found out Lupin was a werewolf, the other concerning Sirius and Regulus.  They're both in the early stages, and I won't do anything permanent to them until after I read Deathly Hallows, but I'm pleased with what I have so far.  I haven't written anything in ages, and it's nice to do so again.

As a side note, I really must find some decent Doctor Who icons.  I'm far too lazy to make any myself, but I've had my icons for far too long, I'm quite ready for a change, and one involving David Tennant seems in order.
trinsy: (fingers on lips)
Grades are in:

Media Comm - B
Communication - B
Intro to Music - A
Psychology 101 - A
Children's Literature - A

Not so bad for the second semester.  More As than Bs, unlike the first semester.  Plus I don't get reevaluated for my scholarship until after next semester!


In other news, Doctor Who becomes more beautiful every week.  And Captain Jack is coming back!

Yeah.  Both of them!
trinsy: (stubborn)
OMG Doctor Who!!!!

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