icepixie: (Bored now)
I can't do it, y'all. I watched the first fifteen minutes of the latest DW episode, and I can't bring myself to watch the rest. Does anyone not know how that will end? If so, have you ever seen or read any other sci-fi, ever?

But Martha looked pretty in her party dress. That's nice.


General question for PC users: is there a way to exchange the functions of the control key think it's the option key? The one next to the space bar. Command/open-apple on a Mac. They're exactly the opposite of what I'm used to after two decades of Mac keyboards, and it's been driving me batty at work. I've heard murmurings about some way to do this sort of thing around the internets, but I fail at Google today. I'd prefer not to have to download a program to do this. Is there something in the control panel to do it, maybe?

DW 3x03

Apr. 15th, 2007 07:34 pm
icepixie: (Nerdy Doctor)
DW 3x03: Gridlock )
icepixie: (Five/Tegan safe)
Well, I just saw [ profile] rowdycamels off home. :(

We had a good time, though. Did a bit of walking at Radnor Lake. Then we came back and watched a lot of TV. I have thoroughly introduced her to Northern Exposure, I think. We watched...ten episodes? Ish? In twenty-four hours? We took a tour through some of the more dysfunctional episodes of seasons three, four, and five. Plus there was Blackpool horror. I'm scarred for life now.

We also watched the DW Christmas special.

Runaway Bride )
icepixie: (Scooter and skirt)
The BBC's DW website now has in-costume publicity shots of the Doctor and Martha, and also a bit more info on Martha herself and really basic two-word descriptions of some of the episodes (click on the splash page to get to the "filming begins on season 3" article/page o' summary).

A couple of comments )


Aug. 5th, 2006 12:51 pm
icepixie: (Possession)
Spoilers for the 2006 DW Christmas special )

ETA: Word on the street--er, on Livejournal and TWOP--is that Skiffy will start airing season two on September 29th. Woot!


Jul. 15th, 2006 06:03 pm
icepixie: (Ewww boys)
I had a longish, half-finished post on why Rusty's Sue issues and "OMG Rose/Doctor Is The Most Specialist Of All Relationships Ever!!11!!!" thing has irritated me more and more this season, particularly as I get deeper into Old Skool stuff, but decided that a.) it's been done before (often by [ profile] nostalgia_lj), and b.) it would probably piss off at least half the Who fans on my flist, so screw it. Plus, I'm lazy and don't want to finish trying to explain thoughts I'm finding it very difficult to put into words. Basically, IMO there is OTP and there is OTPForNow when dealing with the Doctor, and the latter is the best I can do. Also, more blah-di-blah on why Rose and Ten don't work as well together as Rose and Nine did, because she puts up with more from Ten than she did with Nine, and this robs the relationship of much of its interesting dynamic.

In conclusion, all problems would go away with judicious application of bugs made out of spray-painted bubblewrap. (Why yes, I did watch "Ark in Space" last week. Green spray-painted bubblewrap is the Bestest Villain Ever.)


Rewatching School Reunion )


Wishlist for Season Three! [spoilers for the Big Bad Casting Spoiler] )


Following on from numbers 3 and 3a, I watched part of Shada )


I started reading Bridget Jones today, after about six years of avoiding it. Mostly that was because of my Austen H8 and my general "eh" reaction to the movie, but also because I have pretty much no interest in the Trials of Finding Love After Thirty or whatever it's been billed as. Obviously, I shall eat something laced with crow tonight, because it's pretty funny. Not the best book I've ever read, but entertaining all the same. The Lit!Snob part of my brain is little eyerolly at the fact that every character, with the possible exception of Bridget and, perhaps later, Mark Darcy, is a blatant caricature, but the more easily amused half is busy saying, "It's a farce; get over yourself."

Plus, it does have lines like: "It struck me as pretty ridiculous to be called Mr. Darcy and to stand on your own looking snooty at a party." Although Fielding then immediately takes it a hair too far with, "It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting 'Cathy' and and banging your head against a tree." Ah, well.

Also, there is brief mocking of postmodernism, which is grand.

I'm wondering who exactly decided that Renee Zellweger fit this role, though, 'cause I'm not picturing her in it at all. I'm not sure who would fit, but it's not her.

(Related to none of the above: in what world is 124 pounds even remotely overweight? Is she really short or something?)
icepixie: (You and me Four and Sarah)

50 in total under the cut )


I was listening to Stones of Venice again as I was making these. I'd forgotten how much I like that one. It's so cracktastically fabulous in so many ways; I'd love to see it filmed. (Actually, I'd love to see ANYTHING related to Eight and Charley filmed, because dude, Eight and Charley.) And you can play Spot the Literature Title with it! Well, One Hundred Years of Solitude is mentioned in the fourth part, and of course there's the title, taken from Ruskin's work of the same name. (I say "of course," but really I only realized that this week. Does this mean I have to give up my snobby intellectual card?) Probably there are others, and I just wasn't paying close enough attention.

I still love the ending, where the Doctor tells Charley she's his best friend. Awww. While he's doing the gondolier act, I might add; given the footage from Shada with Four and Romana on the river, I think we can totally draw the conclusion that the Doctor likes to take his girlfriends punting when they're on dates. *cough* *g*


Jul. 1st, 2006 11:40 pm
icepixie: (Rise and shine)
It's finally happened--I just saw it at Teaspoon. Someone's come up with a Doctor/Rose portmanteau. It's "Drose." The adjectival form is "drosey."

I think I have to go be sick now.
icepixie: (Hmph lion)
28x12 Army of Ghosts )

Who spec

Jun. 25th, 2006 09:52 pm
icepixie: (Welcome to the end of the world)
Speculation on Rose and the Big Fat BBC Spoiler, but with a healthy helping of DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING SPECIFIC )

Also, I watched "City of Death" today, and it boggles me that there are people in this world who can actually think that the Doctor and Romana aren't on a date pretty much throughout that serial. Because...dude. DUDE. I went to Paris with some very good friends, but I certainly didn't hold their hands all the way through it. Or give them big goofy grins at every opportunity. Or basically LOOK LIKE I WAS ON A DATE. (I suppose Tom Baker and Lalla Ward kind of were at that point, weren't they? Heh.)

And I finally figured out who Elisabeth Sladen/Sarah Jane reminds me of...she looks like a dark-haired Meg Ryan. Seriously! Something about their facial structure is very much alike. Plus there's the perkiness and God, she was the first Sally Albright! Heh.
icepixie: (Doctor/Rose happy together)
Something you should watch on YouTube: Doctor Who: Attack of the Spoiler. I think it's a Dead Ringers sketch, maybe? Anyway, hilarious.

2x11: Fear Her )

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