rynne: (Default)
Title: A Bad Habit (The Master Never Learns Remix)
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Characters: The Doctor (One, Three, Four, Six, Seven), the Master (Delgado, Ainley, Other), Peri, Ace
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2600
Summary: The Master and the Doctor usually manage to understand each other, no matter how many situations they get themselves into.
Title, Author, and URL of original work: A Bad Habit by Hokuto.
Notes: Many thanks to my beta, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar! The Doctor/Master is more subtext than anything else, but it's at least on the level of what's on the show.

A Bad Habit (The Master Never Learns Remix) )
rynne: (four chillin')
Today's my sixth LJ-versary. I've had this thing for six full years now, and tomorrow begins year seven. Damn, that's a long time. This is definitely the most consistent journal I've ever kept, even if in recent years I haven't posted as often as I did in the beginning.

Not much has been going on with me. Yesterday I watched the Fourth Doctor serial The Deadly Assassin, of "Four in Time Lord robes" fame. Which made me sporfle, because ahahahaha Time Lord robes are utterly ridiculous, and Four just makes them funnier since it's, well, Four. It's also basically the only serial in the series without a companion, which was interesting but also sad.

I've also started learning Old English (or at least, how to pronounce Old English phonemes), and it's crazy. By the end of this unit we're supposed to be able to speak and write some simple sentences, but it has such odd pronunciation and spelling. I think it's awesomely cool to learn actual Old English, but just from what I've seen so far, it's also going to be really hard.

I have to go to California for a wedding this weekend, so I'm flying down on Saturday and back on Sunday. I'm looking forward to the wedding itself, since I'm very fond of the cousin getting married, and it'll be the first time I've seen my twin since early January, but I hate flying. *sigh*

I also have more paperwork to finish up for study abroad. I'm going to try and get that done this week, though I still have a few weeks until it's due. I am definitely not going to let my laziness get in the way of me going to London.
rynne: (college)
I have a power cord! More to the point, a working power cord!

Last week my power cord started to not work unless I twisted it into odd positions. Throughout the week, the number of positions it would work in dwindled. I ordered a new cord online, but Apple told me it might not get here before the 25th. Considering today it felt like it was on the verge of not working at all, I was starting to panic about having to wait until maybe the 25th to have my computer working properly.

But the cord came today! Big relief. :D

Dear Connections professor,

I don't need to be a Classics major to know what a Pyrrhic victory is. Or how to spell Pyrrhic, for that matter.

I'm enjoying my little jaunt outside the English department this semester, but if nothing else, these classes are emphasizing that I did pick the right major. At least my English professors don't look at me oddly when I can define Pyrrhic victory, or the words erudite, onerous, and ubiquitous, or when I know what an independent variable is. I imagine they just figure I read it somewhere--as, indeed, I did.

In other news, today I got from Netflix K-9 and Company, and also the first disc of the Sarah Jane Adventures. ([livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man, up for coming to watch with me this weekend?)

Today I watched K-9 and Company. It was SO CUTE. Well, K-9's always been one of my favorite companions, and the opening sequence alone was utterly adorable.

The plot...actually reminded me of Hot Fuzz. XD Sort of. There was even a mini-shoot-out at the end, though of course it was nothing on the scale of Hot Fuzz. Hah! Shooty dog thing!

Definitely put me in the mood for watching Sarah Jane Adventures soon. :D
rynne: (four chillin')
I have not been around very much the past several days because I had a bunch of books out of the library and I had to obsessively read them. XD But now I've finished them, so I'm back, but still don't have that much content. Instead, have a meme. Seen all over the flist.

That Doctor Who meme I've seen before but hadn't managed to do until now )
rynne: (four chillin')
So yesterday [livejournal.com profile] velesia and I finally finished Doctor Who S3. I told her a bit about S4, which included some ranting about SitL/FotD, and I was inspired to create this picspam.

Because come on, what sort of army wouldn't be sensible enough to run away from this?

the man who makes armies run away )
rynne: (four chillin')
I'm watching Remembrance of the Daleks now. I'm still in the first ten minutes, but four things:

1. Seven has the best opening sequence ever. Awesome theme song and images, much better than previous Doctors. I even like it better than the New Who opening sequence, which has been my favorite up until now.

2. OMG Coal Hill School! Totters Lane! London 1963! That's so awesome.

3. Seven tasted something. Ahahaha!

4. I have now seen all ten Doctors. Whoo!

In other news, I saw Mamma Mia today. That was such an adorable and awesome movie! I'd totally see it again.
rynne: (three and UNIT)
Tomorrow is my mom's birthday. We're going out to see Mamma Mia, and probably out to dinner. I got her this really cool copper and iron rose I bought at the Tahoe Renaissance Faire several weeks ago. I would have got one for myself, but they were a bit too expensive for me to get more than one. *sigh*

I haven't written that much of my post-JE fics yet. I think I know why I'm so bad at writing long fics--I keep wanting to skip to the good bits and ignore the transitions. :p

Watching Timelash right now, which is apparently a sequel to an untelevised Three and Jo serial. Peri was shown a picture of Jo and correctly identified her. I've noticed that Classic Doctors don't seem as reticent on the subject of previous companions as he's been made out to be in the new series, and this is more proof.

I've sort of been assuming that Peri was like Ian and Barbara--the Doctor constantly unable to get her home. I mean, looking at an episode guide, I've seen most of the Peri serials (though not, unfortunately, her introduction), and she doesn't come across as enjoying the traveling. But in this serial, he offered to take her home, and she refused. I'm not sure what's holding them together. I mean, they clearly care about each other, but they don't often seem to really like each other. She's usually complaining about where he's taken her and he gets exasperated, blunt, and shouty. I actually like both of them individually, but I don't understand their relationship.

This is my last Six serial, but I've also got a few Seven from Netflix right now. Seven and Ace, at that--apparently Netflix has no Mel serials. I'm curious about Mel, but I'll be glad to finally see some Ace.

One last thing about this serial (er, for now, since I'm not done), but H. G. Wells is being adorable. *g*
rynne: (four chillin')
Sorry I disappeared for a bit. I got some books I've never read before from the library, which will pretty much always hold my attention until I finish them. :p I am finally getting around to answering all my backlog of comments, though.

I'm watching The Two Doctors right now. Currently I'm amused at Six's confusion with pronouns. Also the plot is revolving around the Doctor's relationship with the TARDIS, described as symbiotic, which is cool. And I'm still fond of Two/Jamie. *g*

OMG Two just said "Oh, crumbs." OH CRUMBS. I am so going to incorporate this into my vocabulary! I am so totally in love with the Doctor's idiosyncrasies, no matter what they are. Including Six's clothes. :p

Though I have spent the past several days reading new books, I also haven't posted because I haven't had much to say. So... goodnight. XD

ETA: Six: When you travel around as much as I do, it's almost inevitable that you run into yourself at some point.

Good justification for more multi-Doctor fics, y/y? That's one of my favorite genres, and I am always on the lookout for good multi-Doctor stories.
rynne: (ten/rose beautiful)
I spent most of the past two days away from the internet. That felt...really rather good. Journey's End no longer makes my stomach sort of knot up--I think I've come to terms with it, even if there are parts I don't like and parts I have to fanwank. XD

And speaking of time away from the internet, tomorrow I'm going to Las Vegas with a friend. I will bring my computer, and I'm pretty sure there's some sort of internet access, but I don't know how reliable it is. I don't think I'll mind, though, since it has been refreshing. But I don't think I'll be replying to comments for a few days yet, since I still want time. Depending on internet access, it might not be until I get back, which is on Wednesday.

My summer school class ended yesterday, and I'm very sure I got an A. (Frankly, I'm astounded at how easy UNR's been.) Though what's funny is that yesterday I told my younger sister my class just ended, and she was like, "So that's why you've been asleep at night and up in the day!" I completely cracked up. I stopped being so nocturnal even before she left for Africa, but I guess she just didn't notice? XD

And because I seem to be incapable of not talking about Doctor Who lately--yesterday I watched The Caves of Androzani. I have three main thoughts:

1. I'm not sure which is worse, Peri's American accent, or the ones in Daleks in Manhatten/Evolution of the Daleks. XD Peri's was all right for most of the serial, but in the beginning, I never would have guessed that she was supposed to be American if I didn't already know it.

2. This serial is so totally a cross between Doctor Who and Phantom of the Opera. o.O ([livejournal.com profile] thunderemerald, maybe you'd like it? :p)

3. Okay, I could sorta see Five/Ainley!Master before now, but this made it more...dunno, obvious? Seriously, thinking about the Master as he's regenerating, even though the Master didn't even show up in this serial.... I have no interest in Doctor/Master in the usual course of things, but maybe I could get behind Five/Ainley!Master.

And because I want to talk about my ideas for post-JE fic (with some meta for background, because apparently I also can't help but meta)...

Spoilers for Journey's End )
rynne: (three and UNIT)
I finally got around to getting some icons of Classic Who. :D And speaking of, I'm watching The Sea Devils right now.

Am I the only one who finds the Master boring? *sigh* He's just...so straightforward and predictable! The Simm!Master a bit less so, but even he is quite reliably megalomaniacal--just, you know, more insane. He's most interesting in how he makes the Doctor react, but really only Ten, since Ten is so messed up from the Time War. Frankly I find the way the Doctor interacts with the Brigadier far more interesting.

I've been watching Classic Master serials, trying to find him interesting, but inevitably his bits of the serials are the ones I find most boring. Maybe I just haven't seen enough serials.
rynne: (ten/rose smile)
Netflix keeps getting more serials, so now I am watching Doctor Who and the Silurians, though I've technically gotten to Five. I don't have that much to say except that I like Three's opening sequence better than Four's and Five's. Sorry, but having Tom Baker's and Peter Davison's disembodied heads coming at me is vaguely creepy. :p

Also, I love the Brigadier, but that's probably a given. Is there anyone out there who doesn't like the Brigadier? :p

Not even two days left until more DW. I am anticipating this episode like crazy. :D And because I've seen it a few other places... (spoilers for the identity of the enemy)

A few things I really want to see in the next two episodes )

Now I really need to go find some Classic Who icons.
rynne: (ten/rose hug)
I just watched the Fifth Doctor serial Earthshock )

Also, a bit from the Radio Times RTD interview, with a bit from the mid-series trailer.

Unsurprisingly a D/R quote... )
rynne: (david tennant is teh sex)
Have started my Statistical Methods class. Judging from the syllabus, the textbook, and what we've learned so far, it's far more Stats than it is Psychology. In fact, I'm not sure I'm going to learn anything I didn't already learn in AP Stats in high school. But, considering I've forgotten most of that, and it's a different credit than what I earned, I don't really mind.

Now I'm staring at the DVD of Logopolis. I got it several days ago, but I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it yet. It's sorta funny, but I'm...reluctant to let go of Four. Now I understand why a lot of fandom seems to be stuck in the Tom Baker years--he really did make a wonderful Doctor.

(Also, a few days ago I watched The Leisure Hive, with Four and Romana II--and Tom Baker looks much better in old!makeup than David Tennant does. XD)

Well, time to watch, because as much as I'll miss Four, I am looking forward to Five.
rynne: (nine/rose grinning)
So I've been watching Classic Who, and now I'm in the middle of the Third Doctor. Today I watched The Green Death, and couldn't help but notice some similarities to Nine and Rose--and some dissimilarities as well.

The Green Death--Three&Jo and Nine&Rose )

I got the impression from some Classic Who fans that watching the old series would make me less inclined to ship Doctor/Rose. It seems to have had the opposite effect. *g*
rynne: (the wild waves sing)
First of all, I watched the Second Doctor serial The Mind Robber today. Two, Jamie, and Zoe. I haven't seen much of either One or Two, but so far I like Two better than One.

A couple thoughts )

Now, Torchwood.

Torchwood 2x13, Exit Wounds )

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