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: (Default)
The semester is over, and I did get my last paper in on time. Then I saw Legally Blonde, which was so much fun. Great adaptation. There were initially bits I had reservations about, but at the end I was just so happy with it. Good show to end my theatre season in London.

Spent the weekend in Cardiff, home of Doctor Who! We watched the newest episode live in Cardiff, which was an awesome experience (especially with another rabid fan right there), even if I was not the most enthused with the episode. I thought it was a nice idea, and there were parts I liked, but I think it had some execution issues and there were parts I did not like. But that was actually only the second episode of the season I've seen so far, so I think I'm reserving opinions.

[livejournal.com profile] shinyopals, the Ianto Memorial Wall is still there. XD It made me laugh, but my friend wished she'd known it was there before we arrived so she could have brought something to put on it. I laughed more. :p

I'm in Berlin now! I've had a nice day, even though this is my first time by myself in a country where I don't speak the language. I've been doing fine so far, though, and it's been cool seeing the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz and bits of the Berlin Wall. I have another two days here, then one in Hamburg with [livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man, and then she and I are going to Munich for two days, and then I move on to Austria!
rynne: (ten/rose smile)
This weekend is my weekend for meeting internet people. Yesterday I met [livejournal.com profile] magic_at_mungos and we went for an early dinner at a place in Brixton, which is the furthest south of the river I have been thus far. :p We sat in the restaurant chatting about random things from fandom to politics to various other things for a couple hours, and then when other people needed our table, we went to a pub and talked some more. Very lovely evening.

Then today [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals came to London. (Don't worry, [livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar, she talked about you constantly. I felt rather like Martha.) We met at Earl's Court so that I could get some pictures with the TARDIS there, and then we went to the Doctor Who shop, where I bought some TARDIS socks, a Companionpalooza poster, and an issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

We went for lunch at a pub by the Globe, where [livejournal.com profile] shinyopals, who had got an assemble-it-yourself Tiny!Master, applied Vaseline to the Master's ass to make it easier to get something in, but alas! it was still too big to fit properly. She ended up having to use a pen to widen the hole first.

(Is that enough innuendo for you, Opal? XD)

We stopped by Trafalgar Square where there was some sort of Dutch celebration going on, but nothing particularly interesting so we didn't stay. We ended up dozing for about two hours in St. James's Park, and also chatting about bears, how Opal needs to WRITE MOAR FIC, and how all the pigeons in the park should stay away or Opal was going to kill them.

Tomorrow, thanks to screwy tube engineering work and also being on the other side of the city, I need to get up before 7 to make my train to Southampton, which Opal assures me is very boring. We'll see.
rynne: (you're a star)
Today I saw Alice in Wonderland in 3D IMAX on the biggest screen in Britain. It was rather more expensive than I like my movies (though I imagine I'm also a bit spoiled from having worked at a theater and gotten to see movies for free), but worth it, not just for the movie (which I very much enjoyed) but because I actually got invited to see it. When I first got here a lot of people just seemed to click into their own groups and I was sort of drifting on the outskirts, and pretty much had to invite myself if I was going to do anything with anyone. It's taken me several weeks, but finally I'm not the one making the first move all the time, and that's worth more than expensive cinema.

Anyway, Brief spoilers for the film )

Oh, also, before the movie started my friend and I were discussing books and she just asks me "So you read fanfiction, right?" Apparently that's pretty obvious. XD I said yes, and for some reason added that I write it too, and she got so excited. She said writing fic made me like sixteen times cooler. Best reaction to the writing-fanfic revelation ever.
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
I have finally, for the first and possibly the only time, seen Doctor Who as it aired. No having to download it, no watching it the day after on BBC America, no watching it on SciFi, but as it aired. So awesome. I mean, I'm not particularly enthused with having added to the viewing numbers, but I'm still glad I could have done that at least once.

Anyway, reaction )

In other news, I was in Oxford yesterday, and that was awesome. But it was for a school excursion and therefore I didn't get to do much of what I wanted to do. I'm going to try and go back and spend some time there properly.

I did, though, eat lunch at the Eagle and Child, the pub where The Inklings would meet. How awesome is that? I got to eat in the same room as Tolkien and Lewis. Awesome. We also did a tour of Christ Church College, which is where parts of Harry Potter were filmed. I'm not as big a fan of the movies as I am of the books, but that was still pretty exciting.

And now I really want to reread Gaudy Night, so I can read all the place references in Oxford and pick out ones I recognize. :p Too bad my copy is at home in America. *sigh*

I've also pretty much decided that I'm going to Norway for a weekend in May. One of my classmates found the cheapest flights ever--I can get a return ticket for sixteen pounds. Sixteen pounds! To visit another country! I can't pass that up, so, Norway in May!

Tomorrow I'm going to see Alice in Wonderland in IMAX. Whoo!
rynne: (sea at sunset)
So many things have been happening. I'd been intending to post a lot more when I was in Ireland, but I ended up too busy to spend much time on the internet, and I'm...not really going to complain about that. Because Ireland was awesome and gorgeous and a week was not enough time, except that it was also expensive so it's just as well that I only spent a week there.

And the weather was good! When I'd looked up the weather it seemed like it was supposed to rain the entire time, which depressed me. But then I got there and it didn't rain very much! Lots of sun! When it rained, it was usually when I was on the bus. So I was very pleased with that.

[livejournal.com profile] thunderemerald, I went to Dingle. I also might have got food poisoning in Dingle, because we had lunch there and I started feeling sick after that, then spent the night throwing up and sleeping for roughly thirteen hours, and then felt pretty much fine the rest of the week.

Saturday night really sucked. I really should have just flown home. I was on my way back to London via ferry and trains when I got on what ended up being the wrong train. It was the right train line, and the right platform -- it was just too early, but trains can just sit and wait awhile, so I thought that's what that one would be doing. I should have just looked at the departure board because then I would have seen that this particular train was going to Manchester, not London.

I got off at the first stop and found out that there were no more trains going to London that night, which meant I had to find some place to spend the night. I almsot cried when the guard told me. I went back to Crewe, where I'd gotten on the wrong train, had to buy a new ticket for the next morning, and then had to find a hotel. My host mum told me when I got home that she would have spent the night in the train station rather than pay for a hotel, and maybe I should have (I do wince at paying the money), but between stress, nerves (spending the night, trying to sleep, alone, in a train station in a foreign country?), and the discomfort of trying to sleep on benches, I didn't think I'd be able to sleep at all, and I do not function well when I don't get enough sleep. I probably would have bungled getting home even worse than I already had.

And I wanted to get home as quickly as I could because I had Star Wars in Concert at three in the O2 Arena, and the Jubilee tube line, which would have taken me straight there, was down for engineering work that weekend. That would have been fine if I'd gotten home on Saturday night and therefore had enough time to get myself to the O2 on Sunday, but instead I was on a train back. I ended up being fifteen minutes late to the show, but it was a great show, and I'm just glad I made it at all.

I've been reading reaction posts for The Eleventh Hour, and talked to the big DW fan in my program. I've been trying to see it for myself, but it's not been happening. Last night I tried watching with BBC iplayer, which did work (hooray for being in Britain!), except there are those issues with the internet on my laptop, and iplayer won't work where there is no internet connection, so I only saw the first fifteen minutes. I got to school today thinking I'd just download it, but I've been having issues doing that, and I don't want to use iplayer on a school computer because there are other people in the computer lab and I don't want to disturb them.

The universe is conspiring to stop me from watching Moffat's Who. I wonder if this is a sign.
rynne: (Default)
My computer is having issues with the internet here. It's being very sporadic. I've had this problem several other places but I never really cared before since I wasn't in those places for long, but I'm going to be here for three months and I can't have sporadic internet. So I might have to take my computer to an Apple store and see if I need a new wireless card or something.

Otherwise, been very busy! Today we took a boat down the Thames and went up to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and I got lots of pictures of stuff. Like the London Eye. And Canary Wharf. I couldn't stop thinking about Doctor Who. XD

I have an early day tomorrow, so g'night.
rynne: (ten smiles)
Happy 2010. :)

Today I went shopping for new clothes for England with Mom and Twin. Wow, that was exhausting, mostly because my mom bought this vacuum thing that shrinks clothes so now she wants me to bring a lot. Well, I did get some very cute outfits out of it, and also the COOLEST SHOES EVER. THEY ARE SPARKLY RAINBOW CONVERSE AND I LOVE THEM OMG.

I'm going to have to take a picture of these shoes and post it here, because OMG COOLEST SHOES EVER.

I stopped in at GameSpot when Mom and Twin went off to buy some jeans and why did I not know that Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days existed? A new Kingdom Hearts game! WITH ROXAS. I have been so out of it in terms of video games. Well, at least this is a DS game, so I can take it to England with me. (I've been sort of frantically replaying some of my favorite games recently because I can't take my consoles to England. But my DS is so coming with me.) Er, once I buy it, that is. :p I need to see how much PSPs are, because I also saw Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core in there, and I wants it, precious, yesssss.

I have not watched End of Time yet, though I have read some reaction posts because I don't care about spoiling myself this time. :p But [livejournal.com profile] velesia is recording them off BBCAmerica so I think I'll be watching the last three specials with her. That'll be fun, at least, and I'll probably be glad to have someone to cling to as I watch for the first time. :p
rynne: (you're a star)
Wow, where has the year gone? *sigh* It's rather odd to think that tonight is the last night of the year and the decade. Come midnight tonight, I'll have seen four different decades--80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Not bad for being 22. :p

I've seen a lot of people on my flist doing various year end memes, but I'm not going to bother. I haven't written enough fic in 2009 to make the fic meme worthwile (though that's depressing--I need to write more fic). My life has also not really changed from how it was last year, so the year in review meme won't say much.

This year was more good than bad for me, but it did not treat some of my friends very well, which brought it down somewhat. Personally, though, there were really only two things that stood out--Obama's inauguration, and me feeling like I got my shit together in terms of school. Both of those were very good, but otherwise it was basically unremarkable.

Tomorrow does mean new Doctor Who, though, and the end of an era. I still have not seen either Waters of Mars or End of Time part 1, because I've been waiting for tomorrow's episode. It's odd to think that it's practically here already, but my apprehension is increasing. I suppose all I can do, though, is wait for tomorrow and hope I don't have a hangover because I remember Journey's End literally making me sick and I don't need more of that. XD

I'm going out tonight with my friends, an am definitely anticipating a good time. Goodbye, 2009. I'm looking forward to 2010. :)

rynne: (not the only dreamer)
Happy Halloween! Apparently this is going to be my second post of the month. XD

It's not so much that things haven't been happening as that nothing particularly interesting has been happening, and I've not been posting because frankly I've bored myself at the idea of rambling on about how I'm pleased with my grades.

Study abroad stuff is coming along well, though. Last week I turned in a packet of forms and information, and I got my International Student Identification Card, so I think what's left for me to do is pay the deposit and figure out plane tickets. Which is actually turning out to be something of an ordeal, because England's gonna want me to have a set departure date when I first arrive, but I want to do some traveling after the program's over, but I don't have concrete plans yet. Since I don't want to travel by myself, I don't really think I can have concrete plans until I make friends with people in England who might want to travel with me. It's becoming a bit of a mess, and I've emailed a student travel agency to see what advice they can give me, but I haven't heard back from them yet, gah.

(Though [livejournal.com profile] heart_of_man, still interested in me coming to Germany for a bit after the program's over? The program ends May 15.)

In terms of fandom, Waters of Mars is beginning to fill me with dread. I want new canon, but on the other hand, I'm scared it's going to be something I won't like. Of course this applies even more to the last specials, but aadskgl. Getting scared. :p

I haven't been watching Sarah Jane, mostly because I haven't seen S2 yet. That'll be out on Netflix November 10, so I'm sorta torn between waiting for that and them moving to S3, or just starting S3 now. I think I'm patient enough to wait, though. For now, at least. XD

Also, somehow I got back into reading epic Harry Potter fics. *sigh* I do this every few years, since that makes time for good stuff to build up again, but now I've got an idea I like for an epic Harry Potter fic myself and I feel like staring at my brain in disbelief. It's been three or four years since I've written a HP fic outside of Remix, and I couldn't even finish the one long fic there I started. WTF is up with my brain now?

Well, there are at least more DW fics I'm going to try and write, hopefully soon. It'd be nice to get them done before Ten's run is over so that I can just be Jossed rather than writing AUs.
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: (captain jack harkness)
So today I had something that has become very rare: a five-hour stretch of free time. So I thought, hey, I'll finally get around to watching Torchwood: Children of Earth! I'd been waiting to watch it until I could watch it all together, and I'm glad now, because wow I would have hated having to wait as they aired. XD

But I just finished Day Four.

Spoilers )
rynne: (ten/rose smile)
Okay, so I was in class today listening to my Presidency and Congress professor lecture about the unitary executive and the politicization of the bureaucracy, and what could I not stop thinking about?

Doctor Who meta. More specifically, the Human-Nature-with-Rose AUs, and one of my big problems with many of the ones I've come across.

Doctor/Rose in Human Nature )
rynne: (facepalm Mulan)
[livejournal.com profile] shinyopals is a cruel, cruel person. I was silly enough to ask her to give me names for the cliff, shag, marry meme, and she gave me GEORGE W. BUSH, STEVEN MOFFAT, AND DAVROS.

!!! )
rynne: (rain on me)
Today was Younger Sister's last day with me--just dropped her off at the airport. We went to Seattle, and it was quite fun. Walked around the Waterfront and Pike's Place Market, then rode the Monorail to Seattle Center, where we went to the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum.

I did like both of those, but the Science Fiction Museum disappointed me. There was ONE reference to Doctor Who, on a timeline--a small picture of Four surrounded by Daleks in the '70s section. That was IT for Doctor Who. There was plenty of Star Trek and Star Wars and Ursula Le Guin and other books and movies, and there was even some anime so it wasn't confined completely to American stuff (just mostly), but I was disappointed. DW is quintessential sci-fi, and shows exactly how the genre has evolved over the past forty-five years. Surely that's important enough for a better display in the museum?

*sigh* Apparently not. Bloody American ethnocentrism.

We had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. And I took dessert home, so now I have cheesecake. Complete win. :D

But also, I was supposed to get three discs of Bones today from Netflix. Except when I checked my mailbox after I got home, there was no Bones! I was very sad. Now I'm going to have to eat my cheesecake and mourn not getting more Bones until tomorrow. :(
rynne: (the tenth doctor)
Random Doctor Who thought of the day:

When I was leaving Tacoma for Spokane on Friday, we listened to the driver's iPod. Mostly I didn't much care for his music selections, but the very first thing he put on was Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra. And I can't listen to that song (or Don't Bring Me Down) without thinking of Love and Monsters.

In which I meta about the Doctor-lite episodes )

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