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09 July 2006 @ 05:48 pm
Doctor Who and a meme or two  
Doctor Who
The tenth doctor's series started here in Aus last night. I had seen the first six episodes of the Nine series, and despite my reservations was really enjoying the complexities that Eccleston brought to the character. And I was hyped for David Tennant, having seen snippets in the UK when I was there. But I didn't expect to instantly love him as much as I did. I was squeeing crazily. Already! And Ten was catatonic for most of the episode. *blinks* Even so, DT managed to convey the wonderfully mercurial quality of the Doctor, and he's just so wee and slight and fragile and fey. I just want to squish him! Eee! And glasses! *dorks* Is love. What can I say?

(And y'all are killing me with your 2.13 DW posts! I can't even imagine how much better it gets...)

So I have to kill time until I see POTC2 tonight, but luckilly I have a few memes to do. Memes often irk me, and these ones are particularly bossy. So despite what they say below, please only consider yourselves tagged if you want to be!

From mskatej, Once you've been tagged, you have to write a blog with six random facts about yourself. In the end you need to choose six people to be tagged and list their names

1. I only recently threw out my seven seasons of BtVS and five seasons of AtS on video (taped diligently by my mother as I didn't get good TV reception in my student sharehouse at the time). (Naturally I bought the DVDs!)
2. When I was five, I wanted to be a zoologist.
3. In my final year, my fascist (no, really) high school sacked my French teacher for being publicly gay (he was interviewed as a representative for AIDS support in my state) and I wrote a letter complaining about it. I was ostracised by the school principal and co. for the rest of the year, but they sucked up something rotten when I got the highest leaving score and was made Dux. Fuckers. Yes, I'm still bitter.
4. The only musical instrument I've ever played is the euphonium.
5. I lost my virginity to someone I didn't know, and I'm still really glad I did.
6. When I was wee, I hated dolls and loved tractors. And car lorries. I still squee about car lorries. Unfortunately this did not indicate a budding engineering career: stereotypes are deceptive!

From carpenyx, Once you are tagged you MUST write a journal/blog entry about your 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next six people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I read walking along the street. I read crossing the road. I read walking up stairs. I have good peripheral vision. I do not consider it a problem, and get really tired of people freaking out about it on my behalf. Get over it, people!
2. Sometimes I wear my hair in pigtails even though it's not age-appropriate.
3. Currently I eat six meals a day. (It's awesome! The best eating regime for weight loss and health EVER.)
4. I alphabetise my CD collection, but it's all gone to hell since I started downloading music instead.
5. I obsess about getting enough calcium and iron. Naturally, not from a supplement.
6. I find make-up too tedious to bother with, but admire good make-up on others.
 
 
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: restlessrestless
 
 
 
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 9th, 2006 09:44 am (UTC)
I liked it too, but I still think 9 > 10. Although, admittedly, they both make me drool. *_* Have you read any articles on this series (mainly about certain, er, actors)? If you haven't, I won't spoil anything. :3
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 9th, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
Also: what on earth is a "euphonium"?

+Tell me about this 6-meal diet thingy. How does it work? More meals, less in each meal? Or?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clairebop_radar on July 9th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
A euphonium is a kind of mini tuba. *g* It has the range of a cello, but is a brass instrument.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois Chloe comfort foodbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Six meals! Yes, they tend to be smaller, but only by necessity. I eat constantly! The idea is to kick your metabolism along and get all your nutritional needs, so 2 fruit, 5 veg, carbs, protein, calcium... I eat breakfast, snack (eg fruit and a yoghurt), lunch, snack, dinner, snack. If I want to eat something unhealthy like chocolate, I have to finish my allocated snack first (eg an apple). It's amazing how often you don't bother after that. And I write it all down, so each day I'm aiming to hit all my 'eating' targets, rather than thinking about what I'm NOT eating. I still have treats, just healthier treats, and I'm never hungry. *g*
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 10th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that sounds smart. I just stick to the normal 3-meals-a-day, because I hardly get hungry. Usually a snack at night, too.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois coffeebop_radar on July 10th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's fair enough. The theory with the lots of smaller meals is that your metabolism is working constantly so it improves overall and doesn't hoard fat in case you starve yourself suddenly! It's actually hard to remind myself to snack sometimes, but it does seem to pay off--I have more energy overall and I sleep well, and I'm losing weight slowly but steadily. (I only need to lose a little and I'm not interested in crash-dieting.)
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 10th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
My metabolism is insanely fast (I'm 5'7" and only weigh 45kg) so I don't think I need to lose any weight. XD; If anything, I'd like to put on some! But yes, your diet seems very effective.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on July 10th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
Ha! Yeah, right! I used to have pretty fast metabolism, but it changed. Woe! Still, the flipside is that I never used to think much about what I ate, whereas now I really eat lots healthier--heaps of vegies and iron and calcium and protein and all.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Naomi isolationbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything further about the series at all. I had trouble with the initial casting of Eccleston, ironically because I'm a big fan of his performance's in other roles (e.g. Elizabeth, Jude), and he never felt like 'my' doctor. Even though I think he brings a lot of subtelty and darkness and complexity, and without him they wouldn't have been able to do so much with the new series. It's just a personal thing. I see a consummate actor when I see Eccleston. I don't see the Doctor. With Tennant, I instantly saw the Doctor.
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 10th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Ah, well, I'm probably biased because I haven't seen him in anything else other than Doctor Who (and haven't actually seen other series of Doctor Who than the last one and this new one). So, uh, yeah. ^_^;
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clairebop_radar on July 10th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
I think that would make it easier! Which is fine and great, and I envy you really!
mystical van of doom: vm classvoldything on July 9th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
I was ostracised by the school principal and co. for the rest of the year, but they sucked up something rotten when I got the highest leaving score and was made Dux. Fuckers. Yes, I'm still bitter.

Way to go you! What does Dux mean, by the way?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh. Um, I have no idea how to translate. There are usually two--one for science, one for 'arts' and it's the student with the best academic results for the final year. You get commemorated on a lame plaque and stuff, though really who cares when you're leaving?!
Christina J.: SGA - John's what the hell facetehjules on July 9th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
An informative meme!

I'm completely jealous of #1 of the second meme. I mean look at how much reading time one could get in!

Like Muni, I was also wondering what Dux was?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex b f'd up manbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yes, I plow through books much quicker this way!
And uh, see above re. dux, which I had no idea was not universal. Mind you my school was very antiquated and conservative so I'm sure it's some we-wish-we-were-a-six-hundred-year-old-grammar-school-in-England thing.
Moonwitch Iconsmoonwitch on July 10th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
We have Dux, too. It just goes to the person with the highest UAI, I think? Or the best scores overall for year 12. I'm not too sure.
Talitha: runpunkrun guilamonstertalitha78 on July 9th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
Very interesting! The more I learn about you, the more I like you. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex fascinated with youbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
Awww. *blinks* You too, my dear!
Naomi: DW How Ood by __kali__frelling_tralk on July 9th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
The Christmas Invasion was great :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy glowybop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wah! Your icon has tentacles!
Yes, it was great. I'm going to be climbing on board the Doctor Who fan ship shortly I think. ;-) Must dig up the rest of the Nine series.
Naomi: Nine/Rose dancing animatedfrelling_tralk on July 9th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
I run a comm for nine_love *pimps shamelessly*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy glowybop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Hee! I had kind of seen that. I'll have to check out when I find the rest of that series. I think of you as one of the Doctor Who peeps on my f'list. I gather you took a while to warm to Ten?
Naomi: Nine/Jack let's do it by martoufmartyfrelling_tralk on July 10th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
I really liked him in The Christmas Invasion. But then I was a bit underwhelmed with certain episodes in season 2. He's been great in the final two though..
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Buffy glowybop_radar on July 10th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Ah, ok. Well there seems to have been a fair bit of recent squee around. It's good to know it gets better, but I'll watch out for some flat eps.
Nora Norwich: pleasenorwich36 on July 9th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
I still have all my Buffy tapes, even though I now own all seven season on DVD. (I also have all my SV tapes, even though ditto). However, since they are mostly on tapes that have other shows I don't own all of yet (Angel, Xena) I probably won't get rid of them for a while, if ever. (I'm a huge packrat).

I have no idea what icon is going to appear, btw--I have some random icon keyword I don't recognize that I'm going to click on.
Nora Norwich: Chloe wtfnorwich36 on July 9th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Huh. That is *not* the keyword I meant to enter for that icon. Weird.
And I need a "weird" icon.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: fangirl x-files iconbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, isn't it funny how you work out you need specific icons?! I need a 'contemplative' one. Not a full earnest one, or a full 'oh wow!' one, just a 'hmmmm...' one. Oddly hard to acquire.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Heee. I love your unimpressed Martha icon!

Yes, I had the same problem for a while--I didn't have all of Angel yet and so I had to keep Buffy/Angel tapes. I have my old X-Files tapes and a smattering of Northern Exposure still. Mostly I'm pack-rat-ish too, but I'm getting better!
carpenyxcarpenyx on July 9th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Duuuude, when I was a kid wanted to be a zoologist too, lol. Even took a zoology course in high school.

Y'know, I've wanted to wear my hair in pigtails, really.. but 'cause of the whole age thingy, I never do... lol
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois and a boxbop_radar on July 9th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
I say doo eeet! Some days pigtails (or bunches) make you feel way better. It's an easy cheer-me-up.

Someone gave me an children's animal encyclopedia when I was little and I read and reread it obsessively. All my writing as a child was about animals. But I faltered when I realised I'd have to cut things up!
carpenyxcarpenyx on July 10th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
LOL. I think I will try the pigtails. ;) 'Course, I'll probably be made fun of. :P

Yeah, I think the whole cutting up animals or seeing them die has steered me away from the whole thing. I *love* animals, even was considering vet school but I really don't think I could handle all the other stuff involved. :P
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex golden fieldbop_radar on July 10th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Try them! Try them! I have caught envious looks from others when I wear mine, so if you get teased--they're just jealous! ;-)

Yes, that was my animal problem too. I still wish I could work in animal rescue, but the heartbreak involved! I fear I'm a) too squeamish and b) too sensitive.
HazyWizardhazywizard on July 9th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
1. I only recently threw out my seven seasons of BtVS and five seasons of AtS on video (taped diligently by my mother as I didn't get good TV reception in my student sharehouse at the time). (Naturally I bought the DVDs!)

Meep, I can never throw out tapes, ever. What if my DVDs, computer copies, and burned CDs all simultaneously malfunction? The trauma!

*clings to all tapes in the world*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on July 10th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
Hee! I sympathise. I hoarded for years. But it's very freeing to only keep things you really need/like. That and the eternal dusting is what swayed me to get rid of them.