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Dept. of Dr. Who, and You, and Me

It's Friday!!!!

So, first off? The Best Friday Song EVARRRR. Which I will probably intermittently re-post because it always makes the end of the work week particularly wonderful.

Second: I hope everyone is doing well, as November gets ready to start its slide toward December. I'd love to hear what folks are doing.

Third: Much to my own surprise, I actually was able to buy two little Christmas gifts for two friends, and that pleases me inordinately. I bought them from a small independent store, and that pleased me even more. Most of my gifts this year will be donations in peoples' names to various charities, but it's always great to find a little something personal.

Fourth: I was, for the firs time this season, truly disappointed with a Doctor Who episode. "Sleep No More" was, for me, boring, despite a lot of sound and fury; both gormless and formless (something that I've found to be the case with most other Mark Gatiss scripts) and a waste of a lot of nice background world-building. To take an intrinsically interesting idea (lack of sleep and what that does for individuals and their society) and squander it so completely ... it would be a shame in any Dr. Who season, but this season has been, for me, so uniformly good that "Sleep No More" is particularly unsatisfying. Mediocrity, thy name appears upon too many occasions to be Gatiss. I still like "The Unquiet Dead" and "Robots of Sherwood" though.

I am fighting a slightly upset stomach, and gearing up to do my exercises; the stomach might not be a good thing for the exercises - we shall see.

Onward, to Big Ass Martini time!

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/388726.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.


Nov. 22nd, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
Heh ... I'll join you in flapping and waving the story into Who limbo. It'll be allowed out for elisi, promethia_tenk and flowsoffire to meta the shit out of it, which I shall enjoy - and then we shall send it back to limbo, having given it a very stern talking to about quality. It may scuff its feet as it transmogriphies into Vortex potentiality ....
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
Sadly I don't think meta is forthcoming on this one. Unless flowsoffire has some real inspiration . . .
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:16 am (UTC)
Heh - if anybody could do something with this one, it would have been one of the three of you.

Oh, bother. I'm pretty sure I spelled transmogriphies correctly, but it looks so, so wrong.
Nov. 22nd, 2015 06:54 am (UTC)
…are you sure you meant me? Psychological ramblings are always a possibility from me, actual meta not so much, I tend to admire the Meta-Brainz from afar ;)
I've been in a rather brainless state lately, so I'm not sure how much of my "There are things and symbols about this that are probably pretty interesting but I just feel very confused about it all" stems from that. ;) Kind of felt like I was watching it through a fog, haha.
I could see elisi pulling interesting things out of the way the episode was just played pretty much literally through characters' eyes, a story within a story and all of that… but since she's been pretty busy, idk what she'll have the time and inclination to do.

Edited at 2015-11-22 06:58 am (UTC)
Nov. 24th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Delayed response is delayed - sorry! No, I always read what you have to say with great interest. I think you and I tend to write things that are on the emotional response end of the meta spectrum: the "it made me feel thus and such, and I wonder how the characters felt, and how they related to each other" type of ponderings.

Being brainless is a universal problem, I think; I've been suffering from it a lot lately, hence not too many posts, for example.

And of course, in the interim, we have Face the Raven, which has far more to chew upon.
Dec. 13th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
Quite true :) I had a lot of thoughts about Clara's departure initially, but in the flow of all the things I was trying to do they kind of melted away… Stuff about loss, sacrifice and the parallels with Danny's death… I was like "this stuff is actually possibly interesting, it's a shame you know quite well you'll never take the time to get it all worded and typed up" =P


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