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While I'm not really fanning, I've been enjoying this season of Supernatural - angels in trenchcoats are a major button for me, so the increased Castiel presence is much appreciated, and otherwise the show seems determined to not so much jump the shark as pole-vault over it with a rocket pack, which is if nothing else entertaining - better a bang than a whimper, no?

Concerning the latest episode, 5x09: I had issues with it, but they were all canceled out by the "we're partners," which, I don't care if it was a poke at slash played entirely for laughs, it was still awesome - non-stereotypical gay characters who actually survive the episode! You go, show! And that also answered my biggest question, which was why the heck would a SPN convention be attended mostly by guys? Obviously within the SPN universe, the book fandom - or at least the part of the fandom which organized the convention - is primarily gay men. Shame we couldn't have seen some of the other panels...

And then there was the new Doctor Who, "Waters of Mars"...

[spoiler space]



The ep itself was entertaining, if a bit "more of the same". Yes, we know, the time-space continuum needs a general warning label: COMPANION-LESS DOCTOR: APOLOGIES, YOU VERY LIKELY ARE BONED.

Gah, though, does Ten hurt pretty. And there is nothing quite like David Tennant when he pulls out all the angst-stops.

And coming soon...the Christmas special.

I thought I was ready. I'm honestly very curious about where the series is going to go, and despite my trepidations re: actor choices and writer control, I'm looking forward to the next season. But David Tennant is my Doctor, and the closer we get to the Christmas special, the more I become aware that I am going to bawl when I finally have to say goodbye.

The one thing that gives me hope is Donna. Because if the special fixes her, then whatever else happens, it's worth it. Give my favoritest Companion the future she deserves, and all is forgiven - O PLEASE O PLEASE O PLEASE~~!

(more Simm!Master is not exactly going to hurt, either. Especially since I've now seen Life on Mars and am looking forward to the brain-break.)

Date: 2009-11-17 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluepard.livejournal.com
And that also answered my biggest question, which was why the heck would a SPN convention be attended mostly by guys?

Ha, I thought that exact thing. I did like that crazy fangirl Mary Sued a solution for them about the colt using her geek knowledge. But other than that, the ep was a wash for me. An hour of meta is just overkill, and the plot couldn't stand up on its own.

Back to plot next ep, I think.

Date: 2009-11-17 10:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
Really, the mostly male convention was just odd - they *know* their fanbase is primarily crazy fangirls, they've been to SPN conventions! Maybe they were trying not to insult their fans directly? I dunno. And no, it wasn't one of their stronger eps, but it still amused me...much as I enjoy Dean's beautiful man-pain, I think the show is better for not taking itself too seriously.

Date: 2009-11-17 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daikenpriestess.livejournal.com
I'm FINALLY starting to get into watching Supernatural (that makes...two fandoms I think you've gotten me into...) over the weekend. I'm only two episodes in (pesky work!), but I do believe thanksgiving weekend shall be a marathon!

Gotta admit the boys are cute. ^_^

Date: 2009-11-17 10:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
Heh - I'll give you fair warning, I'm really iffy about SPN; I love some of it and really Do Not Love other things about it. But oh, yeah, come angst or camp or shark-jumping, the boys are cute ^_^

Date: 2009-11-18 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladykarasu.livejournal.com
I'm still trying to talk myself into seeing the christmas special; at present, I'm in denial, and figure if I don't WATCH it happen, it didn't happen. ¬_¬ (David Tennant is my doctor, too; that's when I got hooked, and what kept me hooked)

Haven't seen Waters of Mars yet, but that's on the docket.

Hehehe. SPN is so much more fun when it's not taking itself seriously. XD Still an episode behind, myself.

I need a good 10th doctor icon. *pouts* [/random]

Also, on the off chance you haven't seen this yet, here (http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/66833), it made me laugh. ^_^

Date: 2009-11-18 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladykarasu.livejournal.com
Hmm. While more convenient, that one dropped the italics, so maybe scroll down the page for the original post (http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/05/not-really-about-anything.html). Because with would be 10th doctor quotes, the italics are important. o_O

Date: 2009-11-18 03:23 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
I'm still trying to talk myself into seeing the christmas special; at present, I'm in denial, and figure if I don't WATCH it happen, it didn't happen. ¬_¬ (David Tennant is my doctor, too; that's when I got hooked, and what kept me hooked)

I knooooow, it's going to be so hard to lose him! *sniffles*

Heee, I skim Gaiman's blog and did remember that bit, but it was nice to see it again - so true! Aww man, I wish I could've seen his Hamlet...I love me a good angsty Hamlet, and Tennant does crazy!angst like no one else can.

And yeah, one of the things that keeps me coming back to SPN is that they know they're ridiculous. Plus I recently started showing the bro the show (well, more the bro's gf, but he's around, too) and the comedy eps are the only ones he's willing to stop playing WoW and watch with us!

Date: 2009-11-18 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluemeanybeany.livejournal.com
By popular {squeeing fangirl) demand, Tennants Hamlet is going to be on the bbc this christmas
sneakie peak here....
So fangirls worldwide can share in the angst!

Date: 2009-11-18 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ljs-lj.livejournal.com
The general explanation for the sea of Y chromosomes at the convention is in two parts: 1. it's a book fandom (rather than a TV fandom like in real life), and guys tend to be more active in book fandoms. 2. It was a convention incorporating LARPing as a significant activity, and guys tend to be more into LARPing. That's what most folks are saying.

Also, there's the part where a lot of real fans are touchy about the whole fannish meta in the series now and are sensitive to being "made fun of" on the show, and most of the real fans are female. So making fun of fake male fans helps them sidestep losing real female fans.

And a lot of the LARPers were actually women dressed up as male characters, so there were some XX's hidden in the crowd.

Date: 2009-11-18 03:15 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
Yup, that was how I was reading it as well (both the book/LARP fandom in-canon explanation, and the don't-want-to-insult-fanbase.) And I was wondering, too, how many women were really in the crowd! I definitely spotted a couple bearded ladies, and considering the heroes are male, one would expect the cosplay to have a lot of gender-play.

One of these days I would like to see a fan-con on TV with at least as many girls as boys, though...!

Date: 2009-11-18 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snarkydame.livejournal.com
Waters of Mars has shown up? I'll have to download that. They won't show it on BBCAmerica until December something! Maybe they plan to run it right before the Christmas Specials?

And I totally agree about Tennant -- I'm not going to write off Eleven before he can show his stuff, but I love Ten, with his manic enthusiasm about everything running hand in hand with that dark, tragic streak . . . I'm going to miss him.

Date: 2009-11-18 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
Heh, yeah, I have no patience waiting for American broadcasts of British stuff...

I am looking forward to Eleven - very curious, at least! And I've liked all the Doctors I've seen...but Ten is my Doctor, with all his giddiness and pain and that wide-eyed, storm-wild intensity Tennant has...and I doubt Eleven, or any other, will ever quite replace him, for me.

Date: 2009-11-19 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluemeanybeany.livejournal.com
If you want to download it without the tedious bittorrenting

part one [the first 35 minutes]

the rest

I uploaded it for american cousin Georgie so I might as well share.

Date: 2009-11-19 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluemeanybeany.livejournal.com
looking at my uploaded files I also have three hours of David Tennant and Catherine Tates radio show in which they interview John Barrowman

p.s Xparrot remind Gnine she has to watch the Adam Adamant dvd we gave her, she is not keeping up with her designated meany homework!

Date: 2009-11-19 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snarkydame.livejournal.com
How awesome! Thanks to you and your cousin Georgie, too!

Date: 2009-11-19 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xparrot.livejournal.com
Oh! Thanks for the links, will be snagging~!

Adam Adamant? she has not mentioned, but I will so inform her that she's slacking! XP

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