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April 5th, 2006

I came first in jiggery pokery.

So I just finished watching episode 13 of Doctor Who 2005. I can't decide whether I want to rush forward to the next portion of the series or give myself time to...appreciate. (Because 'mourn' is the wrong word to use here.)

I'm happy that season one ended the way it began and the way it moved forward--with that sense of wonder and joy working together beautifully with the weight of living an abnormal life and accepting responsibility for more lives than just your own. From the moment the Doctor appeared and Rose followed him with interest the show delivered a positive message about characters throwing themselves outside of the normal life, even with all its consequences and dangers. And what makes Doctor Who so strange from my background of television is that the rug is not pulled out from under the characters to say "AH HA! You acted as if normal really was overrated. Oh, you simpleton. Oh, you fool. Now you will pay until you repent and act normally as dictated by who the hell ever." Is it all shits and giggles? No, of course not. But life is life and there will be moments from the entire spectrum of experience and emotion as long as you are living the way you should be living, following that voice of fate and not giving up for a false sense of comfort.

And, oh, the Doctor. How can I describe my love for him? I think only one word can do him any justice but luckily it's a word he would approve of. Fantastic. I love him for so many reasons but what comes to mind automatically is his respect for humanity. He himself is a "superior" creature with superior knowledge and superior technology and he's seen the world, he's seen so much, he's seen it all. But he can look at a woman holding a mannequin arm in her hands or a girl trying to save so many children to make up for the one she could not and he sees something new. He doesn't dismiss or condescend in terms of species or race. He waits until any being is an idiot before he acts towards them as idiots deserve. I find that so refreshing. Maybe it's just me and my small set of scifi knowledge but the lack of that reaction towards humans by aliens in fictional 'verses seems to be a standard cliche, instead usually aiming for the nose sniff reaction or boredom.

Then there is Rose. Rose, who is lovely and sassy and caring and catches on quick, who was waiting for that moment, every step of her life walked so she could run that short length into a box that *does* travel in time. She is the perfect one. I cannot describe how gleeful it makes me that after her troubled initiation into those who know what there is to know, she takes the wide world and its dangers in stride. The sheer number of times she sees the danger and accepts it with a hand outstretched for the Doctor to hold or by sharing an irrepressible grin with him.

Which brings me to:

"Looks like it's just you and me."
"Yeah."
"Good."
"Yup."

Hello, partner kink. How are you doing? Well? Oh good. Thank you for my new, eternal OTP.

I should not be attempting to discuss this show with any coherency. Not yet and not at this time of night. But I can't let my own scrambled-with-love brain stop me from posting something to throw my lot in with this show. So I think I just made my mind up. I am going to sit still and let the first thirteen episodes inhabit my brain for a while before I move on. Of course, if someone could point me to the torrents for the following episodes that would be great. I can't track them down well myself.


The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Lemon Jelly - Page One

ETA: Dammit, I didn't even mention that Doctor Who has the greatest bisexual character on television and the way his sexuality is handled is brilliant. Captain Jack Harkness, I'd watch your spinoff anyday.

ETA2: My internet broke for a while and now I am falling asleep. Sorry, everyone I was chatting with!

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i give this one a tee and a hee.

"Look at these people, these human beings. Consider their potential. From the day they arrive on the planet and, blinking, step into the sun. There is more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than--no, hold on. Sorry, that's The Lion King. But, the point still stands."

That sound just now? That was the sound of my heart exploding with love.

I...I feel so unfaithful.

Hopefully I'll get over it.

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