That is all.
That is all.
On top of that, even now I see people talking about how they like one era better and go on massive hate-rants against RTD (whose era I loved and still today adore unreservedly) or Moffat (whom I also regard as a solid writer/show-runner). Every time people talk about one era/Doctor like one's innately better than the other, I feel put off the fandom and the show. Because when it was just RTD, I loved Nine and Ten equally-- and people used to talk like you had to choose then, too, but it wasn't as much of a big deal. But now that there's been two show-runners, it sometimes feels like the war between Doctors has been stepped up to the level of almost constant wankiness, like I can't go on a thread talking about Doctor Who without having to read put-downs about characters/writers I like.
But I've decided to stop being a wuss and letting other people rain on my geeky sci-fi parade, because damn it, Doctor Who used to be one of my favorite things and I've missed it a lot. So I finally sat myself down and marathoned all of the episodes I'd missed, and with a fresher perspective I was finally able to give the show the love I'd had for it before. And you know what?
I love all my Doctors equally. Nine, Ten, and Eleven are all my special alien boys. ♥ I like Amy, I like Rory, I like River, I like the convoluted plotlines (more often than not), and I like having DW back in my life. :)
Mostly we went to see things involving voice actors. Which was actually a fantastic choice because VOICE ACTORS ARE FREAKING AWESOME. Anime Unscripted (which is basically a group of voice actors playing Whose Line) was incredibly hilarious because the participants were so awesome-- which is to be expected, as it was Chris Ayres, Sean Schemmel, Brina Palencia, and J. Michael Tatum.
And on the subject of J. Michael Tatum, I'd like to say that he is officially one of the most amazing people in the history of ever. My sister and I legit went to three different panels he hosted because he was so entertaining- his regular solo panel, his 18+ WTF panel (aka the panel where you ask all of the awkward personal and sexual questions you can't in a regular panel and he swears a lot), and the Fanboy to Industry Professional panel he took over because the original host couldn't make it. All of which were incredibly entertaining.
There's a few reasons for this: 1) J. Michael Tatum is hilarious. I couldn't breath half of the time during his panels because I was laughing too hard. 2) He's incredibly smart. He actually quoted from memory a Shakespearean sonnet and spoke very eloquently on Shakespeare's works (as he's a huge Shakespeare geek), and what he had to say about his own work was intensely interesting. 3) He's incredibly good at being purposefully and accidentally inspirational. During his WTF panel, he actually spoke very frankly at the end about what it was like for him growing up when and where he did, and essentially made an unscripted, unrecorded It Gets Better video. And he gave the best advice I've ever heard- you don't necessarily need to follow your passion to be happy, but you need to bring your passion with you wherever you go in whatever you do, and that's how you really live a fulfilling life.
Warnings: major spoilers for the musical
Pairings: Berger/Sheila, Berger/Claude/Sheila
Summary: The Tribe moves through the five stages of grief.
Note: Thanks so much to therisendarking (aka Remo Con) for betaing this fic and motivating me to get through it. Without you, it never would've gotten written.
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Actually, I'm just gonna be honest. I frickin' loved EVERYONE. For me, this is the absolute best tribe there's been. I'm going to miss them so much once the tour's done. I wish they'd make an official video of it, but I know the chances of that rest around -2%, so I'm just going to have to sustain myself off of memories and YouTube clips.
And also my best friend and I are plotting to see it when it's winding down in Philadelphia in 2012. :D (No, we're not sure how we're going to pay for those tickets either, but I figure that somehow luck will be on our side again. I'm already looking forward to it. XD)
Of course, now I want to see Hair again EVEN MORE. I just need to somehow scrounge up the money I don't really have...
I am very excited. :D
Excited about Hair.
Which is sad, because I saw Hair last week and I'm still as excited as I was right after leaving the theater.
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I'm having great day so far today. :D My cold is almost gone, fandom has been extremely kind to me recently, and besides the fact that someone I had trusted not to do so may have screwed up my life in a semi-permanent way (I'm just waiting 'til the end of March to decide how much I should kill them), I'm actually having a good time. I'm in a good place in my personal life and not dying of disease, which is a new high for my birthday (on which I've been sick and/or had my personal life in shambles consistently for the last four years). I sincerely hope this day ends as well as it started.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, btw. :)
And also very happy-making for me, I'm going to get to see Hair in late March! :D My biffle (alright, I know it's technically BFFL, but I always actually say "Biffle," so I don't care ^-^) got me the soundtrack for Christmas, so it's great timing, too. :)
So, despite the fact that I'm actually in something of a crisis-mode regarding RL, fannish things are good enough that I'm still in a really great mood. Though that's probably me just avoiding thinking about my problems while they pile up, oh well! Reading more fanfic can only make things better. :D