Giles/Xander happy couple

Laundry done. However, I entirely forgot to catch up on House.

Let's see. What needs saying?

Tradition & Protocol commentary is in progress. It's a long one. It's also interesting, at least to me, because the writing process for that story was long, and the story changed greatly over the course of several major drafts.

Am finally catching up on the week's reading. Am in the middle of comment-spamming you all.

Mr P and I have been watching "Tomb of the Cybermen", one of the surviving serials for the Second Doctor. We lub Patrick Troughton and his oversized frockcoat. I will scandalize the flist here, but I have never warmed to Tennant in the role. I have liked every single one of the earlier Doctors I've watched better. Okay, that's only Nine, Two, and Three so far. But still. It's not like I dislike Ten. He's okay, and I'm having fun, and what more could I ask for?

My story for my day at gilesxander Octoberfest has finally come to me. I'm not sure it's "Partners" part 2, but it's earlier in the same universe. I might do what I did for my day with spring_with_xan this year, and post a short-ish thing from early in the 'verse, and then a longer thing that moves the main story forward. I dunno.

Next week I'm going to write drabbles for the gilesxander daily prompts, and you should too. It'll be fun!

I want to write Spike/Tara, but I need a springboard that isn't something I've read before. I think... hrm. No. I have to defer this idea. Argh. Because I just had one.
Two is the Almighty Trout, though, and it's impossible not to love him. I would say (IMO) there, but I don't want to hear about it if people *don't* like him.

(I have fondness for Troughton, partly because he was a kind and splendid man, and partly because his Doctor is so thoroughly wonderful. And "Tomb" is smashing.)
You know what's cool about exploring this fandom? I'm not going to run out of canon for a long, long time :)
Since mam adar mentioned the Six Wives of Henry VIII, I now feel duty bound to mention that I have the series on DVD, and Patrick Troughton is, indeed, very good in it.
Troughton did a wonderful job as the powerful and influential Duke of Norfolk in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, the BBC miniseries from the early seventies. I highly recommend it if you like him, and just if you like period dramas in general.
I find I blow very hot and cold on Tennant as The Doctor, but so far it's the only role I've been able to stand him in. There are moments when he gets gloriously weird and I heart his Doctor all to bits and back again. And then there are moments when he's chewing scenery in a way that would make William Shatner blush and I roll my eyes. In between...he's there.

Patrick Troughton, John Pertwee and Christopher Eccleston? Are awesome in their Doctorial ways. I'm also extremely fond of William Hartnell and Tom Baker. Marvelous in very different ways, but both seriously cool in my estimation. Peter Davison, I love him in other things, but not in that role. Colin Baker, again, a good actor who I hated in the role. Of course both of them were fighting badly fucked-up concepts and scripts. Sylvester McCoy I liked better in the role, but again disliked pretty much all the scripts I saw and more or less spent most of my time devising hideous and embarrassing ways for Ace to die painfully. Couldn't stand her at all.

Opinionated? Moi? No, no, not at all...(mutters about painfully bad scripts and good actors wasted and companions completely unworthy of the job after such steller companions as Jamie and Sarah Jane Smith).
I swear to you that I took against him when he was mean to Harriet Jones, PM. Since that was practically the first thing we see him do, that was it.

I'll be working my way through all ten Doctors in the coming year. I wanna watch 'em all! ANd hey, how's the last week of October? Not this but next? I'm taking the week off, and will be free to wander around, say, in the East Bay or somethin'.
ANd hey, how's the last week of October?

(squees, twirls, dances, and flollops giddily)

Aside from a standing appointment to go grocery shopping with my next door neighbor and the need to churn out a fic for the G/X Octoberfest I am free as the proverbial avian!

I fear that I am transportationally challenged, but I'm sure we can work something out about that.

Also, I have been known to bake pies, given an excuse.
I am transportationally fully enabled, with jet pack attachment. I will come to you, and then we will eat sushi and perhaps pie and we will discuss matters of mutual satisfaction, such as ASH's chin and Ecclestone's ears and SMG's nose.
(covets jet pack)

And now I'm envisioning a strange being with ASH's chin, Ecclestone's ears and SMG's nose. I may need a nightlight to sleep tonight.

And there's a place here in town that does very good sushi.

Swimmy fishy, yum.
"I will scandalize the flist here, but I have never warmed to Tennant in the role."

Same here--I can always see him playing the Doctor, and some of the scripts he's given sure don't help. Two is utterly awesome, though my girlish heart will always belong first to Four. :-)
Am working on a new maxim here: "You never forget your first Doctor... and you never forgive the first rat bastard who replaced him?" Hrm. Not quite true, though. In any event, we like Two even better than Three so far. Freaking heartbreaking to realize there's so little of his work surviving.
"You never forget your first Doctor...and you never forgive the first rat bastard who replaced him?"

Given that I still can't bring myself to watch Five, no matter how many good things people say about him, it really must be true. :-D

"Freaking heartbreaking to realize there's so little of his work surviving."

God, isn't it? He deserved a run as long as Tom Baker's and all he got was a handful. No justice.