|thuvia ptarth (thuviaptarth) wrote,|
@ 2010-08-09 06:10 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||doctor who, vividcon, vvc 2010|
My flight out got cancelled, so I missed all of Friday, including three panels I was excited about and most of Club Vivid and have still not seen any premieres except the Premieres show. (Which isn't even the majority of vids on the DVDs anymore! That is strangely awesome.) I am scouring the vividcon comm flist in hopes people will post notes. There was even more not-enough-time and not-getting-to-see-people than usual.
Friday, in-between fits of sulking about not being at Vividcon, I watched Dr. Who.
Brief thoughts on Dr. Who, not exactly squeeful but tending towards happiness
I have never managed to get over Nine, but people seemed so pleased with Eleven and/or Amy Pond that I decided to give that season a shot. It was the right mix of seriousness and silliness for my mood, but I didn't really click with Eleven or Amy until the two-part finale. (I am very sure that as a child I would have adored Amy the most. Now I adore Rory the most. Or possibly identify with.) The two-part finale is AWESOME, guys! I love the set-up of the first part especially--I mean, it's all set-up, but it's wham-bang-fast and each scene gets in and gets out as concisely as possible and it, and it's just structured so well! And I loved River Song and I liked Eleven and I finally felt like I understood Amy Pond! It was of goodness. That was last week.
This Friday, while sulking, I figured I should go back and watch the other episodes with River Song and after that I figured I should watch the other episode with the weeping angels and after that I figured I should watch the two-parter that inspired hollywoodgrl's awesome vid and after that I'd watched so much of the last part of Season Martha that I figured I should just watch the rest through the finale.
Here are my thoughts on Season Martha's finale:
- Martha walks the world and inspires humanity's global resistance to the apocalypse by sheer force of personality: \o/
- The Doctor is Tinkerbell: >:P
I mean, I had heard people talk about the Tinkerbell Doctor before. I just hadn't thought they'd meant it literally.
I think I will watch the first half of Season Martha and then I will watch Season Donna and then I may even be able to watch Seasons Rose-without-Nine. I feel comfortable with this order. It is even possibly thematically appropriate for a time travel show.
So! I got to the con during Club Vivid and picked up my registration packet and cadged drinks from two separate people on the grounds that there was no wristband in my packet but I was sure I had paid for one. And indeed now that I have checked my email, I see that I was right. The Cosmo tasted like juice and the Tequila Sunrise also tasted like juice, but after the Cosmo I was mostly sober and after the Tequila Sunrise I was distinctly wobbly.
So then there was a con. Usually I am not quite burned out until I get to the Challenge and Auction vids, but this year I was burned out even before Premieres. Perhaps it was that I hadn't been able to get in vid-watching conditioning in Nearly New and Also Premiering the day before. Or perhaps it was that I was already in a state of vid aphasia on the two vids I'd been trying to work on, the kind of state where I not only can't think of what to do next, I can't tell if what I've done so far makes sense and I don't understand what makes you choose to put one clip next to the other and it feels kind of like I remember a few individual words but have lost the ability to understand or formulate English grammar. I can't read vids in that state, either, mostly. I let things wash over me and sometimes I laughed and sometimes I thought, "Oh, pretty," and mostly I enjoyed the lassitude of not attempting to understand or verbalize anything. It meant that I was strangely calm about being in the Premieres show for the first time -- I was convinced the entire day that I was just fooling myself that I was calm, and once it got closer to showtime I would tense up, and it got closer and it got closer and then it was part one of the show and then it was part two of the show, and then it was my vid and then it was over and I was still pretty calm. Last year in Nearly New I was a wreck, and that was for a vid that had already been out for nine months. From this I conclude that sloth is my friend and I should avoid alertness.
Now I will go watch my DVDs.