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DoWntime has come through again, and how:

BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” and Series 11 Wrap-Up — Part 1/2

BIT OF ADRENALINE, DASH OF OUTRAGE: Our Thoughts on “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” and Series 11 Wrap-Up — Part 2/2

(They go through EVERYTHING: the characters, the villain, Themes and Motifs, Diversity and Representation, Marketing, Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics and The Discourse Problem. If you want to know what I think, just read those posts.)

Alternatively, here is the shorter version, as [personal profile] propergoffick put it here (spoilers in post!):

'And you get this Doctor who you know in your soul votes Lib Dem, recycles, and gets properly annoyed about what Nigel Farage said in the paper the other day, but doesn't do anything about huge systemic problems. She fixes the very specific problem in front of her and leaves well alone. J. K. Rowling in space and time.'

ETA: I *want* Thirteen to be wonderful and amazing and her companions to have fabulous depth and for there to be story-arcs and something to sink my teeth into. But there isn't.

In other news, I have almost finished S22 and may write up some thoughts on that! Six is my darling and I luff him to pieces. ♥

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Date: 16 December 2018 10:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
The photos don't seem to have come over with the import? (They're just showing as image locked to me.)

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Date: 17 December 2018 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Thanks! They're wonderful pics! I still couldn't see them, but then I wondered if they were hosted on LJ and it was because I'd got logged out, and logged back in and there they were. (But anyone without an LJ account won't, not this side, presumably.)

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Date: 18 December 2018 08:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Heh, well, I'm logged in again now, so it's hard to say. But, yeah, it looked like an excellent day. And once the pics were there I could see whether or not you meant Hattie Holly or the original Holly (and was glad to see it was Hattie).

but give me two characters who argue all the time and... well.

I sympathise. I don't ship Doctor/Companion very much (and am unsure where I want it to go when I do), but if I do it's either something mixed up and intense but fun like Twelve/Clara and Eight/Charley, but my main one is Five/Tegan... because everybody knows what it means when you argue like that in the 1980s! I sort of ship Peri/Six on the same basis sometimes, but not as much. Because, as you say, Six.

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Date: 18 December 2018 12:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
This whole Classic show watching is... discombobulating.

Well, it wouldn't be Doctor Who otherwise, would it? ;-)

(Discombobulate, btw, is, or was, apparently Sylvester's favourite word, so very appropriate!)

and I love the fact that Holly just changes, but the character stays the same.

I love Holly. And that, yes.


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