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So, I am trying to write up my thoughts on S11 (because apparently I need to write them down in order to get them out of my system) and some parts make me cross and some are just annoying and some are just... less than what I hoped for (even with having low expectations).

And I really don't like being negative, so - if you feel so inclined - please share your favourite Thirteen stuff with me? Like, anything. Your favourite scene, or exchange, art work, vids, fic, cosplay, a news story about how Thirteen & Team TARDIS made a difference to someone... Just anything.

Because I want to remember how I felt right at the beginning when everything was exciting and happy.

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Date: 20 January 2019 02:15 am (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (thirteen flying)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
1) Jodie is still delightful and perfect casting. Her little scronch faces! The dramatic arm flail every time she scans something! Her quiet, concerned looks--I really love those.

2) Best opening credits for Doctor Who ever (and I feel qualified to say this now).

3) That time when the team all told not!Trump that the Doctor is in charge because 'says us.'

4) I think Ryan is a genuinely great character and my only complaint about him is that I want more.

5) Tinker-y, build-y Doctor!

6) The custard cream dispenser.

7) The pure Doctor/TARDIS shippiness that is The Ghost Monument.

8) That time the Doctor had a brief lesbian thing with a sentient frog universe.

9) That time the Doctor smashed a space racist's vortex manipular and let him try to choke her out. That was badass.

10) Her interpersonal skills and mindfulness are actually kind of amazing and really incredible character development. And yet she's still adorably awkward and without filters.

11) The cinematography is such a glow up, as the young people say these days.

12) I like the Sheffield setting--it feels very different from anything else we've gotten in New Who.

13) The occasional Guillermo del Toro-esque touches are a vein of weirdness we've not gotten much of before in Who but is kind of great.

14) Pting!

15) Most everything about the New Year's special was pretty darn great.

16) They tried to burn the Doctor as a witch. I needed that on a deep level I didn't realize before it happened.

17) The amazing sense of tension and dread the first time you watch Rosa.

18) Graham's cheese and pickle sandwich.

19) King James hitting on Ryan.

20) I actually want to rewatch at some point. Like, I am thinking about it right now and I am a bit looking forward to it.

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Date: 20 January 2019 05:39 am (UTC)
copracat: Amelia Post grinning (amelia)
From: [personal profile] copracat
Pretty much just want to second and third this.

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Date: 21 January 2019 08:10 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (annie thumbs up)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
: )

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Date: 20 January 2019 08:24 am (UTC)
auroracloud: Thirteenth Doctor with green hills and the TARDIS behind her (Thirteen TARDIS)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
That's a great list!

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Date: 21 January 2019 08:13 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (i blame elisi)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Why thank you : )

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Date: 21 January 2019 08:25 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (barney be awesome instead)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
You do good lists.
MMmm, true.

I hope you rewatch, because want to understand what it is that's bugging me (apart from Kerblam!). It's just not gelling for me. It's just *there* and it's fine, but if they changed the whole line-up tomorrow I'd... almost miss it. *shakes show*
Well, you asked for positivity, so that's what I've got! A collection of good bits. (Why do I have this icon? That is literally never me, lol. Anyway . . . )

I think the way watching Five has helped, even more than in any particular similarity between Five and Thirteen, is that there is some similarity there, and it took three seasons for Five to gel for me, even while those seasons contained so many of my favorite episodes I've seen in Classic Who so far. So . . . no, I don't think I have anything gel-like to say about Thirteen, but I am now more ok with that fact. (Also, to a lesser extent, I think we're all forgetting just how checked out we were for seasons eight and nine. Like, yes, I am definitely more checked out now, but it was pretty darn bad. I remembering finishing Dark Water/Death in Heaven and literally going, ummmm, so that was a thing, I guess.)

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