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So, it has come to my attention that I am really quite shallow. Watching Stargate: Atlantis on Friday, my overwhelming reaction had nothing to do with the plot or acting, but with David Hewlett's appearance. Is it just me, or is he actually getting hotter? Seriously, the haircut, the arms, the pissed-off yelling ... it all worked for me. Instance #2 of recent shallowness: I watched the Unaired Pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer on YouTube (mainly to see the original Willow), and I got completely sidetracked by Xander. Nicky was adorable on that pilot, even with the baggy plaid shirt. Cordelia had a line about Xander's face being the reason why girls didn't talk to him, and I laughed out loud. (I haven't been this taken with actors and musicians since I was 14; I don't know what's happened to my supposed maturity.)

On a (very slightly) deeper note, I finally got to see the Doctor Who season finale when it aired on Friday. Reassure me that other people cried, because I really, really did. I got a little emotional in the season 2 and 3 finales, sympathizing with the Doctor's loneliness, but this time there were actual tears, and they were all for Donna. I don't want to get into any Companion wars, but Donna is my favorite EVER.

Despite being raised by me, my son is super-cool. He saw Little Shop of Horrors for the first time yesterday, and he is completely enamored of Audrey II. He wants to play the role on stage, and he made a puppet of it at camp today. And he's got most of Seymour's part in Skid Row memorized. (You might need to know that we dressed him as Audrey II for his first Halloween, when he was three and a half months old, to see the extreme coolness of this development.)

He also has excellent taste in cartoons. He discovered Freakazoid on YouTube while searching Animaniacs clips, and when the first season came out on DVD last week, he asked us to get it. How did I miss this show? It's hilarious and insane and awesome. I wish I had Freakazoid back when I was teaching undergrads about post-modernism, because it would have been so much more fun to show in class than Blade Runner.

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Date: 2008-08-05 06:02 am (UTC)
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Oh Little Shop of Horrors. XDDD I saw it when I was four with my grandmother and had nightmares for literally years. Obviously your son is made of stronger stuff than I was. (I'm still a little terrified of it, tbh.)

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Date: 2008-08-05 08:31 am (UTC)
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I miss you. Let me know when I can start emailing you again.

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Date: 2008-08-05 11:18 am (UTC)
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I have to admit that I didn't get much farther in the buffy pilot than 'willows' first couple of lines. I kind of violently disliked her. Something about her voice went straight up my spine. BUT YES!!! Nick was more precious than precious. As someone who both was a skater, dated skaters and still watches the Xgames for the hotness quotient, when he walked onscreen with that haircut I squeeked.

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Date: 2008-08-05 03:44 pm (UTC)
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I sobbed for Donna. It was utterly painful to watch and left me violently resentful of the show. You know how much I adore Rose (whose return was woefully underused), but Donna is my favorite companion in the sense of what the word means. I honestly don't know if I'll be able to continue watching the series, I'm that angry.

Nicky = adorable. Always. This is the truth of god.

Freakazoid is drenched in awesomesauce. I had no idea it was on out on DVD! *adding to my wish list, which is only 20 pages long*

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Date: 2008-08-05 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Your kid = pretty damn cool. :D

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Date: 2008-08-13 07:51 am (UTC)
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sobbed like a baby over Donna. At first I wasn't sure I liked her, but I grew to love her & am totally heartbroken that they did that to her. (how wonderful was DoctorDonna?) I adored her comments to Capt. Jack--"You can hug me now."

I'm also rather annoyed that what happened to Donna in the end got muddled in with the Rose stuff.

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Date: 2008-10-16 03:53 am (UTC)
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I just read this, and I would like to reassure you that, yes, I cried for Donna. I cried for the Doctor and Donna. He had to give up everyone again. I just don't know if I can stand much more of that. I know he gets River Song at some point in the future, but he'll have her knowing he's already consigned her ghost to an existential horror you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

And Donna...I think the reason we love Donna so much is that she is us. She is ordinary to the point of painfullness, and yet she yearns for the stars. And she attains them. And then, in the ultimate sacrifice, she has to give them up. It's crushing, utterly crushing when he leaves her in the kitchen.

I might have to go and watch the whole season again. I can't beleive it's not coming back next year.

I wrote a little fic about the Human Doctor, in it he went and found Donna and convinced Rose's father to give her a high flying job. Theere was a little more to it than that, but I just needed to do something for her. Y'know. I didn't want her to go on the dole and work in a crummy office for the rest of her life. Even if it was some other universe's Donna.

Anyway, I'm sure I've bored you with my DW waffle. If you really are shallow, or even as shallow as I am, you're prolly SO over it by now. ;)

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Date: 2008-12-24 05:32 am (UTC)
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monthly message that i miss talking to you and hope you and your family are okay.

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Date: 2009-02-03 04:29 am (UTC)
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Monthly message that I miss having you around and would love to talk to you again. I hope you and your family is well. If you're angry with me and dont ever want to talk to me again, please just tell me because I'm still worried. Take care, your friend Rachael


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