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Today, I thought there should be a website like fmylife.com, but for all the good moments, with entries such as:

Today, I discovered that, while Maltesers float on a thick milkshake, Minstrels sink. LML.

Today, my housemate was rather premature in straining the water from the boiled potatoes. They were far too hard to mash, a fact we only discovered after adding the milk and marge. We then proceeded to boil them in milk and produced something entirely and surprisingly edible, which we called hashed potatoes. LML.

I really do love my life at the moment. Things are fun, if surprisingly busy. I only discovered that I got recced at [livejournal.com profile] calufrax from a review that mentioned it so thank you for the rec, [livejournal.com profile] livii! :D

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] hhertzof!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Doctor Who!

The TV show, that is, not the character, because that's not his name.

45 today! *huggles the show, everyone involved in making it, everyone who makes fandom more than worth the wank (that's all of you)*

Jen was very surprised that I got a question wrong on a Doctor Who quiz on Facebook. I didn't, the answer was wrong. No, really, it was. Or was it the forty-fifth anniversary of An Unearthly Child back in August and it's like Christmas, our counting's out and has been for ages?

I'm not celebrating, although I would very much like to, because I have eight weeks of reading diary to write, due in at noon two pm tomorrow. It's only PASS/FAIL, not graded, so aiming for the minimum of six, five to go.

As a distraction, short picspam of original Team TARDIS group shots )

Okay, that's far too much procrastination
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] malaleen!

Latest *headdesk* moment, a review on a fic (not mine) on ff.net: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was, because the Doctor left her in the 22nd century to marry David Campbell. Unless she somehow managed to travel back in time...
Again: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was
So either they're so unaware of that era that I am astounded they know of the existence of Ian and Barbara or...they actually mean that Susan was left behind in what is now a negated timeline, (insert more retcon-ny, Time War-y handwaves here) thus wiping her existence from history and Ian and Barbara's memories (and leaving serious gaps: we were curious about..., we followed..., we, no, sorry, I have no idea why any of that happened). Yep, I'll just go with that!

Also, I will post an in-depth and thoughtful analysis of Ian's characterisation (WTFwhoisthis?) in Byzantiumrandomexclamationmark as soon as I stop laughing long enough to actually carry on rereading. CharactercalledIan, the correct response to someone in control stepping on your hand with all their weight, deliberately, is not to cry 'Stop it, you big bully!' That just conjures up an irresistible image of a petulant kid with a pout and is, frankly, hilarious. Or is that just me?

In Other Fandom news (by which I mean, something actually not DW, *gaspshockhorror*):
Thanks entirely to Jen, I am slightly readdicted to Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, which I absolutely loved when I was 14 even if I could only catch occasional out-of-order episodes on Nick.
The fandom is small and seems to have had his heyday eight years ago (when it was actually on the telly and still good), most of the fic I can find is not very good and Zelda Spellman is apparently Fandom's Punching Bag.
Seriously, out of the 171 stories that have ever been posted to ff.net, dating back to 1999, twenty-three feature her being (in order of frequency) mortally injured/ attacked/ sick/ heartbroken/ abducted by aliens/ accused of murder and imprisoned/ punished by being assigned a plant that wants to eat her/ turned into a toad, etc. And most of the others don't feature her.
The most entertainment from those stories is comparing the different mortal injuries: car crash, 'The Aneurysm Story' (no joke), eating a poisoned apple, wrists slashed open (Lucy, really, if you want to kill someone with a razor, then go for the throat. Kudos for vertical, but really, the throat), slipping on an icy patch, breaking her hand and then being buried in a snowdrift for a few hours etc. Oh, the melodrama!

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