T’was a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place, that perhaps, you’ve seen in your dreams for the story that you are about to be told began in the holiday worlds of old …I know you’re curious to see what’s inside; it’s what happens when two holidays collide. Welcome my friends to our Christmas delight! Come witness a ghoulishly glorious sight! It’s time for our holiday to begin there’s no turning back now, please come all the way in … our holiday tale is a tale that’s quite charming, but during this season it’s sometimes alarming. So relax and reflect feel free to take pause while we tell you a tale about dear Santy Claws…
I know this is random, but do you know where the term Tentoo came from? Or who came up with it?
Hi Nonny, I am not sure. It’s been around for ages tho, way back pre-Tumblr when LJ was still the place to be. I’m not sure if it was coined there or somewhere else … mrv3000 or oodlyenough or shinyopals or fauxkaren or anyone else (sorry those were the first names that popped to mind) who was in the fandom back then have any recollection of this?
lmao it’s almost a year later and still one of the things in fandom that makes me the angriest the fastest is people who try to explain the 50th as though anyone who doesn’t like it just didn’t understand it
Personally I love the “but the Doctor (Nine/Ten) still gets to go through all the angst so it didn’t erase anything!”
Oh gee, can they? Because going through a personal hell for nothing is totally awesome.
Yeah, Murdoch gets really judgey (appropriate for the time period? Still meh) and pretty much deserves what he gets. And his “THIS IS SO SHINY” view of things gets a smidge old after a bit. The show is fine, it just lost me.
The shiny new bit was already falling a bit flat with me. ”I shall call it finger printing!” ”What is this coffee you speak of?”
to be met immediately with a paragraph saying that Rose/Martha/Donna were meek and submissive to the Doctor’s masculinity, while Amy is ‘post-feminism’ and then had the quote from Karen saying that both she and Amy have never experienced sexism/that feminism isn’t necessary for them etc etc
Also, the interpersonal dynamics get really, really weird after a bit and I just peaced out. Julia is awesome, and not!Hugh is p. cute, but it gets SUPER Edwardian after a bit and nope.
The interpersonal dynamics really weren’t much to speak of to begin with. There obviously was meant to be something between Murdoch and the doctor, which could have made it a bit more interesting.
I looked it up because I was wondering just how much of the 7 seasons were left in UST. (Only Stargate SG-1 gets to string me along for a decade.) And it turns out she winds up marrying some other dude in like S5 or something. HA NOPE. (Well, I mean good for her because Murdoch is bland and obviously couldn’t get his shit together.)