ru: (strange)
We have a tunnel on the uni (technically two, but that's beside the point) that runs under the railroad tracks that bisect the main campus. Its main purpose is to keep students from getting regularly run over by Amtrak. It has a greater significance to the student body, however, as a university Canvas for Whatever. Dubbed the Free Expression Tunnel, it's a place where students can paint on the walls without fear of getting slapped with a vandalism charge. It's regularly used to announce various things, to act as a canvas for graffiti artists, and a place to write swear words (once upon a time, when I went to the uni open house as a wee high schooler, [livejournal.com profile] aneles drew a tiny cheese on the wall as we walked through it <3).

On occasion, though, it becomes a place for people to paint some win. See, [livejournal.com profile] lighthawk and I sometimes get together for lunch, and we take the tunnel to get to the dining hall. Today, as we passed through it, I noticed with utter glee that somebody had decided to paint a Dalek in the Free Expression Tunnel. WIN. Although I think it's a little bit sad of me that I not only noticed what type of Dalek it was (Supreme Dalek), but that the coloring was wrong. They have gold accents, not white!

I am such a dork. XD
ru: (strange)
Doctor Who musical: Good idea or bad idea?

I think if done right, it could be fun. I'd love to see it done a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and I think Xena did it too?), where it exists as an episode in the series so that the actors could participate in it, instead of having it as a full stage musical that requires a different cast. And some of the actors are singers already. Iirc, both John Borrowman and Billie Piper (if she could be persuaded back for one more ep, perhaps in a flashback capacity) are singers.

And I would love to see the Doctor go all Rex Harrison and speak-sing his usual strings of technobabble. In my mind, at least, it would be very awesome.

GODS I am such a dork. XD;
ru: (love)
I feel very VICTORIOUS now! Or maybe just Davros-like. Either way, I am excited, because I managed to get the first Dalek finished! It was my Friday project starting some time in August, and it is now finally finished. My knitting rate seems to be about one project per semester now. Either way, now I can start on the next one! I'm hoping the next one will move a little faster, now that I kinda know what I'm doing. The longest part is getting through the skirt part, between large rounds and lots of bobbles, which are basically "stalls" in the knitting. Once I get past the skirt, it knits up pretty quickly.

I present to you, Dalek Old School! )

Dalek Old school will be going to live with Eien-chan, where he can do eternal battle with Tonberry and exterminate computer bugs. I'm so happy to have my first Dalek finished. I'm not sure which one I'll do next. I know I want to do a Dalek Sek at some point, and a Happy Dalek of Love and Peace and Utter Pinkness. <3

Those of you who are on the Great Dalek List, if you have color/specific Dalek preferences, let me know so I can get the yarn! It's going to be slow-going, but I'm hoping to get Daleks to everyone who has asked for one. <3
ru: (strange)
:D :D :D

I saw the new Doctor Who Children in Need special. Bit of a cop out, considering in the past they've done full mini-episodes, but still fun to watch. Mmmm, can't wait for the Christmas special. <3 <3 <3

A theory I formed based on it )
ru: (sad)
Fangirl wailings, cut for potential spoilerage, 'cause it totally caught me off guard )

On a different note, I totally owned the campus in my witch hat of awesomeness. Nobody else wore anything Halloweeny, as far as I could tell. Darn surly kids. XD It's about the only day during the year you can dress up totally crazy and nobody really cares! Don't just save yourself for Franklin Street!

Awesomest costume seen on trick-or-treaters: A slice of watermelon. Seriously. Huuuuge cardboard watermelon. With a matching bag! It was adorable, even if the poor kid couldn't get up stairs without help.

Most amusing costume: A kid came to the door wearing white plastic with various items attached to it--a Subway napkin, a banana peel, candy wrappers etc. He said he was white trash.
ru: (strange)
This is just ever so slightly obsessive of me.

We were discussing phloem in plant form and function lab today, and it came up that phloem possess, among other parts, companion cells.

This prompted smirking and inwardly giggling on my part. So are there Doctor cells too? What about Tardis cells?

Yyyyyyyeah. XD
ru: (sad)
Okay, now that I am calmed down,

On Journey's End... )
ru: (strange)
I now officially am certified to get liquid nitrogen from the Microscopy Center's stores. This is both cool (ha) and a little scary. After all, it is insanely cold liquid that could give you frostbite if it splashes on you. Or it could freeze you solid if you happen to be standing behind a ton of canisters when they rupture, if you believe Golden Eye. That still wigs me out a little. XD

I would love to be able to use it to make nano ice cream, either way. Nano ice cream is ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. It quick-freezes the ice cream, so the resulting ice crystals that form are extremely small. I bet it's uber-creamy. <3

I tried collard coleslaw today--basically coleslaw with collard strips in it. It would have been deliciously tasty if it wasn't practically SWIMMING in mayonnaise. Ah well. I wonder if I could try making some on my own. Hmmm...

Oh yeah, and also.

DOCTOR WHO TONIGHT! SEASON FINALE! OH EM GEEEEEEEEE!

I have been waiting for this all damn week. It's gonna air less than an hour from now! So excited! I think in some sort of celebratory fashion, my brain has been off-and-on playing Doctorin' the TARDIS in my head. It has got me STOKED.

DOCTOR WHOOOOOOO (YEAH!) DOCTOR WHO DOCTOR WHOOOOOOOO (YEAH!) THE TARDIS! <3 <3 <3
ru: (angry)
Ru's reaction to "The Stolen Earth":

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGH TOO MUCH WHAT FRIGGITY FRIGIN' FRACKIN' WITH THE WHAT AND THE OTHER THING AND THE ENDING ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH ARGH. THAT ENDING.

*brainsplode*

IS IT NEXT FRIDAY YET I NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING OOOOOOOOON.

But Jack. <3

I'm going to go start my Daleks to attempt to resort my head.
ru: (strange)
On 'Turn Left' )

Also, a literal sign of the times: I noticed a sign at school touting an upcoming blood drive. The incentive they used to get people to come and donate: Free gas.
ru: (love)
I would like to take a moment to SQUEE over the package I got in the mail from a certain Sushi yesterday. It couldn't have come at a better time, either, as I was heading out to the herbarium when I discovered it, and was kinda in a funk, and discovering it on the doorstep made the day suddenly SO MUCH BETTER. It included an adorable star jar which will be going on my desk at school, a Burt's Bees kit complete with bee-friendly flower seed pack(which is just the excuse I need to start a patch of herb/flower randomness in the backyard!), and BPAL imps, which I can play with now! <3 Sushi is so awesome, and it made my day. <3

Also, some spoilery thoughts on 'Planet of the Ood' )
ru: (strange)
While picking up food yesterday, Mum and I saw an honest to goodness DeLorean in the parking lot. Cue me having a little squee moment over seeing one, considering my love for the "Back to the Future" movies. I didn't believe it was one at first because, well, how often do they show up in grocery store parking lots? Sadly, I didn't see a crazy white-haired old guy or a guy wearing a life preserver running out of the Food Lion with Oreos and Coca-Cola before driving off to the 17th century.

What really amazed me was how SMALL they are. Seriously. Mum's Civic is large compared to it. I guess they look much larger on a movie/TV screen. XD I would've loved to have seen it in motion, or at least seen the doors open. XD

DOCTOR WHO TONIGHT. OMG. FIVE MORE HOURS. SQUEE.
ru: (strange)
OMG.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.

DOCTOR WHO. SEASON 4. THE 18TH. 8:30. SCI-FI CHANNEL.

I WON'T BE WAITING UNTIL JULY. I'M SO SO SO EXCITED. I'M SO EXCITED I'M JITTERING. OH MY GOD.

BRING IT.
ru: (strange)
Well, that was a mistake.

I just saw the new trailer for Doctor Who season 4.

In one word: WANT.

In several words: WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT.

July can't come FAST ENOUGH. Just, with the THING and that other THING and PEOPLE and WTF GOO and the music got me TOTALLY STOKED and AGH AGH AGH AGH.

HOSE ME DOWN!
ru: (strange)
AUGH. JUST SAW. DOCTOR WHO. SEASON 4 TRAILER.

WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT.

IS IT SUMMER YET?!?

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