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Shall we become monsters together?

Awww, I feel loved!

So I have made a thread at the holiday love meme which you should all use to make me happy~

Speaking of things that make me happy, SOMEBODY DID 'PUELLA MAGI AMELIA MAGICA' FANART. 'Puella Magi Amelia Magica', for those of you who don't know or remember it, is a very short Doctor Who/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover oneshot that biichan made me write. I forget how long it took me to write but it couldn't have been more than an hour or so, since the elapsed time between 'Dare you to write it.' and 'Fic: Puella Magi Amelia Magica' seems to have been about eighty-two minutes. And somebody did fanart for this. AND CALLED ME TALENTED EVEN THOUGH SHE'S MORE TALENTED THAN I AM AND I WAS A FAN OF HER 'WOMEN OF JAPANESE HORROR' SERIES EVEN BEFORE THIS.

Ahem. Sorry.
It's just that I feel appreciated.

Speaking of Madoka and Doctor Who, you all need to watch this:



'I am the Doctor' is the best song ever written. It is the 'Veni, Creator Spiritus' of our generation, you cannot deny.

Also I watched Madoka and Noir with my friends from the Philosophy Club, of all clubs, recently, and they loved them. One of my friends insisted on reading Kyouko's lines out loud in a Brooklyn accent.
Triad for the end of time

Doctor Who, Season 32, Episode 7: A Good Man Goes to War

Spoiler-free version: HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
I have to say, it's a little weird thinking about a piece of fiction whose title begins 'A Good Man' without mentally filling in 'Is Hard to Find'. I've been on a bit of a Flannery O'Connor binge lately, since I raved about her to a friend the other day in a discussion of good vs. bad books we had to read in elementary/middle/high school (it felt a bit awkward for me, being from New England, to be raving about O'Connor to somebody actually from the South, but at least she's marginally more universal than, say, Faulkner). But I digress.

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'Let's Kill Hitler' is, I have a distinct suspicion, going to be an incredibly sick and twisted episode. That's the most amazing title for the second half of such a dramatic two-parter I've ever heard. In fact, that's one of the most amazing titles I've ever heard, up there with 'You Can't Be Any Poorer than Dead' and 'Legend of the Legendary Heroes'. Let's just bask in the sheer kickasstacularness of that title for a while, shall we?
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So, The Doctor's Wife

 Yes, I have thoughts. They're relatively brief.

I loved it. I haven't always liked Neil Gaiman but this? I absolutely LOVED. What he does works really, really well here.

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Hello everynyun!

I am alive!

I'm sorry I haven't indicated this for almost two weeks, but finals were rather...there. In related news, I'm considering switching to a History major with a Japanese minor, because a lot of my writing and analysis is unavoidably ideological or at least controversial and some people think the History department may be more amenable to that, and also because I had a panic attack during my Japanese language final.

The other options, considering my interests, would be Comparative Literature or Women's and Gender Studies, but in the first of these cases I'd be expected to do even more formal foreign language study (as opposed to on my own, which I am more comfortable with and actually better at), and in the latter such departments tend to be dens of pre-existing, sometimes very firmly kept-to ideologies that might not necessarily accord with my own work or focus. Though this would depend on the department and I'm not sure what that at the University of Massachusetts is like.

Anyway, by the end of the day I'll be at my ACTUAL HOUSE for the summer (yay!) and see my CATS (YAY!!!). I'm going to have a lot of fun with my family this summer and also my friends. I plan to help my mother with the early stages of learning Japanese, which she wants to do too for reasons that I don't fully understand yet.

My two final papers (as opposed to exams), for Japanese Women Writers and Legal Studies, both went very, very well, actually. I'm quite pleased about that.

Since Madoka finished I've picked up Hanasaku Iroha, aka 'Anne of Green Gables GONE HORRIBLY HORRIBLY WRONG'. I like it a lot so far. I also need to catch up on the latest two episodes of Doctor Who. Seriously. I'll probably do that at some point to-night or to-morrow, Saturday if I'm too tired and/or busy until then. I definitely want to be caught up by whenever the Neil Fucking Gaiman episode airs on BBC America.

So, how has everyone else been?
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Dear Doctor Who...

Next time, please do not resume two days after Puella Magi Madoka Magica finishes. My body was not ready. Neither was my brain. My heart would have been, but it's been feeling awfully tender ever since about halfway through 'The Only Path Remaining' on Thursday night. Large swathes of this episode were really just too much, and I'd appreciate it if Moffat and Shinbo would coordinate these things better in the future. THEY ARE NOT CATERING TO MY NEEDS OH DEARIE ME.

Yours sincerely,
Nathan.
Revolt obey compromise deceive

Oh my God...

Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in the Doctor Who universe for over forty years, died yesterday at the age of eighty-one in London. He was a member of the main cast of Doctor Who for about five years in the 1970s, and a frequent guest for longer than anybody else in the history of the series.



Godspeed, sir.
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