such_heights: amy and eleven and river and rory sitting in a diner (who: team eleven!)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2012-08-22 02:57 pm
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*battens down hatches*

Well, via [twitter.com profile] bbcdoctorwho we finally have a confirmed airdate for Doctor Who's return: Saturday September 1st, 7.20 pm, BBC One, for five episodes (then a gap, then the Christmas special, then the rest of the series). Apparently there will be some webisodes starting on Monday.

Oh internets, as excited as I am because YAY MY SHOW IS COMING BACK I MISSED YOU, I don't want the Ponds to goooooo. Or, more accurately, I don't want to put through the emotional wringer that will be watching them leave. But, I think that the episodes sound awesome, and I feel reasonably confident that Amy and Rory are going to walk away from the TARDIS a) together and b) at least on their way to happy, and if those things are true then that's okay.

Anyway, if last series taught me anything it's that my level of emotional investment in a TV show is inversely proportional to my ability to deal with its fandom, so I am pre-emptively stepping back somewhat. I'm probably not going to be reading all that many reaction posts and may avoid Tumblr entirely if I can't filter out all the totally legitimate critical reactions that I don't really have the brain to deal with.

If anyone wants to come join me in my blanketfort of squee and feelings, you're more than welcome. Otherwise I will see you on the other side!
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[personal profile] shei 2012-08-22 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just about to ask a friend to check for me when the new series started because I am so unspoiled that I haven't wanted to know anything. Not even episode titles or writers. I'm pretty sure I know what commonly known spoiler you mentioned in the cut (because it was in the newspapers before I started staying away from those too) but aside from that, it's a total blank.

Which makes it really hard to know non-spoilery news so thanks for the info!
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[personal profile] shei 2012-08-22 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
The only way I can do it is through severe internet black outs. I don't visit any British entertainment media websites, I am very careful about newspapers and how I visit their sites and I obviously stay away from anything DW related. Dunno if I'll manage it.
silverhare: drawing of a grey hare (dw - karen gillan + pink umbrella)

[personal profile] silverhare 2012-08-22 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay blanketfort! I will be joining you in the blanketfort of unreserved squee. ♥
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[personal profile] hibernate 2012-08-22 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I want to be in your blanketfort!

It is like you say, there are totally legitimate things to criticize about Doctor Who, but I just can't deal with it. I want to love the good parts and fanwank the bad parts until they're good too.

[identity profile] lyricwrites.livejournal.com 2012-08-22 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
It is like you say, there are totally legitimate things to criticize about Doctor Who, but I just can't deal with it. I want to love the good parts and fanwank the bad parts until they're good too.

This is such a perfect expression of my feelings towards the show that I had to quote it just to say, "Me too." I think I will join the growing town of blanket-forts and squee.
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[personal profile] lizbee 2012-08-22 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
It is like you say, there are totally legitimate things to criticize about Doctor Who, but I just can't deal with it. I want to love the good parts and fanwank the bad parts until they're good too.

That's how I want to interact with all my fandoms! It's what I did back in the day before I had the internet, and I spent a lot more time writing fic and less time engaged in pointless arguments back then.
kass: Amy, Rory, Eleven. (trio)

[personal profile] kass 2012-08-22 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Squee and feelings: YES PLEASE.

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[personal profile] ladymercury_10 2012-08-22 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
But, I think that the episodes sound awesome, and I feel reasonably confident that Amy and Rory are going to walk away from the TARDIS a) together and b) at least on their way to happy, and if those things are true then that's okay.

This! I remain slightly suspicious after last season, but the I-miss-my-show squee is taking over in a very good way.

Blanket forts are always good. Um, let me go through my Photobucket file and find a GIF to contribute to the the pile of squee and feelings:

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[personal profile] ladymercury_10 2012-08-23 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope you're right! I don't mind a bit of angst as long as every gets to have a satisfying, if not entirely fluffy, resolution in the end. But the fluffy resolutions are also very welcome. :P

I know, right? I can't stop watching it.
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[identity profile] sunnyrea.livejournal.com 2012-08-22 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel reasonably confident that Amy and Rory are going to walk away from the TARDIS a) together and b) at least on their way to happy, and if those things are true then that's okay.

Yes.

And seconded to avoiding reaction posts and all that 'aewkbraouiwereo' than fandom does. I will stay on tumblr for the gif sets and the pretty though. #addicted
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[personal profile] elisi 2012-08-22 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
If anyone wants to come join me in my blanketfort of squee and feelings, you're more than welcome.
I've lived in one of those ever since I joined fandom... So count me in!
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[personal profile] kouredios 2012-08-22 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Blanketfort! Yay!
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[personal profile] independence1776 2012-08-22 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Blanketfort of squee! I'm definitely joining you. I am done with Who fandom, because it almost makes me not to want to watch the show. :( DW's my happy place, and I want it to stay that way. (Like
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Blanketfort of squee! I'm definitely joining you. I am <em>done</em> with Who fandom, because it almost makes me not to want to watch the show. :( DW's my happy place, and I want it to stay that way. (Like <user="shei">, I'm spoiler-free apart from the trailers. I can manage, right? :D)
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[personal profile] ashpags 2012-08-22 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I am all about the blanketfort of squee! ::cuddles::
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[personal profile] lizbee 2012-08-22 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
BLANKETFORT IS BACK! I'll make cookies!
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[personal profile] lizbee 2012-08-23 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
THEY ARE QUITE OKAY COOKIES! They have that odd flavour I often find in American recipes, where there's too much of some ingredient, but I'm not sure which one. You could probably forego the chocolate chips.

[identity profile] onehundredmoons.livejournal.com 2012-08-23 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
I'm totally in for the squee. And wow, that's REALLY SOON!!!

[personal profile] meri 2012-08-23 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Blanket forts of squee is how I'm starting to approach watching all my shows.

I used to live for meta and critique but now it's like it's too easy to turn that on and too hard to turn on the squee. Obviously, I'm out of whack and need to reblance with blanket forts, popcorn, fluffy fic, and gif sets my friends send me.