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I just sat elbow to elbow with a vociferous Moffat & 11 hater for an hour and I did not kill her!
I get points for that right?
One day, I’m going to actually write out why I love 11 so much. It’s usually for exactly the same reasons that everyone else says they hate him. Which I find intriguing. And which is also why Doctor Who is so interesting in and of itself. Odds are that somewhere along the line, something will grab you and you will fall in love. I do like 9, 10 was tedious to me, and 11 just stole my heart and ran away with it. I’m not saying he’s flawless, and goodness knows I’m not saying Moffat is perfect, but I like Moffat’s stories better—arc-driven and stand-alone—and 11 calls to the little kid deep down inside me, and that’s what the Doctor should do. He should make everyone feel like a little kid with the whole universe laid out before them and nothing to hold them back. That’s the whole point. That’s always been the whole point. That always will be the point. If the little kid in me wants to gallivant around the universe full of wonder and sporadic joy, then so be it. Because if you’re not going to have fun watching the show then what the hell is the point?
So this amazing girl who was at the Doctor Who panel (not even on the panel, although she had much more interesting points than any of the panelists) was raising the point that the 9th Doctor had cropped hair of mourning, an all black costume, serious PTSD issues, etc. And it made me so happy that she would say that. I love 9. The more I think about it and particularly the more I come in contact with the fandom, I find that 10 just does not, did not, and probably never will appeal to me more than to occasionally make me say “aren’t you amusing?” And I’m not trying to start wars here. I’m sick of everything on Tumblr being taken as a personal attack. What I’m saying is: Doctor Who has so much flux built into its bones for a damn good reason. Everything goes stale eventually and nothing appeals to everybody. If you rebuild the show from the ground up every few years, then you pretty much never go stale and you’re absolutely sure to build in something at some point for everyone. And that’s phenomenal.
Miss Moffat-Hater also made me aware that Matt Smith has two more years in his contract and I had to refrain from saying “OH FUCK YES.”
And one of the panelists (who actually has written official ancillary DW novelizations) said there’s always a furor and a fuss when there’s a new Doctor. Always. Will I be sad to see Smith go? Oh yes, yes, yes. He brings an immeasurable amount of joy and happiness to my life. But will I rail about their new choices and bitch and moan about every little thing that deviates from my favorite incarnations of this show (NuWho Series 5, by the by)? No. Because it must go on. That’s the way it works.
You have your Doctor, and I’ll have mine, and meanwhile we could all be civil.
We’re all friendlies. So everyone just be friendly.
So Excited for MarsCon!
I booked my room, and I have two really awesome people going with me!
So the room was cheapish too! The room and con is going to be under $100, and I might be able to fit food in that range too!
I’m going to have enough money to buys things and wefjndcbDIOUAdnb I’M SO EXCITED!!!!! I GET TO SEE TAMORA PIERCE!!!!
I am kind of sad though, one of my friends who was originally going to go isn’t going anymore. He’s fun to hang out with and is quite interesting, so that’s a bit of a downer.
Geeking Out About >> Comic Non-Sans: MarsCon Wrap-Up
MarsCon is the first convention I ever attended, starting in 2000 when I was a college freshman and didn’t understand the whole “convention” thing. I guess this makes it my Lucky 13th year attending, for what it’s worth. It’s stayed pretty much consistently good over the years, which is saying something for a middling-sized “relax-a-con” that’s managed to stay in a smallish historical tourist town.
Costume Partly >> MarsCon 2012: Bringing the Luna-C
Of course I didn’t forget about the Luna-C show! But Katsucon prep has been a bother, mainly because I keep forgetting to do it. Heigh-ho, if all goes well I won’t be pulling an all-nighter this year.
MarsCon 2012 is a week away!
Next week is MarsCon 2012, http://marscon.org/, and in preparation of this I am going to post a custom vehicle I am going be placing in the Art Show. MarsCon is held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN. It is a small (~400 people) general sci-fi convention with a big focus on music. Check out the website for more details.
And here it is, the Krek Heavy Speeder.
The Krek Heavy Speeder comes to you from Ubrikkian Industries. The speeder holds two crew in a heavily armored cabin space, protected from harsh environments. The Krek comes with two forward blaster cannons capable of rotating upwards 135 degrees. The speeder is equipped with a standard repulsor system and three large drives to propel it 40 km/hr across the ground. The speeder is robust enough to hold up to all environments, from arctic to desert conditions. The one pictured was owned by a little, old gangster who used it to shake down small time criminals on Tatooine. Think of the dirt and blaster scars as marks of history.
Below is the cabin area with plenty of room for two henchmen and their weapons. The center console includes a holographic generator for patrol missions and communicating with the main base.
A special feature of the Krek-series speeders is the hidden weapon pods on the port and starboard sides. On this particular model, the port side has a pair of heavy blasters and on the starboard side is a dual grenade launcher. It will surprise your enemies when they see the pods open and six barrels of flaming death are pointed right at them!
Act now! Come to MarsCon 2012 on March 9th to the 11th for a chance to bid on the Krek Heavy Speeder. Supplies are limited to one. Buy it before someone else does!
Above is a picture that will be with the vehicle detailing some of the features, a la G.I. Joe vehicles from the ‘80’s.
The Krek shown in this post is actually the second one I have built. The first one resides nice and snug in my personal collection. Except for a few minor differences, they are virtually identical.
The body is built from a Batmobile from the newer Batman movies. I stripped off the wheels and on the front put guns from a G.I. Joe Attack Cruiser. The grenade launcher is made from a electrical connector and the port blaster is also from the Attack Cruiser. The extra engines are made from the Star Wars Episode 1 STAP model kit with the support structure from a Transformers Armada Skywarp lower legs.
On the underside I added four metal plates to give it faux landing gear.The plates are attached to the hull using steel wires.
The interior was completely gutted to get rid of the single oversized chair, the seat portion is still in place as part of the center console. The new seats were carved out of the Attack Cruiser (use what you got!). The center console is built from a CD player laser with watch stems serving as levers. All around the inside I had to add panels and shiny things to break up the smooth surfaces. The side windows were solid plastic, but I carefully carved out the area and glued in a couple pieces of clear plastic.
The original electronics of the toy still work, engine, headlights, engine noise, and gun noises. The button to activate the weapon pods works, as implied by the pictures. The pop up features for the pods have been disabled.
The entire vehicle is painted with spray paint and modeling paints. It was hand weathered using a mixture of crushed quartz and house paint to give it that really used look.
The Krek can fit most Star Wars and/ or G.I. Joe figures. This is meant for adult collectors and is not intended for the kiddies.