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Alice

Tales of a Fan Girl

Just a Girl, In Love With Other Worlds

Follow The Leader
Alice
fluffy8u
Just though that some of you might want to follow along with the Doctor Who episodes.   www.dailymotion.com/playlists/user/tardismedia/14 This is the site I'm using (thanks TARDIS Media!!). The videos are separated into play lists, with each video at about ten min. An Unearthly Child is the first. I'm on The Edge of Destruction (third up from the bottom). .

The next serial, Marco Polo, is missing completely, so we'll have to skip that. It's a shame because that's the first plot line were they are in the past.... except that one time when the crew went to 30,000 B.C. It's more like... modern past.

Would LOVE to hear your thoughts on Classic Who. I absolutely love Susan, even though she can be a bit squirmy (and I think she's anorexic, because while the others eat, she never does). I think Ian's kind of a jerk, but whatever. There has to be that one person who I don't care for.

Obsessed!
Alice
fluffy8u
Thought this was cool. Apparently this is a Dalek's inbox. Check out the e-mail from thelta_sigma.Dalek Inbox  Courtesy of cracked.com

The History of the Doctor
Alice
fluffy8u
I'm trying to watch all of the classic Doctor Who episodes, but there are quite a bit "lost" serials, so I'm not sure how far I'll get. Right now, I'm on Serial 2 (The Daleks), episode 7 (The Rescue).

This is a really old series, so the season structure is a bit different. The "serials" are more like blocks of episodes that have to do with the same planet/topic. Right now, the Doctor is discovering who the Daleks are (which, I think the Doctor is to blame for unleashing the Daleks on the Universe. He just had to go investigate their city, didn't he? That darn Doctor and his darn curiosity). The fist serial was "An Unearthly Child" containing of four episodes (An Unearthly Child [where we meet Susan, an oddly smart child in 1964 and her two teachers. They want to meet her grandfather, she says no, so they follow her home. The teachers, Ian and Barbara, meet the grandfather and discover the TARDIS. The doctor takes them back the the year 10,000 B.C. (because apparently Ian doesn't believe that the TARDIS is a time machine, can you believe that?) where cavemen try to get the directions of fire making out of the Doctor. They capture the group and by the fourth episode The Firemaker, the group is allowed to leave, but because the Doctor doesn't fully understand how to use the TARDIS, they end up on The Dead Planet (Did you know he didn't know how to use that thing?! I read somewhere that he actually stole the TARDIS, but I haven't reached that far in the series to know that for sure.)

So on The Dead Planet, the group exits the TARDIS and discovers the Skaro planet. The find a city, which looks vacant. Everybody is scared and wants to go back to the TARDIS, but the Doctor tricks them into going into the city to find Mercury to make the ship run (lie). They enter the city and are taken by.... the DALEKS!!!! AHHH! They learn that there are two groups living on this planet, the Daleks and the Thals, each group calling the other a "mutation" from their shared ancestry. The Daleks take a piece of the TARDIS that's needed to make it go and the group forgets it as they escape. So what do they do? They trick the Thals into helping them get it back from the Dalek city. The Thals are peaceful, but it's well known that the Daleks want to "exterminate" the Thals. For some reason I don't understand, the Thals agree to help the travelers (I think they were promised food) get back the TARDIS' thingamabob. Right now they are on their way to the city, but the Doctor and Susan have been caught by the Daleks (of course). So I'm tuning in for the conclusion now.

Obsessed!
Alice
fluffy8u
While visiting the British Museum in the early 1800s, a lady asked an employee if they had the skull of Oliver Cromwell. The employee answered no. Disappointed, the lady replied "Dear me, that's very strange; they have one at the Oxford."

Today I learned how to calculate the Fibonacci Sequence (never mind the fact that I don't know what it's used for), did yoga (2 days down, 19 to go. It takes 21 days to make a habit. I think we can do it... huh... I'm optimistic... that's new), went to the library, visited my favorite dough-nut lady (her business is down, but she was really happy to see me), and took a shower. I'm doing pretty good right now. Mom's at work, Cletus in the house though, and I'm very sleepy. I'm going to go take a nap now. Good night...

Low Point!
Alice
fluffy8u
I've hit my low point today. It started kind of well. I got up, Heidi and I did yoga (I used to do yoga years ago, but have stopped for some reason. We had a really good session, and I'm sure I'll be in pain tomorrow. I like that kind of pain. It's the pain that says "hey, you've been lazy". Does that fall under masochism if I like that pain? I guess I am masochistic, I'm always doing things that will hurt me emotionally or psychologicly. Anyways, back to what I was going to say), and then I took a cool shower. I felt pretty good afterwards. But then I started.... I don't what mlakes me start feeling the way I do. Sometimes it's a thought, or someone will do something, but there are times where I just.... feel like crap.

I went to lay down after that. Read a bit of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, really good book. But it always take me so long to read a classic novel or even a period novel, no matter how well written the book is. So Elizabeth just had a dueling match with some ninjas. Totally won. Fell asleep for about two hours and woke up to the living room TV (guess who turned it on? He has his own in the garage, why can't he ever use it?) It's loud and annoying. I wish it would go away.

Heidi and Spencer are going out tonight. They're dropping Blanket off at his parents and going to apparently the Olive Garden. They invited Brother to go, but he doesn't have the money. Nope hope of Cletus leaving. I guess I'm going to go back to bed now. Read more Zombies.

On the lighter side of things (real quick) did you know that when Clark Gable left the Army in June 1944, Ronald Reagan signed his discharge papers? It's true. Go google it.

Let's Break It Down
Alice
fluffy8u
Well, hello. I'm Fluffy. My mom's at work right now, today is the first day of her new job. It is 5:00 pm here in L.A. I guess to understand who I am, you have to understand what my circumstances are. Here we go. As I mentioned before my mom ("Mama Fluffy") has her first day of work today. She's working in a furniture store. We can't get our hopes up too much because Mama Fluffy is somewhat of a job hopper. She's had jobs that have lasted 3 hours, jobs that have laid her off because they're going out of business (this is the most popular reason for her losing her job. Anyone remember House 2 Home? Linen's and Things? How about the Great Indoors? Levitz? That's just four companies that no longer exist that had Mama Fluffy on payroll, there's more, but I won't waste your time). P.S. Yes, I still live with my mommy.

Anyways, after over four years of unsteady jobs, she's got one. And she's the only one in this household who has. "Cletus" is my bio-father, but I don't consider him my real dad (sad, yes, I know, but when you're dad threatens to hit you, cusses you out, and encourages you to steal, do you really think he's a good roll model?). He and Mama Fluffy have been "separated" (I'm nineteen and I still don't know what that's supposed to mean) for five to six years now and every year I ask Santa for my parents divorce, which he never gives me (only of the many reasons I think Santa's a jerk). Cletus thinks he's real cool, but he's just a jerk who watches game shows all day. He lives with us because as an electrician (oh, excuse me, he said "I ain't no electrician, I'm a truck driver" never mind that he doesn't even have his regular license, let alone truck driving license.) the economy has been hard on him... okay, so he's also to lazy to look for a job himself (see electrician/truck driver comment). Anyways, being irresponsible and blowing money frivolously are a couple of his many charms, so he lost his apartment (What do you think happens if you don't pay rent?) and Mama Fluffy was forced to have Cletus stay in our garage. (Woo?) But stay in the garage he does not. He comes into the main house, lays around and watches TV while complaining that there's no candy.

Also in the house are "Heidi and Spencer." Heidi, my sister, and Spencer, her husband, have an eight month old boy, "Blanket" (of which I'm am Nanny). Spencer just lost his job at a theatre "ACME Movies" and now spends all day playing in a virtual reality instead of helping his wife take care of his child or going to church. He also eats out a lot.

"Jack," my gay brother, also jobless, is actually looking for a job. He applied at Target, but because of a misdemeanor couldn't get the job. He likes to go out but recognises that he lacks the money to do so. This makes him bitter.

The last house occupent (besides myself) is "Britney," who, at 17, is still in high school. She's the average teenager who bounces between boys. She might even be more messed up than I am, but she never says. She's always gone, so I doubt she'll be mentioned much.

So that's it. One house, 7 1/2 people, and one of them is serverly depressed... and needs a Prozac upadge. My doctor ("Dr. Pain") has wanted to put me under "phsyiciatric observation" whatever that means. I think it means a hospital, but no whenever I ask my mom she just opens her eyes wide and says, "oh, honey, you don't need to worry about that stuff." She doesn't know that I can hear her and Dr. Pain talking in the hall while I take a pee test. I always feel bad for listening in, so I just walk in and they drop the conversation.

So that's it. My day consists of waking up at 10ish, watching a marathon of classic Doctor Who episodes, eat a few junk food items, attempt to write that book I keep talking about, maybe a nap, read a bit, and eventually go to bed around one or two a.m. But that's useless because my nights hold such terrible sleep, that if I just skipped sleep all together, I'd probably be more awake during the day.

Mama Fluffy is home now, she says her day was very boring. "So when's your final day of work?" I ask her. She smiles, mentions that my room is messy, and invites me to help make dinner. We're having tacos. With ground beef. And a couple of the gross taco seasoning packets they sell at the store (Cletus says that's the only way he makes taco, and they only way they should be made. I tend to disagree. We live in a heavily Mexican populated neighborhood. I know that at least three of our neighbors would die an early death if they found out we are using seasoning packets tonight (we normally don't, but Cletus was whining so much about the 'lack of flavor in the tacos'). I miss real Mexican food. Pit fall of being white: can't make proper Mexican food, no matter how hard you try).

That's it for now. I've run out of steam. I'm going to go back to Doctor Who. Today, we are meeting the Daleks on their home planet.

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