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25 February 2011 @ 05:08 pm
oh dear.  
Oops. I just had lunch with a friend, and Doctor Who came up (I was telling him that I finally got my mom to watch Hamlet). He mentioned that he'd only seen the most recent Christmas special (that is, not the rest of season 5, but he'd seen some Tennant episodes too), but that he fell in love with it, and--oh dear. Flail city, you guys.

Actually, here's a thing that came up about "A Christmas Carol": remember when the Doctor finally saves the day, and the captain (?) asks the pilot if he can land? The pilot says, stunned, "I can even land well." And that always makes me cry, because I am weird that way. It's the sheer abundance of that line: they were stuck in a situation that looked hopeless; at best they might have hoped for a rough, desperate, hard-won landing--and instead they are given an extraordinary grace.

(Also, I got to have sweet potato pancakes, so that was pretty nifty.)
 
 
 
litlover12: LD5litlover12 on February 25th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
"It's the sheer abundance of that line: they were stuck in a situation that looked hopeless; at best they might have hoped for a rough, desperate, hard-won landing--and instead they are given an extraordinary grace."

That's beautifully put!
tempestsarekind: little dorrittempestsarekind on February 25th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!