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05 June 2011 @ 06:42 pm
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I don't think I will ever be over Rory asking River if they've met yet, at the beginning of the episode. At the time I was just pleased that he thought to ask her, that he's all blase about time streams and stuff now, but now I can't stop giggling. Yes, Dad, we've met.

Incidentally, I was in the bookstore and I wondered whether the Doctor Who Visual Companion had anything to say about Rory's stint as the Lone Centurion. It says that Hadrian wrote about him, and Samuel Pepys counted him as a friend.

Best ever.
the real kwon: fake the restbookelfe on June 5th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
You know, I love Rory enormously, but I'm not sure it says good things about him that he was buddies with Samuel Pepys . . . dude was sketch! *cracking up*
tempestsarekind: rory and amytempestsarekind on June 5th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, it only said that Samuel Pepys counted Rory as a friend, not the other way around. :) I like to imagine Pepys showing up wherever the Pandorica was being kept, and Rory rolling his eyes.

I *think* Isaac Newton was also listed? But I'm not 100% sure, so I didn't put it in the post.
the real kwon: hear we got swaggerbookelfe on June 5th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
Valid point! Also, Isaac Newton: like Pepys, an important figure, but maybe not the most fun guy to hang out with. Poor Rory couldn't get any of the brilliant dinner conversationalists in British history?
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on June 5th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think Pepys would be a bad guy to hang out with ...if you're male and are a member of his social class or can counterfeit being a member of his social class. Rory's probably okay. I wouldn't let women, especially women who aren't upper-class, anywhere near him. Isaac Newton, on the other hand, wouldn't be fun at anyone's dinner party.
the real kwon: fake the restbookelfe on June 5th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
I can't really imagine Roranicus Pond of the Mile-Wide Chivalrous Streak and Immortal Devotion To His Ladyfriend having much fun listening to Pepys' dinner-table stories of his reams of dubcon conquests, though . . .
tempestsarekind: amy and her boystempestsarekind on June 5th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was my thought too! Those conversations must have been fantastically awkward.
litlover12 on June 9th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Dare you to write a fanfic . . . :D

(See, this is what happens when people get me hooked on a show. I get all demanding.)
tempestsarekind: eleven is awkwardtempestsarekind on June 9th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. If I were any good at fanfic or historical fiction (seriously, one of the deep sadnesses of my life is my inability to write decent historical dialogue and settings), I just might try it.
litlover12 on June 9th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I have the exact same problem. It's one of the main reasons that I write lots of dialogue-heavy, characterization-heavy little scenes. People think it's because I'm good at analyzing characters, when all it really means is that I'm bad at doing historical research and creating settings. Shh, don't tell. :-)
tempestsarekind: very few dates in this historytempestsarekind on June 9th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I will keep it to myself. :) Though I think you could *also* be good at analyzing characters; they're not mutually exclusive.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on June 6th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
Rory's stint as a centurian is worth a three-parter if not a series.
tempestsarekind: rory died and turned into a romantempestsarekind on June 6th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
I would definitely watch the adventures of Rory the Lone Centurion!