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Blue [Feb. 14th, 2008|11:11 am]
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Feeling very down today. Nothing to do with Valentine's Day, the timing on that is purely coincidental. Been dodging a major depression for several weeks, struggling to get things done, dad would have been 73 last Friday, etc.

The kick-over point was Tuesday night, had a very bad reaction to a really icky bit of Chicken Kiev. Have had Chicken Kiev a few times before, was getting through this one ok, but then got really bizarrely weird texture I hadn't struck before, kind of a rubbery/jelly texture, which freaked me right out. It's by far the worst reaction I've had in a few years, really upsetting. Still feeling freaked now.

So that was the major tipping point. I've been doing so well on foods, slowly but steadily getting through new ones, that having such an extreme response was quite upsetting. And of course I'm feeling very tentative about trying anything new right now. That combined with needing to spend all my time and energy this week getting things done for mum, so I've got nothing left for the things I need to get done for myself or the trip, just concreted the mood in. And so the spiral continues.

It's cool, I'll live, it's just annoying. In the sort of mood where I just want to curl up in a ball in someone's arms and weep, stay in bed, or lose the day to lots of nicely distracting sex - none of which are an option. I'm struggling to do the stuff I know I need to to help alleviate or beat the mood. And one of the annoying things is that my mood has meant I wasn't able to fully appreciate the apology yesterday. I've waited a long time for that.

So feel free to tell me something nice and jolly. It doesn't have to relate to me or my life in any way at all. I'm always happy for other people's good news, experiences, ideas, or thoughts.

[User Picture]From: angriest
2008-02-14 02:09 am (UTC)
Distraction time!!

The Invasion of Time, while not an all-out classic, is a lot better than most fans give it credit for. Discuss.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-02-14 02:17 am (UTC)
Can't remember seeing it so I'll take your word for it.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-02-14 03:41 am (UTC)
I agree. It has a lot I like about it, and while people may moan about the hospital interior they used, it's not like they had much choice.

I also like that the Sontarans got there ahead of the daleks. And did it by using an entire race as shock-troops/fall-guys. How cool is that?

And Tom plays the serious elements of his taking control of Gallifrey straight.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2008-02-14 03:45 am (UTC)
I love it for many reasons. Tom actually acts his socks off in the first few episodes, as you point out.

And the first time I saw it as a kid (on a repeat - Season 17 is the earliest I saw premiere), the cliffhanger to part 4 blew me away. I'd seen and loved "The Time Warrior" and "The Sontaran Experiment", and suddenly there were *lots* of Sontarans. Even in "The Two Doctors" they only manage a pair of them. The impact of seeing them, little rod guns raised in the middle of the Panopticon, with that fantastic piece of music behind them, was electric.

I'd put it as one of the best Who cliffhangers *ever*, actually.
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[User Picture]From: strangedave
2008-02-14 08:39 am (UTC)
I've always rather liked it. Flawed, but nifty.
And Sontarans are excellent villains.
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