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09 August 2013 @ 10:13 pm
I love Fridays. In the city it's jeans day; it's interesting to see everyone with their business shirts and coats, and jeans beneath. Like your top half is all serious I'm-at-work while your legs are already at the weekend.

It's been a really interesting week, especially on the fandom front.

I have to say I'm pleased with Peter Capaldi as the new doctor. He was terrific in Fortysomething, playing a real creep, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he brings to this role. I'm actually a bit excited about it, which is not something I could say about Matt Smith's appointment which was very much a meh moment for me. To this day I've still only watched a handful of Matt's episodes.

And of course Sherlock fandom has been all in a tizz over the teaser/trailer that was released this week. John Watson with a moustache?! The funniest comment I read was on tumblr:
Sherlock: John, I moustache you something - Watson your lip? :D
And the 'stache has taken on a life of its own; cali_se even mentioned that it could have its own credit. In which case it was definitely played by Brian Blessed.

Speaking of fandom generally, I ran a meeting earlier this week of my colleagues, and for a bit of fun I put together a pop culture quiz with 25 questions. The highest score anyone achieved was 13. Seriously? Obviously I was way too obsure. *shrug*.
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on August 9th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)

Apart from really high end businesses in big cities -- New York brokerage houses and the like -- the US went over to a more casual work clothing standard quite a few years ago. It's always a bit of a shock when I go home and see all the people in suits eating their lunch in the pubs.

I would have loved to have seen them break out more with the casting of the new doctor but as they weren't ready to do that then I'm happy with Capaldi. He's a good actor and at least he's not a zygote which seemed to be the way Moffat was heading.

I never much cared for Matt Smith either.
miwahni: Dr Who Bananamiwahni on August 10th, 2013 09:58 am (UTC)
Suits and ties still prevail in Brisbane, although in the warmer weather the suit jacket is often left off. You don't tend to see it as much out in the 'burbs though.

I was so worried that the next actor chosen to play the doctor would be 16 years old! Peter Capaldi's selection was a relief.