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primitive properties of a struck flint

Had a horrible nightmare last night about people who wouldn't stop putting up ikea furntiture inside me. Probably got something to do with today's visit to the clinic about which I am, hmmm, nervous.

In other news, though, life is good; spent last night at a gig which seemed to combine the best aspects of the science lab and the music room. Mad Scientists! Making music! With jacob's ladders, LED tops, flashguns, lightbulbs and remote controls! They're on tour, but unless you're able to get to Exeter or Colchester tonight or tomorrow, you'll miss them. Or, very likely, see them at a bunch of festivals next year. Attending with my beloved music tech lecturer definitely added to the fun -- timscience has more details on what was actually going on, plus some links to some of the mad musical contraptions (sparkophone! flints! jar of charge!) in use. I want the flint guitars myself. They were like fireworks of pure noise.

Frost again this morning, and the Morning Glories are a pile of brownish sludge. Still the odd nastertium clinging on, though. I guess anything that did manage to grow this year considers itself to be indestructible.

P.S. Captain Jack really looks like Captain Scarlet, doesn't he? I wonder if they're planning on killing off creepy Owen and replacing him with a blonde Paul Neuman type (oh! Captain Blue!)... Meh, probably not. After all, it would mean investing in a different colour of hair dye ...


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3rd Nov, 2006 12:15 (UTC)
Captain Jack really looks like Captain Scarlet, doesn't he?

A resemblance which is only emphasised by his being Indestructible!
3rd Nov, 2006 17:45 (UTC)
la la la te te te
... I forsee terrible filking
3rd Nov, 2006 12:18 (UTC)
Captain Jack really looks like Captain Scarlet, doesn't he?

He just needs a strange twisty eyebrow. I worked with a guy who had one, once, and when I admired it, he went all sulky. (Maybe he'd been tormented all his young life for having a Captain Scarlet eyebrow...
3rd Nov, 2006 12:27 (UTC)
Is Owen the one who basically date-rapes (or whatever you call it when you drug people and suggest they sleep with you) two people in the first episode? Guppy from Bleak House? That gave me serious, serious doubts about the whole enterprise. "Drugging people in bars is fun, kids!" Sure, Indira Varma turns out to be a sort of scientist-cum-serial killer, but SHE'S NOT STILL ON THE SHOW. Anyway, please excuse this rant. I'm just a bit iffy on the whole thing, though I loved Captain Jack in his Doctor Who appearances. I wanted it to be good. Really I did.
3rd Nov, 2006 12:33 (UTC)
Agreed. They got rid of the very best character in the first 15 minutes and replaced her with an annoying bint. It didn't bode well.

(Re. ranting about it. It does seem to bring out the passions in people - I get really involved when I'm talking about it!)
3rd Nov, 2006 17:47 (UTC)
I like the creepy instruments/objects more than the people -- especially last week's justice device. Interesting.
3rd Nov, 2006 12:31 (UTC)
NO!!!! Keep Owen but get rid of that bloody Gwen! She's a boll.ocks if ever I've seen one.

(Glad you're feeling better.)
3rd Nov, 2006 17:49 (UTC)
Oooooh yes. She's a bit rubbish -- do you get it? Ack ack ack. Plus, I like her partner and I'm expecting him to get either dead or nastily betrayed at some point (possibly both)
3rd Nov, 2006 13:59 (UTC)
The resemblance has been observed.
3rd Nov, 2006 14:53 (UTC)
3rd Nov, 2006 18:11 (UTC)
oooh, me photoshop fingers are a-twitchin'

captain blue/captain jack/captain scarlet
captain blue/captain jack/captain scarlet

Maybe that's more *likely* slash....

3rd Nov, 2006 15:18 (UTC)
I've only seen the one Torchwood, but I loved it, so...

I've downloaded the others.

Filthy Englanders, meet The Interwebs!
3rd Nov, 2006 16:12 (UTC)
Had a horrible nightmare last night about people who wouldn't stop putting up ikea furntiture inside me.

I shouldn't make fun of your nightmares, but that is an interesting mix of Fight Club and Being John Malkovich. I just get this notion that all your organs have marketable Swedish names or something. :-)
3rd Nov, 2006 18:15 (UTC)
hmmm ....
Observe the gorgous design of my cöölön?
3rd Nov, 2006 18:39 (UTC)
Re: hmmm ....
Indeed! Though I'm thinking more Innerspace than Zed and Two Noughts. :-)
3rd Nov, 2006 19:18 (UTC)
I reckon Ianto gets deaded next: he looks as photoshooped onto the Radio Times cover group shot as Suzie does.
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