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Random middle of the night updates are better than no updates I suppose, so-

I took the stage manager position after all. I really want to keep doing theater, and I decided it's best not to turn down opportunities when they're handed to you! This means I will be very busy for the next three months, and so I won't have time to make Clara's governess outfit for Chicago TARDIS this year. :(

BUT- I have three other cosplays planned, and one is almost done, one already started, and the other I have all the materials for- and except for painting the flowers and birds onto Ian's Marco Polo jacket, they're relatively simple, so I should still have all three days of the convention covered! Woohoo! I can do this!!! \o/

Also went to see an exhibit of costumes from Downton Abbey last week- it was amazing! They had them set up in a beautiful historic mansion that was modelled on an English country house, so you really got the full 'stepping into history' ambiance. The costumes are half the reason I watch, tbh, and they're all so exquisite in person. The construction details are interesting to see, & getting to look up close from several angles was a real treat! A lot of the beaded & embroidered pieces were actually from the period, and you just don't see handwork like that anymore! Also it was very surprising to see how tiny all the actresses costumes are. You expect them to be very tall because they have so much screen presence, but they're just average people, albeit very thin ones! There's hope for us short girls yet, lol.

My Classic Who watch-a-thon has already slowed to a crawl before my rehearsals even start, but I finally managed to watch 'The Three Doctors' last night. I felt very strongly that the Second Doctor was written completely out of character, so that was very disappointing, since I'd hoped for one more story with my lovely, sweet, funny Two, and got a rather obnoxious childish substitute instead. Even the Brigadier felt a bit off- his dryly amused air replaced with outright disdain for the Doctor in some instances, so I think the writers were simply not having a good day. The story was alright, & Benton & Jo were adorable as usual, so that was good at least. And of course, the small bits with William Hartnell as the First Doctor really got to me. However small, they're his last appearance as the Doctor, and he's the original and best, in my book. ♥ On to 'Carnival of Monsters' next!

Date: 2015-09-26 08:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, well, good luck with the stage manager position! As you say, you can't turn your back on opportunities you want to follow - I'm sure there will always be another time for the cosplay.

And, wow, the Downton exhibition sounds amazing. I've been feeling ill this week & decided to rewatch S1 (and S2 now) and the costumes are wonderful. They still are, but those early ones are that bit more elaborate, because of the styles of the period & so gorgeous.

And, as to the DW, I can see what you mean about Three Doctors, but I think that, while not so much as Five Doctors, it is still more of a party than a serious story. The William Hartnell bits are moving - he's clearly unwell, but still very much One. (♥)

Date: 2015-09-27 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] empressith.livejournal.com
We are just about to do 'The Three Doctors'! What a coincidence!

I decided to finish Downton even though I was getting annoyed with it. The costumes are awesome.

Good luck on your show!

Date: 2015-09-27 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evelyn-b.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear you won't be able to do governess!Clara, but going as Ian will be even better, imo! I hope your new play goes brilliantly and you have a lot of fun along with your exhaustion.

It's always a little jarring when TV writers get their own characters wrong :( I can usually let it roll off my back as long as the jokes are funny/the OOCness isn't too terrible, but it jars just the same.

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