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centurion rory
(This is actually yesterday, but I typed it up and then fell asleep before posting, and I don't really feel like deleting it or going back and fixing the date stuff)

I was so ready at the beginning of the day to come home and write a post about how pissed off I was at school, people, everything. It started off shitty, and we had to do group work in Social Anthropology, which is always horrid, because I don't really have any friends in that class, and I end up working on my own a lot of the time because everyone has already grouped up. And then French was horrible as usual, but after that, it actually turned out to be a really good day.

I got to hang out with a couple of my friends after school, including one I haven't seen in a few weeks, since she's been having stomach and back problems and is going to be out for the rest of the school year. One of my other friends was there who I dearly love, but who has been really pissing me off lately for a lot of reasons I'm not really going to get into right now. But she was great today, and we really got to just have fun together again, which I've missed.

Tomorrow I'm hanging out with another friend, and we're going into DC and checking out some vegan restaurant. I'm generally a really picky eater, but this place seems super cool, and I'm glad to be spending time with people again.

College stuff is going pretty well. I found out today that I got into JMU, which is nice, even if I'm not really planning on going there. I got wait-listed for UVA, but I don't really want to go there either, so I gave up my spot so someone else can hopefully get in a little sooner. I also finally heard from Warren Wilson College about financial aid, and they're giving me none, so that makes me feel better about never getting down there to check it out, since I definitely can't afford it without scholarship money.

OH! New Doctor Who prequel!
(I don't know if what's in the video counts as spoilers, it's more of a trailer, but hints towards what's to come in the first episode.)

Steven Moffat, why do have to be so obnoxious and misogynist, and then do stuff like this, that makes my skin crawl (in a good way), and enthralls me. It gives me a distinctly Empty Child feel, with the voice on the phone, and the tape reels. I hope it's not bringing that back, because while that is one of my very favorite stories ever, it was very much finished at the end and shouldn't be brought back. I don't think it will, I think they're just going for that feel, and I hope I'm right. After all, there were no aliens in that, so it wouldn't make sense applied to this episode.

There are some really beautiful shots in this. The recreation of the oval office looks great, and I love the idea of all the very American images to start off the first episode of a British series. Moffat definitely has his issues, but he does have a gift for keeping me on the edge of my seat. I was worried these previews were going to give away too much and basically just be information about the monster that would ruin the episode a bit. I shouldn't have doubted they'd keep this suspenseful.


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