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November 25th, 2013

The Opposite of Meh is SQUEE

So, it's the weirdest thing. Just last, what, Thursday? I was posting about how such much fandom stuff was failing to please, a situation that left me dispirited and downhearted.

What a difference a weekend makes!

This weekend was a pretty serious trifecta of fandom awesomeness. In chronological order, there was the MLP:FIM season four opener, Day of the Doctor (the 50th anniversary special), and the 25th anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Let's take each of these one by one, shall we? BE WARNED: Ahead be spoilers.

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(Aaaand... that's it for the spoilers.)

Mystery Science Theater 3000


The actual tic of the specific calendar day going by is not that significant, although it was nice seeing Joel et al. being congratulated and thanked all over Twitter last night. But what is significant is that 25 years on, this silly little show is still so important to so many people. Also significant is that on Thursday, even without a network to show it on, there will be the first Mystery Science Theater Turkey Day Marathon in (mumble) years, c/o mst3kturkeyday.com.

I had been planning to just pop in my MST3K DVDs all day and have our own little version here at The Hobbit Hole, but having Joel hosting one on the web? SO MUCH COOLER.

Happy, Happy Geek


So here I am, just a few days after bemoaning the fact that stuff was failing to make me geek out, geeking out. And I couldn't be more pleased or grateful. I am now going to take all this burning geeky energy and pour it into my NaNoWriMo novel, which still needs 10,000 words before Saturday to be finished. I didn't write on it at all yesterday, but you know what? I seriously needed the recharge, and I got a great one.

Thanks, MLP. Thanks, Doctor! Thanks, MST. You rock. Awwwww, yeah!

-The Gneech

My tweets

  • Sun, 16:42: I've been running errands since 6:00 a.m. and not got any writing done ...and now, I'm going to watch the #DoctorWho 50th. #NotWriting
  • Sun, 16:42: Tomorrow will be some serious catch-up time!
  • Sun, 20:31: So... Day Of the Doctor was AWESOME. O.o OMG #SaveTheDay #DoctorWho
  • Sun, 20:32: I know it probably sounds awful, but it's so incredibly nice to not be disappointed by something. O.o
  • Sun, 20:33: MLP:FIM and Doctor Who both, you have made my inner geek very happy this weekend. Thank you. :)
  • Sun, 20:45: re: #DoctorWho, it's like Moffat went back and patched all the holes caused by the series reboot, and sewed it all up beautifully.
  • Sun, 20:47: We got McGann's regeneration, we got the story of the Time War, and we got redemption (of sorts) for Gallifrey.
  • Sun, 20:51: I also love that Docs 5, 6, and 7, even tho they aren't directly in the special, got something to do: http://t.co/rOWLKbLYnC
  • Sun, 20:54: Minor niggles: I would have liked to have seen Romana on Gallifrey, and to know whatever happened to Susan.
  • Sun, 20:56: And now, on to the Christmas special, in which the Doctor dies. Again. I'll miss you, Doctor Matt! You are tied with Doctor Tom for my fave.
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