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Last night I watched the Doctor Who episodes "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances", because it happened to be on the SPACE channel when I was having supper with Pim. She's kind to me; she knows it's my favourite Doctor Who story. It's a while since I've seen it, and I loved it again. I didn't even argue with her when she said the story made no sense. I think it makes more sense than most Steven Moffat plots. Things often make no sense to her, that make good sense to me.

And, well, it's the Captain Jack episode, as far as I'm concerned. Captain Jack at his best.

This morning on the bus as I was on the way to work, a mother got on with a child who looked just like the little boy in "The Doctor Dances". The spitting image. Even the same age, and the same hair - and in the episode, his hair was rucked up by the gas mask; I don't know what this little boy's excuse was. He was equally cute.

The illusion that he was a child from the London Blitz was diminished as soon he started to talk. In French. Playing with Matchbox cars on the bus windowsill with his mother.



Speaking of Captain Jack Harkness... did you all see this wonderful story? Aww, made me sniffly just to read it. Then he made me laugh when he dances with Misha Collins, the most mischeivous angel who ever flew:



The article it accompanies, by Stubby the Rocket, is fun; it's called John Barrowman Kisses Everyone. Because he does.


Arrow...

Aug. 15th, 2012 03:19 pm
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John Barrowman is going to be in the new TV series Arrow.

Of course this makes me happy. Most of what he's been doing lately has been in the UK, which I don't have easy access to.

From the description, I wondered if he would be a sort of Lex Luthor-like character? Though it looks as if Oliver Queen may be the one living in Lex's mansion.

Ironically, Hawkeye in The Avengers sort of whetted my appetite for Arrow too, though of course it's on the wrong side of the DC/Marvel divide. I was going to watch it anyway, since I thought the trailer looked interesting.

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John Barrowman changes his stance on gay marriage.

I hope people pay attention to what he says.

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So: John Barrowman has a new show. Seems Torchwood has been not so much cancelled as shelved.... Well, not surprisingly, especially now that Russell T Davies has done his thing and gone away. Unless a producer who cares comes along, and that might happen, there's unlikely to be more - and it seems the producers don't want to give us the Torchwood that fans want, anyway.

Which is a pity.

That being said... Gilded Lilys might be fun. I heartily approve of trend to family sagas set in interesting historical periods.

Tuesday...

Nov. 22nd, 2011 09:55 pm
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  • I was already thinking of John Barrowman today, because of the nice photo I posted earlier. This evening when I went to buy some veggies at the local grocery store, I heard his voice: the supermarket background music was his Can You Feel the Love Tonight. I haven't heard any of his songs in public places before. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

  • Today was the day we were supposed to have a double French test. I studied, yes, really I did. Then when I got to the class, I had a case of brain collapse. Total blank. That sometimes happens with tests. When it does, all I need to do is ignore it; my conscious brain can go on strike, curled up in a little ball somewhere, and my subconscious can write an exam worth an A all on its own. (Yes, how do you think I got through university?)

    So the tests were handed out, and I thought, Yikes. Even my redoubtable subsconscious felt a little challenged. The compréhension écrite section of the exam seemed to be full of topics we haven't covered and vocabulary that seemed totally unfamiliar. Where were the words about using eBay and going to flea markets? This was about a review of a movie about Molière.

    After we'd been writing for ten minutes or so, someone came to the door and spoke to the teacher. She then apologized to us: there's been a mix-up (and she hadn't realized) - this was the test for the next level, for the next part of the textbook that we hadn't got to yet. So she took back the tests (good riddance) and we did other things. Saved by the bell, so to speak.

    We'll have the other part of the test next class.

  • It was another cold day, but nice for walking. I went out by the canal to leave the Little Feathered Guys' leftover birdseed for the wild birds. I took two photos.

    Rollerblading along the Rideau Canal. )

    The Canal begins to freeze over. )


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Just to say I love this picture:



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On July 5, John Barrowman was given an honorary doctorate in music by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in his home town of Glasgow.



Love it that he wore his kilt.

I think this is wonderful, and I can't help thinking it transforms the Captain into the Doctor, putting a whole new spin on 'The Doctor and I'.

Stars...

May. 6th, 2011 08:12 am
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I enjoyed this essay about Kate Middleton and stardom; loved the comment that she was "Elizabeth Bennet writ large".

Though I laughed when the writer accused John Barrowman of leering at the alluring female contestants on I'd Do Anything. "Narcissistic" might be a fair accusation (and I mean that in the nicest possible way), but it seems he knows very little about Barrowman.

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This has to be my Net Picture du jour. Oh, that Barrowman!

Pies...

Jul. 17th, 2010 09:09 am
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John Barrowman's got his finger in so many pies, he could be a taster at Greggs. - Paul English

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This strikes me as very, very cool. Way to go, Barrowman.

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I forgot, perhaps on purpose, that this is the week John Barrowman first appears as a villain on Desperate Housewives. I hesitate to watch it because (a) I don't like the show, and (b) I don't think I want to see Barrowman as a villain.

But having been reminded of it, I looked it up on my TV channels and learned that his episode, 6x18 "My Two Young Men", is being shown at 1:30 a.m., so I set my DVR to record.

It seems that curiosity trumps everything.

Assuming I'll have the courage to watch it.

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[livejournal.com profile] pfyre posted an excellent interview with John Barrowman from The Scotsman on Sunday. I always have a fondness for The Scotsman because of the connection with Alistair Dunnett; nice to see it focus on Barrowman, and nice to read it while listening (with happy self-indulgence) to his new CD.

Anyway... I loved his answers. Particularly his light answer with overtones:
What would you do if you ruled the world?

I would sit all of the world leaders down in one room together in their underpants and let them see each other exposed. Then I would have someone come in and tell them how they are screwing everything up, before letting them fight it out. They'd have a mud wrestle.
And the man votes Labour. So cool. I also liked:
What do you wish you'd never done?

I don't regret. If you do something and it goes wrong you learn from it and you move on.
I had to look up Jamie Redknapp. I can see the appeal.

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Another wonderful thing happened today: the new John Barrowman CD arrived in the mail.

And I love it.

Some of the songs are old favourites ("Memory", "My Eyes Adored You") and some are songs I never liked before - but somehow Barrowman can make me enjoy even "Copacabana", which must be a minor miracle. I'm not sure even he can make me enjoy "You'll Never Walk Alone", but he makes me dislike it less than with other singers.

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I enjoyed this article, John Barrowman: My tiff with Andrew Lloyd Webber, though I don't see anything about a tiff - it's about how they get along well together, and how Barrowman will be in his next TV show.

And of course the other thing that's not in the article is anything about a continuation of the role of Captain Jack.

I despair, I really do.

I notice that talk has changed from "having a kid" to "adopting a kid".

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Is the world conspiring to make me watch Desperate Housewives? First, John Barrowman gets a role. Then I hear they have a bisexual storyline, just when I was complaining about how I had trouble finding such.

I'm still not sure I want to watch the show, but now there's a reason to. Can I stand to watch Barrowman play a villain?

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Will Matt Smith be there next year?

I was pleased to see the PinkPaper . com awards, especially the ones that mean something to me:
    Best TV Show
    --
    Glee
    Doctor Who
    Torchwood
    Desperate Housewives
    Eastenders

    Theatrical Show of the Year
    --
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    La Cage Aux Folles
    Wicked
    Hairspray
    Sister Act

    Actor of the Year
    --
    David Tennant
    Sir Ian McKellen
    John Barrowman
    Sean Penn
    Gareth David Lloyd
Though the list also includes Twilight - not sure what to make of that!

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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] raissad, I read this article about John Barrowman's coming role as the mysterious Patrick in Desperate Housewives.

My previous attempts to watch Desperate Housewives have been... infelicitous. I'm not sure whether I want to watch this, or avoid it. Could anything make me not like Barrowman? Probably not. But ... well, watching the show for Nathan Fillion was a bad idea.

I'm more interested in the new Torchwood. No concrete news, I see, not even confirmation that Barrowman will be back as Captain Jack, though we know he's eager. And Freema Agyeman has joined the cabal of former Doctor Who personnel in Los Angeles.

Hmm. Anyone know the whereabouts of Noel Clarke?

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Yesterday's mail came late, and I didn't pick it up till this morning. There was an envelope from the UK, with no identifying marks, though now I look closely, I see it came from a Welsh post office.

Some years ago, John Barrowman told his fans that if they wrote to him for an autographed photo, he'd send one, though it might take some time. Of course I wrote. (Fangirl, fangirl, that's me.) And in the meantime I've got his autograph on two books and a postcard, and even got one of them in person. I'd pretty much forgotten I ever wrote.

And today, in this envelope... A photo of John Barrowman that is absolutely gorgeous, and his autograph on it.

The day started out being rather rotten, and this has cheered me up totally.

Gotta find a frame....

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I'm happy to see that John Barrowman won the 2nd Annual Gay People's Choice Awards Winners on afterelton.com. I'm even happier to see by what a margin he won.

And Nathan Fillion. I smile.

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