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Huzzah! (and not so huzzah)

It's taken me something like 2 whole hours, but my new 20" LCD-TV that is digital- and HDTV-ready is now properly set up and working fine!

Though it does look a bit conspicuous there in that corner where my TV's always lived...I know a 20" screen isn't that big, but it's the biggest I've ever owned...and the flattest. It's as if the whole room's been thrown off kilter, but I guess it's just me being silly because I'm used to things being more substantial-looking. I'm also a little bit concerned that if one of the cats (I'm not naming any names but *cough*Clio!*cough*) would jump up and swat the screen with her paw like she always does when Meerkat Manor is on, it'll fall over on top of her. Perhaps I should have mounted it on the wall, after all...

Speaking of cats and concerns: I came home from the place where I got my new set from to find that for the first time in almost 2 weeks, there were the tell-tale signs of a cat with urinary tract problems in the hall. Poor Manasse! he seemed to be doing so well! He's finished his meds, and none of my cats has had any chance to eat anything they shouldn't over the past few weeks, so I'm stumped to explain this sudden relapse. Needless to say, I'll be keeping a close eye on him for the next day or two.

However, there is some good news too: Leila left her hideyhole yesterday afternoon and hasn't gone back there since. She's behaving like she's never been affected by Manasse's little trip to the vet at all; and I could almost wish she'd crawl back under the sofa again. She'd be far less of a handful then.

I realised something yesterday: I really really really really really really don't care about Doctor Who anymore. I've been trying to get back into it for more than a season, or ever since Christmas 2005, but I'm sorry, I just can't do it. Ten, for all his ruffable hair and sexy glasses, just strikes me as a shouty emo and worst of all, boring and predictable lightweight, and the stories seem to get ever sillier. The recent Dalek episodes seemed to illustrate this quite sufficiently, but last night's The Lazarus Experience or whatever it was called, underlined it even more. Having said that -- I will of course tune in for Capt. Jack's return in 2 weeks time.

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( 14 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
xwingace
May. 6th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Please do tune in again for the rest of the series, but Jack won't be back until the final three episodes of the series. That trailer was for the whole rest of the series, not just the next story. Sorry...

XWA
gamiila
May. 6th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, right. Well, I'll just tune in for the Jack eps whenever, then.
anonypooh
May. 6th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Snap - I'm bored by Dr Who now big time :( ... recorded this week's but couldn't be bothered - so deleted it ... tried to finish the dalek one .. deleted that too. I'll try again for Jack too.
gamiila
May. 6th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Last week, I went to read a book about 20 mins in; this week, I tuned in whilst reading a book and only looked up from it when the Doctor RAISED HIS VOICE again...boring, boring, boring. Nine was ever so much better.
anonypooh
May. 7th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
DT IS a very very good actor. but I'm thinking he's a bad Doctor. There, I said it. Are the script writers the same? Maybe that's the problem?
The last episode I cared about - and big style was the byebyeRose one. THAT was awesome.
gamiila
May. 7th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
The bye bye Rose-one is actually the only one I can really recall from last year...and as the writers are largely the same as in the first New Doctor Who-series, I'm at a loss to explain why Ten sucks at being The Doctor so very much...esp. since, as you say, he is a good actor.
__kali__
May. 6th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
Does the TV stand not come with holes in so you can bolt it to whatever furniture it is sitting upon?
gamiila
May. 6th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
::goes to have a look::

No, no it doesn't. It came with a wallmount though -- but I hate drilling holes in my walls. They're made from an especially durable, very very hard concrete, and I've wrecked many a drill on them before.
__kali__
May. 19th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
hmm, maybe you'll have to clamp it with some wordworking clamps to your stand, it won't look pretty but at least it'll be secure.
enigmaticblues
May. 6th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
I've stopped watching Dr. Who as well. Of course, I have to go to more effort to get it. I've seen most of S2, and they aren't playing S3 here yet. *shrugs* It's fine. It's not like I have a ton of time for TV anyway.
gamiila
May. 7th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
If I'd had to go through the hassle of d/l-ing before watching, I'd have given up on the series long before now, too.

BTW, nice haircut & colour!
enigmaticblues
May. 7th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
suze2000
May. 7th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for saying all that. I am SO SICK of Tennant's shallow acting and shoutiness. I know he's supposed to be all grief-y over Rose and all that, but it SUCKS. And it's not good TV. And I miss Nine SO MUCH.

When I bought an LCD TV, I ended up buying almost a whole new loungeroom of furniture to accomodate it. So it's no surprise to me that you feel that your telly's a bit out of place.

And poor Manasse. :(
gamiila
May. 7th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
The thing with Nine was, he really did have that edge to him, that aura of mystery and danger, and that sense of being alien and 900+ years old...he made you believe he really was all that, without shouting about it. Ten, OTOH, tries very hard by OMG! SHOUTING!!!, but can't disguise the fact that he's all mouth and no trousers. Or that's what it seems like to me, anyhoo.

When I bought an LCD TV, I ended up buying almost a whole new loungeroom of furniture to accomodate it

Funny how that works, doesn't it? I think I may have to get myself a new settee to go with my new TV, too. ;-)
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