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White Girl Went to College in the Eighties

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Name:eaweek
Birthdate:Jun 16
Location:Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
About my fandom interests: My first real "love," fan-wise, was the original Doctor Who series, which I discovered thanks to a couple of college friends in the long-ago summer of 1988. From there, I went on to the lovely UK TV series Robin of Sherwood—still, to my mind, the best version of the Robin Hood legend that has ever been filmed. Seriously, if you’ve never seen this wonderful show, it’s out on DVD, and I highly recommend it. I also had interests in other British TV offerings--Monty Python, Blackadder, Mystery. After finishing graduate school, I discovered The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel: The Series. When I finally stopped watching The West Wing, I hit a dry patch where nothing on TV seemed to interest me. Then, in the summer of 2005, a friend I’d met through Robin of Sherwood fandom brought to my house a complete set of DVDs from the new Doctor Who series. I was immediately re-captivated! My descent into drooling, gibbering fangirl idiocy was cemented when David Tennant took over the role of the Doctor--I loved all the others, but to me, Tennant IS the Doctor. (And no offense to Matt Smith, who I'm also currently adoring). In a strange way, my fannish interests have come full circle, and I’m right back where I started.

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About my fandom interests: My first real "love," fan-wise, was the original Doctor Who series, which I discovered thanks to a couple of college friends in the long-ago summer of 1988. From there, I went on to the lovely UK TV series Robin of Sherwood—still, to my mind, the best version of the Robin Hood legend that has ever been filmed. Seriously, if you’ve never seen this wonderful show, it’s out on DVD, and I highly recommend it. I also had interests in other British TV offerings--Monty Python, Blackadder, Mystery. After finishing graduate school, I discovered The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel: The Series. When I finally stopped watching The West Wing, I hit a dry patch where nothing on TV seemed to interest me. Then, in the summer of 2005, a friend I’d met through Robin of Sherwood fandom brought to my house a complete set of DVDs from the new Doctor Who series. I was immediately re-captivated! My descent into drooling, gibbering fangirl idiocy was cemented when David Tennant took over the role of the Doctor--I loved all the others, but to me, Tennant IS the Doctor. (And no offense to Matt Smith, who I'm also currently adoring). In a strange way, my fannish interests have come full circle, and I’m right back where I started.<br /><br />My fanfic can be read here: <a href='http://archiveofourown.org/users/EAWeek</a><br /><br />Favorite Music: Counting Crows, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, REM, Rolling Stones, Sting/ Police, U2. Also: Billie Piper, ABBA, Bruce Hornsby, Christina Aguilera, The Clash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Doobie Brothers, Dropkick Murphys, ELO, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, George Sarah/ THC, Gin Blossoms, Green Day, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Massive Attack, Moby, Pink, Poe, Prince, Santana, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Simon & Garfunkel, Single Gun Theory, Smash Mouth, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Third Eye Blind, Tom Petty, The Who.<br /><br />Player: First iPod version 2.3, 20 GB, purchased in 2003. Second iPod version 2.0.1 (video iPod, classic design). Both iPods have the title "White Girl Went to College in the Eighties."<br /><br />Favorite Movies: Four of my all-time favorites are: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Breaking Away, Henry V, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, all of which raised my awareness of what good storytelling, acting, cinematography, and atmosphere can do. Other favorites include--in no particular order--Big, Jurassic Park, The Mummy/ The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity/ Supremacy/ Ultimatum, Seabiscuit, The Italian Job, Bend it Like Beckham, Underworld/ Underworld Evolution, Match Point, Calendar Girls, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Queen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Pleasantville, Catch Me if You Can.<br /><br />Favorite Actors: David Tennant, John Simm, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, Tobey Maguire, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jude Law, Seth Green, Anthony Stewart Head, Michael Sheen, Tony Curran, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Matt Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves.<br /><br />Favorite Actresses: Helen Mirren, Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Portman, Julia Stiles, Penelope Wilton, Billie Piper, Sophia Myles, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Catherine Tate, Dawn French, Polly Walker, Kelly Macdonald, Helen McCrory.<br /><br />Favorite Books: Rebecca, the Harry Potter series, the Brother Cadfael series, the Nero Wolfe mysteries, Lord of the Rings, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Three Junes, Girl in a Swing. Non-fiction: The Darwin Awards, The Snow Leopard, Two Years Before the Mast. This is not an exhaustive list!<br /><br />Favorite Websites & Blogs: Boston.com, BBC, NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners.<br /><br />Astrology: Gemini, moon in Virgo, Libra rising.<br /><br />Favorite Sports: Swimming (to participate in); figure skating (to watch). Favorite team: Boston Red Sox. Favorite athletes: Adam Rippon, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Dara Torres.
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