September 18th, 2015

Hardy

Answer for question 4509.

When shopping for clothes, what are your favorite stores? Why do you prefer those places -- convenience, cost, available styles? If you won a $1000 gift card and could choose any one store to spend it, where would you choose?
When shopping for clothes, the best method is to take my best friend along with me and let her choose the clothes. It's a disaster for all involved if I'm left to my own decisions when it comes to clothing.

On the other hand, I have learned that if I must shop for myself, mannequin displays are invaluable tools. Almost every time I've had a compliment about my clothing, I've been able to truthfully reply, "Thank you. I saw it on a mannequin and thought it might suit me."
Five with key

"Plains, Trains, and Time Travel Capsules"

Title: "Plains, Trains, and Time Travel Capsules"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Adventure
Word Count: 1111

Summary: The Doctor and Donna find themselves not quite where they were trying to go... again.

Author's Note: Love that word count! Sadly, it is neither happy nor prime.

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Nine

Brain changes

When I first got into Doctor Who and started watching the classic episodes and researching the history of the show, I came across the term "time travel capsule" for TARDISes, and I absolutely hated it. It always seemed woefully inadequate to call the TARDIS a "time machine", because it's so much more than just that. You might call it a "space-time machine", but that's starting to get unwieldy. But "time travel capsule", or TT capsule, is the correct term for the class of ship, and it just rubbed me exactly the wrong way. "Capsule" seemed so demeaning, for such a vast, wondrous craft, and I hated using it. I was supported in feeling that way by my husband, who also hates the term. I used it once in some story, and one of the only comments he made on the story was that seeing that phrase bugged him enough that it ruined immersion.

Somehow, though, I now really love the term. I know why I use it now - David has a TARDIS and it is most certainly not a police box, so I can't use the usual fandom terms of "police box" and "blue box" to refer to it, and as I said before, it's just not a "time machine" to me - but I don't know why my opinion of the term has reversed. It's just weird.