September 22nd, 2009

lost in thought

House season premiere

Well, that was actually really good, for an episode that almost felt like it belonged in a different show. Excellent supporting cast, though; some raw moments of truth; and I honestly don't know how Hugh Laurie can get away with being that sexy. I mean, really.

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Quote for the day, applicable though from another show:

"Yes, you have lost much, endured much, sacrificed greatly, but you cling to the memory of your sacrifices, of all the things you have lost or left behind. They drag behind you, like chains of your own making. They can have a terrible power over you, Marcus. The power of grief, and loss, and regret. Yes, you have let go of the people, the places, the things, but you have not let go of the pain. You have not forgiven yourself."

-- Marcus and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Ceremonies of Light and Dark"
is there life on mars?

...Northern English accents

Um. So. I'm getting very distracted from the story I'm writing because I realized that the Ninth Doctor has a Northern accent, but it sounds different (to my untaught American ear) than Sam Tyler's accent. (Most notably, I don't recall all of Nine's "u"s sounding like "oo"--Sam does that ALL the time, "Real...oonreal," etc.)

Having done some online research, it appears that "Northern" really means "any of several dozen variations, often in areas not many kilometers apart."

Basically, if Sam Tyler met Nine, where might he think Nine was from? Be as specific as you like. :)

And if you have no idea, do you have any suggestions as to where I might find an answer to this question?