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kids are hard to scare

May 23rd, 2009 (01:00 pm)

I stayed with some friends of the family on my way back from Ma's, and when their kids and I were looking for something to do, I suggested showing them an episode of DOCTOR WHO. They'd never seen it before. (The topic had come up in conversation when they asked me about the scariest movies and TV shows I'd seen, and "Blink" naturally had to be mentioned.) I figured I'd show them "Rose," but I turned out not to have that episode on the laptop or the externals.

I did, however, have "Blink."

They were not scared in the slightest.

Both girls, ages thirteen and eleven.

...I'm going to have to show them "The Empty Child." Though I am alarmed at the prospect of what will happen when adolescent hormones behold Captain Jack Harkness.


Posted by: A good grammarian can outwit any word. (cesario)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
[dw] seven shielding ace

I think the girls will be safe from Jack's charms. I'm convinced that most of his popularity in fandom is owing to his swagger and his pansexuality---it can't possibly be his looks alone. His fleshy lips bug me so much, I can't even tell you.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)

I showed "The Empty Child" to my (then) girlfriend, and the following conversation ensued:

HER. "Ooh. Who is *that?*"
ME. "That's Captain Jack Harkness."
HER. "...is he a god?"
ME. "No."
HER. "He has a *smile* like a god."

Posted by: kdorian (kdorian)
Posted at: May 24th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)

I've never even SEEN Blink and it still scares me! What the heck is wrong with kids these days!

Also: I have a theory that Jack is so sexy because he's always interested, but never minds 'no' as an answer.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)

I don't know!

Jack Harkness: been there, done that, and her, and him. Them too.

Posted by: kdorian (kdorian)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)


Posted by: Novelist, lawyer, adventurer... (webpetals)
Posted at: May 25th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)

Jack *does* have a smile like a god. Plus his personality is this devastating mix of...boyish, competent, sweet, and ruthless. Mrrrow.

Blink terrified me. If I had watched it when I was eleven or thirteen, I would have never slept again. I don't suppose they've been exposed to scary movies from a young age?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)

No. That's the amazing thing. They turn stuff off when they get too scared by it. They're especially sensitive to violence. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE was traumatizing, because of all the murders. They found THE PRINCESS BRIDE too scary to finish, apparently.

But not "Blink."

Yeah, I know.

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