OOTD :: of capes, Coleman and Capaldi

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So I finally watched Under the Lake and I must say, I’m going against the fan grain with this one once again. Granted, the only fan who I know spoke against this episode was Patti – and I’m sure she has reasons – but I also feel that my feelings for the episode will supersede that of all other reviews out there as well.

Why? Because I think Capaldi has finally stuck. And I LOVED it!

You know that moment when the Doctor finally clicks into place after a regeneration? When he’s settled into his skin and can go forth and be brilliant in his own, new, unique way? For me, it happened in the Eccleston/Tennant shift with The Girl in the Fireplace and in the Tennant/Smith shift with Vincent and the Doctor. I thought the “angry eyebrows” episode would do it for me in the Smith/Capaldi shift, but that was just the regeneration episode fluke (the one where you’re so jazzed for an episode – any episode! – of Doctor Who after such a long hiatus that you excuse a lot of shortcomings), and as you know, I was lukewarm about the man for the entire season after that.

I’d blamed it on the Coleman/Capaldi chemistry, but perhaps I was mistaken. Because Under the Lake was Clara and the Doctor together at their best. He’s quirky; she’s snarky. They share the awkward “feels” moment. She gives him emotional cue cards. He looks good in his suit. She does a lot of running. The episode was a mixture of Doctor Who tropes I’ve come to recognize and expect as a Nu-Whovian and yet it also developed its own inside jokes that will now be formally entrenched in the Clara/12th Doctor years in my book.

In celebration of my personal epiphany, I give you British (tartan), blue (natch), and Doctor Who (Can’t you just imagine Clara wearing this cape? And Martha Jones wearing the leather pants?) because it’s been a while never since I paid homage to all three of my linkup prompts. And how serendipitous that today’s Create28 prompt was “cape”.

I love it when a plan comes together!

And you, my friends? Got any outfits to share today? Do click on the blue froggy and tell…

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:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Cape – H&M
Trousers – H&M
Booties – F21

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
I’m In Love With a Monster by Fifth Harmony

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14 thoughts on “OOTD :: of capes, Coleman and Capaldi

  1. Oh yes, I’m glad it clicked for you! I’m lovin’ the Capaldi/Coleman repartee at the moment especially with the emotional cue cards – that was ace! Look this look on you from top to toe. Awesome. And great minds think alike, as I’ve also linked a cape! Not as blue as yours – mine is various pastel shades. And I’ve been sneaky and added one from last week as I forgot to link! I had a hooded long line cardigan – so Capaldi!

  2. Hi Maricel! I’m loving the cape, it is marvellous that you encompassed all three facets of TARDIS Tuesday in one!! Plus, I have a Classic Who reference for you (in fact, I already had this one marked for a winter TTpost with the tv pictures saved and all. Peri Brown, the 6th Doctor’s assistant wore a TARDIS blue cape in Revelation of the Daleks and the 6th Doctor also wore one too!!! So you’ve covered 5 things!!
    I like your review of Under the Lake. I really did think the denouement was great!! Clever and I didn’t see it coming, I really didn’t!x

    • Brilliant! I knew I had a winner with this cape. And I love that it’s got “sleeves” so it’s a lot more teacher-friendly than a cumbersome poncho. Yes, the denouement was perfect. Clever and mind-boggling – jsut the way I like my Doctor Who eps. ;p

  3. You write your reviews so well that I feel like I know what you’re talking about even if I don’t! I’m going to have to look to you for further cape inspiration since you did this so well! And soooo perfect…tartan AND British blue!!

    • Eheh. Slow but steady wins the race, my friend. I will wear you down yet. Perhaps if it was Doctor Who en francais? Maybe then you’d marathon it? LOL. Oh, and I only ever buy my tartan in blue anymore; this was a very deliberate purchase.

  4. Please don’t tell me you took this photo last weekend when it was 100º. (Or 110º chez vous?)
    Haha.
    Since I STILL haven’t watched ANY Who, I have NO CLUE as to what you’re talking about, but I’ll admire the cape, booties, et al. You look brill. (Bril? However it’s spelled).

  5. You’re so right about Capaldi (and he is brilliant, imho – I am looking for more stuff he’s been in, besides “The Hour”). I stick with my view of the plot being super-silly as opposed to the usual fab-silly. Your cape is IT! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • I thought he was in the Three Musketeers? He played Richelieu, I believe. Dunno if The Hour is my genre and I don’t want to taint the tenuous love I have for him right now, so I’ll wait until he’s firmly established in my good graces then I’ll seek out more of his work.

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