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I thought I'd make a thread to talk about one of the Doctor's most formidable enemies; the Master.  Feel free to share what you think about him, your opinions on which incarnation you like the most. 

My first story with the Master was Mark of the Rani, but I didn't really care much for him.  Though, that was mainly my fault since I'd seen the Colin Baker episodes before really getting far into the older ones.  That, and the writing for those episodes wasn't very friendly to newcomers. I didn't know what to think of him.  All I knew that he was a fellow Time Lord. 

I'd seen a few more stories featuring Anthony Ainely, but he still didn't do it for me.  He just seemed like some smug asshole whose only purpose was to troll the Doctor.  Then, I saw Terror of the Autons.  To me, Roger Delgado was the definitive Master; menacing and sharp, but charming.  He and Jon Pertwee's chemistry was amazing, 

As for the new series, I liked John Simm.  He was a little too psychotic for my tastes, but for some reason I liked a lot of his dark humor.  From what we've seen of Michelle Gomez as Missy, she's alright.  I thought she'd be a little more calm and collective, but by the end, she reminded me too much of Helena Bonham Carter as Beatriz Lestrange. 

So, my ranking of actors who played the Master:

Roger Delgado
Derek Jacobi
John Simm
Michelle Gomez
Anthony Ainely
Peter Purves/Geoffrey Beever
Eric Roberts (Yes, that Eric Roberts!)
I've always preferred Disney and Pixar, but I definitely can appreciate Don Bluth.  He always did such a good job with cute little animals juxtaposed with the most horrifying and traumatic journeys that they went through. 

Admittedly, there are a few of his movies that I haven't seen yet.  But, here's my ranking from best to worst:

The Secret of NIMH
An American Tail'
All Dogs Go to Heaven
The Land Before Time
The Pebble and the Penguin
A Troll in Central Park

As you can see, I prefer his films from the 80's.  But to be fair, I don't think the poor quality of his 90s ones were entirely his fault.  I'm pretty sure he was kept on a short leash by the studio execs.  Out of all his films that I haven't seen, Titan AE looks like it's the least awful.  Anastasia looks too much like the poor man's Disney that most animated movies at the time were going for, and We're Back seems far too strange for my tastes. 
I'm sure a lot of people are gonna say Mega Man 9.  And yeah, that was one of the best modern-retro games that perfectly captured the feeling of the NES Mega Man games.

Shovel Knight has to be my favorite, though. 
There are actually a lot of pop culture quotes and references I make when I'm at work.  It's always funny to see people's reactions, especially when they have no idea what I'm referencing.

Whenever someone makes some sort of mistake, I'll sometimes quote Lemongrab from Adventure Time, asking people "Who did the thing?!". or threaten them with a million years in the dungeon.

A lot of my coworkers are Tolkien fans too, so we'd toss Lord of the Rings quotes back and forth.  I remember I'd always say "Touch it.  It's quite cool." like Gandalf whenever the pans were cooling, and "You shall not pass!" whenever I don't want anyone walking in the back when I mop. 
Let's talk about games that you gave up on or lost interest in, but liked after picking them up again.

When I first got Pokemon Sapphire, I stopped playing since I just couldn't beat Norman. I decided to give it another go after buying Omega Ruby.  While Hoenn is still my least favorite region, I found the game a lot more enjoyable the second time around, especially with the features they added from X and Y. 

Resident Evil was another game I just couldn't get into.  Granted I was 10 when I first played it, so survival horror games were foreign to me.  The puzzles were too frustrating, and I was pretty bad at conserving ammo.  After playing it again when I was a little older, I appreciated the games a lot more, and conservation of resources actually became my favorite thing about it.

I mentioned this before in another thread, but when I played Majora's Mask for the first time, I gave up after Woodfall Temple.  It didn't help that I was really sick at the time, so for awhile, I'd associate the game with it.  I could care less about the side-quests, too.  For me, Zelda was all about exploring and finding secret items.  Well, I caved in and bought the 3DS version, and now I'm hellbent on collecting all the masks and collecting stray fairies. 


Amir Elkassed
United States
Current Residence: Virginia
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Trance, Industrial
Favourite cartoon character: Monkey D. Luffy, Joseph Joestar
It's been years since I last wrote a journal, so let me start off by talking about a few things that have been going on in my life.  Last year, I finally graduated from Nova, with honors after passing a math class that was giving me a lot of trouble.  I've been going to George Mason for a year, where I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree in Spanish.    It's a new experience for me, but I'm managing, and even made the Dean's List for both semesters.

Now, I have more than two months to relax.  And on a completely unrelated note: Today, I started my first day at Great Harvest; a bakery near my house.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Playing: Super Street Fighter IV

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