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7th-Feb-2008 10:30 pm
She fainted.

She fucking fainted.

Question 1) has anyone ANYONE here fainted out of surprise - not low blood sugar, not lack of oxygen, not blood loss, but actual "oh you're Gene Hunt!"surprise?

Question 2) If you ended up suddenly dressed as a prossie and had to go do police stuff and had access to clothes that weren't a perfect fit, would you a) put on a shirt and jacket and run around in a miniskirt stockings and stilettos, or b) tell the nearest PC to give you his shoes and as many socks as he can find, thank you.

Question 3) If you ended up suddenly in 1981 and weren't intending to settles down, when you got dressed in the morning, would you a) care about accessorising/doing make up to period accuracy, or b) know how to do that?


(Liked it otherwise? ^_^)
7th-Feb-2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
1) ...Uh?

What? Who?

And, no. No, I have never fainted, although it's occasionally been a near thing.

2) Oh god, the shoes. I can't be having with stilettos.

3) a) No. b) No.
7th-Feb-2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Alex! She was all "oh, you're Gene Hunt? Oh no, my TINY FEMALE CONSTITUTION CAN'T HANDLE IT."*swoon* She didn't even reference head trauma, she just keeled over in shock.
7th-Feb-2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
God dammit.

Where was that inherent female swooning ability when I wanted to get out of HE for three straight years inschool, I ask you? WHERE?


I maintain, however, that Gene Hunt is awesome. In context. Not if they suddenly start trying to prove his rampant sexism right.
7th-Feb-2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, it's the Life on Mars version of Torchwood.

Only it's a showcase for Hunt's... um, bastardness, instead of Captain Jack Harkness' shiny teeth.
7th-Feb-2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
To be fair on the fainting front, I think she was meant to be generally shocked and disoriented and under physical stress. He was just the icing on the cake.

Otherwise - I'm not sure yet whether being so self-referential is jolly clever, or will just get tired quickly.
8th-Feb-2008 12:57 am (UTC)
1. No. Never fainted at all. I almost blacked out from exhaustion during my brown belt test and two other people did as well.

2. Yeah, option 2 sounds good. Couldn't you stop at a store and buy some trousers?

3. Haha, I would totally do the giant bangs and neon colored plastic jewelry and stuff. I was too young to do it the first time the 80s came around.
8th-Feb-2008 04:42 am (UTC)
1) Not since corsets went firmly out of fashion after Dior's New Look.

2) That depends on whether or not I'm more comfortable running in stilletos than in shoes too big for me (having spent the day in shoes too big for me recently, which no amount of socks would fix, I'd be tempted to bust the heels off the stilletos). Running in stilletos can be done, the Blonde Computer Geek in Transformers did it and her actress gloated about keeping up with all the guys running around while she was in her six-inch stilletos. Why you'd do it if you weren't being PAID to I don't know.

3) Do I know I have a choice in not settling down? That said, you could get away with wearing your hair in a ponytail in the 80s. Not every woman was Farrah Fawcett or Cyndi Lauper. But then I watch Knight Rider, so.
8th-Feb-2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
1) Uh, no. Not from emotional anything; I don't see how/why you would without some underlying medical condition, even just low blood sugar/pressure/etc.

2) It depends on how uncomfortable the stilletos were compared to the shoes available, and how much running around on what terrain I had to do. And what impression seemed better to make to anyone looking at me, if that were a factor. (Yeah, hi, I haven't seen the episode in question.)

On the whole, I'd probably stick with the spiky heels because they at least fit my feet and didn't leave anyone else barefoot, but it depends a lot on what I'd have to be doing in them.

3) I'd... try to make an effort to blend in, probably? I wouldn't go really gung-ho unless I'd been wanting an excuse to go all early-80s. So enough to get too many double-takes, if I could easily manage it, but not so's I'd get double-takes in 2007 (or whatever) when I'd left 1981 again.
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