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Our teacher comes to class straight from his law office, always in a tie and sometimes in a suit. Always very professional. Today I'm surprised to see him in a pale yellow coat and bright green tie. It assaults the eyes and makes me think of white jackets and celery.

"Nice tie, sir," I say, feeling that it needs commenting on.

He laughs and wonders aloud whether or not I'm being sarcastic.

"So!" Coat off, tie loosened, shirts sleeves rolled, laptop out. "What did everyone do on their day off yesterday? Around the room. Anna, start!"

I grin, remembering. "I received a shipment three weeks early."

"A shipment of what?"

I smile, shake my head, put my arm on the table and lean on my hand. "Well, it's kind of embarrassing."

"Ooooooh." A collective noise like I've been called to the principal's office.

"No, okay, it was a…a set of Doctor Who action figures."

I'd said embarrassing because we're college students; because I'd been running around the house with Eleven in my hand like he was going to vanish if I let go of him. Because I squealed over the detail on Four's scarf, lamented an orange tint on Five's shoes, and regretted that Nine wasn't in his green shirt.  Because I stood Six on his head and told him he was an asshole for the way he treated Perry. The box had said they were great for display; for collectors, but it was becoming very clear I wasn't going to leave them behind plastic. Poor Seven already fell off the kitchen counter. They were toys, plain and simple. And I was a bit old for that.

"What's that?" Violet asks, turning around to frown at me.

"It's a British show, which is why it was supposed to take so long, 'cause they're not sold in America."

"Is it good?"

"Yeah, once you get over it being, well, British, because they don't do comedy the way we do. But it's really good-"

The teacher claps his hands, alerting me to his laugher. "Doctor Who! I had no idea anyone still watched that! What was that, the most low-budget, psychedelic show on public television?"

I sit rigidly in my seat. "They've made a new series now-"

"But it was just RIDICULOUS, wasn't it? You actually watch that? I had no idea they were still showing it!"

"Actually," I say stiffly, "I had to pirate it."

"REALLY?! You went to all that trouble?? Doctor Who! Wow, THAT was a low-budget show…"

"It was 1969!" I exclaim. "They couldn't exactly help it!"

"Well maybe, but even for the time period it seemed particularly bad. Action figures, huh? How much did you pay for them?"

I take a deep breath. "Am I to understand, Sir, that you don't like Doctor Who?"

"Well, I…like I said, it's psychedelic, low-budget, and kind of stupid."

"Mmhmm." I lean back and cross my arms. "I don't like your tie."
I stayed after class and said I was sorry I'd insulted his tie. He left with a parting shot about "That guy in the silly rainbow coat." Damn you, Six.
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:iconflamingwingedwolf:
Flamingwingedwolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Will doctor who has allwas been coooler then you even fezzis are cooler then you. YOU GOT OWNED SON
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PortgasDRani Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist
"Well, I…like I said, it's psychedelic, low-budget, and kind of stupid."

Oh? Like you?
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l wouldn't appologize & would say alot worse.
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor Who is awesome, classic or new.
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EmmaTollysViolin Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You apologized afterwards? You shouldn't have. ;) Way to be above anger! Honestly, though, he deserved it.

"I don't like your tie. You should have worn a bow tie. Bow ties are cool."
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ololosha-ololoeva Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Ahh it's cool^)))
Can you let me translate it please?)
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MariposaAzure Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes! Nice story. I can see why you got mad. :P
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pinballwitch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Funny, great. :) Thanks for sharing!

Congrats on DLD!
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KibaDemon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
THE NEW SERIES IS AWESOME! Your teacher sucks.
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madbluebox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
Yesyesyes
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Here's an idea:
1. Buy a season/series pack from the new series (doesn't matter which one) and have it nicely giftwrapped.
2. Give to teacher as Christmas/birthday gift (or leave anonymously on doorstep if possible for extra trolling factor :D)
3. ???
4. Profit! XP

And about the coat, NOBODY but the producers wanted it. Not even Colin Baker. This recolored figure [link] is pretty close to what Colin originally wanted to do with Six, but the producers forced him to wear the "silly rainbow coat" instead.
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HondaAmaya Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Fan-tastic! BRILLIANT! Just. Just, I love you for doing that.
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starlingthefairy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Your teacher seems to be a bit of an ass-hat.
I'm very jealous of the extent of your action figure collection.
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Hellspider-101 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The man was a fool. You did the right thing :) I am curious about what sort of stuff he watches (or is tv beneath him) - it 's easy to pick holes in shows and he was just taking cheap shots really.

Poor number six - I think they made him wear that awful coat. I heard he wanted to wear black but wasn 't allowed.
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MossmaskXRainwhisker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I would have done such worse. I suppose you're a better person than me. ._.
xD

~Dash
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RavenWhitecastle Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES! Power to the people! I am so proud of you! YAY FOR STRANGERS ON THE INTERNET DOING AWESOME THINGS!!!!!!!!!
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Revolution-Nein Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This would be hilarious if it was just a story. But the fact that it actually happened makes it even more amusing. All the details in this are beautiful. You make a real-life event read as though it were an awesome story (which, in fact, it is).

"Because I stood Six on his head and told him he was an asshole for the way he treated Perry." That's the part that made me laugh the most.
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bluewood1204 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You won this round. Show me his picture and I shall tell him a word or two. :steaming:
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RavenWhitecastle Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to say, "Hello! Oka-[gulp, nauseated expression] New teeth. That's weird." WIN. EPIC. WIN.
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bluewood1204 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YUPS!! The tenth doctor definetly had the auro/atmosphere that I expected a doctor to have. Then again, I haven't really seen Series One. MUST WATCH!!

Who is your favorite doctor (if you have one)?
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RavenWhitecastle Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Season one is actually pretty good. Chris isn't my fave, but he is a good actor. The emotions he portrays are very powerful. Of course, NON of the Doctor's hold the key to my heart so much as the Tenth. TEN-NANT FOREVER!!!
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bluewood1204 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
same here! He had the most cheerful attitude!
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RavenWhitecastle Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And the sexiest dark side. He was so... not evil... just powerful. He really became the Oncoming Storm. And nothing in the universe could stop him! He was BRILLIANT! (If you don't mind my saying...)
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gadzooks187 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You, sir or madam, get an "A" in my books.
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violinprincess Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I second this.
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ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha - that felt like a TV show! I would have gone on a rampage about how awesome it is now - especially with its current budget. Keep on being awesome!
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neurotype Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: I suspect, or at least hope, he was messing with you a little...one of those older profs with a weird sense of humor?

I like this (and Nine, Ten,.and Eleven) though I think the ending feels a bit rushed.
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RaeGirl69 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
See, I can understand that there are people who don't like the show, but he completely disregarded any new evidence that you brought up! He hasn't even heard of the new series and he still insults it? There is no place for people like him in our society. WHOVIANS UNITE.
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Spam6467 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A teacher I had last year was from Britain, but he didn't like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Monty Python, etc, etc, etc. It made me sad (but I did get mild squee attacks every time he spoke). XD
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Avrodite Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Poor you. Well if I would tell one of my teachers (even if it's my english teacher) about the fact that I watch Doctor Who no one would even know the show... Best series (besides BBC Sherlock and Torchwood) I've ever seen but no one over here knows it. If I'm right the fandom of Doctor Who in my contry is so small that you could fill an little (an very very extremly small) village with DW fans ...
I think you've to be lucky that your teacher even knows about the series.
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the-improbable-ive Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my. I can see myself doing that. Once, last year, I had a teacher who wouldn't let me go get a tissue (the classroom was out) during the height of allergy season, so I asked if I could blow my nose on his tie. ...this is awesome!
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WemblyFraggle Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
No, you were not forced to insult your teacher. Under those circumstances you were OBLIGED to insult your teacher ;)
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BalunStormhands Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Considering he sounded dressed like someone from Star Trek from the 60s he's one to talk.
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TheElectricMonk Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I'll bet Dr. Who would have liked his tie...
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harpseal16 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...totally...worth it...
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purplefizzgirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG, I would NOT have apologised. It was the 60s, I mean, I'd like to see anyone else do better! As far as I'm concerned a bit of psychedelic, low-budget, kind of stupid Dr Who is WAY better than most anything else on Saturday night TV.
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Avrodite Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I agree! For it's time it was extremly good back then
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purplefizzgirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just impressed you managed to come up with ugh a good come-back
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:iconavrodite:
Avrodite Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
huh? I don't understand... what do you mean by come-back?
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purplefizzgirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, I thought it was the same over the pond. A come-back is like a retort, something (usually) clever that means you get the last word and end up sounding cooler than the other person. As for the ugh, I just misspelled such (I'm still getting used to a new keyboard) :)
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Avrodite Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
aahhhh.. Get it :D I'm from germany so you could say we are 'neighbours'
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purplefizzgirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm living in France right now, so we're even CLOSER! XD
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Avrodite Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
saw it on your page :D
It's nice to 'meet' people which have the same interests as yourself.
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fox0509 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Asshole...
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poetanddidntknowit34 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
First, mega jelous of the action figures!! I just want my own little Ten to run around and get into all sorts of misadventures with. Haha.

Second, jerk-ness teacher man! He just doesn't get it. I have a teacher that will always make a comment to me about the fact that I watch British shows (Their comedy and plot lines are just better) and sometimes I don't like it. But, one day, us nerds will rule the world and jerks will get what they deserve and we'll fire their asses. Haha.

Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but he shouldn't have expressed his in a way that embarassed and kind of insulted you.
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BLEACH-IT-WHITE Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He sooo deserved that after insulting Dr. Who.
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SapphireTheLovely Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a jerk! insulting Dr. Who!! who does that man think he is?? btw, I'm jealous of your having the action figures :D
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