OMG, but imagine Romana and Emma Peel hanging out. Just being endlessly unimpressed by everyone else and coolly confident in themselves. So many delicately arched eyebrows and wry sardonic smiles and the slightest suggestion of smirks. So many dry put-downs of the villains. Mrs. Peel would yield the scientific aspects of the investigation to Romana (while making sure to swipe some Gallifreyan science books from the library) and don her leather catsuit for the fights, and Romana would cover up her awe at Mrs. Peel’s fighting prowess by making an offhand comment about how remarkable it was that her hair was still so perfectly coiffed, she really must share her secret.
And Steed and the Doctor off to the side with their mouths practically hanging open, impressed and also a little bit terrified. Don’t move or they might be subtly, intelligently, and devastatingly witty at us.
A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.
I maintain that this is one of the most beautiful, haunting songs I have ever heard… and yet I hardly see anyone singing the praises of Billy Boyd. So here is an appreciation post for him. You have a lovely voice, sir.
EDIT: I’ve learned from many of you since posting this that Mr. Boyd actually wrote the melody to this song himself. One more reason to appreciate his amazing talent! Thank you to those who taught me something new. ^_^