I’ve been so busy worrying about finals and planning for Disneyland that I almost forgot that one of my favorite TV shows (in the currently airing category) is coming back two weeks from yesterday!
Then again maybe I forgot because I have been thoroughly underwhelmed by the first half. Or downright angry. There was a lot of anger…
Anyways, Doctor Who returns the Saturday after we get back from Disneyland!
We are a force to be reckoned with. When the fandom’s crossover, there is no stopping them. When the text posts are good, they are phenomenal. When the emotional posts start getting existential, we all stop and think. We are the distilled emotions and human prowess of the entire world. Lets do some good with all this power that we hold.
Tumblr has millions of users, over 50 million blogs. Imagine if every one of us donated a dollar to the families of the Newtown Connecticut victims, or to charity?
Nerdfighters may know, tomorrow is the ProjectForAwesome, a day long event that raises awareness for charities and events that decrease the suck in this world, and increase the awesome, by making life better for people. I don’t see why YouTube and Nerdfightaria should be alone in this, Tumblrites have just as much skill to fill the world with good things as anyone.
So here is what I’m thinking: Today and Tomorrow, lets post encouragements, fill the dashes of the world with remembrance, mourning, support, inspiration and love. And lets make Tumblr a force of good in the world, lets attack the P4A2012 head on and decrease a LOT of worldsuck single handed.
Give what you can, and what you can’t give in money, give in support and awareness. If you do art, do art for the cause, if you do music, sing for the cause, if you vlog or blog, you get the idea. Just POST POST POST. Tag it P4A or one of the names of the victims of any shooting ever.
Let’s light up Tumblr with support and awesome.
I got home from work just in time to watch “Turn Left”… I love this episode, but it makes me so sad and it makes me want to watch the rest of the season. I almost regret watching it…
But really I don’t. At all. Now I’m gonna go finish my lunch, shower and head back to work. And have all the feels… Oh the second half of work is going to be fun…
So my dash right now is covered with comments about the Olympics and the Doctor and all that and how there will be a rip in the fabric of space and time if the events of “Fear Her” don’t happen. But I figured it out:
We are in a parallel world. That’s my theory. I mean, somewhere in another world the Doctor and Rose are fighting scribbles and getting ready to light the Olympic flame. That’s why we don’t have the aliens and the Doctor. He’s busy saving the parallel world from scribbles.
That’s my theory at least.
So I’m having a dilemma. I found some really awesome things that I want…
You are seeing correctly. Those are Lego Doctor Who characters. They come in blind boxes from ThinkGeek… And I want them. Now they are only $4 a piece, a real steal for both blind boxes and Legos. But… Should I get some? That is the real question here… What do you think?
And of course it has nothing to do with my essay that I should be writing… I’ll get to that later today… Anyways I figured out something interesting. I’m not much of a shipper. I mean, I have ships, but not any that I would go down with. I have couples that I like and I can see where people are coming from, but I didn’t think I had an OTP. Until today when I was watching Doctor Who. There are lots of pairings in that series, and everyone seems to have theirs. Well here is mine:
The Doctor and the TARDIS. As it should be. The Doctor’s Wife is now on my list on my favorite Doctor Who episodes, which seems to keep growing as I rewatch the series… Anyways, after watching this episode (and crying at the end. Why do I keep doing that? I’m at work for god’s sake! It tends to frighten customers…) I realized that this is the only ship that I actively ship! They have been together for 700 years traveling space and time. She’s always looking out for the Doctor and his “strays,” as she calls them. She has had to put up with a lot of crazy stuff… But she kept on going.
She’s brilliant, amazing, and without her, the series wouldn’t exist. I loved her quote after the Doctor accused her of never going where he wanted. “I always took you where you needed to go.” That’s the TARDIS in a nutshell. She doesn’t always listen to the Doctor, because I mean, does anyone? Seriously though, no one listens to the Doctor all the time, including his stolen police box.
A good ship also has their depressing moments, and there are none, in my mind and depressing as the moment when Sexy finally figures out what she was trying to say. “Alive” really is a sad word and to her hello is the worst word that could be said at that moment. As she is leaving her flesh body, all she can think of is to say hello to the man she has spent 700 years with.
This is the moment that gets me. This conversation is just… I don’t even know, I can’t really put this in words, and since I don’t have my gif folder on this computer, I can’t put a gif of it here either…
Can you imagine what it must be like for the Doctor? He finally gets to talk to the TARDIS, his constant traveling companion when all the others leave, only to have the time cut short, never to be repeated. What it must be like to go on after that. The Doctor can still talk to her, and in her own little ways, she answers. But there can be no real conversations, no questions answered. No more hellos. And that will get me every time.
Can I also just say how much I love the writing of Idris? Neil Gaiman’s writing in this episode is amazing! This episode was amazing, and I can’t imagine it any better!
This is my ship. My OTP. And it’s not something I have to worry about ending anytime soon. So you can sit back and squabble amongst yourselves about which one is best, I’ll just sit here and enjoy the interactions between my OTP. :)
Or How Doctor Who changed my life for the better.
I wanted to write more. That’s how this whole idea started out as. And then it turned into this: A series of blog post ideas about my favorite TV show of all time. I’m pretty sure my earlier post about Doctor Who was pretty much an introduction to this as well. It was kinda my love letter to a show that helped me through the last couple years of school. I’ll add this last post to this group too, since it explains why I have such a connection to Rose. I know there are lots of people out there who don’t like her and don’t want her to return. I’m not one of them. I mean, I don’t want Rose to return in a major capacity, but I would love to see her again.
Now to anyone reading. These posts are just what is in my mind. That may be a combination of my musings, mixed with others opinions, and things I’ve read on the internet. I hope you all enjoy! Expect the first post up soon! I’m not sure what I want to talk about, but you will see it soon! If you have any ideas, go ahead and drop a message in my box!
When normal people say that it might mean they drank too much and blacked out, the hooked up with some random person the met, lost there phone or whatever.
But I am far from a normal person. I spent last night watching my favorite TV shows. And they were all depressing (expect for most of the shows on NBC last night. Though Community was pretty dark…) I watched Serenity, followed by Journey’s End and then The Next Doctor. So yeah… It was bad. I kept myself distracted during Serenity enough that I didn’t break down like a little girl. But once my friend who was watching with me left, I made a bad decision and started with Journey’s End alone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this episode, but the pain I feel each time I watch that set of episodes. These two episodes (The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End) have all my favorite characters, but they also have some of the most heart wrenching scenes in the whole series. I’ll go into that in a different post. I actually have a whole set of posts about Doctor Who that I’m going to post once I finish all of the specials, but I might put up some of my thoughts before that.
Anyways, after watching the end of Journey’s End, and bawling my eyes out for a while, I figured I would watch the Next Doctor. I mean, it couldn’t be as bad as the last episode, right? I guess I forgot about the part near the end. The part in question is the last conversation between Jackson and the Doctor. I mean, it was a pretty depressing since it was all about people they had lost. But I lost it while the Doctor explain that everybody that he knew had someone else and that in the end “they break my heart.” Oh my god. I don’t know how I had forgotten that part, but there I was, sitting on my couch, crying my eyes out, wishing that someone was there to comfort me (I’m looking at you Kat and Audry. I miss you guys so much!!)
As another note, I have learned not to watch Doctor Who at work. Your coworkers think you are crazy if they catch you crying at a TV show you shouldn’t be watching while at work.
Well, that’s it for now, but be on the lookout for my updates soon! I’m rewatching Planet of the Dead tonight, I hope. Audry, if you are reading this, I miss watching Doctor Who with you!
So I was going to do this post… Um… 2 weeks ago, I think… Anyways, I finished Portal 2! Twice! Yay! I have to say, I love this game! The characters, all three of them that talk, are very entertaining and now I have tons of new quote! The lemon speech is my favorite by far :) But I do really like “Oh, hi. How are you holding up. BECAUSE I’M A POTATO!” Oh, PotatOS, you’re so funny, and not threatening :) Also, I can now say the phrase above in German. Yup, I played Portal 2 in German the second time (mostly. I had a friend over so I put it back in English so she could hear the lemon speech). “Wie laeuf’s? ICH BIN EIN KARTOFFEL!” Also, Wheatley had a bizarrely French sounding accent. Anyways, the game as a whole was pretty easy to understand in German, except when the characters went off on rants… Then it became a bit more difficult. All in all, it would still be pretty easy for a beginner to play, as long as they knew how to work the portal gun.
I like the game play better, and the achievements had some entertaining dialog attached to them (except “The part where he kills you” that was pretty basic.) I must admit, the “Conservation of Mass” achievement, which is what you get for saving the companion cube in the room with the broken emancipation grill, was terrifying. GLaDOS’ line right after she destroys it is “I think that one was going to say ‘I love you.’ They’re sentient you know, we just have too many of them.” … I didn’t want to know that…
My love of Portal made me fill our table at the Maccaroni Grill with quotes, a turret, Nita drew a companion cube, a PotatOS and a bird. Also a cake that was crossed out. It was fun :) I think there is a picture on a phone somewhere… Following that I redid our white board. It was covered with Dragon Age quotes, but now it’s covered with quotes from Portal and Portal 2. Also turrets, three of them. And Wheatley and a companion cube and the anger core and the curiosity core. It’s awesome. Pictures will come later.
Portal helped me get through my resentment of Bioware after the whole Dragon Age fiasco… By the way, I’m still pissed about that… But I don’t need to rant here, this post is about Portal and its amazingness! For anyone who hasn’t played it, go play! Portal 2 is worth the cost! Or just wait until it’s on sale again on Steam, and get the Portal/Portal 2 pack. It’s worth it :)
I’m lucky that the language I am currently learning is spoken in a country that has a great dubbing industry. I love my favorite TV and anime series, but sometimes I wish I could enjoy them, as well as do a bit of learning. Then I found out that a few of my favorite series (and a couple of childhood cartoons) were dubbed in German. While these videos are not easy to find, if you search hard enough, they can be found. Or you can hop on Youtube, your choice. Finding German language TV shows can be an easy task, and it lets you learn while watching. There are German language products to be found everywhere, including Netflix. Last year one of my classes was watching a movie, and I missed the first part of it. Instead of being lost, I searched a full version of it online, and watched the part I missed. The internet is a great resource for things of this nature.
I was sifting through a wikipedia article on Doctor Who, when I came across a list of “Synchronsprechern” or the actors who dubbed the show. That prompted me to head to google and find a site where I could watch Doctor Who dubbed in German. I found a site with little effort, and spent the next 90 minutes watching a Christmas special in German, trying to understand as much as I could. It was a great way to enjoy my favorite show and feel like I was getting some German practice in. It might have been more helpful if I had had German subtitles on, but I was doing pretty well.
I love combining my obsession with German and my nerdy pursuits. Expect more to come from this idea!
I have a favorite TV series. That is a statement I thought I would never be able to say. Anyone who knows me knows that I am very indecisive. I can never figure out what to do when I’m bored, what to watch, read or eat. I don’t have a favorite movie, book, song, musical group, type of tea, and my favorite food is a type of food, not just a singular thing (PASTA!) My favorite anime changes almost every time I discover another another awesome series (but Fullmetal Alchemist is one of my top favs!) I do have a favorite video game (Dragon Age 2) but that is for another time. But as for a TV show, there is only one that makes me smile, cry, laugh, mimic, and repeatedly watch. I’ve fallen in love with characters, watched them evolve, watched them die, watched them return from the dead (which is not normal at all…) watched them fall apart. I’ve shipped characters, felt their pain, and even had a crush or two ;) Every character has become important to me. I have my favorites and I have the ones I like less. But throughout this series, one thing has remained: I have fallen completely in love with this show.
All of you who know me should be able to figure this out. What is my favorite TV show? I’ll give you a hint, it’s British ;) That’s right readers, my favorite TV series is Doctor Who.
This is kinda a huge topic and deeply personal to me, so let’s have this post just be about how this happened.
Here’s the setting: It’s a perfectly normal day, 2 years ago almost to the day. I was 19 in my second year of college, and just starting to figure out what to do with my life. I was living with two amazing people, who I consider my best friends :) On this perfectly ordinary day one of my roommates was home for the weekend and another friend of ours wanted to make curry at our place since we had a legit kitchen. Another friend of ours was over to celebrate the the fact that it was the weekend. Our friend making curry had brought along something for us to watch, a British sci-fi show called “Doctor Who” Being the nerd that I was, I had heard of it and had even seen bits and pieces of the older series, but I hadn’t watched it extensively. Once the curry was done, all four of us sat down to enjoy our food and watch Doctor Who. I wasn’t expecting to fall head-over-heels in love with that series, but I did. We watch 5 episodes. We started with the new series, so my very first episode was “Rose” and my first Doctor was the Ninth. Once everyone left for the night and my roommate went to bed, I sat down at my computer and watched more of the series. I couldn’t get enough of the show. I watched Rose grow as a person, I watched entertaining characters come and go. I watched people die, and when the series come to a close. I cried when Jack died and when the ninth Doctor became the Tenth. And I fell in love all over again. I quickly caught up to the currently airing series at that point (the fifth started while I was catching up).
I wish I could tell you how many times I have laughed or cried during the series, but there are too many times. I can tell you that when I watched “The End of Time pt. 2” I cried for a solid 15 minutes during the end and 15 minutes after it was over. Ten is my favorite Doctor, and watching him go made me fell like I had lost a best friend.
I’ve had a favorite TV series since I watched “Rose”. I can become completely engrossed in an episode, enough so that I believe that each episode has the ability to feel like it is long, while only occupying 40ish minutes. Each episode holds a special place in my heart, enough so that I don’t have a favorite, but that dear readers is a post of another day. I’ve told you how I found my favorite series, maybe next time I’ll talk about episodes or characters :) Hope you have a wonderful day!