These are awesome!
These are awesome!
As much as I love the epicness of Ten’s regeneration (“Vale Decem” is such a beautiful song), I do agree with this argument. The introduction of Eleven in “The End of Time” is meh, in retrospect. Having seen all of Eleven’s era anyway. I haven’t seen “The End of Time” (just the regeneration and a couple other clips) so maybe the regeneration seems better in context.
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A new writer has been confirmed for Doctor Who Series 8!
It’s Steve Thompson, who wrote “The Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS.” He’s also one third of the Sherlock writing trio (along with Moffat and Gatiss); he wrote “The Blind Banker,” “The Sign of Three,” and the infamous Series 2 finale “The Reichenbach Fall.”
Not sure what to make of this, but hey, his episodes do seem like good ones (though the ending of “Journey” kinda sucked…that episode should’ve been a 2-parter honestly; then they wouldn’t have had to rush the ending by using a “return to the past and forget this all ever happened” gambit).
you dont just play the sims. you go on a sims binge for three days straight then put the game down for 5 months
I don’t care for The Sims. I had The Sims: Bustin’ Out for GBA for a while. My Sim’s scooter actually got stuck in some inaccessible part of the town somehow. Like I parked it someplace, and I could see on the town map where it was, but the place where it was on the map my Sim could not actually physically get to. So how it got stuck there in the first place I have no idea.
Frankly sim games bore me. I like games like Cake Mania or Cooking Mama - those sorts of sims - but not games like The Sims or Harvest Moon (though I did play Rune Factory for DS). I used to play Cleopatra (an expansion of Pharaoh) and Caesar III on my PC a long time ago, but was never very good at either game. In Caesar III my temples kept catching on fire or collapsing, in Cleopatra I couldn’t keep up with all the complaining subjects and with making sure all the gods were properly appeased.
The Imagine series, a series of DS/PC/3DS/Wii games from Ubisoft, is also good. The games in that series are targeted for girls and simulate different careers. I played the Interior Designer one. It was kinda fun.
I started playing Winx Fairy School just now cause I was bored. It seems fun so far. I got to Fairy Level 1 already! Solania is the name I chose (after several others were rejected cause someone else had taken them); it’s also the name of a character I created for these YA time- travel novels I have yet to write. Despite the Solaria-sounding name, Solania is not a light fairy. I made her fairy energy be Magitech, because Tecna is my favorite fairy in the show.
If you play, add me as a friend! However that works. I know you can do it.
fee-lixdawkins Oh how weird that’s where I live too. I just don’t usually mention it specifically on here, for fear of stalkers. Though I guess I just ruined that one.
I wanna meet you guys!
Maybe have a meet up?
I am! But SoCal’s a big area though.
Trueeee. I’m in North County SD, but I figured we could all meet up somewhere reasonably central to everyone depending on who responds.
I’ve realized it doesn’t help me much, cause most of the storylines I don’t have very planned out yet, so literally when I work out the scenes I am making things up as I go, and then the dialogue goes off on a tangent and I forget what was going on.
Like I was working today on Darren and how he kinda regretted giving up getting to travel with The Doctor alone. You see, when The Doctor decided to part ways with Alys, he was still willing to have Darren stay. But Darren, who was in love with Alys, chose instead to stay behind with her, cause he loved her and didn’t think it would be fair for him to keep traveling with The Doctor when Alys couldn’t. He could’ve had a blast traveling alone with his hero, but instead he did the noble and selfless thing and denied himself happiness to make the woman he loved happy by staying with her. But later, he did second-guess himself, almost pick up the phone a bunch of times to call The Doctor and let him know he’d changed his mind. And mind you, Alys knew nothing of his sacrifice. Darren didn’t tell her, and he swore The Doctor to secrecy. Darren was afraid to tell her, thinking she would somehow think it was her fault, that she was denying him something.
But now I’m wondering if this is realistic. I mean, I did that so I could end the story properly, make it clear that their journeys with The Doctor were over and done with, that they’d moved on to normal lives as most people do after they stop traveling with The Doctor. And, having the context of Series 5 and 6 now, I think The Doctor learned his lesson from the Ponds and is not going to mess with the great lives Alys and Darren have ahead. I mean, I think Eleven came to the realization, by the end of Series 6, that he had basically ruined Amy’s life (“I stole your childhood and now I’ve led you by the hand to your death,” he says in “The God Complex”); Series 7 suggests he’s kinda ruined Amy’s adult life too (in “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Amy says she can’t stick with a job cause she’s always waiting for that TARDIS noise, and in “The Power of Three” she says that after a while traveling with him “starts to feel like running away”). And he knew Amy and Rory were meant to be together - no one cheered on that ship more than Eleven. Ultimately, he had to let her make her choice, her choice of who to be with, and she chose Rory. I think Amy thinks he’ll worry about that though, and that that is why she writes this paragraph in her Afterword:
By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone, so know that we lived well and we’re very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you always.
Rory echoes this sentiment in his letter to his dad in “P.S.”:
We’re alive and well and stuck in New York 50 years before I was born. We can’t come home again. I won’t ever see you again and it breaks my heart. I’m so sorry, Dad. I thought about this for years, and I realized there was one thing I could do: I could write to you. Tell you everything about how we lived, how, despite it all, we were happy.
The Doctor also would understand being separated from the one he loves deeply (I mean, remember how much he moaned about Rose in Series 3) and might accept Darren’s decision cause he doesn’t want Darren to go through that same pain.
And yet, just the two of them traveling together, I kinda would’ve liked to see that. The story’s still in its first draft; I could still change it. But on the other hand, part of me likes the idea that he’d be willing to do that. Part of Darren’s character arc is learning what it really means to be protective, and what a hero really is. And it’s a good Christian lesson too - in the Bible, real love is about self-sacrifice. A man leaves behind his mother and father to be united to his wife in marriage (Genesis 2:24). Also a husband is commanded to love his wife “as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her….In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself…let each one of you love his wife as himself” (Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33). Not to mention that even the Bible acknowledges love as a powerful thing: “Place me like a seal over your heart, or like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, and its jealousy is as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love; neither can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with everything he owned, his offer would be utterly despised” (Song of Solomon 8:6-7, NLT). It’s also notable that three times in Song of Solomon, the bride tells the women of Jerusalem to “not stir up or awaken love until it pleases” (ESV).
So maybe I can play on the “Darren solo with The Doctor” thing in RPs (I was already sort of doing this on Instagram, having him travel with this OC Time Lord The Dreamer) but keep the fanfic version intact. I was planning to leave the fanfic canon out of the RPs anyway, for the most part.
Here I’ve compiled my analysis for every line of poetry derived from the binary flashed at the end of the eight Orphan Black season 2 sneak peeks. There’s a ton of really interesting connections, and I really really encourage you guys to read through and share it with your fellow cloneclubbers. I’ve edited this into one longer section of text, divided up with headings for each specific sneak peek. I’ve included the segments from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”, the poem the quotes come from, but if you want to read the whole thing online I encourage you to Google it. Whitman’s pretty rad.
Now let’s get to the analysis!
Whoa. That is some amazing analysis.
I’ve never read all of “Song of Myself,” despite being an English major. English/lit textbooks never print the whole poem, just portions.
Why this poem I wonder? And why hide lines from it in the binary code of these quick little teasers? What are you up to OB crew?
He’s on Instagram too, I believe, with the same username. At least I’m pretty sure it’s him. (You can never be sure; there are a lot of fakers). He’s actually liked a few of my pics, including a collage I made on his birthday. Which is pretty awesome. withjohnhurt
Thank you, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed “The Day of the Doctor!”
JOHN HURT IS ON TUMBLR.
THIS IS A CODE TARDIS BLUE I REPEAT
JOHN HURT IS ON TUMBLR
JOHN HURT HAS HAD TUMBLR FOR AGES, THE DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR MADE A POST ABOUT IT
Doctor Who Themes I Greatly Enjoy - [4/10]
↳ Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor
My seventh favourite theme song is the verison used for the end of the Fourth Doctor’s run, through the Fifth’s, and into the beginning of the Sixth’s. I like this version because it was the first to break away from the ‘standard’ sounding theme, and, come on, it’s just fucking rad.
I love this theme too. With the opening synth riff and stuff, it just screams 1980’s, which is fine cause it WAS the ‘80’s.