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Happy Birthday David Tennant!!
I was listening to “Turn the Page” by The Streets again today, one of the songs Tatiana Maslany picked for her Sarah Manning playlist and which I have since downloaded to try to get in the zone for my in-character OB ask blog. And these lyrics from it I thought fit Rory, so I made a collage with them. Enjoy!
The lyrics in question, if the pic’s being slow to load or something:
I’m 45th generation Roman….
In the afterlife gladiators meet their maker
Float through the wheat fields and lakes of blue water
To the next life from the fortress
Away from the knives and slaughter
To their wives and daughters
The birthday collage I made for Christopher Eccelston’s birthday yesterday.
Malekith is creepy!
~A Superwholock Rant~
So I have noticed a lot of Whovians and Sherlockians on here are also fans of Supernatural, making them Superwholock. But I have never been interested in Supernatural; it doesn’t appeal to me at all. Granted, I don’t know much about it, but I’ve never had any desire to watch it. Just not my kind of show I guess. Yet being part of Superwholock seems like such a big part of the Wholock fandom here on IG (and on Tumblr too to some extent). Am I terrible for not wanting to be part of that? Like the collage says, I’m willing to be Merwholocked (a Doctor Who/Sherlock/Merlin fan), cause I am interested in watching Merlin and have it on my Netflix queue waiting to be watched along with a gazillion other things. But I don’t want to watch Supernatural, any more than I wanted to watch “Lost” when it was on, even though I knew people that watched it. Is this ok? And please no hate. I just want to get my 2 cents on this out there. Cause it’s something I’ve noticed and thought about for a while. I mean, sure I’m interested in other shows with magical or supernatural elements, like Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Charmed or Winx Club or Once Upon a Time or Grimm or mahou shoujo animes. Or Merlin for that matter. And I’m not dissing Supernatural on a spiritual level (I don’t even know what Christians like me think of that show). I just want to know if it is ok, in this Whovian/Wholock fandom world, not to be into Supernatural. Cause I don’t like to cause drama, believe me. #whovian #wholock #sherlockian #merwholock #superwholock #doctorwho #sherlock #merlin #supernatural #rant #mytwocents #pleasenohate #PicFrame
So funny story…I saw something in a catalog a while back about a new series called Father Brown starring Mark Williams (a.k.a. Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films and Rory’s dad Brian in the Doctor Who episodes “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three”).
And today my mom turns on the TV and SHE HAD RECORDED IT. They’re airing it on PBS! So I sat down and watched it with them, and it was actually really good! It’s set in the Cotswolds in the early 1950’s and is about this mild-mannered Catholic priest (the “Father Brown” of the title, played by Williams) who solves mysteries, to the chagrin of the local police (the inspector admires him but is frustrated by him at the same time - kinda like Sherlock and Lestrade actually).
It reminded me a little of this other British series I watched a long time ago, Cadfael, which was set in the Middle Ages and featured a monk who solved mysteries. It stars Derek Jacobi (best known to Whovians as Professor Yana/The Master-For-About-Five-Minutes from Series 3, though he has a long filmography).
Father Brown is based on the character of that name, who starred in 51 short stories and two vignettes written by English novelist G.K. Chesterton. He based him on a real priest, Father John O’Connor, who was instrumental in Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922.
Anyway, it’s a cool series, and worth checking out!
What I was able to watch in terms of Orphan Black episodes yesterday - namely the first four episodes. Calling it “Clone Club Catchup.” The episode titles for this show btw are from Darwin’s Origin of Species. Was going to go for 5 and be half done, but it was late and my cold medicine was knocking me out.
Anyway, pretty intriguing so far. But it’s one of those shows you might find hard to get into at first, takes a couple episodes.
Verdict on the clones: Sarah’s cool, Beth and Katja are well, dead, Cosima is awesome, I hate Alison, and Helena is messed up.
Congratulations to Doctor Who and its success at the National Television Awards this year!!
Doctor Who won Best Drama Series (beating out Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, AND Call the Midwife) and Matt Smith won Best Drama Performance (beating out Martin Clunes from Doc Martin, Miranda Hart from Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey’s venerable Dowager Countess Dame Maggie Smith).
Matt, being busy with American Psycho, was unable to accept the award in person, so Steven Moffat and Jenna accepted it for him, and Matt recorded a video backstage at the theater he’s at with his reaction, which was posted online later. Moffat made a joke in the acceptance speech, saying Matt wasn’t there cause he was “slaughtering people on stage in the West End…it’s not in the script, he’s just cross.” Ha ha.
Anyway congrats again to Doctor Who and to Matt!
Happy 74th Birthday to the great and amazing actor John Hurt, who played Ollivander, the War Doctor, the voice of the Dragon in Merlin, and so much more! (Apparently he was in Alien in 1979…came across a rather icky pic of him with an alien coming out of his chest…gross!)
Tom Baker, the much-beloved Fourth Doctor, has reached the big 8-0 as of today. Wow.
This being such a landmark birthday, I felt I must create some tribute to him. So here you go. A few pics of him alone (including a couple more recent pics) and one pic of him with each of Four’s Companions - Sarah Jane, Leela, Romana, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan - in the order they appeared. The pic of him with his arms on Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding’s shoulders surprised me, because we know from Peter Davison that whoever was playing The Doctor in those days wasn’t allowed to be “intimate” like that with the female Companions. It wasn’t “proper,” I guess.
The pic of Four and Romana is from one of the Prime Computer commercials Tom Baker and Lalla Ward did in character as The Doctor and Romana back in 1980. There are four of them and they are absolutely hilarious. I encourage you to watch them!! They are on YouTube if you want to find them.
Anyway, Happy Birthday Tom Baker! Many happy returns!!
I feel so like this right now. Except I haven’t given up my job, I’ve had the same one for almost 7 years (it’ll be 7 on January 17th). But, like Amy, I just can’t settle on what I really want to do. And unlike her, I don’t have the excuse of always waiting for that TARDIS noise. I was so sure…I was going to be an author. And I still want to write…I love writing. I even got my B.A. in English. But then I got all concerned about “oh how am I going to make money doing this” so I started trying to figure out what I could do as a day job till my writing took off. And somewhere I got lost. Part of me wonders if I’m just supposed to take the risk of being just a writer and trusting God will come through on the money part…But I know how I am with money, and I know that wouldn’t be financially wise. Not sure what to do…other than that I am stuck in a part-time job I am very overqualified for and am starting to hate for various reasons. And I’m not sure how to get out. Doctor, now would be a great time for you to show up. #doctorwho #amypond #eleventhdoctor #dinosaursonaspaceship #lifeissues #minirant #firstworldproblems #icantsettle #writing #PicFrame