Daunting Task!

I haven’t updated in over a month. I am scared to start writing again (because I’m lazy. not because I have anything scary to write). Lots of wonderful things have happened!

  • Greece! I went on a school trip to Greece and saw pretty much everything…unfortunately it is a little fuzzy in my head (school trips never feel real when you get back). It was an odd week getting stuck on top of the Acropolis during a mad thunderstorm, racing at Olympia, running around museums at night taking guerilla photographs (you aren’t allowed to pose with the statues so to get a cool photo you have to get creative), going to the Oracle at Delphi (so awesome up in the mountains), adventuring beneath the city of Mycenae, singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” at Epidaurus and nearly killing Zoe (we shared a room. that is reason enough). I know that there is a lot to question in this paragraph but if you are reading this you were either on the trip or I have babbled at you about it. Or if you don’t fit into those categories you can just string it all together how you want (you should add in some lasers. The trip needed some more lasers)
  • Tookey and I saw Jonathan Coulton. I’m not sure how I can edit that sentence to show you my excitement. I SAW JONATHAN COULTON!   You know how it is- he is my favourite singer and I love him to pieces and it was the most awesome evening ever. (…it has been like three weeks and I am still hyper). I was also properly introduced to the music of Paul and Storm who were wonderfully funny and as soon as they finished their set me and Tookey looked at each other and started arguing about who was going to get up and buy their CDs (I went in the end). Aaarh and Jonathan was amazing and funny and he played some songs I didn’t know all that well (as well as cover versions of Birdhouse in your Soul by TMBG and Up the Junction by Squeeze- which made me excited) (oh! you can see the set list for the gig here! how cool is that?) and I didn’t mind that he rickrolled us during Mr Fancy Pants. Afterwards he stayed behind and so I got to meet him and I totally didn’t act like a creepy fangirl or anything (go me!):
 
 

a photo my dad thinks is creepy

This photo makes me so ridiculously happy

And I also met Paul and Storm (they were really excited about Tookey’s name. They were even more excited when she said they could call her “Tookles”):  

My dad probably finds this one creepier

Hell yeah Paul is wearing a Captain Hammer shirt!

And speaking of Captain Hammer: whilst waiting in line for these photos I was singing songs from Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog with the guys behind me (one of them was being Moist in their university’s production! I hope it went well!). Tookey gave me a look for singing with strangers. But everyone there was just so nice! The atmosphere was fantastic! Hanging around with fellow nerds who wave macbooks instead of lighters (I also saw a companion cube when Jonathan sang “Still Alive”) and joining in whole-heartedly whether we were pretending to be pirates or zombies (I recently listened to the latter in french. I am just waiting for someone to write a musical of the french revolution with zombies so this song can get the recognition it deserves) (…it would work! We just need to get Kate Beaton onto this!)

ANYWAY. I’m sorry. That was a lot of rambling about JoCo. I also…went to my schools christmas fair…yay…(ooh actually that is a yay! they sold glittery rice krispy square things!) and got swine flu! I also became vaguely addicted to twitter (not updating it- just seeing what everyone else is doing) and MLIA.Hopefully interesting things will happen in the future: I might be going to see New Moon with Imogen (it depends if we can find some wizard robes and hufflepuff scarves in time. We aren’t going there to swoon over werewolf abs!) and I need to catch up on all the gossip and fling myself into trying to become philosopher of the week (never going to happen but I have my Aristotle bookmark to keep me company). Oh- I also read ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ which I thought was pretty awesome (I kinda love Harding despite everything. It is because Kesey always goes on about how lovely his hands are!) but now I am reading ‘The Graveyard Book’ so I can understand why the internet seems to have a massive crush on him (looking through his website I can kinda understand- he seems adorable) (though he would be more adorable if he had a giant squirrel tail).

OH: I just remembered! Doctor Who! It has been so long since I have needed to say anything about it. I went over to Hannah’s house to watch it and meet all her shiny new friends (who were lovely and insane and one of the girls was wearing Hammer Pants) which was fun. It was a really depressing episode (with random bits which weren’t meant to be funny. Like slow-motion ceiling watching and the whole “LOOK AN OOOOOOOOD!” moment) and I cannot wait until the Christmas special. The Master is coming back! (…though why is he blonde? Do all evil villains go through a blonde phase?)

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A post so nerdy that if it were a person, it would wear plastic Spock ears everywhere. Even to bed (where it would sleep alone. So alone).

Hey ho, just another note to say that i am eating chocolate chip cookies with milk . Not entirely sure why tasty food makes me want to blog but it does (you know, i actually wrote that two days ago. I’m still eating cookies. Only this time: with tea). I don’t even have any news (still true really). Although  i did have a lovely picnic in Richmond Park with Jess (who made some awesome gingerbread. Unfortunately, gingerbread always reminds me of dictators. Possibly because i once wrote something about Stalin and Hitler made out of gingerbread…my old notebooks are filled with stuff like that), Hannah (who made delicious shortbread. Fortunately, shortbread does dot remind me of any dictators) and Fia (who bought brownie). What delightful japes we had. We laughed at Jess who was stuck in a tree for 20 minutes, climbed a tree (yeah i fail at tree-climbing. I have grazes! I’m one of the Von Trapp children!)  and sat in it whilst Jess read to us from “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and made phone calls to Tookey (because calling her by her first name would be boring). How ridiculously delightful.

Whilst everyone is at work experience (why am i not? because i am only doing one week. because i am an idiot) i’ve been reading (still haven’t finished Portrait of a Lady. Majorly distressed by recent huge event in book mentioned in a ridiculously casual way), listening to stupid music (more on that later) and of course surfing the internet.  I happened to stumble across the “A- Z of Awesomeness” drawn by some dude called Neill which put weird ideas into my head. They are, unsuprisingly, wonderfully geektacular. Below are some of the ones i really liked (i wanted to think of something which “SODU” could be an acronym for. But if i switched the photos around it could read “SUDO” and sudo must be something nerdy because it was mentioned on XKCD) (yeah a sudo command is some kind of computer programme used on Unix operating systems) (note: i am so happy when i understand the science/computer/maths jokes on XKCD):

It is like awesome squared!

It is like awesome squared!

Wow: it is like everything i love all in one. Star Trek, Doctor Who, senseless murder and disco dancing. Plus they are excellent ideas for fanfiction crossover stories…(hahaha. Never again. me and fanfiction just don’t mix because my writing is so egocentric. hence the blog. And what would start as a cute story about Uhura and unicorns would probably end up being a graphic description of Doctor McCoy having a threesome with those two Rigelian caberet girls in Shore Leave) (in my defence Mr Rodenberry: why would you give character the nickname “Bones” if you didn’t want people to write smut about him?) (….though actually that would be wrong as the cabaret girls are actually temporary illusions but never mind. he always has Yeoman Barrows) (you know i could go on for hours in these brackets. Thank god I am seeing people this weekend or i would go crazy).

As you can see I’ve just gone all nerd-crazy. Particularly because after watching John Green’s video about Sarah Palin resigning (i think john should get his own news channel so i would a) watch the news and b) understand it). See now that doesn’t sound too nerdy until you remember him saying he supports Chewbacca/Hans Solo for 2012. Then i immediately thought “no way! Paul Maud’Dib/Mr Spock!” because i had actually been thinking of nerdy president combinations.  *facepalm*. See that would be the combo i would choose if we were thinking who would be good at running the country (they’re like ultra-sexy supercomputers with the combined power of the Fedaykin and Starfleet at their beck and call. Plus Paul could tell when diplomats were lying. Spock also makes like the best second-in-command ever. His talents are wasted on Kirk). (actually if the Dune/Trek universes ever came together Kirk would pioneer a gaming show where men wrestle shirtless whilst on top of Sandworms. Kirk does love his shirtless combat).

Okay…okay…non-nerd stuff to talk about…(hey thank god i didn’t watch the new Torchwood)….see this is ridiculous. Wikipedia is not helping. The only item of interest on this desk is a hand puppet but there isn’t that much you could say about that. All attempts to make my life exciting fail actually. Like yesterday:

Mum: Oh wow Olivia look! Look at the White City on the hill! (*points into distance where lo and behold: there is a collection of white buildings). Isn’t it majestic?

Me: Um…majestic? (oh by the way it is a dark afternoon. it is raining)

Mum: Yes! (*sighing*) aaah Carshalton!

Me: Carshalton. You honestly think Carshalton looks like a magical city? It isn’t a city, let alone a magical one

Mum: Of course it is magical! You were born there!

To conclude: my mother is lovely and sweet but completely crazy.

(yeah it feels wrong to have a post which talks about my mother and hypothetical threesomes but that is apparently just the way i roll)

Early Morning Ranting

I know it is like quarter-past 2 in the morning or whatever but i feel oddly compelled to talk about dust jackets. I just happened to be reading Paper Towns (yes! i finally started it! more on that later) and i just wanted to see what it looked like without the jacket. The jacket itself is interesting because there are two designs: each with a model depicting the mysterious love-interest of the main character Margo yet one is happy (Mona-Lisa-mystery-smile with yellow background) and one is sad (scowling-blue-background) to emphasise her duality and the fact that the even though she lives next-door and he has known her forever and is madly in love with her….Quentin doesn’t know who she really is.

 So i take off the dust jacket and it turns out the book is black with blue writing on the spine. I know it seems weird to care but…okay i have a lot of books in my house. Most don’t have jackets on….they just hang around. There are books in every single room in my house. And they basically dark. Dark blue or black or deep green or brown. Mainly black. So i found it interesting that An Abundance of Katherines, the book John Green published before Paper Towns, is white. All white with an indentation of a crouching girl on the front and blue writing on the spine. It is so white. Dazzling white. Like…between these covers there is a piece of holy scripture which is nothing to do with God but in fact just reveals the nature of man’s soul to whoever feels he is worthy enough to touch this book, this key to heaven, and you will be afraid but the book will drop from your hands but you will pick it up and kiss it and hold it to you because it is strangelycomforting. Or like not…i should probably mention the actual plot of the book is just kinda light hearted road-trip-teenage-boy-rom-com. I am just someone typing in the early hours of the morning, i am allowed to be dazzled by white books and feel the need to type nonsense. but yeah, An Abundance of Katherines is really good- the plot of the books all seem kind of light-weight etc. but all are so funny and alive and you just won’t regret reading them.

So yeah. You place Paper Towns next to An Abundance of Katherines and it’s like…wow, it is literally and  figuratively dark. When i look at Paper Towns and open it up i expect to see those dark old fashioned pages with a serif font and the book is actually a medical journal with scribblings in the margins and you are reading it- by candlelight obviously- and all these scribblings are hinting at something dark and plots and secrets and you just shut the book and shove it somewhere and decide to reread Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. I am not even a Harry Potter fan- but that is my favourite of the books. I used to read it late at night a lot.

 Actually, i am betting my brothers and father are still awake right now. My mother is the only one who keeps regular hours (have been waiting to use that phrase for a long time. feels oddly appropriate, but i feel like i am about to reveal we have a terrible secret/disease. i don’t. i just find it hard to sleep). I also find it hard to use paragraphs. No idea why. And to indent stuff….what is up with that? I know it might be hard to read a big chunk of text but it is not like i plan what i write,as you may have noticed i just type bullshit as soon as i think it. Who even cares about dust jackets except like book collectors and who cares if some book is white or black (this feels like it should have a deeper meaning. so yes, i also believe that people are equal regardless of skin colour).

But books are just very important to me. Their physical presence is comforting, i hate being in a place with few books, i feel the need to comment if i am like at a house with few books just in case it turns out they do like books- they jut have so many they hire a warehouse for them in which case the lack of books in the house is acceptable. I like the feel of books, the feel of real paper (not that stupid textbook paper), the way a book smells, how easy they are to carry and how even though they aren’t round and curvy or anything but they are still very good to hug. And of course reading itself….yes. Yes. I really just need hand gestures to express what i feel about reading. If hear that someone doesn’t like reading….i don’t stop liking them. I know lots of people who don’t like to read and they are perfectly lovely people. But i am not really close to any of them. It is like a whole world they do not care for, an amazing ly brilliant (at times) universe which i guess i use an escape.

I like to escape from reality i will admit that. Maybe in a kind of unhealthy way. Maybe it is because i am always getting told how i have the potential to do anything i want (and who hasn’t heard that at some point?) but i don’t i instead stay indoors and i read and i daydream and i type away and instead i don’t know…wiki interesting dead people…and i am not even doing anything for New Years Eve . (Koni- Vladimir Putin’s dog- gets to party at New Years at the State Kremlin Palace. or did in 2004 anyway. great.)I never have. My family don’t think it is that big a deal and really it isn’t and i would prefer to stay here but i am always here. Always. My life is just sitting in horrible rooms absorbing stuff. I am a giant sponge. Except i am not even as cool as a giant sponge. I mean, if i knew a giant sponge i would think they were awesome. I would invite it over and be all “hey Sponge dude! What’s up?!” and it would look at me and roll its eyes and then go steal food frommy kitchen. Not like stealing food is cool…it just seems like something a sponge does. It gravitates towards kitchens and therefore food. All the sponges cool friends would be allowed to use it as a trampoline. It would be described as curvy, maybe even bootylicious, bouncy, playful, surprising and just the epitome of awesomeness.

God now i am wishing i was a giant sponge. But you know…at least i have a pancreas. Hahaha! I have a complete digestive system! Sorry. Biology revision. The digestive system is pretty cool. Except the large intestine (….which is mentioned in Dune because the Fremen have larger intestines so they can absorb more water from their food because they live in a desert environment and are just that cool) which is kind of boring. My biology teacher bangs on about the liver a lot….but i still prefer the pancreas.  I never used to know what it did, i just kind of thought i had better not ask because it seemed kind of sinister…just hanging around doing stuff and me not knowing what stuff was. I guess that could be said about a lot of my internal organs.

 I know i still deep down inside think lungs are actually hollow. i just cannot accept that they look like any other hunk of meat. I would be creepy to have big hollow bags inside my body but that is my mental image and that is what i am sticking with. I also didn’t think they did stuff other than breathe- thank you wikipedia. Breathing seems like a big enough task without other stuff but nooooo. Look at them go. Well…imagine them going. Lungs are also fun to draw. I drew a suitably creepy looking one in black biro in my biology book because Hannah had stolen my pencil. I also used to like drawing diagrams of the heart with little arrows to show the blood flow. I do like annotating diagrams. I have no idea how i got to rambling about drawing hearts. I really should put some paragraph breaks in.

Much better. Still reads like a crazy person but never mind. It is now around 3:20 am.  I wish i could write essays as easilyas this. I probably use the word ‘like’ to much, which is odd because i don’t use it often when i actually speak (or at least i hope i don’t). Anyway i am sorry if you read this. My brother mentioned the other day he sometimes reads my blog (he came across it by searching “ben” “brother” “blog” etc. on google. i was about to put a smiley emote there then realised that i am suddenly feeling rather dead). I think people stumble across it thinking it might have pictures of David Tennant. I sincerely apologise.

I never even typed about the Christmas special. We all know that it was pretty bad. Very bad…Christmas specials aren’t allowed to be dark or anything. Also i never feel sympathetic for children on TV. Oh no, some stage school brats are going to get some premature wrinkles from all that frowning. Oh dear. On the plus side the lack of a companion and exclusion of Rosita (honestly. Rosita. Gah.) meant that i could amuse myself by pretending there was an awful lot of sexual tension between David Morrissey and Tennant (oh there so was. At that Christmas dinner thing Jackson Lake was totally going to get hopelessly drunk and plead the Doctor to take him with him to the TARDIS and he would follow him to the edge of the universe and beyond just to be near him….then maybe pretend that he wanted this because the Doctor had saved his life and his son’s life and wanted to repay the debt but the Doctor would totally see through this and be all “Just kiss me Jack!” and…i hope you are all tortured by that mental image forever. goodnight).

Lots of Awesome!

Note: This was written on christmas day and i thought i had published it but noooo….

Yays…i am recovering very slowly. I ate a crazy amount of food. That isn’t exactly a surprise, also in every single biology lesson since late November we have been talking about how much we are going to eat during Christmas (because were studying enzymes and the digestive system etc.). We had: Turkey, sweet potato with oranges, parsnips with spices in some kind of sauce, roasted chestnuts with brussel sprouts, pigs in a blanket, roast potatoes and carrots, stuffing, pork and apricot balls, peas, corn pudding and…i think that is it. Topped off with crazy homemade gravy. I am very worried about what is going to happen when i have to try and make christmas dinner.

Presents! I feel like such an awesome nerdfighter! I received 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (who i have met, she is lovely and funny), Let it Snow which is a collection of 3 stories by John Green, Maureen again and Lauren Myracle aaaand….Paper Towns! By John Green! There is a big picture of him on the back! It is the yellow version! :):):):) Also more books: Memoirs of my Melancholy Whores and Love in a Time of Cholera both by Gabriel García Márquez, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (i have been meaning to read this for ages) and David Golder by Irène Némirovsky. Also kinda randomly i got a Doctor Who funfax. For like…7 year olds. Oh well. I also get the third series of Doctor Who on DVD! Yays! Sexy time with Tennant and Simm! Music wise i got Want II by Rufus Wainwright, Santogold by…Santogold and a Classic FM selection of Opera Arias and Duets (because it wouldn’t be christmas without something random from my parents). And a new MP3 player! It isn’t an iPod which is kinda…what i wanted but didn’t expect to get. But oh well its still an MP3 player and is kinda cute and pebble shaped. Also a cute pair of earrings and this adorable necklace which is a teeny envelope which you can open and it has a little thing inside which says I Love You on it.

My family are all happy with their gifts. Ben with GTA4, the whole of The Mighty Boosh, some retroness etc., Nathaniel with seasons 5 and 6 of ER and some funky clothes, my father with some CDS and books and my mother has a lovely edwardian buckle bracelet and my father surprised her with some Prada perfume.

Christmas was just very nice. I was actually up at midnight and ran from room to room to wish everyone merry christmas. We were all up because we had been Skype-ing with relatives in America. Because the family just discovered webcams so we were chatting to my grandparents (who had meatloaf on Christmas Eve…which is weird) my aunt and uncle and cousin Zoë. That was kind of fun, though now everyone in the family knows i am a Dune fangirl. I finished Dune Messiah- I am very veryannoyed at you Paul Atriedes. Actually i am kind of annoyed at everyone. I still love them to pieces, but honestly. So i started the third one. I am not very keen about this…people being born fully cognitive thing. kinda creepy.

 I also tried to watch the film- like 15 minutes in and i just wanted to go back in time and stop it from ever happening! But apparently that is what everyone involved in the project thought as well so…i just feel sorry for them. (Plus it has Patrick Stewart in it. Plus the then very young Kyle MacLachlan, i.e Orson in Desperate Housewives, looks cute. I mean, he wouldn’t be if he wasn’t playing Paul Atreides, but still. As it stands, he is cute.). That filllm! “Oh- i am like super logical and have amazing mental abilities…this means i also have incredibly huge eyebrows”. And to replace the whole Bene Gesserit training with “Weirding Modules” because they thought it would become like some kung-fu movie?! Paul and Jessica etc….they don’t really do that much fighting. I mean, not enough to make it a kung-fu movie. Everyone else does the fighting for them really. They use their powers to you know…control people with their voices (which is why deaf mutes feature in the book! sorry. just like to point that out), determine if people are telling the truth, they have been trained to notice the teeniest details, can control their internal organs and body chemistry (kinda reminds me of The Doctor) and creepily enough can control their menstrual cycle and determine the gender of their child. Given all that they can do, i don’t think they needed to have telepathy in the film. my main complaint however, seeing as i only watched the first 15 minutes, was the horrible horrible creepily over-American voice over. Oh. my. God. But yeah, it is Christmas and i am ranting about Dune. I should be reading Children of Dune!

Merry Christmas everyone.

(p.s, i got like…Swedish rootbeer in my stocking. I will tell you how it tastes. And chocolate coins! I love eating chocolate coins. One of them has JFK on it. And a Terry’s Chocolate Orange! And best of all…a Lindt Reindeer! It jingles and makes me happy).

Finally a Doctor Who Update!

Very very amused to see that an “alternate doctor” in the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas special will be played by a Liverpudlian. i.e David Morrissey (and not my biology teacher unfortunately) who is tipped to be the next doctor. Which is in some ways a shame because i had convinced myself that it was going to be Russel Brand or Bill Bailey simply because this is what my friends dream of. But he was in Blackpool with Tennant! And played Colonel Brandon, who i love btw, even though Morrissey isn’t as hot as Alan Rickman was (obviously no one who has ever played Gordon Brown can be hot).

Rawr i am so tired. Have been helping out at prize giving. type later. sleep now.

Doctor Who: Journey’s End

How could i talk about anything else but the season finale? So amazingly amazing and mind-boggling i am having to watch it again whilst i type so i don’t miss out any awesomeness. The theme music is going. Love the extra names in the credits! Let the awesome begin.

  1. Doctor regenerates into himself as expected. No one actually seems that surprised, least of all the audience. But still!
  2. Mickey! With a gun! And Jackie! Saving Sarah Jane! Oh Mickey you’re so fine! You’re so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mickey! Very cute when he kisses his gun goodbye
  3. Time lock in Torchwood- we hardly see anything of Gwen and Ianto for the rest of the episode which sucks a little
  4. Rose Doctor Hug! And Donna flirting with Jack. But no “I Love You”! HE NEVER SAYS IT AND IT KILLED ME! I DON’T CARE IF HE WHISPERS IT-IT ISN’T THE SAME!
  5. Ooh, Doctor’s hair looks nice this episode. As does Rose’s.
  6. Martha. Martha Martha Martha. Every time she came on screen i just yelled “I want to kill you!”. Her part of the plot was so pointless, though it was cute when she finds out the Doctor found Rose. I liked her more the second time i watched the episode because i wasn’t so like “rawr! whats going to happen to the Doctor!?!?!?!”
  7. German Daleks! Saying Exterminate in German! Though…i don’t think they were as according to Babel Fish, exterminate in German is “abschaffen Sie” and these Daleks said something like “exterimineren!”…or maybe online translators suck
  8. Happy smile because Rose was trying to find him! Happy lovely grin!
  9. What is with that red supreme dalek? Was that like explained ever?
  10. The TARDIS was going to be destroyed! So much TARDIS-oh-noes-its-going-to-be-deaded-and-donna-too agnst! Having to watch as well! The poor little thing! With Donna! Nice knowing what to do temp from Chiswick! Offering Himself instead of Donna was very sweet. Love that child of Gallifrey, his little distressed face! I like the way Daleks phrase things. “You are the playthings of Davros now!”
  11. They killed Jack- his skeleton looks very funny when he dies. Hee hee hee.
  12. Naked Doctor. So so jealous. Always so so surprised that David Tennant has sexy chest hair. Though naked regenerationness kind of reminds me of The Terminator when he turns up naked after travelling through time. They totally should have had an arse shot. Doctor Numero Duo- i love your hand as well. And your neck. And the extra Donna attitude. One heart though! No longer beating a samba. Loving the way he says “wizard”. 
  13. Donna not believing shes special! Poor poor Donna! You are special! You aren’t just some stupid temp! We love you! Shun the non believers! Shun! You were for one shining moment the most important woman in the universe! You were always so important
  14. Crazy german lady trying to kill Martha. Martha speaking german! Hee hee. Anyone else feel a slightly anti-german vibe? Because i’m guessing it must be a german who invented this whole Osterhagen key…you know, the one which detonates nuclear warheads in the Earth’s crust…
  15. Davros is just so weird. Not like cool-weird. The laughter? Honestly. Kind of reminds me of the Emperor from Star Wars. Especially with the destiny/prophecyness . “Doctor…it is your destiny…”. You are pathetic Davros. Stop making the Doctor feel bad! Stop giving him angst! Stop giving him flashbacks! All his actions were for good! Plus, Davros dies pathetically as well. So in your ugly ugly face!
  16. Reality bomb?! Craziness! It is a very cool plot. Nothing but Daleks. What would they actually do? Just…be? They would probably have ended up killing each other. Well done to Mickey for helping Jackie escape from the testing! Though maybe a bit more distress from the people dying/about to die would have been more heart wrenching. The Doctor! So angry and helpless! Shaking with rage! Hug! He needs a hug! And you know, for some help in saving the universe
  17. Yays for Sarah Jane and her warp star! And for being so brave towards Davros! You go girl!
  18. His children of time are not murderers! Plus- some people in that people-who-died-for-you montage weren’t dead (i.e daughter: regenerates though i wish she died because shes a whore bitch who stole David Tennant from singledom and Ursula: face is in a slab on concrete). You aren’t victorious Davros you’re just a fucking bastard!
  19. Two David Tennants one screen! Happy happy! Though it was painful seeing him get shot all over again. Also rather liking Jack being all “i can’t tell you what i’m thinking right now”. Jack i am so there.
  20. Über smart Donna (though the glowy eyes thing was a bit laughable) ! Yays! Love the spinning Daleks! Très awesome. Looked a bit disco 🙂 Saving all the planets!
  21. Dalek Caan! I love you! Helping the Doctor! You sexy betrayer you, seeing the truth about Daleks! He would be quite fun to live with if you think about it.
  22. All of them flying the TARDIS (except Jackie), they are so cute! Flying earth home! Sadly no reappearance of the random milkman from last episode, but Wilf celebrating was good enough.
  23. “Doing it now sir” loving you Ianto. Loving you so much.
  24. K9! The gangs all here!
  25. Martha and Mickey to Torchwood!
  26. Oh my god Bad Wolf Bay brings back emotions. He grows old…he can spend that life with you Rose Tyler! Together.
  27. This was so unbelievably sad. He still doesn’t say i love you, i was yelling and yelling but he didn’t! But they kissed. And they’ll be happy, Rose and Doctor Numero Duo. Yet Doctor Original is so sad
  28. Donna! Donna Donna! All the amazing things shes done…all gone. Never knowing. The Doctor not being able to say a proper goodbye. He is so sorry Donna! So sorry! Donna angst, a whole new angst.
  29. Wilf! You know he will stick to his promise of looking out for him
  30. It ends with the Doctor all alone, coming in from the rain, taking off his jacket…all alone. Everyone else has somebody but him. And it makes me want to cry.

And this blog is like 1000+ words. Wow. Can’t wait for Christmas 2008. Return of the Cybermen! I will be ready.

Let’s Pretend we don’t Exist

It has been a routine week. No exams, nothing to look forward to, still having to work. I was feeling ill today so i took the day off and spent the morning aimlessly walking around my house. Playing Peggle. I love Peggle. Whilst half-listening to itunes, i discovered Of Montreal. I don’t tend to listen to the music on my brother’s computer as he is an indie fucktard and it mainly consists of Modest Mouse (who can sometimes be okay) and The Smiths (who i randomly hate, i think i shouldn’t then i give them another listen only to start hating them all over again). So i was surprised i like Of Montreal. But how could i not like a band who covered ‘Spanish Dance Troupe’ by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (wow! Americans who have heard Welsh music!)? Who have cute, funny, yet sometimes very dark and twisty lyrics and weird music videos? So new music brightened my day.

I forgot to blog about the recent death of Cyd Charisse. Yeah i didn’t know the name either, i was sufficiently intrigued by the headline “the dancer who’s legs were insured for $10 million” to read the article which turned out to be her obituary. The reason why this is of any importance to me is that she was the “mysterious lady in green” i used to wonder about. She played Gene Kelly’s dance partner in the Broadway Melody sequence of Singin’ in the Rain which was my favourite childhood film. It wasn’t a talking role, according to the article Cyd just couldn’t act, but i remember being completely in awe of her and her slinky outfit and very short hair (though i personally believe it looked better long) and she had a cigarette holder but also looked stunning in a wedding dress. Plus, she had those insanely cool bodyguards who flipped coins.

I also recently found out there is a small section in the Dalek article at Wikipedia dedicated to the Daleks’ role in pornography. Intriguing. I can see why people are attracted to Daleks in this way. They are pretty awesome. I am loving the quote from Tim Hancock (no idea who he is, a BBC rep. i guess) “The reason the Daleks are still the most sinister thing in the universe is because they do not make things like porn. They weren’t ever intended to be sexual creatures. It’s simple, Daleks do not do porn”.  I don’t think many people who watch Doctor Who also watch porn (if we consider the show also has a lot of very young viewers, the porn people probably all watch Torchwood instead). But I personally believe lots of sinister villains have probably starred in porn flicks. If not someone should fill that niche in the porn market. Most villains are too ugly, evil or both to attract a mate and therefore are probably filled with sadistic longing. Or just to be held.  I believe the Doctor as some point goes on about them not being able to touch, to feel. Maybe some kind of weird thing could happen between Daleks and Cybermen. Think of all the awesome banter they would have.

(I probably wouldn’t have typed all that randomness about Doctor Who porn if it wasn’t slightly late at night and i wasn’t feeling very hyper. But still. If the Friday Night Project, now The Sunday Night Project, can mention Who porn than so can i. Zoë is always saying i look like Justin Lee Collins. Though they were talking more porn involving David Tennant. That is yet another niche in the porn market just begging to be filled)

Crazy on You Doctor Who

It has been a weird weekend. I am going to get the (relatively) boring stuff out the way first the rant about Doctor Who.

Things about this weekend include free bread. Yes that’s right: they were handing out free loaves of Hovis in the town centre (tempted to scream CBD! CBD!). So much bread…it just seems so horrifically wasteful. I mean, me and my brother had a bread fight with our loaves which we got because mum would like it if we got some bread. I mean it was like free bread! Then it turned out she actually had like a bag full of free bread. We now have around 6 bags of bread just around. Softest ever apparently.

I have been listening to Hank Green a lot today. Right now i am listening to his song dedicated to Helen Hunt who is on his guilt free three list. I personally admire him for writing a song to Helen Hunt without using the obvious rhyming word of choice. His use of explicit (occasionally explicit, you cant call a founding nerdfighter explicit really) lyrics in rap style for the song “Nerdgurl” is surprisingly effective really. Apart from Hank Green, i keep on listening to Jolene by Dolly Parton. I feel like this is wrong somehow.

Of course i need to talk about Doctor Who because it is amazing and wonderful and need want to ramble on because i was yelling at the screen throughout the episode.

  1. The Reunion! The running towards each other! His adorable face as he saw her!!!! Then oh noes, a dalek. I hate that horrible, stupid, incredibly unfeeling (well…duh, it is a dalek but still) dalek more than anything in the world. I will find it and tear it apart with my bare hands! I mad that the Doctor still hasn’t said i love you to Rose
  2. Rose! I felt so sorry for her when everyone else is on the webcam but her. Her confusion at Martha Jones! Don’t worry! Nothing ever happened between them (except when they kissed for like…genetic information transfer or whatever) and that’sgreat because you rock way more than Martha! You own a very large gun! Which i find insanely cool, especially when you said “Do you like my gun?” *shuffles feet guiltly at her love of hilariously giant gun*
  3. Like what is with that key thing Martha has? Honestly. But enough about Martha.
  4. Harriet Jones! Dying without fear! Rock on! Also, did Sarah Jane die or not? That would be sad, even though i don’t watch the Doctor Who spin-off shows
  5. Like Torchwood. I think i’ve only seen like two episodes, but i have constant updates on it because my friends watch it. Hannah: I now am beginning to understand how amazing Ianto is. He is simply lovely (okay- imagine that was written in a welsh accent)
  6. Like OMG regeneration!?!?!?!?!!?!?! David Tennant isn’t leaving…is there anyway you can interrupt his regeneration so he’s healed but not facially changed? Or oh my god what if he like…melts so hes just like a brain and an eye and they shove him in a jar and carry him around and so they only need Tennant’s voice?! Okay- that would never happen but still, i think “your own personal Doctor-in-a-jar!” would sell like hotcakes.
  7. That image may have been inspired by the now insane Dalek Caan who is so adorable now he is insane! I just really like Daleks (except you know aforementioned whore-bitch-reunion-ruining Dalek) and i remember getting really excited the first time i saw one in a Doctor Who episode because you know…they’re Daleks. I knew about Daleksbefore i knew what Doctor Who was. There also used to be one in the BBC shop. That rocked. Oh, and Davros. I think the bit where we see his like…mutilated? partially destroyed?…chest was very cool.
  8. Donna should be mentioned. She is also great. Especially when, at the possible end of the world, she still wanted to know who Captain Jack was 🙂
  9. Bees! There had to be something going on there, they mentioned the bees disappearing a lot this season. I think that kind of thing is what makes the show fun, how it doesn’t take itself seriously and all the alien look rubbish and all. Also, while we’re on on things which make the show endearing which aren’t David Tennant, the literaryness (libraries! Shakespeare! Agatha Christie! etc!), the amazing englishness (tea saving the universe! everything being to do with england!), the wonderfully familiar feel of the TARDIS despite the fact i have never seen a police telephone box and of course- i love the theme tune. The opening credits. Especially this week because it was like “oooh! extra names! Billie Piper yays!”
  10. Love Doctor Who so so much!

Yays!

Exams are over! I still have english orals, i don’t have a thing to talk about. I actually typed “controversial issues” into google. Speaking of google: Their shop is amazing. The sell silly putty AND goo. Plus all the clothes etc. are eco-friendly! Thanks you very much to Suga for this information.

It was a very tiring day of geographing. Yes, geographing. Aimlessly walking around, asking strangers questions, evaluation land use in the CBD (central business district to normal people), calling a geography teacher because we couldn’t read the damn map (it had no road names on it! it wasn’t even a real map! but never mind, we were in the right place anyway), then walking further away from the CBD to look at the houses. It was a bit odd, a group of girls getting saying things like “ooh! That house has three stories!” or “wow, get a picture of that house! not only is it semi-detached unlike the rest, it has a loft extension!!!”. Tomorrow i have to write all this up. It was nice to bump into my non-geographer friends (who have these days off. bastards) and to discover the amazing Pret a Manger meatball ragu wrap.

I came home and just collapsed on my bed. Was roused with the promise of a bacon-cheese sandwhich. We seem to be eating more of these randomly. It was a tiring weekend…what with the sheer awesomeness of Doctor Who! Things to squeal about:

  1. The Doctor was dead! Dead! Though it was somehow reassuring to know that without the Doctor the world just failed majorly. Though having to explain the back stories to my brothers (who don’t usually watch Doctor Who) was a bit weird, the plots sound so ridiculous (well i was just awful at explaining them)
  2. Rose! ROSE ROSE ROSE! Though unfortunately i never watched the first season with Christopher Eccleston so i had to have some people explain to me the Bad Wolf plot line. She said He had great hair! *Hug*
  3. Donna killing herself. You are special Donna Noble! Plus that scarab beetle thing was über creepy
  4. When her neighbours got sent off to die but were still trying to be all smiley and Donna just didn’t get it…that was so sad. Lots of deaths this episode including..
  5. Ianto. I don’t actually watch torchwood, but i do get subjected to Hannah squealing “i looooove ianto!” every time it gets talked about. So i was sorry he died.

Speaking of Doctor Who, my new compost bin is Dalek shaped. All i would need to do is stick an egg beater and a plunger on it for arms and it could be a dalek. Fun.

What isn’t fun is geography write ups. I spent the day messing around on google maps. The roads in Australia go nowhere! Nowhere! And still not having an english oral topic. I’m trying so hard to care, i think i may do it on lowering the voting age, but i’m listening to the Proclaimers. Writing a really awful speech…or jumping up and down singing 500 miles?

Tough choice.

Last Week of Exams

Okay- i may have actually GCSEs tomorrow instead of unimportant internal-ness, but i am fine. I am still incredibly happy because of:

  1. First and foremost Doctor Who: OMG they were going to kill him! Just chuck him off the ship! I was rather surprised that it was the hostess who saved them all, i so thought it was going to be Dee Dee. The woman who played Sky was simply amazing- very creepy eyes. Also- Rose! Why does the Doctor miss these things! Makes me scream! Shes back next week! *squeal* but the trailers said he’s dead…*waves arms around in frustration*. Today at school we were all very excited about it. We also just had to repeat whatever any non-doctor-who-watching-friend said.
  2. David Tennant also brightened up my english exam. I walk in and there was around 120 pictures of him because he’s on the front cover on the Romeo&Juliet text we use. Sheer, unadulterated awesome. 🙂
  3. I have been reading Gone with the Wind which just makes me grin and jump up and down. My mother understands, if she comes into my room while i’m reading shes all “why are you so happy?” and i’ll go “Rhett!” and then we both squeal about Rhett, we once watched Gone with the Wind together. I have the poster on my wall. The wonderful, smouldering Clark Cable is on my wall.
  4. Greys Anatomy-actually the one think keeping me sane is watching this stupid show. I have just started season 3. Izzy is still freaking over denny’s death (i loved denny so much!) but Bailey has just clamed her, Callie moved in with George, Burkes mother is visiting him in hospital and freaking out Cristina, Meredith is going to try dating McDreamy and McVet (lucky bitch), Derek finally left Addison and Addison is now sleeping with McSteamy. Excellent all round
  5. Strings of plastic pearls. I have a load of these beady things on the desk i revise on. They are so fun to play with.

Okay- that may only be five things to be thankful for but they are very incredibly awesome. As is the song title “I am a Tree”.

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