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Was confusing and intense and complicated but totally awesome! Love that the new series seems like it's going to be so much darker. Hate that I have to wait until Saturday for the next episode. Argh, damn cliffhangers. Anyway, there's not much I can say about it that wouldn't come across as fangirlish squealing so I'll let the pictures do the talking. With a few that aren't from this episode but I had them lying around waiting to be used so what the hell.





NAKED DOCTOR! LULZ! SCANDALOUS!



A FEZ APPEARANCE IS ALWAYS A WIN!



Doctor: These are my top operatives: The Legs, The Nose and Mrs. Robinson.
River: I hate you.



RIVER IS SO BAD-ASS. I LOVE HER.

SEXY MATT SMITH THANKS YOU FOR YOUR TIME.





Now I need to go find some LJ icons from the new episode. Later.
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So I've become a bit obsessed with this kid, Charlie, who is probably old news to anyone keeping up with the latest Youtube celebrities but considering I don't watch many blog-type videos on Youtube he's quite new to me (though I have heard of him before, just never watched him). Anyway, basically, he is English and adorable and funny and has the best smile ever which is good enough for me to be a bit in love with him. I'll just link to his Youtube channel for anyone else who cares to waste away a couple days watching his every video. But the below is too amazing to resist posting and besides, it isn't on his channel which makes it a bit trickier to find on your own!

Honestly, Charlie + the cast of Doctor Who = too much cuteness and awesomeness to handle. My favorite things about this video are Matt Smith's bizarre preoccupation with badgers and Arthur Darvill and Charlie's brilliant jam session.




Also, in relation to the video I posted in the last entry (which, by the way, I forgot to mention, it cracks me up the most when Charlie decides to call Carlisle "Carlie" and keeps insisting he is a girl, lulz - also, his dark laugh is too hilarious), the guy who does the rest of the Reads Twilight videos, Alex, does a very funny job of it too and so those are well worth watching. I watched all of his Twilight videos in a couple hours and laughed too much for my own good.

And now I will continue being completely unproductive for the day by watching even more videos! (For what it's worth, I did clean a bit of the house - which is a massive undertaking indeed - earlier today so that's something slightly more productive anyway.)
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I've been watching my Doctor Who DVDs again. I couldn't resist screen-capping a few moments.

Like this line from Vincent and the Doctor which I forgot about but is hilarious.



And also this bit from Matt's video diary where Karen compares him to Edward Cullen. LOL. I laughed so hard at this. I love how these two are just constantly insulting each other.

Holy shit.

Jan. 7th, 2011 01:06 am
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Dude. I am writing this epic short story right now. I actually didn't set out meaning to either. See, I'm trying to either work with or officially discard all of my ideas I've had kicking around for ages now and one of those is what this story started out as. Initially, it was a poem but I realized that I just had way too many ideas to cram into a poem. So then I started a story which I got about three pages into before completely overhauling. Right now it's sitting at five pages and I'd say I'm maybe halfway done with it though I feel like I could possibly go way longer. See, I realized that I've actually had these characters in my head for ages now and it just took me vomiting out a few lines onto a page to remember every single thing about them. And now I've got a ridiculously fleshed-out main character, with an entire detailed back story, from two half-assed stanzas of a poem. It is craziness. But it also makes sense. I think I've been wanting to write this story for a long time. I was just afraid to tackle it because, well, I'll say this much about it: the main character is deaf. And I have next to no first hand experience with what it is like to be deaf so I'm kind of winging it and hoping it rings true. It's also in the present tense which I very rarely do these days (okay, that's a lie, a lot of my recent poems and short stories are in present tense but, somehow, this feels different though I can't pinpoint how), especially at such length, but it's working really, really well. It's giving it an interesting vibe. I am excited. But I think I have to stop for now because I am exhausted. Hopefully, though, I can get the rest of it out before I run out of steam.

Also, speaking of writing, I've been working on my NaNo novel a lot recently after leaving it alone for awhile and that's going pretty well too. Of course, at the moment, it's been pushed to the side for this current story but not for lack of ideas or drive. I think I'll be able to jump right back into it when the time comes. The only problem is that, at this point, I'm pretty much writing it back to front. As in, I have a very solid beginning that I wrote in November and a nearly solid ending that I've been writing over the past few weeks but a practically non-existent middle. So we shall see how that all resolves itself. Right now, I have to go to bed or something. Though I'm not sure I'll be able to sleep. I feel all jittery and exhilarated now.

Here's a little something to thank you for your time. I dunno. I watched this episode the other day and died laughing at this bit, though I didn't remember it from my first viewings at all. It probably works better if, you know, you actually understand what's going on. It's just the Doctor being his usual nerdy, over-analyzing, awkward self.

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So, the Doctor Who Christmas special. It was pretty good. Fluffy and non-sensical but fun. My biggest complaint about it: not enough Amy and Rory. But mostly not enough Rory.

In more exciting news, however...


OMG THE NEW SERIES LOOKS EPIC AND AMAZING AND AWESOME AND... AAAAHHHHH!!!!!

"I'm going to need... a pot of coffee, twelve jammy dodgers, and a FEZ!"
"I wear a Stetson now. Stetsons are cool." *River shoots Stetson off Doctor's head*

ASHGLSKHSGHLSGHLJGEIWGHSDGKHGKS!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!

I am loving all of the references to the fez because that was obviously, like, the most awesome DW moment EVER.

WHY ISN"T IT APRIL YET?!??!?!?
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I have developed an addiction to Doctor Who. I. Cannot. Stop. Watching. I've made it well-known here how in love I fell with the latest series, solely due to my strange and ridiculously strong attraction to one Mr. Matt Smith. Despite that, I didn't feel it particularly necessary to go back and catch up on all the previous series because I wasn't sure if I would like them nearly as much. Still, I was bored one day and they're all right there at my fingertips on Netflix so I figured, what the hell, why not go ahead and try. I wasn't completely won over until about halfway through series three but from that point on it became an obsession. Now I've just finished episode four of series four and I've managed to do this all in less than a month. Oh yeah, and I've also managed to get through half of the first series of Torchwood in the past few days as well. It is madness, I'm telling you, madness. Though it's a madness I'm quite enjoying. Random thoughts.
  • Based on four episodes of series four: DONNA NOBLE IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE. Seriously. I didn't think she was as annoying as everyone else apparently did (I've been obsessively reading episode threads on TWOP in edition to obsessively watching the show) when she first showed up in the pre-third series Christmas special but I didn't particularly love her either. Within the first five minutes of Partners in Crime, though, I was crazy about her. I just loved that episode in general. Best series opener of the four, in my opinion (I can't really count series five yet because I have to watch it again and try to look at it objectively which will very probably be impossible), and also without a doubt my favorite of the lighter, more humorous episodes. I mean, between how freakishly adorable the aliens were for being literal walking globs of fat and that priceless charades scene when the Doctor and Donna first re-encounter each other, it was golden.
  • Speaking of companions, I also rather liked Martha. Rose I am still flip-flopping between love and hate for. Mostly, I just hate the way she is being held up as THE MOST GLORIOUS COMPANION TO EVER COMPANION AND THE DOCTOR'S ONE TRUE LOVE in these later seasons. The Doctor's emo moments regarding her are the only annoying thing about them, to be quite honest. Oh yeah, and his God complex, which only seems to be worsening even though David Tennant has finally managed to calm down as an actor. He kind of irritated me a lot in the second series and in part of the third because of his constant ridiculous shouting. The only time I like when he gets all shouty is when he does it to purposely annoy someone. Like when he imitates that growly alien to his face in the Christmas Invasion, that was brilliant. Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh right, Rose. Well, like I said, I have a love/hate relationship with her but, still, I can't deny that my heart started beating like mad at the glimpse of her in Partners in Crime and I'm excited for her imminent return and to see just how exactly it pans out. (Though based on things I've heard, I'm expecting the end result  to be a clusterfuck for everyone involved. But I'm used to that by this point...)
  • Because usually, the build-up to the epic finales is great but the finales themselves are not so much. I liked the series one finale, it was maybe my favorite episode of the entire season, even with GlowyTardisGoddess!Rose. The series two finale was pretty good too - I didn't like what it resulted in but it was certainly a well-done episode. Series three... first of all, despite thinking Martha was generally kick ass, I wasn't very into the first half. The plots were all pretty lame. Especially that damn Dalek two-parter which I had actually watched previously (for Andrew Garfield) and hated with a fiery passion so I really didn't want to have to suffer through it again. But I did. And it was still terrible. For my money, the worst episodes ever. But, luckily, a couple episodes later, it got much better. Human Nature through the Sound of Drums are, in my opinion, the strongest episodes or at least the strongest string of episodes of them all. (Special shoutout to Blink, which was another I'd watched previously but loved and loved even more a second time. Sally Sparrow aka Carey Mulligan was so brilliant and I really think she should make a repeat appearance, though I'm sure she's too busy/famous for it now.) But then... ehhhh. When the Doctor was rapidly aged at the end of Sound of Drums, that's where it lost me. And though I liked Martha saving the entire goddamn world without complaining (and then not complaining again when she's the only person who will actually remember her plight), I hated the whole "clap if you believe in fairies!" resolution. I mean, when you think about it, it's not all that dissimilar to the series five finale and in actuality probably more believable because it was the whole world vs one person believing the Doctor back to life but for reasons I can't quite explain I didn't buy it here even though I bought it with the latest series.
  • Oh my god, how am I writing so much about a silly sci-fi show. This is ridiculous. Umm... quickly, Captain Jack Harkness is also made of win though I haven't decided if I like Torchwood yet or not though. Some of the episodes have been really lame, like the one about the alien sex addict and Cyberwoman, which was a decent idea but was terribly executed and also very oddly placed. But it's slowly started to improve. I've really enjoyed the last couple episodes I watched, Countrycide and Greeks Bearing Gifts. Still, not totally in love. But I've read that the second and third series are much better so I'm going to keep at it unless I start to completely hate it. Also, is it wrong that I am kind of attracted to Owen? He is a total douchebag but I kind of love him because I hate him so much. And I find the actor and his barely-existent lips oddly appealing. I have the strangest taste sometimes, I swear. And also due to the fact that spoilers for long-past seasons are damn near impossible to completely avoid, I am near certain that at some point he will meet a sad fate and I will mourn deeply for the loss of the stupid asshole.
Anyway, yes. Doctor Who. Sometimes horribly cheesy. Sometimes epically amazing. Always entertaining. I should be more worried about how obsessively I am plowing through these episodes but, eh. I'll let the ninth doctor tell you how concerned I am about it:



Also, bonus eleven in all his adorable awkwardness. Because it's not a Doctor Who party without him.



Sorry, I don't have any ten .GIFs at the moment. :( Must rectify that soon.

P.S. While we're speaking .GIFs, I saw this one yesterday and, at the time, found it almost violently hilarious. I had to restrain myself from laughing too hard because my dad would have thought I was crazy. But, still, a couple stray giggles made their way through.



Love it. OMG. Okay, have to go watch more now.
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OMG DOCTOR WHO FINALE. SO SO SO INCREDIBLE.

So, basically, the plot hinged on lots of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimeyness. (How convenient that the only David Tennant episode I've seen, apart from the one where he regenerates into Eleven, is the one this phrase comes from since its pretty much now used to describe any time paradoxes that can't be logically explained and just loop back on themselves again and again  i.e. Eleven from the future who has already gotten out of the Pandorica traveling back in time to tell Rory to let him out of the Pandorica in the first place or, in the Tennant episode, Ten giving instructions from the past based on a transcript of his words he is given in the future, stuff like that.) And the resolution was the very definition of a massive reset button but it was a massive reset button of AWESOME. Some people are also complaining about it being so light and comedic compared to the very dark first part but I kind of liked that. The ending to part one was just so bleak and terrifying and seemingly hopeless (even though, of course, you really knew it couldn't be) that it was nice to have an episode that still focused on some very disastrous events (hello, the entire universe disappearing and the only way to keep it from disappearing is for the Doctor himself to disappear???) but felt much more fun and had a lot more jokes. I was also glad everyone got to live at the end. I mean, I wasn't expecting the Doctor to die or Amy really either, even though she looked pretty dead at the end of the last episode. But I was afraid this would be the end for Rory or at the very least he would have been stuck as a plastic auton forever (which might've actually been kind of entertaining; he was certainly entertaining for the majority of this episode when he was an auton) but he got to live happily ever after too! Well, for now at least. (And if they kill him off again, I will be honestly pissed because he's been killed, what, two, three times now? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!) And how fucking amazing and sweet was it that he guarded Amy for nearly TWO THOUSAND FUCKING YEARS without ever leaving?!? I think at heart I'm just a big mushy romantic because that totally got to me. Speaking of Amy, that opening reveal when she's inside the Pandorica instead of the Doctor was THE BEST REVEAL EVER! I think I literally gasped when I saw her and my brain was just freaking out wondering how the hell she got in there. I was expecting the Doctor to be the one released after nearly two thousand years and when Amy came out instead and the Doctor ended up getting out after spending about five minutes inside, I thought it was all pretty awesome and lulzy and totally surprising. Also awesome was the fact that Jacket!Doctor from the second part of the Weeping Angels episodes was finally explained! If you don't watch the show and are actually reading this, there was a point in that episode where the Doctor left Amy in the forest then came back and talked to her again, but his return was really abrupt, the tone of his words was totally different and he was wearing his jacket which he had lost at the beginning of the episode. And everyone thought it was a future Doctor come back to tell Amy to remember what he told her when she was seven because, for some reason, it was suddenly uber-important! Except that there wasn't really anything important he told her when she was seven... until now! And suddenly, it all made sense! Woo! And I'm kind of glad too that a few things were left unexplained in a way that said they would still be an issue in the next season. Yay for multi-season arcs! ALSO LITTLE AMELIA IS SO BAD ASS! AND SO IS RIVER SONG! AND RORY'S AMAZING GUN HAND!

Anyway, I'm going to watch a second time now but first, favorite part, totally:

River: "Right then, I have questions but number one is this: What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?"
Doctor: "It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool."
River & Amy: *fez-destroying tag-team of AWESOME*

It's better in visual form, see?



Second favorite part, the Doctor dancing like an old grandpa at Amy and Rory's wedding! (FINALLY, AMY AND RORY'S WEDDING!)



And also, when Amy and Rory remember the Doctor again, and Rory excitedly tells the wedding party in the background, "It's the Doctor! How did we forget the Doctor? I was plastic! He was the stripper!" (The stripper part being in reference to this.) Major lulz.

Okay, that's all. Carry on.
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THE FIRST PART OF THE DOCTOR WHO SERIES FINALE.ASDGKLSDHGEIOWFGKSDVLKDJFIOEW!!!!!!! STUNNING EPIC FLAWLESS AMAZING ETC! SERIOUSLY. AND THAT CLIFFHANGER, GAH! RIVER SONG. :( :( :( RORY AND AMY. :( :( :( :( :( :( THE DOCTOR! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY'RE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS ONE, GUYS! AND I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY TO KNOW ANYTHING, BOO! IT WILL BE A TORTOUROUS WEEK.

Okay, enough with the caps, but I'm seriously freaking out. Maybe it's because the first time I watched it was at 3:30 in the morning in a cold-fueled insomnia so I was extra emotionally damageable but I was crying at the end between Rory and Amy's scenes and the Doctor's. We're talking total mess here. I'll admit, I was in most of this season for the perfection that is Matt Smith (haters to the left; he is awesome and was extra-awesome this episode) and found the actual episodes ranged from cheesy as fuck to mildly entertaining to, a few times, really damn good but this is on a whole different level. I just hope they don't fuck it up next week by taking the easy way out and wrapping everything up in a neat and implausible (well, okay, we are talking Doctor Who here, I guess the entire show is pretty implausible) little bow. And I also hope they explain everything because, damn, I'm still confused as fuck for the most part.

Regardless of the rest of its contents, this episode would have been amazing anyway because we finally saw this .GIF!



I've only been waiting all season for that specific moment! This episode was pretty much the perfect combination of hilarious and horribly depressing.

The Doctor and his light saber thank you for your time.



Also:



LMAO. I had never noticed the black guy's reaction before. Hilarious.

P.S. Tinypic has been sucking for me lately, holy shit. It refused to upload these.
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This song is amazing. I can't get enough of it right now. It's so much fun and the vocals are insane. That scream that lasts about twenty seconds at the end? Ridiculous.



This is also another one I love. It's just so catchy and about seven thousand times better and more original than anything on the radio right now.



I think this girl is pretty fierce. She seems so creative and smart and confident. I wasn't sure I would like her music at first but it's kind of addictive. Okay, extremely addictive. "Many Moons" is also fucking spectacular. I posted that one yesterday on my music blog if you want to hear it. Her fast songs are also very good for pumping me up during workouts, I've discovered in the past couple of days. They just make me want to get up and bounce and flail all over the place.

Speaking of, I somehow managed to lose five pounds last week, according to our scale anyway. I checked twice just to make sure. I did exercise quite a bit more and ate less junk (but still ate some) but I didn't think it would make that big of a difference. But it was a nice surprise after staying the same last week. Now I'm going to try and repeat these results this week. As long as I don't gain any I'll be happy though.

Okay, now I'm going to go watch the newest episode of Doctor Who which I, amazingly, haven't gotten around to yet. Then I'm going to watch some Daria, probably, because I got the DVD set today, yay! Also, I'm very stoked because it only cost me $27.99. See, I originally purchased it at $44.99 but then Amazon drastically reduced the price for about five minutes on the release date and I got a $17 refund. Sweeeeet! That's a super-great price for a 5-season/2-movie DVD set. So I'm happy it didn't end up costing me an arm and a leg.
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Simmy sim sims )

This post is brought to you by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and their adorably platonic relationship both on and off-screen. Not gonna lie, I kind of ship them in real life. (Also, I apologize for all the extra loading time these cause. I couldn't help it! It's hard to narrow the selection down when there's so much cuteness to choose from!) (Also, also, I want to be Karen. She's adorable, she's hilarious, she has great hair, and she gets to hang out with Matt all the time. Amazing.)













Oh, and obligatory:


Finally, this hilarious video (Hulloooooooooo!):


Okay, last one I promise, but this is funny too:
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I like to collect random .GIFs. My criteria for choosing which ones to save is basically this. They have to be a. adorable, b. hilarious, c. fierce, d. sexy, or e. all of the above. It also helps if they feature someone I am obsessed with. So here we are, terrible amounts of picture-loading below the cut, just to warn you.

VAST AMOUNTS OF AWESOME UNDER HERE )

Hope you enjoyed.
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So I'm finally getting around to watching the second season of Dead Like Me (which I just realized is on Hulu in its entirety, thank God, because the Netflix player decided to start acting all jerky and laggy on me months ago and also, they don't have the first episode so I would have had to get the DVD just for that one, WTF?!?) and OMG I FORGOT HOW MUCH I FUCKING HATE GEORGE'S MOTHER. WHAT AN INSUFFERABLE BITCH THAT WOMAN IS. HOLY SHIT.

Ahem... anyway. I've been doing a lot of online TV viewing lately. Yesterday, I finished watching Bored to Death (all eight episodes!). Mostly because of Jason Schwartzman. I love him. And also find him strangely attractive even though, technically, he is not extremely good-looking. Anyway, it wasn't an amazing show but it was pretty funny most of the time and unbelievably funny about four times. Also, it took me about half of the episodes to realize that his ex-girlfriend was played by Olivia Thirlby from Juno. I spent the whole time thinking, "WTF I KNOW HER WHERE DO I KNOW HER FROM?!?" I thought she looked/acted a lot like Kat Dennings at first but I knew it wasn't her. Anyway. Yes.

Also, I am embarrassed to admit this but I watched one episode of Doctor Who - a show I have never seen or been interested in at all - because I am ridiculously attracted to the actor who is going to be playing the Doctor in the upcoming season. Seriously, it's ridiculous. Especially because he was only in the episode at the very end for about a minute. Yet I watched the entire thing anyway. WHY DO I DO THESE INSANE THINGS FOR CUTE BOYS?!? I can't even explain it. Because I find him so insanely gorgeous in all of the photoshoots/stills related to the show, like the following:







But every other picture I've seen of him does nothing for me at all! I don't know what it is. I think I am just crazy, is what it is. But I do so enjoy being crazy.

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