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Kali
Oh, look who the new companion's date to the ~TITANIC 3D~ premiere was:


~THE KING IN THE NORTH~
Hilarious.


In almost-related news, we watched the first episode of the Titanic miniseries by the Downton Abbey guy that she's in, and... good lord I did not realize the Titanic sinking could be SO BORING. My god was there ever a lot of bad American accents and underdeveloped rich people whining about being rich, followed by very leisurely ambling in the general direction of life boats. I spent most of the episode going "SINK FASTER, DUMB BOAT".

I also cannot comment on Miss Coleman because she had approximately 4 lines in the first episode, although tbf they were the four lines that interested me most merely because she was speaking them. Supposedly every episode will follow the same period of time but with different characters? Which is fine because I have no desire to see most of them again. I don't know if that means the people who were in the background, like Jenna Coleman, will be mains in other episodes, or if this exciting 4 minutes of screentime was indeed the entirety her post-announcement debut.

On the subject of Doctor Who actresses, this happened:


Karen Gillan remains 2 good 4 this show tbqh and I still want to be her BFF. We could watch Community and Summer Heights High and fluffy s2 episodes together, it would be excellent.

This post has mostly been an excuse to waste 600 seconds while waiting for Fileserve to let me back in. RIP, Megaupload.
 
 
Kali
So, last night Hannah and I decided to watch Love and Other Disasters for our ginger queen Catherine Tate, but then Netflix wasn't working for Hannah and there was a change in plans. Instead we ended up watching LA Without a Map, which is a 90s movie starring bb David Tennant, with cameos from Lisa Edelestein and, inexplicably, Johnny Depp.

AS YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL BASED ON THAT DESCRIPTION, IT WAS A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE.

This movie is primarily about this guy Richard, played (obviously) by David Tennant. Richard works as an undertaker for about two seconds of the movie, until he sees the hot girl who will serve as the love interest.


This movie came out in like '98, so David Tennant is approximately twelve.

She is just hanging out in the cemetery, taking pictures and generally being a tourist right next to an actual funeral. Her name is Barbara, and she is played by someone named Vinessa Shaw whom you've probably never heard of, judging by her IMDB page. Barbara is AMERICAN! Barbara explains that she was on a nondescript train through this nondescript British village and it looked cute so she decided to get out and take pictures of gravestones, or something. Richard offers to show her around, and Barbara accepts, because picking up a date in a cemetery is totally normal.


Around now is when Hannah said, "this doesn't look like LA." lol Hannah

More on this stunning work of art.Collapse )
 
 
 
 
Kali
Yesterday firstofoct and I ended up watching Recovery, which was very good but not hilarious at all.

So I guess to compensate today shinyopals, spud14 and I watched SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON with John Barrowman. Yes, that's the movie responsible for this gif:



AMAZING.

I am cutting this more for length than spoilers because I assume no one cares about Shark Attack 3 spoilers.Collapse )
 
 
 
Kali
09 October 2011 @ 05:33 pm
LOL So we watched 'The Shadow in the North'. Spoilers I guess.Collapse )

In conclusion, this was probably worse than the first film, but it also had parts that were more amusing. Does anyone have any particular suggestions for what we should look for next in our quest to WATCH ALL THE THINGS with Doctor Who alum?
 
 
 
Kali
This post is SO LONG OVERDUE (oh god has it really been more than a month? brb weeping) but I got busy and went to Chicago and stuff. AND I HAD ALREADY WRITTEN LIKE SEVERAL HUNDRED WORDS, so I couldn't just leave it un-posted. But anyhow, here is my long-overdue review of the more important other half of Much Ado About Nothing: the bits with David Tennant and Catherine Tate!

In apologies for my TL;DR I shoved in a bunch of pretty pictures. They're all pilfered from Tumblr, so click the picture for the source. Part 1, the bit about the rest of the cast and the night we got the understudy, is over here.



Beatrice/Catherine TateCollapse )
Benedick/David TennantCollapse )
Beatrice/Benedick!Collapse )

This post is already MASSIVE and I think I've basically said most of what I have to say, so I will wrap this up. The conclusion is that it is awesome and I feel very lucky to have seen it. David Tennant and Catherine Tate work wonderfully together and should be in ALL THE THINGS, and I want them to release the recorded version ASAP so I can watch it a dozen more times.

 
 
 
 
Kali
19 September 2011 @ 11:19 pm
BBCA has some blog called Anglophenia and I guess they are doing a popularity contest for women this time (they did one for men a little while ago) and ANYWAY I DON'T FOLLOW IT BUT I JUST DISCOVERED THIS MATCH-UP THIS ROUND:



J K ROWLING VS CATHERINE TATE?



SOPHIE'S CHOICE TBH

can't choose, won't choose
 
 
 
Kali
17 September 2011 @ 12:49 am
SO the other day firstofoct and I were chatting about different roles David Tennant has played (for a change) and we came to the realization that the majority of them have been assholes. And since we are super objective people, we decided to rank them in an incredibly fair and accurate manner based on how much of a douche they were. Our only rule was that the characters had to be from something we’d both seen.

For your enjoyment, here is that list.

_thirty2flavors & firstofoct present:
David Tennant Plays A Lot of Douchebags
(in order from least douchey to biggest douche)

Spoilers for Fright Night, a couple 400-year-old plays and some other stuff that tbh is probably too old to really qualify for a spoiler cut.Collapse )
 
 
Kali
09 September 2011 @ 11:21 pm
SO I had promised a megapost review thing about Much Ado About Nothing, and I started working on that tonight. And it is long. I told you I have a lot of feelings. So I'm gonna just go ahead and break it up. I sort of started working my way backwards, and started with "everything other than David Tennant and Catherine Tate", so that's what you're getting in this post. Probably this is the less interesting half to most people, so posting this on a Friday night seems like a fine plan. So here is my giant wordvomit, part 1:


This picture isn't actually very good but I TOOK IT MY OWN SELF which makes it special, clearly.


I ended up going to see the show thrice. Initially I had tickets to two showings, but when I got to England shinyopals was all "hey wanna try for the lottery" and naturally my response was "DOES IT NEED SAYING?" and we were lucky enough that we both got tickets to the evening show on my first full day in London. Presumably this was karmic balance for the fact that the next show, where we had shiny expensive 4th row seats, we got David Tennant's understudy, Alex Beckett. lol forever, I would. BUT I can't really complain because I did get to see it twice with everyone in their normal roles, including the final performance.

Thoughts on the rest of the cast, and some stuff about the night with Alex Beckett as Benedick.Collapse )

OVERALL: I was completely and utterly dazzled and in hysterics every time and would definitely have seen it a dozen more times given the opportunity. I could try to be objective, but we all know that can't really happen. But I will say that I was already familiar with Much Ado About Nothing and had remembered it as one of my favourites of the plays we'd covered in my Elizabethan Shakespeare class, so I was well-aware of the story and its virtues and failings as well as being able to appreciate in advance the flawless casting. I had really fond memories of Beatrice and Benedick -- particularly Beatrice -- and distinctly unfavourable memories of Claudio and Hero, so I think I went in with fair expectations.

Like most of the Shakespeares I've read and then seen, seeing a good production gave me a much better appreciation for the text itself. I remember sniggering at some of the Beatrice/Benedick lines on paper back in class, but nothing brings a comedy to life like a live performance. The unfortunate side-effect is that while I'm now very very fond of Much Ado About Nothing as a play, I'm also pretty sure the definitive version has now been set in my brain and any subsequent production I watch will be at an automatic disadvantage. The only other Shakespeare comedy I've seen on stage is Twelfth Night, and it was likewise hilarious, and TBH I think I need to start going to more of them because they can be so funny. I love me some Shakespeare dramas too, but live comedy is just so great. Next on my list is Love's Labour's Lost.
 
 
 
Kali
07 September 2011 @ 07:34 pm
So, the short version is that my trip was amazing and I desperately wish I had a TARDIS and could constantly revisit that particular two-week period over and over in a Moffat-style disregarding of timelines and universal laws. Now I am back in Canada and pretty sick and my sunburn is peeling and I am a hot mess who is significantly poorer than she was a couple weeks ago, but I REGRET NOTHING.

I arrived in Heathrow on the Thursday morning and met up with shinyopals and together we took the longest bus in the universe back to her city. Frances joined us in London the following Tuesday, and then on Thursday we met up with starlightmoonla and lorelaisquared and the five of us spent most of the rest of our time together. It was awesome, the bigger group meant lots of fun and lots of sub-groups splitting off.

Things I Did, in brief -- if you want more details and/or are going over there and want more opinions, just ask:Collapse )

I think that's about it for established events at like... particular tourist places. Obviously we also did things like "eat at pubs" and "walk around" and "have a picnic" and "watch Fright Night" that were a lot of fun. There was also that time I got my book signed, and that time a guy walked past me on the street and I nearly died of heart palpitations.

You may have noticed that I have barely mentioned Much Ado About Nothing in this post! That is because it is getting its own long-winded post. Get ready. In other theatre news, we also saw Mamma Mia (fun, but I was sitting next to two small children who fidgeted and were incredibly irritating the whole time) and Doctor FaustusCollapse )

Okay, this is already super long. See why Much Ado needs its own post?
 
 
 
Kali
03 September 2011 @ 02:02 am
I started writing a longer post but I'm borrowing lorelaisquared's computer so I will cut to the part that everyone here might actually care about: on Thursday we did the Doctor Who Experience and I took a billion pictures and then, and more importantly, we went to the stage door at Wyndhams. There were lots of people there and poor shinyopals and goldy_dollar were too short to push through but I am large and have long arms:



LOOK

IT IS CATHERINE TATE SIGNING A MY SCRIPT

THEN I SAID "THANK YOU" AND SHE SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF "OH NO PROBLEM" AND I PROMPTLY SAID "I LOVE YOU" (LIRL)


TBH I am not actually 100% sure she is signing my script in this picture but she is signing a script in front of me and I have a picture of it so I'm just going to pretend. I got both their signatures! I did not tell David Tennant that I loved him which is probably for the best. I will probably post the billion photos I took at some point but I don't want to hog lorelaisquared's computer any longer. BUT I HAD TO SHARE.
 
 
 
Kali
27 August 2011 @ 01:02 am
HELLO INTERNET

I AM ALIVE

HOWEVER THIS COMPUTER SORT OF ISN'T

I WAS GOING TO MAKE A LONGPOST DETAILINGMY FIRSTDAYI N NGLAND BUT AS YOUCAN SEE,THIS KYBOARD IS ESSENTIALLY NONFUCNTIONAL.shinyopals DISAGREES, BUT SHE IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSTIS AFTRI HAVE GONEBACK AND EDITD SOME SENTENCESDUE TO THEIR EXTREME ILLGIBILITY.

ANYWAY THE MORAL OF THIS POST IS THAT TODAY DAVID TENNANT WALKED PAST ME ON TH SIDEWALK, TO WHICH I WAS MOST LITERALLY LIKE:



I HOPE EVRYONEAPPRECIATS TH CONTXTANDAPPROPRIATENESSOFTH GIF BECAUSE I DONOT HAE THE TYPING CAPABILITY TO ELABORATE

THAT IS ALL

OPAL'SP OST IS PROBABLY MORE DETAILD AND LEGIBL.
 
 
Kali
03 August 2011 @ 01:54 pm
I. A Doctor/River rec? In MY lj? It's more likely than you think! To Make Us Children over at sail_your_sea is a nice look at the complications of a backwards relationship through the lens of the five stages of grief. PG, ~1000 words.

II. Through a coincidental Google today I found the greatest piece of Community fanart that ever has existed or ever will exist.

III. Am I the only one in the universe who has not registered for Pottermore? I feel as though I am. I generally gave up when it seemed like registration was opening at 4AM EST, but apparently today it was around 11! AND NO ONE TOLD ME UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. BOOOOOURNS. If someone were up to the task of registering for me I'd appreciate it, but I've probably missed that boat. I'm not DYING to get in, but ALL THE COOL KIDS ARE DOING IT and I WANNA GO TO HOGWARTS :(

IV. You know what is a fantastic episode of Doctor Who? Midnight. Just throwing that out there. I wish more post-Midnight fic existed that didn't involve Ten and Donna having sex. And yeah that means if you have recs I will read them.

V. The Office continues to be a filthy tease:

With Robert set as CEO — although executive producer Paul Lieberstein says they'd love to have Robert's former competition, Nellie Bertram, return once Catherine Tate finishes a run in a play — there will still be a vacancy for the managerial slot at Dunder Mifflin. (Source)




The Office is a sinking ship but MOAR CATHERINE TATE ON MY TV ALWAYS! Also I choose to believe that quote indicates "we totally wanted to hire her but she was busy".

VI. In an incredibly uncharacteristic decision the other day, I stopped to buy shoes, and then discovered a 3-for-1 sale was on, and came away with 3 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes and a scarf (because at that point I was tired of trying stuff on) for about $120. I don't remember the last time I voluntarily purchased a dress for a non-specific occasion, let alone the last time I purchased three, but there you have it. This fits with the fact that I actually went out of my way to buy makeup the other day, eyeshadow and eyeliner and everything. I don't know, I guess I am nurturing a futile dream that one day I will break out of my cocoon and transform into a beautiful butterfly.

VII. For a very long post, this feels pretty uninformative. I would do a meme but there don't seem to be any going around besides the ship quote one which I already did. Hmmm.
 
 
 
Kali
I. My internet at home is not working. This is incredibly distressing, especially with the long weekend and subsequent surplus of free time coming up. Even more distressing is the fact that I was like "well I can write fic I guess" and then remembered that no, actually all my WIPs are GoogleDocs and I cannot access them. DAMN YOU TECHNOLOGY AND MY UTTER RELIANCE ON YOU.

II. My internet is complicating matters but we are half-way through series 3 in our rewatch and my main thought rn is HOW CAN ANYONE HATE MARTHA JONES, she is so fabulous, ugh internet you don't know what you're missing.

III. I bought my plane ticket to England! shinyopals ARE YOU READY FOR THIS. I must say though, I have never bought a plane ticket before (the one time I've flown it was included in a big package deal lump sum school trip thing) and now I see why. That shit is expensive. Do they not realize that as a Canadian I have an intrinsic desire to leave the country at least twice a year?

IV. More top 5s! I am almost done. I have a bromance one to post but I want youtube clips and stuff and I'm not getting that at work, either. BUT placebetween wanted Top 5 celebrities I would like to hang out with at home. No pictures because I am at work and googling all these people feels awkward, so you'll just have to deal with my ~words. THE ANSWERS MAY SURPRISE YOUCollapse )
 
 
Kali
15 April 2011 @ 05:07 pm
I have a report due on Monday that is basically a, well, report on this experiment thing I did in psycholinguistics. I find it really intimidating because I haven't written a report-type thing since probably high school, and venturing out of my academic comfort zone is frightening, okay. Can't I just write about symbolism or something?

Anyway, so obviously this is how I've spent the afternoon:

  • Made a responsible decision to not go watch Harry Potter with friends tonight so I can stay home and work
  • Celebrated this responsible decision-making by checking livejournal
  • Opened the assignment, looked over it again, felt a little panicky
  • Spent more time on livejournal
  • Opened a Word document and wrote out the subheadings
  • Talked to firstofoct on MSN
  • Wrote about 3 sentences of the easiest part of the assignment
  • Oooo, maybe something exciting has happened on lj!


That I ever accomplish anything and have never handed an assignment in late is basically a miracle in and of itself.

Anyway, the reality is that I am really posting in order to post this:



Omg, favourite people.