Matt Smith has announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of this year. I am so sad :( I had a feeling he was going to leave soon but I was hoping for one more year. Most Whovians have a Doctor they considered theirs. I started watching during Ten's run but as much as I loved David Tennant and the 10th Doctor, I never really considered him 'mine'. Maybe cause I started partway through. Unpopular opinion but Rose annoyed me so much and I hated how she was constant cloud throughout Ten's run.
I was there for the beginning of Eleven. I loved the relationship between Amy/Doctor and Amy/Rory and Rory/Doctor. I loved how Amy and Rory chose having "a normal life" over travelling with the Doctor. Loved how the identity of River Song was revealed. Loved Souffle Girl. Especially loved Eleven's (and Matt's) rapport with children. Most of my favourite episodes are from this era.
Matt Smith made a thank you video while filming a movie in Detroit (he's so close ahhhhh!) (hence the shaved off hair)
I'm going to miss the Raggedy Doctor who is, most definitely, a madman with a box.
Hello LJ people. I know I have become very lazy about posting. Most of fandom has migrated over to tumblr which is sucking up most of my time due to the instant gratification of gifs and fanart. NY resolution: spend more time here :)
Anyway, the past month or so in point form:
Life stuff first ~~ had a quiet Christmas & NYEs. Work is starting to get crazy plus I am so behind in doing my cousin's books (which is entirely my own fault). Will be working most of this weekend *boohiss* Second thyroid surgery went fine. The pathology report came back and a tiny batch of cancer was found on the inside side so there was no way the needle biopsy would've picked it up anyway. Some time in March/April, will do a dosage of radioiodine and hopefully, that will be that.
~~ Survived the ending of Merlin *sniff* A lot of things happened in the finale that I loved. And the last shot just about killed me with feels.
~~ The Doctor Who Christmas episode was awesome. So totally in love with Clara Oswain Oswald. I was actually really excited about the prospect about have a 18th (?) century companion but that was not to be. The TARDIS desktop change will take some getting used to. Looking forward to the discovering the mystery that is Clara and all the 50th anniversary stuff!
~~ Watched the People's Choice Awards last night. All the fake surprise reaction shots of the winners amused me to no end. Haven't seen the SPN boys in a while -- Jensen was looking good. Something needs to be done about Jared's hair. Not surprised SPN won for Fave Sci-Fi Show (confession: I voted for DW). Not surprised about Chris Colfer winning either (behold the power of Gleeks, Klainers, Kurtsies & the CC Army). Can't believe he mentioned fanfiction LOL I was surprised about Lea Michele winning tho. And how the hell did The Wanted beat out One Direction as Best New Artist? Were the Directioners too distraught/distracted over the Harry/Taylor hookup and forgot about voting? I will never ever ever get the appeal of TSwift, sorry. Another WTF moment was Adam Sandler winning. Worst acceptance speech ever -- just bloody thank the fans & be done with it! -- and how is he still relevant.
~~ Matt Dallas (of KyleXY) has come out via twitter by announcing his engagement to long time boyfriend. Apparently Matt was one of those "not a secret but no one talks about it" like Jim Parsons & Matt Bomer? I had no idea. Anyway, congrats to the v cute couple!
~~ Les Miz, the movie musical. Watched this R. We both agreed that Russell Crowe's voice is not suited for this material. And Hugh. Oh Hugh. He's got a great voice and did a good job but his "Bring Him Home"? HORRIBLE. I was totally prepared to be shedding tears during "Own My Own", "I Dreamed a Dream" and "A Little Fall of Rain". They were all done well but what really got me was "Empty Chairs and Empty Tables". And the girl playing Young Cossette was perfection.
~~ I still haven't seen The Hobbit!! Found a DVD screener copy so hopefully can carve out some time and watch it. It's been many years since I've read The Hobbit & I don't remember much so it'll be like watching with new eyes. I have to say though that making 3 movies is too much. I've read that's there a lot of filler re: the backstory. They should've just done 2 movies.
For those of you who have watched "The Angels Take Manhattan", a lot of fans were disappointed with the lack of follow-up with Brian, Rory's dad. Apparently, a scene was written but never shot. And now, thanks to BBC, we have the storyboard version with Rory's voice over.
I can't even. I started to tear up before the voice over even started!
The New Normal. Still loving it. It got a full season pick up so yay for that! And Ryan has said that Andrew Rannells will sing on the show so double yay!
Elementary. I enjoyed the pilot. I've always been a Lucy Liu fan and bless whoever decided to let Jonny Lee Miller keep his accent. Already sick and tired of the comparison to BBC Sherlock. It is possible to like both shows!
So, in celebration of the S7 premiere day, I present this video of The Nerdist's celebrity bowling filmed during Comic Con. It's Team Doctor Who vs Team Nerdist. Even if you don't know who these people are -- although it includes Wil Wheaton!! -- it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. Cause watching British people trying to bowl is funny :D
As much as I would love to experience Comic Con, I think it's just so better to stay home and watch all the panels on-line. No money spent, no crowds, no hours upon hours of queuing. I'll go once though. My cousin gets a booth there & it would be such a waste of an opportunity if I didn't (they actually had an extra badge this year but I couldn't make it on such short notice).
Anyway. Some awesome stuff out of Comic Con!
OMG DOCTOR WHO TRAILER!!!!!!!!
AUGUST 27TH CAN NOT COME FAST ENOUGH.
Bradley being Bradley ♥
I can't get over giggly Tony Head. And Colin! Sweet, adorable Colin *glomps* Watched a really crappy video of the S4 trailer and I WANTS NEW MERLIN NOW.
Loved Harry's gleeful, "you got a name, good job!" So glad to hear Bieste will be back. And the news out of Comic Con is that Chord turned down the opportunity to return to Glee so no more Sam :(
So far, I've already watched the full panels for Community and The Big Bang Theory. Still so much to watch.
Things I want to get my hands on RIGHT NOW (you can take that any way you want ;P )
New Doctor Who!!!! FINALLY!!!
*insert incoherent flailing* CAN. NOT. WAIT.
This is pretty self explanatory :D The Situ-AsianMike Chang Harry needs to be shirtless at least every other episode.
Apparently, I should've gone into Hair & Makeup. They are so lucky.
Reading challenge update:
(6) From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler, EL Konigsburg. Part of my 'Books From My Childhood' list.
(7) Arthur: King of the Middle-March, Kevin Crossley-Holland. Last of a trilogy about a squire who's life parallels a certain Once and Future King who he sees in his seeing stone. A quick and easy read. The author does a really good job of describing life during the Crusades. My only issue was that quite a few threads were left unfinished at the end.
(8) The Tale of Despereaux, Kate Di Camillo. I just flew this book and downloaded the movie for future viewing.