May 2nd, 2011

Temporarily Stopping The Blog

So, I talked to Kim this weekend, and I told her about how keeping up with the blog was getting a bit tedious for me, and that soon my schedule wouldn’t really allow it, so she said I could just stop writing until she gets back. Thank goodness.

I feel I’m being really unproductive by continuing to try to write this blog. It’s not going anywhere, and we aren’t gaining any followers. Plus, I have exams coming up soon, and this summer I’ve planned a writing project that will definitely consume my time.

So, whether I return to the blog or not is yet to be decided, but Kim should be back in about two weeks, if she wants to continue the blog.

-Demetria

April 27th, 2011

Expanding My Musical Horizons

So, yesterday I listened to Made in Heaven, Queen’s final album, which means that I’ve listened to Queen’s entire music catalogue.

It’s really been a wonderful musical journey that I feel I have taken with this band. I’ve found that I’m able to relate to more music from this band than I have from any other music artist I have listened to, and I feel they have helped me become a better person, and I am grateful for that.

However, since about October, when I first started listening to Queen, I’ve found that I haven’t been able to pull myself away from their music. They have such variety in their songs - it was like I was receiving my full music mix by listening to them.

But because of that, I haven’t had the opportunity to listen to a lot of other bands. As amazing and wonderful Queen is, I don’t want to solely listen to their music as long as I continue to listen to them. Yes, I’ve gotten some tastes of other artists, but I haven’t really found new artists whose music I can really get into like Queen.

So, I will be listening to various albums by various bands that I’ve been meaning to listen to, or have been interested in listening to, and see if I find a band that I can come to enjoy nearly as much as I’ve come to enjoy Queen.

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April 26th, 2011

Eww. It’s getting all warm and humid again, AND the bugs are coming back. Ugh. That means summer is going to be here soon, and (gasp!) summer is my least favorite season. I like fall and winter better: nice cool weather, getting to wear my vintage (ish) winter coat and jeans, and the wonderful lack of bugs. “It’s bliss.”

Oh, also, I listened to Made in Heaven today. Brilliant album. I may have to write a review on it sometime this week, either tomorrow or Friday. So, for the two mentioned reasons, here is the song for today.

April 25th, 2011

Who Review - The Impossible Astronaut

He’s back! Doctor Who’s new series premiered this weekend, bringing secrets, suspense, and a new monster. The episode put much emphasis on the plot, while still incorporating emotion and personality from the main characters.

In this episode, the TARDIS crew is reunited with the Doctor, who is at this point 1103-years-old, and watch his horrible murder executed by a mysterious astronaut. After burning his body, they go to a diner where they meet… the Doctor. They learn that this Doctor is 909-years-old, and that they cannot tell him about his death. They do, however, convince him to travel to 1969 to find Canton Everett Delaware III, whom they met at the lake after the Doctor’s death. This leads them to the Oval Office in 1969, where they learn that President Nixon has been receiving mysterious calls from a young girl who is scared of the “astronaut”, and that Nixon has requested Delaware’s help with this issue. The Doctor then reveals himself and starts searching through maps to find out where the call is coming from.

 

The Doctor discovers that the girl is calling from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and leaves with Amy, Rory, River, and Delaware to investigate the place where the call was coming from. They find parts of a space suit that are identical to the ones that the astronaut was wearing, and River finds a set of tunnels that she explores with Rory. They meet the Silence while they are down there, but immediately forget them as they turn away. They find a control room, and while River is investigating, the Silence surround them and attempt to kill Rory.

The others hear the girl crying, and go to search for her. As they go to find her, Amy realizes she has to tell the Doctor something, and attempts to when they find Delaware unconscious. She tells the Doctor that she is pregnant; but before he reacts, they see the astronaut. Amy reaches for Delaware’s gun and shoots the astronaut, which is shown to be the girl when she lifts the visor.

Rating: 8.5/10

This episode packed a lot of what fans want in an episode -  suspense, emotion, and a few funny one-liners. Though I feel there could have been a bit more done for the Doctor in this episode, I enjoyed the acting performances - especially Alex Kingston’s. Great writing by Moffat once again, though I think there was a bit too much emphasis on the plot in this episode. I think I now understand why Matt Smith said that the first two episodes will be the foundation of the entire series (though I will understand more next week), for all of these secrets and things floating around will definitely affect how the TARDIS crew treats each other. Definitely looking forward to next week’s episode.

-Demetria

P.S. Sorry I’ve been writing about Doctor Who so much lately - I think I’ve lost a follower or two because of that. I think for the most part the only Doctor Who things posted on this blog will reviews, though I’m sure I’ll include other posts like that from time to time.

Meanwhile, Amy goes to the restroom and sees a Silent, and remembers seeing him at the lake where the Doctor was killed. She learns that you only remember a Silent when you see it, and takes a picture of it. The Silent then tells her that she is going to tell the Doctor “what he must know, and what he must never know”.

April 24th, 2011

Excuse the bits that aren’t a song. Charlie McDonnell is AMAZING, and this song is just.. awesome.

April 23rd, 2011

I think it’s pretty obvious why I chose this song to post today, haha. Hope everybody in the United Kingdom enjoyed the premiere, and I hope everyone in Canada and United States will enjoy it too. I’ll catch it tomorrow - I just need to avoid the Internet until then.

April 22nd, 2011

Argh… TUMBLR!!!

I wrote out a whole post about the Eleventh Doctor, and posted a lot of pictures, and I posted it, and it was all gone. URGHH. I. DON’T. NEED. THIS.

I’m still sick today, and I really don’t feel like writing anything. I started something, then my window closed and I couldn’t retrieve it. THEN, I made a post about the Eleventh Doctor, finished it, felt pretty satisfied, and went to post it, and saw that THE ENTIRE POST WAS NOT SAVED.

I even admitted my love for the Eleventh Doctor, and how I think he’s absolutely brilliant and better than Tennant’s Doctor (though I still love Tennant’s Doctor), and posted all of these adorable pictures of him, and now I’m just mad.

I wanted to watch The Eleventh Hour and A Christmas Carol today, but I think because of all this I’ll only get to watch one (though I can catch the other tomorrow).

And, the most depressing part of this whole Doctor Who premiere week (the ONLY depressing part) is that I won’t get the opportunity to watch it tomorrow night. I may not even be able to watch it Sunday. I don’t have BBC America, yet I somehow get BBC America on Demand and online, so if it comes up on Sunday, then my day will be made. If not, well, I’ll be pretty annoyed that I’ll have to wait ANOTHER day.

I’m thinking about writing reviews of each new episode of Doctor Who, and since I have Monday off, that will be the perfect time to write it. So, expect that soon.

I’m sorry that this is an inadequate post, but I’m just having a really annoying day. Tomorrow is going to be a really long day (though tomorrow I’m making fish fingers and custard), and Sunday may be just as bad. Ugh.

I’ll probably go back and make that post I was trying to make today again some other time, but like I said, I just feel like crap.

-Demetria

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April 21st, 2011

This was the first Beatles song that I ever listened to, and it’s still one of my favorites.

Also, it’s really weird listening to it when you can only hear the music out of your right ear. You can barely hear the bass, and you notice the piano a lot more (which actually sounds really cool by itself). Wow, I really can’t wait for this ear infection to go away.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

r0rywilliams:

But if the doctor is cute

screw the fruit.

(Source: hahry)

April 20th, 2011

Doctor Who Quotes (New Series)

I hate being sick. I’m not even really that sick; I just have a horrible ear infection. I didn’t know they could hurt this much. I can’t listen to music, I can’t watch Doctor Who (most of the episodes available to me are only available through Xfinity TV’s website), I can’t even sleep properly. I have the whole week off, and this entire week I’ve been getting no extra sleep. Ugh.

Well, at least I have Doctor Who to look forward to this weekend. I’m even going to make fish fingers and custard. So, today I’ll post some of my favorite Doctor Who quotes from the new series.

Mickey: I bet you don’t even remember my name!

The Doctor: Ricky.

Mickey: It’s Mickey!

The Doctor: No, it’s Ricky.

Mickey: I think I know my own name!

The Doctor: You think you know your own name? How stupid are you?

- Aliens in London

"Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, ‘ooh, this could be a little more sonic’?"

- The Doctor Dances

"One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel."

- The Girl in the Fireplace

The Doctor: Name?

General Staal: General Staal of the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet. “Staal The Undefeated!”

The Doctor: Oh that’s no good. What if you get defeated? “Staal The Not-Quite-So-Undefeated-Any-More-But-Never-Mind?”

- The Sontaran Stratagem

The Doctor: You wanted to come fourteen years ago.

Amy: I grew up.

The Doctor: Don’t worry, I’ll soon fix that.

- The Eleventh Hour

The Doctor: Okay, okay! [Picks up a large spanner] Okay, soldier, defend yourself! [beats Dalek with spanner repeatedly]

Dalek: You do not require tea?

- Victory of the Daleks

The Dream Lord: If you die in the dream, you wake up in reality. Healthy recovery in next to no time. Ask me what happens if you die in reality.

Rory: What happens?

The Dream Lord: You die, stupid. That’s why it’s called “reality”.

- Amy’s Choice

"Excuse me, I’m making perfect sense; you’re just not keeping up."

-The Hungry Earth

Vincent: But you’re not armed!

The Doctor: I am!

Vincent: What with?

The Doctor: Overconfidence, this, and a small screwdriver. I’m absolutely sorted.

"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things."

- Vincent and the Doctor

"Big flashy lighty things have got me written all over them. Well, not actually, but give me time. And a crayon."

The Doctor: Right, so what are we gonna do? Eat crisps and talk about girls? I’ve never done that, but I bet it’s easy. Girls, yeah?

Young Kazran: Are you really a babysitter?

The Doctor: I think you’ll find that I’m universally recognized as a mature and responsible adult. [shows him his psychic paper]

Young Kazran: …It’s just a lot of wavy lines.

The Doctor: …Yeah, it shorted out. Finally, a lie too big. Okay, no, not really a babysitter, but this Christmas Eve, you don’t want a real one. You want me.

Young Kazran: Why? What’s so special about you?

The Doctor: Have you ever seen Mary Poppins?

Young Kazran: No.

The Doctor: Good, because that comparison would have been rubbish.

- A Christmas Carol

-Demetria

Rest in peace, Elisabeth Sladen.

(Source: wikiquote.org... and my brain.)