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Everything ends. April 19, 2011

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The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends. – Sarah Jane Smith.

R.I.P Elisabeth Sladen.

Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and the Doctor (Tom Baker)

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Well, I would write 4,000 words… April 29, 2010

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OK. Not quite 4,000 words yet. But halfway there. The plan is to have a workable full draft by a week tomorrow. That way, I’ll have a full plan to submit to the tutor and only the rewrite to do over the three weeks before the submission date. And then that’s that. Course is over. Noooooooooooooo! Despite my feelings that this last piece of work isn’t going to be as good as anything else I’ve done (and particularly not TMA05. The result for that still makes me smile with pride), I have absolutely loved EA300. It’s been so hard to get my head around at times, but the sense of satisfaction coming to the end of it is fabulous. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt like I’ve come away from a course knowing that I have learned something as strongly as I have with this. All I know is that I really want to continue on with it. But… I need to complete three more courses with the OU before I can even think about that!

Princi has also discovered something she likes to learn. She had her first session with Spanish Club in school today. She stayed back for an extra 45 minutes (I wasn’t sure she would like staying back at school, but she did. Yay!) and when she got home she told me about all the words she learned in Spanish. And she’d learned quite a bit. I was pleasantly surprised. The surprise stayed when she became really excited knowing that she could do it again next week. ‘But only on Thursday,’ she said, with a little look of disappointment on her face. Since then, she’s been playing on Spanish games on her Nanny’s computer!

Anyway. It’s time for Doctor Who before bed. Oh, and tonight it has to be old Doctor Who. She kicked off last night when old Doctor Who was all she could watch because the Broadband had gone down. Grr. But she happily watched ‘School and Chips,’ or School Reunion to the rest of us, and has decided that the old Doctor is better than the new Doctor for now. I’m sure we’ll get back to the repetitive viewing of The Eleventh Hour soon. She loves the food scene too much not to watch it again!

And speaking of the Doctor, here’s something that’s had me giggling today…

Oh, and yeah… April 3, 2010

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Excited much?

Just under an hour to go until The Eleventh Hour…. SQUEEEEEE!

And today we shall celebrate… April 12, 2009

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Chocolate, in it’s various guises. Eggs, bunnies, bars. Yum! Princi is busy eating a golden bunny. When she has gone to the seaside (the Horseshoe Pass plan has been put to pasture) then I shall open the egg Grandand bought for me. Yay! NOMNOMNOMNOM!

Grrr. I forgot to record the second part of the new Red Dwarf. Bum nuggets! I wouldn’t mind, but my sis reminded me earlier in the day. You’d have thought I’d have had the forward thinking to set the V+ box, but no. I was far too jacked in to Guitar Hero (addicted to bass, atm). Stupid, stupid me!

As for new Doctor Who… I need to watch it again. Princi decided it was a good time to make up a skat song. Every time the TV’s volume increased, so did Princi’s. Why, then, has she not got a mute button? Most unfair! At least I recorded Doctor Who. What I did see and hear of it was good though, and Lee Evans really did steal the show. He was fantastic.

Oh, and Monsters vs. Aliens… Brilliant! I loved it! Well, the parts I was allowed to watch, anyway. The sci-fi films paraodies were fab. The best line in the film made my sis and I nearly pee ourselves, and our laugh could be heard all over the packed out cinema screen. I really don’t understand why no-one else laughed, at least half of the audience were adults. The line? When Ginormica is beating up the evil alien, the alien says something and finishes the sentence with ‘…by Hawkins chair!’ Fabulous. Or if you’re Princi, fablious!

Well, time to get Princi dressed for her day out with Nanny and Grandand.

Name that tune. February 15, 2009

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This afternoon, Princi asked if she could watch an episode of Doctor Who. I pulled up TV on demand, but some technical hitch stopped it from working. So we tried a little later, and the hitch had been fixed. So while Princi was sat on the floor completely distracted I brought up the DW episodes available, choosing one of Princi’s favourites. Still she hadn’t looked up. The episode started to play. The first note on the fist scene played (not the theme tune, by the way), and she said:

Ooh! That’s School and Chips!

Then she looked up at the screen.

And I thought I was obsessive!

I so want these! January 13, 2009

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These are just the coolest Doctor Who figures I have seen!

Matt Smith. January 3, 2009

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The new Doctor (www.bbc.co.uk)

The new Doctor (www.bbc.co.uk)

And so we have it. Not anyone who had even been mentioned. In fact, this was the first time I had seen his name in connection with DW, a posting made today, so maybe I should have clicked then. But yep, I said ‘Who?’ too at the reveal. I suppose that’s the reaction they want! Who, exactly!

The who stayed until they said that he was in the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman’s ‘Ruby In The Smoke’, at which point I said ‘Ah, maybe he wont suck so much then.’

And on other, more sporty news… Andy Murray has started the tennis season with tournament win! Yay! He beat Rafa Nadal in Abu Dhabi, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Not bad seeing as he beat Roger Federer yesterday. Looking good for the coming year, I am looking forward to watching some good tennis matches.

And the new Doctor is… January 3, 2009

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To be announced this evening on a special Doctor Who Confidential. I’m all asquee!

Yes, I know I didn’t talk about the Christmas episode of DW, that’s only because I was disappointed with the Cybershades. That was a good idea, badly executed. What were they meant to be? Grrr. Other than that, I thought it was a good episode, and enjoyed the Doctor taking a backseat to a fake Doctor. Although I am now disappointed David Morrisey wont be the new Doctor because I thought he was really good.

So, who will be the new Doctor? Will it be Paterson Joseph, as so many rumours say? Or will it be one of the others – Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Salmon, John Simm, James Nesbitt (if it’s him I will be mightily upset)? Or could it possibly be my favourite for the role – Alexander Siddig? I know it probably wont be, and will more than likely be Paterson Joseph, there has been too much speculation in his favour, but I would love to see Alexander Siddig play the Doctor, as I said here.

Brace yourself. Time for Geeksomeness! November 23, 2008

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Merlin. Last night. Apart from being a good story (yes, I know. I was disgusted with it when it first started, totally shredding and chucking the original Arthurian mythology out of the window, but I’ve since just enjoyed it as Arthurian fanfic.), it starred Alexander Siddig as Kanen, the villain of the story. Most peeps will know Siddig as Dr Julian Bashir from Star Trek: DS9, but he’s also played fantastic characters on Spooks and 24. But that’s going away from the thought that entered my head last night.

OK, so I know that Patterson Joseph is being pegged as the next Doctor, with much more speculation since this, but taking into account the amount of actor crossover from DW to Merlin, and the subsequent cropping up of Mr Siddig… Can you see where I’m going? I think he would play a fantastic Doctor Who. So in light of my previous captaining of Stephen Fry, whom I am sure will not be DW to my disappointment, I am now captaining Alexander Siddig. Who knows, maybe other Star Trek actors might filter in… Wil Wheaton as the Master, anyone? It’s about time he was evil! Or, oh, oh, Patrick Stewart (again with links to Merlin, although not the TV show… Stewart played Leondegrance in the film Excalibur)… He would make an insanely evil Master, me thinks, although there is speculation of him guest starring, or maybe taking up the Doctor mantle… (Although how much stock you want to put in that report is up to you. The Sun isn’t exactly known for its reliability now, is it?)

Sniffle sniffle. October 30, 2008

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No, I haven’t got a cold. They are boo-hoo sniffles. The second-best Doctor is nearly ripe for regeneration. David Tennant announced that he is to leave the show at the end of next year, after the last of the four specials. Sniffle! I have really enjoyed watching him as the Doctor. But, as is already happening over the interwebs, the fun of speculating on the new Doctor begins. If only they could get Richard E. Grant to play him, I would be a very happy bunny! (I know he voiced an animated version, but I want to see him physically play the Doctor.) Or how about Stephen Fry! That would be worth watching, although not as appealing to kids, I’d imagine.