Doctor Who deserves all the love it gets.

  • Jan. 18th, 2009 at 3:02 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
I love love love my show.

I spent most of the afternoon/evening talking to [livejournal.com profile] lf2871 on AIM about how tragic and doomed the Master and the Doctor are. We both got very emotional about it as we were trying to decide which one was worse off. Eventually, we agreed they're both in dire need of hugs and kittens, and decided that it's all the Time Lords' fault, and that the Doctor did a good thing when he wiped them out. He didn't agree, but then, he wouldn't.

Anyway, after this, I went to muck about in Gimp and Photoshop, because I felt dramatic and full of woe and wanted an angel/demon manip of the Doctor and the Master. I didn't get very far, and I don't think it's ever going to get done, because srsly, angel/demon manip? But this is how far I got, and I think the Master is kind of liking his wings, even if they're sort of trashed. Maybe he likes them because of that.

At some point, I stopped maniping and went to watch some episodes. I was determined to watch episodes that I usually don't watch, so I ended up with Gridlock - which is a really awesome episode, I don't know why I'd remembered it as boring - and The Lazarus Experiment, which I still thought was a bit rubbish, but in a charming way. Besides, even though it's kind of lame for Doctor Who, it's still better than some of the better episodes of other shows. I ♥ my show.

I really want to work for Doctor Who one day. I don't care if I'm the person who sweeps the floor, I just want to be on that set, be a part of that production. Because seriously, Doctor Who is the best TV show I have ever watched, and I've watched a lot of TV shows.

Yes, I will stop gushing now. Sorry about that. It might be time for bed.

Oh, one more thing. If you dislike Rammstein as much as I do, and think that they are a silly, pretentious bunch of idiots, you'll like this.

Doctor Who Special

  • Dec. 26th, 2008 at 3:01 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] screw presents)
Spoilers! )

Fic On Demand!

  • Dec. 12th, 2008 at 10:56 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
Check out the awesome fic [livejournal.com profile] daphnie_1 wrote for me. It features the Master, the Doctor, and a day trip to the zoo where they meet Eddie the unicorn.

Seriously. Go check it out. It's hilarious and sweet. :D

[livejournal.com profile] earlwyn, you've done it. You've got me listening to Radiohead. Lol.

Geeky Cardiff Picspam!

  • Dec. 8th, 2008 at 3:21 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] sonic)
As I said in my last post, I went to Cardiff this weekend with [livejournal.com profile] lf2871 to see the Doctor Who exhibit. It was an amazing lot of fun, and I took a gazillion ubergeeky pictures. So, if you decide to click on the link below, either have broadband or prepare for having to wait for quite a while for the site to load. ;)

Cardiff! )

I bought stuff!

  • Dec. 1st, 2008 at 5:28 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] david christmas)
Eeeeh I can has the Doctor Who season 3 and 4 boxsets! So pretty! Now I know why they're so expensive. They're by far the prettiest boxsets I own.

And forewords by David and RTD! *flails*

Christmas came early this year.

On a happier note...

  • Nov. 26th, 2008 at 11:44 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
Casting spoilers for Eleven.

EEEEEEEEEEeeeeeehhhhh :DDD! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lf2871 for linkage.

*flails*

  • Nov. 25th, 2008 at 7:56 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] quiet david's on)
I want to make sweet sweet love to Arthur Eddington.

And by sweet sweet love I of course mean having a long geeky discussion with him on science, the theory of relativity, religion and everything in between. Ajshgfs that movie was such a fangasm for me, on so many different levels.

Spoilerish. But not very. )

Oh, I adored this movie so much. I think it was made for me specifically. *nods*

CIN

  • Nov. 14th, 2008 at 11:44 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] screw presents)
Eeeh Children in Need! :DD

Spoilers )

Okay. Seriously. Christmas - now! I needs it. I am so so starved for new DW canon, it's not funny. I miss that show so damn much. I don't even know how I am going to survive the 2009 dry spell. D:

I went shopping!

  • Oct. 27th, 2008 at 6:46 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] vegetable)
Omg guys I spent so much money today.

[livejournal.com profile] wihluta is visiting (yay! :D) and we went to the Forbidden Planet store. I know I shouldn't go there - so far I could always exercise some restraint, but for some reason, it left me today.

I bought:

Don't you just wanna know what I bought? I even have (crappy) pictures. )

So, all in all I'm not sad I spent an insane amount of money on Doctor Who merchandise today. Um. xD

Oh, and wtf is up with LJ? Halloween design? DNW. I want my LJ to be blue, kthxbai.

Stratford

  • Oct. 19th, 2008 at 8:39 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)
I just got home from Stratford.

It was amazing. David was amazing, Patrick Stewart was amazing, the productions were amazing, and I got my Hamlet program signed and had David standing like a foot away from me - wearing one of his his ever-favorite gray hoodies - which was also completely amazing.

[livejournal.com profile] svanderslice, whom I got to meet, was also amazing. And her husband is sweet.

And now I am going to fall into bed and sleep for a long while, because I have been up all night and am tired. You'll get a more detailed report later today.

New Email Address - and other things

  • Sep. 3rd, 2008 at 8:48 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] donna more awesome)
Hi y'all, I'm back home. Yay, no more IE7/waiting ten minutes for sites to load! :D

I've changed my email address from t-eyla[at]web[dot]de to teyla86[at]googlemail[dot]com. All emails sent to the web.de address should be forwarded, but I don't know how reliable this forwarding feature is, so if you have me in your address book or something - yeah. Googlemail now.

A few months ago, [livejournal.com profile] lf2871 wrote to Catherine Tate and asked her for an autograph. She also included an autograph request for me, which I love her a lot for. The autograph has now arrived, and is sitting at [livejournal.com profile] lf2871's, waiting for me to move to England so she can send it to me. This is very awesome.

Catherine's handwriting isn't any prettier than David's. )

I HAVE SOME AWESOME NEWS!

  • Aug. 15th, 2008 at 3:36 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] hamlet)
I HAVE A TICKET TO SEE HAMLET ON OCTOBER 18!

Actually, I have two tickets for Oct 18, one for Hamlet, and one for Love's Labours Lost.

I AM GOING TO GET TO SEE IT TWICE! I AM SO SO SO THRILLED! :DDDD *hugs [livejournal.com profile] svanderslice and spins her around*

ETA: ... how did I not know that David's on the ensemble of Love's Labours Lost as well? *headdesks at self*

OMG A WHOLE DAY OF OGLING DAVID! That actually scares me a little. o.O

PIX )
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] sonic)
The Confidential of Forest of the Dead just had me crying tears of laughter.

They were talking about the sonic screwdriver, and how the screwdriver does EVERYTHING - except the really useful things. It's what I love so much about the Doctor Who 'verse. I think that Doctor Who is the one 'verse that actually makes the most use of the fact that it's fiction. The beauty of fiction is that anything can happen. And I don't mean just anything, but anything.

All of you guys who write fic - I bet you know this situation. You're at point A in your plot, and you need to get to point B, but there's this huge obstacle C in the way, which is just annoying! Because fussing with C will hold up your whole plot, it will be boring, no-one will want to read it, but if you leave it out, the plot is not gonna make sense anymore.

Shows that are set in the here and now obviously can't use devices like the sonic screwdriver to get annoying plot obstacles out of the way. But even some science fiction shows still try to stick very much to the laws we know - physical laws, rational laws, whatever. Not so Doctor Who, and I think that's because it's a show that's not written from a human point of view. Or, yes, it's written from a human PoV - the companion's PoV, mostly - but it's a human taking a peek into a universe that's utterly different to what they know: the Doctor's universe.

Anything is game in the Doctor's universe. There's always a sort of reversed logic going on - not 'I know that the sonic screwdriver can do anything except zap Daleks into non-funtion', but 'I'm observing that the Doctor is not using his screwdriver to fight the Daleks, so that's apparently one of the things it can't do'.

It's all a huge mystery. You never know what to expect. The Doctor's universe is completely unpredictable, and because it's a fictional universe, it's unpredictable in a highly entertaining way - it'd be just boring, after all, if the Doctor could just wave his screwdriver around and all the Daleks would short-circuit. On the other hand, it would be just boring to watch the Doctor again and again spending long minutes trying to get access to some place - which can be easily avoided if he's just able to whip out his psychic paper and be 'John Smith, certified window inspector'.

In Doctor Who, it's never the question if something can be done, it's just a question of how it can be done. And the show usually goes with the most entertaining way of doing it, and it makes a sport out of making completely cracked concepts work out, just because it can. And that's one of the things I love so much about it.

Guys! Guys guys guys!

  • Jul. 29th, 2008 at 8:24 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] sonic)



!!!!\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/\o/!!!!

:DD More birthday goodness!

  • Jul. 26th, 2008 at 1:40 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] sonic)
My girlfriend is the best girlfriend in the world.

Mid-May, she sat down and wrote a letter to David Tennant, telling him that she had a friend whose birthday was coming up, and she would like to ask him to sign an autograph so she could give it to her.

AND HE SIGNED ONE. WITH DEDICATION. AND IT'S GONNA BE IN MY MAILBOX ON MONDAY AND OMG GUYS I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW ECSTATIC I AM ABOUT THIS!

*grabs [livejournal.com profile] wihluta and spins her around*

I should stop joking about this shrine thing now. Because, three drawings and an autograph? Plus the DW poster I'm gonna be buying once I'm in England? Pretty good basics for a shrine.

I GOT THINGS!

  • Jul. 20th, 2008 at 1:53 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Fifth Doctor)
I am so, so done with moving. I cleaned the rest of the stuff out of the flat today, carried a huge table and other assorted furniture up a narrow flight of stairs, ran out of tape while I was trying to paper the floor in my room so we can paint it, then brought tons of old cartons and paper to the paper recycling bin, and then carried six heavy boxes up two flights of stairs, as well as the separate pieces of my bed, which I then assembled in my room which is crammed full of useless stuff. Lastly, I screwed a lamp to a ceiling that consists of shitty late 70ies plaster and in which you can plant anchors by pressing on them with your thumb. I am very sure the lamp will come down while I sleep. I now have tons of plaster dust in my eyes. Ow.

BUT THIS HAS STILL BEEN A GOOD DAY, BECAUSE TODAY, AWESOME THINGS ARRIVED IN THE MAIL!

1) Hamlet tickets!!11!eleventy!11
Here's a seating plan with the three seats I booked marked red - mostly for [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn and [livejournal.com profile] wihluta - and eeh! I be so excited! :D

2) Licia's drawing!
It is shiny and made of awesome and arrived completely safe and sound. I framed it, and as soon as there's less chaos in my room, I will put it up on the wall. Again, thank you so much, Licia! :D

Actually, these two things didn't arrive today. They arrived during the last week, and my mom neglected to tell me. Today, she was like, oh right, some stuff arrived for you a couple of days ago. It's over there on the shelf. I asked her what sort of stuff, and she said, oh, it's that Hamlet thing you've been talking about. And a letter from the States with lots of stamps on it. And I was like OMG IT'S THE TICKETS AND THE DRAWING, YOU NEED TO TELL ME THESE THINGS! *flail*

Lol, all's good now, though. I have my stuff, and I'm happy. Albeit tired. Which is why I think it's bedtime now.

Ashgfdjshgh

  • Jul. 11th, 2008 at 6:35 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (david tennant)
I CAN HAS HAMLET TICKETS!

1st of January, 7.15 pm at the Novello Theatre in London; 37 GBP per ticket.

David Tennant! Patrick Steward! OMG! *flails*

Look, it's more David fangirling!

  • Jul. 11th, 2008 at 1:13 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (david tennant)
With the best of timings, [livejournal.com profile] euclase finished my birthday drawing today. She let me pick someone, and predictable me was predictable and picked David. Her drawing is made of shiny and awesome and I cannot wait to actually have it and be able to stare at it 24/7.

For now, you can take a look on flickr:



Ain't it shiny? <3 Licia, thank you so much :D.

\o/

  • May. 30th, 2008 at 10:17 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Saxon - Noise)
[livejournal.com profile] legomymalfoy HAS WON THE ELECTION!

This makes up for the shitty day I had at work. Yay fandom. *does a little dance of victory*

Thanks to everyone who took time to vote! :)

ETA: LOL DRAMA. Stupid [livejournal.com profile] jameth-supporter is stupid. The other person makes sense until s/h/it starts talking about leaving websites. Btw, I didn't find that elusive platform, either. The link in the candidate list only goes to his election tag in his journal. Did any of you find it?

ETA 2: Mwahahaha. Lame tl;dr macro is lame.

ETA 3 (last one, I promise): I am disappointed by the lack of drama this post provides. Anyway, reading through the comments, it becomes glaringly obvious how little sense most of the anti-LMM arguments make.

First case in point )

Second case in point )

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