Doctor Who Rantage

  • Jan. 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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Space showed both parts of The End of Time tonight and, wow, do I need to rant.


Top Five Meme Answers

  • Aug. 11th, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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Answers to the Top Five Meme.

Lists! )

ZOMG TORCHWOOD pt the Third & Happyfest

  • Jul. 23rd, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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First off:

Happy Fest is on!

Hundreds of prompts in over a hundred fandoms have been suggested and all you need do is chose one and write a happy fic with it. You can also comment on other's stories and tell them why it made you happy. Come join us,we have cake it's fun! Click on the banner to go to the posting post.


Torchwood Day Three spoilery spoils )

ZOMG TORCHWOOD! pt. the second

  • Jul. 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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Day Two rantage, shorter than Day One

Spoilery spoils. )

In other, non-TW related news, our car went batshit crazy this morning. At 1:30 AM, the alarm started going off by itself for no reason we could discern, then the alarm stopped without us doing anything. My dad went out to check on it and the car was locking and unlocking itself. Weird.


  • Jul. 20th, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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I've managed to avoid all spoilers/reviews for Children of Earth and tonight Space started showing it in Canada, so I saw Day One.

Spoilery spoils )

Christmas specials

  • Dec. 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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So, I was flipping through channels last night and I stumbled across 'Under the Mistletoe' on the W Network (Canadian Women's channel). It was a sweet and sappy made for TV movie where every plot point was predictable and nothing was surprising. I enjoyed it, however, because I like sweet and sappy things AND because it had Michael Shanks in it and I was like 'oh, hello Daniel Jackson'. The other cool thing was that his opposite in the movie was Jaime Ray Newman, who played Cadman on Atlantis and once I figured that out, I was like 'I wonder if the Daniel/Cadman fans know about this'. Because you name two characters in a fandom and there's at least one person out there who ships them.

The other thing that was on last night was the Rankin Family Reunion special. I'm not sure how big the Rankins are outside Canada (especially in the US, which is where most of my flist comes from), but they are a group of siblings from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, who sing and play instruments. They do some traditional Celtic folktunes and then sort of country/Celtic flavoured original stuff too. They often sing in Gaelic and step dance as well. Pretty much everyone in my family likes them and their tapes were often played on car trips when I was little, since they were a neutral party. When I was probably six or seven they came to play at our local theatre (very exciting since no one tends to come to our town) and seeing them is one of the most vivid memories I have of childhood. I remember what I wore and where we sat and who sat in front of us and some of the jokes they told and everything. It was awesome. They stopped performing several years back but last night they had their reunion special and it was very nice to see them again.

Rankin Family youtube stuff (if you're interested):
We Rise Again [A beautiful song which is a favourite of pretty much everyone in my family. We played it at my Grandmother's funeral. The last note is breathtaking.]
Fare Thee Well Love [My favourite song that they do. It's very pretty and sounds like a song that should play over the closing credits of a movie.]
Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach [An example of the Gaelic songs they sing.]
Children Go Where I Send You [A Christmas song.]

Anyway, good teevees!

A very British film weekend...

  • Nov. 16th, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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First off, I just woke up from a very weird dream in which I woke up from my dream, then woke up from my dream again with in it. So it was a dream within a dream within a dream.

Anyway, everything I watched this weekend was British, for some reason. Ama and I watched Maybe Baby and Sliding Doors on Friday night. I've been trying to get her to watch Sliding Doors for several years now and Zip finally sent it this week. She enjoyed it, but she didn't find John Hannah attractive enough to be in a romantic comedy (me:'He's charming!', Ama: 'He's ugly!') and, for me, his performance is one of the really great things about it. I hadn't seen Maybe Baby before, but it was great! Hugh Laurie is always spectacular and it was very charming and funny. James Purefoy should be in more things. So I can look at him and hear him talk. Then we started to watch Pride & Prejudice while Ama straightened my hair.

Yesterday was my dad's birthday, so Ama and Adam came over and made fajitas for dinner and I managed to successfully make sugar-free banana cream pie for dessert. I'm always so nervous when I cook, though nothing has turned out terrible or an uneatable yet. Dad seemed pleased with everything, which is good because I don't think he's ever too keen on his own birthdays. Ama and I finished watching Pride & Prejudice while she was here.

After they were gone, Mum and I sat down to craft and I put on the Shakespeare Retold DVD which Zip also sent this week. We watched Much Ado About Nothing last night. I really enjoyed it. It was fun to figure out how the characters had been adapted or how they were going to get around certain non-modern concepts. Damian Lewis and Sarah Parish were a great Benedick and Beatrice.

Finally, this afternoon we watch the Macbeth episode. This one was a bit more interesting to my mum, who was very familiar with the original play. James Macavoy and Keeley Hawes were incredible in it and I really liked the way it was adapted. Thankfully they didn't really do a lot of blood and gore with it, because neither Mum nor I are very into that stuff. I would have liked to see more of Richard Armitage as Macduff, though.

And that's that.

Not that I'm complaining or anything...

  • Oct. 26th, 2008 at 1:11 AM
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Okay, History Television. I get that maybe JAG could pass for history, since it's all military and was topical for the time it was on. I'll even buy that CSI:NY is somewhat relevant, since it takes place in the aftermath of 9/11 and occasionally references it. Ditto for NCIS. But how do you justify Mission Impossible II?


I'd never thought I'd say this about a movie franchise, but the third one was better. Not that I've seen the first one. I watched the third one first. Because it has Johnathan Rhys Meyers in it and I was going through a Johnathan Rhys Meyers period at the time.

CNAnime and Artstuffs

  • Aug. 27th, 2008 at 12:55 AM
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This last weekend was CNAnime in Toronto, which is an anime/sci fi con. I was going to go, but ended up not being well enough for long distance traveling yet. Amalie went, however. She cosplayed Kaylee, with a parasol she painted and it looked great (I haven't seen pictures yet to know how the rest of the costume worked out). She had tried to lure me there with promises of Jamie Bamber but he ended up canceling (I had feeling he would, I don't know why), so I didn't miss out on anything. I gave her some money to pick me up something, though, and she brought me the Doctor Who Encyclopedia of Time and Space, which is basically everything from series 1-3 in handy alphabetical order. It has characters, phone numbers, songs playing, places, planets, monsters, years, everything. It'll be great for fanfic. Also, should anyone need to know what the name of that character in that scene in that episode is, I may be able to help.

In other Who related matters...

Ever since I saw a scene in Journey's End, this idea for a wallpaper has been in my head. I started it and it'd taken me this long to really sit down to get it right. I thought I'd share it here, since there are Who fans around and I'm going to wait for a icon post to post it on my graphics journal. I'm being vague about it's contents for fear of spoilers, find out more under the cut.

Header and wallpaper, spoilers for Season 4 Journey's End. )