Wild and Wandering Thoughts of a frizz-laden loon

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Well, I have been forced to get a Google account and *finally* switch to New Blogger, although not by choice. It still has the option of signing you in with Old Blogger, but when you click the link, it just redirects you to something else!

Not sure why I'm writing this. I think it's an obligatory post assuring everyone (and by "everyone" I mean about five people at most, probably) that I'm still around. Just revising my arse off and watching Coupling in the breaks.

Study leave in about three weeks. Eek.

Rosby out.

P.S. The Shakespeare Code - 6/10
Gridlock - haven't seen (I know, I know!)
Daleks in Manhatten - 7/10

To be perfectly honest, not that impressed so far. I mean, come on, Shakespeare! One of the most iconic and intelligent figures in British history and what does the writer do? Turn him into an idiot.

As for the daleks one; I would have enjoyed it far more if there'd been just the slightest bit of tension in the entire episode. And if someone had shot that stupid squeaky blonde. And thought of something better than pig-slaves.

And, for the love of God, changed the episode title!

Anyway, I'd better go to bed. Night, all.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

I am BACK, people!

(Although temporarily and as a procrastination technique. Drama essay.)

Here is a brief summation of the events since I left:

  • The Brokeback obsession finally passed over, believe it or not. I read something in a play about the "Love-Spotters" and thought, hang on...that's me! I desisted pretty quickly after this little incident.

  • Unfortunately, another little pairing has been my downfall, and that is...Jack and Ianto from Torchwood. Yep; I finally got round to watching Torchwood (most of the episodes, anyway), which, as completely crap as it is in some areas, really hit the nail on the head with Jack and Ianto. I don't know, I just think it's a really interesting relationship. (And before you ask, no, I'm not saying that just because of what they *do*.) Plus, you feel less...well...not guilty, exactly, about fangirling over those two because BBM was a situation that thousands have experienced and suffered; I think it's safe to say that *nobody* has reached the level of weird angst that is Jack and Ianto.

  • So yes, continuing that previous point, I have become a kind of fangirl. But I don't mind, especially; it's quite fun. And I'm secure enough to make fun of the whole thing.

  • I turned sixteen last Friday. Hurrah!

  • School is, predictably, shit, although our drama GCSE piece is going well. We're performing tomorrow in front of a moderator. Eek!

  • I have been introduced to Spaced, Black Books, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Coupling and Amy Winehouse. All of them are bloody brilliant.

Hmm. That's about it, really. It's been a bit boring. But busy, though; that's why I haven't posted.

Anyway, on to my main point...

DOCTOR WHO! 'Tis back! And I have seen very little reviews from my fellow bloggers (except for The Medium is Not Enough, and he was drunk at the time.) So, why not me?

Overall, I liked it. Scary monsters, good special effects, David Tennant. I like Freema Aygeman as Martha, although her performance did fall flat a couple of times. I mean, I can appreciate that you can't really repeat the whole new-companion-from-earth-she's-completely-shocked-by-everything formula after Rose left, but you would have thought she would have been a bit more surprised?

I think my favourite bit was the Doctor time travelling back to Martha at the beginning ("Like so!"); very clever.

So, I enjoyed it. Couple of weak bits, but there always is. And I've seen a full-length trailer for the series and it does look a lot darker than I expected. Or maybe that's just the editing.

You will have noticed I'm not quite as squealy as I was last year.

Just wait until John Barrowman comes back as Captain Jack.

John Barrowman.

David Tennant.

On the same screen. Together.

Should I ever post again after this (which I probably will), you will have to put up with me going *completely* mental.

...anyway, I seriously need to finish that essay.

Farewell! Will be back soon, hopefully!