My apologies for skipping yesterday, f-list! I was busy scrambling frantically to finish my
entry in time, and then I sat down in front of the TV all day with marlenanargle
so she could watch Star Wars
properly for the first time. It was TRULY EPIC. So, back to the memes!Harry Potter Day 26: If you could do one spell, what would it be?
Accio! No question. I'm a lazy bum. Next?Harry Potter Day 27: Which Hallow would you most want to own?
Invisibility Cloak, but I must say I'm not much of one for Sneaking About. But it's the least dangerous item, I'd think. So. Yeah.Doctor Who Day 26: Favorite Who Actress
Isn't she gorgeous?
Oh my GOD, Billie Piper.
My love for this woman knows NO BOUNDS. I think she's quite literally one of my favorite people on the entire face of the fucking Earth. She's just so... I guessed from the moment I found out that she
was actually Robin Sparkles
used to be a teen pop sensation that there were unfathomable depths to her. But oh lord I didn't even KNOW. I mean. I've read her autobiography.* I've read, watched and heard the interviews.
But no matter how much I read or see, I will *never understand* what truly makes Billie Piper tick.
She's like a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a conundrum
wrapped in pure sexiness.
And it's not that she doesn't try to explain herself-- on the contrary, she's the most frank, open and honest actress to ever give an interview, ever. The woman has NO SHAME. And I *adore* that about her. It's so refreshing to hear someone actually tell it like it is-- and that's, like, what she was put on this planet to do. Tell It Like It Is.
Just. Let's have an example, shall we? Quoth Billie: "Yeah, I fancy women big time... I check them out more than I check men out. Maybe I would want to sleep with a woman... Not Beyonce, although I like the look of her, I don't think she's that dirty."
Um. That's pretty much everything I love most about her in three sentences. Case closed.*If you haven't, DO SO RIGHT NOW. Growing Pains. It is the greatest book you will ever read, and the only book you'll ever need to read again. You want funny? It has funny. You want heartbreak? In spades. Sexy? WHO DO YOU THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE? Once you read it, your only thought will be an excited, frantic WHY DO I EVEN OWN OTHER BOOKS?!Doctor Who Day 27: An Episode You Wish Hadn't Been Made
Also known as "the only episode that's ever made me consider flouncing from Doctor Who.
I know a lot of people have a lot of raeg and vitriol for Girl in the Fireplace.
As I've already explained
, I don't, so much, have that. But holy FUCK can I unleash some righteous fury for Cold Blood.
Let's not even talk about how this entire two-parter is boring as hell. Or how they cut the only worthwhile scene
. Or how Ambrose is treated in a truly despicable, sexist fashion
Rory. They kill Rory, and Amy forgets
I don't care that this issue was mostly resolved by Vincent and the Doctor,
what with her nameless sorrow and crying at nothing and OH LOOK, RORY'S A PLASTIC CENTURION. You can't play those kinds of games in the middle of a season, when you have a character like Amy whose emotional growth depends on her being grounded by SOMETHING. Rory was the only thing giving Amy any kind of gravitas or grip on actual, human development. And that was stolen from her. Without Rory, Amy becomes undefined. Without a wedding, we don't know what she's running away from. She has no one to run back to.
They'd JUST KILLED HIM ALREADY an episode previously. But before we were able to explore the changes in him and in Amy and in their relationship... he was fucking erased.
I've never been so offended, angered or saddened by my show. And I really, really hope I never will be again.( Collapse )