Monday, 27 August 2012

Pond Life!

Pond life. Because I'm going to be DW blogging on Mondays for the next little while, I think I'll start it out with the miserably short first part of "Pond Life".

What can I say? It was funny and cute, but for all its shortness, managed to have one scene they really could have done without. It reminded me lots of the beginning of The Impossible Astronaut. That was disappointing. Don't they realise that kids watch this?

Also, if it was in a real episode, it would have stretched my suspension of disbelief just a bit too far. Yes, Doctor Who is a show about a time travelling, bow-tie wearing alien, but when it's deliberately ridiculous, I have trouble taking it seriously.

But the ending was adorable - I love seeing Amy and Rory chilling at home, and can't wait for more. Tomorrow morning!

Miserably short post for a pathetically short clip - see you all 'round!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Thirty Day Character Challenge 2


6. The most annoying character
7. The hottest character
8. The funniest character
9. A character who could be your best friend if they were real
10. A character who taught you something about real life

6. The most annoying character
     Amy Pond and River song have their moments, but the minute Dolores Umbridge walks on scene, I have feelings of a violent nature.

7. The hottest character
     *blushes* do I have to answer this? I don't really like to call anyone 'hot', the word seems to have too many connotations. Suffice to to say that Loki and the Eleventh Doctor are very good looking.

8. The funniest character
     Most people on Doctor Who make me laugh from time to time, especially the Doctor and Donna. Fred and George Weasley never fail to make me smile. Darcy from Thor is pretty hilarious. "This is going on Facebook, smile!"

9. A character who could be your best friend if they were real
     I almost feel like, why would any of them deign to socialise with me? I realise "the Doctor" is the answer to, like, eighty percent of the questions on here, but if he'd be friends with me, I think we'd get along pretty well. I'd just stick around the Hogwarts gang in general - Ginny, Luna, and Hermione might be fun to hang out with, too. And for some random reason, I'm feeling like Lily Potter might be my first Marauder era friend.

10. A character who taught you something about real life
There's something about this guy that rings a bell.

But come on. Don't all good fictional characters, really, teach you something, whether you're aware of it or not?

(don't own the image.)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


I've been tagged by the amazing Zoe Alice Latimer  Lostariel.

If you are tagged/nominated, you must post eleven facts about yourself.
- Then, you must answer the eleven questions the tagger has given you and make eleven questions for the people you are going to tag.
- Next, tag eleven more bloggers. (this is the bit I might cheat on, since I actually don't KNOW that many blogs and I'm shy as heck when it comes to tagging people.)
- Tell the people you tagged that you have tagged them.
- No tagging back.
- The person you tagged must have less than 200 followers. (no worries there.)

Random facts about me:

1. There's this one game I play that I like to say I'm fantastic at. I'm not THAT good, but I've managed to beat all the levels except for one, so I get a bit smug now and again. DEIMOS RISING BABY. Pew, pew, pew! *shooting sounds, which is OOC for Micah*

2. I wear my "The Angels Have the Phonebox" t-shirt with pride.

3. I sent JK Rowling fanmail once. I got a form letter back, but it was, like, the friendliest form letter you ever did see.

4. I only watched like fifteen minutes of the Olympics. *ashamed* I DIDN'T EVEN INTERACT WITH THE GOOGLE CARTOONS

5. I have hated the Inheritance Cycle and I have loved it, and I hope that I have judged it well.

6. If your fanvid has lovely colouring and is HD, I'm pretty much sold. If it doesn't, I'm a lot less quick to love it. I'm so superficial.

7.  My first ever chapter story, written when I was eight or nine, was about a mouse, and opened with the line "Hisses rent the air." Unfortunately, that was about the only good bit.

8. I judge you if you like My Little Pony. I'm sorry, I can't help it. Now, whether that is my problem, born of ignorance or spite, I leave it to you to decide.

9. My favourite sport is introducing new people to Doctor Who. Picking the right fanvid to get them intrigued is an art. I hope I get someone with -this- one, sometime, because I really want to try it. Or -this- one. Or -

10. I love the word "snarfed". Snarf. Snarfing.

11.  I'm sitting in the kitchen right now, eating ice cubes plain out of a massive plastic cup my sister got in California and listening to Coldplay.

Answers for Lostariel:

1. If you could meet your death at the hand of any fictional character, who would be your worthy opponent?
   I wouldn't mind being killed by a Weeping Angel. I'd still have years left to live - we all age to death, so doing it in a different time frame doesn't make too much of a difference.

2. What kind of character would you be in a science fiction epic?
     The one that dies conveniently but rather tragically in the cold open, to show how evil/dangerous the villain is. Or maybe just the one that gets shot in the battle but isn't important, you know those kinds?

3. If you decided to be a super villain, would you win? Why or why not?
     Actually, I think I would get pretty far. Most likely not all the way, but I'd have a lot of history to learn from. Also, I wouldn't be motivated by an emotionally scarring backstory, nor pure spite. I'd be evil for no reason, because I decided to be, and because of that, I'd be more detached and I think I'd avoid pitfalls more easily. I'd have to have a few faithful cronies and a bit more of a British accent, though.

4. Pick a plant - tree, flower, herb, or something else flora. Now character sketch: What is his/her personality as a human?
     Tumbleweed's a traveller. He never suffered tragedies, not exactly, but he's detached from his family and loves no one. He doesn't know a better life, so doesn't angst about it, but he's as sad as you would expect someone like that to be, sad with a grey deadness that he can't pinpoint. Tumbleweed doesn't even know himself where it comes from. He travels far and wide, subconsciously looking for beautiful things, but he was never taught the difference between loveliness and plainness, so he's only got a raw instinct to go on, and often passes wonderful things and gorgeous historical landmarks without a thought. Tumbleweed's all about subconsciousness - he's sad and lonely there, and he knows his life could be better down in his heart. But he has no idea how to articulate any of this. He lives on pennies and goes where the wind carries him.
     What will happen when the wind stops?

5. What's an unpopular opinion you hold about music?
     These are hard questions. I don't know that I hold very many unpopular opinions about music. I'm pretty easy going in that area. I like what I like and what I don't I leave be.

6. What do you do with notebooks/sketchpads/journals/diaries/similar once you've filled them up?
     I keep them in a memory box, and then, after a few years, re-read them and judge my younger self. To the point that I sometimes feel insecure writing in diaries, because I can feel seventeen year old Micah peering over my shoulder and not understanding the way I feel.

7. Your doorbell rings. Surprise! It's me! What is your first thought/action?
     AAAGH! IT'S YOU. *HUGE HUG* come inside and we'll make tea and then we can go explore the city together okay? okay.

8. What book/movie/show do you love that you wouldn't recommend to anyone else?
     That is a fantastic question. There are always those things, right? Well, I'm dabbling in the Supernatural fandom, and I have a huge feeling that if I ever did watch it, that would be the show I'd never recommend, but secretly love for reasons only I understand. Right now, though, I can't think of any. Though I put modifiers on Sherlock.

9. You offer a shivering eight-year-old stranger your coat. She smiles at you, and you're not sure if it's a nice smile or a cruel smile, and runs away. You stick your hands in your pockets only to find something in them that wasn't there before. What is it?
     It's glowing, alive, but hard shelled, smooth as diamond. You shake your head - after walking home, Googling it, and staring at it on your shelf for a while, you decide to take it to a jeweller, and see what it's worth. Goodness knows where it came from, but you could use some extra cash.
     How could you guess that you were just the first human being in the world to look at a song?
     Let us forgive your ignorance. But you could at least have figured out what kind of song it was.

10. What is the loveliest voice to fall asleep to?
     Ach, that sounds so romantic. I've never fallen asleep to someone's voice. I can think of some voices I wouldn't mind, like, reading to me or comforting me if we were in the middle of an adventure together, and had camped out at an abandoned house, and needed something to chase away the cold. But as for actually naming those voices - *dodges question*

11. Did you ever get excited when you found out two people you know (or know of) know each other? If so, who?
     Not really - maybe once or twice, but not drastically, as far as I can remember. Sorry.

New questions:

1. If you met a Boggart/found your room at the God Complex/were marched towards room 101 in the Ministry of Love, what would await you? If it's a too personal of a question, just tell us your favourite ice cream flavour. Unless, of course, your worst fear is ice cream. Then you can just leave this blank.

2. How did Sherlock survive?

3. Which do you prefer - nice eyes or a nice smile?

4. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

5. What is the best smelling book you ever did sniff?

6. Are you the crying type? (The Fall, Doomsday, Toy Story 3?)

7. Which fictional villain makes you the most frightened or angry?

8. What would your dream room look like? ...Your dream house?

9. If you could only see everything in one font, from now on, what font would you pick?

10. Mac or PC?

11. You're a contestant in the Hunger Games. Detail this for us. What's your strategy? Training score? Do you win, or ... not? If you feel like it, give us even more. Outfits? Favourite thing about the Capital? District? What's the arena like this year?


madis hartte,
Nicki T.,

Friday, 10 August 2012

Thirty Day Character Challenge

Five days at a time, Fridays. Who's excited? I'm excited!
Fictional characters are such a big part of my life that I think of this as giving you a snippet of my mind - maybe that sounds odd, but I think most of you understand what I mean.


1. A character from your current favorite fandom
2. A character from a previous favorite fandom
3. A character who looks like you
4. A character who acts like you
5. A group of characters who is most like you and your friends

1. A character from your current favorite fandom
Since this can be any character, I think I'm going to pick out one that I am extremely fond of, but most likely won't show up as a first choice for any of the other questions. She's underrated, underused, but it's almost a good thing: I feel like playing her up too much would be a mistake.

Oh, wait, I didn't mention what my favourite fandom was!
Do I need to? Seriously?

Anyway, this character is Idris (from Doctor Who, of course).

I love the idea of the Doctor having someone always there for him, someone who understands him better than anyone - someone who chose him, stole him. The uniqueness of the Time Lord/TARDIS pairing strikes me as awesome. I love the personification of the machine. Basically, she's interesting, unique, and, because she isn't mentioned a lot, has a lot of room for development.

2. A character from a previous favorite fandom

HOW previous?
I give you Martin the Warrior of the Redwall series - one of the first characters I ever loved.
I give you Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon.
I give you Ferb from Phineas and Ferb.
Note the fact that they're all European. My mum says I'm going to end up marrying an American but with a track record like mine i doubt it

3. A character who looks like you
Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia. It's kind of weird how similar I look to Georgie Henley.

4. A character who acts like you
This is harder. I think there are a lot of characters I connect with on one level or another. In fact, I can find ways I connect with nearly every fictional character, ever - the better the character, the more connections happen, even if the character is completely different from one, I think. I have some character connections with everyone from Hermione in Harry Potter to Rose in Doctor Who to Loki in the Avengers. But some of the characters I feel most link to:
-Eleven from Doctor Who, with his tendency to bottle up depression or angst - to either be nasty, or on top of the world and less than wholly mature.
-Susan from Narnia. The older sister who has trouble with the being perfect thing.

5. A group of characters who is most like you and your friends
I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE. For these three of us that used to hang out all the time, the obvious is Ron, Hermione, and Harry, and that's probably about accurate, though I don't think any of us is really Harry. Maybe more of a Fred, George, and Ginny. As for the friends I actually spend time with the most - I can't think. Sorry.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

And Then I Went Camping

It's Friday again, and I have been - excuseless and lazy - a terrible blogger for a very long time. I'm honestly trying to smarten up, now. On Fridays, I'll blog about life (I mean, I'll try), and on Mondays, I think I'm going to review Doctor Who. Yep. I think I'm going to go over all of Eleven's era before series seven starts, giving reviews of each episode, so I can be all ready to go when we finally get the airdate for "Asylum of the Daleks".
These are the things I say, but may or may not get done.

I'm exhausted right now. I just debated a stranger on the internet about feminism (which is not a smart thing to do, considering the only base I have for my beliefs on most subjects is my faith, and people don't get where I'm coming from) and it's left me tired and thirsting for something bigger, for a change in the air, for a revival of life in the world.

And to that end, I will describe the recent trip I took up to the bustling metropolis of Merritt, that town to the left of Nowhere that has one McDonald's and a Starbucks.

No, seriously.

'Cos I went with Tomorrowsong - you might know her from her blog, or from Tumblr. She and I had some great talks about Life, the Universe, and Everything. And it was a joy to get away from everything, even if I missed the airing of the new Doctor Who trailer. The air was hot and dry, mosquito bites abounded, and sand and stars and the moon like a searchlight over the water - fishing and swimming and tyres crunching on gravel - lukewarm breakfasts and mountain passes - it all just reordered my brain, a bit. It's honestly nice to be away from good things. The internet is like rich food - every once in a while you have to just drink some water and eat a hot dog and enjoy little things instead. So maybe I'll keep a tighter schedule on my derpy online activities.

So nothing profound for today, because I'm dead tired. That's just my little update on life. Thanks for tuning in, and for letting me give my little description bit. *salutes* I'll see you soon, God willing.