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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Endeavor

For Christmas this year I was the lucky recipient of a brand new sewing machine, serger, and dressform. These are things that I have wanted quite badly for a long time. I am a huge nerd/geek, so I LOVE to cosplay.  This means making costumes of all kinds of anime, comic, cartoon, etc characters. Now I am easily able to!! WOO!
This also means I will be able to make all sorts of cute and awesome things for my child, and the children of my friends!!!

AAAAND!!! My favorite part? Costuming in general.  Thats right, I will likely be making costumes for the general public to purchase.

So happy day! I will post pictures as they happen, with the reference photo and in progress shots as well!

I was in the top 5 for a Doctor Who cosplay contest as River Song! I didn't win, but I was top five in the NATION in the BBCAmerica contest! The contest is over now, but it was VERY exciting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Etsy and DeviantArt

Lately I've been working on collecting small pieces of nerdmorabilia, and I've found some really great stuff online.  Of course, nearly everything I look for has to do with Doctor Who, but there is some My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Portal, Star Trek, and Anime related items.  Especially if it something cute that can go in the baby's room.  I'm pretty sure I would swoon over a Tenth Doctor Plushie. A couple things I thought were absolutely great from were:

Found Here
Of course, this beautiful handmade chess set it (rightly) nearly $600.  I think the idea is awesome, the execution exceptional, and the adipose incredibly cute! (Don't blink when the Master uses his Rooks though!)

If you aren't willing to drop that kind of money, there are always other things that could bring a smile to the Whovian face.
Found Here
I have always loved the idea of pictures for the numbers, although when I was younger I just wanted to have friends pictures.  Now that I'm just a rabid Whovian, I LOVE the idea of being able to say "It's just past Tennant O'Clock!" or "It's half past Tom Baker."  Granted, I could probably do that without the clock, and there would be those that would understand, but I still LOVE this clock!  Of course, you would have to get a new one when Matt Smith regenerates, but I can't get over how awesome this is.

On Etsy there are a lot more homemade items, such as buttons (TONS of buttons) bookmarks, t-shirts, shoes, jewelry, and crocheted things (TARDISes, Daleks, hats, even a Weeping Angel!), and they are all so great.  You should check it out! is where the artists LIVE!  I can't get over how talented these people are and I love that they are posting this amazingness where I get the chance to see it.  It's hard not to post everything, but here are a few of the wondrous things I've found:

Here is a cute one with the Tenth Doctor and his companions as chibis:

Doctor Who by *AndLatitude on deviantART

For those of you who were sad to see Christopher Eccleston go, and found this to be a touching moment:

Doctor Who - Parting of Ways by ~strawberrygina on deviantART

And like I said, I love Doctor Who, and My Little Pony....

Doctor Whoof by ~ARNie00 on deviantART

/\ about this... Doctor Whoof or Whooves is an actual background character in the new My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.  They've shown him a couple of times, and of course fandom has run with it, in the way that all fandoms do.

Moving on to Star Trek...

Not That Kind of Doctor by ~Epiphany-Gun on deviantART

/\ Did I mention I really LOVE Doctor Who?  And these days it seems like fans from everywhere love it as well, and want to somehow put their loves together.  I mean, how else do you get My Little Pony and The Doctor together?  I could go on and on with DeviantArt.  I mean really, its the greatest melding of the artistic minds.

Did I forget Portal? My bad!
This is just great!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Interesting Development

So, with the eminent return of Doctor Who in just a couple of weeks, BBC has been putting up little snippets for us to see and freak out over. Such as this clip:

So, apparently they are getting attacked by mechanical jellyfish in Amy's mind.  After being miniaturized. WHAT?! lol.

And of course, many questions are raised with this clip:

Does this man have little men in his mind?  Very curious indeed. Also, who on earth is the woman who gets out of the Tardis with our crew?  I want to know whats going on!

Well, they did their job, they got me interested. Although, technically I was interested to begin with, but that doesn't matter.  Can't wait to see what's in store for us in "Let's Kill Hitler."

Many apologies if the clips make the page look odd.  They should work in this region though, although a lot of BBC videos don't.  Let me know if the links break!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Canceling and waiting

Two of my least favorite things.  I waited and waited for Eureka to come back on.... for the second half of its 4th season (reminds me a bit of Doctor Who, except the wait was loooonger, nearly a whole year). And now I find out that they are canceling it after its 5th season.  That is terrible.  It is a good and successful show, and it is making the network money, but apparently not enough.  If they cancel Warehouse 13, I may never watch SyFy again.  (ok, thats a lie, its still hard to find any scifi shows elsewhere, except for BBCAmerica sometimes.)  I just hope they don't replace it with another Ghost Hunter show.  Although that does definitely fit the "Sci-fi" genre, in my opinion.  Still don't know why wrestling is on there.  Fiction? Sure.  Science Fiction? Not really.

Still waiting for Doctor Who, but the wait is so much shorter! Only a couple weeks now!  I think I liked it better when I was behind on the series though, knowing that I still had so many episodes to go and would only have to wait a short time.  I DVR'ed the first 4 seasons before I would let my husband start watching them, and we would watch maybe up to 5 episodes a night (after he got off work).  *sigh* good times.

Hopefully Doctor Who won't be canceled, although they have set it up so that if it is, they can have a nice little ending.  The Doctor dies. The End.  But I know so many people would raise a fuss, both in Britain and in America, so I don't think they are going to do that.  Doctor Who is such a cash cow right now.  I know I've got a Sonic Screwdriver, and so does my cousin.  I know many people with the seasons on DVD (I SO want them too!).  Plus all the swag they can sell at conventions.  I don't see why they would get rid of it.  So the Doctor can't die at the end of this or next season (although technically, I guess he died at the beginning of this season... I don't know what they can and can't do these days.  but I want my Doctor to stick around.)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doctor Who Fall Return

So Doctor Who returns at the end of August with "Let's Kill Hitler," a title that I must admit I thought was a joke for quite the longest.  However, according to the new trailer, something may have backfired in that idea.  Very interested in seeing what happens with this.
"I think you have just saved my life!"  oops?
We will also get to see more of the lovely (but scary) Madame Kovarian.
I'll get you my pretty! And your little BABY too!
Watching the trailer, the eyepatch must mean something, for our Madame Kovarian is not the only one to sport it.  We also have this odd man playing chess:
Depth perception is overrated. 
and of course this chilling picture:
Now, as I doubt that River has eye problems for a short time in her life, the eye patch has to mean something.  I mean, it certainly does look sinister, especially as she turns in the clip, revealing that it isn't the River we know and love, but an earlier version.  I fear this might be when we witness her killing the "good man" who I HOPE is not the Doctor.  Very interested to see when this plays out.

During the clip it also shows bits of the Doctor getting shot by the "impossible Astronaut" which I'm sure there is a meaning behind the name, bringing me to believe that it is impossible because there is really no one inside, or it is the Doctor himself (it being impossible because the Doctor is not supposed to cross his own time stream).  However, others could be right about it being River in the suit and she kills the Doctor.  I just hope not.  It shows how the Doctor becomes very aware of the impending doom, and how he is able to invite his friends to the "show."
Hmm, maybe that's why River slapped me...
We are rejoined by some of our past favorite bad guys, such as the Weeping Angels, more Cybermen (you didn't think that Rory and the Doctor blowing up much of a CyberLegion was going to be the last we saw of them, did you?), Gangers (I think), The Silence, and several new ones.  Some scary doll looking things, one of which reminds me of Chucky, and a Ventriloquist Dummy.
We also get to see a few good guys return!  Craig, from "The Lodger," is shown in the trailer, as well as this, um, friendly face?

Of course, we have our favorite married companions, (and also, I have to have a pic of Rory...)

One thing I found interesting, in the hall the Doctor runs down, when he stops at a door we see this:

Matt being the 11th Doctor, this could be significant somehow.
I also thought this looked a little familiar:

Follow the White Rabbit, and where does it get me?
Seemed a little Alice in Wonderland.  Very interested to see where this half of the season takes us.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Doctor Who Obsession

Alright, so my husband says I'm obsessed because I like to talk about it a lot, and can find a Doctor Who reference in just about anything.  I just think its completely fascinating and since it has a lot of references to real world events, it's easy to see a correlation.  Sadly, it's in its summer break currently, something new they are trying, perhaps to get us ready for an even longer break in the series.
It seems that Doctor Who set the tone for all the Sci-Fi series coming out this year.  Start out with a BANG!  Run around like crazy, don't let people know whats going on, and leave them confused and curious.  Well, it may have set the bar a bit high, but there are those out there, like Eureka who tried to do it too.  But imagine, KILLING off the main character in the first episode back.  I don't think there are many Sci-Fi shows out there that CAN pull off something like that.  They also built up this big mystery around River Song, and while maybe they didn't think that many people in Britain would think of it, nearly everyone here in the states guessed that she was Amy's baby.  Although most of them went in the direction of  "...and the Doctor's baby" instead of "...and Rory's baby," but most people here don't realize its more of a children's and family show in the UK, and that would be downright scandalous.  Especially with all the affirming and reaffirming that Amy is in love with Rory, not the Doctor.  It was a huge deal when she snogged the snot out of him, I can't imagine what it would be like if it came out that she had a *gasp* affair with our dear Doctor.  No, I'm glad that Rory is the daddy.  And I LOVE how astoundingly awesome he was in "A Good Man Goes to War."  Which brings up my next topic...
      Who does River kill?  Everyone seems SO sure that it's the Doctor, but IS IT?  She says "A good man, greatest I've ever known," and then the title of the episode had "good man" in it as well, but the Doctor says a very important line: "Good men don't need rules.  Now is not the time to find out why I have so many."  So this, to me, means that he is NOT the "good man" that River killed.  Especially since where she grew up seems to be in the Gamma Forest and there the word "Doctor" seems to mean "Mighty Warrior." No, I think, sadly, that the "good man" in question is Rory.  I hope not, I LOVE Rory, and I don't want him to be killed off, but I really think it is.  Seems to fit.  He IS a good man.  And in the episode, he sure went to war, trying to find his wife.  Loved that scene.  Best episode intro EVER.
Do I need to repeat the question?

     AAAH! It just makes me that much more in love with Arthur Darvil.  He does a fantastic job, I would hate to lose him.  I'm just glad they put a bit more emphasis on him after him being such a background character to Amy's crazy confusedness, and having killed him off more times than anyone should ever be.  He has overcome death a lot, lived 2000 years, and is basically cooler than the Doctor at this point (if that is possible... not sure that it is).  For someone who only has one life, he sure dies a lot.

     And just gotta put this one in there, River on her birthday.  LOVE the dress. And she seems so happy.  Then overwhelmed at the sight of Rory.  Another reason why I think that she kills him.  Probably before she really realizes that he is her dad.  Then, in her future, she gets to know him and love him.
It's my birthday.

      I don't know what the Future Who has in store for us, but I am SO ready to find out.

EDIT: had to add this after I found it.