08 June 2011 @ 03:11 am
Here's a question for y'all.

Why did the Silence want Amy to tell the Doctor 'what he should never know'?

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01 May 2011 @ 06:08 am
One last potentially spoilery thought on River.  
Possible spoilers for the future of s6? )
Current Mood: thoughtful
01 May 2011 @ 05:42 am
Doctor Who 6x02 - Day of the Moon - Review + thoughts  
You know my reviews. They are ssssppoileriffic, because they're really more commentary for people who've seen it, than advice to people who haven't.

You'll never guess what lies beyond. SPOILER: Spoilers! )
Current Mood: chipper
24 April 2011 @ 04:28 am
Doctor Who The Impossible Astronaut - Review + thoughts  
Beyond here lay spoilers )
Current Mood: annoyed
30 October 2010 @ 06:46 am
Doctor-Companion meta  
More Donna thoughts~

So, Donna has self confidence issues, partly to do with her mother, doubtlessly partly to do with many other things, but Turn Left and Journey's End make it clear she does. as Ten.5 observed, she 'screams at the universe, because who would listen otherwise? And why should they?' Even in SitL/FotD she makes similar comments, like ditching on herself for her 'ideal man'.

It's been observed how terrible it was to wipe Donna's memories in JE because she 'finally realized how brilliant she was'. I say...no, she didn't. Yes, she was confident and awesomesauce as DoctorDonna, but that's not because she realized she really was special and brilliant on her own. Comments like "See, I really get this stuff now" and similar she made through the explanation and BWB suggest to me, that she found a self-worth in the fact that she was now as clever (cleverer) and brilliant as the Doctor. She wasn't 'just a temp' anymore, she was an impossible, fantastic human-Time Lord metacrisis with access and understanding of the whole entire universe.

When she argued that she'd rather die than go back, she didn't argue she'd rather die than forget how amazing she was, she didn't want to 'go back'. She couldn't bear to go back to living that dull, empty life she had (and why should she? Losing all the memories of the wonders of the universe forever? Terrible.). I don't think there's really enough of her in EoT 1/2 to say if she realized how awesome she was on her own later, but the fact that Wilf thought she was sort of...'drifting' and unhappy doesn't imply she found a grand and fulfilling life for herself, even with Sylvia's support. Though this may have changed later.

In fact, I think, the only time Donna truly felt she was and could be important and brilliant and amazing all on her own was Turn Left. When she chose to go back and save the world and bring back 'the Doctor's world', I think there she truly believed what Rose said about her being brilliant and special.

This...makes an interesting thought for me.

Even though the Doctor showed Donna 'a better way of living her life', turned it all around from empty temping to saving the universe, he never really seemed to succeed in showing her how brilliant she was. He thought she was brilliant, completely. He even told her that as Ten.5, but I don't think she really believed him.

Yet Rose, with only a few brief meetings, showed a woman with none of the other Donna's experiences, who hadn't saved entire races and seen the universe and saved planets and the universe, that she was amazing and could make a difference just exactly as she was.

Rose says "That's what the Doctor does, he shows you you're brilliant", but I'm not so sure that's actually true. He brings out that brilliance, yes...but honestly? I don't think he does much of a job of turning a mirror on the companion and going "Look at you! You are amazing!"

It makes me consider...is this the same, at least in NuWho, with the others? Mickey found his own way to being more than the Tin Dog, the Doctor refused to acknowledge that at all until he did it himself. Martha decided she was 'too good' to pine after the Doctor after going on a trip on her own and saving the world herself, without the Doctor. It's hard to say about Rose. She seemed to get it, and come onto her own because of the Doctor, instead of in spite of him, but then again so did Jack, who clearly accredited the Doctor for his change.

So, perhaps it's just Ten (and we've yet to see about Eleven) who failed at it? Or perhaps Rose and Jack both had 'wake up's I'm forgetting or we missed. To be fair, Rose flails at Christmas Invasion, but she's already said in PotW that "He taught me a better way of living my life etc"

What do you think? I'm not saying Rose is wrong that he shows people how to be better, leads them on the road to being amazing...

But does he actually show them it?

And if not, what's it say about Rose that, in so short a time, she could do for Donna what the Doctor never could?
Current Mood: thoughtful
16 October 2010 @ 08:26 am
But have another meta my brain won't shut up long enough for me to fic. Warning, I'm going to shoot out some spoilers all the way up to Pandorica Opens, so if you haven't seen season five...skim or skip.

The Doctor is an epic jerk. Or an epic moron. )

...And yes, I'm aware I would pretty much be the shortest-lived and most irritating companion ever.
Current Mood: anxious
12 September 2010 @ 06:48 am
Journey's End...ending revist. Meta.  
In recent meta-level RP, a new (well, new to my ongoing arguments on the fact) argument came around for the Doctor's actions in Journey's End. Specifically the last bits with the standing-in-the-rain emo. You know the ones.

...No, not the beach. That's. Something else entirely.

Spoilers for Doctor Who season 4, if you've missed them before. And End of Time. )
Current Mood: irritated
25 April 2008 @ 04:36 am
Supernatural 3x13 - Ghost facers thoughts/review  
...What's that? I watch Supernatural? It surprises even me, considering how rarely I watch popular shows when they're popular. But yes, I do. Starting from when the pilot first aired on the web. I fell off halfway into season one, and only really kept up on season finales until season 3ish, but recently, I've been going over the whole series and basically marathonning everything I missed (And lemme tell you, isn't that a freaky trip)

If I wanted to go through the effort, I could even vid it now. I don't, so I won't, but that's just some perspective, there.

Anyway, back on-topic.

Mild spoilers for season 3, and moderate spoilers for 3x13 - Ghostfacers. Nothing really major, though. )
Current Mood: amused
09 October 2007 @ 12:38 pm
Heroes 3x03: Kindred review  
Alright. I skipped the episode last night, because I expected it little. I watched it online today, and here is my review, fresh from watching it.

As always, this review is unimpressed, unfangirly, fairly ranty, and...as an added bonus, this episode inspired unadulterated loathing in me. You've been warned.

Rants and tasteless Star Trek jokes ahoy )
Current Mood: bitchy
02 October 2007 @ 12:54 am
Heroes 2x02 Lizards Review  
Well, its been a little while since I reviewed Heroes, but I felt like doing it this time. I meant to for the premier, but simply didn't have time.

This review is blunt, theoretical, and to the best of my ability, unfangirly.

Apparently Kring likes resilient pests. )
Current Mood: Unimpressed
22 April 2007 @ 03:26 pm
Heroes death meta  
A look at the different important deaths in Heroes, and how Kring handled(or didn't) all of the after effects of these deaths.

As it goes through the currently aired season, and into some speculation about 19-23, and mentions certain spoilers about the final five episodes and season two, it has ALL KINDS OF SPOILERS.

Death Meta )
Current Mood: annoyed